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Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: Pioneer & Publisher of Body, Mind & Spirit, by Melanie Marquis (Llewellyn Worldwide), 360 pages — To the countless people he inspired, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke will forever be known as the Father of the New Age. This vivid and entertaining book tells Carl’s story, from a childhood influenced by his Spiritualist grandfather to his early days as a member and president of the Minnesota NAACP. Discover the fascinating account of how he transformed Llewellyn Publications from a small publisher of astrology pamphlets into the largest and most important publisher of body, mind, and spirit literature. Read about Carl’s relationships with the most influential thinkers and teachers of the counterculture, and his public Wiccan handfasting and enduring relationship with his wife, Sandra. Written by longtime friend Melanie Marquis–and including photos and contributions from authors, artists, family, friends, and collaborators–this is a book that looks back at the kindling of a movement while empowering fellow travelers on their journey forward.


2019 Lunar & Seasonal Diary: Northern Hemisphere, by Stacey Demarco (Red Wheel/Weiser) — Packed with invaluable tips and techniques for increasing your wealth, improving your relationships, boosting your vitality, and removing obstacles and fears that are holding you back, the 2019 Lunar & Seasonal Diary is a beautifully produced reference diary with full-color pages, extra space for recording notes, and a spiral binding that allows the pages to lie flat. The diary includes gods and goddesses, seasonal spell castings, invocations for specific moon phases, and practical magical suggestions for getting the most out of the energies of the season. Stacey Demarco is one of Australia’s most high profile and trusted metaphysicists and spiritual practitioners. She is one of the foundation members of the Australian Psychics Association and a board member of the Pagan Awareness Network. She has been featured on Australian national television as a judge on the show The One and regularly appears on national TV and radio and in print. Her website, www.themodernwitch.com, is one of the most popular in its genre.

The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection, by Teal Swan (Watkins Media), 272 pages — Following in the footsteps of the success of The Completion Process, bestselling author and modern spiritual leader, Teal Swan offers an in-depth exploration and understanding of loneliness. Drawing on her extraordinary healing technique; the Connection Process Teal offers a way to experience connection once again. Loneliness is reaching endemic proportions in our society, reflected by rising suicide rates and increased mental illness. Now, more than ever we need to find a way to connect. Loneliness, is a feeling of separation or isolation, it is not necessarily the same as the physical state of being alone. This book is for people who suffer from loneliness, the kind that cannot be solved by simply being around other people. Their aloneness is a deeply embedded pattern that is both negative and painful; it is often fueled by trauma, loss, addiction, grief and a lack of self-esteem and insecurity. In The Anatomy of Loneliness, Teal identifies the three pillars or qualities of loneliness: Separation, Shame and Fear and goes on to share her revolutionary technique; The Connection Process, a form of intuitive journeying, usually involving two people a ‘receiver’ and a ‘journeyer’. Through a series of exercises each person experiences ‘walls’ and ‘blockages’ as they move through the process both participants face their fears learning from these to reach a place of unconditional love and acceptance.

The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life, by Sandra Ingerman (Sounds True) 216 pages — We perform ceremonies to mark important events and celebrate holidays–yet our modern approach to ceremony only scratches the surface of its true potential. With The Book of Ceremony, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman presents a rich and practical resource for creating ceremonies filled with joy, purpose, and magic. “We are hungry to connect with more than what we experience with our ordinary senses in the material world,” writes Sandra. “By performing ceremonies, you will find yourself stepping into a beautiful and creative power you might never have imagined.” The Book of Ceremony is more than a “how-to” guide–it will inspire you to create original ceremonies tailored to your own needs and the needs of your community. When you invoke the sacred power of ceremony, you tap into one of the oldest and most effective tools for transforming both yourself and the world. As Sandra writes, “If you perform one powerful and successful ceremony for yourself, the principle of oneness ensures that all of life heals and evolves.”

The Book of Flower Spells, by Cheralyn Darcey (Rockpool Publishing), 208 pages — Beautiful to behold and sacred throughout time, flowers hold powerful nature magick, entwined with the rhythms of the Earth. Work with flowers to create your own powerful and divine spells for the change, support, and inspiration you seek in life, love, and happiness. Along with 60 sacred flower spells from Cheralyn Darcey’s personal nature grimoire, The Book of Flower Spells includes spell-casting and spell-crafting basics, information on magical gardening and supply sourcing, and dedicated lessons on how to write and cast your own spells. To complete your treasury of flower nature magick, a beautifully illustrated personal grimoire journal section is provided as a place for you to keep your flower spells.

The Book of Freedom, by Paul Selig (Penguin Publishing Group), 368 pages — The third work in channeler Paul Selig’s acclaimed Mastery Trilogy guides readers to the knowledge of their true selves. 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 two books of his new Mastery Trilogy, The Book of Mastery and The Book of Truth, likewise attained popularity and praise. Now, Selig continues the “Teachings of Mastery” with the widely anticipated third volume in the series: The Book of Freedom, which shows readers how to find full expression as the Divine Self through surrender and acquiescence to the true nature of their being.

