Glimpses of Oneness

The Global Awakening Series

Book 3
SHINING GOLDEN SUNS, LLC
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This overview volume—Glimpses of Oneness— presents

a series of brief essays that sketch various facets of my own

life’s awakening. These often playful fables share inspiring

nuances of the unity perspective, as seen in a daily life con-

text that is easily recognizable to all. Each represents a pivotal

moment in or aspect of my evolutionary development.

Some are experience-based, and are presented more or

less chronologically as they appeared during a fifty-year arc

of my life’s trajectory. Others chronicle some of the forms

that have emerged for me as a direct result of these important

oneness experiences: Archetypal sketches, structural

diagrams, integrative exercises and techniques, and relational

revelations of some of unity’s deeper truths. I also share how

I’ve put these gifts into practice as my work has unfolded

over the past few decades.

My approach here is a-traditional and eclectic. It does

not follow any particular lineage, regime, dogma, methodology,

or schema. These stories draw upon inspiration

from many varied sources, as do my life and this larger

body of work.

I’ve decided to present these vignettes in an illustrated

“short story” format, instead of as a comprehensively integrated

treatise on the unity theme—leaving that complexity

to the Global Awakening series as a whole. My hope is that

these brief, faceted glimpses will work well with our contemporary

time constraints and attention spans, and that

their diversity of content will effectively engage an equally

diverse audience.

My life’s teaching has revealed many ways to experience

“becoming the mountain” of oneness—from individual

internal integration and uniting with the world at large, to

uniting various aspects of our world. I’ve found that each

way has an important role to play, especially when we turn

our attention toward uniting to heal ourselves and our world.

The deepest essence of the unity vision that drives the

broader and powerful healing impulse for the complete

series, and how it came to be seated in me, is in these pages.

The implicit and, I hope, inspiring message to readers

of this and other volumes is simply this: The insights,

inspirations, and innovations that I share here can come to

you as easily as they’ve come to me.

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About the author

A retired architect and architecture professor at Cornell and other leading universities, Lee Temple is an author, visionary, elder, community organizer and global sustainability advocate/consultant. He has been living the low-carbon life in the high-desert of southern Colorado since 1993. 

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SHINING GOLDEN SUNS, LLC
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Published on
Apr 2, 2015
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Pages
76
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ISBN
9781941306055
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English
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Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
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