Amy Wallace’s memoir of her complex relationship with Carlos Castaneda plunges readers deep into the reality of the Castaneda cult and the psychological terrors it perpetrated. With the skill of a master storyteller, Wallace recounts early meetings with Castaneda, shares previously unpublished material straight from the Nagual, and explores the aftermath of Castaneda’s death and the long term effects of his legacy. Insightful and unwaveringly honest, Sorcerer’s Apprentice is simultaneously a love story, a cautionary tale about the dangers of giving one’s power to another, and a joyous account of healing and self-affirmation.
Don Trent Jacobs - Primal Awareness
The remarkable story of one man's rediscovery of his primordial mandate and of the strange journey that took him there • Explores the innate knowledge that exists within us all, a "primal awareness," that can help us to live in harmony with our world • Shows how we can rediscover this unseeable realm In 1983, caught in a violent rainstorm while kayaking the Rio Urique in Mexico's Copper Canyon, Don Trent Jacobs was swept into an impassable catacomb of underwater tunnels toward what he believed was certain death. But instead of panic, Jacobs found himself filled with a strange consciousness that left him feeling at peace and invigorated with a confidence he had never before known. Moments later he was spit from the tunnel alive--not at the end of his journey, but only at its beginning. Primal Awareness tells the story of Don Trent Jacobs's remarkable vision of the human mind and heart and the compelling spiritual quest that brought him to it. Through his experiences with the Raramuri people of Mexico and his research of other indigenous societies, Jacobs identifies what he calls our "primal awareness," an innate knowledge that exists within us all. Jacobs shows how we can rediscover this primordial mandate that unites all things and that helps us to find our own inner strength an harmony.
Susan Gregg - Mastering the Toltec Way
Toltec culture flourished in Mexico around 800 AD. Its wisdom has been brought to millions by the wildly popular teacher don Miguel Ruiz. Also based on the ancient teachings of the Toltec people, Mastering the Toltec Way helps readers follow in the footsteps of the Toltec into living fully, truthfully, and passionately, day by day. Secret knowledge embraced by the Toltec transcends normal, everyday awareness. Using Mastering the Toltec Way, readers gain access to this ancient knowledge and learn daily how to be happy no matter what their circumstances and how to gain complete freedom to be themselves. Mastering the Toltec Way is structured on the lunar calendar. Each of the 13 chapters concludes with 28 daily entries that illustrate how to apply the Toltec way to today's world. From the book: Beginning on a full or new moon, readers: Start by reading a story that weaves the Toltec philosophy into modern life and lights the way for the exercises to follow.Do visualizations that help them use their imaginations to disengage their minds and re-engage their spirits.Meditate in various ways plus learn to pay attention to their five senses, among other active exercises to put the Toltec way into daily practice. For those who want to experience everyday life more deeply and gain lasting personal freedom, Mastering the Toltec Way guides seekers on a well-traveled, ancient path.
Alberto Villoldo - Island of the Sun
Island of the Sun recounts the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo's return to Peru in search of the Quechua Indian shaman Don Jicaram. The authors' earlier book, Dance of the Four Winds, described Villoldo's first initiation, under Don Jicaram, into the secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel and the spiritual journey of the Four Winds. Villoldo had begun that journey in the South, “where one goes to confront and shed the past.” With use of the powerful mind-altering plant ayahuasca, he had continued to the West, a direction also inhabited by fear and death. Now in Island of the Sun he prepares himself for the journey to the North, where lies the wisdom of the ancient Inca shamans. Traveling from Machu Picchu to the “Island of the Sun,” a sacred site in Bolivia, Villoldo uncovers a profound secret about the journey to the East--the journey home.
P. D. Ouspensky - The Fourth Way
The Fourth Way is the most comprehensive statement thus far published of the ideas taught by the late P.D. Ouspensky. Consisting of verbatim records of his oral teaching from 1921 to 1946, it gives a lucid explanation of the practical side of G. I. Gurdjieff's teachings, which Gurdjieff presented in the form of raw materials, Ouspensky's specific task having been to put them together as a systematic whole. Just as Tertium Organum deals with a new mode of thinking, so The Fourth Way is concerned with a new way of living. It shows a way of inner development to be followed under the ordinary conditions of life -- as distinct from the three traditional ways that call for retirement from the world: those of the fakir, the monk, and the yogi. The Fourth Way is a guide for those who seek a true way of inner growth under conditions open to the men and women of today.
