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Wisdom Books: Guides to Peace and Justice from Ancient Sages to the Suffragettes by Sanderson Beck

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Introduction

In the Atomic Age
the permanent political unification of mankind
on a literally world-wide scale
is evidently the only alternative that we have
to the infliction on ourselves of a catastrophe
of unprecedented and immeasurable dimensions.
All past attempts at establishing world peace
are therefore of topical interest for us today.
Arnold Toynbee, 1963

In 1851 Victor Hugo addressed the Peace Congress in Paris and prophesied that universal peace is inevitable when the nations are linked together by the Gospel that substitutes mediation for war. He proclaimed that the law of God is not war, but peace. He noted that before France was united, local regions fought each other often, and he predicted that the ballot box would unite the nations as well. The great novelist spoke prophetically when he said,

A day will come when there will be no more battlefields,
but markets opening to commerce and minds opening to ideas.
A day will come when the bullets and bombs
are replaced by votes, by universal suffrage,
by the venerable arbitration of a great supreme senate
which will be to Europe what Parliament is to England,
the Diet to Germany, and the Legislative Assembly to France.
A day will come when a cannon will be a museum-piece,
as instruments of torture are today.
And we will be amazed to think that these things once existed!
A day will come when we shall see those two immense groups,
the United States of America and the United States of Europe,
stretching out their hands across the sea,
exchanging their products, their arts, their works of genius,
clearing up the globe, making deserts fruitful,
ameliorating creation under the eyes of the Creator,
and joining together to reap the well-being of all.

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Wisdom Books: The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein

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Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money, technology, medicine, and education as we know them. As a result, each of these institutions faces a grave and growing crisis, fueling our near-pathological pursuit of technological fixes even as we push our planet to the brink of collapse.

Fortunately, an Age of Reunion is emerging out of the birth pangs of an earth in crisis. As our old constructs of self and world dissolve in crisis, we are entering a new narrative of interbeing, a more expansive sense of self, and a more ecological relationship to nature. Our darkest hour bears the possibility of a more beautiful world—not through the extension of millennia-old methods of management and control but by fundamentally reimagining ourselves and our systems. Breathtaking in its scope and intelligence, The Ascent of Humanity is a remarkable book showing what it truly means to be human.

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Wisdom Books: Uniting Humanity by Sanderson Beck

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Before we leave our earthly bodies at death, we could ask ourselves these questions: Are we leaving our Mother Earth and the human race in a better condition than they were when we were born? What kind of a society and world will our children and grandchildren inherit?

Since my birth in 1947 human population has tripled to about 7.3 billion people. The consumption of natural resources, especially by industrialized societies, is increasingly straining the environment. Based on scientific evidence about 99% of climate experts have concluded that the emission of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide resulting from human activity is causing the Earth to absorb more heat from the sun, thus increasing average temperatures. This global warming is changing the climate and causing more extreme weather conditions such as destructive storms and the melting of glaciers and permafrost. If this trend continues, initially more rain and melting snow will cause floods. Then lack of snow will reduce fresh water in rivers with devastating consequences for agriculture, industry, and domestic uses. Global warming will also cause more heat waves, droughts, and wildfires. Rising oceans will flood lower elevations, and excessive carbon will increase deadly ocean acidification.

Since the end of World War II nuclear bombs, other weapons of mass destruction, and advancing military technology threaten humans with mutual destruction unless our society learns how to resolve conflicts without the massive violence of wars.

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Wisdom of Art: The Sustainable Artist – Michael Green

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My mission, simply put, is to find good homes for my art work. I’m aiming to spread awareness of our social and economic issues by artistically creating a talking point with using thrown away objects.

Whether the message be on an old T.V, mobile phone, plastic toy or anything for that matter, the message is clear…….we can begin to embrace a positive movement of change whatever our age,sex,race,nation or belief system.

How would you feel if you had a piece of art that expressed a deeper understanding of our current world problems and solutions? Enabling you to help spread positive ideas and invite others to investigate our possible future further.

~ Michael Green

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Enlightening Talks: Ancient Technology and the UBUNTU Movement by Michael Tellinger

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Michael Tellinger is a scientist, explorer and internationally acclaimed author who has become an authority on the origins of humankind and the vanished civilisations of southern Africa. Scholars have told us that the first civilisation on Earth emerged in a land called Sumer some 6000 years ago. New archaeological and scientific discoveries made by Michael Tellinger, and a team of leading scientists, show that the Sumerians and even the Egyptians inherited all their knowledge from an earlier civilization that lived at the southern tip of Africa more than 200,000 years ago… mining gold. Michael Tellinger presents just some of the startling scientific evidence that led to his groundbreaking discoveries and conclusions. He further suggests how we can learn from those early humans in our search for peace and a harmonious, unified world, with abundance for all.

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