ConsciousPlanet Newsletter Archive


July 2003

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Conscious Planet: Our New Monthly Media Guide

Welcome back! While the hot summer days are upon us, and many in the country have just celebrated a Fourth of July holiday weekend, headlines seem to be occupied by old and familiar names: in the book business, Harry and Hillary; in the movie industry, ultra-light entertainment from old-fashioned names such as Charlie?s Angels and the Hulk. In the world of international politics some old names continue to haunt us: Osama bin Laden, although not specifically mentioned, is still causing a holiday weekend to turn into a code yellow weekend, while Saddam Hussein appears to be alive and very much kicking. In conquered Iraq, with allied soldiers dying almost daily, there are still no signs of weapons of mass destruction. (Try this: Go to Google. Without quotations, type: weapons of mass destruction. Then, instead of pressing Search, click on the I'm feeling lucky button and read the entire error message carefully.)

So what is new this summer? Well, Paraview Pocket Books? first visionary fiction book, Angel Caf?/a>, by first-time novelist Jill Morrow, has been released. It?s a mixture of paranormal romance and The Twilight Zone: perfect reading for the beach or on the way to your holiday destination.

Another Paraview release is an updated edition of the classic
Native Heart by Gabriel Horn, a Native American activist, father, and seeker who describes his attempt to live a modern man's life that's true to the indigenous spirit of our land. It?s a must read for anyone concerned about our ?new world? culture and values.

Paraview also continues to lead in using technology to improve information about books and authors. We?ve just implemented the Digital Object Identifier (or "DOI"). This is a kind of super URL which links users directly to where they can buy the book and to additional information about the book or author. Please try it out for yourself, by pointing to the title:
Mysterious America.

And this isn?t all -- due to requests, Paraview is now publishing print-on-demand books for the non-profit sector. If you are a member of an association, foundation, or other organization that is looking for ways to publish books quickly, efficiently, and economically, then click here for details.

Whether you go to the beach, enjoy the mountains, or relax at home this summer, we hope you will find the time to read some of Paraview?s latest titles.

Until next month --

Alexander M. Dake

Transforming the World -- One Book at a Time

Conscious TV

History Detectives (PBS)
Monday, July 14
Check website for schedule
PBS launches a 10-part series that explores American mysteries. With the help of experts in forensics, archeology, architecture, and history, you?ll investigate a trumpet?s ties to the Revolutionary War, the bullets that may have killed Bonnie and Clyde, and the home of the Queen of Hell.

Conversations with Remarkable People (Wisdom?)
Check website for schedule.
Wisdom?s original signature series provides insightful interviews with a range of fascinating people. This month, Chantal Westerman?s guests include Robert Bly (July 6), Fr. Thomas Keating (July 13), Quincy Jones (July 14), and Gloria Vanderbilt (July 28).

The Dead Zone (USA)
Sunday, July 6
10 ET/9 CT
The new season of The Dead Zone will enliven your summer. Follow Johnny?s search for the meaning behind his weird extrasensory powers, his past relationships, and his apocalyptic visions of the future.

Conscious Radio

Speaking of Faith (MPR)
Check the website for schedule and stations.
This weekly program hosted by Krista Tippett begins airing nationally this month. Upcoming topics include progressive Islam, the ethics of cloning, and the story of a Christian theologian who plotted to kill Hitler.

Talking Plants (NPR)
Check website for schedule.
It?s summer and with it comes horticultural challenges. Fortunately, Ketzel Levine, NPR?s ?Doyenne of Dirt,? clarifies what you need to know about your gardening issues.

Conscious Internet

Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology
Created by Vandana Shiva, the foundation works on biodiversity conservation and protecting people's rights from threats by centralized systems of monoculture in forestry, agriculture, and fisheries. is a groundbreaking community and Internet service for communication, exchange, and collaboration across the worlds of environmental sustainability, ethical investment, social enterprise, corporate responsibility, and progressive economic and business action.

The Planetwork Consortium
The Planetwork Consortium is a new initiative that brings together information technology professionals with civil society to create a network of individuals, organizations, and businesses that endorses the Earth Charter and the ecological sustainability and social justice values it represents.

Conscious Life

The Sacred Sound Institute
The Sacred Sound Institute, founded by Paraview Press author Cynthia Snodgrass, acts as an advocate for the use of music and sacred sound. The site offers recordings, publications, and a schedule of workshops and programs.

Sacred Sounds, Ancient Spirits
Monday, July 14, 7-9 p.m.
Robert F. Kennedy Houses Community Room
113 East 13th Street, New York

This is a chance to catch a talk by Paul Devereux, Paraview Literary Agency author, researcher, and broadcaster. He is internationally known for his books and research on archaeological themes, ancient lifeways, unusual geophysical phenomena, and consciousness studies. In this presentation he will look at some of the new work on acoustics at prehistoric sites and explore the ways pre-modern belief in spirits left their mark in archaeological and other tangible contexts. Organized by Friends of Institute of Noetic Science. To register, email

Women for Women International
This grass-roots organization matches an American woman and a woman overseas, creating financial and emotional support for women who have survived war, upheaval, and other crises.


New at Paraview in July

Enjoy the rest of your summer with new books and new tools on our site.

Paraview?s Organizational Services
Does your non-profit organization have material that should be published as a book? If so, Paraview has a new service for you. We are now publishing print-on-demand books for the not-for-profit sector: associations, foundations, and other organizations.

Angel Caf?/a>
Paraview Pocket Books? first visionary fiction book is here and it?s a perfect summer novel. Jill Morrow tells the tale of Tia Melody, a clairvoyant who?s bringing otherworldly messages to a workaholic attorney. But something far more sinister is going on?

Native Heart
Paraview Special Editions? latest release is Native Heart, the story of Gabriel Horn?s experiences as an AIM Survival School teacher, Native American activist, father, and seeker of his purpose within the ?Great Holy Mystery.?

Our Super URL
Paraview is proud to present another innovative tool on our site: the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Like a ?super-URL,? DOIs link users directly to where they can buy a book, see additional information about it, find related books, and more.

See you next month!

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