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Your Guide to Forest Bathing Your Guide to Forest Bathing
M. Amos Clifford
Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. In Japan it is called "shinrin yoku," which translates to "forest bathing." Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. In this book, Amos Clifford draws on four decades of wilderness experience to introduce readers to the medicine of being in the forest. Read more...
 
Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down
Angela Kaufman
Each of the four Tarot Queens in this empowering year-long system represent an archetypal part of our personalities as well as our experience of being human–we are inspired by the Queen of Wands, our passion comes from the Queen of Swords, love from the Queen of Cups, and abundance from the Queen of Pentacles. Detailed explanations of each archetype, and workbook-style exercises and practical tips are provided for aligning with and balancing the energies of each Queen helping us to manifest our dream lives. Read more...
 
How to Live How to Live
Judith Valente
The Rule of St. Benedict (The Rule) arose from an era when a great civilization was threatened by violence, economic forces favored the wealthy, political leaders lacked the trust of the public, and there was rampant xenophobia. Sound familiar? The happenings in 6th-century Rome mirror today’s nightly news. In 21 chapters, Valente explores the key elements of The Rule and demonstrates how incorporating this ancient wisdom can change our lives. These fresh and profound explorations are thoughtful and inspiring. Read more...
 
Talk to the Hand Talk to the Hand
Vernon Mahabal
Palmistry is an ancient science, and an unsurpassed tool for character and emotional analysis. The human hand, by its very nature, contains vast amounts of detailed personal information. Everyone has the ability to tap its potential for insight, reflection, and greater mutual understanding – and world acclaimed Palmistry expert Vernon Mahabal will show you how. Geared toward beginner and experienced palmists alike, both will benefit from his decades of experience. Read more...
 
The Bardic Book of Becoming The Bardic Book of Becoming
Ivan McBeth, With Fern Lickfield, Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm et al.
The Bardic Book of Becoming is a warm, user-friendly, eclectic introduction to modern Druidry that invites you to take the first steps into the realms of magic and mystery. In this book you will be introduced to the various techniques and practices of a Druid in training. Written by Ivan McBeth, the cofounder of Vermont’s Green Mountain School of Druidry, and Fearn Lickfield, the book incorporates lessons, visualizations, rituals, and magical stories for hands-on learning. Read more...
 
The Lunar Gospel The Lunar Gospel
Cal Garrison
Most people are familiar with their sun sign—the sign determined by your birthday. According to astrologer Cal Garrison, however, it’s actually your moon sign that is the true key to your horoscope. The Lunar Gospel is a comprehensive guide to moon sign astrology, covering the significant role the moon plays in the horoscope. Cal clearly and insightfully provides all the tools you need to understand your own moon sign—as well as those of other people. Read more...
 
The Little Book of Christian Mysticism The Little Book of Christian Mysticism
Carl McColman
With over 300 quotations, this book invites the reader to delve into the writings of contemplatives and mystics from the past 2,000 years, including Francis of Assisi, Thomas Merton, Evelyn Underhill, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Julian of Norwich, and more. Readers can use this book to initiate themselves into this visionary and ecstatic spiritual lineage, as well as a book of daily meditations. Read more...
 
Mindful Dreaming Mindful Dreaming
Clare R. Johnson, PhD
There are many books on dreams. What makes this one different is Johnson combines the principles of mindfulness with a fresh approach to lucid dreaming. She explains what dreams are and why they are important, how to have lucid dreams, how to transform nightmares and heal the past, and she helps improve sleep quality to wake refreshed. The result is a step-by-step guide for understanding dream language, waking up in our dreams, and transforming our dreams to improve our waking lives. Read more...
 

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Creating Luminous Spaces Creating Luminous Spaces
Maureen K. Calamia
"A wonderful and practical new guide for using ancient Chinese wisdom in our modern lives!" - Jean Haner, author of Clear Home, Clear Heart
A luminous space is restorative and nurturing. It's a place that inspires you, helps you achieve your goals, and ignites your personal power. This book will teach you how to create luminous spaces using the wisdom of the Five Elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These natural elements will give you a stronger, deeper connection to nature and promote more joy and peace in your life. Read more...
 
Italian Folk Magic Italian Folk Magic
Mary-Grace Fahrun
Italian Folk Magic is a roadmap for practicing Italian witchcraft; a direct experiential journey through Italian magical, folkloric, and healing traditions with an emphasis on the practical. This book explores divination techniques, crafting, witchcraft, blessing rituals, and the Evil Eye, known as malocchio in Italian—Fahrun explains what it is, where it comes from, and most importantly, how to get rid of it. She makes it easy to experience and learn from this rich, magical tradition. Read more...
 
Spirit Clans Spirit Clans
David Carson, Foreword by Dr. Steven Farmer
Spirit clans represent our most ancient spiritual roots. Your clan is a spiritual bonding with your primordial self, your beginning, your most ancient identity. Knowing and understanding your clan will empower you, help carry you through life, and see you through tumultuous and shifting times. David Carson’s book is an introduction to the world of spirit clans and shamanism and includes thorough and vivid descriptions of the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of 75 clans. Read more...
 
More Love, Less Conflict More Love, Less Conflict
Jonathan Robinson
Communication is the cornerstone of a loving, supportive relationship. Through 30 practical exercises, this book teaches the foundation of good communication and offers tried and true ways to better connect. By learning how to effectively communicate your needs and desires, how to understand your partner's verbal and nonverbal cues, and how to adopt a more effective style of relating, you can develop a deep connection with your partner, inviting more love into your relationship. Read more...
 
Crystal Gridwork Crystal Gridwork
Kiera Fogg
A single crystal is a powerful tool. Think then how potent a crystal grid might be. A grid is comprised of several crystals used in a geometric arrangement with a specific intention or outcome in mind. They can be used for health, abundance, protection, love, or simply inspiration. Exquisitely photographed in a range of settings, here are 50 grids by expert Kiera Fogg. The photographs are so vivid they can be used as a meditation tool in and of themselves. Read more...
 
Mindfulness, Day by Day Mindfulness, Day by Day
Josh Baran
If you think that enlightenment is reserved for only a chosen few and requires decades of spiritual practice—think again. The awakened state—that place of peace and bliss—is present and available to you, right here, right now, and this is the book that can point you to it. This themed collection of passages by ancient Buddhist sages, Christian and Jewish mystics, contemporary teachers, philosophers, and poets celebrates the perfection of the present moment. Read more...
 
Feng Shui Plain & Simple Feng Shui Plain & Simple
Sarah Bartlett
This simple guide to the art of feng shui provides easy-to-use tips and techniques for improving the energy in your life. You will learn to harmonize and lay out spaces in your home to enhance your personal energy, improve your overall wellbeing, and bring good fortune and balance into your life. This wonderful primer will appeal to anyone interested in interior design, Chinese legend and lore, and the creation of healing and harmonious living spaces. Read more...
 

Events

Marissa Moss at Los Gatos JCC

Sunday, April 29, 9:30am
Marissa Moss, author of Last Things, will be at the Los Gatos JCC for a discussion and signing.

Maureen Calamia at New York Open Center

Friday, May 4, 7:00pm - Saturday, May 5, 5:30pm
An Evening Lecture and Book Signing Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm Members: Free/ Nonmembers $20 18SAF53S Additional classes May 5, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Creating Luminous Spaces: Use the Five Natural Elements to Connect Your Soul & Your Home

Kiera Fogg at McNally Robinson

Wednesday, May 16, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kiera Fogg discusses Crytal Gridwork

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