Essays on Pagan LIving
N. Starcat Shields
Starcat's Corner: Essays on Pagan Living is about walking a reverence-filled spiritual path in the midst of a hectic modern society. Rather than rehashing the basics of Paganism, Shields shares wisdom rooted in her own experience. She answers the often-overlooked question, "How do you live your earth-based spirituality, day in and day out, particularly in a culture that doesn't share your values?" Shields offers insights to those who wish to enhance their personal spirituality, foster loving relationships, and live in harmony with the natural world.
About the Author:
N. Starcat Shields has been actively exploring her spiritual path for more than 20 years. She is a licensed and ordained Pagan priestess. Her interests include yoga, meditation, reading, hiking, creative vegetarian cooking, transformative art, and drumming. She enjoys unschooling (also called child-led learning) with her two kids in southern Maine.
Cooking for the Paleo Diet
Forward by Nora Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body, Primal Mind
Nourishing and innovative paleo recipes to delight your family, impress your guests, and inspire your culinary talents while improving your health
• Includes more than 150 primal recipes, with more than 20 options for every meal of the day, including snacks and dessert
• Offers step-by-step advice to eliminate unhealthy carbohydrates and optimize daily protein and healthful fat intake
• Each recipe is free of grains, gluten, sugar, chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones
• Companion cookbook to Primal Body, Primal Mind (29,000 sold since June 2011)
Improve your health, boost your energy levels, increase your brain power, live longer, and even save money on your grocery bills with 150 budget-conscious paleo diet recipes from gourmet chef Pauli Halstead. These easy-to-follow recipes provide more than 20 choices for every meal of the day--even desserts and snacks--and all are free of grains, gluten, sugar, chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones.
Unveiling the Mystery
De-mystify modern shamanism as we undertake an alchemical healing and transformational journey of sacred self-discovery. Julie Dollman shares her own experiences as she embarks on a difficult, challenging and wondrous journey into the world of shamanism, emerging with some amazing and simple tools, a sense of belonging and most importantly, a wondrous connection to the natural world that we all live in. Living Shamanism will appeal to those who are looking for an alternate way to tackle day-to-day issues they are experiencing and to those that are seriously considering a lifestyle change.
About the Author:
Julie Dollman is a Shamanic Healer who trained and graduated with the Four Winds Society back in 2005. She now works as a full-time shamanic practitioner in rural Ireland and has done so since leaving full-time work as a crime analyst in England in 2006.
With the word Shamanism or Shaman floating around the New Age community and sticking to nearly every practice like burrs to shoes in an open field, it is good to read this book that addresses true shamanism and Julie's journey through it. It is clearly written and demystifies much of the mystique surrounding shamanism.
What would you do if you could hear real dead people?. . .
Samantha Ball is not only broke, she is £22000 in debt and soon to be homeless if she cannot get the money together for her rent, so when she is offered the opportunity to earn some money for a hotline to the heavens by giving tarot readings, she jumps at the chance, despite the fact that she does not have a psychic bone in her body - or does she? When Sam starts to hear voices of real dead people her psychic career really takes off and she soon becomes a psychic to the stars with her own slot on a prime time TV show. Someone however does not share Sam s joy and it's only when they set out to destroy her reputation does Sam really need help from the other side.
About the Author:
Deborah Durbin has 15 year's experience working in print media for national magazines and newspapers as a freelance journalist and features writer. She writes regularly for all the MBS magazine titles Chat it's Fate, Take a Break and other UK & US magazines.
Five Truths to Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Everyday LIfe
Mark Lesser, author of Less
We all yearn for clear-cut answers to life’s problems, yet we rarely get them. Formulas fail and contradictions mount. In Know Yourself, Forget Yourself, executive coach and mindfulness teacher Marc Lesser shows that understanding and embracing the points where life feels most confusing, most contradictory can lead us to more satisfaction and joy.
Lesser provides clear guidance and simple practices for embracing five central paradoxes in life and navigating them to increase our effectiveness and happiness. Influenced by the revolutionary mindfulness and emotional intelligence trainings he helped develop at Google, Know Yourself, Forget Yourself is a profound book about cultivating the emotional skills to understand the right path through difficulties and challenges.
About the Author:
Marc Lesser is cofounder and CEO of SIYLI: Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a nonprofit company devoted to creating enlightened leaders worldwide. A Zen teacher and executive coach, Marc lives in Mill Valley, California.
The Fourth Way to Consciousness
Are we able to say that life is governed by a group of conscious people? Where are they? Who are they? We see exactly the opposite: that life is governed by those who are the least conscious, by those who are most asleep.
Provocative ideas such as these have attracted generations of thoughtful people to the methods of self-study and inner work devised by Gurdjieff, one of the most radical spiritual teachers of modern times. According to Gurdjieff, the wars raging at this very moment are nothing more than millions of sleeping people trying to annihilate millions of other sleeping people. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such as thing as progress and evolution as long as humanity remains asleep.
Two hundred conscious people could change the whole of life on the earth, Gurdjieff says. If we want to become those conscious people, we must learn how to change ourselves. With the help of self-knowledge and an understanding of our relation to the universe, we can awaken to a higher level of being—if we wish to change ourselves.
