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Quest for Divinity: Retracing Our Footsteps
Lloyd S. Lefteruk, B.A., C.T.M., F.R.C.
PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY, MYSTICISM
all history the history of the suppression of knowledge?Is the truth an
indisputable contradiction to tradition belief?Will mankind make a
smooth transition into the Piscean Age, or will this be the end?
is a history of the advancement of knowledge from ancient times to the
present. It examines the nature of knowledge and wisdom.The author
interprets the nature of God, man and the universe. Metaphysics,
noumena, phenomena are explained. A brief introductionto number
symbolism is presented. Morality, ethics, soul andconscience are defined
and their relationships are explained.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
up in a rural community, the author developed an intense curiosity
about the world. He soon found that the answers to thequestions in his
mind were not easy to find. At an early age he noticed curious psychic
and paranormal events, at that time unexplainable,that aroused an
intense thirst for knowledge that could not be quenched.
that there was more to life than the people around him were willing to
admit.He became a prolific and compulsive reader. Then he became a speed
reader. Through a planned reading program (self devised), heread a
twenty two volume encyclopedia (Our Wonderful World), while barely out
of elementary school. There were not enough booksin his elementary or in
his high school tosatisfy him.
In high school he read
countless biographies (Ghandi, Scott,Carver, Edison), novels (Exodus,
The Robe), classics (William Tell,Heidi, Moby Dick, Gulliver’s Travels,
Treasure Island), The Bible, and most of The World Encyclopedia. In
university, he majored ingeography, history, and sociology. As a school
teacher his interests widened and his reading continued. At any one time
he wouldhave fifteen to twenty books in various places throughout the
house opened as he was reading them all simultaneously.
and ancient history, and then metaphysics and mysticism became his
ultimate interest.He was an active member of Toastmasters International
for many years where he was referred to as The Man of Letters. His life,
as isreflected in the book has been a quest for truth, knowledge, and
wisdom. He believes these gemstones to be the keys to man’s releasefrom
the bondage of ignorance and superstition, that and these will
ultimately reintegrate mankind with God.There were times when he became
very frustrated with the inability to find satisfactory answers to the
contradictions in his life.
It wasduring one of these
times that he found the Rosicrucian Order, which led him to all the
answers he was seeking. He enrolled in theRose Croix University in San
Jose, California in 1980, where he has studied for twenty-six years. He
is now working in the highestdegrees of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC.He
has now retired from teaching and writing has become his greatest
passion. The book Quest for Divinity is the culmination of hispersonal
search for truth.
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Reflections on Reality: A Personal Search for Truth
Lloyd S. Lefteruk, B.A., C.T.M., F.R.C.
we make practical use of our strange encounters with the paranormal
realm ofmystical experience, dreams, visions and angels or spirit guides
in our lives?Can we find answers to the deepest and most perplexing
questions that plague us in our lives?Can we find our way through the
labyrinth of false knowledge, incorrect thinking, deception, wrong
belief and ignorance of the world?
book is an account of my most profound life experiences and the
conclusions I have drawn from them. It is an attempt on my partto share
my innermost thoughts, my personal truths, my realities and my
conclusion about some aspects of the world we live in.THEMEThe amazing
thing about our society is not that people accept such ridiculous
beliefs, but that they accept those beliefs without question.
BOUT THE AUTHOR
Lefteruk was born in Selkirk, Manitoba on May 17, 1941. He was a second
generation Canadian of Ukrainian decent. he wasthe son of Nicholas and
Annie Lefteruk. He had two brothers and two sisters.
grow up on a diversified farm in St. Peters, Manitoba. he attended a one
room school he was an active member of the Junior RedCross where he
served as secretary and then treasurer and eventually president. After
gaining his grade nine diploma bycorrespondence, he attended Selkirk
Collegiate. After earning a grade twelve standing, he went on to
Manitoba Teachers’ College.He taught at Mapleton School in the Lord
Selkirk School Division for three years.
