Beginning in 2007, the Crimson Circle has presented the Inspire Consciousness award every year to a person or persons who have gone above and beyond in service to Shaumbra and awakening humans. Each year there are a dozen or more finalists, making the final choice a very difficult decision. But it is always our pleasure to review the work being done around the world by dedicated and loving Shaumbra for the sake of others.
The 2015 recipient is Florin Mandiuc from Bucharest, Romania. The award was presented to Florin during the Magic of Merlin workshop in Sibiu, Romania in September. We asked if he would share a little bit about himself with Shaumbra.
Crimson Circle: How and when did you find the Crimson Circle?
Florin Mandiuc: Between 2003 and 2005 I was receiving the translated Shouds in a newsletter, which occasionally I even got time to read. My story as dedicated Shaumbra starts in 2006, when I started to read and listen to Shouds, and discovered that there is also a live transmission from the monthly meeting. After the channel with Adamus from the 2006 Midsummer conference, I realized that it was for me. Then I started to read or listen to everything from the very first channel with Tobias – a channel every day. When I was aware of nearly every channel up to date, in May 2007 I participated to my first live workshop, a day with Tobias in Bucharest. And after that experience I felt that I want more. So, the next workshop I attended was DreamWalker Ascension in Frankfurt, where I also started to connect with Shaumbra from Romania.
CC: What happened in your life after that? How did things change?
FM: Changes that I was ready to do. I already knew that if I do not change what is obviously changing, if I resist, the changes will come anyway and it may be harder. So I stepped out from the job I had and eventually became a freelancer. Continue reading
Interview with Gail Neube
By Jean Tinder
Published in the January 2014 Shaumbra Magazine
For years now, Adamus gives his monthly message on the first Saturday of the month and approximately 24 hours later the text is posted online next to the audio and video recordings. This is a boon for the dedicated translation teams around the world who go right to work preparing it for many thousands more people who do not speak English. It is also helpful for those who prefer reading rather than listening to Adamus’ messages. In addition to the monthly Shouds, the Crimson Circle provides written transcripts to attendees of nearly all events with Adamus, usually less than two weeks later. All of this is made possible by the work of a very special, though usually unseen, staff member – Gail Neube!
Working from her home in New York, where her day job is working as a Word Processor in downtown Manhattan, Gail provides this small miracle each month. And, because it’s such an important part of the work we do, we wanted to get to know her a little better, so we had a phone conversation the other day. Continue reading
October 12, 2011
By Geoffrey Hoppe
Where were you when you heard that Steve Jobs died? I was in Paris on the front end of the Tour de Love when I heard the news. It didn’t come as a surprise to me because Jobs had been ill with pancreatic cancer for several years and he recently resigned as CEO of Apple. But for me it came as a sad moment because of the impact he had on me personally as well as on human consciousness.
Steve Jobs was my hero. I bought my first Apple product almost 25 years ago. At the time I owned a marketing consulting company in Dallas and it was natural for creative companies to use Apple products. My technical and financial acquaintances scoffed at the “toy” and suggested that I get a real computer, but I quickly became an Apple devotee, a Mac junkie, a Jobs follower. I’ve been using them ever since – and rather smugly, I admit. Now all but one of the Crimson Circle staff uses a Mac, even the ones who initially swore they’d never switch from the PC world.
I like Apple products because they’re intuitive. I’ve never read a manual or taken a class. Jobs was emphatic about the design and human interface features of Apple products, so that a user could simply flip on the switch and dive into the experience, whether the product was a Mac desktop or laptop computer, or the new line of personal empowerment products such as the iPhones and iPads.
I felt very connected to Steve Jobs, something I don’t think I can say about any other corporate CEO. Continue reading
September 1, 2011
By Geoffrey Hoppe
Life here at the Crimson Circle is good. As a matter of fact, it’s very good. As an organization we are blessed with sharing the spiritual and life experiences of Shaumbra around the world. The CC staff is absolutely the best, we make a lot of wisdom-rich content available to people through the website and workshops, and on a personal level I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing, with the people I want to work with. So please don’t misunderstand the topic I’m about to bring up. It’s not a big issue but one that has needed to be addressed for some time.
One of the thorniest issues the Crimson Circle organization faces on a day-to-day business/operational level is the whole subject of copyrights, trademarks and illegal use of the Crimson Circle intellectual property such as copyrighted and trademarked material.
The legal and moral implications of copyright and trademark infringement are complex and often laden with conflict. I’ve had a lot of experience with the legal side of what is called “Intellectual Property” because of my previous business experience, which includes three technical patents, and numerous trademarks and copyrights. In the business world these are viewed as a positive thing – an actual corporate asset – because it signifies the completion of a task, and a claim to ownership of the concept (patent), name (trademark) or published material (copyright). In all my years in business I never heard of someone getting criticized for certification of their Intellectual Property. Continue reading
July 15, 2011
By Geoffrey Hoppe
“Your call is important to us.” Famous last words in the world of Customer Service.
If the call really was important we wouldn’t have to go through a maze of options and button pushing and waiting-waiting-waiting on the telephone. If the call was important the person on the other end of the line would actually care about resolving the problem, not just getting the upset customer off the phone.
According to CBS News, in the U.S. alone there are over 43 billion customer service calls per year. 43 billion! The dreaded task of calling a Customer Service number is usually filled with stress, impatience and adversity. I know, I know. I should breathe and be a New Energy kind of guy. But the Customer Service Hell-Hole is just one of those things that pops my cork. Continue reading