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Pussy

A Reclamation
$21.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: April, 2018
ISBN: 9781401950262
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Regena Thomashauer, creatrix of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, has spent 20 years helping women connect deeply with their own source of feminine power. It hasn’t escaped her notice that the word that most viscerally sums up that power is “arguably the most powerful pejorative word in the English language.” In this book, she steps forward “to return that word to its rightful place—as the highest of all possible compliments, as a sacred living prayer.”

Pussy is written to reacquaint women with their own power source—both figuratively, with insight into the divine feminine as a force in the world, and literally, with instructions for developing “cliteracy” and understanding what makes them tick sensually. Regena walks readers through “pussy rehab” to help them awaken a part of themselves they’ve been taught to ignore, repress, even despise, and she lays out the steps to living a turned-on life—which simply means authentic, radiant, and open to pleasure and joy. Readers learn turn-on strategies including dance breaks, brags, favorite frames, and gratitudes that all help readers speak their truth and ignite their spirit, and exercises such as Swamping give them a way to process intense emotion by moving it through their bodies.

Every key of a woman’s emotional, physical, and spiritual keyboard is invited to play. We rage madly together, weep to our ancient bones together, and raise the roof dancing in rapturous celebration of the privilege of life itself, together. Each woman feeling more herself because of the presence of the others…

 

This book is my offering. It contains everything I have learned, everything I have longed to share with a wider audience… It will walk you through the journey that each woman takes in the Mastery program, which mirrors the journey that each woman takes in her life.

By turns earthy and erudite, passionately argued and laugh-out-loud funny, Pussy delivers tools and practices a woman requires for her to tune in, turn on, and not drop out—but live more fully and lusciously than she ever thought she could.

“For years Regena has devoted herself to women, to awakening their sensuality and their life force. This book is… the call to reconnect with the most vital, holy force in the world, your pussy. It’s time now!” —Eve Ensler, author of In the Body of the World

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Gut

The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ (Revised Edition)
$19.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Greystone
Publication Date: February, 2018
ISBN: 9781771643764
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In this updated edition of a worldwide bestseller, Giulia Enders reveals the secrets and science of the digestive system—including new research on the connection between the gut and the brain.

This cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system reflects the huge research now into our gut’s microbiome, as well as the intense investigations of the links between the gut and the brain.

What an extraordinary organ the gut is. It accounts for two-thirds of our immune system, extracts energy from sandwiches and vegetarian sausages, and produces more than twenty unique hormones.

For too long, the gut has been the body's most ignored and least appreciated organ, but it turns out that it’s responsible for more than just dirty work: our gut is at the core of who we are. Gut, an international bestseller, gives the alimentary canal its long-overdue moment in the spotlight. With quirky charm, rising science star Giulia Enders explains the gut’s magic, answering questions like: Why does acid reflux happen? What's really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity and mood? Communication between the gut and the brain is one of the fastest-growing areas of medical research—on par with stem-cell research. Our gut reactions, we learn, are intimately connected with our physical and mental well-being. Aided with cheerful illustrations by Enders’s sister Jill, this beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: theyre trying to tell you something important.

“Our gastrointestinal tract is not only the body’s most under-appreciated organ, but ‘the brain’s most important adviser.’” —The Guardian

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Flight of the Wild Gander

Explorations in the Mythological Dimension - Selected Essays 1944-1968
$24.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: February, 2018
ISBN: 9781608685318
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In these essays written between 1944 and 1968, the renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the individual and geographical origins of myth, outlining the full range of mythology from Grimm’s fairy tales to American Indian legends.

Originally published in 1969, The Flight of the Wild Gander describes the symbolic content of stories: how they are linked to human experience and how they—along with our experiences—have changed over time. Throughout, Campbell explores in his learned and lively way the function of mythology in everyday life and the forms it may take in the future.

Included are some of Campbell’s first groundbreaking essays: “Bios and Mythos” and “Primitive Man as Metaphysician,” both of which examine the biological basis and necessity for story and mythology, and establish mythology as a basic function or fact of nature. The essay “Mythogenesis” turns from the natural and biological to the cultural and historical—“the rise, flowering, and decline of a mythology, treating of a single American Indian legend and the circumstances of its origin, as well as the personal experiences of the visionary, the old medicine man through whose memory it has been preserved.”

