New Books, Music and Video | Fall 2014


Previews of New Books, Video and Music for Body, Mind & Soul


Meditation-way-of-lifeMeditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice Rooted in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, by Rev. Alan L. Pritz (Quest Books) 288 pages, $17.95 — Among primers on meditation, this book is exceptional in how it guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way. The author, a student of the Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the divine. Specific elements include the foundations of spiritual practice; the benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy lifestyle regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice. The book’s accessible narrative and universal themes make it enjoyable to read and life enhancing to apply. Rev. Alan L. Pritz, a disciple of Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the Divine. Specific elements include foundations of spiritual practice; benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy life-style regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice. Throughout the narrative, Rev. Pritz adds touching and sometimes humorous personal stories, speaking to the reader authentically as a fellow practitioner rather than a master or guru. He concludes the book with an appendix that contains a discussion about the differences and similarities between spirituality and religion.

mousenappedMousenapped: An Inter-species Adventure, by Jinjer Stanton (Great Bear Press) 172 pages, $7.99 — Jamie the house mouse is too sympathetic for his own good. True, he’d gotten a generous housemate and a bosom buddy because of it. But lonely Sara misinterprets his friendliness and carries him away to a strange and hostile place. His unconventional friends, a human and a fierce grasshopper mouse, must find a way to rescue him. The odds are stacked against them and there may be more at stake than Jamie’s safety. For Sara’s ability to see things that others cannot frightens her mother. Can the quest to save one mouse also heal a human family rift? Mousenapped weaves elements of natural science, herbalism and mysticism into a delightful, well-paced story about a girl, her mother and aunt, and two mice. The story features pleasantly complex characters both human and animal. The author artfully avoids the expected, both in her characters and in her story line, offering small surprises along the way to keep even adult readers interested. Artist Maori Stanton created the cover art and interior illustration.



a-lawyer-presentsA Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife, by Victor Zammit and Wendy Zammit (White Crow Productions) 304 pages, $17.99 — There could be many reasons why you are interested in this book. Perhaps you are just curious about the afterlife. Or perhaps you have experienced the death of a loved one. It may be that you have had an out-of-body experience or a near-death experience or another mystical experience. Or you may be realizing that we all inevitably have to make the journey to the afterlife one day. If you have been trained to respect the scientific method you will not just accept tradition or wishful thinking. You want something that can be supported by evidence. You want highly reliable information as to whether or not we continue to live in the afterlife. And you want to know whether it is possible to get a message from your loved ones. You want to know that the things people report about the afterlife are real and can be validated. You want hard, repeatable evidence that no one can rebut. You want witnesses, scientists, professionals and others with the highest credibility. You want to feel that the information you are receiving about the afterlife is the truth, the whole truth. And you may want something that you can share with friends and family members to show that there are good scientific reasons for accepting that there is more to life than the materialists claim. This book presents highly convincing evidence amounting to proof for the existence of the afterlife. The book gives an introduction to more than twenty different areas of evidence for the afterlife giving you the key facts and references.

all-you-need-is-lessAll You Need Is Less: The Eco-friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity, by Madeleine Somerville (Cleis Press) 232 pages, $16.95 — Did you know that wool dryer balls work like magic to keep your laundry fluffy, without coating your clothes in animal fat that store-bought dryer sheets leave behind? They’re simple to make and a fun craft project for kids, too. And did you know 7 million trees are cut down annually for the paper cups your coffee is served in? Recycle a jelly container from home and you will save an entire forest while getting lots of compliments on your coffee jar. Top eco-blogger and new parent Madeleine Somerville has gathered completely original ideas on how to save money and the planet, and have fun in the process, in All You Need Is Less. Learn how to create and not just consume! This guide to the guilt-free green life is packed with dozens of DIY ideas for shampoo and eco-cleaners, worm compost your garden will love, yummy recipes and even homemade holiday gifts and décor. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this book! Creative ideas inside: Eco-friendly baby solutions, from recipes for rash cream to biodegradable wipes; Dog and kitty care, including make-it-yourself litter and flea spray; and Simplicity is sexy: whip up your own moisturizer and body scrub.

