Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wars, Oil Spills, Terrorism and Political Unrest: Do These Signal The End Of The World or The Beginning Of A New World?

Wars around the globe, ecological disasters, terrorism, poverty and political upheavals—all of these could signal that the doomsday predictions may be correct: 2012 may be the end of the world as we know it. But for Nancy Seifer and Martin Vieweg, co-authors of When The Soul Awakens, these could also be the birth pains of a new world—a world in which the soul of humanity awakens and creates a new world rooted firmly in spirituality

Philosophers have pointed out that any extreme condition tends to evoke its opposite. This leads to a state of chaos until a new level of order is attained. We need only to look at the world around us to see that the world is in an extreme state of chaos. This is a temporary state, in the opinion of Nancy Seifer, co-author of When The Soul Awakens: The Path To Spiritual Evolution And A New World Order. This chaos will eventually bring humanity to the realization that the greatest threat we face is actually spiritual impoverishment.

“The growing violence, alienation and despair of these times are fostering a spiritual awakening of global proportions. Millions of people are beginning to realize that all of life is interconnected and that as human beings we share the same destiny. This is the best news of our times. People throughout the world are adopting the new perspectives and values that hold the keys to solving global problems.”

Based on modern esoteric teachings known as the Ageless Wisdom, “When The Soul Awakens” was written for people who are awakening spiritually and want to learn about the nature of the soul, the higher self, and the evolution of consciousness. It focuses on this turning-point in human evolution when millions of people are awakening to higher truth and exploring the journey of transformation.

While many people around the world have come to view this period as “the end-time,” Ms. Seifer and her co-author, Martin Vieweg, focus on the current global crises as the birth pangs of a new era that will unfold beyond 2012. In their view, the rising tide of human suffering that has swept the planet since the start of this millennium has sparked an expansion of spiritual awareness among people everywhere.

“The spiritual awakening underway has become especially visible on the Internet—in the social media and on countless websites. A gathering wave of individuals share the awareness that we are about to take a ‘quantum leap’ in consciousness that will forever change our reality.”

Ms. Seifer and Mr. Vieweg were recently awarded a Silver Medal in the 2010 Nautilus Book Awards for “When The Soul Awakens,” placing them in the ranks of previous Nautilus award-winners such as Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Carolyn Myss, and 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 booksatgwp@verizon.net. More information is available at their website at www.whenthesoulawakens.org. 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.


Gathering Wave Press
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Reston VA 20190
Web: www.WhenTheSoulAwakens.org
Email: booksatgwp@verizon.net