Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences
North Atlantic Books and its imprints constitute the publishing program of the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences. The Society was founded in 1980 as an anthropological nonprofit. Its rather ambitious goals were stated then as:
“To discover and develop the values already implicit in technological society for the creation of creative, ecologically cohesive communities with a commitment to the hidden inner properties of materials and systems; to bring together the ancient lost and the yet unborn, e.g. to recover the lost skills of Stone Age and tribal culture and to help spawn new skills and wisdom from a combination of the sciences, the arts, and the general inquiry into mind, nature, and body; to bring together seminars of researchers and educators in the fields of anthropology, ecology, medicine, and the arts and humanities for the purpose of developing new cross-disciplinary perspectives; to increase awareness of nonmaterialist, noncommercial activities in the areas of gardening, studying texts, recreation, self-healing, and meditation; and to sponsor radical forms of knowledge so that individuals reorient toward increasing the depth and richness of themselves and their communities.”
In 2008 the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences was redefined as a nonprofit educational corporation, the mission of which is to publish books and foster programs that contribute to spiritual, social, and cosmic change; enhance the evolution of planetary consciousness and ecological awareness; awaken humanity to paraphysical, nonlinear, and transpersonal dimensions; and support marginalized and threatened life forms and cultures.
The specific goals of the Society’s publishing programs under North Atlantic Books and its Blue Snake and Evolver Editions imprints, are “to develop an educational and cross-cultural perspective linking various scientific, social, and artistic fields; to nurture a holistic view of arts, sciences, humanities, and healing; and to publish and distribute literature on the relationship of mind, body, and nature.”
Over the years, the Society has helped support a wide range of like-minded organizations including YEAH, Whole Health Center, What If? Foundation, Milo Foundation, WERU Community Radio, COSM, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Emma’s Revolution, The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, I Have A Dream Foundation, The Center for Independent Documentary, and Berkeley Youth Alternative.
In 2012, the Society established the Seeds of Transformation Fund, to support non-profit organizations whose missions and values are aligned with those of the Society. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
North Atlantic Books also uses funds from books to underwrite spiritual, literary, and social titles, to be published on a noncommercial basis.
We do not accept or read solicitations for funds.