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  • Plains Indian Researcher Kay Schweinfurth Releases New Book about the Role of Cheyenne Grandmothers


    DALLAS (PRWEB) November 19, 2011

    In NISH KI: Cheyenne Grandmothers: Pillars of Strength (published by AuthorHouse) researcher Kay Schweinfurth delivers a compelling look into the lives of the Cheyenne Indians and details how the role of grandmother fits into the greater role of the tribe.

    Readers meet six Cheyenne families. Aptly straddling the narrative benefits of storytelling and the scholastic benefits of dense research, Schweinfurth presents a balanced sociological look at the Cheyenne familial structure.

    The Cheyenne Indian nation presents some of the oldest inhabitants of America, and Schweinfurth presents their stories in full colorful details within the pages of NISH KI. The hunt, the spiritual experiences and the origins of Cheyenne culture are all told in witty, humorous, touching and exacting detail. An Excerpt from the book:

    In 1974 I began four years of recording oral histories and collecting primary documents from an Indianwhite Oklahoma community. This was a requirement for a doctoral degree in social anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. I completed the required dissertation, and upon its approval, requested that some material be withheld from publication for ten years or longer. I never intended to permanently suppress the material, but two elderly Cheyenne women, who had been forthright about revealing their everyday stresses and relationships with other members of the Indian community, requested that material I had gathered not be published until sometime after their deaths. They were concerned about remarks they might have made to me during that period of time about their relatives and friends that could be open to unintended interpretation. One person, in particular, worried that her close friends might guess that she had made an unkind remark that would summon a vengeful ghost.

    As these women revealed their lives of hardship to an outsider, they always spoke openly with insight and wit. But when speaking about each other, they were inclined to speak in hushed tones and with a tacit understanding of confidentiality. Occasionally a Cheyenne woman would express ambivalence about having her view of the community or the outside world recorded and published, because she believed that outsiders would somehow misconstrue the information. Yet several others thought the Cheyenne community needed some exposure concerning its problems and believed that it might help outsiders understand them better and treat them more fairly.

    About the Author

    Kay Schweinfurth grew up in Elk City, a western Oklahoma town located next to a Cheyenne community. She remembers well, from her childhood years, the excitement Cheyenne Indian dancers generated when they arrived in town for festivals. Schweinfurth was fascinated, and from that exposure, developed a compelling desire to learn more about the neighboring Cheyenne. She subsequently earned a B.A. in anthropology from Oklahoma University. She also earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the same institution.

    Schweinfurth taught anthropology and Indian history classes at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She is a Plains Indian researcher. Her book, Prayer on Top of the Earth: The Spiritual Universe of the Plains Apache was a co-winner of the 2002 Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Publication Prize.

    AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industrys only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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  • Alanna Zabel Opens the “The Seven Doors” of Independent Publishing with her Children?s Book Version of “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra

    Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 8, 2005

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    (PRWEB) October 8, 2005 — Alanna Zabel Opens the “The Seven Doors” of Independent Publishing with her children?s book version of “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra.

    Alanna Zabel has maintained independent publishing rights although joining forces with 40 times published author, Deepak Chopra. Alanna has written “The Seven Doors,” the children?s book version of Deepak?s “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” She has published through Lulu Press (http://www.lulu.com), the world?s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.

    “The Seven Doors” is about a young, highly talented girl named Ruby who does not know what to do with all of her talent. One day while wondering through the forest she meets Ahanna, the Goddess of Light. Ahanna leads Ruby through The Seven Doors and ultimately The Seven Spiritual Laws which guide Ruby to find her dharma, or life-purpose. At the end of her journey, Ruby becomes Self-Realized and reaches the state of Union, or Yoga.

    Alanna Zabel teaches yoga at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA and directs the children?s yoga program there as well. She came to Lulu because she wanted to be in control of the publishing process and found Lulu?s print-on-demand tools to be fast, easy and, most importantly, the road of least effort, which ironically is Deepak?s fourth law. “The Seven Doors” is available for purchase at http://www.lulu.com, along with Alanna?s seven other children?s yoga books, including the very poplular, “A Chair in the Air.”

    ?Independent publishing and print-on-demand is the wave of the future,? said Alanna. ?It is exciting to be in control of my own creative projects. The Lulu process allows me to cut out the middle man (i.e. a separate publisher) and get my work out the way I want it. My book is much like Lulu itself?it puts control of your destiny into your own hands.?

    Link to Alanna?s Publications*: http://www.lulu.com/aziam

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Originally from Buffalo, NY, Alanna Zabel currently lives in southern California teaching yoga and wellness, as well as leading yoga retreats nationally and internationally. She is the founder of AZ I AM Yoga. Alanna has written and illustrated seven children?s yoga books, all with a moral and an inspiration for life that all ages can benefit from. She holds a BA in Child Psychology with a minor in Theatre/Dance from the University at Buffalo. For more information on Alanna, you can view her website at http://www.aziam.com.

    ABOUT LULU

    Founded in 2002, Lulu is the world?s fastest-growing print-on-demand marketplace for digital do-it-yourselfers. Please see http://www.lulu.com for more information.

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  • New Book Discusses the Connectedness of Life and the Evolution of Consciousness

    Southeast Calgary, AB, Canada (PRWEB) July 05, 2011

    From author Robert Donald Tonelli comes a book showing that all life on planet Earth and in the universe is based on an evolution of consciousness from the beginning of time?the Big Bang. Released through Xlibris, Science of Spirit: Lost Keys to the Kingdom? on Earth clarifies the connectedness of all life with Science and to Spirit through the understanding of world-old Hermetic Teachings in a balance of Reason and Faith.

