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Mark Nepo Joins Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend!

Mark Nepo, author of The Book of Awakening, will be joining Oprah on her The Life You Want Weekend Tour! See below for more information.

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Dates and Cities below:

Auburn Hills, MI – Sept. 12 – 13: Buy Tickets

Washington, DC – Sept. 19 – 20: Buy Tickets

Newark, NJ – Sept. 26 – 27: Buy Tickets

Seattle, WA – Nov. 7 – 8: Buy Tickets

Offer subject to change without notice. Event dates and locations subject to change.

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Our April Titles Are Coming!

April is always a great time of year. Spring (finally!) makes it’s appearance on the east coast, warmer weather sets in and we can finally be outside. And what goes great with being outside? Reading a book! With seven titles coming out in April, there should be something for everyone. With titles ranging from surviving three near-death experiences, to raising a husband, learning how to grow older better and finding out the truth behind your sun sign, you’ll have plenty to read until our May titles come out!


9781573246361How to Survive Life (and Death): A Guide for Happiness in This World and Beyond)

Robert Kopecky

An Emmy-nominated art director for television, Robert Kopecky never dreamed he’d end up writing a book about how to survive life and death. But what else could he do? Over the years, Kopecky had not one but three near-death experiences. He discovered exactly what lives on the other side of our fears about dying–and living. And he had some stories he knew we’d want to hear. Even some very funny ones.

Read this book and you’ll find yourself uncoiling, relaxing your shoulders, taking deeper breaths. You may even feel like you’re floating as you begin to shed the weight of a lifetime of social and existential anxiety. And you’ll find the calm determination to live your life accordingly.

(Conari Press)


9781573246354How to Raise a Husband: A Whole Bunch of Ways to Build a Strong and Happy Marriage

Tonilyn Hornung

Completely nag-free, How to Raise a Husband offers a unique approach by incorporating the honesty of six experts (real wives) with one unifying voice (the author’s) to assist and entertain, all the while providing deep and valuable insight into the less-talked-about issues of marriage. From honest communication to knowing the difference between when to compromise and if you are compromising yourself, and how to know when it’s appropriate to wear your Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader uniform, How to Raise a Husband gives practical advice and encouragement on marriage that will unite women across the globe.

(Conari Press)


9781571747037Getting Older Better: The Best Advice Ever on Money, Health, Creativity, Sex, Work, Retirement and More

Pamela D. Blair, PhD

Pamela Blair, a psychotherapist in her 60s, has a few things to say about aging. Open this book to any page and find one of over 100 brief, kickstarting essays and journaling questions for moving into your third act with a sense of adventure and possibility. Blair offers dozens of practical and motivational ideas for handling everything from health and libido to the death of a spouse, money, legacy, and more.Let Pamela Blair will guide you through the thoughts and feelings about aging that may be dragging you down. Let her point the way to a different, optimistic and clear eyed, way of getting older—better.

(Hampton Roads Publishing Company)


Bad Birthday.inddBad Birthdays: The Truth Behind Your Crappy Sun Sign

Sarah Christensen Fu

Revealing the truth (whether you like it or not) about your star sign, Bad Birthdays uncovers the true quirks, oddities, and unpleasantries that characterize your unlucky sign of the zodiac and rule your destiny. When it comes to love, do you think that watery Pisces are naturally romantic lovers? Think again—if you’re unfortunate enough to have a relationship with a Plagued Pisces or a Contemptible Cancer, you’re in trouble. Reference the relationship sections to rate your compatibility with other star signs, or at least highlight where the cracks are going to show.

(Hampton Roads Publishing Company)


The State Is Out of Date: We Can Do It Better 9781938875069

Gregory Sams

Does anyone really think that politics is working–aside from those in power and behind it? What if living together in peace and harmony is a more natural condition than that we experience in today’s conflict-driven culture? We are community animals with built-in empathy, good at organizing things and helping each other out. The most essential and reliable features of our culture arose without top-down planning by a state that has one basic objective–to stay in power. We have enjoyed enduring civilizations in the past governed wholly from the bottom-up, without need of a shepherd and sheepdogs. We can do it again – and are more connected than ever before.

(Disinformation Books)


9781573246316The Language of Healing: Daily Comfort for Women Living with Breast Cancer 

Pat Benson and Linda Dackman

This wise little book of 150 meditations is like a breast cancer support group. It is exactly what a woman recuperating in her hospital bed or during any of the other milestones of treatment and recovery might need—the advice and wisdom of other women who have preceded her in confronting breast cancer.

Gathered here are moving reflections, anecdotes, and practical information for women concerned with or diagnosed with this disease. Built upon the experiences of women of all ages–women who have undergone all types of breast surgery and treatments from lumpectomy and mastectomy to radiation and chemotherapy; women who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay–the reflections touch upon topics as universal as fear and grief and as intimate as sex.

(Conari Press)


9781571747112Children of a Living Universe: Discovering Our Legacy Will Change Our Future 

Paul Von Ward

Children of a Living Universe is a call to action unlike any other you may have encountered. According to cultural historian and cosmologist Paul Von Ward, the time has come for human beings to reassess just about everything we believe about our ancestry and global past. Drawing upon forgotten prehistory, clues from the world’s esoteric traditions, and new research in consciousness, Von Ward asserts we are more powerful beings than either science or religion has led us to believe. He exhorts us to embrace a bold, new model of human existence, one that explains our celestial origins, multidimensional capacities, and destiny as conscious co-creators of a self-learning and self-correcting universe.

(Hampton Roads Publishing Company)

Margot Adler on To The Best of Our Knowledge

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NPR Correspondent Margot Adler was on “To The Best of Our Knowledge” recently. Listen to her interview below.

http://www.ttbook.org/book/vampires-margot-adler

Interested in learning more about the book? Visit the ‘Vampires Are Us‘ book page on our website!

Rest in Peace, Mukunda Stiles

In late February, one of our most beloved authors Mukunda Stiles passed away. In addition to being a leader in the yoga and aruvyedic community and an outstanding author, he was a genuine person who put both loving kindness and humor into his work. I was fortunate enough to work with Mukunda on his last book, Tantra Yoga Secrets, and he was more than just “easy” to work with. He offered suggestions, great patience with me as I tried to decipher the “key selling points” of this deep spiritual work, and humor and kindness as we worked on the editing and book making process. He has left a legacy that will live in the mind, body, and spirit of his many students, and will be sorely missed. The following is his obituary from his beautiful wife and true soul mate Chinnamasta. Please light a candle and think of Mukunda, and in his memory, offer kindness to a total stranger today. ~Amber Guetebier, editor, on behalf of all of us at Weiser Books.

“We are also blessings to all beings in the worlds, known and unknown.” – Mukunda Stiles

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Our March Titles Are Almost Here!

Are you as excited as we are about our March titles? You should be! March’s titles range from how to find happiness, surviving change, our love affair with vampires, and secrets, conspiracies and cover-ups. Read on for more about our latest titles! All books will be available on March 1st wherever books and e-books are sold.


find happiness nowFind Happiness Now: 50 Shortcuts for Bringing Love, Balance and Joy into Your Life

Jonathan Robinson

From the author of the bestselling Communication Miracles for Couples, are 50 simple yet powerful tools for finding and maintaining happiness.  Divided into four sections: Loving Yourself, Improving Relationships, Connecting with Spirit, and Living Your Dreams, readers will find a plethora of easy, practical ways to have better relationships, increased success and enjoyment in their careers, a more loving connection with themselves, and a lot more fun in their lives.

Grow your self-esteem, stop worrying about money, become your own hero and tackle major decisions – these are just a few of the ways that this book can improve your life and help you find happiness.

