Rooted in Peace: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace Within

Rooted in Peace: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace Within

by Greg Reitman


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"Inspirational and enlightening is Greg Reitman's book Rooted in Peace ."—Deepak Chopra, MD, world-renowned author and pioneer in integrative medicine

"Greg Reitman's book journey of Rooted in Peace reconfirms the interconnectedness of our humanity from the inside to the outside."—Dr. Mark Hyman, director at Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine, founder of the UltraWellness Center, and New York Times bestselling author

"I really love this book Rooted in Peace. I think it is very important for today!"—David Lynch, American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer

Cultivate Peace and Balance within Yourself, among Humankind, and in the Natural World

Join filmmaker and author Greg Reitman as he shares the transformative power in taking notice of the world in which we live, stopping the cycle of violence, and proactively seeking ways to find personal and social balance.

Providing advice from environmentalists, spiritual teachers, and those who deeply understand the links between head and heart, this book shares inspiration for engaging with your own sense of inner peace. Featuring wise words from luminaries and activists such as Deepak Chopra, David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and many others, Rooted in Peace offers wisdom for your journey toward compassion and enlightenment.


"Rooted in Peace offers a profound story and fertile ground for everyone interested in growing a global culture of peace."—J. Frederick Arment, founding director of International Cities of Peace

"From the personal to the global a deeply uplifting and substantive book!"—Jonathan Granoff, President Global Security Institute

"Humanity is slowly starting to awaken to the beautiful reality that we truly are all interconnected...Rooted in Peace brings this to life, creating a story rooted in our oneness with each other and Mother Nature. A much-needed book at a time of turbulence in the world."—Jean Oelwang, president and trustee of Virgin Unite

"Greg Reitman takes us to the heart of spirit, to the core of what we must change to create a better world. This is a fine book, with vivid lessons of higher consciousness for us all."—Chris Kilham, author, educator, and founder of Medicine Hunter

"Each time I read Rooted in Peace a new layer of my life and dreams for a flourishing world opens and shimmers and then becomes whole in a new, more powerful form."—Professor Jim (James A. F.) Stoner, professor at Fordham University

"Greg Reitman has fashioned Rooted in Peace into a major statement on eco-consciousness, eco-spirituality and eco-health. A formidable teaching tool, it is informative, inspiring and—simply—engaging to read."—Kurt Johnson PhD, ecologist and coauthor of The Coming Interspiritual Age

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738754024
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Greg Reitman is a documentary filmmaker who focuses on creating environmentally conscious films. His film Fuel won the 2008 Sundance Audience Award and Hollywood’s Magical Island—Catalina has been syndicated on American Public Television. His film Rooted in Peace was an official selection of the Hollywood Film Festival, the Sedona International Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, and Du Film D’Environment Internation Film Festival.

Table of Contents


Introduction 1

1: Losing and Finding Our Way … 7

2: Guns and Roses … 23

3: War … 37

4: The Trauma Vortex … 47

5: Militating for Peace … 61

6: The Beach Boys and the Maharishi … 71

7: The Brain and Transcendental Meditation … 81

8: A Visit to HeartMath … 107

9: Seeking Health in a Toxic World … 129

10: Healing the Environment … 153

11: The Great Wake-Up Call … 177

Conclusion 197

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