Our September Titles Are Here!

Our September titles have arrived! Happy reading!


Crystal Skulls

Judy Hall

9781578635948Crystal skulls are human-skull hardstone carvings often made of clear or milky white quartz known as “rock crystal.” They are allegedly pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts and can be found in the permanent collections of a number of world-class museums, including the Smithsonian and the British Museum.

In occult and metaphysical circles, the skulls have magical and healing qualities:

  • Anna Mitchell-Hedges (owner of a particularly famous skull) claimed that the skull could cause visions and cure cancer and that its magical properties could be used to kill.
  • Drunvalo Melchizedek claims in Serpent of Light that he stumbled upon descendants of the ancient Mayans who possess crystal skulls for use in religious ceremonies in Yucatan temples.
  • Jamie Sams writes of the skulls’ association with Native American mythology.

In this book, best-selling occultist and crystal expert Judy Hall provides a basic primer on crystal skulls:

  • What they are
  • Where they are found
  • Their role in legend and lore around the world
  • Their uses for physical and psychic healing

Also included here in this stunning introductory text is an examination of the prominent “skull keepers” of the past 100 years and how to use and communicate with a crystal skull.

This is a terrific book for those interested in occult and ancient mysteries and/or the power of gems and crystals.

(Weiser Books)


Let Your Spirit Guides Speak

Debra Landwehr Engle

“This book is going to be a valuable tool for people who are serious about their spiritual journey. It’s one of those topics that people can’t get enough of and I want to thank Debra for taking on a huge topic in such a beautiful way.” —Echo Bodine, author of My Big Book of Healing and Echoes of the Soul

“If you want to learn ways to connect with your spirit guides, Debra Engle has provided the map to do so. It outlines ways to do so which are accompanied by stories and examples that illustrate these ways. IT is a must have for spiritual seekers!” —Dr. Steven Farmer, international author, spiritual psychotherapist and shamanic healer

9781571747402This is a clear and thoughtful introduction to building relationships with your spirit guides. It shows readers how helpful spirit guides and angels can be in everything from the simplest to the most challenging of life decisions and how easy they are to connect with, too.

Our spirit guides help us to:

  • Fulfill our purpose
  • Make decisions that will move us forward faster
  • Stop sabotaging ourselves as well as judging ourselves and everyone else
  • Remember that we are more than our job or house or relationship
  • See ourselves as beautiful and everything in life as a gift
  • Give ourselves and everybody else a break
  • Keep growing until the day we leave our bodies behind
  • Go beyond the life we hoped for and onto the life we never even imagined

And they do all of these things when we’re ready and not a nanosecond before. They also often come quietly. As the author states: ”If we expect help from Spirit to arrive with the sound of trumpets and blinding light, we’ll overlook all the nuanced help that’s delivered in small ways every day.”

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Goodbye, Hurt & Pain

Deborah Sandella, PhD, RN, Foreword by Jack Canfield

“Wonderful and profound. This book will touch you intimately and probably change your life.” ̶ Jack Canfield, from the foreword

“If you want to live the most inspired life possible, you will need to deal with your amazing emotions. And Deb Sandella provides a groundbreaking, magical, and credible approach to instantaneously shifting our feelings. Mark this day–because this is a powerful process you’re going to use again and again.” –Tama Kieves, USA Today featured visionary career catalyst and best-selling author of A Year without Fear: 365 Days of Magnificence (Tarcher/Penguin) http://www.TamaKieves.com

“In her new book Goodbye Hurt and Pain: 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love, and Success Dr. Deborah Sandella offers life-changing steps to a better life. It’s a must-read!” —Sheri Fink, Inspirational Speaker

This book is uplifting and inspiring.” —Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

9781573246781In Goodbye, Hurt and Pain, Deborah Sandella uses cutting-edge neuroscience research and her revolutionary Regenerating Images in Memory (RIM) technique to show how blocked feelings prevent us from getting what we want, and she introduces a process that bypasses logic and thinking to activate our own emotional “self-cleaning oven.” Using imagination, color, and shape to visualize feelings and get straight to the root of longstanding problems, she teaches us to move destructive feelings such as fear, anger, hurt, resentment, and envy out of the body. Letting go of old feelings and traumatic memory at a deep, cellular level makes people feel and look younger, lighter, more energized, and less burdened. And they can begin to experience results after just one or two self-directed sessions.

Goodbye, Hurt and Pain also provides seven organic ways of using your feelings to attract more love, better health, and greater success. The process is fast, fun, and as easy as 1-2-3.

(Conari Press)


Tarot Triumphs

Cherry Gilchrist

“A fresh, bracing, and inspiring look into the Major Arcana. The Fool’s Mirror in particular is the most sophisticated and profound Tarot layout that I have ever seen.” – Richard Smoley, author of Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism

Tarot Triumphs delightfully initiates us into the procession of the Tarot de Marseilles trumps, helping us to wisely read its reflections in the Fool’s Mirror.  How wonderful to be immersed in such mature and practical tarot writing! – Caitlín Matthews, author of The Complete Arthurian Tarot and Untold Tarot

9781578636044Focusing on the major arcana, or trumps, of the Marseilles Tarot, the aim of this book is to encourage the reader to experience the tarot in a direct, fresh, and uncluttered way.

Key points:

  • Focuses on the 22 trumps, or the major arcana of the tarot
  • Offers advice on how to study each card and find its unique significance
  • Provides instructions for laying out and reading the cards
  • Explores the tarot in terms of history, divination, symbolism, and esoteric traditions

This exploration of the major arcana includes “The Fool’s Mirror,” a new method for laying the cards out, as well as hints for using the tarot to gain deeper levels of awareness. Cherry Gilchrist offers ways to approach each card, absorb it, and understand its essence. Readers are encouraged to relate this essence to personal experience as the most enduring and rewarding way to prepare for reading the cards.

(Weiser Books)


Rosicrucian Trilogy

Translated by Joscelyn Godwin, Christopher McIntosh, and Donte Pahnke McIntosh

Also available in a limited hardcover edition!

9781578636037The Rosicrucian Trilogy features modern translations of Fama Fraternitatis (1614), Confessio Fraternitatis (1615), andThe Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz (1616) with 30 original illustrations by Hans Wildermann.

