TAROT DECKS

The Enchanted Love Tarot: The Lover’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Relating, by Monte Farber, illustrated by Amy Zerner (RedFeather), 176 pages and 78 cards) — Monte and Amy are popular Tarot experts and legendary lovebirds, and now they have focused the ancient power of Tarot on the art of love. This unique system will give you clear, direct, and insightful advice to improve relationships and partnerships–and even find your soul mate! Each of the 78 tapestry-collaged cards is a magical fairy-tale world of enchantment, dreams, and fantasy that makes every one of your readings a work of art. Through proven relationship secrets and timeless spiritual teachings, learn to open your heart and your mind to make wise decisions on the pathway to love. Get in touch with the quiet voice within you that knows what is best for your greatest good and highest joy. Improve your existing relationship or find out how to meet your soul mate. Use the cards as a meditation tool or to build your intuition. This deck and guidebook will entertain and empower you in the ways of true love.

Odin and the Nine Realms Oracle, by Sonja Grace (Findhorn Press), 144 pages plus 54 cards — Norse mythology is rich with meaning and symbolism carried down through the ages. Diving deep into the profound wisdom of the Nordic traditions, Odin and the Nine Realms Oracle presents a unique divination tool created by mystic and healer Sonja Grace. Inspired by Sonja’s ability to communicate with the Norse gods and spirit travel back in time, this deck of 54 cards features the famed Norse gods Odin, Thor, Loki, and goddess Freyja alongside some of the lesser known but equally powerful deities such as Frigg, Rán, Tyr, and Baldur. The cards evoke the mysteries of the Nine Realms of Asgard, Midgard, Vanaheim, Jotunheim, Nlflheim, Muspelheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim, and Hel. These nine worlds are held in the branches and roots of the great tree of Yggdrasil, the World Tree located at the very center of the Universe. Also depicted in these oracle cards are 24 runes, among them Gebo (gift), Naudiz (need), and Wunjo (joy), each one with a meaning and purpose that can stand singularly and in combination with other cards drawn from the deck.

BOOKS

Alien Handbook: A Guide to Extraterrestrials, by Patrick De Haan (Ozark Mountain Publishing), 128 pages — This book includes information about highly evolved life forms from other worlds in our galaxy that are visiting and observing Earth. There are channeling sessions between the author and his guardian angel guides and extraterrestrials in general and sessions with aliens visiting and observing Earth during the time the book was written–2014 through early 2016. From the Introduction: “Chatter about ETs among humans is frequent. UFO sightings are well documented and often photographed. They are that “missing vehicle” about which little is known regarding ETs, beyond vague, “unconfirmed” witness statements and fuzzy photographs or videos. As this book is completed, Earth enters a crucial phase for the development of the current civilizations. Life will be fundamentally transformed in ways most of us would deem unimaginable at the moment. There will be little imagination required as each phase unfolds but for the majority of mankind, each step will have to occur to be believed. A crucial, integral part of the changes will be the revelation that extraterrestrial visitors both exist and visit Earth regularly.”

Animal Sutras: Animal Spirit Stories, by Stephen Levine (Monkfish Book Publishing Co.), 176 pages — For Stephen Levine, “animal-people” were his greatest teachers. So, at age 70, he began collecting animal spirit stories and transcendent moments in nature from throughout his life–from the green snake who taught him to meditate as a boy to the generous hen whom predators would not harm, and many more. “Animals have a natural mindfulness,” Levine writes. “They know what they are doing. Humans, who are full of confusion and seldom wholly in touch with their mind/body, need encouragement and technique to live in the present.” Stephen Levine (1937-2016) was an American poet, author and spiritual teacher best known for his work, with his wife Ondrea, on death and dying. He is one of a generation of pioneering teachers who made Theravada Buddhism more widely available to students in the West. Like the writings of his colleague and close friend Ram Dass (formerly Richard Alpert), Levine’s work is also flavored by the devotional practices and teachings of the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba. Levine spent many years in the Southwest, including one tending a wildlife sanctuary in southern Arizona, and among the mountains of New Mexico, where Ondrea still lives. His many books include Who Dies?, A Year to Live, Unattended Sorrow, and Healing into Life and Death.

The Art and Science of Face Reading: Face Morphology in the Western Spiritual Tradition, by Jennifer Lamonica (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.), 208 pages — The face is a unique reflection of our genetic, inherited inclinations as well as the effects that life, nature, and relationships have had upon us. By looking at a person’s face, you can gain valuable insight into their personality, health, and how they navigate in the world. In this illustrated guide, Jennifer Lamonica reveals the sacred tradition of face morphology, an esoteric system that has been passed quietly from rabbi to student as an unbroken oral tradition for more than 4,500 years. She explores the history and development of this ancient art from its origins in Israel and Egypt to its use as the major diagnostic system in Europe until the Enlightenment and its current applications in French medical schools. Sharing the techniques of master face readers, the author details how to read the angles of the profile, as well as palm color and nose shape, to determine a person’s temperament, providing health and career insight into each of the four temperaments, including nutritional needs, digestive issues, sleep patterns, health predispositions, and ideal occupational paths. Exploring the Foursquare diagram, developed by French occultist Papus, for highly accurate and detailed facial readings, she explains how to read the front face in combination with planetary shapes, which reveal a person’s character; the major facial features, such as eyebrows, which reveal personal inclinations; and the musculature of the face, including expressions, which reveals a person’s current mental state. Providing case studies, she examines how to apply face morphology in relationships and in parenting.

