Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November Book of the Month: Supermarket Sorceress

In excitement of this magical time of year, Cosimo is happy to present The Supermarket Sorceress: Spells, Charms, and Enchantments Using Everyday Ingredients to Make Your Wishes Come True by Lexa Roséan as November's book of the month.

In this enchanting book, experienced psychic, witch, and high priestess Lexa Roséan offers spells for every occasion in an amusing, magically effective, and easy-to-follow guide. Formulating spells based on history and legend, Lexa tailors tried-and-true Ancient Magick to the modern reader, substituting hard-to-find wild ingredients with their supermarket counterparts, resulting in spells that are simple and inexpensive. By following some simple rules--performing spells at a certain time of month, using fresh ingredients, with a specific intent--Lexa makes it possible for even the most inexperienced spell caster to successfully perform magick and get results. Lexa's philosophy is based on using your wishes and her spells to make positive things happen in your life, whether it's attracting success or improving your love life.

The Supermarket Sorceress was the first in a series of four books offering spells and enchantments using simple grocery-store ingredients. Originally published in 1996, this updated version includes new and revised spells and an introduction looking back 20 years and reflecting on the circumstances that inspired the original publication and launched the "Supermarket Sorceress" identity.

The Supermarket Sorceress is available in paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and in various eBook formats.

About the Author:
Lexa Roséan is a Wiccan High Priestess and has been counseling clients for more than thirty years through the medium of psychic Tarot and astrology. She also holds a master's degree in psychoanalysis. A leading pagan author, Lexa has published eight books on magick and the occult. She wrote the astrology column for CosmoGirl and worked as an astrology consultant for Seventeen magazine. The Village Voice named Lexa NYC's Best Witch and she has made numerous television appearances, including CNN, Fox News, and MTV. She has been written about in various news media including the New York Times, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. For more information see her website.

Need a gift idea? This Black Friday deal comes to you from our November Book of the Month Author,  Lexa Roséan! Hurry, this offer ends at midnight on November 27!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

November Series of the Month: Makers of History

In honor of Jacob Abbott's birthday, we here at Cosimo are proud to announce Makers of History as our November series of the month.

Abraham Lincoln raved that this series of historical biographies gave him "just that knowledge of past men and events which I need. I have read them with the greatest interest. To them I am indebted for about all the historical knowledge I have." 

Considered what we would now call "young adult" literature, this 31-volume collection, first published between 1848 and 1871, was designed to present a clear, distinct, connected narrative of the lives of the great figures of world history, those people who have been most influential, at least as American author and educator Jacob Abbott saw it from his 19th-century perspective. Wildly popular and republished many times under different collected names, this replica set mimics the 1904 reprint known as the "Makers of History" series. It will delight students of history as well as show the scholar how history telling has changed over the last few centuries. It is a must for many to read, as George Santayana once said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Cosimo offers this 31 volume series by individual volume at leading online bookstores or as a full set in hardcover or paperback, especially of interest to historians, collectors, who like to expand their personal library, or professional librarians. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

Discover the history of:

  • King Alfred of England
  • Cyrus the Great
  • Julius Caesar
  • Maria Antoinette
  • Hannibal, the Carthaginian
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
  • and many, many more!

The hardcover retail list price for this series is: $869.68, but now our price is: $699.99 (you save $170 or a 20 percent discount)

The paperback retail list price for this series is: $511.68, but now our price is: $399.99 (you save $112 or a 22 percent discount)

Monday, November 16, 2015

November Classic of the Month: The Cook's Oracle

In spirit of the holidays and in preparation of holiday meals, Cosimo is thrilled to present The Cook's Oracle by William Kitchiner as it's November classic of the month. 

This newly released edition of The Cook's Oracle is an exact replica of Dr. Kitchiner's original book first published in 1829. A bestseller in its day, Kitchiner's fundamentals of 19th-century cookery cover every essential meal and topping to any feast, from meat & fish to puddings & pies, including many of his favorite recipes. Interestingly enough, he toured with a moveable taste cabinet -- a folding cupboard stocked with his unique mustards and sauces. And, unlike most food writers of the era, he whipped up the recipes himself, carried out the dreaded after-dinner clean up, and did all his own housework. A marvelous culinary artifact of 19th-century cookery, this book is certain to delight both social historians and food-lovers alike. 

About the Author:

William Kitchiner M.D. was an optician, inventor of telescopes, amateur musician and exceptional cook. His name was a household word during the 19th century, and his Cook's Oracle was a bestseller in England and America. 

The Cook's Oracle is available in Paperback  on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cosimo Authors Hazel Henderson & Louis Bohtlingk on Radio Show

Mitchell Rabin from www.abetterworld.tv recently interviewed Cosimo Authors Hazel Henderson & Louis Bohtlingk about Bohtlingk's book Dare To Care.

In a round table discussion,  Bohtlingk and Henderson reviewed how to re-create a health relationship with money and re-design our thinking and actions around money to be life-affirming and used sacredly instead of as a weapon.

To listen to the full radio interview, or read the transcript, please visit A Better World.

About Louis Bohtlingk
Bohtlingk is a visionary who has worked as a counselor for more than 30 years. With his wife Sandra, he has created multiple platforms with which to address the money issues that individuals and companies experience. Louis is also the creator of the "Meeting the Mystery of Money" workshop, which has been held throughout the U.S., the U.K., and the Netherlands and helps individuals to reorganize their finances and lives with a care-first approach. You can learn more about the work Louis and Sandra do on their website, www.carefirstworld.com. 

About Hazel Henderson
Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, president of Ethical Markets Media, is a futurist, evolutionary economist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, among other books. She leads the Transforming Finance initiative, created the Green Transition Scoreboard, co-developed with Calvert the GDP alternative now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality of Life Indicators and co-organized the Beyond GDP conference for the European Commission. In 2010, 2012 and 2013, she was honored as one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America. In 2012, she was named to the Post Growth Institute (En)Rich List as a top 100 luminary inspiring global prosperity beyond economic wealth; and, honored for her lifetime achievement with the Award for Natural Law and Order from the Maharishi University School of Management and with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe.  Henderson is also a co-author with Barbara Marx-Hubbard and Jean Houston of  The Power of Yin (Cosimo Books, 2007.)