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Religious zealotry is the single greatest barrier to building a new Spiritual Paradigm, and interfaith unity is humanity’s primary collective challenge.


Background Information

Laura George is a Virginia-based author, attorney, artist, teacher, and spiritual seeker who founded and directs The Oracle Institute, a 501(c)(3) educational charity whose mission is to assist humanity in making the difficult shift into a new Spiritual Paradigm. Oracle has established a publishing house, an adult school, an informative website, and a newsletter.

Laura grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her father was a Naval officer and Director of the Arms Control Agency; her mother was a special-education teacher. Raised Catholic, Laura began questioning her birth religion at an early age and, as a young adult, embarked on a study of the world’s religions in an attempt to find the “Truth.” Today, her search continues.
 
In 1983, Laura graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. In 1986, she graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law. Thereafter, Laura practiced law, working for Venable in McLean, VA, for Reynolds Metals Company in Richmond, VA, and then running her own law practice while raising her three children.
 
Following a divorce in 1994, Laura moved with her children to a farm in Leesburg Virginia to concentrate on more ethereal interests. She painted and exhibited her art, she wrote several plays and feature-length screenplays, and she performed with the George Mason University Ensemble Program, at Le Neon Theater, and in several commercial and Hollywood film productions.
 
By the start of the New Millennium, Laura was working intensely to find answers to the spiritual questions that had haunted her since childhood. The events of September 11, 2001, ignited a deep spiritual awakening in Laura and prompted her to leave the law for good. Since then, Laura has been keenly focused on the polarization between the world-wide resurgence of religious fanaticism and the prophesied New Age of Enlightenment.
 
In 2004, Laura founded The Oracle Institute with a group of like-minded souls, and she began to compose the Institute’s award-winning foundational trilogy on Truth, Love, and Light:
 
     The Truth: About the Five Primary Religions (1st Ed. 2006; 2nd Ed. 2010);
     The Love: Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm (2010);
     The Light: And the New Human (due 2014).
 
Accomplishments

The Truth: About the Five Primary Religions was awarded a Bronze Medal in the Religion category from the Independent Publishers Association, and the book has been endorsed by Bishop John Shelby Spong and Dead Sea Scroll scholar Robert Eisenman, Ph.D.

The Love: Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm features endorsements and contributions from Nobel Peace Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners and New York Times best-selling authors, including: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Aung San Suu Kyi; Stephen Dunn, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, David Suzuki, Ph.D., Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry, Andrew Cohen, Barbara Hand Clow, Falco from the Federation of Damanhur, Henry Reed, Ph.D., Tau Malachi, Pastor Brian McLaren, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Ph.D., and Maxine Hong Kingston.

Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light, by Oracle Press author Valerie Tarico, Ph.D., was awarded a Silver Medal in the Religion category from the Independent Publishers Association, and the book has been endorsed by Margaret Starbird, Mickey Weinstein, Paul Constant, and Ken Himma, Ph.D.

Additional Information

Currently, Laura is busy writing the third installment of the award-winning Oracle Institute trilogy: The Light: And the New Human. And Oracle Press is preparing to release its first children’s book, Deas and Other Imaginings: Ten Spiritual Folktales for Children, by psychologist Valerie Tarico, Ph.D. In addition, Laura is directing the establishment of a permanent school for spiritual studies at a stunning site in the Appalachian Mountains along the New River, the oldest river in our nation. The “Peace Pentagon” will be built in the shape of a pentagram to represent humanity’s potential to reach enlightenment. Oracle’s sacred space will contribute to efforts already underway to make the New River valley – the “Valley of Light” – a sustainable economic region. Laura is available for public appearances.

Contact Information
The Oracle Institute Press
1990 Battlefield Drive 
Independence VA 24348   U.S.A.
Contact Author: Laura M. George
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The Oracle Institute website
The Oracle Institute serves as an Advocate for Enlightenment and a Vanguard for Spiritual Evolution. Our icon is the Pentacle, which represents spiritual unity among the five primary religions (Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam).

The Oracle Institute Press Books
Please visit our on-line bookstore for award-winning books on Truth, Love, and Light – the key concepts which will help humanity build the next Spiritual Paradigm.

The Oracle Institute Interfaith Center in Independence, Virginia
Please visit our website to learn more about our “Peace Pentagon” project – an interfaith and social justice center in Independence, Virginia.

The Oracle Institute – Rutherford Institute First Amendment Lawsuit
Christian Evangelical churches and the Grayson County Board of Supervisors have blocked our permit to build the Peace Pentagon. Currently, Grayson County is home to Christian churches only. Learn more about our pending lawsuit and get involved!




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