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The name Ian means "Gift from God." Bill-Ian was a Drala Master of the Crazy Wisdom Lineage, as well as a Sufi Mystic, Celtic Buddhist, Bipolar Human Being, and Best Friend. Please visit,, and to receive blessings from the great work of Lord (Bill) Ian Vincent Scheffel. RIP 7/8/2018.


Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at

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