1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus


1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is a 2005 non-fiction book by American author and science writer Charles C. Mann about the pre-Columbian Americas. The book argues that a combination of recent findings in different fields of research suggests that human populations in the Western Hemisphere—that is, the indigenous peoples of the Americas—were more numerous, had arrived earlier, were more sophisticated culturally, and controlled and shaped the natural landscape to a greater extent than scholars had previously thought.

There is much more to read in this book than the above summary and many surprising aspects to the North & South American and Mesoamerican cultures before Columbus. Well worth the read.

New York Times Review

Wikipedia Summary

Amazon Page

Fourth Way Seminar

seminarLabor Day Weekend Seminar
with William Patrick Patterson

Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2013

Silence is Not Silent,
Space is Not Empty,
Time is Not Time,
Love is Not Love,
You are Not You

St. Francis Retreat Center
San Juan Bautista, California

Through guided active-being meditation, Conscious Body-Breath Impressions™, dialogue and private interviews, William Patrick Patterson explores the theme. Open to all levels of simplicity. No previous experience necessary.

For more information or to reserve a place visit: The Gurdjieff Legacy Foundation

Coping Sled / Cabinet Door Manufacturing

Custom coping sled designed and built recently. Simple design using standard raw materials and took it to a machine shop who fabricated the parts and assembled it. A few more of the components were added at the end and it functions as designed. It allows our shop to cut or route the end pieces of wood rail parts for the doors 4 to 5 at a time whereas before we could only do one at a time and with the quick release of the air pressure.