Mind
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July 2009 | Edition One
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MIND BODY SPIRIT BUZZ
Dear Booktopia Customer,

You are receiving this brand new newsletter from us because you have bought books or CDs from our Mind, Body, Spirit category in the past. This is not going out to everyone so if you know anyone else that enjoys enlightening and empowering books then please let them know about it. A big thanks to our new editor, Mick Neal and to our marketing department for bringing this new monthly newsletter to fruition.

Kind regards

Karen Coleman
Managing Editor


Welcome to Booktopia's first Mind Body Spirit Newsletter!! 

The publishing industry has grown enormously over recent years with an incredible surge of books in Spiritual, New Age, Esoteric and Alternative themes. The general quality of spiritual writing has vastly improved over the last generation - and the accessibility of such texts has never been easier. Not so long ago one had to hunt down spiritual knowledge with long distance and international phone calls, placing orders for books that took months - if ever - to materialise. And the cost! Outrageous! The web has significantly revolutionised the quest for genuine material on spirituality. Doris Lessing said that when she was young - it was near impossible to purchase alternative spiritual material - it was just not available. Not now however. Booktopia places at our fingertips a range of material undreamt of. There is practically no topic left unexamined for our perusal. 

Don't miss out on Stephan Karcher's brilliant Total I Ching - this is the translation of the I Ching to own and treasure. I kid you not - it is the best spiritual version of the I Ching yet published. Of special note is renowned author and researcher Alice Miller's Free From Lies Powerful and transformative, she continues to lead the way in the difficult area of adult suffers of child abuse. John Bradshaw's new book, Reclaiming Virtue provides thoughtful and inspiring reading.

We are all looking for answers - answers to new problems - the environment and the economy (to name the most recent) and answers to the age old perennial questions of life. Our only problem now is - how to choose among so many riches! As the wise Kabbalists say -  the first step is discrimination! I hope the reviews below aid your choice!  It has been a difficult task to select from such a vast array of spiritual titles currently available - I hope you enjoy reading this month's selection. If there are themes you would like me to include in upcoming newsletters - don't hesitate to email me


Regards

Mick Neal
Mind Body Spirit Buzz Editor





ADVENTURES IN SPIRITUALITY



INDRAS NET
  THE CONSCIOUS UNIVERSE

Robin Robertson


The Holy Grail of both science and spirituality is understanding how everything in the universe connects with everything else. The image of Indra's Net is of a vast inter-connected web that binds the universe together as a single unit. At each intersection resides a scintillating jewel that reflects every other jewel creating an image of infinity at each and every point. Author Robin Robertson uses this magnificent metaphor to show the intimate connection between spiritual transformation and cutting edge science. Synchronous processes are occurring in the universe and within the depths of the human psyche. Chaos theory and alchemical philosophy are the vehicles that Robertson uses to artfully explain this extraordinary parallelism between science and psyche. The strange attractor of Chaos Theory is wed to the alchemical Philosopher's Stone, using established metaphors in new and surprising ways to generate fresh understandings of spiritual transformation. This is a genuinely original contribution in the study of science and consciousness. Check out the Google Preview here.

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  Dr. Paul Radin

Dr. Paul Radin is the genuine article - a bonafide scientific parapsychologist.
His qualifications as a scientist and his work history are both impressive and beyond reproach. For twenty years Dr. Radin has been employed in the field of consciousness and parapsychological research - the results of which are published in his magnum opus - The Conscious Universe. Mind and matter - as both scientific and philosophic entities - since the inception of true science - have been understood as having no connection what so ever. It has taken researchers like Dr Radin 300 years to convince the scientific establishment that the opposite is true. It might come as a surprise - but the reality of psychic phenomena in academia is unofficially accepted, or at least tacitly acknowledged. His research - fully and simply reported in The Conscious Universe - covers such classical areas as telepathy, psychokinesis, mysterious phenomena and precognition. His results are irrefutable - mind and matter do interact - and explains an incredible array of previously unexplained and ignored phenomena. Radin has joined the growing ranks of researchers who are amassing evidence that our established reality is not what we think it is. If you enjoyed such classics as The Holographic Universe [Talbot], The Field
[McTaggart] and the perennial but dense Godel Escher Bach [Hofstadter] - you can take things to a new level of scientific credibility with Dr. Radin's The Conscious Universe.

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to read an extract from The Conscious Universe. Check out his Blog for an insight into how a parapsychologist thinks via this link.

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HIDDEN SPIRITUALITY OF MEN

Matthew Fox's powerful new book is perhaps his best. Both a critique of how our culture has gone astray and the effects this has had on the inner lives of men, Fox starkly states the facts surrounding the ill health of our current image of masculinity. There is a vast imbalance between our collectively held understanding of the male psyche - through the media, culture and religions - and the reality. Men's spirituality is hidden as it runs counter to our culture's goals and ideals. Our culture rewards 'reptilian brain accomplishment such as domination and associates this with masculinity', while genuine male spirituality remains largely unseen and unheard. The bulk of Fox's fascinating account outlines ten archetypal themes that embody genuine male spirituality. Exercises follow to allow these deep images of the masculine to unfold. Given that the current challenges of humanity are linked in many ways to the spiritual crises of men, The Hidden Spirituality of Men is a timely book for both men and women.

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 CROP CIRCLES THE BONES OF GOD
Michael Glickman 

Crop circles are still appearing around the world. Debunkers and sceptics have yet to disprove their non-human origin. What are we to make of them? How do we deal with the miraculous when there is no ready solution? Michael Glickman has asked these questions for almost 20 years. Combining first hand observation with a penetrating analysis of the archetypal structure of Crop circle patterns, Glickman suggests both sociological and metaphysical insights into a genuine contemporary mystery. Drawing on his skills as a trained architect, Glickman discusses the significance of the changing form and shape of the Crop circles over time. Speculations ranging from crop circles as fourth dimensional solids to portals to another dimension - Crop Circles: The Bones of God will provide fascinating reading. A regular contributor to the now famous Cerelogist ('the' Crop Circle Journal) Glickman has written the definitive and most up-to-date study of one of the worlds greatest unsolved mysteries.

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WORLD SHAMANISM
TANGIBLE VISIONS
  AN INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM

Through dreams, trance experiences and vision quests the shaman forges alliances with spirits of the land. Carvings and paintings of these spirits are an essential part of the shaman's work. Tangible Visions is the first comprehensive study of the complex iconography produced by these masters of the inner world. An important contribution to our knowledge of shamanic art, as well as an essential addition to our knowledge of the spiritual world-view of the American Indian, this is an original study of a neglected subject. Over 500 photographs catalogue the extraordinary objects employed by the shaman - many for the first time in print.

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Professor Thomas A. DuBois

Professor DuBois offers a concise introductory analysis of the fascinating world of the shaman. From the western 'discovery' of shamanism as part of the 18th and 19th century colonisations in Siberia, the Americas and Asia to regional variations and practices and its earliest manifestations - to a comparative study of beliefs and rituals typical of contemporary shamans around the world. Shamanic cosmology, the shaman as spirit mediator, healing and trance work are studied in detail. The controversial topic of the use of entheogens as pathways to ecstatic states where communication with the spirit world is also addressed. DuBois completes his study with three chapters on the problematic nature of the native shaman in a modern world. With attempts to eradicate or suppress native traditions in some countries, shamanic revitalisations and neo-shamanic new-age traditions emerging in the industrial west - the fate of the cultures that gave rise to the native shaman are under threat. Professor DuBois' study has updated our current knowledge of world shamanism and its positioning within the academic study of comparative religion.

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ACADEMIC BRILLIANCE
TALES OF WONDER
  THE NAG HAMMADI SCRIPTURES

Huston Smith has attained an academic and popular status that few religious scholars achieve - he can be compared only to the likes of such luminaries as Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade and Carl Jung.  His autobiography - Tales of Wonder Adventures Chasing the Divine is well titled.  This remarkable academic shares the highpoints in his long and very eventful life in a casual and friendly style. These experiences follow the path one would expect of a world acclaimed religious scholar… dancing with Sufis in Iran, camping out with Australian Aborigines, chatting with Aldous Huxley, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa & the Dalai Lama and taking LSD with the infamous Timothy Leary! These anecdotes reveal a man of simple integrity and a love and respect for the polytheistic tableau of life. He is the archetypal professor, teaching and sharing genuine insights from his life-long spiritual quest. Considered by Americans as a national treasure, don't miss this opportunity to share the thoughts of a truly outstanding individual. His most well known book, World Religions - now available in an illustrated and revised edition - remains the standard textbook on the study of comparative religion in universities around the world and has sold over 1.5 million copies!

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Discovered in 1945, the Gnostic texts found at Nag Hammadi, a city on the west bank of the Nile, represent the most significant Christian writings after the Bible. Their content brings into question everything known about the nature of early Christianity. Institutionalised Christianity is currently undergoing a revolution. The unprecedented public interest in finding alternatives to traditional Christian dogma was stepped up dramatically with the publication of these extraordinary texts. Gnosticism means 'secret knowledge', an indwelling spiritual principle by which an individual becomes conscious of the revelatory nature of the divine. That is, the divine speaks to us all, through personal revelation - so we have no need of an institutionalised priesthood to interpret the will of God. Gnosticism speaks to those who desire first hand experience of God. It is not hard to see why the early Christians - who were seeking coherency as an organisation by establishing a unified theological dogma and laity - opposed the Gnostic movement. Now, every individual can access what has been hidden for almost 2000 years. This paperback edition, compiled by Dr Marvin Meyer offers explanatory essays to each Gnostic gospel with notes to aid the readers journey through these often unusual and surprising writings.

