There are however no major additions to the second edition, in fact the first edition is the one kept most up to date! One feature of the book's first edition was totally removed from the second edition though: I had included many inspirational quotes throughout the book, in neat little "quote boxes" to the right of the main content of each page. Vegan Publishers decided that they might be considered a distraction while reading the book (as indeed one or two readers had already informed me to be the case; although to be fair, many other readers have informed me how much they appreciated the quotes too!), and consequently removed them all. There were also one or two other passages that were deemed possibly politically incorect, and thus censored. I.e. removed. Overall though, I have to give them thumbs up for the excellent work they did in making the book more presentable and bug free!
Destination Eden has been translated into several other languages so far.. Italian, Spanish, Serbian, and Czech (not yet published).. Three other translations are currently in the pipeline.. French, German and Portugese. I will post an update here when they are available.
I initially began working on Destination Eden back in the year 2000. At the time I was hanging out in Thailand, where I'd made friends with a bunch of Buddhist monks who kindly granted me access to their computer facilities. Within a short space of a week or two, I had knocked together a brief skeletal outline of the book, and had already written about 80 pages of content. I felt pretty inspired and could really feel the universe channeling its wisdom through me.
During the year 2010, I finally began feeling a certain disappointment from not having pursued my initial idea of a book.. Which I had already christened Destination Eden. I gathered together the old neglected document I had initially written in Thailand, plus many small text files I had gathered notes in over the previous decade, and started rereading through it all. The skeletal outline I had initially drawn up seemed no longer to be the direction I felt the book should take, but much of what I had written, I still felt contained a message needing sharing with the world, so slowly I began piecing it all together.
It took me three years before I finally felt happy with it, although even now I occasionally go back to it and tweak it here and there. - One of the great benefits of print on demand, is that I am able to update my revised book at any time!
So here I finally am, in March 2016, completely redesigning the website from scratch, this time using a fancy website editor. The original content has gone the way of the dodo, but not to worry, everything of any value has been salvaged, expanded and included within my books.