Anne Dillon is a twenty-year publishing industry veteran, having worked in New York City for Random House and St. Martin’s Press. She also worked at the newspaper syndicate United Media, where she began writing articles and reviews for international syndication. A graduate of St. Lawrence University with majors in both art history and English literature, Anne’s professional background includes the film world as well. She worked as Director of (Script) Development for New York-based independent film and television producer Fred Berner for six years. In this position, she honed her story editing talents by reading and analyzing innumerable books and screenplays in search of promising material for the silver screen.
More recently she was an in-house literary editor at Inner Traditions -Bear & Company, a renowned niche publisher whose books are distributed by Simon & Schuster. In her six-year tenure at Inner Traditions, she edited over fourteen books annually, working with such luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Terry Tempest Williams, Stanislav Grof, Larry Dossey, and Alice Walker. Anne has also ghostwritten two books. As a freelance literary editor with a strength in development and structure, she enjoys collaborating with authors on every stage of the writing and editing process. She loves working on books whose stories are meant to inspire us all and in the course of her career, she has helped hundreds of writers working in a wide variety of genres to fully realize their own unique creative vision.
Bestselling books that Anne has edited include The 12thPlanet by Zecharia Sitchin, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide by James Fadiman, The Pot Book by Julie Holland, 7 Reasons to Believe in the Afterlife by Jean Charbonier, Forgotten Civilization by Robert Schoch, and The Suppressed History of America by Paul Schrag and Xaviant Haze. A novel that she edited, Watch Over Thy Child by Cathy Worthington, was a winner of the San Diego Book Awards.
Anne's select booklist can be found below.
What really happens to a fallen star? Biggie. Tupac. Aaliyah. Left Eye. R.I.P. Some of the biggest names in hip-hop and entertainment, all gone before their time. Too young, too talented, they were snatched from us when we least expected it. Just as we were bobbing our heads and moving to their tunes and videos. Yet, when they died, rumors sprung from every corner of the earth. We mourned for them, created shrines and websites to their talents. We wore their tee-shirts. We refer to them like old family friends. We all had a favorite song or a memory that was invoked when we heard it. We missed them. Their music kept them alive in our memories and in our world. Sometimes new CDs were released. It fanned the flames of suspicion. We missed them so much, refused to believe that they were gone. So we imagined that they were still alive. Conspirators cried that Tupac was alive, and living in Africa. Somebody spotted him. Is it true? Is it possible? They were priceless to us fans when they were alive, but who really benefits from their death? If any of these thoughts ever crossed your mind, then you need to read Rocked Starr by Collen Dixon.
Award-winning author Collen Dixon, the Empress of Intrigue spins a tale of what if your favorite performer dies, but you refuse to believe that she is dead. Drawing parallels and driving contrasts, Rocked Starr takes the reader down a spiraling path of familiar events, charting the lavish, blinged-out lifestyle of America's reigning hip-hop princess. Camara "Starr" Addison, is a beautiful, young and vibrant singer, who has taken the musical world by storm, not only by her talent and striking looks, but for her refreshingly captivating personality. Just as she stands at the near pinnacle of her young success, she is tragically struck down during an exotic video shoot. See what happens in the fan's world when their Starr is suddenly extinguished. Do we accept that she is gone? Or is it possible that she isn't? Living in the Internet age, rumors, if spoken often enough, can become fact. Websites and videos can continue life. Bloggers and conspirators can resurrect it. Turn back the covers on the hotbed of industry insiders, the producers, the managers, the glitz and the glitter, and see the entertainment world for what it really is: filled with wannabes, ego-maniacs, posers, backstabbers, haters, and criminals.
Be it for money, fame or power, Rocked Starr takes you captive on a precarious journey that will make you better appreciate those that sometimes give their lives for their craft.
For a fat fee, Z dresses as a chicken and harasses lawyers until they respond to her employers' unreturned phone calls. She can't remember ever doing anything else. Indeed, she can't remember anything that happened more than four months ago. That isn't a problem until a mysterious Mr. Wilson starts using increasingly gruesome threats to compel her to kill Abbey Cotton, the blonde liberal-basher who has become an embarrassment to Wilson's right-wing movement. Though Z discovers that she has a wide range of assassin's skills (which she cannot remember acquiring), she refuses Wilson's offer and becomes a hunted woman as well as a haunted one. Are her recurring daydream images ill-defined snippets of memory or something far worse? As Wilson's men close in, can she find a way to recover her past, kill and discredit Wilson, and find romance? Or is she to chicken to carry it through?
A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the true hidden menace of international terror, to read a darn good thriller or to have a couple of hundred mean-spirited belly laughs. Not for the illiterate or those who cannot afford the cover price.
"Carly is a valiant hero, filled with hope and a fighting spirit who never gives up." - C. Lee Tocci, author of Stone Voice Rising
When 11-years-old American Carly McOwen travels to St. Petersburg to visit her mother's Russian family, never does she expect to end up stranded and alone. Follow this courageous young girl's journey from her first terrifying night alone on the streets of St. Petersburg to her life living among Russia's homeless children in Moskovsku Station - an emotion-packed story that will compel readers to turn the pages, rooting for the young heroine's rescue and the salvation of 12-year-old Peter and 6-year-old Pasha, the two Russian companions with whom she has formed a bond.
"A truly impressive first novel... I couldn't put it down!" - Murray Hagen
"Right from the start, we know we are in the hands of a master storyteller... and we are not disappointed." - Matt Coyle
Athens Missouri, 1957. There could be no safer time nor place to be a child, or so they thought. Eight-year-old Ruth Anne Carver sees something she shouldn't have, something she doesn't understand. Keeping it secret could lead to murder, but telling the truth might be even worse. In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird, this is a story that hits on the themes of tolerance, compassion and universal justice.