Four hundred years ago, the publication of these 3 anonymous documents launched the Rosicrucian movement. The story of Christian Rosenkreuz and his secretive order, as told in the Fama Fraternitatis, had political repercussions that continue to this day, while The Chemical Wedding is a landmark in European fantasy fiction. This present book offers the 3 founding documents in reliable, readable, modern English. Fully annotated and with modern introductions, these new translations explain the historical context, shed light on the beginnings of the Rosicrucian Order, and bring this fascinating material to a wider readership.

(Weiser Books)


Angels, Plain & Simple

Beleta Greenaway

9781571747556Throughout time, people of many cultures and religions have believed in angels. Now Beleta Greenaway brings you closer to these wonderful beings in this delightful guide. She shares some of her own experiences with angels and describes how you can make your own connections with them, whether through meditation, in dreams, using decks of special cards, or by other means.

Greenaway covers the entire angelic realm. Included here are:

  • Encounters with angels
  • Angels in the modern world
  • Angelic herbs and plants
  • How to work with angels
  • Angels, animals, and heaven
  • Angels in the Afterlife

This is for anyone who is interested in angels, who wants a little supernatural help, and/or who wants a glimpse of the vast array of other worldly forces and beings that inhabit the universe.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


The Best Angel Stories 2

Edited by the Editors of Guideposts

Featuring stories by Eben Alexander, Mary C. Neal, Sophie Bernhard and many others.

9781573246910Here from the editors of Angels on Earth and Guideposts are 82 stories of real people who encountered real angels—whether the angels appear as a cloud of butterflies or a strain of heavenly music or adorned with wings and robes, these messengers offer assurance that we are never alone and that we are watched over, cared for, and loved.

Included here are classic stories from Angels on Earth magazine, favorite angel stories from other books and magazines, and all-new stories that have never before been told. Meet people who have experienced impossible rescues and amazing protection, received messages of love and comfort from beyond, and died and visited heaven before returning to Earth. See how the innocence of a child or the loyalty of a beloved pet can draw angels to your side.

This “big book of angel stories” covers core angel categories:

  • Angels on Assignment
  • Angels Watching over Me
  • Calling All Angels
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

This is a book filled with hope and healing. Indeed, it is a book for anyone who wants affirmation that that we are not alone—that help is on the way from the other side.

(Conari Press)

Our August Titles Are Here!

Our August titles are now available! Happy reading!

Body Reading, Plain & Simple

Sasha Fenton

9781571747525We all know that hands can reveal character and destiny, but what about other parts of the body? With this basic guide, learn how your body features can reveal health, relationship, and behavior attributes and how to spot these in others.

Divination expert, Sasha Fenton covers the waterfront of body reading in 15 short accessible chapters. Topics covered include faces, heads, hands, eyes, teeth, nails, feet, colors, moles, and itches. Generously illustrated with line drawings and graphs, this primer is a splendid introduction and guide to body secrets.

Fun facts found here:

  • Hair reflects one’s health and one’s state of mind.
  • Moles suggest stomach trouble, relationship problems, or possibly an ill partner.
  • A high bony nose suggests failure in business.
  • Downwardly sloping eyebrows suggest a lack of energy and a tendency to whine.
  • People with inward-leaning incisors are selfish, antisocial, and don’t mind hurting others.

Based on interviews, exhaustive research, and years of close observation, this practical guide is filled with fascinating facts and insight that will be greeted eagerly by all who are interested in a variety of divination systems.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Unseen Forces

Edited by J. Douglas Kenyon

9780990690450Considered by many to be the magazine of record for ancient mysteries, future science, and unexplained anomalies, Atlantis Rising® provides some of the most astounding reading to be found anywhere.

In case you may have missed it, in the past few years a virtual revolution has occurred in the way we think about some of the greatest mysteries in history and science. Such is the case with the discovery of Gobekli Tepe, a 12,000 year-old archaeological site of an unknown advanced civilization that could well change the timeline of human history. This book provides some astonishing evidence about several similar mysteries, and many of them are very hard to ignore.

Editor J. Douglas Kenyon has culled from the pages of Atlantis Rising® magazine this collection of 34 concise and well-illustrated articles by world-class researchers and theoreticians who offer thought-provoking insights on a variety of topics that challenge conventional wisdom.

Featuring:

  • Underwater UFO Bases, by David H. Childress
  • Nikola Tesla & the God Particle, by Marc J. Seifer
  • H. G. Wells and the Near Death Experience, by John Chambers
  • Ancient High Tech and the Ark of the Covenant, by Frank Joseph
  • Telescopes and the Ancients, by Larry Brian Radka
  • Enigma of the Crystal Skulls, David H. Childress
  • Ancient Wings Over the Nile, by Joseph Robert Jochmans
  • Global Cooling, by Susan Martinez
  • Is Our Planet a Crystal?, by Joseph Robert Jochmans

(Atlantis Rising®)

Our July Titles Are Here!

Our July titles are now available! Happy reading!

Sacred America, Sacred World

Stephen Dinan, Foreword by Marianne Williamson

“The difference between a cockeyed optimist and a visionary is that one encourages us to sit back while the other inspires us to commit to a vision and take action. In Sacred America, Sacred World Stephen Dinan offers us a highly compelling blueprint to engage in deep and totally achievable global transformation. This is a visionary work of the highest order.”
—James O’Dea, author of The Conscious Activist, former President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, former Director of Amnesty International, D.C.

“This wise and moving book will help us all in the central task of our time. That of reinventing a way of being and doing that our reflects our sacred nature and sacred purpose.”
—Andrew Harvey, author of over 30 books, founder, Institute for Sacred Activism

“Heartfelt and personal, yet also well informed by leading edge political thinking, I highly recommend this thoughtful and thoroughly readable book.” —Steve McIntosh, author of Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution

“This is the first great manifesto of the evolutionary, trans-partisan political movement of our time… In this appealingly personal but deeply knowledgeable book, Gen-X businessman and activist Stephen Dinan shows us a better way. Like some of the great political philosophers of the 19th century, he shines a spotlight on the most promising currents of the day… he shows us how we can better become the richly complex and self-aware beings that we truly are.” —Mark Satin, author of New Age Politics (1976, rev. 2015) and Radical Middle (2004)

“Very few times in one’s life does a book of monumental importance and significance come along. This book is one of those times. Sacred America, Sacred World will awaken the deep dream within you for the next level of the expression of America’s soul in the world. This book is nothing less than the blueprint and the foundation for the next level of the American Dream.” —Martin Rutte, bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work

SASW_cover_081915Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our  country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views.

