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LPE: Interview with Carolyn North on her New Book.

In this episode of Creating Local Peace, Kelly Curry of CODEPINK is joined by author and activist, Carolyn North. They discuss Carolyn’s book, “World Shift Happens! Facing Down the Fear, Waking Up the Mind” and the ways in which we can create local peace in our communities. “World Shift Happens!” is a book of linked stories-within-stories about the invisible and visible worlds; about life and death; about people on Earth in a post-apocalyptic time we might consider a Utopia.

To order the book you can do so here: https://www.amazon.com/Worldshift-Hap…

 

The Handmaid’s Tale: making a drama out of a crisis

George Kraychyk In the fictional country of Gilead, an environmental disaster has caused infertility amongst women.

The Handmaid’s Tale, a critically acclaimed television series which has won 38 Emmy awards, may be about a fictional “alternative reality”, but the show’s creators have gone to great lengths to ensure that references to themes such as climate change, human rights abuses, and refugees, are as real and accurate as possible, by collaborating closely with UN experts.

The TV version of The Handmaid’s Tale is based on the classic 1985 book of the same name by acclaimed author Margaret Atwood, about a dystopian USA, renamed Gilead, ruled by a brutal theocracy in which people, particularly women, have been stripped of their rights.

In the story, an environmental disaster has led to most women becoming infertile, and the small number who are still able to become pregnant are forced to become handmaids, women who are owned by the ruling elite and systematically raped in order to provide them with children.

 

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Glowing Magic Beauty a Review.

Glowing Magic Beauty: Practical Steps To Attaining Beauty, Health, Joy & Peace by [RAMIREZ, KHALILAH]

Glowing Magic Beauty is a practical guide for developing and living a joyous life. The book describes what exactly will develop as you follow the steps and concepts as outlined. “You will find yourself glowing, radiant with joy and confidence. You will be able to tap into the exquisite magic life that lives in you and around you. Beauty will become a power you can summon at will.”

Khailah writes: “If you want to be able to summon this power of a beauty life, you need to begin with a positive image of yourself.” If your positive image is not yet int tact this book provides you with the techniques to take you on the inward journey needed to rid yourself of the negative emotional addictions that are toxic to the spirit and bring out  the positive pure energy that is the creative reality of life. This energy is the Glowing Magic Beauty that is in you and waiting to lead your body and mind to a place of “comfort and ease that will facilitate beauty, grace, joy, happiness and glory before your eyes.”

The ideas in this book is something we can use in these modern times. Where life seems so hectic, judgmental, so full of burdens that  our minds becomes so overloaded  that we fill our lives with negative emotions. In order to be happy we need to free ourselves of these emotional “addictions” by working to make ourselves feel beautiful on the inside and that takes effort, but once we find that inner beauty we can continuous tap into it and make our life joyous. Glowing Magic Beauty is an easy guide to follow  to help you get you on a path that will make your life more magical and beautiful.

You can get a copy of the book at:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1656655624

Khalilah Ramirez is a performance artist, educator and author. Her work with the Dance of Peace spans well over a decade. She specializes in getting people in touch with their inner light, joy and peacefulness using a combination of music, movement, magic, dance and guided imagery. Weekly classes, Quarterly workshops, and small group intensives are available.
Khalilah initiates prolific performances of the Dance of Peace locally, nationally and globally. She has had the privilege of working with pretigious organizations such as San Jose Museum of Art, Silicon Valley De-bug, Sangham Arts, Silicon Valley Chamber Music Orchestra, San Jose State University and Santa Clara University. Khalilah is the author of two books, “The Peace Dancer” an illustrated fable about the Dance of Peace and “Glowing Magic Beauty” a practical guide to living a joyous life. Both are available through the following site.Contact: Khalilah Ramirez
Email: khalilahthepeacedancer@gmail.com

 

Poem

The Earth is The Only One Telling The Truth

By Kelly Curry

I set the table

with a bounty of glory

for you

and yours.

Forever and Ever.

Organized dimensions of light

and sound juxtaposed proper celestial alignments

inside

a wondrous galaxy

to support your breath

in body

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Book Launch Stirs Controversy.

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The book launch event for EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION: AMERICAN WRITERS ON PALESTINE at the Center for Fiction on Friday, 4 December in Manhattan was a resounding success. Extraordinary Rendition brings together the work of sixty-five prominent writers to examine America’s culpability in the denial of human rights and dignity to Palestinians in Israel/Palestine and beyond. Unfortunately  as part of the Muslim backlash  as reported by Nancy Kricorian prior to the event the Center had received a number of complaints from people who did not like the title of the book.  The word Palestine appears to have been the problem.

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