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Alderman , David, High Country: The sole seeker's guide to a real life. Take a journey into the high country of expanded consciousness. Here, the author poses a vital question at the beginning of our journey with him. What does it mean to live a real life? Our culture might claim fame and fortune as necessary ingredients. But that still, quiet voice within will tell us that it is living life from the core of our being or our real self. In search of that elusive self, he takes us on an imaginary hike into high mountain country. Here we meet adepts from Lao Tzu to Carl Jung, who share their visions of real living and challenge us to withdraw the projections of our "virtual self" and become self-realized. It is the path of integration that we are all compelled to follow, either consciously or unconsciously. In this book, he ushers us into an experience of the deeper levels of our inner being as we move through all the facets of our psuche. Here we conquer Mt. Peasona and traverse the Moraine of Pain in search of our real self. Rarely has a book moved us so far beyond the words on a page into our very heart and soul. For those willing to take this trek, it will be an incredible journey. Inner Ocean Publishing, innerocean.com, 2001 ISBN 1-930722-00-1 Buy This Book!

Andrews, Ted, Animal-Speak: The spiritual & magical powers of creatures great & small. The animal world has much to teach us. Some animals are experts at survival and adaptation,some never get cancer, some embody strength and courage, while others exude playfulness. Animals remind us of the potential we can unfold, but before we can learn from them, we must first be able to speak with them. Now, for perhaps the first time ever, myth and fact are combined in a manner that will teach you how to speak and understand the language of the animals in your life. This book helps you meet and work with animals as totems and spirits - by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. It provides techniques for reading signs and omens in nature so you can open to higher perceptions and even prophecy. It reveals the hidden, mythical, and realistic roles of 45 animals, 60 birds, 8 insects and 6 reptiles. Animals will become a part of you, revealing to you the majesty and divine in all life. They will restore your childlike wonder of the world and strengthen your belief in magic, dreams and possibilities. Llewellyn Publications, 1999 ISBN  0-87542-028-1 Buy This Book

Andrews, Ted, Animal-Wise: The spirit language and signs of nature. The sheer beauty and power of wild animals fill us with wonder. Our heart jumps. Our breath catches. Our pulse races. We feel the touch of God within nature and upon our soul. But what is often missing is the understanding. One of Nature's greatest gifts is her endless willingness to teach us about our possibilities and ourselves. With this book, you will understand the wonders and beauty of animals more intimately. You will understand their hidden language. You will begin to realize that every creature mirrors the magnificence of your own soul. You will recognize animals as messengers of the Divine. The early shamans, priests, and priestesses were scientists as well as mystics. They studied the plants and animals, earning their characteristics and qualities. They also honored the sprit expressed in and through them. When we realize that our learning and guidance comes from sources other than human, our world is no longer the same. It becomes filled with new possibilities. In the world around us is a myriad of wonders. Through the animals kingdoms - through the multitude of wonders found within Nature - we experience renewal. Every sojourn into Nature, every animal encounter, offers an epiphany for the heart and soul. And if only for a little while, let us open our heart to it and see what glories unfold! Dragonhawk Publishing, 1999, ISBN 1-888767-34-0 Buy This Book!

Adrienne, Carol, Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life: Getting to the heart of your life's mission. For all those who have been enchanted by the power of synchronicity and are ready to be taken further down the path, this book offers the next step. Here, the author provides a practical workbook that shows you how to tap the unsuspected potential of synchronicity - the force revealed in everyday coincidences - and use the power of your own intuition. Using dozens of examples from her own life and work, and offering an array of write-in exercises, she revels how you can use synchronicity to find your purpose in life and achieve the rewards that come from living in harmony with the soul's code. Quill, www.harpercollins.com 2001 ISBN 0-688-17802-2 Buy This Book!

August, Dr. Victor, Know Thyself, Show Thyself: A guide to becoming the person you've always dreamed of being. Learning to live a life without limits. For years, the August Institute of Life Studies has introduced new techniques for self-improvement to people all over the world...people just like you!  CEOs. sport figures, movie stars and political leaders have gained the tools and abilities necessary to achieve success, power and fulfillment in every aspect of their lives. Now, trhe author and founder of the Institute, shares with you his incredible secrets for accomplishing goals and experiencing personal breakthroughts - night now! Learn how to break free of your old routines and stop living your life by a "script"; avhieve personal growth and recognize the potential for greatness within yourself; reject the limitations of your past while exploring the possibilities of your future; and discover the powers that you possess to change your life forever! You have the ability to become the person you've always dreamed of being. Now it's time to stop dreaming your life and start living your dreams! Writers Club Press, www.iuniverse.com, 2001, ISBN 0-595-18822-2 Buy This Book!

Balswick, Jack, Men at the Crossroads: Beyond traditional roles & modern options. I want to be a man but somebody stole the script. These are confusing times for men. The traditional male has been attacked as a chauvinist brute. Yet less traditional men are often dismissed as passive, soft, wimpish. So-called New Age sages have entered the vacuum and counseled men to recover the kind, warrior, magician and lover in each of them. Is this good and acceptable advice for Christian men?  In this vastly helpful book, the author takes account of the bind contemporary Christian men find themselves in. He assess the "men's movement". Boldly speaking from deep and sure faith, he points to a radical alternative beyond the traditional brute and the dewy-eyed New Age mystic - a maleness based on the fatherhood of God and the true masculinity modeled in Christ. This book is a critical but entirely practical book, a lifeline for generations of Christian men searching for new directions in these perplexing days. InterVaristy Press, 1992 ISBN 0-8308-1385-3 Buy This Book!

Berland, Warren, Out of the Box for Life: A simple, practical method for turning anger into compassion, despair into hope, helplessness into empowerment, anxiety into action. If you are anything like millions of other Americans, then you too are a prisoner - trapped by insecurity, fear and doubt. You may have asked yourself, "How can I overcome these terrible, frustrating feelings?" Well, now there's an answer. A radical approach to psychological wellness, the author proves that no matter how stuck you feel or how deep your psychological wounds, you can be free to live a healthy, happy, and satisfying life. No training is necessary. It doesn't even have to take a lot of time. You are given the keys to freedom and a more enjoyable life. You will learn how to find freedom and possibility in each moment. Surrender to this inner knowing and strengthen your resolve, and your confidence will grow. Being free is just a choice. You could make others. Quill, 2000, www.harpercollins.com ISBN 0-06-093051-9 Buy This Book!

