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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).