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"Truth frees us."

Affirmation of Divine Love:
I devote myself to God
by loving your Spirit in all,
one reality, invisible
with liberty and justice for all.

Progressive Democracy: How Wise Love Can Produce Prosperity, Justice and Peace

Sanderson Beck’s List of the 3,120 Greatest Movies of All Time
Sanderson Beck’s List of the 3,120 Greatest Movies in Alphabetical Order

The Earth is our Mother.
To prevent water pollution and global warming
the mother-suckers should stop the mother-fracking.

Dear President Obama,
Please stop killing people and get US out of Afghanistan now!
Negotiate disarmament and reduce military spending to eliminate the deficit.
The United States and all the nations with nuclear weapons are obligated
by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to disarm all their nuclear weapons as soon as possible.
Trying to win an illegal war is to add war crimes and crimes against humanity to the original crime against peace.
Legislators who vote to continue illegal wars are complicit in war crimes.
How President Obama Can Stop US Crimes Against International law and Lead the United States to World Peace
Sanderson Beck’s Response to Americans Elect Questions 

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

Recent writings:
Scotland and Ireland 1517-88
England of Elizabeth 1558-88
England, Henry VIII & Reform 1517-1558
France and Foreign Wars 1517-1559
France’s Christian Wars 1559-88
Italy and Spanish Domination
Netherlands Revolt against Spain 1517-88
Spain’s Renaissance
Imperial Spain and Portugal 1517-88
Scandinavia 1517-88
Eastern Europe 1517-88
Zwingli, Calvin, and the Swiss
Luther’s Reforms and Germany 1517-88
Mexico and the Caribbean 1744-1817
South America 1744-1817
Progressive Democracy: How Wise Love Can Produce Prosperity, Justice, and Peace
Jeffersonian Democracy 1801-1809
Madison and the War of 1812
Canada under the British 1763-1825
Federalist United States 1789-1801
Confederation and a Constitution 1784-89
American War of Independence
American Resistance to British Taxes 1763-75
Erasmus and Spreading Humanism
Milan and Venice 1400-1517
Florence, the Medici and Machiavelli
Rome, Popes, and Naples 1400-1517
Italy and Humanism
England of Henry IV, V, and VI 1399-1461
England 1461-1517
Scotland and Ireland 1400-1517
France in the Renaissance 1453-1517
France’s Long War 1400-1453
Castile, Aragon, Granada, and Portugal 1400-1517
Scandinavia 1400-1517
German Empire 1400-1517
Eastern Europe 1400-1517

STATISTICS OF SHAME:
The United States Government is currently spending more money on war than the rest of the world combined.
This is paid for by about half of U.S. federal income tax.
Estimated number of persons incarcerated in the United States in 1980: 500,000.
Estimated number of persons incarcerated in the United States in 2011: 2,300,000.
The United States now leads the world in the number of people incarcerated and the rate of incarceration.
In the United States about 7.2 million people are either incarcerated, on bail, on parole, or on probation.
25% of all imprisoned people on Earth are in the United States, though U. S. population is only 4.5% of the world.
African-Americans now equal the number of incarcerated whites in the U.S. Is this not the new slavery?

Most beneficial persons of the last four millennia (in my opinion) -
2nd BC: Duke Zhou, 1st BC: Buddha, 1st CE: Jesus, 2nd CE: Gandhi

Another good website on wisdom is: knowledgereform.com

WORLD PEACE WRITINGS

WORLD PEACE MOVEMENT Principles, Purposes and Methods (1982)

NONVIOLENT ACTION HANDBOOK (2003)

Nonviolence
Liberation from Seven Deadly -Isms
Group Process
Creative Actions
Legal Process

BEST FOR ALL: How We Can Save the World (2005)

Global Emergency
Alleviating Poverty
Disarming Weapons of War
Creating Global Democracy
Reforming the US Constitution
Restoring Justice
Sustainable Economics
Freeing Communication
Spiritual Awakening
Nonviolent Strategies
Appendix:
Global Disarmament Treaty (first draft by Beck)
Constitution of the Federal Earth Democracy (first draft by Beck)
Constitution of the United States Revised (first draft by Beck)

History of Peace - Volume 1 (2003-2005)
GUIDES TO PEACE AND JUSTICE
FROM ANCIENT SAGES TO THE SUFFRAGETTES

