Susan Hayward has established a genre; Books of Divination. Readers meditate on a problem and open at random to a short quotation which miraculously conveys insight... and sometimes even an answer. Being is an anthology that defines the nature of suffering and its meaning in our evolution. The works are drawn from those whom Ms. Hayward has identified as 'conscious beings,' unique individuals throughout history who have evolved into higher awareness through the transformation of their suffering. There are excerpts from Goethe, Rilke, Aristotle, Socrates, Ouspensky, Shakespeare, Marcus Aurelius, Emerson, Whitman, and Epictetus, to name a few. And the paramount message from these great beings?