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NEW AGE SPIRITUALITY
GRACE, GAIA AND THE END OF DAYS

Stuart Wilde is the radical prophet among New Age teachers. His work has brought criticism and acclaim, controversy and applause. His literary output, countless workshops and audios have carved his name deeply in the pantheon of the New Age. Some have called him the teacher's teacher - due to his influence on a myriad of authors over his 26 years of public activity. His latest book Grace, Gaia and the End of Days will not disappoint. Wilde turns his attention to the controversial idea that we are currently living in what the Hindu masters call the Kali Yuga - the age of vice or as Wilde terms it -the age of destruction. So hold on to your hats - this means says Wilde, Earth, or Gaia will exert her ability to correct the damage we have done to her. Gaia, as the self-correcting intelligence of the planet will take control of the mess we have made - and make some adjustments. This idea is not as crazy as it sounds. Academic James Lovelock proposed the Gaia Hypothesis, where the earth is seen as a complex interacting system capable of maintaining homoeostasis. In the face of significant movement away from this balance, Gaia would correct the situation - regardless of humankind's fate. Wilde continues this theme with the fascinating idea that the spiritual worlds are the point of balance for this coming change. Spiritual battles rage between agents of good and evil, the outcome deciding our fate on earth. The End of Days is when the outcome of this battle is won. Heralded by the Solar Logos - he will initiate the Renewal. This will mark the beginning of a new age - the Kali Yuga will end and another will begin. There is nothing boring about Stuart Wilde. Agree or not, it makes for engrossing reading.

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GHOSTS AMOUNG US
  ANGEL MAGIC
  LIVING WITH THE GIFT

Van Praagh is a survival evidence medium - this is the ability to not only contact the departed, but to provide evidential proof through detailed messages from them. This skill has been the driving force behind his two central directives - grief support and psychic development. These are achieved through his many publications, tours and workshops, TV and radio appearances, and recently, his popular TV production, The Ghost Whisperer. The show has introduced to a wider audience the nature of communication with the dead. In his forthcoming book, Ghosts Among Us, Van Praagh shares his encounters with both helpful and aggressive ghosts, opening the world of the spirit to the reader. His intention is to demonstrate that the world we know is not separate from the world of the dead - the two interact on a routine day-by-day basis. Fantastic stories of ghostly encounters, accurate messages from well meaning ghosts and bizarre psychic phenomena fill the pages of this guide to the supernatural. It is a book of real 'ghost stories'!

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Bring the astounding power of Angelic presence into your life! Cassandra Easton introduces us to a wide array of angels, explaining their connection with the every day events of our hectic life. Career advice, prosperity, healing and protection are only a few life-concerns where angels can significantly help. A glossary of over 250 angelic beings are listed, described - and their field of influence examined. Angel Magic
is user friendly, practical and will improve harmony in your life, reduce stress, resolve problems and generate a sense of hope and hidden support. A spiritual teacher for over 20 years and author of over 40 titles, Cassandra invites you to draw on the infinite wisdom and compassion of these enigmatic spiritual beings.

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Tracy Higgs

In this moving and telling account, medium Tracy Higgs recounts her journey as a sensitive child - who was discouraged from using her gifts - through trials and tribulations to her final acceptance of her extraordinary ability at age 30. Through her difficult upbringing she found the strength to eventually become the ground breaking medium she is today. Written with humour and warmth, Living with the Gift will uplift and teach with its message of hope from the other side.

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THE MYSTICAL LIFE OF JESUS


Silvia Browne turns her psychic eye to one of the most mysterious men of history - Jesus. Drawing on her unique alliance with her spirit guide Silvia offers knowledge of Jesus not accessible from secular sources. Discover the truth behind the controversies that have followed in his wake - was he single? Who was he really? Did he initiate a bloodline? Is their truth to the virgin birth? What did he do before his recorded ministry? Did he teach in other countries? Silvia Browne's popularity as a spiritualist, healer and medium is well established. Now available in paperback - find out about the real Jesus in this, her latest readings from her agents in the beyond in The Mystical Life of Jesus, An Uncommon Perspective on the Life of Jesus Christ.

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CREATIVE FLOWDREAMING
  HIDDEN POWER OF DREAMS

Creative Flow Dreaming is an artistic gentle process. It is collaboration with the underlying forces that govern our reality. Flow cannot be forced or controlled - rather it is something that is successfully engaged with a creative playfulness. Summer McStravick expresses the awesome power available to us when we engage life as an artistic expression, our life as an art-in-progress. Developing simple techniques from her earlier work Creative Flowdreaming is an intuitive expression of our own sense of what we need. McStravick writes that Flow is constantly with us - we know intuitively when we move against it, and when we move with it. Endorsed by such luminaries as Wayne Dyer, Greg Braden and Denise Linn, flowdreaming has the power to shift us from our conscious rigidity and move us into the ever-present gentle flow of life that breathes new life and energy into all we engage. If the Art of Manifesting has proved elusive, Creative Flow Dreaming shows why!

