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Embattled Saints

Embattled Saints:
My Year with the Sufis of Afghanistan

Kenneth P. Lizzio


A rare firsthand account of a Westerner’s year spent living with the head of the Naqshbandis, Afghanistan’s largest Sufi order, presenting the order in all its dimensions—social, economic, political, and spiritual—at a pivotal moment in its history.

 

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Healing withoout Medicine

Healing Without Medicine:
From Pioneers to Modern Practice

Albert Amao, PhD


Shares the history of New Thought from the 18th century to the present and provides a lively explanation of self-help and self-healing ideology based on scientific evidence, including topics such as the Law of Attraction, the placebo effect, hypnosis, rational and cognitive behavioral therapies, energy healing and faith healing.

 

Happy Me, Happy You

Happy Me, Happy You:
The Huna Way to Healthy Relationships

Serge Kahili King


Taught by a master Hawaiian shaman, these simple, effective techniques and practical exercises based on the Hawaiian tradition of Huna provide the tools to successfully relate with ourselves and others for increased joy and personal fulfillment.

 

Death at the Movies

Death at the Movies:
Hollywood’s Guide to the Hereafter


Lyn and Tom Davis Genelli

Explores how Hollywood has conveyed the deepest truths about death and the beyond to a mass audience through movies, drawing on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Buddhism and depth psychology to review some of the most spiritually powerful films ever made.

 

Invisible Worlds

Invisible Worlds:
Annie Besant on Psychic and Spiritual Development

Compiled by Kurt Leland


A collection of 16 of feminist, political activist and longtime president of the Theosophical Society Annie Besant’s essays, articles, lectures and pamphlets that provide guidelines for the pursuit of psychic and spiritual development, which Besant felt should be available to all.  

 

The Seeker King

The Seeker King:
A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley

Gary Tillery

An intimate portrait of Elvis’s life that reveals a religious quest that led “the King” far afield from simply practicing the traditional Christianity most associate with him, including studying the works of Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff and receiving instruction from Swami Yogananda.

 

Fault Lines

Fault Lines:
The Sixties, the Culture War, and the Return of the Divine Feminine

Gus diZerega


An exploration of the complex causes leading up to the largest political, economic, social and religious upheaval since the Civil War, comparing them to fault lines that, when they erupt, create enormous disturbance but in time new landscapes that offer hope for the future.  

 

Sufi Talks

Living the Season:
Zen Practice for Transformative Times

Ji Hyang Padma

An essential hands-on beginner's guide to developing a meaningful meditation practice for daily life during these oft turbulent times, using Zen teachings and practices organized around the four seasons.

 

Sufi Talks

The Esoteric Tarot:
Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabala


Ronald Decker

Contains the complete history, symbology and meaning of the Tarot from an art history perspective, using research from libraries and museums around the world to adjust popular claims about its origins and reveal the Tarot’s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it. 

Sufi Talks

Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path:
A Road Map to Joy and Rejuvenation

Jan Phillips

Presents basic spiritual concepts and practices for those yearning to form a spiritual foundation in their lives, teaching each stage of spiritual development by reframing the meaning of a typical road sign such as YIELD for surrender and STOP for taking time for balance.  

 

Sufi Talks

Dancing with Fire:
A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships


John Amodeo, PhD

A complete guide to achieving greater intimacy in relationships of every kind using meditation, Focusing, and mindfulness practices that will help us learn how to welcome desire mindfully rather than suppress it, discern the wisdom within our feelings, and heal blocks to relating from our tender depths.

 

Sufi Talks

The Chakras

C. W. Leadbeater
Foreword by Anodea Judith
Annotations by Kurt Leland

An annotated edition of Leadbeater’s 1927 classic that introduced the eastern concept of the chakras to the West, explaining what each chakra means regarding our well-being and personal power. Includes a foreword by contemporary chakra expert Anodea Judith.

 

Sufi Talks

Changing Reality:
Huna Practices to Create the Life You Want


Serge Kahili King, PhD

A guide to the development of enhanced psychic powers that will instantly help improve your life, using Huna concepts to teach such topics as ESP, telepathy, the perception of auras, telekinesis, dreaming, magical flight, and the great power of healing.

 

Sufi Talks

Soul of Light:
Works of Illumination


Joma Sipe

Over 100 original works of vibrant, full-color visionary art that transmits an inner spiritual feeling and message, influenced by Sacred Geometry and a multitude of esoteric and spiritual traditions and presented in nine collections with themes such as chakras, mandalas, the Tree of Life, and A Course in Miracles. 