Boyd, Stephen, The Men We Long to Be:  Beyond lonely warriors and desperate lovers, Stephen B. Boyd. The author unflinchingly plumbs the destructiveness of cultural masculinity for men themselves as well as for everyone and everything else. His grasp of the spiritually transformative process leading toward what we men long to be in extraordinarily insightful and practical. He writes with self-revelatory candor, theological acumen, and a passion for healing and justice. He has given us a charter of hope that can "fatten our souls" - James B. Nelson. Pilgrim Press 1997 ISBN 0-8298-1201-6 Buy This Book!

Briggs, John & David Peat, Seven Life Lessons of Chaos:  Timeless wisdom from the science of change. For most of us, each day is a frantic attempt to make order out of chaos. We work in office cubicles, travel on grid-like streets, and live in rectangular houses - but we never escape the vague sense that the world is in truth messy, fractured and unpredictable. Obsessed with control, we have failed to realize that chaos is a fundamental and unavoidable force in nature. Fighting it is a cause doomed to failure, but we can channel and use chaos. The authors are experts in chaos theory, the science of nonlinear change and the unpredictable. Here they present a revolutionary convergence of cutting-edge science and timeless wisdom to show how we can use the forces of chaos to dramatically improve our daily lives. It is an easy-to-understand guide to the creative possibilities of chaos. They help us understand how we can use the chaos metaphor to understand the social systems around us and to nurture a deep connection with the natural world. Harper Collins www.harpercollins.com 1999

Burnett, Mark, Dare to Succeed: How to survive and thrive in the game of life. The genius behind the wildly popular Survivor series, he is now the hottest producer in television. What most people don't know, however, is that he has his own survival story to tell, and it's every bit as riveting as the show. Little more than a decade ago, he was selling T-shirts on the beach in Southern California. But through a combination of inspiration, determination and sheer nerve, he transformed his life, went on to produce an Emmy-winning extreme sports program and, of course, created the most popular series on the air today. From a former paratrooper to an open water-certified Scuba diver, he has used his life of daring experiences as a jumping-off point to great success. Now he tells readers how to chase their dreams, ignore their fears, and follow the road less traveled to personal and business success. This book unfolds like a real-life adventure story, offering valuable lessons, inspirational vignettes, and hard-hitting advice. His recipe for success encourages people to bend the rules, embrace risk, lead with compassion, learn through failure, revel in pain, and focus like a laser on their goals. By following his blend of heart and chutzpah, anyone can not only survive, but go on to succeed beyond his or her wildest dreams. Hyperion, www.hyperionbooks.com 2001 ISBN 0-7868-6849-X Buy This Book!

Carter-Scott, Cherie, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules:  Ten rules for being human. We all know the feeling:  In the game of life, why am I the only one who doesn't know how to play?  But now, help is at hand, because this wonderful little book will teach you the rules so that you can conquer life's challenges and manage its unpredictable ups and downs. Here, we find there are no mistakes in life, only lessons that are repeated. In thoughtful, inspirational essays illustrated with encouraging personal anecdotes, she includes the lessons that can be learned from each of the rules and offers insights on self-esteem, respect, acceptance, forgiveness, ethics, compassion, humility, gratitude and courage. Best of all, she shows that wisdom lies inside each one of us and that by putting these ten rules into action we can create a more fulfilling life. Bantam 1998 Buy This Book!

Chodron, Pema, When Things Fall Apart:  Heart advice for difficult times. There is a fundamental happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it - ironically, while caught up in attempts to escape pain and suffering. The author's radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and expectations and confronts us with traditional Buddhist wisdom. There is only one approach to suffering that is of lasting benefit, the author teaches, and that approach involves moving towards painful situations to the best of our ability with friendliness and curiosity, relaxing into the essential groundlessness of our entire situation. It is there, in the midst of chaos, that we can discover the truth and love that are indestructible. Shambhala 1997

Cohen, David Elliot, One Year Off: Leaving it all behind for a round-the-world journey with our children. With three children under the age of nine, the youngest still in diapers, the Cohens decided to do something many dream of, but few actually undertake: sell the house, the cars, and the belongings and take off for a year-long journey around the world. Demonstrating great creativity and tremendous tenacity, they created an adventure of a lifetime - an inspiration to anyone who dreams of leaving it all behind. This is a remarkable story of one family's decision to trade their home for the road. Travelers' Tales, www.travelerstales.com 2001 ISBN 1-885211-65-1 Buy This Book!

Coit, Lee, Listening:  How to increase awareness of your inner guide. It has been years since Listening was first published. Since the beginning, this book has been a vehicle to share a wonderful discovery - the author's inner voice. This discovery has helped him and many others find inner peace, happiness and contentment. With the clarity given to him through inner guidance, he began to see the overall pattern, not only in his life, but in the lives of many of the people who came into his awareness. His search has now covered nearly a 20-year span, and he has come full circle. He has been to the mountaintop. This book will help you release self-limiting concepts and increase your awareness of Truth. However, the journey is an individual one, and each soul must undertake and complete it alone. This is a marvelous aid. Hay House, 1996

Cousineau, Phil, The Art of Pilgrimage: The seeker's guide to making travel sacred. With the roads to our chosen destinations more crowded than ever and travel bookstore shelves groaning under the weight of guidebooks that cover everything from ballparks to celebrity homes, we are forced to look longer and harder and yet see less and less. Instead of more gimmicks, gadgets and packages, we need to reimagine the way we travel. This book is for the traveler who longs for something more than diversion and escape, for those searching for a path with heart. For millennia, pilgrimage - a transformative journey to a sacred center - has summoned the soulful traveler. And every journey can be sacred, soulful and transformative, if it is undertaken with a desire for spiritual risk and renewal. Whether you are traveling to Mecca or Memphis, Stonehenge or a sports hall of fame, the journey becomes meaningful - a pilgrimage - when the traveler's heart and imagination are open to experiencing the sacred. Conari Press 1998 Buy This Book!

DeLiso, Tony, Legacy: The Power Within. Be among the millions of people who have already discovered their innate power. The methods contained in this book are basic to our nature, as intended. Realize for yourself the power within You. Prove it to yourself, with time, patience, and practice, you can change your life, and achieve your goals. This book is a compilation of the author's studies as to what causes success or failure. It is written as a self-improvement guide based on his research in the fields of philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, academia, and his personal experiences in pursuit of his own success. It contains reiteration of ancient wisdom, seven steps in goal setting and some of his own personal experiences and conclusions. Writers Club Press, www.iuniverse.com, 2000. ISBN 0-595-13520-X Buy This Book!