The Book of Herb Spells, by Cheralyn Darcey (Rockpool Publishing), 200 pages — Herbs can heal, comfort and nourish and they hold ancient energies that people have used throughout time to create magick spells. This same magickal power in nature is yours to explore with everyday sacred herbs so that you may also facilitate change and find the support and inspiration you are seeking. Along with 60 sacred herb spells from Cheralyn Darcey’s personal nature grimoire, The Book of Herb Spells features spellcasting and spellcrafting basics, magickal gardening, supply sourcing and dedicated lessons on how to write and cast your own spells. To complete your treasury of herb nature magick, a beautifully illustrated personal grimoire journal section is provided to keep your own bespoke herbs spells.

Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim and the Purpose of Life, by August Turak, illustrated by Glenn Harrington (Clovercroft Publishing), 48 pages — Recipient of the prestigious Templeton Prize, Brother John is the true story of a meaningful encounter between a man going through a mid-life crisis, and an umbrella-wielding Trappist monk. This magical encounter on Christmas Eve eventually leads the author, and us all, to the redemptive power of an authentically purposeful life. Uplifting, deeply moving, and set in the magnificent Trappist monastery of Mepkin Abbey, Brother John is dramatically brought to life by over twenty full color paintings by Glenn Harrington, a multiple award-winning artist. Brother John ‘s inspirational message takes place at Christmastime, and its inspirational message and rich illustrations are sure to bring the reader back again and again throughout the year.

Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender, by Tosha Silver (Atria Books), 272 pages — From the author of the life-changing book Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead comes a transformational follow-up book featuring a thoughtful collection of prayers and stories to help you actively invite the Divine into your life. “Change me Divine Beloved into one who can give and receive freely and be a clear vessel for your Light.” Tosha Silver, with her characteristic wit, charm, and mix of passion and humor, shows you how to invite the Divine into your life to create change and transform from the inside out. Covering a variety of topics–from work to finances to self-worth–Change Me Prayers reveals how to truly surrender to a Divine plan in the most joyous and uplifting way. At its heart, this book is a spiritual guide for anyone open to living in union with Love, even in times of difficulty or crisis, and includes a convenient “Change Me Prayers Quick Guide.” Tosha proves to be a profound, unique, and often hilarious guide to awakening. May the Divine permeate every part of your life!

Conversations with G: A Physician’s Encounter with Heaven, by C. Norman Shealy M.D. Ph.D. (Balboa Press), 190 pages — If it could be said that a personal relationship can be developed between a human being and an impersonal spirit guide, then author Dr. C. Norman Shealy accomplished this with G. They established a type of communication that was intense, at times personal, but also productive with G providing Shealy a view of what human beings could heal if their consciousness would only break free or break through of its illusions. In Conversations with G, Shealy not only offers an overview of his life and his successful medical career and healing advancements, but he shares conversations with his spirit guide, G, who has been a part of his life for more than thirty years. A story that inspires the spirit as much as expands the mind, Conversations with G narrates a personal journey of mystical encounters with angelic teachers and materialization and dematerialism which have led to numerous medical- and health-enhancing discoveries.

Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art, by Kent Nerburn (Canongate Books), 272 pages — When Kent Nerburn received a letter from Jennifer, a young woman questioning her calling to spend her life in the arts, the writer and artist was struck by how closely her questions mirrored the doubts and yearnings of his own youth. Nerburn resolved that he would write his own letter: a letter of welcome and encouragement to all young artists setting out on the same strange and magical journey, sharing the wisdom of a life spent working in the arts. From struggles with money and the bitterness of rejection, to spiritual questions of inspiration and authenticity, Dancing With the Gods offers insight, solace and courage to help young artists on the winding road to artistic fulfilment. Tender and joyous, it is a celebration of art’s power to transform the darkest of human experience and give voice to the grandest of human hopes.

Dancing with Raven and Bear: A Book of Earth Medicine and Animal Magic, by Sonja Grace (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 144 pages — Drawing on both her Native American (Hopi) heritage and her Norwegian upbringing, renowned mystic and intuitive healer Sonja Grace shares original wisdom tales, received through her heart and soul, to take you on a journey into the magic of Raven and Bear and the healing power of Earth Medicine. Featuring Sonja’s distinctive and beautiful artwork, each story is embedded with ancient teachings to inspire you to live closer to the Earth. The fables include powerful examples of animal magic and everyday, practical applications of Earth Medicine, such as simple energy exercises, dream interpretations, Earth Medicine prayers and meditations, and using medicinal plants to manage negative energies. As background to the stories, Sonja reveals parallels between Norse mythology and Native American traditions and explores the symbology of animals and the recurring central theme of the tension between light and darkness. In Norse myth, the great god Odin, for instance, is often accompanied by Ravens. These birds are considered manifestations of the Valkyries, the goddesses who brought brave soldiers to Valhalla, while in Native American traditions, the Raven is viewed as a trickster or messenger, a magical creature with the ability to shapeshift into a human or animal, yet also portrayed as a hero overcoming adversity. The Bear on the other hand can embody the healer who grounds our energy and removes illness or can represent the inner part of us that has faith. In one fable, Sonja brings Bear to life as a mythical creature singing songs to bring in the light, reflecting the powerful lesson that by using our voice and speaking the truth we can hold darkness at bay. Throughout all of the stories, Raven and Bear teach us to be responsible for our actions and develop spiritual accountability.

The Dharma Method: 7 Daily Steps to Spiritual Advancement, by Simon Chokoisky (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 160 pages — Enlightenment means becoming a light unto yourself. But how does one get on the path to enlightenment? In this practical spiritual guide, Simon Chokoisky shares 11 time-tested yet simple daily techniques to help you find your spiritual path, or “dharma,” no matter what your spiritual background–be it Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or Agnostic. He explains how everyone has a unique learning style as well as a spiritual style–your “Dharma type”–and how the Dharma method allows you to pick any seven of the 11 methods described in the book to practice. You can even change them daily, all based on your unique needs. And by holding to the 7/11 “rule” daily, you’ll soon find yourself on the road to rapid spiritual progress and personal enlightenment. In this book, the author explains how he distilled these 11 spiritual techniques from centuries of methods used by spiritual masters from around the world. He details the 5 different Dharma types and provides personality tests to determine your type. He provides routines, tips, and tricks to keep you on track as well as thoughtful exercises to help you apply spiritual principles in your everyday life. Showing how spirituality is inherent in each of us and is abundant, free, and easy to cultivate, the author reveals how you can best cultivate your spiritual light and share it with the world.

Druidic Soul Star Astrology: A New Way to Discover Your Past Lives Without Past-Life Regressions, by Maria Wheatley (Ozark Mountain Publishing), 120 pages — Druidic Soul Star Astrology is a new and exciting way to discover your past lives without the need for regression. Some people find the idea of past-life regression too intrusive and shy away from it. Although past-life regression can offer direct understanding of past lives, it is not for everyone–and this book is. It is easy to grasp because it uses an intuitive approach based on ancient Celtic wisdom, so you don’t need to be an astrologer. You will learn how to convert the traditional circular birth chart into a six-pointed sacred star that becomes a karmic map. Certain planets are placed within the star map that describe past lives, traits, experiences, and influences. The result reveals positive and challenging karmic traits that enable people to grow spiritually and face their future with certainty.

Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook, by Sahara Rose Ketabi (DK), 256 pages — The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal–but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that recognizes the ever-changing needs of each individual. Join author Sahara Rose on a journey to wellness and discover how to eat according to your body’s specific needs. Identify your Dosha, or mind-body type, and find out what foods are best for your body. Learn how changes in season and climate affect your digestion and how to adjust what you eat accordingly. Rather than focusing on calories, you’ll focus on food qualities. Rather than focusing on macronutrients, you’ll focus on tastes–and you’ll feel better than ever. Fall in love with cooking as you explore more than 100 plant-based, gluten- and dairy-free recipes for every meal of the day, including contemporary twists on classic Ayurvedic cuisine, such as turmeric-ginger kitchari and gut-healing seaweed broth. Packed with practical guidance and beautiful photography, Eat Feel Fresh integrates traditional Ayurvedic wisdom with contemporary nutritional science, and invites you to change your relationship with food and connect with your highest self.

Everyday Magic: Rituals, Spells & Potions to Live Your Best Life, by Semra Haksever, illustrated by Nes Vuckovic (Hardie Grant), 160 pages — No longer the stuff of broomsticks, black cats and cauldrons, witchcraft is all about self-care in a modern and often confusing world. This is the perfect book for all women looking to channel their inner power, make positive changes in their lives, cleanse, heal, and embrace a little more spirituality. Semra will teach readers how to make bespoke spells, construct an altar, create manifestations, moon rituals, gratitude meditations, and more. Blend some oils to increase your luck, use a candle manifestation to break a hex and get over past lovers, or make a special blend of tea to stay calm. Featuring information on crystals, tarot, herbs, oils and much more, this is a book on cosmic assistance that is accessible for everyone. When you are happy and positive on the inside, it makes you glow on the outside, and Everyday Magic will help you do just that.

Freedom Is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World, by Zainab Salbi (Sounds True), 184 pages — From national bestselling author and humanitarian Zainab Salbi is a powerful look at what happens when we heal our shadows and align with our core values. How can we transform our collective fear and the deep divisions between us into meaningful change? In Freedom Is an Inside Job, bestselling author, humanitarian, and TV personality Zainab Salbi shares that to transform our outer world, we must turn towards our inner world. After years of working as a successful CEO and change-maker, Salbi realized that if she wanted to confront and heal the shadows of the world, she needed to face her own shadows first. Holding nothing back, Salbi shares pivotal moments from her personal life alongside poignant and fascinating stories from her encounters around the world. Through her stories, we learn that if we want to create real change, we need to heal the inconsistencies within our own values, actions, and goals. As Salbi explores her own riveting journey to wholeness, readers learn how embarking on such a journey enables each of us to create the world we want to live in. “So long as we are conflicted within, we will continue to have conflict without,” writes Salbi. “If we want to change the world, we need to begin with ourselves. This is the path to freedom.”

Gita – A Timeless Guide For Our Time, translated by Isaac Bentwich, M.D., 246 pages — The inner voice of your soul guides your ultimate journey. The Gita is one of the world’s most trusted, timeless guides for happiness, meditation, spiritual personal-growth and transformation. One which is ever so relevant today. Beethoven, Jung, Leonard Cohen, Gandhi – these and so many others of the world’s most brilliant scientists, creative-minds and spiritual-teachers, found the Gita a source of Wisdom and inspiration. Your happiness does not depend on any teacher, guru or religion. Gita’s still, clear voice – echoes the inner voice of your soul, guiding you on an inner-journey that will unleash your full potential. Empowering you to do good in the world, and to be transformed in the process. To change the world around you, by first changing the world within. This new poetic translation recreates, for the first time, Gita’s mesmerizing melodiousness, letting you tap its intuitive Wisdom. It is also the first translation that speaks directly to men and women alike.

The Golden Sequence: A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity, by Jonni Pollard (BenBella Books), 248 pages — In a cynical age that constantly drowns us with information and conditions us to be mistrustful, the majority of us harbor a deep-seated yearning for more meaning and connection. Why is that? And how can we be truly fulfilled? If you feel dissatisfied with your life and helpless to make a change, you are not alone. Many people struggle to make sense of the world and find true purpose. Two decades ago, these same feelings drove Jonni Pollard to seek out a better way of being in the world. A master teacher in India introduced him to ancient Vedic practices that changed Jonni’s life forever; the anxiety that had tormented him for so many years was finally replaced by a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment. Now an expert meditation teacher, Jonni’s mission is to share the knowledge and techniques he has learned to help anyone reclaim their power to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. The most foundational of these lessons is what Jonni calls “the Golden Sequence.” In The Golden Sequence , Jonni shares these eye-opening teachings with readers from all walks of life in the hopes that more people will be able to build happier, more authentic lives. A global leader in the field of meditation and mindfulness, Jonni’s programs have already helped more than 250,000 people across the world. This book is a response to the greatest need of our time– reclaiming the power of our humanity. Through his genuine, essential lessons, Jonni presents a powerful case that the current global crisis we are experiencing is rooted in our disconnection from our true purpose and responsibility of belonging.

Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human, by Miles Neale, Ps.yD. (Sounds True), 288 pages — As Western culture has embraced practices like meditation and yoga, has something been lost in translation? “What we see in America today in both the yoga boom and mindfulness fad,” writes Dr. Miles Neale, “is a presentation of technique alone, sanitized and purged of the dynamic teachings in wisdom and ethics that are essential for true liberation.” For anyone seeking a path dedicated to both authentic personal growth and the overthrow of the nihilism, hedonism, and materialism that are threatening our planet, this compelling teacher presents a well-conceived, sustainable solution with Gradual Awakening. The core of this book is Tibetan Buddhism’s “gradual path”–or Lam Rim–interpreted with fresh insights from modern scientific research. Offering an illuminating new presentation of Tibet’s deep psychology, meditative techniques, and virtuous rituals, Dr. Neale presents a time-honored path of enormous transformational potential. Each chapter serves as a practical manual that will allow you to experiment with and actualize the benefits of role-modeling visualization, affirmations, contemplative themes, textual recitation, prayers, altars, offerings, and meditation. The mass-market dilutions of Eastern wisdom that focus on symptom relief and easy answers have left behind the ultimate promise of spiritual practice: enlightenment. “Enlightenment is an unfolding process–open to everyone.” writes Dr. Neale. For most of us, this path to awakening must be realized through a gradual process: building on incremental insights into who we truly are, learning to care for ourselves and others, and discovering creative ways to engage the problems we all face. Gradual Awakening will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone willing to embrace a new paradigm that integrates science with spirit, theory with practice, and personal meditation with the desire to transform the world.

Heaven Here on Earth, by Curt Melliger (Ozark Mountain Publishing), 192 pages — While attending catechism class as a child, Curt Melliger was taught that if he obeyed the rules all his life he would be allowed to enter a place called Heaven when he died. The priest and nuns described it as a sacred abode up in the clouds that contained all of the very best things in the universe. There was sunshine and blue sky, pretty flowers and double rainbows, peace and happiness, ringing bells and beautiful music, saints and angels and the all-enveloping love of God. The young boy’s mind processed this information and came to the stunning conclusion: “Why, they’re talking about Earth!” Since that early revelation Curt has been discovering other examples of paradise incarnate wherever he goes. This book is a collection of stories on subjects ranging from water, fire, and stars to adrenaline rushes, near-death experiences, and the place where goosebumps originate, from skiing powder and climbing high mountains and walking in reverse to the changing of seasons, the lessons of night, and the reason for dreams, from wild animals, unseen visitors, and beings that do not die to the magic of the human touch, beatific ecstasy, and what awaits us on the other side of the veil that only partially separates this golden realm from the perfect one. For the Ultimate is much closer than we have been led to believe. Indeed, it is readily available right here on this planet, this Garden of Eden, this one-of-a-kind oasis in space. Right now.

Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records, by Lisa Barnett (Red Wheel/Weiser), 192 pages — The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records is an extraordinary book filled with unparalleled tools for transformation. Accessing the Akashic Records is one of the most powerful paths to self-awareness and personal change currently available. Lisa carefully and lovingly guides you through the Akashic Knowing Wisdom Prayer System, a five-step system with three vibrational keys to directly and easily access your Akashic Record. You will also become skilled at: The art of formulating questions to receive life-enhancing answers; Releasing karma, soul contracts, and vows that bind you to negative life patterns; Gaining clarity about personal situations by practicing exercises; and Learning new healing tools from the Akashic Lords to assist you in further releasing old issues and aligning with your life purpose. Author Lisa Barnett has gathered all her most successful techniques, strategies, shortcuts and wisdom into this one book so you can do it yourself- — anytime, anywhere.

Learning to Love, by Eileen Caddy & David Earl Platts, Ph.D. (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 128 pages — Every person is born with the capacity to love. Over time, however, many of us have built barriers within ourselves as a reaction to painful experiences, and following these, we often develop fears, beliefs, and behaviors that keep these barriers firmly in place. The primary lesson in life is to learn to love, and this starts right on our doorstep. Often it is self-doubt and feelings of unworthiness that hold us back from experiencing all the love around us. Only when we start to love and accept ourselves with all that we are can we love others freely and fully. Learning to love requires an intention to change and a willingness to take action. Once we understand how to work with our doubts and fears and learn how to change our beliefs and behavior, our barriers will melt away and we spontaneously open up to connect deeply and harmoniously with the full flow of the river of life. In this simple yet insightful guide, Eileen Caddy and David Earl Platts detail the down-to-earth practicalities of exploring feelings, attitudes, beliefs, and past experiences that block us from loving and from receiving love. They show how bringing more love into our lives is not a mystery but often a journey back to ourselves and our core values. The authors examine the feelings of acceptance, trust, forgiveness, respect, opening up, and taking risks, among others, within a framework of compassionate understanding and non-judgment. Deceptively simple yet profound exercises, meditations, and visualizations support the reader in examining their inner world and implementing these vital concepts into their lives.

The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality, by Mitch Horowitz, (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 192 pages — Following in the footsteps of a little-known group of esoteric seekers from the late-nineteenth century who called themselves “the Miracle Club,” Mitch Horowitz shows that the spiritual “wish fulfillment” practices known as the Law of Attraction, Positive Thinking, “the Secret,” and the Science of Getting Rich actually work. Weaving these ideas together into a concise, clear formula, with real-life examples of success, he reveals how your thoughts can impact reality and make things happen. In this “manual for miracles,” Horowitz explains how we each possess a creative agency to determine and reshape our lives. He shows how thinking in a directed, highly focused, and emotively charged manner expands our capacity to perceive and transform events and allows us to surpass ordinary boundaries of time and physical space. Building on Neville Goddard’s view that the human imagination is God the Creator and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s techniques for attaining personal power, he explores the highest uses of mind-power metaphysics and explains what works and what doesn’t, illuminating why and how events bend to our thoughts. He encourages readers to experiment and find themselves “at the helm of infinite possibilities.”

Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit through Nature, Art, and Ritual, by Day Schildkret (The Countryman Press), 240 pages — Return to the earth with beautiful photographs and inspirational text.”Morning altars” are colorful mandalas that combine nature, art, and meditation. Incorporating the natural world into the everyday encourages positive well- being, even with the simplest of the earth’s gifts, such as leaves, flowers, berries, feathers, and stones. These stunning pieces of art are a peaceful and creative avenue to express gratitude for nature, to practice mindfulness, and to add meaning to daily life. In this book, Day Schildkret guides readers through the creation of morning altars, a seven- step process that includes wondering and wandering, place meditation, clearing space, creating, gifting, walking away, and sharing his art with others.Since his first morning altar, Schildkret has built hundreds more. His work has been warmly received on social media and he teaches workshops on altar building, all with the intention of sharing the positivity and beauty they have brought to his life.