Be Healthy with Yin Yoga: The Gentle Way to Free Your Body of Everyday Ailments and Emotional Stresses, by Stefanie Arend (She Writes Press), 216 pages — Yin yoga not only strengthens your body–makes it more vital and powerful in a yin way–it can also help with a lot of typical ailments, may they be allergies, teeth grinding, menstrual pain, headaches, infertility, skin problems, or back pain. In Be Healthy with Yin Yoga, best-selling author Stefanie Arend puts together many Yin yoga sequences to activate the self-healing powers of body and mind. She offers a holistic approach that includes Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, breathing techniques, meditation, nutrition, fascia therapy exercises, and self-reflective questions to encourage deeper explorations of the roots of readers’ ailments. Suited for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, and replete with high-quality pictures that make the poses and sequences easy to follow and understand, Be Healthy with Yin Yoga is a wonderful support for anyone who wants to take their health back into their own hands.

Big Breath: A Guided Meditation for Kids, by William Meyer, illustrated by Brittany R. Jacobs (New World Library), 32 pages — Calm your worries and build your bravery — or just relax during a busy day or wind down before bed. All day long, you breathe — in and out, in and out — without even thinking about it. But did you know that you can play with your breath, use it to take you on an adventure? All you have to do is find a comfy spot and close your eyes. Does your breath sound like ocean waves? Like the wind before a storm or a breeze at the start of spring? Can you feel it all the way down to the tips of your toes? By the time you open your eyes, you might just feel a little lighter, calmer, more relaxed. In Big Breath, William Meyer’s gentle prompts, alongside Brittany R. Jacobs’s wonderful illustrations, make meditation as fun as a game, but with big results.

The Book of Blessings and Rituals: Magical Invocations for Healing, Setting Energy, and Creating Sacred Space, by Athena Perrakis (Fair Winds Press), 144 pages — Honor life’s milestones and bring sacredness into everyday life. The Book of Blessings and Rituals shows you how to create ceremony and meaning around the most important events in you life. Drawing from different world traditions, leading metaphysical teacher Athena Perrakis presents blessings to cover a wide array of occasions and intentions, including holidays and sacred days, love, healing, protection, prosperity and success, lunar blessings and rituals, and manifestation. Organized by month, you’ll be able to celebrate the sacred all year long. DIY projects and rituals will help you perform each blessing. You’ll learn how to construct medicine bundles and altars, which crystals to use to amplify the rituals or clear energy, and how to smudge for clearing and protection. In addition, you’ll learn how to use the power of invocations and blessings to set the energy of your home or event and to assist in amplifying goals and intentions. Deepen your experience of the sacred, find inspiration, and heal with this non-denominational guide to blessings and rituals.

Bulletproof Spirit, Revised Edition: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart, by Dan Willis (New World Library), 288 pages — Suicide, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many more emotional and stress-related problems plague the first-responder community. Hundreds of thousands of these brave public servants have unwittingly become victims of the professions they once loved. However, the suffering that results from a professional life of sacrifice and service can be prevented and mitigated. As a thirty-year law-enforcement veteran, retired police captain, and police academy instructor, Dan Willis has witnessed the damage of emotional trauma and has made it his personal mission to safeguard and enhance the wellness and wholeness of police officers, firefighters, EMTs, emergency-room personnel, and soldiers. Bulletproof Spirit offers field-tested expertise designed to be used by all first responders — and their families — to heal themselves and continue serving with compassion and strength.

Create a New Reality : Move Beyond Law of Attraction Theory, crerby Nanci L. Danison (Pathway Book Service), 232 pages — Nanci L. Danison, JD’s new book, Create a New Reality–Move Beyond Law of Attraction Theory, introduces you to the incredible spiritual power of manifesting that we souls possess, and leads you step-by-step through how to create more opportunities to better your life, to replace old beliefs that hold you back from creating a happier life, and to heal yourself of physical and emotional wounds. In Create a New Reality readers will also discover that you have the spiritual power to literally create the physical world events your body experiences. But most of us either allow our human bodies to act out innate animal instincts and drives, or we unconsciously manifest into our lives the old, erroneous, and harmful beliefs we have carried around as baggage since birth. You can change that. Learn why you have the amazing ability to literally change the physical world you experience, as it was explained to the author by God/Source during an extensive visit to the afterlife. It is all here. And it is far more powerful than anything you may have read about law of attraction theories. Until 1994, Nanci L. Danison, Esq. (www.backwardsbooks.com) lived the life of a successful trial lawyer with a national health law practice in a large Midwestern law firm. Then, she died during an invasive radiological procedure before surgery, plunging her farther into the afterlife than previously thought survivable. She returned to share her memories of what she learned in heaven and wrote her first book, Backwards: Returning to Our Source for Answers. This book and others provide vivid descriptions of the author’s death, entry into the Light, receipt of knowings that answered all her questions, meeting beloved Light Being friends, having a life review, recalling hundreds of previous lives, and witnessing Creation of the universe and mankind’s history of religions.

