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North Atlantic Books (NAB) is an independent, nonprofit publisher committed to a bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit, and nature. Founded in Vermont, in 1974, NAB aims to nurture a holistic view of the arts, sciences, humanities, and healing. Over the decades, it has been at the forefront of publishing a diverse range of original books in alternative medicine, ecology, and spirituality, with a pioneering publishing program that encompasses somatics, trauma, raw foods, craniosacral therapy, shamanism, and literature. NAB was incorporated as an educational nonprofit in 1980 as the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences.

Over the years NAB has supported a wide-range of like-minded organizations through its grant-making Seeds of Transformation program.

Acquisitions, editorial, production, and marketing staff manage all books from the Berkeley office while Penguin Random House handles sales and distribution.

Publications Reviewed

The Order-Disorder Paradox by Nathan Schwartz-SalantThe Order-Disorder Paradox by Nathan Schwartz-Salant

The Order-Disorder Paradox by Nathan Schwartz-Salant

Why do the good die young? Why are rich people the least generous and why do only rotten people decide ...
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The Secret Nature of Matter by Richard Gordon

The Secret Nature of Matter by Richard Gordon

/ Book Review, Metaphysics
Richard Gordon likes to play around with life. He also likes to provide himself, and others, with proof that the ...
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The Resonance Effect by Carolyn McMakiThe Resonance Effect by Carolyn McMakin

The Resonance Effect by Carolyn McMakin

/ Book Review, Self-Healing
In 1946 Australian osteopath Harry Van Gelder bought an osteopathic practice. As part of the equipment that came with it ...
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Sky Shamans of Mongolia by Kevin Turner

Sky Shamans of Mongolia by Kevin Turner

/ Book Review, Shamanism
Although examples of the Shamanic tradition can be found in every corner of the world few areas are more closely ...
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Spiritual Balancing by Diana Burney

Spiritual Balancing by Diana Burney

/ Book Review, Spirituality
Not so very long ago it used to be the case that devotion to the spiritual life was a path ...
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Rainbow Body and Resurrection by Francis V. Tiso

Rainbow Body and Resurrection by Francis V. Tiso

/ Book Review, Christianity
For followers of traditional Christian teachings the death and eventual resurrection of primary religious figures forms a key element to ...
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Neurodynamics by Theodore Dimon

Neurodynamics by Theodore Dimon

/ Book Review, Self-Healing
Neurodynamics is a term that has been coined by Theodore Dimon to describe the psychophysical workings of the human body ...
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Mystery School in Hyperspace by Graham St. John

Mystery School in Hyperspace by Graham St. John

DMT, short for N,N-dimethyltryptamine, is a psychedelic compound with a rich and varied social history. Whilst the DMT molecule is ...
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Awaken Your Genius by Carolyn ElliottAwaken Your Genius by Carolyn Elliott

Awaken Your Genius by Carolyn Elliott

/ Book Review, Self-Help
We tend to associate the word “genius” with a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability In Ancient Rome, however, a ...
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The Sacred Ego by Jalaja Bonheim

The Sacred Ego by Jalaja Bonheim

/ Book Review, Psychology
There are very few areas of debate within modern spirituality guaranteed to enflame passions more than that of the personal ...
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The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller

The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller

Emptiness, grief and sorrow are, as we are all too aware, significant aspects to personal loss and separation from anything ...
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A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle by David Earl Young, Robert Dale Rogers, Russell Willier

A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle by David Earl Young, Robert Dale Rogers, Russell Willier

Whilst we are witnessing an unprecedented rise of interest in spirituality here in the West it is very easy to ...
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Earth Calling by Ellen Gunter and Ted Carter

Earth Calling by Ellen Gunter and Ted Carter

In a time when every developing culture in the world is turning towards an urban-based societal structure, the divide between ...
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Time to Stand Up by Thanissara

Time to Stand Up by Thanissara

/ Book Review, Buddhism
In these days of deep psychological soul-searching and spiritual re-assessment it is common to hear voices raised in support of ...
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Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse by Carolyn Baker

Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse by Carolyn Baker

When the American folk-singer, Bob Dylan, way back in 1964, declared that ‘the times they are a-changing’ he clearly understood ...
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The Naked Voice by Chloe Goodchild

