Novel One - Phoenix Rising
Dr John WorldPeace JD
The WorldPeace Advocacy - Prologue
The WorldPeace Advocacy Novel
One - Phoenix Rising
The WorldPeace Advocacy Novel
Two - Paris 2009
are actually one novel that introduces the primary characters
and lays the
foundation for a evolving series of political suspense novels.
The main character in the novels, John WorldPeace, has a factual
the Autobiography 1948-2007 of the author, whose legal name
since 1988 has been
John WorldPeace, and a Prison Journal 2008 when the author
was a political prisioner
of the United States of America and earned his bona fides
as a real life Peace Activist.
John WorldPeace All Rights Reserved
WORLDPEACE ADVOCACY – NOVEL ONE
I woke up about
0600 and Cathy was standing by the bed with my coffee and
a rich chocolate brownie.
my sleep pattern down pretty good,” I said.
“Did you sleep,”
“Some in the
chair. My mind is still racing. It will not turn off,”
“Do you want
to see if they will let us out of here now. I don’t
need to see the doctor,” I said.
will be here in an hour and we are already checked out,”
she said sipping her coffee.
“You are something
else my love; something else.”
“John, I want
to ask you something.”
“Who do you
think you are? I mean do you think you are the messiah or
“No. I am
an advocate for WorldPeace. I don’t do miracles, healings
or speak in tongues. I am just a regular guy with a WorldPeace
agenda. I work hard but I am not a miraculous person; just
enigmatic because I have had a global agenda that I have worked
very hard at all my life.”
“I think you
are more than that,” she said.
will tell what I accomplish and that will define me. Things
change. Things happen. But for now, I am just a man who had
a vision and continues to try to make it a reality,”
Christians, I believe when and if Jesus returns, no one will
recognize him. Whoever the people think is the messiah wont
be the messiah. That is all I can tell you. That is what I
“Who do you
think I am?” I asked her.
I don’t spend much time contemplating those messiah
related things. But if I have a revelation then I will tell
you or you can tell me specifically what you want to know.”
“I think I
have a destiny, a big role to play in the world human socieity,
but it is not clear to me at this time,” she said.
“I did not
understand my role until 1988 when I changed my name to John
WorldPeace. I thought I might become a televangelist. So you
are still you until you have a clear vision or dream of who
you will be. All I do is operate day to day and keep myself
alert to what is happening to me. I really don’t want
to guess and put anything into your mind. If you have a dream
or vision just share it with me and I will give you my opinion.”
“I think Kay
is an angel,” I said. “She is not grounded and
is always doing good. She left me to try to learn about being
human. That is what I think about her.”
“I think you
are too grounded to be an angel,” I said. “I just
don’t know. People are called to this metaphysical work
in a lot of ways and at different ages. Moses was eighty.
I just feel that I am on the path to your future. In other
words, being with me will help you see your destiny. And it
may now be the WorldPeace Advocacy.”
“I see. And
that makes sense to me,” she said taking another sip
ever been around psychics,” I asked.
ones that the group has talked to about you,” she said.
time have you spent reading religious scripts or metaphysical
really,” she said.
time have you spent in meditation.”
metaphysical world, the connection between heaven and earth
is not an exact or seamless. Sensitive people can get a clear
perception from the other side but most of the time they don’t.
And sometimes you think you have a clear message and you don’t.
St Francis is a good example.”
“He saw a vision
of weapons and banners of war inside a castle and he thought
he was going to lead an army of soldiers to glory and fame
but it really meant he would make and lead an army of friars.”
shot,” I said. “I had a dream, a vision of it.
And it happened but not exactly as I dreamed but the big issues
were there. I got shot and I did not die and no one else got
hurt. But you see that dream may have never become reality.
Or it could have happened three years from now. Time doesn’t
really exist in heaven; where there is only now. All times,
past, present and future are merged into the now. So it is
very hard to pin down time in a vision or dream.”
I think that the variables in time and space shift and it’s
like the air opening in the clouds. You can see the blue sky.
But five minutes later the clouds close back up and that clear
path is gone. You see there are all these human beings and
spiritual beings and unincarnate beings if you will. Those
watching from heaven are much more numerous than those who
are incarnate; maybe the same as between football players
and the crowd watching them. I think most spirits do not want
to incarnate because it is too hard to exist in the earth
reality. So they watch.”
“I feel you
are very grounded in this reality Cathy probably because you
incarnate down here a lot; maybe hoping to connect with me.
So you know how it works down here and you are therefore grounded
and comfortable in this reality. Some psychics just can’t
hold a job; the same for artist. They are not grounded. They
can’t figure out why things don’t work on earth
the way they do in heaven. And they get confused and frustrated.”
“You are good
at what you do because you have trained all your life for
it. I have spent seventy-five percent of my life looking at
is that I am always aware of the dual realities of heaven
and earth both of which I am always conscious of.”
“If you want
to look at all these things I can help you. Maybe that is
why you have connected with me. Who knows? You really never
know I think until your life is over and you die and then
your expanded consciousness in the spiritual world lets you
see what was really going on.”
a path in life is never straight. It is very crooked because
the earth/heaven reality is always shifting because human
and spiritual beings are always messing with it for their
the spiritual world is made out of tissue paper and the earth
made out of rock. That is how it is. And remember too in this
dimension you have limited hearing, sight, taste and so on.
In the spiritual world, all those things are expanded. You
have limited senses on earth so you can focus. The background
noise is reduced because the human brain cannot process that
expanded consciousness of heaven. It is like having a thousand
televisions on at the same time. Your earth brain can only
process one channel at a time.”
“And I repeat
there is bleed through between the two realities. There is
no brick wall between them. That is why sometimes we see ghosts.
The barrier is thin and we see into that other dimension and
the ones on the other side see us.”
know so much about these things,” she said. “I
had no idea it was so dynamic. Again I am in awe of what you
know and have experienced.”
I have said is just a metaphor. It is just a way of explaining
and communicating something that the human consciousness simply
can’t comprehend. I have just developed a complex metaphor
that makes sense to me. And Cathy I have several metaphors
for the same things. And these metaphors are not the same.”
a lot more I have not told you,” I said. “The
realm of God is infinite. The universe is finite but it is
definitely expanding into something. A void. What is there
beyond the edge of the universe? I think more universes; infinite
dimensions and realities. We are just tuned into this station,
this reality; for about eighty years. We are always blocking
all the rest of God’s realm out.”
our own reality,” I said.
to earth. We have taken a little mental excursion into the
realm of infinite possibilities. But back on earth we have
a meeting in about eight hours and so we continue this earth
game in which we are engaged.”
“John in some
ways all this spiritual metaphysical stuff is scary,”
“How is that?”
know,” she said.
“It is scary
when you realize there are no walls, no edge, no foundation
outside the physical universe. And there is a fear of nothing
to hang onto. A fear of getting lost in space if you will.”
this, at least for now, you are tied to this reality. And
when you leave there will others to help you in those dimensions
as well. As Jesus said, ‘My father’s house has
many mansions’. Actually many dimensions, many realities.”
“John, I feel
like the things I have worked to know are limitless and overwhelming
and I am fearful of looking into the vastness of God’s
totality,” she said.
“Hey you get
used to it after you live with the concept for a while. Yes
we are all in free fall together,” I grinned. “Don’t
worry. I’ve got you babe.”
“John, I am
a very smart person by society’s standards. I know a
lot about physics and engineering and sociology and law and
all kinds of things about how things work in the physical
universe and how to function at a high level in society. And
virtually everyone would say I am a successful person.”
I don’t understand the core issue. ‘What is life?
I am in Jeremy’s group because it is a group that I
see now has been looking for the great spiritual teacher to
teach us about things that are available and within our easy
have spent your whole life it seems asking that one core questions,
‘What is life?’”
I said. “I started asking that question when I was eight.
I determined that I had to understand the point of life first
and then I would adjust to life in society and on this planet.
In reality, I lived life, went to school, got married, and
had children, started businesses but that core question about
life never left me. I never stopped reading, researching,
thinking and meditating on that one question,” I said.
“I found very
quickly that religion was a snow job. It was too simple a
model and most irritating for me was being told ‘God
only knows’ or ‘don’t question that’.
Life and living make sense. I just felt I had to find a philosophy
that made sense. And what I found was that I had to explore
the unconventional wisdom to get a perspective. I had to study
all religions. I had to study metaphysics.”
that so many human beings with an infinite amount of individual
uniqueness had written and passed on the bits and pieces they
had learned. It was in biographies and autobiographies as
well as the average person. I was absolutely sure the answers
were available. And in time, I found that they were.”
before the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1945 there was a
myth that people in Jesus’ day did not write things
down. That now has proven to be false. There was all kinds
of commentary on the Jewish religion and manipulation of text
from generation to generation . The Catholic Church created
that myth. They canonized the present Bible by making a few
adjustments to the Old Testament of the Jews and putting together
the New Testament about 400 CE and then they tried to destroy
everything that was not in their official canon; the same
thing the Jesuits did when they got to America. They destroyed
all the records of the Aztec, Incas and Mayans. Bastards and
enemies of the world human society is what they were.“
goes far back into history and comes forward as recent as
the Nazis in Germany and the Chinese in Tibet. When you are
building a new empire or religion, you torch the old and in
a hundred years or so, the familiarity with the old ways is
“So yes that
information about life is out there and I pursued it. I found
a little bit of truth in a lot of places; Buddhism. Hinduism,
palm reading, channeling, meditation, monks and ascetics all
over the world going back millennia and I have found that
religions evolve. And you are right. It is time for a new
religious drama; or spiritual drama. It is time for a new
teacher, advocate, or counselor to move humans into a more
are conditioned by the conventional wisdom to stay away from
non-conventional information. And that is where all the bits
and pieces of non-corporate truth are located.”
you have done well because you have received A’s on
everything your teacher taught you. You proved yourself to
be a conservative don’t rock the boat person by doing
exactly what the teacher said. The best law firms, accounting
firms, engineering firms seek out the ‘A’ students
because they don’t get in trouble thinking outside the
someone like me to come along and be the heretic and say ‘the
king has no clothes’ and I am not buying into something
that makes no sense. “
“So yes, I
have sixty years searching for the answers to the questions
‘What is life?’ and ‘Who is God’.
And I have a philosophy that makes sense to me. And one that
has been modified and adjusted based on challenges to it by
others. And now I am about to publish it.”
student is ready, the teacher will appear. I am one teacher.
I have a message and it is founded on WorldPeace; the hub
from which religion, politics and the law extend. In talking
about WorldPeace, I start talking about life, God, the spiritual
dimension and the incarnation of immortal souls into mortal
see that almost everything I have written is collateral to
the ‘What is life?’ question. One closely related
question, ‘How do we manifests peace on earth?’.
‘What is life?’ is philosophical. WorldPeace is
more tangible even if considered impossible. But answer the
greater question of ‘What is life?’ and you have
found a lot of truth related to increasing the peace in the
world human society,” I said.
“John I have
been associated with Jeremy and his friends for a decade but
I just found out from you what I, what we, have been looking
for; not a messiah but the answer to the question ‘What
is life?’, she said. “I guess we have been looking
for an avatar to come and answer that question.”
“And you John
are going to open up that discussion worldwide and begin to
teach. I see now. I understand. It all begins to make sense
now and you are scaring people like the guy who shot you yesterday;
and the judges who imprisoned you, and all those who say WorldPeace
is an impossible dream.”
“And I see
why you were so calm today; because it all makes sense to
you. You know exactly where you stand in relationship to everything
else in the universe.”
I think you’ve got it,” I said with a smile. “Life
is but a dream. Ask and receive, seek and find, knock and
enter; the real message of Jesus. We control our dream. It
is so very obvious, so very hidden,” I said.
“Oh my God,
John,” she exclaimed. “Oh my God.”
She started to cry
and I put my arms around her. She looked deep into my eyes
and I saw the universe unfolding in hers.
We left the hospital
at 0745 and went home to the apartment. We made blissful love
and both of us fell asleep. The meeting was set for 1400.
The Royal Tiger is a very upscale and very expensive restaurant.
Harold Nusbaum was paying the tab.
We got up about
noon and Cathy made some coffee and also warmed some cinnamon
rolls. We showered and dressed taking our time chatting about
frivolous things. I was surprised that Francois had not dropped
in but I can never predict much of anything about Francois.
About 1315 we left
for the restaurant. Cathy had called everyone and they were
all going to be there. We arrived at 1345. Harold and Francois
were there. John and Myle and Kay were only a few minutes
away. I had the feeling that Francois had been busy in the
last twenty-four hours.
Francois came in
and immediately walked over to me and hugged me and kissed
me deeply. Cathy shook hands with Harold as did I.
may go down as one of the most exciting days of my life,”
“I hope it
is not one I will repeat,” I said, “but who knows
it may be the best and worst day of my life if you and I have
a meeting of the minds and the books are as successful as
you think it will be.”
be a success, John. My dad and I are both absolutely certain
Just then Marshall,
Myle and Kay walked in. Kay looked calm and rested. I was
surprised. But Kay had been on her own for two years. There
is not doubt she had become a lot stronger.
Harold invited us
all to sit down at a large round table. He had ordered some
wine and hors d’oeuvres. We were seated, Harold, Francois,
me, Cathy, Marshall and Myle and Kay. After everyone had a
glass of wine, Harold offered a toast to my continued good
health and to the success of the WorldPeace Advocacy and most
especially to the publication of my books.
“I am really
glad that everyone came today. John said yesterday that all
of you made up his inner circle of closest friends and family
advisors. He says there is no one else really who he would
share or discuss these matters with.”
you lay out your thoughts about how this book deal should
go,” Harold asked.
for the toast Harold. I have never been involved in a book
deal so I recognize that I am out of my depth. My intent was
to deal with Harper Collins one on one until I had some sort
of offer on the table. Then I was going to find a lawyer or
agent to look over the deal. My number one concern is that
the books not be allowed to go out of print and secondly how
the foreign markets will be handled. I knew the books could
become a cult icon and the sales could go on forever. My hope
is that I could spend the rest of my life selling the books
through traveling and at the same time promoting WorldPeace.
I wanted it to be the foundation of my mission to make some
kind of permanent increase in the level of peace in the world
“I have come
to feel that the epic that I have written will consist of
an unlimited number of volumes. I will write two or three
novels a year for the rest of my life. The first volume, which
may be two books, will be my autobiography covering the years
1948 to 2007. The second autobiographical volume will be my
prison journal for 2008. Each subsequent volume will be a
novel and will be about four hundred and twenty-five pages
in length. The foundation story line will always be about
WorldPeace with all kinds of secondary story lines about increasing
will be good as just a novel even without the WorldPeace propaganda.
In addition, each year or two, there will be a supplement
to the autobiography relating all the things that happened
regarding peace since the last supplement was published. I
intend to keep a journal as the year progresses and from those
notes I will write the supplemental autobiography. On the
other hand, I may not keep any notes at all and just write
the supplement based on what I remember. That way only the
really important things would be in the autobiography. I have
just not made a decision about how I will proceed at this
be other shorter books like my interpretation of the sacred
texts of the world’s major religions; and a Book of
Peace and a book about the reality of the judicial system
and one about Jesus.”
I have the 1948-2007 autobiography, my prison journal, and
two novels completed. And what is important is that I know
how the rest of the novels are going to unfold. I have not
thought about the exact story lines. Those will be based on
what is happening in the news. But I know how each novel will
be constructed. That is pretty clear in my mind.”
“What is important
to the publisher is how to make the most money marketing the
books. And that comes down to timing and how often these books
will be published. I don’t think the sales would be
as great if all the volumes that I have written to date were
published up front. Things change and the subsequent books
should become more refined as my writing skills further develop
and the WorldPeace Advocacy becomes more dynamic.”
that my interpretations of the sacred text and the Book of
Peace for certain will be published in updated editions. As
I continue to view and experience the world human society,
I believe that I will need to make some minor changes in my
original publications; sort of like a college textbook.”
things that the publisher has to deal with. Mr. Nusbaum is
involved principally to make sure I get the absolute maximum
income from the books and that he consequently makes as much
money as he can.”
Advocacy novels will probably have several movie spin offs
and all kinds of jewelry and other peace stuff associated
with peace and WorldPeace as well; movie related sales of
paraphernalia representing the movie.”
“A big part
of the money will go into my web design business to create
jobs around the world. Essentially, I will show minimal profit
no matter how great the sales because everything will be invested
into marketing and jobs and growing this endeavor.”
“That is the
broad brush picture I see.”
John,” Harold said. “You understand the nature
of my job to market the book to a publisher.”
“Let me say
this to everyone about Mr. Nusbaum,” I said. “I
haven’t known him but for one day. But I know that before
there was any news hype, before I even showed up on the radar,
he sought me out. And I am impressed with that. I have a strong
faith in God and when someone pops up like Mr. Nusbaum has,
I pay attention and I give them a priority. And this is also
important; he was there when all this really went to a new
level. I was thinking the WorldPeace Advocacy really began
with a bang,” I smiled.
that bang happened, all the people at this table were there.
