LOCAL BOOKS

Be Your Self and Be Well: Connecting with Your Soul’s Power to Heal, by Dr. Steven Hiebert (Wise Ink), 146 pages — Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? These are the most important questions you can ask your Self. They lead to meaning and fulfillment. The joy and contentment that follows opens the door to health and well-being. The message is clear and simple: You have the power to heal. It is a gift from the divine that you were born with. The strength and undeniable resilience of your soul is what creates healing. Through the power of your soul, you can overcome anything. Steven Hiebert draws from more than 25 years of experience helping people heal to explain the foundations of healing at its deepest levels in a way that is easy to understand. You’ll find stories and examples of people who have healed that help illustrate the concepts and principles. Each chapter includes a healing exercise that you can use to bring healing into your own life. Do the exercises and you will begin to change. You will connect with the healing power of your soul and become happier and healthier as a result.

The Pleiadian Promise: A Guide to Attaining Groupmind, Claiming Your Sacred Heritage, and Activating Your Destiny, by Christine Day (Career Press), 192 pages — The Pleiadians are moving into a new era. Through the opening of a new multidimensional timeframe, a pure light frequency has activated the sacred timing of an important aspect of their commitment to us as a human race. This is what the Pleiadians refer to as fulfilling the Promise that was set in place lifetimes ago. Now is the time for them to reveal to us as a human race the sacred aspects of who we are and what we need to do to become fully realized and fulfill our role on our Earth plane. The energy of this Promise holds the key to our further awakening and the unfolding of our self-realization process on a multidimensional level. This Promise activates the revelations of understanding and knowledge to be given to all those who are seekers of Truth–information that will help us to understand this transition and the role we need to play to fully open ourselves to our magnificence. A series of blessed revelations align you to a deeper natural aspect of your own humanness and spirituality. The Pleiadian Promise also includes six channeled audio files that give you a direct experience with the Pleiadians through multidimensional levels of light initiations.


CLASSIC REISSUE

Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose: Finding Your Path in Life, Work, and Personal Mission the Edgar Cayce Way, Second Edition, by Mark Thurston (Penguin Publishing Group), 304 pages – June 20 release — This is a new edition of the classic guide to using the spiritual and psychological insights of renowned mystic and psychic Edgar Cayce to find your authentic mission in life. The medical clairvoyant Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) left the world a wealth of intuitive readings on everything from health and spirituality to psychology and past lives. Now the most significant teacher of Cayce’s teachings, Mark Thurston, updates and revises his classic book, Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, to help you use the Cayce teachings in the 21st century to find greater purpose in your relationships, career, and overall mission in life. As an unconventional and gifted “spiritual psychologist,” Dr. Thurston, an educator and writer for the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), has had many opportunities over his 36 years there to share what he discovered from the archival records of Cayce’s work. One such prophetic reading — “For, each soul enters with a mission…we all have a mission to perform,” May 16, 1943 — prompted Mark to make an in-depth study of how Edgar Cayce had served as spiritual directory to so many people, thus helping them to see and claim their own spiritual calling…their personal mission.


NEW BOOKS

The Book of Truth: The Mastery Trilogy: Book II, by Paul Selig (Penguin Publishing Group), 368 pages – June 6 release — As recently seen on ABC’s “Nightline,” channeler Paul Selig presents the second work in his acclaimed Mastery Trilogy. The Book of Truth casts your relationships–and what they reveal about you–in a dramatic and radical new light. The channeled literature of Paul Selig–who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides–has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course In Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s. Selig’s previous trilogy of channeled wisdom — I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, and The Book of Knowing and Worth — won a large following around the world for its depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. The first book of his new Mastery Trilogy, The Book of Mastery, likewise attained popularity and praise. Now, Selig continues the “Teachings of Mastery” with the widely anticipated second volume in his new series: The Book of Truth.

The Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life, by Adam Kirk Smith (Penguin Publishing Group), 240 pages — Feeling directionless, or perhaps too intimidated to make a necessary change in your life? Tired of letting your fears keep you from achieving your goals or becoming healthier, happier, or more successful? If so, this book is for you. Popular life coach and consultant Adam Smith has created a powerful method to help you harness your inner passion and drive to overcome whatever is holding you back. The Bravest You presents the five-step Bravery Process™, an easy and highly effective way to master our biggest fears. Offering inspiring and helpful advice, Smith guides you through each of stage of the process–Complacency, Inspiration, Fear, Passion, Bravery — showing how to identify goals and passions and apply the Bravery Process to any circumstance. These proven techniques will empower you to conquer your doubts once and for all and become your bravest self. Covering the ten most common fears all successful people face, from the fears of inadequacy and being judged, to rejection, failure, loss of control, and loneliness, The Bravest You arms you with the necessary tools to tackle any fear-inducing situation head-on and lead the braver, happier, and more successful life you’ve always imagined.

Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing, by Carl Greer (FIndhorn Press), 224 pages — Do you want to improve your health? Manage a chronic condition or figure out how to cope with a sudden health issue, like an accident or illness? In his book Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing, Carl Greer, PhD, Psy.D. — an award-winning author, clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and shamanic practitioner — shows how you can identify your health story and use journaling and expanded-awareness practices to begin changing it, leading to better health and wellness. In this companion to his best-selling and multi-award-winning Change Your Story, Change Your Life, Carl Greer explains that by using the practices offered in this book–many of which are influenced by Jungian and shamanic traditions–anyone can tap into hidden resources for healing. The practices empower you to gain insights, balance energies, dialogue and interact with nature, and work with dreams, your inner healer, your symptoms, and more. Whether you are dealing with aging, unexpected health challenges, or ongoing concerns, you will find in this book tools for writing and bringing to life a new health story.

Conversations With God, Book 4: Awaken the Species, by Neale Donald Walsch (Rainbow Ridge Books), 304 pages — In the middle of the night on August 2, 2016, Neale Donald Walsch found himself drawn into a new and totally unexpected dialogue with God in which he suddenly faced two questions: Is the human race being offered help by Highly Evolved Beings from Another Dimension? Is there a key role that humans are being invited to play in advancing their own evolution by joining in a mutual mission to assist the planet during the critical times ahead? He was told that the answer to both questions is yes. Then he was given 16 specific examples of how Highly Evolved Beings respond to life differently than humans do — and how adopting even a few of those behaviors could change the course of world history for the better forever. That information makes up the body of this work. A striking invitation to every reader sets the stage for the extraordinary explorations that follow. Picking up where Book 3 in the Conversations with God Trilogy series left off, the revelations about Highly Evolved Beings and about how ordinary humans can answer the call to help awaken the species on Earth will breathtakingly expand your view of both your personal and your collective future. Which is exactly what the dialogue was intended to do.

The Everything Answer Book: How Quantum Science Explains Love, Death, and the Meaning of Life, by Amit Goswami, Ph.D. (Hampton Roads Publishing), 256 pages — Goswami’s basic premise is that quantum physics is not only the future of science, but is also the key to understanding consciousness, life, death, God, psychology, and the meaning of life. Quantum physics is an antidote to the moral sterility and mechanistic approach of scientific materialism and is the best and clearest approach to understanding our universe. In short, quantum physics is indeed the theory of everything. Here in 17 chapters, Dr. Goswami and his friends and colleagues discuss, among other things, how quantum physics affects our understanding of: Zen; Thoughts, feelings, and intuitions; Dreams; Karma, death, and reincarnation; God’s will, evolution, and purpose; the meaning of dreams; and the spiritualization of economics and business, politics and education, and society itself. This fascinating new book will appeal to a wide array of readers, ranging from those interested in the new physics to those captivated by the spiritual implications of the latest scientific breakthroughs.

Fasting the Mind: Spiritual Exercises for Psychic Detox, by Jason Gregory (Inner Traditions), 160 pages – June 13 release — Stop planning, stop comparing, stop competing, stop thinking, and just breathe deeply for a minute…. Our undivided attention is something we are rarely able to give for reasons ranging from digital overload to the cultural conditioning of equating busyness with purpose. Just as you might choose a fast from eating to detoxify the body, the best way to overcome this modern mental overload is to periodically fast the mind. Drawing on the spiritual philosophies and meditative practices of classical yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism, Jason Gregory explains how fasting the mind directly impacts your habits and way of being in the world to create peace and calmness in your life as well as allow you to build a firm psychological defense against the increasing bombardment of distractions in our world. Applying psychology and cognitive science to samsara — the cycle of suffering created by our attachment to the impermanent — he explains how over-reliance on the rational mind causes imbalances in the autonomic nervous system and suppresses our natural spontaneity, feelings, and intuition. When we are unable to relax the mind deeply, we enter a destabilizing state of stress and anxiety and are unable to liberate the true Self from the impermanence and limitations of the material world. Sharing Zen, Taoist, and Vedic practices to help you empty your mind and gradually restore your natural rhythms, the author shows how to give the mind time to truly relax from stimulation so it can repair itself and come back into equilibrium. He details simple meditation practices that are easy to implement in daily life, such as open-awareness meditation and contemplation of Zen koans, as well as the advanced techniques of Vipassana, a Theravadic Buddhist discipline centered on seclusion from all worldly stimuli. He also offers methods for digital detox and ensuring a good night’s sleep, a major support for healing cognitive impairment and restoring a state of equanimity. By fasting the mind we strip away the distractions and stresses of modern life and return to our original nature as it exists deep within. We become more consciously awake in every moment, allowing us to feel the real beauty of the world and, in turn, to live life more fully, authentically, and peacefully.

Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose, by Caroline Adams Miller (Sounds True), 240 pages — Grit — defined as our perseverance and passion for long-term goals — is now recognized as one of the key determinants for achievement and life satisfaction. In an age that provides us with a never-ending stream of distractions and quick-and-easy solutions, how do we build this essential quality? “This book is designed to help you screen out the spam of life and cultivate authentic grit in every setting,” writes Caroline Miller. With Getting Grit, this bestselling author brings you an information-rich and practical guide for developing the qualities needed to persevere over obstacles–not just toughness and passion, but also humility, patience, and kindness. Join her as she shares research-based insights and practices on: Learning grit — how you can enhance your willpower and rewire your brain for resilience; The key traits of gritty people — what the latest research reveals; The three kinds of “false grit” and how to recognize them in yourself; The courage to fail–tools for turning your setbacks into your greatest teachers; Daring to dream big–guidance for building your capacity to take risks and aim higher; No one succeeds alone–tips for gathering your support team and inspiring others; and The role of self-compassion, gratitude, and spirituality in building grit. “I’ve come to believe that gritty behavior is a positive force that does more than help us rise to our own challenges,” writes Caroline Miller. “When we embody the best qualities of grit, we become a role model for others who want to become better people, and help them awaken greater possibilities for themselves.” Whether you’re seeking to grow beyond your limits at work, at home, on the sporting field, or in any leadership role, Getting Grit is a powerful resource to help you bring out the qualities that will help you succeed and thrive.

Heaven Is for Healing: A Soul’s Journey After Suicide, by Joe Gallenberger (Rainbow Ridge Books), 304 pages — When his beloved brother Peter committed suicide, psychotherapist Dr. Joe Gallenberger met his overwhelming grief with courage, and open-minded curiosity. Using tools learned at The Monroe Institute, and affirming that “love can pierce any veil,” he was soon able to contact Peter on the other side. Joe’s experience on how to move through devastating loss in a transformational way, and what he learned about the other side, were shared in Joe’s acclaimed book, Brothers Forever. Heaven Is for Healing envelops and expands upon this, taking up the story twenty years later. He reveals Peter’s two-decade journey on the other side, and how Peter, with the most loving assistance, has progressed in healing from his suicide and how he is moving into new options for a next life. He explores the variety of ways suicides are helped to recover and then continue their growth, depending upon their condition when they arrive on the other side. Joe also shares how this family crisis challenged him over these twenty years. He describes his own struggles with depression, and of how he rose from grief and made it his life’s work to help other people live their lives to their fullest potential. He shares the tools he has created to move people from sadness and limitation into abundance and joy.

Instant Tarot: Your Complete Guide to Reading the Cards, by Monte Farber and Amy Zerner (Red Wheel/Weiser Books), 272 pages — The authors’ unique Instant Tarot system is devised to enable beginners to read virtually every Tarot deck. The clearly organized Instant Tarot text interprets every card in each of the eleven meaning-specific positions of the celtic cross spread. With detailed instructions, sample questions, helpful diagrams, and a handy index, readers can easily navigate the book. The ingenious layout of Instant Tarot allows individuals to also ask any question using a one-card, three-card or full eleven card “Celtic Cross” spread to get revealing, inspiring answers to your burning questions about love, money, career…everything! It’s great for parties, small groups of friends and especially by yourself where, undisturbed, you will often see subtle and formerly hidden meanings emerge from the text. You can set up and do tarot readings right away using the instructions provided. No memorization is required, because each card is interpreted according to the position it appears in — the book tells you right where to look. “Using tarot cards has helped us to improve our intuitive abilities which, when blended with our logical minds, has enabled us to make better decisions that have guided us to great success, especially our forty plus year loving marriage,” the authors write. “The tarot adds spice to your life but you cannot live on spice alone. Your free will to make decisions is your “main course.” Instant Tarot has been designed to help you properly access the tarot’s ancient truths and put them to immediate use. It is our sincere desire that our book, the first and only one of its kind in the tarot’s long history, will help you to better understand your own inner voice and its ability to direct you.”

An Invitation to Self-Care: Why Learning to Nurture Yourself Is the Key to the Life You’ve Always Wanted, 7 Principles for Abundant Living, by Tracey Cleantis (Hazelden Publishing), 200 pages — Too often, we settle for the notion that self-care means giving ourselves treats and rewards for good behavior. But it’s so much more than that. Welcome to the self-care revolution! A day of indulgence at a spa–or at home on the couch–might help us unwind and feel temporarily renewed, but is that all there is to self-care? In this book Tracey Cleantis changes the dialogue and shows why real self-care is more than just routine self-indulgence — it’s a lifelong practice that’s essential to finding fulfillment and joy. An Invitation to Self-Care uncovers seven principles for care that are rooted in self-empowerment and self-knowledge. Through personal stories and observations, exercises and quizzes, and interviews with experts and everyday people, Tracey invites you to consider self-care across your relationships, finances, spiritual and professional life — and more. By accepting who we are, what we need, and how those needs evolve over time, we create space for self-care’s transformational magic in our lives. In fact, an authentic self-care practice is the secret to the life you’ve always wanted. “This is a magnificent book,” says Jennifer Louden, bestselling author of The Woman’s Comfort Book. “When I first brought self-care into the mainstream back in 1992, I encountered comments like ‘Well, I do my nails!’ or ‘I work out.’ The idea that self-care is how you want to approach your whole life was hard for some to grasp-and that often included me…. Tracey’s book will help! She’s done a fantastic job pointing the way.”