DeRohan, Ceanne, Indigo:  The search for true understanding and balance. This is the latest is a series of eight books channeled by the author. It is suggested that they be read in order, starting with Right Use of Will:  Healing and evolving the emotional body. Getting ready for the sequels involves moving along with the material in the original book enough to know if this information is right for you. These books let you know your Original Cause by helping you access belief systems lost in the subconscious long ago, yet influencing your life every day. Each paragraph could be a full day's study. Four Winds Publications. 1999 ISBN 1-56170-608-6 Buy This Book

Diamond , Louise, The Courage for Peace: Daring to create harmony in ourselves and the world. From school yards to war zones, the issue of peace has never been more crucial. Here, an expert in conflict resolution and cofounder of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, uncovers the four principles of inner and outer peace and the simple actions we can take that create peace within ourselves and our world. Conari Press, 2000 www.conari.com or conari@conari.com ISBN 1-57324-165-2 Buy This Book!

Ditties, James, In Driven By Hope, Men & Meaning, Dittes invites men to embrace and celebrate their spiritual - and decidedly masculine - way in the world. He dares to suggest that the notable features of masculinity so often treated as unbearable faults - restlessness, drivenness, unsettledness, endless "on duty" time, may indeed be part of manly vocation rooted inescapably in biology. Westminister John Knox Press, 1996

France, Peter, Hermits: the insights of solitude. I had just paid for a book and, from across the bookstore, atleast 20 feet away, this book jumped out at me. After all, starting my third year traveling full-time around the country in a men's bookmobile, I can relate. For any man who has been challenged when he wanted some space, check this one out. The author, who spends much of his time living in an heremitic manner on the Greek island Patmos, explores the history of hermits and uncovers the truths they found in their solitude. As an antidote to disillusionment with the modern world and as a guide to rediscovering our true selves, Hermits will not fail to provide reassuring enlightenment for men and hopefully some women will see the benefits of this kind of solitude for themselves. St Martin's Press, 1996 ISBN 0-312-15546-8 Buy This Book!

Geisel, Theodor Seuss, Seuss-isms: Wise and witty prescriptions for living from the good doctor, Theodor Seuss Geisel. The simple but sage words of Dr. Seuss have helped many a child (and grownup) along the complicated path of life. For those who need reminders, here is a collection of some of the good doctor's wisest and wittiest sayings. Random House, www.randomhouse.com 1997 ISBN 0-679-88356-8 Buy this book!

Godwin, Malcolm, Who Are You? 101 ways of seeing yourself. From Archetypes and Chakras to Enneagrams and Sun Signs, an identity-kit of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional self-tests. This beautiful and practical book is designed to help you find out more about yourself. It contains 101 mirrors of self-discovery in which you can recognize your dominant behavior, your body type, how you feel and act, how you think and approach your spirituality. Drawn from ancient and modern techniques from both the East and the West, these "tests" are divided into four sections - the body, the emotions, the intellect, and the spirit. Each assessment takes no more than a few minutes to complete, and is accompanied by a brief description of the history and principles behind the method or technique. As fun to use as it is profound in its revelations, this book will help you understand how others see you - and how you see yourself. An Arkana Book, 2000, ISBN 0-14-019609-9 Buy this book!

Greiff, Barrie Sanford, Legacy:  The giving of life's greatest treasures. Loving, learning, laboring, laughing, lamenting, linking, living, leading, and leaving. In his four decades as a Havard University psychiatrist, the author heard thousands of his patients, colleagues and friends express a common yearning: to create meaning in their lives beyond material wealth and to pass something more than simply money on to the next generation. How, they asked, can we repay the world for the sacred gift of life?  How can we share our lives and contribute to a better tomorrow?  The answer for tomorrow is to build a legacy today to bequeath not only what we have earned, but what we have learned. In this warm and joyous volume, he tells the heartfelt storeis of real legacies-of men, women and even children who have found remarkable wisdom in the course of everyday life. Reagan Books, www.harpercollins.com 1999 ISBN 0-06-039283-5 Buy this book!

Hanh, Tich Nhat, Be Still and Know:  Reflections from living Buddha, living Christ. In his acclaimed national bestseller, Living Buddha, Living Christ, the author, a renowned thinker and scholar, explored the deep spiritual connections between Christianity and Buddhism. This book uses selections from his groundbreaking work to create a handbook of meditations and reflections that reawaken our understanding of both religions - and enrich our daily lives through personal contemplation. It is an inspiration to all who embrace its universal message of peace - a profound and moving work that illuminates the world's greatest traditions of spiritual thought, written by a man who is considered by many to be a "living Buddha." Riverhead Books, 1996

Hanh, Tich Nhat, Hermitage Among the Clouds: A historical novel of fourteenth century Vietnam. Set at the beginning of the fourteenth century, this tells the story of Princess Amazing Jewel, daughter of Tran Nhan Tong, the king of Dai Viet, present-day Vietnam. He abdicated the throne at the height of his illustrious career to become a Buddhist monk and later to establish the Bamboo Forest School of Zen at his hermitage, Sleeping Clouds. This beautifully written story expresses the suffering caused by war and conflict, the transformative potential of a commitment to practicing peace and building reconciliation, and the simple beauty of a spiritual life. The author gives us a window into Vietnam's past and, at the same time, offers compelling insights about contemporary Southeast Asia and the world. Parallax Press, 1993, ISBN  0-938077-56-2 Buy This Book

Hardenbrook, Weldon, Missing from Action:  A powerful historical response to the crisis among American Men. The author examines the decline of the American male's role and tells how men might seek to regain their place as leaders in the home, church and society. He concludes that men must commit themselves to restoring stability and peace to the suffering homes of the land. Conciliar Press, 1996

Harrison, Sabrina Ward, Spilling Open: The art of becoming yourself. This is the creative expression of one young woman's attempt to understand herself as she grows into adulthood. The author shares her private journal and art, offering us lessons in life and empowerment that resonate with fresh, youthful wisdom. Written when the author was between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one, it captures the artist's journey of self-discovery with a powerful and courageous voice. This book is an intimate and moving picture of what it means to enter a contemporary adult world that is filled with contradictions about womanhood. She reveals with tender honesty that, in spite of the women's movement, she has found more questions than answers about growing up female. Her writing and multimedia art explore questions about love, faith, growing pains, being true, peer groups and identity. A truly unique experience, it will help open your heart and your mind. And, it will give a father a better understanding of his daughter, no matter what her age. Villard Books, www.villard.com, 2000 ISBN 0-375-75648-5 Buy this book!

