• Teresa Mateus

Going Naked Book Launch: October 15th!

Kindle Book Pre-Orders coming end of September!

Mystic Soul Press is excited to invite you to our inaugural BOOK LAUNCH & READING at VOLUMES BOOKCAFE in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.

We are excited to launch the first book in a three book release for 2019-2020 and along with it introduce you to The Mystic Soul Press - a publishing house project of The Mystic Soul Project dedicated to publishing POC & QTPOC authors across a variety of genres.

WHEN: Join us on October 15th at 7:00pm (CT) at Volumes Bookcafe for the release of GOING NAKED: THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO & LIFE AS PILGRIMAGE with author Teresa P Mateus.

RSVP: Please RSVP by going to the eventbrite page and getting your (free) ticket to either the in-person or livestream viewing of the launch - or do the ticket selection process within the FB event below! This will help us to prepare to host our wonderful community locally and at a distance well!


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LOCAL & DISTANCE VIEWING: We will be livestreaming this event via YOUTUBE for community viewing beyond the Chicagoland area! There will also be a way to ask questions via the YOUTUBE livestreaming so you can engage fully here or away!

ABOUT GOING NAKED: Going Naked explores the journey, pilgrimage, and the transformational process of life’s difficulties through the literal and metaphoric exploration of a pilgrim’s journey. This is done through personal anecdotes and an exploration of what pilgrimage means at each stage of the journey. Each chapter offers guided practices and rituals as suggestions of how to move through different aspects of life’s transitions and find our own inner transformation.

The author offers her own experiences — both as a pilgrim on the Camino De Santiago over the course of one week and in reflecting on poignant moments in her own life story— as examples of guideposts and landmarks on the pilgrim’s path of life. She integrates her expertise as a therapist, understanding the path from an emotional and psychological dimension, as well as her work as a spiritual and contemplative practice teacher, exploring the spiritual lineage of traveling and transformation, to bring together a deeper understanding of the journeys we take, the pain we feel, and the ways we move through our own (as Joseph Campbell describes it) “hero’s journey” of life.

Going Naked explores how we move through our pain, find healing from that which breaks us open, and how the breaking open is an emotional, spiritual, and psychological gateway to something new being created inside us — mind, body and spirit.

Ultimately, it is about stripping away all that does not serve us, layer by layer, forcing us to go naked into the truth of ourselves, seek out our own authenticity in the hardest places, and come out of our suffering more whole and, in some ways, reborn. BOOK PAGE @ MYSTIC SOUL PRESS:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Teresa P Mateus, LCSW, E-RYT 200 (she/her/hers) is a trauma therapist, meditation & yoga teacher, author and speaker. She is the co-founder and ED of The Mystic Soul Project & co-founder of TRACC4Movements (trauma response and crisis care for movements). Her previous books are Mending Broken: A Journey Through the Stages of Trauma + Recovery & Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma.

Her current book coming out through Mystic Soul Press is Going Naked: The Camino de Santiago & Life as Pilgrimage set for release in October 15, 2019.

She also has a work in progress titled Micro-Aggressions of My Youth: Life at the Intersection of Ethnic & Cultural Identities as an Indo-Latinx Adoptee (forthcoming 2020/21).

BOOK READING & SIGNING: Teresa will be reading excerpts from GOING NAKED and engage a Q&A with the audience after the reading. She will also be available for book signing following the event.

We will be adding the Amazon link shortly where you will be able to pre-order copies of Going Naked. There will also be author copies of the book available on site but these will be limited (50 copies or less).

SNEAK PEAK: THE CHURCHY MYSTIC: There will be a brief excerpt read from THE CHURCHY MYSTIC by Jade T Perry during the event - our book to be released Spring 2020.

ABOUT MYSTIC SOUL PRESS: Mystic Soul Press is an initiative of the Mystic Soul Project, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Chicago but engaging with POC (people of color) & QTPOC (queer and trans people of color)-centering at the intersections of spirituality, activism and healing throughout the US & the world.

Mystic Soul Press continues and extends the mission of centering POC at the intersection of spirituality, activism and healing by offering a platform to lift up the voices, works and wisdom of POC who often don't have access to or fit the traditional boxes of the mainstream publishing industry.

Mystic Soul Press is committed to engaging exciting frontiers of literary works and offering a space for folks to share their wisdom and have access to the wisdom of other POC & QTPOC folks.

Mystic Soul Press is committed to publishing at least 2-4 new works a year in addition to the annual Mystic Soul Anthology which will be themed in relationship with the Mystic Soul Conference theme for that year. This year's theme (2020) is SAVOR and we look forward to submissions from the community for this project. WEBSITE:

GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION: This is event is free and open to the public. Also, thanks to Volumes Cafe there will be coffee, tea, beer and wine available for sale on site.

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