‘The Untethered Soul’ Soars to the New York Times Best-Seller List

OAKLAND, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

The Untethered Soul did what no previous New Harbinger Publications book has doneit hit the New York Times Best-Seller List.

The Untethered Soul is currently #5 on the New York Times Paperback Advice list for the week of August 26. Additionally, The Untethered Soul has risen onto the following best-seller lists: Wall Street Journal (#5 in Non-Fiction and #7 in e-book Non-Fiction), and Nielsen BookScan (#1 in Self-Help and #7 in Non-Fiction), among others.

Although The Untethered Soul has been one of New Harbingers top selling books since they co-published it with Noetic Books in 2007, its sales have increased exponentially in the past few weeks. National TV interviews have generated sales bumps for many New Harbinger titles in the past, but never has the Bay Area publishing company seen such a result as it has with this book.

Matthew McKay, publisher and cofounder of New Harbinger Publications, says, In our 40th year, New Harbinger Publications has our first New York Times bestseller. Its no accident that bestsellers are rare for small to medium size publishers. New Harbinger has always been a house driven by high editorial standards we still are. As a result, books we deeply care about, that have the capacity to change lives, are now making their way into the hands of so many more readers.

Sales manager Julie Kahn states, The Untethered Souls appearance on the New York Times best-seller listfive years after its initial publication dateillustrates both the efficacy of our publishing model and the universality of the topics our books explore. We are most grateful to our buyers for supporting and hand-selling this phenomenal book.

About The Untethered Soul

In The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

Screenwriter Claims ‘The Secret’ Has Its Roots in a 100-Year-Old Philosophy Called the New Thought Movement

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 7, 2007

No doubt you’ve heard of the self-help movie and book “The Secret” that is sweeping the nation. This Law of Attraction philosophy has been discussed on Oprah, Larry King, Ellen DeGeneres, CBS, and in scads of magazines and newspapers. What was once a little cult movie that premiered on the Internet in March 2006 has now blossomed into a mainstream hit: more than 1.5 million DVD’s have been sold and over 1.2 million copies of “The Secret” are in print.


“‘The Secret’ does a great job of explaining the Law of Attraction to the masses but the principles illustrated actually harken back to the New Thought Movement which began over a century ago,” says screenwriter and New Thought Practitioner, Ron Peer, who has just developed a website (http://SecretsofTheSecret.com) which details the link between New Thought and “The Secret.”


In the film, Rhonda Byrne, producer of “The Secret,” mentions being inspired by a 100-year-old book to begin a life-transforming journey and create the movie, but she does not mention the title or author. Later in interviews, Byrne confesses the book is called “The Science of Getting Rich” and is written by New Thought Author Wallace Wattles (1860-1911). To Byrne’s credit, six months later in the book of “The Secret,” she does acknowledge Wattles contribution to her ideas, as well as the works of Charles Haanel and Genevieve Behrend, both early 20th Century New Thought authors. Peer offers free downloads of The Science of Getting Rich and The Master Key System (by Haanel) at his Secrets of The Secret website. (http://SecretsofTheSecret.com)


What is New Thought?

New Thought is a philosophy which states that thought is evolutionary and unfolding, and that one’s thinking and beliefs create a person’s experience of the world (in essence the Law of Attraction). The movement places great emphasis in positive thinking, affirmations, meditation, and affirmative prayer. “Change your thinking, change your life,” is the motto of the popular New Thought magazine, Science of Mind.


According to Peer: “A tenet of New Thought is that there is one supreme power, one God, and that if we align our consciousnesses with that Divine Mind, then we will achieve greater levels of peace, success, abundance, harmony, etc. As ‘The Secret’ suggests, this can be done through visualization, meditation, and aligning one’s feeling with one’s desires. The trick is to believe that these desires have already manifested and to hold complete faith in their reality. That is how true creation occurs.”


