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    Just Released: The Anthropocene

    We are pleased to announce the release of our latest title, The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet by Christian Schwägerl. This thoroughly researched book is the result of 10 years of research by award-winning environmental science journalist and author Christian Schwägerl and offers up a comprehensive world-eye-view of today’s ecological […]

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    HR Giger and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century

    We’re proud to honor legendary Swiss surrealist HR Giger with HR Giger and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century. Essay by transpersonal psychology founder and author Stanislav Grof. Widely-known for his “biomechanoid” forms which influenced his Alien film character, Giger plumbed the depths of the dark recesses of the human subconscious for his influential and […]

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    Wastewater Gardener Author Mark Nelson Interview on Talk of Alaska

      Between globetrotting on his mission and changing our wastewater stream, author Mark Nelson found a moment to sit down for an interview with Alaska Public Media’s Steve Heimel. Listen Now.

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    Holiday EcoBundle-35% Off Through Midnight December 21st

    This specially-priced holiday ‘eco-bundle’ has the ecowarrior on your gift list covered–with 3 of our latest sustainability titles that cover a gamut of contemporary concerns. From Christian Schwägerl’s sprawling and ambitious overview of our current ecological situation The Anthropocene to Tony Juniper’s award-winning What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?, which chronicles the way nature pays dividends to human societies, to The Wastewater Gardener, Mark Nelson’s humorous globetrotting adventures that explore possible solutions to our dwindling water supply, these new titles will reshape the way you think about ecology and the state of the planet. 

    Buy all 3 books for 35% Off Plus FREE SHIPPING

    (Price indicated has discount applied. Through midnight December 21, 2014.)

    Happy Holidays!

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    HR Giger and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century

    Observations from Modern Consciousness Research

    Stanislav Grof, the pioneer of consciousness research, in a unique essay, interprets HR Giger’s visionary world for the first time from the perspective of transpersonal psychology. To date, HR Giger’s images have been described in myriad variations, but never before within the context of the social relevance of his art. With his interpretation of the claustrophobic, nightmarish aspects of Giger’s art, Grof allows for a new, more profound understanding of the overall work.

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    Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics

    The only book of its kind offering a conversation about Buddhist practice and the psychedelic experience.

    This New Edition contains expanded material.

    Edited by Allan Badiner. Art Editor Alex Grey.

    More than ever, people are in pursuit of greater fulfillment in their lives, seeking a deeper spiritual truth and strategies for liberation from suffering. Both Buddhism and psychedelics are subjects that one encounters in such spiritual pursuit. Edited by Tricycle contributing editor Allan Badiner and art edited by renowned visionary artist Alex Grey, Zig Zag Zen features a foreword by Buddhist scholar Stephen Batchelor, a preface by historian of religion Huston Smith, and numerous essays, interviews, and art that lie outside the scope of mainstream anthologies.

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    The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet

    What does it mean to live in the Anthropocene?

    Schwägerl investigates this question by visiting some of the last pristine places on Earth, exploring rising megacities and witnessing the devastation of forests and coral reefs.

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    The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time

    Mark Nelson, PhD, takes us on a global expedition to learn how we are wasting the world’s dwindling supplies of fresh water by flushing away a very valuable resource, our own human wastes!

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    What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? How Money Really Does Grow on Trees

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Synergetic Press is an independent publisher committed to publishing the most original writers in the fields of environmental research, sustainability, ethnobotany, and consciousness. For the past thirty years, the Press has been part of a wider scientific and artistic community dedicated to exploring ways for humanity to exist in greater harmony with nature.

We offer the work of leaders and visionaries from diverse fields: environmentalists like Tony Juniper, Mark Nelson, and Christian Schwägerl; biospheric pioneers like Vladimir Vernadsky and John Allen; groundbreaking anthropologists like Richard Evans Schultes, Luis Eduardo Luna, and Steven F. White; spiritual seekers like Ram Dass, Ralph Metzner, Allan Badiner, Alex Grey, and Albert Hofmann; and inventive literary artists of the Beat Generation like William Burroughs, Johnny Dolphin, and Terry Wilson.

The world is at a crossroads today, and we believe it is our responsibility to bring forth works that point the way to achieving a healthier relationship with our planet and ourselves. We seek to publish writers who can inform and inspire the current and next generations with the most innovative, creative ideas and approaches to building a more sustainable and regenerative world—one that will flourish long into the future.

Deborah Parrish Snyder