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Soft power, Feminine Power and Mayan Prophecies

Friday, February 28th, 2014

I have been asked to chair a round table discussion at the World Forum of Cultures to be held in Shanghai June 18th and 19th this year.  The topic is soft power, a topic which ties together much of my recent thinking and exemplifies the relationship between my novels, the Mayan calendar, feminine power, the possibility that the human species may survive to experience the twenty second century, and what changes in human behavior that survival might require. More details after the conference in June, but I thought I would share my proposed introduction to the discussion with you to give you a sense of what I feel the discussion should entail.


Soft power, Feminine Power and Mayan Prophecies


This roundtable discussion is intended to provide information and perspective for those interested in creating a positive world that is sustainable and joyful for as many human beings as possible without resorting to military, economic, political, or coercive means to change human behavior. (more…)


Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Often life is about patterns coming together. We go about our business thinking we are completely independent free thinkers creating our destinies, oblivious to the larger patterns which may be governing our thoughts and actions.

A case in point is how my focus on wellness, authentic feminine power, Mayan prophecies, the behavior of Olympic athletes, and the upcoming World Forum of Cultures on soft power may be reflective of a larger pattern of thought that is emerging through me and not because of me. In thinking about soft power I realized that in essence soft power is feminine power, the ability to seduce and entertain an opponent or adversary into cooperation or even submission rather than through the traditional use of masculine force. The theme of feminine power is at the heart of my novel, The Power of Twelve, and may also be at the heart of this upcoming conference on soft power. (more…)

Author book Signings

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

This coming Saturday at  2:00 p.m.  I will be  talking about my new novel The Power of Twelve and, concurrently, mysterious-galaxydiscussing parallel universes, feminine power, the shift in energy since 12-21-2012, doomsday prophecies, the existence of the Illuminati, and more – and of course I will be signing copies for buyers at Mysterious Galaxy at 7501 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in San Diego.  I have never been to this bookstore but have been told that for sci-fi, thriller and mystery writers, Mysterious Galaxy is the best venue in all of San Diego. I am looking forward to this event and encourage everyone to attend.

I remember the very first author signing I ever did. It was in 1977 at a bookstore in Baltimore Maryland. I had authored a book titled How to Test Your Own Mental Health. I was still a graduate student at Harvard University, studying cultural and medical anthropology, when I wrote the book. My professors disapproved since the book was a bit of pop culture. They may also have been a little bit jealous since the book sold more than 250,000 copies. One of the reasons the book sold so well was the press kit which was sent to 500 radio and TV stations throughout the United States. The book was solid enough and had been chosen by the Psychology Today book club, but  the attraction for the radio and TV stations was the claim made in the press kit that I, William Gladstone, the author could test the mental  health of  the on-air host  in less than five minutes and share the outcome with their  live audiences. The producers just loved this angle and almost every major show asked me on. I remember some of the guest hosts of these morning shows included the actresses Stockard Channing, Angela Lansbury, and one of my idols, Shari Lewis (creator of the puppets, Kookla, Fran, and Ollie). I did explain that the results were approximations only, but everyone had lots of laughs since no one I tested came out neurotic or psychotic but many were in the “neurotic coping” category. (more…)


Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Men have long ruled the world.  Women have influenced, but men have ruled.  And it is time to create better parity between the sexes when it comes to the future of society.  It is how to make that evolve that is the question.

Men and women often think, act, react, and respond differently.  They have different points of view. Some claim this dates back to men being the hunter-gatherers and women tending the children and hearths.  But whatever the reason, whether it is genetic memory or otherwise biologically induced, there is often a distinct difference in the way men and women would address the same situation.

One of the primary themes of my forthcoming novel The Power of Twelve is the recognition that feminine energy is essential to turn around the negative patterns which have been created in most cultures throughout the world over the last two thousand years.  There is no doubt that in reality women are making enormous progress as political, economic, health, education and cultural leaders. Better late than never for if business as usual is the norm this planet is likely to find that the human race has self destructed within the next two hundred years. (more…)