Advanced Shamanism: The Practice of Conscious Transformation, by James Endredy (Bear & Co.) — In this step-by-step guide to more than three dozen advanced shamanic practices, James Endredy shares the wisdom and techniques he has learned through 30 years of working with shamanic teachers from all over the globe, including Huichol kawiteros, Tibetan lamas, Incan, Mayan, and Tukano shamans, Indian siddhas, the Kanaka Maoli of Hawai’i, and elders from many Native American tribes, such as the Seneca, Lenni Lenape, Arapaho, Sioux, Tuscarora, Yurok, Navajo, and Hopi. Endredy offers hands-on instructions for sacred Fire ceremonies, direct shamanic viewing, experiencing shamanic death and rebirth, working with and acquiring healing stones, shamanic lucid dreaming, shamanic healing, and advanced methods for acquiring an animal spirit guide, including how to properly retain its spirit in a sacred bundle or altar and how to use its power responsibly for healing. He provides a meticulous step-by-step approach to working with the five points of attention, a Huichol teaching on sacred awareness and shamanic levels of attention. He also examines the many ways that Psi phenomena and shamanism are linked and their relationship to the scientific concept of quantum entanglement. Showing how quantum physics is the scientific expression of shamanism, the author also explores the biological foundations of spiritual experiences, including the roles of serotonin, dopamine, and opioid transmitters, and the connections between altered consciousness and shamanic states. Integrating modern research with ancient knowledge to provide an enlightened view of shamanism that marries science and spirit, this guide offers authentic shamanic wisdom and techniques to help the solitary practitioner move forward on their shamanic path.
Believe It to Achieve It: Overcome Your Doubts, Let Go of the Past, and Unlock Your Full Potential, by Brian Tracy and Christina Stein (Tarcher Perigee) — From the bestselling author of Eat That Frog!, a motivational guide to using the Psychology of Achievement to banish negative thoughts and behaviors and unlock your full potential for success. Letting go of negative thoughts is one of the most important steps to living a successful, fulfilling life, but also often the most difficult. In this practical, research-based guide, bestselling authors Brian Tracy and psychotherapist Christina Stein present their “Psychology of Achievement” program to help you identify and overcome detrimental patterns and ideas preventing you from achieving your goals or feeling happy and satisfied in your life. Whether this negativity stems from a past relationship that ended badly, a childhood trauma, a business or career failure, or general insecurity, Tracy and Stein help you recognize how conscious–and more oftentimes unconscious–negativity affects your personality, your outlook and your decisions. Along the way, they show you how to regain control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions, turn negatives into positives, and learn to accept unexpected life changes without falling back into old negative patterns. Essential reading for anyone feeling stuck, Believe It to Achieve It offers an important roadmap to conquer negativity and embrace the power of positive thinking to live a happy, successful life.
Blowing America’s Mind: A True Story of Princeton, CIA Mind Control, LSD and Zen, by John Selby and Paul Davids (Yellow Hat Publishing) — Two well-known Princeton alumni at last reveal the true inside story of how they got caught up in and nearly done in by the CIA’s LSD-laced deep hypnosis research while they were Princeton students in the late 1960’s. Reminiscent in some respects of A Beautiful Mind, the Princeton setting and the artificial, hypnotically induced schizophrenic states for experimental psychological research are the basis for exploring the actual psychiatrists and psychologists involved as well as their student “guinea pigs.” Princeton and the now-defunct New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute (NJNPI) were just two of 86 American institutions (including universities and hospitals) engaged in almost 150 top secret mind-control research projects funded by the CIA. The authors worked at NJNPI in deep hypnosis research while attending the waning days of Princeton as an all-male university before Princeton went coed. This is also an intense love story reawakening the rebellious wild spirit of those early days of the Psychedelic Revolution. The true story, which vivifies the beginning of the “psychedelic era,” unfolds as to how the authors’ naive and well-intentioned participation warped their intimate lives at a formative stage of their development and nearly cost them their personal identities.
The Brain Boost Diet Plan: The 30-Day Plan to Boost Your Memory and Optimize Your Brain Health, by Christine Bailey (Watkins Media) — What you fuel your body with is at the core of your health and this is even more true with the brain. Eat the right foods and you can profoundly affect your cognitive function now and in the future. The Brain Boost Diet Plan is a 4-week diet to cleanse and renew your brain. The latest research now clearly indicates the incredible importance that diet plays in reducing the risk of conditions such as cognitive decline, mood disorders, Alzheimer’s and depression. The Brain Boost Diet Plan addresses underlying imbalances in the body and brain that contribute to these conditions, such as inflammation, glycation, fatty acid imbalances, poor methylation and low nutritional status. These are highly technical dietary functions which expert nutritionist Christine Bailey is able to speak to both authoritatively and in a way that makes them understood by all. With a focus on beneficial fats and nutrient-dense everyday foods, the plan is made up of 100 delicious, easy recipes that are low in sugar, gluten-free and packed with nutrients designed to optimize brain health and function. It’s a delicious way to cleanse your brain of imbalances and nourish, energize and heal your brain for a sharper, calmer, healthier you.
The Eagle’s View: Five Steps to Modern Mysticism (Modern Mystic Series), by Paddy Fievet (Cloverhurst Publications) — In her third book on Modern Mysticism, Paddy Fievet guides the reader into discovering his or her own answers to the age old questions: Where am I? Who am I? What is my purpose? How will my purpose happen? What is Love? Perfect for spirituality coaches, Lightworkers, Healers, and Spiritual Directors, as well as all Spirituality seekers, it is a guide to a life enhanced by awareness, identity, purpose, spiritual artistry, and love as the reader travels the path to a heart-felt connection with God. The five steps offer a profound and life-changing self-discovery process for the reader to realize that all important inner divinity and intuitive power. Discover new ways to grow in wisdom, embrace your innate spiritual truths, and live your life as a Modern Mystic.
Ending the Search: From Spiritual Ambition to the Heart of Awareness, by Dorothy S. Hunt (Sounds True) — Do you ever feel as if your spiritual search is getting you nowhere? That despite sincere intention and effort, you’re reaping frustration instead of fruit? In Ending the Search, Dorothy Hunt unravels a dilemma that has vexed countless people on a spiritual path. “You may have tried all manner of practices, meditation, guru shopping, chanting, prayer, and still you have not attained your heart’s desire,” she writes. “This book is about the ego’s spiritual ambition, its search for its idea of ‘enlightenment,’ its struggles and its eventual fate as seeker becomes the sought.” Ending the Search explores the deep spiritual impulse to awaken and the ways a future-focused mind “co-opts” or veils what is timelessly free, loving, and ever present. Dorothy invites us to follow our longing for truth, love, or enlightenment back to their source–the Heart that is beckoning us beyond separation. While describing and honoring different practices and paths taken in one’s search for Truth, she emphasizes the practice of self-inquiry as taught by Ramana Maharshi. We are invited to search not for an idea of something “out there,” but for the true identity of the seeker, the unnamable Mystery that is compassionately aware, existing right now in each of us. The book also looks at the processes of embodiment and surrender, the need for “ruthless honesty” without self-judgment, and in its concluding section, shares a vision of life lived authentically. “The spiritual search is a call to remember who or what you essentially are,” explains Dorothy Hunt. “What ends the search is actually present from the very beginning, beckoning you to come Home. In truth, you are what you seek, yet you must make the discovery for yourself.” This is your invitation, with Ending the Search.
Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau, by Kevin Dann (Tarcher Perigee) — Now in paperback, this thrilling, meticulous biography by naturalist and historian Kevin Dann fills a gap in our understanding of Henry Thoreau, one modern history’s most important spiritual visionaries by capturing the full arc of his life as a mystic, spiritual seeker, and explorer in transcendental realms. This acclaimed, epic biography of Henry David Thoreau sees Thoreau’s world as the mystic himself saw it: filled with wonder and mystery; Native American myths and lore; wood sylphs, nature spirits, and fairies; battles between good and evil; and heroic struggles to live as a natural being in an increasingly synthetic world. Above all, Expect Great Things critically and authoritatively captures Thoreau’s simultaneously wild and intellectually keen sense of the mystical, mythical, and supernatural. Other historians have skipped past or undervalued these aspects of Thoreau’s life. In this groundbreaking work, historian and naturalist Kevin Dann restores Thoreau’s esoteric visions and explorations to their rightful place as keystones of the man himself.
Fairy Tale to Murder, by Satin Maize (Xlibris) — An eye-opening book of physical, mental, and spiritual abuse of one woman who lived to tell her story of a powerful, political husband who tortured her while in “put her under” with a roofie in her drink before retiring to bed. He then physically tortured her while she slept in their marital bed. The reason; to cover up the fact that he was gay and in a steamy affair with another married city councilman. He called her “delusional” and defamed her among his colleagues until she outsmarted him and fled before he could kill her on their planned trip to Mexico. It is a powerful story which gives people hope and confidence to leave a deadly situation. The book takes place in hypothetically in Milwaukee, WI.
Five Lessons: A Master Class, by Neville (Tarcher Perigee) — In this unparalleled master class, Neville Goddard provides his most direct, exquisitely clear lessons on using your mind to create the life you want. Features a bonus chapter by historian Mitch Horowitz. In 1948 the modern mystic Neville Goddard presented a groundbreaking series of lessons to Los Angeles students, which many consider the teacher’s clearest, most penetrating explanation of his methods of mental creativity. This special lesson plan, augmented with a bonus chapter by historian Mitch Horowitz, recreates Neville’s master class, preserving his words exactly as students heard them at the time. These five lessons, plus a question-and-answer section, are the plainest and most direct description of the master’s techniques, now in a handsome signature edition with revealing and useful bonus material.
The Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership, by Linda Kohanov (New World Library) — In The Five Roles of a Master Herder, Linda Kohanov adapts horse-inspired insights into powerful tools for developing collaborative leadership and managing change. Over thousands of years, Kohanov writes, “master herders” of nomadic herding cultures developed a multi-faceted, socially intelligent form of leadership combining the five roles of Dominant, Leader, Sentinel, Nurturer / Companion, and Predator. The fluid interplay of these roles allowed interspecies communities to move across vast landscapes, dealing with predators and changing climates, protecting and nurturing the herd while keeping massive, gregarious, often aggressive animals together — without the benefit of fences and with very little reliance on restraints. She includes an innovative assessment tool to help you determine which roles you currently overemphasize and which roles you may be ignoring — or even actively avoiding. Through this powerful and surprising book, Kohanov will show you how to recognize, cultivate, and utilize all five roles in the modern tribes of your workplace, family, and other social organizations. The author of the bestseller The Tao of Equus, Linda Kohanov speaks and teaches internationally. She established Eponaquest Worldwide to explore the healing potential of working with horses and offer programs on everything from emotional and social intelligence, leadership, stress reduction, and parenting to consensus building and mindfulness.
Goddess Power: Awakening the Wisdom of the Divine Feminine in Your Life, by Isabella Price (Mango Publishing Group) — At the dawn of religion, God was a Woman. The Divine Feminine is known by innumerable names and symbol-rich manifestations across the world’s cultures. Throughout the ages the Goddess has been honored and worshiped as the Virgin Mary, Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Diana, Kuan Yin, Kali, Oshun, Athena, Pele, Sarasvati, Demeter, and White Buffalo Calf Woman, to mention just a few. Many conceptions of the Goddess are mysterious and seemingly paradoxical. Yet at its source, the Divine Feminine is one. Goddess Power takes you on a fascinating and, at times, surprising journey into the enduring essence of the Divine Feminine. In this book, learn: how the Goddess path offers an empowering message and inspiration; the importance of re-establishing a healthy balance and integration of both the “masculine” and the “feminine” archetypes; that the notion of God as archetypal “Sky-Father” is fairly recent in Western culture; why the wisdom of the Goddess/Sacred Feminine has been ignored, distorted, and oppressed for centuries; how archetypes, mythic narratives, and qualities of Goddesses are alive within you and how they reveal intimate truths about yourself and others; how Goddesses can serve as empowering guides in your personal and professional life; and why especially black Goddesses/dark-skinned Mothers (e.g., Kali or Black Madonna) are a powerful symbol and catalyst for change in our times, both individually and collectively.
The Gratitude Formula: A 7-Step Success System to Create a Life that You Love, by May McCarthy (Hierophant Publishing), in stores March 13 — Success is a system, not a secret! For many of us, success can feel unattainable, as though others were given a secret that the rest of us are missing. But author May McCarthy says that success is a system, not a secret. In The Gratitude Formula, McCarthy offers a definable, practical system that you can put to use every day to achieve success in your relationships, career, finances, health, personal pursuits, spiritual growth, and virtually any other aspect of your life. While her method is built upon starting each day with a grateful heart, the details of her 7-step practice are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, and McCarthy teaches that implementing them on a daily basis is the key to creating a life that you love. McCarthy’s experience as a business strategist and successful entrepreneur has given her the tools to create success in her life and for her clients, and now she shares those tools in this book. The instructions contained in The Gratitude Formula are simple and clear, and if you follow them daily, you can begin to receive abundance and create a life you love.
Gratitude in Motion: A True Story of Hope, Determination, and the Everyday Heroes Around Us, by Colleen Kelly Alexander (Center Street) — It was a beautiful fall day in Connecticut when Colleen Kelly Alexander, a lifelong athlete, rode her bike home from work. She had survived both a diagnosis of lupus and brain surgery, had a fulfilling career, and was married at last to the love of her life. Everything was good as she coasted along, meeting the eyes of a truck driver as he approached the stop sign beside her. He didn’t stop. The truck hit Colleen, running over her lower body with front and back tires and dragging her across the pavement. As she bled out in the street, nearby strangers surrounded her and the driver attempted to get away. An EMT herself, Colleen knew she had to stay awake. “I’ve just been reconnected with my soulmate,” she told the medic. “We want to have a baby. I can’t die now. Please don’t let me die.” Five weeks in a coma and 29 surgeries later, Colleen survived. Rather than let the trauma and PTSD control her life, she became determined to find a way to make something positive from her pain. She decided she’d run again and dedicate her race medals to the everyday heroes around us, including the medical staff and blood donors who saved her life. Since then Colleen has run fifty races and completed forty triathlons, including four half-Ironman events. Now a spokesperson for the Red Cross, Colleen shares her incredible inspirational story to encourage others to take that first step forward.
Happiness The Inside Job: The 7 Ways to Life-Changing Happiness, by Matt Pepper (Cabin Press) –The one thing which every person on the planet desires is to live a fulfilled and happy life. So why does happiness seem to elude so many of us? How can we simply “get happy” when the pressures of life, jobs, bills and relationships are upon us all? Matt Pepper has spent twenty years researching, learning and practicing the tools and ideas he has discovered, which have helped hundreds of his clients on the path to a happy and more fulfilling life. His aim was to create an easy to use and insightful manual for life. With his “7 Ways to Life-Changing Happiness” he gives us literally dozens of small, but insightful and easy to understand, ways to raise our own happiness levels. Matt will help you identify your happiness level right now, show you how to climb ‘The Happiness Barometer’ and once you reach the top, how to stay there no matter what is going on in your life. Each and every chapter is jam-packed with nuggets of wisdom and quirky illustrations, to help us to improve our mindsets, overcome unhappiness whatever its cause and enable us to start enjoying life again. We all have low times but using Matt’s simple techniques you can truly retrain your brain to become a happier you, happiness really is an inside job.
The Heart of Wellness: Bridging Western and Eastern Medicine to Transform Your Relationship with Habits, Lifestyle, and Health, by Kavitha M Chinnaiyan (Llewellyn) — Transform your relationship with habits, lifestyle, and disease using Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan’s remarkable approach to health. Integrating modern medicine and the ancient wisdom of Yoga, Vedanta, and Ayurveda, The Heart of Wellness shows you how to break free of the false assumption that disease is something you need to fight. Instead, you’ll explore the mind-body connection and your true nature so that you can end suffering and embrace the unlimited bliss of who you are. You’ll begin by examining the nature of disease: the causative and risk factors, the role of diet, exercise, and medication, and how Eastern and Western medical practices can come together. A holistic and self-paced practice is outlined, based on the author’s successful Heal Your Heart Free Your Soul program. With it you’ll learn to reduce stress, attend to inner needs with meditation and breathwork, declutter your outer life, increase forgiveness and gratitude, and so much more. Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., (Michigan) is a cardiologist at Beaumont Health System and an associate professor of medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She was featured as one of the”Best Doctors of America” and has served on several national and international committees. Kavitha has been a spokesperson for the American Heart Association and served as the co-chair of the “Go Red for Women” event sponsored by the AHA. She has also won several awards and grants for research in cardiology, was awarded the “Seeker of Truth” award for her research endeavors, and appears often on local and national radio and television.
In the Light of the Self: Adi Shankara and the Yoga of Non-dualism, by Alistair Shearer (White Crow Books) — Adi Shankara was a South Indian sage and the foremost teacher of Advaita Vedanta, the perennial philosophy that lies at the heart of all religions. Such is his stature that even Ramana Maharshi, probably the best-known modern exponent of Advaita, referred to him simply as Acharya — ‘The Teacher’ — and translated some of his works from Sanskrit for his own devotees. Advaita offers a vision of life as the manifestation of an absolute, non-dual consciousness transcending all time, space and causation, and it provides the direct means to experience this divine ground of all being as our own Self. From being some dry and dusty “Indian philosophy,” Advaita is a system of practical psychology, based on meditation and insight, that draws the practitioner into the deepest consideration of their own status and what it means to be a human being. As such, it is of immediate relevance to us today, torn as we are by questions of identity and purpose, and the struggle to resolve the age-old problems of ignorance, suffering and inequality. This book presents the teachings of Adi Shankara in a highly approachable form through modern translations of his original writings, set in the lively context of his life and mission. The author, Alistair Shearer, is well-known for his translations of Sanskrit classics: Selections from the Upanishads and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He is a long-time teacher of meditation in the lineage of Shankara.
I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation, by Ilchi Lee (Best Life Media) — New York Times bestselling author and one of the most renowned meditation teachers in our time, Ilchi Lee challenges you to radically rethink your ideas on aging, health, personal fulfillment, and what’s possible in your lifetime. This highly anticipated book has been already loved by many big name authors including don Miguel Ruiz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Michael Beckwith, and Dr. Emeran Mayer. This is the book of life mastery for the brave hearted. For most of our lives, we work hard, reaching for success, until we are faced with retirement. If you retire at age 65, you may think you have about 20 more years to relax and enjoy your life. But what if you had more time? What if you had another 40 or 50 years to live? Would it make a difference in how you lived? Ilchi Lee stresses that you can extend your life way beyond what most of us have accepted as our biological age limit, even up to 120 years. But the real question is, can we have not only a long life, but also a fulfilling one? Lee’s answer is a resounding yes, and it starts with the power of choice, a practice of self-reliance, and most importantly, a greater sense of purpose. A visionary and master teacher who globalized ancient Korea’s mind-body tradition, Ilchi Lee lays out a clear path to a new paradigm of longevity and mastery of life. Through personal experience, compelling stories, the wisdom of an ancient Korean holistic practice, and current research on longevity and fulfillment, Lee shows readers how to live fully at any age without regrets.
Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey, by James Hollis (Sounds True) — How do you define “growing up”? Does it mean you achieve certain cultural benchmarks — a steady income, paying taxes, marriage and children? Or does it mean leaving behind the expectations of others and growing into the person you were meant to be? If you find yourself in a career, place, relationship, or crisis you never foresaw or that seems at odds with your beliefs about who you are, it means your soul is calling on you to reexamine your path. With Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life. Here this acclaimed author guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth. With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. Hollis offers Living an Examined Life to inspire you toward a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment. “It is my hope that this book will be a tool to recover your respect for that which abides deeply within,” writes Dr. Hollis. “You will not be spared disappointment or suffering. But you can know the depth and dignity of an authentic journey, of being a real player in your time on this turning planet, and your life will become more interesting, taking you deeper than ever before.”
Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living, by Jacob Israel Liberman (New World Library) — The most important things in life are our health and happiness. Yet most of us are neither healthy nor happy. We have been led to believe that if we think ahead and make the right choices, we can manifest our dreams. Yet despite our best efforts, we still have more disease and discontent than ever before. Is it possible that our essential ideas about life are flawed? We are all aware of the impact of sunlight on a plant’s growth and development. But few of us realize that a plant actually “sees” where light is emanating from and positions itself to be in optimal alignment with it. This phenomenon, however, is not just occurring in the plant kingdom — humans are also fundamentally directed by light. In Luminous Life, Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman integrates scientific research, clinical practice, and direct experience to demonstrate how the luminous intelligence we call light effortlessly guides us toward health, contentment, and a life filled with purpose.
May Cause Happiness: A Gratitude Journal, by David Steindl-Rast (Sounds True), in stores March 15 — Through his books and appearances, Brother David Steindl-Rast has shared the blessings of the thankful heart with millions. In this uncommon writing journal, he invites us to find greater depth and richness amid our daily challenges and burdens. These inspiring pages will help to spark our own thankfulness, transform our “dismissible” moments into fresh delights, dance with both the light and dark, and merge with the natural world and with others. “The mystic is not a special kind of human being,” writes Brother David, “rather, every human being is a special kind of mystic.” No matter how ordinary we might feel, May Cause Happiness is sure to invoke the joy within us as it reveals portals to the extraordinary all around us. Brother David Steindl-Rast was born in Vienna, Austria, and holds a Ph.D. from the Psychological Institute at the University of Vienna. After 12 years of training in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine monastic tradition, Brother David received permission to practice Zen with Buddhist masters. An international lecturer and author, Brother David is a leader in the monastic renewal movement as well as the dialogue between Eastern and Western religions. His most recent book is Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer.
The Plant-Based Solution: America’s Healthy Heart Doc’s Plan to Power Your Health, by Joel K. Kahn, M.D. (Sounds True) — Are you ready to feel better, look better, and heal the planet at the same time? Then it’s time to revolutionize your health from the inside out. With The Plant-Based Solution, leading cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn shows how everyone can cultivate optimal well-being with a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Known as America’s Healthy Heart Doc, Dr. Kahn has already helped thousands of people prevent and reverse heart disease. But what about other chronic conditions, such as adult diabetes, obesity, gut health, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, and even low sex drive? It turns out that all these conditions and more can be improved with a plant-based diet — and Dr. Kahn has the evidence to prove it. Drawing from decades of experience, Dr. Kahn brings together a wealth of scientific research and in-depth case studies to clearly demonstrate how you can take charge of your own health. This book includes a 21-day meal plan with over 60 delicious, easy recipes — including bonus recipes from Dr. Kahn’s popular vegan restaurant, the GreenSpace Café “Every day we have within our hands the power of choosing to honor our bodies, to promote inner and outer well-being, to heal our planet, and to treat animals with kindness and respect,” writes Kahn. With The Plant-Based Solution, he provides an entertaining, compelling, and practical guide for improving your health through plant-based nutrition.
Revelations of the Aquarian Age, by Barbara Hand Clow (Bear & Co.) — Shortly after his wedding at his family’s ancient castle in Tuscany, sophisticated and mysterious Armando Pierleoni reveals his richly symbolic painting of the love between Jesus and Mary Magdalene to his bride Jennifer. Deeply affecting all who view it, the alchemical portrayal leads Armando, Jennifer, and their friends on a contemporary journey into the esoteric mysteries of divine marriage, sacred sexuality, the Black Madonna, and the transformative power of holy relics. The group of friends — Jennifer’s journalist brother Simon, his mystical wife Sarah, Jungian analyst Lorenzo, exotically beautiful and insightful Claudia, and Armando and Jennifer — discover past-life connections and the power of sacred sex as a path to the divine. They explore how the Knights Templar collected the bones of the Jesus family from the Talpiot tomb in Jerusalem and eventually placed them in reliquaries throughout the world — including within the Medici Chapel in Florence and in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest. When Armando’s magical painting of Jesus and Mary Magdalene goes on display in the Medici Chapel and is viewed by thousands, the painting’s power coalesces with Aquarian vibrations to trigger a mass kundalini rising within the Chapel, activating the sacred bones in the reliquaries. The activated bones enable the Light to flow into the world, awakening Christ Consciousness around the globe.
Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) to Improve Low-mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression, by William Pullen (Plume) — Letting your mind wander as you take a long walk, a slow jog, or a brisk run can give you a powerful, uplifting feeling. Some call it a runner’s high, others attribute it to endorphins. In this interactive workbook, psychotherapist William Pullen teaches you how to channel that exhilarating energy and use it to make positive change in your life. This radical new approach to obtaining the benefits of mindfulness originates in the body itself. Using a combination of mindfulness, focused questions, and exercise, Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) has proven to be a simple, intuitive, effective, and therapeutic method for managing stress, trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, and other conditions. With carefully tailored thought exercises to be implemented while on a run or walk, DRT brings the mind into perfect harmony with the body through the healing experience of mindful running.
A Small Book of Comfort, by Lyn Willmott (Ozark Mountain Publishing) — Having suffered the dark weight of depression for most of her life, the author decided to write a collection of reminder notes to herself in an effort to reduce the stress. Eventually this attempt at self-help became the collection of dialogues that make up this book. She has successfully used the dialogues and methods in this book, and now shares the method with others who are dealing with the ravages of depression, physical pain, emotional torment, and/or chronic illness so that they might also gain some benefit from them. The words on these pages not only speak to what we might be suffering in this solid, three-dimensional world–but at a deeper level they shine a light on the torment most of humanity is experiencing because of loss of contact with the inner self. Lyn Willmott has a BA in Ceramic Design, and another in teaching. She has run her own pottery business and has taught Art and English expression in a variety of class rooms — including five years where she ran the education department in a prison. At the age of sixty she became a fitness instructor and has helped conduct fitness trials for the aged. She has written two science fiction/fantasy novels for young adults and numerous short stories.
Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More, by Courtney Carver (Tarcher Perigee) — Courtney Carver shows us the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our professional and personal lives. We are often on a quest for more–we give in to pressure every day to work more, own more, and do more. For Carver, this constant striving had to come to a stop when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Stress was like gasoline on the fire of symptoms, and it became clear that she needed to root out the physical and psychological clutter that were the source of her debt and discontent. In this book, she shows us how to pursue practical minimalism so we can create more with less — more space, more time, and even more love. Carver invites us to look at the big picture, discover what’s most important to us, and reclaim lightness and ease by getting rid of all the excess things.
Southern Folk Medicine: Healing Traditions from the Appalachian Fields and Forests, by Phyllis D. Light (North Atlantic Books) — This book is the first to describe the history, folklore, assessment methods, and remedies of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine — the only system of folk medicine, other than Native American, that developed in the United States. One of the system’s last active practitioners, Phyllis D. Light has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for more than thirty years. In everyday language, she explains how Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine was passed down orally through the generations by herbalists and healers who cared for people in their communities with the natural tools on hand. Phyllis D. Light, MA, RH (AHG), is a fourth generation herbalist and healer. Her studies in Southern and Appalachian folk medicine began at the age of ten in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her Creek/Cherokee grandmother and continued with well-known folk herbalist Tommie Bass. She received a master of health studies from the University of Alabama. Light is a registered herbalist and currently acts as vice president of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of the Admissions Committee. She is also the president of the American Naturopathic Certification Board.
Spirit Land — The Peyote Diaries of Charles Langley: Against Witchcraft and Evil Ones, by Charles Langley (CreateSpace) — This is the true story of Charles Langley, an Englishman from London, who became apprentice to a powerful Navajo Indian medicine man in the remote desert of the American Southwest. His early experiences of Navajo witchcraft, divination and healing, and of the visions induced by the peyote cactus, proved so remarkable and so other-worldly, he quickly realized that others would have difficulty believing them. Encouraged by the medicine man Blue Horse, and using skills honed as a top British journalist, Langley began to keep a detailed diary of the extraordinary events he witnessed in the company of this powerful American Indian medicine man. It is from these diaries, nearly half a million words in length– much of which must remain secret–that this compelling first person account has been crafted. Readers will learn of the daily fight against witches and witchcraft. Of skin walkers, who are human shape shifters the Navajo believe can turn themselves into animals and birds; of visions, and of extraordinary feats of divination and healing, as well as fascinating insights into the unique culture of the Navajo tribe. As Blue Horse’s apprentice, Langley finds himself inhabiting a parallel world filled with exactly the kind of ancient mysticism and beliefs that his Western upbringing and education have taught him to scoff at. But which increasingly become the everyday reality of his life.
