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Marianne Deborah Williamson (born July 8, 1952)[2] is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published twelve[3] books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. [4] She is the founder of Project Angel
Angel
Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS [5] in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area, and the co-founder[6] of The Peace Alliance, a grassroots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace. Williamson serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Williamson also produces the Sister Giant Conferences, highlighting the intersection of spirituality and politics.[7]

Contents

1 Press and TV 2 Publications 3 Bibliography 4 Quotes 5 Appearances & Lectures 6 Personal life 7 References 8 External links

Press and TV[edit] She has been a guest on television programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose and Real Time with Bill Maher. In December 2006, a Newsweek
Newsweek
magazine poll named her one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, "Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson
have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity." Williamson bases her teaching and writing on a set of books called A Course in Miracles, a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy, based on universal spiritual themes.[8] Publications[edit] Williamson has published twelve books, with the most recent one; Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment published in 2016 and sold a combined total of more than 3,000,000 books,[9]which led The New York Times
The New York Times
reporter Mark Leibovich
Mark Leibovich
to label her a "self-help guru".[10]Some of Williamson’s publications have been translated from English into other languages such as Spanish.[11] Bibliography[edit]

A Return to Love, First Edition 1992 (ISBN 9780060927486) Imagine What America Could Be in the 21st Century: Visions of a Better Future from Leading American Thinkers (ISBN 0451204697) Emma & Mommy Talk
Talk
to God (ISBN 9780060799267) Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens (ISBN 9780684846224) A Woman's Worth (ISBN 9780345386571) Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships (ISBN 9780684870250) Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, And Making Miracles (ISBN 9781573223515) Illuminata: A Return to Prayer (ISBN 9781573225205) The Gift of Change (ISBN 0060816112) The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles (ISBN 0062205412) A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever (ISBN 1401921531) Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenmen (ISBN 9780062205445)

Quotes[edit] “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” - Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love “Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.” ― Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation: Mastering the Metaphysics
Metaphysics
of Abundance[12][13] Appearances & Lectures[edit] Williamson regularly does lectures via online streaming platforms, and occasionally does live appearances and lectures[14] at events throughout the United States.[15] Personal life[edit] Williamson was born to a Jewish family in Houston, Texas, in 1952.[16][17][18] She is the youngest of three children of Samuel "Sam" Williamson, an immigration lawyer,[18][19] and his homemaker wife, Sophie Ann (Kaplan).[20][21] After graduating from Houston's Bellaire High School, Williamson put in two years studying theater and philosophy at Pomona College
Pomona College
in Claremont, California[20] before dropping out in her Junior year and moving to New York City to pursue a career as a cabaret singer.[18][19][20] In 1979 Williamson returned to Houston, where she ran a metaphysical bookstore.[20] In 1987 she helped found the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Center for Living, a support facility for those with life-threatening illnesses. Two years later she began Project Angel
Angel
Food, to deliver meals to AIDS patients.[17][18] In 1990 Williamson had her only child, India Emmaline. She refuses to identify or discuss the father of her daughter, and instead chose to raise India alone as an "unwed Jewish mother."[9][18][19][20] References[edit]

^ "Person Details for Marianne Deborah Williamson, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997" — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org.  ^ Knapp, Gwenn (2006). "StarBios Report for Marianne Williamson". MOTTASIA Inc. Archived from the original on 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2006-07-12.  ^ "Books by Marianne Williamson". Good Reads. Retrieved 2018-02-05.  ^ "Religion, Spirituality
Spirituality
and Faith". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-02-05.  ^ "Our History". Project Angel
Angel
Food. Retrieved 2018-02-08.  ^ "History". The Peace Alliance. Retrieved 2018-02-08.  ^ "MEET MARIANNE WILLIAMSON". Free and Equal. Retrieved 2018-02-08.  ^ " Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson
on What's Wrong—and Right—with the World". Oprah. 2012-12-29. Retrieved 2018-02-08.  ^ a b Aron, Hillel. " Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson
Aims to Defeat Henry Waxman, and Save Washington's Soul", LA Weekly, 2014 January 16 ^ Leibovich, Mark. "The Real House Candidates of Beverly Hills", The New York Times Magazine, 2014 April 24 ^ "Volver al amor ( Return to Love)". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 2018-02-08.  ^ "Books by Marianne Williamson". Good Reads. Retrieved 2018-02-05.  ^ "Instant Harmony: 13 Lessons from a Spiritual Teacher". Oprah. Retrieved 2018-02-05.  ^ " Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson
at Middle Church. Every. Week". Middle Collegiate Church. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2018-02-05.  ^ "Lifestyle guide for the modern yogi". Yogi Times. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2018-02-05.  ^ Munson, Zack. "God Help Us", The Weekly Standard, Vol. 19, No. 22. 2014 February 17 ^ a b Merl, Jean. "Marianne Williamson's spiritual path into political realm", Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times, 2014 January 13 ^ a b c d e Appelo, Tim. "Love Prophet", Entertainment Weekly, 1992 March 06 ^ a b c Pristin, Terry. "COVER STORY : The Power, the Glory, the Glitz : Marianne Williamson, an ex-nightclub singer, has attracted many in Hollywood with her blend of new-time religion and self-help--and alienated more than a few.", " Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times," 1992 February 16 ^ a b c d e Schindehette, Susan. "The Divine Miss W" Archived 2015-10-22 at the Wayback Machine., People, 1992 March. 09 ^ "Jewish Herald-Voice". jhvonline.com. 

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