SuperSense by Bruce M. Hood

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John McEnroe notoriously refused to step on the white lines of a tennis court between points. Wade Boggs insisted on eating a chicken dinner before every Boston Red Sox game. Presidential candidate Barak Obama played a game of basketball the morning of his victory in the Iowa primary, and continued the tradition the day of every following primary. Superstitious habits are common. Do you ever cross your fingers, knock on wood, avoid walking under ladders, or step around black cats? Sentimental value often supercedes material worth. If someone offered to replace your childhood teddy bear or wedding ring with a brand new, exact replica, would you do it? How about $20 for trying on a sweater owned by Jeffrey Dahmer? Do you believe in an afterlife?

Innate belief in things beyond whats rational or natural are common to humans. In fact, according to award-winning cognitive scientist Bruce Hood, this super sense is something were born with and essential to the way we learn to understand the world. We couldnt live without it! Therefore it is unlikely that any effort to get rid of supernatural beliefs, or the superstitious behaviors that accompany them, will be successful. Moreover, these beliefs are essential in binding us together as a society. We are inclined from the start to think that there are unseen patterns, forces and essences inhabiting the world. (Creative types rely upon this ability to see patterns in the world.) This way of thinking is unavoidable, and it may be part of human nature to see ourselves connected to each other at this deeper level.

SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable
Author: Bruce M. Hood
ISBN: 9780061452642

Clean by Aleandro Junger

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We live in a toxic world. The air we breathe, the water we drink and shower with, the buildings we live and work in, the cosmetics we use, the foods and medications we consume are loaded with chemicals. These chemicals, alone or in combinations, interfere with the processes that our body needs to perform to maintain health and vitality. In many cases they cause symptoms that are then diagnosed as diseases for which more chemicals are prescribed, thus perpetuating or worsening the situation.

We plan our work, we plan our vacations, we plan our retirement and some of us even plan our funerals. But very few of us plan our wellbeing. It is no wonder most of us are sick and have to end up at the doctors office where our symptoms are treated with more chemicals, or surgery, causing further frustration, suffering and disease.

Like Global Warming, this awareness is only now beginning to dawn on us, and is still ignored or denied by traditional western medicine. Dr. Junger calls it Another Inconvenient Truth. The good news is our bodies are equipped with the necessary knowledge to neutralize and eliminate these toxins–even the most modern ones. When the right conditions are created and these toxins are cleared, the results are very powerful. We regain the ability to heal ourselves, regenerate, revitalize and even rejuvenate.

CLEAN is a comprehensive, safe and medically proven program that can be done in the midst of your busy life. Hundreds of people have completed it successfully and so can you.

Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself
Author: Alejandro Junger
ISBN: 9780061735325

Made For Goodness by Desmond Tutu

Available March 9th, 2010!

Over the years the same questions get asked of Desmond Tutu, the archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and veteran of the moral movement that ended apartheid in South Africa: “How can you be so hopeful after witnessing so much evil?” “Why are you so sure goodness will triumph in the end?” This book is his answer.

Now, more than any other time in history, our world needs this message: that we are made for goodness and it is up to us to live up to our destiny.

We recognize Archbishop Tutu from the headlines as an inspirational figure who has witnessed some of the world’s most sinister moments and chosen to be an ambassador of reconciliation amid political, diplomatic, and natural disasters. Now, we get a glimpse into his personal spirituality—and a better understanding of the man behind a lifetime of good works. In this intimate and personal sharing of his heart, written with his daughter, Episcopal priest Mpho Tutu, Tutu engages his reader with touching stories from his own life, as well as grisly memories from his work in the darkest corners of the world. There, amid the darkness, he calls us to hope, to joy, and to claim the goodness that we were made for. Tutu invites us to take on the disciplines of goodness, the practices that are key to finding fulfillment, meaning, and happiness for our lives.

Made For Goodness: And Why That Makes All the Difference
Authors: Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu
ISBN: 9780061706592

Psychic: My Life in Two Worlds by Sylvia Browne

“I have known Sylvia for twenty years, and I have the greatest respect for her. People seek her out for her much celebrated intuitive skills, however, I have sought her out for her friendship and kindness. I applaud her for the peace and solace that she has brought to so many.” — Montel Williams

“An amazing woman, an amazing life, and a book I couldn’t put down. Sylvia is a true inspiration.” — Jeanne Cooper, star of The Young and the Restless

Reaching deep beneath the surface of her life—then and now—renowned psychic and #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Browne (The Other Side and Back) candidly discusses details of her professional and personal experiences that she’s never publicly revealed before.

