"Spiritual Democracy-Restoring the Heart of America is a vivid and inspired memoir of one woman's journey into the hopeful history of the country as enshrined in the combined wisdom of the Iroquois Great Law of Peace and the U.S. Constitution. Born into privilege in River Forest, Illinois, Diana Stone survived childhood trauma and its aftermath of psychological, emotional and spiritual distress to become the honored initiate of Chief Jacob Exra Thomas, the great Iroquois Chief, who communicated to her the essence of the Peacemaker's vision of a healed world.
This enlightening book describes in detail the twists and turns of her extraordinary journey and lays down how the vision of Spiritual Democracy can be applied to the transformation of an America in transition. This book offers not only the inspiration of one woman's coming into her own visionary truth, but a clear, wise, passionate and practical set of instructions and possibilities for the transformation of American Democracy and so of democracy all over the world." --Andrew Harvey, scholar, mystic and author of many books, including: The Hope- A Guide to Sacred Activism, The Return of the Mother, The Teachings of Rumi, and Son of Man - The Mystical Path to Christ.
Diana Stone's journey-through her life and on the path of the
Peacemaker- embraces myth and history, the deeply personal and the
profoundly public, the long-ago Indigenous traditions of this country
and the path to a future in which the old ideals serve the new. This is
the story of survival, of triumph, and of learning before it it too
Spiritual Democracy-Restoring the Heart of America
restores hope. It is that simple. Yet the complexity of this journey
back through the past and forward into the future is rich with
realization. This country has a deep history. As we all do. Diana
Stone celebrates both and sheds light at the beginning- when the
Peacemaker, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy, planted seeds of peace
in a desperate time. Her book does the same. Spiritual Democracy is a
vision of possibility long lost, and finally found. This is one woman's
journey and it embraces us all in its wisdom, in its compassion, and it
its faith in the founding ideals of America.