Why do folks in the United States of America have such different versions of the truth? A new, award-winning book explains this disparity as well as taking a look at how the two opposing camps could come to know one another more constructively rather than being so judgemental.
Are you wondering how Americans can currently be so divided over political and religious views and even hold opposing views of truth and what is real or fake news? If so, you’ll be drawn to the acclaimed new book by Carol E. Richardson exploring why people believe what they do.
Written to pave the way to understand each other while expanding our abilities to access ultimate truths, Truth and Illusion: The Politics of Spirituality and How One Person’s Lie Is Another One’s Truth teaches readers:
- How to cultivate inner wisdom
- Why we must harmonize dualistic thinking such as East/West/, male/female, left brain/right brain, rich/poor, and individualistic/communal so that we can find truth
- How the body’s seven chakras represent our progress in understanding life, truth, ourselves, and one another and how to heal them
- ‘How patriarchy has overpowered humanity culturally and religiously, limiting our human development and blocking our access to ultimate truths
- How feminine qualities, masculine qualities, love, fear, and the worldviews of each of our seven chakras combine to explain why we see the world the way we do
In essence, Richardson explains, Truth and Illusion explains why we are who we are and how we all can progress in our quests for truth. It offers both a model of psycho-spiritual development and a developmental epistemology. Ultimately, she says, “I wrote Truth and Illusion to help readers transcend duality into a state of oneness in which we can discover truth and create harmony together.”
For her efforts, Truth and Illusion: The Politics of Spirituality and How One Person’s Lie Is Another One’s Truth received the Silver Medal from the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of Religion (Eastern/Western).
“Truth and Illusion is a powerful and enlightening compilation of thought-provoking ideas that shifted my mindset on religion and spirituality. It encourages self-awareness, which leads to replacing fear and judgment with love and compassion. Carol demonstrates how the state of the body’s seven main chakras influences behavior and how healing them can foster a more peaceful and harmonious existence, therefore revealing truth in all we experience. This book answered question after question for me…”
– Kimberly Vorberger, Mother, Interior Designer, Essential Oils Instructor
About the author:
Rev. Carol E. Richardson, MDiv, MPH, is an integrative-intuitive life coach, energy healer, and hypnotherapist in the Washington, D.C. area. She works out of her own practice, Highest Harmony Healing & Coaching, as well as the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine and National Integrated Health Associates. Having practiced Raja Yoga Meditation for more than 21 years, she teaches meditation classes, stress reduction workshops, and lightworker training and gives talks and inspirational speeches. Born on the equator in Africa in what was then the Belgian Congo (Dem. Rep. of Congo) , she grew up moving between Africa and the U.S. multiple times, ultimately living in three African countries and three states in the U.S. Her encounters with different cultural and nationalistic versions of “truth” thus began early, and she learned to question different versions of truth by age ten. Her parents both had Ivy League graduate degrees, yet chose to be missionaries to the Congo.
Raised in this intellectual, multi-cultural, and religious milieu, Richardson developed both an inquiring mind, and a deeply spiritual approach to life. Introduced to feminist theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School, she has brought a feminist understanding into her experiences of Eastern traditions, including the philosophy of yoga. Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she served traditional churches for over 15 years. She then began an Eastern course of spiritual studies, with most of her training coming from a spiritual centre in England. She has practiced Raja Yoga meditation and Kriya Yoga for almost 20 years. Through her meditation practice, she has become a mystic, experiencing visions and even a few miracles. She looks forward to introducing more people to an integrative, holistic understanding of truth that creates health and wholeness for all life on earth and for the earth herself while expanding our consciousness into full Oneness.
About the book:
Truth and Illusion: The Politics of Spirituality and How One Person’s Lie Is Another One’s Truth
Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: Highest Harmony Healing & Coaching (March 25, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds