We were born to be creators. The Era of the True Creator sheds light on the expanding spiritual consciousness that is occurring within a growing number of people in our present day. It is a guide to releasing old patterns of drama so that we can learn to exist clearly within the present moment, unifying our beliefs of duality and discovering our infinite nature. From here, our propulsion towards creation continues, but now it is true creation, stimulated through joy. This is a book of that will evoke an awakening of consciousness within the reader.
After her first week teaching at a boarding school on the Navajo Reservation near Canyon de Chelly, young Erica Elliott almost leaves in despair, unable to communicate with the children or understand cultural cues. But once she starts learning the Navajo language, the people begin to trust her, taking her into their homes and ceremonies. As she is drawn deeper into Navajo life, Erica has a series of profound experiences with the people, animals, and spirits of Canyon de Chelly. Fulfilling a Navajo grandmother’s prophecy, she returns years later as a medical doctor to offer her services to Navajo patients.
“Dr. Erica Elliott’s account of her life among the Navajo people is a story of high adventure that surpasses the wildest fiction. Elliott’s willingness to transcend her cultural conditioning and enter another complex society is an act of great courage, and reveals her boundless empathy and compassion. This book is sorely needed at this moment in America, when divisive voices incessantly warn us of the other, the foreigner, those who ‘are not like us.’ Mystery and Medicine in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People reveals how diversity, inclusiveness, and tolerance can enrich our own society, which is a lesson on which our future may depend”
-Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters.
“What a wonderful book! Elliott’s voice mesmerized me. For weeks after, I thought about her time with the Navajos. Such an inspiring, life-affirming, yet tough tale, woven through with a strong drive to realize one’s life path. Beautifully written. Elliott is an exciting new voice”
-Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones and Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home.
“Erica Elliott writes fearlessly with an original voice that grabbed me from the first page. Her true adventures on the Navajo Nation as a teacher, a shepherd, an emergency room doctor, and best of all, an open-hearted student immersed in a spiritually rich culture, make a great story. She leaves the reader with something to ponder: The abiding importance of reaching out to others with joy and respect. I love this book”
-Anne Hillerman, NY Times bestselling author of the Leaphorn/Chee/Manuelito mystery series.
“This is a powerful and personal book that is about courage and compassion. Reading it, one is drawn into the web of Dr. Elliott’s extraordinary life of service and learning with the Navajo of the American Southwest. We are fortunate to be able to accompany her on her remarkable journey”
-Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax, Abbot, Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, www.upaya.org.
When you think of magic, do you imagine something supernatural, extraordinary, or beyond your everyday reality? Many of us are drawn to magic because we think there’s something “out there” that can bring enchantment and wonder back into our lives.
Yet there’s a secret to real magic: the extraordinary is much closer than you may think.
With Making Magic, expert teacher Briana Saussy invites you to discover a practice of magic that will bring a new depth and power to each moment, act, and choice of your life. Through teaching stories, wisdom from a wide variety of world traditions, and no-nonsense practices you can easily weave into your daily routine, Briana will help you reconnect with the wild and creative force of magic that is always around and within you, waiting for you to remember.
As you explore this path of transformation, you’ll discover resources of magic that permeate your life, including:
• Doors and thresholds—ways we “cross between worlds”
• Communication—creating magic with your voice, body, intentions, and relationships
• Holy helpers—ancestors, angels, saints, and spirit beings who guide and support you
• Water and washing—access the revitalizing energy of water when you drink or bathe
• Textiles and threads—how to loosen, mend, or bind up supportive energies
• Candles and fire—elemental power to bring light to darkness and burn away what no longer serves you
• Kitchen magic—using food to nourish your whole self and reconnect you with nature
• Talismans—infuse your beloved objects with sacred purpose and supportive power
“Magic is the most real part of any ‘real life’—the spark illuminating the authentic core of every experience,” writes Briana Saussy. If you are ready to enter a world that is ripe with possibility and rediscover the electric wildness of your life, here is an essential resource for Making Magic as only you can.
Wild Mercy is essential reading for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within and birth her loving, creative, and untamed power into the world.
