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Richard C. Cook is a government analyst who, after thirty-two years in government service, retired from the U.S. Treasury Department in January 2007. While at the Carter White House, Cook began his study of monetary reform. During his twenty-one years with Treasury, he continued his study of U.S. monetary history, analyzed Treasury financial and administrative programs, and developed and taught training programs on public finance. In February 2007 he wrote the first of a series of essays that predicted the brutal economic landscape of Summer 2008.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Tendril Press (December 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098021906X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980219067
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,034,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 1960, Richard C. Cook moved with his family to Williamsburg, VA, where he spent his formative years in the restored colonial capital. In 1970 Cook graduated from the College of William and Mary, the alma mater of Thomas Jefferson, receiving a degree with honors and election to Phi Beta Kappa. He then came to Washington, D.C., to study the Gurdjieff Work and serve as an analyst with the federal government.

Cook continued his study of the world's spiritual teachings over the next forty years, working with several realized masters, including Hugh Ripman, Abdullah Dougan, Pir Vilayat Khan, Sri Chinmoy, Swami Satchidananda of Kerala, India, and Sri Shivabalayogi. His dharma name is Ramcharandas, which means, "Servant of the Feet of God."

With the federal government, Cook first worked on the policy staff of the U.S. Civil Service Commission followed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Having been promoted to the Jimmy Carter White House, he served under Esther Peterson, Carter's special assistant for consumer affairs. He witnessed first-hand how the Federal Reserve crashed the U.S. producing economy by engineering the recession of 1979-83. This was the start of the total takeover and subversion of the economy by the big bankers and Wall Street. One result of the recession was Carter's loss to Ronald Reagan in the election of 1980.

Cook left Washington to operate a farm he purchased in West Virginia. Returning to Washington in 1985, Cook went to work for NASA as an analyst on the space shuttle program. While there he warned of a possible disaster due to faulty O-ring joints in the solid rocket boosters. The disaster came to pass with the loss of Challenger and seven American astronauts in January 1986. Cook then told the investigating commission and the press that NASA had known of this problem for years.

Moving to the U.S. Treasury department for over two decades, Cook saw how electronic funds transfer created even more wealth and power for the banking system, laying the groundwork for the gigantic financial bubbles and crashes that have dominated the economy for a generation. Upon retirement in 2007, Cook wrote articles predicting the crash of 2008. He has also advocated for a basic income guarantee and in 2011, speaking on the Riviera Maya, introduced his Gaia Plan for a guaranteed income for all people.

Cook has published three books previously: In the Footsteps of the Yogi on his experiences with Sri Shivabalayogi; Challenger Revealed on his time as a whistleblower with NASA; and We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform on how to change the financial system. Cook and his wife Karen now live in Roanoke, VA, where they teach meditation and spirituality.
He is an ordained minister with the Sanctuary of the Beloved and Order of Melchizedek, a non-denominational healing and teaching order that works within the community.

In his latest book, Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension, Cook confronts the central topic of our day: the predicted "End Times." He says the Ascension is real but that it applies to all human beings, not just a select few. He says planet earth has already moved to higher consciousness within the galaxy and that people have the opportunity to move with it through raising their own vibration. He says all man-made structures that rely on the human ego for their source of authority will perish.

Cook says further that the Divine Beings known in ancient times as the Aeons are here and available to guide us, including the Divine Mother and Jeshua ben Joseph, a.k.a., Jesus Christ. He says he is in daily communication with these beings and that they have given him the messages he now conveys to humanity. Divine Mother has also communicated an epilogue for the book.

Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension by Richard C. Cook is being published by CreateSpace, an Amazon Company. Richard C. Cook is available for public speaking and may be contacted through his website at www.richardccook.com or via email at monetaryreform@gmail.com.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David Kendall on April 25, 2010
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"We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform" by Richard C. Cook is an essential toolbox for anyone who is concerned about the economic condition of our nation and our world. Having learned so much from reading this book, I am obliged to give it my highest recommendation.

Written by a 20-year veteran in project management for the US Treasury Department, "We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform" provides readers with a detailed history of monetary policy in the United States and a front-row seat at the bubble-to-rubble disaster that has characterized American economics for more than a quarter century. Many thanks to Richard C. Cook for delivering all this technical analysis in very plain layman's terms that anyone can understand, instead of resorting a lot of professional jargon. Bravo!

I was particularly impressed with Chapter 15, "Concepts Progressives Must Know". This is an invaluable quick reference for understanding the functions and dysfunctions of the American monetary system from its inception until now. Cook provides a wealth of information here with a concise and logical flow, which very effectively summarizes the in-depth analysis covered in previous chapters.

Based on a career in public finance, including work in the Carter White House, Cook concludes that credit should be treated as a public utility, not a private playground for the financial elite. Instead of private banks driving whole societies irretrievably into debt by lending money into circulation that must be repaid with interest, he maintains that governments should spend interest-free money directly into circulation based on annual production values.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. McLendon on September 20, 2010
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I'd say this is one of the most important books written in recent history. Having read "The Lost Science of Money" and "Web of Debt", I already knew what a scam the FED is but the solutions contained within this book were new to me. This is a well thought out answer to our country's problems. The question that goes unanswered is- Are we smart enough to do something about the collapse of our debt-backed monetary system or are we too corrupt to avoid an inevitable Depression?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Starlake on April 29, 2009
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This is an amazing and important book for our times. Richard Cook has hit the nail on the head with regards to the causes of our current economic crisis. He also offers historical proof that a better way exists. I recommend this book highly! However, why it takes 1 to 2 months for Amazon to send it is a mystery that needs to be solved.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Helge Nome on April 4, 2009
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In this book Richard Cook shows how we are being manipulated into debt slavery by some ruthless people. He also points to a path out of that slavery. Highly recommended
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