Hultkrantz, Ake, Soul and Native Americans. This book is a thorough and beautifully differentiated report showing how much more the native peoples of the Americans understood about what we call "soul", "psyche" and "anima" than our own American psychologists. Especially valuable is the evidence for the various kinds of soul, including the death soul, and how they're recognized and experienced. Each student of souls and of troubled souls, has a sophisticated tool for grappling with the ambiguity, the evasiveness, and the vitality of the very stuff of life that humans share with other creatures. Spring Publications www.neca.com/~spring 1997 Buy This Book!

Johnson, Toby, Getting Life in Perspective. A Novel. When warned by his doctor to rest, Rick Carton, a jaded and disillusioned editor with a Boston publishing house, retires to a neglected old mansion in the Texas hill country to write the novel he's always intended to. He discovers he is not alone...This book is a post-modern ghost story featuring two lovable Topperesque apparitions from turn-of-the-century America who haunt the sometimes bewildered writer struggling to face the enormous problems of contemporary society - and gay men in particular - as the 21st century is about to turn. It is a sweet, occasionally sexy, surprisingly wise, and thoroughly enteraining mytho-historical romance with a gay-positive spiritual message woven in - along with just a touch of the Twilight Zone. Lavender Press, 1991 ISBN 0-938743-17-1 Buy This Book!

Jones, Terry, The Elder Within: The source of mature masculinity. This is an exploration into the potential of eldership, the second half of life expression of mature masculinity. It surveys the way a man can tap this archetypal energy within himself. The author has developed a passion for understanding what a healthy and spiritual expressoin of masculinity would look like. By participating in ritualized weekend workshops and ongoing men's groups, he found that many men share a hunger for spiritual and emotional growth and the desire to make a difference. He believes that the man who embraces eldership makes himself available to younger men, to the family and to the community. He has confidence in the fruits of his long life of experience and wants to see the future by sharing with the young. This book examines traditional male qualities, such as protector, while painting a picture of the mature masculine who energizes himself by using tools of wisdom: meditation, contemplation, and listening. This book is a must read for both men and women alike, as it presents an enlightened view of the elder as a major contributor to society. This is a much needed resource for empowerment of mature men as well as an enlightened forecast of the journey many men will travel. Bookpartners, www.bookpartners.com 2001, ISBN 1-59151-088-8 Buy This Book!

Kammen, Carole, & Jodi Gold, Call to Connection: Bringing sacred tribal values into modern life. In these modern and complex times, many of us feel isolated and alone. Much of society has lost the sense of belonging, a feeling of connectedness to community, to the earth and to the sacred. Many of us may long for simpler times when people lived in villages, depended on one another, engaged in sacred rituals, and honored the spirit of life. The profound message here is as applicable today as it was in ancient times. Its message is a call, an invitation to become a member of a sacred tribe: the tribe of humanity. Commune-A-Key Publishing, 1998 Buy This Book!

Korda, Michael, Country Matters: The pleasures and tribulations of moving from a big city to an old country farmhouse. With his inimitable sense of humor and storytelling talent, the author brings us this charming, hilarious, self-deprecating memoir of a city's couple's new life in the country. At once entertaining, canny, and moving, this book does for Dotchess County, NY what Under the Tuscan Sun did for Tuscany. This witty memoir, replete with the author's own line drawings, reads like a novel, as it chroicles the author's transformation from city slicker to full-time country gentleman, complete with tractors, horses and a leaking roof. When he decides to take up residence in an eighteenth-century farmhouse ninety miles north of New York City, he discovers what country life is really like. Sure to have readers in stitches, this is a book that has universal appeal for all who have ever dreamed of owning that perfect little place to escape to up in the country, or, more boldly, have done it. Harper Collins, www.harpercollins.com 2001 ISBN 0-06-019772-2 Buy This Book!

Larned, Marianne, ed., Stone Soup for the World: Life-changing stories of kindness & courageous acts of service. If you've ever wondered why you were put on this earth, what are you to do to improve the greater good, what your life mission is (something that can't be accomplished in your lifetime), this is a good place to start. Filled with stories of people who have made that difference, this book can be an inspiration to us all. Sections cover "What One Person Can Do", "Cultural Healing", "Community Cooperation", "Growing Nationally", "Global Village", "The Healing Power of Doing Good", and "Doing Well by Doing Good". Includes a message from Colin Powell and forward by Jack Canfield. Conari Press, 1998 Buy This Book!

Lederman, Ellen, Vacations that can Change Your Life: Adventures, retreats & workshops for the mind, body and spirit. A most interesting book that talks about a number of adventures listed in our Calendar (i.e., individual workshops like: Healing the Father Wound, Leadership Training program, New Warriors, Opening the Heart, Outdoor Leadership Seminars, Joyce & Barry Vissell's Shared Heart Training and retreat centers that offer men's and couple's retreats and gatherings like Breitenbush, Esalen Institute, Hollyhock Farms, Kirkridge Retreat Center, Mount Madonna Center, New York Open Center, Omega, Option Institute and Rowe Center. Whether you want to indulge your sense of adventure or spiritual curiosity, this book invites you to plan an experience that will affect you in a permanent way. From oceanside yoga retreats and communication workshops to photography excursions and wilderness challenges, this remarkable guide tempts us to challenge our psyches, bodies and boundaries. Treat your mind, body and spirit to the most enriching vacation of your life! Sourcebooks, 1996 ISBN  1-57071-124-0 Buy This Book!