Filled with practical ideas and innovative strategies honed from the author’s work with over 1000 luminaries via his company, The Shift Network, Sacred America, Sacred World rings with a can-do entrepreneurial spirit and explains how America can lead the world toward peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity. This vision of the future weaves the best of today’s emergent spirituality with seasoned political wisdom, demonstrating ways America can grow beyond its current stagnation and political gridlock to become a world leader in peace and progress.

Published to coincide with the party conventions and presidential debates, this book will promote a return to the sacred principles cherished by America’s forefathers in order to create a “transpartisan,” non-ideological, pragmatic approach to social reform. This uplifting discussion explores evolutions in political leadership, environmental concerns, and economic reformation.

It is time to forge a bold new image of America’s future. Here is a road map for getting there.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Tarot Mysteries

Jonathan Dee

9781571747501This is a practical and accessible guide to one of the most popular divination systems. What makes this book different from the others is that it:

  • Provides instruction on reading both the Major and Minor Arcana
  • Explains why the cards are the cards, why each picture forms part of a sequence, and why they occupy a mystical place in our consciousness
  • Gives a balanced and informative perspective on each of the cards, as well as an overview of the entire deck
  • Provides a history of the tarot
  • Connects the tarot to the Qabalah

Dee is a life-long tarot reader and historian. He traces the spiritual origins of the cards from Celtic mythology and Hebrew mysticism to Renaissance theatrical productions and the stars and planets of astrology. He also examines how past scholars thought about the tarot and how that thinking has changed to make the cards meaningful for today’s readers. This wide-ranging primer provides readers with everything they need to know about the tarot and provides fresh insights into the cards.

An illustrated edition of this title was published by Sterling in 2003.

(Weiser Books)


Palmistry Plain & Simple

Sasha Fenton

9781571747518Our lives our in our hands, which provide clues to who we are, what we have been, and what might be. “Just as a pebble thrown into the water creates ripples, so our thoughts create similar effects on our palms.” —Michael Scotts

This delightful and practical guide demonstrates how easy it is to read hands for fun and insight. The basic premise here is that our hands provide a glimpse of our personalities, health, strengths, and weaknesses—and even what may happen to us in the future. Each line, mound, and finger is a clue that can easily be deciphered if you have the right information.

Fenton covers the basics of hand reading, including the lines, mounts, fingers, and thumb. She shows readers how to judge someone’s character, health, love and relationship interests, moneymaking ability, and long-term destiny.

This is a fun, chatty, accessible introductory text. Readers will want to immediately practice Fenton’s techniques on friends—and strangers.

This book was previously published under the title Simply Palmistry in 2005 by Sterling.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)

Our June Titles Are Here!

Our June Titles are now available! Happy Reading!

The Big Book of Practical Spells

Judika Illes

“What a fascinating book! From theory to practice, it’s all here. . . . This book will be a treasured addition to any magickal library.” —Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, author of Grimoire for the Apprentice

“Judika Illes underscores the fact that magic is real and available to everyone. As she says: ‘Magic is your birthright.’ And there is no negative magic included—nothing harmful to you or anyone else. Now you have no excuse not to use it.” —Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft

9781578635979Practical, inspirational, and comprehensive, The Big Book of Practical Spells is a useful tool and resource for beginners and experienced devotees of the magical arts. Here in one majestic volume is a basic introduction to magic; a psychic glossary; a primer on the four elements, colors, and magical supplies (including minerals and botanicals); and a compendium of spells for any situation you may face.

With Judika Illes as your guide, you will learn how to enhance your psychic power, cleanse your aura, protect yourself from malevolent powers, and create and use a wide variety of spells. There are spells for marriage, fertility, pregnancy prevention, babies and children, money, healing, and transitioning to the next life. These are spells that will help make life easier, more productive, and stress free.

Previously published as Pure Magic.

(Weiser Books)

Chinese Alchemy

Jean Cooper

9781578635771Here in one slender volume is a basic introduction to Chinese alchemy—a tradition that dates back 5,000 years.

Chinese alchemy, largely associated with Taoism, has a recorded history of more than 2,000 years, but traditionally it goes back even further to nearly 3000 BC and the time of the Yellow Emperor. While Western alchemy was concerned with the search for spiritual and material gold, classic Taoist alchemy was a mystical quest for immortality with its aim being union with the Absolute.

Jean Cooper describes the history and development of Taoist alchemy, compares it to similar traditions in India and Turkistan, and gives it context by contrasting it with the rationale of the Western hermetic tradition. As she writes in her concluding chapter: The whole work of alchemy is summed up in the phrase “To make of the body a spirit and of the spirit a body”. . . . The goal of the Taoist alchemist-mystic was transformation, or perhaps more correctly, transfiguration, of the whole body until it ceases to “be” and is absorbed into and becomes the Tao. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in Chinese legend and lore, Chinese magic and medicine, and Taoism.

(Weiser Books)

Rumi’s Little Book of the Heart

Edited by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin

9781571747426In this slender volume, Rumi explores the joy of friendship and the agony of loss. These poetic meditations on the most profound of human relationships are like crystals: they sparkle with the many hues of the rainbow and contain worlds within, capturing us with their mystery.

Here are poems that cause us to reflect on our own relationships, to experience again the intensity of friendship, the ache of loss, and the profundity of immersion. This is a book for poetry lovers, Rumi fans, and all gift-giving occasions; a book to treasure and to share.

Previously published in hardcover as Whispers of the Beloved.

(Hampton Roads)

Runes, Plain & Simple

Kim Farnell

9781571747495Runes are alphabet letters or characters that have been used for thousands of years
as a form of communication and divination. This book, written by an authority on divination systems, shows readers how to make their own set of runes and how to interpret them.

