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Lost Connections

Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression ! and the Unexpected Solutions
$24.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: December, 2019
ISBN: 9781632868312
In stock now: 0

From the author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, here’s a radical new exploration. Journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression as a child and started taking antidepressants as a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true—and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong.

Across the world, Hari found social scientists who were uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are largely caused by key problems with the way we’re living. Hari is a bracing and fluid writer; he researched widely and deeply. And Big Pharma will not like his conclusions.

Depression, I realized, is itself a form of grief—for all the connections we need, but don’t have…  You have to turn now to all the other wounded people around you, and find a way to connect with them, and build a home with these people, together…

We have been tribeless and disconnected for so long now. It’s time for us all to come home…

We need to stop trying to muffle or silence or pathologize that pain. Instead, we need to listen to it, and honor it. It is only when we listen to our pain that we can follow it back to its source—and only there, when we can see its true causes, can we begin to overcome it.

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Tantric Pathways to Supernatural Sex

A Groundbreaking Look at the Chemistry of Sexual Electricity
$30.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Llewellyn
Publication Date: July, 2019
ISBN: 9780738760230
In stock now: 1

Rekindle your passion with your beloved with the time-honored techniques of Tantra. This book shows you how to experience sex as a sacred act of connecting hearts and merging spirits while you achieve union with the divine. Learn how working with desire, erogenous zones, and foreplay can lead to sex that leaves you feeling energized and empowered. Explore techniques for using mindfulness to help you connect to kundalini energy and manifest sensual ecstasy together. Includes a detailed review (with illustrations) of a man's twenty and a woman's thirty erogenous zones that heighten the flow of sexual energy.

Authors Somraj Pokras and Jeffre TallTrees capture their combined 46 years of experience in Tantric practices with elegance and fun. They have revised classic techniques to match their personal style and present information clearly. Their depth of knowledge is contagious.

"Tantric Pathways to Supernatural Sex has everything any lover needs who wants to harness the dormant powers of their libido and sex drive. In simple steps, it suggests ways to make sexual intercourse more loving, more electric, and more orgasmic. Its 'supernatural' angle shows how to catapult all kinds of erotic encounters beyond the ordinary. This down-to-earth lovemaking manual is easy and fun to read solo or together for men, women, and same sex partners of all ages and experience." —Caroline Muir, author of Tantra Goddess: A Memoir of Sexual Awakening

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More Together Than Alone

Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in Our Lives and in the World
By: Mark Nepo
$23.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: July, 2019
ISBN: 9781501167843
In stock now: 6

Mark Nepo spent 12 years working on this timely meditation on the importance of community. At once a moving reflection and an empowering guide, More Together Than Alone is a testament to the power of community and why it’s so essential in our lives, now more than ever. Mark Nepo draws from historical events, spiritual thought leaders, and the natural world to show how, in every generation, our tendency is to join together to accomplish our greatest achievements, from creating education to providing clean drinking water, and preserving the arts. This book could inspire us to come together.

Nepo’s historical snapshots, from ancient times to contemporary examples, show how community creates a light in the darkest of times, and gets to the heart of how we come together in varied and beautiful ways, whether forming resistance groups during the Holocaust or rebuilding after the nuclear devastation in Nagasaki. These inspiring stories teach us that even in the bleakest days, we have the power to create connections and draw strength from one another.

It is my hope that, by understanding authentic moments of community, we can affirm that community is real and possible—beyond any illusion or deception… The lessons gathered here are meant to be neither cynical nor idealistic, but resilient and useful.

While some moments of community were long-standing and multi-generational, others may have lasted a week or an hour. I seek to learn how they work. To uncover the pathways that bring us together… To understand that our exchange of love is akin to how photosynthesis enlivens a field of ferns.

A labour of love weaving thought-provoking analysis and practical takeaways, More Together Than Alone will “reveal the power of community and how the life of connection can add more meaning to our lives… And that the conversation of the book will help you develop your own care-based communities. For the work of community is the practice of care stitching the world together.”

“A powerful cry that we are one, interconnected living community, stretching through time and space. Weaving together stories with profound reflections, this book strikes at the deepest need of our time… So many stories across millennia, so much on which to meditate deeply.” —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, editor of Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

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Working with Chakras for Belief Change

The Healing InSight Method
$31.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Publication Date: July, 2019
ISBN: 9781620559024
In stock now: 3

Working with Chakras for Belief Change aims to transform our unhelpful beliefs through clearing our chakras, raising our vibrations, and grounding new ways of being through the body. The Healing InSight Method is based on affirmations used together with individual chakra work and specific bodywork exercises, including techniques drawn from kinesiology, qigong, whole-brain integration, visualization, and infinity symbol exercises.

Psychologist and energy therapist Nikki Gresham-Record has channeled 28 common beliefs for each chakra, 196 in total, which can be fully realigned using this transformational system of complete mind-body-spirit healing. The beliefs are structured through the chakra system and depict where in our body certain unhealthy beliefs might take root. Changing and realigning these beliefs and their associated vibrations in the subconscious mind and energy body enables any blocks to dissolve and our system to open up to the opportunity for change.

Easy to learn and to apply, the Healing InSight method holds the potential for radical transformation. Case studies and a life-review process to help you take stock of your situation before and after complement this comprehensive book.

 The 56 high-vibration full-colour chakra images included can be used as a tool for therapeutic guidance as well as for positive manifestation. Each chakra is represented by a main chakra image along with 7 chakra aspect images, affirming potent qualities that we are all able to access when balanced and in harmony within ourselves. The artistry of the chakra images offers an immersion in the vibration of the empowering chakra-related beliefs and aids energetic resonance to help people feel good and begin healing. Also offering case studies and a life-review process to help the reader take stock of their situation before and after they begin the Healing InSight Method, Working with Chakras for Belief Change provides a gentle, energetic, yet potentially life-changing tool for personal growth and development.

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Primer for Forgetting

Getting Past the Past
$38.00 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: June, 2019
ISBN: 9780374237219
In stock now: 4

Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift and Trickster Makes This World, offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.

We live in a culture that prizes memory—how much we can store, the quality of what’s preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear—be it in the form of illness or simple absentmindedness—but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and rebirth?

A Primer for Forgetting is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography, and social criticism. It forges a new vision of forgetfulness by assembling fragments of art and writing from the ancient world to the modern, weighing the potential boons forgetfulness might offer the present moment as a creative and political force. It also turns inward, using the authors own life and memory as a canvas upon which to extol the virtues of a concept too long taken as an evil.

What a relief to make a book whose free associations are happily foregrounded, a book that does not so much argue its point of departure as more simply sketch the territory I have been exploring, a book that I hope will both invite and provoke a reader’s own free reflections.

Drawing material from Hesiod to Jorge Luis Borges to Elizabeth Bishop to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from myths and legends to very real and recent traumas both personal and historical, A Primer for Forgetting is a unique and remarkable synthesis.

Aphorisms:

To study the self is to forget the self.

 

Every act of memory is an act of forgetting.

In forgetting lies the liquefaction of time.

We dream in order to forget.

Of the curious images in the book:

I was led to invent my own imaginary Museum of Forgetting and to stock it with works of art, each accompanied by explanatory wall text.

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Three Questions

How to Discover and Master the Power Within You
$18.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June, 2019
ISBN: 9780062391087
In stock now: 5

Don Miguel Ruiz builds on the message of his enduring The Four Agreements with this guide that takes us deeper into the tradition of Toltec wisdom, helping us find and use the hidden power within us to achieve our fullest lives.

In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz introduced seekers on the path to enlightenment to the tenets of Mesoamerican spiritual culture—the ancient Toltec. Now, he takes us deeper into Native American practice, and asks us to consider essential questions that drive our lives and govern our spiritual power. Three key questions can help us into our power and help us use it judiciously:

Who am I?
What is real?

How do I express love?

At each stage in our lives, we must ask these simple yet profound questions. Finding the answers opens the door to the next stage in our development, and eventually lead us to our complete, truest selves. But as Ruiz makes clear, we suffer if we do not ask these questions—or if we fail to pay attention to their answers—because we either never act on our power or use it destructively.

At any time, we can wake up and see the totality of what we are. We can see life as it is and accept everything we see. We can show how truth walks and talks in the world without attempting to govern others. We can offer our presence—not our rules—to demonstrate the best of what a human can be.

The three questions provide a practical framework that allows readers to engage with Ruiz’s transformative message and act as a vehicle for overcoming fear and anxiety and discovering peace of mind. A guide for all travelers pursuing soul understanding and acceptance, The Three Questions is the next step in our unique spiritual metamorphosis.

Also by Don Miguel Ruiz is The Toltec Art of Life and Death.

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Nature-Based Therapy

A Practitioner's Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth, and Families
$24.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: June, 2019
ISBN: 9780865719132
In stock now: 2

Take your therapeutic practice with children, youth, and families out into nature.

The number of children, youth, and families seeking help for a wide range of mental health concerns is growing at an alarming rate, and many struggle to thrive despite well-intentioned interventions from skilled helpers. Unplugging from technology and reconnecting with the web of life is a powerful antidote to the highly technological and fast-paced realities of so many.

Nature-Based Therapy addresses this underlying disconnection between humans and their ecological home, exploring theories and therapeutic practices undertaken with children, youth, and families, including:

  • Developing sensory awareness of outer and inner landscapes
  • Navigating risk in play
  • Case examples with a diverse range of settings, intentions, and interventions.