Sufi Talks

Path of the Sacred Pipe:
Journey of Love, Power, and Healing


Jay Cleve, PhD

The first book to fully incorporate the history, meaning, philosophy, relevance and current rise in popularity of the Sacred Pipe, along with practical instructions for obtaining, caring for and using it in sacred pipe ceremonies.

Sufi Talks

The Power of the New Spirituality:
How to Live a Life of Compassion and Personal Fulfillmen
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William Bloom

A hands-on, practical guide from the UK’s leading mind/body/spirit educator that uniquely straddles mainstream and alternative forms of belief to teach us how to integrate spirituality into all aspects of daily life for a spiritual foundation that will bring lasting peace.

 

Sufi Talks

Faith Beyond Belief:
Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind


Margaret Placentra Johnston

Correlates the work of 14 spiritual development theorists into a common thread and shares inspiring true stories of people who found renewed faith by following their own spiritual path.

 

Sufi Talks

Growing into God:
A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Mysticism


John R. Mabry

A United Church of Christ ministers beginner’s guide to “de-mystifying” Christian mysticism, drawn from Scripture and prominent Christian mystics throughout the ages to assist the novice and advanced seeker alike on a path toward a closer connection with God.

 

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

The Trauma Tool Kit:
Healing PTSD from the Inside Out


Susan Pease Banitt

PTSD is a whole body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions. This holistic, all-encompassing tool kit addresses the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs that arise in healing from traumas of all kinds.

 

Sufi Talks

Sufi Talks:
Teachings of an American Sufi Sheikh


Robert Frager

This collection of spiritual conversations was drawn from weekly teachings given by one of the best-known and well-respected Western Sufi teachers. Topics range from Inner Work to Hospitality and are a record of living Sufism and the interaction between an American Sufi teacher and his Sufi community.

 

Nature Spirits, Spirit Guide, and Ghosts

Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides, and Ghosts:
How to Talk with and Photograph Beings of Other Realms


Atala Dorothy Toy

A book of entertaining stories with accompanying photographs that teach interdimensional communication and cooperation, this guide demonstrates how to be in conscious, aware control of our own personal environment.

 

The Reality of ESP

The Reality of ESP
A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities

Russell Targ

Aerospace physicist Russell Targ shares his experience as co-founder of the twenty-year government-supported ESP research program at Stanford Research Institute. From NASA to the CIA, Targ provides the data that presents the best scientific evidence for the reality of psychic abilities.

 

Practical Centering

Practical Centering:
Exercises to Energize Your Chakras for Relaxation, Vitality and Health

Larkin Barnett

Efficient breathing is the master key to healing the body and soul, especially when combined with deep abdominal core strength. Routinely practicing these empowering exercises will awaken the chakras and cultivate optimal health and wellbeing.

 

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

The Unconditioned Mind:
J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School

David Edmund Moody

In this thought-provoking account of the formative years of one of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s final pet projects, David Moody offers a unique perspective on the psychology behind Krishnamurti’s teachings as well as an intimate portrait of one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the twentieth century.    

 

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

Working Class Mystic:
A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison

Gary Tillery

Warmly and frankly told, this unique biography chronicles George Harrison’s spiritual journey largely through his lyrics.  Calling attention to key phrases from his songs creates a fascinating framework for assessing Harrison’s life and works.    

 

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

Jordan Stratford

A comprehensive guide to all aspects of alchemy and related spirituality, this straightforward dictionary contains the etymology and definition of hundreds of words and symbols from the perspective of a modern Gnostic priest and Freemason.   

 

Sojourns of the Soul

Sojourns of the Soul:
One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth

Dana Micucci

An engaging story of one woman’s progressive illumination achieved through visiting sacred destinations, this memoir is a rare mix of in-depth spiritual wisdom and artistic insights from the holistic point of view of one experienced traveler.

 

Just Trust Me

Just Trust Me
Finding the Truth in a World of Spin

G. Randy Kasten

Those who dispense the information we need to make decisions ─ advertisers, salespeople, politicians and the media ─ often have a vested interest in manipulating us. Just Trust Me helps us find the truth in these daily situations.

