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Change The Way The World Looks

The individual changes himself or herself, then everything around is transformed. James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books.

Mover of Sunbeams

James Hilgendorf is a writer, speaker, poet, and filmmaker. His books cover a wide range of subjects – religion, politics, economics, science, social issues, the future of America. A highly-acclaimed filmmaker, his travel films and documentaries have been seen around the world. He is a long-time member of the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, the […]

Traveling to a New America – A Broad Conversation

Samantha.   Rodeo, Ca.  From a small town in southern Illinois.  Works in a law firm. ________________________ Samantha, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’m worried about the future of a lot of people who live here.  The reason: the executive orders that Trump has signed that are threatening peoples’ liberties and our […]

Drum Roll – A Call for Patriots

Racism and religious bigotry are two of the viruses that need to be rooted out once and for all from the American psyche. We are confronting both at this crucial juncture in our nation’s history. In his pamphlet, “Common Sense”, one of our great Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, called out to his compatriots for help […]

Dream Big – Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age

When things look blackest, keep going! Victory always hinges on perseverance, when everything seems lost, when dreams seem to go up in smoke, when you are too tired to take the next step. Keep faith in yourself.  Remain true to your dreams.  Life is testing your resolve. A dream connected to a larger dream, to […]

The Youth of Today and Religion

In talking to the youth of today, you find a growing number who do not want anything to do with religion. Why? Growing up, they have experienced first hand what our mainline religions stand for, and what impact they have upon their lives and upon the world, and they are distancing themselves from what they […]

Forge A Future Beyond All Imagining

Youth ! — A new world is beckoning, new vistas awaiting the unfolding of your dreams. You are irreplaceable. You are unique. You are here because the universe is here. Dream big, then, with sweat and determination, fashion new realities from the wreckage all around. We are at the turning point of a new civilization, […]

Let Wisdom Flow Out Across America

Let wisdom flow out upon this land. Wisdom to fill the minds and hearts of the youth of America. Dream dreams that go beyond anything we have imagined up until now, dreams that rock the world, upend conventional wisdom, destroy the limits of possibility. This is the mission of America.  It is a mission that […]

We Have Not Seen This Time Before

Youth – You are the true progenitors of the dream! Arising in America and around the world, bringing forth what has never been brought forth before – brought forth with a hammer, shattering all the old connections, the constricting identities – letting loose the elemental man and woman onto the stage of a new civilization. […]

A Call to the Youth of America

What are you young people going to do? It’s up to you. Each and every one of you has the potential to turn the world around. These are no mere idle, dreamy words. You have that power. To live in a society, in a world, where a handful of inept, cowardly usurpers of power plot […]