Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Cover for Perennial Book on Transcendental Meditation

This new year continues with making old things new again. One of our books,  Everything You Need to Know about TM (Paraview Special Editions, 2004) by John White has received positive feedback from its readers for years, for example:

"This little book is the best book on Transcendental Meditation (TM) have ever read."
- Jusuf Hariman on Amazon

Everything You Want to Know about TM -- Including How to Do It by John White"This book is unique in that unlike most books telling readers how great TM is, White gives the pros and cons of TM from every view point."
- Andrew Ling on Amazon.

We at Cosimo felt this book of perennial value deserved a refreshed cover and we are excited to show this new cover to you, our old and new readers. We believe this cover reflects the appealing character of this book in line with this second decade of the 21st century and we hope you like it. Let us know what you think of this new cover.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) --- extremely popular in the 1970s and '80s --- continues to be one of the most accessible forms of Eastern spiritual practice in the West. However, while TM has many supporters, it is often subject to criticism and skepticism. In this book, consciousness researcher, John White takes on both critics and cheerleaders to give a full evaluation of this practice. Offering explanations for all elements of Transcendental Meditation, a glossary of TM terms, and a "how-to" lesson for those interested in trying it themselves, White gives the ultimate assessment.

About the Author:
John White, M.A.T. is an internationally-known author and educator in the fields of consciousness research and higher human development. He was Director of Education for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a research organization dedicated to studying human potential for personal and planetary transformation. He is the author of The Meeting of Science and Spirit; A Practical Guide to Death and Dying; American, Freedom and Enlightenment; and a children's book, The Christmas Mice. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Omni, Esquire, and Woman's Day. Visit John White at americanspiritpress.com.

Cosimo is proud to offer this title in paperback at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble and Amazon and in eBook at Kindle, Kobo, and Nook.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January Series of the Month: The Phenomenology of Mind by G.W.E Hegel

The Phenomenology of Mind

January always marks the beginning of many individuals' positive changes. In hopes of assisting those who are embarking on a life-enhancing transition, Cosimo is thrilled to present The Phenomenology of Mind by G.W.E Hegel as its January Series of the Month.

Originally published in German in 1807, Phenomenology of Mind is Georg Willhelm Fredrich Hegel's most influential and discussed philosophical work. It is within these pages that Hegel developed his concepts for master-slave dialectic, absolute idealism, ethical life, and Aufhebung. This thought-provoking book has had a deep impact on western civilization and has been seen as an influence on the development of existentialism, communism, fascism, death of God theology, and historicist nihilism.

This two-volume set includes:
Intention and Method of the Argument of the Phenomenology
Consciousness and Self-Consciousness
[The Nature of] Free Concrete Mind: Reason
[The Nature of] Free Concrete Mind: Spirit 
Absolute Knowledge
And much more...

About the Author:
German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) was born in Stuttgart and studied at Tübingen, where his contemporaries included Schelling and the poet Hölderlin.  As a philosophical disciple of Kant, Hegel was of the Idealist School of philosophers and remained an unparalleled influence on German philosophy throughout the 19th century. Additional works by Hegel include: The Objective Logic (1812-13), The Subjective Logic (1816), Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline (1817), and Philosophy of Right (1821).

Cosimo offers this series by individual volume at leading online bookstores or as a full two-volume set in hardcover. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

The hardcover retail list price for this series is: $67.98, but now our price is: $54.99 (you save $12.99 or a 20 percent discount)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Classic of the Month: Hatha Yoga

In the spirit and new beginnings, Cosimo is proud to present Hatha Yoga: Or, the Yogi Philosophy of Physical Well-Being by Yogi Ramachaka as our first Classic of the Month for 2015.

Followers of the early-20th-century "New Age" philosophy of New Thought believed they could learn the secrets of mind over matter, and one of their most influential teachers (enormously popular writer and editor William Walker Atkinson, writing under the pseudonym Ramacharaka), revealed to them, in this 1904 work, the teachings of Hatha Yoga. 

His lessons cover how what we eat impacts the "life fluid" of the blood, the yogi's approach to food and eating, mastering yogi breathing, rules for relaxation, and much, much more.

While this book is useful all year round, it is especially relevant this month in a time of resolution making for those interested in healthier minds and bodies.
About the Author
American writer William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932) was the editor of the popular magazine New Thought from 1901 to 1905, and editor of the journal Advanced Thought from 1916 to 1919. He authored dozens of New Thought books under numerous pseudonyms, some of which are likely still unknown today, including "Yogi Ramacharaka" and "Theron Q. Dumont." Other titles available from Cosimo are Yogi Ramacharaka's Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga and Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga, plus many more.

Cosimo is happy to offer Hatha Yoga in both hardcover and paperback formats at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperback, hardcover) and Amazon (paperback, hardcover).

