Embrace Foundation is a non-profit,
educational foundation set up to create
better understanding between people of
different religions, cultures, traditions and
Embrace Foundation works to bring
leaders and scholars of world-wide
religions, cultures and philosophies
together by sponsoring forums, seminars,
lectures and developing an international
exchange program. Embrace Foundation
is particularly concerned with reaching the
world public through the media.
The Embrace Foundation Gallery of
Sacred Places is website of sacred
locations, architecture and pilgrimage
places around the world. All people are
welcomed to download from a computer
with a color printer and make copies of
any photo or photos special to them.This
gallery which is also a registry is a means
of keeping a record of locations that
humanity finds inspiring and precious.
Embrace encourages all who can do so,
to learn about other traditions and
cultures by traveling as “Grassroots
Diplomats.” We hope that people every
where become life long students of our
“ In every man there is something wherein
I may learn of him, and in that I am his
The Essence of Shinto
by Motohisa Yamakage, 79th Grand Master of Yamakage Shinto
Grand Master Motihasa of the Yamakage Shinto tradition reveals the natural uniqueness of the
Japanese original religion. Without a founder, doctrines, idols, precepts and organization, Shinto
teaches how to know the Spirit of Kami (Universal Spirit) through purity of body and mind. The door is
open to everyone, without exception, providing a universal meaning of life and a practical way to live.
The Grand Master's writings on the basic principles of Shinto with its all inclusive approach is very
commendable. Anyone, who wishes to approach the Shinto religion will greatly benefit from this book.
Dreaming The Council Ways
by Ohky Simine Forest
Ohky combines in this book three ancient wisdoms of original people; the Mayans, the Mohawk and
the Mongolian Shamanic traditions. She describes the tradtions through history, philosophy and
mystic paths in a manner that is unique and shows the deeper meaning of life lived and practicied by
the Shamans. The achivement of inner peace and harmony through appreciation and repect towards
natural world is very refreshing. We look at the Great Spirit through our eyes as the world, we are not
the controllers of the natural world but a part of it. - These are some of the deep thoughts expressed
through the Shamans of ancient and modern times. An excellent book on Original American
Shamanism by a Shaman.
These Are The Words
A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life
This insightful book has been written primarily for people in the Jewish community, but we would
argue that the concepts delineating the inner meaning of the most sacred Hebrew words offer fresh
insight into the concept of the “Divine” along spiritually inclusive lines of contemplation. As Judaism
developed over the centuries the Jewish perspective of the “Divine” was expanded, modified and
refined. Rabbi Arthur Green has written with a heartfelt love of the “Divine” and of language which
transcends being defined as only “Jewish.”
From the point of view of the Hebrew language itself, some of the words as well as their meaning,
were so similar to Arabic counterparts we thought (as many of Embrace’s own Rabies have) that
Jewish mystics and Islamic mystics have more in common with one another than they have with
people of their own tradition who are not inclined towards spiritual introspection. Anyone that has
read “The Most Beautiful Names” by Turkish Sufi, Sheikh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Haveti will
understand what we mean.
Of the three first names of the “Divine” listed in the book as: YHWH, ATAH and EYN SOF, we wish to
note here the touching description of ATAH because we believe it offers a unique practice that all
human beings can benefit from.
According to Rabbi Green, ATAH means the YOU used to address the “Divine” in either supplication
or prayer. We however, think that ATAH offers an opportunity for a most meaningful spiritual practice
for all people.
If every person when addressing another individual as YOU considered that they were actually
addressing the “Divine,” each of us would look at every person we addressed as YOU with
completely new eyes. We might eventually be able to look at every person, even our enemy, as a part
of the “Divine.” This is what we have always been told the Saints, Messiahs, Bodhisattvas, Avatars
and Mystics have always done.
We recommend this book to any and all spiritual seekers.