I don’t think that was coincidence. And it does not
mean that I am going to roll over and let Mr. Nusbaum take
advantage of me,” I said with a smile.
is unfolding and the people at this table were chosen to be
a part of the core of this WorldPeace Advocacy. In prison,
in 2008, a bright line was drawn in my life such that the
important people would come forward into my future and those
who were against me would be carved out of my life and that
includes three of my children. I want to say that under no
circumstances should my children, other than Marshall, be
informed of anything that involves me and I don’t want
to even hear their names; or the names of their children for
now. None of them exist in my world. The reasons are in my
“I want everyone
here to feel free to talk to everyone else at any time. I
want you to express your opinions on any future decisions
to be made. But I also want you to know that the buck stops
with me. I make the final decision for now. At this very early
stage, when nothing exists with regards to my books and me
and not a penny has changed hands, my son Marshall is the
heir apparent to whatever is created. I am not the messiah
so I am not immortal and one day all I have created must be
passed on to another administrator. For now that person is
“Also, I am
very loyal and I believe in dancing with those who brought
you. At the same time, I encourage debate and dissent but
I will not tolerate treacherous acts. Working against the
WorldPeace Advocacy and this group will see your very special
status terminated immediately; totally, completely and permanently.”
and Myle are from my past. Kay and I can’t be married
but I absolutely trust and love her. Harold, Cathy and Francois
are my new associates; friends since April 2009. The WorldPeace
Advocacy is an evolving mission. Everything changes constantly
so ongoing adjustments must be made.”
Advocacy is my life and it will occupy me eighteen hours a
day seven days a week if not more. Even in my sleep, I will
be working. I do not expect that level of engagement from
anyone but myself. But any time of the day or night, my door,
cell phone, email, IM is open to you. Before Mr. Nusbaum has
even said a word, I am going to let him run with the ball.
We will see where he goes. But that does not mean he and I
are married or on the same north bound train. We are going
to be friends but he is my moneyman. Our relationship is presently
founded on mutual economic interests. And you who know me,
know that I am not going to try to squeeze every penny out
of this endeavor. Money gives me status and power to promote
the WorldPeace Advocacy. As far as me personally, at the moment,
I have all I need to be happy.”
it is,” Isaid.
is in the driver’s seat in regards to marketing the
book to Harper Collins because he is the experienced professional
and he was there when the starting gun was fired,” I
smiled. “Now Harold, you know that this does not mean
you can begin to negotiate for me before we have a contract
thank you, John,” he replied.
“When my youngest
son David tried to destroy our web design business in January
2007,” I said, “I determined that all the people
I worked with in the future would be top drawer true believers.
That is what I believe all of you to be. The people at the
top of this endeavor will have to meet that best of the best
true believer standard. I am out to change the world for the
better and I must have people who believe in the cause working
Kay spoke up, “I
would like to say that it takes my breath away to be talking
about a billion dollars. I was with John when he was writing
the Book of Peace and when we submitted it to Harper and got
a positive response initially. Then we meditated and saw some
other things and now all those things are happening. Those
things we saw did not manifest then but seem to be happening
now. I know if anyone can change the world, it is John. I
little group has been looking for someone to take center stage
in the world,” said Francois. “not a messiah but
someone. Some of the people have been functioning for over
twenty years on this belief. Now all of a sudden it looks
like you may be the one and things are moving very fast. The
coincidences are incredible. And this seems like a snowball
going downhill gathering speed and significance.”
“We are ready
for you John and all the people in our group are ready to
go into action. We have significant contacts all over the
world. We have done a lot of research John. We have delved
extensively into your past and you seem like the real deal.
Sure you have had your problems but we feel they are the problems
of a visionary and the problems of manifesting a global dream
Francois,” I said.
Marshall then said,
“I have seen people attack my dad all his life but nothing
has ever gotten him down. He always finds his way out of the
maze. I am just now realizing he has spent his life moving
toward this goal. Things that have looked chaotic from the
outside now all make sense to me. Dad wasn’t bothered
because he always knew exactly where he was going. I see that
now and I am in a mild state of shock. He has prepared himself
and now this group has come together over night. And it had
a dramatic beginning of sorts yesterday and we were all there.
And it is the kind of thing that if it had happened to any
of us we would be in shock. But here dad is like yesterday
was just another day at the office.”
“And it is
not an act,” said Kay. “I saw John have a near
fatal heart attack the same way one of us might deal with
a cold. He refused the bypass and he healed himself. His faith
in God healed him. But it did not slow him down mentally.
Sure he slowed down physically because he had lost twenty
percent of his heart. So the way he recovered from yesterday
is no act. It is the way he is. He is fearless and he scared
me to death. I can’t imagine anyone with more faith.”
“If John says
the book is going to fly, I think at this point, we should
all be true believers. I am glad to be a part of this. I can’t
be married to John but I think I can work with him on this.
I can contribute and I will to whatever degree I can.”
Kay,” I said.
After a moment of
silence, Harold said, “Why don’t we order our
food before we get down to business.”
There was idle chatting about insignificant things until our
food came and we finished eating. Then Harold began to speak.
gentlemen, what I would like to discuss is not the mechanics
and nuances of a book contract. I believe we are looking at
more than a billion dollars in global sales. This book project
is so unique. The contract is going to be one of a kind. So
lets put that aside. What I want to know is what we are dealing
No one really grasped
the question because they were not used to dealing with literary
economics and genre so no one spoke.
“What do you
think, Harold?” I asked.
“John, I truly
don’t know,” he responded.
“I have not
gone over what I am about to say with anyone because it is
about the philosophy of the books as opposed to the story
“Let me quickly
say again, this project consists of an autobiography including
a prison journal of John’s first sixty years. Then it
branches off into futuristic novels and supplements to the
“So the average
person reads this epic novel of many volumes as just a collection
of parables; stories. Jesus taught in parables to the average
man; parables that taught a lesson. John has accomplished
this same kind of teaching.
“So we are
looking at an autobiography with updates and an endless string
of novels in a unique WorldPeace genre that John has created.”
No one responded.
“John, I had
not thought about the essays that you will write. You have
not just a marketing plan for your books but you have a marketing
plan for the WorldPeace Advocacy.”
“Yes and here
is something unique and interesting about the project,”
autobiography will read like a novel and people are going
to be shaken if you will when they keep remembering that this
really happened and these are real people and events,”
“My, my, I
never thought about that,” said Harold.
“Well no one
will until they read the final edited version,” I said.
novels are going to seamlessly interface with the autobiography
as of January 2009, and there will be a lot of true facts
in the novels’ some repeated from the autobiography.
So people are going to get in sync with the autobiography
being factual, then they are going to at first think the novel
is factual; or the autobiography is fictional. They are going
to have to deal with the shift. They will have to stop and
say to themselves, ‘this is a novel and it is fiction
that I am now reading’.”
what? I come out with a supplement to the autobiography which
will shift everyone back to factual events and real people
in my life. And of course they will try to see if any of the
fictional characters match up with the real people in my life.”
“So the bottom
line,” I continued, “is that over time, in the
readers’ minds, they are not going to correctly separate
fact from fiction. And I can see arguments over events and
characters in the books that are going to send people to their
copies of my books to look it up.”
is going to be a lot of discussions and controversy over time
and this will keep the interest in the books alive.”
“And I think
these books will be part of college classes, maybe taught
by me at first or even at seminars. But I feel certain that
the books will be part of the political science, religion
and law school curriculums.”
“Oh my goodness,
John,” said Harold, “I never thought about that
I have been constantly amazed at the depth of John’s
thought processes.” said Francois. “He has thoroughly
considered all aspects of the WorldPeace Advocacy. I am almost
daily astounded with his abilities to tie the most mundane
things to global philosophies and realities. He mixes the
intellectual, practical and spiritual with ease. What you
are seeing here is just one example of how his mind works.”
Then Kay said, “John
would always drive me nuts because I would ask what I thought
was a simple question and he would ask if I really wanted
to know the answer because he would have to lay a foundation
of other related facts before he answered. But every time
I listened, I found that his seemingly incoherent decisions
were very much thought out and made complete sense; even if
I did not agree with them.”
I spoke up, “It
is like the kid who did not want to ask his father to help
him with his homework because he did not want to know that
much about the subject.”
novel is going to be a subtle prediction of the future and
to a larger degree a suggested direction for global and even
local problems related to increasing the peace. I believe
there is not a greater level of peace currently in the world
because there is no one teaching peace; suggesting to people
how to increase the peace in their lives or the world. If
something I say turns out to be prophetic, then that will
further increase the sales of my books. But let me say that
it is not my intention to become a prophet. I am just going
to write what comes into my mind with no intention of being
known as a psychic,” I said. “I will be trying
to write best sellers.”
wrote one thousand quatrains, most of which are meaningless.
But there are some that seem to be right on and intriguing.
My book is about a practical approach to peace and not really
about abstract theories regarding peace. My books will project
and predict some things beyond the next forty years.”
“So with a
little luck, this will be another source of boosting sales.
You can’t write thousands and thousands of pages about
the future and not hit the mark on some things that actually
happen in the future. People will remember what came true
and ignore how many things I said and wrote that never happened.”
“I know that
I am a psychic. Look at my paintings. Where do you think those
images originate? I have always been intuitive. But I never
wanted to be known as a fortune teller giving advice on questions
about jobs and cars and love interests. Therefore, I, for
the most part, refused to give psychic readings.”
“What I determined
to do was to use my psychic abilities to channel information
that would apply to and be uplifting to the world human society
and hopefully increase the peace; things that would uplift
humanity now and in the future. In truth, the novels are channeled”.
“I begin writing
and then I take a break at the end of a section and then I
am given the next section. I see these sections pretty clearly.
I think about them for a bit and then I begin to write again;
sort of like my poems except the poems are condensed. I feel
the inspiration, take out a piece of paper and write, usually
less than thirty lines, close up my note pad and five minutes
later I can’t tell you what I wrote. As an aside, I
can’t seem to write poems on a computer. I need to do
it on paper with a fountain pen. That is interesting to me.”
art, I will usually see the painting in a dream or vision
and then begin to draw them. I draw an hour then meditate
by looking at the canvas for an hour. I do this until I finish
drawing; which may take months.”
I then apply the
color the same way. I paint. Then I look at how the images
and colors are emerging and integrating and then I adjust
and begin to draw some more detail or paint again. So I have
had a lifetime of learning how to flow with this metaphysical
Eric Hoffer, who
I find very much in sync with my mindset says, ‘That
which is unique and worthwhile makes itself felt only in flashes.
If we do not know how to catch and savor these flashes, we
are without growth and without exhilaration.’
“I have learned
how to catch or ride on creativity and inspiration. And it
really applies to my entire life and most especially to all
aspects of the WorldPeace Advocacy; which has developed the
same as any poem or painting except over a much longer time
“So the point
is, I think the books will have a significant psychic element
that in some cases will boost sales twenty years down the
road as things that I wrote actually happen.”
contract must clearly state that the books must be kept in
print or publishing rights revert to me. I am sorry to be
repetitive but this is very important,” I said.
thing, I have no intention on focusing on a book of prophesy.
If things I write, happen, that will be interesting. If nothing
happens that I write about, so what? But I think some things
I write about will happen and I think this will happen starting
with the first novel. Unlike Nostradamus, you won’t
have to stretch the meaning of the lines in a quatrain to
fit some event. What I write will be upfront and in a logical
linear format; not abstract and mysterious.”
never mentioned any of this to me but here again we see a
whole new dynamic to his thought process,” said Cathy.
“He obviously is always thinking in a practical logical
linear mode, an abstract mode and a metaphysical spiritual
mode. It must be interesting to see all those streams of thought
in every event and action.”
I have a right brain left brain fusion; whatever that means,”
I said. “But it is true that I am always aware of the
tangible and spiritual realities at every moment. Every action
for me is evaluated globally within both realities.”
“Now I better
understand the art,” Francois said.
time you open your mouth, I see a whole new income stream,
or maybe income river,” Harold said.
“I have been
developing these thoughts all my life. And I love questions
about these things. So when people have asked questions over
the years, I have had a chance to test the integrity and coherence
of my philosophy to make sure it is still valid in light of
the new question.”
at this table is doing the same thing in their jobs and life
as what I am talking about here. The only difference is that
I am more aware of what is happening in my life than most
people. My abilities in regards to creating are finely honed
and developed but my practical skills come from a lot of experience;
working twice as much as everyone else. So I have the life
experience of a man one hundred years old and not one who
is sixty years old; my biological age.”
“I have a
big agenda and I have consciously spent over fifty-two years
laying the foundation.”
“John in addition
to your astounding intellect and understanding, you are likeable
and you have excellent communication skills. And you are controversial
and enigmatic. You will do well on the talk show circuit.
If we get you on Oprah, the book sales will go ballistic,”
“I see now
where we are going with these books, John,” Harold said.
“And how can
this be,” said Cathy.
is the Kwisats Haderach,” said Francois and Harold at
the same time.
I just smiled and
said, “Just please don’t say that too loud and
please never use the word messiah when referring to me. A
lot of the sex in the books is to prove I cannot be the messiah.
For the same reason I have no disciples, followers or organization
members. But I hope to have a lot of true believers to help
increase the peace in the world human society.”
“I am an advocate
for peace. That is a neutral, secular, non religious, non
spiritual, non New Age metaphysical term that I want applied
to me. And that is really what I consider myself. I have skills
that I bring to this work. Time will tell what I accomplish.”
“So what else,
John?” Harold asked.
really,” I said. The books hopefully will prepare the
way for me to speak about WorldPeace around the world. They
prepare my audiences. Promoting peace and promoting the WorldPeace
beacons become one and the same act with promoting my books.
This again makes the books unique. The potential of this project
is really unlimited. And what is more, I feel the timing is
about perfect. People are ready. Many like Francois’s
group have been anticipating someone like me for decades.
Psychically, there is an unconscious knowing in the world
human society that things are about to change. I think there
are other groups like the one to which Francois and Cathy
belong. We will see.”
“John, I expected
this meeting to last several hours but in forty-five minutes
you have laid out a detailed marketing strategy; one that
you obviously have been formulating for a long time. Most
of what you have said makes perfect sense. I understand now
the scope of the project and I am certain that you have thought
out multiple levels of the peripheral aspects as well. And
you have obviously done this alone,” Harold said.
that makes me sad. It has always been my true love. It has
probably caused me to lose two wives and three children. So
whatever success I attain in this, it came at a high price.”
a lot now that I never understood before,” said Kay.
“Yes its sad.
I tried to do too much in one life but that is history. All
I can do now is move forward. My job is to try to make my
impossible dream of increasing the peace in the world human
society a reality.”
we are ready to move on to some nuts and bolts marketing,”
said Francois. “The group that Cathy and I belong to
consists of over one hundred and twenty-five members who are
well connected to influential and moneyed people all over
Europe. I see one of the things that we will do is to buy
a large quantity of books and seed the world leaders and the
university faculties with them. In addition, we will supplement
all the speaking engagements that the publisher sets up no
matter where John goes. We will have people for him to talk
to in groups and in small gathering of a handful of people.
We will introduce him into the art world. He has already targeted
all the peace groups. I would say John may be speaking three
or four times a day, seven days a week. I am sure we will
match and exceed the publisher’s budget for books tours
and marketing and such.”
Francois,” I said.
“We may compete
with the publisher for foreign sales and translations of the
books without appearing to be attempting to inflate the prices.
Cathy’s family knows the CEO of Harper Collins. And
some discussions have already taken place among senior citizens
of prominence about getting on board,” Francois continued.
“And the CIA,
FBI and NSA have an interest in John’s books and we
will receive some help from that quarter as well.”
you notice the FBI agent who appeared at the time of the shooting,”
But it did not register until now,” Harold said.
Francois said, “You
see Harold, if John’s WorldPeace Advocacy takes off
it could affect US foreign policy and the Feds know they have
to work with him. I think they have already come to the conclusion
that he is not an anarchist and that he will work with them.
They recognize his potential and have already begun to project
some things believing the book deal, probably with Harper
Collins, is a fact even though not yet reduced to a signed
Cathy added, “There
has been a movement for a Department of Peace in the President’s
Cabinet. Who better qualified to head that department than
boggling revelations. I have really been slow on the uptake
here,” said Harold. “But what I saw was so much
bigger than anything I could relate to. I did not consider
that all I really saw was part of the whole. And the part
that I saw seems smaller every day.”
about this; WorldPeace as a reality,” said Cathy. “And
you are sitting at the table with the catalyst who might just
pull it off.”
“If not John,
who?” said Francois. “Every other person of note
is grounded in one race, religion, nation or gender. John
is the only unbiased nonaligned peace advocate. And John has
a plan; a template, a starting point.”
the one Harold. In more ways every day, more and more people
will see it,” said Cathy.”
“This is such
a phenomenal endeavor. And John is the first person I have
known who made a true believer out of me that WorldPeace is
a possible dream,” said Harold.
“Now is the
time. John is the man. WorldPeace,” said Cathy.
two women are ready to start a revolution,” Harold said.
“Yes, it seems
so and I can tell you that we have not had an in depth discussion
about this. Half of what I said earlier, they were not aware
of. Nobody was because it was all in my head. But everyone
at this table is important to me for a different reason. Cathy
and Francois have just been on the peace train a long time.
So they are taking what they already know and applying it
to the ideas I revealed today. Kay has been working with me
for twenty years,” I said.
Harold picked up
his glass and proposed a toast. “To WorldPeace and the
peace doctor, John WorldPeace.”