Test your ability to identify spin in politics and the media. Take the

Russian Magic

Christian Gnosis

C.W. Leadbeater

Famed clairvoyant Charles W. Leadbeater reveals the inner teachings of early Christianity addressing such topics as divine grace; angelic help; the true meaning of salvation; and reincarnation and the evolution of the soul. 

 

Russian Magic

Red Shambhala
Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia

Andrei Znamenski

Using archival sources and memoirs, Red Shambhala explores how spiritual adventurers, revolutionaries, and nationalists exploited Shambhala to promote their fanatical schemes and affect Russian geopolitics in the early 20th century.

Quotable Krishan

The Quotable Krishnamurti

Edited by Robert Epstein

A deeply moving collection of passages from 20th century’s most revered spiritual teacher. This book captures Krishnamurti’s highly prized, sobering realizations, to awaken and transform today’s determined seeker, idealist and realist alike.

Russian Magic

The Brightened Mind
A Simple Guide to Buddhist Meditation

Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu

In plain language, a Western Buddhist monk explains techniques to sharpen alertness and quiet the mind. His methods increase awareness, strengthen positive mental states, and develop insight.

 

Russian Magic

Sufism and the Way of Blame
Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology

Yannis Toussoulis

The first book to explore the relationship between a controversial movement within Sufism and the larger tradition, as well as between Sufism and Islam generally, throughout history to the present.

Embodying Osiris

Embodying Osiris
The Secrets of Alchemical Transformation

Thom F. Cavalli
Foreword by Richard Smoley

Embodying Osiris offers a Jungian perspective of the great myth of Osiris, ancient Egypt’s venerated Lord of the Underworld and devoted husband of Isis, the mother goddess of wisdom and magic. This book examines the contemporary re-surfacing of Osiris as a psycho-spiritual model for the individual psyche. 

 

Processmind

Processmind
A User's Guide to Connecting with the Mind of God

Arnold Mindell, Ph.D.

Therapist and conflict resolution consultant reveals connections between modern physics, psychology, and the “gods’ of spiritual traditions.  In 20 inspiring and interactive chapters, this book provides tested methods that unify consciousness for ourselves, our relationships, our organizations, and the world.

 

Practical Sufism

Practical Sufism
A Guide to the Spiritual Path

Based on the Teachings of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Phillip Gowins

Practical Sufism is respected Sufi representative Phillip Gowins’ gentle guide to finding and maintaining your spiritual path. Following Gowins’ own journey through meeting his spiritual teacher Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and the lessons he learned along the way, Practical Sufism offers insights into the age-old spiritual concerns with attaining happiness, making commitments, and understanding love and death. 

The Portal

The Portal
An Initiate's Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château

Patrice Chaplin

The Portal is the true and startling disclosure of respected British writer Patrice Chaplin’s initiation into the mysteries of Rennes-le-Château.  Following in the footsteps of those before her, among them, the famed priest Bérenger Saunière, Patrice embarks upon a secret alchemical pilgrimage involving strict purifications of mind and body, all of which unveils the sacred and prehistoric purpose of what is now Rennes-le-Château.

 

The Divine Seed

The Divine Seed
The Esoteric Teachings of Jesus

Pekka Ervast
Foreword by Richard Smoley

The Divine Seed is the esoteric decoding of Jesus’ teachings, including the parables, the Sermon on the Mount, and The Lord’s Prayer, from renowned 20th century Finnish scholar and prolific lecturer, Pekka Ervast. 

 

Reflections on an Ageless Wisdom

Reflections on an Ageless Wisdom
A Commentary on the Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett

Joy Mills
Foreword by Ed Abdill

Here is the most comprehensive, magisterial discussion of The Mahatma Letters since they were first published in 1924. Eminent Theosophist Joy Mills bases her commentary on Vincente Hao Chin’s 1999 edition of The Letters, helpfully arranged chronologically to enable following the exposition as it originally unfolded. 

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To Be and How To Be

To Be and How to Be
Transforming Your Life through Sacred Theatre

Peggy Rubin
Foreword by Jean Houston

Shakespearean actress Peggy Rubin uses theatrical art as a tool for living authentically and joyfully. Here she traces Sacred Theatre to ancient rituals that celebrated the eternal nature of the soul and then helps us tap into its nine powers for taking a leading role in our life as a work of art.