beyond-past-livesBeyond Past Lives: What Parallel Realities Can Teach Us about Relationships, Healing, and Transformation, by Mira Kelley (Hay House) 248 pages, $25.95 — In this book, regressionist Mira Kelley shares the life-changing lessons she has learned from her clients to help you find support and understanding, and to empower you in your own growth. Mira teaches you how to connect with your Higher Self in any moment to receive guidance. You’ll come to understand how everything around you is just a reflection of yourself, why it is important to forgive, why you have the right to love yourself, and how the Universe always supports you lovingly and unconditionally.The stories contained in these pages will help you discover how to heal your body, mind, and spirit as you learn about the nature of time, karma, destiny, and free will–as well as how each choice creates a new reality for you. As you read Beyond Past Lives, you’ll see how regression has helped others shift to a reality of health and well-being, and you will be guided to achieve the same for yourself. Prepare for a powerful transformation as you experience the profound lesson of your past lives!

breaking-conventionBreaking Convention: Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness, edited by Cameron Adams, David Luke, Anna Waldstein, Ben Sessa and David King (North Atlantic Books) 336 pages, $19.95Breaking Convention–a collection of essays and articles from the international conference of the same name–is a multifaceted exploration of the history, use, and benefits of psychedelics since the dawn of humankind. Some pieces address the archaeological and ethnographic evidence of psychedelic use as a vital part of early human development. Others focus on modern psychedelic history–such as pre-World War II psychedelic research and self-experimentation, or the fear-mongering nuclear era of the 1950s and 1960s, when psychedelics were banished into a 40-year Dark Ages. Still other pieces examine contemporary drug use, particularly MDMA and poly drug use (the use of a combination of drugs for a specific effect). The book concludes with a piece by Rick Doblin, Ph.D., founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, in which he offers a bold vision of the future, one in which psychedelics and expanded consciousness are an integral part of modern cosmopolitan society.

complete-life-ramaThe Complete Life of Rama: Based on Valmiki’s Ramayana and the Earliest Oral Traditions, by Vanamali (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.) 352 pages, $19.95 — Drawing on the original Sanskrit words of the great poet Valmiki, enhanced with tales from the oral tradition, Vanamali retells the complete Ramayana, the ancient Indian tale of love, duty, and sacrifice, for a modern audience. Detailing the life and dharma of the seventh incarnation of Vishnu, Lord Ramachandra, she explains how Rama became divine through strict adherence to dharma, the law of cosmic righteousness. Considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, the Ramayana most famously recounts Rama’s heroic journey, with the help of his loyal friend the monkey god Hanuman and his devoted brother Lakshmana, to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. Rama’s battle with the forces of evil provides powerful examples of heroic strength and loyalty, the dangers of spiritual delusion and false attachment, and the power of love, both human and divine. Capturing the mystical spirit and transcendental wisdom of this immortal story, Vanamali explains how the character of Rama has captivated devotees through the millennia because his story depicts eternal truths that appeal to the best in human nature. She reveals how even though Rama is an avatar of Vishnu, he still possesses many human weaknesses, such as attachments, desires, and anger. His greatness lies in the fact that he rose above these traits, put his spiritual duty above all personal considerations, and perfected himself to become a super human capable of saving those he loved most. Rama’s life shows that however weak we may be, each of us is capable of amazing feats through devotion, loyalty, perseverance, and love.

the-conscious-planetThe Conscious Planet: A Vision of Sustainability, Peace & Prosperity, by Neil M. Pine (Xlibris Corporation) 560 pages, $23.99The Conscious Planet is everything the mainstream media is neglecting to tell us. The real worldwide threat of the worst man-made radioactive catastrophe in history, coming from Japan, its effects on the food chain, and how we can protect ourselves: Weight loss secrets and the hidden causes of obesity; the dangers of vaccines, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, fluorides, microwave ovens and much more. More then 80,000 acres of rainforest are destroyed every day primarily due to livestock production. The Conscious Planet is the ecological, physiological and compassionate psychological justification for sustainability and a vegan macrobiotic diet.

constructive-wallowingConstructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them, by Tina Gilbertson (Cleis Press) 256 pages, $15.95 — Actress-turned-therapist Tina Gilbertson offers a practical and effective alternative to kicking yourself when you’re down. Constructive Wallowing will not only help you reach your potential but also heal from past hurts and feel better about yourself, right this minute. It is tempting to turn away from menacing, uncomfortable feelings like anger, grief or regret and treat them like unwanted guests. However, ignoring them just seems to make them stick around. By learning to accept, rather than suppress, difficult feelings, you’ll gain greater self-understanding for lifelong emotional health. Learn how to: Take your own side and free yourself from the trap of self-criticism; Use the T-R-U-T-H Technique to get out from under yucky feelings; Neutralize old emotions that sap your energy and undermine your joy; Allow painful feelings to let go of you, instead of the other way around; and Build a healthier, more loving relationship with the most important person in your life: You.