Mysterious Realities: A Dream Traveler’s Tales from the Imaginal Realm, by Robert Moss (New World Library), 272 pages — Sigmund Freud called dreams the “royal road to the unconscious,” but to bestselling author and world-renowned dream explorer Robert Moss, they are more: portals to the imaginal realm, a higher reality that exists at the intersection of time and eternity. The traveler’s tales in this book are just-so stories in the sense that they spring from direct experience in the many worlds. As you journey from the temple of the Great Goddess at Ephesus to an amazing chance encounter on an airplane, from Dracula country in Transylvania to the astral realm of Luna, you’ll confirm that the doors to the otherworld open from wherever you are. You’ll see what it means to live on a mythic edge and to make a deal with your personal Death for a life extension. At any moment, you may fall, like the author, into the lap of a goddess or the jaws of an archetype.

The Old is New: A New Look at Who and What We Are, by L.R. Sumpter (Ozark Mountain Publishing), 152 pages — In the course of writing this book, answers to the following questions and many others were given in both narrative and visual form. Most of them were presented rather forcefully, and not when I was expecting them. I understood that I was to share what I learned. What is in store for the geology of North America? How do we create matter every day? What is the nature of nature? How did people live more than a half million years ago? What was space travel like a half million years ago? Where is God? What are our responsibilities as humans? Is Hitler in heaven? How can we go to heaven?

On the Outskirts of Heaven: A Near-Death Tale of Soul Retrieval, by Pep Torres (Balboa Press), 186 pages — More than twenty years ago, Pep Torres was involved in a catastrophic auto accident in which his heart stopped. He found himself on the outskirts of the afterlife, in a strange limbo he called the Boulevard of the Dead. On the Outskirts of Heaven is the story of Torres’s remarkable and redemptive near-death journey and his purpose-driven return to the land of the living. It is an epic tale of soul retrieval and of rediscovering our purpose in life. Most importantly, On the Outskirts of Heaven touches upon a shocking revelation: that all of mankind is mesmerized by a matrix-like illusion that enslaves us all. But there is hope in the end that by answering our calling and pursuing our dreams, we can free ourselves from this illusion and become closer to God.

Pleiadian Earth Energy Astrology: Charting the Spirals of Consciousness
by Pia Orleane, Ph.D., & Cullen Baird Smith with Laarkmaa (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 354 pages — Modern science has finally confirmed an essential component of the Pleiadian teachings: Our Universe is not linear; it moves in spirals. Human evolution also unfolds in spirals, rather than the linear progression we call “progress.” Sharing the cosmic wisdom teachings they have received from the Pleiadian group known as Laarkmaa, authors Pia Orleane and Cullen Baird Smith reveal a new system of Pleiadian-Earth energy astrology centered on the spiraling and interconnected movement of Universal and Earth energies, rather than on time, and explain how this new wave of Pleiadian wisdom can support human evolution. The authors identify two major spiral patterns that influence us: the 13 spirals of Universal energy that reflect cosmic laws and cosmic truth and the 20 spirals of Earth energy that reflect how humans experience themselves, each other, and their environment. They explain the dominant energy of each of the 13 Universal energy spirals and how they cycle in 13-day periods. They detail how these 13 Universal energy spirals interact with the cycles of the 20 Earth energy spirals on each calendar day, providing a hundred-year ephemeris and a Pleiadian perspective with which to understand the events in your life. Offering practical examples, they show how you can consciously use the energies prevalent on a given calendar day to your personal, spiritual advantage.

The Premonition Code: The Science of Precognition, How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life, by Theresa Cheung & Dr. Julia Mossbridge (Watkins Media), 256 pages — In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Theresa Cheung joins forces with cognitive neuroscientist Julia Mossbridge, Ph.D., Director of the Innovation Lab at The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Together they reveal revolutionary new research showing that sensing the future is possible, they also provide practical tools and techniques you can use to develop your own powers of precognition. Precognition is the scientific name for the knowledge or perception of the future, obtained through extrasensory means. Often called “premonition,” precognition is the most frequently reported of all extrasensory perception (ESP) experiences, occurring most often in dreams. It may also occur spontaneously in waking visions, auditory hallucinations, flashing thoughts entering the mind, the sense of “knowing” and physiological changes. Combining science and practice, Theresa and Dr Julia unravel the mystery of precognition.

Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us, by Vybarr Cregan-Reid (Octopus Books), 320 pages — This is the road from climate change to primate change. If you think you are you, think again. Primate Change is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. Spanning the entirety of human history — from primate to transhuman – Vybarr Cregan-Reid’s book investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition. In the last 200 years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the “Anthropocene,” or the Age of Man. But while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit, the ways of living that we have been building have, as if under the cover of darkness, been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too. Primate Change beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies, built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now. “Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. Our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response.”