 

The Masters Speak

Thriving in the Crosscurrent
Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change

Jim Kenney

Economic crisis, global violence, environmental disasters--what a mess! But Jim Kenney, leader in the global movement for interreligious understanding and cooperative action, says we are simply caught in another sea change, like the one experienced during the 16th century Scientific Revolution. Kenney shows how to join in the shift consciously, find our allies, and help to shepherd in a new age of gender equality, human rights, nonviolence, and ecology.

 

The Masters Speak

The Masters Speak
An American Businessman Encounters Ashish and Gurdjieff

Seymour B. Ginsburg

Relays the story of this former first president of Toys "R" Us and his relationship with British-born master Sri Madhava Ashish, student in turn of Si Krishna Prem. Ginsburg excerpts Ashish's letters to him and also summarizes G. I. Gurdjieff's work resulting in an accessible yet deep exposition of esoteric knowledge

 

The Cynical Idealist

The Cynical Idealist
A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon

Gary Tillery

Here, for the first time, is the spiritual odyssey of this extraordinary man, recognized with John F. Kennedy, and Ho Chi Minh in 1969 as "Man of the Decade." Out of a turbulent life seeded in a troubled, working-class childhood, and throughout his many roles from Beatle to peace advocate, social activist, and househusband, Lennon managed to fashion a philosophy that elevates the human spirit and encourages us to take charge of our individual and collective destinies in the transformation to a better world.

 

A Dictionary of Gnosticism

A Dictionary of Gnosticism

Andrew Phillip Smith

With nearly 1700 entries and a definitive introduction, this reliable reference for the Nag Hammadi library and other Gnostic texts covers the people, mythology, movements, scripture, and technical terms related to this Western religion of the early Christian era.

 

Everyday Dharma

Everyday Dharma

Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You

Lama Willa Miller

In Everyday Dharma, Willa Miller, an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, reworks ancient Buddhist techniques and adapts them for Western readers seeking personal transformation.

 

Russian Magic

Russian Magic
Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape

Cherry Gilchrist

A vibrant study of Russia's shamanic and folk-magic past and how it survives today. Author Cherry Gilchrist has traveled often to Russia and researched its traditional lore to paint a lifely picture of these remarkable magical traditions and their enduring power.

 

The Force is With Us

The Force is With Us
The Higher Consciousness That Science Refuses to Accept

Thomas Walker

Inspired by encounters he had of his son beyond the grave, Tom Walker went searching and discovered not only that paranormal phenomenon have been exhaustively studied, but that scientific evidence exists to support it. Here, he details numerous studies involving telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis, as well as proven data from government-funded scientists.



 

Indra's Net

Indra's Net
Alchemy and Chaos Theory as Models of Transformation

Robin Robertson, Ph.D.
Foreword by Allan Combs

In this clear, engaging book, Robin Robinson draws parallels between alchemy and chaos theory and shows how to apply them to our inner development.The model they provide necessarily underlies all paths of spiritual transformation and describes a framework for the stages through which any seeker goes. No matter what your particular calling, these insights enrich understanding of the transformative process, whether outside in the world, or within your life.

 

Tarot for Life

Tarot for Life
Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth

Paul Quinn
Foreword by Rachel Pollack

Paul Quinn transforms the Tarot from fortune-telling into the ultimate self-help tool for intuitive guidance, empowerment, and well-being. Discover how the Tarot, as a lifelong tool to access inner wisdom, can be applied to gain deeper insights and practical, inspired guidance in relationships, career, family, and personal growth.

 

Breathe into Being

Breathe into Being
Awakening to Who You Really Are

Dennis Lewis

Following up on author Dennis Lewis' previous books on breathing, this represents his most straightforward, nurturing approach to the subject. Divided into brief, accessible chapters, the book features short, simple breathing exercises that lead readers to a profound awareness of their essential being through the miracle of the breath as it manifests in the body. Lewis presents breathing as an ever-present gateway to awakening to the true self.

 

A new Science of the Paranormal

A New Science of the Paranormal
The Promise of Psychical Research

Lawrence LeShan

Mainline science rejects the paranormal because it cannot be proven by the classical methods of controlled experiments. But sciences such as geology, astronomy, and anthropology also don't rely on laboratory testing for repeatable results. This provocative book outlines the principles of making a real study of the large, exciting events—clairvoyance and precognition; mediumship and spirit controls; psychic healing—that would bring mainline science into and revitalize the whole field.