crystal-prescriptionsCrystal Prescriptions: The A-Z Guide to Over 1,250 Conditions and Their New Generation Healing Crystals, by Judy Hall (O-Books) 170 pages, $14.95 — This second A-Z directory by the author of The Crystal Bibles introduces a new generation of healing stones. Many are fresh to the market and have exceedingly high vibrations that raise consciousness to the next level of awareness while still having practical healing applications. Crystal healing is a gentle, non-invasive system that returns the body to optimal balance. This directory assists in identifying exactly the right crystal for your needs, whether it is for healing mind, body, psyche or spirit; balancing your chakras or supporting your well-being. Listing over 1,250 ‘conditions’, the directory also includes essential information for keeping your crystals working for you. The author is an internationally known writer, astrologer, psychic, healer and workshop leader. Judy has been a karmic counselor for more than 40 years.

dental-herbalismDental Herbalism: Natural Therapies for the Mouth, by Leslie M. Alexander, and Linda A. Straub-Bruce (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.) 488 pages, $19.95 — Our oral health is intimately linked with our overall health and well-being. In this practical guide to herbal dental care, medical herbalist Leslie Alexander and registered dental hygienist Linda Straub-Bruce detail how to use 41 safe and effective herbs for the mouth for optimum oral health, prevention of decay and inflammation, and relief from pain and discomfort. The authors provide recipes for herbal toothpastes and rinses, poultices for pain and inflammation, and teas and tinctures for intervention, prevention, and daily care. They explain how recent research confirms the link between poor oral health and many diseases, such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. They examine the risk factors, symptoms, causes, and herbal preventives and remedies for 47 common conditions that affect the mouth, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, bruxism, acid reflux/GERD, and tooth loss. They explore the complete anatomy of the mouth and explain proper brushing, flossing, and tongue-cleaning techniques to prevent tooth decay and gum disease and maintain bridges, implants, and braces. The authors address the importance of diet and nutrition in oral health as well as controversial topics including fluoride. They provide an in-depth chapter on pregnancy, infant, and childhood oral care, including herbal remedies for teething and thrush. Ideal for those looking to improve their own oral health, herbalists looking to address the root cause of systemic inflammation, or dental professionals searching for natural alternatives, this authoritative yet practical guide empowers each of us to reclaim the health of our mouths and sustain a full, strong set of teeth for a lifetime.

dont-change-channelDon’t Change the Channel: The Wisdom and Story of A Spiritual Channel and the Teachings of His Guide, by Blair Styra, with Tabaash (Ozark Mountain Publishing) 224 pages, $16Don’t Change the Channel is a book about life on all levels of mind, body and spirit. Blair Styra shares with you his journey in life as he develops not only his ability as a spiritual channel for Tabaash but his development as a human being in this challenging and adventurous time that we all live in. Tabaash presents his insightful teachings and assists us in expanding our ideas of who we are and what we can do with the choices that we have made in this life. Blair Styra was born in Canada in 1960 and spent the first eleven years of his life there. In 1971 he and his family immigrated to Auckland, New Zealand. Always feeling he had a close connection with God he eventually discovered his ability as a spiritual channel for a spirit energy known as Tabaash in the 1980s. In the 1990s he went public with Tabaash and has been working as a full time channel since then. His work has taken him throughout New Zealand and offshore. “This is very much a time where we must remember to be each other’s keeper, and a time where many people are discovering true vocations in their lives and making changes that enable them to succeed with these,” the author says. “It’s a very truthful time, and a time to very much embrace what your own natural rhythms are in life. It is a time of fear, but also a time to make peace with fear and turn it into power. We are more powerful together in thoughts, words and deeds and it is these things that we must pay more attention to, ensuring that what we are paying attention to is what we really want in our lives.”

dream-weaverDream Weaver: A Memoir; Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison, by Gary Wright (Penguin Group USA) 256 pages, $26.95, on sale in October 2014 — Music legend Gary Wright reflects on his professional collaboration, friendship, and spiritual journey with “quiet Beatle” George Harrison, and releases for the first time a song they wrote together. Best known for his multiplatinum hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love is Alive,” Gary Wright came to prominence as a singer and songwriter during the golden age of rock in the 1970s. What is not as well known to the public, however, is Wright’s spiritual side. At the heart of this memoir is the spiritual conversion and journey that Wright experienced alongside his close friend George Harrison. Until Harrison’s death in 2001, the two spent decades together writing songs, eating Indian fare, talking philosophy, and gardening. In addition to featuring lyrics to a never-released song cowritten by Wright and George Harrison in 1971, entitled “To Discover Yourself,” this memoir includes a cache of never-before-seen photos. Also available is a deluxe e-book featuring an audio recording of “To Discover Yourself.”

