Significant People Van/Gabriel of Urantia/TaliasVan Would Like To Meet

We are living in a time on our planet where the great thinkers, leaders, artists, activists, and others trying to make positive changes need to come together and share ideas and thoughts. There are many people around the world in positions of influence who Van/Gabriel/TaliasVan respects and would like the opportunity to meet to work together towards creating a sustainable and balanced future of unity without uniformity. This is an invitation to those people listed below:

Spiritual Leaders

The Dalai Lama

Spiritual leader of the Tibetan people

Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddhist monk and peace activist

Dr. Albert Lincoln

Secretary General of Bahá'i International

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Adhokshjanand Tirathji Maharaj

Hindu spiritual leader trying to keep the peace between India and Pakistan. Like most true spiritual leaders, he has been discredited by world corporate press and is little known in American New Age magazines.

Nelson Mandela

Now deceased

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, statesman and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

Khozh Ahmed Noukhaev

People's choice for the President of Chechnya; see French documentary The Making of a Republic

Kevin Annett

Advocate for Canadian indigenous people.

Paulo Coelho

Brazilian lyricist and novelist.

Wrote the following quote:

Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle. Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone. Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not his. Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons. Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light. Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties. Every Warrior of the Light has said 'yes' when he wanted to say 'no.' Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved. That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.

Pope Francis

Head of the Catholic Church. The first pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus and the first from the Americas.

Billy Graham

Now deceased

American Evangelist

Benazir Bhutto

Now deceased

Prime minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996. She was the first democratically elected female leader of a Muslim country whose life ended with her assassination.

Activists & Political Leaders

Dennis Kucinich

Congressman and former presidential candidate

Noam Chomsky

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist.

Martin Espada

Known as the Latino poet of his generation; winner of the American Book Award. He is also a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Naomi Klein

Journalist, author and activist against corporate power and globalization.

Michael Moore

American documentary filmmaker, author, and activist whose works frequently address the topics of globalization and capitalism.

Ralph Nader

American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism, and government reform causes.

Rigoberta Menchu Tum

Nobel Peace Prize winner. Mayan Advocate of Indian rights and ethno-cultural reconciliation for indigenous peoples in the Western hemisphere. Became involved in social reform activities through the Catholic Church at a very young age and was prominent in the women's rights movement as a teenager.

Owens Wiwa

Human rights activist and brother of Nigerian freedom fighter and martyr Ken Saro Wiwa, who Gabriel I wrote "The Freedom Song" for on his Holy City CD. Gabriel received a warm letter of thanks from Owen and family and hopes to meet him in person some day

Winona LaDuke

Native American activist and environmentalist.

Joseph P. Firmage

Scientific genius and entrepreneur who challenged the business world with his hypothesis titled The Truth about the evidence of extra-terrestrial visitations to Earth. Co-founder and CEO of USWeb Corporation, the world’s largest Internet consulting firm. USWeb changed his title from CEO to "founder and chief strategist" after he began publicly espousing his beliefs.

Chris Hedges

Activist, journalist, war-correspondent

Dr. James Orbinski

Doctors Without Borders, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Arundhati Roy

Activist, author

Aung San Suu Kyi

Activist, Burmese politician, and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy

Millard Fuller

Activist, founder of Habitat for Humanity - Now deceased

Palagummi Sainath

Activist, Indian journalist. Exposes the injustices committed against the so called "untouchables," victims of India's long-standing caste system that is still so prevalent today.

Leymah Gbowee

Founding member of the Women in Peacebuilding Program/West African Network for Peacebuilding. She served as the commissioner-designate for the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Ms. Gbowee is the central character of the award-winning documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell."

Helen Caldicott

Physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate, she has committed her life to educating others of the dangers of nuclear energy and using depleted uranium munitions.

Artists, Musicians, & Others in the Media Industry

Steven Spielberg

American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Alan Arkin

Academy Award-winning American actor, acclaimed director, producer, author, singer and composer.

Alessandro Baricco

Italian author and performer. He wrote the theatrical monologue, Novecento, which was made into the film, The Legend of 1900.

Sean Connery

Now deceased

Scottish actor.

Peter Coyote

American actor, author, director, screenwriter, and narrator of films, theatre, television, and audiobooks.

Kirk Douglas

Now deceased

American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Douglas was one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood's golden age when he passed away at age 103.

Polly Draper

Actress and screenwriter; wrote and acted in The Tic Code with Gregory Hines.

Jane Fonda


Political and environmental activist and Academy Award-winning actress.

Jeneane Garofalo

American stand-up comedian, actress and writer.

Tom Hanks

American actor and filmmaker.

Dustin Hoffman

American actor and filmmaker.

Anjelica Huston

American actress, director, producer, and author.

Edward James Olmos


Activist and actor, director, and producer.

Sean Penn


Activist and Academy Award-winning American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer.

Tim Roth

English actor.

Geoffrey Rush

Australian actor and narrator. He is among 24 people who have won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Academy Award for film, a Primetime Emmy Award for television, and a Tony Award for theatre.

Saki Takakoa

Japanese Actress

Mélanie Thierry


French actress; The Legend of 1900.

Giuseppe Tornatore

Screenwriter and director; The Legend of 1900

Italian film director and screenwriter; The Legend of 1900

Francesco Tornatore

Producer; The Legend of 1900

Italian producer of The Legend of 1900.

Mel Gibson

Actor, producer, and director.

Tim Robbins

American actor, filmmaker, and musician.

Dick Cavett

American television personality, comedian and former talk show host.

Phil Donahue

American media personality, writer, film producer and the creator and host of the television program, Donahue, the first talk show format to include audience participation.

Bill Moyers

American journalist and political commentator.

Lara Logan

South African television and radio journalist, and war correspondent.

Harry Belafonte

Singer, actor, producer, and human rights activist.

Ani DiFranco

Singer, songwriter, activist.

Bob Dylan

American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist.

Steve McDonald

CD - Sons of Somerled

New Zealand musician; CD Sons of Somerled

Davy Spillane

Irish musician, songwriter and a player of uilleann pipes and low whistle.

Buffy Sainte-Marie


Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam)

British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who converted to the Muslim faith in 1977.

Sinéad O'Connor

Irish singer-songwriter and activist who converted to Islam in 2018, changing her name to Shuhada' Davitt.

Linda Ronstadt

American singer

Khyentse Norbu

Director and writer of Travellers and Magicians and The Cup.

Benicio Del Toro

Actor and Producer

Richard Branson

Founder and President of Virgin Records

George Gallo

Screen Writer, Producer, and Director

Robert Venosa

Now deceased

Famous artist of cosmic visions and beings. Venosa is a URANTIA Book reader and Gabriel saw many of the original paintings of celestial beings described in The URANTIA Book when he and Niánn stayed in Venosa’s apartment for one week in Boulder, Colorado while he was away in Europe.

Billy Bob Thornton

Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and musician

Abby Martin

American media activist and journalist