Drawing evidence to support his case from virtually every branch of human knowledge, these essays well embody Joseph Campbell’s lifelong passion, the complex of universal myths and symbols that he called humankind’s “one great story.”

Among Joseph Campbell’s other books are The Hero with a Thousand Faces and Myths to Live By.

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Rumi's Secret

The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love
$21.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January, 2018
ISBN: 9780061999154
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The ccstatic love poems and insights of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers around the world. He has been compared to Shakespeare for his outpouring of creativity and to Saint Francis of Assisi for his spiritual wisdom. Yet his life has long remained the stuff of legend rather than intimate knowledge.

In this breakthrough biography, Brad Gooch brilliantly brings to life the man and puts a face to the name Rumi, vividly coloring in his time and place—a world as rife with conflict as our own. The map of Rumi’s life stretched over 2,500 miles. Gooch traces this epic journey from Central Asia, where Rumi was born in 1207, traveling with his family—who were displaced by Mongol terror—to settle in Konya, Turkey. Pivotal was the disruptive appearance of irascible wandereer Shams of Tabriz, who taught him to whirl and transformed him from a respectable middle-aged Muslim preacher into a Whitmanesque poet of radical intimacy and ecstatic oneness. Their vital connection as teacher and pupil, friend and beloved, is one of the world’s greatest spiritual love stories. When Shams disappeared, Rumi coped with the pain of separation by composing joyous poems of reunion, both human and divine.

Ambitious, bold, and beautifully written, Rumi’s Secret reveals the unfolding of Rumi’s devotion to a “religion of love,” remarkable in his own time and made even more relevant for the twenty-first century by this compelling account.

“An excellent and accessible introduction to the profound and generous mystical vision of Rumi that will give Western readers a much-needed insight into the true spirituality of Islam.” —Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God

“Deftly situating Rumi in the crosscurrents of Persian, Arab, Turkic, and Mongol history, Gooch gives us an indelible portrait of this mystic so crucial to Christians, Muslims, Jews, and modern-day searchers after meaning.” —Fernanda Eberstadt

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Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener
$32.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publication Date: January, 2018
ISBN: 9781635650983
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This 700-page bible, revised now four times since its original publication in 1959, has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years—and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated 2018 version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products and understandings, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design.

Readers will find here:

comprehensive coverage for the entire garden and landscape along with related entries such as Community Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Horticultural Therapy, Stonescaping, Water Gardening, etc.

the most in-depth information (from the trusted Rodale Organic Gardening brand) on more than 200 garden plants, from acer and achillea to yucca and zinnia

 a completely new section on earth-friendly techniques for gardening in a changing climate, covering wise water management, creating backyard habitats, managing invasive plants and insects, reducing energy use and recycling, and understanding biotechnology

over 400 A–Z entries, all written by North American gardeners for North American gardeners (with hundreds of how-to illustrations and step-by-step techniques) with answers for all the challenges presented by various conditions, from the humid Deep South and the mild maritime coasts to the cold far North and the dry Southwest.

Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening is a comprehensive text for a real-life down-to-earth education. In addition to food crop lore of all kinds, it has everything anyone needs to create gorgeous, non-toxic, life-giving gardens.

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New Psychedelic Revolution

The Genesis of the Visionary Age
$24.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Publication Date: January, 2018
ISBN: 9781620556627
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Here’s a bold exploration of modern psychedelic culture, history, and future.

After the deaths of Jerry Garcia, Timothy Leary, and Ken Kesey, it appeared that the psychedelic revolution of the 1960s had finally been suppressed. But the opposite was occurring, evident in the popularity of transformational festivals like Burning Man and BOOM!, the media coverage of ayahuasca use, and the growing number of celebrities and Silicon Valley billionaires readily admitting the benefits of their personal use of entheogens. Along with the return of university research, the revival of psychedelic philosophy, and the increasing popularity of Visionary Art, these changes signify a widespread psychedelic cultural revolution much more integrated into the mainstream than the counter-culture uprising of the 1960s.



Speaking from the heart of this new [r]evolution, James Oroc explores 21st-century psychedelic culture through three of its main post-1960s architects: chemist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, mycologist-philosopher Terence McKenna, and visionary artist Alex Grey. Examining their work in depth, he also explores the work of DMT researcher Rick Strassman, MAPS founder Rick Doblin, consciousness researcher Stanislav Grof, new visionary artists such as Amanda Sage and Android Jones, and others. He investigates the use of microdosing in extreme sports, the transformed understanding of spirituality that arises from the psy-trance festival experience, and the relationship between the ego, entheogens, and toxicity.

