Stunning photographs and gentle guitar accompany a few selected verses from "The Book of the World", an unusual spiritual text created by an unknown author. This unique book of contemporary scripture, which represents no particular religion and speaks from a human rather than divine perspective, was first published on the Internet in 2007. It soon disappeared, however, having apparently been censored. To resist its suppression, writer/composer Phyllis Cole-Dai joined with a colleague to edit and publish a bound version of the anonymous work. "The Book of the World" is now available on her website, phylliscoledai.com, and on Amazon.com, with net proceeds being donated to charity.
The music in this video is "Old Hatreds Will Someday Pass," which Cole-Dai composed and digitally recorded. The title was a phrase in President Barack Obama's inaugural address. Credits for the photographs appear at the end of the piece.