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Gladstone is considered an international expert on indigenous cultures and the meaning of 2012. He is also co-producer of the highly-acclaimed film, TAPPING THE SOURCE. As a literary agent, Mr. Gladstone has worked with some of the most respected and influential authors of our time, including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, and Barbara Marx Hubbard.

 

 

THE POWER OF TWELVE RECENT POSTS


The Only Prayer You Need

04/17/2016   |   No Comments »

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Beauty & Gratitude 
Day 2: The Only Prayer You Need…
by William Gladstone

It may seem preposterous to those trained in traditional sciences to believe that gratitude can heal the earth but recent scientific studies as well as practices of indigenous peoples provide strong evidence that expressing gratitude on a daily basis can improve individual, community and global health.

Today’s planet is not healthy. It is not just climate change which is a cause for concern. The depletion of natural resources, the degradation of pristine forests, mountains and coastal ecosystems, and the often intolerable pollution of air and water in major urban centers are all signs of the stress human beings have created for ourselves and all living creations on our planet. It  would be wishful thinking to believe that the mere expression of gratitude will magically solve these significant challenges.

But expressing gratitude is a start, perhaps the essential first step towards creating positive resonance among the seven billion plus human beings whose collective behavior can for good or ill determine the future health of the planet. Expressing gratitude puts each of us in the state of awareness of how  much we have to be grateful for and how much our actions can impact not just those we love but all those with whom we interact.

The German Dominican Theologian Meister Eckhart(1260-1328) stated, “the only prayer you ever need is “Thank You.” Indigenous peoples incorporate “thank you” in their spiritual rituals as do all major world religions. There is a reason “thank you” is at the basis of all spiritual practices. That reason is that expressing gratitude aligns your energy with the higher frequency energy which both spiritual as well as scientific experts believe is connected to the source of creation and evolution.

For those less concerned about the philosophy and science of gratitude, it is enough to realize that you just feel better when you say thank you. You feel better and the person you thank feels better. Try it, you’ll like it. You will  be making the first step toward healing the earth.

How better can you celebrate Earth Day?

And why wait for Earth Day? Make  your thank yous and expressions of gratitude part of your own daily rituals. After thirty days or less you will see improvement in many aspects of your life.

Thank you for contributing to the grand adventure of life.
Lovingly offered to you by,
William Gladstone
www.12thebook.com

LA Times Festival of Books 2016

04/10/2016   |   No Comments »

BUDD BURTON MOSS PRESENTS HOLLYWOOD, FOREWORD BY LARRY KING GOES TO
LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK FAIR, SOUP BOOK BOOTH/USC

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE BOOK SIGNING,  SATURDAY APRIL 23RD AT 4:00PM.LAT_FOB_2016_Sat_2016-04-09_12-51-11

Hollywood Agent Burton Budd Moss Shares his memories of Nancy Reagan

03/21/2016   |   No Comments »

Our very best wishes and regards I first met Nancy when she made her first big movie at MGM, “THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR”, a Dore Schary  production in1950, when I was doing extra work. I was her newspaper boy on a bike.  Nancy was very close to my uncle Sam Zimbalist, MGM producer of “Ben Hur” and “Quo Vadis”. I also represented Ronnie’s daughter Maureen, whose mother was Jane Wyman in the late 60’s.

And I knew Ronnie when he was our SAG president (twice). Also, my first wife, actress Ruth Roman and Ronnie dated for a long time when they were under contract at Warner Brothers.  Years later I mentioned that to Ronnie and he smiled big about it.  And my client Gary Coleman was one of Nancy’s favourite spokespeople for the anti-drug JUST SAY NO campaign.

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BURTON BUDD MOSS

Even as an agent for over 50 years, I was always overwhelmed to be in the presence of great entertainers. To be in the same room with them at the Kennedy Center and then in the White house at dinner was one of my most memorable evenings I have ever had.  The Honors that evening were: Broadway icon George Abbot, film legend Lillian Gish, Benny Goodman, Gene Kelly and conductor Eugene Ormandy.  To have the opportunity to talk with Gene Kelly, Benny Goodman, and the great Lillian Gish in one evening was stunning I must say.  Carolyn and I spent a few minutes with Nancy and Ronnie, just like we were with them at their Rancho del Cielo in the Santa Ynez mountains near Santa Barbara.

What great memories.