“Craig Chalquist is an extraordinary thinker and writer, helping us address the many issues of our time, whether your interests involve current events, depth psychology, mythology, storytelling, or our deep embeddedness in nature. His writing offers urgently needed new perspectives that point the way forward.”
– Larry Saltzman, permaculture designer and instructor
World Soul Books: Worldredeing for Life
I founded World Soul Books, an imprint of Worldrede Academy, in 2007 to create a vehicle for my work at the intersection of self, soul, place, nature, story, myth, and complex living systems.
This new venue also expressed my frustration with mainstream publishing, an industry increasingly unsynchronized with today’s demand for affordable books rapidly and readily available across a variety of forms. I continue to use commercial publishers now and then, but it shouldn’t take more than a year to get a book out.
World Soul Books prints my work on recyclable paper. The print-on-demand services we contract publish books as needed, when sold, instead of piling them up in warehouses. As shown in the anthology Rebearths, World Soul also helps new voices get into print.
“Craig Chalquist’s Myths Among Us is a marvelous compendium of mythic stories from around the world as well as provocative reflection questions at the end of each one to generate participation in the readers. But what I also love about this book is Craig’s deep passion for mythic origins, structures and purposes, which are deeply explored in the first two chapters. Two books for the price of one; what a rich bargain!
“What I thoroughly enjoyed about the savvy Myths Among Us is that the first two chapters offer enough material for reflection on myth and mythic consciousness to comprise an entire course. The second treat is how Chalquist stirs in stories from around the globe to illustrate the pleasure of myth; now readers have a rich nourishing series of meals for the soul to snack on for years.”
– Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery, author of Riting Myth, Mything Writing; A Pilgrimage Beyond Belief; and Our Daily Breach.
Ebook version – World Soul Books
A Course on World Mythology….
…and a lot more:
- Over a hundred retold mythic tales, with study questions to trace the stories’ relevancy to events of today
- Suggestions for embracing myth as a path to self-exploration and inward discovery
- A large section on theories of myth
- A new developmental approach to myth
- A chapter on modern myths.