“Mystical brilliance at its best.” —Caroline Myss
“No one can take us into the fiery and tender depths of the sacred feminine with more skill, humor, clarity, and vibrant naked honesty than Mirabai Starr.” —Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope and The Return of the Mother
We live in a world that has suffered the abuses of an unbalanced masculine rule for thousands of years—but the feminine is rising. “Seeds of feminine wisdom that have been quietly germinating underground are now breaking through the surface,” writes Mirabai Starr. “Women everywhere are rising to the collective call to step up and repair our broken Earth. And we are activating a paradigm shift such as the world has never seen.”
With Wild Mercy, Mirabai shares the subversive wisdom and fierce compassion of the feminine mystic across cultural boundaries and throughout history. From saints and sages, to goddesses and archetypal energies, to contemporary teachers and seekers—you’ll meet women who blazed a path that will illuminate your own.
Each chapter explores a different facet of feminine mysticism through a tapestry of teachings, reflections, and stories, along with a practice for integrating the chapter’s themes into your own life. As you journey through these pages, you’ll explore:
Taking refuge in contemplative practice with St. Teresa of Avila and the Shekinah
Longing, embodiment, and union as the heart of feminine spiritual practice with the Hindu poet Mirabai and Mary Magdalene
Your relationship with the Earth, motherhood in all its forms, and a loving call to action alongside Gaia and Ix Chel
Community and the web of life with Indra, the Beguines, and female prophets throughout history
Wild, playful, and compassionate mercy with Tara and Kuan Yin
Finding joy in creativity and the arts with Saraswati and Chiyo-ni
More inspiration from archetypal goddesses and amazing women past and present—Julian of Norwich, the Sufi saint Rabia, Pachamama, Sophia, Old Spider Woman, Hildegard of Bingen, Demeter, Kali, and more
Wild Mercy provides a much-needed alternative to the models of religion and spirituality that have dominated history. Here, Mirabai invites you to welcome the wisdom of women back into the collective field where it may transform the human family, heal the ravaged Earth, and awaken the divine love in our hearts.
Mirabai Starr is a critically acclaimed author and translator of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice, interspiritual experience and the transformational power of loss. Her works include Dark Night of the Soul, The Interior Castle, Living Wisdom and several more.
Since 1982, when the presence of the spiritual master, inner teacher, and guide known as Dwahl Khul, or DK, entered her life, Catherine Weser has been sharing his teachings with a constantly growing international audience.
Now, in Diving Deep, she combines her own knowledge and creativity with DK’s wisdom of One Life consciousness. Her new book is a fully integrated blending of Catherine’s fascinating personal journey with DK’s inter-dimensional guidance, and includes powerful affirmations of gifts and resolutions to challenges.
As with Catherine’s many articles and workshops all over the world, all the lessons of Diving Deep are guided by the presence of DK as inner teacher, influencing and guiding the information.
One Life, as Catherine notes, is a non-dual philosophy. To know One Life is to experience all in an awakened state of being. In the One Life, all sentient beings are one. There is no path to the One Life; it is simply here and now.
Catherine Weser is an artist and conscious channel who has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 1974. After ten years of regular meditation, a non-physical presence appeared in her field of energy and announced itself as a teacher in the One Life―later identifying "himself" as Dwahl Khul (known as DK). Now, over 30 years of continued integration has allowed the profound energy of the DK presence to be merged with Catherine’s own wisdom and creativity, which she continues to share through conscious, integrated channeling in literally thousands of sessions, workshops, and articles.
Discover the profound truth about interplanetary souls – people whose previous lives were experienced on distant planets or in other dimensions.
In Souls on Earth, Dr. Backman shares her fascinating work with interplanetary souls. This book explores the characteristics of interplanetary souls so that if you are one, you will be able to understand more about your life purpose and cope with the special challenges that come with an incarnation on Earth. Learn how to identify IP souls and discover how they can assist humanity’s evolution. Explore ways to support yourself or loved ones who may be IP souls. For many people struggling with difficult lessons or trying to find meaning, this book opens the door to new understandings and the potential for peace.
