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Carl Calleman


<empty>The Mayan Calendar


I was born in Stockholm, Sweden at noon May 15, 1950, which in the Sacred Calendar corresponds to the day 5 Jaguar. Curiously this is also the exact midpoint of the month dedicated to the Roman goddess Maia. Stockholm is fairly remote from the jungles of Guatemala, but these were some signs that maybe I had something to do there (although of course I was only to appreciate the importance of these signs at a much later point).

Long before the Mayan calendar had become a matter of widespread knowledge I read in Michael Coe‚s book about the Maya that their calendar would come to an end in the year 2011. It sparked a deep wonder in me. "Why would a calendar end?" I asked myself, although 2011 then seemed a long time into the future.

Having completed this book, my interest in Eastern philosophies increased and I went to Golden City in India to see Sri Bhagavan the first time in the year 2002. In 2004 Bear and Co published a new book, The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness just in the nick of time for the Oneness Celebration, June 6-8, 2004 which was the first celebration in a very long time that, based on the traditional Mayan calendar, brought together a world wide participation of spiritual people seeking a deeper guidance into the time ahead.

David Wroblewski


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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

A riveting family saga, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle explores the deep and ancient alliance between humans and dogs, and the power of fate through one boy’s epic journey into the wild.

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar’s lifelong companion. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelle's once-peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm - and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires, spectacularly. Edgar flees into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father’s murderer, and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs, turn Edgar ever homeward.

David WroblewskiWroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes–the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a ghost made of falling rain–create a family saga that is at once a brilliantly inventive retelling of Hamlet, an exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.

David Wroblewski grew up in rural central Wisconsin, not far from the Chequamegon National Forest, where The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is set. He earned his master's degree from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Over the years he has lived in La Crosse, Minneapolis, and Austin, Texas. Currently, he makes his home in Colorado with the writer Kimberly McClintock, their dog Lola, and their cat Mitsou.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is his first novel.

James DeMeo



Dr. James DeMeo did his undergraduate work in Environmental Science and holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Kansas. His research in subjects ranging from early childhood development to UFO's is deeply rooted in his extensive knowledge and understanding of the life, work and discoveries of the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich, a scientific giant whose work and findings have probably been the subject of more distortion and vilification than those of any scientist of the last several hundred years. Dr. DeMeo has more than thirty years of experience investigating and extending Dr. Reich's original findings in both the social and natural sciences.

<empty>He is also the Director of the Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory, located in the beautiful, vibrant and pristine mountain country outside of Ashland, Oregon. The Lab, also known as the Greensprings Center, was founded in 1978 and is a non-profit science research and educational foundation which, over the years, has supported various laboratory and field projects, educational lectures and seminars both here and abroad.

In Saharasia, Dr. DeMeo has done a quietly stunning job of overlaying original, painstakingly gathered research (and extremely well-documented research at that) across a field of established findings, and in the process, has created an entirely new way of looking at the evolution of social and familial violence. Like a combination detective/explorer/scholar, the author lays out for us how 6,000 years of climactic changes centered in what is now the Sahara and Asian Deserts have paralleled crucial changes in human behavior. It may sound like a gross oversimplification, but the fact is that as this region evolved from a fertile, green center of emerging cultures into an arid, inhospitable desert, a similar phenomenon was occurring in the human psyche; the growth of violent, sexually repressive, male-dominated societies paralleled the growth of the region's deserts.


Jo-Ann L. Tremblay

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Life/Corporate Coach, Consultant, Facilitator and Author of “The Self-Coaching Toolbox – Six Tools for Personal and Professional Growth & Development, Jo-Ann L. Tremblay known as “Canada's Meaningful Success Coach”, is an expert in the field of personal and professional transformation and human potential.

As you make the remarkable journey that is your life, you develop talents, skills, abilities, individuality, and strategies. These become the tools you put in your personal and professional toolbox. As the events of your life unfold, when you need a particular tool or tools, you reach in and pull out the one that will work for you. But what if you don't have the tool you need?

The Self-Coaching Toolbox presents self-management and motivational approaches and strategies for maximizing your potential for achieving meaningful success. Explore and embrace the six self-coaching tools, gain self-mastery, and take charge as you experience the most thrilling and satisfying journey of a lifetime.

Jo-Ann is founder and principle of “Potentials Management”. She coaches and trains individuals and groups on how to accelerate their achievement of personal/professional goals and meaningful success.

Jo-Ann Tremblay brings her critical insight to audiences, sharing her self-coaching strategies and tools with individuals, groups, companies and professional associations.

Jo-Ann's focus on motivation, self management and team dynamics develops specific methodologies, tools, and result oriented activities, and has package them in her book “The Self-Coaching Toolbox” which are utilized by people from all walks of life and areas of commerce.

Robert Gover


<empty>Time and Money -The Economy and the Planets

Time and Money: The Economy and Planets

Time and Money

(Book includes a detailed index, over 60 charts, and 386 pages of analysis.)

One way of stating the basis of astrology is that the Earth, and thus we Earthlings, are part of a much larger environment. If you could look down on our Solar System from light-years above the North Pole, you'd see a community of planets moving counter-clockwise around a Sun. You'd see that the paths of the planets are flat, and elliptical rather than circular. From that perspective, it would be obvious that Earth is part of this community we call the Solar System. We passengers on planet Earth are a minuscule part of this Solar System environment just as it is a minuscule part of the surrounding universe.

Astrology is also how we measure time. There is clock time, the cycles of days and nights, minutes and seconds, and the four seasons we experience as our planet orbits the Sun. And there is "Solar System time," measured by the cycles of primary angles made by the planets as seen from Earth. Clock time duplicates every 24 hours. In Solar System time, even though we measure it in earth-bound clock time, no two moments are ever exactly the same.

What we experience each year as winter is due to the Earth's rocking motion as it rolls around the Sun. Every winter brings cold but some winters are much colder than others. Planetary cycles are not so regular and they occur in an ever-changing celestial context. Every 28 days when the Sun and Moon come conjunct at the Lunation or New Moon, the other planets are in different angular relationships—-by longitude, latitude, or degrees above or below the Ecliptic (the Sun’s path)—to each other and each Lunation.