Levine, Stephen, A Year to Live:  How to live this year as if it were your last. In his new book, the author of the perennial bestseller, Who Dies?, teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully - as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom. The author decided to live this way himself for a whole year, and now he shares with us how such immediacy radically changes our view of the world and forces us to examine our priorities. Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life. The author provides us with a year-long program of intensely practical strategies and powerful guided meditations to help with this work, so that whenever the ultimate moment does arrive for each of us, we will not feel that it has come too soon. Bell Tower, www.randomhouse.com, 1997

Levoy, Gregg, Callings:  Finding and following an authentic life. How do we know if we're following our true callings?  How do we sharpen our senses to cut through the distractions of everyday reality and hear the calls that are beckoning us?  This book examines the many kinds of calls we receive and the great variety of channels through which they come to us. A calling may be to do something (change careers, go back to school, have a child) or to be something (more creative, less judgmental, move loving). While honoring a calling's essential mystery, this book also guides readers to ask and answer the fundamental questions that arise from any calling: How do we recognize it?  How do we distinguish the true call from the siren song?  How do we handle our resistance to a call?  What happens when we say yes?  What happens when we say no? Three Rivers Press www.randomhouse.com 1998 ISBN 0-609-80370-0 Buy This Book!

Linn, Denice, Quest:  A guide for creating your own vision quest. For centuries, ancient cultures embarked on rites of passage to gain entrance to the spiritual realms and attain self-knowledge. Now an international lecturer and healer draws on her Native American roots, as well as the teaching of other cultures, to create a carefully crafted spiritual program for anyone wishing to venture on a retreat or create a uniquely personal Quest of your own. This practical, engaging book will show you how to:  Discover your life's purpose, find mystery at the core of your life, release limiting beliefs about yourself, call for a vision, harness the power of the Sacred Circle, confront and free yourself from fears, heal emotional wounds, and develop peace of mind. This guidebook gives you the necessary tools to prepare for a Vision Quest that will take you to the center of your soul. Ballantine www.randomhouse.com/BB/ 1999 ISBN 0-345-42544-8 Buy This Book!

MacDonald, Gordon, When Men Think Private Thoughts: Exploring the Issues that Captivate the Minds of Men. Regardless of age, occupation or financial and social status, most men struggle with private thoughts that have stirred the hearts and minds of men for countless ages. Here, you'll travel the inner recesses of a man's mind to unravel the complex, centuries-old questions that shape a man's identity and self-concept. You'll learn how a man's sense of self begins to form even before birth and how the terrain between childhood and manhood affects his adult relationships, spiritual life and more. Thomas Nelson, 1996 ISBN 0-7852-7839-7 Buy this book!

Macy, Joanna & Molly Young Brown, Coming Back to Life: Practices to reconnect our lives, our world. The authors offer eloquent and compelling insight into the roots of our angst, then point the way forward out of apathy to "the work that reconnects."  An inspiring and practical guide, this much sought-after update and expansion of Macy's earlier Despair and Personal Empowerment in the Nuclear Age will be welcomed throughout the world by all those concerned with peace, spirit, eco-activism and education. New Society Publishers, www.newsociety.com, 1999 ISBN 0-86571-391-X Buy This Book!

Maggio, Michael compiled, Quotations for a Man's Soul. A man's path to self-awareness and understanding need never be a lonely one. This collection of wise quotations is the perfect companion for the man seeking deeper meaning in his spirituality, life goals, relationships and identity. Prentice Hall 1998 Buy This Book!

McLaren , Karla, Emotional Genius: Discovering the deepest language of the soul. All of your emotions - especially your strongest and most difficult feelings - are storehouses of unlimited energy. For instance, your rage can give you superhuman strength, your fear can save you from certain death, and your shame and depression can bring you to a complete (and often necessary) halt. Imagine what you could accomplish if - instead of repressing your emotions and losing your energy or expressing them haphazardly and losing your way - you could marshal their energies and use them to increase your awareness, heal your relationships, and address your deepest wounds. In her groundbreaking new work, the author leads us on a step-by-step journey out of emotional confusion and suffering, and helps us discover our soul's deepest language and our own innate Emotional Genius. Laughing Tree Press, www.emovere.com, 2001, ISBN 0-9656583-4-1 Buy This Book!

Millman, Dan, The Life You Were Born to Live:  A guide to finding your life purpose. Here is a modern method based on ancient wisdom that has helped hundreds of thousands to find new meaning, purpose and direction. This book describes the thirty-seven paths of life, a precise method to determine your own life path and the life path of others, the core issues, inborn talents, and special needs related to each path, including areas of health, money and sexuality, guidelines for finding a livelihood consistent with your innate drives and abilities, the hidden purpose of your relationships, how to live in harmony with the cycles of your life, and key spiritual laws to help you understand your past, clarify your present and empower your future. H J Kramer, www.danmillman.com 1993 ISBN 0-915881-60-X Buy This Book!

Millman, Dan, Living on Purpose: Straight answers to life's tough questions. The author combines the wisdom of Solomon with the commonsense touch of Dear Abby, tackling real-world questions with the intuitive insight that has drawn millions of readers to his books. Here, for the first time, he distills his powerful teaching into twenty-five key principles, which his mentor, an old warrior named Socrates - called the House Rules. Dan illustrates each House Rule with user-friendly stories, quotations, and exercises for applying the House Rules into our own lives. He answers univeral questions about money and work, parenting and priorities, diet and health, decision-making and divorce, simplicity and spirituality, meditation and morality, sexuality and fear, life and death, and more. Each answer offers fresh insight and personal guidance - a bold new vision for living on purpose. www.danmillman.com New World Library, www.newworldlibrary.com 2000 ISBN 1-57731-132-9 Buy This Book!

Moore, Thomas, Care of the Soul: A guide for cultivating depth and sacredness in everyday life is considered to be one of the best primers for soul work ever written. The author, an internationally renowned theologian and former Catholic monk, offers a philosophy for living that involves accepting our humanity rather than struggling to transcend it. By nurturing the soul in everyday life, he shows how to cultivate dignity, peace, and depth of character. For example, in addressing the importance of daily rituals he writes, "Ritual maintains the world's holiness. As in a dream a small object may assume significance, so in a life that is animated by ritual there are no insignificant things." This is the eloquence that helped reintroduce the sacred into everyday language and contemporary values. HarperPerennial, 1994, ISBN 0060922249 Buy This Book!

