Image by Gino Castillo Snowflakes fell gently, seeming to descend from nowhere and vanish anonymously into the blanket waiting below. The slushy sound of passing cars in the distance, the drone of human activity, scoffed at this mild snowfall. But here in this small patch of Earth, snow brightened the otherwise dreary landscape. Against the
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The Daily Gazette in Albany, New York is the first newspaper to publish a story about Beyond the Sphere! The piece appeared in the Books section of the Sunday paper on November 1, 2020.
Investigative reporter Taylor Sterling interviewed Al Guart about Divine Visitations and other topics for ten minutes on WTBQ on October 22, 2020.
We’re honored to report Beyond the Sphere was chosen by a panel of judges to be a finalist from among thousands of books entered by major publishers and authors in the International Book Awards for 2020. The ground-breaking book about Divine Visitation took the honor in the Spirituality: Inspirational category. One of the competing books
By Al Guart At the age of seven, in a moment of unexplained optimism, I strolled into the troubled Red Hook projects. It was 1965 and my skin was white. Only Blacks lived in the projects and race relations in America were abysmal. For example, in March of that year, 600 civil rights protesters were
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” — Jalal al-Din Rumi Are we ready for a conversation about the root causes of racial discord, income inequality, police brutality, war? Or are we content to tinker with political measures we believe can finally
We’ve all seen the tragic footage: a handcuffed man lies prone on a Minneapolis street alongside a police vehicle, his face pressed into the asphalt pavement. “Please, please, I can’t breathe,” he cries. A police officer wearing sunglasses atop his head casually presses his left knee into the back of the suspect’s neck, ignoring the
The first author signing for Beyond the Sphere will be held Sunday, May 24, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm at the Catskill Mountain Lodge in upstate New York. Bring your copy or purchase one at the Lodge, located at 334 route 32A in Palenville. Call 518.678.3101 for information. Social distancing rules for outdoors apply.
Welcome. My name is Alfred Stefan Guart, author of Beyond the Sphere. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here. I’ll be using this blog to interact with