I Saw A Light And Came Here: Children’s Experiences of Reincarnation, by Erlendur Haraldsson, Ph.D., and James G. Matlock, Ph.D. (White Crow Productions), 304 pages — I Saw A Light And Came Here is the result of decades of scholarly research and investigations into past-life memories, primarily of children. Erlendur Haraldsson, a psychologist, has over two decades of experience behind him, having investigated some one hundred cases in the field. He worked closely with Ian Stevenson, M.D., of the University of Virginia, who began systematic studies of “cases of the reincarnation type,” but soon broke new ground with psychological studies of children who insist they remember episodes from past lives. Haraldsson invited anthropologist James Matlock to join him because of his thorough familiarity with research around the globe. This book deals with various aspects of past-life memory and attempts to answer the questions that will inevitably come up in the minds of thoughtful readers.

Jesus and the Near-Death Experience: Testimonies of the Ascended Christ, by Roy L. Hill (White Crow Books), 244 pages — The ministry of Jesus has been celebrated by billions of people over the last two millennia. Perhaps no single person has transformed the world more. Many believe that the ministry of Jesus ended two thousand years ago. But if Jesus represents the divine eternal, might He be speaking to us today? Amazingly, the answer is “yes!” In his groundbreaking work, Roy L. Hill provides a unique perspective of Jesus by people who interacted with Him during near death experiences. Their stories are noteworthy due to the high consistency between hundreds of reports. Indeed, research suggests that Jesus is seen more than any other single being in heaven. Such numbers beg the question, “What is Jesus saying to people living in today’s troubled world?” Throughout the book, Dr. Hill explores many revelations that Jesus provides for a new age. Compelling topics include the interconnection between people, spiritual transformation, unconditional love, religion, and salvation. Dr. Hill invites the reader to expand the usual notions of Jesus. In this manner, it is hoped that Jesus’ message becomes more deep and relevant to daily life.

Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond, by Dan Brulé (Atria/Enliven Books), 224 pages — Reduce stress and anxiety, increase your productivity, detox your body, balance your health, and find the path to greater mindfulness with this collection of signature breathing techniques by the world’s leading breathmaster, Dan Brulé. What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of breathwork Dan Brulé shares for the first-time his Breath Mastery technique that has helped more than 100,000 people in over 45 countries. Just Breathe is a simple and revolutionary guide that reveals the secret behind what the elite athletes, champion martial artists, Navy SEAL warriors, and spiritual yogis have always known — when you control your breathing you can control your state of well-being and level of performance. So if you want to optimize your health, clear and calm your mind, and spark peak performance — the secret to unlock and sustain these results comes from a free and natural resource that’s right under your nose. From high stress, critical situations to everyday challenges, Just Breathe will show you how to harness your awareness and conscious breathing to benefit your body, mind, and spirit. Breathwork benefits a wide range of issues including: managing acute/chronic pain; help with insomnia, weight loss, attention deficit, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief; improves intuition, creativity, mindfulness, self-esteem, leadership, and much more. Just Breathe will show you the skills and tools to breathe your way to optimum health, ultimate potential, and peak performance.

The Keys to the Temple: Unlocking Dion Fortune’s Mystical Qabalah Through Her Occult Novels, by Penny Billington and Ian Rees (Llewellyn Worldwide), 288 pages — Dion Fortune’s esoteric novels were written as guides to magic and inner development to be used along with her great nonfiction work The Mystical Qabalah. This book shows how to work with her most popular creations, exploring how the stories and characters can help you integrate the secrets of the Tree of Life and discover what Fortune called “the keys to the temple.” Authors Penny Billington and Ian Rees show how to use Fortune’s brilliant insights to gain a direct sense of being present in your body, master the art of the embodied imagination, discover your vitality, and open up to the clarity and love that arise from the root of your being. With an exploration of Fortune’s writings, experiential practices, and a hands-on workbook section, you will learn to utilize the wealth of esoteric wisdom found in The Mystical Qabalah, The Goat-Foot God, The Sea Priestess, The Winged Bull, and Moon Magic. “This wonderful evocation of Dion Fortune’s esoteric novels offers initiatory and practical pathways to the neophyte and reader!”says Caitlín & John Matthews, authors of The Lost Book of the Grail.

