Sylvia Clute

What if law and justice fostered transformation?
       How can we get there?

My Books

Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality: A Call for a Compassionate Revolution

We live in a time of monumental change. While many have written about the shift that is unfolding, in the end, what people yearn for is a way to make this new worldview concrete and tangible.  How do we build our institutions to reflect the new reality? This is what Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality (Hampton Roads, 2010) offers readers; a blueprint for transformative change that begins with a central pillar of our culture, how we define justice.


The unique way in which the pieces of the puzzle are assembled in Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality make it more difficult for those who defend the old order to make their case, and it will give legitimacy to those who are building the new forms. Through this frame, old approaches to law, government, business, religion, education and economics are seen in a fresh new way that leads to concrete answers. A new world is at hand and we need not wait!           Available on Amazon.

Destiny Unveiled

In an age of terrorism, global warming and dwindling resources, accomplished attorney Christi Daniel desperately searches for a better approach to our legal, governmental and political systems, taking the reader on a journey from fear-based public policy to enlightened public policy. Her mentor through the process, Founding Father George Washington, reveals a world in which harmony, unity and balance can save us from disaster. 


As Seven Spiritual Principles for Governing a People are unveiled, what seems impossible becomes tangible, within Christi's grasp and ours. Mystery, romance, politics, intrigue and an important message for our troubled times, all in one good read. (New Founders Press, 2006)               Available on Amazon.


Read the movie script for Destiny Unveiled that I did with the help of some of my Kennedy School Classmates,

                                   Molly Soeby, Mounir Tabet, Elaine Rigas and Slavica Indzevska-Stojanovic.


Reviews of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality

“Clute is part of an early wave of new social policy that is gaining strength. . . . Her credentials are impeccable, her research extensive, and her arguments are persuasive."

--Justine Toms, co-founder and host of New Dimensions Radio/Media, author of Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World


"Sylvia Clute does a remarkable job of providing a vision of hope and healing in the midst of enormous cruelty, injustice, and harm affecting millions of Americans--particularly those of color--caught up in our criminal justice system."

--Mark Umbreit, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota and author of Facing Violence: The Path of Restorative Justice & Dialogue


“Sylvia Clute speaks with the authority of experience in this compelling call for a holistic approach to justice in all its dimensions. Her book explores important distinctions: oneness v. duality, duality v. polarity, discernment v. judgment, power v. control. Restorative justice advocates will find it a fresh approach to the basic foundations of their field.”

--Howard Zehr, Professor of Restorative Justice, Eastern Mennonite University


“This compelling book offers us a new vision of not only our legal system and all its criminal and civil litigation black holes, but of our society--indeed, our world as a whole. In fact, that is the author's point--we need to see ourselves not as separate entities struggling for Darwinian-Newtonian dominance over and against each other, but rather as conjoined parts of a larger, more compassionate ‘oneness’ where the Golden Rule replaces ‘an eye-for-an-eye.’”

--Fred Alan Wolf, PhD, author of Taking the Quantum Leap  and Dr. Quantum’s Little Book of Big Ideas

Reviews of Destiny Unveiled

"Sylvia Clute provides an evolved blueprint to follow by all who desire to be a beneficial presence on the planet.  It is of great service in stripping away the illusion of fear and replacing it with the full force of love." 

--Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith founder of Agape Spiritual Center and author of A Manifesto of Peace


"Brilliant. An essential guide, moving us from current systems of vengence to the paths of restorative justice, and more." 

--Azim Khamisa, author of From Murder to Forgiveness


"A great read! A gripping, page-turning vision of how to find our way out of pressing global issues. The book inspires you to the core in its potential for private and public transformation." 

--Vernon Sylvest, MD, author of The Formula