During that time
he enrolled in the University ofManitoba from which he graduated with a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1970. This degree was earned while teaching
full time.University courses were taken in evening and in summer school
courses.In university Lloyd took three majors. These were history,
geography and sociology. It was at this time in university that he
developedan intense love for history. He has retained a fascination with
ancient history to thepresent.
Lloyd taught for thirty six
years, thirty-three of these in the Transcona Springfield School
Division before he retired in June, 1996.During his teaching career he
served for many years as a member of the executive of the T.S.T.A. He
also spent five years as an activemember of Toastmaster’s International.
He served on many committees in the Transcona School Division.
1980, Lloyd enrolled in the Rose Cross University, A.M.O.R.C., in San
Jose, California. He has been enrolled continually fromthat time to the
present. He still receives correspondence courses by mail. He served for
fifteen years in various capacities in theCharles Dana Dean Chapter of
A.M.O.R.C. in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Positions held included secretary,
treasurer, master, chaplain andregional monitor.
Charles Dana Dean Chapter had to discontinue its activities due to
unforeseen circumstances in 1995,Lloyd was instrumental in reviving
activities of the group under the name of Winnipeg Atrium Group,
A.M.O.R.C. in 2000. Heserved the Winnipeg Atrium as group leader for
four years. He is presently working in the higher degrees of the
His first book, Quest of
Divinity, a treatise of philosophical theology was published in 2006 by
Tartan Graphics in Sanford,Manitoba.
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LIVING WITH A KILLER
by Erna Dueck
three primary cancers tells her story“Each person’s struggle with cancer
is unique. Erna captures both the frustrations and the hopes that
everyone must face.”
– Pamela Wallin, Canada’s Consul General to New York
the battleground of cancer diagnoses and treatments, Erna Dueck reminds
us that the most valuable fight is waged from the heart; a faithful
effort to choose and celebrate life and friendship.”– Dr. Tom Hack,
Cancer Researcher and Clinician, University of Manitoba
About the Author
Dueck, C.G.A., is an accountant, a writer, a passionate supporter of
her church and faith, a volunteer, and a survivor of threeprimary
cancers. During the past twenty years, she has volunteered in several
trustee capacities at her church. She is a peersupport volunteer with
the Canadian Cancer Society, drawing on her own experiences to offer
coping tips and hope to those facinga cancer diagnosis.
there is not much slack in her busy schedule of working, volunteering,
and writing, Erna lovesto be in nature whenever she can with hiking,
wildflower walks, and bird watching. Her other loves are traveling in
Canada andabroad, reading books on many subjects and creating beauty
with her artistry as a cross stitcher.
Erna lives and volunteers in Winnipeg, Manitoba.-by Judith Hirst
Faspa A Snack of Mennonite Stories
by Eleanor Hildebrand Chornoboy
Faspa – n. (pl. -sch) teatime, coffee-break; a coffee and snack time between lunch and supper.
Kjenn Jie Noch Plautdietsch? A Mennonite Low German Dictionary by Herman Rempel
is a smorgasbord of Mennonite stories with universal appeal. The pages
are filled with stories and anecdotes about the rural way of life ofthe
second and third generation Canadians – Mennonite Canadians.
The stories are spiced with a healthy dose of humour, a deep sense of pathos, and practical, home grown information.Read about:
- toilet training with straw
- farming with stubborn broncos
- home grown medical practices
- the impact of Mennonite sons going off to war
- rural telephone party lines,
and much, much more.
page offers a glimpse of Mennonite life. The reader is given a taste of
what has been left in the past, and an appetite for the savoury
traditionsof today—like Faspa.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hildebrand Chornoboy is a native of southern Manitoba. She grew up on
the family farm in the school district of Edenburg where sheattended
school in the one-room schoolhouse.
She received her high
school education at the Mennonite Collegiate Institute in
Gretna,Manitoba, and received her teaching credentials, a Bachelor’s
Degree and a Master’s Degree in Family Studies at the University of
Her professional life has been dedicated to
children with special needs and their families, working towards the
inclusion of all children who aregifted with different strengths.
the years, Eleanor has collected and documented family stories.
