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Transcending The Pandemic: Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker

World Renown Self-Help Author and Spiritual Leader Discusses How to Transcend The Pandemic Fear Program

Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker, image (c) 2020, Rev. Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker

Mother * Grandmother * Best-Selling Author * Minister * Emmy-Winning Television Minister & Producer * Counselor * Business Executive * Motivational Speaker * Opera Singer * Gardener * Yogini

One of the premier inspirational and spiritual teachers and empowerment speakers on the planet, Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker is listed by “Ten Women of Power,”  a best-selling book by Laurel King, as one of the 10 most powerful and inspirational women in the world. The San Diego Press Club honored her as Woman of the Year, and twice as Headliner of the Year. Her 1980’s Emmy Award winning International Television ministry “With Love, Rev. Terry” aired across 400 stations, reached millions, and inspired many to pursue a life of service, life-coaching, spiritual teaching, and healing.

Rev. Dr. Terry has remained the single most influential spiritual trailblazer of her time, as her television ministry outreach and books made Metaphysical teachings part of mainstream America. Her pioneering work opened the door for a plethora of motivational speakers, best-selling authors, ministers, and leaders to come forth and succeed. Those who have been touched and inspired by Dr. Terry’s lectures, seminars, television and radio programs, and books reads like a Who’s Who of Leaders in business, inspiration, and arts, including, Mark Victor Hansen (Author of Chicken Soup of the Soul), Marianne Williamson, Anthony Robbins, and Neale Donald Walsch.

Dr. Terry Cole-Whittaker’s unique experiences and accomplishments cover a vast and impressive array of areas as; spiritual researcher, minister, best-selling author, television and radio minister and producer, counselor to the stars, and international inspirational leader. With kindness, generosity, and compassionate wisdom, she offers spiritual seekers, entrepreneurs, and leaders her knowledge, experience and expertise.

Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker took a 50 member church in San Diego and brought it to an 8,000 member church with 5,000 on Easter Sundays, and expanded that with an international network television ministry reaching millions in 400 markets in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Guam.

She and her staff, volunteers, and contributors created a volunteer system of 600 volunteers; six teaching centers in California with weekly classes on video, a children’s school K-6, youth group,  a published monthly magazine titled “The Open Door,” a 24 hour prayer ministry; and five Winner’s Circle Breakfast Clubs throughout California.  She also created practitioner, facilitator, and ministerial training, with regular classes holding 800 in attendance, a thriving book store; Singles Club of over 1,500 members; plus community outreach.

In 1995 she was admitted to the Orange Coast College Hall of Fame, as one of their top students and one of the most prominent alumni in the fifty-year history of the College.

Books:

Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker’s six Best-Selling books highlight the body of her work, including; “What You Think of Me is None of My Business,” a classic pioneering book on codependency and personal power; Number One on the New York Times Best seller list,  “How To Have More in a Have Not World,” “The Inner Path From Where You are To Where You Want To Be,” “Love and Power in a World Without Limits,” “Dare to Be Great,” and her newest, “Live Your Bliss.”

Media:

King World produced an infomercial for her course 21 Days to Personal Riches. She has been interviewed and featured for her work in the most important magazines, newspapers, and television and radio programs in the world including: Oprah, Larry King Live, CNN, Good Morning America, Donahue, Sally Jessie Rafael, Tom Synder, Regis Philbin, People Magazine, US Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, & London Times, which all chronicled her breakthrough motivational, inspirational and leadership technologies and her empowering upbeat “You can do it” philosophy. Her students included Michael Jackson, among many more stars.

Education:

In 1973 she graduated from the Ernest Holmes School of Religion in Los Angeles, CA and received her license as a fellow and minister of Religious Science. After serving for two years as an assistant minister in La Crescenta, CA in 1975 she was ordained. Terry received her secular education at the University of Southern California, Pasadena City College, La Verne College, and Orange Coast College where she was homecoming queen and freshman class president.

Dr. Cole-Whittaker is a devoted spiritual researcher especially the English translations of the Puranic teachings as the crème of Vedic knowledge. She is self-educated given that what she was seeking to learn about was not taught in any private or government educational system. Her studies include; Metaphysics; the New Testament of the Bible; Eastern Mysticism; Gnosticism, singing, spiritual psychology, career and life’s work fulfillment and success, win/win business practices; Native American spiritual practices; health and nutrition; gardening, and many subjects all pertaining to living in harmony with one’s self and nature.

Honorary Doctoral Degree

She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2009 from the Holmes Institute of the Centers for Spiritual Living, previously known as the United Church of Religious Science.

In 1985 Dr. Terry left San Diego to continue her spiritual quest and moved to Washington State where she built a retreat center with an amazing organic garden and conducted retreats. She traveled with her students to holy sites around the world including Egypt; Glastonbury and Stonehenge, UK; Peru and Machu Picchu; Jerusalem; Nepal; and India.