Included in this primer are:

  1. A brief overview of the runes, from Etruscan times to the present
  2. A summary of the myths and lore that inform runic wisdom
  3. Definitions of the basic rune symbols
  4. Instructions on how to read the runes and rune spreads
  5. An introduction to runic magic

In the past 25 years using runes as a divination tool has become increasingly popular. This most accessible guide presents each letter of the runic alphabet in detail with its origins and magical uses and helps seekers tap into their energy. From making your own runes (and a bag to protect them) to reading the ancient alphabet, casting the runes, and interpreting the spread, all the basics are laid out in a clear, easy-to-follow, and superbly illustrated fashion, perfect for beginners.

This is a new edition of the author’s Simply Runes that was published by Sterling in 2006.

(Hampton Roads)

Our May Titles Are Here!

Our May titles are here! Happy reading!


The Gifts of Near-Death Experiences

Sheila Fabricant Linn, Dennis Linn & Matthew Linn

“Everything in this book, no matter the subject, is available, usable. I love the “now-ness” of this, the alive-ness. You don’t have to die to experience the truth about yourself, where you’re from or where you’re going once you leave this life behind. Surprise. . .this is not a book about near-death, not really, it is a book about YOU, the real YOU.” —P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., researcher of near-death states, author of such books as Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story, Future Memory, Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience, and Children of the Fifth World

The Gifts of Near Death Experiences: You Don’t Have to Die to Experience Your True Home brings a fresh and exciting perspective to understanding near-death experiences. Everyone can benefit from learning the wisdom so clearly and eloquently expressed in this book. With each turn of the page you will find a treasure trove of insights, inspiration, and practical pointers that will really work in your life. This outstanding book is expertly written, remarkably easy to read, and enthusiastically recommended.” —Jeffrey Long, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences

The Gifts of Near-Death Experiences will help you develop your own spiritual practice of meditation that can crack open your inner-door so that you too may glimpse beyond into God’s Love and Light and live a life of love.” —Peter Baldwin Panagore, author of Heaven is Beautiful.

9781571747433Near-death experiences (NDEs) are common, well-documented, and similar across cultures throughout the world. Current estimates are that between 4 and 15 percent of the world’s population have had an NDE. Some of the fascination with NDEs comes from the fact that they often result in great leaps in personal growth. These leaps are characterized by the loss of the fear of death, the healing of deep hurts, an increase in self-esteem and compassion for others, a sense of union with all things, and a clearer sense of how to fulfill one’s purpose in life.

This is a book that teaches readers how to reap the benefits of NDEs without having to experience trauma. In the course of their many workshops around the world, the authors have discovered that when one immerses oneself in accounts of NDEs, one can experience love, hope, healing, and a sense of purpose.

This is the only book that systematically encourages the reader to create a spiritual and psychological healing practice based on NDEs. Each chapter includes an account of a fascinating NDE, followed by a series of questions, meditations, exercises, and video links. The reader is encouraged to contemplate these stories and their own lives. It is truly a profound guide to both living and dying.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Totem Animals, Plain and Simple

Celia M. Gunn

“Animals are not only beholders of great beauty, but they are also beholders of ancient wisdom.” —Molly Friedenfeld

9781571747488The idea of spirit guides speaking through animals and birds dates back to ancient times. Today, if we’re open to watching and listening to our totem animals, we can develop beneficial relationships withthem. We can also recognize that when a totem animal appears to us in a special way, it’s offering insight into what’s happening in our lives.

This helpful book will give you a greater understanding of more than 60 totem animals and their unique meanings in an A to Z encyclopedic listing, lead you through the steps for accessing a chosen spirit, and help you explore the role of animal spirits in cultures around the world.


Additional Titles Publishing in May

The Mastery of Self (Hierophant Publishing, May 23, 2016)

9781938289538

Lost Powers (Atlantis Rising)

9780990690436

 

Our April Titles Are Here!

Our April titles are here! Happy reading!


Man, Interrupted

Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Coloumbe

Man, Interrupted is the most important book I’ve read in years, given that it is thoroughly researched, well-organized, beautifully written, and outlines a problem that affects at least half the population of the country, if not everyone. Even more, it identifies the causes and suggests practical solutions. This book should be read by legislators, judges, politicians, parents, spouses and, well, men…all of them.”
—Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, columnist Scientific American, author of The Moral Arc.

“In this entertaining, sobering, and thought-provoking book, Dr. Zimbardo bravely and wisely calls attention to the spreading crisis afflicting many of America’s young men.” —Roy Baumeister, author ofIs There Anything Good About Men? and Willpower

Man Interrupted: Why Young Men Are Struggling And What We Can Do About It is a compassionate look at the phenomenon of young men disappearing into the virtual worlds of videogaming and porn – to the detriment of everyone. Authors Zimbardo and Coulombe don’t simply supply evidence of the risks and benefits of today’s hyper-alluring technologies. They also tackle contributing factors, such as absent dads, failing schools, environmental toxins, economic realities, etc., and offer a range of suggestions for parents, media, governments, men, women and schools.” —Gary Wilson, author of Your Brain On Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction

9781573246897In 2011, Philip Zimbardo gave a TED Talk called “The Demise of Guys,” which has been viewed by over 1.8 million people. A TED eBook short followed that chronicled how in record numbers men are flaming out academically and failing socially and sexually with women. This new book is an expansion of that brief polemic based on Zimbardo’s observations, research, and the survey that was completed by over 20,000 viewers of the original TED Talk.

The premise here is that we are facing a not-so-brave new world; a world in which young men are getting left behind. Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Coulombe say that an addiction to video games and online porn have created a generation of shy, socially awkward, emotionally removed, and risk-adverse young men who are unable (and unwilling) to navigate the complexities and risks inherent to real-life relationships, school, and employment. Taking a critical look at a problem that is tearing at families and societies everywhere, Man, Interrupted suggests that our young men are suffering from a new form of “arousal addiction,” and introduce a bold new plan for getting them back on track.

The concluding chapters offer a set of solutions that can be affected by different segments of society including schools, parents, and young men themselves.

Filled with telling anecdotes, results of fascinating research, perceptive analysis, and concrete suggestions for change, Man, Interrupted is a book for our time. It is a book that informs, challenges, and ultimately inspires.

(Conari Press)


Enough!

