Living in Two Worlds Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), Edited by Michael Oren Fitzgerald, was nominated for TWO categories: 2010 Finalist in History AND Social Science Category
Men of a Single Book by Matues Soares De Azevedo and Introduction to Sufism by Eric Geoffroy were both nominated as 2010 Finalists in the Religion Category
Findhorn Press' The Confident Creative by Cat Bennett is a 2010 Finalists in the Self-Help Category
Award winners will be announced in June 2011
Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind
Isbn: 978-18440-91850 £8.99 Paperback
The CONFIDENT CREATIVE shows how the practice of drawing can unblock creativity and create confidence. Drawing brings us fully into the present moment where we connect with peace when we open to inspiration and creativity. Through the yogic technique of one-pointed focus, observing the mind and changing our energy to the positive, we learn to overcome creative blocks with ease and make quantum leaps in our art and lives. Other drawing books focus on the end product, this one focuses on how drawing can bring us into our true creative selves.
Cat Bennett has been a professional illustrator for over twenty-five years with clients such as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Time magazine, Harcourt Brace, Houghton Mifflin and many others. She teaches drawing as a way to meet the true creative self within.
The American Indian Experience
Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa)
Edited by Michael Oren Fitzgerald
Isbn: 978-19333-16765 £21.00 Paperback
LIVING IN TWO WORLDS is Charles Eastman's (Ohiyesa) compelling story of embracing a life of traditional cultural ideals of his nomadic ancestors while living in the modern industrialised world. Eastman (1858-1939) was the first and greatest of the Native American authors and the most widely celebrated spokesman of all Native Americans during the first decades of the twentieth century. His life's story gained prominence when the 2007 HBO film entitled “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” used Eastman, played by Adam Beach, as its leading hero. Born in a buffalo-hide tipi in 1858, Eastman was raised as a traditional Sioux Indian as a youth, but was catapulted into the dominant white society of his time, becoming a medical doctor who cared for wounded Indians after the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. He personally knew paragons of his race that included Red Cloud, Sitting Bull and Chief Joseph and, also, became a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. for the Sioux tribe. This book includes selections from five of Eastman's most important books
Fundamentalism in Islam, Christianity, and Modern Thought
Mateus Soares de Azevedo
Isbn: 978-19354-93181 £16.99 Paperback
The term fundamentalism often conjures up images of militant extremists such as the Taliban or Al-Qaeda or the excesses of the Christian right. But what if the term “fundamentalism” could apply more broadly to include other religions and secular perspectives as well? If “fundamentalism” can be described as the passionate and emotional attachment to a particular point of view combined with a vehement rejection of all others, then it can be applied equally to Marxism, Darwinism and numerous religious conflicts throughout the globe.
In this groundbreaking work, Brazilian journalist, Azevedo, presents a frank and objective account of a phenomenon that has become one of the main social, political and religious topics of the 21st century.
The Inner Path of Islam
Isbn: 978-19354-93105 £15.99 Paperback
In this introductory, yet comprehensive book, Éric Geoffroy explains that Sufism is the inner dimension of Islam and has its source in the Koran and in the life and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Geoffroy discusses how Sufism was formed and how great masters have adapted its initiatic doctrines and practices to changing conditions within the Muslim world. Surveying the history of Sufism, this book covers its earliest days up until our own times and addresses Sufism's uneasy relationship with various forms of fundamentalism. Replete with many sayings from various Sufis throughout the ages, including Ibn Arabi, Rumi, Hallaj and Ghazali, this book uniquely presents Sufism “as it is lived” by highlighting the importance of the spiritual master, the method, rites and conduct in daily life, as well as the role of the feminine in Sufism. This is Dr. Geoffroy's first book to be translated into English in its entirety.
Translated and with a Foreword by Roger Gaetani