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The help people with “real lives” are looking for to feel more happiness and love in the middle of every day life.  Two books.
The help people with “real lives” are looking for to feel more happiness and love in the middle of every day life. Two books.
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For a Good Heart and a Good Mind:  Teachings from the Medicine's Path 

Publishing Written teachings by George Bertelstein & Paintings by Kristen Holmberg Paradiso

Your generous financial support allows us to publish two books:

  • The Path of a True Human Being:  The help people with “real lives” are looking for to feel more happiness and love in the middle of every day life.
  • The Medicine Path: The words of George Bertelstein & Paintings by Kristen Holmberg Paradiso

To All Our Relations-known and unknown!

George, Georgia and Josie Bertelstein, in conjunction with Kristen Holmberg Paradiso, launch this Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds needed to self-publish and print two different books. Our prayer is to reach a much wider audience with George's eminently helpful teachings and we ask for your help!

George’s life-long path of seeking his own peace/humanity, 30 years of study of the Plant Medicine Teachings, his years of practice counseling 1000’s of individuals to lead happier more satisfying lives and his consummate eloquence combine to create a magnum opus of HELP for everyday folks. 

By adding this spiritual wisdom into lives that are in many ways full but feel stressful, problematic, laden with opposition with loved ones, replete with resentments, bitterness anger and frustrations, we can experience the satisfaction of learning to take control of the only thing we can control: ourselves. In any given moment in our lives when we are upset or suffering, this work offers our minds a simple elegant and tenable redirect toward the more truly desired outcome of the situation. 

These teachings address the spiritual essence of human existence in a form that requires no belief, no adherence, no conversion. The requirement is the desire to grow, to heal to be willing to consider receiving help without understanding why or how it might be possible; the requirement is considering your life important enough to want more, to insist on your happiness as a contributing factor to the positive change you want to see in the world!

George's written teachings generously offer accessible, tangible, and practicable spiritual guidance as you feel yourself ready to mature into the whole human being you yearn deeply to be.  

Please Click below for links to recent podcast interviews:

https://www.museandthecatalyst.com/podcast/2018/3/25/episode-30-george-bertelstein-on-living-in-a-good-way

https://soundcloud.com/ra-be-333/tap-the-flow-podcast-2-george-bertelstein-6-9-16-637-pm

The Medicine Path is designed as a coffee table book of 28 powerful watercolors painted by Kristen, each paired with and inspired by George's teachings.  The images Kristen has created visually convey the heart of Medicine's impact on the recipient: Medicine in book form, on your coffee table! This book is complete and ready to be printed.  

bison by K Holmberg
bison by K Holmberg
Black-tailed Deer by K Holmberg
Black-tailed Deer by K Holmberg
Eagle and Condor by K Holmberg
Eagle and Condor by K Holmberg

More by Kristen Holmberg at https://innerluna.com/

The Path of a True Human Being is a book entirely of George's teachings. It is written and needs to be laid out/formatted, titled and promoted.

           "The game of Love.  (No limit on the number of players; everybody is a winner; everybody keeps their own score...)  The Rules:  Love is Love.  The Love is The Love.  Loving is Loving.  Loving speech sounds like loving speech.  Loving actions feel like loving actions.  Loving intentions are loving intentions-It's not necessary to defend anything that isn't loving as loving, because it isn't, it wasn't and it never will be.  Anything that isn't loving can become loving instantly merely by being loving.  No more explaining. No more excuses No more exemptions. No more exceptions . Failures are inevitable. Successes are inevitable. Good luck to all of us!!! "  -G. Bertelstein

          When in any moment we let go of blaming, of seeing ourselves as victims, of stories of having been hurt, harmed robbed or offended, the next stage of our lifelong process of self-liberation will instantly occur.  -G. Bertelstein

More about George Bertelstein at https://georgebertelstein.com/

How we will use the funds from this Kickstarter:

$10,000 pays for my time in Self-Publishing school learning how to bring these books to the widest possible readership. And 2 months of 75% salary.

$18,000 to cover the cost of printing the 1st 1000 copies of each book, hardcover and softcover options for the non-illustrated one. (3000 units total)

$6,000 to meet the initial mailing costs for the perks as well as the legal, professional and other related business costs along the way. 

Both books will be available in print and ebook and the longer book will also be available in audio book format.  Both print books will be made precious and beautiful, treasures to hold and look at to match the great love and devotion which they contain.  The visual and verbal art has been endeavored. The message is a great blessing to all who would read/see it!

These books will heal your life and the lives of all your relations!  It contains Medicine--the particular Medicine that is needed at this point in humanity's journey.  The Medicine in these books will guide you in saving your own life so you can be of service to your loved ones and the planet as you so desperately wish to be!

Please help fund us to build and disseminate this project on a large scale! Thank you for your consideration, contributions and for sharing our project with your network!

Get these Books! Support this project! The only thing that will change is your whole life!

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter has asked that I delineate for you, potential backers, the risks and challenges of this project.

As with so many projects, we risk not receiving the funding we need and/or not selling all the books we print.

Given these risks I am currently in a course called Self-Publishing School to learn all I can about successfully selling self-published books. I highly recommend the SPS as a well-respected resource in the self-publishing industry offering extremely thorough structures to impart these skills.

As those of you who are familiar with George's teachings and Kristen's art can attest, what is offered is of great value. We see reaching more folks is a matter of setting that as the intention, and we are committed to taking the actions that lead down that path.

We believe that we will be shown the steps and the doors to open as we proceed down this path. We have our heads up and our senses tuned to feedback, direction and guidance from those who can help us.

We put down our resistance to success and we allow obstacles to vanish in the light of a greater truth.

Your belief in the value of this work is what it will take. We are all in this human being prayer together. We are all for each other--your support of these beauty-filled books = the support these beauty-filled books offer to those they will reach!

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    Thank You Card

    Created just to offer our appreciation for your contribution, Art by Kristen Holmberg and signed and personalized by George and Kristen

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    George's Teachings Text Book

    e-book version of George's first published work.

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    George's Teachings Text Book

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    Illustrated Coffee Table Book

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    Session with George

    One-on-one for an hour with George. Receive this masterful teacher's focus directly spotlighted on your life!

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    Original Personal Medicine Painting

    Kristen will paint you an personalized Medicine Painting based on a brief conversation about your life, goals, & dreams!

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    Pipe Stone Carving

    Carved just for you by master Pipe carver George Bertelstein based on a brief conversation about yourself.

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    Carving and Painting

    Receive the Love from the hands of both Kristen and George in their elevated art forms...created personally for you to thank you for this help!

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