Developing Supersensible Perception: Knowledge of the Higher Worlds through Entheogens, Prayer, and Nondual Awareness, by Shelli Renee Joye (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.), 192 pages — According to philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), there exists within every human being the potential for developing supersensory powers and, with these powers activated, the ability to awaken the higher self and attain knowledge of non-physical higher worlds. Steiner himself worked diligently throughout his life to develop his faculties of “supersensible perception” and, scattered throughout his many works, he describes methods by which to activate and operate these supersensory-cognitive systems. Distilling techniques from Steiner’s more than 400 published volumes, Shelli Renée Joye, Ph.D., presents a practical, modern approach to acquiring, cultivating, and maintaining supersensible perception and developing higher consciousness. The five approaches she studies include acquisition by birth (genetic), entheogens, mantra and prayer, effort and exercise, and Samadhi–equated by many with nondual awareness. Adding another dimension to Steiner’s methods, the author shows how these steps are powerfully aligned with 4th-century South Indian sage Patañjali’s teachings in the Yoga Sutra. The author explores how to develop what you have acquired through imaginative, active, or intuitive thinking, as well as how to learn through inner guidance and how to transform knowledge gained from books into spiritual advancement. She also shares her own extraordinary experiences of supersensory networks of consciousness. Connecting Steiner’s ideas to modern advances in quantum physics, psychedelic science, and consciousness studies, Dr. Joye shows how each of us is capable of developing supersensible perception and expanding our awareness to connect with cosmic consciousness.

Drinking from the River of Light: The Life of Expression, by Mark Nepo (Sounds True), 320 pages — A deeply heartfelt weave of reflections and poems about what it means to live the creative, expressive life. “Meaningful art, enduring art–and the transformative process it awakens–keeps us alive,” writes Mark Nepo. With Drinking from the River of Light, this bestselling poet and philosopher will lead you on a journey to discover just how art and authentic expression can bring our deepest truths to bear in the world. In this collection of interconnected essays and poetry–covering subjects ranging from the importance of staying in conversation with other forms of life to a consideration of how innovators such as Matisse, Rodin, and Beethoven saw the world–Nepo presents a lyrical ode to the creative urge that stirs in each of us. Whether it’s the search for a metaphor to reveal life’s beauty or the brushstroke that will thoroughly capture the moment, Drinking from the River of Light examines what it means to go “…beyond the boundaries of art, where the viewer and participant are one.” In Nepo’s words, “This book is meant to be experienced and journeyed with.” Including dozens of journaling prompts and personal exercises meant to enliven the reader’s creative instincts, Drinking from the River of Light traces the search for our most essential selves and the importance of the life of expression to bear witness to the sorrow, depth, and joy of life.

Finding Your Way in the Spiritual Age, by Dan Bird (Ozark Mountain Publishing), 120 pagesFinding Your Way in the Spiritual Age is a common-sense approach to the increasing interest in Spirituality. Our daily lives are intertwined with the “other side,” but there is really no reason to be afraid. We are on our own individual paths with signs all around us from passed loved ones, our Spiritual Guides, Guardian Angels, and more, and they operate only from the level of love. Reading this book is like having a talk with the author, he says what he believes and offers suggestions for anyone on how to relax and learn from your Spiritual experiences. The information in this book is down to earth, simply explained and meant to be enjoyed in an informal, yet very interesting way. The world is truly changing on many levels, and this read may help you along your path. After many years as a musician, author Dan Bird became a teacher and technology trainer for Nebraska’s largest school district. He earned a doctorate in education from the University of Nebraska, with a focus on the use of technology in the schools. A prolific songwriter, Dr. Bird has performed over fifty of his own compositions solo, in duets, trios, and even full rock and country bands. This book is a follow-up to Waking Up in the Spiritual Age (Ozark Mountain Publishing).

The Forever Angels: Near-Death Experiences in Childhood and Their Lifelong Impact, by P. M. H. Atwater L.H.D. (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.), 240 pages — In this major study of near-death experiences with the newly born, babies, toddlers, and children up to age five, NDE expert P. M. H. Atwater reveals how those who experience a near-death state or other worlds at a very young age are profoundly affected for the rest of their lives, including developing psychic and intuitive abilities, higher intelligence and “wisdom beyond their years,” and a pervasive feeling of being “homesick for heaven.” Drawing on interviews with nearly 400 childhood experiencers, both fully matured and young, Atwater explores their accounts of what it is like to be alive on the other side of death as well as what makes them different from others, complemented by a deep analysis of statistical evidence from her more than 40 years of NDE research involving more than 5,000 people. She shows how, in contrast to adult experiencers, child and infant experiencers of near-death states cannot compare “before” with “after” as adults do, because they don’t have a “before.” The world of these “forever angels” is the life continuum, a stream of consciousness that has always existed and always will. Integrating “where they once were” with “where they now are” is a lifelong challenge. The author explores how those who have a near-death experience very early in life, or even in utero, grow up “different”–sometimes geniuses, sometimes lost, yet unusually psychic and smart, all at the same time. She reveals how these experiences and their knowledge of the afterlife affect the individual in many areas, including family life, dating, health, education, and spirituality, as well as increasing the experiencer’s potential for thoughts of suicide, out-of-body experiences, and PTSD symptoms.