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January Book of the Month: Mystic Journey by Robert Atkinson

For many, a new year symbolizes a new start, a new journey, or a hopeful beginning. It's what inspires us to make change---to finally begin, or do, what we have always hoped to. In excitement of the new year, and in anticipation of a new beginning, Cosimo is proud to present Mystic Journey by Robert Atkinson as our Book of the Month.

In this life-changing and award winning book, Atkinson uses a multi-faith approach to reveal the path of the soul. Guiding readers to use their life stories to help solidify their identities, live with an eternal perspective in mind, and reclaim their common spiritual heritage, Mystic Journey reveals why we are deeply connected to others. Getting to the heart of your soul is soul-making, and it is through this journey that leads us to personal and collective transformation.

This book is a must-read for any individual who seeks spiritual insight, or who simply wants to make positive changes to his/her life.

About the Author:
Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority in helping people tell their life stories, is an author of eight books, professor of human development and religious studies, and director of the Life Story Center at the University of Southern Maine. He is online at www.RobertAtkinson.net.

Cosimo is proud to offer this title in both paperback and eBook at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble and Amazon (Kindlepaperback).

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mystic Journey Author Robert Atkinson on New Year's Resolutions

Our Book of the Month author, Robert Atkinson recently shared a thoughtful commentary on the transformation process and resolutions on his blog. In the spirit of the new year and new beginnings, Cosimo would like to highlight his reflections from the post.

"Even if we are not aware of this truth that we are living, as it might be especially difficult to do so when we are right in the midst of a struggle or conflict actually meant to lead us to and trough our own transformation, it is precisely this kind of challenge or “muddle” that is needed to show us the necessity of the difficulty. This is how we are led to a “resolution” and the completion of the transformation process." (To read the post in its entirety, please visit Robert's blog, Reflections for the Journey.)

Be sure to check out Robert's newest creation: StoryCommons, where life stories are recorded locally and shared globally. StoryCommons grew out of the Center for the Study of Lives, founded in 1988 by Robert as a research, educational, and service unit of the University of Southern Maine, and was founded in 2014.

About Robert Atkinson
Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority in helping people tell their life stories, is an author of eight books, professor of human development and religious studies, and director of the Life Story Center at the University of Southern Maine. Find out more about Atkinson, his books, or to read his blog, please visit www.RobertAtkinson.net. Cosimo is proud to publish Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul's Story , a 2013 winner of the Bronze Living Now Book Award by Robert Atkinson.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bringing in the New Year with Barbara Biziou

As 2015 begins and January resolutions and new beginnings abound, author Barbara Biziou writes on MindBodyGreen a few easy rituals for everyone to follow as well as how and why these rituals will inspire and encourage you to have a fantastic new year.

In "12 Spiritually Uplifting Rituals To Try," Barbara details a few simple ways to bring playfulness and gratitude into your life. Ideas include creating an inspiration tree, taking time for yourself, and taking a digital detox.

In "12 Rituals To Do In 12 Days To Guarantee 12 Months Of Love & Prosperity," the author explains the importance of the first 12 days of January and how to give thoughtful attention to each day to symbolize the coming year. 

Click on the above video to watch Barbara discus rituals to bring prosperity and love in 2015.

Follow Biziou on Twitter at @barbarabiziou for spiritual reflections and suggestions, or visit her website for more information.

Barbara Biziou is an interfaith minister, motivational speaker, and a life-strategy coach. She is the author of The Joy of Ritual and The Joy of Family Rituals, as well as a Huffington Post blogger, executive consultant, dynamic public speaker, and national TV personality. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

“Rituals for the New Year” with Barbara Biziou

Join author Barbara Biziou at her first event of 2015, “Rituals for the New Year” at The Open Center.

About the Workshop:

When: Friday, January 9, 2015, from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: The Open Center,  22 E. 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
Cost: Free for Open Center members ($35 for non-members)

"Rituals can be wonderful tools to help us release old patterns and limiting thoughts and move into the future with clarity and lightness. January is an auspicious time to use the focused power of ritual to align our minds, hearts and actions, and release the blocks and barriers that prevent us from manifesting our goals. 

In this workshop, we will draw from a range of cross-cultural traditions and spiritual teachings to create our own rituals, tailored to modern urban reality and our own contemporary lives. Whether we want to re-ensoul our daily routines, move out of an unwanted situation, complete an unresolved issue, focus our goals more clearly or manifest love and abundance, this workshop can help us move into a new year with energy, inspiration and focus."

For more information, visit Barbara's event page. Click here to register.

About Barbara

Barbara Biziou is an interfaith minister, motivational speaker, and a life-strategy coach. She is the author of The Joy of Ritual and The Joy of Family Rituals, as well as a Huffington Post blogger, executive consultant, dynamic public speaker, and national TV personality. Biziou has a deep commitment to integrating practical spirituality into people's lives, both personally and professionally. She is a frequent guest on radio and television and has appeared in the New York Times, Body and Soul, Harper's Bazaar and Parent's Magazine.