Greetings to our friends around the planet!

It’s been a little while since you’ve heard from us … that's because we’ve been busy! Here’s a sampling of the projects and events that have been inspiring us at the Press.

Deborah Parrish Snyder, Publisher

London, March 2015
Anthropocene Launch
In March, we had a series of events in London to launch The Anthropocene book, starting with a delightful gathering of artists, environmentalists, scientists, writers and filmmakers at the October Gallery. Author Christian Schwägerl was introduced by Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? and special Advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales. Only recently we have come to understand that our actions have already altered this planet and that we now shape Nature. Message of the night: the time to take responsibility for those actions is NOW.
Christian shared his message and vision for a creative collaboration with Nature at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, at the Royal Society of Arts (joined again by Tony Juniper), and at the Royal Institution with Jan Zalasiewicz, head of the Geological Committee on the Anthropocene, to discuss the innovations, fears and promise of a pivotal moment in planetary history. The discussion at RI was moderated by Robin McKie, senior science editor for the Guardian and the Observer.
Watch the Anthropocene events on the RSA Channel here and Royal Institution Channel here.
Congratulations to Christian Schwägerl, for his book, The Anthropocene, being chosen as one of eight “stellar titles” showcased in Foreword Reviews “Nature Books ForeSight” article in the Spring (March/April/May) Issue and also as a featured title on their Facebook page for Earth Day 2015.

Foreword Magazine Review link here. (You will need to scroll down page towards bottom.)

Mark Nelson's The Wastewater Gardener
Voted Most Likely To Save the Planet!
Mark Nelson's The Wastewater Gardener won GOLD in the IPPY (Independent Publisher) Outstanding Book of the Year Award competition, in the “Most Likely to Save the Planet” category. Congratulations, Mark.

Meanwhile, back in New Mexico on Earth Day, Mark spread his message of ecotechnics and how to “preserve the planet one flush at a time” with a lecture/discussion at the Santa Fe Community College.

Listen to his radio interview with Carbon Economy Series director, Iginia Boccalandro here.

The Wastewater Gardener has also recently won awards in the following competitions:

Silver, Benjamin Franklin Awards (IBPA), Home & Garden Category
Gold, Living Now Awards (Independent Publisher), Gardening/Farming/Landscaping Category 
Finalist, ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award, Ecology & Environment Category
Finalist, New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards, Nature/Environment Category

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May 19th @ Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe

Zig Zag Zen
Launch and Discussion with Alex Grey,
Allan Badiner, Allyson Grey and Rick Strassman
We are gearing up now for the release of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics (New Edition), edited by Allan Badiner and Alex Grey, with a Foreword by Stephen Batchelor, Preface by Houston Smith. This new edition includes writings on ayahuasca’s unique influence on Zen Buddhism, a recent interview with Rick Doblin, founder of MAPS, Ralph Metzner’s new look at the “Psychedelic Tibetan Book of the Dead,” and a public dialogue on mixing dharma and psychedelics with James Fadiman and Zen monk Kokyo Henkel. Santa Fe book launch with the editors, Allan Badiner and Alex Grey, joined by Rick Strassman and Allyson Grey is May 19 at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Santa Fe, 202 Galisteo Street. 

Coming October 2015

Ayahuasca Reader
(New & Updated Edition)

Encounters with the Amazon’s Sacred Vine 
Edited by Luis Eduardo Luna and Steven F. White

An abundance of texts translated from nearly a dozen languages on the ayahuasca experience, including indigenous mythic narratives and testimonies, religious hymns, as well as stories related by western travelers, scientists, and writers who have had contact with ayahuasca in different contexts. In addition to contributions from Wade Davis, Dennis McKenna, and Richard Spruce, this new edition includes essays from Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Susana Bustos, Michael Winkelman and a new section on ayahuasca art.

Coming December 2015

In the Province of the Mind
The John C. Lilly Centennial Reader
Edited by Gerard Houghton and Craig Inglis

Dr. John C. Lilly was one of the pre-eminent, original, visionary scientists of the 20th century; a pioneering polymath of extraordinary scope who delved deeply into the fields of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, biophysics, computer theory, psychology, metaphysics and inter-species communication. All were explored with a rigorous scientific intellect in a life-long quest to understand "reality". Always pushing and expanding both the inner and outer limits of human experience, his body of work has led to a greater, more encompassing understanding of ourselves.
2015 marks the centenary of Dr. Lilly’s birth, along with a growing, new found interest in his work in multiple domains: documentary, podcasts, book reissues, and an explosion in flotation tank centers around the world, the rise of Cetacean science, and consciousness studies. 

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