The Power of the Twelve is an intriguing adventure that explains why the world did not end on December 21, 2012. The novel explores the conflict between old world thinking as embodied in Arnold Wheeler, The Grand Light and Keeper of the Code of the Illuminati and the changes initiated by the end of the 26,000 year cycle.
The Twelve is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel about a most unusual man. As a child, Max lives in a world of colors and numbers, not speaking until the age of six. As an adult, Max ventures on a journey of destiny to discover the secret behind the ancient Mayan prophecy about the “end of time.”
From the Author
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.
22/05/2013 | No Comments »
Whatever your beliefs about environmental and ecological concerns, there is no doubt that the larger our world population grows, the more stress we put upon Earth to sustain our human population. And for us and for future generations, that should be a consideration for everyone. Slowly, momentum is growing to actively consider how we might best address these concerns.
I have just returned from the World Cultural Forum for Ecological Civilization held in Hangzhou, China, where I had the pleasure of speaking. Was an inspiring event with 500 in attendance including several prime ministers and eminent scholars from around the world. There is no problem more pressing than changing human behavior to support practices that will allow for a planet that is viable and sustainable for humans today and in the future. The challenges are great but conferences like this are a good step in the right direction. Several Mayors from US as well as Chinese cities participated and one of the challenges I set before them was that they share success stories and implement and report back next year on their progress. The following manifesto was signed by the attendees and contains suggestions that all of us should support in whatever small or large ways they can. Read the rest of this entry »
20/05/2013 | No Comments »
I just participated in the World Cultural Forum on creating an ecological civilization so I am sharing a copy of my presentation. It was a great event attended by experts, heads of state, and scholars from twenty three countries on arguably the most important challenge facing humanity
We are living at the most critical moment in the history of human development. What we do over the next twenty to fifty years will determine if a sustainable world will be possible for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. According to many scientists at this conference and throughout the world, the odds are against us and time is running out. I choose to remain optimistic and believe we shall not only overcome the challenges we face but have the opportunity to create a world of ever greater joy, beauty and comfort. Read the rest of this entry »
17/05/2013 | No Comments »
Good or bad? The word Playboy growing up suggested success . Success with women and living a life of excitement, living a life of play and not work. Of course as I grew older I learned that being a playboy had its limitations. It implied a lack of commitment, a lack of maturity.
I would never consider myself having been a playboy but I certainly had years of not being serious and I like the idea of playing.
Yesterday I had lunch with my good friend Scott Flanders. Scott happens to be the CEO of Playboy Enterprises. Yes, the Playboy company created by Hugh Heffner. The playboy company with the magazine with the pretty girls. The nude centerfolds, the sexy jokes and the often well written articles.
Scott has only been the CEO for the last four years. Before that he ran Freedom Communications, the company that owned the Orange County Register and many other local newspapers. Before that Scott ran Columbia house and before that Scott was the publisher of Que , one of the leading computer book companies. That was close to twenty years ago. That was when Scott and I used to go to conferences together and in the beginning compete for the best computer book authors and later collaborate on creating some highly profitable book series. Read the rest of this entry »