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Sacred Promise

Gary Schwartz, $25.00

What if Spirit is like air and water, readily available for us to draw within, if we choose to seek it? Starting with that question, Sacred Promise brings us into the laboratory of scientist/author Dr. Gary Schwartz, where he establishes the existence of Spirit by its own Willful Intent—and takes readers on a personal journey into the world of angels and spirits who reveal their existence and desire to help. He shows how we can attune ourselves and receive this guidance from Spirit, all scientifically documented by his experiments and research. 

 

Freedom

Amnesty International, $16.00

Sixty years ago, the United Nations took a moral stand against human rights crimes and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a proclamation of thirty rights that belong to all of us. In Freedom, published in conjunction with Amnesty International, an array of internationally acclaimed writers have each chosen one of the thirty rights as the inspiration for a short story. The result is a mix of thoughtful, serious, funny, and thrilling stories that harness the power of literature to celebrate—and affirm—our shared humanity. 

 

Where Can Peace Be Found

Jiddu Krishnamurti, $15.95

Widely recognized as one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, Jiddu Krishnamurti taught that in order for there to be peace in the world, we must each first make peace with ourselves. In Where Can Peace Be Found? he teaches that the war and destruction humans wreak on each other and the environment are caused by our misplaced attachment to a sense of self and individuality that leads to aggression, competition, greed and conflict. By recognizing that our consciousness is not individual but common to all humans and taking personal responsibility for our actions and reactions, we can learn to work together in a spirit of cooperation and compassion. 

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