About Suzanne

Bio

Suzanne Taylor, Producer/Director of "What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery," has been involved with films since she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from NYU. Having been an actress, she crossed over to the other side of the camera as the Executive Producer of the 2002 feature documentary, "CROP CIRCLES: Quest for Truth." The new film won the Award for Best Feature Documentary at the UFO Congress Film Festival, where the first film got the Audience Award. "What On Earth?" also got the award for Excellence in Paranormal Filmmaking from the Paranormal Symposium and Film Festival, and Suzanne is a crop circle authority on the "Ancient Aliens" television series on the History Channel.

As the founder of Mighty Companions, a non-profit dedicated to consciousness expansion, her Los Angeles home is a gathering place for forward-thinking activists. A fine arts post-impressionist painter, Suzanne had a one woman show. She is an accomplished chef, and author of "The Anybody Can Make It, Everybody Will Love It Cookbook." She writes a blog, "Making Sense of These Times," where posts about progressive ideas include considerations of how consciousness might evolve and how instrumental the crop circle phenomenon could be in that regard.

Areas of Expertise

crop circles, Metaphysics, Cooking, Writing and Editing, hosting events

An idea worth spreading

If we knew we were not the only intelligence in the universe, we would be one humanity in relation "the other," and, as someone in my movie, "What On Earth?," says, "That could be what saves this civilization." Personal growth is a lifetime's work, if not longer, but shifting the worldview that holds all our societal problems in place could happen overnight! I've made two documentaries about the crop circle phenomenon, which has my vote as the best possibility for creating an overnight shift of our worldview. Here's a petition I put up to use in calling attention of the powers that be to what really is going on: " A Call For an Investigation of What is Known About Crop Circles
http://TheConversation.org/call.htm.

I'm passionate about

My meta-interest is in shifting our worldview so that we are not so violent wih one another and destructive to the planet. A specific mission is to acquaint the world with the crop circle phenomenon..

Talk to me about

Creating community in Los Angeles among consciousness-oriented activists, and thoughts about outside the box activites to shift our worldview so that we engage the world in a more enlightened fashion

People don't know I'm good at

Blackjack!

