It Is Possible That Mankind Is On The Threshold Of A Golden Age.

A group of disenfranchised families set sail across the Atlantic with the hope of creating a new life in a new world so that they may avoid religious persecution.

Religion has been at the base of countless wars and violence perpetrated on other human beings in all the cultures around the world.

This does not mean that the teachings within a religion are a bad thing. In many cases, the teachings themselves are founded in a philosophy that is worthy of contemplation and practice.

Humans have a propensity to utilize a religion and pervert it into a cause or reason to invoke fear or hatred or jealousy or resentment towards those who do not believe the same.

This does not reflect the teachings of what they are devoutly protecting in the course of their behavior. In many cases, I believe that human beings use religion in order to subjugate other human beings to behaviors, financial contributions and other actions that really have nothing to do with the teachings of the Messiah at the root of the religion. The golden age that Bertrand talks about could well be upon our doorstep.

But it will most certainly require the necessity for a new level of consciousness that appears to be spreading more rapidly than ever before.

A consciousness that creates inclusion, joint participation, acceptance, awareness and appreciation of the differences between all of us.

I do not think that in slaying the dragon, Bertrand is talking about abandoning a religion, so much as abandoning the human attached biases and rhetoric that accompany a specific religion and which are perpetuated by its followers.

I hope that all religions can find peace alongside any others
as is guaranteed in our constitution, so that the general spirituality that is expected in the course of practicing the religion can rise to a higher level and eliminate some of the fear and trepidation that people seem to have of others who do not share their devout beliefs.

In the words of Rodney King, can’t we all just get along? Happy Friday?

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!