ernest-holmes-papersThe Ernest Holmes Papers: A Collection of Three Inspirational Classics, by Ernest Holmes, compiled by George P. Bendall (Penguin Group USA) 512 pages, $19.95 –This is a one-of-a-kind collection of rare writings from one of the world’s foremost spiritual leaders and thinkers. For the first time, the three hard-to-get volumes known as The Ernest Holmes Papers will be published in one volume. Transcripts of talks that Ernest Holmes gave over his career, The Ernest Holmes Papers contains Holmes’s wisdom on prayer, life, prosperity, and God. Since its original publication in 1926, Ernest Holmes’s landmark self-help text The Science of Mind has inspired thousands of spiritual students around the world, helping to launch the Religious Science and New Age movements. Founded on the power of positive thinking to influence life events and the libration of the spiritual from the strictly religious, Holmes’s work is sure to inspire the spiritual and secular alike to lead an empowered life. The three volumes included are: The Philosophy of Ernest Holmes: A Collection of Dr. Holmes’s later talks with two of his earliest works; The Anatomy of Healing Prayer: A largely overlooked study of Holmes’s work in traditional and spiritual healing; and Ideas of Power: A volume of talks Dr. Holmes gave during the peak of his teaching. Used by thousands of spiritual students around the world in previous editions, this first-ever omnibus edition contains a new introduction from Dr. Kenn Gordon, spiritual leader of the Centers for Spiritual Living.

faith-waveFaith Wave: I Think… Therefore It Is, by Peter Baksa (Intelegance Publishing) 280 pages, $13.97 — Can you see the world as a manifestation of spiritual energy? Can we weave seemingly unrelated fields of study into a convergence? Could modern science and ancient religions not conflict? Peter Baksa, an author, life coach and contributor to The Huffington Post, correlates quantum science with religious affections in his new breakthrough book, Faith Wave: I Think… Therefore It Is. He shows us that faith and science both point to the same truth: humans are in charge of our own existence, and that by changing the way we think, by altering our consciousness, we change our reality. After Baksa spent 10 years doing a literary review of the six major religions and for a short period lived and studied among the Tibetan monks in Beijing China at the Lama Temple, he discovered that we are in control of our own universe, and that by observing actual brainwave functions, we could provide the answers to theological questions.

from-stress-to-peaceFrom Stress to Peace: An Intimate Journal on the Journey from Living in Darkness to Living in the Light, by Kandace Jones (John Hunt Publishing) 323 pages, $20.95 — Is it possible to experience unshakable peace, regardless of the situations and people that come your way? Kandace Jones was desperate to find out. From the outside, she seemed to have it all together – a successful career, a loving husband, two children, a great group of friends, and a lovely house. Internally, she was filled with stress and insecurity. She relentlessly worked to maintain the appearance of perfection in her personal and professional life, leaving no down time and very little room for self – until she was forced to slow down. Pneumonia, depression, and anxiety abruptly interrupted the high-speed life she was living, igniting a quest for something far greater to enter: Peace. From Stress to Peace takes readers on a journey to peace and direct connection with the Divine. Through intimate journal entries and short stories, the reader will experience Jones’s journey – the thoughts, words and very actions that led her to self-discovery, unexpected encounters with realms unseen by the human eye and ultimately, a higher level of spiritual awakening. Readers will not only peer into Jones’s journey, but will be left with many “Selah” moments to pause and simply reflect on their journey to spiritual elevation and fulfillment. From Stress to Peace leaves readers with nuggets of truth and wisdom that – when applied – can facilitate a constant state of inner peace and eternal bliss.

the-healing-revolutionThe Healing Revolution: Eight Essentials to Awaken Abundant Life, Naturally! by Dr. Frank King (Healing Revolution Press) 307 pages, $19.95 — You’re stuck on the treadmill, up against the same old obstacles to health and happiness. All of life doesn’t measure up to your hopes and dreams. This is your chance to break through the barriers and discover the new, beautiful you! Your destiny is to fill the holes in your wholeness and awaken the healing power within. Your best days are yet to come not only with health, but with your whole life’s performance, purpose and passion! The Healing Revolution is a multi-dimensional lifestyle approach, bringing new joy and hope by empowering you to make natural, healing choices in the Eight Essential areas of everyday life. These areas include the creative power of the human spirit, food, water, fitness, sleep, nature and relationships. The Healing Revolution’s unique hands-on health techniques are absolutely free, safe and effective, having helped people like you for nearly forty years. You are your best doctor, so take back your health. Welcome to the end of flat earth medicine. Awaken the healing power within.