"Champagne: The Farewell has the character of a fine wine, sparkling and flavorful, with just a touch of malice." - Craig Johnson, author of The Cold Dish and As the Crow Flies
"agreeable debut" - Publishers Weekly
NYPD detective Max Maguire flies to France to attend her friend Chloé Marceau's wedding in the Valley of the Marne in Champagne, an hour and a half east of Paris. She meets the older and urbane Olivier Chaumont, an examining magistrate, and experiences a fairy tale evening. But when Chloé's beautiful and successful aunt Léa de Saint-Pern, is found murdered after the wedding dinner, Max and Olivier are shocked back into their professional roles. But to Max's chagrin, Olivier is put in charge of the investigation. Olivier learns that several people were attempting to gain control of Léa's business at the time of her death. Quietly using the skills inherited from her detective dad, Max insinuates herself into the victim's family until their long-held secrets begin to spill out like marbles from an overturned dish...
"It is fitting that Daniel Reid, whose writings have done so much to bring profound dimensions of Chinese medical, scientific, spiritual, and meditative wisdom to English language readers, has translated this book." - Reg Little, New Dawn, No. 110, Sep/Oct 2008
The only English translation of John Blofeld’s memoirs as a Westerner living in China prior to the Communist Revolution. The book paints an intimate portrait of the grace and refinement of ancient Chinese civilization. It was originally written in Chinese for Chinese readers, revealing a rare glimpse of Blofeld’s private Chinese side and uncensored views. The last book by the great English sinologist, translator of the I Ching and author of Taoist Mystery and Magic.
The reveries and remembrances contained in the travel diaries of John Blofeld cover every aspect of his life in China - from visits to opium dens and sing-song houses to sojourns in the Buddhist monasteries and Taoist hermitages of China’s sacred mountains. Here is a vivid glimpse of “old” China as it existed in elegance and grace for three thousand years before China’s Communist Revolution. Blofeld’s travel diary reveals a rare, uncensored view of pre-communist China to which few westerners have been exposed.
"How this man has lived into the koan of his life is intriguing and vividly related." - Branches of Light, Issue 33, Fall-Winter-Spring 2008-09
The book represents Jodorowsky’s memoirs of his experiences with Master Takata and the group of wisewomen - magiciennes - who influenced his spiritual growth. It reveals Jodorowsky turning the same unsparing spiritual vision seen in El Topo to his own spiritual quest and shows how the author’s spiritual insight and progress was catalyzed repeatedly by wisewoman shamans and healers.
In 1970, John Lennon introduced to the world Alejandro Jodorowsky and the movie, El Topo, which he wrote, starred in, and directed. The movie and its author instantly became a counterculture icon. But that was only the beginning of the story and the controversy of El Topo, and the journey of its brilliant creator. His spiritual quest began with the Japanese master Ejo Takata, the man who introduced him to the practice of meditation, Zen Buddhism, and the wisdom of the koans. Yet in this autobiographical account of his spiritual journey, Jodorowsky reveals that it was a small group of wisewomen, far removed from the world of Buddhism, who initiated him and taught him how to put the wisdom he had learned from his master into practice. The teachings of these women enabled him to discard the emotional armor that was hindering his advancement on the path of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.
“James Penner’s book Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years presents a fascinating collection of Leary’s psychedelic research. Leary’s contributions are of inestimable value to a new generation of investigators.” - Charles S. Grob, M.D., professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at UCLA School of Medicine
On May 27, 1963, Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert were dismissed
from Harvard University’s Psychology Department - a watershed event marking the moment when psychedelic drugs were publicly demonized and driven underground. Today, little is known about the period in the early 1960s when LSD and psilocybin were not only legal but also actively researched at universities.
Presenting the first collection of Leary’s writings devoted entirely to the research phase of his career (1960-1965), this book offers rare articles from Leary’s time as a professor in Harvard’s Psychology Department, including writings from the Harvard Psilocybin Project, the Concord Prison Project, and the Good Friday Experiment. These essays explore the nature of creativity and the therapeutic,
spiritual, and religious aspects of psilocybin and LSD. Featuring Leary’s scientific articles and a rare account of his therapeutic approach, “On Existential Transaction Theory,” the book also includes Leary’s final essay from his time at Harvard, “The Politics of Consciousness,” as well as controversial articles published shortly
after his dismissal.
“...a powerful account backed by scientific and historical record, recommended for new age, science and history collections alike.” - Midwest Book Review, November 2012
Building upon his revolutionary theory that the Sphinx dates back much further than 2500 BCE, geologist Robert Schoch reveals scientific evidence of advanced civilization predating ancient Egypt, Sumeria, and Greece, as well as the catastrophe that destroyed it nearly 12,000 years ago and what its legacy can teach us about our own future.
Weaving together a new view of the origins of civilization, the truths behind ancient wisdom, and the dynamics of the planet we live on, Schoch maintains we
must heed the megalithic warning of the past and collectively prepare for future events.
“Authors Schrag and Haze teach a fascinating lesson in what we will never be taught but what every American should know.” - Edward F. Malkowski, author of Sons of God-Daughters of Men, Before the Pharaohs, The Spiritual Tec
This book represents an investigation into the discoveries of Lewis and Clark and other early explorers of America and the terrible acts committed to suppress them. Examining the shadows and cracks between America’s official version of history, Xaviant Haze and Paul Schrag propose that the America of old taught in schools is not the America that was discovered by Lewis and Clark and other early explorers. Investigating the discoveries of Spanish conquistadors and Olmec stories of contact with European-like natives, the authors uncover evidence of explorers from Europe and Asia prior to Columbus, sophisticated ancient civilizations in North America and the Caribbean, the fountain of youth, and a long-extinct race of giants. Verifying stories from Lewis’s journals with modern archaeological finds, geological studies, 18th- and 19th-century newspapers, and accounts of the world in the days of Columbus, the authors reveal how Lewis and Clark’s finds infuriated powerful interests in Washington - including the Smithsonian Institution - culminating in the murder of Meriwether Lewis.