 

The Hero and the Goddess

The Hero and the Goddess
The Odyssey as Pathway to Personal Transformation

Jean Houston
Foreword by Marianne Williamson

In this fresh approach to self-realization, human potentials leader Jean Houston provides empowering experiential exercises at every key stage of Homer's epic to make The Odyssey our own journey. As we set sail with Odysseus, together we endure loss and suffering, the search for the divine Beloved, and the joy of finally arriving home.

 

Politics and the Occult

Politics and the Occult
The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen

Gary Lachman

The gritty business of politics is not something we usually associate with the occult. But esoteric beliefs have influenced the destiny of nations since the time of ancient Egypt and China, when decisions of state were based on portents and astrology, to today, when presidents and prime ministers privately consult self-proclaimed seers. Politics and the Occult offers a lively history of this enduring phenomenon.

 

On the Wings of Shekhnah

On the Wings of Shekhinah
Rediscovering Judaism's Divine Feminine

Rabbi Leah Novick

One effect of rising interest in the Kabbalah is a renewed focus on the Shekhinah, Judaism's divine feminine principle. Written with warmth and clarity, this book interweaves historical views of this concept with thoughtful quotes and guided meditations. Rabbi Leah Novick offers healing strategies for both Jews and non-Jews disaffected by rigid gender roles. Awareness of the Shekhinah's energy within and around us helps bring hope to a planet afflicted by war, violence, and environmental abuse—this book shows how to find and use that energy.

 

Yoga beyond Fitness

Yoga beyond Fitness
Getting More than Exercise from an Ancient Spiritual Practice

Tom Pilarzyk

Yoga props, videos, designer clothing, weight-loss programs —yoga instructor Tom Pilarzyk believes that something essential has been lost as the 5,000-year-old spiritual practice has morphed into a $6 billion pop culture phenomenon. This book argues persuasively for a return to yoga's roots: maintaining daily intention, welcoming difficulties that test resolve, keeping the heart open, and remembering to breathe deeply. It provides an accessible overview of yoga's diverse teachings and teachers and is full of colorful stories of ordinary people whose lives have been bettered by embracing yoga's underlying promise.

 

Creative Evolution

Creative Evolution
A Physicist's Resolution between Darwinism and Intelligent Design

Amit Goswami

By denying evolution altogether, says quantum physicist Amit Goswani, intelligent design believers fly in the face of scientific data. But the idea of intelligent design does contain substance that neo- Darwinists cannot ignore. Goswani posits that consciousness, not matter, is the primary force in the universe. Biology must come to terms with feeling, meaning, and the purposefulness of life, as well as with the idea of a designer. In this timely,important book, the author offers clear arguments supported by the findings of quantum physics that represent a major step in resolving controversies between science and religion.

 

War and the Soul Audio Book

War and the Soul Audio Book
Healing Our Veterans from Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome

Edward Tick

The war in Iraq is producing psychological casualties at an alarming rate. More than 30% of returning soldiers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and the stopgap measures provided by counseling services during and after tour of duty are simply not enough. Arguing that PTSD means far more than we may think, clinical psychotherapist Edward Tick exposes the characteristic devastation of soul that occurs as a result of participation in any warfare. Through case histories and stories, Tick helps us to comprehend the veteran's world from within and traces a path for his/her identity transformation from wounded or disabled veteran to honorable returned warrior. Furthermore, Tick investigates humanity's deep-seated fascination with war, why soldiers from countries like Vietnam do not experience PTSD, and why PTSD might just be our country's soul sickness.

 

City of Secrets

City of Secrets
One Woman's True-life Journey to the Heart of the Grail Legend

Patrice Chaplin

A captivating tale of author and playwright Patrice Chaplan's early years spent in a mysterious town in Spain and the secrets she uncovers as she returns later throughout the course of her life. Her story follows the intriguing villagers of Girona, many of whom, she discovers, belong to a secret society formed to protect the legacy of Abb?Saunière of Rennes-le-Château fame. The mysteries surrounding him are at the very heart of the modern Grail phenomenon. Along the way she tells of her love affair with the town's favorite son and how their lives become dangerously entangled in the secrets buried in this beautiful, ancient city.

 

One True Adventure

One True Adventure
Theosophy and the Quest for Meaning

Joy Mills

A collection of essays by a respected teacher within the Theosophical Society, this anthology contains works Mills has written and published over the course of a lifetime. This inspiring guide explores universal values like freedom, responsibility, the brotherhood of humanity and how these ideas fit into the Theosophical Society's unique worldview. Other topics discussed include identity, mind, self-transformation, and esotericism.