the-holy-universeThe Holy Universe: A New Story of Creation for the Heart, Soul, and Spirit, by David Christopher (New Story Press), 384 pages, $17.95 — Taking an unflinchingly realistic look at the global crises we face, yet offering empowerment and hope instead of grim despair, this powerful new narrative transforms the cold, scientific facts of the universe into a soulful story of creation that is reminiscent of humanity’s stories of the ages. Told through a dialogue between a seeker and his sage, the worldview developed here transcends dogma and belief, giving readers a new way to reconnect with the cosmos. Human history is grounded into the larger history of the universe, revealing a context for understanding how humanity has created these global crises and what we can do about them. Through the dialogue, the seeker realizes his importance in the larger story and finds his path in the midst of the turbulence of our times.

how-do-you-prayHow Do You Pray? Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists and Other Lovers of Humanity, edited by Celeste Yacoboni (Monkfish Book Publishing Co.) 288 pages, $16 — As we evolve, so do our prayers; as our prayers evolve, so do we. This is the evolution of illumination, the collective voice of the soul of the world. How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, “How Do You Pray?” She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of essays. Talking intimately and candidly about how they pray, these personalities encourage the reader to contemplate the intention of prayer in their own life. This collection speaks to the reader’s heart and asks What is your soul’s expression? How do you dance in ecstasy, bare your soul to the divine? Bow in gratitude? Merge with nature? Cry out for guidance? How do you pray? This groundbreaking and moving book gathers responses from leaders of diverse spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity, as well as those who do not claim one or any particular walk of faith. Contributors include Brother David Steindl-Rast, Matthew Fox, James O’Dea, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Tessa Bielecki, Lama Surya Das, Hank Wesselman, Father Bede Griffiths, Byron Katie, Joan Halifax, Normandi Ellis, Andrew Harvey, Dan Millman, Kristena Prater, Nicki Scully, Mirabai Starr, and more. This book is a beautiful gift package with matte laminate cover and red ribbon.

nature-of-realityThe Nature of Reality: Akashic Guidance for Understanding Life and Its Purpose, by Aingeal Rose O’Grady (Wild Flower Press) 268 pages, $16.50 — In The Nature of Reality, Aingeal Rose O’Grady continues her Honest-To-God series by answering our most pressing questions about the workings of the universe and our purpose in it. This time she probes the Akashic Records to give us more information on time and dimensions, the nature of God or Creator, what miracles are all about, what you should know about Twin Flames, and how to explore the most important thing, love. Akashic comes from “Akasha,” a Sanskrit word meaning “ether,” and it implies a spiritual plane or substance where the entire history of life in the cosmos, and knowledge of the human experience, is recorded and kept. It has been described as a library that is constantly updated and where each one of us has our own “book” of our many lifetimes and sojourns into matter. The Nature of Reality is presented in a question-and-answer format, which allows readers to experience the answers as they came through to Aingeal from the Records. Some of the topics covered in the book include: The Brain; DNA; Dreams; Light Bodies; Chakras and Kundalini; God & Original Creation; Consciousness; Miracles; Love; Time & Dimensions; and The Future. Ultimately the truth that comes through Aingeal from the Akashic Records opens our minds, allows us to grow beyond the physical world, beyond our conscious programming and its negative influences on us, and inspires us into becoming our greater selves.

the-prayer-projectThe Prayer Project: Together We Can Change the World, by Joseph Knapp, Jagadish Dass (Golden Avatar Press) 136 pages, $7.95 at — We have bartered away our future for little gain by destroying the rain forests, oceans, wilderness, plant and animal species, and we have enabled dramatic climate change with no solution in sight. Furthermore, whether it’s Sudan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria or anywhere else in the world, the darkness of unrest and injustice continues. The need is for good people with good intentions to bring environmental balance and peace back to our world — to reignite the light. Thus, The Prayer Project has been born. Parmahansa Jagadish, the globally renowned master healer, teacher and spiritual leader, is rallying the world to step forward with nine minutes of beautiful and joyful prayer each day to lead the planet into a time of transformation. The world is invited to participate, and even sign the pledge committing to positive prayer daily. “The world is on the brink of change,” Parmahansa Jagadish says. “No longer can we disregard our environment, our economy, our own futures and simply assume that everything will just work itself out. …Through The Prayer Project, I want to create a connection between all philosophies and faiths in one single, unified voice. Prayer is truly universal. It is a singular bond that binds us to so many things: our ancestors, other cultures, individuals, nations, religions and spiritual communities.”