Peer says he unconsciously used this process to sell his first screenplay GOODBYE LOVER, made into the film of the same name, starring Patricia Arquette, Ellen DeGeneres and Don Johnson. During the years he owned a bookstore in Phoenix in the 1990s, Peer was deeply involved in reading books by New Thought authors. Subconsciously these teachings seeped into his system. “I was vibrating at such a high frequency while in the writing process — it was total joyous fun! — that the script sold without any effort. It was my first screenplay sale and the movie went into production almost immediately. I can tell you, no one was more surprised than I!” recounts the screenwriter.


Peer says that the New Thought Movement hit its apex in the late 1930s with Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich,” then dwindled as America became absorbed in the rise of World War II. “The New Age Movement of the ’80s reawakened some New Thought philosophy, but the focus on channeling and extraterrestrials may have hindered the comeback of New Thought,” continues Peer. “But in the last ten years, New Thought, as exemplified through churches like Unity and Religious Science, has really picked up momentum and the release of ‘The Secret’ has brought it to the forefront again.”


In fact, many of the presenters in “The Secret” have New Thought backgrounds. Dr. Michael Beckwith, featured in the movie and on Oprah, is a founder of the Association of Global New Thought and is the director of one of the largest New Thought churches in the country — Agape International Spiritual Growth Center in Culver City, California, with over 10,000 members. Jack Canfield, also starring in “The Secret,” attended a Religious Science church in Huntington Beach, California, for a number of years. Dr. Joe Vitale wrote his master’s thesis on a type of New Thought affirmative prayer called “treatment.”


More about New Thought Movement and its relation to “The Secret” can be found at http://SecretsofTheSecret.com. Peer, in conjunction with Dr. Patrick Porter, has also just released a creative visualization to help people achieve their goals based on the three-part “Ask, Believe & Receive” process of “The Secret” (http://SecretVisualization.com)




Dr. Todd Albertson Launches Asian Book Tour to Promote His New Book ‘The Gods of Business’

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) November 20, 2007

Dr. Todd Albertson in conjunction with the release of his new book, The Gods of Business, will begin a book tour to Asia beginning December 12th.

In The Gods of Business, Dr. Albertson explores the intersection of faith and the marketplace. In plain easy-to-read language, he analyzes the world’s major religions — Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Secular Post-Modernism, Shintoism, and Sikhism — and how these religious traditions impact business ethics and practices.

The Gods of Business is an essential update on world religions, and provides telling insight into the silent subtleties and the loudly proclaimed dogmas that dramatically affect businesses, leaving many outsiders unaware, confused or wishing they could just turn back the clock and deal with their hometown ways of doing things.

Dr. Albertson will be in the following cities and all events are open to the public:

Dec 12 – Seoul, South Korea

Dec 14 – Singapore

Dec 15 – Taipei, Taiwan

Dec 17 – Tokyo, Japan

Dec 19 – Nagoya, Japan

Dec 21 – Okinawa, Japan

Dec 22 – Bangkok, Thailand

The Gods of Business is written by Dr. Todd Albertson, published by Trinity Alumni Press. Its ISBN # is 978-0-6151-3800-8. It will be published on February 2, 2007 and will be available through the standard book distribution channels.

Link To Publication: http://www.thegodsofbusiness.com

About the Author

Dr. Todd Albertson is an expert on organizational behavior and issues involving the intersection of business practices, religious worldview, culture, and ethics. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in International Business in 1988. He earned an MBA from Seattle University in 1995. In 2005, he graduated from Trinity Theological Union with a PhD in Theology & Culture. He has worked in a number of positions and industries throughout his business career. Dr. Albertson was an operating system evangelist with Microsoft Corporation, and the founder and CEO of both a transportation & logistics company as well as a “dot com.” This is his first book.

About Trinity Alumni Press

Trinity Alumni Press (http://www.trinityalumni.org) is the alumni association of Trinity Theological Union Graduate School and publishes works by distinguished alumni/ae.


Pat Morgan, Director of Public Relations

Trinity Alumni Press

(213) 448-2391