 

Grammar for the Soul

Grammar for the Soul
Using Language for Personal Change

Lawrence A. Weinstein

Grammar for the Soul is not another book of rules. It's a book that explains how changes in our grammatical habits can transform our lives. Many of us write on a day-to-day basis employing a myriad of grammatical elements we all learned in school, like transitive verbs, prepositions, commas, and colons. We may have never considered, as this teacher of expository writing points out, that within these elements lies a wealth of wisdom on how to better ourselves. Each chapter describes how using an element of punctuation or syntax can hasten personal growth.

The Light of the Russian Soul

The Light of the Russian Soul
A Personal Memoir of Early Russian Theosophy

E. F. Pisareva

This detailed firsthand account of the rise and fall of the Russian Theosophical Movement from 1908-1923 includes the story of its champion Anna Kamensky and her struggle to establish and maintain the group amidst internal pressures as well as from a hostile pre-revolutionary government. The author reveals intimate details about how the Movement came into being and prospered, engaging with other prominent Russian intellectual circles of the time.

 

The Fundamentalist Mind

The Fundamentalist Mind
How Polarized Thinking Imperils Us All

Stephen Larsen

In The Fundamentalist Mind, Dr. Larsen follows suit with famed 20th century mythologist Joseph Campbell, citing both the creative potential and destructive power of myth. This book will help people of all religious, political, and social persuasions understand their inner fundamentalist. Dr. Larsen even provides exercises that help us identify negative thinking and teach us how to live more flexible, thoughtful lives.


Winner of ForeWord Magazine's
Book of the Year Award

 

The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda

The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda
Living Wisdom from a Modern Tibetan Master

Edited by Richard Power
Foreword by Lama Surya Das

Born in Germany in 1898, Lama Govinda was one of the first Westerners to present Tibetan Buddhism as an initiate and practitioner of the tradition. Published for the first time, this complete collection of Govinda's essays considers his legacy for the 21 st Century.

Digital Dharma

Digital Dharma:
A User's Guide to Expanding Consciousness in the Infosphere

Steven Vedro

Telecommunications expert teaches us how to use new media to elevate our consciousness, demonstrating how the Internet, HDTV, GPS locating, cell phones, and text messaging relate to the chakras.

 

UPCOMING RELEASES


Sent to Soar

Sent to Soar:
Fulfill Your Divine Potential for Yourself and for the World

Rev. Stephen Poos-Benson


An interfaith guide to overcoming the suffering, evil and trauma facing the world today by discerning and then fulfilling God's plan, written by a leading voice in progressive Christianity who also shares his experience as a first responder to the shootings at Columbine High School and how it shaped his own path.  Available June 2014

 

Invisible Worlds

To the Mountain:
One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit

Phyllis Barber


From an award-winning writer, an elegant and engaging memoir of a Mormon woman’s spiritual journey across continents to explore different religions and spiritual practices that provides a widely diverse look at culture and religion.  Available July 2014

 

Meditation as a  Way of Life

Meditation as a Way of Life:
Philosophy and Practice

Rooted in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda

Alan L. Pritz

A guide to living a meditative lifestyle based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, this book seamlessly guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way. Available September 2014

 

Revolutionaries of the Soul

Revolutionaries of the Soul:
Reflections on Magicians, Philosophers, and Occultists


By Gary Lachman


A collection of pithy and thought-provoking biographies of over 16 occult luminaries throughout history, including: Emanuel Swedenborg, H. P. Blavatsky, Rudolf Steiner, C. G. Jung and Aleister Crowley, written by one of the hippest writers on underground esoteric movements today. Available October 2014

 

The making of a Healer

The Pilgrim Soul:
A Path to the Sacred Transcending World Religions


By Ravi Ravindra


An exploration of an authentic spiritual path that embraces the truths in the world’s spiritual traditions while transcending their dogmas, Ravi Ravindra explores the heart of Buddhism, Christianity, and Hinduism to define a universal spiritual path. Available October 2014

The Making of a Healer

The Making of a Healer:
Teachings of My Oneida Grandmother


By Russell FourEagles


The personal story of the training and practice of an Oneida medicine man in an unbroken family lineage, Russell FourEagles recounts sacred Oneida myths and cosmology; describes the healing power of the Fire Ceremony, energy exchange, and humor; discusses natural remedies; and explains how he healed himself from PTSD after serving in the Vietnam War. Available November 2014

 

 

NEWS AND NOTES


Quest Titles Now Available in
E-book Format!

