Friends of Peace Pilgrim,
Our friend, Gail, is passionate about human evolution – physical,
moral and spiritual evolution.
I introduce Gail as “our” friend because she is a long time
supporter of Friends of Peace Pilgrim. Her generosity provided hardbound
Peace Pilgrim books for every library in the United States. She funded
the production of the documentary, Peace Pilgrim, An American Sage
Who Walked Her Talk. When I asked her if I could write about her
contributions, she said, “That’s not important. Write about
immaturity instead.” But Gail is a friend to each of us and I’d
like you to know a little about her.
At 100 years of age, Gail is our number one volunteer. I take the work
to her home. When we moved to Somerset, we had thousands of books imprinted
with our Hemet address. Gail carefully and patiently affixed new labels
over the old addresses, sometimes 2 or 3 per book.
In September and December she folded, addressed and stamped more than
600 newsletters for our international mailing list. Each letter was
sent with her love and gratitude. This is just a small sample of the
many projects Gail has done for us.
Each Wednesday I leave Somerset and drive the 45 miles to Gail’s
house. It takes me about 75 minutes, one-way. First I stop at the local
post office with a load of packages to be mailed. 20 minutes later,
when I reach Placerville, I make a bank deposit. Twice a month I visit
the Senior Day Care Center to lead the participants (most of whom have
Alzheimer’s Disease) in song.
Then I leave the city and drive through the rolling foothills of the
Sierra Nevada Mountains and along the American River. Sometimes I stop
and eat lunch overlooking the river in the park at Coloma. I take this
journey every week because Gail and I have become precious friends.
While she radiates peace and harmony, she also awakens, inspires and
stimulates an awareness of human potential. Her passion about moral
and spiritual evolution fills the room. I can almost hear Peace Pilgrim
joining in, talking about spiritual growing up and the very, very important
Peace Pilgrim named immaturity as the number one cause of our problems.
Then she gave us her steps toward inner peace to show how she herself
matured. When she talked to a college class, she drew a graph of her
spiritual growth on a chalkboard. She prefaced her drawing with these
I realized what human potential really was, what people really are
capable of, I looked around me and I said – how sad that most
people only scratch the surface of heir potential. No wonder they
have problems. No wonder society has problems. And I started talking
about human potential and society’s potential. Because, of course,
the situation in the world around us is always a reflection of the
collective inner situation. And so I would like to draw a graph.”
Peace Pilgrim and her graph.
Our friend, Gail,
likes to talk about consciousness and the power of our thoughts to make
a better world. She encourages us to live according to our highest potential.
She sends her love.
and Love, Kathy Miller
The Peace Pilgrim Center - Somerset, California
Rushes in New Hampshire
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An Update by Bruce Nichols
Most of our long term friends will probably have interacted with
John and Ann Rush at some time during the 18 years they answered mail,
received phone calls, and shipped books and booklets from the original
home of Friends of Peace Pilgrim in Hemet, California and more recently
from our current location in Somerset. For some of our newer readers
and friends this may be a first introduction to John and Ann –
two of the five compilers of The Peace Pilgrim Book and the
heart, spirit and hands of Friends of Peace Pilgrim for the first two
decades of our existence. In July of 2003 they left California to live
closer to family. They continue to offer sage advice and serve on our
board of directors.
the little blue house on Quaker City Road snow lies deep under a
gray February sky. The air temperature hovers around freezing and
the forecast is for readings in the low single digits before the
next day dawns. Inside a warm fire crackles in the modern wood stove
as John swings open the door to add another log. I am visiting the
Rushes in the home they have occupied in Quaker City near Charlestown,
New Hampshire since departing California. A hundred yards away down
a snow covered driveway, the Rush’s daughter Erica and her
husband Albert live in a snug Swiss-style chalet built by Albert
with the help of John some 20 years ago.
On the kitchen
table a box of avocados seems a bit out of season with snow views in
all directions. But anyone who has shared a table with the Rushes will
know that this California fruit has been a luncheon staple for John
and Ann from their early days in Hemet. Another table in the sitting
area not far from the wood stove is covered with “Steps”
booklets, Friends of Peace Pilgrim newsletters, correspondence, and
other related materials reminiscent of the large display case that filled
one wall in the living room of 43480 Cedar Avenue in Hemet.
