Category Archives: Books

The Great Awakening

The following is from Illumination by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist.   Villoldo has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years.  I really like this book.  It is packed with … Continue reading

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The Wise Guide

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche Excerpt THE WISE GUIDE Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose … Continue reading

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The Gods of Change

The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas “Your pain is but the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Kahlil Gibran This book is about pain, crisis and the transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. – the outer … Continue reading

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The Leap

The Leap The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening By Steve Taylor  Excerpts Introduction This book describes how I came to learn that spiritual awakening is far from uncommon. It describes how I came to learn that it doesn’t just happen to … Continue reading

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Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution By Terence McKenna   I recently read this book originally published in 1992 while doing some research on psychoactive … Continue reading

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Supernormal

Supernormal by Dean Radin, PhD Summary For decades Dean Radin has been engaged in research on the frontiers of consciousness. In this latest book he explores whether yoga and meditation unleash our inherent supernormal mental powers, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, … Continue reading

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A Religion of One’s Own

A Religion of One’s Own by Thomas Moore Summary of Introduction Whether we actively follow one of the many organized religions or not, we all somewhere inside from time to time try to make sense of our life – or, … Continue reading

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The Shadow

The Sun has been in Scorpio these last weeks, a deep, secret, powerful energy.  The New Moon (Sun and Moon together in the sky and in the same sign) on November 11, 2015 was in Scorpio.  So, we have each … Continue reading

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The Highly Sensitive Person

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. This is a great book for those of us who sometimes feel we are out of step with the majority of people in the world. Truth is we are.  And, that’s … Continue reading

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Stopping The World

In Journey to Ixtlan, The Lessons of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda, don Juan teaches Carlos about “stopping the world.”  He says in order to “see” you have to first stop the world. Don Juan exposes Carlos to many bizarre … Continue reading

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