Initially she collected the stories for her own curiosity and interest,
butsoon she realized that many of the stories were unknown to her
generation, and to the young people in her life. She believes that if
the storiesand anecdotes are not documented, they will be lost. To tell
the stories is her opportunity to let the children know about those who
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Kevin…A Mother’s Story
by Diane Iwanicki
interesting, touching, heart-wrenching story.”-Pat Oster, educator and
Assistant Director, Human Resources, Winnipeg School Division No. 1,
“A recommended journey of the heart! Diane’s Kevin…A
Mother’s Story is a must-read for all parents and even non-parents. The
true story isnot only a parent’s broken-hearted journal of her child’s
illness and suffering, it is an honest-to-goodness confrontation with
the eternal question‘Why’.
The heart-and-soul journey of a
loving mother climaxes in an extraordinary hope that surpasses all
understanding. The journeystill continues, promising acceptance, peace
and grace. Kevin…A Mother’s Story is worth reading!”- Thomas V. Chan,
educator and author
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TROUBLE IN GRANDPA’S GOLF BAG
BY JOANNE KLASSEN
ILLUSTRATED BY REYMOND PAGE
What trouble is brewing in Grandpa’s golf bag?
Curl up beside Grandma and hear about how Grandpa’s birthday present, a
shiny new golf club, causes an upset when it brags to the
other clubs that it is Grandpa’s favorite.
Whether golf clubs or family members, the newest often gets lots
of attention. Trouble in Grandpa’s Golf Bag gives children a glimpse
of the range of feelings they may have. The story ends with the
that, “Oldest or newest, have you guessed? Inside our hearts we love
each of you best.”
“This is the cutest, cleverest, sweetest children’s book I’ve
seen for a long time. I can hardly wait to read it to my grandkids.”
– Nina Lee Colwill, Ph D, Author and Editor
“A wonderful story that relays an important message in a fun and enjoyable tale. Anyone who’s ever teed up to a ball will enjoy
Trouble in Grandpa’s Golf Bag.”
– Bob Weeks, Editor, SCOREGolf Magazine.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joanne Klassen, founder of Heartspace Writing School, is the author of Tools of Transformation and Learning to Live, Learning to
Love, a book about self-esteem that has been translated and
Joanne’s passions are children, peace building, and golfing with Grandpa Ted. They live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Reymond Page is a stay-at-home dad/artist who enjoys sports, music, and listening to his children read. His work varies from
cartoons to realism, from the whimsical to the political. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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By Eleanor Hildebrand Chornoboy
Illustrated by Katie Altendorf Cable
Snow Angels is a beautiful story that touches the heart and
lingers there long after, as a loving gesture would. It will delight
– and the child in all of us – with its tale of winter magic and the
gifts of pure kindness and love.
- Marjorie Anderson, Editor of Dropped Threads
Snow Angels is a timeless reminder of the BIG heartprints left by
small acts of caring delivered with love. It's sure to become a
- Joanne Klassen
Author of Tools of Transformation and Trouble in Grandpa's
Snow Angels is a beautiful story with gentle, sensitive images. Even if
you have never experienced the joy of making a snow
angel, you will be inspired to search out a field of the white...
- Fred Penner, Juno Award winning International Family Entertainer and
recipient of Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Publications and the
American Library Association Awards - ‘The Cat Came Back’ man.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Snow Angels is Eleanor's first children's book for children of all ages.
She is the author of best selling Faspa, a Snack of Mennonite Stories.
Eleanor has spent many years working towards making a positive
difference in the lives of children with
extra needs and their families. She believes in the value of family, the
importance of story telling, and in the joy of making snow
angels for her neighbours each Christmas morning.
Eleanor lives in Manitoba, Canada with her husband Larry.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Snow Angel is Katie Altendorf Cable's first illustrated children's book.
Katie is a teacher for visually impaired children. She enjoys
travel, art, winter and bringing the joy of making snow angels to her
students. Katie and her bearded collie Zach, live in Manitoba,
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Time for a Story?
Heartspace Writers Anthology 2008
Authors contributing to the book
►Eleanor Hildebrand Chornoboy
►Madeleine Ruth Enns
►Cynthia Booden Firth
►Dolores Betty Lohrenz
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