Essays

The music maker
 
Entire Songbird Angels For International Peace
by Helene Smith
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Scrapbook Writings
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Brass Buttons, Epaulettes and Medals for Peace Brass Buttons, Epaulettes
and Medals for Peace

A Proposal for International Harmony
by Helene Smith
 
 
"There is no safety in war; we entreat thee for peace."
— Virgil, born in 70 BCE

 
ISBN 0-945437-22-6
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 

 

Chance Meeting Chance Meeting
A Short Romantic Novel
Beacon, Hudson River Valley

by Helene Smith
 
 
ISBN 0-945437-74-9
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 
 

 

The Color-Coding of Humanity
Why One Mortal Man is the Father of Race
by C.S. Smith
 
This cutting-edge essay is news breaking. Research proves the term "human race" was invented by a European. It also includes history of divisive, rival race that is not necessary for indentification. Nationality is a consistent alternative for politico, religio racism fueling wars for centuries.
ISBN 0-945437-20-X
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript
30 Pages

 

Forked Tongue Religion Forked Tongue Religion
by Helene Smith
 
This book exposing programmed-conditioning that continues to condemn traditionalist First Americans is the first of its kind. The social-reforming author brings to the surface the long-buried abusive treatment by church authoritarians and missionaries. She gives blow by blow accounts of what has been hushed up for too many years, with indigenous peoples punished for their spirituality that defies organized religion that does not follow the teachings of their leaders, such as "Blessed are the Peacemakers."
The author has followed the beat of various drums, but her most steadfast one is that of indigenous people of America who have no word in their language for absolutist religion. Their belief system cannot be separated from their culture. It is an integral part of it–a natural spirituality having no formal dogma or false claims, causing no wars.
 
ISBN 0-945437-78-1
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 

Getting Back To Our Roots Getting Back To Our Roots
through herbs, nature's medicine
Dandelion, Yarrow, Wild Carrots, Burdock, Curled Dock, Velvet Dock (Mullein)
by Helene Smith
 
A toast–
let us detoxify and pure our blood through nature's roots and leaves
here's to our health and good eating

Our roots in this case refer to natural plants providing good health and alternative suggestions for medical problems, such as the common dandelion completely edible with healing qualities. Unfortunately it is targeted for extermination through herbicides. Research of these plants is based on knowledge of indigenous peoples and colonists who brought herbs with them to the Americas. Benefits of nature through early knowledge offers affordable, non-prescription remedies that for the most part have little or no side effects. The book is a helpful supplement for any health-oriented library.
 
ISBN 0-945437-24-2
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 

It's About Time It's About Time
A World History of the Calendar and Time
by Helene Smith
 
If anyone is interested in the history of the calendar and how it began, this book is a quick study in a nutshell. The research was as much fun as the finished product.
"All Times are not alike"
— Cervantes, Don Quixote

 
ISBN 0-945437-27-7
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 

 

Mother's Day Mother's Day
Founded for International Peace
by Helene Smith
 
Anna Jarvis, birthplace, Webster, West Virginia
ISBN 0-945437-92-7
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 
 
 

 

Nellie Bly doll with book Nellie Bly
by Helene Smith
 
This custom-made book written, designed, and created by the author, lists the highlights in the life of social reformer, Elizabeth Cochrane, pen name for Nellie Bly from Apollo, Pa. The Pittsburgh–New York journalist broke the record of Jules's Verne's fictitious Phineas Fogg, an adventurer who traveled around the world in 80 days. The book is black velvet covered, with a cameo-like picture of heroine on its cover. Blank pages are for notes or whatever the reader desires.
ISBN 0-945437-40-4
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 
Nellie Bly doll with book Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society invitation Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society invitation Helene Smith portraying Nellie Bly Bringing Nellie Bly to Life

 

Peace Peace
by Helene Smith
 
In honor of all courageous young people strong in dedication for keeping international peace, for serving humanity and for protecting all life on Earth.
United States service forces, veterans and civilians helping and providing aid to others.

ISBN 0-945437-28-5
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 
 

 

Scalping Scalping
A Hair-Raising Experience
by Helene Smith
 
The history of scalping is an eyebrow-raising surprise to anyone who has not done the research. The origin, falsely ascribed to indigenous peoples, will tell the other side of this barbaric practice.
Presented at a Literature Forum for Duquesne University, Pennsylvania
Mark Twain and the author, who inspired her as a child

 
ISBN 0-945437-77-3
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 

 

Set Free! Set Free!
Essays in Trilogy
by Helene Smith
 
The author's in depth research confirms what has darkened religion, the club that still holds Earth in its grips, after centuries of abuse. The text for Set Free! is not white-washed. It calls a club a club, a mild word for the fundamentalist Christian Pauline Inquisitional church that still stalks people in all walks of life since its absolutist dogma condemns anyone who does not believe what the church peddles. Pegged as heretics, disbelieving human beings are either condemned to an imaginary Hell or forever separated from a man-made god.
ISBN 0-945437-23-4
LCCN 97-20358
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript
141 Pages

 

The Distaff Side The Distaff Side
Women's Rights That Went Wrong
Female Persecution
by Helene Smith
 
Under a cover of a woman fighting for her rights in England, the text relates women the world over in regard to their inalienable freedom to speak out.
ISBN 0-945437-23-4
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 
 

 

The First Coloring Book on Why People are Colored
by Helene Smith
 
The first coloring book describing the history of the meaning of race. For all those who can read.
This book, a must for all ages, calls for enlightened, innovative social change dealing with ingrained conditioning. For children it provides an early education before they are programmed into arbitrary prejudice. The fun of learning the mysterious history of human profiling through a coloring book can eliminate the burden of this social aberration, a needless cultural lag in dividing people according to complexion. Until truth is communicated concerning the origin of the division of humanity, little or nothing will change humans from being treated as cans of primary paint–black, red, white and yellow.
ISBN 0-945437-89-7
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 

The Parade The Parade
by Helene Smith
 
A Pittsburgh novel with Civil War re-enactors. The main characters, police surveillance crew, discuss current issues as they fly over the parade. It includes the Civic (Mellon) Arena, mystery and adventure.
ISBN 0-945437-33-1
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript

 
 
 

 

Walking Stick Walking Stick
by Helene Smith
 
The adventures of two outside creatures that decide to go inside
In this cutting edge book, the character – Walking Stick – for the first time reveals the startling, original meaning of the word "race". The inhabitants of Shagrugla, according to race, are segregated by the color of their so-called shells, just as the natives on Easter Island were divided according to the sizes of their ears. In 1985 the same type of living creatures as Walking Stick and Rose were sent into outer space during a space lab mission. They were cosmic radiated for experimental purposes. This resulted in an unusually high rate of deformities of their offspring. The fantasy of imagination intermingled with the reality of life results in the proverbial story-tale – a romance providing the essence that softens hardships of the heart and soul.
ISBN 0-945437-85-4
2007, 2008
8 1/2" x 11" manuscript
34 pages, illustrated