Blue Bone Books
P.O. Box 2250, Santa Cruz, CA 95063-2250 rhlysne@cruzio.com 
 
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Blue Bone Books publishes poetry, children's and spiritual books that have relevance to today's cultural changes necessary to inspire our new emerging world culture.
There are three divisions:

Poetry
Blue Bones Books publishes multi-genre poets who are also painters, photographers, book artists, singers and seers. Most of the books show case their talents with their original visual or musical work presented with the poetry. Poets involved in the press must become part of the cooperative poetry press with monthly meetings in Santa Cruz. The other poets involved in the press are Marcia Adams, Robin White Turtle Lysne, Stuart Presley, Janet Trenchard, and Lisa Simon. Check out their books under the poetry section. 

Metaphysical/Spiritual Books
Blue Bone Books is interested in publishing books that make a difference. Love makes a difference. The following books support self love, Self love and rites that bring people together. 
The first book published by Blue Bone Books was: Heart Path, Learning to Love Yourself and Listening to Your Guides by Robin White Turtle Lysne, Ph.D. in 2007. Other books followed including, Heart Path Handbook also by Lysne, You Long for Me, by Amita. The newest book is Ceremonies from the Heart for Children, Adults and the Earth by Robin White Turtle Lysne, Ph.D


Children's Books
A New Edition of the book in hardback is available now! The first book published in the children's division is Summer Street by Margaret Bond Smith.  Summer Street is the story of Margaret Bond Smith's childhood on the East Coast, during the last century. The adventures, challenges and triumphs of the Smith family are relevant to today's children. The book teaches children how to do things we take for granted today through the story of Florence and her brothers and sisters. It is complete with illustrations by the author. This book is perfect for 3rd graders and is offered in Waldorf Schools in Alamo, CA and across the country! 


Here are samples from each division:
Metaphysical/Spiritual Books
Ceremonies from the Heart, For Children, Adults and the Earth, give people tools to bring more meaning to life's transformative moments. Supporting life's transitions, the ceremonies offered from people who have done them give the reader ideas for their own rites and ceremonies. Meant to inspire, there are rites for adolescents, moving in, moving our, menses and sexuality, and for boys and men, as well as various phases of our lives through menopause illness and death. The last section supports rites for the Earth. The Earth is the greatest healer there is. She knows how to heal herself, and she needs our help at this critical time. 
What others have said: 

Ceremonies from the Heart is a revised edition of Dancing Up the Moon, A Womanís Guide To Creating Traditions that Bring Sacredness to Daily Life. The following are endorsements from Dancing Up the Moon

“We must all be thankful that Robin Lysne, drawing on her sensibility as a poet and her wisdom as a mystic, has given us in (her books) the practical and spiritual guidance necessary to sustain the energies of the creative person of our era.”

                                               Brian Swimme, Ph.D. California Institute of Integral Studies Author of The Universe Story

“This heart felt book offers simple solutions and effective ways to experience the power of your connections and enrich your daily life. ..        “

                                               Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.  Author of : Kitchen Table Wisdom” Former Medical Director, Commonweal Cancer Help Program

“A practical and inspiration guide for using ritual...”      Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. author of The Four Fold Way and Signs of Life

“I loved your book…!”       Z. Budapest, author of The Grandmother of Time and many others.

About Living a Sacred Life: based on the same material: 

“A Celebratory Book of Days which, with skill and verve, leads the reader to transform daily life into sacred time, sacred space—routine becomes rarified, and life moves from mundane to mystery.” 

      Jean Houston, Ph.D. Author of The Possible Human and many other books.

Ceremonies from the Heart is a revised edition of
Dancing Up the Moon, A Womanís Guide To Creating Traditions that Bring Sacredness to Daily Life. The following
are endorsements from Dancing Up the Moon. 
“We must all be thankful that Robin Lysne, drawing on her sensibility as a poet and her wisdom as a mystic, has given us in (her books) the practical and spiritual guidance necessary to sustain the energies of the creative person of our era.”
                                               Brian Swimme, Ph.D. California Institute of Integral Studies Author of The Universe Story
“This heart felt book offers simple solutions and effective ways to experience the power of your connections and enrich your daily life. ..        “
                                               Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.  Author of : Kitchen Table Wisdom” Former Medical Director, Commonweal Cancer Help Program
“A practical and inspiration guide for using ritual...”     Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. author of The Four Fold Way and Signs of Life
“I loved your book…!”      Z. Budapest, author of The Grandmother of Time and many others.
About Living a Sacred Life: based on the same material: 
“A Celebratory Book of Days which, with skill and verve, leads the reader to transform daily life into sacred time, sacred space—routine becomes rarified, and life moves from mundane to mystery.” 
      Jean Houston, Ph.D. Author of The Possible Human and many other books.
Ceremonies from the Heart
$20.00
NEW FROM BLUE BONE BOOKS! 
New From Blue Bone Books: Stuart Presley's new book: Visible Light. 

"Between the world as it is, and isn't, Stuart Presley find the luminous difference."

Michael Hannon
Hannon is the author of thirty-five poetry titles, including four full-length poetry collections: A Door in the Water (1975), Poems & Days (1985), Ordinary Messengers (1991), Trusting Oblivion (2002), Imaginary Burden: Selected Poems (2013)


From inside the book: 

What a thing you are, back!
Why
did you decide
to walk upright?
Can you sit
still enough
to let in the light?

"Stuart's work is subtle, funny, and ironic, with a twist of
the extraordinary. Always in his work, both in his photographs, and poems, a nod to what is out there to ponder and to the cosmos."

Robin White Turtle Lysne, Ph.D. 
Editor, BlueBoneBooks
New From Blue Bone Books: Stuart Presley's new book: Visible Light

"Between the world as it is, and isn't, Stuart Presley find the luminous difference."

Michael Hannon
Hannon is the author of thirty-five poetry titles, including four full-length poetry collections: A Door in the Water (1975), Poems & Days (1985), Ordinary Messengers (1991), Trusting Oblivion (2002), Imaginary Burden: Selected Poems (2013)


From inside the book: 

What a thing you are, back!
Why
did you decide
to walk upright?
Can you sit
still enough
to let in the light?

"Stuart's work is subtle, funny, and ironic, with a twist of
the extraordinary. Always in his work, both in his photographs, and poems, a nod to what is out there to ponder and to the cosmos."

Robin White Turtle Lysne, Ph.D. 
Editor, BlueBoneBooks