return-to-brain-of-edenReturn to the Brain of Eden: Restoring the Connection between Neurochemistry and Consciousness, by Tony Wright, and Graham Gynn (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.) 304 pages, $18.95 — Over a period of a million years the human brain expanded at an increasingly rapid rate, and then, 200,000 years ago, the expansion abruptly stopped. Modern science has overlooked this in order to maintain that we are at the pinnacle of our evolution. However, the halt in brain expansion explains not only recently uncovered anomalies within the human brain but also the global traditions of an earthly paradise lost and of humanity’s degeneration from our original state of perpetual wonder and joy. Drawing on more than 20 years of research, authors Tony Wright and Graham Gynn explore how our modern brains are performing far below their potential and how we can unlock our higher abilities and return to the euphoria of Eden. They explain how for millions of years early forest-dwelling humans were primarily consuming the hormone-rich sex organs of plants–fruit–each containing a highly complex biochemical cocktail evolved to influence DNA transcription, rapid brain development, and elevated neural and pineal gland activity. Citing recent neurological and psychological studies, the authors explain how the loss of our symbiotic fruit-based diet led to a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterized by aggressive behaviors, a fearful perception of the world, and the suppression of higher artistic, mathematical, and spiritual abilities. The authors show how many shamanic and spiritual traditions were developed to counteract our decline. They outline a strategy of raw foods, tantric sexuality, shamanic practices, and entheogen use to reverse our degeneration, restore our connection with the plant world, and regain the bliss and peace of the brain of Eden.

revolt-of-rebel-angelsRevolt of the Rebel Angels: The Future of the Multiverse, by Timothy Wyllie (Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.) 296 pages, $20 — After 200 millennia of celestial quarantine in the wake of Lucifer’s angelic revolt, Earth and the rebel angels isolated here are being welcomed back into the benevolent and caring Multiverse. With this redemption comes a massive transformation of consciousness and a reconnection to our cosmic destiny. But why did the angels revolt and how has that event shaped our planet’s past and its future? Writing through Timothy Wyllie, rebel angel Georgia shares insights from her half-a-million years stationed on Earth as a watcher and from her part in the angelic revolution. She reveals details of the Lucifer Rebellion, including the role played by Planetary Prince Caligastia and his team of angelic administrators–thought by some to be the Nephilim or Anunnaki of Sumerian myth–who followed Lucifer into the rebellion, ultimately leading to the quarantine of Earth and 36 other planets. Interweaving her story with events from Wyllie’s life, Georgia draws parallels between Wyllie’s involvement with the Process Church in the 1960s and the events of the angelic rebellion and celestial quarantine. She explores the rise and fall of the island civilization of Lemuria, or Mu, as well as Atlantis and the Maya. Georgia reveals there are more than 100 million rebel angels currently granted mortal incarnation on Earth at all levels of society and in all countries–most of whom are still unaware of their angelic heritage. Now that we are free of Prince Caligastia’s behind-the-scenes manipulations, the stage is set for the rebel angels to begin redeeming their past and help Earth realize its significance in the wondrous destiny of the Multiverse.

stone-tablets-muThe Stone Tablets of Mu, by Jack E. Churchward & James Churchward (Ozark Mountain Publishing) 176 pages, $18 — In the 1920s famed researcher and occultist James Churchward wrote a series of ground breaking books about the lost continent of Lemuria which he called the land of Mu. His basic premises were that the Garden of Eden was not in the Middle East but on a sunken continent in the Pacific Ocean and the Biblical story of creation came from this now submerged continent of Mu. In this book, James’ great-grandson Jack Churchward presents an examination of previously “not publicly available” portions of James Churchward’s booklet Copies of Stone Tablets Found by William Niven at Santiago Ahuizoctla Near Mexico City (1927). He also discusses James’ early ideas and interpretations of the “Valley of Mexico Tablets” and reveals nine of the 22 tables for the first time. James Churchward’s research into the subject spanned several decades, starting from his time in India where he was taught to read the ancient Naacal tablets, a repository of wisdom from a time before our own, and his recognition that the Naacal Brotherhood also composed the tablets William Niven discovered, places their ancient wisdom and knowledge in our laps and offers the opportunity to impart the same to the reader.

