Spiritual Healing
Chakra Animals: Discover Your Connection to Wisdom of the Natural World
Chakra Animals
Discover Your Connection to Wisdom of the Natural World
Paperback      ISBN: 0738759597

"Chakra Animals is insightful, informative, and extremely readable. Angelica Stuart's love of the subject, and her readers, is obvious on every page."--Richard Webster, author of Is Your Pet Psychic? and Living in Your Soul's Light

Bathe Your Soul in the Ethereal Energy of the Animal-Spirit Realm

The animals of the world are filled with insights and lessons for their human friends. Chakra Animals shares the chakra wisdom of fifty familiar North American animals to support you in making changes in your life, especially in areas where you may be struggling. Developing your connection to the animals that you resonate with is an important and fun activity that enhances your spirituality and sense of wellness, for example:

Call on the turtle in the heart chakra for those times you need support opening your heart and emerging from your shell.

If you connect to bear and the heart chakra, it may mean you need to climb into a warm and cozy den for a period of healing and rejuvenation.

Work with the butterfly in the crown chakra when journeying into higher realms of consciousness and reconnecting with the beauty you find there.

In this book, you will discover chakra interpretations for each of the seven chakras for all fifty animals--350 bite-sized bits of chakra wisdom in all These insights will help you focus on specific goals that are important to you and they will help you remove inner blocks that may be holding you back. You will also discover tips and techniques for integrating the chakra wisdom into your life and stories of personal transformation to help you process the profound guidance the animals share with you.

Praise:

"Angelica Stuart's Chakra Animals stands out among contemporary intuitive, oracular, and divinatory tools. Its images are of animals and it speaks of their sacred power in the very energy centers that translate light to form: the Chakras."--Orion Foxwood, author of The Faery Teachings

"We humans love to ally ourselves with other animals, and Chakra Animals allows us to internalize the energies of fifty different beings while using the seven primary chakras as a road map. Angelica Stuart provides an introduction to these valuable relationships, helping the reader to understand some of the ways in which the animals can guide us through personal growth and spiritual development."--Lupa, author of New Paths to Animal Totems

Integral Meditation: Mindfulness as a Way to Grow Up, Wake Up, and Show Up in Your Life
Integral Meditation
Mindfulness as a Way to Grow Up, Wake Up, and Show Up in Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1611802989
A radical approach to mindfulness and self-transformation that combines an ancient meditation technique with leading-edge theory

With practical teachings and detailed instructions, Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a new way of practicing the widely popular meditation. Integral Mindfulness applies many of the leading-edge insights of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory--the first system to combine Eastern teachings on the five stages of awakening with the eight major Western models of human development, thus portraying the complete path of human evolution. In addition to all the benefits to body, mind, and spirit that standard mindfulness meditation confers, practicing Integral Mindfulness promises a more powerful approach to personal transformation and brings within reach the fullest experience of Enlightenment possible.

Beginning with as little as fifteen to thirty minutes of daily sessions, the meditator can gradually expand from there by slowly and easily adding significant aspects of the practice. Meditation instructions and step-by-step guided contemplations are given in detail. Readers learn how to create a graph to track progress and discover natural strengths and potentials. The book also offers recommended readings and resources to facilitate further study.
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
The Accidental Shaman
Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Paperback      ISBN: 162055609x

A story of awakening to remarkable shamanic powers, teachings, and techniques

- Describes the author's work with plant spirits, entheogens such as ayahuasca, and indigenous shamans during his 20 years of fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon

- Explores the practice of soul retrieval and shamanic work with feathers, stones, and sound

- Includes techniques for exploring non-ordinary reality, exercises for expanding sensory perception, and practices to open your creative artistic visionary potential

After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.

Sharing profound teachings and extraordinary experiences from his more than 30 years of shamanic healing work, Charing explains how he accidentally became a shaman and completely changed the course of his life. He describes his work with plant spirits, entheogens such as ayahuasca, and indigenous shamans during his 20 years of fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon, including his studies with the late visionary artist Pablo Amaringo. Investigating altered states of perception, he provides visionary techniques for exploring non-ordinary reality, exercises for expanding sensory perception, and practices to open your creative artistic visionary potential. Detailing the practice of soul retrieval, the author discusses why it is one of the most effective and profound spiritual healing practices and shares emotionally charged stories of successful shamanic healings he has attended. He also includes shamanic wisdom on working with feathers, stones, and sound and compares current research in physics with the vast body of experiential knowledge from indigenous spiritual traditions.

From the accident that started his journey to the many remarkable spiritwork encounters that have happened since, Charing's story will empower readers to begin exploring the realms of consciousness and energy that surround us and welcome the dissolution of the boundary between the physical and the spiritual.
The Crystal Fix: Healing Crystals for the Modern Home
The Crystal Fix
Healing Crystals for the Modern Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1781318123
"This delightful - and highly accessible - book is beautifully illustrated and filled with hints and tips to help you make the most of your crystals. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did." --Judy Hall, best-selling author of The Crystal Bible

Create a beautiful and empowering home environment with healing crystals. Featuring a dedicated section organized by the key rooms in the home, this modern guide to crystals helps you choose stones that will attract the energy you want in each space.

Infused with the energy of Mother Nature, every crystal has a unique set of healing properties which, armed with a little knowledge, you can unlock and harness to improve all aspects of life. From tackling insomnia to relieving anxiety and fostering creativity, crystals can energize, calm, and inspire.

Luminosity Crystals founder, Juliette Thornbury, provides all the information you need to source, care for, and display your crystals--as well as tips for wearing them and taking stones on the go.

Find within:
  • An introduction to the art of feng shui and how to use it in conjunction with specific crystals to enhance the energy in your home, followed by room-by-room crystal recommendations.
  • A crystal directory organized by primary qualities (Joy & Success, Love & Relationships, Health & Wellness, Energy & Inspiration, Rest & Rejuvenation, Protection & Comfort).
  • A guide to using your crystals, including meditations, rituals, associated chakras, beauty treatments, and crystal grids.
  • Two indexes--one general and another that lists the stones by need.
Whether you want to choose the right cluster for your coffee table, or to better understand the powerful potential of these stones, this essential guide will enable you to bring more of their transformative energy into your everyday life.
The World Is as You Dream It: Teachings from the Amazon and Andes
The World Is as You Dream It
Teachings from the Amazon and Andes
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814594
After 'Hit Man'

The New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man documents John Perkins' extraordinary career as a globe-trotting economic hit man. Perkins' insider's view leads him to crisis of conscience--to the realization that he must devote himself to work which will foster a world-wide awareness of the sanctity of indigenous peoples, their cultures, and their environments. Perkins' books demonstrate how the age-old shamanic techniques of some of the world's most primitive peoples have sparked a revolution in modern concepts about healing, the subconscious, and the powers each of us has to alter individual and communal reality.

Deep in the rain forests and high in the Andes of Ecuador, native shamans teach the age-old technique of dream change, a tradition that has kept the cultures of the Otavalans, Salasacans, and Shuar alive despite centuries of conquest. Now these shamans are turning their wisdom and power to the problem of curing a new kind of illness--that created by the industrial world's dream of dominating and exploiting nature.

John Perkins tells the story of these remarkable shamans and of the U.S. medical doctors, psychologists, and scientists who have gone with him to learn the techniques of dream change. These shamanic teachings have sparked a revolution in modern concepts about healing, the subconscious, and the powers each of us has to alter individual and communal reality.
Chakra Wisdom: Healing Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Beliefs with Meditation, Yoga, and the Traya Process
Chakra Wisdom
Healing Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Beliefs with Meditation, Yoga, and the Traya Process
Paperback      ISBN: 0738757438

Free Your Mind of Negativity and Forge a Deeper Connection to Spirit with Completely New Practices and Insights Grounded in Eastern and Western Psychology

Just as the body is able to heal itself, nature has provided a way for the mind to heal as well. In Chakra Wisdom, therapist, yogini, and zen practitioner Trish O'Sullivan shares a system known as Traya--a unique practice that provides a new way of healing negative mind energy through working with the chakras. This process includes techniques for connecting to your subtle body and your inner teacher so that you can release negativity, reduce stress, and enter the stream of spiritual energy. Filled with meditations and exercises for engaging the chakras, this book explores the key steps to working with the deep mind, including:

  • Mindfulness and focus
  • Letting memories come to the surface
  • Releasing negative energy
  • Receiving positive energy
  • Chakra diagnostics

With therapeutic chakra work, yoga, and meditation, Traya is a powerful practice for nourishing and deepening your spiritual connection. Trish O'Sullivan's expert guidance will help you move through emotional and spiritual blocks and achieve new experiences of personal fulfillment.

Praise:

"This book is one of few that could rightly be called paradigm shifting. Trish O'Sullivan lucidly provides practical techniques for purifying the mind and forging a robust mind-body connection. Chakra Wisdom is an invitation to insight, to true identity, to wholeness."--Scott Gerson, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Jupiter Medical Center Department of Integrative Medicine, Division of Education and Research

The Essence of Chi-Gung: A Handbook of Basic Forms for Daily Practice
The Essence of Chi-Gung
A Handbook of Basic Forms for Daily Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 1590309626

The beneficial health effects of daily chi-gung practice have long been known in China, but in the West, chi-gung is becoming increasingly used for general well-being and to complement conventional medical treatment. The Essence of Chi-Gung is an easy-to-use workbook that teaches the fundamentals of chi-gung practice and provides a safe, basic daily regimen that can be adapted for people of all ages and physical abilities.

The view in Chinese medicine is that good health is maintained by circulating and increasing chi, the vital life energy that we are all born with. In chi-gung practice, slow, rhythmic breathing is synchronized with body movements, in a way which is beneficial to both the nervous and immune systems and to overall health. This manual includes over fifty step-by-step illustrations of the warm-up exercises and movement forms.
The Alchemy of Freedom: The Philosophers' Stone and the Secrets of Existence
The Alchemy of Freedom
The Philosophers' Stone and the Secrets of Existence
Paperback      ISBN: 1611804469
Well-known spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment.

For millennia alchemists sought the philosophers' stone, the miracle substance believed to be the key to all the secrets of existence. The quest was fueled by some of the prime questions of human existence: What am I? Why am I here? How has this world come to be?

A. H. Almaas shows that the tremendous liberating power of the mysterious philosophers' stone is closer to us than we realize. In fact, it is the true nature of all reality--in all times and all places, without being limited to being anything in particular. Through the philosophers' stone, real transformation can happen, our consciousness can become free, and we can open to all the possibilities of reality.

Almaas discusses the factors that are involved in igniting the catalytic property of the philosophers' stone and then begins to unpack the properties of true nature when it is free of constraints. Finally, we are left with the revelation that true nature is endlessly knowable, and yet nothing we can know or say about it exhausts its mystery and power. The result is a new understanding of what liberation and practice are--and a view of what it's like when seeking ceases and life becomes a process of continual discovery. We begin to appreciate that the freedom of reality expressed in the complete and fulfilled life all human beings seek--and few find--is actually the simplicity of the ordinary.
Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Peace is Every Step
The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0553351397
In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment.

World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness"--the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is--in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking a part--and shows how deep meditative presence is available now. Nhat Hanh provides exercises to increase our awareness of our own body and mind through conscious breathing, which can bring immediate joy and peace. Nhat Hanh also shows how to be aware of relationships with others and of the world around us, its beauty and also its pollution and injustices. The deceptively simple practices of Peace Is Every Step encourage the reader to work for peace in the world as he or she continues to work on sustaining inner peace by turning the "mindless" into the mindFUL.
The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja: Mastering the Four Gates to Freedom
The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja
Mastering the Four Gates to Freedom
Paperback      ISBN: 1594771073

Explains how the initiatory practices of the Ninja can be used to achieve self-mastery

- Uses the five human archetypes of lover, seeker, magus, soul warrior, and mystic

- Shows how to access kuji-kiri, the positive energy of the Ninja Godai, to dispel fear, disempowerment, and soul fatigue

The Ninja are a mysterious warrior elite said to be so spiritually advanced they knew the mind and will of God. Regarded with awe as masters of invisibility and "warriors of the shadow-self," their legendary skills include the ability to command the elements and transform themselves into Fire, Water, Air, Earth, and Void--the nothingness from which all things stem. In this book Ross Heaven reveals the training exercises and mental discipline used by the Ninja to develop these extraordinary physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual skills.

Central to Ninja philosophy is the understanding that there is no higher power than the actualized human being. The Ninja believe there are four gates to freedom, and to pass through them we must overcome four initiatory ordeals. Succeeding at these enables us to combat fear, find true power, clarify our vision, and overcome the soul fatigue that is at the root of our personal and social problems in order to embrace our positive energies and realize our talents.

Ross Heaven guides us through these four gateways with exercises and initiations that utilize the energy of the lover, seeker, magus, soul warrior, and mystic as well as dealing with their shadow manifestations that may be causing problems in our lives. We learn how to break the destructive habits of the past and create a bushido, a personal code to live by. Without initiation, we cannot access and channel our energies; they remain uncontrolled or even work against us. Ross Heaven provides the key that allows us to turn these elemental forces into allies.