Queen of the Moon Oracle: Guidance through Lunar and Seasonal Energies
by Stacey Demarco, illustrated by Kinga Britschgi (Rockpool Publishing), 120 pages — For countless millennia, humans have connected to the mystical power of the moon and the energy of the seasons. For our ancient ancestors, the earliest veneration and sacred honoring was of the moon, the seasons, and the cycles of light and dark, hot and cold and fertility and rest, and this beautifully illustrated Queen of the Moon Oracle allows you, the modern seeker, to plug in to these most primal energies. Consult this oracle based in ancient wisdom and receive the answers to your modern problems. It features a full moon cycle of lunar images, each beautifully illustrated and able to be used as stunning circular altar displays. Experience the seasonal moons and the power they can provide. Learn which times in the moon’s cycle are best for ritual, spell craft and making talismans for prosperity, love, health and more. This is the perfect companion to the author’s best-selling annual Lunar and Seasonal Diary and is perfect for anyone who loves to sit or dance under a big silvery moon.

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, by Oren Jay Sofer (Shambhala), 304 pages — We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic–relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way? Say What You Mean is a step-by-step guide for meaningful conversations that bring people together. In this groundbreaking synthesis of mindfulness, somatics, and Nonviolent Communication, Sofer offers simple yet powerful practices for healthier, more effective conversation. The techniques in Say What You Mean will help you to: Feel confident during conversation; Stay focused on what really matters in an interaction; Listen for the authentic concerns behind what others say; Reduce anxiety before and during difficult conversations; and Find nourishment in day-to-day interactions.

Smart Ass: How a Donkey Challenged Me to Accept His True Nature & Rediscover My Own, by Margaret Winslow (New World Library), 296 pages — How do you resolve a midlife crisis? Margaret Winslow, an overworked college professor in New York City, answered a for-sale ad for a “Large White Saddle Donkey.” Hilarity ensued, along with life-threatening injuries and spirit-enriching insight. Walk with Winslow and Caleb the donkey through training traumas, expert-baffling antics, and humiliating races, and share in Winslow’s gradual understanding of Caleb’s true, undeniable gifts: a willingness to be true to himself no matter the circumstances, to trust, and to forgive. As she and Caleb learn to thrive, you’ll learn the importance of being true to your own pure and powerful self.

Soul Dog: A Journey into the Spiritual Life of Animals, by Elena Mannes (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company), 192 pages — Looking for companionship after a near-fatal car crash, Elena Mannes, an award-winning television journalist and producer, decided to get her first dog. But what she found with her dog Brio shook the foundations of her physical and spiritual worlds, sending her on a quest to discover the nature of his spiritual origins and to contemplate and seek out the possibility of interspecies communication–even after death. Soon after bringing her puppy home, Mannes realized that the master-companion relationship would not be possible with Brio, who quickly showed that he had a mind–and a spirit–of his own. A healer Mannes visited immediately focused on Brio, exclaiming that he was an old soul. Mannes’s growing curiosity about the intelligence, emotions, and consciousness of Brio and other dogs led her to contact an animal psychic in California who described, with amazing accuracy, Brio’s favorite walks and the author’s apartment from the dog’s point of view. Motivated by her experience, Mannes produced a filmed segment with Diane Sawyer featuring the same psychic, who described Sawyer’s country house and her dog’s favorite spots in the yard. Mannes’s skeptical journalist background compelled her to investigate further. She delved into the world of animal communicators, psychics, and scientists studying animal intelligence, including Rupert Sheldrake, to find answers to her multiplying questions: Do animals have thoughts and feelings? Consciousness? Souls? Is interspecies communication possible? Can animals reincarnate? Spanning the entire life and afterlife of Brio, including his last days and his messages to the author after he passed on, this book also explores Mannes’ investigations into the spiritual life of animals, offering a new understanding of the unbreakable bond between humans and animals. Mannes invites readers to move beyond the owner-pet relationship and shows us how to see animals as thinking, feeling, spiritual beings whose connections with us extend far beyond life and death.

The Spiritual Guidebook: Mastering Psychic Development and Techniques, by Anna Comerford (Rockpool Publishing) 320 pages — The Spiritual Guidebook is a comprehensive guide to understanding and mastering healing and psychic techniques. Tap into your intuition, your heart and soul and be amazed at how your skills unfold and develop in surprising ways.The Spiritual Guidebook includes information about opening the 3rd eye, chakras, tarot, mediumship, crystals, reiki, healing, meditation, self-hypnosis, channelling, automatic writing, auras, scrying, psychometry, energy, essential oils, yoga, Guides, shamanism, numerology, health, quantum physics, sacred geometry, self-hypnosis, mind power, spirit releasement and setting goals! This is the book to expand your psychic knowledge and intuitive healing abilities in ways you never imagined…

Spiritual Transmission: Paradoxes and Dilemmas on the Spiritual Path, by Amir Freimann (Monkfish Book Publishing Co.), 240 pages — The term “spiritual transmission” refers to the passing of the state of enlightenment from teacher to student, which takes place in many spiritual traditions. In itself, the transmission is synonymous with the experience of enlightenment. But the fact that the student’s experience is rooted in a relationship with a human teacher who is perceived to possess absolute knowledge lends the experience much of its intrinsic, yet hidden, nature. Following the breakup of his 21-year relationship with his own spiritual teacher, Amir Freimann launched a quest to discover the deeper realities of the student teacher relationship, logging over 1,000 hours of interviews with students and teachers. These interviews reveal the promises and perils of the guru-to-student relationship and explore hot-button topics such as the differences and similarities between therapists and gurus; the role of trust vs. rationality in the spiritual quest; and how money, power and sex are dealt with during the course of a student’s training. Spiritual Transmission includes never-before-published dialogues with many prominent spiritual teachers, plus a revelatory afterword by renowned integral theorist Ken Wilber. If you have ever been involved with a spiritual teacher or know someone who has, you need this book.

