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*UPDATED:* Introducing the “Illuminated e-Manuscript!”

Support Seven Pillars' New Crowdfunding Campaign!

**UPDATED: Scroll down to read updates on the campaign, and see additional offerings
and sneak-peaks into the eBook!!**

What is wisdom? How is wisdom found? Where is wisdom found? And is there an authentic wisdom that can be found for our time, confronted as we are by so many grave social and environmental challenges?

Over the past year, Seven Pillars has been working on a major new project: a groundbreaking multimedia electronic book entitled The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom. Inspired by the revolutionary illuminated manuscripts of the 5th and 6th centuries, this cutting edge, “multi-touch” eBook not only combines text and image, but also music, video and graphic animation. The subject is The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, brought to life by a distinguished group of scholars, artists, spiritual leaders and others. The Pillars invite a reader to embark on an inspirational journey toward living wisdom that can help us address the urgent social and ecological needs of our time.

The eBook is very close to completion and we need your support in order to get it across the finish line! Today, we are excited to announce the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that seeks to raise $15,000 in 45 days. All the details of the project, funding needs, and available perks can be found by clicking here.

Help us build momentum for this campaign by becoming an early contributor! And note that some of the perks are limited in number due to their uniqueness, so be sure to visit the page and choose the one you want soon.

Thank you!

Laurie Lane-Zucker, Executive Director
Corin Lee Girard, Senior Program Manager



What you will find on the IndieGoGo page:

  • Our campaign video, with personal messages from the staff of Seven Pillars explaining the eBook project and crowdfunding campaign
  • A sneak-peak at the introductory animation of the eBook
  • A video of the theme song produced by world music artist Yuval Ron and a number of Grammy Award winning musicians, along with production footage
  • Two of the original, mind-bending pieces of interpretive music created by Bisan Toron & Kane Mathis in response to the Pillars
  • A sample page layout for the eBook
  • The extraordinary list of over 35 contributors
  • Specific details on what the funds will be used for, and why
  • A list of the exciting perks available to donors (that means you!)
  • A video from Pir Zia Inayat-Khan and Yuval Ron about the importance of this project
  • Ways to share the campaign with your friends, family and colleagues!



Within the below links, you will find our recent newsletters, which include updates on the campaign, as well as additional content and sneak-peaks into the eBook.




Click here to read a Press Release on the project.

Comments (2)
  • What an amazing and wonderful project! Sending gratitude and inspiration as you apply the final glorious touches to what will surely be a landmark work.—Dilawar Orlando Yaccarino

    — Dilawar Orlando Yaccarino on June 24, 2014

  • Thank you so much Dilawar for your kind and encouraging words. The support of our community means so much to us! Please do spread the campaign far and wide, to help us get the word out and build momentum toward reaching our goal! ~ Corin for Seven Pillars

    — Corin Girard on June 24, 2014

14 July 2014

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