(Conari Press)


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How to Survive Change…You Didn’t Ask For: Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos and Reinvent Yourself

 M.J. Ryan

We all know “change is hard” and it can be even harder when we don’t see it coming. In How to Survive Change…You Didn’t Ask For, Ryan provides strategies to retrain your brain and optimize your response to change, step-by-step: by first accepting the new reality, then expanding your options, and finally taking effective action. She provides many tools for becoming calmer, less fearful, and more flexible, creative, and resourceful in your thinking. The best part – as your adaptability increases, so does your confidence and with her guidance, you will be able to survive and thrive no matter what life throws your way. (Conari Press)

 


100 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know100Things Not Supposed to Know: Secrets, Conspiracies, Cover Ups, and Absurdities

Russ Kick

This books sheds light on things that people in power – government, religious leaders, corporations, the rich and well connected- just wish you didn’t know. Through careful research and impeccable sources, Kick uncovers the hidden truth. For example, self-appointed censors warn constantly about the dangers of pornography, but the fact is that pornography has existed since the first cave people carved dirty pictures on the wall. It’s also true that two atomic bombs were dropped on North Carolina, although we managed to avoid nuking Greenland, Texas, Canada, Britain and Spain.

All of these and more in 100 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know.

(Disinformation Books)


 vampires are usVampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side

Margot Adler

With no particular interest in most genre fiction, including Vampire Fiction, as Margot Adler sat vigil at her dying husband’s bedside, she found herself inexplicably drawn to vampire novels-and quickly enough she was hooked.

As she dove deeper into the genre – by now she had read more than 270 vampire novels, from teen to adult, from gothic to modern, from detective to comic – she began to see just how each era creates the vampires it needs. Dracula, an Eastern European monster, was the perfect vehicle for 19th-century England’s fear of outsiders and of disease seeping in through its large ports.

In 1960s America, Dark Shadows gave us a Vietnam-era conflicted, struggling-to-be-moral-despite-being-predator vampire that still enthralls us today. Think Spike and Angel, Stefan and Damon, Bill and Eric, the Cullens.

Vampires Are Us explores the issues of power, politics, morality, identity, and even the fate of the planet that shows up in vampire novels today. Perhaps, as Adler suggests, our blood is oil, perhaps our prey is the planet. Perhaps vampires are us.

(Weiser Books)


Mark Nepo on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday this weekend!

If you haven’t yet seen Mark Nepo on Super Soul Sunday, now’s your chance! Tune in this weekend to the OWN network to watch Super Soul Sunday’s marathon to see both of Mark Nepo’s episodes.  And if you’ve already seen them, we encourage you to relax and enjoy them again!

The episodes will be airing on the OWN network at the times below:

6 PM: ‘The Big C’ – Healing Body and Soul

7 PM: Listening to the Soul

Mark and Oprah

Mark and Oprah

Tiny Buddha Teleseminar with Lori Deschene

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Tiny Buddha Teleclass: Love Yourself and Transform Your Life

 A FREE teleclass  with Lori Deschene, author of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life

Hosted by Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing and author of Think Like A Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book

Wednesday, February 26th | 9pm EST (6 pm PST)

 LIVE Online!

Visit here for more information and to sign up!

It’s a New Year; Break out the New You!

A new year has arrived, and so have the endless resolutions. This year, consider goals beyond the “lose 10 lbs” or “cut back spending” and go beyond. It’s a New Year, time to break out the New You.

Here are some tips to make 2014 the year you be the change.

1. Be compassionate: For every person, this might be a little different. For one person, this could mean volunteering at the local neighborhood shelter, while for others it could be helping an elderly person carry groceries to their car. Find the compassion in you.

2. Discover how to interpret your dreams and what they could be telling you.

3. Explore how quantum physics can teach you about spirituality and your soul.

4. Learn the secrets of Sex Magick from a master practitioner.

5. Set aside ‘you-time’ (at least 15 minutes) and do something that you love during that time.

6. Learn to access the library of your soul, and play around there too!

7. Remember that your approval is the only approval you need (at least when it comes to yourself!)

8. Awaken your senses to the world around you.

9. Savor some sage words on what is really valuable in today’s world.

Now you’re ready to take on 2014!

New Year Celebrations

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is right around the corner. Literally. In less than 24 hours, 2013 will officially be behind us and we will be in a new year. Of course, we’re only talking in terms of the Western calendar.  This calendar, which is widely used in North America and Canada, is based on the 365-day year; the one many of us know so well!