synchronicity-keyThe Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You, by David Wilcock (Penguin Group USA) 528 pages, $18 — Unlock the key to a universal life-force with the companion volume to the New York Times bestseller The Source Field Investigations. In The Source Field Investigations, David Wilcock illuminated an entirely new understanding of our world today. Now, he embarks on an astonishing investigation into what lies beyond–finding proof that everything in our lives is not only connected, but it also influences everything else. Using history, astrology, and synchronicity theory among other concepts, Wilcock shows that there is hidden architecture within time, guiding individuals and nations through a system of enlightenment Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey. Historical events occur in shockingly precise, repeating cycles of time as a result. Once we understand and identify the hidden laws of this seemingly random “synchronicity,” we are left with a remarkable blueprint of how best to lead our lives spiritually in the post-2012 world. With The Synchronicity Key, the author unlocks the key to a universal life force that is influencing and guiding humanity towards enlightenment. David Wilcock is an author, professional lecturer, filmmaker and researcher of ancient civilizations, consciousness science and new paradigms of matter and energy. His seminal thoughts and expertise on the coming global shift of consciousness have reached hundreds of thousands of people.

think-eat-move-thriveThink Eat Move Thrive: The Practice for an Awesome Life, by James Rouse, Debra Rouse (Atria Books/Beyond Words) 336 pages, $24 — Forget the fad diets–this program integrates mindfulness, eating with intention, and interval-based movement to help you live an inspired, healthier, and longer life. In Think Eat Move Thrive, Dr. James Rouse and Dr. Debra Rouse offer a simple piece of advice that goes a long way: stop looking at your habits and body as obstacles and start looking within. By replacing quick fixes with mindfulness techniques and simple practices, you’ll feel better immediately and find lifelong wellness. Based on science-supported medicine and healthy living research, Think Eat Move Thrive provides an easy formula integrating three key components: mindfulness, eating with intention, and interval-based movement. Flexible enough to be personalized for any lifestyle, this program will become as easy and natural as breathing. When we identify the source of our attitudes and redefine our intentions, we can actively move toward realizing our goals. Complete with practices, recipes, and exercises, Think Eat Move Thrive is a proven, life-changing program for optimum wellness and longevity. The time for lasting change is now, and Think Eat Move Thrive is your prescription to reclaim the life you’ve always wanted.

wild-creativeWild Creative: Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home and Life, by Tami Lynn Kent (Atria Books/Beyond Words) 256 pages, $16.99 — Realign yourself with the creative currents that flow deep within, and you’ll see your work and home life transformed and inspired by this completely new understanding of creativity. At its root, creativity is the practice of engagement; it’s the marriage of feminine and masculine energy. By restoring that creative energy–and thus seeking our dreams–we can realign ourselves with an ancient, limitless presence, and reawaken the wild creative within. In Wild Creative, Tami Lynn Kent shows you how to tap into your creative center and access the natural, sustaining energy that is inherently yours. In doing so, you’ll embark on a journey to achieve your dreams and restore your inner creative map. In addition, you’ll discover that when creativity and inspiration take center stage in your life, miracles both large and small unfold. Not only does Kent offer a wellspring of valuable insights, she also details her own experience building a framework of creativity that has served the well-being of herself, her family, and her business. Wild Creative shows how, by following the creative source within each of us, we can nourish a vibrant and successful life.

worlds-most-haunted-houseThe World’s Most Haunted House: The True Story of The Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street, by William J. Hall (Career Press) 224 pages, $15.99 — In this unprecedented work, the story of the 1974 Bridgeport, Conn., poltergeist is at last revealed. A crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers gathered. National media reported jumping furniture, floating refrigerators and attacking entities. Decades after the publicity quieted, more than 40 hours of never-before-released interviews with police officers, firefighters and others tell the story as it actually unfolded. Relive the experience, the terror, the rampant emotions, and the unexplainable events that took place in that house as they happened. Have access to revealing excerpts from actual interviews, police reports, and rare documents. Access unreleased audio, poltergeist sounds, and an old radio broadcast. Return to 1974 and feel the Lindley Street experience from the inside. Find out why it is deemed the haunting that should have brought the paranormal into mainstream science. This is a spine-tingling page turner written by a Bridgeport native who was a young boy when the events transpired. He watched and heard the news coverage of the Lindley Street hauntings on TV when he was 10 years old. After more than 25 years as a professional magician and member of the Society of American Magicians Psychic Investigation Committee, Hall knows how to recognize trickery and how to create and recognize illusions — and he knows from personal experience that poltergeists exist.