Stem Cell Revolution: Discover 26 Disruptive Technological Advances to Stem Cell Activators, by Joseph Christiano (Siloam) — Addressing chronic back pain, diabetes, joint replacements, osteoarthritis, neurological issues, and more, Joseph “Dr. Joe” Christiano reveals how this cutting-edge therapy can rapidly replace damaged cells in the body with no side effects or allergic reactions. If you have been disappointed by ineffective treatments, the answer to improving your health may be in your stem cells. Dr. Joe explains
how adult stem cell therapy and activators are two of the new technologies in regenerative medicine that will be game changers in medical history. Adult stem cell therapy is disrupting and revolutionizing the way we think about our health. Stem Cell Revolution features testimonials of people who have seen their pain disappear, COPD reversed, and kidney function restored, among other benefits.
The Thompson Method of Bodywork: Structural Alignment, Core Strength, and Emotional Release, by Cathy Thompson andTara Thompson Lewis (Healing Arts Press) — Developed by Cathy Thompson through her many years as a bodywork therapist, the Thompson Method incorporates Zen shiatsu, Rolfing, yoga, and Gestalt psychotherapy to heal pain in the physical body both through bodywork and by recognizing the emotional blockages that often underlie chronic pain, tension, and poor alignment. In this practical manual, Thompson and her protégé-daughter Tara Thompson Lewis provide a deep understanding of body mechanics and how to work with emotions through the body. They explore how to listen to the body’s signals to discover our physical and emotional blindspots — the weaknesses and misalignments at the root of our discomfort — and explain how transformation of your physical structure can correct imbalances in the unconscious mind caused by repressed memories and emotional traumas. Offering illustrated instructions for 90 corrective alignment exercises, the authors show how to release body tensions, realign the body’s dynamic structure, work with the deep postural muscles, and support the neck, shoulders, lower back, and feet to strengthen the emotional and physical body as well as improve singing, dancing, yoga, and posture while sitting at the computer. They also explore breathing and bodywork practices to release the vocal mechanism and free the voice for more fluid and powerful self-expression. By recognizing and releasing the deeper emotional triggers beneath our physical complaints, the Thompson Method allows you to resolve chronic pains, increase body awareness and free movement, and create the foundation for good health and well-being.
Thriving Through Uncertainty: Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You, by Tama J. Kieves (Tarcher Perigee) — Tama Kieves knows a thing or two about dramatic changes. After graduating from Harvard Law School with honors, Tama left an unfulfilling life at a prestigious corporate law firm to pursue her passion and make a name for herself as a writer and inspirational speaker. Now, she dedicates her time to helping people face their fears, tackle uncertainty, and shift their mindset to achieve the extraordinary in their own lives. This book isn’t just about getting through life changes, it’ll teach you to use that change and uncertainty as a launching pad for joy. Thriving Through Uncertainty proves that the moment your plans fall apart is precisely when your true destiny begins. With Tama’s guidance, you can take hold of the blessings and opportunities hidden within uncertain transitional periods and begin to move forward. Weaving together practical exercises and techniques along with anecdotes from Tama’s own experiences, you’ll master key lessons like: how to control your mindset and mood to stay focused and happy; having faith in yourself and your journey; allowing yourself to feel pain and discomfort; and continuing to thrive through future obstacles, and much more. Packed with heartfelt and dynamic guidance, this supportive, inspiring book will make you feel as if you’ve attended several sessions with Tama herself.
Time and The Rose Garden: Encountering The Magical In The Life and Works of J.B. Priestley, by Anthony Peake (John Hunt Publishing) — J.B. Priestley is considered by many to be an old-fashioned playwright whose work is locked in a pre-war world of provincialism and whose ideas are way past their sell-by date. In Time and the Rose Garden, internationally recognised author Anthony Peake re-assesses the plays and novels of this fascinating writer. In doing so, Peake argues that Priestley should be recognised as one of the most prescient of all middle century playwrights and that his ideas on time, consciousness and mortality can be found in hugely popular blockbusters such as The Matrix, Vanilla Sky, Deja Vu, Sliding Doors, Butterfly Effect and many others. “A book like this is sorely needed, as Priestley has long been misunderstood as a dated writer of Edwardian manners and social comedy, especially from the post-war period up to the ’80s and 90s; with a revival of interest and revaluation of Priestley in full swing, Peake has delivered a most timely piece of research,” says Luke Goaman-Dodson, writer and the great grandson of J. B. Priestley. Anthony Peake, a writer and speaker, was born in Merseyside. His work has been translated into many languages including French, Russian and Spanish. In October 2015, Anthony was the keynote speaker at the annual J.B. Priestley Society lecture event at Queen Mary University in London. He is a member of the Society for Psychical Research, The Scientific and Medical Network and the J.B. Priestley Society. He lives in West Sussex, UK.