“To a saner
world,” I said as a second toast.
“John, I need
to go and process all that we have discussed. I will be in
touch. Cathy is your personal assistant so I will work through
her,” he said.
has been paid,” Harold said. “Continue to eat
and drink as long as you please. It is all covered. I feel
reborn,” he said.
Everyone shook Harold’s
hand and he quietly left with Francois alongside. The rest
of us ordered coffee and dessert.
is just mind boggling. I can’t even begin to take in
everything that I have heard. And it’s going to happen.
My mind is running at full speed not just about the potential
of the WorldPeace Advocacy but also all the things people
have said about you through the years; all that you have gone
through. But you never gave up, never lost faith, never let
anyone knock you off your path. And now it is all about to
pay off,” Marshall said.
“I am so proud
of you and so very happy to be a part of this,” Myle
said as she gave me a tremendous heartfelt hug.”
“John as soon
as you sign the contract and get your money, call me and I
will quit my job and come to work for you. I think I want
to be a part of this. It is still scary but I want to be involved,”
Kay said with a tear in her eye.
I went to her and
held her as she began to cry.
“Dad, I thought
I understood what you were doing but what I thought you were
doing is about one hundredth of what you were in fact doing.
The world is your destiny. I can see you all over the world
sowing seeds of peace,” said Marshall.
out my arm and Cathy came to me. I stood there holding Kay
and Cathy for a while.”
in a hurried determined way that is her style.
John,” she said.
I let go of Cathy
and Kay and took Francois into my arms and gave her a big
hug. She held me for a minute, gave me a huge kiss on the
mouth and disengaged from my arms.
“Let us all
have some coffee and cake or whatever,” she said.
When everyone had
ordered, Francois spoke. “John, Harold was holding back
tears. You really touched him. He wanted to get back to his
dad as fast as he could. But in addition, he didn’t
want to break down in here. I don’t know what all was
going on with him but it was deep seated. He said he had never
been so inspired in his life and he could see you light up
the world with your beacons. He is now a true believer John.
I had my reservations about him at first but not now. I felt
his energy. He is in for the long haul. He just kept saying
he had to see his dad.”
“I think we
are all in shock John,” said Francois. “You laid
out a gigantic agenda and what is amazing is that you had
been seriously on this path for over twenty years since you
changed your name. You have all kinds of experiences and stories
but now you are out of your learning period and into an amazing
creative period; from book to WorldPeace Advocacy all over
the world and maybe becoming the first world citizen. It’s
going to take me months to process all you revealed but more
importantly the WordlPeace Advocacy has begun. The WorldPeace
train has left the station,” Francois said with a thick
French accent due to her excitement.
“I have massaged
this dream for a long time. I have meditated on it, contemplated,
prayed, thought over the possible scenarios all the way back
to 1969 when I became a political science major at the University
of Houston. It has been with me a long time.”
Kay said, “Now
I for the first time understand why you did some of the things
you did. John, this is a huge dream and I am surprised you
have had time for anything else. Actually, I am not surprised
we were going to launch in 2007,” I said. We were poised
to make millions in the web business. But David had to be
removed from my life. I can only have true believers from
here on out. I am excited. We are launching.”
“We are supposed
to see Harper Collins this week,” I said.
“Yes we are
John,” said Cathy.
“And I feel
that they will have had input from Jeremy, Harold and the
FBI, CIA, NSA and their own in house and contract sources.
And they are going to want to finalize a deal and move into
will John,” said Cathy.
Francois was deep
“So what is
going on in your head Francois?” I asked.
John and your mission,” she responded. “And I
just can’t believe you have diligently and vigorously
worked on this for decades under the radar.”
“Well I thought
running for governor would launch us but it didn’t.
And Kay and I thought several times while we were married
that we were going to launch but we didn’t. I guess
I should have known that jail was going to be the end of the
beginning. Jail gave me my peace bona fides.”
me into the big leagues in my mind. It let me resolve the
past and write the future. 2008 was the end of the beginning.
Phoenix rising,” I said.
“I am so happy
to have all of you with me. While we were talking, I saw this
group expanding very fast. We will always be the core group.
But many more are coming to join us soon. The subconscious
connection has alerted our partners around the world. The
daily miracles related to this WorldPeace endeavor are going
to significantly increase. It is the ‘Field of Dreams’
scenario. ‘If we build it, they will come’,’’
“All we are
saying is give peace a chance,” I smiled.
Everyone ate their desserts and drank their coffee and tea
in the silence of deep thought.
be the communication hub, so all questions, information, etc,
will go through her. When Kay comes on board, she will work
through Cathy. Kay will work out of her apartment in Austin.
Cathy will travel with me. We will set up a second web site
where everything will be posted. Kay will receive and send
all communications. Shortly she will need an assistant. I
want to see three groups a day and have coffee, breakfast,
lunch and dinner with small groups and individuals. I expect
to work an eighteen-hour day seven days a week. Shortly, Cathy
and I will have one or two additional personal assistants
traveling with us.”
“I am going
to build the web design business within eighteen months to
the world’s largest,” I said.
“And I have
not mentioned this but I have a design for a search engine
to replace Google. I have had it in my head for four years
and it would have launched in December 2008, if David had
not done his evil. The search engine market is a five hundred
billion dollar prize and growing. This will be a top-secret
project. One day we will appear on the net and within thirty
days we will own the search engine market.”
I don’t need
any money. I won’t need to borrow any money. The web
design business throws off incredible amounts of money. The
reality is that I will have hundreds of privately owned corporations
all over the world and trusts owning these corporations in
a legal maze that will keep the world out of our business.
The goal is job creation. All profits will go for expenses.
So we pay little or no taxes but the equity of the businesses
will go ballistic. It will all be based on a very simple web
we will be in every kind of business on the planet,”
the web design business and search engine business we are
going to take the lead in hydrogen energy. We are going to
end the use of fossil fuels as a primary source of energy.
Water is the only sane source of energy. Break down H2O and
you have clean energy with water as a byproduct.”
John you are launching off into more areas with unlimited
potential and you have already thought them out as well,”
I said. “Francois I am an accountant, businessman, lawyer.
That has been my cover. I have owned insurance, tax, bookkeeping,
legal and web design businesses catering to small businesses
for thirty years. The WorldPeace Advocacy got in the way of
“John we are
funding these projects as a loan consortium through Jeremy,”
“John, I have
spent the time I have known you learning about WorldPeace.
I thought that was who you are. Now I find out that is only
one facet of you. And you have an equally aggressive mission
relating to business and economics.”
“Yes. My other
favorite project is arbitrage computer models that will let
me buy and sell money twenty-four seven as the world turns.”
too, John?” Francois asked stunned.
“Yes. I am
the Renaissance man of the Third Millennium,” I laughed.
“WorldPeace without money is nothing but a beggar in
the world I am sorry to say. That is not how I am going to
operate; as a beggar.”
been lots of saints. But none were as much of a businessman
as they were saints; jobs, tractors to the Third World, water
wells in Africa, genetics and archeological research. Eliminations
of nuclear energy and much, much more are part of my agenda,”
“I need money
to buy political favors for the WorldPeace Advocacy. I am
no ivory tower idealist. I am a practical idealist. And even
though I am an advocate for peace I am not a pacifist. I am
OK with the overthrow of corrupt governments. Money, Francois,
is to live long enough to put some changes into global economics
as well as lay out a spiritual philosophy that will increase
the peace; to put in changes that will keep evolving a more
peaceful world without me.”
I said. “WorldPeace is not just about peace marches
and speeches. I am talking about integration of the world
economy so no country can ever again afford to kill their
clients or their vendors. Think about that simple reality.”
“John we in
the peace group have been discussing these things for decades
but have accomplished little and now I have in the last ten
minutes heard more innovative highly creative but practical
programs than we have been able to come up with in two decades.
And all this comes out of your head; you alone, meditating
on a world economy right along with WorldPeace. It is just
astounding, John,” she said. “Stunning.”
I realized long ago that The WorldPeace Advocacy without money
is impotent; no bucks, no peace. The world is an evil place.
So we have to buy off a lot of evil,” I said.
“And we have
to set up a school and find the most gifted special children
in the world and teach peace both spiritual and practical.
We must find and touch these children. We will make a search
not unlike that for the next Dalai Lama.”
I really can’t take any more. I thought you were moving
along on WorldPeace at one hundred miles an hour. Now you
have introduced corollary missions and increased to warp speed,”
“We need true
believers. We need the best and the brightest. With them,
we are going to increase the peace and manifest a more sane
and just human society.”
said Cathy, “I have come to the conclusion that you
are one of the most brilliant men on the planet and I know
a lot of very high IQ people. But you have just moved the
bar for brilliant about a mile higher in the sky. And you
talk about these things with the same conviction and knowledge
as you do about WorldPeace.”
Phoenix rising. It is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
Peace Now. If now us who? If not now, when? I am the Kwisats
Haderach,” I said smiling. “And I have a lot of
work to do.”
No one spoke. Everyone
was completely silent.
“Do you see
why there is so much negativity projected at me; why I was
shot. I am challenging Satan, metaphorically speaking. The
greater your light, the greater the evil arrayed against you.
That is why I went to jail and why three of my children and
the Snake tried and continue to try to destroy me. They are
my enemies. They are evil. They have all undeniably deliberately
tried to destroy me. God is real. This is battlefield earth.
And I am determined to increase the peace and increase the
light in the world human society.”
“Oh my God,”
“I just could
not take it anymore,” said Kay. “I had to leave
the man I loved because I could not deal with the constant
attacks. But I am stronger now. I also have had my time to
think. What John is telling you I have witnessed. The world
hates him. But God loves and protects him. God sustains his
“Oh My God,”
I said, “To the world, I am just a WorldPeace Advocate
and businessman. And that is the way it will remain to all
but a few people like those of you here. What we have discussed
is not for the rest of the world. I feel safe here. We are
speaking in confidence. You can never compare me to a messiah
or even use that word around me unless you intend to increase
the number of people who want to kill me. I am just an advocate
for peace. Don’t even mention Kwisats Haderach outside
this group. Don’t write it. Don’t say it. I am
an advocate for peace. Period. One simple man with one simple
“I must keep
all business private. I can’t borrow money that will
require me to submit financial statements. I am going to accumulate
and control hundreds of billions of assets and if the world
knows it, the world will array an incredible amount of evil
forces against me and I don’t want to expend any energy
“This is really
happening isn’t it John. I am not dreaming it am I?”
“Yes it is
real. No it is not a simple night dream,” I said.
said Cathy, “The peace group has accumulated a lot of
psychic input over time in regards to the person we were looking
for. The things you have said at this meeting match up almost
perfectly. There is no way that you are not the person we
have been expecting. That has really impacted on Francois
and me. And you have been right under our noses for twenty
years. And Dudley found you a long time ago. A person named
John WorldPeace was just too obvious.”
I laughed a lot.
who have eyes see and those who have ears hear. I hid pretty
well from everyone. But yesterday it got serious,” I
the guy’s name, Marshall?” I asked. “the
one who shot me.”
“Are you serious?”
Dana Spires from east Dallas. That is her no good evil son
who sent me an email two years ago saying he had found me
in this lifetime and we were eternal enemies. I am surprised
he did not kill me. Truth is, he missed my head. That was
not intended to be a warning shot. Well, break out the armored
car,” I said.
Cathy and Francois
looked at each other.
“Can I see
your chest John?” asked Myle.
I took off my shirt.
My chest and shoulder were black and blue.
“Oh my God,”
really hurt,” I said.
Cathy and Francois
looked at each other intensely.
looks like you and Francois just got some more confirmation,”
“We did. You
were not to get shot for years. Looks like our time table
is behind reality,” Francois said.
Let us not all get freaked out. I have been dealing with psychic
information for a long time and it is often jumbled in the
details especially with regards to time. So everyone just
ground yourselves and let us just carry on,” I said.
“John we can’t
look at your chest and just pass it off,” said Myle.
“I know dear.
But I am alive. That is the reality.”
I think it is time to adjourn,” I said as I put my shirt
back on. I need to go home and rest. And Francois, I want
you to come with Cathy and I.”
“Kay, I know
you have to get back to Austin tomorrow. Marshall you and
Myle have to work.”
has been said, I have lived this reality for decades. Nothing
has changed except that your eyes have been opened a little.
But I am the same mortal guy. Kay will tell you. I don’t
put on airs. I am well guarded. So let us just move along
like normal people,” I said with a laugh.
“Everyone began to get up, hug and kiss and move out
of the meeting room. Cathy drove to the apartment and Francois
followed. Cathy and I were in deep thought and spoke little
on the way home. I thought I had revealed too much but in
truth I had not. The gun shot required me to put almost all
the cards on the table; face up.”
When Francois, Cathy
and I arrived at the apartment, we all hugged and sat down
to just relax.
“John I am
so sorry for the way I acted yesterday,” Francois said.
you talking about?” I asked.
“The way I
insisted on making love to you in the hospital bed, that was
me happy Francois,” I said as I moved between her and
Cathy on the love seat and put my arm around her. I love your
energy and just about everything I know about you,”
I said as I kissed her forehead.”
just overwhelmed me today. I had no idea that you are committed
totally to WorldPeace and you have spent a lifetime pursuing
it in many ways. You have done so many normal things that
no one would guess how much time you have devoted to your
WorldPeace Advocacy. And at sixty you should be respected
anyway. I have been an obnoxious child and I am sorry.”
Francois,” I said. “I love you. I need your energy
for the WorldPeace Advocacy as well as to heal me. I have
worked too hard all my life. I have allowed myself little
fun. I burned through two wives and outside my business I
have been what some would consider anti social. All that has
changed now. I am going to have some fun and you know how
to spell ‘FUN’ in capitals.”
“John I promise
I will never act like that again. Where you are going you
can’t afford to have stories told about having sex in
your hospital room. It would trivialize your being shot.”
don’t know how you made love to me after being shot.
I must have been out of my mind.”
it was just all the tension. Everyone was out of sync. You
needed reassurance. That is what all that was about. You needed
to feel that I was OK. That is what I think. That was a very
traumatic event. I just have a habit of not giving these events
any special energy so people think I am not affected. Well,
I can assure you I got the message. But I have a responsibility
not to put out a lot of negative energy that intensifies the
Cathy stood up and
took her clothes off and took my hand and pulled me toward
the bedroom and grabbed Francois by the hand and pulled her
along as well.
At 0800, my cell phone rang. Cathy picked it up, saw that
it was Kay and handed it to me.
was the reply.
having a light breakfast, coffee and English muffin. What
is going on?” I asked.
“I am on my
way to Austin and I wanted to tell you that things are moving
too fast for me. I am getting caught up into your world again
and it seems wonderful and I have been reliving a lot of memories
and excitement about Harper Collins. But then there is your
getting shot. It’s not real to you. Like you have said
so many times, nothing is real to you. You live in a dream
state; not a fantasy world, but a dream state.
“John, it is
all very real to me and it’s like a huge wall; a big
stop sign for me. Not really a stop sign but a go very slow
and anticipated this,” I said. “Listen, we are
not married. You have a new life now and you can involve yourself
at anytime. I just thought that you might want to at least
go to New York to the Harper Collins meeting.”
“I do but
I am afraid it will break me out of my small world. My world
now is dull and not very interesting but it is peaceful. And
I can leave work and go be with my family with a clear mind.
That is what I want now and I am tempted to join your Wild
West show but I am just not ready. I have to slow down.”
It was just important for me to give you the option. Forget
the shooting. You can see my life going faster and faster
and it is amazing for an old man over sixty. But this is the
path on which I no doubt belong.”
what you do, you will share in the rewards of this. I have
no one else but Marshall and Myle and I owe you. And I will
always care about you,” I said.
“I know. That
is all I wanted to say to you. I did not want to arrive in
Austin, back in my world with this still on my mind. I wanted
to leave it in Houston.”
“OK. I will
let you know what happens and I will send some pictures of
“And by the
way,” she said, “Cathy and Francois are amazing
women. They are just what you need. They have a lot to offer
and they love you each in their own way. They are true believers.
And you see John, I will never have the faith to be a true
believer. I will always be looking for another David catastrophe.
I just can’t get him out of my head. We were doing so
well and he crashed us. He is so evil. He destroyed your dream
after all that you did for him.”
I said, “but I left all that in prison. I have one son
now. That is all. But my true loves are the WorldPeace Advocacy
and the web design business. Both are very much alive and
“You are going
to make it this time John,” she said. “I can feel
it. I want to stay an observer for now. Thank you for involving
me. Thank you for understanding.”
a safe trip. If you need anything, just call. I will talk
to you later,” I said as I hung up the phone.
“So she is
not going to New York?” asked Cathy.
“No, she wants
to stay in her small world where it seems safe to her and
I understand that. I feel I broke her spirit and that makes
me very sad. I hope to be able to give her a lot of money
so she does not have to work. Money that I consider retirement
pay for helping me start the web design business.”
love her don’t you,” said Francois.
not more than the WorldPeace Advocacy and that is the main
reason she left I think. I have a commitment to God this lifetime.
She was collateral damage in my life and that makes me sad.”
what is on the agenda for today?” I asked.
“John I am
still realizing and spinning from the last few days. I am
in awe of you and I love you and I just can’t take it
all in. I am in an ongoing state of euphoria. I am in love
with you, all you are and all you are going to be and do.
