Sunday, September 27, 2009

In Death We Do Not Part

While in their twenties Marshall Kent and his wife Gail had a spiritual experience that changed their lives. Subsequently for forty years they studied and practiced various spiritual systems which became their core philosophical structure. Marshall presented workshops for the Rosicrucians, the Theosophists and Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), a group dedicated to the study of Edgar Cayce. His favorite subject was problem solving using the spiritual laws.

Five years after his wife passed away he was surprised to find her communicating extensively with him as he was writing a book about grieving. It was hard to believe at first but it soon became apparent that she wanted to write the book with him and expand the subject to include insights gained from her perspective on the other side of death. He published their book, In Death We Do Not Part. Doing presentations of what she has written is now his favorite subject.

He began his career as a contractor and building designer, building what he designed. Fifteen years later he sold his business and became involved in sustainable timber harvesting, served on the Bay Area Air Quality Maintenance District and the Board of PSI a non-profit agency for
the training and employment of mentally handicapped adults.

CROSSING LINES: Dialogue as entry to relationship and change

Lionel “Len” Traubman has for 25 years published on war and peace from personal experience with Soviets and Americans, Armenians and Azerbaijanis, and Jews and Palestinians. With his wife, Libby, he co-founded the 17-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue, preparing for its 207th meeting. He co-produced two documentary films: DIALOGUE AT WASHINGTON HIGH, and PEACEMAKERS: Palestinians & Jews Together at Camp. After 35 years practicing Dentistry for Children in San Francisco and holding positions of leadership in dental organizations, he received the 1998 Distinguished Alumnus Award of the University of California School of Dentistry for whom he gave the school’s 2006 Commencement Address on individual responsibility for transforming enemies into partners at home and globally.

We experienced an authentic Dialogue with it’s new quality of listening-to-learn, for a new spirit in our daily lives and globally.