Dr. Linda Backman has been a practicing psychologist for four decades. She was trained by Dr. Michael Newton and was a cofounder, with Dr. Newton, of the Society for Spiritual Regression. Dr. Backman and her husband operate the Ravenheart Center in Boulder, Colorado, a mystery school dedicated to guiding individuals to discovering their soul path.
Visit her online at www.RavenHeartCenter.com
Shortly after his wedding at his family’s ancient castle in Tuscany, sophisticated and mysterious Armando Pierleoni reveals his richly symbolic painting of the love between Jesus and Mary Magdalene to his bride Jennifer. Deeply affecting all who view it, the alchemical portrayal leads Armando, Jennifer, and their friends on a contemporary journey into the esoteric mysteries of divine marriage, sacred sexuality, the Black Madonna, and the transformative power of holy relics.
The group of friends—Jennifer’s journalist brother Simon, his mystical wife Sarah, Jungian
analyst Lorenzo, exotically beautiful and insightful Claudia, and Armando and
Jennifer—discover past-life connections and the power of sacred sex as a path to the divine. They explore how the Knights Templar collected the bones of the Jesus family from the Talpiot tomb in Jerusalem and eventually placed them in reliquaries throughout the world—including within the Medici Chapel in Florence and in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest.
When Armando’s magical painting of Jesus and Mary Magdalene goes on display in the Medici Chapel and is viewed by thousands, the painting’s power coalesces with Aquarian vibrations to trigger a mass kundalini rising within the Chapel, activating the sacred bones in the reliquaries. The activated bones enable the Light to flow into the world, awakening Christ Consciousness
around the globe.
Barbara Hand Clow is an internationally acclaimed ceremonial teacher, author,
and Mayan Calendar researcher. Her numerous books include Revelations of the
Ruby Crystal, The Pleiadian Agenda, Alchemy of Nine Dimensions, Awakening
the Planetary Mind, and The Mayan Code. She has taught at sacred sites
throughout the world and maintains a website, www.HandClow2012.com.
Award-winning author and celebrated channeler Paul Selig will lead an interactive discussion on the teachings in his latest book, The Book of Freedom, which shows readers how to find full expression as the Divine Self through surrender and acquiescence to the true nature of their being. You’ll learn about this practical method for personal growth and will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to Paul’s Guides.
Paul will also be leading a weekend workshop in Santa Fe, October 13 & 14. Details & registration on that are here: http://paulseligsantafe.eventbrite.com/
The channeled literature of Paul Selig--who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides--has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course In Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s. Selig's previous texts of channeled wisdom-- including I Am the Word and The Book of Mastery have won a large following around the world for its depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. Now, Selig continues the "Teachings of Mastery" with the widely anticipated third volume in the series: The Book of Freedom, which shows readers how to find full expression as the Divine Self through surrender and acquiescence to the true nature of their being.
Bring Me the Rhinoceros is an unusual guide to happiness and a can opener for your thinking. For fifteen hundred years, Zen koans have been passed down through generations of masters, usually in private encounters between teacher and student. This book deftly retells more than a dozen traditional koans, which are partly paradoxical questions dangerous to your beliefs and partly treasure boxes of ancient wisdom. Koans show that you don’t have to impress people or change into an improved, more polished version of yourself. Instead you can find happiness by unbuilding, unmaking, throwing overboard, and generally subverting unhappiness. John Tarrant brings the heart of the koan tradition out into the open, reminding us that the old wisdom remains as vital as ever, a deep resource available to anyone in any place or time.
John Tarrant did Jungian dream work for a couple of decades and he has a PhD in psychology. John helped design the pioneering mind-body curriculum in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona at Tucson. It was intended to develop a culture for change in medical education. John also helped design the curriculum and train the initial leadership group at Duke Integrative Medicine.
Chrysalis Zine Launch Party + Reading | El Viento Bajo Mis Alas: Celebrating the Voices of Winged Women
Join us in celebrating the voices of a group of “winged women” from Esperanza Shelter and Support Center, who are not only survivors of domestic violence, but thrivers. El Viento Bajo mis Alas is a short, bilingual publication of poetry and reflections inspired by the book When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams compiled through a creative and collaborative process.
