New Northwest Publisher Releases First Book

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A collaborative effort of three northwest authors, "The Grand Experiment" brings together the transformative tools of spiritual exploration with basic psychology. Through the candid sharing of their own inner exploration the authors of "The Grand Experiment" have given us a true gift. Direct and honest, this clear blueprint lays out a rich path of self discovery and invites us to follow.

Pure Possibility, an independent Hood River publisher, announces the release of "The Grand Experiment, an Expedition of Self-Discovery," by Madren Campbell, Gayle Gregory and Karen Johnson, all local northwest authors. It is the first release from the small press that will specialize in books focused on building bridges to heal the rifts that separate us.

"The Grand Experiment" meets that criterion, as the book plunges its reader into an expedition of self-discovery, exploring seven myths that, when dismantled, move fear from subconscious control into conscious awareness. When we stop long enough to see the fear, we can then choose to no longer be determined by it. According to the authors, all of the myths depend on and reinforce one foundational myth, that of separation. The other six myths -- the world is a scary place, there is not enough, the power is outside, we are not enough, there is one right way, and we know what is real -- are the natural fallout of the original. "The Grand Experiment" challenges the reader to face the very fears that create a sense of not belonging, of not being complete -- in short, of not being enough. It opens the door to the possibility that what we are searching for is always present only fear has obscured our view.

The authors, Campbell, Gregory and Johnson, have made this book accessible with personal anecdotes, cartoons, and examples designed to gently lead the reader into their own expedition of self-discovery. Having walked into the fire, they nakedly share what worked and what didn't, poking fun at themselves so that readers may take the risk and plunge headfirst into the journey.

According to the publisher, this book should come with a warning label. It is not for the faint of heart. It is for those with a true desire to see through the fear into the truth of who they really are. For those who are willing to dive in life takes on new meaning as the edges of separation soften and the seeker at long last, becomes the finder.

About the authors:

With 60+ years of spiritual journeys between them, the authors incorporate a rich understanding and love of all God's religions---especially noted among them: Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Non-dualism, Shamanism and New Thought.

Madren Campbell (Seattle, WA) a coach and consultant, works with individuals and businesses to see through their self-limiting beliefs. He also spends part of his time as an outdoor adventure guide where he uses exploration, ocean sailing and mountain climbing as a means for assisting others to transform their lives. Madren's commitment in life is to empower others to fulfill their life's vision and realize their magnificence.

Gayle Gregory (Ridgefield, WA) left her job as a senior executive to realize her dream of sailing to Mexico in 1997. While there she spent many hours in contemplation and glimpsed the truth of the human condition. Since returning, her complete focus has been on seeing her own fears, beliefs, ideas and concepts with absolute clarity, in order to be a clean, clear mirror for others to realize their own authentic nature. Her vision is to create a global community where people can feel safe enough to risk coming out of hiding to be who they really are.

Karen Johnson Brookshier (Lake Owego, OR) returned to the world of finance in August of 2005, midway through the book project. Her work life, which she calls her ministry, is based upon integrating love in the workplace, providing a blessing to humanity.

Contact information:

Pure Possibility, LLC


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