Our November Titles Are Here!

Our November titles are here!


Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain

Doris E. Cohen, PhD

A dream is not just white noise, they are the secret language of our unconscious. Drawing on years of clinical experience, Cohen teaches you to recall and record your dreams, unlock the secrets of your personal dream language, interpret the meaning of your dreams, and harness the power of the brain to uncover a life of abundance, meaning, and self-awareness.

Hampton Roads Publishing


Yoga 7 Minutes a Day, 7 Days a Week

Gertrud Hirschi

Hirschi provides 7-minute yoga exercises for each day of the week. These basic exercises are organized by mythological and planetary significances for each day. For example, Monday is the day of the moon and the focus is on cleansing, introspection, and planning. By week’s end, the practitioner will have experienced full-body yoga, and every part of the body will feel energized and strong.

Conari Press


Medicine Wheel Plain & Simple

Deborah Durbin

Native Americans developed an astrological system for understanding the world and envisioning harmony in the universe. Based on animals and clans and including corresponding trees, stones, and colors, the medicine wheel is broken into 12 moons similar to the 12 signs in Western astrology.  Included is an explanation of the medicine wheel, analyses of the signs,  seasonal associations, and more.

Hampton Roads Publishing


Fairies Plain & Simple

Ralph Harvey

Fairies have enchanted humans for centuries—but are these mischievous, ethereal creatures more than just myth? There is no better guide to the fairy realm than Ralph Harvey, one of England’s foremost modern-day witches. Here he intersperses his own intriguing fairy encounters (among them, a mysterious musical interlude in an Irish valley) with succinct yet interesting introductions to fairy lore.

Hampton Roads Publishing

 

Our October Titles Are Here!

Our October titles are here!


Swimming with Elephants

Sarah Seidelmann

“A fascinating, amusing, and wise account of how someone born with a shaman’s predilections, raised in a rationalist culture, finds her way back to her true self.” —Martha BeckNew York Times bestselling author of Expecting Adam

“From the lakes of Minnesota to the Ganges River in India, Sarah Seidelmann’s transformative journey from MD to shamanic healer is a refreshingly honest and very funny tale of spiritual growth.” —Matt Adrian, author of The Guide to Troubled Birds

“This is an exceedingly vulnerable, beautifully written book and the most genuine spiritual memoir I have ever read. It is also–in many hilarious moments–laugh out loud funny.” —Maria Bamford, Comedian and star of Netflix Original Series Lady Dynamite

“I LOVED THIS BOOK. Sarah takes us on an intimate tour of the hero’s journey. She’s a brilliant storyteller…making sense of the baffling journey from the ordinary world into the mystical and back again. I didn’t want it to end.” —MeiMei FoxNew York Times bestselling author

Swimming with Elephants tells the eccentric, sometimes poignant, and occasionally hilarious experience of a working mother undergoing a bewildering vocational shift from physician to shamanic healer. During that tumultuous time of answering her call, Seidelmann took a variety of pilgrimages, both metaphysical and real, to ultimately discover an entirely different way of helping people heal—one she had longed for.

(Conari Press)


Attitudes of Gratitude

M.J. Ryan

“I’m thankful to Mary Jane Ryan because her candid and story-filled book reminds me to return to my heart-the home of gratitude- and consequently, enhances my connection with all that is wonderful and wise around and within me.” —Sue Patton Thoele, bestselling author of Woman’s Book of Courage and Courage to be Yourself

“Exquisitely reconnects us to the wonder and satisfaction which can be found in our daily lives….A delightful book for anyone who wants to focus on the joy and satisfaction in their everyday life.” —Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child

Gratitude is a simple, life-changing practice. Taking time to notice and reflect upon the good things restores us to the place where we see what’s right instead of wrong, opening our hearts to happiness. In a series of brief essays, M.J. Ryan illuminates the many gifts that gratitude bestows on us and offers a number of ways to practice it.

(Conari Press)

 


The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives

Edited and Introduced by Judika Illes

“Timely and elegant; spooky and intriguing; and highly recommended for both readers and writers interested in the great beyond, The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives is an amazing collection of stories, sure to delight any reader interested in mysteries in general, and the supernatural and occult in particular. But writers of such fiction have much to learn here as well. This compilation will be your go to read for excellence in occult mysteries for years to come.” —J.T. EllisonNew York Times bestselling author of Field of Graves and Lie To Me

“Judika Illes has compiled an amazing collection of occult detective stories, mining some of the best paranormal mysteries the early twentieth century had to offer. Whether you are new to the genre or a lifelong fan, The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives: 13 Stories of Supernatural Sleuthing is a collection you absolutely cannot do without.” —Bob Freeman, The Occult Detective, author of Shadows Over Somerset, Keepers of the Dead, and The Liber Monstrorum series

“Read The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives when you find yourself slumped over your own desk, your typewriter teeth glaring at you and your lamplight flickering in disgust at your writer’s block. Not only will you find inspiration, you will get so lost in the pages that you will forget all about your own dying novel and instead try your hand at solving a mystery by any means possible. Any. Means. Necessary.” —Varla Ventura, author of Fairies, Pookas & Changelings

“Settle in for a riveting read!” —Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits

This is a compilation of vintage occult detective stories, written by masters of the genre including Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, Dion Fortune, Helena Blavatsky, and more. The stories star both female and male sleuths exploring mysteries or using their own supernatural gifts to solve crimes.  The mysteries they tackle include murder, missing funds, demons, ghosts, vampires, and more.

(Weiser Books)


Santa Muerte

Tracey Rollin

“Tracey Rollin’s very well written book Santa Muerte: The History, Rituals, and Magic of Our Lady of the Holy Death avoids a dogmatic approach to Santa Muerte. The author, who hails from New Mexico, where Doña Sebastiana, Lady Death, presaged Santa Muerte, incorporates more research on Santa Muerte than other books aimed at devotees.” –Professor R. Andrew Chesnut, author of Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

“Rollin does an amazing, non-judgmental job of relating the stories of Santa Muerte, but also gives the reader the practical goods on how to work with this powerful folk saint combining both traditional and modern ways of working with her.” ─Andrieh Vitimus, author of Hands-On Chaos Magic and podcast host of Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

“This book brings together two important perspectives of both a historical and magico-religious worldview without alienating either one. A valuable contribution to this area of study.” ─Tony Kail, author of Santa Muerte: Mexico’s Mysterious Saint of Death and A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo: Rootworkers, Conjurers, and Spirituals

“Tracey Rollin does an excellent job of laying out and explaining Santa Muerte. If you want the authoritative book on Santa Muerte, this is the book to read.” ─Taylor Ellwood, author of Pop Culture Magic Systems

Considered the female personification of death and matron saint of the marginalized, Santa Muerte is associated with protection and safe passage to the afterlife. Santa Muerte is a complete ritual guide to working with this famous—and infamous!—Mexican folk saint. It takes readers beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why Santa Muerte is so beloved by so many.

(Weiser Books)


Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart

Jon M. Sweeney and Mark S. Burrows

“In reading Meister Eckhart’s Little Book of the Heart, it again came to mind why I am so drawn to the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, and Kabir. There is revelation in this book by Burrows and Sweeney. I sincerely feel it will help one look deeper into the eyes of the Christ and know more of God’s knowledge and love.” —Daniel Ladinsky, international bestselling author of I Heard God Laughing, A Year with Hafiz, Love Poems from God, and other books of poetry

“In the ecstatic spirit of Rumi and Hafiz, Meister Eckhart’s words dance and invite the reader into an intimate encounter with the divine. Reading these poems sets the heart ablaze and the spirit soaring.” –Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, author of The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom

“I think Mark Burrows and Jon Sweeney achieve something quite rare and wonderful here. They make Eckhart clear, concise, and very compelling!” —Richard Rohr, OFM, bestselling author of Falling Upward, Breathing Under Water, and many other books

