Nostalgiawest is now on Instagram, view our photo journeys at @nostalgiawestphotography


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Nostalgiawest is proud to have designed the cover for the new book from Tess Hughes:


This Above All: A Journey of Self-Discovery

This Above All is a description of that journey, sharing some understandings I gained along the way and practices I was doing, or trying to do, that I feel contributed to the final return Home. My hope is that this book will help you along your way too and that may be by giving you a clearer focus and understanding of what you are trying to achieve in yourself. A clear understanding leads to focus which leads to more effective and efficient methods of getting there. It's about working effectively rather that working hard.


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New book by Nostalgiawest photographer Bob Fergeson!


Ever wondered about the connection between Zen and self-knowledge? If you have even a glimmer of interest in these matters, this book can open a new dimension for you. This much prized knowledge is delivered via the friendship that develops between a lost young man and a Zen master.


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Nostalgiawest photographer Bob Fergeson has just released a new book, set in the swamps of Louisiana. Bob couches Zen lessons and a methodology for spiritual development into a simple story that allows the teachings to shine through. This book has something to offer the complete beginner and the more seasoned seeker - simple explanations of profound truths.

The book is available on amazon, in both print and Kindle editions. The Kindle version has full color photos taken by the author in southern Louisiana.

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Poetry in Motion Films presents

Mountain High: Touching the Void with Bob Fergeson

"When the thought and the mind goes away, all you are left with is the real part of yourself.... In the quiet, there is a sense of eternality and unconditional love.” ~ Bob Fergeson

The sense of eternality marks the work of photographer, mountaineer, and spiritual teacher Bob Fergeson. Set among the Rocky Mountains, Bob's story weaves the passions of the creative life and a love for the outdoors into a compelling narrative of a spiritual search. From his childhood attempts to capture moments of ethereal, quiet beauty with a Brownie box camera, Bob's life careened towards a crushing encounter with alcoholism, then flowered in a time of self exploration through painting, drawing, and dreamwork, led to years of spiritual disciplines, and culminated in a final encounter with Truth that left him weeping on a Colorado mountainside.

Whether you frame your quest as a search for God, truth, enlightenment, awakening, certainty, or an aching longing to fill a void inside, you will find this feature-length documentary is more than just a film, it is a resource that you will mine for inspiration and advice again and again.






Stream Or Download The Movie:

If you want High Definition, the digital version is for you. It's also great for avoiding postage costs.

For the $9.95 budget version:

For the $19.95 supporting version (with bonus footage, including a slideshow of nostalgiawest photos):


for more info, visit the Poetry in Motion Films-Mountain High page at :


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Visit the Nostalgiawest Face Book page, featuring new photos, quotes, and links.

Facebook page for and, spiritual writings and photography.


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Introducing the new book by Art Ticknor, featuring cover photo and design by nostalgiawest:


cover by nostalgiawest.comBeyond Relativity by Art Ticknor



Art Ticknor shares his lessons and discoveries - from human failings to transcendent revelations



 with an insider's view of what it means to be a modern spiritual seeker. ISBN: 978-0979963094.


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Images of Essence is now available in the Apple iTunes Bookstore as a digital download for $3.99

Available on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.  

To order from the iTunes Bookstore, click here:

and then click View in iTunes.

The TAT Foundation Press presents Images of Essence: a beautiful collection of poetry and photographs. Photographer Bob Fergeson and poet Shawn Nevins bring together their creative wanderings to explore the theme of The Standing Now: the moment when a pause in the passing now of our lives reveals eternity.

Images of Essence

To download direct from the printer, go to:



"It's like Rumi with a Nikon. " - Dr. Ron Masa, University of Yourself


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The Listening Attention

The Listening Attention is now in digital format,
available in the Amazon Kindle Store!


Bob Fergeson distills the best of his advice on the practical matters of the spiritual search in this little book of self-knowledge. Unafraid to speak of his own difficulties and realizations, Bob offers an everyman's guide to self-realization: not through believing the words of another, but through seeking within; cultivating what he calls
the Listening Attention.
Published by The TAT Foundation Press