Laurie McCammon

“There are days when I really want to shriek “Enough is Enough” about the madness our world has become. And then–like a breath of fresh air–along comes Laurie McGammon’s marvelous book to show us just how we got into ‘too much’ and all its consequences, and just how simple it is to get off the roller coaster and into a more peaceful and loving life ride. This book is a must for a saner and more caring future. ” —Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, evolution biologist and futurist; author of EarthDance and Gaia’s Dance

9781573246835Do you, like so many of us, believe that you will never have enough time, money, talent, or love to be truly happy? Do you think you’re not good enough, not rich enough or thin enough or smart enough, to have the life you want? Or that the problems in your community and the world around you could be solved if only there were more to go around? Everywhere, all the time, we get this message that there is something lacking, something more, something better to strive for. In fact, the idea that there isn’t enough or you aren’t enough is so deeply ingrained in us and into our culture that it holds sway over pretty much every aspect of our lives, from how we perceive our self-worth and our skills as parents, friends, and partners (I am not enough) to the ways in which we are taught and governed.

But what if it’s a lie? Author and activist Laurie McCammon wrote this book to show you that it is all a lie. Discover how your own never-enough thinking has been limiting you and how to challenge it in all the places it lurks. Let Laurie show you how to develop a sense of enoughness that can change not only how you feel about yourself but how you view time, your relationships, your work, and the possibilities for helping to shape a better world.

(Conari Press)


Gentle Energy Touch

Barbara Savin

“Science tells us that energy is real. It can’t be created, and it can’t be destroyed, but it can be harnessed. Barbara has a very blessed way of moving energy. She is a servant of goodwill and promoting light.” —Pharrell Williams

“I have sent countless friends to Barbara, and I am thrilled that she can share her gifts with you through this book.” —Pat Benatar, 4-time Grammy winner

“A fantastic book for anyone curious about energy healing. This is the book I was looking for thirty years ago when I began my journey as a psychic medium and healer. This is the secret that is ready to be unleashed, and thanks to Barbara the information is now available to anyone willing to read it.” –Sunny Dawn Johnston, author of Invoking the Archangels and The Love Never Ends: Messages from the Other Side

9781573246798Imagine being able to utilize the power of your mind for the purpose of healing with Universal Energy—just by asking. Gentle Energy Touch, a form of energy medicine pioneered by Barbara Savin, does just that by using intention to begin the healing process of an individual. In Gentle Energy Touch readers will learn some of Savin’s basic, hands-on techniques for assisting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The beauty of the Gentle Energy Touch approach is that while it can produce results on its own, it also complements all medical treatments and modalities, often shortening treatment and speeding healing. It is particularly effective for pain management and has also been used successfully to treat depression and anxiety, skin problems, heart disease, even cancer, mitigating the nastiest side effects of conventional treatment and generally helping the body marshal its own resources for getting well.

Gentle Energy Touch includes more than 50 photographs and simple explanations of the chakras and auras and how energy moves—and gets stuck—in the body, and then guides readers through an energy healing session including hands-on positions for different ailments and a closing and grounding at the end.

(Conari Press)


Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow

Karen Casey

Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow tells truth and tells it well. I recommend it.” —Marianne Williamson, bestselling author

“These simple steps can lead to a peaceful and meaningful life. Casey’s self-help book is a winner!” —Frederick Brussat, spiritualityandpractice.com

“This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the quality of his thoughts and how being aware of them can bring positive change. ” —Mary Porter, Science of Mind

9781573246828A finalist for the MS Society Books for a Better Life Award, Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow has sold nearly 70,000 copies in hardcover. The much-anticipated paperback edition comes with a new preface from Casey who continues to be an active participant in helping others heal through recovery.

Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow suggests that we have only two real choices in life. The first is to fall into despair, become numb, and let fear have its way with us. The second is to open our hearts to those around us, to heal ourselves and each other by changing how we respond in every interaction. We cannot change a person. We often cannot change a situation. We can change how we react. We can learn to act out of our own hearts rather than to react in hurt or anger. We can remember we are not in control. When we stop focusing on problems, solutions tend to appear.

Organized around 12 very simple steps, this book gives readers the tools to find within them the positive, peaceful response to every curve ball life throws at them.

(Conari Press)


Astrology Plain and Simple

Cass and Janie Jackson

9781571747471Everyone reads their horoscope in the newspaper and online; however few really understand very much about astrology. To the uninitiated, astrology can seem rather daunting. All those measurements, degrees, and logarithms—what’s simple about it? This wonderful introduction demystifies a topic that everyone knows a little bit about and provides a basic framework for understanding it.

The Jacksons’ easy and straightforward approach explains how you can learn more about yourself and those around you through the zodiac. They also explore some more esoteric topics in astrology, including trines, aspects, and conjunctions. Look up the characteristics of each sun sign, create a birth chart, find out your rising and moon signs, and more.

Illustrated with line drawings and charts, this plain and simple guide will be received enthusiastically by the novice and the experienced alike.

This book was previously published by Sterling in 2005 as Simply Astrology.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Additional Titles Publishing in April

Libertarianism For Beginners

9781939994660

How to Communicate Like a Buddhist

9781938289514

Our March Titles Are Here!

Our March titles are now available! Happy reading!


Bigfoot, Yeti and the Last Neanderthal

by Bryan Sykes

“An intriguing book . . . It is this humanity, this cheerful readiness to travel out into the deepest pine forests of Washington State to interview a twitchy hunter in a Chewbacca T-shirt about something he thought he heard groaning in the woods that makes this book worth reading. If science does ever acknowledge the yeti, it will be thanks to somebody very much like Sykes.” —The Times (London)

9781938875151This is “The Big Book of Yetis.” What the reader gets here is a world-class
geneticist’s search for evidence for the existence of Big Foot, yeti, or the abominable snowman.

Along the way, he visits sites of alleged sightings of these strange creatures, attends meetings of cryptozoologists, recounts the stories of famous monster-hunting expeditions, and runs possible yeti DNA through his highly regarded lab in Oxford. Sykes introduces us to the crackpots, visionaries, and adventurers who have been involved in research into this possible scientific dead-end over the past 100 years. Sykes is a serious scientist who knows how to tell a story, and this is a credible and engaging account.

Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world, still exert a powerful atavistic influence on us. Is the yeti just a phantasm of our imagination or a survivor from our own savage ancestry? Or is it a real creature? This is the mystery that Bryan Sykes set out to unlock.

(Disinformation Books)


The Woman’s Book of Joy

Eileen Campbell

“This book is full of bite-sized treasures. Grab a cup of tea and let the affirmations sink in and nurture your soul. A comforting and life-affirming read.” —Laura Berman Fortgang, author of The Little Book On Meaning and Living Your Best Life

9781573246705This is a book that encourages and inspires women to care more deeply for themselves and to face life’s challenges with courage and joy. It is a practical resource for accessing inner wisdom, enhancing self-esteem, overcoming sorrow, and deepening relationships.

Each of the 150 meditations in this volume begins with an inspirational quote, followed by a thoughtful meditation, and concluded with an affirmation. These meditations provide the opportunity to contemplate a wide range of topics, including,developing awareness, letting go, believing in your dreams, living in the now, trusting the universe and more.

This daily companion is a kind of spa for the soul. Here is a resource that will enable women to experience a little bit of daily serenity and embrace a life of lightness and hope.

(Conari Press)


The Dalai Lama’s Big Book of Happiness

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, edited by Renuka Singh

9781571747396How a person thinks, behaves, and feels ultimately impacts not only their own lives, but also the society in which they live. If you desire to attain happiness, you must understand that the journey begins with you. It is only then that you can reach out and touch the lives of others and change society.

In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdom, humor, and kindness, directs readers toward a happy, healthy, and peaceful life. Talking about universal themes such as compassion, peace, non-violence, secularism, and the pursuit of a healthy mind and body, he reminds us that the responsibility to change our thoughts, actions, and lives lies within our power.

This is a book for fans of His Holiness, for spiritual seekers, and for those interested in the spiritual and emotional health of individuals and societies.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Blame Your Planet

Stella Hyde

I also know enough about astrology to recognize that there’s a fair amount of expertise behind this tongue-in-cheek roasting. Laughing at our idiosyncrasies isn’t such a bad thing, especially when 11/12 of the book is wittily ‘dis-ing everybody else. There’s a good time to be had by all those who have even a little bit of a sense of humor.” —Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight (formerly New Age Retailer)

9781578635986Stella Hyde presents a hilarious exposé of the not-so-nice parts of astrological destiny with shocking conclusions supported by complete astrological research for all 12 signs. In Blame Your Planet, she exposes the hidden underside of the stars, and how they affect the dark side of everyone.

Blame Your Planet covers personalities, rising sign, ruling planet, Moon, qualities, and elements. It also details lifestyle choices (jobs, vacations, fashion, interior design, partners) all from a gripping, yet rarely discussed perspective. Blame Your Planet explores:

  • Your favorite deadly sin
  • Your annoying little ways
  • Your lunar nuisance that cramps your style
  • Your Opposite Sign that connects you to those born under it
  • Your favorite holiday to ruin for everybody
  • Your dream darkside job—spy, assassin, dictator, drug baron, jewel thief, evil genius

Fully illustrated, Blame Your Planet reveals the secret evil twin hidden in all of us. Welcome to the dark side.

Replaces previous edition, ISBN 9781578633104

(Weiser Books)


Communing with the Ancestors

Raven Grimassi

9781578635931This book demonstrates how to communicate and make contact with ancestral spirits, including practical methods for seeking their guidance.Raven Grimassi explores the realm of the ancestors and the role of reincarnation in the soul’s relationship to ancestral lineage. He explains the interactions between ancestors, the living, and the dead and examines how communication with the ancestors is strengthened through various techniques and ritual practices.

True to Raven’s style, the book includes folklore, legend, and superstition surrounding the topic. Shrines, altars, and offerings are discussed in detail. Ancient practices related to communing with the ancestors are revived, and new rituals are provided, including an exercise to lead readers into the “cavern of the ancestors” through guided imagery. Sacred sites, power places, special portals to the ancients, reincarnation, and the “restless dead who are still bound to the earth realm”—he covers it all.

(Weiser Books)


10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without 

Rick Hamlin

“Rick Hamlin, with openness and honesty, breathes fresh air into the subject of prayer.” —Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling novelist

“Rick Hamlin cuts through the fog that too often obscures the topic of prayer.” —Philip Yancey, author ofWhere Is God When It Hurts

9781571747419In this inspirational “how-to” book, Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin shares ten real-life ways of praying to God. He draws on the practical insight he has gained from the everyday men and women in the pages of Guideposts magazine and from his own lifelong journey in prayer.

He encourages readers to think of prayer as an ongoing conversation that God that should include everything. He expounds on the power of prayer. He discusses how to find a time and place for prayer every day, the importance of praying in times of crisis, of how to ask for forgiveness, and how to listen to the spiritual nudges God gives us.

This is a book filled with practical advice, insight, and inspirational stories; a book for anyone who wants to develop a rich and vibrant spiritual practice.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


The Soul Discovery Coloring Book

Janet Conner

“This astonishing little book unleashed my wildly joyous and deeply wise inner child. May she never return to captivity!” –Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love and Caravan of No Despair

“Janet and Christine offer such a delightful, whimsical, and soulful gift to the world. I love finding new pathways for the arts to lead me to Spirit and my own true voice, and this is such a delicious roadmap!” –Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, author of nine books including Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics

The Soul Discovery Coloring Book takes an adventurous and inspired approach to how to have fun connecting deeply with your soul. It is the ‘there is no box’ inspiration that makes this book truly captivating and delightful.” – Lisa Hagan, literary agent and publisher

9781573246859Structured around 22 key questions to ignite the imagination, such as “When I look out, what do I see?” “When I look in, what do I see?” and “If I could create the perfect gate to my extraordinary life, what would it look like?” The Soul Discovery Coloring Book invites readers to:

  • Noodle: use silence, reflection, staring off into space, allowing images to come
  • Doodle: not drawing to replicate, but allowing
  • Color: allowing the colors to choose you
  • Scribble or soul write: scribbling because when we soul write we write fast and messy to get ahead of our conscious mind

For each of the 22 key questions there are 4 pages: the first poses and explores the question and provides an image to color, the second provides an image to color plus space to scribble and doodle, the third offers a quote or small inspiration design for free drawing, and the fourth offers blank space to allow the reader to complete their exploration through writing or coloring.

