WALLY (FAMOUS) AMOS: "I don't know that Shirley's made it easier for me to speak out. For me, it was something I decided long ago. Once I decided that those (New Age) principles and concepts made sense in my life, I started using them. And once I got the results, it was so obvious I was supposed to share those beliefs with other people. Since Shirley MacLaine has written her books and done her TV movie, she's given these ideas more credibility. When someone who's famous takes a stand on something, it opens it up, and other people begin to follow suit. What she did, in my estimation, was create a tremendous awareness, a tremendous expansion of consciousness. People are constantly searching for ways to make their lives work. I think she's given a great service to all of us." Amos is in the midst of preparing a pilot: "The Wally Amos Happiness Show." He says "the theme of the show is the positiveness of life and choosing to be happy. We're not victims, we're powerful human beings."
PAUL HORN, one of the founding fathers of what is now termed New Age music (he has recorded albums inside the Great Pyramid and the Taj Mahal): "I admire what she (Shirley MacLaine) is doing, and I think for many people she's made it easier to speak out, but I've been doing this for the last 20 years. In 1967, I went to India to be with the Maharishi (Mahesh Yogi). She was over there in 1968. Over the years, through the efforts of many people, including Shirley MacLaine, it's become less difficult to talk about these things to a Western public, whether it's meditation or extraterrestrial phenomena or entities such as Ramtha. You're not putting your head on a block now to talk about these things in public."