“Rising Up”

“What the poet ended up creating through her efforts was a sort of renaissance of the hippie movement. Huge numbers of young people took to the streets to protest against war, police brutality, racism, misogyny, and xenophobia. Massive recruitment campaigns signed up a new generation of voters. Even kids too young to vote got involved in the process of pressuring obstructionist politicians and corporations. Popular singers wrote songs about the issues facing the world, song whose lyrics demanded change and a fresh vision of life. One could feel in the streets a new spirit of positivity and hope. People had given up, but now they got fed up and decided to show up. A thrilling sense of possibility filled the hearts of the people.”

Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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