In the days just prior to 9-11, Gates McKibbin was meditating in communion with her deceased father when, suddenly, an entity began urgently seeking her attention. They identified themselves as Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States. She assumed the role of scribe and simply wrote down what she was told. This was soon followed by a distinctly different personality who identified himself as Abraham Lincoln, followed by Dwight Eisenhower. Why just before 9-11? The world was about to change and Democracy itself would become imperilled, which we have seen so starkly in recent times.
Gates’ book, ‘Epic Steps: Rekindling Democracy, Unity and Peace’, sat in an archived file in her computer for 18 years, until a year ago, when she felt the urge to assemble and publish this collection of automatic writing from the former presidents. And the timing could not have been more divine! The purity, beauty and stark truth of these words will inspire you to invest yourself in the dream of Democracy from the level of spirit through to state and federal governance.