Our January Titles Are Here!

It’s a new year, time to kick it off with some new titles!


Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple9781573246415

Robert Waggoner and Caroline McCready

Aimed at beginners, Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple shows the reader how to enter and fully experience lucid dreaming. Among the amazing things Waggoner and McCready teach readers are how to:

  • consciously decide what actions to perform
  • explore dream space (or the contents of your subconscious)
  • interact with dream figures
  • conduct personal and scientific experiments
  • be free of waking state limitations (e.g. flying, walking through walls)

This book approaches lucid dreaming from a more cognitive psychology stance, and focuses more on how to lucid dream and how to use lucid dream techniques for person growth, insight and transformation.

(Conari Press)


9781573246408_strokeYou Can Say NO to Chemo

Laura Bond

“Very well written and non-technical, [this book is] an excellent source of information. Highly recommended!” – Jonathan V. Wright, MD, author of Natural Hormone Replacement and founder of The Tahoma Clinic

This is a book about choices – for all cancer sufferers and their families. It’s about making good choices based on information and not fear. It’s also a treasure trove of top information about alternatives to chemotherapy and an easy and fascinating read. Bond spoke with over 60 of the world’s leading cancer specialists and holistic healers who were getting remarkable results with everything from hydrogen peroxide therapies, juiced cannabis, high-dose vitamin C injections, coffee enemas (Gerson Method), eliminating sugar from the diet, drink green vegetable juices, and infrared saunas. You Can Say NO to Chemo is a great and inspiring read for anyone wanting to explore alternative options, build their body’s own resource to heal and restore itself, or find ways to supplement conventional care.

(Conari Press)


Transcendence

R.U. Sirius with Jay Cornell9781938875090

“Sure-footed guides through the treacherous landscapes of infinite possibility, RU Sirius and Jay Cornell are lucid, witty, and stealthily profound. Transcendence is a refreshingly pro-human report on transhumanism and the ‘Rapture of the Nerd.'” – Douglas Rushkoff, author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the “natural” limitations experienced by humanity, through such developments as:

  • The Singularity – the creation of machine intelligences that exceed the capacities of our biological brains
  • the ability to replicate individual minds and put them into solid-state bodies or virtual environments
  • individual control over mental and emotional states for enhancing functionalities and/or ecstasies

Some of this is happening now, while some is still in the minds of dreamers. In nearly ninety A-Z entries, Transcendence provides a multi-layered look at the accelerating advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, genomics, space exploration, robotics along with other topics. It introduces the culture around Transhumanism, covering all the geeky obsessions of the Transhumanist movement.

(Disinformation Books)

Ground yourself

Understand the importance of keeping yourself grounded, here’s an exercise from Staci Boden’s Turning Dead Ends into Doorways: How to Grow Through Whatever Life Throws Your Way

PRACTICE: GROUND YOURSELF

Imagine an invisible circle of support, ground yourself, and recognize body as a teacher in your life. Remember your intention and notice if it relates to your body awakening consciousness in some way. How might your body already be informing your intention?

I’ll take VANILLA!

According to Christopher Penczak’s City Magick, vanilla can be used as an ingredient in making magical charms:

“The vanilla bean is a powerful bean ruled by the planet Pluto. It is an innocent flavor, loved in ice cream and cookies, but the actual properties of the bean bring transformations and change reality. Pluto is the planet of life, death, and the underworld. Vanilla beans can be found in gourmet shops, but often their properties, in diluted form, are transferred to vanilla extract and vanilla oil. Add a few drops to an herbal charm when you need these strong transformative powers.”

According to Elise Marie Collins’ An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods, vanilla is good for you too:

“Vanilla is the edible fruit of a tropical orchid. Mexican royalty used vanilla as an aphrodisiac, and one study showed that men responded to the aroma of vanilla. Vanilla was used by indigenous people to calm an upset stomach. The less processed the vanilla, the better, so purchase whole pods or pure vanilla in the form of raw powder or extract for your recipes.”

According to Kris Bradley Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery, vanilla can be used to cast a spell to ward away your tongue-tied tendencies:

Communication Blend

Whether you need to give a speech, make a convincing argument, or produce a written work, this blend can help you find the right words.

  • 1 part caraway seeds
  • 1 part thyme
  • 1/4 part cinnamon
  • Beans from one vanilla pod