I just want to sit in your energy and stare off into space,”
I were awake most of the night just watching you sleep and
lightly touching you. It was wonderful. It felt good to be
your book ends.”
“I am going
back to Paris tonight and talk to Jeremy and some of the others,”
said Francois. “I am going to pull out all our notes
about you and the person we were expecting. I will be back
on Friday for your meeting with Harper Collins in New York.
might consider asking Jeremy to come to New York,” Francois
I said. “I have no problem with that, if you and Cathy
said Cathy. “John he knows so many people but beyond
that John he is another number one fan of yours and he will
be a true believer after he and Francois talk. He is a very
brilliant man like you John but his expertise is money and
putting deals together. That is his true love but after that
he is committed to investing time and money into peace.”
“My son Marshall
is too conservative to ever understand me and he and Myle
have a political agenda I believe. I don’t want to suck
Marshall into my world or sell him on it. But I do want him
to be informed. I want him to know what is going on and the
people I am involved with. He is a lot like Kay. He and Myle
are creating their vision and I don’t want to interfere.
I want to help him all I can. It is not required that he follow
me. My past business failures have to do with not having people
as committed and as passionate as me in my life.”
is no one on earth like you. Not at this time; no one. You
are at the top of the pyramid if not the star above it. Maybe
that is my love talking, but it is how I feel,” Francois
“I know Francois
and you know something? I really don’t know anything
about either of you. I have asked neither of you any questions.
I have just watched you and felt your energies. And I want
to know more about you both. Why are the two of you so much
in harmony with me? Why are we all so much in sync? I trust
both of you totally. But you both come from a world that I
have not lived in this lifetime. You both apparently come
from great wealth.”
said Cathy. “But money in and of itself does not bring
fulfillment. And when you have as much as we each have, you
have to find a magnificent dream and vision to outshine it.
And in you we both feel we have found that dream. We both
have money and education and power. And we are young. Where
do we go from here?”
“I chose to pursue WorldPeace because I knew it was
an impossible dream,” I said. “All I could do
was to increase the peace in the world human society. I knew
I could accomplish anything I attempted. I don’t have
wealth or power. That is not important to me. I had to be
a part of something much bigger than myself.”
I got up and walked
back into the bedroom and they followed.
On Tuesday morning, I decided to go for a jog and was surprised
to find Cathy and Francois chatting while having a light breakfast
when I got up.
Cathy, I want you to call and set up a meeting with Harold
and Jeremy here in Houston on Thursday before we go off to
New York. We need to have a discussion before we get in front
of Harper. Also, I want you to call Marshall and have him
call the government and tell them I don’t want to see
them until next week. I don’t know what is going on
with Harper Collins and after I do I want more time to think
no matter what.”
“John, I have
already set up the appointment with Harold and Jeremy but
it is set up for Wednesday evening at a place Jeremy has available
on South Post Oak in the Galleria area. They want us to fly
in the corporate jet to New York on Thursday afternoon. Jeremy
has made hotel arrangements for everyone a few blocks from
Harper. I understand we may have a second meeting on Saturday.
I will call Marshall,” she said.
I should have guessed
you would have taken care of this. I guess what I was feeling
was not inspiration of things to be done but the reality of
what had already been set in place.”
must know how foreign (no pun intended) it is for me to give
anyone this much control of my life.”
“We know John,”
else?” I asked.
“I set up
a meeting with some students at Rice University to talk about
religion this afternoon,” said Cathy.
How much time is
allocated?” I asked.
Some professors will be there as well,” she said.
is kidding with you. They expect two hundred professors and
students and it is an informal lecture with you at the podium,”
coffee please.“ I said. “And thank you both.”
you were going to Paris last night Francois.”
We arrived at Rice University and Cathy knew exactly where
we were to go. It is a joy to have someone who takes care
of mundane things so efficiently.
We arrived in the
room about fifteen minutes early. All the seats were taken
and the walls were lined with people standing up. About two
hundred altogether but the room was only designed for one
hundred and fifty. I was only expected to speak for about
forty-five minutes and then about fiftenn minutes was allocated
for me to answer questions; a total of an hour. I knew it
would probably go on longer.
I walked around
the room shaking hands and talking to everyone. There were
about seventy-five percent students and the rest faculty attending.
Most of the faculty was standing against the walls.
About five minutes
before time to begin I went to the podium and began to warm
up the audience with talk about some of my history; things
that are on the net so no one would miss anything since I
was starting early.
ladies and gentlemen. I am Dr. John WorldPeace. John or WorldPeace
if you prefer but please don’t call me ‘old school’.”
There was laughter.
I want to thank
my sponsors for arranging this gathering. I will not bore
“I have been
asked to speak about religion in society. So that is the topic
of my conversation with you today.”
the justice system and religion are the three legged stool
of social authority having to do with WorldPeace. They are
responsible for the increase or decrease of peace in the world
human society. They are each mandated directly or indirectly
with increasing the peace in the world human society and yet
they fall short of that objective and unfortunately do much
to decrease the peace and cause chaos and disharmony in society.
The truth is often paradoxical.”
is about money. It is about those with significant money (assets
or wealth if you will) to influence lawmakers to pass legislation
to benefit them and as much as possible transfer wealth from
the bottom of the social pyramid to the top.”
also corrupted by money especially for judges who must run
for election. Appointed judges are from the larger conservative
law firms. They are appointed to keep those with assets in
is not to be confused with God or spirituality. God is the
all-inclusive Infinite Potential from which all things manifest
and back into which all things eventually disintegrate. God
is an abstract of something the logical linear human mind
with its limitations cannot fully understand. God had no beginning
and has no end with regards to time or any other dynamic.
This is the great mystery.”
is the individual connection to God. Religion is the corporate
human controlled and maintained filtered experience of spirituality.”
is an elitist exclusive sectarian organization. It is elitist
and exclusive in its sectarian philosophy. Religion on earth
is structurally little more than a corporation with a hierarchy
of workers and executives seeking to increase its power in
the world human society through the sale of its particular
brand name of God. The common denominator of religion is money
and assets which translates into power.”
is dysfunctional because the prime directive of all religious
bureaucracies is to first preserve the bureaucracy and to
second spread the message of its patriarch. I say patriarch
because there are no major religions presently on earth that
have female prophets who founded them. Isn’t that interesting?”
“So when the
message of Jesus conflicts with the needs of the Christian
bureaucracy to increase and maintain its power, the message
of Jesus is skewed. The core paradox is that the churches
have and solicit billons in assets by spreading the non materialistic
message of Jesus. The church encourages its members to secure
the blessings of being poor by increasing the wealth of the
church. The truth is often paradoxical.”
nothing good to say about the Jewish religious bureaucrats.
(This statement does not mean I am prejudice against Jews.
It is a fact that Jesus was a Jew trying to transform the
Jewish religion. In a word, make it less bureaucratic.)You
can’t find anything in Jesus’ teachings supporting
the corrupt religious bureaucrats. (My position is that all
religions run the same kind of bureaucracy. And with regards
to their administrations you can’t tell one religion
“When the Apostle
Paul laid the foundation of Christianity, he found it necessary
to create a religious bureaucracy with all the evils of every
religious bureaucracy in order to solidify and build a Christian
religion. Saint Francis, an important Catholic priest in the
1200’s, tried to establish a religious order within
the Catholic church which avoided ownership of assets but
in this he also failed.”
a need for a unifying presence and a corporate office in all
religions. And the majority of human beings need the rites
and rituals that a religion offers because human beings have
a hard time speaking directly to and listening to God without
direction and assistance. It is not as simple to them as just
getting down on their knees and praying because there is little
mystery in that. Human beings live in a secular social hierarchy
in life and particularly at their jobs and they need a similar
structure that they are familiar with between them and God
as well. God is the chairman of the board in the human mindset.”
“So what is
the solution? The solution to controlling a religious bureaucracy
of any stripe is really pretty simple. The solution is an
open and transparent accounting for money and open meetings
at all levels in a religious hierarchy. Total transparency
will take away the ability of the elders and corporate religious
bureaucrats to manipulate the assets of the religion for their
own personal advancement.”
“This is how
you carve the evil out of a necessary evil of an alleged unifying
and gentlemen this is hard to accept. Actually no religious
bureaucracy will change its mode of operation because that
would mean terminating itself.”
to corporate religion would be the billion dollar Jesus shows
like that of Joel Osteen in Houston, Texas. Joel makes hundreds
of millions of dollars annually. And if he would just stop
using the name of Jesus to do it, everything would be OK.
But if Jesus attends one of Joel’s shows I am certain
he would say, ‘Joel sell everything and follow me’.
But Joel can’t do that. He is too caught up in wealth
and power. And even if he was inclined to do so, all his employees
would not allow it, much less his wife.”
to get into heaven is going to be impossible. He is attached
to his earthly wealth. He lives like a king. He is like a
movie actor, a god of secular power.”
gentlemen the nature of human beings is corrupt. The temptation
to do wrong is over powering; and doing wrong generally means
harming others directly or indirectly by one’s actions.
So it is true as they say, ‘power corrupts and absolute
power corrupts absolutely’.”
“How can you
support a man who is caught up in the best of everything on
earth who has achieved his wealth by telling others to live
the non materialistic message of Jesus who went around doing
good. It is not the way of the world to live simply. We live
in a mercenary world. And the religious bureaucracies are
just as rotten with the evil of what men and women do as the
worst dictator who has ever lived on earth and the most sociopathic
“Men and women
seem to need priests, rabbis and ministers and masters. They
don’t feel comfortable connecting directly to God without
someone telling them if they are doing OK or not. In all aspects
of human society there are schools, organizations, employers,
religions in place to tell humans what to do. Human beings
are conditioned to be directed by some kind of social heirarchy.
So religion will stay with us.”
“ People also
need rules they can follow to get into heaven; not much difference
than the rules they try to understand and abide by in order
to get a promotion at work or to stay out of jail in society
in general. Religion fills this need. But the rites and rituals
of religion are just the husk of spirituality.”
“Communism threw out God and spirituality with religion
because it could not find a way to have one without the other.
The communist were trying to transform a backward country
in Russia and China most notably and the communist wanted
no competition from corporate bureaucratic religions. So they
denied and outlawed God.”
what would have happened if communism had wiped out corporate
religion and promoted God on a one on one, human to God basis;
promoted spirituality. Then each human would be talking to
God without the influence of a human interpreter that was
a challenge to the power of the communist secular state. It
would have been a win win situation. Wipe out religion and
increase the spirituality of Russia.”
without God, without a higher purpose, no government can last.
It will disintegrate into secular greed and power and in the
end will be conquered from without or within by revolution
after the masses are reduced to a point of no hope. Then there
is revolution. The craving for more power is insatiable. It
will take from the poor and give to the rich until the poor
have no hope and must rebel.”
is spirituality; meditation to listen to God and prayer to
create one’s reality. This is a foundational issue of
spirituality. In the book of Hebrews in the Christian New
Testament it says that with Jesus there is a new covenant
between God and man. It says God has written his laws in the
hearts and minds of all human beings and they no longer need
teachers (as in religious bureaucrats) I don’t know
why the Catholics left Hebrews in the Bible. I don’t
know how it made the cut of which books would become the official
Christian. And even if it was left in, I don’t know
why this part regarding humans talking to God was not edited
religious bureaucrats and Hebrews says there is no need for
them. So why is there still a Christian bureaucracy to worship
idea of religion is if you love God, you love Jesus and if
you love Jesus you support the church. Hey, Jesus was a revolutionary
who would condemn the Christian bureaucracy today the same
as he did the Jewish bureaucracy two thousand years ago. In
their methods and organization, there is no difference between
any of the major religions of the world human society.”
ladies and gentlemen is about spirituality. It is about encouraging
you to accept spirituality. Your one on one relationship with
God should take priority over your religion. Keep your religion
but know that it is elitist and exclusionary and as such an
impediment to WorldPeace.”
peace will never manifest WorldPeace. A Buddhist, Muslim,
Hindu, Jewish peace will never manifest WorldPeace. An elitist
exclusionary religious bureaucracy can never endorse a democratic
all inclusive philosophy of spirituality which is the foundation
“So you must
embrace the idea of trying to increase the peace in the world
human society by disengaging from your religion. Embrace your
spirituality and view others as fellow spiritual human beings
first and refuse to distinguish each other by not only their
religious affiliation but also by race, nationality and gender.”
any questions?” I asked.
“Do you believe
some religions are better than others?”
think that Christians are better than Muslims because Jesus
was the son of God?” someone asked.
“Son, I just
spoke for forty-two minutes. My name is John Worldpeace. My
mission is the increasing of peace and WorldPeace in the world
human society. I just told you that distinguishing people
by their religious affiliations decreases the peace on the
planet. I just told you to let go of your religion and embrace
God directly through your spirituality and after hearing that
you ask me if I have a preference for the Christian religion?
Someone help this young man.”
all due respect please listen to me. All religious bureaucracies
were created by men and are infested with men and women who
first serve their religious bureaucracy and second serve the
world human society. Membership in a manmade human religious
bureaucracies infects one with a elitist exclusionary mindset
that allows one to think he or she is better than everyone
else because you are a Christian, Muslim, Hindu. And that
attitude has allowed Christians to subordinate and marginalize
all other religionists. Specifically in America it allowed
slavery and genocide of the Native Americans and it allows
and promotes men like Joel Olsteen to accumulate unlimited
wealth by preaching about Jesus who was nonmaterialist and
advocated that the rich give away all their money to the poor.”
is often paradoxical and the most obvious is often the most
“Let me add,
Job asked God why evil men prosper and good men suffer. He
demanded an answer. God refused to respond. He just asked
Job where Job was when God was creating the world. And by
the way who was Job to ask God what God was doing anyway?”
“So God has
allowed the manifestation of many religions within the world
human society. Based on the book of Job, I am not disposed
to ask God why he allows so many different religions. And
I might add that the Christian religion has over one hundred
and seventy denominations,” I said.
“I do not
believe in an impartial sadist and non loving God who inspired
Buddha, or Muhammed or Moses just so he can entrap human beings
who he can then burn in hell for not selecting door number
one; behind which lies Christianity.”
I said, “pointing to a beautiful young female.”
“My name is
Debra. I want to know how you are going to get people to accept
such a message of democracy and equality in religion,”
point ninety-nine percent of the people who hear me will not
ask about what I am saying. But one tenth of one percent will
understand it. They will understand it because they are true
believers. They will understand it because it rings true in
their subconscious. The message is already in them, but it
is not coherent and accessible to them. In time these people
will become teachers and catalysts for a more sane and just
democratic and loving world human society. When these teachers
create a critical mass of say point zero one percent of the
human population of the world, that critical mass will then
transform the rest of society over night; literally. When
point zero one percent of the world human society gets it,
then everyone will get it.”
“I am writing
at the speed of light. I have begun to speak in public. I
am trying to electrify the world into an awakening. And that
awakening will make all things possible.”
“So do you
see yourself as a messiah,” another female said.
“I am certain
that this question will be asked everywhere I go. Cathy and
Francois, my companions, are just now beginning to see how
this question always comes up. But it also means there is
a lot of interest in John WorldPeace because people are looking
for a messiah. But they are not looking for me.”
“No, I am
not the messiah or a messiah. My mother did not have a virgin
birth. I did not return to the earth by descending from the
sky unaided by a helicopter. I have no organization. I like
sex. I am not a member of a Christian or Jewish bureaucracy,”
I said. “I don’t fit the profile of the messiah
or the antichrist. The antichrist is to have a supporting
bureaucracy. I have no organization for people to join. I
don’t fit the profiles.”
“I am a secular
advocate for peace and WorldPeace and for a more sane world
“I want to
thank you for coming to this gathering. I am out of time.
God bless you. All I am saying is give peace a chance.”
I received a standing
ovation for several minutes and a few people gathered near
me. Some wanted my autograph. Francois and Cathy moved to
talk to as many attendees as they could. Several faculty members
shook my hand and gave me their cards with notes on them.
Others asked me to come speak to their classes.
On cue, Cathy, grabbed
my arm, apologized that we had to leave and pulled me gently
toward the exit. Francois followed as did Debra the student
who had asked me a question.
she said. “I want to do something with you. Something
to promote WorldPeace.”
“What did you have in mind?” I asked.
know but surely you have something for me to do. I want to
work with your WorldPeace Advocacy,” she said.
I stopped and turned
“How old are
you?” I asked.
done any illegal drugs?”
“Have a boyfriend?”
“Do you work?”
“Own a car?”
and or sisters?”
“Two of each.”
what for a living?”
work on a Master’s degree.”
“Lots of friends?”
“You are really
attractive young lady. You obviously are very bright or you
wouldn’t be at Rice. Why no boyfriend?”
“Guys my age
bore me. I have not been able to find one that is smart but
not a nerd. I want to do something worthwhile with my life.
Make a difference,” she said.
“Can you cook?”
chess, reading, writing, bicycling.”
“What do you
short stories mostly.”
I don’t know.”
“Do you think
WorldPeace is a possible dream?”
“As you say,
we can increase the peace.”
in your religious beliefs?”
you willing to die for?”
“I would travel
the world teaching.”
is a project. You want a WorldPeace project?”