Nepo, Mark, The Book of Awakening: Having the life you want by being present to the life you have. A journey depends on the kind of deeply held intention that transforms even the most ordinary occasion into a subtle or life-altering move from mindless to mindful, soul-less to soulful. The author's spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given a second sight, exposing the reader to life's multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection. A series of daily reflections, this is a guidebook for a new journey of the soul. Each entry is a work of art, accompanied by a practice that makes for a completely original call to awaken the mind and the senses. It is filled with a reminding wisdom both gathered from others and harvested from the author's own life. Each entry in this capacious and tender daybook widens both the eyes and the heart. A cancer survivor and writer-in-residence at the Fetzer Institute in Michigan, the author has allowed life to consciously move through him and the results of that exploratoin take form here. Designed as a companion and soul-friend, a "thinking person's daybook," it is a book of marvels, woven from the author's own story, stories of others struggling with their humanness, and truths from the great wisdom traditions. Conari Press, 2000 ISBN 1-57324-117-2 Buy This Book!

O'Reilly, Sean, James, Tim, The Road Within: True stories of transformation and the soul. This is a very different kind of travel book, a venture into the hidden territories of the human spirit and heart. It is a book of transformation, of lessons learned, maps drawn and burned, and spiritual blessings bestowed by that great and hard teacher: travel. It will show you what the great mystics and saints have always known - that you are closer to yourself, the world, and God, than you can possibly imagine, and that wondrous things await you on your journeys. Just a few of the notable authors you'll find in this book: Annie Dillard, Huston Smith, Redmond O'Hanlon, Natalie Goldberg, David Berlinski, Andrew Harvey, Lyall Watson, Holly Morris, Barry Lopez and Bill Buford. Travelers' Tales, 1998 ISBN 1-885211-19-8 Buy This Book!

O'Reilly, Sean Joseph, How to Manage Your Dick*  (Destructive Impulses with Cyber Kinetics): Redirect sexual energy and discover your more spiritually enlightened, evolved self. This is one of the most unusual concepts you may ever encounter. It is also one of the most important. This is the book that might have saved Bill Clinton and Gary Condit from personal and political chaos. The author presents ideas about energy, moral development, and sexual management that will revolutionize your life. Our society emphasizes concepts like time and resource management, but for the most part ignores one very importnat kind of management: DICK Managment. An ecology of persoanl energy use that studies destructive, testosterone-driven impulses from the perspective of metaphysics and science, it is a new discipline that will teach you how to redirect your sexual energy and discover your more spiritually enlightened, dimensionally evolved self. This is an extraordinary new guide to the soul. It's about finding your own personal life ethic - not just saying "no" or suppressing your desires but rather about saying "yes" to something larger than the tunnel vision of the Cyclops in your pants. Auriga Publishing Group, Ten Speed Press, www.dickmanagement.com, 2001, ISBN 158008350-1, Buy This Book!

Pable, Martin, The Quest for the Male Soul:  In search of something more. Many men in our society have a deep spiritual life, and many more desire one. No longer satisfied with the games and toys served up in the consumer culture, they are searching for "something more."  They are seeking deeper spiritual meaning and a more personal relationship with God. Defining spirituality as "whatever helps us make sense of our lives and gives them meaning," the author offers men advice on how to grow in their relationship with God. He uses six Hebrew words to describe six stages of a man's spiritual development. He guides readers in an exploration of what it means to be created in the image of God, to possess positive sexual energy, to be endowed with the courage of a warrior, to carry one's wounds gracefully, to grow in the mature exercise of authority, and finally, to be wise. He shows how these six stages represent tasks and skills that engage a man's very soul and bring him face to face with life's ultimate questions. He highlights the creative possibilities of each stage and illustrates how Jesus confronted their challenges in his own life. The book concludes with the author's six-step process for spiritual growth which shows men how to incorporate a commitment to ongoing change, prayer, and service to others into the demands of their everyday life. Ave Maria Press1996

Pollar, Odette, Take Back Your Life: Smart ways to simplify daily living. It's a complaint heard all too often: not enough time - for loved ones, work, friends, hobbies, or yourself. We live in a time-starved culture - surveys indicate that our leisure time has shrunk by 37 percent over the last twenty-five years, while our work week has expanded by a full day. As the pace of life quickens, the answer is not to race along with it, but to step back, reassess, do less of what is stressful and more of what is meaningful. The author has the key to creating a more balanced and fulfilling life without compromising your priorities. By eliminating the complexity that dominates and detracts from modern life, you will discover that a simplified life is also an enriched life. Conari Press, 1999, ISBN 1-57324-132-6 Buy This Book!

Porter, Bill, Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese hermits. "Bill Porter's Road to Heaven is a brilliant essay on the traditions of Chinese hermits, a startling reminder of how far we have gone astray. It should be a part of any serious Zen or Taoist library." - Jim Harrison. Mercury House, 1993, ISBN 1-56279-041-2 Buy This Book!

Prather, Hugh, The Little Book of Letting Go: A revolutionary 30-day program to cleanse your mind, lift your spirit and replenish your soul. In this accessible, friendly book, bestselling author presents a simple 30-day program to free ourselves from worry, conflict, and painful memories. His unique and powerful approach, based on thirty years' experience, helps us identify and release "mental toxins." The result is a mind that embraces freedom and a life that knows peace. Conari Press, 2000. ISBN: 157324-503-8 Buy This Book!

Prather, Hugh, Spiritual Notes to Myself: Essential wisdom for the 21st century. "Our spiritual efforts do not give us privileges in the world - no parking spaces that manifest magically, no fat bank accounts. The author says it up front and straight out. What readers of this intimate notebook will discover, however, is how Truth reveals itself through the ordinary, daily experiences of our lives - if we choose to live consciously."  Patricia Hopkins Conari Press 1998 Buy This Book!

Quinn, Daniel, Ishmael: An adventure of the mind & spirit, Bantam, 1995

Quinn, Daniel, My Ishmael: A sequel. Ishmael was an extraordinary novel which became an underground bestseller and a testament for a burgeoning spiritual movement, especially in some areas of the "men’s movement". This new novel is a companion piece - not a story that follows the first but rather a story contemporaneous with the first. In it, the Ishmael saga takes a startling direction that is in no way prefigured in the original. Bantam Books www.bantam.com 1997 Buy This Book!

Roberts, Williams O., Crossing the Soul's River: A Rite of passage for men. This compelling book puts the male midlife crisis into its deepest context - the growth of ourselves as spiritual beings. In so doing it moves well beyond treatments which focus solely on the psychological dimensions of this process - though the author details these too with a sharp insightful eye honed by his own personal experience. Most helpful is his detailing of various rites of passage designed to help men navigate through this difficult time. In this the book is of practical as well as intellectual use. The book is deeply insightful and altogether illuminating. The Pilgrim Press, pilgrim@ucc.org, 1998 ISBN 0-8298-1259-8 Buy This Book!