Contents
Preface
Introduction
Prophets of Israel
Chinese Sages
Upanishads and Yoga
Mahavira and Buddha
Greek Philosophers and Aristophanes
Stoic Philosophers
Jesus and the Early Christians
Zarathushtra, Mani, and the Cathars
Sufis, Philosophers, and Nanak
Francesco and Bonaventure
Dante, Marsilius, and Petrarch
Magna Carta to Wyclif
Erasmus, Anabaptists, and Mennonites
International Law Pioneers
Quakers: Fox and Penn's Holy Experiment
Peace Plans of Rousseau, Bentham, and Kant
Abolitionists, Emerson, and Thoreau
Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá on World Peace
Tolstoy on the Law of Love
Suffragettes and Women's Rights

History of Peace - Volume 2 (2003-2005)
WORLD PEACE EFFORTS SINCE GANDHI

Gandhi's Nonviolent Revolution
Wilson and the League of Nations
United Nations and Human Rights
United Nations Peacekeeping
Einstein and Schweitzer on Peace in the Atomic Age
Pacifism of Bertrand Russell and A. J. Muste
Clark-Sohn Plan for World Law and Disarmament
King and the Civil Rights Movement
Lessons of the Vietnam War
Women for Peace
Anti-Nuclear Protests
Resisting Wars in Central America
Gorbachev and Ending the Cold War
Mandela and Freeing South Africa
Chomsky and Zinn on US Imperialism
Protesting the Bush-Iraq Wars
Nonviolent Revolution for Global Justice
Appendix: My Efforts for World Peace
Bibliography
Chronology of Peacemaking

Peace or Bust: My Nonviolent Action Campaigns

WORLD PEACE MOVEMENT
Principles, Purposes and Methods
(1982)

CIRCLE FOR PEACE (1984)

IRENE: Realizing World Peace (1985)

Introduction and VISION
DIAGNOSIS
PROGNOSIS
HEALING

PEACE TOUR JOURNAL 1987

Nuremberg Actions at Concord 1987-88

TRIDENT PROTEST (1989)

A PLEA FOR LOVE (1992)

THE FUTURE AND HOW:
A Philosopher's Vision
(1996)

NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia (1999)
Hypocrisy of the U. S. Supreme Court (2000)
Bush's World War and the Third Option of Peace with Justice (2001)
TERRORISM! What are the Solutions? (2001)
2003 Peace Campaign (Sanderson wrote this account of his educational peace campaign for the Presidency of the United States during his four-month incarceration for nonviolently protesting the illegal invasion of Iraq.)
Beck for President Campaign in 2003
Opening Statement by Sanderson Beck, May 1, 2003
Testimony by Sanderson Beck, May 1, 2003
Closing Arguments by Sanderson Beck, May 1, 2003
May 2003 Letter to Judge Walsh by Sanderson Beck
State of US 2003
Why We (US) Should Get Out of Iraq ASAP
What Jesus Might Say to George W. Bush

Letter on the Persecution of Falun Gong in China
USA Election Reforms
United States is Violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Battle in Seattle: Commendations and Condemnations
Clinton and US Violates International Law with Missile Strike on Afghanistan and Sudan
Don't Bomb Iraq Again!
Nonviolent Strategies for Protesting the US-Iraq War
Letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan

SPIRITUAL PHILOSOPHY

The Art of Gentle Living (2005)

Spiritual Awareness
Conscious Self-Mastery
Understanding Feelings
Clear Thinking
Compassionate Communication
Ethical Economics and Politics

Living In God's Holy Thoughts (1976)

LIFE AS A WHOLE:
Principles of Education
Based on a Spiritual Philosophy of Love (1987)

Contents
Introduction
I. The Universe
Divine Principles
Nature and Evolution

II. The Individual
Self
Physical Body
Motivation
Memory
Imagination
Dreams
Emotion
Mind
Intuition
Will

III. Society
Social Relationships
Politics and Law
Economics
Science
Technology
Art and Communication
Recreation
Religion
Education

THE DIVINE MOTHER AND THE VEIL OF DEATH:
The Mysteries of Eleusis (1970)

Contents and Introduction
Eleusis and the Goddesses
Agricultural Background and History
Mysteries Preliminaries
Initiation
Interpretation
Bibliography

THE SOUL: Teachings on Individual Spiritual Reality
from Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology (1980)

Contents and Introduction
Summary
Bibliography

Essence of the Soul
The Soul in Human Consciousness
Soul Liberation


Moving Spiritual Inner Awareness
ACROSS THE GOLDEN BRIDGE
(1974)

Edited by
Sanderson Beck
and Mark T. Holmes

Introduction
Preface
The Quest
Seminars
The Light
Attitude
John-Roger

Mystical Traveler
Dreams
Children
Healing
Creativity
Aura Balancings
Soul Transcendence

