Recommended Books December 2018

Spirit Vine December 2018, November 2018, Recommended Books

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices-but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why …

Recommended Books October 2018

Spirit Vine October 2018, Recommended Books

Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist by Ramani Durvasula PhD Narcissism is a modern epidemic, and it’s spreading rapidly. But how do you know if you are in a relationship with one—and, what can you do about it? We live in a world of romance and rescue, where many believe love will conquer …

Recommended Books September 2018

Spirit Vine Recommended Books, September 2018

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer–and has helped …

Recommended Books August 2018

Spirit Vine August 2018, Recommended Books

How to Change Your Mind What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did …

Recommended Books July 2018

Spirit Vine July 2018, Recommended Books

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine We already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep. Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine …

Recommended Books June 2018

Spirit Vine June 2018, Recommended Books

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James William James’ treatise on religious experiences attempts to cogently explain aspects of psychology related to mystical experiences. James was most interested in the direct experiences of people, which they and sometimes observers would afterwards claim as religious or spiritual in tone. Whether the experience was deemed a …

Recommended Books May 2018

Spirit Vine May 2018, Recommended Books

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow  by Yuval Noah Harari WAR IS OBSOLETE You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict FAMINE IS DISAPPEARING You are at more risk of obesity than starvation DEATH IS JUST A TECHNICAL PROBLEM Equality is out, but immortality is in WHAT DOES OUR FUTURE HOLD?   The Feeling of …

Recommended Books April 2018

Spirit Vine April 2018, Recommended Books

The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief  by Francis Weller Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving. Describing how Western patterns of amnesia and anesthesia affect our capacity to cope with …

Recommended Books March 2018

Spirit Vine March 2018, Recommended Books

Scum by Isaac Singer An authentic literary great, Singer was an author whose extraordinary talents won him a worldwide audience. And with this impressive novel, he proved that he was at the height of his creative power until his recent death at age 86. Scum evokes the teeming life of 1906 Warsaw’s backstreets. Max Barabander, distraught over the recent death …

Recommended Books February 2018

Spirit Vine February 2018, Recommended Books

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk MD A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times Science bestseller   Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one …

Recommended Books January 2018

Spirit Vine January 2018, Recommended Books

A Crime in the Family by Sacha Batthany A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe’s dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a …

Recommended Books December 2017

Spirit Vine December 2017, Recommended Books

I Am Not A Spy: An American Jew Goes Deep in the Arab World & Israeli Army by Michael Bassin The true story of an idealistic young American Jew committed to promoting peace and reconciliation in the Middle East. Few American college students who study abroad receive constant accusations of being a spy. But that’s what happens to Michael Bassin, …

Recommended Books November 2017

Spirit Vine November 2017, Recommended Books

Present Perfect  A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control by Pavel G Somov While there’s no doubt that setting high standards for yourself is a good thing, you’ve probably already noticed that perfectionism can come at a high price. And when you take steps to try to change, it’s easy to be too hard …

Recommended Books September 2017

Spirit Vine Recommended Books, September 2017

Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential As a medical intuitive, Myss has found that people often don’t understand their purpose in life, which has led to a spiritual malaise of epidemic proportions. This metaphysical disease in turn leads to depression, anxiety, fatigue, and eventually physical illness. Caroline Myss Read More But our purpose—our individual Sacred Contract—is often difficult to apprehend. …

Recommended Books August 2017

Spirit Vine August 2017, Recommended Books

The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by  David Deutsch In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor. Taking us on a journey through every fundamental field of science, as well as the history of …

Recommended Books July 2017

Spirit Vine July 2017, Recommended Books

The Healing Power of Illness: Understanding What Your Symptoms Are Telling You by Ruediger Dahlke M.D. This classic book, long out of print in English, challenges accepted ideas of illness by suggesting it’s not an enemy to be fought. When you see your symptoms as bodily expressions of psychological or spiritual conflicts, you can use them as guides to inner …