Robinson, Jonathan, Life's Big Questions: 200 ways to explore your spiritual life. What kind of person have you dreamed of becoming?  Filled with provocative questoins, inspiring anecdotes, and guided meditations, this book invites you to examine your beliefs about spirituality and learn new ways of encountering the sacred in daily life. Topics range from the concept of God and the reason for love to the meaning of death and the wonder of miracles. Ask yourself, your family, and your friends these "big questions" and you will begin to discover the key to unlocking life's deepest mysteries., Conari Press, 1995. ISBN 1-57324-711-1 Buy This Book!

Ruiz, Don Miguel, The Four Agreements: A practical guide to personal freedom. A Toltec wisdom book. In this book, the author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, this book offers powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The Four Agreements:  Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997. ISBN 1-878424-31-9 Buy This Book!

Sanders, Mark & Tia Sillers, I Hope You Dance. "I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed. I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. I hope you dance...I hope you dance."  And, it goes on. Includes a CD of the poem by Lee Ann Womack. Rutledge Hill Press, 2000 ISBN 1-55853-844-5 Buy This Book!

Saywell, James and Anne-Marie Roffi Dilemmas: What Would You Do? This new book contains a variety of ethically challenging situations to elicit thought and discussion, and challenge readers to find out what they're really made of when push comes to shove. What would you do if: Two weeks before a friend's wedding, his fiance makes a pass at you? You have agreed to review a friend's novel but discover it's awful? You've started dating a woman and discovered she used to be a man? Filled with hundreds of provacative and playful situations, it reveals readers' moral strengths and weaknesses. It gives lunchtime chats and cocktail party conversations a twist and gives readers a new perspective on themselves, their friends, and the world around them. Berkley Publishing Group, www.penguinputnam.com, 2001 ISBN 0-399-52681-1 Buy This Book!

Some, Malidoma Patrice, The Healing Wisdom of Africa:  Finding life purpose through nature, ritual and community. A fascinating, detailed journey through the traditional healing practices of West Africa, by a beloved shaman and scholar. Through this book, readers can come to understand that the life of indigenous and traditional people is a paradigm for an intimate relationship with the natural world that both surrounds us and is within us. This acclaimed book is the most distinctive and complete study of the role ritual plays in the lives of African people - and the role it can play for seekers in the west. Tarcher/Putnam, www.penguinputnam.com 1999 Paperback. ISBN  0-87477-991-X Buy This Book!

Sprager, Hart, The Sound of the Earth: A man's mid-life passage and spiritual awakening. By the time the author was fifty, he had changed professions more than nine times: actor, filmmaker, story consultant and writer, foreign service officer, university professor, producer/director of television commercials, columnist for a Texas newspaper, commentator for National Public Radio, actor (the second time around), and full-time vagabond. After returning to the U.S. from India (the setting of this book), he did a year-long retreat under the guidance of his Tibetan Meditation Master, Gen Lamrimpa. It was a year during which he remained silent, sat on his pillow, and meditated. He calls it "the most productive year of my life." North Star, 1995, ISBN 1-880823-11-X Buy This Book!

Steinsaltz, Adin, Simple Words: Thinking about what really matters in life. Friends, family, love, God, death, faith. These are deceptively simple words that we use all the time. But do we know what we mean by these important words?  Do we know what other people mean when they use them?  Because we seldom pause to reflect on these words, we misunderstand others, and they misunderstand us. The author explores some of the meanings of these powerful words that are so central to our lives. He transforms each word into a gem, turning it this way, then that, examining it to see more clearly its brilliant facets and what lies behind them. He challenges us to think deeply about the connotations of these commonplace words, and in so doing, to see that there may be other ways of looking at things we have taken for granted all our lives. Thus, our notion of "goodness" may become fluid rather than fixed; we may think ourselves not at all spiritual, yet find that we have a deeper involvement in the world of spirit than we realized and, as the author explains, we may mean many different things when we use the word love. This book is not philosophical, sociological or psychological. They are intensely personal. In this book, the author summarizes a lifetime of spiritual wisdom that will enrich our lives and open us to better and deeper communication with others. This book is a thought-provoking - and surprising - adventure that may change the way we think, speak and act. Simon & Schuster, www.simonsays.com 1999 ISBN  0-684-84642-X Buy This Book!

Storr, Anthony, Solitude: A return to the self. In an era when psychologists seem to measure mental well-being almost exclusively by the success of our relationships with others, the author offers a welcome dissenting view: that true health and happiness is ultimately based upon the ability to live in peace with oneself. His intriguing and well-documented look at solitude and the positive behavior it can foster is a refreshing reappraisal of what being alone can mean. In fact, he shows that for the artist, writer, composer or philosopher, the spark of creativity burns most brightly in a mind working in solitude - a state which may be essential to the creative act and the artist's mental and emotional fulfillment. Exploring the creative mind, the author looks closely at whether the artist's and thinker's choice of isolation from society is a sign of health or neurosis. Acknowledging that early loss of a parent or separation from peers may encourage aspects of personality and activities that can find fulfillment in a solitary life, the author shows that such pursuits are not necessarily pathological or compensatory, and can be more valid than seeking happiness, self-worth and fulfillment from an intimate relationship. Also, his examination of the healing value of solitude during periods of mourning and stress, the surprisingly creative solitude of sleep, and the strong relationship between solitude, creativity and the religious experience offers new insight into the essential role of the solitary state in the life of the thinking, imaginative individual. In an age when it is "unfashionable" to choose to be alone, this insightful, provocative book is a thoughtful reminder that joy and pleasure are to be found, not only in time spent with others, but in that which is lived in the rich company of one's own thoughts. The Free Press, 1988, ISBN 0-02-931620-0

