RECOMMENDED READING NOTES/ PROMOTING A HEALTHIER LIFE STYLE
One of the best ways to insure that you are doing your "personal work' with regard to living a happier, healthier life is to make time and a commitment to reading good books. Listed below are timely choices for feeding your mind so that you will become a more balanced person. Some books on this list are new, others newly discovered or rediscovered.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, PhD, Elizabeth Robbins Esthelman MSW and Matthew McKay, PhD. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., Oakland, CA
How to Heal Toxic Thoughts (Simple Tools for Personal Transformation) by Sandra Ingerman. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc, New York, 2007. [ISBN 978-1-4027-4260-6]
Living Well with Pain & Illness (The Mindful Way to Free Yourelf from Suffering) by Vidyamala Burch. Sounds True, Inc. Boulder, CO, 2010 [ISBN 978-1-59179-747-0]
Hypnosis House Call (A Complete Course in Mind-Body Healing) by Dr. Steven Gurgevich. Sterling Ethos / Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York/London, 2011 [ISBN978-1-4027-7747-9]
The Biology of Belief (Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles) by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD.
Awakening to the Spirit World (The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation) by Sandra Ingerman & Hank Wellemnan. Sounds True, Inc. Boulder, CO 2010 [ISBN 978-1-61664-290-7] This book 'takes a deep look at tapping sources of invisible power in daily life. So much of what these authors write about is lost to modern medicine; listening to the weather and the elements, understanding death, and more. This is a courgeous book that will appeal to all who long to explore the unseen world.' (quote from Judith Orloff MD)
Apologies that notations between October - December 2010 were lost in the update process.
The ABC's of Chakra Therapy: A Workbook by Deedre Diemer. Samuel Weiser, Inc, York Beach, ME 1998 [ISBN 978-1-57863-021-9] An excellent little unique workbook that is the 'Where is Your Energy Blocked?" diagnistic. This is a practical, user-friendly guidebood that leads you a journey of self-healing and transformation by exploring your energiy fields, specifically the seven main energy centers or chakras.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
SoulVisioning: Clear the Past. Create Your Future by Susan Wisehart, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota, 2008 [ISBN 978-0-7387-1408-0] Sonia Choquette eloquently says of this book "Soul Visioning is a breakthrough book in connecting with your most empowering self. It leads you out of your own way and frees your spirit to live an authentic life. This is a divinely inspired gift of a boook for those who are ready to be happy."
Intuitive REIKI For Our TImes: Essential Techniques for Enhancing Your Practice by Amy Z. Rowland. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 2006 [ISBN: 978-159477099-9]
The Healing Path of Prayer - A Modern Mystic's Guide to Spiritual Power Ron Roth, Ph.D. Three Rivers Press, New York, 1997. [ISBN 0609-80226-7]
Reiki for the Heart and Soul: The Reik Principles as Spiritual Pathwork Amy Z. Rowland. Healing Arts Press, Rocheter, Vermont, 2008. [ISBN 9781-59477-252-8] The dedication of this book speaks eloquently: "To you, who read this book with hope: may it light the way ahead and show you the next steps you might take on your path 'just for today...'"
Prayer is Good Medicine (How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer) Larry Dossey, MD, Harper One, New York, 1996. [ISBN 9978-0-06-251424-0]
Awakening to the Spirit World(The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation) Sandra Ingerman & Hank Wesselman, Sounds True, Boulder, CO, 2010. [ISBN 13-978-1-61664-290-7]
The Mandala Workbook (A Creative Guide for Self-Exploration, Balance, and Well-Being) by Susanne F. Fincher. Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, MA, 2009. [ISBN 978-1-59030-518-8] This workbook is itself a mandala that invites you to join a complete cycle of creation, from beginning through completion. It contains some very cool creative exercises that can increase your self-awareness.
Generation WE by Eric Greenberg with Karl Weber. Pachatusan, Emeryville, CA 2008 [ISBN13-978-0-9820931-0-8] This book is subtitled: How Millennial Youth are Taking Over America and Changing Our World Forever.
Eastern Body Western Mind (Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self)-Revised by Anodea Judith. Celestial Arts/Random House, Berkeley, CA 2004. [ISBN978--1-58761-225-1]
Exploring Native American Wisdom (Lore, Traditions and Rituals that connect us all) By Fan Dancing Feather and Rita Robinson. New Page Books / The Career Press, Inc., Franklin Lakes, NJ, 2003. [ISBN1-56414-6251]
You're Not Going Crazy... You're Just Waking Up! (The Five Stages of the Soul Transformation Process) By Michael Mirdad, Grail Press, Bellingham, WA 2009 [ISBN 13-978-0-9740216-2-1]
I Can Take Your Pain Away: A Doctor's Story By Sergey Konovalov wiith Elena Bogatyreva, Creation Publishing Limited, London, 2004 [ISBN 0-9547187-0--4]
The author has written sixteen best-selling books that have now collectively sold in excess of five million copies in Russia alone, making hime one of the biggest selling Riussian authors today. This is the first of his books published in English. It has come to my hand by way of a Ukanian friend/student.
Courageous Dreaming (How Shamans Dream the World into Being) by Alberto Villoldo, PhD HayHouse, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, 2008. [ISBN: 978-1-4019-1756-2]
The Four Insights (Wisdom, Power and Grace of the Earthkeepers) by Alberto Villoldo, PhD, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, 2006. [ISBN: 978-1-4019-1045-7]
Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer, PhD, Hay Hosue, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, 2006. [ISBN: 978-1-4019-0733-4]
Meditations for 2012 by Peter Russell. Sounds True. ISBN 978-1-59179-765-4 CD. "The year 2012 is predicted to be a time of unprecedented change. Two decades ago, futurist and author Peter Russell wrote about evolutionary shifts in his book The Global Brain. Many of those changes are already here. Now in this audio presentation, he brings us two guided practices to help nuture our resilience and preare us for this new energy of awakening."
The Only Psychic Power Book You'll Ever Need (Develop Your Innate Ability to Predict the Future by Michael R. Hathaway, D.C.H., Adams Media, F+W Publications, Inc., Avon, MA, 2008 [ISBN-13: 978-1-59869-551-9]
Serpent of Light - Beyond 2012 (The Movement of the Earth's Kundalini and the Rise of the Female Light, 1949 to 2013) by Drunvalo Melchizedek, Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC, San Francisco, CA, 2008. [ISBN-13: 978-1-57863-401-9]
June, 2009 (I am a huge fan of Robert Moss and his work)
The Three 'ONLY" Things (Tapping the power of Dreams, Concidence and Imagination) by Robert Moss, New World Library, Novato, CA, 2007. [ISBN -13: 978-1-57731-596-4]
The author encourages tapping into our "Big Stories" saying that we can do that when "we make room in our lives for dreams, coincidence and the play of imagination." We are ENCOURAGED TO PLAY.
Dreamways of the Iroquois (Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul) by Robert Moss, Destiny Books - a division of Inner Traditions International, Rochester, VT, 2005 [ISBN: 1-59477-034-4]
The Secret History of Dreaming by Robert Moss. New World Library, Novato,CA, 2009. [ISBN 978-1-57731-638-1]
Ageless Body, Timeless Mind (The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old) By Deepak Chopra, M.D., Three Rivers Press, New York, 1994 [ISBN 0-517-88-212-4
The author encourages the read "to suspend your assumptions about what we call reality so that we can become pioneers in a land where youthful vigor, renewal, creativity, joy, fulfillment, and timelessness are the common experiences of everyday life, where old age, senility, infirmity, and death do not exist and are not even entertained a possibilities."