About us


The purpose of Awaken Forums is to awaken personal potential by creating and facilitating learning environments wherein true nature informs and guides your awakening experience and by sharing information, materials and insights which can help transform your life.

The Personal Development Institute is renowned for their expertise in coaching and guiding personal and organizational growth.

The mission of the Awaken Cinema Circle is to foster understanding and appreciation of the diversity of the human experience, to facilitate self-understanding, to introduce options for action plans, to seed future personal development and spiritual growth, to educate, normalize, reframe, and expand ideas and create community among the participants.

"You begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss and they open the doors for you. I say follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be." Joseph Campbell

Donald Gordon Carty

Donald Gordon Carty is a scientist, philosopher, spiritual explorer, socio-cultural anthropologist, artist, consultant, coach and author. Created developed and founded the Personal Development Institute ©, awaken - dare to envision, believe and create™, awaken; Human Potential and Transformation Forums™, and awaken Cinema circle©.

After nearly four decades of extensive research and analysis in the areas of spiritual philosophy, socio-cultural anthropology, metaphysics, alchemy, human potential, psychology, and quantum theory Donald is bringing this key information for achieving success and fulfillment to the individual person who needs it most.

Donald Gordon Carty has served as an advisor to corporate, government and community creative and personal leaders around the world. He considers himself a catalyst; just as, hydrogen and oxygen requires the catalyst metal platinum to produce water. Donald uses his skills and techniques to induce a sort of spiritual alchemy on the mind and soul, to help you see contradictions or disconnects and restore your emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

As founder of Awaken, Donald Gordon Carty collaborates with dreamers and innovators who specialize in the field of developing and unleashing personal creativity. Convinced that dreamers and visionaries change the world, Awaken serves humanity through its commitment to maximize the creative potential in every individual. Awaken emerges out of a unique philosophy and reflects Donald’s commitment to creativity, uniqueness, innovation and diversity.

Donald’s professional memberships include NAADAC the National Association for Addiction Professionals, National Association for Children of Alcoholics, International Positive Psychology Association, Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Association of Humanistic Psychology, Join Together, CADCA, NIAAA, Faces & Voices of Recovery, SAMHSA, CSAT, The Theosophical Society, Institute Of Noetic Sciences, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Educator Associates of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Donald’s seminars, workshops, and public Speaking programs will revolutionize every area of your life forever.

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