Tompkins, Ptolemy, The Beaten Path: Field notes on getting wise in a wisdom crazy world. Part memoir, part compassionate critique, part road journal, part prescription, this book offers the ultimate tour of today's flawed and fractured wisdom landscape and provides original thoughts on finding the meaning in life beyond the pages of a book. For readers tired of the glut of New Age palliatrives, the author's fresh take is just what the docter ordered. This is a provacative expose on the contemporary quest to attain and keep spiritual wisdom. Son of Peter Tompkins, whose The Secret Life of Plants helped launch the New Age movement, the author is no stranger to the pursuit of enlightenment. But as a young man aware of the fact that his father was "a part-good-part-bad human being and not the all-knowing sage his followers wanted him to be, he brought a healthy dose of skepticism to his own search for guidance. Always on the lookout for an alternative to the "noisy bohemianism of (his) father's circle," he turned his teenage attention to a continuing stream of "wisdom books" that covered terrain from Japanese Zen to Iranian Sufism, Amerinidan shamanism to Tibetan Buddhism, fueled a Hunter S. Thompson-esque road trip in his mother's white '79 Pontiac Sunbird, drove him into the jungles of Columbia and the deserts of New Mexico, where - after a mushroom trip that left him bereft and confused - he discovered that he had "returned to the place I had started out from, and against all expectation, I was still not enlightened." In this book, he takes readers along for the ride as he revisits with a critical but loving eye the books and teachers that shaped his youthful quest and explores why his early search for meaning failed. In seven enlightening, often humorous, and always provocative chapters, he reappraises the masters and explores why - unlike the quest for wisdom in other times and places - the modern "wisdom-getting adventure had become little more than a parody of what it had once been." William Morrow, www.harpercollins.com, 2001 ISBN 0-380-97822-9 Buy This Book!

Vanzant, Iyanla, The Spirit of a Man: A Vision of Transformation for Black Men and the Women Who Love Them. Long known as the country's leading authority on spirituality and empowerment for Black women, Iyanla Vanzant now offers a message of faith, self-knowledge and courage for Black men in the struggles, crises and victories they face in today's society. Teaching Black men to recognize and tap the energy of their own spirits, Vanzant uses a brilliant and transforming blend of ancient African spirituality, practical self-help advice, and contemporary faith to help Black men - and the women who love them - nurture the strength and power that are their birthright. HarperCollins www.harpercollins.com 1996

Vienne, Veronique, The Art of Doing Nothing:  Simple ways to make time for yourself. A culture of overachievers, we make things happen - and happen fast. While rushing along, though, the days seem to get shorter and shorter. If only time would hold still, just a little bit, to let us savor life's simplest moments...This will help to ease these beat-the-clock jitters. The stress-reducing techniques described here require no time, no kill, no commitment. A practical guide to rest and relation, it ushers us into a world where "being" is more compelling than "doing". This book gives us the permission to celebrate idleness in all its mesmerizing forms. You will be delighted to discover that you've got plenty of nothin' and that nothin's plenty for you. Clarkson Potter 1998 ISBN 0-609-60074-5 Buy This Book!

Vienna, Veronique, The Art of Imperfection: Simple ways to make peace with yourself. Images of perfection seem to be everywhere - on television, in the movies, in ads, in magazines - not to mention in our own fantasies and notoriously selective memories. Among the places where perfection is conspicuously absent, however, is in everyday reality. The way we look, the people we love, the places where we live, and the jobs we hold always leave something to be desired. In her first book, the author suggested simple ways to make time for ourselves. In this book, she offers ten meditative essays that remind us we don't need to be perfect to be successful and happy. She looks at the art of being wrong, disorganized, silly, and neither rich nor famous. She explains how style is having nothing to wear, how chaos can improve your daily life, and why less sexy is more sexy. Most of all, she helps us find solace in our short-comings and humor in our blunders and lapses. Paradoxically, the book, featuring beautiful duotone photographs by award-winning photographer Erica Lennard, make the perfect gift, to yourself. Clarkson Potter, 1999 www.randomhouse.com ISBN 0-609-60521-6 Buy This Book!

Wall, Steve & Harvey Arden, Wisdomkeepers: Meetings with native American spiritual elders. The spiritual heritage of Native American people is here - it has not been extinguished. I believe the spiritual fire stall burns and is beckoning for America, indeed, the world, to come closer, to listen, to hear, and to share in its warmth and comfort. It is time that the buckskin curtain be drawn back. It is time, I know it. Teach the children. The Grandfathers and the Grandmothers are in the children. If we educate them, our children tomorrow will be wiser than we are today. They're the Grandfathers and Grandmothers of tomorrow. Beyond Words Publishing, 1990 ISBN 0-941831-66-3 Buy This Book!

Wolinsky, Stephen, Trances People Live: Healing approaches in quantum psychology. At last, the missing piece of the dysfunctional puzzle. It is not enough to understand or even relive our childhood traumas. The author shows us how we continue to recreate those traumas in our adults lives and how to stop creating them. Every uncomfortable emotional state, and many psychosomatic symptoms, are also states of trance. Trance is the "glue" that holds the problem in the present moment. Learning to identify the kind of trance state beneath a problem or symptom gives us the tool that finally dissolves the glue. This book offers a gold-mine of resources for those who suffer from dysfunctional patterns of behavior or for anyone who feels stuck in an undesirable emotional or addictive state. Learning to step out of the trance states that create our problems and syumptoms is to learn to step into the present moment at last free of the baggage from our past. Bramble Company, 1991, ISBN 0-9626184-1-1 (cloth); 0-9626184-2-X (paper)

Woody, Carla, Calling Our Spirits Home: Gateways to full consciousnes. As people increasingly search for something more in our times, awakening toward spiritual consciousnses has become prevalent. In that sparking, seekers often find themselves in the middle of something that turns their lives upside down with few people to turn toward for guidance through an often ecsatic, albeit confusing maze of possibilities. This book provides a look at the process that typically emerges for Everywoman and Everyman in that unfolding. Uniquely blending real-life examples, storytelling, mythology, world spiritual traditions and transformational modalities, it provides insights and tools for every phase of the journey. Kenosis Press, 800.650.7888 or cwoody@kenosis.net 2000 ISBN 1-930192-00-2 Buy This Book!

Zelinski, Ernie, Don't Hurry, Be Happy! 650 smart ways to slow down and enjoy life. Rediscover the simple joy of slowing down. Are you so busy being busy that you don't have time for the really important things in life?  Things like friends, laughter, and...sunsets?  Then it's time to slow down, relax and enjoy those moments that are too valuable to miss. In this book, you'll be moved and inspired by more than 650 tips for a slower, more enriching life. Prima Publishing www.primalifestyles.com 1999 ISBN 0-7615-1855-X Buy This Book!


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