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  • Series: Foundational Trilogy (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Oracle Institute Press LLC (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977392929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977392926
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,338,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 wing, love of the sunrise and sunset . . . love of each other. A beautiful idea beautifully expressed in The Love.

---Nikki Giovanni, Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech University, New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books, and recipient of the American Book Award and the Oprah Winfrey "Living Legends" Award

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Laura George is a Virginia-based author, attorney, artist, teacher, and spiritual seeker who founded and directs The Oracle Institute, a 501(c)(3) educational charity whose mission is to assist humanity in making the spiritual shift into the New Millennium. Oracle has established a publishing program, an adult school, an informative website, and a newsletter. Starting in 2010, Laura will direct the establishment of a permanent school for spiritual studies at a stunning site in the Appalachian Mountains along the New River, the oldest river in our hemisphere.

Laura grew up in Gaithersburg, MD. Her father was a naval officer and Director of the Arms Control Agency. Her mother was a public school special education teacher. Raised a Catholic, Laura began questioning her birth religion at an early age and, as a young adult, embarked on a study of the world's religions in an attempt to find the "Truth." Today, her search continues.

In 1983, Laura graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, with dual concentrations in Management Information Systems and Human Resources Management. In 1986, she graduated cum laude from Boston University Law School, where she worked in the legal aid clinical program. For the next six years, Laura practiced law, working for Venable, Baetjer, and Howard in McLean, VA, for Reynolds Metals Company in Richmond, VA, and then running her own law practice while raising her three children. Her husband at the time also worked for a law firm, specializing in the area of intellectual property.

In 1992, Laura left the law to concentrate on her family and her more ethereal interests: painting, writing, and the performing arts. She exhibited her art at King Street Studios in Leesburg, VA, wrote several feature-length screenplays, and performed as a member of the George Mason University Ensemble Theater Program, at Le Neon Theater in Arlington, VA, and in several commercial and Hollywood film productions.

By 1994, Laura was working intensely at finding the answers to the spiritual questions that had haunted her since childhood. Following her divorce, Laura moved to a farm in rural Leesburg, VA with her three children and, for a short while, she returned to the practice of law.

The events of 9/11 sparked a deep spiritual awakening in Laura, which prompted her to start writing about the dangers of sectarian religion and the upcoming paradigm shift. In 2004, she founded The Oracle Institute with a group of like-minded souls and donated her first book to Oracle: The Truth: About the Five Primary Religions & The Seven Rules of Any Good Religion. Her debut work is the first in a trilogy: The Truth (2006); The Love (2010); and The Light (2011).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. G. Harris on April 8, 2010
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Seldom does a book come along that has me bursting to tell others about. The simplest sign of such an emerging episode is the experience of being moved to tears by that which I'm reading. In the case of The Love of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm, that experience repeated itself over and over. I wanted to give this book to everyone I was falling in love with at the time. I called the author; I wanted to know her. I bought copies and sent them, sometime sneakily, to people to whom I wished to share the book. The Love is clarity. The Love is comprehensive. The Love is dedicated to speaking the truth about our experience on this plane of existence, its source of this thing called Love, and our relationship with all that is. The Love offers context, and that it is what I like the most about it. It is an idealistic book, but unlike so many other books, it does not attempt to analyze in a reductionist way, it seeks to understand the relationship of our need to remember Love in an integrated way; with where are are as a species, as a planet, and what might be done about it. It is a book that marries the spiritual quest, our personal healing, with our collective healing and the possibility of healing the Earth. In doing so, it makes the case for continuing to find our place in the cosmos.

The Love is not naive. It recognizes that our place in the cosmos is not assured. That the catharsis of our current evolutionary journey, like previous inflection points, is fraught with peril; that there is no guarantee that the Universe's human experiment will continue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shari Valentine on April 13, 2010
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For years I kept Kahlil Gibran and Erma Bombeck beside my bed for those days when both transcendant thought and good old fashion transforming laughter eluded me. In times like these, both of those treasures are priceless. This book deserves a place at the bedside or wherever else you keep those handy tools to start and finish your days well.

Who can resist the awe inspiring dialogue of Desmond Tutu or the unfathomable depth of Maya Angelou. They are just a few of the delightful treats inside this treasure chest. A less well known but equally inspiring essay in the book comes from Michael Hull author of Sun Dancing: A Spiritual Journey on the Red Road. In his essay "Sputtering Buts" Hull continues his wry humor and poignant insight into the many pointy internal struggles each of us fight just to get up and walk into life on a daily basis. Again, the divine and sublime walk hand in hand with skinned knees and unmet aspirations, hence the title sputtering buts...That space we all go to internally or externally when faced with the need to rise to the occasion or defend our failure to do so.

This book has enough punch to sit with Kahlil and Erma on the bedside table. You will want to read it and you will want everyone you know to read it as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Shepherd on April 12, 2010
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Several years ago I finally got the message "Unconditional Love is The Way Home". Since then I have read many books, articles and publications that reinforce this message and have even experienced a few moments of unconditional love myself. I strongly believe that the only bar to spiritual growth is contempt prior to investigation. So when I first met this Author, I knew I would have to read her books. She had a message and a mission in life.

I knew before I read the first book in this series, The Truth, that all of the major religions based their ideals on this concept. "The Truth" clarified my understanding of what was working for the religions and what was not. It also exposed how religious differences and the abuse of religious power have over the centuries caused warfare and condoned violence against non-believers, women, children and even the environment. It also proposed a brave new type of religion that would rise above all of the bickering and possibly unify the world as we know it. It even went so far as outlining what a new religion could/should do to foster an environment in which "unconditional love" could grow.

Then I was given a copy of "The Love" and what a gift it was. This relatively small book and its predecessor successfully summarize three shelves in my library. If you are just starting on a spiritual journey, I highly recommend these two easy to read and understand books. They will give you a wonderful exposure to spirituality, religion and the history of world religions. Both books are well referenced and you will find many interesting side trails to explore and deepen your understanding of the source materials.
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Mike Hull's book "Sundancing" has been extremely meaningful to untold numbers of people who desire to understand this Lakota ceremony. In the book "The Love" Mike writes from his life journey and spiritual path, from wisdom gained and overcoming his own humanistic self to develop into a Spiritual Master. If you only read one chapter, reading his: "Sputtering Buts: Bear Hugging the Whole Enchilada" is worth the entire book.... it is sincere and really lived in our day and age..... Highly reccommend this to all on a spiritual quest for understanding and exhibiting Unconditional Love as a trait in our daily lives.The Love: Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm (Foundational Trilogy)Sun Dancing: A Spiritual Journey on the Red Road
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