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The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
The Art of Aromatherapy
The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810017

This complete, practical guide shows how to use the essential oils of flowers and herbs as a gentle yet effective method of natural healing. Beginning with the history and use of essential oils in cosmetics and perfumes from ancient Egyptian times to the present day, the author details 29 essences, with their properties and applications in more than 100 conditions, ranging from emotional stress to skin disorders.
Includes easy-to-prepare recipes for massage and medicinal oils, facial masks, ointments, and aromatic baths.

Explains the importance of essential oils in Swedish, shiatsu, and neuromuscular massage.

Provides tables of evaporation rates, odor intensity, therapeutic index, and glossary of medical terms.
Earth Honoring: The New Male Sexuality
Earth Honoring
The New Male Sexuality
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814284

Robert Lawlor calls upon the ritualistic nature of sexual behavior in tribal cultures and in the Tantric and Taoist traditions to provide valuable guidance for reversing the unhealthy excesses of male energy. Looking to the earth honoring, matriarchal societies, he focuses on specific techniques used in the sexual and spiritual training of males to energize creative potential and redirect the quest for power and dominance into constructive channels. He shows how the initiatic disciplines of orgiastic control enabled men and women to achieve extraordinary, ecstatic experiences, providing the basis for increased spiritual awareness. Modern adaptations of these methods are revealed, along with their profound repercussions on the male psyche and ultimately on society.

The Teachings of Don Carlos: Practical Applications of the Works of Carlos Castaneda
The Teachings of Don Carlos
Practical Applications of the Works of Carlos Castaneda
Paperback      ISBN: 1879181231

Millions of readers of Carlos Castaneda books have long enjoyed the fantastic teachings of don Juan Matus, the Yaqui shaman from northern Mexico. Now, thanks to the practical techniques based on Castaneda's writings offered here by author Victor Sanchez--the body as a field of energy, the not-doings of the personal self, stopping the internal dialogue, the magic of attention, setting up dreaming, the warrior's greatest love, and more--you can apply these teachings to your everyday life.

Pyramid Power
Pyramid Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0892811064

Pyramid Power, the secret energy harnessed by the ancients, preserves food stuffs, amplifies thought forms, and increases sexual vitality. Here is the latest fabulous and provocative information on pyramids around the world, instructions on building your own pyramid, and suggested experiments.

The #1 bestseller on pyramid energies offers fascinating information on pyramids around the world, and how you can make pyramid power work for you.

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Nutrition and Mental Illness: An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry
Nutrition and Mental Illness
An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812265

Believing that drugs and psychoanalysis were not always the best course of treatment for a variety of mental illnesses, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer began an extensive program of research into the causes and treatment of mental illness, and in 1973 opened the Brain Bio Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Here, with a team of scientists, he found that many psychological problems can be traced to biochemical imbalances in the body. With these patients, he achieved unprecedented success in treating a wide range of mental problems by adjusting diet and providing specific nutritional supplements for those conditions where deficiences exist. This book documents his approach.
Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed as schizophrenic; many more suffer from depression, anxiety, and phobias.

Dr. Pfeiffer's methods of treatment presented in Nutrition and Mental Illness are a valuable adjunct to traditional therapies, and can bring hope of real wellness to many of those who suffer.
500 Formulas for Aromatherapy: Mixing Essential Oils for Every Use
500 Formulas for Aromatherapy
Mixing Essential Oils for Every Use
Paperback      ISBN: 0806905840

Exact formulas for making hundreds of blends for skin and hair care, relief of stress and pre-menstrual syndrome, baby oils and powders, cellulite reduction, massage oils, and more. "It's interesting to just page through the alphabetical section and learn the purported advantages of oils, from allspice (Pimenta officinalis) to ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata)."--Booklist.

The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power
The Five Tibetans
Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814500

The Five Tibetans is a yogic system of highly energizing postures and exercises that originated in the Himalayas. Liberating and enhancing the innate energetic power of the human body and mind, these five exercises take a minimum of daily time and effort but offer remarkable results in the way of increased physical strength and suppleness as well as mental acuity. In addition, these exercises can be a vehicle for enlivening the senses and generating and harnessing energy for the purpose of self-transformation. Regular practice of these postures: Relieves muscular tension and nervous stress Improves respiration and digestion Benefits the cardiovascular system Leads to deep relaxation and well-being Tunes and energizes the chakras The Five Tibetans are explained within the context of traditional yoga, providing a foundation for understanding. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations complement the text and clearly indicate the proper execution of each exercise.

Food--Your Miracle Medicine
Food--Your Miracle Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 0060984244
Food -- Your Miracle Medicine is the breakthrough book on food and health for the nineties. This comprehensive guide, based on more than 10,000 scientific studies, reveals how you can use the extraordinary powers of food to prevent and alleviate such common maladies as headaches and hay fever, as well as to ward off major killers, including heart disease and cancer. Jean Carper, the bestselling author of The Food Pharmacy, has now translated the amazing new discoveries about the medical powers of food into practical advice and information that you can use every day to conquer disease, increase your mental energy, and live longer.

  • A carrot a day could slash your risk of stroke by 70 percent.

  • Ginger can stop migraine headaches and nausea.

  • Half an avocado a day can dramatically improve your blood cholesterol.

  • Brazil nut may improve your mood.

  • Brazil nuts may improve your mood.

  • Tea helps prevent stroke, heart disease, and cancer.

  • A food allergy may be the cause of your fatigue.

Bodywork Shiatsu: Bringing the Art of Finger Pressure to the Massage Table
Bodywork Shiatsu
Bringing the Art of Finger Pressure to the Massage Table
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815264

For the first time, an expert in the Asian art of finger-pressure massage shifts the practice of shiatsu from the floor to the massage table--increasing the comfort of the patient, conserving the energy of the therapist, and augmenting the effects of the treatment. Skillfully integrating current Western scientific research with traditional energetic concepts and techniques of shiatsu, Carl Dubitsky provides a new perspective on this ancient healing art. His analysis of the muscular anatomy of the points and pathways is unique in Western literature, making shiatsu techniques more accessible and comprehensible to health professionals and bodyworkers of all schools.

BodyWork Shiatsu grounds its discussion of shiatsu in a thorough review of traditional Asian medical theory, explaining the concepts of yin and yang, the five elements, and the flow of life energy, qi, along with the meridians of the body. These concepts form the basis of the health professional's approach to examination and treatment. The heart of the book contains detailed instructions in applying shiatsu to the massage table--from basic finger technique to choosing equipment--with specific recommendations for treating each part of the body. The fruit of the author's many years of immersion in both Eastern and Western systems of massage, BodyWork Shiatsu is an invaluable aid to all those interested in advanced applications of shiatsu as well as those wishing to incorporate basic principles of finger-pressure massage into their health-care practice.
Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind Body Medicine
Quantum Healing
Exploring the Frontiers of Mind Body Medicine
Paperback      ISBN: 0553348698

Here is an extraordinary new approach to healing by an extraordinary physician-writer -- a book filled with the mystery, wonder, and hope of people who have experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from cancer and other serious illnesses.
Dr. Deepak Chopra, a respected New England endocrinologist, began his search for answers when he saw patients in his own practice who completely recovered after being given only a few months to live. In the mid-1980's he returned to his native India to explore Aruyveda, humanities most ancient healing tradition. Now he has brought together the current research of Wetern medicine, neuoscience, and physics with the insights of Ayurvedic theory to show that the human body is controlled by a "network of intelligence" grounded in quantum reality. Not a superficial psychological state, this intelligence lies deep enough to change the basic pattenrs that design our physiology -- with the potential to defeat cancer, heart disease, and even aging itself. in this inspiring and pioneering work, Dr. Chopra offers us both a fascinating intellectual journey and a deeply moving chronicle of hope and healing.