“My voice bubbles up from my heart and my body and bursts from my lips
small at first, gaining its strength.
Powerful my heart is.”
-El Viento Bajo mis Alas
“I am a woman with wings dancing with other women with wings. In a voiced community we all flourish.”
-Terry Tempest Williams
There will be a silent auction to benefit Chrysalis
Chrysalis is designed to offer creative and contemplative programs to women who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity, particularly the intersecting populations of women who are incarcerated or on probation and parole, in substance abuse recovery, and survivors of domestic violence. Continuing a partnership with Esperanza that began in 2016, this spring we’ve been facilitating a group for survivors in spired by the text When Women Were Birds: 54 Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams, answering a call from friends across the country to honor Audubon’s Year of the Bird by reading this book and using our creative voices in response.
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Deepen your spirituality, heal old wounds, and enhance your emotional and physical wellness by engaging in a conversation with your body. The innovative, down-to-earth guide teaches you how to listen to, understand, and work with your body’s innate wisdom in everyday living.
A Guide to Body Wisdom provides step-by-step instruction on how to create a personalized self-care regimen that works. You’ll learn to quiet your mind and live consciously in your body through a variety of practices, including breathwork, mindful eating, meditation, affirmation, and positive habit building. Featuring simple exercises and techniques, as well as a Body IQ quiz, this valuable book helps you and negative thinking, develop intuition, improve relationships, boost creativity and personal power, and much more.
Ann Brode has focused on the relationship of body, mind, and spirit as it shapes the physical experience for more than forty years. As a teacher, therapist, healer and writer, Ann is a respected leader in the bodywork community. She has written for Health Source Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent, Huffington Post, and Somatic Psychotherapy Today Journal. Visit Ann online at www.AnnTodhunterBrode.com
A beautiful companion volume to the Audio CD, " The Meditations of Oneness," featuring poetic passages from recent Oneness transmissions.
Let the loving words of Oneness carry you deep into the sacred world within and discover the indescribable experience of Divine Union with your own inner Self. Now, in this long-awaited book format, you can slowly savor the precious words of Oneness, and surrender into the embrace of Divine Love.
These powerful meditations reach out to the very heart of each of us and take us to another octave of Being. Take a moment and simply be Still. And let "Oneness - The Meditations" rekindle your awareness of the Eternal flame within you.
Author of the spiritual classic, Oneness, Rasha awakened to her inner calling as a Messenger of Divine guidance in 1987. The teachings she transcribes are universal and focus on the experience of the Divinity within each of us. American by birth, Rasha lives at the foot of hte mystical mountain, Arunachala, in South India.
In the Beatitudes, Jesus says of the meek, "they will inherit the earth." Meekness, John Dear argues, is the biblical word for nonviolence. He makes the connection Jesus makes at the start of his Sermon on the Mount between our practice of nonviolence and our unity with creation: our rejection of nonviolence is inevitably linked to the catastrophic effects of climate change and environmental ruin.
Drawing on personal stories of his life in the desert of New Mexico, his time as a chaplain at Yosemite, his friendship with indigenous and environmental leaders, his experience at the Standing Rock protests, as well as his work with the Vatican on a new stance on nonviolence, John Dear invites us to return to nonviolence as a way of life and a living solidarity with Mother Earth and her creatures
John Dear is a priest, activist, and lecturer, who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of peace. His many books include Thomas Merton, Peacemaker (2015) and Lazarus, Come Forth! (2011), both from Orbis. He was nominated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu for the Nobel Peace Prize.
For thousands of years, Native American tradition has taught that we all carry within us an ancient blessing, a spirit clan that connects us to the earth. Our spirit clan may be an animal, or a plant, a stone, or some special object that has taken on spiritual power. Your clan is a reservoir of powerful energy. It helps carry you through troubled times and protects you from danger. The wisdom of their teachings shows the way to true peace and prosperity and to live in harmony with all that is.