“The Wheel takes us out into the diverse directions of life/space. The Initiation leads us in, to the unifying point of source/center. This ceremony requires great courage, the courage to give yourself fully and SIMULTANEOUSLY to Father Sky and Mother Earth. The courage to let spirit tear you apart.” - Shinzen Young, author of The Science of Enlightenment
The Wheel of Initiation represents a guide to personal spiritual initiation through the transformation of habitual patterns, apathy, and resistance. In modern society, we do not have rites of initiation that break through the personal and societal illusions that keep us in states of resistance. Lacking initiation practices, we often remain trapped in ways of being in the world that was formed by our past conditions and attachments.
Julie Tallard Johnson shows how to become initiated into an authentic life through practices of thought transformation, cultivating attention, journaling, storytelling, and rituals found in the four directions of the universal mandala. Drawing upon the life experiences of those who have successfully navigated the wheel, Johnson demonstrates that once fears, assumptions, and ingrained beliefs are confronted and transformed, initiates emerge ready to reenter society with renewed energy and vision that will enrich their own lives and their communities.
“In today’s troubled world, navigating the sea of consciousness can be a hazardous task. Matrix Meditations provides a trustworthy guide for avoiding the hazards and enjoying the ride.” - Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School, and co-editor of Varietie
Matrix Meditations offers dynamic meditation practices derived from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions to develop intuition, manifest desires, and empower the self by forging a strong heart-mind relationship. The authors provide a systematic 16-week program that is designed to develop heightened awareness and deeper states of consciousness for readers with any level of meditation experience.
Four key forms of meditation are used in the book: concentration, mindfulness, contemplation, and adventures in awareness. These are applied to specific practices that range from improving mental clarity and memory to replacing self-limiting patterns of thinking and behaving in which you may be trapped. Each of the 65 meditations offers a doorway into a different chamber of your consciousness and an opportunity to learn more about your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual nature.
“This book is especially powerful for those of us who love to write and have the hidden content come through beyond the words. Many secrets lie hidden in plain sight simply because we do not have the eyes to see the deeper meaning. This may help open your eyes.” - Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, January 2012
Within each of us is a story, a sacred story that needs to be told, of our heroic efforts and of our losses. The scribes of Ancient Egypt devoted their lives to the writing of sacred stories. These technicians of the sacred were masters of hieroglyphic thinking, or heka - the proper words, in the proper sequence, with the proper intonation and the proper intent. Learning heka provided scribes with the power to invoke and create worlds through their words and thoughts. To the writer, heka is a magical way to create meaning from experience. Through heka we manifest new visions and new relationships to ourselves and to others. We can make new art filled with beauty and light. Revealing the spiritually transformative power of writing, the authors take us on a journey of self-discovery through the sacred sites of Egypt, from the Temple of Isis to the Great Pyramid of Giza.
“Normandi Ellis takes her reader on an extraordinary journey into the myths and magic of Ancient Egypt. And the journey is as beautiful, fragrant and mysterious as Egypt itself.” - Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, authors of The Hermetica and The Jesus Mysteries
Drawing from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Pyramid texts, the Book of Thoth, and other sacred hieroglyphic writings spanning the three millennia of the Egyptian Mystery Traditions, Normandi Ellis reveals the magical language of creation and words of power that enabled the ancient Egyptians to act as co-creators with the gods.
Examining the power of hieroglyphic thinking - how thoughts create reality - and the multiple meanings behind every word of power, the author shows how, with the Neteru, we imagine the world into existence, casting a spell of consciousness over the material world. Revealing the words of power used by these ancient priests/sorcerers, she explains how to search for the deeper, hidden truths beneath their spells and shows how ancient Egyptian consciousness holds the secret of life itself.
“This is a book that should be on the bookshelf of every primary care physician, neurologist, neurosurgeon, pain management specialist, psychologist, and clinical social worker. This book is a must-read for anyone who has had a history of head trauma (who hasn't?), as well as anyone who knows someone with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ADD, or autism.” - Richard A. Bernstein, M.D., FCCP
While neuroscience has learned an enormous amount about the connection between brain trauma and personality changes, the methods proposed for resolving these alterations are generally limited to drug therapy or surgeries.
This book explores a much less invasive but highly effective technique of restoring brain function: the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS). Developed by Dr. Len Ochs in 1992, it has had extraordinary results using weak electromagnetic fields to stimulate brain-wave activity and restore brain flexibility and function. The treatment works across a broad spectrum of human activity, increasing the brain’s abilities to adapt to the imbalances caused by physical trauma or emotional disorders - both on the basic level and in the more subtle areas of cognitive, affective, and spiritual processes that make us truly human. While the treatment has had remarkable results with individuals who have experienced severe physical trauma to the head and brain, Stephen Larsen sees it also as an important alternative to chemical approaches for such chronic behavioral disorders as ADHD and monopolar and bipolar depression.
“This book comes close to having it all: the past, present, and future of neurofeedback and neuroplasticity; the theories; and the stories of real people who, using neurofeedback and related technologies, discover and rediscover their true humanity and higher functioning.” - Len Ochs, Ph.D., founder of Ochslabs and the LENS technique
In this guide to neurofeedback, psychologist and neurofeedback clinician Stephen Larsen examines the countless benefits of neurofeedback for diagnosing and treating many of the most debilitating and now pervasive psychological and neurological ailments, including autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, stroke, brain injury, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Surveying the work of neurofeedback pioneers, Larsen explains the techniques and advantages of different neurofeedback methods. He reveals evidence of neuroplasticity - the brain’s ability to grow new neurons- and shows how neurofeedback can nourish the aging brain and help treat degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and strokes. Examining the different types of brain waves, he shows how to recognize our own dominant brainwave range and thus learn to exercise control over our mental states. He explains how to combine neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control exercises. This book shows how we can nurture our intimate relationship with the brain, improving emotional, cognitive, and creative flexibility as well as mental health.
"It would be hard to find a better-qualified interpreter of this classic than Mantak Chia. He deserves to be recognized as one the great figures in 20th and 21st century communication across health, spiritual and cultural boundaries." - Reg Little, New Dawn, Mar/Apr 2007
For over 2,500 years the words of the Tao Te Ching, the primary scripture of Laoism and Taoism, have been regarded as among the greatest treasures of the world. Lao-tzu, whose name means “the ancient child,” wrote these brief but essential verses that have both confounded and conferred blessings on humankind. Now Taoist masters Mantak Chia and Tao Huang guide readers through the origins of this philosophy, the meaning behind its 5,000 pictographs, and the way of living that generations have followed.