The Four Sacred Secrets: For Love and Prosperity, A Guide to Living in a Beautiful State, by Preethaji & Krishnaji (Atria Books) 192 pages — In the bestselling tradition of The Four Agreements, learn how to access the hidden power of consciousness, shed anxiety, and cultivate a life of wealth and happiness with this eye-opening and accessible guide outlining the four keys to success–from the founders of the revolutionary O&O Academy. From stress to calm. From isolation to love. From chaos to peace. From lack to abundance. The Four Sacred Secrets combines proven scientific approaches with ancient spiritual practices to take you on a journey that will open your mind to an extraordinary destiny. Drawing on the power of our untapped consciousness, brilliant insights will help you find solutions to long-held challenges. The easy-to-follow meditations included in this book will transform your experience of reality and open you to the power of creating a beautiful life for yourself. Including ancient fables and modern stories that will speak intimately to your heart, this life-transforming book fuses the transcendental and the scientific, the mystical and the practical, to guide you to consciously create wealth, heal your heart, awaken yourself to love, and help you to make peace with your true self. The Four Sacred Secrets will cast its spell on you from the first page and guide you to life in a beautiful state.

God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness,by Stephen G. Post (Mango Media), 302 pages — As a teen at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, the author had a recurring dream of a youth about to jump off a ledge somewhere out west. Guided by the dream as if a premonition, the boy journeyed across the country on Rt. 80 and encountered the youth on the Golden Gate Bridge where the dream became a reality as he rescued the youth in an episode of synchronicity. At that moment, the boy understood that while we exist in different places and at different times we are all inevitably intertwined, and that coincidences are just God’s way of being anonymous. God and Love on Route 80 weaves together thirteen episodes of synchronicity from Post’s journey to demonstrate the power of human connectedness and the value in being open and hopeful to surprises. It’s a book that fits in the long tradition of successful metaphysical titles like The Teachings of Don Juan, Be Here Now, The Secret, The Power of Now, and Loving What Is, but by a highly regarded scientist whose work has been praised by his peers and popular readers alike.

I Ching, by Chao-Hsiu Chen (RedFeather), 144 pages — The oldest oracle in the world was created over 4,500 years ago by Fu Xi, the mythical First Emperor of China. The I Ching, or Book of Changes, has been used ever since as a venerated source of philosophical wisdom. Consult it with respect and you will receive advice on how to act now–and in the future. Now Chao-Hsiu Chen’s 64 exquisite paintings make it easier to understand than ever before, and the I Ching’s wisdom is accessible to everyone, anywhere, and at any time. Includes three metallic coins.

Imagine the Unimaginable: : A System Engineer’s Journey into the Afterlife by Richard Rowe (Ozark Mountain Publishing), 184 pagesImagining the Unimaginable is an inventor’s journey to answer age-old questions from a modern-day perspective using only first-hand human experiences. When a system engineer and inventor of over one-hundred and twenty US patents analyzes and models the afterlife from only first-hand evidence culled from thousands of Near-death experiences (NDEs) and past-life regression hypnosis sessions, a divine system emerges. After nearly dying from a blood clot in 2004, author and inventor Richard Rowe began a spiritual journey to answer age-old questions: What happens after we die? Is there an afterlife? Why is there so much suffering in the world? Why do bad things happen to good people? To answer these questions and many others, Richard uses over thirty years of inventing and system engineering experience to examine insights from first-hand NDEs. When his questions get deeper, Richard must search beyond NDEs for answers. He expands his reference material to the first-hand reports of people under past-life regression hypnosis, then goes one step further and includes insights from personal experimentation with past-life regression hypnosis. Unlike existing books covering the topics of NDEs and past-life regression, Richard synthesizes a vast amount of first-hand information and develops an overarching model to account for the data using easy-to-understand diagrams and explanations to infer and describe an inventor’s perspective of heavenly realms orchestrating the afterlife.

The Imposter Cure: Escape the Mind-trap of Imposter Syndrome, by Jessamy Hibberd (Octopus Books), 288 pages — This is a solution-based self-help book that explores the psychological impact of imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon in which people believe they are not worthy of success. They convince themselves that they have done well due to luck and are terrified their shortcomings will eventually be exposed, making it impossible to enjoy their accomplishments.This book xplores the psychological impact of imposter syndrome and exposes the secrets fears and insecurities felt by millions of men and women. Dr Jessamy Hibberd provides sound expert advice to help the reader better understand theproblem and overcome it, so they think differently, gain self belief and learn to see themselves as others do. Filled with case studies to bring the concepts alive and packed with strategies to increase confidence, this book is a must-read for anyone who has struggled with their achievements.

