Advanced Techniques for Internalizing Chi Energy
For Martial Arts and Spiritual Practice
A guide to the internal martial arts exercises of short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi
• Details the 8 core forms of Wu-Style Tai Chi with fully illustrated instructions
• Ideal for older practitioners as well as those with health disabilities due to the “small frame” primary stance, slower and smaller movements, and conservation of energy
• Explains how Wu Style provides a natural introduction to martial arts boxing
• Reveals how Wu Style eases stiffness, relieves back pain, and reduces abdominal fat
Black Horse White Horse
The term 'power animal' was introduced into contemporary language in 1980 by anthropologist Michael Harner, in his classic work The Way of the Shaman, and refers to a broad-based animistic and shamanic concept where the animal is conceived as a tutelary spirit guide that helps or protects individuals, lineages and nations.
Horses and humans became companions a long time ago, and the horse adopted as a power or totem animal represents power, speed, courage, nobility, freedom and chthonic energy. Black Horse, White Horse: Power Animals Within Traditional Witchcraft guides your footste
A Story of Transformation
Having had enough of a life that was fragmented and dysfunctional, Stevie committed suicide. However, in the corridors between this life and the one on the other side Stevie is given another chance to learn the Spiritual lessons that make sense of life. But this is not only Stevie's story; it is everybody's story. It is a story that keeps the reader enthralled, whilst imbuing spiritual teachings. Calling Your Will is a story that will entertain, uplift and empower.
How my Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
Annie Kagan is not a medium or a psychic, she did not die and come back to life; in fact, when she was awakened by her deceased brother, she thought perhaps she had gone a little crazy
In The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death, Kagan shares the extraordinary story of her after death communications (ADC) with her brother Billy, who began speaking to her just weeks after his unexpected death.
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.