Dear Seth Friends,
I know in my last update I said this post would be about Jane’s father, Delmar Roberts. But recently exciting news has surfaced and I wanted to share it with you right away. A new Seth book, The Seth Multiverse Volume 1, has been published! It contains numerous unpublished sessions that Mary Dillman unearthed during her research at Yale. Having these sessions published was one of Mary’s biggest dreams and I’m so happy her wish is coming true. The book is currently only available in German, produced by “Seth-Verlag,” a publishing company located in Switzerland that has translated most of the Seth and Seth-related books into German. Hopefully in the near future they will be published in English.
I thought you might like to know more about “Seth-Verlag” and a founding member, Maurizio Vogrig, was kind enough to provide the information below. CLICK the images to enlarge. Enjoy!
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Swiss Publishing House “Seth-Verlag”
The Swiss publishing house Seth-Verlag was founded in 1999 by two former members of the Swiss Association of Friends of Seth, Ursula Lang and Maurizio Vogrig. The association itself came into being in 1981 and was crucial for translating and publishing the so-called Seth classics into German.
As was the case in the U.S., the Seth books disappeared from bookshops in Europe in the early 1990s due to a lack of interest resulting in lower publication. This is why Maurizio and Ursula decided to found a publishing house that would focus entirely on the work of Jane Roberts.
They began their activity by translating and publishing a German version of The Early Sessions – Die frühen Sitzungen. After the successful completion of this project and the publication of all nine volumes, the German versions of The Early Class Sessions, The Magical Approach, and Seth, Dreams and Projections of Consciousness followed.
All of these Seth books were first-time German publications of titles that had been published in the United States several years earlier.
By this time, the Seth classics were no longer available in German translation, as the publishers who had first produced them had stopped printing these books due to low sales. Furthermore, many of the earlier translations were editions that had been abridged to one degree or another.
Therefore, the founders of the Seth publishing house decided to acquire the rights to these books and produce and publish new translations. The new German edition of The Way Toward Health completed this major project in 2022.
During this time, Seth-Verlag also translated and published books by Sue Watkins, Rick Stack, Lynda Madden Dahl and Richard Kendall.
For many years there has been a wonderful connection between Seth-Verlag and many Seth friends in the U.S. In 2001, Ursula and Maurizio traveled from Switzerland to Sayre, PA, to meet with Robert Butts and Laurel Davies-Butts and discuss the projects of the then still young Swiss publishing house—an unforgettable experience that strengthened them in their intention to keep the Seth material alive in the German-speaking world.
On this trip, they also met Mary Dillman and Richard Kendall at Yale, where they spent a few days with the Seth Material at the Sterling Memorial Library.
Mary, as well as Sue Watkins, later visited them in Switzerland. Additionally, Mary, Rick Stack and Richard Kendall were speakers at several Seth conferences in Switzerland and Germany.
Thanks to Seth-Verlag, most of Jane Robert’s books are now available in German, and a steady and loyal readership has developed. This work was made possible not least by many people who supported Seth-Verlag spiritually and financially, especially Christoph Gassmann, a former psychologist and dream researcher, who has also ensured that the “Seth House” project in Elmira could be realized and who guarantees that the work on publishing German translations of the Seth Material will be possible also in the future.
The latest project of Seth-Verlag is the publication of a work in two volumes with so far unpublished Seth sessions compiled by Mary Dillman during her research work on the Seth Material. In 2023, Volume 1 of The Seth Multiverse was published in Switzerland in German. It is the first Seth book that is currently only available in translation.
Today, the Swiss Seth-Verlag is practically the only publishing house outside the U.S.A. still committed to the preservation and publication of the Seth Material. To date, over 40 Seth books and Seth related books have been translated and published – a true labor of love, and there is still a lot to do.
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Das Seth-Multiversum Band 1 can be found on Amazon. Maurizio has also recently published a fascinating book My Wonderful Monte Valdo, A New Home in the South of Switzerland through his smartmyway publishing company. It can also be found on Amazon. Available for the first time in English, it’s the memoirs of Kathrin Rüegg, a real pioneer who in the 70s decided to leave her successful career and life in the city to start an organic farm in the country. It’s the first volume of several. I’ve read it myself and honestly can’t wait for the next volume!
Thanks for reading!
Stay calm and Seth on… Deb