In this book, you will learn how to discover your own spirit clan using dreams and visions as a guide and by contemplating the stories, traditions, and descriptions of the 75 clans gathered here. In-depth descriptions of the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of spirit clans and their modern-day manifestations lift these ancient teachings off the page and bring them to life.
David Carson is an official member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Medicine Cards, which draws on the healing power of animals. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis.
Tantric Buddhism developed the mandala as a mediational tool for transformation—a map for integration and wholeness. And through the mandala of the five dakinis, we learn how to embrace the fierce feminine energy of the dakinis. Rather than trying to remove or repress their patterns in our lives, you will instead discover how to transform them into wisdom through meditation, sound, visualization, and other practices. Both practical and inspiring, Wisdom Rising guides you to explore an ancient yet accessible path to enlightenment.
Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim has a unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment. In Wisdom Rising, she shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of knowledge as one of the preeminent teachers of the mandala of the five dakinis.
The Collected Letters of Alan Watts reveals the remarkable arc of Watts’s colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as chaplain of Northwestern University to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties. His engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients ranging from High Church clergy to high priests of psychedelics, government officials, publishers, critics, family, and fans. They include C.G. Jung, Henry Miller, Gary Snyder, Aldous Huxley, Reinold Niebuhr, Timothy Leary, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman. Watts’s letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan Watts and Anne Watts, who have added rich, behind-the-scenes biographical commentary.
Myra Krien, granddaughter of Alan Watts and great-granddaughter of Ruth Fuller-Sasaki, will read from The Collected Letters of Alan Watts, share stories and impressions of her life and lineage, answer questions and sign books. Krien works and lives in Santa Fe. NM and tours internationally as a director, choreographer, and dance educator.
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Marcella Kroll is a professional artist and empathic witch with 20 years experience creating and holding space for others and their healing journey. She is the creator of the Sacred Symbols Oracle, The Nature Nurture deck, and the host of the podcast Saved by the Spell.
30 minutes for $90
60 minutes for $150
Spaces are limited! Call and make an appointment today @ (505)988-3709.
Please join Marcella Kroll for a special event at the ARK Bookstore in Santa Fe, NM. Welcome to Cord Cutting 101. In this 2 hour workshop you will learn why and how we create energetic cords, a couple of smart and easy tools to release and be free from unhealthy cords or attachments, as well as a guided meditation.
Tickets are $25 each and can be bought in store.
Marcella Kroll is a professional artist and empathic witch with 20 years experience creating and holding space for others and their healing journey. She is the creator of the Sacred Symbols Oracle, The Nature Nurture deck, and the host of the podcast Saved by the Spell.
For fifteen years, the benefits of Pasha Hogan's Creative Discovery(TM) workshops have been extolled by attendees--all kinds of people, with all kinds of challenges and dreams, going through life transitions and seeking a greater purpose and meaning. Most declared they were not creative, only to marvel at what was inside of them, just waiting for a chance to be expressed.
Designed to help adults manage the uncertainties of life and move forward, this book sets the stage to explore the timeless questions: Who am I? and Why am I here? with an enthusiastic attitude of childlike curiosity and wonder, instead of fear and overwhelm. The reader is guided and supported on this journey with practices the author has used and perfected in her much loved Creative Discovery workshops.
The practices draw on ancient and contemporary wisdom from around the world, compiled into ten chapters containing real-life examples, inspirational quotes and poetry, probing questions, and enlightening myths. Each chapter engages the reader in activities, including writing prompts, art making, excursions in nature, stress-reduction techniques, and links to free guided meditations.
More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi—Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words—to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.
a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves
listen to this
With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.
Daniel Ladinsky is an acclaimed poet and translator of mystical poetry. His books include Darling, I Love You!, The Gift, The Purity of Desire, A Year with Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing, and The Subject Tonight is Love, as well as a collection of translations of poems by twelve mystics and saints, Love Poems from God.
Get the chance to meet Jamie Sams, the author of the Medicine Cards, 13 Clan Mothers, and other classics!
Discover the tool that millions of people worldwide are using for guidance, inspiration, and help in finding answers to life's questions. now, revised and expanded to include eight additional cards, this unique and powerful divination system draws upon ancient wisdom and tradition to teach the healing medicine of animals. Medicine Cards and found its way into the hearts and hands of many, guiding the way to healing the body, emotions, mind, and spirit, and providing insight into and understand of one's unique purpose in life.
13 Original Clan Mothers:
Jamie Sams, a member of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge, brings us a powerful new method for honoring and incorporating native feminine wisdom into our daily lives. Combining a rich oral tradition—passed on to her by two Kiowa Grandmothers, Cisi Laughing Crow and Berta Broken Bow—with the personal healing and guidance she has experienced through her female Elders, Sams created The 13 Original Clan Mothers. Each of the Clan Mothers reflects a particular teaching, relates to a cycle of the moon, and possesses special totems, talents, and gifts that can help each of us cultivate our own personal gifts and talents.
“Our conventional mind is the source of all good and bad experiences. Therefore, training the mind how to rest in peace within is key to the correct knowledge of meditation.”
Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche is the founder and Spiritual Director of Yeru Bön Center (headquartered in Minneapolis, with a branch in Los Angeles); Shen Ten Ling Bön Centre in Vienna, Austria; Shen Chen Ling Bon Center in Minsk (Belarus); Sharza Ling Institute in Poland (with headquarters in Warsaw and a retreat center in Zhedoa, Poland); the Bön Shen Ling Center in Moscow; the Bön Shen Drup De Center in Kharkow, Ukraine; and Yeru Canada. Rinpoche is currently supervising a stupa construction project for world peace at the Kungdrol Ling Retreat Center in Thailand.
All too often we yearn for a more spiritual life but tell ourselves it's too difficult. But the smallest prayer is heard and answered. The simplest overture meets with a loving response. Each of the prayers in this book is a starting point. Taken collectively, they offer an approach to God that is powerful as well as simple. These prayers not only allow us to reach out to God, but they allow God to reach out to us.
The book is called Life Lessons because each entry is a corrective to commonly held misconceptions of the divine. Like the postures assumed in hatha yoga, they stretch us gently. Through these prayers, we learn more of ourselves and the divine.
Create a career that is an expression of your life's core intention with a mindfulness-based journey to clarify your highest calling, create a vision for meaningful vocation, and enact practical steps to make that vision a vivid reality.
So many of us feel trapped in wage slavery and deadened to our true talents and life's purpose. Or we've wandered through dozens of jobs and are left feeling adrift and without meaning in our lives. Livelihood is a source of great suffering for way too many.
From disenchanted alfalfa sprout packer to bombastic Buddhist Chaplain, author, and longtime meditator, Maia Duerr wandered through dozens of jobs before she was able to examine the emotional, psychological, and cultural barriers to creating work that expressed her life's core intention, what she calls "liberation-based livelihood."
Work is one of the primary vehicles for expressing our deepest selves. In Work That Matters, Duerr takes readers through a careful and comprehensive process that can lead to new insights, breakthroughs, and positive reformulation of their careers. Mindfulness practice is an invaluable tool in the process of gaining new perspective. This book gives you the tools to create joyful work that embodies love and compassion--for yourself, and for the whole world.
The channeled literature of Paul Selig--who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides--has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course In Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s.
Selig's previous trilogy of channeled wisdom--I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, and The Book of Knowing and Worth--won a large following around the world for its depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. The first book of his new Mastery Trilogy, The Book of Mastery, likewise attained popularity and praise. Now, Selig continues the "Teachingsof Mastery" with the widely anticipated second volume in his new series: The Book of Truth
In 1990, during the beginning of the end of apartheid, a young white medic in the
South African army named John Lockley had a powerful dream. This dream,
which he describes as a “calling,” began his extraordinary odyssey beyond the
barriers of race, culture, and belief and into the world of the sangomas,
traditional priests and healers from South Africa.
As his dreams and intuition grew in strength, he felt an unquestionable need to
answer the age-old questions:
What am I?
Why do I eat every day?
What is my direction or purpose in life?
Follow John through the pages of LEOPARD WARRIOR (On Sale November 1;
Sounds True Paperback Original), as he shares his remarkable journey
navigating the deep racial and cultural divide to follow his calling of becoming a
sangoma in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela and
Desmond Tutu. Along the way, John endures incredible illness and suffering, meets and studies with experienced spiritual teachers from a variety of lineages, and breaks cultural boundaries to awaken into the world of the shaman.
Through his story, John invites readers to explore “the way of the leopard,” a shamanic path for awakening our intuition and connection to the spirit of the world. Honest and moving, LEOPARD WARRIOR is a resonating memoir of an African lineage that encourages readers to reconnect to their ancestors, their dreams, their higher senses, and their purpose in life.
You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world.
Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself.
Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Across three sections, Sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits, and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved.
With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.
This is a book about ordinary people―plumbers, artists and accountants, bakers and beauticians, teachers and lawyers―who have been able to receive communication from loved ones who have died. Included here are accounts from over 80 people across the country who have had contact with the dead through the diaphanous veil that separates them from the living.
The book begins with the story of Annie’s deceased daughter speaking to her in the early morning hours. The communication was so transformative that she began to share her experience. Much to her surprise, she discovered that after-death communication is much more common than is normally assumed, and she began to connect with other folks across the country who had similar experiences.
Each of the ten chapters is organized around a specific kind of after-death communication. Included here are chapters on dreams, verbatim conversations, and synchronicity through nature and various other physical manifestations, descriptions of the results of these occurrences, and advice on how to open up to after-death communication. This book inspires in the reader reassurance, courage, healing, and a sense of wonder.
In this groundbreaking self-help book and spiritual guide, Christine Warren shares with us the core teachings and creative practices on life transitions that have made her national workshops life-changing events for thousands. Her book is a map through change, a companion on the trail of life transitions offering deep insights, wise words, and support. She shows us the way to travel from the challenges of our endings to joyful personal transformation and new vision.
Christine balances the grit of being human with the illumination of being a soul on a spiritual journey. We are handed her proven, step-by-step guide through her unique Four Phases of Change, with dynamic teachings, experiential practices, and extraordinary stories of people turning their painful endings into inspired new beginnings. Whether we are ending relationships, dreaming of career changes, or longing for a fuller, truer life, Christine is our seasoned, wise woman guide. She is there at every step of the journey with the perfect teaching, the reassuring word, the helpful homework, the just-right story, and the breakthrough practice to facilitate us forward into our new vision. Ultimately, she shows us how to make life a celebration of our humanity and our big Self, and every new chapter an expression of joy and soulful wonder.
“San Pedro / Huachuma:Opening The Pathways Of The Heart” is an invitation to explore and reconnect with our inner landscapes with the help of San Pedro, also known in South America as Huachuma. San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi) is a psychoactive cactus native of the Andes, but more importantly it’s an ancestral medicine that has been used for millennia for healing and ceremonial purposes. Our Western psychic and psychological make-up differs radically from that of Andean people, and our needs as modern people differ just as much from the needs of the ancestors and inhabitants of this land. This book intends to bridge such cultural gap in ways that honor the wealth of wisdom gathered through centuries of native studies and experimentation, and at the same time address our present day state of emotional disconnection and spiritual confusion, which are at the root of most physical, emotional, and mental diseases.
These days, it’s often easier to avoid face-to-face contact in favor of technological shortcuts. But as Michael Gelb argues in this compelling, entertaining book, the meaningful relationships that come from real interaction are the key to creating innovative ideas and solving our most intractable problems. In The Art of Connection, Gelb offers readers seven methods of developing this essential rapport in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter covers specific techniques and illustrates them with memorable stories, relevant scientific research, and hands-on exercises that allow readers to apply their new skills. Most important, Gelb reminds us that developing rapport with others is not just a business tool to enhance productivity but a valuable end in itself. He guides us to cultivate the skills we all need to deepen our relationships, broaden our humanity, and transform our lives.