While the text of the Tao Te Ching has been passed down in literary form for generations, the essence of the text can be understood only through heart awakening - a true integration of body and mind - made possible with the insights and exercises in this book. The authors analyze Lao-tzu's teachings, line by line, and offer meditations, interpretations, and practical illustrations that clarify
the true meaning and purpose of this classic text.
“A seminal book from one of the best thinkers of our time. Ervin Laszlo charts the frontiers to which science is inexorably headed. In years to come people will look back at the amazing foresight of this work.” - Peter Russell, fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Findhorn Foundation and author of The Global Brain
Mystics and sages have long maintained that there exists an interconnecting cosmic field at the roots of reality that conserves and conveys information, a field known as the Akashic record. Recent discoveries in vacuum physics show that this Akashic Field is real and has its equivalent in science’s zero-point field that underlies space itself. This zero-point Akashic Field is the constant and enduring memory of the universe. It holds the record of all that has happened on Earth and in the cosmos and relates it to all that is yet to happen.
In Science and the Akashic Field, philosopher and scientist Ervin Laszlo conveys the essential element of this information field in language that is accessible and clear. From the world of science he confirms our deepest intuitions of the oneness of creation in the Integral Theory of Everything.
“This book will help us to evaluate the current situation of our planet and to find the path we must take.” - Mikhail Gorbachev, from the Foreword
In WorldShift 2012, Ervin Laszlo brings together insights for creating sustainable positive change from spiritual leaders, scientists, and visionary businesspeople - people such as Albert Einstein, Mohammad Yunus, Václav Havel, Eckhart Tolle, Ken Wilber, David Korten, Paul Hawken, and Tomoyo Nonaka. He shows how we can replace the limited consciousness of our failing society with the holistic consciousness that is reflected in the unified field of quantum physics: the Akashic field.
We have an opportunity to move from the current political and business model of grow or die to a sustainable world respectful of human beings, nature, and the planet. Change on this level calls for a profound shift in consciousness and a clear understanding that - as cutting-edge physics shows - we are truly connected with each other and with the cosmos. This book presents clear evidence of this connectedness and describes the tools we need to make our world greener and our planet safer as we strive to realize the holistic consciousness of connection through the Akashic field.
“Thomas Berry was one of the “Greats”, and this collection by Laszlo and Combs is a wonderful tribute.” - Spirituality-and-Religion.com, October 2011
When cultural historian and spiritual ecologist Thomas Berry, described by Newsweek magazine as “the most provocative figure among the new breed of eco-theologians,” passed away in 2009 at age 94, he left behind a dream of healing the “Earth community.” In his numerous lectures, books, and essays, Berry proclaimed himself a scholar of the earth, a “geologian,” and diligently advocated for a return to Earth-based spirituality.
This anthology presents 10 essays from leading philosophers, scientists, and spiritual visionaries on the genius of Berry’s work and his quest to resolve our global ecological and spiritual challenges, as well as a little-known but essential essay by Berry himself. Revealing Berry’s insights as far ahead of their time, these essays reiterate the radical nature of his ideas and the urgency of his most important conclusion: that money and technology cannot solve our problems, rather, we must reestablish the indigenous connection with universal consciousness and return to our fundamental spontaneous nature in order to navigate our ecological challenges successfully.
Over the years, startling evidence has been uncovered, challenging established notions of the origins of life on Earth - evidence that suggests the existence of an advanced group of extraterrestrials who once inhabited our world.
The first book of the revolutionary Earth Chronicles series offers indisputable documentary evidence of the existence of the mysterious planet Nibiru and tells why its astronauts came to Earth eons ago to fashion mankind in their image.
The product of more than thirty years of meticulous research, The 12th Planet treats as fact, not myth, the tales of Creation, the Deluge, the Tower of Babel, and the Nefilim who married the daughters of man. By weaving together the biblical narrative with Sumerian and Babylonian clay-tablet texts, it challenges the established notions of the origins of Earth and mankind, and offers a compelling alternative history and prehistory of both.
“At last, there’s a practical, commonsense manual for mindful therapeutic sessions using psychedelics, one that’s informed by the latest science and unfettered by arcane platitudes.” - Charles Hayes, author of Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures
Called “America’s wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use,” James Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960s. In this guide to the immediate and long-term effects of psychedelic use for spiritual (high dose), therapeutic (moderate dose), and problem-solving (low dose and microdose) purposes, Fadiman outlines best practices for safe, sacred entheogenic voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience.
Fadiman reviews the newest as well as the neglected research into the psychotherapeutic value of visionary drug use for increased personal awareness and a host of serious medical conditions, including his recent study of the reasons for and results of psychedelic use among hundreds of students and professionals. Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, he dispels the myths and misperceptions about psychedelics circulating in textbooks and clinics as well as on the internet.
“Dr. Julie Holland has assembled a virtual dream team of cannabis experts for this marijuana magnum opus.” - Steve Bloom, publisher of CelebStoner.com, co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness
Exploring the role of cannabis in medicine, politics, history, and society, The Pot Book offers a compendium of the most up-to-date information and scientific research on marijuana from leading experts. Encompassing the broad spectrum
of marijuana knowledge from stoner customs to scientific research, this book investigates the top ten myths of marijuana; its physiological and psychological effects; its risks; why joints are better than water pipes and other harm-reduction tips for users; how humanity and cannabis have co-evolved for millennia; the brain’s cannabis-based neurochemistry; the complex politics of cannabis law; its potential medicinal uses for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses; its role in creativity, business, and spirituality; and the complicated
world of pot and parenting. As legalization becomes a reality, this book candidly offers necessary facts and authoritative opinions in a society full of marijuana myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes.