This is my fourth visit with the Rushes in New Hampshire. The first
took place in 1999 when they were back east on a visit from Hemet. On
that occasion I met Erica and Albert for the first time and got to visit
the 1820 Quaker Meeting House a half mile down the road where John and
Ann now attend the Sunday meeting.
I’ve now visited in all seasons – from the lush greens of
summer to the dazzling brilliance of fall foliage and most recently
during the stark and snow covered days of winter. While the seasons
have varied the pleasure of visiting both John and Ann and their family
has remained a constant.
Our conversations range across a broad spectrum of subjects: recent
happenings at the Peace Pilgrim Center, current affairs, spiritual journeys,
the activities of friends and family. We share a meal together. Sometimes
I stay overnight either pitching a tent behind a row of tall pines on
the property or sleeping outdoors on the deck at the Pfister’s.
As in the Hemet days, I always feel welcome and enjoy my visits.
On my most recent visit we talked about their new life in New Hampshire
– its charms and challenges. Both John and Ann have been dealing
with major health issues. Ann continues to be challenged by vision problems
related to cataracts and glaucoma. John is recovering from a fall that
resulted in a leg fracture. But both have positive attitudes and continue
to be involved with life and their new community.
They also told me of a peace rally attended last fall in the New Hampshire
capital, Concord. There they met Doris Haddock, also know as Granny
D, who became famous for her walk across America in 1999 at age 89 in
support of Campaign Reform. Her decision to do that walk had been inspired
by her reading of the Peace Pilgrim Book.
Ann mentioned how delighted Granny D was to meet the people who were
responsible for its publication and kept telling the reporters who clustered
around her that they needed to also speak with the creators of “that
John and Ann Rush in New Hampshire
After lunch I
asked John and Ann to recount their first meeting with Peace Pilgrim.
The following is a transcript of that conversation.
Bruce - So, I know you’ve told me before, but
could you relate again how you first met Peace Pilgrim in 1957.
Ann – It all started in Tracy CA when three
families decided to move to Canada to raise our children away from
the cold war mentality of the US in the 50’s. We found some
land in Argenta, British Columbia and moved there. All of us had been
inspired by a booklet about Gandhi – Gandhi as a Social Revolutionary.
We took a teacher so the one room school house could be opened for
our children. Another couple, the Valentines from Salt Lake City joined
the group. They had hosted Peace Pilgrim in 1955. The Salt Lake City
audio was made in their home during her second pilgrimage.
John – We had not heard the tape before we
met her in 1957.
Ann –That’s why Peace Pilgrim came to
Argenta. The Valentine’s had inviter her to come.
John – I don’t know how she knew the
Valentine’s were there but somehow she knew.
Ann – So the whole Friends meeting in Argenta
met with her. (The Valentines were also Quakers). We heard
her speak for the first time on the shores of Kootenay Lake. I was
so impressed as were the others – that here was a person who
believed as we did. We went there to live more simply and peacefully.
To find someone who was so totally devoted to this was a great thrill.
John – After she talked I said to her, “Why
are you traveling like this. I’ve read other spiritual masters
and you are not saying anything new.” She admitted it wasn’t
more knowledge that was needed but practice.
Ann – I was very unhappy at her for not staying
longer. She was just there for one talk and left the next day. On
this occasion she stayed with her friends from Salt Lake. We took
her to the ferry the next day. It meant a trip into town to where
the ferry docked. We liked to have an ice cream when we went into
town and didn’t think Peace Pilgrim would want one, but she
John – We gave her a quarter for the ferry
because that was what it cost to go across the lake. We both recognized
the quality of her message.
Ann – I was mad at her for not staying longer.
But she had other engagements. This was the only time we saw her in
John – From Canada we went to Georgia. We were
on her mailing list and received her newsletters. And then we spent
some time in Pennsylvania with another group and saw her there and
also in Kansas. I think we met her eight times in various places.
