Altieri Jurkovic, called Karita by Heavenly Hosts,
is the self-publishing author of the highly praised
book, 'The World's Greatest Teachings'. Lourene
was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois and now
resides in Arizona.
Karita/Lourene has written many short
stories, poems and articles in magazines and newsletters
worldwide. She has been featured on radio talk shows
and has taught classes at the Montessori children's
school in Crest Hill, IL, as well as adult classes
in Spirituality and Metaphysics.
Lourene has been involved in counseling,
teaching and volunteer hospice work. She has given
comfort to those who lost loved ones, and she has
prepared many terminally ill patients for their
transitions into another dimension of life. She
has witnessed the Soul leaving the body. Many who
have 'crossed over' have returned in spirit to visit
Karita/Lourene. In Lourene's words, "This is
my verification of life after death."
Where did you grow up? And was reading and writing
a part of your life? Who were your earliest influences
Lourene Altieri Jurkovic: I grew
up in Joliet, Illinois, a small suburb about 30
miles southwest of Chicago. I was the middle child
in a family of 8 children. I had the ability to
read at the age of 2. All through school, my teachers
were amazed at my knowledge, but they would get
annoyed with me because my hand was always the first
one raised to answer their questions! Rather than
play with other children, I enjoyed reading and
writing. I have been writing poetry since grade
school. In fact, I used to write poetry for my girlfriends'
to send to their boyfriends in the Service! People
who have influenced me early in my life include
my paternal grandmother, whom I dearly loved. She
was my best friend. She always had open arms and
a loving heart for everyone. I was also introduced
to Reverend Fabian Donlan, O'Carm who invited me
to attend his Catholic schools from 7th grade through
high school graduation. He knew I wanted to know
more about God, so he arranged for my tuition fees
to be paid so I could attend. Jesus, of course,
has been most influential. Throughout my lifetime,
I have heard his voice and felt his unfathomable
Love. I asked to know Him and His Truths, and He
revealed himself and His Truths to me. He has taught
me to love as he loves, unconditionally.
us about your book "The World's Greatest Teachings".
Jurkovic: My book is a compilation of my
true-life experiences and my own journey of opening
to the higher consciousness. I have been allowed
the gifts of being able to see past, present and
future events. We are not alone in this universe
of universes. I sometimes travel out of body and
receive information telepathically from other realms
of existence. These gifts have not been given to
me to keep for myself but to help others. Understand
that there is no death! We are souls/spirits of
Light protected by flesh bodies continuously experiencing
and expanding. When we leave our physical bodies
behind, our Soul/ Spirit moves into other planes
of existence and continues to live. We are immortal!
We have forgotten who we are!!! It is time now to
bring back the Truth. It is time to know that Truth
is within each of us. God is in and of all things,
including You and Me. God is the Force of Creation,
and we are co-creators with that Creation. My purpose
on this Earth is to enlighten others to that greater
force of God within. I have been commissioned by
Heaven to deliver these teachings to all people
on our planet. Through these teachings from Heaven,
readers will discover their own Truth within.
say, "Living by the Golden Rule opens the Golden
Door." Please explain.
Jurkovic: The golden rule is "Do unto
others as you would have them do unto you".
In other words, if you are of goodness and love,
goodness and love will come to you. Goodness is
of God, and God is Love. Another way to put it is
"What goes around, comes around" or "What
you live is what you get". Serve and be served;
Love and be loved. YOU have the key in the palm
of your hands to unlock that Golden door. What is
behind that Golden Door? Your Divine inheritance!
Knowing who you are, where you have come from and
where you are going. The answers are in "The
World's Greatest Teachings".
Pageonelit.com: You begin "The World's Greatest
Teachings" by saying 'I was starting to wonder,
at a very early age in life, what was I doing in
this world?' - At what age was this and have you
found the meaning that answered that question?
Lourene Altieri Jurkovic:Starting
about age 6, I would climb the old walnut tree in
my front yard to ponder life and my part in it.
People around me weren't sharing and caring. I often
wondered why I couldn't go "home" because
I felt I didn't belong here. I looked at the stars
every night and cried, "Take me home. I don't
belong in this world! Why do I have to be here?!".
I cried every day until the age of 17 when I heard
an inner voice say, "Laugh and the world laughs
with you. Cry and you cry alone". The answer
came from within myself. Now I know that I came
into this world to teach Love and Peace, and to
incarnate the being of mankind.
cover of "The World's Greatest Teachings"
is beautiful - Who did the art work?
Lourene Altieri Jurkovic:The very talented artist's
name is Corey Wolfe, who has done illustrations
for Disney, Mattel, Time magazine, Pepsi, McDonalds,
Jim Henson, Universal Studios, CBS, Warner Brothers
and many others. Corey has the gift of clairvoyance,
which is to say he is a visionary. The book cover
was a vision given to me with the instructions that
"(T)His Light must cover the Earth". The
figures on the cover are my Master Teacher and me.
As I began to share this vision with Corey, he became
excited and said he could already see it, and he
would send it to me via e-mail. I cried when I saw
my vision…it was exact. Corey can be reached at
do you hope to achieve with the book? What do you
hope readers will take away after reading your book?
Jurkovic: a. What I hope to achieve with
I hope to open the minds and hearts,
the eyes and inner ears of mankind in order to bring
Unconditional Love and Universal Truth to all. Once
they have that understanding of Truth and Love,
they will know Peace and Harmony and the Greater
Truths that Love brings. I hope to give readers
a greater understanding and enlightenment of the
knowledge of who they are, and to teach them to
release all fears. When they release their fears,
allowing the flow of Love, then they will experience
Peace and Harmony with Joy. I want to teach how
worthy we all are through knowing our Divine Heritage
and to open mankind to its divinity.