Recommended Books June 2017

Spirit Vine June 2017, Recommended Books

The Magnetic Effect by Albert Roy Davis and Walter C. Rawls This book introduces the science of applying magnet energies to the living system. This can be used in emergency conditions where medical care is not obtainable. The authors computer-exact and reproducible research findings apply to the treatment of such conditions as arthritis, cancer, glaucoma, sexual problems, aging, etc. While …

Recommended Books May 2017

Spirit Vine May 2017, Recommended Books

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not …

Recommended Books April 2017

Spirit Vine April 2017, Recommended Books

Backwards: Returning to Our Source for Answers by Nanci L. Danison Backwards is the true story of one big firm trial lawyer’s after death face-to-face communication with God/Source about the mysteries of life and death. Backwards shatters the age-old belief that we are mere humans, that fate determines our destinies, and that a task master God demands our obedience and …

Recommended Books March 2017

Spirit Vine March 2017, Recommended Books

Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello life!: The Gyro–Kinetic Method for Eliminating Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Good Health by Alex Kerten Parkinson’s Disease, a disorder of the central nervous system, affects 1 million people in America and 10 million worldwide. In Goodbye Parkinson’s, Hello Life! Alex Kerten presents his breakthrough holistic technique that combines dance therapy, behavior modification, and martial arts, to prove …

Recommended Books January 2017

Spirit Vine January 2017, Recommended Books

The Silent Healer: A Modern Study of Aloe Vera by Billy C. Coats For more than thirty years, The Silent Healer has been the definitive sourcebook on Aloe Vera in the world. Truly an encyclopedic work sponsored and co-authored by the father of practical Aloe technology, Bill Coats, this “Modern Study of Aloe Vera” has now been re-released with new material …

Recommended Books December 2016

Spirit Vine December 2016, Recommended Books

The Power of Movement in Plants by Charles Darwin Charles Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist who became widely famous for his contributions to the science of evolution and the process he called natural selection. Darwin’s writings are still widely read and he is considered to be one of the most influential people in the history of the world. …

Recommended Books November 2016

Spirit Vine November 2016, Recommended Books

The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath’s Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart’s Intelligence by Doc Childre The Intelligent Heart Access the power of your heart’s intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body’s optimal performance, and slow the aging process. Sky …

Recommended Books October 2016

Spirit Vine October 2016, Recommended Books

Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy by Andrew Newberg In our default state, our brains constantly get in the way of effective communication. They are lazy, angry, immature, and distracted. They can make a difficult conversation impossible. But Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Waldman have discovered a powerful strategy called …

Recommended Books September 2016

Spirit Vine Recommended Books, September 2016

Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of Consciousness by Imants Baruss Everyone knows that consciousness resides in the brain. Or does it? In this book, Imants Barušs and Julia Mossbridge utilize findings from quantum mechanics, special relativity, philosophy, and paranormal psychology to build a rigorous, scientific investigation into the origins and nature of human consciousness. Along the way, they examine the scientific …

Recommended Books August 2016

Spirit Vine August 2016, Recommended Books

Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart  by Doc Childre Heart Intelligence, Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart provides readers with a new, high definition picture of the energetic heart as a unifying, creative, intuitive intelligence that we can learn to draw on for moment to moment guidance. Heart Intelligence links the physical heart to the …

Recommended Books July 2016

Spirit Vine July 2016, Recommended Books

The MD Emperor Has No Clothes: Everybody Is Sick and I Know Why by Glidden Peter Dr. Glidden is one of the very few to realize the sobering truths that MD directed medicine consistently fails to cure disease, and that it causes massive amounts of harm in the process. Furthermore, he understands that people around the world who continue to …

Recommended Books June 2016

Spirit Vine June 2016, Recommended Books

The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. In The Wise Heart, celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology …

Recommended Books May 2016

Spirit Vine May 2016, Recommended Books

Indian. English. by Jillian Haslam Indian. English. is Jillian Haslam’s memoir of growing up an English girl in post-colonial India. Her harrowing yet ultimately redemptive story of living in the dark squalid by-lanes of Calcutta, abused and misunderstood by many, recalls the darkest moments of Angela’s Ashes and the inner turmoil of The Glass Castle. For every atrocity described in …