ASTROLOGY TIME PATTERNS (faq)
Sun in the signs and houses
Moon in the signs and houses
Mercury in the signs and houses
Venus in the signs and houses
Mars in the signs and houses

Jupiter in the signs and houses
Saturn in the signs and houses
Uranus in the signs and houses
Neptune in the signs and houses
Pluto in the signs and houses
Rising signs
Constellations of the Decanates


ETHICS OF CIVILIZATION

Introduction
Ethics
World Chronology

Volume 1: MIDEAST & AFRICA to 1700

Prehistoric Cultures
Sumer, Babylon, and Hittites
Egypt
Israel
Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Empires
Muhammad and Islamic Conquest
Abbasid, Buyid, and Seljuk Empires 750-1095
Islamic Culture 1095-1300
Ottoman and Persian Empires 1300-1700
North Africa to 1700
Sub-Saharan Africa to 1700

Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 16: MIDEAST & AFRICA 1700-1950

Ottoman Empire 1700-1907
Ottoman Fall and Turkey 1908-1950
Persia (Iran) and Afghanistan 1700-1950
Arabia, Yemen, and Iraq 1700-1950
Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan 1700-1950
Palestine and Zionism 1700-1950
Egypt, Sudan, and Libya 1700-1950
Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco 1700-1950
West Africa and the French 1700-1950
West Africa and the British 1700-1950
Ethiopia and Somaliland 1700-1950
East Africa 1700-1950
Congo, Angola, and Mozambique 1700-1950
Southern Africa 1700-1950
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 2: INDIA & SOUTHEAST ASIA to 1800

Vedas and Upanishads
Mahavira and Jainism
Buddha and Buddhism
Political and Social Ethics of India
Hindu Philosophy
Literature of India
India 30 BC to 1300
Delhi Sultans and Rajas 1300-1526
Mughal Empire 1526-1707
Marathas and the English Company 1707-1800
Southeast Asia to 1800
Pacific Islands to 1800
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 20: SOUTH ASIA 1800-1950

British India 1800-1848
British India's Wars 1848-1881
India's Renaissance 1881-1905
India's Freedom Struggle 1905-1918
Gandhi and India 1919-1933
Liberating India and Pakistan 1934-1950
Tibet, Nepal, and Ceylon 1800-1950
Burma, Malaya and the British 1800-1950
Siam, Cambodia, and Laos 1800-1950
Vietnam and the French 1800-1950
Indonesia and the Dutch 1800-1950
Australia to 1950
New Zealand to 1950
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 3: CHINA, KOREA & JAPAN to 1800

Shang, Zhou and the Classics
Confucius, Mencius and Xun-zi
Daoism and Mo-zi
Legalism, Qin Empire and Han Dynasty
China 7 BC to 1279
Mongols and Yuan China
Ming Empire 1368-1644
Qing Empire 1644-1799
Qing Decline 1799-1875
Korea to 1800
Japan to 1615
Japan 1615-1800
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 21: EAST ASIA 1800-1949

Qing Decline 1799-1875
Qing Dynasty Fall 1875-1912
Republican China in Turmoil 1912-1926
Nationalist-Communist Civil War 1927-1937
China at War 1937-1949
Korea 1800-1949
Japan's Modernization 1800-1894
Imperial Japan 1894-1937
Japan's War and Defeat 1937-1949
Philippines to 1949
Pacific Islands to 1949
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 4: GREECE & ROME to 30 BC

Greek Culture to 500 BC
Greek Politics and Wars 500-360 BC
Greek Theatre
Socrates, Xenophon, and Plato
Isocrates, Aristotle, and Diogenes
Philip, Demosthenes, and Alexander
Hellenistic Era
Roman Expansion to 133 BC
Roman Revolution and Civil Wars
Plautus, Terence, and Cicero
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 7: MEDIEVAL EUROPE 1250-1400

Crusaders and Byzantine Decline 1250-1400
Eastern Europe 1250-1400
Catholic Ethics 1250-1350
German Empire 1250-1400
Scandinavia 1250-1400
Castile, Aragon, Granada, and Portugal 1250-1400
Italian City States 1250-1400
Dante and Marsilius
Petrarca and Boccaccio
Low Countries and Burgundy 1250-1400
France and National War 1250-1400
England, Scotland, and Ireland 1250-1400
Mystics, Wyclif, Gower, and Chaucer
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 5: ROMAN EMPIRE 30 BC to 610