We would arrange her speaking schedule when she came to where we were.
Finally we moved back to California. The last time she was with us
in Whittier we had over 100 speaking engagements for her in the Los
Angles area. The back yard tape was done there. That was the prototype
for what we envisioned as gatherings with Peace that would be done
in subsequent years.
After our conversation
I asked John and Ann what they missed the most in their new location.
They said it was the steady stream of interesting visitors who had flowed
through the Peace Pilgrim centers in Hemet and Somerset. I’m sure
they would love to hear from you.
Path of Service -The biography of John and Ann Rush
Gary Guthrie a long-time volunteer at Friends of Peace Pilgrim and
the author of the Peace Pilgrim Coloring Story Book for Children has
written a short biography of the Rushes. It is available in printed
form or can be read or downloaded from
the website. Here is a short excerpt:
John was investigated by the F.B.I. in 1951 for having signed a peace
petition to stop the war in Korea. John Stevenson, his neighbor, was
told he had to sign a loyalty oath before being allowed to drive a
school bus. They found these intrusions into their lives intolerable.
For these reasons, and to avoid both the materialism and militarism
in the United States, the Rush family joined three other families
in purchasing several acres in the backwoods of Canada and moved there.
Ironically, the year was 1953, the same year Peace Pilgrim began her
pilgrimage for much the same reasons.
The land these pioneering families purchased was in British Colombia,
at an abandoned silver-mining town, called Argenta. It was on the
shores of Kootenay Lake, ninety miles north of Nelson. The Rush family
spent a total of six years here in the 1950s and 1960s. It was an
ideal place to raise a family in a peaceful, idyllic setting, amid
the beauties of nature - the rivers had good fish; there were beautiful,
pristine lakes and snow-capped mountains.
John worked with friends and neighbors constructing two-story homes
out of logs, building a bridge, and constructing a schoolhouse for
the children. Ann also enjoyed being a pioneer and living without
electricity, using wood-burning stoves and a flume for refrigeration
of their food. It was the opposite of her youth in Kansas City, growing
up with part-time servants and maids.
version of the entire biography can be found at www.peacepilgrim.org/FoPP/htm/path.htm
Peace Pilgrim Song
Those of you who have seen the documentary Peace Pilgrim: An American
Sage Who Walked Her Talk have heard another wonderful Peace Pilgrim
song that was used as a theme in that production.
Peace Pilgrim a song
by Shelley Koffler
She called herself Peace Pilgrim
She walked this land for peace
Over 25,000 miles, she walked alone
with no possessions but the clothes upon her back
No money in her pocket yet nothing did she lack
She walked until given shelter and fasted until given food
Though others may have judged her, she judged no one
Looking upon all with the single heart of compassion
She said, I shall remain a wanderer
until my brothers have learned,
my sisters have learned the ways of peace
I shall remain a wanderer
until humanity has learned the ways of peace
She called herself Peace Pilgrim
She saw the spark of good in every person
She left behind a legacy of simplicity and love
And every step she took was for this world
we're dreaming of
Powered by an inner strength that
comes from above, from above
Peace Pilgrim are you wandering still
through the highlands of your heaven world
Or are you traveling with me on this journey
from darkness to light
Whispering walk in love
and love will set you right, set you right
She called herself Peace Pilgrim
She walked this land for peace
Peace Pilgrim, Peace Pilgrim.
Shelley is a performer based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Peace Pilgrim
song appears on her album “I Become the Eagle”
as does another song, “Breath of Life”, that is
also featured in the documentary.
Shelley wrote the song Peace Pilgrim in 1991, after first reading
about Peace Pilgrim. She comments, “I was so amazed and deeply
inspired by Peace Pilgrim that I had to write a song to share this incredible
woman’s story with others.”
One of Shelley’s distinguishing features as a musician is her
ability to deeply inspire and energize an audience. Her recordings touch
joy, sorrow, exhilaration, peace and the whole range of human emotion.