The Naked Voice by Chloe Goodchild

Sound has played an important role in the ritual practices of all religions. Its sacred and ceremonial use can be ...
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Holistic Tarot by Benebell Wen

Holistic Tarot by Benebell Wen

/ Book Review, Tarot
Most of the beginner guides to learning the Tarot focus upon the task of getting the student up and running ...
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Spiritual Democracy by Steven B. Herrmann

Spiritual Democracy by Steven B. Herrmann

/ Book Review, Society & Politics
When you trace the history of the Western Hemisphere’s democratic system, certain glaring anomalies emerge. These fundamental errors, all of ...
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Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine by Gary S. Bobroff

Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine by Gary S. Bobroff

/ Book Review, Divine Feminine
Crop circles continue to confound both researchers and detractors alike. From the early years when they appeared in the fields ...
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Breaking Convention by David Luke

Breaking Convention: Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness by Various (ed. David Luke)

/ Book Review, Consciousness
From 1st to 3rd of April 2011, over 80 speakers and 600 delegates from 30 countries met in Canterbury, United ...
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Animal Wisdom by Linda Bender

Animal Wisdom by Linda Bender

/ Book Review, Eco-Activism
According to the 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, there are about 70 million homes in the United States ...
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Collapsing Consciously by Carolyn Baker

Collapsing Consciously by Carolyn Baker

Ever since the year 2000AD, the whole of the Western system of governance has appeared to enter into free-fall. Many ...
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The Electric Jesus by Jonathan Talat Phillips

The Electric Jesus by Jonathan Talat Phillips

/ Book Review, Spirituality
The great spiritual visionary Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) is quoted as having said: “As human beings, our greatness lies not so ...
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The Venus Blueprint by Richard Merrick

The Venus Blueprint by Richard Merrick

/ Book Review, Sacred Wisdom
In 2010, Richard Merrick took a family trip to Scotland’s Rosslyn Chapel – the enigmatic fifteenth-century temple made famous by ...
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The Open-Source Everything Manifesto by Robert David Steele

The Open-Source Everything Manifesto by Robert David Steele

/ Book Review, Society & Politics
The term ‘Open Source’ refers to universal access to a product or service’s core design. Without it there would be no ...
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Solar Revolution by Dieter Broers

Solar Revolution (English Translation) by Dieter Broers

/ Book Review, Metaphysics
Cultures all over the world have worshiped this stellar body ever since the dawn of man. However, as science begins ...
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Manifesting Minds by Various (ed. Rick Doblin)

Manifesting Minds by Various (ed. Rick Doblin)

The effect psychedelics have on the human mind is talked about a great deal. In any debate over their use, ...
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The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush

The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush

In The Mushroom in Christian Art, author John A. Rush uses an artistic motif to define the nature of Christian ...
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Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

It is extraordinary to think that, only a couple of generations ago, any man or woman had the freedom to ...
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Entheogens and the Development of Culture by Various (Ed. John A Rush)

Entheogens and the Development of Culture by Various (Ed. John A Rush)

On the face of it, this would seem an odd book for me to review as my personal loathing of ...
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Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner

Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner

/ Book Review, Shamanism
Interest in Shamanic studies has grown exponentially since the publication of Michael Harner’s first book on the subject, The Way ...
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Occupy Spirituality by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox

Occupy Spirituality by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox

/ Book Review, Spirituality
Political revolutions and social upheavals have always been an essential part of human society. With the possible exceptions of the ...
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Journey of Your Soul by Shepherd Hoodwin

Journey of Your Soul by Shepherd Hoodwin

Even at birth, everyone is unique. Can heredity alone account for the complex differences in people’s temperaments and styles? “Michael” ...
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Cosmic Cradle by Elizabeth and Neil Carman

Cosmic Cradle by Elizabeth and Neil Carman

It says a lot about modern society that most people only start to ponder the meaning of life once they ...
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Dispelling Wetiko by Paul Levy

Dispelling Wetiko by Paul Levy

/ Book Review, Consciousness
In those far-off days when rational philosophical debate was the order of polite society (before celebrity tittle-tattle and petty consumeristic ...
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Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness by Various

Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness by Various

/ Book Review, Consciousness
One of the most frightening experiences of our lives is having our world view distorted in some way. To many ...
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