Having found what she had been seeking spiritually, Dr. Cole Whittaker took initiation from Vedic and Puranic scholar Sri Haridas Sastriji Maharaj Babaji in Vrindavan, UP, India in 1999 in order to study the Puranas and Vedic-Vaisnava culture. Adventures in Enlightenment, formed a Trust in India in 1999 for the purpose of sharing Vedic knowledge with the Western world and to give aid to the poor.

Dr. Cole-Whittaker resides at Mount Shasta, California in order to be close to the stunning nature found there. She continues to teach, share the wisdom of the ages, and empower her students to discover and prosper from doing their life’s work, trust themselves, and attain God-realization and actualization.

She is currently creating new books, new internet services, and offers retreats, counseling, ministerial training and ordination, certification for Empowerment Facilitator, Spiritual Counseling, and the authorization to teach from her books.

Her work is unique in that the wide spectrum of her studies and accomplishments offers her students the knowledge and support for attaining their goals, purpose and mission whether that be spiritually, materially, or both. “All is possible” is her motto.

The following is our exclusive interview with Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker for The Hollywood Sentinel: 

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Visit the official Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker website and support her work at:  https://www.terrycolewhittaker.com/

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Dare to Be Great!

Be who you are, and dare to be great. Greatness comes in many forms, from the greatness of art, the greatness of nature, of beauty, of music, of a film, of a humanitarian, or of an idea.

The world through the eyes of media is a dangerous place. The world through the eyes of truth is a place of love. Through the words of politicians and pundits, danger is around every corner, a tragedy waiting to happen at every moment. In reality, most people are basically good.  A benevolent force of love is behind the universe and all creation. Happiness is your birthright.


Hollywood Sentinel was created to celebrate life, through our love for all areas of the arts, which are the greatest and most important gift any society could have after nature and the ones we love. Fashion, Beauty, Film, Dance, Poetry, Literature, Music, Art; these are some of the greatest things of life, and what gives our sprit a chance to open up, shine, and be free.

We hope you enjoy our new issue here, with our tribute to the outstanding singer Dua Lipa pictured above, and much more. Explore all of the pages with the Table of Contents tab, and let us know what you want to hear and see in a future issue.  And remember, never let anyone stop you from being who you were meant to be.

–Bruce Edwin

Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker has dedicated her life to successful living, and to spiritual growth.  Visit her official website here below, and check out her amazing work:  https://www.terrycolewhittaker.com/

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Fear versus Faith: Florence Scovel Shinn

By Moira Cue

Florence Scovel Shinn, born in 1870, was a metaphysical author best-known for her 1925 book, The Game of Life and How to Play It. While some of the language and ideas no longer resonate, her work deserves attention for those interested in the Law of Attraction and in particular, those who are both spiritual and ambitious.

One of Ms. Shinn’s most interesting statements is “Fear is only inverted faith: it is faith in evil instead of good.” This is one of the most powerful statements I have ever heard about fear, or faith. We live in a world that shows us many ways in which evil is real and powerful. There are many unsavory things, and they won’t go away by me choosing to dwell on them or not.

But what do we believe about good and evil? I recently read a book about cognitive bias that contained the whopping  over-generalization that evil is more powerful than good. Hollywood movies used to have good guys and bad guys that could be clearly distinguished, but now a protagonist likely to be deeply morally ambiguous, pathologically neurotic, and/or in the process of transforming from a protagonist to antagonist. Perhaps it’s more realistic to think that even a hero has flaws, but if we cannot imagine people who both do good and are healthy, than what hope do we have of ever living healthy lives where we do good things? Who are our role models?

Florence Scovel Shinn teaches that there is only one power, rather than two, and that power is God. This is a difficult idea to grasp. She believes that each of us was once a part of the infinite intelligence (that some call God) but that our own “vain imaginings,” or separation from the Divine, are the root of evil. And that separation begins with fear. In the Christian tradition, God is the creator of heaven and earth, but the devil, Lucifer, is a fallen angel. He became the devil by separating himself from God.

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You don’t have to be Christian, or even a deist or disciple of any organization or teacher, to believe in good. Some people believe that religion is mostly metaphors, while others believe that various religious scriptures are the literal and singular Truth with a capital T. Most all religions talk about love, and how we are supposed to love each other. Some religions talk about how we are supposed to love not only humans, but to show compassion and gentleness for all living beings. But how many of us have had experience with religion or ideology that caused us to feel guilt, shame, and fear, instead of love? How many of us have used religion or ideology to judge others as less worthy than ourselves?

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Finally, how many of us believe that good is stronger than evil? On one hand, a person could say that a question as broad and general as “Which is stronger, good or evil?” is impossible to answer. And many of us haven’t given it much conscious thought. Some of us are sensitive to all the times that history has shown evil triumph over good. But I would argue that most of us either believe that good is stronger than evil or that evil is stronger than good, that we can consciously change that belief, and that just having a belief that good is stronger than evil will make the world a better place.

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When you are afraid, you are expressing a belief in evil. When you have faith, you open the door to the possibility that there is something or someone that is bigger and stronger than you and your separation from the source of infinite love and abundance. When you invite that something into your life, through faith, whatever that wonderful thing is, it can heal you and make you whole again.

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