Excerpt: Ashkenazi Herbalism

On the surface, herbalism, or herbal medicine, seems a simple enough concept. It’s the reliance upon plant medicine to heal a body from disease, with an eye toward returning that body to its natural state of balance. But herbalism is a much more complex practice than one might assume. Human reliance on the medicinal properties …continue

Walk No. 22: Affirmation Walk

Affirmation Walk: An Excerpt from Walking With Glenn Berkenkamp Affirmation statements are going beyond the reality of the present into the creation of the future through the words you use in the now. —LOUISE HAY Overview Earlier I mentioned the power and effectiveness of positive affirmations not only in helping us to rewrite our negative …continue

Letter from the Editor: Missing Witches

The Earth balances on its axis for a moment, and then the days lengthen on one side while they shorten on the other. Scales tilting on the distribution of light and dark. Here in the northern hemisphere, it’s the spring equinox, and things that have lain dormant over the last several months are becoming visible …continue

NAB Stands Against Anti-Asian Racism & Hate

North Atlantic Books stands against the violence and racism perpetrated against Asian Americans and in solidarity with Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Last week’s killings are painful evidence that the nexus of racism, misogyny, and classism is embedded in the heart of our nation. Along with the recent violence against Asian American elders in …continue

Letter from the Editor: Leap to Wholeness

Four years ago, one of my very first tasks as a new Acquisitions Editor at North Atlantic Books was to review a proposal about physics and synchronicity by Sky Nelson-Issacs. I liked it, but we make decisions around acquisitions collectively, and as a group we decided against publishing it. We politely passed and I didn’t …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Grieving While Black

It’s not often that I read from one of our books aloud across the living room. But there I was, so inspired by Breeshia Wade’s Grieving While Black that I asked my partner, Anna, if she’d be open to an impromptu evening reading.  “It is just so good,” I told her. I had read portions …continue