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Medical Medium Thyroid Healing

The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr
$35.99 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781401948368
In stock now: 10

Experience some truth about your thyroid from the author of the bestselling Medical Medium. The thyroid is the new hot topic in health. Across age groups, from baby boomers and their parents to millennials and even children, more and more people—women especially—are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, tingles and numbness, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, sensitivity to cold, constipation, bloating, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, loss of libido, restless legs, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap.

As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven’t gone away—people aren’t healing. Labeling someone with “Hashimoto’s,” “hypothyroidism,” or the like doesn’t explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That’s because there’s a pivotal truth that goes by unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person’s illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It’s something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that’s responsible for the laundry list of symptoms and conditions attributed to thyroid disease.

In Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, reveals an entirely new take on the epidemic of thyroid illness. Empowering readers to become their own thyroid experts, he explains in detail what the source problem really is, including what’s going on with inflammation, autoimmune disease, and dozens more symptoms and conditions, then offers a life-changing toolkit and many new recipes to rescue the thyroid and bring readers back to health and vitality.

The meaning behind today’s widespread thyroid illness is so much bigger than anyone has yet discovered.

“Since reading Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, I have expanded my approach and treatments of thyroid disease and am seeing enormous value for patients. The results are rewarding and gratifying.” —Prudence Hall, M.D.

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Mother of the Unseen World

The Mystery of Mother Meera
$35.00 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9780812997255
In stock now: 7

Throughout history there have been rare individuals who transcend what most of us believe to be possible: enlightened beings who have access to experience and knowledge most of us do not have. The Indian-born avatar Mother Meera is such an individual. Born Kamala Reddy to an illiterate family, she was from a young age observed to be different from other children—she would sit in the forest for hours on end without moving or uttering a word and soon began attracting a following of devotees who would arrive to sit in her presence.

Believed to be an embodiment of the Divine Feminine, Mother Meera doesn’t preach, speak, or charge money, and is of no particular religion; instead, she gives light to those who seek her help. Known throughout the world for her abilities to undo energetic knots and to radically quicken the spiritual development of others, she has a center in Germany, where thousands of people visit her each month to receive her famous darshan, a silent blessing, and she has established a school in India for more than a thousand of the neediest students in the region.

Writing with her approval and cooperation, Mark Matousek, a longtime follower, has crafted a deeply moving and insightful book that takes us as close as possible to this remarkable woman, and to the experience of enlightenment.

Mother of the Unseen World reads like a classic adventure novel, with one exception—much of the adventure goes on inside the reader as we follow Mark Matousek’s everyman journey from pain and doubt to discovery and awakening. I don’t know who I learned the most from—the wise and powerful Indian saint Mother Meera, or the very human, very real, and equally wise Mark Matousek. I could not put this book down.” —Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open

“This is a divine book about a divine woman and one of the best books I’ve read on the need for the return of the divine feminine here and now.” —Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues

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Psychedelic Medicine

The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca
$21.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781620556979
In stock now: 0

Embracing the revival of psychedelic research and the discovery of new therapeutic uses, clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Louis Miller discusses what is happening today in psychedelic medicine—and what will happen in the future-—with top researchers and thinkers in this field, including Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker.

Dr. Miller and his contributors cover the tumultuous history of early psychedelic research brought to a halt 50 years ago by the U.S. government as well as offering non-technical summaries of the most recent studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca. They explore the biochemistry of consciousness and the use of psychedelics for self-discovery and healing. They discuss the use of psilocybin for releasing fear in the terminally ill and the potential for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD. They examine Dr. Charles Grob’s research on the indigenous use and therapeutic properties of ayahuasca and Dr. Gabor Maté’s attempt to transport this plant medicine to a clinical setting with the help of Canada’s Department of National Health.

Each of the scientists interviewed in this book has made monumental contributions to understanding human consciousness. Taken together, including the political climate in which they conducted their research, their work makes them heroic figures.

Dr. Miller and his contributors explore the ongoing efforts to restore psychedelic therapies to the health field, the growing threat of overmedication by the pharmaceutical industry, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness. They also discuss the newly shifting political climate and the push for new research, offering hope for an end to the War on Drugs and a potential renaissance of research into psychedelic medicines around the world.

“Imagine that you could ask almost every noteworthy psychedelic researcher not only to discuss their work in depth … but also to discuss the implications of their work and where it will be going in the future. Imagine an interviewer that knows the research and presses each person to think in new directions. It’s all there in Psychedelic Medicine.”James Fadiman, microdose researcher and author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream Sleep CD

A guided exercise with music designed to lull you into a deep sleep
$11.95 CAD
Music CD
Publisher: Not Available
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9789000198733
In stock now: 5

A good night's sleep is key to a sense of well being. Without it we can lose our work/life Balance, feel tired and drained. Whereas a well-rested person is full of energy.  A recent survey found that more than 70% of people find it difficult to sleep a few nights a week. Musician, storyteller and QiGong guide Iqbal Ishani has a solution for you. This CD can help you sleep dependably and deeper.

