Sep 15, 2018
Deirdre Hade is a Modern Day Mystic.
Dedicated to healing those who have suffered from trauma, pain, and loss, Deirdre founded the non profit organization The Foundation for Radiance which has worked closely with the Women’s Prison Association of New York and Nuevo Amanecer (Sister Trinidad Lopez’s program for women rescued from abuse and sexual slavery in East Los Angeles). She designed My Angel Pillow with Kellee White to bring the healing comfort of angels to children in hospitals all across the country.
A keeper of the World Peace Flame and founding member of the Association for Transformational Leaders of Southern California, Deirdre is a member of Jack Canfield’s Transformational Leadership Council, an organization of 150 world leaders in the field of personal transformation (including John Grey and Marianne Williamson). Deirdre’s teachings on the Power of Meditation are featured alongside the writings of other modern-day spiritual luminaries such as Neale Donald Walsch and Don Miguel Ruiz. She has been honored by Dr. Iziz Fuqua and the Circles of Light, receiving the F.L.O.W.E.R. award for her pioneering work in energy healing. She has also been knighted by the Sovereign Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem for her humanitarian work.
A profound sensitive and psychic, Deirdre headed off to college at 17, determined to get a degree in anthropology. A chance meeting with Joseph Campbell, American mythologist and author of Hero with a Thousand Faces changed the course of her life. “Don’t go into anthropology,” he told her. “It will ruin your gift. You already have what we are all looking for.”
That same auspicious year, Deirdre was given a photocopy of the then unknown book, A Course in Miracles. For months, she voraciously studied the texts. This, along with her mentors in the southern gospel churches, gave her innately scientific mind a spiritual foundation. (Her parents were research scientists in biochemistry and physiology).
At 16 she and her mother had a spiritual awakening allowing her mother with terminal breast cancer to live 13 years longer than expected. This became the foundational work for Deirdre’s Radiance Healing and Meditation System. Deirdre went on to have a successful dance career working with Robert Joffery, founder of The Joffery Ballet NYC, Frank Bourman of the Royal Ballet of England to name a few. She founded an inner city dance program for disadvantaged youth in the Memphis / Mid-South Region. Her Company, Celebrations of the Sacred, was a pioneer in the field of sacred dance.
Deirdre’s inner gifts and search for self-discovery brought her under the mentorship of elders and teachers in the mystical Christian tradition, the “I Am Presence” teachings, the Hindu Vedic tradition and Mussar and Lurianic Kabbalah, which she studied for over 20 years under the tutelage of two esteemed Rabbis in Los Angeles. Deirdre is overwhelmingly grateful to her mentor in personal psychology and women’s’ studies former head of USC Psychology dept. the late Dr. Lawanda Katzman Staenberg.
In 2004 Deirdre founded Radiance Healing and Meditation now simply called The Radiance Journey, a system of energy healing and mystical wisdom from the ancient knowledge of the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. To date, Deirdre has given Radiance personal healing sessions and Radiance Journey Retreats to thousands at The Omega Institute, The ACADEMI of Life, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center and Deepak Homebase in NYC, The Evolutionary Healing Institute in Miami, Florida, The Chopra Center at La Costa , Temple Hayes’ First Unity Spiritual Campus, Canyon Ranch Resort and Montecito’s own Sacred Space. In 2018 she will be a main presenter at the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Mass.
Her Radiance Pure Energy Program for energetic clearing and healing has been sold in over 132 countries. Deirdre’s coffee table gift book with photography by Endre Balogh, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises, released in 2016, was presented by Donna Karan to a standing-room-only audience at her Urban Zen Center in New York City. She has appeared on television and radio throughout the country, and her articles have been published in numerous journals, including Modern Mom, Mantra Magazine, LA Yoga, Wisdom Magazine, RewireMe, BeliefNet and Light of Consciousness Magazine.
She and her husband William Arntz, creator of the seminal film, “What the Bleep do We Know!?,” have created The Mystic and the Physicist: An Exploration into the Vanishing Point Where Science and Spirituality Meet presented to standing room only at ABC Home Deepak Homebase, NYC.
The mother of two children, Leilah Katherine Franklin and Eric Harel Franklin, (“The two greatest accomplishments of my life!”), in 2014 Deirdre married her great love, William Arntz. Today they live happily ever after in Montecito, California.
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