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This month’s author events feature Invisible Worlds: Annie Besant on Psychic and Spiritual Development edited by Kurt LelandLiving the Season: Zen Practice for Transformative Times by Ji Hyang Padma and Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind by Margaret Placentra Johnston:

Invisible Worlds: Annie Besant on Psychic and Spiritual Development Compiled by Kurt LelandMARCH 2: Join Invisible Worlds compiler Kurt Leland at the Theosophical Society’s New York Lodge. For more information, please contact Lyn Trotman at 212-758-5521 or quest@theosophy-ny.org.

MARCH 30: Join Invisible Worlds compiler Kurt Leland at the Theosophical Society’s Seattle Lodge. For more information, please contact Ed Alden at 206-323-4281 or www.seattle-ts.org.

 

Living the Season: Zen Practice for Transformative Times by Ji Hyng PadmaMARCH 20: Join Ji Hyang Padma at Mountain Spirit Bookstore (6299 Highway 9, Felton, California 95018) at 7 p.m. for a lively discussion about how we can peacefully navigate through these oft turbulent times using Zen practices and meditation. For more information call (831) 335-7700.

 

 

Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind by Margaret Placentra JohnstonMARCH 24 – APRIL 14: Join Margaret Placentra Johnston on March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14 from 9:40 – 11:05 a.m. Eastern for a course at United Christian Parish (11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA) called “Spiritual Maturity – A Progressive and Rationalist View of the Road to Unity.” Sign up at http://olli.gmu.edu/#.

Margaret Placentra Johnston by Len Spoden PhotographyFaith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind author Margaret Placentra Johnston was interviewed recently on the Frank Relationships show with Frank Love.

To listen to this half-hour interview, click here.

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Faith Beyond Belief is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

Visit www.faithbeyondbelief-book.com to learn more about the book and author. You can also visit the book’s Facebook page for more information.

Frank Love is on Facebook and Twitter.

Quest Books is excited to announce our current author events this month. Please visit our website for continuous updates.

Visual JournalingAPRIL 6: THE SOUL OF PLAY: CREATIVITY AND ART MAKING WORKSHOP WITH SUSAN FOX

Join Visual Journaling author Susan Fox in Wickford, RI for a creativity and art making workshop where you will be able to explore the fullness of your creative spirit! This workshop is about listening deeply to the voice of one’s inner creative playfulness. No art experience is necessary. For more information please contact Susan Fox at sfoxart@aol.com

Sacred Space, Sacred Sound

APRIL 22, 2013 SING FOR THE TREES WITH SUSAN ELIZABETH HALE

Sacred Space, Sacred Sound author Susan Elizabeth Hale invites you to sing to your favorite tree on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. This idea, which began in 2010, is now a powerful movement to create awareness and galvanize action. For more information, visit and join the Sing for the Trees Facebook event here: http://www.songkeeper.net/workshopsandevents.htm

Visual JournalingAPRIL 26-28: EXPRESSIVE ARTS INSTITUTE AT SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Learn how to integrate the visual arts with movement, sound and expressive writing in order to facilitate change, healing and self-discovery with Visual Journaling authors Susan Fox & Barbara Ganim. Classes are also held June 14-16 and August 16-18. For more information visit www.salve.edu/academics/graduateStudies/programs/hs/exp/institute.aspx.

Book reviewer Terri Schlichenmeyer, whose column “The Bookworm Sez” is syndicated across the country, has included three Quest Books titles in her 2012 holiday gift guide!

The article endorses the following as great gifts this holiday season:

You can read the article in full as it is published in The Daily News.

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*This article also appears in many publications across the country, including DJ Journal, Nonpareil and The Sojourner’s Truth.

Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind by Margaret Placentra JohnstonFaith Beyond Belief is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

Visit www.faithbeyondbelief-book.com to learn more about the book and author. You can also visit the book’s Facebook page for more information.

Soul of Light: Works of Illumination by Joma SipeSoul of Light is available for pre-sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and other local and national retailers.

For more information about the artist, visit his website or connect with him on Facebook or Flikr.

The Trauma Tool Kit by Susan Pease Banitt, LCSWThe Trauma Tool Kit is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

Learn more about the author on her website, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Robert Frager’s new book Sufi Talks: Teachings of an American Sufi Sheikh is reviewed by Anna Jedrziewski in the new July/August issue of Retailing Insight magazine.