Shelley’s CD –
I Become the Eagle
You can listen to Shelley’s Peace
Pilgrim song on the Peace Pilgrim website. The entire documentary
can also now be viewed online. Shelley offers her CDs on her own
Spotted Fawn Music
P.O. Box # 65274
Mt. Washington, MD 21209.
For more information visit her website:
Featured Offering - Steps
- Bookself Edition
Many people do not know that our little blue classic
Steps Toward Inner Peace is also available in a “bookshelf
edition”. At seven inches tall by five inches wide it
is almost twice as large as our pocket sized “standard”
version. Almost a quarter inch thick, it also has the title
printed on its spine and can be easily identified as it sits
among other volumes on a bookshelf. The text is identical to
that in our standard booklet.
from a Pilgrimage Trail
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by Brandon Wilson - Kihei, Hawaii
I recently completed walking the Via Francigena, a pilgrim's path dating
back to 800 AD. This 1000 mile journey was a culmination of a personal
dream to walk from Canterbury, England to Rome.
If anything, walking alone along those country roads gave me time for
contemplation. Originally, I thought this would be a walk for "peace",
a rather altruistic notion in the climate of fear in which we all now
live. However, along the way, as I meditated on the issue of peace,
I was led to consider the reasons for its lack in the world.
As a "pilgrim" traveling with my home upon my back for nearly
thirty days, I was reminded of the basic human needs that we as Americans
often take for granted.
When I arrived in a small village at 11:30 pm, after walking nearly
50 kilometers, I found the two hotels there "complet", the
lights of the town shut off, and no place to sleep. As I sat shivering
on the church steps awaiting the town to reopen in the morning, I thought
of all the people of the world, including as many as 32 million of my
country-men, who spend each night in similar frigid discomfort.
Another day, I walked 10 kilometers between villages in the hot sun
without water, only to arrive at a village with no restaurant, bar,
cafe or public fountain. I was reminded of the millions of others throughout
the world who must make a similar trek each day to find drinkable water,
then often carry it home again upon their heads.
Other days, I would walk hours in search of food, only to arrive and
discover the one store in town closed, with no restaurants to be seen.
I felt in a very visceral way the sufferings that millions of my fellow
Americans and others feel each and every night when they go to bed hungry.
And after nearly thirty days on this trail, as I limped along shifting
weight from one blister to the other, perhaps in a small way I felt
the suffering that 41 million Americans must cope with each day because
they do not have or cannot afford health insurance.
My point? If we are to reduce suffering in the world, we need to assure
that the basic needs of people are met. Until we make sure people are
warm, safe, fed, clothed, have medical care, are educated, and are assured
basic human rights, there will be cause for unrest and conflict.
Whether Christian, Jew or Muslim, it is time to turn our teachings into
action and truly turn bombs into plowshares. Only though such action
can we assure a safe future for the generations who follow.
This message is simply what one "pilgrim" perceives as a global
imperative as the world suffers the effects of another war. It is a
simple revelation after many days, miles and struggles on the road.
For in many ways, we are all pilgrims, each on his or her own path.
I implore you to take a moment, look within and discover these truths
for yourself. For the truth will truly set us all free.
the Road – Current Pilgrims
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We like to keep our readers informed of walkers for various causes
who are currently on pilgrimages both in the USA and around the world.
If you know of someone who is walking in the spirit of Peace, please
let us know.
“Granny D” Haddock
Inspired by Peace Pilgrim to do a cross-country pilgrimage for campaign
reform, Granny D began her walk on Jan. 1, 1999 in Pasadena, California
at the age of 89. She walked 10 miles per day for 14 months, arriving
in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 29, 2000. Now at age 94 she is on the road
again – this time traveling by motor home to encourage voter registration
and continue her campaign to take big money and special interests out
of the American electoral system. In a recent talk she spoke about “the
real security of our nation... depends on the progress of its people,
the protection of its real homeland: its mountains, its air, its forests,
its water, and its people and their development to their highest potentials....