The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening, by Steve Taylor (New World Library), 320 pages — What does it mean to be enlightened or spiritually awakened? In The Leap, Steve Taylor shows that this state is much more common than is generally believed. He shows that ordinary people — from all walks of life — can and do regularly “wake up” to a more intense reality, even if they know nothing about spiritual practices and paths. Wakefulness is a more expansive and harmonious state of being that can be cultivated or that can arise accidentally. It may also be a process we are undergoing collectively. Drawing on his years of research as a psychologist and on his own experiences, Taylor provides what is perhaps the clearest psychological study of the state of wakefulness ever published. Above all, he reminds us that it is our most natural state — accessible to us all, anytime, anyplace. The Leap is an engaging and eclectic blend of psychology, philosophy and spirituality. Drawing on his background as a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, Taylor offers an in-depth investigation of spiritual awakenings past and present. He describes the awakenings of artists and luminaries ranging from William Blake to D.H. Lawrence, but focuses on contemporary people from all walks of life. He describes how their spiritual awakenings affected their relationships, careers and overall outlook on life.

Love Has Seven Colors: Heart-Centered Practices for the Energy Centers, by Jack Angelo (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 160 pages — This is a guide to restoring your connection to the wisdom of your soul and returning to heart-centeredness. Each of us has a light body connecting the spiritual, emotional, and physical levels of our being. When we live in a heart-centered way and choose love as the basis for our actions rather than fear, each of the 7 energy centers of the light body opens to the wisdom of our souls and radiates with a different color, making us walking rainbows of unconditional love and soul guidance. Presenting the Inner Circle Teachings on heart-centeredness from the ancient mystery schools, Jack Angelo explains how unconditional love positively affects our subtle energy system and allows our 7 energy centers to form the full rainbow of connection between our hearts, minds, and souls. Describing the location and color of each energy center and the ways they can affect our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, he shows how the 7 energy centers control the flow of energy to and from the multiple levels of our being and process the energies generated by specific life issues. Providing 29 breathing, relaxation, meditation, and visualization exercises, the author explores how to open each energy center to the intelligence of the heart and retrain the mind to approach life with love instead of fear. He explains the role of the heart center in healing and how to balance the masculine intelligence of the mind with the feminine intelligence of the heart. Once the energies of these two polarities are balanced, we become truly heart-centered, radiating the 7 colors of love and following the wisdom of our soul to discover the spiritual reality of our sacred self.

No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are, by Jack Kornfield (Atria Books), 320 pages — In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and mindfulness Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be happy now, this minute, with the keys to inner freedom. In his first major book in several years, the inspiring author of the classic A Path with Heart, Jack Kornfield, invites us into a new awareness. Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their Aha moments and O. Henry-like outcomes, Jack shows how we get stuck and how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides these keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to see how to change course, take action, or — when we shouldn’t act — just relax and trust. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom–freedom from fear, freedom to start over, to love, to be yourself, and to be happy — and guides you into an active process that engages your mind, heart, and spirit, awakens your spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again. Drawing from his own life as a son, brother, father, and partner, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, Jack presents a stirring call to be here, in the power of the now, the present, as we work through life’s passages. His keys to life will help us find hope, clarity, relief from past disappointments and guilt, and the courage to go forward.

Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy: Healing Our Companion Animals from the Inside Out, by Wendy Thacher Jensen, D.V.M. (Black Rose Writing), 214 pages — Did you know that a sick animal needs only one medicine to heal multiple complaints? Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy: Healing Our Companion Animals from the Inside Out opens your eyes to the enormous potential of homeopathy. Our beloved companion animals often suffer from chronic diseases or repeating complaints that respond only temporarily to traditional treatments, requiring frequent or even lifelong dosing. As the staunchest advocate for your own cats and dogs, you can greatly increase their health by learning to recognize chronic disease and partnering with a homeopathic veterinarian. Together, you can avoid, reduce, or eliminate your animal’s dependence on medications. Homeopathic veterinarians rely on your observations to evaluate treatment, and this book, full of success stories, will teach you exactly what information is needed in order to help your animals not only heal, but regain their former vitality, energy, and zest for life.

Quartztherapy : The Medicine of the Future, by Klaire D. Roy with Simhananda (Paume de Saint-Germaine Publishing), 288 pagesQuartztherapy presents a ground-breaking therapeutic approach for treating and ‘healing’ with quartz. This practical book focuses on the use of different types of quartz, the study of the etheric body (and how crystals affect it), the prana (life energy) circulation, the meridians, and how quartz can help them all. Most importantly, it explains various therapeutic methods used with quartz. For example, the author, an experienced lithotherapist, illustrates techniques such as how to cleanse, repair, recharge and balance the etheric body (the door to all other invisible bodies) with specific quartz. Fully illustrated and written in a simple and accessible tone, the book conveys to readers the transformative potential alive in quartz, invaluable companions in our journey on this planet. It presents more than 25 kinds of quartz and their benefits in therapy such as: celestial quartz, citrine quartz, Diamond Light Wand, record keeper, laser, self-healed, time link, cathedral, phantom, clear, etc. This unique approach provides guidance and inspiration to all readers, experienced therapist or quartz enthusiast, in order to integrate these treasures from Mother Earth in their therapy or personal life.

