Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Co-authors Nancy Seifer and Martin Vieweg Receive 2010 Nautilus Book Award For Their Recent Release, When The Soul Awakens

Seifer and Vieweg join the ranks of previous Nautilus award-winners such as Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, The Dalai Lama and Carolyn Myss

Nancy Seifer and Martin Vieweg are pleased to announce they have been awarded the 2010 Nautilus Book Award for their recent release, When The Soul Awakens: The Path To Spiritual Evolution and a New World Era. Previous winners of the award include Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, the Dalai Lama and Carolyn Myss.

"We are enormously pleased," said Nancy Seifer, "to have received this award. It’s a wonderful validation of our work but more importantly, it reflects a growing interest in what the ageless wisdom reveals about the human soul and the evolution of consciousness. To us it’s further evidence that the soul of humanity really is awakening."

Based on the Ageless Wisdom, When The Soul Awakens views the current world crises as the birth pangs of a new time—an era that will unfold beyond 2012. The rising tide of human suffering that has swept the planet since the start of this millennium is serving to spark an expansion of consciousness among people everywhere. The book was written for those who are awakening spiritually and who want to know what comes next on the evolutionary journey.

Nautilus Book Awards Silver and Gold Winners are carefully selected in a three-tier judging process. The judging is done by numerous teams of librarians, editors, book reviewers and leaders in the publishing industry. Books are evaluated in a long and labor-intensive process by at least two judges for each category and at each level. Awards are given to books of exceptional quality and merit that make a literary contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change, as well as to the arts, inspiration and creativity.

"It’s a tremendous honor," stated Martin Vieweg, "for us to find ourselves in the ranks of previous Nautilus award-winners such Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Carolyn Myss, and so many others who have contributed to the universal stream of contemporary spirituality."

Rolland G. Smith, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, called When the Soul Awakens “the definitive work of research, eloquence and skillful attunement to the subject at hand.” John L. Petersen, world-renowned futurist, called it “a wonderfully written tapestry that not only illuminates the past, but also shines a bright light on what is on the horizon.” He added, “This is a very special, extraordinarily valuable volume for anyone who wants to actively participate in the biggest event in our history."

Seifer and her co-author Martin Vieweg are available for interview and can be reached using the information below or by email at More information is available at their website at When The Soul Awakens is available wherever books are sold online and in bookstores everywhere.

Gathering Wave Press
Nancy Seifer and Martin Vieweg
When The Soul Awakens: The Path To Spiritual Evolution And A New World Era
ISBN: 978-0-9820047-0-8


Nancy Seifer and Martin Vieweg have been studying and practicing the principles of the Ageless Wisdom for over thirty years. This book represents the harvest of their transformative journeys.

Nancy Seifer was an idealist and activist early in life, before finding her way to the spiritual path. During the 1960s, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, a staff member at the African-American Institute in New York City, and an aide for ethnic affairs to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay. In the 70s she directed a program on women and diversity at the Institute on American Pluralism, where she wrote numerous articles, papers, and chapters for anthologies. Her writings on American working-class women include a monograph (Absent From the Majority,1973) and a book (Nobody Speaks for Me!, 1976) that are still in use at colleges and universities.

In the late 70s, Nancy embarked on a quest for spiritual truth that led her to the ageless wisdom teachings, and to involvement in several visionary endeavors. While directing the Center for Peace through Culture, she travelled to the Soviet Union in 1986—a trip that sparked a decade-long immersion in post-Soviet Russia as spirituality was reemerging there. After writing Russian Odyssey (2003), a spiritual memoir born of that experience, she began work on When the Soul Awakens in an effort to make esoteric wisdom more accessible to a growing body of seekers.

Martin Vieweg has been a student, writer, and lecturer within the esoteric community for over three decades. Early in life he pursued a wide range of spiritual teachings and practices—from Ernest Holmes’ “Science of Mind” to Edgar Cayce’s “Search for God.” While working at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach he lectured on reincarnation, dream study, and extra-sensory perception. In the mid-70s he enrolled in a program for esoteric training at the Lucis Trust, publisher of the Alice Bailey books. He later joined the headquarters staff of the Trust in New York City, serving as co-director of a global meditation project and frequent lecturer. More recently, Martin served for many years as Director of Data Management for the United Negro College Fund in northern Virginia, where he and his wife, Nancy, coauthored When the Soul Awakens.


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