Inner Traditions is flying high with the release of Michael Pollan’s new book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. We are ecstatic not only that an author of such stature has taken up the subject of psychedelic therapy, but also that he cites many of our authors, who have been doing this research and championing these findings for decades.
Getting kids to turn off the TV and go outside doesn’t have to be a struggle. It can be as simple as opening a book about chipmunks, bringing home the feather of a local bird, or looking at pictures of herbs and rocks. Every season offers different opportunities for children to experience firsthand the wonders nature has to offer, but what better time to start the quest of nature and self-discovery than spring!
Ayahuasca use continues to increase. One example is the experience of interview writer for VOX, Sean Illing, who traveled to Costa Rica along with 77 other people seeking out Ayahuasca as a tool for psychological healing, personal growth, and expanding consciousness. Visionary Ayahuasca by filmmaker Jan Kounen is a “what to expect” guide for first-time ayahuasca users paired with accounts from the author’s extensive shamanic experiences in the Amazon.
According to Archeology News Network careless work around the world’s oldest temple area reports the site is being irreparably damaged by concrete and heavy equipment. Photos and videos showing the construction stirred anger after being shared them on social media.
The Feast of Saint Patrick, held on March 17th each year, not only commemorates the saint and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland but also celebrates the heritage and culture of the country. But what traditions did Christianity replace in Ireland?
Like many parents, and on more than one occasion, I have turned to the internet for answers about child raising. Strategies vary depending on the issue at hand, but the prescriptions are pretty standard -- they aim to stop the problem and identify the right tool to manage the negative behavior while reinforcing the positive. But the internet can't provide the same in-depth info as a book.
Inner Traditions * Bear & Company is proud to welcome Findhorn Press to its family of visionary publishing -- and this new venture comes with a cosmic connection!
As noted in a recent interview on NPR and in articles in The New York Times and Politico, information collected confidentially from pilots and other members of the Department of Defense about unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings has now been released to the public.
As a publishing company, we use a lot of paper. But we are always seeking ways to offset this usage -- we recycle all of our office papers and most of our books are printed on sustainably sourced paper from responsibly managed forests (FSC-certified). We give back to our community and the planet in other ways too, most notably through our ongoing reforestation project in Costa Rica.
For decades, archaeologists have used airplanes and aerial imagery to discover artifacts and ruins not visible from the ground. But this only worked where they were permitted to fly. Now, as reported by the New York Times, Coast to Coast AM, and many other sources, nearly 400 ancient stone "gates" have been discovered across Saudi Arabia -- all thanks to Google Earth.