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February 2004

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Conscious Planet: Our Monthly Media Guide

Welcome back! The year started with the first skirmishes in the presidential campaign: the first Democratic primary results showed again that ?experts? -- whether pundits, pollsters, or media -- were wrong in presenting Howard Dean as the undisputed winner of the Democratic primaries. On the other hand, George Bush expressed his grand but costly vision of sending men to the moon (and seeming to forget that another president already had promised this and made it happen) and even to Mars. Speaking of celestial bodies, I recently heard famed astrologer Susan Miller speaking about her outlook for 2004. Although generally positive about this year, she did indicate that Saturn is in Cancer. This forces those who are influenced by this position to make most of their resources, which means making tough choices. Guess what: both George W. Bush and the United States are Cancers! It seems we are off to an exciting year.

Back on Earth, Paraview has succeeded in presenting a few interesting books and authors this month, including one about one of America?s greatest psychics, The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce?s Power, written by his two sons. This is fascinating reading for those who want to get the inside story about Cayce.

We are proud to welcome two of Paraview?s authors, Yvonne Seng and Jim Garrison to New York the coming month, where they will be speaking at the New York Open Center, the largest holistic learning center in the US. Yvonne Seng, author of Men in Black Dresses will be speaking about ?Sufis, Monks & Sheiks in the Middle East?. Jim Garrison, author of Civilization and the Transformation of Power and his latest book America as Empire will be speaking about ?America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Power?? If you happen to be in New York, don?t miss this opportunity to visit the Open Center and hear these two thought leaders.

This month we are also presenting an article by publicist Robin Blakely of Livingston Communications about achieving promotional success. Paraview and Livingston have started working together recently in helping Paraview authors reach new levels of visibility and promotion. This article is helpful not only for authors, but for anyone who wants to promote her skills, talents or services.

Last but not least, this is the month of Valentine?s Day, and we can wholeheartedly recommend Love Letters by Paula Roberts: read it to discover the secrets hidden in your lover?s handwriting or, if you?re courageous enough, you can also offer it as a gift to your lover.

Happy Valentine?s Day and enjoy the coming month.

See you next month --

Alexander M. Dake
CEO, Paraview.com

Transforming the World -- One Book at a Time


Conscious TV
Spiritual Spectrum
The series lives up to its name and covers all things spiritual -- spirituality in the arts, the Baha?i faith, sexual ethics for singles, capital punishment, the significance of dreams, early Christian art, concepts of heaven, and much, much more. Although this series airs on select cable access stations, you can also purchase its videos on its website.

By the People: America in the World (PBS)
Check the website for schedule.
Billed as a ?national conversation about America in the world,? this new initiative by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions seeks to find out what Americans think about global issues. PBS will air a series of specials, local and national forums will provide a space to discuss issues, and their website offers loads of information.

Conscious Radio
Select a Candidate (MPR)
If you?re planning on voting, but you?re still undecided, check out Minnesota Public Radio?s ?Select a Candidate? feature. Just fill out the questionnaire and you?ll find the candidate that most closely matches your views. You can also find out where the candidates stand on the most important issues, as well as how other people have responded and how they rank the issues according to their importance.

Boston University World of Ideas (WBUR)
Check the website for schedule
This one-hour weekly show features interviews with some amazing people on intriguing topics. Recent shows discussed George Washington?s views on slavery, Elie Weisel?s ideas on anti-Semitism, and Martin Luther King Jr.?s legacy.

Conscious Internet
Prankster Book Signings
Paraview Press author Adam Gorightly has a novel way to connect with the readers of his bio of Kerry Thornley, The Prankster and the Conspiracy. You can purchase the book via Gorightly?s website and opt to have it signed by him.

The Daily Guru
We don?t know how it works, but the Daily Guru will send a message a day to you and somehow each one hits the right note. Sign up and get inspired.

Myth*ing Links
This collection of links related to myths, legends, fairy tales, folklore, and sacred traditions is truly mind-boggling. Dive into the Crone Papers, images of Neptune, lore about the seasons, and rituals for just about everything.

Conscious Life
Sufis, Monks, and Sheiks in the Middle East Today
Yvonne Seng
New York Open Center
Thursday, February 26, 8 p.m.
Seng?s Men in Black Dresses, published by Paraview Pocket Books, provides a rare glimpse of modern holy men in the Middle East. Her Open Center talk brings them to life.

America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Power?
Jim Garrison
New York Open Center
Friday, February 13, 8 p.m.
Jim Garrison, founder and president of the State of the World Forum, speaks on America?s influence on global affairs and its vision for the future. Garrison is also the author of America as Empire and the Paraview Press title Civilization and the Transformation of Power.

What's New at Paraview

New Book!
Edgar Cayce?s readings were stunningly accurate -- about 85 percent of them hit the mark. But why did his powers fail him at times? The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce?s Power is an intimate portrait of Cayce and the cases that baffled him.

Feature of the Month: Achieve Promotional Success
Wish you could glimpse into the future long enough to clearly position yourself ahead of the curve? Four specific strategies can transform calendar chaos into platform-building promotional success, according to publicist Robin Blakely of Livingston Communications.

See you next month!

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