The Lost Book of the Grail: The Sevenfold Path of the Grail and the Restoration of the Faery Accord, by Caitlin & John Matthews (Inner Traditons/Bear & Co.), 352 pages — Unveiling the long-forgotten prequel to the Grail quest stories, Caitlín and John Matthews examine The Elucidation of the Grail, a forgotten 13th-century French text, and show how it offers the key to understanding the sevenfold path of the Grail and the deeper stories beneath the Christian Grail narrative. Beginning with a new translation of The Elucidation by foremost esotericist Gareth Knight and Caitlín Matthews, the authors provide a complete commentary on the poem, revealing a startling alternative cause of the Wasteland and the Grail quest, one which has a profound resonance with our own times. They examine the forgotten story of the Faery Wars and explain the Faery Accord, an agreement that once existed between humans and the Faery and upon which the spiritual and physical health of the land depends. The offering of the Grail and its regenerative powers by the Maidens of the Wells–Faery women–was part of this Accord. King Amangons and his men violated the Accord, through their abuse of the Well Maidens and other evil actions, causing the wasting of the land. The Knights of King Arthur seek to avenge the Well Maidens and rebirth the Grail to restore access to the lost paradisiacal “Courts of Joy” held in ancestral memory. On their quest, they encounter the Rich Company whose greed keeps the Knights occupied in long wars of attrition, yet their quest to restore the generous hospitality of the Wells–the true Grail, the Faery Grail–continues. In addition to the Faery Accord and Knights’ quest, the authors examine the Seven Guardians of the Stories, the Rich Fisher, the Courts of Joy and paradise lost, and the otherworldly Land of Women. They show how this lost book of the Grail reveals themes familiar to the modern world and offers hope of healing the rift between the worlds of Faery and human as well as restoration of our natural belonging to the land.

Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People, by Erica M. Elliott, M.D. (Balboa Press), 202 pages — After her first week teaching at a boarding school on the Navajo Reservation near Canyon de Chelly, young Erica Elliott almost leaves in despair, unable to communicate with the children or understand cultural cues. But once she starts learning the Navajo language, the people begin to trust her, taking her into their homes and ceremonies. As she is drawn deeper into Navajo life, Erica has a series of profound experiences with the people, animals, and spirits of Canyon de Chelly. Fulfilling a Navajo grandmother’s prophecy, she returns years later as a medical doctor to offer her services to Navajo patients. “Dr. Erica Elliott’s account of her life among the Navajo people is a story of high adventure that surpasses the wildest fiction,” writes Larry Dossey, M.D., author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. “Elliott’s willingness to transcend her cultural conditioning and enter another complex society is an act of great courage, and reveals her boundless empathy and compassion. This book is sorely needed at this moment in America, when divisive voices incessantly warn us of the other, the foreigner, those who ‘are not like us.’ Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People reveals how diversity, inclusiveness, and tolerance can enrich our own society, which is a lesson on which our future may depend.”

More Together Than Alone: Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in Our Lives and in the World, by Mark Nepo (Atria Books), 352 pages — Mark Nepo–the #1 New York Times bestselling author and popular spiritual teacher–“has given us not only a much-needed message of hope and inspiration, but a practical guide on how to build a better tomorrow, together,” says Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffPost. This poignant and timely meditation on the importance of community, demonstrates how we can live more enriching lives by cultivating connectedness. At once a moving meditation and an empowering guide, More Together Than Alone is a compelling testament to the power of community and why it’s so essential in our lives, now more than ever. Mark Nepo draws from historical events, spiritual leaders, and the natural world to show how, in every generation, our tendency is to join together to accomplish our greatest achievements, from creating education to providing clean drinking water, and preserving the arts. Nepo’s historical snapshots, from ancient times to contemporary examples, show how community creates a light in the darkest of times. The book explores the heart of how we come together in varied and beautiful ways, whether forming resistance groups during the Holocaust or rebuilding after the nuclear devastation in Nagasaki. These inspiring stories teach us that even in the bleakest days, we have the power to create connections and draw strength from one another.

Personal Power through Awareness: A Guidebook for Sensitive People (Revised Edition), by Sanaya Roman (H.J. Kramer), 272 pages — This bestselling spiritual classic with a timeless message has been updated to include an entirely new section on clearing energy that expands upon what was taught in the original book. This includes a powerful process to recognize and clear any unwanted energy, such as thoughts, beliefs, and emotions of others, so you can more easily stay balanced and centered. Channel Sanaya Roman presents Personal Power through Awareness, given to her by Orin, a timeless being of love and light. In the tradition of Jane Roberts, Esther Hicks, and Edgar Cayce, this wise and gentle spirit teacher offers an accelerated, step-by-step course in sensing energy. Using these easy-to-follow processes, thousands have learned to create immediate and profound changes in their lives and relationships. Other bestselling Orin books by Sanaya Roman include Living with Joy, Creating Money, and Opening to Channel. Your sensitivity is a gift! With the assistance of this bestselling classic, you can see immediate results when you learn how to: be aware of the unseen energy you are in and around; stop being affected by other people’s moods or negativity; listen to and act on your intuition; develop your telepathic abilities; and receive energy and light from your higher self, soul, and divine Self.