“7 Reasons to Believe in the Afterlife presents seven perfect reasons to believe and to know that you are more than your body. Charbonier’s book should be compulsory reading for every poor skeptic who still believes that he disappears when his brain stops.” - Ervin Laszlo, author of The Immortal Mind
Over the course of his 25-year career as an anesthesiologist and intensive care physician, Jean Jacques Charbonier, M.D., gathered hundreds of accounts of patients who returned from clinical death. Across all of these accounts - from patients with vastly different backgrounds - Dr. Charbonier found striking similarities as well as indisputable proof that these experiences were more than hallucinations. Igniting a scientific quest to learn more, he collected more accounts of near-death experiences as well as out-of-body experiences, attended dozens of sessions with mediums, experimented successfully with electronic communication with the deceased (EVP), interviewed hundreds of people who have cared for the dying, and gathered countless inexplicable stories of “signs” from the afterlife. With each experience he studied, he found himself more firmly believing in the survival of consciousness beyond death.
Dr. Charbonier distills his findings into 7 reasons to believe in the afterlife, beginning with the more than 60 million people worldwide who have reported a transcendent afterlife experience. He refutes the standard objections of doubters and materialists point by point, citing scientific research on NDEs and the work of pioneers in the field of consciousness studies such as Raymond Moody and Pim van Lommel.
“The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo is a big, beautiful book, filled with gorgeous reproductions of the visionary art of curandero (Ayahuasca healer) and artist Pablo Amaringo... For those who have never experienced Ayahuasca, this book provides a deep and powerful look into its visionary realm. For those who have, it offers an expansion and validation of the truth of their own journeys.” - Robert Simmons, MetaGuide Magazines, September 2011
Recognized as one of the world’s great visionary artists, Pablo Amaringo was renowned for his intricate, colorful paintings inspired by his shamanic visions. A master communicator of the ayahuasca experience - where snakes, jaguars, subterranean beings, celestial palaces, aliens, and spacecraft all converge - Amaringo’s art presents a doorway to the transcendent worlds of ayahuasca intended for contemplation, meditation, and inspiration.
Illustrating the evolution of his intricate and colorful art, this book contains 47
full-color reproductions of Amaringo’s latest works with detailed explorations of the rich Amazonian mythology underlying each painting. Through their longstanding relationship with Amaringo, coauthors Charing and Cloudsley are able to share the personal stories behind his visions and experiences with Amazonian people and folklore, capturing Amaringo’s powerful ecological and spiritual message through his art and words.
“...an excellent and precisely timed work that is encompassing, mature, and presented not only with sound reasoning but depth of feeling.” - Robert Lawlor, author of Sacred Geometry
The ugly buildings that characterize the modern landscape are inferior not only to the great cathedrals of medieval Europe and the temples of ancient Egypt and Greece, but even to lesser buildings of the more recent past. The great masterworks of our ancestors spoke to humanity’s higher nature. Architect Herbert Bangs reveals how today’s dysfunctional buildings bring out the worst in humanity, reinforcing that which is most base within us. He shows how, through the ancient laws of proportion and number, architecture once expressed the harmonious relationship between man and the cosmos. Today, that tradition has been abandoned in favor of narrowly defined utilitarian principles of efficiency and economy.
In The Return of Sacred Architecture, Bangs provides the key to freeing architecture from the crude functionality of the twentieth century: the architects of the modern
human landscape must find the deep-felt connection to the cosmos that guided the inner lives of those who built the temples of the past. The form of their buildings will then reflect the sacred patterns of geometry and proportion and bring forth greater harmony in the world.
“The stories told in Sufism teach us that life is a journey, that every moment is worth living, every step is an achievement, every crossroad is an experience, and every experience is a teacher. Tales of Modern Sufi, compiled by one of the foremost translators of Rumi, offers us this valuable gift of storytelling and shares with us a taste of Sufism and its magnificent heritage.” - Nahid Angha, co-director of the International Association of Sufism and executive director for Sufism
Sufi stories have traditionally been a means of opening a portal that allows us to advance from our basic perceptions into states of extraordinary awareness. This collection of deceptively simple stories by renowned Rumi translator and Sufi Nevit Ergin has the ability to remove readers’ complacent sense of self and identity and to expand their ordinary awareness of reality from every possible direction.
The protagonists and antagonists of these stories are constantly morphing and exchanging places. They exist in a world where individuals are stalked by a cricket that is an “invisible monster with the face of a demon,” confront the ambiguous burden of ridding oneself of one’s own corpse, and discover the “invisible fence of reality” existing in the layers of a discarded piece of art. The symbols in these stories are booby traps designed to release the mind from the sense of its own
importance and awaken the realization that “if you refuse to be born, you cannot die.” Blind faith, the author says, has proved itself incapable of producing wisdom, tolerance, or world peace. This is because the answers to humanity’s problems lie beyond our ordinary perception and require love and ecstasy to be made visible. Our thirst for wisdom and understanding must go to the fountain of universal truth. These stories provide water from that fountain.
“...this book strikes a pleasant mix between scholarly research and earnest fascination with these stories of supernatural happenings in the New York state area...Iroquois Supernatural is a solid introduction to the lore with cool campfire stories mixed in, intelligent but not pedantic.” - Kestril Trueseeker, Witches and Pagans, October 2012
With a rich history reaching back more than one thousand years, the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy are considered to be the most avid storytellers on earth with a collection of tales so vast it would dwarf those of any other society. Covering nearly the whole of New York State from the Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys westward across the Finger Lakes region to Niagara Falls and Salamanca,
this mystical culture’s supernatural tradition is the psychic bedrock of the Northeast, yet their treasury of tales and beliefs is largely unknown and their most powerful sacred sites unrecognized.
Assembling the lore and beliefs of this guarded spiritual legacy, Michael Bastine
and Mason Winfield share the stories they have collected of both historic and contemporary encounters with beings and places of Iroquois legend: shapeshifting witches, strange forest creatures, ethereal lights, vampire zombies, cursed areas, dark magicians, talking animals, enchanted masks, and haunted hills, roads, and battlefields as well as accounts of miraculous healings by medicine people such as Mad Bear and Ted Williams. Providing a link with America’s oldest spiritual roots, these stories help us more deeply know the nature and super-nature around us as well as offer spiritual insights for those who can no longer hear the chants of their own ancestors.