“If for many of us a dose of Meister Eckhart is like a morning pot of coffee, this concentrated and poetic reduction is like a book full of double espresso shots — each is about as much as you can take in and metabolize in a day.” —Brother Paul Quenon, Abbey of Gethsemani, author of Unquiet Vigil

Here is a stunning and fresh rendering of one of Christianity’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices.  This book conveys the heart of Eckhart’s teachings on what it means to love God and embark on an authentic spiritual journey; a journey characterized by mystery, paradox, and an embrace of the unknown.  Its message will resonate with spiritual seekers of many traditions.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Tarot, Plain & Simple

Leanna Greenaway

Tarot has been a popular form of divination for centuries. This guide brings tarot into the 21st century, making the card meanings relevant and easy to understand and follow for contemporary seekers. Mastering the art of reading the cards has never been easier or more accessible. Included are various card groups for interpretation, focusing mainly on the Celtic cross spread.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags

Elhoim Leafar

 “The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags is well resourced with easy to follow instructions. I will keep it as a companion and I suggest you do the same. It’s a must-have for all practitioners of the magickal arts. I love it.” – Lady Rhea, author of The Enchanted Candle and The Enchanted Formulary.

“The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags blends multiple cultures into a working system of magical potency. It is a useful grimoire and reference for any magical practitioner. Within its pages, you can learn to put magic in the palm of your hand.” – Adam Sartwell, co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and award-winning author of Twenty-one Days of Reiki and The Blessing Cord.

Elhoim Leafar has created a beautiful, empowering, and immensely accessible manual for crafting charm bags.  I enjoyed using charm bags before, but after reading The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags, I absolutely adore them!” –  Michael Butler Smith, shamanic witch and author of Embracing Isis: A Witch’s Guide to the Great Goddess.

“. Easy to understand and full of interesting details, The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags is a great guide for the beginner, but will also provide the seasoned practitioner with new perspectives on the art of making one of the most beloved forms of spells that folk-magic has to offer.” –—Storm Faerywolf, author of Betwixt and Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft

“If you are looking for ways to improve and expand your magick this is the book for you” —Lilith Dorsey, author of Love Magic.

Charm bags may be the most popular style of amulet or talisman in the world today, but the strongest amulets are those you make yourself.  In this clear, focused book of practical magic are over 100 formulas to create bags intended for various purposes including love, luck, success, happiness, health, wealth, protection, prosperity, and the attainment of goals and desires.

(Weiser Books)


The After Death Chronicles

Annie Mattingley

“Annie Mattingley is the author of a wonderful new book I recommend highly called The After Death Chronicles. Her work offers a collection of different types of personal accounts from people who have experienced convincing communication of one kind or another with deceased loved ones. It is a terrific contribution to the growing body of increasingly credible evidence that our consciousness does indeed continue after death.” – Raymond Moody, MD, PhD, author of Life After Life

“This book is a real treasure, one that will surely bring comfort and reassurance to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, those facing terminal illness, those seeking greater spiritual insight and people everywhere who yearn for more insight about the transcendent meaning of death.” – John R. Audette, MS, CEO & Co-Founder, Eternea.org and Founder of The International Association for Near-Death Studies

The After Death Chronicles is a must read for anyone who has lost a loved one. And quite frankly, that’s nearly all of us. The information in this book provides solace and a great deal of hope. It’s medicine for the soul.” – Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Goddesses Never Age

“You don’t read this book, you savor it: every morsel of it, every tear, every laugh, every pulse-pounding story from people so real you feel yourself akin to them.” – P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D. Near-Death Researcher and experiencer, author of A Manuel for Developing Humans, Future Memory, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story and Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experiences

The After Death Chronicles reminds us that our task is simply to be present for these encounters and allow ourselves to harvest countless gifts from beyond the veil.” – Mirabai Starr, translator of Dark Night of the Soul: John of the Cross and author of Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir

The book begins with the story of Annie’s dead daughter appearing to her in the early morning hours. The experience was so transformative, Annie began to share it with others and discovered she was not alone. Featuring over 80 accounts from people across the country who have received communication from deceased loved ones, this book inspires reassurance, courage, and healing.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Inhale, Exhale, Repeat

Emma Mills

We’re living faster, working harder, and often so busy we forget to sit back, close our eyes, and just breathe. Inspired by meditation and mindfulness, neuroscience, and insights from literature, Mills guides the reader through the course of a single day, with easy tips, meditations, recipes, literary recommendations, and practical takeaways easily completed within minutes to restore calm and focus.