But not every culture uses the Western calendar. While we traditionally ring in our New Year on December 31 and January 1, many other cultures have already rung in their New Year, while some won’t ring theirs in until later in 2014 (based on our calendar, of course).

Which got us thinking – how many different  ‘New Years’ are there throughout the world?

The answer: A lot. But here are a few that we found interesting!

Pagan New Year: Many Pagans celebrate the ‘New Year’ on Samhain. On the traditional Western Calendar, this would be known as Halloween. Samhain is not the ‘universal’ New Year in Paganism; others celebrate it at Beltane, which is April 30th.

Chinese New Year: The Chinese New Year occurs between January 21 and February 21, depending on when the new moon of the first lunar month falls, and last 15 days. The 2014 Chinese New Year will be on January 31 and will be the year of the Horse.

Jewish New Year: Rosh Hashanah is celebrated the first two days of the seventh month of the Hebrew Calendar – typically in September (in 2013 it was September 4th – September 6th). For the Jewish, it is a time of introspection and a chance to look back over the past year at the mistakes that have been made. The day is spent in a synagogue as it is one of the holiest days of the year.

Thai New Year: Songkran 2014 will be held from Sunday April 13th to Tuesday April 15th. A traditional Thai New Year had the people of Thailand sprinkle water, out of respect and to pay Buddha respect, on the elders. Now, they have the Thailand Water Fight Festival, one of the most important to the people of Thailand.

Ethiopian New Year:  In 2013 and for 2014, it will fall on September 11.  Their new year is called Enkutatash, which means “gift of jewels”.  During this festival, there will be dancing, singing and a lot of celebrations.

Whether your New Year has come and gone, is happening tonight, or coming up – Happy New Year to all and I hope it is filled with all good things!

Sources:

1. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2013/11/happy-pagan-new-year/

2. http://bloomfield-mi.patch.com/groups/breast-cancer-awareness/p/5-97364391

Yuletide Drinks Galore!

It’s the yuletide season. There is no denying it anymore; Christmas is just a mere five days away. By now, you’ve probably attended gatherings galore with still a few more ahead of you. Maybe you’re even hosting one this year.

Well if you’re hosting one, we are here to help – at least with the signature holiday drink!

'The Herbal Kitchen' by Rosemary Gladstar

‘The Herbal Kitchen’ by Kami McBride

We have put together some of our favorite drink recipes from ‘The Herbal Kitchen’ by Kami McBride. With a few of these prepared and ready to serve, your gathering is bound to be a warm and festive success!

Party Punch  - a necessity for large crowds!
This delightful drink is a holiday favorite. It’s easy to throw together and everyone loves it. Make sure to serve it in a punch bowl!

4 Cups (1 L) lemon verbena-rose petal tea
4 Cups (1 L) berry juice
Fresh berries for garnish
Rose petals for garnish

Spiced Wine
A favorite drink for all winter season celebrations.

1 bottle of red wine
1 teaspoon juniper berries
1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
¼ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 whole clove

In a large pot over low heat, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a simmer, turn the heat to the lowest setting, and serve warm.

Christmas Cordial
Serve to guests or package up and give as a Christmas present!

2 cups pomegranate arils
Finely chopped peel and fruit of 1 fresh orange
¼ cup chopped pitted dates
½ teaspoon powdered cinnamon
7 whole allspice berries
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or ¼ teaspoon dried ginger
¼ teaspoon powdered nutmeg
3 cups brandy or to cover by 2 inches (5 cm)
1 cup honey to sweeten

Apricot-Cinnamon Cordial
½ cup diced dried apricots
½ cup diced dried persimmons
½ teaspoon cinnamon stick pieces
2 cups port wine

Warming Winter Brew
This is a warm full-bodied tea that has a revitalizing effect on a cold winter day.

1 cup ginger-cinnamon tea
1 teaspoon molasses/treacle
1 teaspoon star anise honey

We hope you enjoy and have a wonderful holiday!

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