“This book and series is recommended to everyone who is interested in where we have been and where we are going as a planet and as individuals. It will explain a little of what is out there. Once again I can hardly wait for the next volume.” - Jennifer Hoskins, New Dawn Magazine, 2014
After 200 millennia of celestial quarantine in the wake of Lucifer’s angelic revolt, Earth and the rebel angels isolated here are being welcomed back into the benevolent and caring Multiverse. With this redemption comes a massive transformation of consciousness and a reconnection to our cosmic destiny. But why did the angels revolt and how has that event shaped our planet’s past and its future?
Writing through Timothy Wyllie, rebel angel Georgia shares insights from her half a million years stationed on Earth as a watcher and from her part in the angelic revolution. She reveals details of the Lucifer Rebellion, including the role played by Planetary Prince Caligastia and his team of angelic administrators - thought by some to be the Nephilim or Anunnaki of Sumerian myth - who followed Lucifer into the rebellion, ultimately leading to the quarantine of Earth and 36 other planets. Interweaving her story with events from Wyllie’s life, Georgia draws parallels between Wyllie’s involvement with the Process Church in the 1960s and the events of the angelic rebellion and celestial quarantine. She explores the rise and fall of the island civilization of Lemuria, or Mu, as well as Atlantis and the Maya.
“A wonderfully inspirational ‘feel good’ book containing self-told tales from many well-known shamanic practitioners on their moment of shamanic awakening…Recommended purely as an enjoyable read for anyone interested in or practicing shamanism.” - Indie Shaman, January 2016
In this book of remarkable stories, we learn firsthand about the many different forms of the “aha” moment of shamanic awakening, whether they arise from ceremony, near-death experiences, dream messages, or entheogenic substances. We experience the real-life shamanic epiphanies of those with unique shamanic paths - teachers, mothers, social workers, academics, healers, and even rappers who have all experienced a moment in time in which they were awakened and the shamanic path showed itself to them.
As each of these unique and beautiful stories of unexpected realization, insight, and inspiration unfolds, we see how these single moments - usually entirely unexpected - are able to transform the individual’s life, clearing their vision and allowing a new consciousness to emerge. As a whole, this collection paints a breathtaking portrait of the intricacies of the shamanic path and the paradigm shift of which we all are part.
“Barbara Hand Clow has written the definitive book about 2012. This book, quite simply, is the best resource that now exists. A very wise human being has poured her heart, her soul, and her mind into these words. The Mayan Code is a great gift to us all.” - Whitley Strieber, author of Communion and The Key
The Mayan Code is a deep exploration of how, with the end of the Mayan Calendar, time and consciousness have been accelerating, giving us a new understanding of the universe. Using Carl Johan Calleman’s research, as well as the ideas of other Mayan Calendar scholars, Barbara Hand Clow examines 16.4 billion years of evolution to decode the creative patterns of Earth - the World Mind. These great patterns culminated in 2011, but subsequent astrological influences have continued to inspire us to attain oneness and enlightenment.
The Mayan Code shows how the time cycles of the Calendar match important periods in the evolutionary data banks of Earth and the Milky Way Galaxy. These stages of evolution converged during the final stage of the Calendar, the period between 1999 and 2011. Evidence of the tightening spiral of time that we experience as time speeding up is all part of daily events we must process during the coming years. Barbara Hand Clow counsels that our own personal healing is the most important factor as we prepare to make this critical leap in human evolution.
“May this book filled with the words of women still connected to their heart, in fact, still driven by the passion of its thought, be a guide to others for believing we can think and feel intensely at the same time, finding our way to balance with all that exists.” - Alice Walker, author and poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award
This anthology presents more than 30 essays from eminent women trailblazers - such as author Alice Walker, psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen, playwright Eve Ensler, holistic doctor Rachel Naomi Remen, biologist Janine Benyus, hip-hop performer Rha Goddess, and famous tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill - as well as lesser-known but equally influential leaders - such as social entrepreneur Judy Wicks, philanthropic activist Kathy LeMay, food justice advocate LaDonna
Redmond, and media educator Sofia Quintero. Their narratives explore how
they cultivated their leadership impulses and their “feminine” strengths, reinventing leadership to prioritize community, collaboration, the environment, and the common good. Illuminating a path to progressive environmental and social change, their passionate stories of joyful, creative, collaborative, and sacred leadership ignite within each reader the power to help cocreate a healthy, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
“Primal Nutrition brings you back to the basics of a good and healthy diet. It is well-grounded and invaluable.” - Christopher Vasey, N.D., author of The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health and Natural Remedies
The human body’s innate mechanisms for healing and immunity extend beyond the mending of cuts and broken bones or recovery from colds and flu. Given the foods we evolved to thrive on, foods our ancestors knew well, the body can naturally prevent and overcome a host of degenerative conditions and chronic illnesses, from allergies, eczema, and arthritis to dental caries, heart attack, and even cancer.
Drawing on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, Dr. Francis Pottenger, and other
nutritional health pioneers, Dr. Ron Schmid demonstrates that the strongest and most disease-resistant indigenous cultures around the world lived on whole, natural foods - seafood, wild game, healthy grass-fed domestic animals, and, in some cases, whole grains and raw dairy. He explores how modern refined diets differ from ancestral ones, the dramatic declines in health seen in indigenous cultures that adopt modern diets, and the steps you can take to build health with traditional foods.
Blending the wisdom of traditional eating patterns with modern scientific knowledge, Dr. Schmid explains how to apply these principles to create your own commonsense primal diet, tailored to your specific needs, to rebuild health and improve longevity.