Demetra George - Finding our Way through the Dark
Finding Our Way Through the Dark presents an astrological lunar-based model to explore the periodic dark and difficult times in our life as rites of passage leading to renewal. It offers a new vision of darkness as a place of insight, healing and regeneration. Each section is accompanied by a workbook and journal so that you can discover when these periods of transition occur in your own life, illuminating the hidden motifs that shape your experiences. This book explains and reframes the astrological factors that facilitate your life journey from endings to new beginnings. Demetra George, M.A. Classics, received the 2002 Regulus Award for Theory and Understanding. A practitioner of astrology for more than 35 years specializing in archetypal mythology and ancient astrology, she is the author of numerous books and articles, including Astrology For Yourself, Asteroid Goddesses, Mysteries of the Dark Moon, and Astrology and the Authentic Self. She lives in Oregon, lectures internationally, and leads pilgrimages to the sacred sites in the Mediterranean and India with Ancient Oracle Tours. Director of Thema: Foundations in Astrology, she mentors private students in Hellenistic astrology, modern chart delineation, and asteroids.
Dan Millman - Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior
Four years after training with the old warrior he calls Socrates — in spite of all he has learned — Dan Millman confronts personal failure and growing frustrations. Disillusioned with his life, unable to bridge the gap between knowing and doing, Dan sets out on a worldwide quest to rediscover his sense of purpose and source of inspiration.
John R. Haule - Perils of the Soul
Offers a fresh perspective on the development of cosmic consciousness--the eternal connection between the human soul and the greater universe. John Haule takes you on a tour through a large array of New Age beliefs and practices, providing acomprehensive historical perspective and showing just how far from "new" the New Age actually is. Whether you are skeptical of, immersed in, or just curious about the ideas that encompass New Age thought, this is a book you'll want to read!
Bobby Lake-Thom - Call of the Great Spirit
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES / SHAMANISM This redemption story of Native American healer Bobby Lake-Thom invites the reader to enter a world of authentic indigenous traditions and ceremonies. Because he was raised by relatives who had fallen away from traditional knowledge, it took Bobby some time to recognize his shamanic calling. He didn’t realize that his vivid dreams, psychic abilities, and visitations by wild animals and ghostly figures were calls from the Great Spirit. In the age-old shamanic tradition, it took a near-death experience for the message to get through to him. Though still a young man, he was wracked with debilitating arthritis. Unable to handle the physical and psychic pain, he set out into the wilderness determined to kill himself with an overdose of drugs and alcohol. But before downing the substances, he approximated a Native American ceremony as best he could, sending a heartfelt prayer for assistance to the Great Spirit. He woke up--alive--the next morning and received a message from Eagle telling him to seek help from Wahsek, a medicine man in the northern California mountains. Aware that Bobby was destined to receive his shamanic knowledge and carry his healing work forward, Wahsek took Bobby on as his apprentice. Forbidden to reveal Wahsek’s secrets until ten years after his death, Bobby is now free to share this fascinating story with the world. BOBBY LAKE-THOM (Medicine Grizzly Bear) is a traditional Native healer and spiritual teacher of Karuk, Seneca, Cherokee, and Caucasian descent. He lectures, conducts workshops, and has doctored hundreds of different people from all walks of life. He has also served as Professor for Native American Studies at Humboldt State University and as an Indian affairs specialist for numerous Indian tribes, organizations and academic institutions in the United States. He lives in northern California.
Dennis Holtje - From Light to Sound
This incredible book describes the purpose and the way of the journey of Soul. It offers a loving hand to the spiritual seeker: those of us for whom traditional religion and New Age practices leave the inner thirst unquenched. Mr. Holtje gives rich insights into soul's journey, including fascinating descriptions of the many ways that we get side-tracked and misled in our search for truth. Clear explanations to challenging spiritual questions are detailed in an understandable, rational, yet heartfelt way.
Toni Packer - The Light of Discovery
To read this book is to encounter the essence of our lives and our everyday concerns. Toni Packer shines her gentle light on fear, compassion, impermanence, attraction, prejudice, enlightenment, and much more as she invites us into our own light of discovery. As she says, "In truth we are not separate from each other, or from the world, from the whole earth, the sun or moon or billions of stars, not separate from the entire universe. Listening silently in silent wonderment, without knowing anything, there is just one mysteriously palpitating aliveness."