Sacred Geometry of Nature: Journey on the Path of the Divine, by Francene Hart (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 224 pages — This fully illustrated inspirational art book from visionary painter Francene Hart includes more than 80 full-color reproductions of Hart’s intricate watercolor paintings and the stories behind them. Every one of us possesses the potential to receive visionary experiences and integrate them into our lives. Artists become visionaries by cultivating their instinctive creative spark and sharing their profound visions with the world. In this lavishly illustrated memoir, including more than 80 full-color reproductions of her intricate watercolor paintings and the stories behind them, Francene Hart recounts the evolution of her art from formative influences to her masterful integrations of Nature, Spirit, and Sacred Geometry. Opening with her early work on mandalas and her explorations of the work of Joseph Campbell and C. G. Jung, Hart explains how her first works of art were in response to the solitary life she led in the forest, where she discovered the hidden order of Nature. She reveals how she learned to center her artistic explorations on the intelligence of the heart rather than the intellect, utilizing the wisdom and imagery of Sacred Geometry, reverence for the natural environment, and the interconnectedness between all things as her inspirations. She describes the shamanic lessons that accompanied her discoveries and shaped her understanding of sacred relationships with the self, others, and Mother Earth. She explores how to tap into the energies provided by spirit guides and power animals, like Jaguar, Raven, Octopus, and Dolphin, and explains her profound affinity for the ocean, including her discovery of water consciousness in Hawaii. Offering chronicles of her inspiring travels and transformational encounters around the world, Hart shares her experiences at sacred sites in the Amazon, Central America, Egypt, England, Scotland, Paris, Cambodia, and the Himalayas and how these places influenced her art. Exploring what is revealed as inspiration arises, Spirit informs, and vision is transformed into art, Francene Hart’s journey offers a window into the secret order of Nature, the power of sacred symbols for evolving consciousness, and a visionary artistic path that perfectly blends the mathematical rigors of sacred geometry and the numinous.

The Secret Nature of Matter, by Richard Gordon (North Atlantic Books), 240 pages – June 6 release — Richard Gordon maps out new territory in the rarely explored intersection of science and spirituality in this fascinating investigation of the profound relationship between matter and consciousness. Building on the Quantum-Touch technique he developed in previous books, Gordon explains how the hands-on energy healing technique that he uses to help to alleviate nerve pain, headaches, back pain, hip pain, TMJ, and more provides a unique window onto the secret nature of matter. He explains how, by examining pelvic and occipital torsion, and then aligning people without the use of touch or suggestion, he is able to run a wide range of simple experiments that challenge many dogmas of science. This book teaches readers the technique along with 57 easy-to-reproduce experiments that allow them to test the results. These experiments clearly demonstrate that our consciousness can profoundly influence matter, and that an object charged with energy and intent can dramatically affect us physiologically in seconds.

Seeds of Light: Channeled Transmissions on the Christ Consciousness, by Patrick Paul Garlinger (Anastasis Books), 188 pages — The first in a series of channeled works from a group of Light Beings who oversee humanity’s evolution, Seeds of Light offers an unprecedented interpretation of one of the most important and divisive religious figures of all time: Jesus Christ. Their fundamental message is that the Christ should not be viewed as an idol of worship, but as a state of consciousness. The Christ Consciousness leads you from separation and fear to a state of love and unity with everyone and everything. To access it, you must shed your common misconceptions about time, space, and the human mind. Only then can you fully embrace the truth that you are a living spark of the Creato r– a Seed of Light — with the power to transform the world in ways that humanity has only begun to imagine. Weaving together profound, life-altering insights on the nature of time, language, love, compassion, and forgiveness, Seeds of Light will elevate your consciousness and revolutionize your beliefs about what it means to be human.

Sensing the Future: How to Tap Into Your Intuition and Read Signs From the Universe to Predict What’s to Come, by Trish MacGregor and Rob MacGregor (Page Street Publishing) — Have you ever had a hunch that became reality? You may be ignoring signs from the universe about what is to come. Trish and Rob MacGregor, authors and founders of the blog Synchro Secrets, explain how to train your brain and recognize signs in order to enhance your innate precognitive abilities. Over 400 years ago, Nostradamus wrote predictions that are still relevant, and even today, there are those who experience dreams and physical symptoms prior to catastrophic events such as 9/11. Whether you have had prophetic dreams about a loved one or wish to learn more about these mysterious abilities, Sensing the Future will show you how to harness the power of your intuition. We all have the ability to predict the future if we open ourselves up to the signs of the universe.