“I need a
data base of all the peace groups and organizations in the
world. Start with the internet. A lot of sites are on lists
from other sites. I need the name of the group, physical address,
phone, fax, email, top officers, domain name, state in the
USA. Just start with the USA. Send Cathy the updated list
each week. In addition, I would like a one thousand word essay
relating to how you can make a positive difference in the
pay is zero. Potential unlimited,” I said.
“Yes I am
interested. Will I have access to you?”
“Can I see
you face to face and talk?”
“Once a week.”
“For how long?”
“If I am in
town or if you are traveling with me, access granted.”
“Do the list.
Give me the one thousand words.”
“If you miss
a week, you are on probation. Miss two and you are off the
“Can I have
I looked at Cathy
She reached up and
gave me a significant hug. No attempt at a kiss. No sexual
“OK. I am looking
forward to working with you, Debra” I said.
I extended my hand
and shook hers.
Debra. Don’t disappoint me,” I said.
I turned and headed
for the car. I looked back at Debra who was looking down.
She looked up.
I said. “You are on the WorldPeace train.”
We got into the car.
Cathy was driving as usual. She knew Starbucks was the destination.
never, never cease to amaze me,” said Francois.
you might have picked that little girl up.”
believers François. Only the best and the brightest.”
got it for you bad,” Francois said.
I said. “There are going to be lots of little groupie
wannabe’s; young and old. I need true believers with
a strong work ethic. And I don’t have the time or inclination
to be intimate with any of them really. It is not on the WorldPeace
agenda. I am not saying it won’t happen but I don’t
have time for it. And you and Cathy are wearing this old man
out,” I smiled.
men would have screwed her,” said Francois. “She
is a five foot tall little brunette beauty queen.”
experience I am sure. I just don’t have the time. My
logic rules my emotions. I am just not into sleeping with
every woman I meet. I want my gravestone to say, ‘Here
lies John WorldPeace, he tried to make the world a better
place’. Not ‘He screwed ten thousand women around
“She is very
desirable and very available to you. And you passed her up.
And I know how sexual you are. You continue to surprise me,
John,” said Francois.
of surprises, John,” said Cathy. “You had those
attendees’ complete and total attention. I am going
to call it the WorldPeace stun effect. They all heard you.
They all left there thinking.”
is right ladies. The world is looking for answers; direction.
I think I have a message that strikes a chord: WorldPeace.”
I was impressed with your communication skills with those
people. You really have an ability to get into sync with your
audience; Jeremy’s friends, these people, Cathy and
I, that little girl. But you were a bit harsh with her, one
on one. You don’t even know her and you went right at
“I need true
believers with the right stuff and a serious work ethic. I
don’t have a lot of time for niceties in a situation
like that. So I cut to the chase. I want to see what a WorldPeace
wannabe is made of under stress; sink or swim. We will see
more of her. She senses something; her destiny maybe. She
got a wakeup call in the lecture. The reality is that she
is Class ‘A’ eye candy and in public events she
will draw people especially if she hones her sales skills
and uses her body and face to draw them in. And then her mind
will make them true believers if they are so inclined. She
will be back and soon I think.”
like to sleep with her wouldn’t you?” Francois
would like to eat a gallon of ice cream everyday day. I would
love to have sex all day. But I have miles to go before I
sleep. And if I have no self-control I will degenerate into
a sexual predator who weighs five hundred pounds because he
eats too much ice cream and allows his sexual desires to control
him. Women and sex are like food. You have to draw the line
and hold fast. Food and sex are slippery slopes. Besides no
matter how perfect she was in bed, considering that I have
you and Cathy, I would prefer another lecture or reading a
good biography than breeding with her for an hour or so.”
“When we have
sex, when I have sex and have experienced my release, I want
to go back to work. A new lover requires stroking and time
to get to know one another. Time is precious; now more than
before. I have no time for even a beautiful little girl like
that right now. We have Jeremy and Harold coming and Harper
Collins to visit this week. I have a lot to do. No time for
pretty little girls that bring nothing to the party except
a fantastic little body and an angelic face.”
“I am married
to the WorldPeace Advocacy.”
“And we are
at Starbucks. Our ubiquitous home away from home,” I
We found a table
outside away from the other patrons with a view of a park.
I guess I am addicted to good coffee now. In prison, I could
not stand to drink the instant coffee they sell or the coffee
they delivered each morning at Karnes County. I needed a lot
of cream and sugar which they did not supply. I drink what
most would call coffee milk ever since I was a kid.
“I have in
the back of my mind opening a string of WorldPeace Café’s
in competition with Starbucks. We would have to match their
quality. But I think that if we sent some people to Italy
to all the coffee bars we could come up with something. I
would also want a high end of sweets and maybe selected Italian
ice cream and some expensive chocolates sold in the café
“When I lived
in Italy in 1971-2, and saw the coffee bars I knew it was
just a matter of time before someone began to copy them in
the US. I don’t think Italy has a national chain. I
wonder if Starbucks has made inroads in the Italian market.”
know,” said Francois.
shops with the WorldPeace logos on them would go a long way
toward increasing the peace consciousness of people. It would
be very subtle. One interim step would be for Starbucks to
put our logo on their cups; same thing for Coke and Pepsi
and other products.”
John,” said Francois, “Is there an end to all
your plans. Every time we go somewhere like today to the university,
I am amazed at your take on religion and impressed with your
communication skills and your ability to move people.”
“Now we come
to get some coffee, which we have done dozens of times, and
you start talking about WorldPeace Café’s and
putting logos on major well known products like Coke.”
is more, John, you talk about these things like you see them
as already in place. It is like a factual statement, not a
real to me,” I said.
from a religious discussion to a serious dynamic and lucrative
business concept. And like everything else it is obvious that
you have put a lot of thought into it. It is not some undeveloped
fantasy. You have thought it through.”
I said. “My mind never stops working. I have a really
John I stop for a moment and think about the fact that you
were almost killed a few days ago; a great horror does not
linger in your reality.”
“No it does
not. The truth is that I have almost died four or five times
in my life. I guess the other day was five. I don’t
dwell on it. It was a close call. The bullet didn’t
kill me so on I go. Per the Tao te Ching, ‘If you are
not afraid of dying, you can do anything.’”
is that as soon as we are born we begin to die. It is inevitable.
The question is whether death will come soon or late. But
no doubt death is programmed to stalk us. The longest-lived
being in the Infinite Potential will eventually die. But in
addition, no matter how long any being lives it will be less
than a nano second flash within the infinity of time.”
“Now see again
John,” said Francois, “you slipped away from business
and speak casually about a very abstract metaphysical philosophical
concept. In fact, the transition was so natural from business
to the concept of time and death it was almost seamless. Most
people may not have even noticed that you changed subjects.
The dissemination of your knowledge has a hypnotic effect.”
“That is because
I talk a lot about universal truths and see things in a global
perspective. These are archetypical images imprinted on our
sub conscious. So when I speak of these things, people are
in harmony with me subconsciously. Their souls are listening
even though their mind may not immediately bring it to consciousness.”
you go again John off into some very deep and complex esoteric
concepts as if you were talking about the weather. These are
things that I have not reconciled in my mind but you have.
And you talk like they are the most obvious of facts.”
my love, I have been actively thinking about metaphysical
things for over fifty years. Some things took me decades to
reconcile. Some things were obvious immediately.”
the enigma of Jesus occupies a lot of my time. Reconciling
Buddha and Christ so I can write a book, a new gospel of sorts
that merges the two into a new spirituality without creating
a new religion. I made a lot of progress on this in prison
but I just have not uploaded the interface. I feel I need
to spend some time with some old Buddhist monks. All I know
is that it is part of my destiny and I will reach some understanding
have been looking into these things for two thousand years
and have experienced no revelations that make sense and that
support each other,” said Francois.
“I know lover.
But think about it. They all had a preset agenda. They were
brain washed by one particular religion and then they try
to reconcile the other religions to theirs by subordinating
the other religions. This bias blocks them before they even
get started. I have stepped away from Christianity, stepped
back, looked at the sacred texts of the other religions without
the bias of a teacher and I have come at the problem with
an open mind. I don’t have to begin with anyone’s
conventional wisdom. So I am in a position to solve the riddle
of religious revelation over the millennia. It is time for
a new spiritual paradigm.”
I am not trying to make money at it. No billion dollar Jesus
show for me. My goal is to increase the peace by resolving
these religious paradoxes. Actually trying to merge all the
religious patriarchs into a coherent message for all the world
human society in the Third millennium is my objective.”
Cathy looked at
Francois and just laughed out loud.
I have already realized I can’t possibly catch up with
him if I love him for the rest of my life. He just has too
much of a head start.”
lover, when I am speaking as I am, I am speaking in a way
that you can understand. I am taking abstract concepts and
trying to convert them into logical linear language. So what
I say is not fact but just a metaphorical construct to try
to communicate something that cannot be communicated human
to human because of the limitations of the human brain.”
“OK, that being
said, I have been connected to this planet from the time it
was the dust of creation to the time of its disintegration
a long time into the future. I have died and reincarnated
immediately millions of times. And at times I have split my
soul and lived multiple lives simultaneously. I constantly
draw from my past and future lives.”
“Let me be
real simple. Let us say I write my new spiritual gospel in
the future. OK, if through meditation, I move two hundred
years into the future, walk into a bookstore of antique manuscripts
and buy my book and then read it. Then I go ahead and write
it now when I come out of meditation. See? So you can say
that I went to the future and brought some things back into
the present. And I can do it. Why not? All things are possible.
In an infinite universe all things exists in the now. You
just have to believe that and then go get whatever you want.
Problem is most people don’t know what they want. And
the vehicle they need to get where they want to go is hidden
by conventional religion.”
“And let me
add this. There is a question whether going into the future
and bringing something back will change the future. The answer
is no. All futures exist simultaneously. If I go into the
future and bring something back, I change my path to a future
other than the one I am heading for if I do not go to the
future and bring something back.”
Francois looked at
me like I was an alien and I got up and kissed her deeply.
“Earth to Francois,”
I said and laughed.
I then kissed Cathy
who had stopped smiling and was deep in thought.
“And how can
this be? Because he is the Kwisats Haderach,” Cathy
said looking intently at me.
“And I will
bet you girls thought that Kwisats guy was going to glow in
the dark and walk on air didn’t you.”
I just laughed deeply.
I was having fun.
Both Cathy and Francois
just looked at each other. I could not quit laughing.
“John I am
just now seeing how much you say has a factual and spiritual
dimension. You talk in a different kind of parable. You talk
almost in a …”
“Zen koan language?”
said Francois. “I see now I can’t take anything
you say at just face value. I need to look at the spiritual
paradox you often attach to what you say.”
Cathy said, “I
can see why people fear you John. And why they would want
to hate you. They are afraid of what you see and they can’t
and that’s why I don’t talk to hardly anyone about
these things. You two have just entered the exclusive club
of two before you who I was this open with; my two ex-wives.
But both only listened and heard in part. But at least I could
“And now I
understand what Kay said about having to listen to you lay
a foundation or you could never begin to explain yourself.”
“Yes, my love,
your eyes begin to open. The difference between you two and
Kay and the Snake is that you are seeking the same things
I have sought my whole life. You will listen to the foundation
to gain understanding. Kay and the Snake were not interested.”
“And so you
came to Paris looking for someone to talk to,” said
I think you are very interesting guy and fantastic lover.
A man with an impossible dream and yet we find your depth
of knowledge in spiritual and earthly matters, business and
religion, God and society is truly overwhelming. And what
is more, you are fun and don’t take yourself too serious.
You have this dynamic philosophy that does not manifest even
a hint of arrogance. You are loving but capable of anger and
doing battle. You are a warrior, artist, monk and you are
so far above everyone else that you have to become a teacher
of teachers yet you have the common touch and the ability
to get people to like you even if they don’t understand
you; to feel good about being in your presence.”
are dark souls who want to kill you. But you are not going
to allow it this lifetime; at least until your work is complete.”
like that,” I said. “Actually my death will not
be a violent one at all.”
“And like Kay
said, ‘total absolute faith and no fear’. I can
see why you loved her and why you are so sad about her leaving
you. She tried to keep up with you but just couldn’t
and she was not able to accept your unconditional love. The
deep, deep spiritual love you have for her,” Cathy continued.
I said sadly.
“But Kay is
an angel and she was only supposed to be my companion full
time for nineteen years; and the Snake the nineteen years
before that. And I came to Paris to find the women who were
supposed to take their place in this phase of my life,”
on this conversation, your love for me and Francois is way
beyond anything Kay even considered possible,” said
“I think so.
I know I am not destined to be with only one woman from now
on. But I am not ready to accumulate a harem either,”
of your love and deep emotional attachment to Cathy and I,
you were not diverted by that beautiful little girl Debra,”
I said. “Debra may become something to me later. I don’t
know. But what I must have from a woman is what Kay and the
Snake could not give me but you and Cathy do. So my standard
is very high for the women with whom I will allow myself to
become intimate. I must have an intense sexual emotional intimate
connection or I cannot be all that I am or do all I am destined
to accomplish in this life.”
“Kay and the
Snake never understood how much I needed their love. I will
not be with women like that in the future. I can’t do
that to myself. I loved Kay but I was lonely in the last years
as she withdrew the life sustaining love I desperately needed.
And I am never again going through those withdrawals I had
when she left. The physical and emotional pain is too great.
It is on the soul level.”
“John you have
put into words what I was looking for but could never define.
What I need is you but I never thought I would find you. And
I see that what I needed was so much more than even what I
thought I needed,” Cathy said as tears filled her eyes.
“And I the
same John. This conversation has given me peace. I can feel
it coursing through my body and soul. I am older than Cathy
and my needs are a bit different in ways I can’t yet
explain but I know it will come to me very soon,” said
“For the last
two days, John you have been transforming me. I am not the
person I was two days ago. I am not the person I was this
morning. You have touched my soul and renewed me. You have
dissolved my guilt about my craziness for the last twenty
years. I feel at peace. I know I feel loved for the first
time in my life.”
I reached out and
grabbed each of their hands.
“I really need
to go home with you John. I need to feel you in me,”
“As do I,”
“Then let us
go,” I said.
On Wednesday late
in the afternoon, Cathy and I drove to the condo to meet Jeremy
and Harold. It was in one of the luxury residential building
in the Galleria area, a very high rent district with a world
renowned shopping mall near by.
The condo was on
the twenty-fifth floor. We entered to find Jeremy in a very
cheerful mood and Francois speaking intensely with Harold,
both who came to greet us as we entered into the condo.
The condos were four
to a floor; about five thousand square feet each. This one
was on the northwest corner and gave a view of the beautiful
sunsets to the west of the city. The condo was being remodeled
but fifteen hundred feet of living space was decorated in
eighteenth century French.
Cathy brought me
a glass of excellent red wine. I don’t have the sense
of taste to distinguish a merlot from a pinot noir. There
was a tray of hors d oeuvres on the coffee table in the parlor
that we occupied. There was a maid in a black and white starched
uniform performing various functions.
has turned into a true believer and your number one fan and
promoter. She has been telling us that you desire to become
the world’s most renowned peace advocate. Also, your
desire to employ as many people worldwide as possible links
your business endeavors with your WorldPeace Advocacy. We
have to date been so focused on your WorldPeace objectives
that we forget that you are experienced in small businesseses
and economics and familiar with passive and active investments,”
“John I oversee
a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio worldwide. Of
course everything I share with you about business and investment
is confidential,” Jeremy said.
Harold spoke up,
“John your book is a done deal with Harper Collins as
I am sure you know. Their questions have to do with how much
you will receive. And that is my primary job, to maximize
forget, it is critical to me that the books stay in print
or Harper forfeits the publishing rights. I can’t be
promoting peace with my life’s work out of print,”
In fact, there are many aspects to your publishing objectives.
The contract will be quite dynamic. In fact, there are going
to have to be multiple contracts for the various projects,”
“I have not
mentioned Harold that I want several series geared to elementary,
junior and senior high students. I want to take my philosophy
and cement it into a series of books for each grade level
so that children can grow up with a WorldPeace and peace awareness.
It may make more sense for people who can write on those levels
to edit my books for that purpose as opposed to me doing it
you have thrown out something that I have not given any serious
consideration to. But I can see how that could become a very
big source of funds.”
“I want to
make it clear that in the long run, I will want to increase
my royalties and even the possibility that we are actually
buying seventy-five percent of the printing run to sell online.
In other words, if Harper does not want to print the number
of books I feel we can market, then I want to buy the books
and market them myself. Also, I will want to give a lot of
books away especially to colleges and universities worldwide
as well as make sure that all libraries have multiple copies.”
“I can even
see a WorldPeace encyclopedia. Of course the internet will
have a lot of this but I still believe printed books will
be desired even with those who have access to the net and
e-books. The Third World is without computers. And of course
the reselling and distributing of refurbished computers worldwide
is my goal as well. I want to bring the bottom of the social
pyramid up to speed with the rest of the world as fast as
every human being is connected to the rest of the human beings
on the planet, the sooner peace will reach the upper social
levels due to an appreciation for diversity.”
right now, the economical interests are rapidly increasing
the gap between ‘have and have-nots’. Over time,
a short time, this is not going to be possible because a man
living native in a mud hut will be unable to invest in the
global market. There is going to be lots of billionaires and
maybe I will be the first trillionaire but money in the future
is going to be managed by giant consortiums with individuals
having indirect control as shareholders. Wealth will accumulate
in the control of fewer and fewer individuals and families.”