The forces of greed would not have us vote. They would rather we wallow
in despair; rather that we complain that voting does no good. It is
our democracy. Our schools. Our lives. So let's show them that we are
alive enough to defend our futures against their oppressions, that we
are alive and we make a rukus.” The Granny D website offers additional
Walk for the Children of the World
On August 18th, 2000, at 9:00 am, Jean Béliveau left
Montreal, Canada. His goal is to walk around the planet to promote "Peace
and non-violence to the profit of the children of the world". He
is traveling alone with a three- wheeled stroller to carry a bit of
food, his clothing, a First Aid kit, a small tent and a sleeping bag.
Jean plans to walk across all the continents, from North America to
South America, then across to South Africa, up to Europe, then the Middle
East, South and Eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand and finally back
to Canada. The journey will take 10 years to complete which is in accordance
with the United Nations proclamation: 2001-2010 - International Decade
for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World.
Jean has walked over 23,000 kilometers (14,000 miles) in the last three
and a half years. He is currently walking north through Africa. For
photographs, route information, and reports of his walk visit the website.
Peace - A Walk across America by Jonathan Mieir
Inspired by Peace Pilgrim, Jonathan walked from his home in Maine to
San Francisco, California in 137 days. He began in October of 2003 and
finishing on February 29, 2004. Like Peace Pilgrim, one of Jonathan’s
goals was to support the establishment of a cabinet level Department
of Peace. At the end of his walk, Jonathan said that this country and
its people had “taught me to love. I have been on the receiving
end of a beautifully rich stream of blessings these past four and a
half months, and have been attracted and wooed by this country's capacity
to love fully and completely.” More about the walk can be found
at the Steps for Peace website. http://oneplanet.us/walk/
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interested in receiving personal accounts from people who met
Peace Pilgrim during her pilgrimage. These personal narratives
are important historical documents and can add greatly to our
understanding of the impact of Peace’s life and message.
Please consider sharing your experience for our archives and possible
inclusion in our newsletter.
of Peace Pilgrim
Hello, how are ya’ll? I hope just Well &
Fine! I write you folks today, as I seek yet more inspiration, from
the Peace Pilgrim. I read what Bo Lozoff sent me, the little spiritual
classic three times. Each time I get something new from the little
pamphlet. Now I am ready to really indulge. I would feel blessed if
I could receive Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words.
Ordinarily I would enclose a check for twenty dollars, but the county
jail system has a problem with me having money in their jail. I may
be here a while, so feel free to send any correspondence you can or
God Bless you all,
W. R. – a Texas Prisoner
of Peace Pilgrim,
I hope this letter finds you in peace (mind, bod,
spirit). I just finished reading the Peace Pilgrim...What a jewel!
I wrote the Human Kindness Foundation requesting any free literature
they could spare and in return received (The Peace Pilgrim). I am
an inmate of the county jail. My incarceration is due to a probation
violation – I used drugs. I have been battling addiction for
the past ten years. I feel that my addiction is the result of Inner
Discontent. This is why I am utilizing this time period to establish
a spiritual foundation that is more sound and true. I need practical
The Peace Pilgrim was a diamond in the rough. What
a wonderful soul.
J.P. – a Pennsylvania Prisoner
To Whom It May
First of all, I want to thank you for your priceless
blessing and prayers. It is truly humbling to be the recipient of
so much love. I was inspired by the Peace Pilgrim Steps Toward
Inner Peace booklet. And I must say that the “Magic Formulas”
for resolving conflict WORKS LIKE MAGIC! I have a long hit to do yet.
The Peace Pilgrim spoke to my heart. It has helped
me resolve conflicts as well as negative feelings, giving me a better
outlook on life. Thank you again.
I am asking if I could please be sent the Peace
Pilgrim Book and the booklet Steps Toward Inner Peace.
It so happens that I wanted to bless someone else with it and now
I need the energy it gives out. I have no cash to send at this time
but will keep you in my prayers. Thank you.
Another Texas Prisoner
Friends of Peace Pilgrim
I am a 21 year old man that is in prison for a violent
crime. I have been in prison since I was 18 and will not get out until
I am 26 years old. But recently I read the Steps Toward Inner
Peace booklet and I felt that I have to read on and if possible
I would like to have your foundation send me a soft cover Peace
Pilgrim Book that you offer for free.
