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Creating Peace by Being Peace: The Essene Sevenfold Path (New)
by Cousens, Gabriel
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Book ID: 9781556437229, 1556437226
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Representing a synthesis of the authors decades of multidisciplinary work in meditation, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and spirituality, Creating Peace by Being Peace guides readers in creating peace on seven levels of engagement, from the body to the ecology to God.
Author Gabriel Cousens addresses the increasingly urgent need to transform humankind with the ancient peace wisdom of the Essenes, a Judaic mystical group that flourished two millennia ago. He begins by explaining the Essenes and the lessons they can teach us as creators of peace. Individual chapters cover a wide range of possibility, from the personal (Peace with the Mind) to the political (Peace with the Community). The final chapter, "Integrating Peace on Every Level," presents a comprehensive plan for peace with the body, mind, family, community, culture, ecology, and God as a pervasive experience in lifemoment to moment, day by day. Cousens blends documentary evidence with original interpretation to show that the Essenes actually did live this experience of peace. Most importantly, he transfers their gift to modern seekers as a breathing blueprint for realizing this reality as we walk in our lives; work according to our gifts, joys, and sacred design; and live the path of spiritual awakening -- the sevenfold peace.
"I consider Rebbe Gabriel Cousens, MD, to be a true follower of the Essene tradition. He has penetrated the meaning of the Sevenfold Path of Peace." -- NORMA NILSSON BORDEAUX-SZEKELY, successor to Professor Edmond Bordeaux-Szekely and director of the International Biogenic Society.
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.
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