Nature-Based Therapy is for counselors, therapists, youth and social workers, educators, and parents working in educational and therapeutic settings who want to take their practice beyond the office walls and into the powerful terrain of the wild, partnering with nature as a co-facilitator to create lasting change.

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. —Thoreau

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Essential Path

Making the Daring Decision to Be Who You Truly Are
$22.99 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: June, 2019
ISBN: 9781250218834
In stock now: 4

Our modern era is plagued by increasing alienation. We humans find ourselves divided from each other as never before across political, economic, social, and spiritual lines. As humanity is being torn apart—separating many of us from our friends and loved ones, from our hopes and dreams, from the natural world, and from so much that gives meaning and value to our lives—people are blaming everyone and everything around them for the collective problems that we have created ourselves. We are turning against each other, rather than to each other, just when we need each other the most.

Bestselling author of Conversations with God Neale Donald Walsch offers a radical solution to the growing problem of humanity’s alienation. He invites us to question our basic assumptions about ourselves, about each other, about life and how it works, and about God, and to rethink the very definition of humanity. The Essential Path challenges every human to make a Daring Decision—to look at who we are and how we can choose to be, in a planet-altering new way.

With insight and spiritual perceptivity, Walsch peers into the heart of a broken, divided society, prompting us to ask the critical questions that have the power to transform our world.

Deep inside you know Who You Truly Are. We all do. It's not a question of discovering it, it's a question of claiming it. Being it. And that's actually easier done than said. We're all just one decision away from The Essential Path. It's a path that could change a world that deeply yearns for a new direction.

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Spiritual Rebel

A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective and Higher Purpose
$25.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing
Publication Date: June, 2019
ISBN: 9781948626040
In stock now: 3

A little snarky, a little sweet, Sarah Bowen proposes a G*d-optional approach to spirituality that is alive, flexible, and positively addictive.

Bringing together insights from a wide range of traditions—from Taoism to Jediism to Yoga to Science—Spiritual Rebel is a personal approach to finding a deeper perspective and higher life purpose. Offering three weeks of unconventional practices—including forest bathing, yawning, hiking, cat-gazing, mindfulness, and sacred crashing to name just a few—this book helps not only seekers, but also agnostics, atheists, and the spiritual-but-not-religious, curate meaningful spiritual moments throughout the day, dipping in without having to commit, never having to fear they might be doing it wrong.

Rather than relying on adherence to a specific belief system, Spiritual Rebel encourages readers to clarify the beliefs that are personally meaningful, redefine outdated concepts, mix-and-match practices, experience connection, and ask curious questions. What if the Force seems more real to you than Jesus? What if your higher power appears in fluorescent orange with a loud thumping beat? Can Siri help us find something G*d-ish?

Approaching spirituality from an edgy, vivid, and interfaith/interspiritual perspective, Sarah Bowen explores the world’s philosophical, scientific, and religious traditions, mining them for juicy tidbits and practices. Drawing from wide, weird, and deep, Sarah Bowen is a bookworm who can’t stop reading, an unrelenting researcher, and an inspiring spiritual tour guide. As a result, Spiritual Rebel contains a diverse collection of practices and resources to inspire the Force within you, by whatever name you call it.

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Cannabis & CBD for Health & Wellness

An essential guide for using nature's medicine to relieve stress, anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation, and more
$22.99 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: June, 2019
ISBN: 9781984856852
In stock now: 1

 A safe, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to using cannabis—including CBD and THC—to ease chronic and acute health issues such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and more, from the founder of a global cannabis wellness network and an osteopathic physician.

With wider legalization of recreational cannabis and medical marijuana, interest is growing in cannabis-related health products, especially those made with CBD—a cannabinoid that has healing properties without the psychoactive effects of THC. Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness demystifies cannabis and its history, and explains in simple and straightforward language how to use it to treat myriad health and lifestyle issues. With information on cannabis forms (tinctures, topicals, edibles, flowers, concentrates), methods of ingestion (smoking, vaping, capsules, patches, creams, and more), dosing and microdosing, safety and storage, caregiving, and effectivess for self-care, physical fitness, sexual arousal, aging, and more, this is the only book you need to start using cannabis—in a targeted and safe way—for better health.

This book is the start of a new perspective on health and wellness and a new appreciation for the healing aspects of cannabis and CBD. We are excited to share accurate and clear information about cannabis with you and hope you share this book with everyone you know. Anyone can benefit from optimized health, and the more naturally we get there, the better!

"This book couldn't have come out at a better time. Today is the day we all need to be speaking openly about cannabis as medicine. The more people learn the truth about medical marijuana, the more real healing can take place." —Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, filmmakers, Weed the People