Empire of Augustus and Tiberius
Jesus and His Apostles
Roman Decadence 37-96
Rome Under Better Emperors 96-180
Roman Empire In Turmoil 180-285
Roman Power and Christian Conflict 285-395
Augustine and the Fall of Rome 395-476
Goths, Franks, and Justinian's Empire 476-610
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 8: EUROPE & HUMANISM 1400-1517

Milan and Venice 1400-1517
Florence, the Medici and Machiavelli
Rome, Popes, and Naples 1400-1517
Italy and Humanism
Eastern Europe 1400-1517
German Empire 1400-1517
Scandinavia 1400-1517
Castile, Aragon, Granada, and Portugal 1400-1517
France’s Long War 1400-1453
France in the Renaissance 1453-1517
England of Henry IV, V, and VI 1399-1461
England 1461-1517
Scotland and Ireland 1400-1517
Erasmus and Spreading Humanism
Summary and Evaluation Europe 1400-1517
Bibliography

Volume 6: MEDIEVAL EUROPE 610-1250

Byzantine Empire 610-1095
Franks and Anglo-Saxons 613-899
Vikings and Feudal Europe 900-1095
Crusaders, Greeks, and Muslims
Central and Eastern Europe 1095-1250
Western Europe 1095-1250
Christian Ethics 1095-1250
European Literature 1095-1250
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography

Volume 9: EUROPE & REFORM 1517-1588

Luther’s Reforms and Germany 1517-88
Zwingli, Calvin, and the Swiss
Eastern Europe 1517-88
Scandinavia 1517-88
Imperial Spain and Portugal 1517-88
Spain’s Renaissance
Netherlands Revolt against Spain 1517-88
Italy and Spanish Domination
France and Foreign Wars 1517-1559
France’s Christian Wars 1559-88
England, Henry VIII & Reform 1517-1558
England of Elizabeth 1558-88
Scotland and Ireland 1517-88
Summary and Evaluation Europe & Reform 1517-1588
Bibliography

Volume 11: AMERICA to 1744

Mayans, Toltecs, Aztecs, and Incas
Spanish Conquest 1492-1580
Brazil and Guiana 1500-1744
Spanish Colonies and the West Indies 1580-1744
Northern America to 1642
English, French, and Dutch Colonies 1643-1664
New France 1663-1744
New England 1664-1744
New York to Pennsylvania 1664-1744
Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas & Georgia 1663-1744
Franklin's Practical Ethics
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography
America Chronology to 1744

Volume 13: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS 1744-1817

South America 1744-1817
Mexico and the Caribbean 1744-1817
English and French Conflict 1744-1754
English, French, and Indian Wars 1754-1763
American Resistance to British Taxes 1763-75
American War of Independence
Confederation and a Constitution 1784-89
Federalist United States 1789-1801
Jeffersonian Democracy 1801-1809
Madison and the War of 1812
Canada under the British 1763-1817
Summary and Evaluation
Bibliography
Chronology of America to 1817

EDUCATION WRITINGS

The Consolation of Boethius
Emerson's Philosophy of Education
Francis W. Parker's Pedagogy
Teaching by Example

Booker T. Washington and Character Education
Education for Self-Awareness
Alternatives to Corporal Punishment

CONFUCIUS
Teaching

Contents
Introduction
Life of Confucius
Attitudes of Confucius
How Confucius Taught
What Confucius Taught
Example of Confucius
Influence of Confucius

AND SOCRATES:
Wisdom

The Socratic Problem
Life of Socrates
Attitudes of Socrates
How Socrates Taught
What Socrates Taught
Example of Socrates
Influence of Socrates
Confucius and Socrates Compared

SCREENPLAYS

SOCRATES

"Know Yourself"
The Sophists
Prudence and Courage
The Lover
The Banquet
Inspiration
Rhetoric
Justice
The Good
The Trial
Prison and Death

THESEUS

OEDIPUS and ANTIGONE Part 1
OEDIPUS and ANTIGONE Part 2

JESUS the CHRIST - Part 1
JESUS the CHRIST - Part 2

COLUMBUS and His Four Voyages

RISING OUT OF SLAVERY:
Booker T. Washington and
George Washington Carver
RISING OUT OF SLAVERY Part 1
RISING OUT OF SLAVERY Part 2

GEORGE WASHINGTON

Wilderness Diplomacy
A War Breaks Out
General Braddock's Defeat
Virginia Patriot
Fight for Independence
Maintaining an Army
On to Victory
The Constitution
First President
Second Term

ABRAHAM LINCOLN:

Learning Politics and Law
In Congress and Out
Debating Douglas
Becoming President
Civil War Begins
Proclaiming Emancipation
War by Conscription
Getting Re-elected
Victory and Death