Comments & conversations

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Suzanne Taylor
Posted 7 months ago
Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on Drugs
What a wonderful talk. It is so nice that TED has softened the hard edges that kept Graham Hancock's TEDx talk, www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIjYA_X4ivg, from being reinstated on its YouTube page. Can we have some conversation about that? The war on drugs has been so damaging that conversation about the appropriateness of withdrawing the Hancock talk could only contribute to greater understanding for us all. Can we continue that lively interaction?
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Suzanne Taylor
Posted about 2 years ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
I'm thinking we've identified many naughty people, both speakers and those who comment, with whom to start something of our own. We are shooting the goings on at Ex TEDxWestHollywood looking at doing a documentary -- when you want the world to know something, you make a movie, as I already have done. My latest one got a good review in The New York Times, in case anyone might think it's just glam to say I am doing a film.
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Suzanne Taylor
Posted about 2 years ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
part 3 Sahtouris... unprovable assumptions, is represented by the very people TED suddenly chooses to exclude from a global conversation they themselves, as I said in starting this piece, defined as: “Your event must maintain the spirit of TED itself: multidisciplinary, focused on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.” Thanks for listening. My website is at www.sahtouris.com
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Suzanne Taylor
Posted about 2 years ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
Sahtouris continued... these historic leaps in belief demanded by the results of scientific research itself! If they did, they would have to reject the Copernican revolution among others. Sheldrake and I, without knowing each other’s work, both wrote in the 1980s that the concept of natural mechanism (one fundamental assumption about the nature of the universe) was illogical once scientists had rejected the concept of God, since Descartes’ God was the Grand Engineer inventing the machinery of nature. Without inventors there are no machines of the sort humans build. As God had been the source of creative intelligence, it was decided that natural machinery without God had to come about by accident. My point is that all this was a matter of changing cultural belief, NOT scientific fact. Other assumptions of western science include, for example, that consciousness emerges in a non-conscious universe, that life comes from non-life and that nature can be studied objectively. Actually, there are a range of culturally based scientific assumptions about the universe and the means to study it upon which legitimate and successful sciences not only could be based, but on which they already are based, and these assumptions can be utterly antithetical in different sciences, such as whether consciousness gives rise to matter (Vedic science) or that matter gives rise to consciousness (western science). Two international symposia of scientists I convened in Japan and Malaysia clearly identified such differences in assumptions and gave evidence that some, such as Vedic and Islamic science, are entirely compatible with religious or spiritual beliefs. What we need is a legitimized Global Consortium of Sciences that recognize the impossibility of founding a science on anything other than cultural beliefs! Let’s get honest about what science is!!! The current paradigm shift in western science, historically necessary as a review and revision of those necessary but ...see next post..
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Suzanne Taylor
Posted about 2 years ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
[Elisabeth Sahtouris can't get signed on and asked ime to post this for her.] TED Guidelines: “Your event must maintain the spirit of TED itself: multidisciplinary, focused on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.” In this spirit I was invited to give two TEDx talks, in Hamburg www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1mvI2hEzlA and in Marrakesh www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSNbtXEop0Q In both cases I identified myself as a scientist and quickly proceeded to challenge the very foundations of western science. The very things about which I spoke—crucial to deciding just what is, and what is not, scientific—now seem to be overlooked by the TED team making such decisions. Here they are: Science necessarily rests on unprovable foundational axioms or assumptions about the universe and how it can be studied. Without such assumptions it is impossible to make theories about how the universe works. Try making a theory without having any idea what you are theorizing about! Scientific assumptions are a set of statements that appear completely obvious to those making them, and, believe me, they are very culture-bound, as I will show. Unfortunately, scientists rarely refer to these assumptions, although they identify science along with the rigorous methodology demanded to qualify as science. We distinguish religion and science as the former gets its information through revelation and the latter through research. We might say, however, that both have a Creation Story, which in science is precisely its fundamental assumptions about the nature of its universe. It is increasingly evident in the scientific literature and through many public debates that scientists no longer all adhere to the same assumptions (story) and many believe the evident differences indicate a historic paradigm shift of the kind Thomas Kuhn’s classic The Structure of Scientific Revolutions described. I know no scientist who rejects Kuhn’s analysis of ...continued in next post
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Suzanne Taylor
Posted about 2 years ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
Continuation of press release: At press time, no response by TED had been made to Taylor’s request that the Live Stream be promoted in the TED community and that the blog be kept open longer, post-event, for dialogue about whether the program in fact met TED’s standards and about any reimbursement TED should be making to replace lost sponsorship. Physicist Russell Targ and physician Larry Dossey shared their frustration about the cancellation. [ gave excerpts from Targ and Dossey statements posted elsewhere on this blog -- not enough characters available to reprint here...ST] Contact: Suzanne Taylor: suzanne@mightycompanions.org, Los Angeles, 310-652-3440 Event website for program and tickets: www.TEDxWestHollywood.com Live Stream free April 14: https://new.livestream.com/extedwesthollywood
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Suzanne Taylor
Posted about 2 years ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
As I've posted here, I'm paying and we are proceeding. Live Stream April 14 is https://new.livestream.com/extedwesthollywood. This press release will go out Monday: Exciting Event Emerges from TEDx Controversy Stellar Speaker Lineup Relocated to L.A. Hotspot April 9, 2013, West Hollywood, CA: A roster of some 20 outstanding speakers and entertainers are on the bill for "Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?," 11:00 to 7:00 pdt, on April 14, 2013. Originally planned as a TEDx event, this day will feature the uncensored ideas of well-known, highly-credentialed speakers who will call attention to our outdated worldview and inspire us to interest in shifting it. They include Russell Targ, Larry Dossey, Paul Cummins, Paul Nugent, George Regas, Greg Panos, Daphne Rose Kingma, and Marianne Williamson. A limited number of audience tickets are available at www.TEDxWestHollywood.com, where more information about the event, the speakers, and the free Live Stream on the day of the event can be found. When TED, without warning, revoked TEDx West Hollywood’s license just two weeks before its event, it lost the sponsorship of the City of West Hollywood, which had approved the day as a TEDx affair. Veteran organizer Suzanne Taylor has moved the event from the city’s council chambers to L.A.’s spectacular Vortex Immersion Dome at L.A. Center Studios, a unique venue with cutting edge audio/video entertainment to enthrall the live audience. The abrupt change lit up the blogosphere with impassioned commentary that added new fuel to a fire ignited by the most commented trending topic, the ‘censoring’ of popular TEDx talks by Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock as ‘ideas not worth spreading.’ A new TED blog, which is set to close 15 hours after the event ends, has been put up for dialogue about TED’s unprecedented punitive action against TEDx West Hollywood. (See next post for the rest)
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Suzanne Taylor
Posted about 2 years ago
Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.
"For her to blame TED for her sponsorship failures overlooks the fact that all sponsorships for TEDx events are found and earned and retained by the organizer, not by TED." What are you talking about, Phil Klein? I think you might be trying to drive me crazy. My sponsors were sponsoring a TED event, not a Suzanne Taylor event, and, when TED cancelled my license, my sponsors left -- with great apologies cause they like me just fine, but, thanks to TED, I can't deliver what makes sponsorship worthwhile to them.