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Michael Lommel

Michael Lommel - Editor

Ojai, California

A mapmaker and guide across the multi-faceted universe of getting a book into readers' hands, hearts and minds.

Overview

Book packager and author guide in the digital and print universe. Create a plan unique to your book, yourself, and your audience and get help as needed to execute the plan. What does it look like to turn the art and skill represented by your book into a livelihood? Think beyond the covers and get a clear plan for being a working author in the digital age.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference History Nature Philosophy Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement

Awards

  • Michael J. Gutterman Award
  • Hopwood Award
  • Living Now Book Award (IPG)

Work experience

Founder

Clarity Webworks

May, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

I've always worked both in print and online. I built my first website in 1995 and started learning AdWords in 2005. Through Clarity Webworks I bring a publishing perspective and business development to web projects, including helping individual experts sell their expertise online. This can be a natural fit for authors looking to provide additional revenue streams from their work.

Founder

Karina Library Press

September, 2007 – Present (over 9 years)

I'm the founder of Karina Library Press, a small house that is the publisher of the works of Robert Wolfe and other titles.

International Rights Manager

K Publications

September, 2001 – September, 2007 (about 6 years)

Wrote and negotiated rights sales internationally; responsible for book fair presence and helped open the Chinese market to our titles. Developed online presence for rights.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Living Nonduality

Robert Wolfe

Living Nonduality is about the nature of living without division. In recent decades, many in the Western world have begun to look anew at the ancient spiritual teachings from the East: the Zen Buddhism of Japan; the Tibetan Buddhism of the Dalai Lama; the Tao of China; the Sufis of the Muslim Middle East; the Vedanta scriptures of India. What all of these spiritual traditions have in common is... read more

Living Nonduality is about the nature of living without division. In recent decades, many in the Western world have begun to look anew at the ancient spiritual teachings from the East: the Zen Buddhism of Japan; the Tibetan Buddhism of the Dalai Lama; the Tao of China; the Sufis of the Muslim Middle East; the Vedanta scriptures of India. What all of these spiritual traditions have in common is... read more

Always-Only-One: A Dialogue with the Essence of Nondual India

Robert Wolfe

"The real I is always there. It is here and now. The Self is unlimited, and is not confined to the body. There is always only one, and that is the Self." —Ramana Maharshi The core of this book is a commentary on the Ashtavakra Gita. Such spiritual luminaries as Ramana Maharshi, Vivekananda and Ramakrishna have dipped from the Ashtavakra Gita’s well of wisdom. Neem Karoli Baba deemed it “the pu... read more

"The real I is always there. It is here and now. The Self is unlimited, and is not confined to the body. There is always only one, and that is the Self." —Ramana Maharshi The core of this book is a commentary on the Ashtavakra Gita. Such spiritual luminaries as Ramana Maharshi, Vivekananda and Ramakrishna have dipped from the Ashtavakra Gita’s well of wisdom. Neem Karoli Baba deemed it “the pu... read more

The Gospel of Thomas: The Enlightenment Teachings of Jesus

Robert Wolfe

After more than a millennium lost in an Egyptian desert, might the uncensored message of Jesus finally be heard by modern spiritual seekers? Nonduality is the state of being that recognizes there is nothing more than the one reality. From this awareness, comes the realization that god and person cannot therefore be separate. The history of Christianity is the belief in dualism: heaven and hell... read more

After more than a millennium lost in an Egyptian desert, might the uncensored message of Jesus finally be heard by modern spiritual seekers? Nonduality is the state of being that recognizes there is nothing more than the one reality. From this awareness, comes the realization that god and person cannot therefore be separate. The history of Christianity is the belief in dualism: heaven and hell... read more

One Essence: The Nondual Clarity of an Ancient Zen Poem

Robert Wolfe

One Essence is a modern commentary on the nondual teachings of a classical Zen text. It is also a collection of Zen wisdom and poetry, containing the 67 stanzas of the Hsin Hsin Ming (with multiple alternative translations), plus many other succinct spiritual verses from ancient and contemporary Zen sources. The concise, powerful verses of the Hsin Hsin Ming have been translated repeatedly ove... read more

One Essence is a modern commentary on the nondual teachings of a classical Zen text. It is also a collection of Zen wisdom and poetry, containing the 67 stanzas of the Hsin Hsin Ming (with multiple alternative translations), plus many other succinct spiritual verses from ancient and contemporary Zen sources. The concise, powerful verses of the Hsin Hsin Ming have been translated repeatedly ove... read more

El Salvador Could Be Like That: A Memoir of War, Politics and Journalism on the Front-Row of the Last Bloody Conflict of the US-Soviet Cold War

