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Entries for March 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Love Is NOT All You Need: An excerpt from HAPPILY EVER AFTER . . . AND 39 OTHER MYTHS ABOUT LOVE by Linda and Charlie Bloom
By Publicity Admin

Ready for a relationship pop quiz?

True or false: 
•Couples with great relationships don’t fight.
•Most people expect too much from marriage.
•All the good men/women are already taken.
•Love can heal all wounds.
•If my partner were more like me, we’d have a better relationship.
•Once a cheater, always a cheater.
•Marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition. 

If you answered false to all of the above, you are well on your way to busting long-held relationship myths. In their new book, Happily Ever After . . . and 39 Other Myths about Love, married couple and bestselling authors Linda and Charlie Bloom offer compelling stories and valuable suggestions for replacing myths with realistic expectations and provide actions step and practices for healing and strengthening relationships. We hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt from the book.
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relationships
Thursday, March 24, 2016
JOSEPH CAMPBELL ON THE ART OF JAMES JOYCE: An excerpt from MYTHIC WORLDS, MODERN WORDS
By Publicity Admin

In 1927, as a twenty-three-year-old postgraduate scholar in Paris, Joseph Campbell first encountered James Joyce’s Ulysses. Known for being praised and for kicking up controversy, the novel left Campbell both intrigued and confused, as it had many others. For the next sixty years, Campbell continued his study of Joyce’s work—writing and lecturing on Joyce using depth psychology, comparative religion, anthropology, and art history as tools of analysis.


Arranged by Joyce scholar Edmund L. Epstein, Mythic Worlds, Modern Words presents a wide range of Campbell’s writing and lectures on Joyce, which together form an illuminating running commentary on Joyce’s masterworks. Campbell’s visceral appreciation for all that was new in Joyce will delight the previously uninitiated, and perhaps intimidated, as well as longtime lovers of both Joyce and Campbell. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from Epstein’s foreword to the book. 
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literature
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Ravi Nathwani and Kate Vogt, editors of MALA OF LOVE talk about LOVE'S ETERNAL NATURE
By Publicity Admin
We hope you'll enjoy this short video, in which editors Ravi Nathwani and Kate Vogt share the deeper message behind their book Mala of Love: 108 Luminous Poems. We also invite you to subscribe to New World Library's YouTube Channel for immediate access to the latest author interviews, book trailers, and more.


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poetry
Thursday, March 17, 2016
FIVE THINGS I LEARNED FROM DOGEN by guest blogger Brad Warner, author of DON’T BE A JERK
By Publicity Admin

I discovered the 13th-century Japanese Zen master Eihei Dogen when I was an 18-year-old punk rock bass player. Now I’m a waaaayyy-more-than-18-year-old punk rock bass player, and I’m still trying to understand his philosophy and practice. 

Dogen is unusual in the realm of Zen Buddhist thinkers in that he wrote his own stuff and was pretty young when he did so. Mostly when you read ancient Zen philosophy, you’re not only reading the words of a very old person, but you’re reading those words as interpreted by their students, since few of the old Zen masters (male and female, see below) were writers. 

Dogen was a writer, and what’s more, he started writing very early in his career. He did most of his writing when he was in his 30s and 40s. He became a monk when he was just 12. So while he’s very wise, he’s also young and fired up and often kind of ornery. Just the kind of thing a punk rock kid like me needed.
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Buddhism
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
LET GO OF WHAT IS BLOCKING YOU: An Excerpt from CLEARING EMOTIONAL CLUTTER by Donald Altman
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 Many have pointed out the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in our surroundings. But what do we do with our emotional clutter — the psychological versions of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? 

In his new book, Clearing Emotional Clutter: Mindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What’s Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformation, psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman offers simple, everyday practices designed to dissolve emotional clutter, whether it is old emotional wreckage from childhood or new emotional clutter that we take on every day. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the book’s introduction. 
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mindfulness
Monday, March 07, 2016
Matthew McKay, author of SEEKING JORDAN, discusses LOVE’S ETERNAL NATURE
By Publicity Admin
In this short video, Seeking Jordan author Matthew McKay shares powerful insights he gained about love’s eternal nature through channeled writing sessions with his son Jordan who was murdered in San Francisco in 2008. We invite you to subscribe to New World Library’s YouTube Channel for immediate access to the latest author interviews, book trailers, and more.

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spirituality

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