The Journey of Soul Initiation
A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries, and Revolutionaries

In The Journey of Soul Initiation: A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries, and Revolutionaries, author and depth psychologist Bill Plotkin, PhD, provides guidance for a spiritual odyssey that most of the world has forgotten, or not yet discovered, a journey that can enable readers to grow whole and wild in a way that has become rare - and yet is vital for cultural renaissance and for the future of our species and our planet.

I believe the root cause of the dire crises and challenges of our time-all of our currently cascading environmental and cultural collapses- is a widespread failure in individual human development,” writes Plotkin. “This has been true for so long and in so many societies that most people today are unaware of this breakdown in the natural sequence of human maturation.

Plotkin explains that this developmental dilemma stems from disconnection from both our “outer” and “inner” natures and the loss of the journey of soul initiation. If this journey is revitalized and reclaimed, it can transform everything for us both individually and collectively.

The Journey of Soul Initiation is Plotkin’s first written presentation of the five phases of Descent to Soul. Readers will find a thorough description of the most essential things he has learned over the past forty years about the trail to true Adulthood.

“Although the Descent to Soul-the expedition across a vast plain, then down into the depths of what I call Soul Canyon, and eventually, with good fortune, up and out the other side-can be hazardous and harrowing, it is also joyful and engaging,” writes Plotkin. “What waits on the other side of that vast plain is so much more interesting and inspiring.”

About the Author: Bill Plotkin, PhD, is the author The Journey of Soul Initiation. As a depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and founder of western Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute, he has led thousands of women and men through nature-based initiatory passages. His previous books include Soulcraft, Nature and the Human Soul, and Wild Mind. He lives in Durango, Colorado and you can visit him online at

The Journey of Soul Initiation by Bill Plotkin
• 464 pages • $21.95 • ISBN 978-1-60868-701-5
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Become the CEO of Your Well-Being

CEO, executive wellness coach, and thought leader Naz Beheshti’s first job was as Steve Jobs’s executive assistant at Apple and he quickly became her first and most influential mentor. Not only did he teach her to how to live and lead in alignment with her head and heart, he also taught her, through his words and example, that well-being is the ultimate wealth.
“When we integrate every aspect of our life and fuel that ecosystem as a whole, we can both be well and do well.” writes Naz.
Pause. Breathe. Choose. offers the highly effective framework that Naz has been teaching her clients for over a decade. It’s called the MAP Method and the book is organized around its three guiding principles:
In part 1, “Master Mindfulness: The Big M,” readers learn how to discover their authentic Selves. Naz explores a simple and powerful method for practicing mindfulness and the value of choosing to be mindful both in stillness and in action.
In part 2, “Apply Better Choices to Manage Stress and Build Resilience,” she explores the Seven As, which are:
Adopt a healthy lifestyle; Allocate play and recovery time; A void unnecessary stress; Alter the situation; Adapt to the stressor; Accept what you cannot change; and Attend to connection with self, others, world, and universe.
In part 3, “Promote Your Self to the CEO of Your Well-Being,” Naz explains the Three Ps: pain, prana, and purpose. She explores how readers can make pain their greatest teacher for growth, how to use prana to become fully engaged at work and in life, and how to be driven by their passion and purpose.
“This book focuses on practicing mindful leadership and taking empowered and aligned action as a personal and professional strategy,” writes Naz. “I encourage you to make active, healthier lifestyle choices to fulfill your highest potential in all areas of your life which contributes to making our world a better place.”
About the Author: Naz Beheshti is an executive wellness coach, speaker, Forbes contributor, and CEO and founder of Prananaz, a corporate wellness company improving leadership effectiveness, employee engagement and well-being, company culture, and business outcomes. Naz also cofounded Rise2Shine, a nonprofit helping to alleviate the suffering of young children in Haiti. She lives in New York City with her husband. Visit her online at

• 312 pages • $25.95 • ISBN 978-1-60868-723-7
Book Release from New World Library



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Manage Your Menopause Naturally by Maryon Stewart
• 312 pages • $17.95 • ISBN 978-1-60868-682-7
Book Release from New World Library