Book of Interest—Sidewalk Oracles

New World Library

How does meaningful coincidence work in your world?

Beginning with an overview of synchronicity which features Carl Jung (along with the Tao, the Orenda, and the Wyrd), this book takes us through an intensive exploration of the underlying connections in the world. Moss tells readers that they can always access this great web of energy and then goes on to explain how.

He gives us twelve rules for developing the skill of attracting “smart luck”. He talks about developing a tolerance for ambiguity, harnessing the raw energy of rage, taking a path of transformation, and looking for the hidden hand. While he teaches us how to recognize the psychic signals in the world around us, he also warns of the danger of taking those signs too seriously.

The book is thorough, written from personal experience, and backed up by research coming from around the globe. He describes it best himself: “The book provides roadside assitance for the conscious traveler in the dream of waking life.” SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—The Conscious Wedding Handbook

Sounds True

How will you make your commitment?

Our fast-paced, ever-changing world leaves little room for ritual and ceremony. One of the few ceremonies which still has impact in people’s lives, the wedding, has become more of an “event” than a spiritual ceremony. These authors believe that it is a loss which can be, and needs to be, recovered.

They believe that a wedding ceremony should be a foundation upon which a marriage is built. They have, as partners, developed a system for helping couples to define and deepen their relationship as they prepare for a conscious commitment. This book thoroughly describes that process.

Part One takes couples through an evaluation of every aspect of their partnership, bringing to light those things which have been buried or pushed aside. Part Two moves forward with the information gained to help partners carefully design a ceremony which accurately reflects the commitment they are making to each other as well as the goals which they hold for their future. Part Three covers the change which is inevitable in any relationship. It contains suggestions for releasing vows which no longer suit the relationship, and includes a discussion of how best to acknowledge divorce.

The book makes room for all forms of spirituality, religious or otherwise. It will be a valuable tool for everyone contemplating this serious step. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—Birch, Oak, and Yew

Do you know what your trees are really up to?

Penny Billington is an active member of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. She has written this book to share the joy, excitement, and wonder of experiencing three sacred trees directly. It’s all part of a nature-based spirituality which embraces the physical world and its gifts.

She begins by making it clear that the techniques she is sharing do not rely on calling in external deities or entities. This is inner work which relies on contacting energy within ourselves that resonates with natural energies. She invites us to become a tree and experience its unique powers for ourselves. She is teaching us how to fuel our imaginations so that we can recreate the powerful healing vibrations of these sacred trees within us.

But a whole book about just three trees, you query? Yes, says Billington. It’s called learning by immersion. Did you know that Birch forges the way using anticipation and intent to change? You might already associate Oak with strength, but do you realize that they do that by inhabiting their space completely and nurturing those around them? Are you aware that the Yew uses its distinction to set boundaries and defends those boundaries with poisonous toxins if necessary?

Trees have powerful lifeforce energies and thus have much to teach those who are willing to spend the required time to get to know them. This book is a safe, practical, and intriguing manual for connecting with the power of the natural world. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—The Relationship Handbook

What are your partners really saying to you?

Beloved consciousness pioneer Shakti Gawain has partnered with her long time
friend and teaching partner Gina Vucci to make their successful relationship workshop techniques available to readers everywhere.

Combining Gawain’s “Creative Visualization” techniques with Hal and Sidra Stone’s “Voice Dialoguing”, the book helps readers explore the healing power of their personal relationships. Relationships, in the highest sense, mirror our inner selves back to us. They show us hidden parts of our psyche from which we are disconnected. They let us know how we are sabotaging and neglecting (or nurturing) ourselves.

Clearly written, the book guides readers through the process of identifying and talking with hidden aspects of their psyches. There are in-depth discussions of key parts of the inner self, such as The Rule Maker, The Spiritual Pusher, The Perfectionist, The Inner Critic, and The Controller. It’s a valuable tool whether you are in a relationship or looking for that special someone. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—The Initiatory Path in Fairy Tales

Inner Traditions

Does Mother Goose know something that you don’t?

Some of you already understand that the fairy tales most of us grew up with are very different from the folklore treasures that have been passed down orally from the ancient world. In 1973, Maurice Sendak’s extraordinary drawings brought much acclaim to Lore Segal and Randall Jarrell’s “unedited” translations of a selection of tales from the Grimm brothers, and made readers aware of the raw detail, cruelty, and violence in the original versions of the stories. Simultaneously authors like Marie Louise von Franz (Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales) were exploring the psychology and wisdom of the archetypes and dynamics contained within authentic folk tales.

Now Bernard Roger, who studied with disciples of famed alchemist Fulcanelli, has scoured the world of folklore and Mother Goose for secrets of the Western Mystery Schools and the hermetic initiations. He has discovered clear parallels between the often quixotic adventures of the hero/heroine in folk tales and the path to enlightenment found in Freemasonry and alchemy. He thoroughly describes the secret wisdom which he perceived in the various quests, challenges, impossible tasks, and riddles found in the fabulous world of fairies and dragons.