(Conari Press)

Soul DNA

What is your Soul DNA?

Like your body’s DNA, your Soul DNA contains strands of information that become you—and only you.

On your Soul DNA are strands of:

  • your soul’s sacred longing
  • your soul’s divine purpose
  • all your gifts and talents
  • sacred purpose of your shadows
  • your ancestry in, and beyond, history
  • your invisible divine teacher
  • memory of who you really are
  • memory of consciously choosing life
  • deepest memory of being pure light
  • ability to see as the divine sees
  • memory of being one with The One

Just like human DNA, your Soul DNA is a thing of complex beauty and grace. And, just like human DNA, it unfolds in a spiral.

Ah! The Spiral!

I explored this sacred geometric form in depth for Find Your Soul’s Purpose. It is the mystical form that generates all life forms on earth. Francene Hart, the great artist of Sacred Geometry, describes the spiral as the “accelerator of consciousness.”

So what happens when you walk that accelerator back in time to birth and beyond to remember your essence, your core, your foundation–your Soul’s DNA?

You’ll find out for yourself as you walk the sacred spiral, but here are a few things you can look forward to:

  • feel more awake, alert, alive
  • heightened awareness that everything is alive, conscious, and sacred
  • heightened ability to focus on what is yours to do and relinquish the rest
  • constantly see connections, everything fits
  • synchronicities abound
  • intimate relationship with the Mystery
  • subtle changes as life opens spaces for your soul’s full expression
  • long forgotten talents and gifts come to life
  • shadows morph from problems to invitations
  • see our wounded world through eyes of love
  • life overflows with meaning, purpose, joy
  • your heart overflows with love

In the end, all those delicious strands weave together into one braid, and it’s name is LOVE.

That‘s who you are.
That‘s what you’re here to remember.
That‘s your soul’s essential DNA.


Janet Conner is a writer, speaker, teacher, retreat guide, and radio show host of The Soul-Directed Life radio show for Unity Online Radio. Each year she teaches five global telecourses in her trademark series Your Soul Wants Five Things, which offers spiritual tools and practices that help people meet their soul’s primary needs. She lives and writes in Ozona, Florida. Visit her online at www.janetconner.com.

Our September Titles Are Here!

Our September titles are here!


Old Style Conjure

Starr Casas

“Casas, a conjure woman, veteran rootworker, and New Orleans Folk Magic Festival organizer, will bewitch readers with this accessible beginner text about the basics of the “living culture” of the magical tradition of conjure, which was first practiced by enslaved Africans in the American South.” – Publishers Weekly

“It’s a must-read for every practitioner of the ancient arts – and a must-have for every magical library!” – Dorothy Morrison, author of Everyday Magic, The Craft and Utterly Wicked

Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Starr Casas covers the history and philosophy of conjure, and includes her own rituals, spells, and home recipes.  Suitable for novices and advanced practitioners, here is a comprehensive guide for using conjure to achieve love, success, spiritual fulfillment, and more.

(Weiser Books)


Odin

Diana Paxson

“The accounts of Norse lore are lively and accessible introductions to the lay reader, and Paxson’s own beliefs, as well as those of her interviewees, shine through in her clear and lucid prose. Paxson’s book is charming and accessible, even to outsiders previously unfamiliar with the concepts.” – Publishers Weekly

“I recommend it highly.” —Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author of The Well of Remembrance

Revered since the Viking Age, Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. He has been called the greatest of the gods—the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a trickster who teaches truth. This is the first book on Odin that is both historically sourced and accessible to a general audience.