Book Description

At the age of seventy-three, New York Times–bestselling author Sylvia Browne is ready to tell the whole story of her extraordinary life. In Psychic, we meet the woman behind the public figure: from the teenager doubting her own sanity to the new mother living through staggering highs and lows; from the burgeoning celebrity to the successful, happily married woman she is today. Filled with never-before-told stories, Psychic is a riveting account of how Sylvia Shoemaker, a traditional girl from Missouri, became world-famous psychic Sylvia Browne.

Nothing is off-limits. Sylvia tells the little-known truths behind her three failed marriages — including physical abuse, bankruptcy, and legal troubles — and the financial and emotional damage they wreaked. She revisits her personal demons and describes her physical challenges, from a series of painful hip surgeries to her relatively recent discovery that she’d suddenly gone blind in one eye. And then there is the greatest surprise of all: Sylvia tells how, once she had reached her seventies and believed her romantic life was over, the real Mr. Right finally — impossibly — showed up.

While the press has freely, often bitterly, weighed in on Sylvia’s most painful stories, she has remained quiet — until now. Unlike any other book Sylvia has written, Psychic reaches deep beneath the surface of her life, including professional and personal experiences that she is sharing publicly for the first time. With candor, warmth, and a great deal of humor, Sylvia Browne has written the singularly captivating tale of a life lived in two worlds, filled equally with harsh earthly realities and mesmerizing spiritual insights.

Title: Psychic: My Life in Two Worlds
Author: Sylvia Browne
ISBN: 9780061966729

Tales of Wonder by Huston Smith

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As Stephen Hawking is to science, as Peter Drucker is to economics, and as Joseph Campbell is to mythology, so is Huston Smith to religion. Tales of Wonder is the personal story of the author of the classic The World’s Religions, the man who taught a nation about the great faiths of the world, and his fascinating encounters with the people who helped shape the 20th century.

For a quiet, gentle scholar, Huston Smith has had the habit of showing up in the most remarkable places at the most historic times. For instance, he was raised by Christian missionary parents in Suchow, China during the rise of the revolutionary Sun Yat-sen and the Chinese Communist Party. On April 25, 1945, Huston obtained one of the rare public tickets to attend the first meeting of the United Nations. He invited Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Washington University in 1956–between Kings Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and his historic March on Washington. The next year, the university integrated. In the 60s, he was in Cambridge at MIT doing hallucinogens with Timothy Leary and discussing metaphysics with Ram Dass and Andrew Weil. On a trip to Tanzania, Smith would be rescued from lions in the Serengeti Plains by Maasai warriors who took him to the encampment of the world-famous archeologists Louis and Mary Leakey for safekeeping (and a much needed glass of whiskey). Later Smith would meet the Dalai Lama in Northern India (30 years before His Holiness would be discovered by Hollywood and the West), go nearly psychotic while practicing meditation in the most demanding Zen monastery in Kyoto, and just happen to be in a taxicab in Tiananmen Square when the student protests of 1989 broke out. He’s climbed Mt. Athos, he’s gone to Washington, DC to defend the Native American Church’s right to use peyote in their rituals, and hes recorded multiphonic chanting with Tibetan Monks and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead.

This autobiography tells the story of Smith’s experiences of historic turning points and encounters with many of the people that shaped the 20th century. In addition to the figures above, Smith tells stories of his very personal interactions with, to name a few: Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Thomas Merton, Reinhold Niebuhr, Krishnamurti, Aldous Huxley, John Kenneth Galbraith, Noam Chomsky, Robert Graves, Saul Bellow, Pete Seeger, and Bill Moyers.

Smith has lived an amazing life, and his great stories of adventure and wonder serve as a travelogue, a popular history of a century of monumental changes, and an inspirational memoir.

Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography
Author: Huston Smith
ISBN: 9780061154263

The Green Bible

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The Green Bible will equip and encourage people to see God’s vision for creation and help them engage in the work of healing and sustaining it. With over 1,000 references to the earth in the Bible, compared to 490 references to heaven and 530 references to love, the Bible carries a powerful message for the earth.