Unlocking Greatness: The Unexpected Journey from the Life You Have to the Life You Want, by Charlie Harary with Mark Dagostino (Rodale Press), in stores March 13 –This is a guide to successfully getting the life you want by changing your perspective and discovering your ideal self. More often than not, our own mental obstacles are holding us back from the joy, fulfillment, and meaning that we all crave, but by retooling our perspectives, we gain the ability to see the path toward the life we truly desire. Charlie Harary, business executive, professor, speaker, and radio host, combines the wisdom of science, spirituality, and personal growth in practical and understandable terms so you can take the life you have and make it the life you want. Everyone has the extraordinary capacity to transform their life. And it’s easier to do than you might think — in order to get what you want, to achieve that sense of greater life satisfaction, all you need to do is learn how to best use the resources you already have. Based on the latest research into the brain’s neuroplasticity, analysis of ancient wisdom, and exploration of the practices of today’s greatest achievers, he offers guidance and inspiration so you can break through the clutter and confusion of your life and find your true purpose.
We Walk Beside You: Animal Messages for an Awakening World, by Sandra Mendelson (Little Black Paws Publishing) — The animal kingdom finally shares its truth with humanity — because enough of us are willing to listen. In We Walk Beside You, we step inside the breathtaking world of animal consciousness to encounter the inner lives — and voices — of animals. Communicating through the vehicle of telepathy — from one mind to another -members of the animal kingdom step forward to reveal what they want humans to finally know. From snails to blue whales to our beloved members of the family, they disclose witty, perceptive and deeply compassionate observations of human conduct and rectify our long held misconceptions about their behavior. Even more significantly, they deliver messages filled with the hope, inspiration and vision that are so badly needed in our current human world. Some of the insights they reveal include: how the animal world accesses information about us and communicates it through a stream of thought and energy; the ways that our companion animals positively influence our thinking and help us energetically; what “animal wise ways” will help humans to stress less, trust themselves more, synchronize with the flow of life and experience greater health and more joy; and how we can process life’s challenges such as illness, hardship, loss, fear, trauma, death and dying with more understanding and peace. Beckoning us towards sanity and self- empowerment, away from our devices and back to connection with each other and all Life, the animals ultimately show us how we can co-create a world that heals and thrives. You may never look at a non-human — or yourself — the same way again.
We Walk Beside You Animal Message Cards, by Sandra Mendelson (Little Black Paws Publishing) — The We Walk Beside You Animal Message Cards deck contains 52 cards, each with a unique channeling from the member of the animal kingdom featured on the card. Included are animals of the land, sea and air, both wild and domestic, in body and in spirit, as they have all lovingly stepped forward to share what humans don’t know about navigating life more easily in our complex world. The insights were transmitted and hand selected by Sandra Mendelson, author of the book We Walk Beside You. The deck is a companion to the book, and a powerful tool to help you absorb animal wisdom into your life bit by bit. The animals specifically show you how to see the beauty in — and take better care of — yourself and others, trust yourself by listening to your body’s system of alerts and warnings, gain a deeper, more comforting understanding of life’s challenges and timing, realize the “bigger picture” and flow of life, and utilize the exquisite power of your own thoughts and intentions to create the life and world you dream of. Choosing a card at random will bring you the message you need. It doesn’t matter how long you take to absorb it; there is no rush to the rest of your life.
The World of Pond Stories, by Dr. Stewart Bitkoff (Abandoned Ladder) — The World of Pond Stories provides a look into a wondrous land where pond creatures live in harmony and, for the most part, work together to solve their problems.These stories offer the opportunity for children and adult readers alike, to travel alongside amusing and delightful woodland characters that are expanding their hearts and minds. From “silver minnow catching” class; to humorous, yet meaningful exchanges among grasshoppers, turtles and dragonflies; to a mysterious quest with Master Turtle, you and the children in your life will enjoy reading about the spiritual journey of life in a unique and lighthearted way. Come, swim in the richness of your own spirit and journey to a magical place called The World of Pond. One reader had this to say about the book: “Dr. B presents modern day fables and a fairy tale to entertain spiritual travelers of different ages. Tired of reading the same old thing, stories filled with violence and ill will, then try this book for the entire family. As you travel with the different pond characters through their struggles and triumphs, it will make you smile and even laugh. And perhaps learn a little more about yourself and the larger Pond, we call life.”
Yoga & Psyche: Integrating the Paths of Yoga and Psychology for Healing, Transformation, and Joy, by Mariana Caplan (Sounds True) — Has yoga improved your health and expanded your awareness–but emotional and relationship issues continue to challenge you? Or, have you found psychotherapy helpful, yet yearn for further spiritual discovery? With Yoga & Psyche, Mariana Caplan explores these two domains of transformation and how they complement each other, laying the groundwork for a new merging of the two. “When we bring together yoga and psychology,” writes Caplan, “possibilities for growth are awakened within one’s body, deep psyche, and spirit. Together they form a seamless weave of insights and practices that are applicable in the yoga studio, therapy room, or amid the rush of daily events.” Through original research, clinical findings, Caplan’s own experiences, and many practices, Yoga & Psyche takes us on an in-depth exploration of this emerging terrain.