He also presents a History of Visionary Art from its roots in prehistory and antiquity, to Ernst Fuchs and the Vienna School of the Fantastic, to contemporary psychedelic art and its importance to visionary culture.

Exploring the practical role of entheogens in our “selfie” “po-mo” world, Oroc explains how psychedelics are powerful tools to examine the Ego and the Shadow and induce transpersonal experiences. Building on anthropological evidence for the role of plant-entheogens in the development of human culture, he sees this all as seeding the beginnings of a new Visionary Age.

“Compelling, adventurous, and visionary, this book is packed with fascinating and useful information and inspiration. James Oroc is a fine storyteller as he leads us through a twisty tale that is part personal odyssey, part well-researched ramble through the past and present of psychedelic art and culture, and part love letter to humanity and our potential for awakening to the wonder and beauty of life.”Stephen Gray, author of Cannabis and Spirituality

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Attending

Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity
$23.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: January, 2018
ISBN: 9781501121722
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The first book for the general public about the importance of mindfulness in medical practice, Attending is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach their work with patients. From his early days as a Harvard Medical School student, Epstein saw what made good doctors great—more accurate diagnoses, fewer errors, and stronger connections with their patients. This made a lasting impression on him and set the stage for his life's work—identifying the qualities and habits that distinguish master clinicians from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness.

Attending means showing up, being present, listening, and accompanying patients when it matters most. Attending is also a moral imperative by being attentive, doctors not only provide the best care, they also honor each patient’s humanity.

Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research, and exploring four foundations of mindfulness—Attention, Curiosity, Beginners Mind, and Presence—Dr. Epstein introduces a revolutionary concept: by looking inward, health care practitioners can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care and the resilience to be there when their patients need them.

The commodification of health care has shifted doctors focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. Attending is the antidote. With compassion and intelligence, Epstein offers a crucial, timely book that shows us how we can restore humanity to medicine, guides us toward a better overall quality of care, and reminds us of what matters most.

“Attending is the book every medical caregiver needs to strengthen their minds and harness their resilience to care for others—and every patient needs to understand how doctors think. This is a work of heart and head, a beautiful synthesis of inner wisdom and hard earned scientific empirical findings that point the way to proven methods for improving the lives of both giver and receiver of medical care.  With clear explanations, captivating stories, and well-described challenges and approaches to their solutions, this book is exactly what the field of medicine needs.”—Daniel Siegel, MD, author of Mind and The Mindful Brain

“It is hard for me to imagine a doctor reading it and not immediately recognizing, taking to heart, and implementing its messages in any number of different ways, being so commonsensical, clear, innately transformative, and healing. And it is equally hard for me to imagine that it will not energize all of us, when we find ourselves in the role of ‘the patient,’ to demand greater mindfulness from our care-givers across the board, and know what we mean by that.”Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living

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Urban Tantra, Second Edition

Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century
$24.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: December, 2017
ISBN: 9780399579684
In stock now: 6

Urban Tantra’s juicy mix of erotic how-to and heart-centered spiritual wisdom from acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas radically updates the ancient practice of Tantra for modern sexual explorers desiring to push past their edge in search of the great cosmic orgasm—and for ecstatic aliveness that “juices” our core and our loving connections.

Why is ecstasy important? Why might you want to prioritize the pursuit of ecstasy in your own life?

With more than 100 easy-to-follow techniques for expanded orgasmic states and solo and partner play (as well as more adventurous practices), this in-depth guide—with the author’s theatrical sense of humour—reveals the delicious worlds of ecstasy available to all, including The Erotic Awakening Massage, Breath and Energy Orgasms, Twenty-Minute Tantra, Evolutionary Selfloving, Sex and Healing, Tantric BDSM, and learning how to craft your own tantric rituals. For tantric virgins and curious sex positivists alike—no matter your gender, sexual preference, or erotic tastes, Urban Tantra will expand your notions about pleasure and open you up to new horizons of intimacy and sexual fulfillment.

You’ll learn why breath, meditation, movement, and laughter are the building blocks of expanded orgasm, and you’ll learn how to use them to build your own sensual stairway to paradise. You’ll also learn the secrets of exquisite touch and how the way you touch can transform your relationships. Last, you’ll learn how to do all of this in the time you have available in your busy schedule.