The review can be read online on page 69, or via Scribd below.

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Sufi Talks is available on AmazonBarnes & Noble and IndieBound.

To learn more about Dr. Frager, visit his website or ‘Like’ the book on Facebook.

Retailing Insight magazine is on Facebook.

Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truthby Dana Micucci has been getting some excellent media attention during the past couple of weeks.  See below for SEVEN great placements!

 

***A wonderful review appears in issue 164 of New York Spirit magazine.  Click here to read the review online.

***On November 14th, the popular book blog Girl from the Ghetto posted Sojourns of the Soul as a 2011 Holiday Gift List featured item. Click here to see the feature.

***On November 21st, Sojourns of the Soul was featured on another popular blog, She Reads and Reads.  Click here to read the post.

***On November 23rd, Whirl magazine published a review and event listing for Dana’s tour.  Read the review here.

***Also on November 23rd, Pittsburgh’s North Journal did a profile piece about Dana and her new book.  The article can be read online here.

***On November 25th, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also did a wonderful profile article on Dana.  Click here to read it online, or read the article via Scribd below.

 

 

***On December 5th, Four Corners magazine posted an excerpt of the book, taken from Chapter Two: The Heart of Angkor.  Click here to read the excerpt online.

 

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Sojourns of the Soul is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

To learn more about the author, visit her website or connect with her on Goodreads and Facebook.

Girl from the Ghetto is on Facebook and Twitter.

Whirl magazine is on Facebook and Twitter.

Journal North is on Facebook and Twitter.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is on Facebook and Twitter.

 This afternoon, Working Class Mystic: A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison author Gary Tillery was interviewed on WGN Midday News.  During the interview, Tillery discussed the outline of the book, as well as his inspiration for writing it.

 

Click here to watch! 

 

Working Class Mystic is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

To learn more about the author, visit his website or connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy by Jordan Stratford just came out this November, and it’s already gaining great media attention.

On November 30, The Magonia Review of Books published an insightful review.  Click here to read the review online, or view it via Scribd below.

 

In the November/December issue of Theosophy Forward, A Dictionary of Western Alchemy was chosen as a Notable Book.  The review reads:

The book under review here is not an introduction to alchemy, but it is an extremely useful compilation of alchemic terms and symbols, explained with admirable clarity. Anyone interested in alchemy for its own sake or as an important cultural stream in Western thought will benefit from having this work to consult. As our friend Stephan Hoeller (Theosophist and Gnostic) is quoted on the back cover of the back cover of the book: “Jordan Stratford’s fine work is precisely what has been missing on the shelf of every student of the ‘Great Art.’ Accurate, insightful, and accessible!”

Click here to read the full review.

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A Dictionary of Western Alchemy is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

Visit the author’s website for more information, or connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

You can find information on how to sign up to receive Theosophy Forward here.

The Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Branches of Light includes three Quest Titles!  See below for reviews of:

The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château byPatrice Chaplin

Sufism and the Way of Blame: The Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology byYannis Toussulis, Ph.D.

The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein


Learn more about Dr. Toussulis on his website and connect with Patrice Chaplin on Facebook.

The Portal, Sufism and the Way of Blame and The Quotable Krishnamurti are all on Amazon!

Today is Summer Solstice, and to celebrate this special day ABC News has posted an article called Summer Solstice: 4 Myths About the Sun’s Ascension.  Historian John Matthews, author of Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Journey of the Sun from May Day to Harvest, debunks Myth No. 4: Druids Celebrate Summer Solstice Because They Are Worshipping the Sun.

The article reads:

John Matthews, a historian who wrote the book “Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Journey of the Sun from May Day to Harvest,” says people often assume modern-day Druids are sun-worshippers, but “that’s not quite true.”

“We’re celebrating the very necessity of having that light to keep things going,” he said.

Matthews, who lives in Oxford, England, has been honoring the solstices for nearly 30 years and has been a Druid for just as long. He observed the summer solstice this year with a small group of friends Monday night.

In the past, however, he would go to Stonehenge and watch the sun rise. Even three decades later, he says, there’s still a sense of wonder when the sun arrives.