"...a fascinating, in-depth discussion into the aspects of aging and break-through efforts at the cellular level to reverse the process...gets to the heart, err cell, of the matter." - Vicki Landes, Reader Views, June 2009
The Secret to Long Life in Your DNA presents the work of Mirko Beljanski, a biologist-biochemist at the Pasteur Institute in France, whose innovative research on DNA led to the discovery of new treatments for cancer and other degenerative diseases. The Beljanski method fights disease by targeting damaged or destabilized DNA in the body, allowing cells with healthy DNA to thrive. Beljanski, with his wife Monique, went on to develop natural compounds that enhance the body’s resistance not only to degenerative diseases but also to the effects of environmental toxicity and the ravages of aging. Beljanski’s compounds are now being studied at Columbia University, and other centers, where early findings support his theories.
In this book, the authors build on Mirko Beljanski’s work to demonstrate how physiological and environmental factors both weaken the body’s immune system and alter DNA functioning. They explain how aging exacerbates these effects, leading to cancer and other diseases. The authors then present the innovative compounds Beljanski developed and how they are able to prevent dysfunctional cells from multiplying. They also detail how to integrate essential nutritional strategies for maximizing health and fighting aging at the cellular level.
“If there is one book you need to read about 2012, it is this one. Don’t believe a thing until you do. The facts, the fiction, and the reality - it’s all here, made easy. Essential reading.” - Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gods of Eden
In December of 2012 the Mayan Calendar’s Great Cycle will come to an end. Opinion remains divided as to whether apocalyptic scenarios of worldwide destruction or utopian visions of a spiritually renewed humanity will prevail after this key date has passed. What is certain, however, is that a rare galactic alignment will occur, one so unique that it is found at the core of many wisdom traditions from around the globe.
Geoff Stray has been collecting the vast amounts of data relating to the 2012 phenomena since 1982. Far from confining his research to the Maya, who provide the most prominent predictions indicating this date will herald significant changes for humanity, he has studied the prophetic traditions of other cultures to show the kind of convergence of cosmic purposes happening along a number of parallel tracks. This book offers an extensive study of many modern theories, including Terence McKenna’s timewave zero and Maurice Cotterell’s sunspot research as well as anomalous phenomena such as near-death experiences and crop circles. Sifting through all the scientific research and speculation that the year 2012 has inspired, Geoff Stray provides an encyclopedic look at what we might really expect on this pivotal date.
"Most importantly, these poems reveal that Islam too has always had a mystical, transcendent element that is its purest gift." - Lesley Crossingham, New Dawn, Mar-Apr 2007
After his overwhelming and life-altering encounters with Shams of Tabriz, Rumi, the great thirteenth-century mystic, poet, and originator of the whirling dervishes, let go of many of the precepts of formal religion, insisting that only a complete personal dissolving into the larger energies of God could provide the satisfaction that the heart so desperately seeks. He began to speak spontaneously in the language of poetry, and his followers compiled his 44,000 verses into 23 volumes,
collectively called the Divan.
When Nevit Ergin decided to translate the Divan of Rumi into English, he enlisted the help of the Turkish government, which was happy to participate. The first 22 volumes were published without difficulty, but the government withdrew its support and refused to participate in the publication of the final volume due to its openly heretical nature. Now, in The Forbidden Rumi, Will Johnson and Nevit Ergin present for the first time in English Rumi’s poems from this forbidden volume. The collection is grouped into three sections: songs to Shams and God, songs of heresy, and songs of advice and admonition. In them Rumi explains that in order to transform our consciousness, we must let go of ingrained habits and embrace new ones. In short, we must become heretics.
"Forbidden History brings out why it’s so difficult to accept new ideas and how those with vested interests are firmly entrenched and filter out most everything that might threaten the accepted world view. This book slipped through the cracks." - Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, Feb 2007
In Forbidden History writer and editor J. Douglas Kenyon has chosen 42 essays that have appeared in the bimonthly journal Atlantis Rising to provide readers with an overview of the core positions of key thinkers in the field of ancient mysteries and alternative history. Each of the essays builds upon the work of the other contributors. Kenyon has carefully crafted his vision and selected writings in six areas: Darwinism Under Fire, Earth Changes - Sudden or Gradual, Civilization's
Greater Antiquity, Ancestors from Space, Ancient High Tech, and The Search for Lost Origins. He explores the most current ideas in the Atlantis debate, the origins of the Pyramids, and many other controversial themes.
The book serves as an excellent introduction to hitherto suppressed and alternative accounts of history as contributors raise questions about the origins of civilization and humanity, catastrophism, and ancient technology. The collection also includes several articles that introduce, compare, contrast, and complement the theories of other notable authors in these fields, such as Zecharia Sitchin, Paul LaViolette, John Michell, and John Anthony West.
“Michael Schacker’s book reveals the hidden history of great thinkers and change-makers along with progressive solutions for the here and now. This truthful and positive book could have powerful and far-reaching effects and will benefit anyone who reads it.” - Maurice Hinchey, U.S. Congressman from New York
In Global Awakening, Michael Schacker shows that hidden within our global crises is a positive future for the planet. Sharing his 30 years of intensive research into the history of change as well as the evolution of consciousness and regenerative science, Schacker explains how our current shift from the old mechanistic worldview to a new organic worldview based on biological models follows the same pattern as other paradigm shifts across history, including the 18th-century
Enlightenment and the American Revolution. Exposing the scientific and social forces that drive paradigm shifts, he details the stages every paradigm shift progresses through: the early Enlightenment, the conservative backlash, the intensive phase, and the transformational phase leading to the Organic Shift.
Explaining that we are currently in the throes of the paradigm flip, the critical last phase of our paradigm shift, Schacker shows how the mechanistic worldview is crumbling around us and nothing but a complete transformation in the way we think will keep us from the path of total self-destruction. Providing a map to overcome the allure of the simplistic mechanical model that has spawned countless unsustainable practices and problems, the author offers concrete solutions showing how each of us can use our talents, skills, and time to make the deep changes needed for global regeneration.
