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Homo Ahimsa: Who We Really Are and How We’re Going to Save the World

Author: Judy McCoy Carman

Reviewed by: Several Activists

Publisher: Circle of compassion

Homo Ahimsa
Homo Ahimsa: Who We Really Are and How We’re Going to Save the World
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"Albert Einstein once said, 'We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.' Judy Carman's superb book promotes the thinking that is necessary to resopnd to today's critical problems. She advocates a paradigm shift from a world of violence, oppression, injustice, domination, misogyny, aggression, carnism, and patriarchy, to one of love, compassion, cooperation, partnership, sharing, caring, justice, veganism and other positive values. At a time when climate experts are increasingly warning that we may have only a few years to make unprecedented changes in order to have a chance to avert a climate catastrophe and clkimate events are becoming more frequent and severe, it is urgent that Judy Carman's cogent message be widely shared and heeded. Homo Ahimsa has the potential to have the kind of transformative impact that Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Frances Moore Lappe's Diet For a Small Planet had. I very strongly recommend it."
- Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D., author of Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival, Who Stole My Religion? Revitalizing Judaism and Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal our Imperiled Planet, and Mathematics and Global Survival, President Emeritus of

 "Many thinking people today recognize that our old species, Homo Sapiens, stands at a crossroads. One fork turns toward extinction and the other toward an enlightened collaboration among all forms of life to save the planet and one another. Judy Carman's latest book, Homo Ahimsa, is a guide toward the road affirming life; it extends the holy messages of different traditions with the force and enlightenment of a New New Testament, of a deeply informed New Scripture: it is that important! It is a must read for anyone interested in human enlightenment and survival."
- Lee Slonimsky, Poet and Manager of the Animal Rights hedge fund.

"Judy Carman skillfully addresses the main problems facing our world today, and inspires readers to go deeper in understanding, and more effectively contribute to a positive future."
- Madeleine Tuttle, Swiss visionary artist

"Judy Carman's insight has done the heavy lifting of assembling a profound realization of who we are. In devotion to a higher love, she puts us on her shoulders, so we may see a sacredness of life hidden by illusion...and wake up to a reality of loving kindness. Homo Ahimsa is gifted foor for the soul."
-Frank Lane, serial CEO, inventor, author of Be In Heaven Now and Plant Powered Enlightenment.

"In her book Look a Lion in the Eye, author and UN worker Kathryn Hulme, on a 1971 camera safari in Africa, reflected on the wild creatures' long, slow stares at her, and realized that "The animals are waiting for us to move up so they can follow...." that is, up Jacob's ladder of spiritual evolution. Judy Carman, in Homo Ahimsa, shows us that we cannot wait for the working out of the laws of spiritual evolution that Hulme mentioned. It is urgent that destructive and predatory Homo "Sapiens" be transformed into nonviolent Homo Ahimsa within a decade, by watering the seeds of mutual respect and love that already exists in each of us. The survival of life on Earth depends on it. In Section One, Ms. Carman provides abundant information that shows why it must occur so soon; in Section Two, she offers us how actions we can take, both individually and in groups, can bring about a beautiful and renewed earth in which all inhabitants live together in peace... This book is a lifeline."
- Gracia Fay Ellwood, editor of The Peaceable Table, and author of Taking the Adventure: Faith and our Kingship with Animals

"Judy Carman's book explains some important truths... Meditation, observing a vegan diet, observing ahimsa in our relationships with others and with the economy, and even ahimsa towards ourselves, is the basis of all authentic spirituality."
- Keith Akers, author of The Lost Religion of Jesus: Simple Living and Nonviolence in Early Christianity and Disciples: How Jewish Christianity Shaped Jesus and Shattered the Church.

"Carman presnts the current situation well, yet doesn't leave us feeling hopeless. She provides actions as an antidote to despair, and I appreciated the good news she includes. Hopeful and optimistic."
- Dianne Waltner, founder Wichita Animal Rights Group.

I am deeply grateful to have read Homo Ahimsa. Even though we humans are causing immense suffering and violence on Earth, Judy's book inspires us to foresee a positive future; that s a species, we can actually achieve world peace and live in harmony with all life. The horrors we influct on other sentient beings, to the environment, and other human beings bring me to tears. Still, it also gives me hope and a reason for living, that humanity can indeed awaken to our natural copassion. It also propels me to do more to share nonviolent veganism with many more people. Homo Ahimsa is truly The Book About Who We Really Are and How We're Going to Save the World. Excellent, highly recommended.
- Michael Lanfield, author of The Lost Love; Return of the Gentle Sea: For the Love That Lives in Everyone; Creating a Beautiful World, and vegan advocate;

"Carman's luminous book opened my heart again to believe that, given the exteme moment in which we find ourselves, humans' path to becoming Homo Ahimsa could actually happen. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with climate change, provides that opportunity, as both can so clearly be tied to animal exploitation."
- Kate Lawrence, author of The Practical Peacemaker and Denver Vegans Organizer

About the Author:

Judy McCoy Carman, M.A., earth, peace and animal activist, is the author of Veggie Soup for the Chicken's Soul, Peace to All Beings and Homo Ahimsa: Who We Really Are and How We’re Going to Save the World and is co-author of The Missing Peace. In addition to animal rescue work, some projects include Vegan Spirituality interviews, co-founding the Animal Peace Prayer Flag Project, Animal Outreach of Kansas, Circle of Compassion, Prayer Circle for Animals and Interfaith Vegan Coalition. She is on the board of Shy38 Animal Sanctuary, appears in the film, Prayer for Compassion, and received the Henry Spira Grassroots Animal Activist Award in 2014. Visit the Homo Ahimsa Blog.

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