Rest in Peace, Margot Adler

Adler_Margot_PC_ManyaMargot’s friends at Weiser Books are deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends during this difficult time.

Below is the message her son, Alex, posted to her Facebook wall on Monday morning.

Old friends, long time fans, today at 4am Margot breathed easily for the first time in two weeks. Later today, at 10:30am she was pronounced deceased.

Her condition had been getting much worse over the weeks and months and the brain radiation (which she had a treatment of scheduled today, tomorrow, and wednesday) was thought to help her double vision, since it was the cause.

Well, Margot and John both won’t be seeing double anymore, but they will be seeing each other for the rest of time.

With much love and difficulty do I write this,

Her son, Alex

A few links to stories celebrating her life:

Margot Adler, an NPR Reporter for Three Decades, Dies

Margot Adler Dead: Pioneering Pagan Activist, NPR Journalist Dies at 68

Margot Adler, 68, Journalist and Priestess, Dies

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