I will wait for your response and I like the material
that is very positive that your foundation provides to people like
me that need to work on their state of mind. I thank you for your
time and help.
H. C. – a California Prisoner
Much of our mail comes from prisoners. Each time we have
Steps printed we arrange for a large quantity to be sent to Bo Lozoff
and the Human
Kindness Foundation in Durham, North Carolina. Bo, Sita, and the
staff of HKF have been reaching out to prisoners for many years with
their Prison-Ashram Project and have inspired many to more peaceful
and productive lives. They include a Steps Toward
Inner Peace booklet in each materials package
sent to prisoners.
First I want to thank you for the timely response
of my letter. I have received four copies of Steps Toward Inner
Peace, two copies of the book Her Life and Work in Her Own
Words together with one steps newsletter. I have good information
about peace (in a whole sense) and have inspirational power which
enlightens the spirit to contribute for peace. It is really a splendid
After reading I transferred the materials to friends, telling them
to do the same. I have also determined to translate Steps Toward
Inner Peace into Amharic (one of the local languages most Ethiopians
speak and understand) to print in one of the local newspapers.
Knowing the way of peace and having inner peace
to oneself is not enough until it extends to grow and show a glimpse
of truth (at least) to others near and far. This is what I understand
from the life and experience of Peace Pilgrim. I want her message
to reach and have an influence on peoples’ lives.
Ayele Yilma – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The amazing and powerful work of Peace Pilgrim has
inspired our congregation enormously. Now more than ever, her message
of global peace, beginning with each individual, is life transforming
and so very much needed.
In gratitude for her work and your diligent, generous
continuation of it, we joyfully share a portion of our tithe with
In love and peace,
Rev. Karen Wolfson – The Center for Spiritual Awakening
We love hearing from friends of Peace Pilgrim all over the world. Write
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Dear Friends of
Peace Pilgrim: Here are the publications we offer. While we do not charge
for these,many inquire about sending a donation. You wil find the approximate
cost for materials and postage after each item. This does not include
our operating expenses. Friends of Peace Pilgrim is an all volunteer
501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations and bequests are welcomed
and tax-deductible. All money goes directly to our work, helping us
to continue producing and distributing materials to all who ask.
PEACE PILGRIM: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words (Standard Edition),
224 pages. Compiled by five of her friends after her transition in
1981. Our printing and postage cost: $3 for one book. $2.25 for each
additional book. Full Carton (currently 40 books) $80.
PEACE PILGRIM (Compact Edition), 224 pages. This book is the same
as the Standard Edition except it is smaller. Our cost: $2.25 for
one book, $1.50 for each additional book. Full Carton (currently 48
PEREGRINA DE PAZ: Su Vida Y Obra en Sus Propias Palabras, 216 pages.
(Spanish edition of the Peace Pilgrim book) Our cost: $3.50 for one
book, $3 for each additional book.
STEPS TOWARD INNER PEACE, 32 pages. Peace Pilgrim relates her own
steps toward inner peace and gives ideas about working for world peace.
Our cost: 1-4 copies, 50 cents each. Each additional copy, 30 cents.
Box of 100, $27. Box of 500, $125.
(Steps Toward Inner Peace is also available from the Center
in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Hebrew. Please call or write for further
PEACE PILGRIM’S WISDOM: A Very Simple Guide by Cheryl Canfield,
224 pages. Includes 365 quotes from Peace Pilgrim – one for
every day – and a study guide by Cheryl offering suggestions
to help integrate these simple spiritual truths into your life. Our
cost: $5 each.
PEACE PILGRIM, An Extraordinary Life by Ann Rush, 16 pages. Peace
Pilgrim’s life is traced from her ordinary beginnings through
a transformation to a life of unusual commitment. Our costs: $1.50
THE PEACE PILGRIM COLORING BOOK. 26 large pages by our two volunteers,
Barbara Werner and Gary Guthrie. Our cost: $3 each.