In his 25 years of Qi Gong studies, Iqbal learned much from traditional Chinese doctors, monks and science about sleep and the value of inner nourishment. He brings together these eclectic teachings and subtly entrancing music to help you sleep. His 70-minute guided meditation, To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, is designed to lull you, almost like a hypnotist, into a deep sleep. There is eleven minutes of guidance + music at the beginning of the Sleep CD and 59 minutes of only music to lull you into a deeper state of deserved sleep. Iqbal's guiding voice, and then his sonorous guitar notes and easy rhythms will help you toward deep rest, from which you can awake feeling rested and refreshed.

Warning: this music is intended to put you to sleep.

For free access to Iqbal's "7 Tips to Relaxation using Qi Gong Techniques" (wonderful simple practice tips), click here:

http://iqbalance.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/7-Tips-to-IQ-Balance.pdf
 

 

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Inner Life of Animals

Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
$29.95 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781771643016
In stock now: 18

“Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben’s The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do—and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours are to us.” —Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben's personal experiences in forests and fields.

Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up.

In this, his latest book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us—and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.

I hope this will help you see the animal world round you and the species described in this book, not as mindless automatons driven by an inflexible genetic code, but as stalwart souls and lovable rascals. And that is just what they are, as you will discover for yourself when you take a walk in my neighborhood with my goats, horses, and rabbits, or in the parks and woods where you live.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

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Things That Join the Sea and the Sky

Field Notes on Living
By: Mark Nepo
$25.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781622038992
In stock now: 4

With Things That Join the Sea and the Sky, Mark Nepo brings us a rich and resonant resource of short prose reflections to turn to when were struggling to keep our heads above water—and to help us surface and breathe into all of our sorrows and joys.

Suddenly, I fell into one of those moments where life shows itself as always just beginning. We weren’t just watching. We weren’t just listening. We were part of the song of life starting all over again. It made me want to write a book about joy…

 

Joy is the name for all the things that join the sea and the sky… I now experience joy in the oceanic trenches of feeling… This depth has taught me that joy is not the stillness waiting at the end of difficult feelings, but the sea of being that holds all feelings, from which the thousand moods we undergo surface like waves to engage us in the world.

Readers can explore 145 offerings from the acclaimed poet and teacher’s ongoing journal of many years, gathered into 17 themes, intended to be entered individually or as an unfolding sequence. Here, Mark’s own personal accounts of his sinking and being lifted serve as the seeds for each selection, each unfolding insight relevant to our own lives.

This book contains raw moment of sinking and being lifted, intimate accounts of being thrown into feeling and depth and how I’ve been stretched into wondering about my life and the lives of others in this ongoing push and pull in a Universe that holds us, then tosses us about, only to hold us again. Under every passage, I hope you feel the common song we’re each born to sing in our unique and very human way.

For those inspired, this collection also includes a guide to the practice of daily writing, with 100 compelling journaling questions to get us started.

Among Mark Nepo’s other fine books are The One Life We’re Given and The Book of Awakening and The Exquisite Risk.

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Leopard Warrior

A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct, and Dreams
$19.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781622039036
In stock now: 8

In 1990, during the beginning of the end of apartheid, a young white medic in the South African army named John Lockley had a powerful dream. This dream, which he describes as a calling, began his extraordinary odyssey beyond the barriers of race, culture, and belief into the world of the shaman.

Leopard Warrior shares the remarkable story of how John Lockley navigated the deep racial and cultural divide to follow his calling, to become one of the first modern white men in recent history to become a fully initiated sangoma—traditional priest and healer—in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

In this teaching memoir, John introduces readers to the way of the leopard, a shamanic path for awakening our intuition and connection to the spirit of the world. As he explores Xhosa wisdom on dreams, ceremony, spirit guides, and ancestors, this remarkable teacher takes us on a joyous and life-affirming journey to the center of our power and purpose in this world, to our intrinsic humanity (ubuntu).

Ubunto emphasizes the sanctity of ancestral honoring—a unique practice in Africa that is a gift to mankind… Leopard Warrior is an account of the wealth of ancestral wisdom entrusted to John by his saintly teacher over more than a decade. It reads like a piece of literature, carefully unveiling the hidden mysteries of Africa. This timely piece is a gift to the world that adds African wisdom to the great concert of indigenous wisdom the West so sorely need. —Malidoma Somé, from the foreword

Along the way, John endures incredible illness and suffering, meet and studies with experienced spiritual teachers from a variety of lineages, and breaks cultural boundaries to awaken into the world of the shaman.

John Lockley spent 10 years in apprenticeship with MaMngwevu, a medicine woman from the Xhosa tribe. She named him Cingolweendaba, meaning the messenger or connector between people and cultures.

A key theme throughout this book is reconnecting with your ancestors and the forces of nature. As you do this in a mindful way, you naturally open your senses and increase your ability to dream and make sense of your life purpose.