Adult coloring books are all the rage and The Soul Discovery Coloring Book comes with the added benefit of helping readers to reach deep within themselves to connect with the divine. The result? The reader not only colors a beautiful picture, but also creates a beautiful life.

(Conari Press)


Mudras

Gertrud Hirschi

9781578631391Mudras – also playfully called the “finger power points” – are yoga positions for your hands and fingers. They can be practiced sitting, lying down, standing, or walking. They can be done at any time and place-while stuck in traffic, at the office, watching TV, or whenever you have to twiddle your thumbs waiting for someone. Hirschi shows you how these techniques can prevent illness, relieve stress, and heal emotional problems.

 

 

 

Our February Titles Are Here!

Our February titles are now available!

Bloody Mary’s Guide to Hauntings, Horrors, and Dancing with the Dead

by Bloody Mary

“Fascinating insight through Bloody Mary’s eyes into the paranormal and New Orleans. A hauntingly good read.” – Nick Groff, co-author of Chasing Spirits and founding team member of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures

9781578635665Journey through compelling chapters and meet 50 ghosts as Bloody Mary shares with readers her experiences with the ghosts and haunted happenings of New Orleans. Among the tales of the supernatural are:

  • The spirit of Voodoo Queen : Marie Laveau
  • A meeting with Julie the Ghost of Forbidden Love
  • The story of Madame La Laurie, La Vampyra
  • Meetings with Jean Lafitte, the Gentleman Pirate
  • Encounters with the ghosts in New Orleans graveyards
  • Living with ghosts in Bloody Mary’s own private Haunted home

Each chapter ends with “Afterlife Lessons and Warnings” with a recap of the Spirit’s Who’s Who , and what they do to help readers navigate the seen and the unseen worlds.

What makes these stories particularly engaging is Bloody Mary herself. She is not only a psychic investigator, she is also a psychic healer offering healing and kindness to spirits that walk the earth and also helping readers find spiritual lessons in encounters with the spirit world.

(Weiser Books)


Missing Connections

edited by J. Douglas Kenyon

9780990690429This is a book for those who want more: those who go against the grain of “accepted” history, who dare to doubt the truth of the truth makers. For hundreds of years, human lore’s legacy has been passed down without question. But there are missing connections, giant question marks, and links that cannot be ignored.

Missing Connections promotes awareness of the many hues that fill the world, some of which may be hard to see unless they are properly pointed out. Editor J. Douglas Kenyon has culled from the pages of Atlantis Rising®magazine this compilation of concise and well-illustrated articles by world-class researchers and theoreticians like Frank Joseph, Steven Sora, Philip Coppens, Robert M. Schoch, William Stoecker, John Kettler, and many others, who offer thought-provoking insights into a world that is much more colorful than we ever imagined.

( Atlantis Rising®)

Our January Titles Are Here!

2016 has arrived, and so have our latest titles! Enjoy!


Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss – Ashley Davis Bush

When we lose someone close, it’s easy to feel unmoored. We need to find a new rhythm to our days and new ways to connect to 9781573246675the ones we’ve lost. Ashley Davis Bush wrote this book to offer you just that: small doses of comfort and hope for getting through your day when you are still heavy with grief. Each bite-sized reading offers reassurance that healing is possible, whether it’s an ordinary day of living with loss or a special anniversary day. Poetic words, combined with photographic images throughout the book, help provide solace along with the perspective that love always transcends even the deepest loss.

Death doesn’t end the relationship; it simply forges a new type of relationship—one based not on physical presence but on memory, spirit, and love.

(Conari Press)


Stay Healthy During Chemo – Mike Herbert, ND with Dr. Joe Dispenza

“This powerful book will change your perspective forever on recovering from cancer. It provides excellent and sound guidelines on protecting your immune system while undergoing and recovering from chemotherapy and will help you conquer your fears and anxiety and replace them with healing and hope.”Ann Louise Gittleman, America’s First Lady of Nutrition and author of the New York Times bestsellingThe Fat Flush Plan

“This book should be handed to newly diagnosed patients after their oncologist delivers the lifealtering news. I imagine the conversation going something like this: ‘The tests show that you have cancer. Our plan of treatment will focus on killing the cancerous cells, but you need to read this book and follow the five steps to stay healthy, strong, and, one day soon, be cancer free.” –Kirsten Rogers, founder of ChemoBites

9781573246750Chemotherapy works to beat your cancer, but it also takes its own toll on your body and your health. During treatment, it is more important than ever to do what you can to keep yourself strong and healthy. The best way of doing that is to work with your body’s innate healing powers.

This book offers a treasure chest of practical guidance for feeling good during chemo and beyond. And it does so through 5 basic steps, supporting you to:

 

  • Change your thinking and develop an attitude focused on healing.
  • Detoxify with therapeutic baths to promote healing from the inside out.
  • Eat the best foods to create a healing chemistry in your body.
  • Supplement your diet to support healing momentum.
  • Exercise and rest to speed the healing process.

Also included are 100+ simple recipes and a menu-planning guide.

(Conari Press)


Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans – Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

More often than not, people think of astrology as a tool for divination or the exploration of one’s personality. Astrology is 9781578635757considerably more than that. It is a sacred science, a highly descriptive symbolic language, and it is also a technology that can be applied to ritual, herbalism, the use of crystals, and much more.

But it can be daunting to take on the study of Astrology. After all, it’s a field so huge it would take several lifetimes to master it. And that’s why Ivo Dominguez, Jr., wrote this book—to provide practitioners of magick with a Pagan perspective on Astrology and the core concepts of Astrology that are most useful to building rituals and creating effective magick.

When we look at an astrological chart, what we are actually looking at is a map of the multiple planes of existence summarized and flattened into an understandable diagram—a kind of magickal cartogram. Now, what to do with this map? How can we best use it in our magickal work? That’s precisely what you’ll discover in the pages of this concise, focused, and expertly presented book.

