Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books that carry a message of unconditional love, several written with Hopi, Havasupai, Mayan, and Rasta Elders. These books include: Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, A Guide for an Awakening Planet, Memoirs of an Ex-hippie, In the Spirit of Marriage: Creating and Sustaining Loving Unions and In the Spirit of Business: A Guide to Creating Harmony in your Worklife. He is also the producer of the record-breaking 1984 PBS series, The Do It Yourself Show, based on his work founding and operating The Owner Builder Center in Berkeley, a non-profit institute that taught people how to design, build and remodel their own passive solar homes.

Since 2002, he has organized and hosted over 200 “One Love Events” in Jamaica, on Native American reservations, prisons, colleges and at public venues in the U.S. All are non-commercial, involve no sponsorship funding and are free to the public. They are non-denominational, apolitical and bring forward a message of universal, unconditional love for all.

His largest event was on February 6, 2005, Bob Marley’s 60th Birthday Celebration, in Kingston, Jamaica with a live audience of tens of thousands and a TV and radio audience of almost two million. It included presentations by the Jamaican head of state, Governor General Sir Howard Cooke, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Tourism, Bob’s daughter, Stephanie Marley, many conscious civic leaders and talk show hosts and twenty well-known recording reggae artists (Bob’s 60th link: Ten years later, on February 6, 2015, along with his 29-year-old daughter, Alicia, he hosted Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday Celebration in Northern California (Bob’s 70th link:

These events have often led to a community-wide healing. His 7 events on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona assisted the Hopis in keeping their 900-year-old covenant and preserving their ancient ways. His events on the Havasupai Reservation on the floor of the Grand Canyon led to the tribe electing a pro-environmental tribal council committed to protecting the Grand Canyon from uranium mining. In Jamaica, the 54 concerts brought a much-needed message of love to a country in turmoil.

Presently he operates the Oasis in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/kava lounge. At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. On week nights, there are free presentations from locasl wisdom-keepers on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.). On weekend nights the Oasis hosts Spiritual Cinema/Movies-That-Matter and live music. All events are free (


1565220749Since his pasing in 1981, Bob Marley’s music, like tribal drumming, has been sending out a message of love and freedom for all humanity. Twenty years later, Julia and Robert Roskind traveled to Jamaica to learn more about Rastafari-the people and philosophy that inspired his music. Their life-changing odyssey through the towns, villages and mountains of this beautiful island, revealed not only the Rasta way of life but an ancient mystery as well. “RASTA HEART” is truly a journey into One Love.

“Since his pasing in 1981, Bob Marley’s music, like tribal drumming, has been sending out a message of love and freedom for all humanity. Twenty years later, Julia and Robert Roskind traveled to Jamaica to learn more about Rastafari-the people and philosophy that inspired his music. Their life-changing odyssey through the towns, villages and mountains of this beautiful island, revealed not only the Rasta way of life but an ancient mystery as well. “RASTA HEART” is truly a journey into One Love.

“Riveting… An incredible adventure that reveals the true essence of Rasta!” Dr. Dennis Forsythe author of “Rastafarians:The Healing of the Nations.”

“Engaging . . . a heartfelt exploration.” Steve Heilig, BEAT Magazine

“A book of wisdom and joy.” Sirron Kyles, founder of Annual Bob Marley Festival

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AGFAPBy design, our planet is experiencing a quantum transformation. This book offers both the wisdom and the practical guidance needed to move from fear to love. Based on his personal 45-year spiritual journey and the stories and wisdom collected through his travels with various indigenous elders, including Hopi, Havasupai, Iroquois, Mayan, and Rasta Elders, Roskind has assembled the instructions on how to transform our lives from the mundane to the mystical.

While looking forward, this book also looks back to an age when societies were designed to bring out the best in their people while en- hancing their health and happiness, when people where taken care of from cradle to grave, leaders truly were the servants of the people, each person found their true calling and offered this to others, and life was sustainable for millennia. It was a time when everything was free and humans, like all other species, did not have to pay to live on the planet.

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BEAUTY PATHFor four years, Robert and Julia Roskind traveled Jamaica and brought forward the island’s message of One Love through their books, Rasta Heart:A Journey Into One Love and The Gathering of the Healers. Now they take another spiritual journey into the Native American heart of One Love – unconditional love for all humanity. With them, visit the Havasupai in their ancient village on the floor of the Grand Canyon, a six-hour trek from the closest road. Listen in as they reason with elders of the Hopi, one of the most spiritual and culturally-intact tribes, whose sacred Ceremonial Cycle holds all human wisdom.