Tarot Made Simple: The Ultimate Guide to Casting Spreads and Reading the Cards, by Liz Dean (Fair Winds Press), 80 pages — Learn to place and read tarot quickly with the uniquely designed Tarot Made Simple guide book, featuring expert advice from Liz Dean. Tarot Made Simple makes learning the art of reading tarot cards approachable and stimulating. This unique guide book will teach you to lay out tarot spreads and quickly interpret them for your own daily readings, or longer term readings for friends and family. Formatted with a unique split-page design, the top pages of this guide present dozens of tarot spreads, ranging from the classic Celtic Cross to specialized layouts for relationships, money and career, home, and creativity. The bottom pages include interpretations for each of the 78 cards of the tarot from renowned tarot reader, Liz Dean, which you can easily flip through and reference. There’s no need to awkwardly turn pages in several books while you learn to give readings. This beautifully formatted, full-color guide gives you tarot layouts for every concern, with the ability to read them instantly.

The Ultimate Guide to Numerology: Use the Power of Numbers and Your Birthday Code to Manifest Money, Magic, and Miracles, by Tania Gabrielle (Fair Winds Press), 208 pages — Reveal the answers to life’s questions by learning how to solve the hidden codes all around you with The Ultimate Guide to Numerology. Numbers underpin our day-to-day lives. Our birthday, anniversaries, addresses, and bank accounts–these complex series of numbers all contain codes to where we may find fortune, and where cycles of opportunity reside for us in our careers, homes, relationships, and life events. You can even use numbers to determine your soul’s purpose! The Ultimate Guide to Numerology is the first book to reveal this captivating subject in its entirety. Written by master numerologist Tania Gabrielle, this guide to the inner workings of numbers will teach you how to forecast outcomes, optimize timing on projects and events, take advantage of opportunities, and avoid pitfalls. This fascinating beginner’s guide shows how to decipher your personal birth code and learn what messages the numbers in your life hold. The Ultimate Guide to Numerology is the codex to break the codes!

The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation, by Miranda Macpherson (Sounds True), 240 pages — Many of us struggle to truly live what we believe spiritually. What if closing that gap wasn’t about trying harder, but something quite the opposite? The Way of Grace is a guide to spiritual surrender and nondual realization based on the practice of ego relaxation–a holistic, feminine approach to welcoming all of your experience and responding with compassion and wisdom in a world in need of your unique gifts. “Grace has four primary dimensions, or ways that it comes alive,” explains Macpherson. “Ego relaxation gives us access to these dimensions, so we can stop trying to beat ourselves into spiritual shape and yield instead to an unshakable presence within.” In The Way of Grace, she shares reflections, inquiries, and meditation practices for each phase of your journey: Relaxing into the Ground of Grace–move beyond identification with your personality and return to the felt sense of your connection to Grace as your natural and ever-present foundation; Receiving the Blessings of Grace–move beyond “the spiritual poverty of lack” and rediscover the gift of life in every moment through the portals of trust, humility, patience, and joy; The Transforming Power of Grace–move beyond that which limits your full freedom through forgiveness, compassion, unwinding ego identity, and abiding in your boundless nature; and Living the Embodiment of Grace–continue to surrender anything that binds you into self-centered patterns and behaviors and become a “Grace-delivery device,” the presence of love here on Earth.

You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse: The #1 System for Recovering from Toxic Relationships, by Melanie Tonia Evans (Watkins Media), 272 pages — A unique recovery programme created by one of the worlds leading on-line authorities on Narcissistic Abuse. Narcissistic abuse was originally defined as a specific form of emotional abuse of children by narcissistic parents, more recently the term has been applied more broadly to refer to any abuse by a narcissist (someone that who admires their own attributes), in particular adult-to-adult relationships the abuse may be mental, physical, financial, spiritual or sexual. If you have been through an abusive relationship with someone who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, you will know that no one understands what you are going through unless they have personally experienced it. Melanie Tonia Evans was abused by her former husband for over five years, it almost took her to the point of no return, at her lowest point she had an epiphany that signified the birth of the Quanta Freedom Healing Technique. In this book you will learn how to: recognize if you are in an abusive relationship how to detach remove yourself from the narcissist’s ability to affect or abuse you any more identify your subconscious programme, release it and replace it focus on healing yourself become empowered thrive and not just survive This revolutionary programme is designed to heal you from the inside out, its effectiveness has been proven by thousands of people worldwide.

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