CAMPBELL HOUSE, 1959 (90 minutes). A talk that is representative of
her message. It also has a brief radio interview the day before she
died. Our duplicating and postage costs: $3 each.
SALT LAKE CITY, 1955 (60 minutes). Recorded two years after her pilgrimage
began. A gentle talk to a small group in a friend’s home. Another
friend, Sue Millard, sings a song composed by Peace Pilgrim. Our cost:
DALLAS CHURCHES, 1979 (60 minutes). Two talks which are representative
of her vigor, joy, and audience rapport. It also has a song composed
by Peace Pilgrim, sung by Don Wittig, and Peace Pilgrim’s energizing
song, “The Fountain of Love.” Our cost: $3 each.
PEACE PILGRIM’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH (67 minutes). The sound track
of the first hour of the “Speaking to a College Class”
video (described under Videos Cassetts). At the end of Side B, Peace
Pilgrim relates one of her prison experiences. Our cost: $3 each.
STEPS TOWARD INNER PEACE. Available for the first time as a separate
audio tape! Narrated by Ann Rush. Our cost $3 each
PEACE PILGRIM BOOK AND STEPS ALBUM. Eight audio cassette series narrated
by Ann Rush. Our cost: $18.
CASSETTES ABOUT PEACE PILGRIM
INTERVIEWS OF PEACE PILGRIM (62 minutes). Includes a short TV program,
from PM Magazine, an interview for FUSION on WIFR-TV in Rockford,
Illinois, and a 30-minute interview conducted at Pensacola Junior
College in Florida. Our cost: $6 each.
ANSWERING QUESTIONS (55 minutes). Peace Pilgrim in an interesting
question and answer session with students in Applied Psychology at
the University of Georgia, 1977. Our cost: $6 each.
SPEAKING TO A COLLEGE CLASS (2 hours). Peace Pilgrim speaking at California
State University in Los Angeles. A good tape for those who want to
make a more in-depth study of Peace Pilgrim's message. Our cost: $8
SPECIAL 30 MINUTE VIDEO. Highlights of other videos selected for showing
to new audiences. Peace Pilgrim tells a few of her most interesting
experiences. Our cost: $5 each.
THE SPIRIT OF PEACE. (71 minute documentary). Interviews of those
who knew Peace Pilgrim and those who were inspired by her message.
Our cost: $8 each.
PEACE PILGRIM: An American Sage Who Walked Her Talk (approximately
one hour). A recent professional quality documentary film on video,
about Peace Pilgrim. Includes much new historical footage and important
new interviews. Our cost: $8 each.
are available in the PAL system, which is compatible with European
television. Our duplicating and postage costs: 62 minute and 55 minute
videos $11; two hour video $12; 30-minute video $10; documentaries
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visited Norman today. She spent last night in the home of Dr.
and Mrs. Henry S. Robinson and this morning she talked to students
in Dr. R. M. Powell’s sociology class at the University.
The Peace that visited here is a
little soft-spoken, graying woman, who calls herself “Peace
Pilgrim.” She left Norman this afternoon to continue her
10,000 mile walk for world disarmament.
Has Gone 50 a Day
of her pilgrimage, Peace says, “It is an effort to do all
that one little person can do for world peace.”
Peace averages 25 miles a day, but
she has gone 50 in a day. She stops along the way to talk to church
and student groups.
When she started her pilgrimage
in 1953 she made this vow: “I shall remain a wanderer until
mankind has learned the way of peace – walking until I am
given shelter, fasting until I am given food, using money given
me to spread the peace Message.”
Asked about her real name and her
past life, Peace smiled and said she feels that knowledge of this
would detract from her cause.
peace begins within; when we find peace within there will be no
more conflict, no more occasion for war. If this is the peace
you seek, purify your body by sensible living habits, purify your
mind by expelling all negative thoughts, purify your motives by
casting out any ideas of greed or self-striving and by seeking
to serve you fellow human beings, purify your desires by eliminating
all wishes for material possessions or self-glorification and
by desiring to know and do God's will for you. Inspire others
to do likewise.”
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own
Words - Page 98
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