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"Voice of Reason"- A Text for ABC4All Mentors!
"Voice of Reason:" a Companion for A Better Community For All Mentors?
A review by Burton Danet, Ph.D., Co-Founder, ABC4All
An important MUST READ for anyone wanting to help make it a better world for all.
Critically acclaimed by some of the world’s top humanitarian, academic, and counter-culture icons, McGill’s Voice of Reason is an illuminating, yet distressing plea for safety and freedom in a world of uncertainty, violence, and liberty lost. Sometimes eloquently poetic, other times harshly incriminating and shocking, McGill delivers a lovely and inspirational, yet thought-provoking book about the balance of mind and heart.
Voice of Reason is a wake-up call for a world in deep crisis, a world which is becoming a global battlefield, and where our poor relationships are increasingly based on self-interest. Exploring the true nature of violence, the destruction of diversity by monocultures, and the cancerous growth of unchecked, predatory corporate capitalism, McGill paints a grim picture of today’s materialistic consumer life. Speaking directly to the heart of revolution, from Zuccotti Park to Tehran, McGill believes we must revolt against the endless manipulation and oppression of modern life, and reject the traditions of violence, which have made each of us agents of violence ourselves.
McGill explores many solutions to our cultural, political, economic, and environmental miseries, such as achieving greater individual consciousness and compassion, empowering youth, and restoring the woman to her rightful place, as the strong, loving maternal leader of peace and reason. As McGill writes, “The battlefields of life were first meadows and gardens. We made them into battlefields, and by the same power, we must release the dark spell, so they are meadows and gardens once again.”
This review of "Voice of Reason" has been posted at the ABC4All BOOK DIVISION. It is located with the full text here:
In his book, author Bryant McGill tells us he is "Speaking to the Great and Good Spirit of Revolution of Mind."
What he could not have known is that, after 15 years of the development of A Better Community For All (ABC4All), it easily could have been that included in the "Great and Good Spirit of Revolution of Mind" he was addressing in writing this book were the minds of ABC4All Mentors. Indeed "Voice of Reason" often articulates what has not necessarily been so explicitly expressed in the many concepts offered by ABC4All. In many instances there is a perception that the author and ABC4All have been on parallel, but consonant tracks. What will happen if those tracks intersect? An intriguing question!