Recommended Books April 2016

Spirit Vine April 2016, Recommended Books

The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality by Michael Talbot Michael Talbot’s classic treatise on the latest frontiers of physics reveals a revolutionary theory of reality, explaining the paranormal abilities of the mind, the unsolved riddles of brain and body, and the true nature of the universe. Lyall Watson, author of Super nature,calls The Holographic Universe “elegant,” writing, “[Talbot] …

Recommended Books March 2016

Spirit Vine March 2016, Recommended Books

Son Rise: The Miracle Continues by Barry Neil Kaufman In 1979, the classic best-seller Son-Rise was made into an award-winning NBC television special, which has been viewed by 300 million people worldwide. Now, Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues presents an expanded and updated journal of Barry and Samahria Kaufman’s successful effort to reach their once “unreachable” autistic child. Part one documents …

Recommended Books February 2016

Spirit Vine February 2016, Recommended Books

Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani In this truly inspirational memoir,Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body-overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system-began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent …

Recommended Books January 2016

Spirit Vine January 2016, Recommended Books

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman With warmth and compassion, Sandra Ingerman describes the dramatic results of combining soul retrieval with contemporary psychological concepts in this visionary work that revives the ancient shamanic tradition of soul retrieval for healing emotional and physical illness. This revised and updated edition includes a new afterword by the author.   The …

Recommended Books November 2015

Spirit Vine November 2015, Recommended Books

In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky, G. I. Gurdieff Since its original publication in 1949, In Search of the Miraculous has been hailed as the most valuable and reliable documentation of G. I. Gurdjieff’s thoughts and universal view. This historic and influential work is considered by many to be a primer of mystical thought as expressed through …

Recommended Books October 2015

Spirit Vine October 2015, Recommended Books

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton Learn the latest details and most recent groundbreaking discoveries that reveal, for the first time, the mystery of life in the spirit world after death on Earth—proof that our consciousness survives—in Journey of Souls by Michael Newton, Ph.D. Using a special hypnosis technique to reach the hidden memories …

Recommended Books September 2015

Spirit Vine Recommended Books, September 2015

Adventures in the Afterlife – William Buhlman Adventures in the Afterlife is a powerful journey of spiritual awakening; a bold quest for answers and enlightenment. The old assumptions of heaven are confronted and an expansive new vision of our continuing life is presented. After being diagnosed with cancer, William Buhlman, author of Adventures Beyond the Body, pursued answers to the mysteries of our existence after death. …

Recommended Books August 2015

Spirit Vine August 2015, Recommended Books

Psychic Warrior: Inside the Cia’s Stargate Program : The True Story of a Soldier’s Espionage and Awakening – David Morehouse Unwittingly plunged into a paranormal nightmare… David Morehouse-A highly decorated, exemplary Army officer, special operations infantryman, and elite Airborne Ranger Company Commander. Wounded by machine-gun fire during a training mission, Morehouse began to have inexplicable visions and haunting nighmares-an experience that …

Recommended Books July 2015

Spirit Vine July 2015, Recommended Books

Rebirth Into Pure Land: A True Story of Birth, Death, and Transformation & How We Can Prepare for The Most Amazing Journey of Our Lives – Robert Sachs In 1984, Robert Sachs’ daughter, Shamara Phillipa, died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Although tragic for Robert’s entire family, Shamara’s death happened in a most unusual circumstance. A Tibetan Buddhist lama was …

Recommended Books June 2015

Spirit Vine June 2015, Recommended Books

Human Action by Ludwig Von Mises In the foreword to Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, Mises explains complex market phenomena as “the outcomes of countless conscious, purposive actions, choices, and preferences of individuals, each of whom was trying as best as he or she could under the circumstances to attain various wants and ends and to avoid undesired consequences.” …

Recommended Books May 2015

Spirit Vine May 2015, Recommended Books

The Innocence of Objects by Orhan Pamuk The culmination of decades of omnivorous collecting, Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence in Istanbul uses his novel of lost love, The Museum of Innocence, as a departure point to explore the city of his youth. In The Innocence of Objects, Pamuk’s catalog of this remarkable museum, he writes about things that matter deeply to …