“Also, as the
world investor population increases, all believing in the
same economic models along with the reduction in exploitation
of the Third World and their natural resources, things will
settle down and the disparity between rich and poor will decrease
and stabilize. The world will become more democratic and peaceful
due to the economic integration of the entire world.”
great trends going on worldwide right now such as manufacturing
moving to China that presents all kinds of very lucrative
economic opportunities for those that are focused in the areas
of accumulating wealth.”
of the world is that it is an evil place. It is an economic
power jungle. Most peacemakers don’t understand economics
and so they don’t see how they can integrate it into
their philosophy. They remain proud of being poor.”
to money and its benefits is the spiritual problem; not money
itself. I have no problem being the wealthiest man on the
planet. But the money will come from business not from setting
up blood sucking inefficient dishonest charities or a billion
dollar Jesus show. I will be rich because of my business acumen
not because of my non-profit WorldPeace Advocacy. That being
said, most of, if not all my business profits, will go to
create jobs and uplift the human condition in the black ghettos
and Hispanic barrios in the US as well as the poverty stricken
areas in the Third World.”
to demonstrate a new world economic model that benefits everyone.”
“All the psychics
I was involved with in the 1980’s said I would be a
teacher of teachers (I assume now this means WorldPeace and
its corollaries like education) and that I would be extremely
wealthy. I intend to be the world’s number one peace
advocate as well as the wealthiest man on the planet. Money
can buy peace because money buys politicians and judges in
the world human society.”
to me means the control of a money making endeavor. It is
the control of the goose that lays the golden eggs. Where
I differ from the traditional concept of a wealthy man is
that almost all profits will go to increase the number of
jobs in the world human society.”
is a very real problem of creating jobs that must be dealt
with. If you create jobs, you cannot at the same time encourage
the having of more than two children per family. To increase
jobs and therefore indirectly increase the number of human
beings on the planet would not in the long run increase the
peace in the world. So there would be restrictions connected
with many of these jobs that provide more money than just
survival and provide enough wealth to expand the employee’s
family beyond two children. I have no idea how this would
work in reality.”
“I just want
you to understand that I am not an idealist but a practical
man. And as a practical man, I understand that there are no
simple answers to these kinds of complex issues. But as a
man of faith not only in God but also one who has faith in
human beings to come up with solutions to complex social problems,
I believe that all problems can be solved in a way that will
increase the peace as opposed to creating chaos and injustice.”
solving one social problem creates a bigger social problem.
Sometimes a little peace can through a ripple effect increase
the social chaos in the world. Therefore, the entire ripple
effect of any act needs to be considered to see if the real
effect will be more peace or more chaos and disharmony in
the world human society. This is the practical approach to
increasing the peace as opposed to the purely short sighted
John, when you said you are an advocate for peace but not
a pacifist, that is an understatement regarding pacifism,
You are a Gordon Gecko and a Gandhi both,” said Harold.
“Yes, I am.
I understand how power works in the world. And I expect to
be a factor in limiting the adverse effects of greed. There
is coming an economic war that will be bloodless but not without
pain and suffering. It is part of the metamorphosis of the
social economic world order. It will be a war of economic
models and for the next fifty years it is going to be a war
of asset control. We will buy the oil reserves in Burma, not
steal them by military intervention or paying off corrupt
heads of state. The reality of asset control worldwide is
just going to be a lot more transparent than it is now.”
World dictators are not going to be allowed to sell out their
citizens. A country’s assets are going to be sold and
the citizens are going to benefit to a much greater extent
through our example and manipulation.”
that, population control and education have to be promoted.
Unfortunately, we are not able to have a Great Leap Forward
like Chairman Mao forced on the Chinese. So we will not be
able to move as fast as he did. But I believe, that economic
consortiums with a WorldPeace agenda as part of their corporate
policy will work. I am prepared to economically attack those
economic forces that are blatantly creating misery in the
world human population through their greed.”
of this would be dumping nuclear waste in an unsuspecting
Third World country. Of course before I die, I expect to see
the world well on its way to converting exclusively, almost
exclusively, to hydrogen power. It is the most abundant source
of energy and perfectly clean and therefore environmentally
“John, I must
say that the John that I am listening to now is not the John
who I first met in Paris,” said Jeremy.
that side of John is still there and an integral part of me.
You are just not seeing that side right now because we are
here to discuss the specific economics of selling books about
WorldPeace. While we are discussing economics, I am revealing
to you a capitalistic model for peace as opposed to a communistic
socialistic propaganda and anti peace manifesting model.”
“When I exited
prison Jeremy, I was a new man. I was cleansed of my past
in all ways; mentally, economically, spiritually. I was without
a family or even a female companion. I upon exiting prison
took care of sorting out my personal possessions, my business
assets and my IRS problems which was small but a bother.”
“When I went
to Paris, I was in stage two of my Phoenix rising phase. And
I by the grace of God connected with Cathy and through her
to Francois and you.”
“Now I am moving
into phase three which is beginning to put both my business
and WorldPeace agendas into an active working model. I am
an idealist but I am a hard-core practical realist as well.
And one thing I did I prison was to reconcile and resolve
my compassion for the poor and down trodden verses my concerns
about the predatory nature of the wealthy. I also reconciled
and came to a personal attitude about the abuse of power,
which was the reason I was in prison in the first place. I
determined to put peace on the fast track I had to play the
power game and that means in a very gross way, the acquiring
of huge income streams that will allow me to buy politicians
and judges and promote peace. Promoting peace in the political
and legal arenas has to do with stopping blatant abuse of
the poor and ignorant and powerless, lazy and stupid as well
as a determination to educate the future generations so they
do not increase the ranks of the victims of a predatory social
order that extends worldwide and crosses all political and
legal philosophies and systems.”
“I am a realist.
I am not a comic book caped crusader. I am not a messiah.
I am a practical man of ideas and a man of action with a motto
of ‘WorldPeace through world justice and global economic
“I guess the
message here Jeremy is that I expect many economic partners
and partners for peace. But I will not be handled by anyone.
I will drive the WorldPeace wagon but I will partner in economic
power and manipulation.”
“And one other
thing, to further expand on who and what you are dealing with
in John WorldPeace, when I was in prison, I read an article
about poaching rhinos for their horns in India. I read about
the head game warden who makes $275 a month and whose men
regularly kill poachers caught in the act. The poachers are
the game wardens prey. I intend to forward money, legally
and overtly into these men’s pay checks to make certain
that the miscreants of the world do not deprive the world
of endangered species by taking them to extinction.”
“So the point
is that I have no problem funding actions of extreme prejudice
to protect an irreplaceable aspect of the flora and fauna
in the world. Tigers, rhinos, silver back gorillas, whales
and so on will not become extinct on my watch. And while I
am on that subject, if I can find a way through genetics to
restore extinct species like the passenger pigeon, I will
do that as well. The world can support a very large population
and maintain a beautiful planet at the same time. It is a
complex global model to try to promote economics and ecology
but human beings are up to the challenge if they have the
right leadership and are given a workable vision for peace
and a template for action.”
I noticed that Cathy
and Francois were having another awakening.
“All this is
part of the integrated whole of the WorldPeace Advocacy. And
ninety-nine percent of what I do will be under the radar.
And I want to add that what I do will be absolutely legal.
If I feel a need to do something illegal, I will buy the politicians
and judges to make it legal; assuming it promotes WorldPeace.
Power politics is how the world human social model works and
always has and always will. I am going to refine the model
and make it more transparent in the process.”
“John you are
sounding like the most aggressive person I have ever met,”
“I hope driven
is a more appropriate word for WorldPeace. Realistically how
much progress has peace made in the hands of traditional pacifists.
That is the paradox and the enigma of WorldPeace the philosophy
and WorldPeace the man. The WorldPeace Advocacy is not a passive
endeavor. The world respects wealth and power. Peace is best
served if in sync with these predatory realities.”
is that people hate peace and kill messiahs. I have no plan
to be nailed to a cross. I expect to take the hypocrisy out
of the Christian religion and replace it with spiritual Christianity
that the real Jesus advocated.”
Any comments?” I asked.
Cathy who had been
standing by the coffee bar moved behind me and put her hand
on my left shoulder and gave me a kiss and Francois stood
up and did the same and stood behind me to my right. Then
Francois sat back down.
There was about five
minutes of silence as everyone was lost in thought; processing
all that I had just revealed.
you have said changes anything I believe really except that
it opens up the possibility of doing a lot more things with
you in the nature of investing. Francois mentioned some of
your potential business ventures. One in particular is interesting
to me; this WorldPeace Café’ to compete with
Starbucks. It is interesting to me that there has been no
alternative chain. Like MacDonald’s and Burger King.
Coke and Pepsi. It does not make sense to me. There are always
people that want to copy success. A WorldPeace name brand
really seems like a workable venture.”
are here today to talk about your books. We have obtained
copies of them from Harper Collins and we have had several
people read them. The books are way more dynamic than we thought,”
Harold stepped in,
“John, I did not really understand the dynamics of the
books until you related more of your philosophy when you arrived.
You are right that people have had a much more limited view
of a peace advocate than the role you intend to play.”
“It is going
to take people a bit to adjust to this different definition.
For book sales it will create controversy which will increase
sales no doubt.”
I said, “is that none of the old models have worked.
Not Gandhi, King, Mandela, Rabin and a short list of others
had a global view. They were all wrapped up in their local
battles for justice and the global ripple effect was coincidental
“You are the
first global peace advocate. You do not have a local cause.
You only have a global cause. You are the umbrella under which
all the prior men and women of peace will be gathered. Of
the political peace advocates, all the ones that have been
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, were all fighting a local injustice,”
“I am trying
to establish a template for future advocates,” I said.
“I want there to be some basics acknowledged that apply
to all situations. So the local advocates will start from
the global vision and then add to it the specifics of the
“I also want
a school established in time to teach peace. I want to have
a Peace Corp but I want these people to be thoroughly versed
in the conversation about peace so as they go on their local
missions they will have a global peace message to teach.”
“I want to
take all I have written and scale it down into a small thirty
page book that is about two and a half inches square; easy
for people to carry. And then I want one with a little more
content the size of a Gideon Bible and I want to give those
away. I want to saturate the world human society with peace
messages if you will. I want all the books to be a deep blue
with gold letters if possible on the cover.”
“There is a
lot of peripheral books on peace that I want to write. I have
a whole shelf of post WWI books about peace. They are about
socialism and communism to a large degree but there are some
valid ideas in there. I want to build a collection of peace
books as sort of an ultimate library and go through each one
making comments, responding to the issues if you will. The
point I am making is that I intend to publish several books
a year. The books will be for the purpose of opening a discussion.
Others like my Book of Peace will propose foundations for
peace and WorldPeace. The longer I live, the more refined
the conversation. When I die, all my books and notes will
be in a library for people to access. If I am lucky, I will
copy everything and put it on the internet. I will put it
all there now and then keep it current.”
“But none of
that is going to be as effective as someone to take my place.
So I am sure over the years I will have one or two apprentices
with me. Again, I will act like a teacher of teachers.”
and women who follow me will naturally take my beginning and
modify to their needs. What I anticipate and hope is that
all the future peace advocates and movements will be able
to be tracked back to what I have done. I guess it is sort
of an ego thing to feel that I have in fact made a difference.
Only time will tell.”
“The big money
will come if I can find a way to write books about peace that
will be suitable for the movies. That will bring in the big
money. But the truth is that nothing that I publish will compete
with my web design business which I expect to be a billion
dollars in annual sales in as few as three years if not two.
Of course if I capture the search engine market, you are looking
at a half a trillion dollars a year.
“So I want
to maximize the book sales but it will be a small percentage
of my total income. And all my income is going to be used
to fund the WorldPeace Advocacy directly or indirectly.”
“So back to
the task at hand, How are we going to present my books to
Harper Collins?” I asked.
said Harold, “No unknown author comes to the table with
a series or group of fifteen books. People usually write a
four hundred page book, it is published and based on sales
a second book is published. Even in academic texts no one
writes as much as you have up front. Most people are not as
committed as you are to peace. They are not going to write
something and spend the time you have unless they are sure
of a payoff. You have written something not really caring
it if gets published now or later. And you have a much longer
potential source of income.”
“So the problem
is they have got to decide with no market tests if they want
to gamble on the whole series or just the first five. The
first three are your autobiography. The other two books are
the first of a series of what in time may be a hundred books
about peace issues and much more. It is an epic novel but
each book is sort of free standing.”
“I think what
they are forced to do is to commit to the autobiography and
then buy options for the rest as well as an option of first
refusal on the annual journal. Of course if this turns out
to be the number one book, or books, of the year, then they
are going to have a lot of bidding competition for the other
books. And you have to decide to sell the next eight one at
a time. If you sell one at a time and number one flops, you
get nothing for the other seven.”
“And if that
happens,” I said, “I self publish and market on
the internet until the books catch on; which they eventually
will. Again my other businesses should fund the marketing.
Consider that the books that I cannot get published by someone
like Harper Collins, I will self publish. Then the next novel
I write may in fact sell. But all along I keep the conversation
going regardless of whether I sell books through a traditional
publisher or not. Everything has changed with the internet
and the e-books and devices like iPad, Nook and Kindle. The
options for self publishing hard copy is also expanding.”
“In the end,
it is going to come down to the people. What will they support.
The publishers are not going to control the market of what
people have access to. Some guy living in a mud hut in Africa
may in fact publish a worldwide best seller. Who knows. The
world in all respects is becoming more democratic because
of the internet.”
if you make the Oprah book list, then sales go ballistic.
It is all a big gamble. Harper is definitely in the big league
but what you have written is unique. It is a unique concept
and it is a subject whose time has come. Traditionally peace
books don’t sell. But you did not write a typical pacifist
book of peace. So it is unique in its philosophy and it brings
in religion, politics and the law. You have a hard edge to
what you have written. I makes people uncomfortable. And that
is because I don’t think they can argue with what you
know how Harper Collins is going to approach what you have.
The really frustrating thing for my dad and I is that there
is no precedent. It should open up a new genre of books but
as long as you are alive and writing I doubt any others will
be drawn into the peace book market except as commentaries
on what you have written. And most of that should come from
“John the more
you write the more will be read and the more the discussion
will expand. People will try to support or deny what you have
written. You will have friends and enemies. And they will
come from academia but you will have friends and enemies in
politics, the law and religion as well. With the internet
John, you can say what you want. With a business that will
support you, you don’t need the book income so you will
not have to skew your message. This is a very power thing
that is going on here.”
“John I think
what you are doing is going to show people in other disciplines
how to get out their message.”
“We are getting
a bit off subject her but I want to say that people who have
valid ideas cannot be sidelined. People who have a better
way of doing things can publish in the internet with ease.
And in time, those ideas my be incorporated into society.
But whether they are or not, they will be out there for review.
The real problem is going to be organizing the data. Think
about everyone on the planet publishing something.”
big elephant in the room is the foreign market,” I said.
“The book may initially flop in the US and go ballistic
in France and Japan. Then come back and take off in the US.
The foreign market could be unprecedented and your books will
probably become a huge best seller worldwide because the book
is generic enough not to be banned by any country.”
“China is a
huge potential market as is India but again the price of the
book will be much less than in the US. So more sales, less
income.” Harold said.
“Harold I understand
what you are saying and money is important now because I want
to jump start this project. But remember my goal is WorldPeace.
The books are a way to finance that message as well as disseminate
the message. I need the money to expand the conversation not
to live like a king. In fact, living too much like a king
would be embarrassing to me. We are having a meeting about
marketing the book right now but I never quit thinking about
how I am going to promote peace. Even as we talk I have been
considering ways to disseminate my ideas on the internet if
the publishers do now want to publish. I have the energy and
like you said to write things that have no guarantee of being
published. That sets me apart for negotiating in a traditional
that we cannot get US prices in the Third World but there
is no cost to publishing electronic books except in the marketing.
And the world will sooner, probably sooner, or later go paperless
with regards to books,” I said. “Things are changing
rapidly in the publishing business. And Harold, you understand
that I feel connected to Harper but that may be a mistake
on my part. It is where we begin. But there may be an aggressive
smaller publisher out there who is a true believer and will
be able to do more than Harper Collins for this unique set
of books that I have written.”
“OK. What will
be your fee?” I asked.
is twenty-five percent but I am willing to cut it to twenty
percent expecting my normal fee on subsequent contracts,”
“Is that calculated
by taking total royalties and then you get twenty percent
and I get eighty percent?” I asked.
“And any other
money I get the same split. You are getting paid off the gross
to me?” I asked.