(Weiser Books)


Ancient Egyptian Magic – Eleanor L. Harris

9781578635917This new edition of Ancient Egyptian Magic takes you step-by step through Egyptian religions, magical philosophy, techniques of divination, and magical formulae thousands of years old. No previous experience with the subject is necessary—Harris explains the “hows” and “whys” of magical tools, amulets, words of power, divination, ceremony, and spells. Advanced practitioners will find especially useful instruction on actual Egyptian magical script as found in the ancient papyri such as The Leyden Papyrus, The Papyrus Ani (the Egyptian Book of the Dead), and other important works. Everything you need to start practicing ancient Egyptian techniques is here in your hands!

(Weiser Books)


The Courage to Be Yourself – Sue Patton Thoele

“More than any other author, Sue Patton Thoele has helped me understand what it is like to be a woman in today’s culture. She writes like an angel yet somehow transcends words and communicates directly to the reader’s heart. The Courage to Be Yourself is a classic, a masterpiece, yet it is so honest that each time you read it, it speaks with a fresh, new voice.” Hugh Prather, author of The Little Book of Letting Go

9781573246767Geared to women who too often find themselves meeting the wants of others at the expense of their own needs, The Courage to Be Yourself provides necessary tools to help readers transform their fears into the courage to express their own authentic selves. By sharing her own journey and the journey of other women, Sue Patton Thoele helps readers learn to set boundaries, change self-defeating behavior patterns, communicate effectively, and, most importantly, become a loving and tolerant friend to themselves.

(Conari Press)


 

A Q&A with Dr. Susan Allison, author of “You Don’t Have to Die to Go to Heaven”

What inspired you to write this book?9781578635887

This latest book is a culmination of twenty years of shamanic journey
work, including teaching individual clients and groups how to go into trance and travel to spirit worlds. I always want to empower readers and in this book anyone can learn how to visit spirit worlds and bring back insights that can transform their lives. I also want to help people to no longer fear death or worry where their departed loved ones have gone. It is a mission of mine to change the way we as a culture view life and death.

What is shamanic journeywork and what are the levels of the spirit worlds?

I define shamanic journey as travel in an altered trance state from this world of ordinary reality to alternative worlds that are non-ordinary. In other words, shamanic journey is spirit travel to other dimensions of reality. The shaman or shamanic practitioner can go into a deep trance state usually by listening to a rattle or a drum. Then they dissociate from their own body and physical reality and journey into an alternate reality that the shaman calls the spirit world. These alternate realities are often called the lower world, the middle world and the upper world, and in each realm the person journeying can engage with spirit beings such as totem animals, spirit allies and higher beings like angels, soul family members and divine teachers.

What is the purpose of doing shamanic journeywork and going to spirit worlds?

For centuries shamans have been going into trance and journeying on behalf of their tribes, meeting with spirit helpers in alternate realities and bringing back information and ways to heal the sick, find food and water, and solve dilemmas within the community. The shaman also augmented his or her own power and did this as well for those who were ill. Today, the average person can learn how to do shamanic journey, usually for personal transformation and to help others. The purpose is similar to the goals of ancient peoples: to ask for wisdom from spirit allies in order to improve one’s life and the lives of one’s fellows.

Why did you write the early chapters about animal helpers in a lower world and spirit allies in a middle world? Why not just write about the upper worlds and a level of heaven?

It’s very important that readers practice doing shamanic journey to the other worlds first in order to invite power animals and spirit helpers to support them in their many journeys. Traveling to the upper worlds is much easier and more fulfilling when readers have animals to carry them and allies to accompany them on their quests. Also, it is helpful to understand the context of journey work in the earlier chapters as well as mythological and cultural information such as the history of The Tree of Life and Jacob’s Ladder before spirit traveling to upper realms.

What qualifies you to write this text?

I have been actively involved in shamanic community since 1993, studying with four major shamans, Michael Harner, Alberto Villoldo, Brant Secunda and Hank Wesselman, doing two vision quests and immersing myself in Plains Indian tradition. I am a shamanic practitioner and use journeywork with most of my clients, teaching them to travel to spirit worlds and even to journey into the world of their own bodies and minds. As a lifelong student of meditation, an ordained minister and energy healer, a hypnotherapist and transpersonal psychologist, shamanism is an additional tool I use for my own growth and transformation for individual clients and groups.

You have said there is no death and we are all immortal. How do you know?

For over two decades I have been going into trance and spirit traveling to alternate realities, to worlds beyond this one. All this time I’ve known that we are souls having a physical experience on earth, and this has especially been proven to me this year after my husband’s transition. Now that Tom is a spirit without a body, I still feel his energy, hear him speak to me and see him in what I call a level of heaven. He looks radiant and full of light, with a youthful, muscular body, long dark hair and a vibrant energy. I can visit him anytime I wish and we meet beyond the sun in heaven, on a white sand beach to the right of a Greek temple where my soul family and divine teachers are. My husband is there with my parents, and Jesus and other guides also share their wisdom with me. Through direct experience of the divine, I know for a fact that there is no death for us as souls; we are immortal.

What is some of the wisdom that your own spirit allies have shared with you?

Every journey is unique and each visit to a spirit world offers different insights. In general, my spirit helpers are always honest and positive. They often tell me that I am on the right track and they are proud of me. At times they share more specific input, whether about my relationships or my work, my health or my spiritual practice. They will tell me if I am not journeying often enough, and when I show up, there are weeds in my sacred place or no helper is there. My allies have helped me to become a much better person through adventures, tests and experiences that show me what I must change and who I need to become. Once when I was being bossy and demanding, one of my animal helpers dropped me into a rushing river. He also left me in his nest to think about my behavior and finally returned and asked, “Are you teachable? Are you ready now?” Very humbly, I answered, “Yes.”

What do you mean by the title of the last chapter, “Bringing Heaven Home?”

The final chapter is about how to use all the insights from the previous chapters to improve one’s life here. It invites readers to look at all the journeys and all the guidance by spirit helpers and apply these teachings to specific areas in the real world such as: healing past life issues, relationships, spiritual practice, self-care, health, professional life, creative expression, leisure and service. The chapter offers readers a way of creating heaven on earth, of establishing a plan to increase the joy, love, passion and purpose of one’s life, letting go of what no longer serves, and embracing what is truly the soul’s calling.

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