This is a page of explanations of the terms marked in bold in the following paragraph.

Graphically plotting out one’s Critical Path to Peace—the Peace-Building Journey. At the heart of this journey—in every aspect of our physical, emotional, and spiritual lives—the Tablets of Light offer guidelines for our Translation of the Four Quadrants of the Cosmos; as well as Recognition of Universal Principles and Experiential Touchstones.

Tablets of Light
Guidelines for access to ancient magic, to deepest life force, to the power of alchemy—our tools for the process of translation. The aspect of them that relates to recognition of principles was shown to Carol Hiltner in visions and dreams, as part of her quest to Mt. Belukha in Altai. She is still on her journey of finding the experiential touchstones. The Tablets are an integral part of the healing energy that flows onto the planet through the sacred Altai Mountains of Siberia. This energy flow is the source of indigenous shamanism globally.

Universal principles are found at the basis of every spiritual path. The Tablets of Light are one set of these principles:

Please come.
This is the time you have been waiting for.
You will find it easy to do the work we have requested of you.
We are all one.
You are loved.
You are safe.
You will accomplish what you set out to do.
You will know everything you need to know, when you need to know it.
And why not you?

Critical Path
The sequence of actions required to reach an objective—in this case, peace. So, the critical path would be one’s peace-building journey—a spiral course with multiple “overlays” in relation to:

- use of the Tablets of Light (guidelines) within the four quadrants of the cosmos
- the internal process of translation
- physicality, emotions, and spirituality

The realization of one’s greater Self—a process of personal translation of ancient magic, deepest life force, and power of alchemy to which the Tablets of Light give us access.

Four Quadrants of Cosmos
According to the work of philosopher Ken Wilber:

- internal individuality
- external individuality
- internal collective
- external collective

The recognition of principles and experiential touchstones in our own lives, as applied to our parallel journeys in each of the four quadrants of the cosmos.

Recognition of Universal Principles
Understanding of universal laws. These are the laws from which all of our religions and systems of ethics are derived.

Experiential Touchstones
The moments in which these univeral laws are translated into personal reality, and are no longer just intellectual abstractions. The process spirals because we keep circling around the same universal principles, with deeper understanding each time.