Lex Hixon - Coming Home
“Coming Home is a simple, brilliant book. It explains and epitomizes the best of the world’s great mystical traditions. By centering on the heart of enlightenment, it blazes the path of no-path. In the traditional Tibetan gesture of welcome, gratitude, and deep appreciation, I touch my forehead to that of my friend Lex Hixon—he who is “rooted in the Divine,” as this book so eloquently testifies.” —Ken Wilber, from the foreword What is Enlightenment, the ultimate goal of all sacred traditions? How does it affect the lives of those who experience it? Is there a common ground to how various traditions approach it? What does it mean for us today? Coming Home is an unusually clear and readable exploration of these questions. Its experimental bent and spirit of universality have brought it wide recognition as a classic. Lex Hixon warmly guides the reader through an intriguing array of traditional teachings to the essential truth of all the world’s great religions, which is simply to come home. Invoking the essence and texture of different sacred paths, he presents Enlightenment as the full flowering of human nature, accessible to everyone. “Outstanding as an introduction to the world’s great mystical traditions, I have used Coming Home in my philosophy of religion course for over fifteen years. The book’s purpose is to point to similar patterns of thought and experience across those traditions, but it never does so my abstracting them out. Instead it thoroughly embeds them in the lives and voices of individual mystics. It is this that makes it accessible as well as personally and intellectually inspiring to students.” —Nancy Baker, Professor of Philosophy, Sarah Lawrence College
Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now
Open yourself to the transforming experience of The Power of Now. Hugely successful author Eckhart Tolle guides us through a challenging but extraordinarily rewarding journey to find _The Power of Now._ We learn that we can find our way out of psychological pain; authentic human power is found by surrendering to the Now; the silence and space all around us is one of the keys to entering inner peace. In the Now, the present moment, problems do not exist. In the Now, we discover that we are already complete and perfect. Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany, graduated from the University of London and worked at Cambridge University. When he was twenty-nine, a profound spiritual transformation virtually dissolved his old identity and radically changed the course of his life. He is now a counsellor and spiritual teacher.
Robert Moss - The Boy Who Died and Came Back
Join Robert Moss for an unforgettable journey that will expand your sense of reality and confirm that there is life beyond death and in other dimensions of the multiverse. Moss describes how he lived a whole life in another world when he died at age nine in a Melbourne hospital and how he died and came back again, in another sense, in a crisis of spiritual emergence during midlife. As he shares his adventures in walking between the worlds, we begin to understand that all times — past, future, and parallel — may be accessible now. Moss presents nine keys for living consciously at the center of the multidimensional universe, embracing synchronicity, entertaining our creative spirits, and communicating with a higher Self.
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - The Cave of the Ancients
THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEAD HUMANKING IN A MORE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION. . .AND THEY ARE RESIDING ON THIS PLANET EVEN THOUGH MOST OF US DO NOT KNOWLEDGE THEIR EXISTANCE! The Monks entered the subterranean abode to meet with the Masters of Universal Wisdom in the Halls of The Akashic Records. While deep inside the Earth, it was revealed to them fascinating accounts of ancient space visitors, lost civilizations, advanced gravity ships, thats that could appear as pictures. . and much more knowledge long forgotten by humankind. The Lama opened the again and said, "In a far-off country across the seas the general ability to see Nature Spirits has been lost. If one sees such a Spirit it is a matter for jest, the Seer is literally accussed of 'seeing things.' Western people do not believe in things unless they can be torn to pieces or held in the hands, or put in a case. A Nature Spirit is termed a Fairy in the West --and Fairy Tales are not believed!" This is one of Rampa's most exciting adventures and has been received with a great deal of pleasure by this multitude of readers all over the world.
Dan Millman - Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Dan Millman stumbled on a 94-year-old mentor nicknamed Socrates, a powerful, unpredictable, and elusive character. He taught a way to maximize performance using a unique blend of Eastern philosophy and Western fitness to cultivate the true essence of a champion -- the "way of the peaceful warrior". Millman's first-person account of his odyssey into realms of light, darkness, mind, body, and spirit has since become an international bestseller about the universal quest for happiness.
