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The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of Christmas
Finally, a real journey into the magical sources and traditions of Christmas, from the greatest of contemporary Celtic scholars and gentlemen. It’s The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of...
Dec 11th, 2009
Al Gore Picks Up Where He Left Off With "Our Choice"
In this much talked about new book, Al Gore (co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and former US Vice Prez) illuminates the known solutions to the climate crisis and describes a...
Dec 4th, 2009
Red Zone: Where Will YOU Sleep Tonight?
RED ZONE by Kim Goldberg Pig Squash Press $18.95 “I can no longer discern where the political ends and the personal begins. The deeper I push into this swollen red midden of hidden box springs and...
Nov 30th, 2009
Literary arts funding crisis receives sorely needed optimism
The Coalition for the Defense of Writing & Publishing in B.C. just announced the Select Standing committee on Finance and Government's recommendation to fully restore arts funding to the higher...
Nov 30th, 2009
Banyen Books Presents Author Kim Rosen: Saved by a Poem
Author Kim Rosen has a new book subtitled The Transformative Power of Words.
Nov 23rd, 2009
Wisewoman's Cookery: Celebrating the Goddess Within
I am no Julia Child. Don’t get me wrong, I can follow a mean recipe but I’d pretty much rather do anything else than cook. So why have I decided to cook, smudge and chant my way through Wisewoman’s...
Nov 20th, 2009
Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Discipline
"We are as gods and HAVE to get good at it."
Nov 18th, 2009
Pooh Returns After 80-year Absence, But Was the Wait Worth It?
I've been a Winnie-the-Pooh fan since my mother read the books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, aloud to us when we were kids growing up in England. Our family went through several...
Nov 9th, 2009
The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
Recently, Andrew Harvey was in Vancouver on his way to a workshop at Hollyhock, and his passion-powered wisdom was contagious. His new book is called The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism, and it’s...
Nov 4th, 2009
Striptease in "Vegas North"
Some people assume that learning about history is a boring exercise focused on memorizing names and dates that famous men did famous things. But an entertaining and engaging new book by Becki Ross, Bu
Nov 1st, 2009