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Weiser Books Holiday “You Choose” Giveaway!

It’s hard to believe the holidays are already here – this year seems to be flying by!

In honor of the holidays, we thought a fun giveaway was in order. We took our traditional “You Choose” giveaway and put a spin on it. So, without further ado, here are the details for our current giveaway!

The Weiser Books Holiday “You Choose” Giveaway

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For this giveaway, the winner(s) will get to choose one book (priced $19.95 and under), but instead of choosing a book for their library, they will choose a book that they want to give as a gift to someone else!

The giveaway will run from November 24 through December 11. Five winners will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter on December 14, and notified immediately by email.

If you are one of the five lucky winners, make sure to email us back as soon as possible with the title of the book you have chosen for your loved one/friend so we are able to get it in the mail to you. We want to make sure you have this in time to give as a gift!

The giveaway is open to United States and Canada residents only.

Click here to enter the giveaway!

Some Book Recommendations!

Below are some books we recommend that would make a great gift for your loved one. Of course, the winner(s) will be able to select any book that they think a loved one  would like (priced $19.95 and under).

Good luck!

We Learned How to Levitate!


Staffers at Weiser Books put Levitation to the test. Let’s just say we learned a lot.

Our November Titles Are Here!

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is just a couple of months away from being over! Does anyone else feel like this year flew by? We have three great titles out this month and we hope you enjoy them!

A Shaman’s Miraculous Tools for Healing – Alberto Villoldo, PhD with Anne E. O’Neill

“Dr. Alberto Villoldo has done it again by demystifying profound age-old wisdom in 12 stories of personal transformation and growth. A Shaman’s Miraculous Tools for Healing describes how a shaman utilizes energy medicine practices such as illumination, soul retrieval, and extractions to create the proper energetic conditions for health. Read and learn.” —Joe Dispenza, DC, author of New York Timesbestseller You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, and Breaking the Habit Of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

One of the pioneers in the areas of energy healing and shamanism recounts twelve stories of miraculous healings; twelve stories in which, through the use of shamanic energetic techniques, people experience extraordinary physical and emotional healings.

Meet a dancer who could barely walk until a series of sessions with Villoldo, a business woman who is freed from headaches and discovers the benefits of an integrated interior life, and a young woman who confronts her past and recovers from crippling depression. Each of these stories is rooted in Villoldo’s experience as a healer, a traditional mental health professional, and a devotee of indigenous wisdom and lore from around the world. Villoldo has devoted 25 years of study to the healing practices of the Amazon and Andean shamans. By learning the ancient Shaman wisdoms from Villoldo, you can heal disease, eliminate emotional suffering, and even grow new bodies that age and heal differently. The stories in this book are amazing and inspiring.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)

Being Present – David Kundtz

“Whether you’re already well versed in the practice of mindfulness or just beginning to explore its treasures, this unassuming little book holds a wealth of information. Distributed through the year, one day at a time, the insight, patience, and direction which Kundtz shares is powerful.” –Anna JedrziewskiRetailing Insights

9781573246446This is a simple book, meant to make your life more peaceful, more rewarding, and more awakened. It has one purpose: to give readers an opportunity to be in the moment once a day, every day.

Longtime therapist and meditator David Kundtz gives you permission not to fret about whether you’re getting your meditation practice right or not. It’s right. The whole purpose of your meditation is to show up as awake and aware as possible to your everyday life. He reminds us that the reason to meditate is not simply to experience the peaceful moments of the meditation time, but also to maintain the focus, awareness, and equanimity that you need for getting through stressful situations. You become a more mindful person.

In Being Present, Kundtz guides us through the seasons of a year—and the seasons of a life—drawing inspiration from poets and scientists, spiritual teachers and children, butterflies and big cities. Each day is a surprise that helps readers to find their own moments in surprising ways.

(Conari Press)

Levitation – Steve Richards

Levitation—is it possible? Can human beings really leave the ground through the power of the 9781578635795mind alone? How can this extraordinary defiance of gravitational force be induced at will? These are some of the questions answered in this startling book that lays bare the occult meditational techniques by which the mind can lift the body off the ground.

This book gives you the facts, the history, the controversies, the theories, and, above all, the centuries old secrets of levitation that have remained in the hands of a few adepts—until now. It is an essential guide for anyone interested in the power of the mind, the legends of the East, Transcendental Meditation, the occult, and metaphysical practices.

(Weiser Books)


The Weiser Books 2nd Annual Wicked Wonders Giveaway Is Live!

In honor of our favorite holiday (Halloween!), we’re running a giveaway through October 31st. A winner will be chosen at random on November 2nd, and will be notified via email.