“Is there any
other fees or expenses I will owe you other than this percentage?”
the way this is going, I am going to go ahead and let you
take the lead with Harper Collins but not until we get there
on Friday. I don’t want you doing any negotiating until
I am present. I want you to refuse to discuss it with them
except to notify them that you will be officially hired effective
the day of the meeting. And I want you to put that into a
contract and I want to sign a contract with you before we
enter the Harper Collins’ office. I have a feeling you
and I may have to do some negotiating after the meeting starts
because I think they are going to want options on the other
books and I expect their contract to be complicated and so
our contract may need to be more complex as well. I want to
be able to totally trust you Harold and I want us to have
a life long relationship. And I want you paid at least your
normal commissions and fees. You know over time I will find
out if you have taken advantage of my ignorance and if that
happens our relationship will immediately be in jeopardy if
not terminate. It is critical that you are truthful with me;
absolutely truthful. No legal parsing and such.”
he said. “My dad and I believe in this project and want
to be associated with it.”
you have my permission to discuss all aspects of the Harper
Collins deal with Jeremy, Francois, Cathy, my son Marshall
and his wife and Kay if she is interested. But I will make
the final call. Everything you get from them will be their
opinion about what I will do or should do. If you don’t
have it from my mouth, it is just speculation as to what I
will do. And I am always available to you by phone.”
authorizations into the contract please,” I said.
“Now tell me
what you think they will offer,” I said.
“I think one
hundred thousand dollars for the autobiography as an advance.
You come to them with a whole series of books as we have discussed.
And I know they are skittish about peace books.”
don’t want such a high advance that I will have trouble
buying them out if they let the book go out of print. I don’t
live high and if the advance is low, then the buyback will
be less. I believe in me. And it may be my books are ahead
of their time. If so, they will not want to publish. That
is understandable. But if that happens, I want control of
the future peace books. I don’t want my rights sitting
in their vault. If the marketing flops, I want control of
publishing so I have incentives to try some unique marketing.
I will also want a set price to buy out their inventory if
they don’t want to inventory it. I want first option
to buy the over stock. And I will sell the books over the
internet, or at seminars, or just give them away.”
“Do you think
we can finalize a deal within a week or will it be longer?”
“I would think
a month. These are corporate people and so they work by committee
and consensus,” said Harold.
“OK. I understand
that. I expect you to keep it on the front burner,”
gave you fifty thousand dollars already. It is on the front
burner I can assure you,” Harold said.
I get the publishing contract I am going to get some legal
form books and some text books and go over the contract. I
may hire an attorney to answer my questions and look over
the contract. If you have an ‘A’ list of attorneys,
please give it to Cathy, who by the way will be the general
contact person on this as with almost everything else concerning
me. In addition, I am sure Jeremy, Francois and Cathy will
have some attorneys in mind. I feel I will need one but not
until we have a proposal contract in hand.”
and agree,” said Harold.
do we need to cover in this meeting?” I asked.
we see what they are offering,” said Harold.
Francois, anything?” I asked.
I think you have covered all the appropriate questions at
this point,” said Jeremy.
candid. If you are not candid, you are not really helping
me,” I said.
there is an elephant in the room; some big something that
has not been put out for discussion. What is it Francois?”
“John, I think
we are all wondering why you are not a multi billionaire.
You astound us with your knowledge and experiences and understanding.
Why are you not President of the United States?” asked
First as I write in my autobiography, I made a stupid bet
and handicapped myself before I was born. I was born into
a family with no money and no emphasis on education. Also,
all my enemies came into this life with me and have thwarted
me all my life. Second, I had to live the reality before I
could write about it. I have been living the reality of why
there is no peace. Third, money means nothing to me. I have
not subordinated my peace advocacy to a new car. Give me one
change of clothes and a hat and a pair of walking boots and
I will make my way as a friar or monk; happy in the simplicity
of life. So money was never my taskmaster. God and WorldPeace
were. My energies were not focused on making money. My focus
was not on pleasure.”
are all wrapped up in success and flaunting an appearance
of success in this reality. They don’t understand this
is just a dream with a short fuse. The spiritual reality is
the true immortal infinite reality. So what is seventy years
in this dream? Nothing. All you can accumulate will be left
behind. So I place little value on anything but my life experiences
because that is all I get to take with me after death. I came
to this realization when I was eight years old.”
“So now I have
my education and my experience and my philosophy and my destiny.
I have emerged from the dark forest with something to say
and a mission to accomplish. I have been introspective and
alone all my life.(except for business contacts which are
to a pianist who lived sixty years in the jungle, isolated
playing eighteen hours a day. Then at sixty-one he comes into
the city, which he always knew existed, sat down and began
“I have lived
an engaged life but not a public one about what I was doing.
Another factor is I married women who were lesser than myself.
Loving but not driven. Not intellectual or educated. I married
into my class if you will. Who knows what a wife like Cathy
or Francois would have produced as far as a different life
“But also being
anonymous allowed me to observe the environment as it was
and is for the average person. And it is the average person
who is ninety-eight percent of the world population and whose
support is necessary to increase the peace.”
“I am no different
now than I have always been. I have just been working down
in the basement. Now I have come to the top floor ready to
work in a different reality.”
“My time is
now. It was not then. These books were my last major endeavor
prior to emerging from the forest. And half of all my books
were written in the solitude of no man’s land; solitary
confinement in prison in 2008.”
“And one other
aside, titles and credentials and status mean nothing to me.
I pay deference to them. But I deal with people’s souls.
I know criminals whose company I prefer to that of some righteous
“You are just
an enigma to us,” said Francois.
“I am to everyone.
I am always alone even in a crowd.”
“We have a
journey that we have come together to take. That is all I
know right now. I am excited, renewed and pleased with my
new friends and lovers,” I smiled.
“And we are
pleased to have connected with you John,” said Jeremy.
“John, as you
said, we are now friends. We don’t have years of association.
We don’t have friends in common or backgrounds or countries.
We are in a sense strangers to each other,” said Jeremy.
is a bond between us. For you, your faith brought you to Paris
and connected you with Cathy who had a dream about a man like
you. We have been, within our group, looking for someone special
with a global mission.”
between our friends and you have been positive. Your connects
with two very special and unique women, Cathy and Francois,
has been intense and positive for all.”
“In these situations,
there is no way to gather unlimited information that takes
place when making investments. You are sixty John and have
lived longer than any of us. Your history is too long and
varied for us to understand. All we have to go on is your
writings and art and the energy you bring to face-to-face
“You have never
asked any questions about us and have made no effort to delve
into our past,” Jeremy said.
don’t care how much or little our net worth is, where
we live or what we do. As you said, you deal with people on
a soul level and trust a lifetime of intuition about people
to determine whether you will engage them or not. Also, from
what we can tell almost everyone starts with a clean slate
with you. You don’t judge people by their past or even
how they relate to others. All you seem to care about is how
they relate to you. And you make no distinctions between sick
and poor, race, nationality, religion, gender. Each person
is a unique, interesting and a worthy human being to you.”
“And you care
about people individually and in groups of race, religion,
nationality, etc. You do come to dislike some people, some
intensely. But you try to push away those negative memories
as you cut those people out of your life; even three of your
own children. Which means you feel all people are your brothers
and sisters and none have a right to abuse you even if your
people that hate you. But like you said, they are people who
fear what you know and what you can see. You have no fear
so you embrace change where the majority of people are full
of fear and devoid of faith and fear change. Just changing
your name scares people and I think more so when they are
confronted with the reality that you are not a kook, or druggie
or any similar person.”
“All my friends
in the peace group are essentially conservative but we feel
a need to promote a better world. We just did not know how
because we were all raised in the same conservative environment
due to our wealth and the desires of our elders to maintain
their economic assets and the power that goes with it. We
have been looking for someone without having superficial and
characteristic mindsets. We have through psychics tried to
get a feel for who was coming to us but we have not dictated
what that person should or should not be.”
“At this point,
we all pretty much believe that you are the person we have
been expecting. We can’t really imagine who else it
could be. There are no negative feelings about you. Yes, you
scare some of us with your fearlessness and your faith. But
these fears are really unfounded. It is who you are and who
we are not. We are fearless but not to your degree and we
had faith you would connect with us but not the total faith
you have in every aspect of your life.”
John, we have decided to move forward and help you in every
way possible. We are not all true believers or fully committed
for life to your mission but we feel certain enough to significantly
move ahead supporting the WorldPeace Advocacy. And one of
the easiest and quickest ways for us to help is with financial
“We know and
expect that you will be very successful as you restart your
web design business. But for now we want to give you a jump-start
if you will allow us. Francois has made her condo on the Seine
available to you. We want to make this condo here in Houston
available to you as well as twenty-five hundred square feet
of office space across the street to help jump start you into
your new life.”
“We feel that
you are going to be entertaining people of wealth, fame and
power and you must have an appropriate place to receive them.
We are going to put a million dollars into these five thousand
square feet. It will be cut up for living space and servant
quarters and entertainment.”
“This is our
desire if you want to accept it,” Jeremy said.
I walked out of prison, it was like I exited the womb or a
cocoon. Everything that happens to me is a part of the WorldPeace
Advocacy. Everything is in God’s hands. There is a destiny
I must live and a path I am to follow. This offer seems to
be a part of that path. And so I accept it with sincere and
deep felt gratitude to all involved. I request that we put
the agreement in writing so there is clarity regarding the
relationship so that the benefit is properly reported to the
IRS. People will be trying to jail me again and I do not intend
to give them that opportunity.”
“I am guilty
of generally not showing emotional extremes. I want you to
know this offer makes me very happy because I believe it will
move my time table forward as much as two years if not more.
I believe my association with your peace group will have moved
the WorldPeace Advocacy forward ten years when I look back.
It gives me a legitimacy that only the appearance of wealth
can give in the world human society. No one will know the
truth. They will deal with the façade, the image they
need to see to help them get on board the WorldPeace train.”
“The core of
my life now is the WorldPeace Advocacy. Everything I do will
be to promote it from my art to my books to my businesses.
This will significantly increase the peace. So I am most sincerely
thankful to you and everyone involved for your support.”
“John, we are
also giong to provide you with a chauffeur, a maid and butler
and a cook as well as clothing and a line of credit of $250,000
to further help jump start your endeavors,” Jeremy said.
“That is extremely
generous,” I said.
“John we want
your time spent on promoting WorldPeace and not on the mundane
realities of paying bills, buying groceries and so on. That
is what we hope to accomplish; to free you to follow your
John is to move all your possessions including what is in
storage or anywhere else up here to make it easy for you to
sort through it. We are also providing you with three very
competent personal assistants to organize and sort your things.
We feel within a month all your loose ends from the past will
be put in order. But two of these women will stay for up to
six months to help you start your business and set up a system
for promoting peace. I understand that Cathy will be your
primary assistant. I can assure you she is very competent
as are the three women we are sending you.”
“What we would
like to do is to leave for New York about 1300 tomorrow in
our jet and we will return Saturday morning. We would like
you to meet with some of our group on Friday night.”
“While we are
away, we would like your permission to have your things moved
into this apartment. All we need to know is where all your
things are stored as well as have access to them.”
I said. “You understand I have put more trust in you
than in any person in my life outside my family. But I can
see that you are betting a lot on my future as well. Better
is the wrong word. Confidence is the word; confidence in me.
So we will gather on Friday at Harper and return on Saturday
morning to begin this new phase in my new life.”
do we need to discuss?” I asked.
Nothing was said.
do you think about all of this?” I asked.
week you got shot. Friday you are going to sign a huge book
contract. Now Jeremy is making this offer. Just keep riding
the wave, John,” she said.
“John all this
makes perfect sense. I know Jeremy and I feel we know you.
For me it is a no-brainer. I committed my apartment in Paris.
Jeremy is doing the same with this condo but with more add
ons. You need all your time devoted to the WorldPeace Advocacy
and not to mundane day-to-day living hassles. I would rather
see you write a short story than go to the store for bread
“It is a no-brainer,
John,” Harold replied. “You have an unbelievable
top of the social pyramid support system now. You need to
fully utilize it and go to work changing the world for the
Let’s get something in writing. I’ll get my keys
for you. My mother is paranoid about letting people she does
not know into her home so that may have to wait until I get
back. I will work on that immediately.”
then,” said Jeremy. “Let us toast to the future
of the WorldPeace Advocacy and John WorldPeace. He brought
out a bottle of Champaign and we toasted to the future and
then we went to an early dinner.”
On Thursday, Marshall,
Cathy and Francois and I flew to New York. Jeremy and Harold
were already there. We flew on one of the corporate jets that
Jeremy has under his authority. We had a nice meal that evening;
very social. The afternoon was spent seeing some of the sites
in New York like Central Park where I had never been.”
On Friday we went
to Harper’s home office for our meeting. Jeremy picked
us all up at the hotel he had provided and we all arrived
at Harper’s at the same time. The receptionist seated
us in a conference room with about thirty chairs around a
very large contemporary conference table with an opening in
the middle for someone to step into and speak if necessary.
After about fifteen
minutes, Bill came in followed by about fifteen people. This
was obviously to be an important meeting. Everyone came in
with their files and a name card to put in front of them on
the table. Everyone had on ID badges.
Bill opened up the
meeting by letting everyone introduce himself or herself.
There was also a group of five people on video conferencing.
Video screens were in front of every third person. They were
pop up screens built into the conference table. It was the
people in San Francisco and one in England on the video.
“OK, we have
a lot to talk about,” said Bill, “so let’s
have come to us with a huge project. You have already written
these books that are all impressive in their own right. The
fact that you wrote them in a year is amazing. But it seems
you wrote it right out of your head where you have been accumulating
facts and thoughts and philosophies all your life. You amazingly
wrote these manuscripts the way someone would relate a short
story. That means to us that you are a very intelligent, clear
thinking and creative person and we believe that translates
into an endless stream of writing projects focused on peace
and WorldPeace covering the broad areas of politics, religion
and the law; consisting of endless stories that support your
philosophy. And you have a nice easy to understand way of
laying out problems and offering solutions in your books.”
“So the bottom
line is that we want to partner up with you John. We want
to give you all the support you need to get your thoughts
are an unknown and you are about to step onto the world stage
as the self appointed spokesman for WorldPeace. You have been
John WorldPeace for over two decades. So you did not change
your name as a gimmick last month to impress us. You have
a history of working for peace in a very common sense way,
but one that is very unique.”
seems important, you have a global agenda. It is not one born
of a local injustice. You take on the global issues that affect
the whole world; every human being in one way or another.
You have stepped out of your reality of being a White male
American with a Christian upbringing. You are also just as
much at home in the university environment as a board room
and I am sure you would feel just as at home as a priest or
a politician. You have lived in the country and the city.
You have been a soldier, father and husband. You have had
two long term marriages and you know about divorce. You were
religious and now you are spiritual. You have no fear and
more faith than anyone I know.”
say these things John to pump you up but to draw attention
to the fact that you have the life experiences that allow
you to speak on these many issues. You have taken your talents
and assets which are many and sought out solutions for increasing
the peace in the world instead of making hundreds of millions
of dollars which we all feel you were and are capable of doing.
Nothing negative about Bill Gates but he took the traditional
path to power by accumulating a fortune and now steps into
the role of philanthropist.”
took your energy and went to where the core issues of chaos
and injustice and abuse of power exist. And you involved yourself
as much as possible in these areas as you ran businesses and
raised a family and went to school as well.”
to us in 1993 and we turned you away. That was a mistake.
You would have written about peace and made some money and
made a difference but you would not have traveled the more
significant path that you have. You would have not gone to
prison. I agree with you that prison rounded out your peace
only do we see Harper Collins making a lot of money publishing
your books, but we also see it while participating in one
of the most worthy of human objectives; increasing the peace
in the world human society as you say. It is interesting to
us John that you are trying to practically increase the peace
by creating jobs. So you have achieved something no other
peace activist has achieved; an integration of conservative
business with a liberal social service. Again you did not
set up a charity to give away money. And you plan is such
a simple but amazing concept. So we are doing the same thing.
We are going to make money by promoting WorldPeace. And WorldPeace
is a secular issue that everyone can support. Even spirituality
that is a foundation of WorldPeace can be supported because
it transcends religion.”
“John I would
like to just take a moment to applaud you.”
At which time he
and the rest of those present stood up and clapped for a full
two minutes after which I stood up.
gentlemen, thank you for your kindness.”
“We are about
to embark on a journey together. That is what WorldPeace is,
a journey, not a destination. . It is a fragile reality that
requires vigilance and most importantly it requires us to
teach peace because at every moment the old guard dies and
the new generations are being born. To maintain peace we have
to live it and pass it on.”
“It is time
to begin the journey. It is long past the time to begin the
journey in earnest. Who knows where this endeavor will lead.
But every solution will sharpen the focus on the problem and
show us more clearly what we are up against. There is no final
solution or destination. WorldPeace is an ongoing journey.”
human society is going through a transition that is beyond
that of the Renaissance. I believe it will be a millennium
before we again experience such a transformation of society
as is going on right now. Add into the mix the internet and
bringing the Third World countries online and moving away
from oil to hydrogen as a source of energy and many other
astounding changes, we must insert WorldPeace into those changes
and avoid the deadly abuse of the poor and ignorant and disenfranchised
of the world as the world human society transitions. We need
to partner up with these human beings and not enslave them
economically or otherwise. And at the same time we must maintain
a user friendly world to support an ever increasing world
Ladies and gentlemen
your role is that of publisher. Your part is to disseminate
the written word at a profit. Your job is to make money through
my advocacy of peace. This is something that has never been
done. Peace sales will reduce the number of wars in the world
human society. It encompasses a need to maintain the peace
as opposed to creating more wars, chaos and disharmony in
the world human society.”