Visit the “Valley of the Vapors,” where many tribes once gathered in peace. Join them as they host One Love concerts and events throughout Jamaica and Indian reservations in the U.S. – spreading a message of love and forgiveness, following in the footsteps of The Peacemaker of the ancient Iroquois Confederacy. Welcome home to the Beauty Path! INCLUDES OVER 50 PHOTOS!

“I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn more about the Native American culture and spirituality.” – –Leonard Peltier, Native American leader, American Indian Movement (AIM) activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author of Prison Writings:My Life Is My Sun Dance

“Through this book, all cultures the world over will see that love and peace, and happy relationships are long due.” – –Radford Quamahongnewa, Hopi Elder from Shungopavi Village

“This could be the Father’s Plan – without the revolution.” – –Supai Waters, Havasupai Keeper of the Secrets

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199468-1The counterculture of the 60s and 70s has been viewed as everything from naive to hedonistic. However, most of these views were formed by observing the movement from the outside. “Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie” offers a vastly different perspective, one developed from within. After graduating college in 1968, Robert Roskind hit the road for seven years. Roskind’s travels lead him into the heart of the counterculture–to Esalen Institute, Tassajara Hot Springs, Big Sur, Vancouver Island, the communes of Oregon and North Carolina, Altamont Pop Festival, Mt. Shasta, the Haight-Ashbury and the “motherland”–Northern California. His personal odyssey, sometimes profane and funny, sometimes profound and serious, reveals this tumultuous era as a cultural and spiritual renaissance that birthed many of the solutions to problems humanity now faces.

This book caught my attention early and kept it to the end. The author relates what could be ho-hum daily events with a sense of humor that makes them an interesting reading…
Published 2 months ago by chazzz

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, readable, concise and comprehensive
The best explanation and history of the psychedelic era I’ve ever read — and I was there! A fun read, and — as it says above — excellent, readable, concise and comprehensive…
Published 12 months ago by Joan Bowden

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Journey
This is a terrific journey with the author through his explorations in the counterculture of his time. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Kristie Lane

5.0 out of 5 stars HIPPIES ARE THE BEST!
I loved this book! This book by far was the BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ! Roberts detail is amazing. I felt for a short while, while reading the book, that I time traveled back into…
Published on May 21, 2007 by B. Roac
5.0 out of 5 stars From an Ex-Hippie Chick

“Memoirs of an Ex-Hippie” is not only far out, it’s out of sight! It’s right on! Hey, I was there.
Published on May 11, 2006 by Suzanne Cordes

5.0 out of 5 stars What a trip…
This book is one of thoes that you can’t put down, and end up reading over and over again. It takes you on a journey through life in the counterculture.

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GATHERINGThis is the second in the series after “Rasta Heart: A Journey Into One Love.” It chronicles that events that lead up to “The Gathering of the Healers: The Healing of the Nation” press conference held at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica on Feb. 4, 2002. Authors Robert & Julia Roskind and 7 well-known Jamaican teachers of love (healers) invited the citizens of Jamaica to be the first country ever to heal itself with one love. Since then, the murder rate, which had been climbing for 14 straight months, has dropped 20%.
In this new book, you will meet many of Jamaica’s best known personalities, including: Mama B Marley Booker (Bob Marley’s mother), Rita Marley (Bob’s wife), Julian Marley, Damien Marley (Junior Gong), Kymani Marley, Stephanie Marley, Sharon Marley, Luciano, Denroy Morgan (Morgan Heritage), Tony Rebel, Mortimo Planno (Bob’s Rasta mentor), Dr. Dennis Forsythe, Antonnette Haughton (Founder of Jamaica’s UPP party), Prime Minister Patterson and Opoosition Leader Edward Seaga. An incredible journey! An incredible event!

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Millions of people have used A Course In Miracles to improve their relationships and spiritual lives. In The Spirit Of Business is the first book to apply the Course’s powerful principles to the world of business, offering a loving yet practical, philosophical, and psychological basis for transforming one’s working life. Based on the assumption that we live in a benevolent universe, this book reveals that each of us can achieve true, deep happiness.

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SOBRobert Roskind’s revised and updated edition of “In the Spirit of Business” offers a loving yet practical, philosophical, and psychological basis for achieving a more balanced and meaningful work life. This groundbreaking book explains the how-tos of operating from a place of integrity, finding harmony in business relationships, benefiting from setbacks, and earning enough money to comfortably meet your needs.

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