This 2017 updated edition includes a new introduction, up-to-date refs and resources, a new take on the possibilities and responsibilities of Tantra in today’s world, plus new and cutting-edge information to reach an expanded community—added information on multi-partner play, practices for asexuals and aromantics, expanded practices for trans and gender nonconforming people, and more. Toward a culture of consent!

Any conscious breath can be a transformative breath. Breathing consciously simply means being mindful, aware, and attentive to your breath. Remember, we can only focus on one thought at a time. If we keep our mind full with our breathing, we don’t have the space to think things like “I’ll never come,” “I wonder if they really love me,” or “Did I mail that bill?” Now, I’m not suggesting that you only think about your breath when you have sex. But if you focus on your breath as you might in meditation—that is, using breath as the technique that allows you to actually arrive at the place of meditation—you’ll find you’re well on your way to conscious sex.

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Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve

Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism
$34.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: December, 2017
ISBN: 9781623170240
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Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve is a practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical wellbeing. Drawing from the polyvagal theory of Steven Porges—one of the biggest new developments in human neurobiology—Rosenberg explains in easy-to-understand terms how the vagus nerve, in particular, has a strong role in determining our psychological and emotional state, especially when it comes to how we relate and react to other people.

By understanding the physiology of the autonomic nervous system and practicing simple exercises to restore proper vagal functioning, we can learn how to improve our emotional state within minutes. Those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, and trauma will find much that is useful here, as well as those with physical ailments such as chronic pain and digestive problems. Additionally, because the vagus nerve is a key regulator of social interaction, therapy for proper vagal functioning has great potential for helping those with autism spectrum disorders.

Following a detailed explanation of the cranial nerves, the polyvagal theory, and how craniosacral therapy can assist with restoring proper neuroception, Rosenberg provides self-help exercises to test ventral vagal function and to improve the function of the cranial nerves. A separate chapter addresses how we might rethink common psychological problems via vagal theory, including anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as autism, ADHD, and more. Rosenberg also includes case studies throughout from his twenty years of experience as a craniosacral therapist.

When we change our emotional state from one of pain and confusion to one of wellbeing and feeling safe, we feel better, think more clearly, and have better interactions with others. The healing power of the vagus nerve removes negative feelings blocking our true potential; by restoring vagal functioning, we can naturally shift our behavior to get the most out of life.

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Holy Rascals

Advice for Spiritual Revolutionaries
$19.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: December, 2017
ISBN: 9781622037469
In stock now: 3

God is real. Everything we say about God is made up. Holy Rascals is a rousing call to anyone ready to go beyond isms and ideologies, and live in the world as a liberating force of justice, compassion, and joy. It’s also a brilliant, blunt tuning of your funny bone for the greater good.

“Holy rascals are spiritual culture jammers who use humor, play, creativity, and critical thinking to reveal the human origins of religions and how religions mask their true origins behind the conceit of divine origins,” writes Rabbi Rami.

Humor is the one thing Gods and clergy cannot fight. It is the one thing they fear the most. The surest way to slay a God is to laugh at the madness the God promotes. This is what holy rascals are called to do, and this book is a manifesto and guide to doing it.

In part one, he describes the making of a holy rascal and the great task of “freeing religion from the parochial and for the perennial.” Part two explores the art of hacking the holy, or pulling back the curtain on religion’s fear-based mechanisms of control.

 Substitute “religion” for “language” and you have the basic holy rascal understanding of religion.

We turn sounds into letters, letters into words, words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, paragraphs into books, books into excuses for bashing each other’s heads in. No wonder silence is golden.

Part three presents some of the provocative tools and one-of-a-kind practices of the holy rascal, with guidance for creating your very own “rascally” ways.

We are religious anarchists and spiritual subversives whose goal is to free religion from branding all together, and in this way set human meaning making free to imagine new ways of being holy that do not fall into the clutches of tribalism and its passion for demonizing the other.

Rabbi Rami’s wit and aphorisms offer astonishing, freeing perspective for today’s spiritual seeker. “What makes enlightened people seem special is that they are so very ordinary, while all the rest of us are desperately trying to be anything but…

“At once side-splittingly hilarious and heartbreakingly on target, this outrageous tour de force of a spiritual manifesto reminds us once again that great irony wielded with great compassion can be a powerful vehicle of truth.” —Cynthia Bourgeault, author of The Wisdom Way of Knowing