“So I want
to thank you for your consideration. Let us win the Nobel
Peace Prize. I applaud you.”
I began to clap
as did everyone else and then I sat down.
After a minute or
two, Bill spoke.
“John if anyone
can pull this off, you can. We all recognize that, if not
before coming into this room, we realize it now. So let’s
get to work.”
“John as I
am sure you are aware, we are in a place where we have to
evaluate the entire epic with no other feedback than our people
in this room and some outside readers. As I said, in your
case, we don’t get the chance to publish one book and
test the market. Usually if we buy one book and it does not
sell, we are in good shape because we did not commit to ten
other books. But if that one book takes off like a rocket,
and we have not bought the sequels, then the others are on
the market to be sold to the highest bidder and we lose a
lot of profit. We can buy the first book, in this case actually
the first five books, depending on how we cut them up and
take options of first refusal at a set price on the subsequent
novels that you will surely write.”
“It is a tricky
business with a unique work like yours. That being said, we
have decided that we want to publish all the books, although
not at the same time. We want to buy them all and set a schedule
of publication over three years for what you have now. The
first books will come out together. The autobiography that
may be published as three books and the first two novels.”
“We want to
publish the Book of Peace first. We want to do that immediately
to prepare the world for what is coming. The Book of Peace
with be our trailer for the coming WorldPeace Advocacy.”
“Then we want
to publish the auto biography in three volumes. We want to
put the jail journal as an appendix to the autobiography but
we also feel like we will publish the jail journal as a separate
volume. We have not made a final decision on this yet. We
think the prison journal can be profitable on its own. People
would like to know what jail is really like from someone who
is not a criminal but was convicted and incarcerated.”
is going to be a trailer of sorts for the coming novels. We
want to publish the first two novels together as a companion
set. The first novel has so much foundation in it, we need
to publish the second volume to show that the future novels
are going to be political suspense novels with WorldPeace
as the underlying theme. The first volume does not have enough
action in it and needs the support of the second novel to
make it worth reading if you will. The first volume will not
stand on its own at this time.”
we want to release a book of your poems. This will show the
public another side of you. And we know, like the novels,
you can easily produce a couple of books of poems a year.”
is that you will produce more novels and books of poetry than
we can publish so that we can sort of have an inventory of
unpublished works and we can decide in what order we want
to publish them and how many a year we will publish.”
“Then we want
to come out with your translations of the religious texts.
But we are not sure whether we want to bring those out at
one at a time or three a year or just publish them all in
one volume. We are leaning toward one volume.”
“We will use
these religious texts as a trailer for your WorldPeace gospel
that for some of us is the most mind stunning innovation since
the New Testament was created in 400 AD. The way you reorganized
the four gospels is just unbelievable. You have pulled off
something that no one else could pull off, reorganized the
gospels content and not be crucified for it metaphorically
“John to be
honest with you, we don’t know how this project is going
to evolve. It may be that when we start publishing the public
is going to demand everything as quickly as possible. If that
happens, we are ready to put it all out there fast. But there
is so much John that we feel it will just overwhelm and over
expose people to your works. Only time will tell what we should
do to maximize the profits.”
“We want options
on everything else you write. We want the right of first refusal.
We want options on the foreign markets where we already have
a foothold and options on the markets we want to break into.”
“John we want
to tie you to us. We want to hitch our wagon to your star.”
“John we are
willing to pay you a $10 million dollar advance as a show
of our confidence in you. We have also allocated $2.5 million
for a three year book tour.”
is the most complex deal we have ever done. And we have been
around a very long time. Our market share will go up with
just your books John. We are certain of that. How much is
what we don’t know.”
“We are ready
today to give you a non-refundable $500 thousand dollars to
give us ninety days more to hammer out all the contracts.
In fact, each book will be its own deal but we don’t
know what each book will contain. One book may contain several
books in regards to the religious interpretations.”
sounds unbelieveable. It sounds like a very generous offer
for an unknown author like me. Based on that painting I dreamed
twenty odd years ago, I believe that Harper Collins is supposed
to publish my books. Part of that is also related to the Bahai’
belief that peace will begin in San Francisco (where you will
publish the books). I am not a Bahai’. I am not a religionist
of any stripe. But that is a factor in my metaphysical mind.”
in my practical legal accounting mind, I need to defer the
contract details and specifics to Harold Nusbaum who I understand
along with his father has a reputation of being a reasonable
and user friendly agent to both writers and publishers.”
want to say to you that I want to do business with these people
and it is worth it to me to make this deal happen by being
reasonable and flexible. And I also want to say that I believe
pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered. So I would ask you
Bill and Harold to play nice and make this deal happen such
that we can all be friends long into the future.”
“I have been
in all the conflict I can stand to date. Yet I know I am walking
into a storm in some ways as I try to encourage people to
take down their barriers and live in peace. People hate and
fear peace. And some will hate and fear me for even advocating
it. So in matters that I have significant control, I want
peace and tranquility. I want a non-emotional business deal
worked out. If I can’t negotiate this contract in peace,
then I will have begun the WorldPeace Advocacy in conflict
and metaphysically that will negatively taint everything I
do for the rest of my life with regards to peace.”
and gentlemen know the reality and profitability of this business.
I promise you the long-term profits for publishing the WorldPeace
Advocacy will be record setting and very long lived. Let’s
make this a priority so I can board my WorldPeace train and
leave the station as soon as possible.”
to clap and all joined in and stood including myself. Then
Cathy began to chant ‘WorldPeace’ and everyone
joined in until I raised my hands after a few minutes of electricity
and excitement to stop it.”
Bill said, “I just saw a vision of the largest peace
rally in history in Paris and you at the podium. You will
make a difference John. You will succeed in bringing some
sanity into the global community. I just had the most amazing
check today will be for an even $1 million dollars, not $500,000.”
I got up and went
around the table and shook Bill’s hand.
“This is going
to be a great partnership,” I said.
Everyone again clapped.
Amazingly, I saw some tears on some faces.
Bill then asked
a young lady to give Harold and I a copy of the proposed contracts.
and Harold can go over these contracts and suggest your changes.
Harold please direct your communication to me initially. My
contact numbers are on there.”
“John I would
like you and your party to join me in the executive dining
room for lunch but first I would like to go around the table
and let everyone have a chance to ask you the most relevant
unanswered questions in their minds.”
start with Alex Sanchez and let’s keep it to your number
one question,” instructed Bill.
when did you know the WorldPeace Advocacy was your destiny.”
“When I was
eight years old and remembered the time just before I was
born. I felt pretty sure I had a global mission of some kind.
So over the years, I followed my intuition and experienced
certain things. I educated myself in preparation for my destiny.
It was not until my first divorce in 1987 when I began a novel
I called John World Peace, three words, that I begin to think
about WorldPeace as a global mission. The novel was set in
2025 and John World Peace was looking back on his life on
his 100th birthday. But the novel was only going to be 400
pages. As it turned out, I wrote almost 3000 pages in jail
twenty-three years later.”
“At any rate,
I changed my name the next year, 1988, to John WorldPeace
because peace was in the forefront of my thoughts. It was
not until jail in 2008 that the term WorldPeace Advocacy seemed
an appropriate term to sum up my mission.”
divorce, I had thought I might be a Billy Graham of sorts
but it never really felt right.”
a line in ‘The Last Samurai’ where Kwasimoto asked
Tom Cruise if he thought a man could change his destiny. Tom
Cruise says that he believes that a man does what he can until
his destiny reveals itself to him. That is what I feel happened
to me. In time, the WorldPeace Advocacy revealed itself to
Carl Johnson asked,
“Dr. WorldPeace, do you think there will be a second
coming of Jesus?”
know. What I think though is that Jesus will come with all
the signs of a true prophet of the Jews like Elijah. But times
have changed and it has been a long time since the Jews have
seen a real prophet. They rejected Jesus and for me the Temple
being destroyed by the Romans was the end of God’s patience;
at least until 1948 when Israel was reestablished as a nation.”
“Now for me
there is a fundamental problem with the return of Jesus and
that is the question of ‘will he return as a Jew or
a Christian’. If he comes back as a Jew, the Christians
will reject him and if he returns as a Christian the Jews
will reject him. He was born a Jew and died a Jew. But the
Jews rejected his message. Then Paul he turned to the gentiles
with Jesus’ message and a new religion began.”
the Jews rejected him and the Christians embraced him it would
seem to me that he would have to return with a Christian orientation.”
“And for me,
this is where the logic of a second coming throws up conflicts
“I also know
that God has generally worked his revelations though men and
so I do not see Jesus returning and with the wave of his hand
the entire universe disappears and the only thing left is
a New Jerusalem the way the holodeck on the Enterprise in
the TV series Star Trek could be changed.”
“So if there
is a second coming, I don’t think it will be a miracle
on a universal scale. In fact, a messiah is more likely to
come quietly and then leave and only later will people recognize
him for who he was. A man like St. Francis was very close
to what would have been expected of a messiah. But he died
refusing to take up the mantel of a messiah and refusing to
endorse a new religion. He just tried to live the model Jesus
suggested and laid out in the Bible by working through the
do you think the world is evil,” Elaine Hanson asked.
of the world is that you can use your creative energy to do
good or bad. You have free will. So a person can choose to
be evil and victimize his neighbors. At death, he or she has
to pay up or in my mind reincarnate real fast to escape judgment.”
are victims because they do not take control of their lives.
They abdicate decisions regarding their life and refuse to
educate themselves in the way things work. The good suffer
because they get blindsided by evil. But in death they are
back in paradise.”
“God, if you
will, has many billions of living humans to deal with and
most of them have conflicting desires. Everyone can’t
have everything they want. So there is a give and take in
life. No one gets all bad or all good. We get some of each.
God did not even run interference for Jesus.”
suffer and the wicked prosper because that is the way it is
on earth; a Zen answer if you will, but true.”
Harry Conwell asked,”
How do we know if we are on our destined path or not.”
are crooked. We are knocked off track now and then for many
reasons. So if you want to know where you are going look where
you have been and you will recognize the path that you seem
to keep returning to. If you want to be an artist and feel
that is your destiny, look at whether you have continued to
pursue your art during your life and if doors to an art career
keep opening which you ignore as you work your accounting
are on your path, doors open to you that will not open to
others. If you find a closed door, push on it a bit to make
sure it is really closed. If so, change directions a bit and
asked, “Dr. WorldPeace, what do you think about abortion?”
“I think it’s
tragic but you cannot abort a soul in the sense of killing
it. You just destroy the vehicle it chose. I believe that
abortion is preferred over a life of abuse imposed on an unwanted
child. There is no reason for someone to have an unwanted
pregnancy in this day and time. Prevention is the key. Abortion
is a deep scar that any mother will carry to her grave. There
will always be the torment of what would things have been
like if she had allowed that child into her life.”
pregnancy is my best advice. But if aborted, souls will find
another vehicle into this reality if that is what they desire.
You cannot keep them out if they are determined to enter.”
Larry Saxon asked, “Dr. WorldPeace, what about sex.”
I had was fantastic,” I said.
There was laughter.
“For me intense
sexual emotional intimacy puts me in touch with my spiritual
essence. I am closest to heaven right after an extremely loving
intimate encounter. It is a natural high. It creates a sense
of euphoria and peace. And for me it often gives me a clear
view of the future in its wake if I am paying attention.”
adultery,” Peter Svenson asked.
is based on a lie and it will erode a marriage. We are human.
We are biological. Sometimes it just happens. Sometimes it’s
sought out. It is sad when one person leaves a marriage without
telling the other. It is tragic when it leads to divorce and
children’s lives are forever scared. Sometimes it is
by mutual consent. I guess that is OK if again there are no
children. There are economic reasons and social reason why
people would continue a façade of marriage when the
love between them has died. There are many scenarios. The
bad ones involve children as collateral damage.”
the law?” Rita Early asked.
“It is a conflict
oriented greed driven abomination. There is no justice. Stay
out of the courts as Jesus said. Stay vigilant and avoid situations
that look as if they will take you there”
Terry Lawrence asked.
system is corrupt so capital punishment should be abolished.
There is no such thing as a fair trial. The prosecutor manipulates
facts and judges are gatekeepers on what the jury hears. Jurors
always consider a Defendant guilty and they are looking for
facts to verify it. Think about it. Someone complained, the
police arrested, the DA took charges, the grand jury indicted.
A lot of people have already looked at the Defendant and decided
to go forward with prosecution. This is always foremost in
a juror’s mind.”
Victor Astor asked,
commit suicide at anytime in a variety of ways. It comes down
to the some people don’t want to die alone. If a person
has a terminal illness or is a quadriplegic and wants to die,
he or she should be counseled by a psychologist, family and
friends and a decision made as to whether to participate or
not. If not, the person will have to do the job himself or
herself. I am not against it. When I become useless and my
body wont die, I would like to have my family and friends
around as I took some sleeping pills or opened the valve on
an IV and died. It seems a very pleasant scenario.”
“What is the
best philosophy of life?” Brian Hathaway asked.
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LIFE is BUT A DREAM”
you, Dr. WorldPeace.”
Dwayne Hensley asked,
“What is your greatest achievement in life.”
experienced it yet.”
“What is the
saddest thing on earth?”
“A child with
cancer or other terminal disease.”
Edward Walker asked,
“Who do you most admire?”
who always have a happy face, go around doing good, don’t
carry grudges, don’t judge people. My second ex wife
Kay is a good example of someone who I admire for having these
“May I ask
why you were twice divorced?” asked Francene Dubois.
“My life is
very intense and will be until my last breath. About two weeks
ago I was shot while having coffee with all the people who
are closest to me.” I unbuttoned my shirt and pulled
it down to show them the huge bruise on my chest. Everyone
tried to kill me. I had on a bulletproof vest. I went to the
hospital and rested overnight. My son caught the shooter.
We kept it out of the news.”
“I am fearless
and have total faith in God. Kay, my second ex, cannot live
with the drama of my unfolding dream. I love her and so I
let her go. From the time of our meeting we both felt we would
only be together for nineteen years. It became a self fulfilling
prophesy I think.”
“I only promised
her I would never bore her to death. I kept my promise. She
was with me when I was shot. That promise became a deal breaker
three years ago.”
that Cathy and Francois were destined to be with me for this
phase of the WorldPeace Advocacy.”
“Life is complicated
and often the events within remain a mystery.”
Gail Archer then
said, “WOW Dr. WorldPeace. That will take a while to
process. How do you want to be remembered?”
“As a dreamer,
as a point of light, as someone who tried to make a positive
difference in the world human society is how I want to be
Ilene Corsica asked,
“What is death like?”
“You go into
a multiplex theater and sit down and watch a movie. That movie
is your life. When it is over, you go out into the common
area for a bit and then enter another theater and watch another
movie. That is your life. You exit to the common area and
watch another movie sooner or later. Death is the exit into
the common area. The exit from the movie is the point of death,
the entrance into the movie is birth.”
Mary Dios from San
Franciso asked, “Dr. WorldPeace, you said how you would
like to be remembered. How do you think you will be remembered?”
“As a teacher
of teachers,” I responded.
“We know you
are a peace advocate, Dr. WorldPeace. But what is the core
message to each individual?”
you. Everything is the way it should be but that should not
discourage us from trying to increase the level of peace in
the world human society.”
Nina Carson asked,
“How should we deal with evil?”
Evil is a tar baby.
The more you engage it, the more you get its evil on you.
Avoid it. Let God deal with it if you can. Focus on the good
you can do. Don’t get sidetracked by those who would
divert you from your path. And when you disengage from evil,
cleanse yourself through prayer and meditation so you don’t
infect others with it or allow it to grow within you. Evil
is a virus.”
Ona Nettles asked,
“What do you think about homosexuality?”
“All the hard
questions the first day, my friends,” I smiled.
is an undeniable facet of the world human society. It is genetic
based. All bodies are just vehicles for the soul. They are
not all Chevys or Fords.”
“Are you sympathetic
to it or against it,” he followed up.
I deal with people souls always. Heaven is sexless. There
is no need for it. Souls cannot create souls. Only God can
do that. Sex is just an aspect of incarnating into this reality.
Some are homosexuals, some are not. But the kind of person
one is on the soul level is what is important.”
said, “Dr. WorldPeace, I would like to know the one
sentence thoughts of each of your associates here today.”
“He is the
Kwisats Haderach,” said Cathy.
Marshall said, “I
find that I don’t even know my own father.”
is going to make a difference in the world,” said Harold.
An advanced soul who chose to return to earth and teach peace
as opposed to returning to the perfect bliss of the highest
heaven,” said Jeremy.
And what about you
about yourself, Dr. WorldPeace?” asked Zena Carnation.
man, one simple message; WorldPeace. Everything else is just
my personal commentary.”
Bill then said,
“John, I am absolutely amazed at how you fielded all
those very deep and tricky questions. You never hesitated.
And some of your answers were quite profound and some were
riddles. You are totally prepared for your world audience.
Welcome aboard, John. We are with you.”
Everyone stood and
Ladies and gentlemen,
this meeting is at an end unfortunately. John, Jeremy, Harold,
Cathy, Francois, Marshall let us go and have some lunch,”
I shook hands with
everyone as they left the room and exchanged pleasantries.
And then we followed Bill to lunch. Cathy and Francois attached
themselves to my side and each kissed me and held my hand.