Star Power is intended to provide visitors with an appreciation of the famous people who have become associated with The Urantia Book over the years. There is no suggestion by the inclusion of this information that The Urantia Book is any more credible on an objective level because of these associations. Nor is it suggested that all the people listed are or were "believers" in The Urantia Book. If people have had at some point or currently do have some degree of appreciation for The Urantia Book, then they qualify for being on this list.
Objective credibility is, of course, an impersonal, hard facts issue. Objective
credibility is what the reports are all about. Star Power is included simply
because we are people. Personal credibility matters to whatever degree we make
it matter. Notwithstanding that Star Power is not substantive, is highly
subjective and is, well, personal, it is nonetheless an issue that we humans
tend to appreciate for whatever personal reasons we have for doing so. If you
know of anyone that you think should be added to Star Power, please get in
touch. Email Halbert regarding entries for this list.
Deepak Chopra (born October 22, 1946)
“Read The Urantia Book and spiritualize your thinking.”
(source link: http://www.theoquest.com/learning/img/TQFG.pdf)
Deepak Chopra . . . is an Indian medical doctor and writer. He has written extensively on spirituality and diverse topics in mind-body medicine. Chopra says that he has been influenced by the teachings of Vedanta and the Bhagavad Gita, as well as by Jiddu Krishnamurti, and by the field of quantum physics. Deepak Chopra has had a profound influence on the New Thought Movement that has embraced him in the U.S.
Chopra taught at Tufts University and Boston University Schools of Medicine, and became the Chief of Staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (later the Boston Regional Medical Center) in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Chopra also established a large private practice.
Inspired after meeting New Delhi Ayurvedic physician Dr. Vaidya Brihaspati Dev Triguna in 1981, Chopra became a leader in the Transcendental Meditation movement. Later, Chopra branched off on his own to pursue broader aims in mind-body treatment including, in 1993, the position of executive director of the Sharp Institute for Human Potential and Mind–Body Medicine, affiliated with Sharp Healthcare, in San Diego.
(from Deepak Chopra’s Official website: http://deepakchopra.com/)
DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of more than fifty books translated into over thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. He is a co-founder and President of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”
Stephen R. Covey (born 1932)
Stephen Covey’s testimonial for Up Close and Personal with The Urantia Book by JJ Johnson:
Of The Urantia Book, Mr. Covey said, “I've read
it several times, the first time about 25 years ago.
As you suggested, it is a tremendously insightful
book and [I] still find it very interesting.”
“Stephen R. Covey . . . wrote the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Other books he has written include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families. His latest book, The 8th Habit, appeared in 2004.”
“Dr. Covey established the "Covey Leadership Center" which, on May 30, 1997, merged with Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey, a global professional-services firm and specialty-retailer selling both training and productivity-tools to individuals and to organizations. Their mission statement reads: "We enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere".”
“A father of nine and a grandfather of forty-nine, he received the Fatherhood Award from the National Fatherhood Initiative in 2003.”
“In 2008 Dr. Covey launched The Stephen Covey Online Community. The site is a mash up of online courses, goal management and social networking. He uses it as a place to teach his most recent thoughts and ideas on current topics and self leadership.”
“Discover for yourself the benefits of principle-centered living. Dr. Covey's lectures and workshops invariably cover new ground for participants, and they leave ready to abandon existing unproductive habits for more effective thinking and practices. "Insightful, inspiring, intelligent, compassionate" are just some of the words used consistently by participants to describe Dr. Covey.”
“One of Mr. Covey’s speaking topics is Principle-Centered Leadership. In this presentation, Dr. Covey teaches you the key to unleashing individual human potential. It is about instilling principles into the hearts and minds of people, then into the culture, where they begin to
permeate and affect all relationships. Successful leadership inspires people to commit to a common vision, a common purpose and a common set of principles, thereby giving a clear sense of direction. This is the surest way to create strength and success in today's volatile, whitewater world.”
Marianne Williamson (born July 8, 1952)
“The Urantia Book has been very important to me. The material has always fed my hunger for a deeper understanding of the purpose of life, and the best way to live it. Any spiritual seeker is bound to find sustenance here.” —Marianne Williamson
(source link: http://www.theoquest.com/learning/img/TQFG.pdf)
[The following text is from her official website.]
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. She has published ten books, five of which -- including her newest The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife -- have been New York Times Bestsellers. Her first book, A Return to Love, spent 35 weeks in the #1 slot on the New York Times Bestsellers list and is considered a classic must-read of the new spirituality.
Marianne hosts a daily Course in Miracles radio program on Oprah and Friends network XM radio 156.
In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also co-founded The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a U. S. Department of Peace.
In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers.
Official website: http://marianne.com/
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