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Nicholas & Helena Roerich

NEW Book trailer for Nicholas & Helena Roerich by Ruth A. Drayer!



To the Mountain

Phyllis Barber reads an excerpt of our July 2014 release To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit.



Invisible Worlds
Featurette

Compiler Kurt Leland discusses Invisible Worlds: Annie Besant on Psychic and Spiritual Development.


Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path
Book Trailer

Watch the official book trailer for Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path: A Road Map to Joy and Rejuvenation by Jan Phillips.


Dancing with Fire
Book Trailer

John Amodeo discusses his new book Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships.


REALITY OF ESP
Book Trailer

Russell Targ discusses his new book The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities in this new book trailer.


Visual Journaling:
Going Deeper than Words

Visual Journaling: Going Deeper than Words authors Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox discuss art as a form of therapy in this new book trailer.


Roads To Bliss

In this video, Embodying Osiris: The Secrets of Alchemical Transformation authorThom Cavalli, Ph.D. discusses the yoga of Alchemy as part of a project called Roads to Bliss.


Russell Targ on Psychic Development

In this new video, The Reality of ESP author Russell Targ shares his insights on psychic development and remote viewing.


Faith Beyond Belief
Book Trailer

Hear clips from some of the true stories featured in this new Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind book trailer.

Faith Beyond Belief Blog

Make sure to check out Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind author Margaret Placentra Johnston’s Patheos blog for her latest thoughts on religion and spirituality.

 

Sufi Talks
Book Trailer

Listen to beloved Western Sufi teacher Robert Frager discuss his new book Sufi Talks: Teachings of an American Sufi Sheikh in this new book trailer.

 

Soul of Light
Book Trailer

Sample some of the stunning artwork in Joma Sipe’s Soul of Light: Works of Illumination.
Available November 2012.

The Trauma Tool Kit
Book Trailer

Watch this powerful book trailer to learn about some of the holistic approaches to healing trauma and PTSD that are taught in Susan Pease Banitt's new book The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out.


Growing into God

Book Trailer

Pastor John R. Mabry attempts to “de-mystify” Christian mysticism in this book trailer for his September release, Growing into God: A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Mysticism.

Practical Centering
Book Trailer

In this new trailer for Practical Centering: Exercises to Energize Your Chakras for Relaxation, Vitality, and Health, author Larkin Barnett talks with pulmonary oncologist Dr. Gregory Loewen about the myriad health benefits her revolutionary regimen of breath work, core fitness and visual imagery provides.

A Reading of
The Unconditioned Mind

David Moody reads a passage from his new book, The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School, during a talk at the recent Ojai Retreat, where he spoke about the relationship between Krishnamurti and David Bohm.

Bridging the Faith Divide:
Compassion in Action

In July of 2011, the Theosophical Society in America invited the Dalai Lama to speak at a two-day event in Chicago. In "Bridging the Faith Divide: A Public Talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama" and "Building Bridges: Religious Leaders in Conversation with the Dalai Lama," His Holiness speaks about the importance of interfaith dialogue and cooperation to better address the world’s problems. The programs are now available to order as DVDs.

G. Randy Kasten
on You Tube

In today’s world of constant spin and media bombardment, where so much of the information we receive is based on lies deliberately created to manipulate us, how do we discern the truth? In this video, author G. Randy Kasten introduces his book, Just Trust Me, a guide that will help you make decisions that will lead to more prosperity, better health, greater intimacy, and a life based on lasting values.

Read G. Randy Kasten’s Blog

Get Just Trust Me author G. Randy Kasten’s take on all the latest misconceptions in advertising, politics and the media. From calling out a misleading ad to critiquing the latest political debate, Randy provides one more tool to help you find the truth in a world of spin.

Dana Micucci
on You Tube

Author Dana Micucci's 25-year career as a freelance journalist has allowed her to travel to some of the most sacred places on earth. In this video, she discusses how these outbound travels aided her on an inward journey—And how her new memoir Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman's Journey around the World and into Her Truth imparts the very powerful lessons she learned along the way.

