VividLife’s Ed and Deb Shapiro welcome Marianne Williamson, a spiritual activist, author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance to discuss her new project Sister Giant, the coming together of consciousness and politics
“Our challenge is to not look away, but rather to transform the field; to create a new political conversation, our own conversation, out of which we can speak our truth our way. This will be an act of magnificent social artistry, and a special weekend event in Los Angeles on Nov. 10-11 called SISTER GIANT: Women, Non-Violence and Birthing a New American Politics will contribute to the cause. See www.sistergiant.com for more information.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson is a spiritual activist, author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a United States Department of Peace. She is also the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. She has published ten books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers.
Her book, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, was published in January 2008 and spent five weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her latest book, published in November 2010, is called A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, The Howard Stern Show and Politically Incorrect.
A teacher in the Unity Church, Williamson’s philosophy adopts a New Thought approach to spirituality. She tries to incorporate ideals originally established in Christianity and Judaismwith a new-age light, using statements such as “You’ve committed no sins, just mistakes.” She also promotes tenets of Zen Buddhism such as the belief that one must empty his or her mind through enlightenment to truly find God.
She gained early attention discussing A Course in Miracles with Oprah Winfrey. She credits her claimed insight to Oprah Winfrey, who invited Williamson to The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss her first book A Return to Love. She also hosts a weekly radio show at ‘Hay House Radio’.