Planetwork Press

About Us

”Communicating new ideas for new times,” has been the motto of Planetwork and Planetwork Press since 1994 when Darlene and John Berges founded the companies. They have published books, articles and creative learning programs ever since. As the Internet became popular, John developed our website planetwork (now to continue communicating new ideas.

They became interested in the WingMakers material in 2001, when John began an email correspondence with the webmaster, Mark Hempel, a talented web designer and computer professional. Mark and John sent questions to Sarah, which were answered by James via PDF that Mark then sent to John. James invited John to write back to him with a carefully crafted question about John's personal mission in this lifetime. That first email from James to John began a 10-year relationship between them. This led James to trust John as an editor of some of his writings in 2007. In 2009, James asked John to be the editor and commentator for his two volume book, Collected Works of the Wingmakers - Volumes I & II. John accepted James’ offer.

In 2012 Planetwork Press began publishing the works of James Mahu in physical print form. We have added a Board of Advisors in 2013.

Patricia Wertheim Abrams
began her 35-year publishing career in the trade book and professional publications divisions of McGraw-Hill Inc. As Associate Publisher at Garber Communications, publisher of Rudolf Steiner Books, she helped create and develop their spiritual fiction imprint. She has extensive experience in shaping literature related to spiritual awareness. Ms. Abrams was Executive Vice-President, COO and co-founder of Abrams and Company Publishers Inc., now Abrams Learning Trends — a national publisher of early childhood education materials reaching 30 million children and teachers with curriculum content enriched by social-emotional development. Ms. Abrams is currently a Principal of Riacom, Inc., consultants to publishers and media industries. She served two consecutive terms as Trustee and Vice-Chairperson of the Board of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, The Edgar Cayce Foundation and Atlantic University. She is on the Board of Directors of the Consciousness Research and Training Project, Inc., founded by Lawrence Le Shan. As a Trustee and Alumni Association President at Connecticut College, she initiated the Alumni-Student Internship Program. A certified Therapeutic Touch practitioner, Ms. Abrams has a profound interest in healing and the development of human consciousness.

Richard Abrams
currently serves as a Principal for Riacom, Inc., a general consulting firm located in Roxbury, Connecticut, serving the publishing and media-related industries. As co-founder and CEO of Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc., Mr. Abrams was responsible for the development of innovative and nationally distributed educational materials, including The Letter People® literacy materials that have touched the lives of more than 30 million children, parents, teachers, and administrators. He has held key leadership positions in the publishing industry for more than forty years. Most notably, Mr. Abrams served as Executive Vice President-Operations of Esquire, Inc., President and CEO of Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., and Founder and CEO of CBS International Publishing. He has served as Trustee of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, The Edgar Cayce Foundation, and Atlantic University. Mr. Abrams was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received an A.B. degree cum laude from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University. He is an award-winning published author. His works include An Illustrated Life of Jesus: From the National Gallery of Art Collection, and In Search of Liberty: The Story of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Mark Hempel
of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the designer of many innovative products, including the education industry’s first electronic textbook, which he created for McGraw-Hill. He also designed the bestselling educational software The Oregon Trail; the first medical Web site – for the Mayo Clinic; and the Web’s first audio browser, NetRadio. Hempel is a recognized expert in information architecture and visual design. He has worked with companies that include Microsoft, Apple, American Express and AT&T. Today Hempel is a consultant for companies focusing on next-generation Web platforms, developing applications to extend Web site functionality to include tracking programs, survey-recommendation engines and innovative Web 2.0 community functions. Mark is the webmaster for all of James Mahu’s websites.,,,,

Tony Sakson
is currently a Course Director at Full Sail University in the Computer Animation department where he teaches Shading and Lighting. He started out as a musician with a BM from Temple University and eventually moved into computer graphics working as a graphic designer for The Press of Atlantic City in NJ eventually becoming the Advertising Production Manager. Tony has been working with Planetwork Press since 1994 helping with book covers and interior design. He started working in 3D computer animation in 1997 eventually getting a BS in Computer Animation from Full Sail University.

We wish to thank all of you for the wonderful support of our work over the years. Many of you have sent us emails and each one was read with appreciation.

Darlene Berges and The Planetwork Press Team

Foundational Links

The writings, interviews and reflections of Darlene and John Berges.

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Ancient Arrow Project
Thought-provoking multimedia content that introduces a new and comprehensive vision of our universe and our purpose therein.

The official site of the Lyricus Teaching Order.

Event Temples
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