DICTIONARY OF WESTERN ALCHEMY

Hear what people are saying about A Dictionary of Western Alchemy by poet, Gnostic priest and Freemason Jordan Stratford. A comprehensive guide to all aspects of alchemy and related spirituality, this straightforward dictionary contains the etymology and definition of hundreds of words and symbols.

Read Jordan Stratford's Blog

Get a sneak peek of some of the symbols in A Dictionary of Western Alchemy and hear author Jordan Stratford's personal stories about his quest that led him to discover their meanings.

Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu
on You Tube

From his forest cave in Thailand, Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu, author of The Brightened Mind, explains how the mind keeps us from experiencing reality and how meditation can help you see things "the way that they are."

Nicholas Roerich
Shambhala Warrior

Learn about Nicholas Roerich’s involvement in a secret plot involving the Dalai Lama, an event that is documented in Andrei Znamenski's new book Red Shambhala.

Tantra for the Commissar
Bolshevik Cryptographer
and his Red Merlin

This video outlines the Buddhist-naturist commune that the chief Bolshevik cryptographer, Gleb Bokii, set up in the 1920s as a way to use Buddhist tantra techniques to conjure the ideal human. Historian and professor Andrei Znamenski's author of Red Shambhala, has used archived historical documents to meticulously plot the fantastical yet true account of Communist Russia's untold occult crusade.

More on
Nicholas Roerich

Russian born New York artist Nicholas Roerich lived and painted in Mongolia in 1926-27. This documentary is on the effort to restore his house Ulaanbaatar. See a recently published Mongolian translation of The Voice of the Silence now for sale on our site. Also, check out a related title: Nicholas and Helena Roerich.

Gary Lachman
on You Tube

Author of Politics and the Occult: The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen talks with Conscious TV about his influences and his circuitous path from bassist rocker in Blondie to a scholar of and writer on Western esoteric movements.

Patrice Chaplin
on You Tube

Join author Patrice Chaplin as she discusses her latest release The Portal and visit the sites in Girona and Rennes-le-Château that comprise the setting for the book.
Learn How to Adorn a Sacred Space

Lama Willa Miller's Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You has been featured on Wildmind.org. In this excerpt, she explains how to create a shrine to help enhance your practice. .


Read Dennis' Lewis Blog

Author of Breathe into Being: Awakening to Who You Really Are. Get the latest news, articles, and event listings for meditation and breathing teacher Dennis Lewis.


Read Steven Vedro's Blog

Get Steven Vedro's take on the esoteric links between our telecommunications technologies and the path of the evolving human consciousness. He also provides information and articles about his new book, Digital Dharma.


Get Sound Suggestions from Bestselling Author Don Campbell

Want to know the best music to listen to for relaxing or concentrating? Do you ever wonder what kind of music titles would help inspire you or get you fired up on your journey to work?
Don Campbell, author of The Wisdom & Power of Music, gives his musical suggestions for better health and well-being. Learn more.


Quest Author Receives
Grant to Help Cancer Patients

Dr. Judith Cornell, author of Mandala, was awarded Lloyd Symington Foundation Cancer grants in 2003, 2004, and in 2005. These grants enabled her to offer her Mandala: Circles for Healing programs to cancer patients at Mercy Regional Cancer Center, Mount Shasta and Community Hospital of Monterey, Monterey, CA.
Read more about the story.

Quest Author Connects with Russia

Ruth Drayer, author of Nicholas and Helena Roerich, works with the National Peace Foundation to bring Russian library leaders to the US. Read the story.

Read Doug Alderson's Blog

Follow along with Vision Keepers author Doug Alderson on his book tour to the US Pacific Northwest and East Coast. Doug will be interviewing people who took part in his Walk for the Earth, which took place in 1984-85 and is covered extensively in his book. He will be asking his fellow walkers how the walks affected them and what they are doing today.

Join a Message Board

Active message board now discussing In Search of P. D. Ouspensky: The Genius in the Shadow of Gurdjieff by
Gary Lachman
, former bassist of the rock group Blondie. Gary has been tuning into the boards to initiate discussion and respond to your comments.


Excerpt of the Week

"Identified with form, we act out of ignorance. Our actions bring reactions, frequently producing consequences that we did not anticipate, and we learn bit by bit how things truly are. The veil of ignorance is gradually torn away and we perceive that we are in the world of opposites, but not of it. We discover that we are "the Other, " the inner self, the still point beyond good and evil."

Excerpted from:
The Secret Gateway

By Ed Abdill

 
 
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