“There’s always an audible gasp when that happens,” he said. “Even when we understand the science of it all; there’s a tiny atavistic part of us that isn’t quite sure it’s going to come up.”

The Druids are misunderstood for another reason, he says, because most people assume they are Celtic.

In reality, he said, “They originated before the Celtic people came to Britain.”

At that time, he said, Druids believed in the sanctity of the sun and worshipped the sun.

But today, for Matthews, the solstices are about appreciating the Earth’s source of light, food, energy and health.

“The idea of lighting a fire on midsummer and also midwinter is to welcome in the sun and remind the sun that we’re here,” he said. 

 

 

Click here to read the full article.

 

Buy Summer Solstice on Amazon.

 

Follow ABC News on Facebook and Twitter.

Patrice Chaplin, author of The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château, was recently interviewed in Diari de Girona, Girona, Spain’s local newspaper.  The interview, which occurred in conjunction with her recent tour of the area, discusses The Portal and can be read via Scribd below.

 

 

 

 

Patrice Chaplin is on Facebook!

Buy The Portal on Amazon.

This interview was originally published on May 4, 2011.

The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein, will be released this June, and already the excitement is building!

Jiddu-Krishnamurti.net, a site dedicated to educating people about the 20th century’s most revered spiritual teacher, has posted some excellent information about the book here.

 

Iconoclast, peace activist, philosophical teacher: Jiddu Krishnamurti is arguably the greatest spiritual figure since the Buddha or Christ. This book captures Krishnamurti’s highly prized, sobering realizations, to awaken and transform today’s determined seeker, idealist and realist alike.

Born in colonial India in 1895, a young Krishnamurti was discovered on a beach by the leaders of the Theosophical Society.  Heralded by the society as the long-awaited World Teacher, Krishanmruti was adopted and groomed in Great Britain for his messianic destiny.

In 1929 Krishnamurti shocked and dismayed his innumerable followers by renouncing his role as World Teacher and disbanding the Order of the Star, formed to honor his prophesied fulfillment. It was at this moment that Krishnamurti firmly protested “truth is a pathless land”, which endures today as his most celebrated speech.

For nearly 60 years from that point on Krishnamurti traveled the world over, awakening masses of hungry listeners to the urgent needs of humanity. He implored mankind to live the fully awakened life in order to create a free and peaceful world. Krishnamurti advocated the necessity for meditation, vegetarianism, and environmental conscientiousness in daily living for the true pursuit of liberation and enlightenment. He passionately rebuked violence, decrying both governments and organized religion, insisting they result in conformity, division and fragmentation, rather than harmony.

Now for the first time in an alphabetized anthology, The Quotable Krishnamurti arranges by topic this venerated teacher’s core messages, spanning decades of lecturing and authorship. Subject headings include essential topics such as Awareness, Compassion, Forgiveness, Karma and Non-violence.

The Quotable Krishnamurti encompasses Krishnamurti’s deepest thoughts, revealing an uncompromising faith in humanity as relevant today as during his first talk nearly 100 years ago.

Pre-order The Quotable Krishnamurti on Amazon today!

Robert Epstein is a licensed psychologist, haiku poet and freelance writer.  Epstein has been studying J. Krishnamurti’s teachings for thirty years.  He is the co-editor, with Sherry Phillips, of The Natural Man, an anthology of quotations of Henry D. Thoreau, also published by Quest Books.  Robert and wife Stacy live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

If you missed  Dr. Thom Cavalli‘s interview with ‘Online with Andrea’ host Andrea R. Garrison this past Friday,  fear not! You can listen to it now on the Blog Talk Radio show’s  archive.  During the in-depth interview, Andrea and Dr. Cavalli discussed his new book, Embodying Osiris: The Secrets of Alchemical Transformation, and how this ancient myth is affecting our world today.

 

Buy Embodying Osiris on Amazon!
Learn more about Thom Cavalli on his website and on Facebook.
Find Andrea Garrison on Facebook and Twitter.

This interview aired March 25, 2011.

Listen to ‘Online with Andrea’ on Blog Talk Radio THIS FRIDAY for an engaging discussion with Dr. Thom Cavalli about his book, Embodying Osiris: The Secrets of Alchemical Transformation.  Host Andrea R. Garrison will talk with Thom about the book, and they will also discuss how Egypt’s explosive current events are all connected to her ancient history.

