Creating Peace by Being Peace

Paperback $17.95

North Atlantic Books | Aug 19, 2008 | 264 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781556437229

  • Paperback$17.95

    North Atlantic Books | Aug 19, 2008 | 264 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781556437229

  • Ebook$12.95

    North Atlantic Books | May 18, 2010 | 264 Pages | ISBN 9781556438486

Praise

“Gabriel Cousens’s call to wake up from the herd mentality, to move beyond dualism and become, in our eating, in our living, and in our sexuality, the unity to which we aspire is the harbinger of the peace that our planet so badly needs.”
—Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine and chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives

“Creating Peace by Being Peace is an act of universal love offered by Dr. Cousens to all sentient beings. My prayer is that it will be appreciated not only as a scholarly spiritual study, but as the practical solution to the challenges of twenty-first-century living that it is.”
—Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center and author of A Manifesto of Peace and Forty Day Mind Fast Soul Feast

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

“I love Creating Peace by Being Peace! It gives us golden keys to human fulfillment: body, mind, and soul in harmony with humanity, the earth, and the heavens. It is an excellent manual for our evolutionary transcendence into the third millennium.”
—Robert Muller, former assistant secretary general of the United Nations and chancellor of the University of Peace

“Gabriel Cousens is a gentle master on the path toward health for ourselves and our planet. He brings the great tradition of the Essenes to us in modern language so that it can be used in every aspect of our daily lives.”
—Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution and Emergence and stateswoman and founder of Foundations for Conscious Evolution

“Cousens’s innovative, holistic vision of peace is a welcome new insight that deserves the attention of anyone concerned with living more consciously.”
East West Journal

Table Of Contents

Foreword by John Robbins xvii
Introductions to the Author by Michael D. Ratner,
James Twyman, and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb xix
Author’s Introduction xxv
CHAPTER 1. The Essenes and Key Understandings of Peace 1
Four Main Principles of the Essene Path 15
The Essene Way of Life as a Peace Teaching 22
Peace in the Modern World 23
The Modern Living Essene Way 26
A Lecture: The Essenes and Key Understandings of Peace 27
CHAPTER 2. Peace with the Body 49
Peace with the Physical Body 51
Peace with the Global Body 75
Peace with the Cosmic Body 77
CHAPTER 3. Peace with the Mind 79
Peace with the Individual Mind 82
Peace with the Planetary Mind 83
Peace with the Cosmic Mind 86
CHAPTER 4. Peace with the Family 89
The Planetary Family 99
CHAPTER 5. Peace with Community 101
A Peaceful Economy 105
Respect for International Law 111
CHAPTER 6. Peace with Culture 117
Music as an Expression of Peace with Culture 122
Music in the Culture of Life and Culture of Death 136
Acknowledging the Right of the Other Culture to Exist 140
Conclusion 144
CHAPTER 7. Peace with the Living Ecology 147
The Gaia Hypothesis 157
CHAPTER 8. Peace with the Radiant One 161
CHAPTER 9. Integrating Peace on Every Level 165
Resistance to Peace 169
Ways to Overcome Inertia and Make Peace 176
The Full Peace of Wholeness 180
Practicing the Sevenfold Path of Peace 183
Conclusion 183
APPENDIX 1. The Peace Every Day Initiative: Meditating
Daily to Create Peace by Being Peace 187
Transforming Gatherings into Being Peace 190
Scientific Support for Collective Meditation-Prayer 195
Registering Your Commitment 198
Co-Sponsors of the Peace Every Day Initiative 199
APPENDIX 11. The Culture of Life Community:
GabrielCousens.com 207
Suggested Reading 210
Resources 217
Ecology 217
Health 220
Thought Forms for Peace 221
Peace with the Body 222
Peace with the Mind 223
Peace with the Family 223
Peace with Community 223
Peace with Culture 228
Peace with God 229
Economics 229
About the Author 231

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