"Deirdre Hade is a Spiritual Teacher and modern day mystic. A visionary leader in the ancient arts of wisdom, she is the founder of Radiance Healing and Radiance Meditation, a hands on energy system to bring healing and promote health, spiritually, emotionally and physically. She founded The Foundation for Radiance in 2008 to bring spiritual awareness and ethical transparency into the non-profit world. By doing this she hopes to set an example by establishing a world class 501c3 organization committed to transforming our world with the healing power of light. Light being the goodness, the care and the restorative principles of living a spiritual life.
"After her mother was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer when Deirdre was 15, Deirdre, with her mother, began noticing an energy of light that helped sustain her mother through her cancer journey.
"Her mother lived 11 years longer than was thought possible. At the loss of her mother, when Deirdre was in her twenties, she poured herself into spiritual study. Twenty years later she received her awakening while in deep meditation on the energies of Kabbalah. She experienced an expanded state of awareness that had the qualities of radiant energy as understood in physics. Hence, she named her work "Radiance."
"Deirdre created the Radiance Pure Energy program, an 8 CD instructional course on how to use one's own internal energy for health and piece of mind. Radiance Pure Energy is distributed by Learning Strategies Corporation in over 32 countries. Her Radiance Tree of Life meditation is the only one of its kind and was inspired by the path of the Tree of Life as outlined through the Zohar, the ancient Kabbalistic text. She is currently writing her book, Flight of the Golden Butterfly, "beyond the last taboo - triumph of the mystical" and is represented by Bill Gladstone with Waterside Productions.
Deirdre is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council (www.transformationalleadershipcouncil.com) and a founding member of the Association of Transformational Leaders (ATL) of Southern California (www.atlsocal.org)"
"At seventeen, she had a fortuitous meeting in Memphis with Joseph Campbell, Hero with a Thousand Faces, that would set the course of her life’s work. Joseph Campbell convinced Deirdre to pursue the path of a mystic and to not go into anthropology as she had planned, saying, ” it will ruin your gift, you already have what we are all looking for…”
"This same year Deirdre was given a photocopy of the then unknown book, A Course in Miracles. She began studying the texts for hours on end. This, along with the southern gospel churches gave her scientific mind a spiritual foundation (both of Deirdre’s parents were research scientists in biochemistry and physiology). Deirdre’s search for self-discovery led her to be mentored over a lifetime by the elders and teachers in the mystical Christian tradition, the I Am Presence teachings, the Hindu Vedic tradition and Mussar and Lorianic Kabbalah for which she has studied for over 20 years with two esteemed Rabbis.
"In 2004 Deirdre founded Radiance Healing and Radiance Meditation as a form of energy healing mystical wisdom based on the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. Today called, The Radiance Journey. Deirdre has given Radiance Journey healings and retreats to thousands throughout the country from The Omega Institute, The ACADEMI of Life in New York City, The Evolutionary Healing Institute in Miami, Florida to Sacred Space in Santa Barbara. Deirdre’s book, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises, released in 2016, was performed to a standing room only audience at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center... In 2014 Deirdre married her great love, Will Arntz, Creator of, “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?” and with what she considers her two greatest accomplishments, that of being the mother of her two children Leilah Katherine Franklin and Eric Harel Franklin, they all live happily ever after…" 
- President, Foundation for Radiance
Resources and articles
- Foundation for Radiance Deirdre Hade, organizational web page, accessed May 10, 2018.