The giveaway can be entered here: 

One lucky winner will win a Weiser Books tote bag filled with books, including ones from Judika Illes, Lon Milo DuQuette, Raven Grimassi, Gypsey Elaine Teague, Jacki Smith & Patty Shaw, John L. Steadman, Theitic and Courtney Weber!

Don’t forget to spread the word!

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Our Essential Halloween Reads!

Our favorite holiday of the year is right around the corner and we want to provide you with our essential Halloween book list!

Read on… but only if you dare

H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition 9781578635870

John L. Steadman

Modern practicing occultists have argued that renowned horror writer H. P. Lovecraft was in possession of in-depth knowledge of black magick. Literary scholars claim that he was a master of his genre and craft, and his findings are purely psychological, nothing more. Was Lovecraft a practitioner of the dark arts himself? Was he privileged to knowledge that cannot be otherwise explained? Weaving the life story of Lovecraft in and out of an analysis of various modern magickal systems, scholar John L. Steadman has found direct and concrete examples that demonstrate that Lovecraft’s works and specifically his Cthulhu Mythos and his creation of the Necronomicon are a legitimate basis for a working magickal system.

9781578635726The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult

 Lon Milo DuQuette

Looking for a thoughtful fright? Or perhaps a frightful thought? Packed with stories selected by one of today’s leading esoteric scholars, this book will do more than make your toes curl and your skin crawl. These tales reveal hidden truths, inspire forbidden pursuits, and divulge the secrets of magical initiation in the guise of fiction. Covering topics from rituals to hauntings to Satanism, this one-of-a-kind volume includes selections from Aleister Crowley, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert W. Chambers, Dion Fortunem, Bram Stoker and more. As DuQuette writes in his introduction, horror takes its time. It creeps in, seeps in, and lingers. These stories will take you hours to read, but they will stay with you, biting at your heels from the shadows, eternally. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

The Weiser Field Guide to Witches 9781578634798

Judika Illes

Witches peek from greeting cards and advertisements, and they dig twisted roots from the ground. Witches dance beneath the stars and lurk around cauldrons. Witches heal, witches scare, witches creep, and witches teach!

A compendium of witches through the ages, from earliest prehistory to some of the most significant modern practitioners, The Weiser Field Guide to Witches explores who and what is a witch. From such famed historical legends as Aleister Crowley, Marie Laveau and Elizabeth Bathory to the popular literary and cinematic figures Harry Potter and The Wicked Witch of the West, Illes offers a complete range of the history of witches. Included also are the sacred–Isis, Hekate, Aradia–and the profane–the Salem Witch trials and The Burning Times. The Weiser Field Guide to Witches is appropriate for readers of all ages and serves as an excellent and entertaining introduction for those fascinated by the topic.

9781881098324The Witches’ Almanac, Issue 35

Edited by Theitic

Modeled after the Old Farmers’ Almanac, it includes information related to the annual moon calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews, and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication with about 15 percent of the content specific to the date range of each issue, there are pages and pages of interesting and timeless articles about Witchcraft/Wicca, magic, herbalism, charms, spells, and related topics. The theme of Issue 35 (Spring 2016 – Spring 2017) is air: the breath of life. Also included are articles on Lithuanian Day of the Dead, Nine Elements of the Druids, Tomb Sweeping Day, Kohl, and the Akashic Records.

The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology 9781578634507

Deena West Budd

The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology includes information, interviews, and stories about forty different cryptids seen in various places all over the world by credible eyewitnesses like policemen, rangers, and doctors. Readers will learn where and how to find flying humanoids, hairy humanoids, giants of all kinds including rabbits, bats and spiders, goblins, vampires, werewolves, demons, aliens and ghosts.

BellaOnline paranormal editor, Deena West Budd, surveys the still-emerging field of cryptozoology–a term coined in the 1950s by a French zoologist named Bernard Heuvelmans–the study of “hidden” or “unknown” animals not recognized in standard zoology. From traditional cryptids like Big Foot, the Abominable Snowman and Nessie, to mythical cryptids like unicorns, vampires, dragons, and werewolves, to lesser-known cryptids like bunyips (waterhorses), Encantado (Dolphin Men of Brazil), thunderbirds, mothmen, and chupacabra, these creatures are very much alive, says Budd, even if beyond the realm of normal perception.

The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology includes a brief history of the field of cryptozoology and surveys all the creatures for which any credible amount of research exists. Budd gives readers tips on how to spot these creatures, as well as cautionary advice on how to interact with them. Two dozen line drawings rendered from eye witness descriptions accompany the text.