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  Denise Linn

Known for her knowledge of alternative healing traditions from around the world, Denise Linn has been called 'America's best kept secret'. Her work in Soul Coaching - aligning one's inner world with the outer world - has helped people unfold their natural spirituality. Now, in the Hidden Power of Dreams, Denise has turned her remarkable intuitive powers to unravelling the transformative potential of the dream. Largely overlooked in the quest for personal spirituality, dreams carry personalised messages from deep within us as well as commutations from spirit guides and helpers.  Drawing on her considerable exposure to the wisdom traditions of many different cultures, Denise has gathered an array of simple but effective exercises and methods to open the door to the secret depths of our dream world. Exercises and methods on how to recall your dreams; their connection to astral travelling; how to have prophetic dreams and even how to program your dreams are supplied in clear and unambiguous terms. Instructions on how to interpret dreams, along with a comprehensive dream dictionary make The Hidden Power of Dreams a complete user's manual on dream work. The ancient wisdom tradition states that a dream untranslated is like a letter unread - with Denise's book at your side - no communiqué specially designed for you need ever go unread.
 
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ESOTERIC SPIRITUALITY 
THE BOOK OF DESTINY

The countdown has begun. Just over two years remain - and then? 2012 is the nexus to which many prophetic legacies claim as the end date for our current social, political and religious lifestyle. At the heart of these prophecies is the extraordinary calendrical system of the ancient Mayan shaman-priests. Unique to all calendars in the world, the Mayan calendar has an end date - and that date is 2012. Carlos Barrios, Mayan priest and member of the Guatemalan Mayan Elders Council, author of The Book of Destiny, explains that this calendar not only tells of a massive transformation in 2012, but of sacred knowledge necessary to meet this date with destiny. It contains the sacred and scientific legacy of the Ancient Mayan religion. This legacy revolves around the necessity of each individual to align themselves with their distinct inner energetic make-up, represented in the Mayan system as protection spirits and glyphs determined by calendar positioning. Delve into this fascinating spiritual science for an esoteric understanding of what will make 2012 a cradle of rebirth and transformation, rather than disaster. As 2012 approaches - can we afford to ignore the warnings? 

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TRAVELS THROUGH MIDDLE EARTH   DANCE OF THE MOON

Alaric Albertsson 

Tolkien's Middle Earth is not all fantasy. Much of the feel of Middle Earth originates from Tolkien's own Anglo-Saxon cultural heritage - its cosmology, gods, customs and rituals. In today's terms, it is a relatively unknown world - but a world that speaks to many that are seeking alternative spiritual insight from their own heritage. Albertsson has written a clear introduction to the inner world of the Anglo-Saxon - and how to bring it to life in our own time (and home!). Constructing your own Saxon alter (a weofod), basic ancestor rituals, rites of passage, the secrets of Dwarf & Elven-kind and making your own mead are all explained in a straightforward how-to manner. Most importantly, the central concept of 'Wyrd' is covered in detail. This is your fate or destiny - a process that unfolds continuously in the present - and originates from the Well of Wyrd - the source of all creation. Intended for both the Tolkien fan as well as those interested in reconstructed pagan spirituality, Travels Through Middle Earth will delight and educate. Read a chapter from this remarkable book here.

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Time and keeping time govern our lives. Yet we have completely lost our connection to time as a sacred measure. The cycles of time were once deeply embedded in how we participated within the sacred wheel of the day, the year and our life. Dance of the Moon offers spiritual and practical guidance to help us reconnect with the earth and sky. Travel back to an era when the moon was our only calendar, and explore the timekeeping systems that have been held sacred by peoples all over the world. From the Egyptian feast of Thoth to the Celtic fire festivals, from the Chinese lunisolar year to the lunar-based calendar of the Muslim world, Dance of the Moon will take you on a cross-cultural tour of traditions, pagan rituals, and practices throughout history that honour life's cycles. Discover the Mayan calendar as a soul evolution tool and see what it foretells about 2012. Explore the spiritual underpinning of the Pagan Wheel of the Year alongside holy days from communities spanning several generations and thousands of miles.
 
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EARTH MAGIC

In Earth Magic, Steven Farmer offers a unique synthesis of ancient spiritual practices and philosophies that have proven over millennia to help heal the spiritual causes of physical and emotional illnesses, augment personal power, enhance manifestation abilities, and encourage a balanced and harmonious relationship with our Earth. Although the foundation for
Earth Magic is universal shamanic wisdom, you don't need to have an interest in shamanism to benefit from its contents, as it expands beyond this topic to incorporate processes that are useful for all those with the sincere intention to heal themselves, others and our planet.

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THE MIND HAS POWERS!
QUANTUM SORCERY
  SEEING ANGELS
  THE PASSIONATE MIND REVISITED
Dave Smith

Quantum Sorcery
comes from a branch of the magical tradition called Chaos Magic. Rather than postulating that magical efficacy depends on supernatural powers and agents
Quantum Sorcery turns to the new science of quantum mechanics for a very contemporary and radical approach. The fundamental assumption of Quantum Sorcery is that the meeting point of mind and matter come together and can be accessed within the field of consciousness awareness. It is at this point that changes can be initiated. Being able to initiate genuine change - either in the environment or within oneself from this point - is considered an act of quantum magic. Author Dave Smith provides an introduction to the applications of quantum magic - the skills and practical methods needed, together with an equal portion of traditional magical pragmatics and the far more recent insights of quantum physics. Written as a response to the question: How does magic actually work? Quantum Sorcery provides an answer: the quantum did it.

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True Contemporary Accounts of Hundreds of Angelic Experiences

Emma
Heathcote-James


Academic Emma Heathcote-James conducted a three year intensive investigation into angelic visitations. Over 1000 accounts have been gathered, studied and analysed. The belief in the existence of angels, reports Time magazine, is as high as 69%. Gaining her doctoral degree for this work, she went on to write Seeing Angels to bring her remarkable data collection to the public.
Seeing Angels brings to our attention over 50 extraordinary case histories of individual's who have reported angelic encounters. The study of such experiences professionally is almost non-existent. The reports of visitations are not from a select group but stem from a broad cross section of the public - professionals, children, labourers and even prisoners. Explaining what all this means especially with the weight of evidence on her side, provides some intriguing conclusions - and may question what it is we call supernatural. One central fact emerges again and again - the phenomenon is worldwide and surpasses specific religions, race or creed. Interestingly, a chapter recording the angelic experiences of the blind is included, hammering home the idea that this experience seems somehow innate to humans. An inspiring and insightful study.

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Expanding Personal and Social Awareness

Diana Alstad & Joel Kramer

Originally published in 1974, now reworked and greatly expanded, The Passionate Mind Revisited invites the reader on an intellectual expose on how the mind functions in relation to its environment, its cultural context and toward itself. The heart of the book resides in the idea that internal frames of reference dominate our experience of the outer world. Mental architecture, established and unquestioned thought patterns actively filter our experience. Humanity has reached a point on the evolutionary arc where a deep recognition of this dynamic is needed to move forward into un-contextualised, free space. Freedom from a deeply dysfunctional world views starts with knowledge of how the mind processes and understands everyday experience and the adoption of an orientation towards self-inquiry, curiosity and truth seeking. The rate of change in both an individual life and the surrounding culture is such that our responses to this change are woefully inadequate - using old, outdated and static internal strategies. Our world is changing - so too must we. The Passionate Mind Revisited is noted for its clarity and accessibility in dealing with a topic of some complexity and abstraction. It is an important ingredient for the solution to the coming world changes. Highly recommended.

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SNAKE OIL SCIENCE
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The Truth About Complimentary & Alternative Medicine

R. Baker Bausell PhD


Snake Oil Science centres largely on the reality of the placebo effect, its rise and history in science, its effects and ambiguities. However, the power of the placebo effect has been manipulated, shrink-wrapped and marketed to both medical professionals and the public as alternative medicine. This rather startling claim on the relative ineffectualness of alternative medicine - other than the placebo effect - comes from a first rate mind - a Professor stationed at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He has asked the question: is alternative medicine more effective than a placebo? Snake Oil Science presents evidence that it is not. How the placebo effect conspires to make alternative therapies appear effective is the underlying rationale. Both a brilliant analysis of alternative medicine and an excellent introduction in the scientific art of interpreting data and conducting research, Snake Oil Science makes for eye opening reading. This is a behind-the-scenes-look at the healing industry, medical and alternative, revealing hidden agendas, poor science and the power of market trends. Written with genuine compassion, integrity and humour - with many interesting diversions and anecdotes - Snake Oil Science is a book to be taken seriously.

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PREDICTIVE SPIRITUALITY 
TAROT FOR LIFE
  SUN SIGNS & SOUL MATES

Tarot is not just about fortune telling. Esoteric Paul Quinn explains that tarot is a tried and tested tool designed to evolve the 'reader' of the cards both psychologically and spirituality. Shifting tarot's emphasis from prediction to spiritual transformation is just the starting point of this excellent manual. Endorsed by none other than Rachel Pollack - tarot virtuoso extraordinaire - Quinn offers a solid foundation as his starting point: six key principles underlying the dynamics of self-transformative tarot-work. These six memes unfold throughout the book, helping to organise and contextualise our understanding of the infrastructure built into the tarot. The bulk of the book is dedicated to three consecutive investigations. What is needed for the journey; the experience of the journey inward and lastly, the nature of transformation and change. Each section is coordinated by reference to specific tarot imagery. Chapters are offered in practical card and image use, as well as understanding the nature of archetypes and their presence in the major arcana. This is the ideal manual for those who desire a deeper response from the universal images found in the Tarot and a pathway to a more mature spiritual practice. Highly recommended. Read a chapter or two here.

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The nature of astrology is to identify what forces are active in the course of one's life - so its understanding of the complexities of life are perfectly suited to mapping the problematic world of relationships. Author Linda George's premise is sound - understanding your own nature will allow far more compatible choices with potential partners. Compatibility potential between sun signs are examined, offering insight into the essence of each sign's strengths, challenges as well as exploring the lighter and darker sides of the twelve sun signs. From deciding whether to date that flirtatious Gemini to identifying your soul's fundamental needs, Sun Signs & Soul Mates will help you understand yourself-and your partner-more completely. Read a chapter or two here.

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RECLAIMING VIRTUE

Bradshaw, an immensely popular therapist in America, leader in the fields of addiction, recovery and family systems has produced his first book in ten years. Author of best sellers Healing the Shame That Binds You, Homecoming and Family Secrets, Bradshaw has turned his attention to the study of an unlikely topic - our innate moral intelligence. The practice of virtue - in the past - originated from traditional rule-based morality - something that Bradshaw recognises as no longer sufficient in our increasingly complex and changing world. Rather, he finds an inborn native moral intelligence inside all of us - waiting to be acknowledged. This intelligence can be cultivated and allowed to develop. Much space is given to nurturing moral intelligence in the young and the potential development of this quality as children enter the morally ambiguous age of the teen. Bradshaw presents an uplifting account of what is possible, showing how our deep sense for the good is innate and only requires simple steps to actualise.  A thoughtful and inspiring work.

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TOTAL I CHING
Myths for Change

Stephan Karcher PhD

Stephen Karcher has a long involvement with the most remarkable divinatory oracle in the world, the I Ching. His latest study is arguably the most comprehensive, insightful and genuinely representative edition of the I Ching published in modern times. Entitled The Total I Ching: Myths for Change - Karcher has successfully integrated the recently available and far older, Zhouyi translation/reconstruction which draws heavily on mythic images and ritual that is the basis of ancient eastern thought. This material has not been a part of the Confucian translations of the I Ching which emphasised moral and social codes of action and have dominated all published versions of the I Ching in the past.  Karcher's revolutionary volume utilises modern scholarship, archaeological and linguistic research, Eastern philosophy, and comparative religion to fuse these two traditions and present them in a united, comprehensive, and accessible new form. Also for the first time, this translation details the mythology of the divinatory system known as the Myths for Change. Karcher supplies a history of the I Ching, its birth and origin; outlines the mythological, shamanic and spiritual infrastructure on which the oracle is built - the interconnections, themes and motifs that make up the world's most simple yet infinitely complex, visually based oracle. Most impressively about Karcher's magnum opus, is his explanation of how the nature of the I Ching is based in polarities that lead to greater structures that eventually mirror life processes. This is an absolutely essential addition to any study of the I Ching. Highly recommended for both the interested beginner as well as the seasoned student.

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SPIRITUALITY AND THE MIND
HAPPINESS
The Thinking Person's Guide

Dr Richard O'Connor
 

Happiness is no myth. Dr O'Connor's latest book is the most recent study in a new generation of research on the scientific study of happiness. O'Connor's brilliant new book offers practical hands-on information as to the whys and why nots of happiness. Often thought to be a transient and ephemeral phenomena, happiness has emerged in recent studies as possessing solid evolutionary and neurological foundations. Developing what O'Connor calls Core Skills, we can change how we experience life. Fixed patterns that anchor our experience negatively can be rewired allowing greater inner freedom. That this is possible at all is one of the most important breakthroughs in brain physiology - thought processes are malleable and not set in stone. Called brain neuroplasticity - this is good news for all of us. The author provides straight forward and insightful information on happiness - what it is and how to get it - as well as his theories on misunderstood siblings and depression.

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EXCUSES BEGONE!   FREE FROM LIES

Wayne Dyer has done it again! With one fell swoop, he has identified a central characteristic that holds us all back from our true potential. We all know the power of excuses! Excuses have a way of making sense to ourselves - yet continually restrict our choices and possibilities. Dyer helps us identify these ingrained habits and provides insights and exercises to overcome them. Applying a certain logic to our excuses exposes their lie, allowing us to move into a new paradigm, melting the old habitual thought patterns away. Once eliminated, one is able to engage the world freely - with no excuses! Rid yourself of self imposed limitations and rediscover the joy and infinite possibilities of your new life.

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Discovering Your True Needs

Dr Alice Miller PhD & Andrew Jenkins
 

Alice Miller is a highly respected researcher and teacher on child abuse in its many and varied manifestations. Her research extends to the lasting effects on children as they move into adulthood and how this effects our society as a whole. Her most famous book, The Drama of the Gifted Child established her reputation as an extraordinary leader in the field of adult recovery from child abuse. Her works have - more than any other - helped untold numbers of adults empower their lives in the face of emotional and physical trauma. Her latest book Free From Lies, is unique in that it includes a section on helping the adult get the most out of the therapeutic process. The ability to identify the causes of emotional pain and the presence of deep (often unconscious) suffering, existing unacknowledged for decades generates recognisable patterns of behaviour: depression, inadequacy, chronic loneliness and self mutilation. Dr Miller personalises and illustrates this process with deeply moving extracts from 'The Diary of a Mother', where a mother learns to relate to her daughter on a level of integrity new to them both. Chapters on depression and the 'exiled self', the nature of evil, hatred and private mania make Free from Lies a profoundly revelatory study. A section comprised of interviews with relevant case outlines allows the reader to see Dr Miller's approach on a more personal level. This is a serious contribution to a largely unacknowledged social epidemic. The good news that it brings is that there are answers. 

EASTERN SPIRITUALITY
PRACTICAL MEDITATION
  SECRET POWER OF TANTRIK BREATHING
 
Sick and tired of sitting in weird yogic positions? Enlightenment seems like it's never going to arrive? Why not try Raja Yoga instead? The yoga of the body - Hatha Yoga - is the most commonly encountered form of yoga in the west.  Raja yoga however, centres on the mind rather than the body; a yoga of the mind, rather than of the body. Jayanti, a world-renowned teacher, lecturer and author, emphasises three themes in her pithy treatise - meditation must be spirit enhancing, energy boosting and life balancing. In short - meditation is transformational. Raja techniques allow us to galvanise the scattered forces of our fragmented awareness into a mindful still presence - opening the path to inner balance and peace by releasing negativity and fear. Jayanti's straight forward steps will result in less stress, more confidence and a general sense of well being. The quality of our life is largely determined by the health of our thinking patterns - Jayanti allows us to address this directly - all you need is 15 minutes a day and watch the result.

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Breathing methods are one of the inner keys to tantrik meditation. The breath - prana - is tied irrevocably to the emotions, the chakras and energy channels of the body. The tantrik breathing system taught in Swami Sivapriyananda's book, The Secret Power of Tantrik Breathing will establish a balance within the body, allowing a harmonised expression of one's life energies. Detailed instructions on technique, rationale and expected results are given in clear terms on this once hidden and obscure meditative formula.

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COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES 
THE EVERYTHING GUIDE TO HERBAL REMEDIES

An Easy to Use Reference for Natural Health Care

Martha Connors & Larry Altshuler


Modern allopathic medicine has its roots in herbal medicine. They have been used as curatives for as long as history can track. Continuing this ancient tradition of improving the quality of one's life through natural and gentle means, Herbal Remedies offers the reader a complete introduction to Herbal Medicine. This is a how-to book, practical use of herbs and their preparation, advice on buying herbs, and most of all how herbs can be used to help with such common aliments as allergies, hormonal mood swings, digestion problems and even psychological and emotional complaints. With this guide, you have the information you need to enjoy a happier, healthier life!

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NATURAL HEALING WISDOM & KNOW HOW
 
Every home should have a book like this. Natural Healing Wisdom
offers an alternative before rushing off to a doctor. If you are seeking alternatives to antibiotics and other invasive and potentially harmful solutions to common aliments - then this book is a must. A complete home reference for natural health and healing, the author has drawn on a vast array of alternative disciples to bring to your fingertips a compendium of healing lore.  The most useful feature in this manual is a lexicon of ailments and symptoms guiding readers to appropriate treatments and aiding in managing specific conditions. Weighing in at almost 500 pages, it is the most comprehensive alternative health resource currently available.


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SIMPLE CHINESE MEDICINE

Traditional Chinese medicine is now considered more than just a viable medical option. Author Aihan Kuhm is uniquely qualified - trained in both Western and Chinese medicine - to pen this excellent introduction to Chinese Medicine for westerners.  Orientated towards a practical hands-on-approach Kuhm provides simple exercises for cancer prevention, alleviation of stress conditions, using food for healing and weight control. Health is understood holistically where prevention is seen as the key to a healthy life. Take advantage of centuries of accumulated healing knowledge with this exceptional guide to your journey into healing. 

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The extremely popular Definitive Guide Bible series by Godsfield Press are undergoing a renaissance!!Ten titles from this series are due for re-issue plus two new additions -
The Mythology Bible by Sarah Bartlett and volume two of Judy Hall's brilliant Crystal Bible Vol 2. All bound in a unified format, densely illustrated and authoritatively authored, these exquisitely designed manuals are a delight to read. Made as reference guides - each volume represents a small library condensed into a weighty 400-page book. Taken together the bible series represent a literal encyclopaedia of spiritual knowledge.
 
THE MYTHOLOGY BIBLE *NEW*
Sarah Bartlett 
THE CRYSTAL BIBLE VOL. 2   *NEW*
Judy Hall
THE ASTROLOGY BIBLE
Judy Hall
THE ANGEL BIBLE
Hazel Raven 
THE DREAM BIBLE
Brenda Mallon
THE MEDITATION BIBLE
Madonna Gauding 
THE PSYCHIC'S BIBLE
Jane Struthers 
THE TAROT BIBLE
Sarah Bartlett 
THE YOGA BIBLE
Christina Brown
THE WICCA BIBLE
Ann-Marie Gallagher 

KNOW THAT THE SPIRIT IS ALWAYS PRESENT

From after death revelations to angel guidance to the power of Universal Laws - books to enrich your spiritual world.
TESTIMONY OF LIGHT
Helen Greaves
NEVER ALONE: A MEDIUM'S JOURNEY 
Debbie Malone



BRIDGE TO THE AFTERLIFE: A MEDIUM'S MESSAGE OF HOPE & HEALING 
Troy Parkinson
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YOUR SIXTH SENSE
Belleruth Naparstek
THE WESTERN BOOK OF CROSSING OVER
Sheldon Stoff
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WE ARE NOT ALONE : A COMPLETE GUIDE TO INTER- DIMENSIONAL COOPERATION
Atala Dorothy Toy
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LAW OF ATTRACTION
Michael Losier
KINANGIOLOGY: CO-WORKING WITH THE ANGELS TO HEAL EMOTIONS
Sue Vaughan

GET CREATIVE AND ENGAGE YOUR INNER DEPTHS !!

Explore the un- questioned partnership of spirituality and creativity! Connect your inner and outer worlds through your creative imagination with the craft of writing. Creative expression is one of the most natural expressions of genuine spirituality available. Tap your creative potential and revitalise! 

BRINGING THE SOUL BACK HOME: WRITING IN THE NEW CONSCIOUSNESS
Katya Williamson
ART AND SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION
Finley Eversole
ASTROLOGICAL DELIGHTS

From ancient techniques to modern expression.
PRIMARY DIRECTIONS: ASTROLOGY'S OLD MASTER TECHNIQUE
Martin Gansten
EROTIC ASTROLOGY: THE SEX SECRETS OF YOUR HOROSCOPE REVEALED
Phyllis Vega
AGELESS YOGA GENTLE WORKOUTS FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS 
Juliet Pegrum

THE MASTER KEY TO RICHES
Napoleon Hill

STELLAR MAGIC
Payam Nabarz

EGYPTIAN REVENGE SPELLS
Claudia Dillaire



Find your way through the geography of the energetic Body with these excellent guides to CHI & CHAKRAS.
CHI: DISCOVERING YOUR LIFE ENERGY
Waysun Liao
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THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO CHAKRAS 
Betsy Rippentrop 



WESTERN ESOTERICS AND METAPHYSICS
THE ENNEAGRAM OF PASSIONS AND VIRTUES 
Sandra Maitri
THE METAPHYSICS OF MIND
Michael Tye
BECOMING YOU
Joseph Naft
AS LIGHT BEFORE DAWN: THE INNER WORLD OF A MEDIEVAL KABBALISTS 
Eitan Fishbane
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TWO
 UNIQUE AUTHORS

FOR READERS SEEKING FRESH AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS


Holistic medicine is about the whole person - mind, body and spirit - deep medicine is a breakthrough in how the interconnectivity of these domains affects our health and well being and more importantly how we can use this to live life to its fullest. Core inner values just as much as bodily health determines our inner state and outlook. Presenting a practical approach, author Dr. William Stewart has a great deal to offer the alternative health community. A preview is available here.
DEEP MEDICINE : AWAKENING THE HEALING POWER OF YOUR INNER WISDOM 
William Stewart
PSEUDOSCIENCE AND EXTRA ORDINARY CLAIMS OF THE PARANORMAL : A CRITICAL THINKER'S TOOLKIT
 Jonathan Smith
Essential reading for anyone interested in scientific claims of the paranormal. Covering 'reality checks', critical thinking tools, science and pseudoscience, how to evaluate claims and much more.