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Daring to Rest

Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation
$19.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781622039098
In stock now: 8

What if you could reboot your health, tap into your creative self, reclaim your wild nature, lead from your heart—and still feel well rested?

As modern women, we’re taught that we can do it all, have it all, and be it all. While this freedom is beautiful, it’s also exhausting. Being a “worn-out woman” is now so common that we think feeling tired all the time is normal. According to Karen Brody, feeling this exhausted is not normal—and it’s holding us back. In Daring to Rest, Brody comes to the rescue with a 40-day program to help you reclaim rest and access your most powerful, authentic self through yoga nidra, a meditative practice that guides you into one of the deepest states of relaxation imaginable.

Now, it’s time to lie down and begin the journey to waking up.

Though it comes from the yogic tradition, yoga nidra doesn’t look like a typical yoga class—the entire practice is done lying down. As you listen to a guided meditation, you’re gently taken into complete inner stillness, effortlessly releasing into a healing state that works on both cellular and subtle body levels.

With Daring to Rest, Brody presents a comprehensive yoga nidra program that unfolds in three phases: rest for physical exhaustion, release for mental and emotional exhaustion, and rise for tuning in to the “life purpose exhaustion” that can come when we’re not in our full power. Each phase includes a downloadable yoga nidra guided meditation and supportive practices.

The yoga nidra meditations will teach you how to step into a deeply restful, timeless state that relaxes your body and helps you feel physically rested. But physical exhaustion is just the first layer of exhaustion. If it were the only layer, ten just getting more sleep or sleeping better would resolve it. I will teach you how to use yoga nidra meditation to clear the burnout you’re experiencing at the deeper, subtler levels of your being, so that you can feel rested and whole again on not just the body level, but the levels of the mind, emotions, and psyche as well.

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Good Sex

Getting Off without Checking Out
$22.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: North Atlantic
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781623172343
In stock now: 6

Jessica Graham demonstrates that a deep spiritual life and an extraordinary sex life are not mutually exclusive in this keenly personal and unflinchingly frank guide to finding mindfulness in sex without losing the fun and adventure. Graham shares her own gradual transformation from checked out and sexually traumatized to present and joyfully recovered in all aspects of her life as she offers simple mindfulness tools and techniques to improve your sex life and romantic relationships.

Her story of sexual healing, awakening, and exploration weaves together with a meditation manual and down-to-earth suggestions for how to bring mindfulness into the bedroom. Not only a tool kit for creating a rich and deeply satisfying sex life, this fun, explicit, and transformative book conveys the deeper message of how combining meditation with sex can bring about profound spiritual awakenings.

Good Sex begins with basic meditation instructions from a variety of techniques, followed by mindfulness exercises delving into communication difficulties, and the fear, attachment, and shame that can come up around sex. The book's matter-of-fact and inclusive perspective borrows from Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, but is accessible to the secular community and those with no spiritual or meditation background at all.

Graham discusses everything from open-eyed orgasms to threesomes to how to deal with a partner with a low sex drive. From a sex-positive and nontraditional stance she explores nonmonogamy, the benefits of pornography, sexual trauma, consent, and much more. Anyone feeling stuck or stunted in their sex life, unable to communicate their needs or desires, will find strategies for approaching difficult subjects and connecting more intimately with partners. They will discover ways to trust their own personal wisdom, to know themselves better, have better sex, and embrace the spiritual dimension in their sexuality.

 

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These Wilds Beyond Our Fences

Letters to My Daughter on Humanity's Search for Home
$24.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: November, 2017
ISBN: 9781623171667
In stock now: 2

Tackling some of the world's most profound questions through the intimate lens of fatherhood, Bayo Akomolafe embarks on a journey of discovery as he maps the contours of the spaces between himself and his three-year-old daughter Alethea. Told as a series of letters to Alethea in a voice that is by turns poetic, vulnerable, and revelatory—but always engaging—this book describes the daily encounters between the author and his sprightly young daughter, and the failures and redemptions that arise in course of their life together. The book is about giving Alethea a bath, learning to brush her teeth, navigating her demands, concern about her fixation with hand-held devices, watching her refuse to cooperate with her dance instructor, and much more. It is also about the reflections and questions that run through and around their relationship. What does it mean to be a parent? What is our place in this world? Where is our home?

Akomolafe’s narrative is urgent and unguarded as he discovers that something as commonplace as becoming a father is a cosmic event of unprecedented proportions. Using this realization as a touchstone, he is led to consider the strangeness of his own soul, to contemplate the myths and rituals of modernity, to ask questions about food and justice, to ponder what it means to be human, to evaluate what we can do about climate change, and to wonder what our collective yearnings for a better world tell us about ourselves. These Wilds Beyond our Fences is a passionate attempt to make sense of our disconnection in a world where it is easy to feel untethered and lost. It is a father's search for meaning, for a place of belonging, and for reassurance that the world will embrace and support our children once we are gone.