Author: Kat Engh

Kat is New Media Specialist for North Atlantic Books. Kat contributes occasionally to pop culture and music sites and enjoys music, film, writing, cooking, and trying not to over-water her small cactus collection. Her latest obsession is finding winning combinations of fruits and vegetables for delicious and nutrient-packed green smoothies.

Trivia: Is a Coconut a Fruit, a Seed, or a Nut?

Yesterday on the North Atlantic Books Facebook page, we asked fans to guess whether coconut is a fruit, a seed, or a nut. The answer? Well, it’s tricky, because the answer could be all three, OR, none of them! A coconut is actually considered a drupe, which the Library of Congress defines as “a fruit …continue

William Mistele Talks Mermaids, Sylphs, Gnomes, and Salamanders

When William Mistele’s book Undines: Lessons from the Realm of the Water Spirits was released two years ago, the author shared a unique perspective from the water elementals — that of mermaid queens. With his new book, Mermaids, Sylphs, Gnomes, and Salamenders: Dialogues with the Kings and Queens of Nature, Mistele returns not only to reveal further …continue

Ayahuasca Visions: An Interview and Giveaway!

San Francisco-Bay Area psychedelic enthusiasts are in for a real treat from the spirit vine this month. On May 23, The Marsh Theater in the Mission District will present “Wind in a Mirror…Ayahuasca Visions” with writer/performer Josie Hyde. For one lucky newsletter subscriber, Hyde’s offering a  FREE ticket to see the performance, which is appearing …continue

How Carla Rueckert Found Channeling (and Found the Truth!)

Excerpt from The Aaron/Q’uo Dialogues: An Extraordinary Conversation between Two Spiritual Guides by Barbara Brodsky and Carla Rueckert Carla’s Story Carla: I had met Don Elkins, a college professor and a researcher into the paranormal and UFOs, when I was an undergraduate English Literature major in college. In 1962, I began attending his experimental meditation …continue

Orientalism & the Representation of Middle Eastern Women

This article was originally featured as a guest blog by NAB intern Adam Schwartz on The Society Pages, and the response to the article was immense. The Society Pages has granted us permission to repost it to our blog to continue the meaningful dialogue. After you read, let us know—do you agree or disagree with …continue