GMO-OMGGMO OMG, directed by Jeremy Seifert, 85 minutes, $24.98, available on DVD, BluRay, ITunesGMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate? In 2010, Jeremy completed his debut film, DIVE!, Living Off America’s Waste. Initially made with a $200 budget, a borrowed camera, and a lot of heart, DIVE! went on to win 22 film festivals worldwide. Jeremy’s second film, GMO OMG, is a journey in search of answers about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice. The personal nature of his films find instant connection with viewers and inspire real change both personally and socially. Jeremy uses his films and experiences to speak on issues surrounding the environment, food, and social change at universities and conferences around the world.



keraniArctic Sunrise, by Kerani (CD Baby), $9.99 on iTunes — Kerani, one of the top instrumental keyboardists in Northern Europe, explores earth’s polar regions with her third album, Arctic Sunrise, which also symbolizes a spiritual awakening. “In this time of global climate change with the polar caps melting more than ever before,” Kerani says, “I felt it was important to call attention to these beautiful and important Arctic and Antarctica wilderness areas.” The music focuses on her piano and synth playing, supplemented here and there with guest musicians on violin, cello, guitar, horn and flute, plus percussion, drums, some nature sounds and a little wordless vocalizing by Kerani. The tunes were inspired by the native Inuit Indians of the Arctic region, an ill-fated British expedition to the South Pole in 1911, the country of Norway, the Northern Lights, huge blocks of ice breaking off the polar caps and drifting out to sea, and an appreciation for these spectacular wilderness areas. The new age music is delicate one moment and majestic the next, and it is filled with musical imagery, spirituality, grandeur and mystery.

chakra-meditationsChakra Meditations & Tones, by Dudley & Dean Evenson with vocalist Beth Quist (Sounds of the Planet), $9.99 on iTunes — For more than three decades, Dudley and Dean Evenson have immersed themselves in the exploration of healing through music. They have traveled to temples, interviewed healers and worked with masterful musicians around the world. On this progressive path, they have developed an understanding of the multidimensional uses of music. Their new album, Chakra Meditations & Tones, reveals the basic steps of healing through sound on a journey through your chakras, body, spirit and mind. These award-winning sound healing pioneers have created this beautiful album as an effective tool for energizing and balancing the chakras. The album is designed to be listened to frequently and is arranged so that anyone can add their own tones to the soundtrack. It is ideal for meditation, healing, yoga and overall relaxation. The first half hour of the album is spoken by Dudley Evenson, whose soothing voice leads the guided affirmations for each chakra — concluding with a track for balancing all of the chakras. The second half hour is comprised of musical toning with the chakras and features Beth Quist, whose beautiful vocalizations of the chakras reflect the essence of each energy center.

barrottSketches from an Island, by Mark Barrott (International Feel), $10.99 on iTunes — Although Mark Barrott is well-known in the worldwide underground eclectic dance scene as owner-entrepreneur behind the highly regarded International Feel label, he is emerging as a major chillout recording artist and one of the world’s top proponents of “Balearic music” sound, as evidenced by his new album, Sketches from an Island. The island is Ibiza, one of the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, where Barrott now lives and creates music. This album contains a variety of chillout music, ranging from gently pulsating dance beats and melodious grooves to new age relaxation and even the sounds of birds. Recorded in Ibiza’s northern hills using “weird percussion, some slide guitars and a few borrowed synths,” the album is a melodic and mysterious representation of a place steeped in a rich and rebellious history.

surya-chantsSurya Chants of Light, by Nadaka & Gopika (CD Baby), $9.99 on iTunes — Nadaka & Gopika, on the new album Surya Chants of Light, create a unique world-fusion music by mixing traditionally sung vedic mantras with the sounds of a specially designed guitar from India. These classic mantras are carefully sung in the original Sanskrit, yet they are accompanied by music with a contemporary ambience because it subtly combines traditional Indian raga elements with the performance of Western-style guitar, as well as a variety of instrumentation created on guitar-synth. This is the first CD as a duo for the husband-and-wife team. Individually, they had much success in India. Nadaka has been a performing and recording artist for the past three decades, and his wife Gopika is known as a teacher of chants in South India and a presenter of workshops on the power of vedic sounds. Surya means sun in Sanskrit, and that is the theme of the album: the sun sunlight and our inner light. Surya Chants of Light contain eight songs ranging from 4,000-year-old vedic mantras to more recent Indian hymns, some of which are a part of everyday life in India.

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