2013: The Beginning Is Here
This anthology offers wide-ranging views by various global experts about the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, as well as related prophecies and associated physical changes of Earth’s structure. The purpose of this collection is to broaden your perspective about such issues and concerns, so you can discern for yourself what your commitment to planetary life will be-and then to demonstrate your commitment into being, beginning this very instant.
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About the Co-Authors
Ervin Laszlo (principal author), published or edited forty-seven books translated into twenty-four languages, is Founder and Director of the The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research and Editor-in-Chief of World Futures: the Journal of New Paradigm Research.
Dr. Jim Young is President Emeritus of SUNY College at Potsdam, NY, and Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is also an award-winning spiritual author, poet and program presenter. A practicing graduate of the Pecos Benedictine Monastery School for Spiritual Directors, Young has served as visiting Minister Emeritus of the Creative Life Church in Hot Springs, AR (New Thought) and was the co-founder of the Aristotle Group and the Arkansas Metaphysical Society.
A contributor on Internet programs, Young faithfully follows his inner calling by writing about and leading others from various religious and spiritual traditions to the deeper, life-changing meaning and purpose for them. Jim’s writings, presentations and teachings re-frame Life’s journey from one of separation and the chaos separation engenders, across the spiritual threshold to Oneness, and the inner joy and peace that witness this perspective. Dr. Young is a gifted inspirational speaker who often uses Life’s stories to convey spiritual meaning, and inspires others to look within for the Truth that transcends the superficial.
The enterprise of science, as a disciplined inquiry into the nature and workings of the world, is coming to affirm many of the intuitively sensed and viscerally known insights long held by various wisdom traditions of spirituality.
By Ignacio Pavez, Lori D. Kendall, Chris Laszlo. The increasingly visible effects of climate change, the degradation of ecological systems, growing income inequality, and high levels of stress and disengagement in the workplace have dramatically increased corporate awareness of the need for integrating sustainability into business strategy. However, the focus of this awareness has largely emphasized finding ways to reduce the firm’s harmful impact from “bad” to “less bad” (e.g., when a company cuts its CO2 emissions by 50%). While this helps firms be less unsustainable, it diverts their focus from creating a more flourishing world, a place where people everywhere live in healthy communities, prosper, and can live life to the fullest. We propose that it is time for leaders to shift their thinking, and for companies to refocus their efforts, from reducing harm to making a positive impact, which we define as increasing economic prosperity while contributing to a healthy regenerative natural environment and improving human well-being.
Reconnecting to the Source is a powerful new book on the science of spiritual experience by Dr. Ervin Laszlo. A well-known figure in the fields of new science, consciousness, and spirituality, Dr. Laszlo has inspired some of today’s most important figures in science and philosophy. In Reconnecting to the Source he unpacks the science behind spiritual experience, investigating the ways in which we can access realms of experience beyond the everyday. It is in these moments, when our conscious minds are in contact or perhaps even overridden by our unconscious selves, that we can explore the depths of spiritual meaning.