Karen Newell is the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics and co-author with Dr. Eben Alexander, also a Praxis Circle Expert Contributor, of Living in a Mindful Universe. In Salem, Oregon where she spent much of her youth, Ms. Newell developed a deep appreciation for the natural world. This developed into a lifelong interest in spirituality, ancient culture, sacred sites, and ancient mystery schools. Praxis Circle interviewed Ms. Newell because of her knowledge and mastery of spiritual, meditative, and mindfulness theory and practice.
At national and international conferences with Dr. Alexander, Ms. Newell demonstrates key practices of consciousness exploration: heart awareness, intention, maintaining neutrality, emotional management, and cultivating internal knowing. Her focus on meditation and heart awareness caused her to experiment broadly with sound variations. Karen joined with Kevin Kossi to create original recordings unmatched in affecting meditative experience, and together they created Sacred Acoustics.
In addition, Ms. Newell has 26 years of experience in the magazine and newspaper fields and has held key leadership positions in the printing industry focusing on technology improvement and transition. Her business skills include web development, desktop publishing, communications, information technology, project management, and strategic planning.