Sex That Works: An Intimate Guide to Awakening Your Erotic Life, by Wendy Strgar (Sounds True), 224 pages — “Making sex work — embracing your erotic soul and deepening the intimacy in your life — is both a consequence of deep presence and its gift,” the author says. “Healing our selves in our deepest erotic space can only be a deliberate act, and the doing of it miraculously seems to heal everything else. Tapping into the courage to know your own deepest sexual thoughts and feelings, and offering them with your whole being, is both a life work and lasting gift that will be long remembered.” If you and your partner have lost that special spark, here is a book with the power to save your sex life — and your relationship. Sex That Works invites you to experience a new level of feeling and a new level of freedom in your sexuality. Wendy Strgar offers healing insights, potent practices (for you alone and with your partner), and guidance drawn from her marriage of over 30 years and her work with thousands of people to encourage the full awakening and expression of your erotic life. Nine core topics include: Freedom; Pleasure; Finding your normal; Courage; Curiosity; Sensation; Fantasy; Attention; and Gratitude.

Shamanic Healing: Traditional Medicine for the Modern World, by Itzhak Beery (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 240 pages – June 13 release — Shamanic healing is making an astonishing comeback all over the modern technology-driven and consumerist world. Millions of people have felt called to integrate both ancient and modern healing systems into a new model of healthcare. But what makes shamanic healing so powerful? Why have indigenous healers kept it alive for thousands of years? Revealing his personal journey and stories from his more than 20 years as a shamanic healer, Itzhak Beery explains who a shaman is and how he or she works, demystifying and destigmatizing the shamanic healing worldview. He shares shamanic wisdom from two of his teachers: a Yachak from Ecuador and a well-known Brazilian Pagé. He details indigenous medicine tools and soul healing techniques that you can practice with your own clients or in your own personal healing, including diagnosis and energy cleansing with plants, stones, fire, rum, eggs, flower essences, and sound. He shares protection and self-defense techniques for confronting negative energies, such as spirit attachment and possession. Sharing healing stories that each address a specific condition, such as panic attacks, PTSD, depression, cancer, chronic pain, grief, and relationship problems, Beery explains how a shaman is not responsible for curing everyone and will consult with the patient’s soul to determine its needs, which sometimes includes learning from the illness experience. By sharing these healing methods, Beery reveals the importance of shamanic practices in resolving our 21st-century emotional and physical problems and their importance to the future of humanity and the planet.

Signs and Seasons: An Astrology Cookbook, by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber (HarperOne), 272 pages — Food connects us to our families, history, culture, and to the natural world itself–to the seasons and the cycle of life. Just as our path around the sun — and through the Zodiac — dictates the seasons, the seasons dictate what will flourish, from the tender greens of early spring to late summer’s lush and impossible perfect tomatoes. In Signs and Seasons, Farber and Zerner — along with chef John Okas — take home cooks through the four seasons and each of their astrological signs in over 95 tantalizing seasonal recipes that include starters; meat, seafood, and vegetarian mains; sides; and desserts for each sign. Whether exploring the “Twin nature” and “Mercurial spirit” of ramps (a spring delicacy well suited Geminis) in a recipe for Ramps al Olio or the historical association of saffron with Venus in the recipe for Roasted Corn Orecchiette, Signs and Seasons is the perfect guide for eating in a way that emphasizes both sensual nourishment and psychic satisfaction. Beautifully photographed in full color by Monte Farber and illustrated by Amy Zerner, Signs and Seasons is a one-of-a-kind source of inspiration for astrology enthusiasts and home chefs alike.

Soul Whispering: The Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness, by Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 288 pages — Restore your relationship with your soul, break through patterns of dysfunction, and learn to hear the intuitive wisdom of your soul’s whisperings. Addressing humanity’s paradigm shift from linear consciousness to shamanic consciousness, Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage explore how the art of soul whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This powerful new synthesis of shamanic healing and psychotherapy can help you restore your relationship with your soul, transform dysfunctional ways of being, learn to hear the intuitive wisdom and love of your soul’s whisperings, and develop the capacity to live in the present moment fully connected and alive. Detailing the shamanic tools and psychospiritual practices of soul whispering, the authors share inspiring stories of transformation from their own journeys and their work as shamanic soul whisperers. They explain how soul whispering harnesses the power of the imaginal world to awaken shamanic consciousness, restore resiliency of mind, body, and spirit, and enact transformation at the cellular level. They show how soul whispering allows you to become conscious of your wounds, release the energy of victimization, and develop love and forgiveness for yourself and others. The authors explore mythological archetypes from Sumer and ancient Egypt to empower you in your life’s journey of transformation and explain the Five Cycles of Change that we continually spiral through, detailing what to do if you become stuck in one of the cycles. Sharing the ageless wisdom of their collective shamanic experiences and personal journeywork, the authors show how soul whispering allows you to break free from your patterns of dysfunction, rekindle a profound soul connection, and shift your story from one of wounding and suffering to one of initiation and vibrancy.

