Thursday, December 24, 2009

News Release: Beyond the Mask

With great pleasure Genoa House announced today
Available January 1st, 2010

Creativity and Spirituality in the Second Half of Life
Part I: Aries - Virgo
by Kathleen Burt

Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign emerged from Kathleen Burt’s weekend workshops. It includes archetypal elder stories and examples taken from the lives of writers, artists, psychologists and several stories from Kathleen’s client work.

“Kathleen Burt analyzes and explains Rising Signs with brilliant insight, deft wit and scholarly skill. Beyond the Mask is a major addition to astrological literature; trenchant, sagacious—a riveting read.”
—Jeannette Scollard, author, Seeking Bliss, San Diego, CA.

Beyond the Mask is a treasure that every professional and amateur astrologer needs to keep on his desk. As Kathleen Burt combines myth and legend, the Rising Signs jump off the page. Her detailed examples are entertaining and memorable, depicting the challenges and joys of each Sign.”
—Vicki Gloor, TV producer; author of the children’s book,
The King is Coming to Dinner.

An astrologer in private practice for 30 years, Kathleen Burt is the author of Archetypes of the Zodiac, a book about Sun Signs from the perspectives of mythology, psychology, and esoteric astrology. A Fulbright scholar to India, Kathleen completed her graduate work in South Asian history at the University of Chicago. She has taught at Roosevelt University, Chicago and Mira Costa College in CA. “Patterns in Health,” a two-year program on archetypes, dreams, ritual and Active Imagination led by Jungian analysts has influenced her life and client work. She currently teaches Viniyoga classes (sequencing and breathwork) in the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar.

Published by Genoa House and available from your local bookstore, a host of online booksellers, and directly from Genoa House. Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign, Part 1, ISBN: 978-0-9813939-3-3, Publication Date: Jan 1, 2010, Price: $25.00. To order your copy call 1-905-906-7799.

News Release: New Publication by Nigerian Physician/Author Kehinde Ayeni

With Great Pleasure Genoa House announced today:
Available January 1st, 2010
Feasts of Phantoms a novel by Kehinde Adeola Ayeni
ISBN 978-0981393926

How is a well meaning mother to protect her daughter from a culture where the birth of a baby girl is met with despair because the only future open to her is that of sexual assault and teenage pregnancy, which would doom her to a life of illiteracy and poverty as it has doomed her lineage before her? Genital mutilation has many causes but at the root of all of them is fear. A fear that pushes a mother to do the unthinkable to a daughter that she loves? What does a scapegoat do with the fate she has been handed? Accept it and roll with it, or reject it? How is she to reject it when the acceptance of her role is needed for her culture's psychic equilibrium? In the theater of the mind where all springs forth, is there such a thing as an innocent victim, and a victimizer? 'Feasts of Phantoms' is a novel that explores of all of these questions, and much more.

Kehinde Adeola Ayeni, MD., a public health physician, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst was born in Nigeria. A mother of two children, she is private practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her first novel Our Mother's Sore Expectations explored the plight of women under dictatorship government in Nigeria. Dr. Ayeni founded the Foundation for Indigenous Development and Advocacy (, a nonprofit organization whose goal is that every Nigerian child has at minimum an elementary school education, and she works closely with Educare Trust Fund based in Ibadan, Nigeria (

Feasts of Phantoms
a novel by Kehinde Adeola Ayeni
-- ISBN 978-0981393926
Available your local bookstore, a host of online booksellers and directly from Genoa House.

Media Contact: Patty Cabanas / Genoa House / +1-905-906-7799