“Consciousness Consciousness”

At the end of May 2014, Eben presented with Sacred Acoustics co-founder Karen Newell at the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) conference in Phoenix. ACEP is an organization of psychologists and energy healers who provide care by integrating modern medicine with ancient wisdom about human bio-energetic systems such as meridians, chakras and biofields.

 

Just before the presentation, Dr. Michael Reddy introduced Eben.  Eben’s been introduced by some brilliant, accomplished people before, but never quite like this.  It’s highly original, clever, and catchy as all get out–in fact, I feel I must warn you before you click “play” that never again can you claim you’ve never seen a man with a doctorate from U of Chicago rhyme “If neurons came last and awareness was first / That meant my Newtonian bubble had burst” in an acoustic folk performance for psychotherapists.

The Map of Heaven: Sneak Preview

THE MAP OF HEAVEN, co-written with Ptolemy Tompkins, is due out in the US and Canada on October 7, 2014! It has also been contracted in other languages – see Foreign Language posting.

It includes some updates on Eben’s life and experience post-PROOF OF HEAVEN, as well as drawing on stories of other people who have gone through Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STE’s) including Near-Death Experiences (NDE’s).  It also brings in some of the intensive research Eben has done over the last several years, not just into cutting-edge neuroscience and physics, but into the writings of great spiritual leaders and thinkers of the past.

Here’s a part of how Eben’s publisher, Simon & Schuster describes MAP OF HEAVEN:

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. […]

Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is.

Pretty neat, huh?

Last, everyone knows you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but they’re still interesting to look at:

MAP OF HEAVEN North American Cover

MAP OF HEAVEN North American Cover

 

I love that deep sky blue.  Most international editions of PROOF OF HEAVEN retained the same themes, if not the same cover–our wall of editions has lots of blue butterflies.  It’s always fascinating to see what different countries prefer, and to guess why they choose what they do.  I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the non-US/Canadian cover art–and to posting it here!

What do you think of the cover? What do you expect or hope to find in the next book?