Twenty-Fifth Birthday

It has been 25 years since we published our first book Rising out of Chaos by Simon Peter Fuller, which went to a second edition, has been translated into German and is still in print. Since then we have had many adventures in the world of publishing Body, Mind, Spirit books so I thought it would be appropriate to feature some of the higlights of that journey.

Between 2001 and 2010 we were regular exhibitors at the Frankfurter Buchmeße. During this time we sold many foreign rights (German, Czech, Brasilian and others). Eventually, the emergence of online rights markets and the declining value of the Rand made it no longer viable for us.

We also exhibited at many local trade fairs such as Natural & Organic, and Celebrate Life where we launched the concept of Café of Conversations which  we held in Johannesburg (Michael Oak) and in Cape Town (Baxter Theatre, Novalis Ubuntu Institute and Celebrate Life). Led by a well known MC, we had four or five authors on stage speaking to a popular but rather controversial topic with audience participation further into the evening. Travel costs and the decline of trade shows has prevented us from staging any more, which is sad.

Backed by this wide experience, we have an ongoing passion for assisting authors to make a difference to people’s lives. This is what we love to do. We walk our talk in this regard!

 

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Are herbal medicines really natural?

A herbal medicine may be natural, but is its active ingredient when separated by chemists still natural?  Is an alcoholic tincture of the herb natural and can the herb be separated into its constituent parts and then put together again in order to control the chemical constituents still be regarded as natural?

There are good reasons for doing all this to natural substances.  It is well known that the chemical constituents of plants will vary during the year and according to the weather conditions.  Doctors need to be sure that what they give their patients have sufficient active ingredients to do the job required.  As we process the herb more and more, trying to remove the most active parts of the herb however, it very often begins to look more like a drug than a natural herbal substance. The herb is extremely complex while the drug is a pretty simple chemical structure by comparison. While it may make sense that the so called ‘active’ ingredient part of the plant is all that is required ,this may nevertheless be an assumption based on our limited understanding of plants and herbs and how these are processed in the body.

Vitamins and minerals are generally thought of as single isolated substances but that is not how they appear within the plant structure. Water for example is hydrogen and oxygen but they do not exactly appear as single isolated elements within water but rather blend into each other in a unique way. Vitamins and minerals are also blended into the structure of the plant.

Most vitamins found in supplements are synthesized from petroleum derivatives or hydrogenated sugars. So even though they are called natural and regarded as identical to the natural vitamins found in foods there are good reasons to question these assumptions.

How should one consider processed foods such as corn flakes made from natural ingredients, fortified brown health bread, tinned food, and alcoholic beverages?  These foods do not obviously grow out of the ground and yet will often carry the label “natural” with it.  Fruit juices are often heated to sterilize the contents at temperatures, which destroy its natural vitamins and enzymes. They carry labels such as ‘natural’ free of preservatives and colourants but are they natural…as found in nature: unaltered by man.

Extract from our new title Healthy Medicine by Dr. Bernard Brom

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25 years old next month!

I can hardly believe it, but Kima Global will turn 25 next month and our first title Rising out of Chaos – The New Heaven and the New Earth is still in print on Amazon. The author Simon Peter Fuller who has now retired to Sri Lanka is currently writing a new edition to be published as an e-book.

In honour of the occasion we are offering a free gift of a .pdf download of this seminal work, very much ahead of its time when first published , but now absolutely relevant to today’s world.  This will be valid until the end of August 2017. Click here to get it!

We are still offering South Africans a range of titles at bargain prices. There are too many to list here, but please visit our web site to explore what is on offer.

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Light Warrior Wisdom

We are delighted to announce our latest title by Beverley-Anne Bear. It is a nicely told summing up of what ascension to the fifth dimension really is in terms both of new science and higher consciousness spirituality. Beverley-Anne is passionate about her subject and what she writes has immense resonance with those who read it. It is available both as a physical book and an e-book. Read more or buy here

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Up and Running once again

Our hosting service provider has finally restored our site and we are once again up and running with new content to be uploaded shortly.

Strangely, we have been experiencing all kinds of connectivity issues lately; the latest that our wi-fi router suddenly and completely ‘lost its mind’. Our techie had to come to re-educate it.

It may have something to do with the monster storm we are experiencing right now…

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Down again

Just a heads up that we are aware that our web site is not visible right now. I have placed a ticket with our hosting company to restore from back up and I hope that they will do so soon. Very frustrating….

 

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Up and Running Again

It is a huge relief to us that our web site has now been cleaned of the malware and we are up and running again. All this thanks to the professional help of Courtney of  http://www.web-guru.co.za. She did a good job at an acceptable price.

Look out for new announcements in the coming days.

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Healthy Medicine

We are thrilled to have just published Healthy Medicine by Dr. Bernard Brom.

Healthy Medicine explains the simple principles which will guide you on your journey to health. It is not about techniques or remedies but rather about understanding why we get ill and our body moves towards disease and how to reverse this downward spiral.

Understanding what is happening when you or your clients are ill will empower you to ask the right questions and find creative ways to promote health rather than simply taking drugs to treat the symptoms.

This book provides the reader with an excellent overview of how healthy medicine can and should be. It is easy to read, informative and packed with personal anecdotes and case histories to illustrate points. It is a strong clarion call to move the practice of medicine forward to encompass a more integrative approach, in line with world-wide trends.

David M Nye Chairman SA Society of Integrative Medicine

Cost is R200.00 plus R50.00 for courier delivery.

Please send an email to info@kimabooks.com and we will expedite your order.

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Crash and Burn

Our popular site http://www.kimabooks.com has suffered a malware attack. We ask your indulgence while we go through this process of upgrading to a new template that will be more secure in the future.

We will be posting details of our newest titles here on this blog as a temporary measure. Please contact us on kima@global.co.za if you know what title you want and we can then get it to you. You are also welcome to phone us on +27(21)782-4463.

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More exposure in i-Author

As promised I have been working on exposing our author’s books on this book discovery platform. By now I am sure you all know that the biggest task in book marketing these days is getting noticed among the tidal wave of books which readers can choose from.

I have created a theme in line with our long time motto of “Books that make a Difference to your Life”. It would be much appreciated if you could have a look here to see what it looks like now. More titles will be added every day.

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