Recommended Books April 2015

Spirit Vine April 2015, Recommended Books

Energetic Kinesiology: Principles and Practice by Charles Krebs Energetic Kinesiology is an emerging field internationally in the Complementary Health Sciences, gaining more and more scientific support and recognition. This fully referenced textbook describes the field and explains the techniques upon which it is built. It covers the underlying principles, the methods and scientific support for the efficacy of Energetic Kinesiology. …

Recommended Books March 2015

Spirit Vine March 2015, Recommended Books

    The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. …

Recommended Books February 2015

Spirit Vine February 2015, Recommended Books

  Flax Oil As a True Aid Against Arthritis Heart Infarction Cancer and Other Diseases by Johanna Budwig Written by a seven time Nobel Prize nominee, Dr. Johanna Budwig is a world-renowned scientist and biochemist. She has brought about a scientific revolution connecting the relationship between cancer research and fat metabolism. Find out why fats govern all aspects of the …

Recommended Books January 2015

Spirit Vine January 2015, Recommended Books

  Biocentrism by Bob Berman and Robert Lanza Building on quantum physics, Biocentrism turns the planet upside down with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. The central claim of Biocentrism is that what we call space and time are forms of animal perceptions rather than external physical objects. Lanza and Berman take …

Recommended Books December 2014

December 2014, Recommended Books

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our day, three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the …

Recommended Books November 2014

November 2014, Recommended Books

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth A manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World • Provides exercises to directly perceive and interact with the complex, living, self-organizing being that is Gaia • Reveals that every life form on Earth is highly …

Recommended Books October 2014

October 2014, Recommended Books

The Sense of Being Stared at: And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind  by Rupert Sheldrake Have you ever had a premonition, the feeling of being watched, or a telepathic experience? Renowned biologist Rupert Sheldrake explores the intricacies of the mind and discovers that our perceptive abilities are stronger than many of us could have imagined.         …

Recommended Books September 2014

Recommended Books, September 2014

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller “A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] is an inestimable gift.” —San Francisco Chronicle A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written …

Recommended Books June 2014

August 2014, Recommended Books

Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians by Barbara Marciniak (Author), Tera Thomas (Editor) Compiled from more than four hundred hours of channeling by Barbara Marciniak, Bringers of the Dawn imparts to us the wisdom of the Pleiadians, a group of enlightened beings who have come to Earth to help us discover how to reach a new stage of …

Recommended Books June 2014

June 2014, Recommended Books

The Red Book: A Reader’s Edition By C. G. Jung (Author), Sonu Shamdasani (Author), John Peck (Author), Mark Kyburz (Author) The Red Book, published to wide acclaim in 2009, contains the nucleus of C.G. Jung’s later works. It was here that he developed his theories that would transform psychotherapy from treatment of the sick into a means for the higher …

Recommended Books May 2014

May 2014, Recommended Books

Of Love and Other Demons By Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel Garcia Marquez is up to his old tricks. Del amor y otros demonios may not be in the same league as One Hundred Years of Solitude, but it is still an engrossing page-turner filled with magic, humor, political insight, shrewd social commentary, and characters who are both lovable and thoroughly …

Recommended Books April 2014

April 2014, Recommended Books

 journey to some of the Earth’s most endangered people in the remote Upper Amazon. . . . a look at the rituals of the Bwiti cults of Gabon and Zaire… a field watch on the eating habits of ‘stoned’ apes and chimpanzees – these adventures are all a part of ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s extraordinary quest to discover the fruit of …

Recommended Books March 2014

Spirit Vine March 2014, Recommended Books

olf, a theoretical physicist and author of The Quantum Leap ( LJ 11/15/81), focuses on his personal involvement with shamanism. He describes his experiences as a participant in shamanic ceremonies around the world and endeavors to explain shamanic practices in terms of quantum physics. He supports his contention with nine hypotheses that link the two seemingly divergent practices. Unfortunately, his …

Recommended Books February 2014

Spirit Vine February 2014, Recommended Books

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of …