The Best That Money Can't Buy: (Beyond Politics, Poverty and War)

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FEW TECHNOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENTS are as impressive as the ability to see our own planet from outer space. The beautiful sphere suspended against the black void of space makes plain the bond that the billions of us on Earth have in common.

This global consciousness inspires space travellers who then provide emotional and spiritual observations. Their views from outer space awaken them to a grand realization that all who share our planet make up a single community. They think this viewpoint will help unite the nations of the world in order to build a peaceful future for the present generation and the ones that follow.

Many poets, philosophers, and writers have criticized the artificial borders that separate people preoccupied with the notion of nationhood. Despite the visions and hopes of astronauts, poets, writers, and visionaries, the reality is that nations are continuously at war with one another, and poverty and hunger prevail in many places throughout the world, including the United States.

So far, no astronaut arriving back on Earth with this new social consciousness has pro- posed to transcend the world's limitations with a world where no national boundaries exist. Each remains loyal to his/her particular nation-state, and doesn’t venture beyond patriotism - "my country, right or wrong" – because doing so may risk their positions.

Most problems we face in the world today are of our own making. We must accept that the future depends upon us. Interventions by mythical or divine characters in white robes descending from the clouds, or by visitors from other worlds, are illusions that cannot solve the problems of our modern world. The future of the world is our responsibility and depends upon decisions we make today. We are our own salvation or damnation. The shape and solutions of the future depend totally on the collective effort of all people working together.


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Osmora Inc.
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165
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9782924024140
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English
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Architecture / Sustainability & Green Design
Business & Economics / Development / Economic Development
Business & Economics / Development / Sustainable Development
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- Original Writings and Documents
- Purported Texts
- Freemasonry's Connections
- The Georgia Guidestones
- Alleged Victims and Defectors

- Aliens and Reptillians
- Activists and Eyewitnesses
- Fictional books
- Fictional films
- TV references 

- The Music Industry
- Mainstream Media Manipulation
- Documentary Films
- Pre Illuminati Organizations
- The Luciferian Doctrine  

- The Federal Reserve
- Skull and Bones
- The Bilderberg Group
- Bohemian Grove
- The Council on Foreign Relations  

- The Franklin Cover-up
- Sex Magic
- Election Fraud
- The Necronomicon
- The Church of Satan 

- The Secret Doctrine
- Emerald Tablet
- The Book of Thoth
- The Book of Dzyan
- The Report From Iron Mountain  

- Protocols of the Elders of Zion
- The Holy Grail
- MK-ULTRA Documents
- The Satanic Bible
- The Secret Doctrine  

- David Rockefeller's Memoirs
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- Occult Theocrasy
- Externalization of the Hierarchy  

- None Dare Call It Conspiracy
- Magick: In Theory and Practice
- Bloodlines of the Illuminati
- The Lexicon of Freemasonry
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- The Secret Teachings of All Ages
- Myron Fagan
- Edith Miller
- Gary Allen
- Abbe Barruel 

- Nesta Webster
- Anthony J. Hilder
- John Robison
- Johnny Gosch
- William Morgan

- Chris Jones, former Bohemian Grove employee
- Ted Gunderson former FBI Agent
- John Todd
- Bill Schnoebelen
- Mike Warnke

- Cathy O'Brien
- Aleister Crowley
- Alice Bailey
- Benjamine Creme
- William Cooper

- Carol Quigley
- Zeitgeist's Peter Joseph
- Helena Blavatsky
- Phil Schneider
- Benjamin Fulford

- Hal Turner, FBI informant
- Manly P. Hall
- Fritz Springmeier
- Albert Pike
- Anton LaVey
- David Icke
- And More

By the author of The New World Order: Facts & Fiction

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