Arthur Versluis - Sacred Earth
This eye-opening journey through the terrain of Native American spirituality contrasts contemporary society's rejection of the sacred--and its arrogant belief in its own power to control the cosmos--with native traditions of reverence for the earth. The author reconstructs the archetypal and symbolic significance of indigenous rituals and sacred sites, placing Native American spirituality in the context of the world's great religions. The comparison illustrates the richness and universality of the native approach to the earth as a cherished being and reveals the poverty of our present-day attitudes toward the natural environment and its living creatures. This book is an urgent call to rediscover and become firmly grounded on the sacred earth again.
Emanuel Swedenborg - The Universal Human / Soul-Body Interaction
Writing in his Religious History of the American People Sydney E. Ahlstrom comments on the impact that Emanuel Swedenborg had on nineteenth-century America: "His influence was everywhere: in Transcendentalism and at Brook Farm, in spiritualism and the free love movement, in the craze for communitarian experiments, in faith healing, mesmerism, and a half-dozen medical cults; among great intellectuals, crude charlatans, and innumerable frontier quacks." Swedenborg was the son of a well-known Swedish theologian and had an outstanding career as a scientist and as assessor of his country's Board of Mines. His expertise encompasses the disciplines of geology, anatomy, astronomy, and physics. At age fifty-seven he underwent a religious experience that initiated him in his role of prophet and revealer of a system of thought that was destined to become one of the most important elements in the modern Christian esoteric tradition. This volume contains new translations by George F. Dole of "The Universal Human" from Arcana Coelestia (1747-1753) and the complete text of Soul-Body Interaction (1769).
Victor Sanchez - The Toltec Path of Recapitulation
SELF-HELP / SHAMANISM What if it were possible to revisit the traumatic or difficult events of our past and emerge renewed, re-energized, and healed from the damage left within us by these experiences? The practice of recapitulation can do just this through a series of exercises, the Ten-Steps Technique, that can ultimately free us from the repetitive emotional conflicts and persistent negative patterns that often result from trauma. In The Toltec Path of Recapitulation Victor Sanchez shares with readers both the philosophy and practical applications of this technique based on ancient Toltec practice and developed by his organization, the Art of Living Purposefully (AVP, for its initials in Spanish). Recapitulation--the shamanic alternative to psychoanalysis-based therapies--makes it possible to actually relive and resolve distressing events such as traumatic emotional imprints, a broken relationship, sexual abuse, or a childhood spent in a divisive family environment. In this clear, straightforward workbook, the author guides readers through each step, inviting them to experience the powerful and positive new energy that results from healing the wounds of the past. VICTOR SANCHEZ has dedicated his life to the preservation of the traditions of the indigenous people of Mexico--most recently the Wirrarika of Sierra Norte de Jalisco--from whom he has learned and with whom he has lived for many years. He is the author of The Teachings of Don Carlos and Toltecs of the New Millennium and conducts workshops worldwide. He lives in central Mexico.
Amorah Quan Yin - Affinity
SPIRITUALITY / NEW AGE Learn how to live in divine flow, deepen your spiritual connection to the divine source, and access spiritual guidance in becoming a true Master Being of Light. In her latest series of channeled transmissions, Amorah Quan Yin provides a fascinating chronicle of human spiritual evolution from a galactic perspective. Quan Yin teaches that there is infinite loving assistance available to humanity from the higher dimensions. In Affinity: Reclaiming the Divine Flow of Creation she transmits the wisdom of the Ascended Masters, Angels, and others to assist us in learning how to receive this help and attain personal transformation. Drawing on the wisdom of Goddess Antares and the gentle support of the Dolphin Star Temple Higher Council, Quan Yin explains how to retune our bodies, minds, emotions, and spirits to the divine flow of the universe. Mother Mary teaches us how to remove ourselves from negative astral planes. From Elohim we learn how to work with our cellular structure on a spiritual plane. This extensive collection of teachings offers specific exercises and techniques to align us with our divine selves. AMORAH QUAN YIN is a gifted healer, psychic, and founder of the Dolphin Star Temple Mystery School. She is author of The Pleiadian Workbook, The Pleiadian Tantric Workbook, and Pleiadian Perspectives on Human Evolution. She conducts workshops around the world and currently resides in Mt. Shasta, California, where she maintains a private teaching and healing practice.