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Conscious Planet: Our
New Monthly Media Guide
Welcome back! The world seems to be changing
faster than can be absorbed. On one day, according to some, the war in Iraq
would be a cakewalk; the next day, it looked like it was stalling and the
fighting would last months rather than weeks. Just one week later it was over.
And now the U.S. and the allied forces are trying to win the peace. This reminds
me of an ancient Chinese saying: don?t be fooled by first appearances. With that
in mind, one should look very carefully at the current events in the Middle East
before drawing any hasty conclusions.
In the meantime a health crisis is hitting the world: the SARS epidemic.
Whatever the many differences are between war and disease, there is one
similarity. Due to technology and globalization, their consequences can now
affect many more people around the world. Thanks to the media, we can follow in
real time the latest developments in a war thousands of miles away. This war not
only influenced the stability of a region, but also the price of oil, which, in
turn, has the power to determine global economic prosperity. Thanks to the
airline industry, a disease which years ago might have been confined to the
inner regions of China is now prevalent in other Asian countries and even in
This should convince those who might have some lingering doubts about the power
of globalization that members of the world community are linked. What happens in
Asia does in fact influence what happens in Europe; what happens in Africa
influences what happens in the U.S. And, obviously, what happens in Washington,
D.C., influences what happens in Baghdad. Only by being aware of these sometimes
invisible connections and by being open-minded -- whether in human relations,
health, trade, or security -- will the world community be able to achieve
Speaking of being open minded, several recent Paraview titles approach many
different issues in an open-minded manner: in our latest title,
authors Nick Redfern and Andy Roberts are uncovering government secrets similar
to the fiction of the X-Files; author Loren Coleman is looking for the true
story of apes in America in his book
Jones is helping those of us who are seeking our Higher Power in
Looking for God in All the
Wrong Places; and Eileen Flynn is finding solutions to the ongoing
crisis in the Catholic Church in
Catholics at a Crossroads.
I encourage you to read one or more of those titles and compare your views to
the views of these authors. I believe that an open discussion and an open mind
are the key to a free, prosperous, and more peaceful world.
See you next month.
Transforming the World -- One Book at a Time
The X-Files (SCI FI)
Weekdays, 4 p.m. ET/PT
What?s fact and what?s fiction? Our Paraview Pocket Books release Strange
Secrets claims to be the real X-Files. Compare it to this great and
creepy series now airing on the SCI FI Channel.
The Sundance Channel presents documentaries that you aren?t always able to catch
in theaters and airs them all day every Monday. Recent docs include the
controversial The Trials of Henry Kissinger and Chile, Obstinate
Memory. The site includes lots of topical links, so check that out, too.
Warrior Challenge (PBS)
Tuesdays, May 6-27
This four-part reality series is part educational TV, part guilty pleasure.
Follow contemporary tough guys into the world of long-ago warriors such as
gladiators, Vikings, and medieval knights. Can they survive training, combat,
and -- probably worst of all -- eating gruel?
Live from the Peace Room
Check the site for schedule and stations
Evolutionary futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard interviews emerging leaders whose
lives and work are creating a new world and a broader conscious awareness.
Upcoming guests include Don Beck (May 14), Dr. Gregory Stock (May 17), and
Christine Peterson (May 25).
Fresh Air (NPR)
Check the site for schedule.
Terry Gross provides thought-provoking interviews during this incredibly popular
weekday program. Recent guests include journalist Philip Hilts and Willie
This site draws on the most advanced research on financial economics,
psychology, and Internet technology in order to help you determine what kind of
investor you are.
We The World
This is the start of a global network of collaboration among groups and
individuals involved with human rights, ecology, peace, ethical economic
systems, self-sustaining green communities, personal and societal
transformation, and many other issues.
Can?t remember the name of that book that you read way back when? Or do you have
a lot of trivia stored in your tired old brain? Then try to stump the bookseller
at this website, where you can submit your fleeting book memories and hopefully
have your mystery solved.
National Women?s Check-Up
The government is sponsoring National Women?s Health week during May 11 through
17. On May 12, participate in the first ever National Women?s Check-Up Day, when
community health centers, hospitals, and other health providers across America
will encourage women to receive preventive health services. The goal is to
educate, screen, and counsel underserved women on preventive health issues and
help prevent the onset of targeted health conditions.
This magazine is an invaluable resource for astrologers at all levels of
expertise. Its website features a look at the fall of Baghdad, astrological
data, article archives, and their upcoming column ?Astro-Coach.?
New at Paraview in May
New Book: Strange Secrets
According to evidence presented in Paraview Pocket Books? Strange
Secrets, governments have tried to harness the paranormal just as they?ve
denied it exists. You?ll read files on nuclear-powered UFOs, the Loch Ness
monster, psychic spies, and more.
Featured Client: Ty Murray
In this revealing memoir, Paraview Literary Agency client Ty Murray
reflects on his life as a twenty-first century cowboy and the daredevil world of
Tips: Find a
Perhaps the most critical step in getting published is finding the right agent.
But how can you make the connection? The Paraview Literary Agency
provides tips on what they?re looking for and how you can make your manuscript
get attention from publishers.
See you next month!
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