Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm
Narrated By Rev. Laura M. George, J.D.
The Love is an international collection of over seventy exquisite essays, articles, and poems exploring the core message relayed to us by God through the great Prophets: Love is the Way.
To underscore God's most primordial and preeminent commandment, both new and classic selections are presented in this unique anthology, including the work of acclaimed New York Times best-selling authors and the generous contributions of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, including:
- Wendell Berry and Bill McKibben on Love of Earth
- Madeleine L'Engle and Susan McElroy on Love of Animals
- Barbara Hand Clow and David Suzuki on Love of Family
- Maya Angelou and Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar on Love of Community
- Sharon Olds and Oriah Mountain Dreamer on Romantic Love
- Mahatma Gandhi and Chris Mercogliano on Love of Learning
- Alex Grey and Patrick Bernard on Love of the Arts
- Stephen Dunn and Henry Reed on Love of Self
- Aung San Suu Kyi and Andrew Cohen on Love of Freedom
- Brian McLaren and Barbro Karlen on Unconditional Love
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rumi on Love of God
- The Love: Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm
- © 2010 The Oracle Institute
- ISBN: 978-0-9773929-2-6
- 6 x 9 paperback • 424 pages • appendix • $19.95
- Release date: February 2010
- Publisher:The Oracle Institute Press
Acclaim for The Love
"We are now at a moment of our earthly life that love must be present across religious boundaries. This kind of Love has in fact become a necessity for our survival. The spiritual paradigm based on Love, therefore, addresses our human condition in a most timely manner."
~Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Ph.D.Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington Univ. and author of Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization and The Heart of Islam
“You feel the peace as you settle into the silence that hope and possibility provide. Love of family, friends, love of your dog and cat, your fish in your pond, the birds on the wings, love of the sunrise and sunset … love of each other … beautifully expressed in The Love.”
~ Nikki Giovanni, author of NY Times best-seller Rosa and Bicycles: Love Poem; and recipient of the American Book Award and Oprah Winfrey “Living Legends” Award
“This book skillfully and eloquently walks us on love’s true path. It is a trustworthy guide to healing our hearts, expanding our understanding, and clarifying our view of life’s main ingredient: unconditional love.”
~ Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, and featured minister in the documentary The Secret
“I am honored to endorse this radiant book. It is filled with illumined and practical advice on how to rise to unconditional love and emanate its power in action to transform our world.”
~Andrew Harvey, founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism, BBC documentary subject for The Making of a Modern Mystic, and author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism and The Return of the Mother
"Those of us who are Christians need to know what those outside of our tradition are saying about love. This book provides a variety of insights to that end. In its pages, you will discover dimensions of love that are often ignored by traditional Christian teachings. Some of what is written will disturb us, but most of it will inspire us to find, in living out love around the world, that we Christians need partners. This book will help us to do that."
~Tony Campolo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University, founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, and author of over 35 books, including and The God of Intimacy and Action
This book is literally a self-contained library on the subject of love. If you are seeking information, insight, or seed thought for your own explorations, you will have it all in this amazing compilation which encourages the remembrance of who we are and why we are here - to be love."
~Gloria D. Karpinski, author of Where Two Worlds Touch and Barefoot on Holy Groundp class="acclaim">"When we read the words of those who have come before us as well of those who walk with us today, we pass on the dream that someday we will once again live our humanity. Reading the words of this book can be a reflection of what we can bring to the circle of life. I endorse all works which lead us to find our individual humanity."
~Carlo Hawk Walker, Elder of the Western Cherokee of Missouri, Pipe Carrier, Lakota Sundancer, co-author of the World Peace Treaty, and author of the Medicines of The Heart CD
"So many words for love! This book is full of stories and insights on love, allowing the reader to sense beyond what we normally think about love, which has been so commercialized and sexualized in our culture. Love is what can truly guide our hearts and minds, so the more we can understand this simple and yet complex aspect of being sentient, the more we can fully be alive in this changing world."
~Kris Steinnes, founder of the Women of Wisdom Foundation and author of the award winning Women of Wisdom: Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women