Welcome to the world of Yuwmah. This book of ‘Ten Yuwmahn Beginnings’ offers a brief introduction to each volume of The Yuwmahn Compendium and an overall picture of the nature and philosophies of the Yuwmahn concept. The Yuwmahns are a race of people from the remote and isolated city of Yuwmah, an ancient community hidden away in the wilderness of South America. They are part of a highly evolved and advanced civilisation whose approach to life and governance are far superior to our own — having overcome the global challenges of over-population, starvation, crime, drugs, spiritual poverty, and a deteriorating social system. Their simple yet comprehensive approach to government, education, health, and happiness are nothing short of inspirational. Through the course of each volume, the reader is presented with the depth and simplicity of the Yuwmahn philosophy, including the Five Pillars of Universal Wisdom; a system of governance for self, family, community, and the entire world. Each book challenges the reader to 'do better', to 'be better', and to 'have better' — to set their own ‘laws to live by’ and to identify what matters — and what matters most. The Yuwmahn Compendium maps out a better way for mankind to live and prosper, to advance the human spirit, to rise above the ugliness and futility of modern living, and to ennoble the human soul. Within these pages are reflections of Plato's Republic, Thomas Moore's Utopia, James Hilton's Shangrila in Lost Horizon, Og Mandino's A Better Way To Live, George Orwell's 1984, Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World, The Four Agreements, and The Alchemist. The books of the Yuwmahn Compendium have as their central theme the pursuit of human happiness for every individual, family, and community. Collectively the Yuwmahn canon addresses the greatest philosophical questions of all time: •How did man come to be? •What is the meaning of life? •What are the most noble purposes of our existence? •What is the best way for mankind to live? •How do we design an ideal world to maximise the human experience and ensure a peaceful planet? The main intention of The Yuwmahn Compendium is to promote thought and discussion of our human potential: of the nature of our earthly home, the life we might live, the world we might create for ourselves into the future, and the legacy we might leave to the generations who follow. Through the pages of The Yuwmahn Compendium the reader is taken on a voyage of discovery: a reflection of the past, a re-assessment of the present, and onward to a frank re-evaluation of our future potential as the dominant species on planet earth. This is your invitation to step out of the darkness and deceit of the ways of the modern world and into the light of pure knowledge and understanding of the better way for mankind to live together in peace and prosperity as a diverse and united 'global human family'.