The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss, by Sandra Marinella (New World Library), 328 pages — A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.” Although she weaves her personal narrative and insights into The Story You Need to Tell, the focus of the book is on the five stages of writing to heal — stages that anyone facing difficulty can employ to make their lives better. During four years of research Marinella interviewed more than 100 writers — some famous — most not. These unsung heroes share their painful stories and shed light on how writing can change us and redefine the way we live.

Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life through Transcendental Meditation, by Norman E Rosenthal (Penguin Publishing Group), 320 pages — The noted research psychiatrist and New York Times-bestselling author explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success. Most of us believe that we live in only three states of consciousness: wakefulness, sleep, and dreaming. But there is so much more. In Super Mind, clinical psychiatrist and bestselling author Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., shows how the incredibly simple daily practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) can permanently improve your state of mind during the routine hours of waking life–placing you into a super-mind state of consciousness where you consistently perform at peak aptitude. In his most ambitious and practical book yet, Rosenthal shows how TM is more than a tool for destressing or for general wellness. It is a gateway to functioning physically, emotionally, and intellectually at levels we never knew we could attain. Written in Rosenthal’s trademark style of restraint and intellectual carefulness, Super Mind explores how we can aspire to so much more than we ever thought possible.

Trust: Living Spontaneously and Embracing Life, by Osho (St. Martin’s Press), 240 pages — In Trust, the eleventh volume in the Insights for a New Way of Living series, Osho helps readers re-evaluate the idea of trust. We live in times where trust in old institutions and their relevance to our lives have evaporated. Religions, ideologies, political systems, morals, family, marriages–none of these traditional institutions are working anymore. Osho’s insight is that the institutions of the past have used the false substitutes of “belief” and “faith” as control mechanisms of society. Whereas authentic trust comes from within, belief systems are imposed from the outside by religious and social institutions. Osho encourages readers to rediscover and reclaim the innate trust that is born with each individual. No more demands to trust in an “other.” No more faith and belief, with their demands that we drop all questioning and doubt, but rather a willingness to honor our questions and doubts so fully that they will lead us to our unique, authentic, and individual truth.

Woman Most Wild: Three Keys to Liberating the Witch Within, by Danielle Dulsky (New World Library), 256 pages — What do you think of when you hear the word witch? Through centuries of persecution, our society has been indoctrinated into thinking that witches are evil villains. Author and proud witch Danielle Dulsky debunks this interpretation and reveals the true nature of Witchcraft: an ancient spiritual path that rejects religious dogma in favor of female empowerment and a deep reverence for the Earth. In a collaborative, conversational tone, Woman Most Wild reclaims the Earth-centered power of aligning with our wildest, freest selves to create an inclusive world for all. The three keys to liberating your inner witch and owning your power are: Wild Rhythm: aligning yourself with the cycles of nature; Wild Ritual: understanding the importance of ritual and ceremony; and Wild Circle: bonding with like-minded seekers. Dulsky’s tools for embracing and experiencing the power of these keys, including moon rituals, healing meditations, yoga postures, circle work, and Goddess encounters, will guide you toward joining the cosmic dance befitting the divine, limitless woman you are.

Work of a Guardian Angel, by Annie Stillwater Gray (Ozark Mountain Publishing), 272 pages — Annie Stillwater Gray has been working with her spirit guide over twenty-five years, and in this sequel to Education of a Guardian Angel she provides insight into the realm of the elementals, such as elves and fairies. “My name is Darcimon Stillwater, Darci for short. I am a spirit guide, also known as a guardian angel. I have agreed to help my human charge in any way I can. Also, we spirit guides often assist elemental beings, especially when one is entering or leaving the earth plane. This is part of the work of a guardian angel. The following is the continuing story of my relationship with Angel, and the true story of a remarkable elfin being and her mission.”

The Yogi Code: Seven Universal Laws of Infinite Success, by Yogi Cameron (Atria/Enliven Books), 240 pages — Thousands of years of Yogic wisdom are distilled into a code of seven daily practices. While most of us think of yoga as a series of poses, the path of a Yogi goes far beyond the mat into a set of daily practices that can reverse aging, grant better health and confidence, help you create deeper connections, and ultimately allow you to live your true purpose. The knowledge and techniques of The Yogi Code can unleash your power to manifest your full potential, every day. In this succinct yet illuminating book, Yogi Cameron demystifies seven thousand years of ancient wisdom into accessible language, regardless of your familiarity or ability with yoga. You’ll learn to balance daily demands while achieving a higher level of consciousness and self-knowledge. Your new routines will build a strong foundation for centering yourself and being guided by your intuition, ultimately leading you to gain mastery over your fears and to achieve your highest goals. With carefully crafted chapters and practices expertly created to fit into your fast-paced days, The Yogi Code will point the way to your eternal purpose.

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