The Rock Balancer’s Guide: Discover the Mindful Art of Balance, by Travis Ruskus (Watkins Media), 240 pages — This is the first mainstream book about rock balancing, combining inspiring full-colour photographs with practical guidance on how to balance rocks and, in the process, let go of limiting beliefs and find happiness in the present moment. Rock balancing is the practice of piling up stones in natural settings, creating everything from simple towers to amazingly elaborate and apparently gravity-defying edifices. People balance rocks for fun, to challenge themselves and as a way of being mindful, connecting to nature and focusing on the present moment. This is the first mainstream book about the meditative art of rock balancing, combining technical advice on creating the structures with 40 spectacular colour photographs of the author’s own balances, as well as guidance on approaching rock balancing as a mindfulness/meditation practice. As the book guides you through the practical techniques of rock balancing, it also explains how to breathe properly, how to approach the rocks with self-belief, face fear and go beyond what you had previously thought to be your limits. Finally, it discusses how to let go and destroy the balances you have created, leaving nature in a pristine state. The book includes inspirational quotes, tips and step-by-step instructions for beginner and more advanced rock balancers, as well as a range of meditative exercises to do while balancing, and fun challenges, such as balance 10 rocks from the biggest to smallest, balance a rock on the top of your head and balance three rocks in an impossible way. A rock balance is a metaphor for whatever you are trying to achieve in life — and this practice allows you to train yourself to do more than you ever thought possible.

The Sacred Herbs of Samhain: Plants to Contact the Spirits of the Dead, by Ellen Evert Hopman (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.), 216 pages — The ancient Celts separated the year into two halves, the light half and the dark half, summer and winter. The festival of Samhain, from which the modern holiday of Halloween originates, marks the transition from summer to winter, the end of the Celtic year, a time when the barriers between the physical and spiritual world are at their most transparent. The herbs most characteristic of this time have specific magical and healing properties that echo the darker aspect of the year and offer potent opportunities for divination, contact with ancestors and Land Spirits, and journeys in the Otherworld. Presenting a practical guide to the sacred herbs and trees of Samhain, Ellen Evert Hopman details the identification, harvest, and use of more than 70 plants and trees in healing, divination, purification, magic, and as tools for contacting the Spirits wandering the landscape at this liminal time of year. She explores the most effective plants for protection from the mischief of the “Good Neighbors,” the Sidhe or Fairies, as well as herbs for releasing the Dead when they are trapped on this plane. Identifying visionary plants used to induce ecstatic trance, Hopman explores how herbs have been used for millennia to aid in psychic travel and shamanic work and shows how one might safely use plants to take a voyage to the Otherworld. Drawing on her knowledge as a master herbalist, she also includes cautions to prevent harm and misidentification, along with advice on basic etiquette and common sense approaches to herb magic.

Set the Page on Fire: Secrets of Successful Writers, by Steve O’Keefe (New World Library) 168 pages — Discover the tricks and tools of the pros. Successful writers write, rather than just think about writing, talk about writing, or plan what they’ll write when they get a cabin in the woods. Yet even accomplished writers sometimes get “blocked,” losing access to their in-the-zone writing mind. Steve O’Keefe offers proven techniques and practices for jump-starting stalled ideas, honed during his many years of working in virtually every aspect of publishing. His innovative, often unconventional exercises will get you writing and accessing your own unique voice — a voice the world wants to read! Containing a career’s worth of writing and publishing savvy, as well as the advice of expert authors gleaned from hundreds of interviews, Set the Page on Fire is the kind of nuts-and-bolts coaching and encouragement invaluable to novice and veteran writers alike.

Sex and the Enneagram: A Guide to Passionate Relationships for the 9 Personality Types, by Ann Gadd (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.), 272 pages — Understand your approach to dating, relationships, and sex through the lens of your Enneagram personality type. Sex can take us from the sacred sublime to the darkest aspects of humanity. It can carry us on the wings of pure pleasure, or crush and potentially destroy us. No act in the human experience, barring the essential survival needs of food and water, can have more of an effect on us. In Sex and the Enneagram, Ann Gadd explores relationships and sex through the lens of the Enneagram, its nine personality types, and the subtypes of the wings and Instinctual Triads. The author introduces the Enneagram system and provides a full chapter devoted to each type. She examines each type’s approach to sex, their fantasies, and levels of integration in relation to love and sex, as well as each type’s approach to issues such as pornography, sexual problems, and dating sites and whether some types make better lovers. The author explains the Enneagram Passions and Virtues of each type in relation to sex, divorce, wing influences, and gender and explains how the 27 Sub or Instinctual types and the Hornevian Triads of the Enneagram system affect our sexuality. Most importantly, Gadd looks at how we can heal ourselves sexually so we can create more fulfilling, transforming intimacy for ourselves and our partners.

Shlep: Finding Healing on Horseback in the Lower 48, by Kathy Burns, 327 pages — When Kathy decides to leave her abusive marriage, she is 59 years old. She’s unprepared to live on a reduced income when her estranged husband hides his assets from the court. She’s shocked by the cost of rentals in Southern California. She didn’t realize how impossible it would be to land a job at her age and after being out of the market for two decades while she raised her kids. She hasn’t anticipated that her nearly grown children would be mad at her for finally standing up for herself. And she certainly hasn’t expected the way that the prolonged stress of her marriage would fragment her psyche, making her long to not wake up in the morning.The only time she feels halfway sane is when she is riding her horses and so, with a truck and horse trailer paid for with money borrowed from her Dad, Kathy decides to hit the road, riding in each of the lower 48 states until she finds a new place to call home and finds a calm within herself again. She names the journey SHLEP: Soul-searching, Home seeking, Liberating, Equestrian Party. On her 13-month adventure, most of it solo, she confronts physical challenges and emotional demons. She deals with the dying of both her parents, re-bonding with her sister, and making peace with her three children. She meets so many women who are in the process of re-making their lives after their plans and dreams were shattered; these women are inspired by Kathy’s journey and in turn, provide her with support and sustenance. Perhaps most importantly, she re-establishes her relationship with God and begins to rely on His grace to sustain her. In the process, she makes peace with the “mess of her life” and gains a deeper confidence than she has ever known.

Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy, by Adreanna Limbach (Sounds True), 206 pages — In Tea and Cake with Demons, Adreanna Limbach brings secular Buddhist teachings to a new generation by addressing one of the most pressing concerns we all face–authentic self-worth. “Our ambition, goal-setting, self-helping, and even our spiritual practices are often driven by the underlying sense that we just aren’t enough,” writes Limbach. “But what if we could accept ourselves just as we are? Open our hearts and invite our demons to tea?” These demons, Limbach teaches, manifest for many of us as a chronic sense of “not-enoughness,” inherited through cultural stories that send us conflicting messages: we’re supposed to feel happy and confident, but we’re also never quite worthy of those feelings. Using the Four Noble Truths as a guide, Limbach shares meditation practices, personal anecdotes, and traditional Buddhist tales that help us learn to befriend ourselves–even the more unsavory bits–so we can realize our full potential. A popular mindfulness teacher and emerging voice in modern Buddhism, Limbach brings a playful, fresh, and at times joyfully irreverent tone to walking the Eightfold Path.

Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People, by Judith Orloff, M.D. (Sounds True), 392 pages, on sale October 22 — In Thriving as an Empath, psychiatrist and empath Judith Orloff, MD, has created 365 days of informative insights that offer empaths and all sensitive people self-knowledge, self-assurance, and the resilience needed to live in health and harmony. Empathy is a blessing, yet unfortunately it can also feel like a curse. Compassionate empaths may experience exhaustion, anxiety, and depression if they don’t learn practical self-care to center and protect themselves. Dr. Orloff’s book will help you stop absorbing other people’s stress and stay in your own power. It will inspire you to remove negative beliefs about yourself, while providing a path for empaths to take back control of their lives. The daily readings encourage sensitive people to pause for a few sacred moments every day to discover their true purpose, learn to connect more deeply with themselves and the creative force, while taking responsibility for their own self-care. This book is a daily companion to nurture your inherent sensitivity. Read it every day. It is a valuable resource that should be kept nearby and referred to again and again. — by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and author of the bestselling The Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution (with Steve Bhaerman) and The Honeymoon Effect.

The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, by James S. Gordon, M.D. (HarperCollins Publishers) 384 pages — A world-recognized authority and acclaimed mind-body medicine pioneer presents the first evidence-based program to reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. In his role as the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), the worlds largest and most effective program for healing population-wide trauma, Harvard-trained psychiatrist James Gordon has taught a curriculum that has alleviated trauma to populations as diverse as refugees and survivors of war in Bosnia, Kosovo, Israel, Gaza, and Syria, as well as Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, New York city firefighters and their families, and members of the U. S. military. Dr. Gordon and his team have also used their work to help middle class professionals, stay-at-home mothers, inner city children of color, White House officials, medical students, and people struggling with severe emotional and physical illnesses. The Transformation represents the culmination of Dr. Gordon’s fifty years as a mind-body medicine pioneer and an advocate of integrative approaches to overcoming psychological trauma and stress. Offering inspirational stories, eye-opening research, and innovative prescriptive support, The Transformation makes accessible for the first time the methods that Dr. Gordon—with the help of his faculty of 160, and 6,000 trained clinicians, educators, and community leaders—has developed and used to relieve the suffering of hundreds of thousands of adults and children around the world.

Working with Chakras for Belief Change: The Healing InSight Method, by Nikki Gresham-Record (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.), 304 pages — This is an easy-to-use therapy tool for transforming unhelpful belief patterns and envisioning positive change. Working with Chakras for Belief Change transforms people’s unhelpful beliefs through clearing their chakras, raising their vibrations, and creating a fertile space for the New to come in. The Healing InSight Method presented in this practical full-color book is based on affirmations used together with individual chakra work and specific bodywork exercises, including techniques drawn from kinesiology, qigong, whole-brain integration, visualization, and infinity symbol exercises. Psychologist and energy therapist Nikki Gresham-Record channeled 28 common beliefs for each chakra, 196 total, which can be fully realigned using this transformational system of complete mind-body-spirit healing. The author organizes the beliefs around the chakra system and explains how unhealthy beliefs can take root within the chakras and the body. She shows how her belief realignment method is capable of changing beliefs and their associated vibrations in the subconscious mind and energy body, thus enabling any blocks to dissolve and your system to open up to the opportunity for change. The 56 high-vibration chakra images included in this book can be used as a tool for therapeutic guidance as well as for positive manifestation. Each chakra is represented by a main chakra image along with 7 chakra aspect images, affirming potent qualities that we are all able to access when balanced and in harmony within ourselves.

Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma, by Tirzah Firestone (Monkfish Book Publishing Co.), 240 pages — Our past does not simply disappear. The painful history of our ancestors and their rich cultural wisdom intertwine within us to create the patterns of our future. Even when past trauma remains unspoken or has long been forgotten, it becomes part of us and our children–a legacy of both strength and woundedness that shapes our lives. In this book, Tirzah Firestone brings to life the profound impact of protracted historical trauma through the compellingnarrativesof Israeli terror victims,Holocaust survivors,and those whose lives were marred by racial persecutionand displacement. The tragicstoryof Firestone’s own family lays the groundwork for these revealing testimoniesof recovery, forgiveness, and moral leadership.Throughout, Firestone interweaves their voices with neuroscientific and psychological findings, as well as relevant and inspiring Jewish teachings. Seven principles emerge from these wise narratives–powerful prescriptive tools that speak to anyone dealing with the effects of past injury. At the broadest level, these principles are directives for staying morally awake in a world rife with terror.

Yoga of Light: Awaken Chakra Energies through the Triangles of Light, by Pauline Wills (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.), 160 pages — Move into a fifth-dimensional way of living by engaging the energy lines between the chakras that form energetic triangles of light. We are all beings of light. Our bodies are pervaded and rejuvenated by energy lines between our major and minor chakras. When we practice yoga asanas (postures), these energy lines create triangles of light that connect us to universal light and energy. Focusing on them and feeling them during yoga practice can raise our vibrational frequency and help us move toward yoga’s eighth step–the state of enlightenment. Drawing on yoga’s original teachings, Yoga of Light reveals how to awaken and energize the chakra triangles of light with the practice of asanas, breathing, visualization, and meditation. Exploring the universal web of light and our place within it, as well as the body’s electromagnetic field, or aura, yoga expert Pauline Wills provides a concise introduction to the ten major and twenty-one minor chakras instrumental in forming the yoga triangles of light. You will discover how visualizing and, eventually, feeling these triangles as you practice the postures energizes the body, allowing you to connect to your own inner light. This wakes up all cells in the body and imbues them with increased energy. The triangles also firmly connect us to the sacred geometry of the universe, aligning us with the greater cosmos. The author includes an illustrated, step-by-step guide to the asanas, detailing how to perform them correctly, and clearly explains and depicts the triangles of light formed within each posture and their specific health benefits.

The Yoni Egg: Reveal and Release the Sacred Feminine Within, by Lilou Mace (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.), 192 pages — Used for thousands of years throughout Asia, including by the royal concubines of the Chinese emperors, yoni eggs are egg-shaped stones used internally to help tone the pelvic floor and vaginal muscles as well as increase sensitivity, enhance intimate awareness, release emotional traumas, and open access to the sacred feminine within. In this full-color step-by-step guide, Lilou Macé details the techniques and rituals of yoni egg practice, aiming to dispel fears and reservations about its use and reveal its profound benefits for body, mind, and spirit. She explains how the yoni is not merely a body part, but the portal to greater wisdom and self-knowledge–your temple of the sacred feminine. Providing an anatomical guide to the yoni, she shows how it contains reflexology points and energy meridians that can be worked with through different placements of the yoni egg. She offers detailed instructions for yoni egg exercises, including how to use a yoni egg for the first time, and explores how these techniques can help you have more intense orgasms, prevent urinary incontinence and other women’s health issues, prepare for and recover from childbirth, release trauma and negative emotions trapped within your body, boost your confidence and femininity, and unlock access to your inner source of creativity and wisdom.

Your Universe: Holistic Life and Health, by Lita Fridolin (Balboa Press), 208 pages — You are the center of the story in Your Universe. Lita Elisabeth Fridolin explores the importance of an individual’s surroundings, from their relationships, and their home to their workplace and where they choose to spend their free time. She focuses on nine life areas, self-knowledge, relationships, cycles of time, and balancing feelings- examining what works and what you may need to adjust. For your home, she urges you to discover whether you get support from your immediate surroundings- and she reveals steps that can make it a more nourishing place to live. From there, she examines workspaces, analyzing four important areas and what influences you during your workday. This time is critical as influences at work can follow you home, including when you’re sleeping. Lastly, she examines attitude and how it can impact your situation as a whole. Get practical tips on taking responsibility for your life and navigating its ups and downs, happy and unhappy moments, and turns and changes along the way.

Zen: A Short Introduction with Illustrations by the Author, by Alan Watts (New World Library), 80 pages — This reprint of one of Alan Watts’s earliest classics, Zen, is a beautiful gift edition. In a sense, this book embodies the aesthetic of Zen itself. Like a brushstroke in a Japanese ink painting, each word has been sparingly and precisely arranged, with no unnecessary embellishments. In seven brief chapters, Watts captures the essence of Zen Buddhism as a religion and a way of life. He explains fundamental Zen concepts, introduces revered Zen thinkers, places Zen within the broader context of Eastern religion, and traces the influence of Zen in the arts. According to Watts, “Zen taste deplores the cluttering of a picture or of a room with many objects.” Illustrated with calligraphy and drawings by the author, this reprint of an old classic will delight fans of Alan Watts, while introducing new readers to a legendary author who infused groundbreaking scholarship with literary brilliance. From the thoughtful and well-researched preface by Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat, Abbot of the Zen Studies Society in New York: “For the young Watts, Zen…was a deeply personal response to what he saw as the shortcomings of Western metaphysics and, in particular, of Christianity.”

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