How Lincoln Could Have Prevented Civil War
Lincoln Bibliography
Lincoln Chronology

Movie Mirrors Index
Movie Mirrors Introduction
Movie Mirrors Guide 1930s
Movie Mirrors Index by Year with ratings:
1913-1926 1927-1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

Sanderson Beck’s List of the 3,120 Greatest Movies of All Time
Sanderson Beck’s List of the 3,120 Greatest Movies in Alphabetical Order

 

Alphabetical INDEX to Link Topics
in the Literary Works of Sanderson Beck:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

WISDOM BIBLE

WISDOM CLASSICS OF CHINA AND INDIA

English versions by Sanderson Beck

WISDOM CLASSICS OF CHINA AND INDIA Contents
WISDOM BIBLE Introduction

DAO DE JING (WAY POWER BOOK) by Lao-zi

DA XUE (HIGHER EDUCATION) by Confucius
ZHONG-YONG (CENTER OF HARMONY) by Zi-si

UPANISHADS Introduction
KENA UPANISHAD
KATHA UPANISHAD
ISHA UPANISHAD
MUNDAKA UPANISHAD
PRASHNA UPANISHAD
MANDUKYA UPANISHAD
SHVETASHVATARA UPANISHAD

BHAGAVAD-GITA (THE LORD'S SONG)
YOGA SUTRAS (UNION THREADS) by Patanjali

BUDDHA'S FIRST SERMON
DHAMMAPADA (PATH OF TRUTH)

WISDOM CLASSICS OF GREECE, MIDEAST, AND ROME

Translated by Sanderson Beck

WISDOM OF GREECE, ISRAEL, ROME Contents

Introduction to Socrates and Plato
ALCIBIADES by Plato
APOLOGIA SOKRATOUS (DEFENSE OF SOCRATES) by Plato
CRITO by Plato
PHAEDO by Plato
Ethical Writings of Epicurus

WISDOM OF SOLOMON

MANUAL OF EPICTETUS (EPICTETOU ENCHEIRIDION) by Arrian

THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (PHILOSOPHIAE CONSOLATIO)
by Boethius

Book I Philosophy's Diagnosis
Book II Fortune and Happiness
Book III Philosophy and Happiness
Book IV Good and Bad
Book V Freedom and Omniscience

THE GOOD MESSAGE OF JESUS THE CHRIST

Contents
Introduction
Harmony 1
Synthesis 1
Interpretation 1
Index to Gospel Passages

 Qur'an Selections

Alphabetical INDEX to Link Topics in the WISDOM BIBLE

You are welcome to explore the writings of Sanderson Beck. If you are interested in distributing or producing any of them, please contact me. Any comments or suggestions you may have are welcome. Thank you for visiting this website, and God bless you!

Sanderson Beck * san@beck.org

Sanderson Beck was born March 5, 1947 in Los Angeles. He earned a B.A. in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967, an M.A. in Religious Studies from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1971, Ph.D. candidacy in the Philosophy of Education from U.C.L.A. in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the World University in 1980. He was a Conscientious Objector during the Vietnam War. In 1982 he formulated World Peace Movement Principles, Purposes, and Methods, and in 1987 he traveled to 47 states and met with more than 600 peace groups to promote peace and disarmament (Peace Tour Journal 1987). He has been arrested more than fifty times for nonviolently protesting nuclear weapons and military intervention and in 1989 was imprisoned for six months. Sanderson taught Philosophy and many other subjects at the World University in Ojai 1976-87 and 1992-2000. On September 1, 2001 World Peace Communications was incorporated as a nonprofit organization for educational, literary, and charitable purposes. Sanderson's versions of the Wisdom Classics were published as the WISDOM BIBLE in 2002. Sanderson published the Nonviolent Action Handbook and GUIDES TO PEACE AND JUSTICE in 2003. He became an official candidate for President of the United States in December 2002, and in May 2003 he endorsed Dennis Kucinich. The first six volumes of the ETHICS OF CIVILIZATION were published by 2005, and five more volumes were published by 2009. GUIDES TO PEACE AND JUSTICE was expanded and came out as the two-volume HISTORY OF PEACE in July 2005, followed by The Art of Gentle Living in September, BEST FOR ALL: How We Can Save the World in November, and Confucius and Socrates in 2006. In July 2008 Beck published The Good Message of Jesus the Christ, Peace or Bust, 4 Screenplays, Socrates Plays, and George Washington. Abraham Lincoln was published in December 2008. On December 8, 2010 Beck put up Progressive Democracy as his recommended policies for the 2012 Presidential campaign.

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