(Weiser Books)


The Book of Thoth

Aleister Crowley

“If any book in the world deserves to be enshrined in hardcover immortality it is Aleister Crowley’s magnum opus and magical time-capsule, The Book of Thoth. The Weiser facsimile edition is breathtakingly magnificent.” —Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot

“This edition of The Book of Thoth, Crowley’s masterpiece on the Tarot, is as well-constructed and weighty as its subject matter, with full-color images as vivid as the original. It is an exceptional edition of a controversial and critical work in the history of modern Tarot that eloquently unravels the depths of this esoteric subject.” —Colin Campbell, author of Of the Arte Goetia, The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee, and A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema

Aleister Crowley’s Book of Thoth endures as one of the most definitive volumes on the tarot ever written. This classic text describes the philosophy and use of his Thoth Tarot, the deck designed by Crowley and painted by Lady Frieda Harris. First published by Weiser Books in 1969, this edition of The Book of Thoth is a facsimile featuring remastered, full-color plates depicting eight of the original tarot card images.

(Weiser Books)


Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot

Lon Milo DuQuette

Originally published in 2003, this is the essential guide to accessing the unique symbolism and meaning of Aleister Crowley’s remarkable tarot deck along with the deeply textured artwork of Lady Frieda Harris. Crowley authority Lon Milo DuQuette provides insightful historical background before delving into meticulous descriptions of each card. This edition comes with a new introduction.

(Weiser Books)


Keys to Perception

Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

“Buy all of Ivo Dominguez’s books. Study them. Do the work. Ponder. Then return and study them some more.” —T. Thorn Coyle, author of Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World

Keys to Perception is another masterful work by Ivo Dominguez, artfully blending deep metaphysical insight into the nature of psychic perception with clear and direct instructions and examples. Only someone with a long history of direct experience and an educated understanding of the phenomenon could write this book to both convey useful skills to beginners and provide new perspectives for seasoned psychics. Grounded and practical as well as flexible in approach. I look forward to recommending this to students, friends, and peers alike.” —Christopher Penczak, award winning author and co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft

Presenting proven methods, rituals and systems to enhance our psychic aptitude and ability, the material in this book derives from decades of work by Dominguez and his students. The methods featured include chanting and working with crystals, chakras, oils, herbs, and potions, as well as a variation on the Middle-Pillar Ritual.

(Weiser Books)


The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Mysticism

Renuka Singh, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Mysticism is popularly understood as becoming one with God or the Absolute. Here in this inspirational book are the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on nature and the meaning of mysticism, how we can live lives infused with mystical experience, and how mysticism can result in both personal and social change.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Jesus’ Little Book of Wisdom

Compiled by Andrea Kirk Assaf

Over the millennia and through times of need, many turn to the words of Jesus for guidance. His message of God’s love, the oneness of humanity, and the value of living in a compassionate and hopeful way brings comfort, and resonates with nearly everyone.  This beautiful gift book offers Jesus’ teachings on love, forgiveness, charity, repentance, and peace.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Tiny Buddha

Lori Deschene

Tiny Buddha has grown into a very popular inspirational website featuring contributions by readers from all over the globe. In that same spirit, this book offers crowdsourced wisdom covering challenges we face in our everyday lives like pain, change, possibilities, and more. Deschene shares issues from her own life and provides tips and exercises for action and reflection.

(Conari Press)


The Song of Life

Edited by Helen Exley

The profound wisdom collected in this beautifully illustrated book opens our eyes to the Native American sensitivity to nature and humanity. These 100 collected sayings remind us of our connection to the earth and to each other. Quotes from a variety of native traditions cover the sacred, serenity, peaceful living, and kinship with all life.

(Conari Press)


The Gift of Great Chinese Wisdom

Edited by Helen Exley

This charming book pairs the essence of Chinese philosophy with original watercolors by Angela Kerr. A beautiful full color gift and art object, this book provides wisdom and inspiration for times when a little spiritual pick-me-up is required. Featuring over 100 selections from Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu, Li Po, Confucius, and others.

(Conari Press)