"This book is a little gem, full of colorful characters and uplifting incidents that have the charm of fairy stories, as well as the profundity and resonances of life tales. Most important, it is a spiritual journal of a young man, seeking the infinite to find peace." - Glenn Masuchika, Library Journal, April 1, 2009
As a poor black resident in one of the notorious French banlieues (the ghettos surrounding French cities), Abd al Malik had every chance of meeting the same fate as many of his peers: drug addiction, prison, and/or an early grave. Despite his early involvement in the endemic crime that was routine in his neighborhood, his keen intelligence won him admission to some of the most prestigious schools in Strasbourg. His dual life as honor student/pickpocket ended when he converted to Islam, where again his intellect and sensitivity prevented him from entering the hate-filled spiral promoted by the fundamentalists. His distaste for the hatred they preached in the madrassas and his love of music led him to Moroccan Sufi master Sidi Hamza al-Qadiri al-Butchichi, whose message of universal love and joy now animates the rap songs of this prize-winning composer and performer.
"If you have questions about your own life and where we came from and where we are going as a mass consciousness, Edward Malkowski captures the past and shows us what our future could be. If you are looking for specific details, this book is great." - Mystic Pop, July 2008
Since the dawn of the Age of Science humankind has been engaged in a methodical quest to understand the cosmos. With the development of quantum mechanics, the notion that everything is solid matter is being replaced with the idea that information or “thought” may be the true source of physical reality.
Such scientific inquiry has led to a growing interest in the brain’s unique and mysterious ability to create perception, possibly through quantum interactions. Consciousness is now being considered as much a fundamental part of reality as the three dimensions we are so familiar with. Although this direction in scientific thought is seen as a new approach, the secret wisdom of the ancients presented just such a view thousands of years ago.
Building on René A. Schwaller de Lubicz’s systematic study of Luxor’s Temple of
Amun-Mut-Khonsu during the 1940s and ’50s, Edward Malkowski shows that
the ancient Egyptians' worldview was not based on superstition or the invention of myth but was the result of direct observation using critical faculties attuned to the quantum manifestation of the universe. This understanding of reality as a product of human consciousness provided the inspiration for the sacred science of the ancients - precisely the philosophy modern science is embracing today.
"These indigenous activists have much to share, and they serve as crucial voices in the worldwide effort to restore our ailing planet." - Deborah Donovan, Booklist, Feb 2008
For millennia the world’s indigenous peoples have acted as guardians of
the web of life for the next seven generations. They’ve successfully managed complex reciprocal relationships between biological and cultural diversity. Awareness of indigenous knowledge is reemerging at the eleventh hour to help avert global ecological and social collapse. Indigenous cultural wisdom shows us how to live in peace - with the earth and one another.
Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference. It depicts how the world’s native leaders and scholars are safeguarding the original instructions, reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. Included are more than 20 contemporary indigenous
leaders - such as Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, and John
Trudell. These beautiful, wise voices remind us where hope lies.
"Patrick Obissier has written a book with a powerful thesis which it is impossible to dismiss and that is capable of changing profoundly the way we think of and seek to treat illness and disease." - New Dawn, July-Aug 2007
Biogenealogy: Decoding the Psychic Roots of Illness offers protocols for diagnosis and treatment for conflicts that can span generations. While the idea that emotional stress lies at the origin of every illness is becoming more readily acceptable today, it also is possible to trace the root cause of an illness to our ancestors - their unresolved psychic distress can become part of the cellular memory inherited by their descendants. Until the issue has been settled successfully, it will continue to trigger illnesses in the generations that follow to offset the mind’s inability to resolve the problem. Illness is the body’s way of protecting those who experience severe emotional shock or excessive amounts of stress.
Illness is therefore an ally, rather than the adversary conventional medicine purports it to be. Understanding illness in this way directs us to look for the psychic conflict that underlies it in order to eliminate the disease, rather than merely dealing with its overt physical symptoms. When we discover the solutions that create harmony in the body and in our life, the body will no longer have to manufacture illness to restore a sense of balance, and illness will no longer be part of the bequest we leave our descendants.
“Christine Page is a remarkable wisdomkeeper, and her book is a masterful and enlightening synthesis of ageless wisdom that speaks to our troubled times.” - Brian Luke Seaward, author of Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water
This is an extraordinary time in the planet’s history. Starting in 2012, for the first time in almost 26,000 years, our sun will be most closely aligned to the Galactic Center. This Galactic Alignment, which began with the Harmonic Convergence in 1987 and will conclude in 2023, presents a thirty-six-year window of opportunity for humanity to participate in the creation of a new era of expanded consciousness.
Christine Page explains that, as the source of all creation, our galaxy is the Great Mother and its center, her heart. Auspiciously aligning Earth with the heart of the Great Mother, the Galactic Alignment heralds a rebirth of the divine feminine qualities of the Triple Goddess - intuition, emotional creativity, and renewal. Drawing on alchemy and mythology, Page details how to connect with and use the sacred spiritual tools unlocked during the alignment to merge with the Great Mother, a spiritual transformation that allows us to expand our awareness and
experience ourselves as eternal beings.
“Like the twists and turns of ayahuasca, the sacred vine of the Amazon, this wonderful narrative of love and self-discovery connects vast inner worlds of dream and vision, power and magic, with a passionate pilgrimage in time and space. A joy to read.” - Luis Eduardo Luna, author of Ayahuasca Reader: Encounters with the Amazon’s Sacred Vine
The Jaguar that Roams the Mind is a journey into the vanishing world of Amazonian shamanism that explores the unique reality at the heart of the Amazonian healing system. Robert Tindall shares his journeys through the inner and outer landscape of the churches of ayahuasca and with the Kaxinawa Indians in Brazil, his experiences at the pioneering center for the treatment of addiction, Takiwasi, in Peru, and his studies with an Ashaninca master shaman deep in the rainforest jungle.
Moving beyond the scientific approach to medicinal plants, which seeks to reduce them to their chemical constituents, Tindall illustrates the shamans’ intimate relationships with plant spirits. He explores the three pillars of Amazonian shamanism: purging, psychoactive plants, and diet. Through trials and revelations, the subtle inner logic of indigenous healing unfolds for him, including the “miraculous” healing of a woman suffering from a brain tumor. Culminating in a ceremony fraught with terror yet ultimately enlightening, Tindall’s journey reveals the crucial component missing from the metaphysics of the West: the understanding and appreciation of the sentience of nature itself.