Stillpoint: A Novel of War, Peace, Politics and Palestine

Stillpoint: A Novel of War, Peace, Politics and Palestine

by Colin Mallard

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BN ID: 2940045115117
Publisher: Colin Mallard
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 435 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Colin Mallard was formally educated in philosophy, literature and psychology. He was active in the Civil Rights and Peace movements of the sixties while at Boston University. For a number of years he served as a Unitarian minister before leaving the ministry and working as a psychologist.In January of 1990 he went to India in search of “someone who knew.” He subsequently studied with the French Advaita master, Dr. Jean Klein and the Indian Advaita master, Ramesh Balsekar. For the next seventeen years he traveled to India to visit Ramesh.His books have won awards in the categories of: “Eastern Religion,” "New Age non fiction,” “Visionary Fiction, and “Spirituality.”

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Stillpoint: A Novel of War, Peace, Politics and Palestine 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
maffism More than 1 year ago
This is a profoundly important book with the power to expose the truth behind the Arab-Isareli conflict. If you enjoyed Michelle Cohen Corasanti's The Almond Tree, you'll love this, and vice Versa. It's set over seventy years, two continents and three generations: "Threescore and ten I can remember well: Within the volume of which time I have seen Hours dreadful and things strange; but this sore night Hath trifled former knowings." - Macbeth by Billy The Bard but there's even more to it than that.
badgerVW More than 1 year ago
“Stillpoint” is an exciting and action packed novel, which follows the history of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict from the 1940s to the early 2000s. The characters are vivid, haunting and unforgettable, some you will love, some you will dislike.  “Stillpoint approaches the subject of peace by taking the reader on a journey that leads to understanding and offers productive ways of achieving it;  ways to break this endless cycle of violence.  Mallard approaches issues of war and peace from a Taoist perspective. He  asks the question what causes people to turn to religious fundamentalism and violence?   And answers it.  The Stillpoint is that place where there is no spin, no propaganda, no beliefs. Only facts: what happened, what is happening.  It becomes obvious that resolution of this conflict cannot come about though lies, beliefs and misrepresentation, but must instead, come from the facts, the truth. It is from this place of fact, of objectivity that the reader is uplifted by a glimpse of peace, something that can and will be found. In reading “Stillpoint” the reader becomes aware of why we in the West are increasingly the subject of terrorist attacks.  If we want a world that is fair and safe for us we must ensure it is fair and safe for everyone.  If you are looking for something different, something which helps you think, helps you see things you might not have thought about, (the assumptions and beliefs we don’t even know we have)—you will enjoy this book.  If you would like to understand more about what is happening and why it is happening, this is the book to read; a  book which once started is almost impossible to put down.
HeatherWesting More than 1 year ago
It's about time somebody looked at the situation in Israel/Palestine with something other than a completely one-sided view. Dr. Colin Mallard doesn't play the usual favorites as he presents a rarely-seen view of the events within the creation of the State of Israel and the political acrobatics that continue to surround the issue today. His philosophical insights would be very valuable reading for a lot of politicians of today - not to mention his book is a darn good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The way I view the situation in Israel/Palestine has changed, because of Stillpoint. Stillpoint is an intriguing story with well developed characters that moves at a fast pace. It keeps your interest piqued right from the beginning and makes you want to keep turning pages to find out what happens next. It's obvious Dr. Mallard has done his homework and offers a plausible perspective. And wouldn't the world be a much better place if the leaders used Taoist principles!! Everyone should read Stillpoint - it changes the way you view the world! Lawrence Verigin, author of Dark Seed
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
Colin Mallard writes from a different perspective, from a Taoist. You'll be shown the truth behind the Arab and Israeli conflict.  This book takes place in the United States and in the Middle East. There are characters from many different generations including the most current situation with September eleventh. Each character has an important role with an important voice.  While among the chaos of Palestine and Israel, you can still find a positive message with meaning behind every word. If your thinking that Mallard is going to try to convince you of his opinions on war and religion, you'd be wrong. He simply introduces you to the other side of situations and hope that you can put yourself in someone else's shoes. In comparison most of our lives are much simpler.  Do you know all that is going on between Palestine and Israel? What about what's going on in your own county? If you're like me and want your questions answered, pick this book up and take a walk through someone else's neighborhood.  The book was a little hard to get into, and hard to keep my attention, so I think this book greatly deserves a 4/5. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago