Our New Reviews
Viewing 1 - 10 of 2250
A Channeled Text
By: Paul Selig
Publication Date: September, 2012
This major new work of channeled literature shows readers how to develop their own intuitive abilities and continues the program of self-development begun in Paul Selig's previous book,, I Am the Word, . [state this intention] “I am now accepting that I am in dominion of all that I see before me. And everything that I see is out-pictured by my consciousness to bring me the experience that I have required for my soul’s growth.” In this bracing and tremendously practical new work of spiritual psychology, author and medium Paul Selig takes channeled teachings into dramatic new territory. In this fresh revelation, the, invisible teachers who speak through Selig actually instruct readers on how to develop their own powers of intuition, clairvoyance, and inner knowing, . I began to evolve as a clairaudient and later as a conscious channel. My guides, a consortium of beings from a higher level of consciousness, were here to teach., The Book of Love and Creation, simultaneously helps readers develop as spiritual beings within, while growing into increasingly capable, resilient, and confident individuals amid the demands of outer life. We’re going to talk about love today, what love is, why you love, what love can bring to you, and what you need to understand to navigate from a position of love... And love will not be distorted. It cannot be. It cannot be tampered with because it is a high frequency. And a high frequency, so you see, will always stand in congruence with the Creative Source., Filled with meditations, exercises, psychological insights, and affirmations,, The Book of Love and Creation, immediately produces change in the life of every dedicated person who approaches it. Fine for returning readers and newcomers alike, the book is an extraordinary experience in a new body of channeled wisdom that is attracting readers across the world.
Let Your Body Teach Your Mind
By: Lorin Roche
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: Sounds True Inc
Publication Date: May, 2013
When we approach meditation as a wide-open embrace of life, we can let our bodies be our best meditation teachers., Created for yoga practitioners and everyone else,, Meditation for Yoga Lovers, invites you to join Lorin Roche to leap into a meditation practice unique to you, (because it will naturally unfold from the rich tapestry of your own experience in the moment). With a poetic delivery and the wisdom of forty years of teaching and practicing, Lorin describes the central skills of yoga meditation, including non-judgment, finding focus, tuning in to your inner world, the spirit of adventure, and more. Then he, opens up the meditator’s toolkit to share a series of guided exercises, including: Instinctive awareness practice for embracing "the wise motions of life" Salute to the senses—a practice for continually turning toward the life within and without Mantra practice for expressing joy, delight, awe, and pleasure Breath meditation-a celebration of all the colors of, prana, (energy) Connectedness is the sacred function of meditation, because it is a time that we give ourselves to weave together and coordinate all of the elements of our being., Meditation for Yoga Lovers, welcomes you to the beautiful art of inner connection with your own essence and life itself.
Writings of the Great Zen Master
Publication Date: April, 2013
Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, is one of the greatest religious, philosophical, and literary geniuses of Japan. His writings have been studied by Zen students for centuries, particularly his masterwork,, Shobo Genzo, or, Treasury of the True Dharma Eye, . This is, the first book to offer the great master’s incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works, . The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen—and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions. When you ride in a boat and watch the shore, you might assume that the shore is moving. But when you keep your eyes closely on the boat, you can see that the boat moves. Similarly, if you examine many things with a confused mind, you might suppose that your mind and nature are permanent. But when you practice intimately and return to where you are, it will be clear that there is nothing that has unchanging self. If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
Meditations for Difficult Times
By: Tara Brach
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: Sounds True Inc
Publication Date: February, 2013
From Tara Brach, author of, Radical Acceptance, and her new book, True Refuge, ,, here are 3 hours of new, insights and practices for finding sanctuary in any circumstance, . When the difficulties and losses of life feel overwhelming, is there someplace we can turn for the safety, nurturing, and peace that we long for? Most of us are strongly conditioned to react with fear and confusion, falling back on strategies of judgment, control, addictive behaviors, and anger. Yet there is another way. “In any moment, no matter how lost we feel, we can take refuge in presence and love,” teaches Tara Brach. On, Finding True Refuge, , this renowned psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher offers, three sessions of spiritual teachings and practices for finding your way home to the inner sanctuary that is always available, . Tara reveals how the three gateways of refuge—truth, love, and awareness—allow us to draw on our own deepest wisdom, and offers, eight guided meditations, that include: Mindful awareness—cultivating a non-judging, present-centered attention Using the therapeutic RAIN process for releasing fear and healing through self-compassion Letting go of our desire for control and certainty Cultivating a forgiving heart for ourselves and others. When we seek comfort and relief from stress, Tara Brach teaches, we often unconsciously turn to false refuges such as material wealth, approval from others, or a preoccupation with the past and future. Yet, by cultivating true refuge in this moment, we not only find reliable and trustworthy shelter from the storms of life, we also open ourselves up to more fully experiencing everything, ., Finding True Refuge, offers essential practices for awakening to the aliveness within you, and discovering that you can love this life—no matter what.
Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
By: Gordon Neufeld
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Publication Date: August, 2013
A Vancouver psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues, Gordon Neufeld here joins forces with Gabor Maté, author of, When the Body Says No, , to tackle a major trend of our time—peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Neufeld, who has led popular parenting seminars for many years and whose book has been long awaited, has dubbed this phenomenon, peer orientation, which refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction: for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of behaviour, . Peer orientation undermines family cohesion, sabotages healthy development and fosters an aggressive and prematurely sexualized youth culture. It provides a powerful explanation for schoolyard bullying and youth violence; its effects are painfully evident in rampant drug use, teenage gangs and, at its most extreme, in tragedies such as occurred in Littleton, Colorado. It is an escalating trend. Now in, a new edition with new updates on healing with the affects of social media and gaming culture,, Hold On to Your Kids, will restore parenting to its natural intuitive basis and the parent-child relationship to its rightful preeminence., The concepts, principles and practical advice contained in the book will help parents keep or regain their natural authority and will protect children from becoming lost, in the emotionally barren and culturally sterile world of peer orientation. This book can empower parents to be for their children what nature intended: the true source of contact, security and warmth. Our focus is not on parenting but on parenthood—not on, what, parents should do but on, who, they need to be for their children… Our aim cannot be less than the re-forging of a bond that will free us from relying on coercion, artificial sanctions and contrived consequences to gain our children’s cooperation, compliance and respect… The good news is that nature is on our side. Our children want to belong to us, even if they don’t know that or feel that and even if their words or actions seem to signal the opposite. We can reclaim our proper role as their nurturers and mentors.
Discovering the Radical Truth at the Heart of Christianity
Publication Date: July, 2013
Just as she's done in her previous books, Cynthia Bourgeualt asks us to take a look at an idea from traditional Christianity—this time the formula of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—as though we're looking at it for the first time. And as usual, she reveals it to be something we hadn't expected at all., She finds in the idea of the Holy Trinity a striking vision of the nature of reality, . What she claims, in a nutshell, is that embedded within this theological formula that Christians recite mostly on autopilot lies, a powerful metaphysical principle that could change our understanding of Christianity, and give us the tools so long and so sorely needed to reunite our shattered cosmology, rekindle our visionary imagination, and cooperate consciously with the manifestation of Jesus's "Kingdom of Heaven" here on earth. Bourgeault, looks to the history of Christian theology, to her own years of contemplative practice, and to the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff and Jacob Boehme, to reveal the Trinity as the “hidden driveshaft” within Christianity: the compassionate expression of the Uncreated Reality in creation. Her tone is, as ever, as accessible as it is compelling, and it's a wild ride. I will do my best to make the ride as smooth as possible, but in the end, my commitment is to getting there, because I know beyond all personal doubt that there is indeed a ham radio concealed inside this Trinitarian tea cupboard. And in the midst of this long winter of our Christian discontent, when spiritual imagination and boldness are at an all-time low and the church itself hovers at the edge of demise for lack of an animating vision, perhaps now more than ever the time is ripe to remove the packing boards from this tea cupboard and release its contents. Among Cynthia Bourgeault’s other insight-filled books are, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, and, The Wisdom Jesus, .
Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)
By: Eline Snel
Book + CD Set
Publication Date: December, 2013
Here are beautifully presented simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. The book includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness—the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is—is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment., This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents, . In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout. Included with purchase is an audio CD with guided meditations, voiced by Myla Kabat-Zinn, who along with her husband, Jon Kabat-Zinn, popularized mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a therapeutic approach., Sitting Still Like a Frog, introduces the basics of mindfulness to children in an easy-to-understand and playful way. It, guides children in the cultivation of presence: presence of mind, presence of heart, and presence in the body, . Presence comes when we are attentive, when we are in touch with our experience… Why not start young in training those capacities?, —Jon Kabat-Zinn, from the foreword
A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva
By: Pema Chodron
Spoken Word CD
Publication Date: March, 2014
The best-selling author and beloved Buddhist teacher shares her insights on the practice of compassion and enlightened mind (bodhichitta). Teachings on bodhichitta and the bodhisattva path have been at the heart of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition for centuries. Drawing on the beloved classic, The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva and many years of personal practice, Pema Chdrn leads this retreat on cultivating practical wisdom and selfless compassion that will inspire both the experienced practitioner and the curious novice., This recorded retreat with beloved author and Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön focuses on the subject of bodhichitta. Often translated as "enlightened mind", or "enlightened heart," bodhichitta is central in Mahayana Buddhist practice, which includes many popular Buddhist forms and traditions such as Zen and Tibetan Vajrayana. Chödrön's teachings in this retreat are based especially upon the beloved classic, The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva, an eighth-century treatise on the way to live as an enlightened being and the subject of her 2007 book, No Time to Lose, (now an audiobook as well). They show us, how to become open to both our own suffering and the suffering of our troubled world—and, through this practice, the way to reach out and help with serenity, bravery, and wisdom, . Blending traditional scriptural teachings with personal anecdotes and contemporary commentary, Pema orients the experienced practitioner and the curious novice alike to the essentials of the Buddhist path.
A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living
By: Nick Ortner
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: October, 2014
Nick Ortner, founder of the Tapping World Summit and filmmaker of, The Tapping Solution, DVD, ,, is at the forefront of a new healing movement. His book, The Tapping Solution, gives readers everything they need to successfully start using the powerful practice of tapping or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), . Tapping is one of the fastest and easiest ways to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to hamper our lives., Using the energy meridians of the body, practitioners tap on specific points while focusing on particular negative emotions or physical sensations, . The tapping helps calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body, and in turn rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways. This can help rid practitioners of everything from chronic pain to phobias to addictions. Because of tapping’s proven success in healing such a variety of problems, Ortner recommends to try it on any challenging issue. In, The Tapping Solution,, Ortner describes, not only the history and science of tapping but also the practical applications, . In a friendly voice, he lays out easy-to-use practices, diagrams, and worksheets that will teach readers,, step-by-step, how to tap on a variety of issues, . With chapters covering everything from the alleviation of pain to the encouragement of weight loss to fostering better relationships, Ortner opens readers' eyes to just how powerful this practice can be. Throughout the book are real-life stories of healing ranging from easing the pain of fibromyalgia to overcoming a fear of flying.
A Fable About Following Your Dream: 25th Anniversary Edition
By: Paulo Coelho
Publication Date: April, 2014
Hailed as a sort of, Little Prince, or, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, for the modern era, this little gem has sold over a million copies in its Brazilian version. It’s a beautiful edition, and one of those rare books that many readers will fall in love with., The twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes an inspiring new introduction by the author., The Alchemist, has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But, what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within, . Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, his story is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts. “What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised. “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives are controlled by fate. That’s the world’s biggest lie.”, The Alchemist, is a charming fable about undauntingly following your own star, your bliss, your own dreams, . It’s about listening to your heart, and reading life’s signs. “You must not let up, even after having come so far,” he continued. “You must love the desert, but never trust it completely. Because the desert tests all men: it challenges every step, and kills those who become distracted.” Among Paulo Coelho’s other popular books are, The Zahir, and, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, .