Secret wisdom has always been hidden in plain sight during times when it was out of favor. Fairy tales were a perfect repository for the intuitive teachings during the Age of Reason. This is a must-have for every serious student of the great mysteries. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—Becoming Aware

Hay House

Can you retrain your brain?

Many of us subscribe to the New Consciousness idea that what and how we think determines much of what happens to us in life. Lisa Garr had a first-hand opportunity to find out just how true that is. Since then she has been sharing what she learned on several radio shows and on the internet. Now she is making her story available in book form.

After suffering a major brain trauma in a biking accident, Garr found herself struggling to recover her ability to speak and remember. She turned to advanced EEG feedback techniques to help her reprogram her brain and restore her functionality. The success of that therapy led her to change her life and devote herself to living fully and helping others to live fully as well.

The key to the lessons that she learned is awareness. Becoming aware of our physical experiences, our true potential, the roadblocks to our full functioning, our ability to process stress, and how well we deal with loss are all major aspects of taking control of our destiny and recognizing the opportunities that are available to us.

Garr is an excellent storyteller and she uses her personal narrative to communicate the things she wishes to share with readers. The ideas she presents so clearly can be life changing. It’s certainly a lot to think about. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—Brigid


What can Brigid do for you?

The history of the Celts is shrouded in mystery, as is their “Exalted One”, Brig. The Celts left no written history, so their story is told by neighbors, visitors, and conquerors. The Exalted One, passed on most frequently as Brigid, became one of the survival stories as the Romans, and later Christianity, swept over Celtic lands. Sainted by the Christian church (a testimony to her power as a deity), Brigid was eventually carried to the Caribbean where she became a vital part of Voodoo culture.

This book, a true labor of love for Courtney Weber, is as definitive a history as is possible with the evidence left behind. Her modern pagan practice provides her insight into the story that is missing in strictly academic accounts.

She cautions readers not to engage this powerful Goddess lightly. For those who are brave enough to take on the challenge, she includes meditations, rituals, spells, sacred objects, and, of course, magical potions. It’s a great read with lots of practical information. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—Healing Wisdom of Mary Magdalene

Bear & Company

Who really wrote the Gospel of John?

The idea that the Gospel of John is actually a record of the oral teachings of Mary Magdalene is growing in popularity. More and more people are accepting the thought that she was an important figure in the early Christian movement, and may indeed have taught along side Jesus as an equal.

A visit to a cave in Provence provided Jack Angelo with the experience of sensing Mary Magdalene’s presence and opened the door to the pursuit of her wisdom teachings. A lifelong seeker on the shamanic path, he combined his intuitive encounter with scholarly research in order to better understand her role in the early history of Christianity.

In this book, Angelo not only recounts his pursuit of the real Mary Magdalene, he also takes readers through the Fourth Gospel, revealing the layers of wisdom which he has found within the text. In the last part of the book, he helps readers to connect with the lessons that are found there and explore them further on their own.

It is an interesting perspective on both early Christianity and the resurgence of the feminine aspects of spirituality (heart-centered wisdom). It will be an especially valuable tool for anyone interested in subtle energy and the healing modalities associated with that energy. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—Strangeling

Blue Angel Publishing

What do you see in the eyes?

If you’re a fan of tarot decks or faeries, you’re probably already a fan of fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith. If so, like me, this book will be special treat for you. Page after page of Becket-Giffith’s emotive doe-eyed waifs, interrupted only occasionally by narrative and poetry provided by her two sisters, is almost overwhelming. If you’re new to this artist, it could be life-changing.

From the mysterious bejeweled, multi-armed, blue-tinged goddess in Druga and Tiger to the sullen glare in Painting the Roses Red, one after another of Becket-Giffith’s creations reaches out from the pages and draws us into her world. In addition to great beauty, there are lots and lots of quirky twists, like a nail through a hand-held heart, smiling skeletons, gas masks, and flying fish. Toward the center of the book, is an uncharacteristic winged Owlyn who gives center stage to one of the most intense owls I’ve ever seen. I’ll be going back to this one over and over. I can’t wait to see what Becket-Griffith does next. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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Book of Interest—Christian Mythology

Inner Traditions

What did Jesus really do?

Thoroughly researched and dense with information, this book sheds light on the origins of Christian holidays, saints, and even the life of Jesus. There has been much discussion in recent decades about what is fact (and what is poetic license) in the familiar stories about early Christianity. Professor Walter takes it all a step further as he documents the evidence supporting the theory that much of Christianity was merged into existing pagan ritual and symbolism. He explains how the need to bring pagan worshippers into the new religion superceded the need to accurately record historical events.

Some readers might be distressed by these revelations, but I think most of you will be intrigued to unravel the mysterious roots of one of the world’s major spiritual traditions. For many New Consciousness readers it will be a relief to find out that the religion in which they were raised is actually tied to natural cycles and common transcendent experiences after all. I highly recommend this book for its insight and attention to detail. It certainly gives readers much to think about. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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