Joseph B. Frazier

Joe Frazier, a longtime veteran of The Associated Press, covered the bloody civil war in El Salvador in the early 1980s. The conflict between the rightist U.S.-backed government forces and the revolutionary guerrillas represented the last gasp of the U.S.-Soviet cold war and affected every level of Salvadoran society. A starkly divided country where a few wealthy landowners controlled the majo... read more

Joe Frazier, a longtime veteran of The Associated Press, covered the bloody civil war in El Salvador in the early 1980s. The conflict between the rightist U.S.-backed government forces and the revolutionary guerrillas represented the last gasp of the U.S.-Soviet cold war and affected every level of Salvadoran society. A starkly divided country where a few wealthy landowners controlled the majo... read more

Creative Happiness: A Journey with J. Krishnamurti

Donald Ingram Smith

Krishnaji asked, “What is it like to listen? How do you listen to that crow? Do you listen emptily, like an empty vessel, an empty cup, or do you hear it along with all the other sounds? Do you name it? Do you suppress all ideas, feelings—leave them in the bottom of the cup and with the remaining emptiness on top, with that empty remainder at the top of the cup, hear the crow? Can you listen t... read more

Krishnaji asked, “What is it like to listen? How do you listen to that crow? Do you listen emptily, like an empty vessel, an empty cup, or do you hear it along with all the other sounds? Do you name it? Do you suppress all ideas, feelings—leave them in the bottom of the cup and with the remaining emptiness on top, with that empty remainder at the top of the cup, hear the crow? Can you listen t... read more

As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning

J. Krishnamurti

A series of 8 lectures, given in Ojai, California in 1955, from one of the 20th century’s greatest philosophers and teachers. Krishnamurti confronts the typical grasping and confused mind which lies at the root of all violence and suffering. Though offered over fifty years ago, the ideas in these talks are fresh, relevant and offer an enduring message for today as Krishnamurti discusses a worl... read more

A series of 8 lectures, given in Ojai, California in 1955, from one of the 20th century’s greatest philosophers and teachers. Krishnamurti confronts the typical grasping and confused mind which lies at the root of all violence and suffering. Though offered over fifty years ago, the ideas in these talks are fresh, relevant and offer an enduring message for today as Krishnamurti discusses a worl... read more

Discover the Immeasurable

J. Krishnamurti

Discover the Immeasureable contains a series of six lectures given by J. Krishnamurti in the fall of 1956. It includes the original questions from his listeners, together with his insightful and practical answers. These lectures, as all of the great philosopher's work, are based on the need for radical change in understanding our own minds. The title of this series stems from a primary questio... read more

Discover the Immeasureable contains a series of six lectures given by J. Krishnamurti in the fall of 1956. It includes the original questions from his listeners, together with his insightful and practical answers. These lectures, as all of the great philosopher's work, are based on the need for radical change in understanding our own minds. The title of this series stems from a primary questio... read more

He Walked and He Walked and He Walked

Derek Hook

Stories of adventure and humor, magic and surprise, life, death and transformation by master story teller Derek Hook. Inspired by tales collected on his travels around the world. Free selected audio readings from the book at http://www.crackinggoodtales.com

Stories of adventure and humor, magic and surprise, life, death and transformation by master story teller Derek Hook. Inspired by tales collected on his travels around the world. Free selected audio readings from the book at http://www.crackinggoodtales.com

Being There for Someone in Grief - Essential Lessons for Supporting Someone Grieving from Death, Loss and Trauma

Marianna Cacciatore

Do you have a friend who is in the depths of grief from a loss of someone they love? Do you sometimes find yourself at a loss--wondering how to be there for her or him in a meaningful way? Or perhaps you are coping with sorrow and grief and would like those you love to be there for you in a way that is not intrusive or evasive, but healing. Being There For Someone in Grief is a book filled wit... read more

Do you have a friend who is in the depths of grief from a loss of someone they love? Do you sometimes find yourself at a loss--wondering how to be there for her or him in a meaningful way? Or perhaps you are coping with sorrow and grief and would like those you love to be there for you in a way that is not intrusive or evasive, but healing. Being There For Someone in Grief is a book filled wit... read more

Science of the Sages: Scientists Encountering Nonduality from Quantum Physics to Cosmology to Consciousness.

Robert Wolfe

Intriguing facts of the vastness and miraculous complexity of our universe, coupled with reports from scientists that inseparability is the fundamental nature of our existence. Science of the Sages, by the author of One Essence and Living Nonduality is a tour through the contemporary scientific view of the universe, from cosmology to subatomic particles, with an eye on its harmony with the con... read more

Intriguing facts of the vastness and miraculous complexity of our universe, coupled with reports from scientists that inseparability is the fundamental nature of our existence. Science of the Sages, by the author of One Essence and Living Nonduality is a tour through the contemporary scientific view of the universe, from cosmology to subatomic particles, with an eye on its harmony with the con... read more

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