The interview will air from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Eastern, and in case you miss it, it will also be available afterwards as an archive.

Buy Embodying Osiris on Amazon!
Learn more about Thom Cavalli on his website and on Facebook.
Find Andrea Garrison on Facebook and Twitter.

This interview will air March 25, 2011.

On Wednesday, April 6, Patrice Chaplin will speak about her most recent book: The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château.  A book signing will follow the presentation.  Get more details about this exciting Watkins Books event here.

At a Glance

What? Author talk followed by Q&A and book signing.

When? Wednesday, April 6, 6.00pm to 7.00pm (free entry)

Where? Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court London

Buy The Portal on Amazon. Find out more about Patrice Chaplin on Facebook.
You can find more information about Watkins books on their website and on Twitter.

This article was originally published March 21, 2011.

Join Quest Books on Facebook and be one of the five lucky individuals to receive a complimentary copy of Embodying Osiris: The Secrets of Alchemical Transformation by Dr. Thom F. Cavalli!

Visit www.Facebook.com/QuestBooks, “Like” us, and then read our most recent Wall post for details on how to win.

Book reviewer Jim Agnew has posted The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Chateau, by Patrice Chaplin, and Processmind: A User’s Guide to Connecting with the Mind of God, by Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., as two of his “Daily Picks” today!

Buy The Portal and Processmind on Amazon.
Find Patrice Chaplin on Facebook.
Find out more about Arnold Mindell on his website, www.Aamindell.net, and on Facebook.

These daily picks were originally posted to www.jimagnew.net on March 16, 2011.

Dr. Thom F. Cavalli’s new book, Embodying Osiris: The Secrets of Alchemical Transformation, has been reviewed in the March-April issue of New Dawn magazine!

“This book, in my opinion, is a valuable contribution to the body of literature concerned with work on oneself. It is in the finest of the Hermetic traditions. I recommend it to those who are interested in both the theory and practice of self-transformation.”
– Reviewed by Alan Glassman in New Dawn 125

Originally published February 21, 2011
Buy New Dawn issue no. 125 (March/April) in print or as a PDF here!

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Reality Sandwich posted an excerpt of Embodying Osiris as a feature on the site’s PSYCHE section!
Originally posted March 2, 2011

 

New Consciousness Review gave this great review of Embodying Osiris in their Alternative History section!
Originally posted February 8, 2011

 

Read more about Dr. Thom Cavalli on his website and on Facebook.

Buy Embodying Osiris on Amazon

New Dawn on Facebook.
Reality Sandwich on Facebook and Twitter.
New Consciousness Review on Facebook and Twitter.

Online with Andrea host Andrea R. Garrison has followed up her December interview with The Cynical Idealist: A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon author Gary Tillery with an amazing review* of the John Lennon Tribute’s official book.

“I started reading this book very early one Monday morning and I did not move until I finished the book. The Cynical Idealist is just that compelling. It is a page turner indeed. This book does not exploit John Lennon. If any thing it is a warm tribute to a man who knew that all we need is love and pleaded that we give peace a chance,” Garrison comments in the review.

Listen to the December 8 interview here!
Find Gary Tillery on Facebook and Twitter
Buy The Cynical Idealist on Amazon

Find Online With Andrea on BlogTalk Radio, Facebook and Twitter

*This review was first published on the Online with Andrea blog on February 23, 2011.

New York Times best-selling author Kathleen McGowan and investigative journalist Phillip Coppens recently interviewed The Portal author Patrice Chaplin on their BBS Radio show The Spirit Revolution. This is the first of a two-part interview, and it’s free to listen and download.

Kathleen McGowan on Facebook and Twitter
Phillip Coppens on Facebook and Twitter
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This interview was originally broadcast on February 22, 2011

Find Patrice Chaplin on Facebook!
Get The Portal on Amazon!

UFO Digest also recently posted a review of The Portal.  Reviewer Mary Alice Bennett says, “The mysteries that have been revealed by Patrice Chaplin in her latest book, ‘The Portal’ are ancient, yet living, as practiced today in the classical lands of Northern Spain and Southern France.”

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This interview was originally published on February 9, 2011

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