9781578635474Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires and Other Creatures of the Night

Varla Ventura

The lusty vampire, the sympathetic werewolf, the tragic banshee are just a few of the dark and frightening creatures you’ll discover in Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night. Huffington Post Weird Newscolumnist and author Varla Ventura takes readers on a wild ride through the shadowy hills of rural Ireland, the dark German forests, and along abandoned farms and country roads across the world to discover some of the most frightening and freak-tacular tales, tidbits, and encounters with all those beasties that go bump in the night.

Along with classic pieces from Bram Stoker, Elliot O’Donnell, Sabine Baring-Gould, William Butler Yeats and many others, Ventura includes:
• Famous vampires you may not know
• The identity of the author of the first English vampire novel (and his relationship to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein)
• Excerpts from the first psychic vampire novel ever written
• Stories of 19th century werewolf hunters
• Why banshees are the most feared of supernatural creatures

What are your favorite Halloween reads?

You Only Better – Our Digital Magazine!


We all want to be better—better in our relationships, better at balancing our crazy busy lives, better at giving the environment a helping hand, better about the foods we eat, or better at cutting ourselves some slack—we can all stand a bit of improvement in one area of life or another. We have what it takes within us to become better. Sometimes we just need a little nudge.

Enter: You Only Better, our FREE digital magazine, available as an app on Amazon, Apple, and Google newsstands. Check us out and let us know what you think. Email us at

To enjoy our magazine to the fullest, you’ll want to download the app from one of the newsstands, but you can also read it as a PDF on our website: Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Better is… better. We’re in this together.

Lon Milo DuQuette Has a New CD Coming Out!

Lon Milo DuQuette, author of many books including The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult, has a new CD coming out with Ninety Three Records! Check out the official press release below for more information.

Way to go, Lon!


CONTACT:  Alan Corcoran //

June 1, 2015


Album tracks available for pre-release from CDBaby

(Anaheim Hills, CA) – At 66, prolific folk singer Lon Milo DuQuette is showing no signs of slowing down.  In fact, that is the theme of Don’t Write Me Off, one of the new songs on Ninety Three Records’ Sweet Baba Lon. “I’m cool, and quaint… and handsome,” says Lon, adding, “I’m a pool of ancient wisdom!”


Photo credit – Paul Soso

A touring pro at 14, half of acid folk duo Charley D & Milo at 18, Lon took a break from music after an unfortunate ‘71 gig backing Sammy Davis, Jr. at the closing of LA’s Cocoanut Grove.  For the next 25 years he focused on his interest in Western Mysticism, penning several dozen books on various related topics.  A Canadian documentary exploring his “life with the spirits” uncovered his musical origins, asked him to play some of the old songs – and, boom! He was back in the game.  Last year he played 45 dates in 23 cities, 12 countries on three continents.

Signed to Ninety Three in 2011, he’s released three albums of all original material and now this latest “Best of Plus” collection. Sweet Baba Lon includes 18 of Lon’s most popular recordings from earlier releases I’m Baba LonBaba Lon II and Gentle Heretic plus three new tracks:  the aforementioned Don’t Write Me Off,  I’m Scared, Lon’s wicked take on American gun culture, and At Club Père Lachaise,  a cute paean to the French celebrity cemetery.

On many tracks, Lon retreats from his tongue in cheek soapbox and reveals a sentimental softie, lamenting lost loves (Never Got Over You), celebrating True Buckaroos and explaining quantum enchantment (When You Fall In Love.)

Politics, philosophy, reincarnation, and hedonism – it’s all here, covered gently with the occasional jab.  Longtime fans are sure to find many favorites among these titles and for newcomers, Sweet Baba Loninstantly delivers a deep dose of DuQuette.

With Sharlotte Gibson (Whitney Houston), Bob Boulding (Young Dubliners), Probyn Gregory (Brian Wilson), Shawn Nourse (Dwight Yoakum), Rick Shea (Dave Alvin), Chris Whynaught, Wendell Kelly, Jason Chesney, Michael Starr, Neil Patton and others.

 About Lon Milo DuQuette

Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on Epic Records. DuQuette has written numerous books on Western mystical traditions including:  FreemasonryTarotQabalah, and ceremonial magic.

Linda Martella-Whitsett Talks About Divine Audacity

Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett tells us a little story about Divine Audacity.

How to Survive Life (and Death) – a review on!

Robert Kopecky’s book, How to Survive Life (and Death) received a wonderful review on Enjoy!


Melanie Joy’s TedX Talk!

Melanie Joy Ph.D, author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cowsexplains why people eat certain animals but not others in her incredible TedX talk!

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