At Vedantic Shores Press, we publish books that can change lives—for those who are ready for change. Our written and audio works by teacher and mystic Paul Hourihan are here to support and encourage you. As Socrates said, “Know yourself.” That is the foundation that will give you strength and peace of mind to handle and withstand life’s inner and outer adversities.

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Therefore, during these challenging times of social, climatic and economic tumult and transition, our mission is to provide spiritual help against the tide of materialism that is corrupting and endangering the psyches of sensitive souls. Our inspired works provide an oasis of spiritual guidance to individuals struggling for permanent values in an ever-changing, secular society. Our publications differ in genres (creative nonfiction, nonfiction books, and novels). They also include course lectures by Dr. Hourihan, which we will be making available in audio format.

All of our titles taken together constitute a road map and a light for you if you are seeking knowledge of the Divine and your True Self. Their quality and force advance age-old truths that speak directly to the modern world. The books, in totality, are like another country—a Shangri-La of mysticism, a soul-retreat for the world-weary to enter in and find their lost identity. They open up another realm in a quite literal sense—your own as it is reflected back from a mirror mystically created in page after page, chapter after chapter, book after book.

Paul Hourihan is uniquely qualified to provide such works by virtue of his literary and experiential background.

Award Winners!

Award-winning Books

Four of our titles won spiritual book awards from the Northern California Publishers & Authors Association. Mysticism in American Literature: Thoreau’s Quest and Whitman’s Self, earned three awards including Bronze Book Award, Best General Nonfiction, and Best Spiritual Book Awards for 2004-2005.  Children of Immortal BlissRamakrishna and Christ, The Supermystics, and The Death of Thomas Merton, A Novel, received awards for Best Spiritual Book for 2008, 2002 and 2003 respectively.

Environmental Practice

In keeping with our goal to contribute to the protection of the environment and the responsible use of natural resources, Vedantic Shores Press has established policy goals to increase the use of recycled paper and  eliminate the use of papers that may contain fiber from Endangered Forests. In accordance with our goals, our last print run of Children of Immortal Bliss was printed on 30% FSC recycled paper.

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Submission Inquiries

We are not accepting submissions of manuscripts or book proposals at this time.

Affiliate Programs

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Anna Hourihan, publisher and editor of Vedantic Shores Press, is a member of the Northern California Publishers & Authors Association.

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