Graphics by: Thom Blythe

The Green Bible
Harper Bibles, NRSV
ISBN: 9780061627996

Sales Team Thank You from Mariel Hemingway

A thank you video for the HarperCollins Sales Team from Mariel Hemingway.

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Filled with stunning photographs and a combination of classic and innovative recipes, Mariel’s Kitchen delivers delicious recipes that are both easy to prepare and good for you.

Arranged seasonally, the seventy-five recipes cover everything from summer breakfasts to Thanksgiving dinner to desserts for any time of the year. Mariel shows us that real, fresh and organic foods are within reach and can easily become a part of our every day menu. Not only are real foods better for you, all great chefs will tell you that a fresh ingredient prepared simply is the key to turning an ordinary meal into an extraordinary one. With just a few easy tips and these amazing recipes, we can all prepare nutritious and delicious food, every time.

Combining Mariel’s signature honest and no-nonsense approach with recipes for every occasion, Mariel’s Kitchen will become a new American classic enjoyed by you and the entire family for years to come.

Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life
Author: Mariel Hemingway
ISBN: 9780061649875

Mariel’s Kitchen by Mariel Hemingway

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Filled with stunning photographs and a combination of classic and innovative recipes, Mariel’s Kitchen delivers delicious recipes that are both easy to prepare and good for you.

Arranged seasonally, the seventy-five recipes cover everything from summer breakfasts to Thanksgiving dinner to desserts for any time of the year. Mariel shows us that real, fresh and organic foods are within reach and can easily become a part of our every day menu. Not only are real foods better for you, all great chefs will tell you that a fresh ingredient prepared simply is the key to turning an ordinary meal into an extraordinary one. With just a few easy tips and these amazing recipes, we can all prepare nutritious and delicious food, every time.

Combining Mariel’s signature honest and no-nonsense approach with recipes for every occasion, Mariel’s Kitchen will become a new American classic enjoyed by you and the entire family for years to come.

Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life
Author: Mariel Hemingway
ISBN: 9780061649875

SuperSense by Bruce M. Hood

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John McEnroe notoriously refused to step on the white lines of a tennis court between points. Wade Boggs insisted on eating a chicken dinner before every Boston Red Sox game. Presidential candidate Barak Obama played a game of basketball the morning of his victory in the Iowa primary, and continued the tradition the day of every following primary. Superstitious habits are common. Do you ever cross your fingers, knock on wood, avoid walking under ladders, or step around black cats? Sentimental value often supercedes material worth. If someone offered to replace your childhood teddy bear or wedding ring with a brand new, exact replica, would you do it? How about $20 for trying on a sweater owned by Jeffrey Dahmer? Do you believe in an afterlife?

Innate belief in things beyond whats rational or natural are common to humans. In fact, according to award-winning cognitive scientist Bruce Hood, this super sense is something were born with and essential to the way we learn to understand the world. We couldnt live without it! Therefore it is unlikely that any effort to get rid of supernatural beliefs, or the superstitious behaviors that accompany them, will be successful. Moreover, these beliefs are essential in binding us together as a society. We are inclined from the start to think that there are unseen patterns, forces and essences inhabiting the world. (Creative types rely upon this ability to see patterns in the world.) This way of thinking is unavoidable, and it may be part of human nature to see ourselves connected to each other at this deeper level.

SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable
Author: Bruce M. Hood
ISBN: 9780061452642

Jesus, Interrupted by Bart D. Ehrman

The problems with the Bible-that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus-are expanded exponentially in his new book JESUS, INTERRUPTED. Here we find not only that Christian scribes altered the texts of their sacred Scripture, but also that the books of Scripture themselves, in their original forms, are often completely at odds with one another on such key issues as:

• Who Jesus was and how salvation works
• Why the New Testament contains books that were forged in the names of the apostles by Christians living decades later
• Did Paul, Matthew, John, and Jesus represent different religions?
• How standard Christian doctrines were the inventions of still later theologians

These are not idiosyncratic perspectives of just one modern scholar: as Ehrman skillfully demonstrates, they have been the standard and widespread views of critical scholars for over a century. Why is it that most people have never heard such things? As Ehrman argues, it is because scholars have failed to communicate their findings with the general public, and because pastors who learn this information when studying for the ministry have chosen not to share it with the people in the pews.

Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them)
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN: 9780061173936