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Corinne McLaughlin Corinne coordinated a national task force for President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development, co-founded The Center for Visionary Leadership in California, and Sirius, an ecological/spiritual community in Massachusetts. She and husband Gordon Davidson co-authored three books, Spiritual Politics (foreword by the Dalai Lama), Builders of the Dawn , and The Practical Visionary: A New World Guide to Spiritual Growth and Social Change. Corinne and Gordon are Fellows of the World Business Academy and The Findhorn Foundation, and long time members of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Endorsements for The Practical Visionary:

“The Practical Visionary is a highly engaging synthesis of the ageless wisdom and practical tools for changing the world--by spiritual activists whose hearts are on fire for humanity. They give you keys to the new world within you—and to the new world of social innovators all around you. They reveal the higher evolutionary plan unfolding today, and inspire us to find our part in co-creating a more radiant future.” –Deepak Chopra, author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul and The Ultimate Happiness Prescription

"No one has been more faithful to the pursuit and practice of spiritually based activism than Corinne McLaughlin. The Practical Visionary resounds with her wisdom. She summons us to trust both our own gifts and this unrepeatable moment of history as we co-create a New World." --Joanna Macy author of World as Lover, World as Self. "

Although they can be terrifying, the challenges and stresses of our current world present us with unparalleled opportunities for growth and understanding — if we can acquire the skills required to see in new ways. The Practical Visionary can assist anyone in this journey. It provides wise guidance in seeing the patterns that connect. If you are interested in standing firmly in the storm, and experiencing fulfillment in the process, this is a book for you." -- Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Power of Premonitions and The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things "

This is the right book at the right time to make a difference in our future. I highly recommend it.” -- David Spangler, author of The Call, Subtle Worlds, and Facing the Future

Read this amazing story of a practical visionary who’s been in the trenches of social change—and soared to the heights in spiritual practice. Corinne shares what she’s learned, from starting an ecological community in Massachusetts, to working with a Presidential Council in Washington D.C. She provides a unique and exciting overview of the New World today, with numerous examples of heroic pioneers and social enterprises. And most importantly, she gives you the practical tools to make your own vision a reality and attract the financial resources you need.” --Lynn Twist, author of The Soul of Money

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