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C18-08  The Mystic of Montecito with Deirdre Hade

Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Deirdre Hade, on air from February 20th

Shares tools for weathering the storms in this Age of Surprise

“We are entering The Age of Surprise, the 21st century. The mystical gates of a greater reality are poised to open, leading the way for humanity to regain intuition, spectacular ideas and expanded compassion and healing on a global scale. Live in the Tao of Surprise, and our challenging times will become our greatest gift of revelation and redemption.” Deirdre Hade

Welcome to the Age of Surprise. We are now at the greatest Doorway that humanity has ever entered- a time when the unexpected has now become expected more often than not. 2017 brought some of the largest hurricanes in U.S history and massive flooding in Texas. Thousands of acres burned throughout the US, including the 273,400 acres Thomas Fire that quite literally burned right up to the hedges of Deirdre Hade’s home in the hills of Montecito before the mudslides levelled her property with boulders the size of cars.

Experts say we should brace ourselves for more and larger disasters to come. It’s no wonder so many are feeling deep anxiety and stress. How can we deal with all of this? How can we stay grounded and connected? Is there any hope or redemption to be found in these disasters?

Mystic and spiritual guide Deirdre Hade shares illuminating insight into the healing mystical experience in The Age of Surprise and shares the tools to navigate this age with grace, forbearance, humour and resilience. Find the calm in the chaos in the Age of Surprise.




Deirdre Hade is a born mystic and visionary. 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 honoured 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 Borman 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’ studies former head of USC Psychology dept. 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, Urban Zen Center and Deepak home base in NYC, The Evolutionary Healing Institute in Miami, Florida, The Chopra Center at  La Costa , Canyon Ranch Resort and Montecito’s own Sacred Space. In 2018 she will be the main presenter at the Kripala Center in Stockbridge, Mass.

Her Radiance Pure Energy Program for energetic clearing and healing has been sold in over 132 countries. Deirdre’s book, 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. Recently married, she and her husband William Arntz have created The Mystic and the Physicist: An Exploration Into The Vanishing Point Where Science and Spirituality Meet presented to standing room only at Deepak Homebase, NYC this fall. They are currently filming this as a series.


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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