Please join us on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:15pm for a special book reading of A New Story of Wholeness by Robert Atkinson. Joining Bob in conversation will be author and ChIME Dean Lisa Steele-Maley.

Their conversation will focus on the main topics and themes of the book, including:

· Is there a pattern that guides our personal and collective transformation?

· How do we identify the patterns that connect us?

· Why do we need more narratives that bring about unity?

· What is it like to live the pattern that connects seemingly random events in our lives?

· Where is humanity’s evolutionary path taking us?

· Is there a hidden transformative pattern within the structure of story itself, as well as in other ways of knowing?

· What are the primary principles that can heal the illusion of separation?

· How is healing making whole?

A new story of wholeness is emerging from within us, aligning all our endeavors with the wholeness-in-motion around us. Our deep story connects us to our own wholeness, to the entire human family, and to the greater wholeness of the universe.

Synthesizing his work in personal mythmaking, soul-making, and storytelling, award winning-author Robert Atkinson draws from mythology, mysticism, rites of passage, and psychology to identify a pattern within our unconscious that brings all these paths to wholeness back together as one. This pioneering, practical, and easy to use experiential guide provides the context, framework, and all the reflective writing exercises needed for telling our stories of wholeness. In doing so, we connect the human family, one story at a time.

Jean Houston’s Foreword, “Reweaving Our Stories,” and Deepak Chopra’s Afterword, “Wholeness is What We Are,” offer compelling and insightful bookends to this essential and comprehensive principle-based toolbox for understanding the direction and pattern of our evolving consciousness and how the individual and collective levels are always intertwined and interdependent.

"As a developmental psychologist, Robert has had the opportunity to observe the role and the power of our stories to bring families, communities, and societies together in times of distress. The same principles also apply on a global level as we find ourselves immersed in an emerging world without the narrative to help navigate our journey… I believe this book is a must to guide us all on a healthy journey into the new world that we know is possible." - Gregg Braden, New York Times bestselling author of The Wisdom Codes and The Divine Matrix

"A New Story of Wholeness asserts itself among the great texts on spiritual evolution and Unity consciousness, allowing us to create and share a new narrative grounded in love, harmony, and interconnection. Study this guide. Your new life awaits you." - Michael Bernard Beckwith, Founder & CEO, Agape International Spiritual Center

Robert Atkinson, PhD, award-winning author, educator, and developmental psychologist, is a 2020 Gold Nautilus Book Award winner as co-editor of Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future, and a 2017 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner for The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness. He is also the author or co-editor of nine other books, professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, director of StoryCommons, founder of One Planet Peace Forum, and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders. www.robertatkinson.net

Rev. Lisa Steele-Maley, continually nurturing the fierce and tender connections between self, spirit, land, and community, is the author of Without A Map: A Caregiver’s Journey through the Wilderness of Heart and Mind and Dean at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Longfellow Books
1 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101
A New Story of Wholeness: An Experiential Guide for Connecting the Human Family By Robert Atkinson, Jean Houston (Foreword by), Deepak Chopra (Commentaries by) Cover Image
By Robert Atkinson, Jean Houston (Foreword by), Deepak Chopra (Commentaries by)
ISBN: 9781958921098
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Published: Light Inc. - November 17th, 2022

Without a Map: A Caregiver’s Journey through the Wilderness of Heart and Mind By Lisa Steele-Maley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781618521224
Availability: Not in stock, usually ships TO STORE in 3-5 business days
Published: Turning Stone Press - June 25th, 2018