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Conscious Planet: Our
New Monthly Media Guide
Happy New Year to all of you! As we are preparing ourselves
for the new opportunities of 2003, I would like to briefly highlight the year
just behind us. It was a year of the war on terrorism (do you still remember
Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden?) and the increased pressure on Iraq. It was a
year with the never-ending Israel-Palestine conflict and its suicide bombers. It
was a year with economic unpredictability and financial scandals, where most
people lost confidence in accountants, financial analysts, bankers, and CEOs. It
was a year in which the Catholic Church has been in the news in ways it never
could have foreseen. It was a year when the Democratic Party showed it had not
learned anything from the last presidential elections and from the two years of
the Bush administration. It was a year when the Republican Senate leader Trent
Lott showed he had not learned anything from 50 years of progress in civil
rights. It was also a year when the European Union decided to invite 10 more
Eastern European countries to join its ever-growing economic-political
community. And it was a year where the largest South American country, Brazil,
elected for the first time ever a left-wing president.
How this will develop in the coming year is for futurists and forecasters to
predict, and for all of us to play our own smaller or larger role in.
At Paraview we are also trying to play our role by informing our readers about
valuable media programming and by creating a platform for authors to have their
message published in the most effective manner. We started the year with our
first POD bestseller
Mothman and Other Curious Encounters by Loren Coleman. In the spring we
acquired the online media guide Conscious Planet, which matched our philosophy
and has turned out to a good fit with our audiences. Later in the year we
announced a partnership with Simon & Schuster, through which we will bring
Paraview books and topics to wider audiences. Our first books under this new
imprint will be released in a few months. We also developed Paraview Special
Editions, which will bring new life to out-of-print titles and titles by
international authors. An example of a Paraview Special Edition title is this
month?s totally renewed Feng Shui American Style
by Ralph and Lahni DeAmicis, who are wonderful teachers and experts. This is a
book for anyone who is interested in applying ancient Asian and European design
knowledge in a modern setting.
Well, what was a chaotic year in the world and a very active year for Paraview
could be followed by a year full of positive developments and events. I invite
everyone to do what he or she feels drawn to do to make this an exciting and
Lux Mentis, Lux Orbis
Light of the Mind, Light of the World
BBC World News (BBC America)
Check website for times.
The BBC is the world?s largest news-gathering organization, with a reputation
that?s well deserved. Tune in daily for reports from across the globe that often
focus on international issues that the American media ignore.
The Dream Team with
Annabelle and Michael (SCI FI)
Premieres Monday, January 20 at 11 p.m. ET
Are you late for your final exam, or do you show up on time, but naked? Find out
what your dreams and nightmares reveal in this first-ever show dedicated to
dreams. Submit your own dreams on SCIFI.com, or watch the premiere and learn
about other people?s secret nightlives.
The Pet Psychic (Animal Planet)
Mondays, 8 p.m. ET and Sundays, 1 p.m. ET
Sonya Fitzpatrick communicates with all creatures great and small on this
fascinating program. If you ever wanted to know what a shy turkey, irritable
wolf, or suddenly sick show dog has to say, tune in.
NPR?s Mideast Coverage
Due to high interest -- and importance -- NPR is making available on its
website, in audio versions and transcripts, its reports on the Mideast. Content
comes from NPR?s acclaimed programs Morning Edition?, All Things
Considered?, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air.
Dispatches (CBC Radio One)
Check website for stations and schedule.
Dispatches, hosted by Rick MacInnes-Rae, provides a Canadian perspective
on global issues. It recently featured reports on Iraq, the worries created by
Pakistan, the use of cell phones in Bangladesh, and the solar eclipse in
Zimbabwe. Dispatches can also be
heard in the New
York area on WNYC.
Working for Change
Get informed and get involved at this progressive activist site. Read the news
and editorials and then e-mail your representatives or sign a statement of
conscience. If you?re a Working Assets member, you can vote on how the company
allocates its donations, too.
The Wealthy Spirit author and Paraview Literary Agency client Chellie
Campbell is busy. She?ll be featured in the January issue of Women?s World
magazine and will be holding her Financial Stress Reduction workshop in Los
Angeles in February. Check out her site for more information and inspiration.
This site is loaded with interesting news analysis, including the article
"Shallow Throat: Bush & Co. Arrogance Will Lead To Their Undoing.?
Paraview Literary Agency client Michael Peter Langevin creates this magazine on
the mystical and metaphysical. The current issue features articles on money,
work, and technology; spiritual business practices; crop circles; and an
interview with Mickey Hart.
Two of 2002?s most intriguing films are available on DVD this month. M. Night
Shyamalan?s Signs makes us wonder where crop circles come from, while
Steven Spielberg?s Minority Report asks us to ponder where technology is
What Is Enlightenment?
This magazine is always intriguing. Check out the interview with Yasuhiko
Philosoper of Change.?
See you next month!
you miss anything described above that you wanted to see or hear, more
about the media providers, programming, and air times is always
links at our Conscious
TV and Conscious
Radio index pages.
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