What do we turn to for both everyday sustenance and seasonal celebration? Food. Often, though, we’re like the hungry ghosts of Taoist lore, eating mindlessly, wandering aimlessly, and wanting more — more than food itself can provide. Ellen Kanner believes that if we put in a little thought and preparation, every meal can feed not only our bodies but our souls and our communities as well. Warm, wicked, and one-of-a-kind, Ellen offers an irreverent approach to bringing reverence into daily living — and eating. She presents global vegan recipes that call you to the table, stories that make you stand up and cheer, and gentle nudges that aim to serve up what we’re hungry for: a more vital self, more loving and meaningful connections, a nourished and nourishing world, and great food, too. Feeding the Hungry Ghost will challenge you to decide: keep reading or start cooking?
About the Author:
Ellen Kanner is an award-winning food writer, Huggington Post’s Meatless Monday blogger, and the syndicated columnist the Edgy Veggie. Her work has been published in Bon Appétit, Eating Well, Vegetarian Times, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and Culinate, as well as other online and print publications. An advocate for sustainable, accessible food, she has served on the Miami boards of Slow Food and Common Threads. She lives in Miami.
Author of Margo--
This book offers 365 days of inspired thoughts gained while sitting on my front porch or in my humble sanctuary?and, even sometimes, from under the umbrella of my favorite sidewalk cafe. At age 76, I have been privileged to lead many lives and taken numerous spiritual paths. I am not one to put a name to my beliefs; I simply sit and open up to the Universe, waiting in silence to gain insights and ideas. Like the Dalai Lama, I merely want to come from love. Is there another place from which any of us can truly emerge? I think not.
For you, my readers, I want this book to be a daily sample of spiritual nectar. I ask that you sip from this bound bird feeder like the red-throated hummingbirds do from the glass feeder on my front porch.
When referring to God, I often call Him/Her by different names. I love thinking of God as the Beloved, but at other times I might picture Him as the Divine, or maybe, Her, as Infinite Love. I also refer to God in both the masculine and feminine gender. I remember, as a child, we had a minister in our church who always ended the service with this benediction, "May the Mother love of the Father God go with you." Isn't that beautiful? Where my naming of God does not resonate with you, please substitute your own name for Him/Her?one that better suits your own spiritual path.
365 Illuminations to Live By
Meg Blackburn Losey, PhD--
Meg Losey is a spiritual teacher with her feet planted firmly on the ground. Her teachings help readers "get real," claim their own power, and use it for the good of their mind, body, and spirit of others.
Touching the Light Day by Day offers 365 quotes and brief healing and inspiring meditations. It's a great book for either beginning or deepening a practice. It's invaluable for both the novice and the expert to get in touch with their own inner voices and spirit guides. Losey invites us to open our hearts and merge with God Consciousness, something, as she teaches, anyone can do.
This little gem of a book is Meg Losey's gift to her readers. These illuminations come to her each morning. She invites readers to use them as they will--for daily meditation. Or open at random to find a helpful thought. Or use them to invite our own spirit guides into our lives.
The Complete Guide to Herbal Formulary and Plant-Inspired Medicine for Every Body System
We are blessed with a rich variety of medicinal plants from around the world that work in profound ways to strengthen our health. But how do we use them? How do we combine them? And what, exactly, do they do in our bodies? With encouragement, humor, and up-to-date botanical studies, Holly Bellebuono's The Authentic Herbal Healer is a robust guide for those seeking a holistic experience creating and using herbal medicines. Award-winning herbalist Bellebuono covers a wide range of herbal issues, from detailed formulary to pharmacology to nourishing tonics to positive self-empowerment, covering every major body system for men, women, and children-and offering valuable personal guidance along the way.
Rich with Holly's personal examples and up-to-date clinical research, The Authentic Herbal Healer guides the reader step-by-step in crafting effective formulas and backs it all up with a comprehensive multicultural materia medica, including more than 130 herbs used around the world, as well as sections on edible herbs, wildcrafting, and the vital foundations of preparing an effective herbal formula for optimum healing. "Holly is an engaging speaker and the depth of her knowledge and passion for herbalism shines through every word". ? Caroline Stahlschmidt, Elevate Your Wellness, North Carolina.
A Spiritual Interpretation for the Aquarian Age
Rev. Daniel Chesbro with Rev. James Erickson--
Authors of The Order of Melchizedek--
This companion to The Order of the Melchizedek offers profound and inspired insights into the sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Thomas and brings their message into today’s world and emerging consciousness. Through a unique combination of artistic renderings and a spiritually inspired interpretation of each of the 114 sayings, this guide offers fresh perspectives into the teachings of Jesus and their relevance. From “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds” to “I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes,” this narrative links the intentions of the original text to modern day prophets such as P. M. H. Atwater and Stephen Hawking and the sparks behind Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement for those searching for divinity in the current moment.
About the Author:
Rev. Daniel Chesbro is an ordained minister in the Order of Melchizedek, a teacher, and a lecturer. He trained at the Andover Newton Theological School and at the Crozer Seminary and received a master's in theology from Colgate Divinity School. He is a former head of A School for the Prophets and a former host of the television show The Open Door. He lives in Conesus, New York. Rev. James Erickson has the gift of clairsentience and is a psychic and an aura reader as well as a healer. He was ordained into the Order of Melchizedek in 1993. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are the coauthors of The Order of Melchizedek.