Who is Advancement of Civilization Effort?

Founder - Alix Claire Erie

welcome_image Already at the age of three, fascinated by Infinity, Alix decided that she would be a physicst when she grew up. As a young girl she spent most of her free time reading science fiction and futuristic utopian literature, and at the age of 11 she designed her first utopia, called "Ecstase".

As a young woman she began her undergraduate education in physics and philosophy at the University of New Orleans, and after two years took a pause in 2004, leaving the United States for the first time in her life, beginning a spiritual quest spanning 10 years. In 2005 she walked the 1,200 km Buddhist pilgrimage O-Henrosan, praying at the renowned 88 temples of Shikoku island in Japan. Over the next few years she discovered the subjective sciences (including meditation and tantra), and was excited by the idea of a Grand Unified Theory in which the subjective and objective means of information acquisition could both be utilized to create a complete model of the universe.

On her journey, Alix completed five more years of university studies in Physics. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Geneva in Switzerland in 2010, and continued with graduate studies at the same institution. Her graduate research was in theoretical physics and included Kaluza Klein Theory, StringTtheory, Statistical Field Theory, and the AdS/CFT correspondance. As well, she completed two internships, one of which was at the LHC at CERN. Her scientific formation has proven to be a rich addition to her perspective and approach in her teachings of prana, chakras, kundalini, energy channels, and dimensional reality. 

Alix is also formally trained in the ancient traditions and science of Raja Yoga (translated as “the royal path of yoga”), which includes traditional Patajali Ashtanga yoga ( translated as “the yoga of 8 stages”), Kundalini yoga, Kriya yoga, Karma yoga Bhakti yoga, Mantra yoga and Dhyana yoga. She received Yoga Teacher Certification in association with the Satyananda tradition and certified under the Indian university system from Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nashik, India in 2006. In 2010 she returned to her beloved ashram in the holy Trimbakeshawar, one of the 12 ancient Jyotirlingams, for the Diploma in Yogic Studies (Advanced Yoga Practices).

In 2012-2013, during the last months of her master work in physics, Alix had a series of awakenings, bringing her to the realization of her true calling to be channel for the divine will, providing access to self-realization for all seekers who cross her path. At this time she left the academic sciences to pursue the manifestion of her vision of ACE and performed a complete renunciation of all her belongings (More). She then traveled for a year visiting and working in several different countries, spiritual communities, and ashrams, and is now temporarily based again in Geneva, Switzerland.

Alix Claire Erie - ACErie@advancementofcivilizationeffort.org

Advisory Board Member

welcome_image Charles Ostman currently is a senior fellow at the Institute for Global Futures, a consulting group which provides strategic research, analysis, technical due diligence, and related technology centric development services to Fortune 500 companies and institutions worldwide.

Charles has 30+ years experience in the fields of electronics, materials science, computing and artificial intelligence, including eight years at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Charles served with the management team of Fourth Venture, a business development entity engaged in the enterprise of translating former soviet / eastern bloc military technologies (and expertise) into benevolent / cleantech applications with significant social implications, such as alternative & sustainable energy platforms, specialized materials and applied nanotechnology

He is an active participant with the Millennium Project for Global Futures Studies and Research, of the American Council for the United Nations University, a global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities

Charles has authored numerous technical papers and published articles, lectures frequently around the country and abroad, and has contributed content featured in a number of books, including CyberLife, Secrets, the SIRS Applied Sciences journal, and is involved in various other authoring projects.

He chairs and participates in a wide variety of conferences and seminars in the US and abroad.

He has been a featured guest and speaker in a diverse variety of nationally broadcast television and radio programs in venues ranging from PBS Television to the nationally syndicated Coast to Coast AM and America at Night radio programs.

Previous professional experience encompasses a diverse range of technical development projects at facilities including GTE Lenkurt, Litton Industries, Lucas Films, Phoenix Laser Systems, NanoThinc, Omni Scientific Instruments, Evolutionary Networks, and a variety of other technology related companies and institutions.

Aside from his professional activities, his primary focus and passion has been centered around the intersection of accelerating advanced technologies, spiritual evolution, and the rapidly accelerating future history of our planet and civilization.

As he often says in his lectures and presentations, "if there was ever a time to synchronize our capacity for spiritual evolution with an accelerating realm of complexity and advanced technologies never before encountered in the human history of which we are currently aware, this would be that time".

Charles Ostman www.historianofthefuture.com tel - 707 861 9445 cell - 510 684 0644 email - charles000@aol.com or costman@historianofthefuture.com