    Consciousness is the very fabric that all form is made out of and is the ground of all beingness of life. In this book, readers will see that consciousness and the energy that makes up matter are inextricably combined or linked, emerging in a sequence of events called ?occasions of experience? that ultimately create our experiences in life and our reality. The universe isn?t made of things or particles. It?s a process. It?s made up of events. The result of this evolution of consciousness is an Analogical Awareness of life living in the now moment of unlimited potentials for the growth of a new super-conscious species of humanity moving through an Omega Point in time between 2011 -2013.

    Tonelli invites readers to learn how human?s accelerating consciousness is moving to a quantum existence of Spirit-in-Mass, God ? Man realized, alive with all the lower species of life in this book.

    For more information on Science of Spirit: Lost Keys to the Kingdom? on Earth, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

    About the Author

    Robert Donald Tonelli, owner/researcher/consultant for Neurotech Research, has been in business researching health, nutrition and spiritual matters since 1992 and has produced ten research reports. He was born into an Italian family?s Stone and Tile Construction business. In his youth, he had the freedom to come and go as he pleased, think and study anything he wanted to while he worked. He was so bored with life. He would ask questions about the reasons for life itself and studied all he needed to know ?in that moment.? This over the course of many years led to the observation of an Evolution of Consciousness. Neurotech Research evolved from an ongoing investigation of over the past 25 years from studies of longevity, neuroscience, and alchemy. He started with a ten-year study of different world religions starting with Zen Buddhism in Japan in 1978. By 1995, he studied a number of powerful healing techniques and became a third degree Reiki Master studying the Usui Shiki Ryoho method of natural healing. Understanding the deep personal nature of his connection to Spirit or God, he became a minister of the Universal life Church that year. From this research and experience, he has written this book, Science of Spirit: Lost Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

    Science of Spirit * by Robert Donald Tonelli

    Lost Keys to the Kingdom? on Earth

    Publication Date: February 14, 2011

    Trade Paperback; $ 23.99; 568 pages; 978-1-4568-2719-9

    Trade Hardback; $ 34.99; 568 pages; 978-1-4568-2720-5

    eBook; $ 9.99; 978-1-4568-2721-2

    Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

    For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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  • Wayne Sheldrake To Thrill Audiences With New Book: Instant Karma: The Heart and Soul of a Ski Bum

    Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 2, 2007

    ?To write a great story, you have to live one,? says avid skier and author Wayne Sheldrake (http://www.WayneSheldrake.com). This October he?s setting out to share that incredible story with the debut of his book ”Instant Karma: The Heart and Soul of a Ski Bum” (Ghost Road Press, October, 2007), a tribute to all who have daydreamed of, or survived, a life literally on the edge. In the form of a vivid memoir, “Instant Karma” captures the visceral and spiritual sensuousness and elation of skiing.

    More than just another book about skiing, “Instant Karma” is an inspirational story of survival and personal redemption. Sheldrake examines his place in the close community of ski bums, people who give up ?normality? to live on their own terms.

    Featuring a foreword by best-selling author Steven Kotler (”West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief”), “Instant Karma” follows Sheldrake through many thrilling mishaps and escapades, including knife fights, fake electrocutions, near-fatal collisions, open heart surgeries, and finally, love.

    Sheldrake?s is a life of recklessness and restlessness, dedicated to adventure, courage, and the pure joy of second and third chances. “Instant Karma” maps the hidden trails of virgin snow and conjures the rush of hucking off cornices and skiing blind in sudden snowstorms with exacting detail, all the while finding his way to understanding and accepting the powerful bonds of romance, friendship and learning to let go.

    In Sheldrake?s universe, ?instant karma? is what happens when we believe our grandest passion can?t be separated from the everyday, and then live in accordance with that faith.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Wayne Sheldrake (http://www.WayneSheldrake.com) was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Denver. In 1980 he moved to Colorado?s San Luis Valley, the world?s largest alpine valley, home to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and recipient of some of the greatest powder in North America. He attended college there, leaving only once for a brief teaching assignment on the high plains. His fifteen year teaching career included significant stints at the high school and college level. In addition to teaching he has scrambled an alpine living as day laborer, bagel baker, ski instructor, ski coach, trout farmer, ranch hand, river guide, bicycle repairman, grounds keeper, poet-in-residence, ado copy writer, log home chinker, ski tuner, pizza cook, house sitter, retail clerk, dishwasher, and landlord. He holds BAs in History and English and earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis on Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University/Los Angeles in 2005.

    He has been a freelance writer since 1998. His features, essays and reviews have appeared in regional and national publications including: America West Magazine, Writer?s Digest, Your Health, Bloomsbury Review, Triathlete, Velo News: the Journal of Competitive Cycling, Mountain Gazette, Snow Country, and Rocky Mountain Sport. His novel “On Every Street” was an Honorable Mention Finalist in the 2003 Francis Ford Coppola New Century Writer?s Contest. He is the author of the memoir ”Instant Karma: the Heart and Soul of a Ski Bum.”

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  • Where do I find a really good summary of the book “The Killer Angels”?

    Question by Sanaa: Where do I find a really good summary of the book “The Killer Angels”?
    ok so in my Ap Us History class, we have to read the book, and i really dont want to. Its sooo long and im not into history much.

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    Answer by Michael C
    look it up. on google. take a quiz on it

    Add your own answer in the comments!

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