US! Celebrating The Power of Friendship Mary Anne Radmacher
Friends - together with them we're stronger, cleverer and better than we are alone. In this delightful book, writer, artist and friend extraordinaire, Mary Anne Radmacher, shares with readers the many ways we celebrate each other. Radmacher has a special way of inviting those who hear or read her words to change their lives and in US! she continues on that engaging path. With her four-color original lettering, art, design, motivational quotes, poems and aphorisms about the importance of friendship, she offers a funny, sweet and perfect gift for any occasion.
“Friends. Just evoking the word calls to mind the many dear souls who have been called, 'friend' in my life. In some instances it was just me and a friend. Sometimes there was a handful of us and still other times there was a whole tribe of us. In all instances I recall the “us” of my friendships, and that is one of the sweetest elements. In that sense of “us” there is a certain strength. Such diverse people and yet each friendship has brought to my life a certain strength and unique lessons and gifts. May this book represent the treasured wealth you hold in the “us” of your friendships. May you use the abundance of thought and heart in these words as a way to reflect on your part in your friendships and gift and honour those who are a part of who you mean when you talk about 'us.' When we have a circle of friends, we have more fun. We get more done, we feel and are stronger and we really do celebrate the power of our 'us.'” —Mary Anne Radmacher
UTTERMOST DEEP The Challenge of Painful Near-Death Experiences Gracia Ellwood
Although there has been a considerable amount of research conducted in the last twenty-five years on near-death experiences comparatively little has been written on those that did not provide moments of peace or joyful revelation but instead were terrifying or painful. THE UTTERMOST DEEP is a wide-ranging survey and analysis of background material and case studies of those who have experienced painful near-death experiences. Religion scholar Gracia Fay Ellwood studies some of the constant themes that run through both good and bad near-death experiences reveals their roots in their respective religious traditions and attempts to shed light on their meaning through neurological pharmacological and psychological lenses. Written for anyone interested in spirituality and mysticism THE UTTERMOST DEEP will also be of interest to parapsychologists researchers on death and dying psychologists and clergy encountering such issues in pastoral work.
VACCINATIONS A Thoughtful Parents Guide Aviva Romm
- A balanced, comprehensive guide to routine childhood vaccinations that offers parents the information they need to make the right choices for their child.
- Fairly examines the pros and cons of this highly charged issue.
Deciding whether or when to vaccinate a child is one of the most important--and most difficult--health-care decisions a parent will ever make. The recent increase in the number of vaccinations recommended and the concurrent controversies about whether vaccinations are safe or even effective have left many parents confused and concerned.
Midwife, herbalist, and mother of four, Aviva Jill Romm sifts through the spate of current research on vaccine safety and efficacy and offers a sensible, balanced discussion of the pros and cons of each routine childhood vaccination. She presents the full spectrum of options available to parents: full vaccination on a standardized or individualized schedule, selective vaccination, or no vaccinations at all. Negotiating daycare and school requirements, dealing with other parents, and traveling with an unvaccinated child are covered in detail. The book also suggests ways to strengthen children's immune systems and maintain optimal health and offers herbal and homeopathic remedies for childhood ailments. Emphasizing that no single approach is appropriate for every child, the author guides parents as they make the choices that are right for their child.
VARIETIES OF PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE The Classic Guide to the Effects of LSD on the Human Psyche Robert Masters and Jean Houston
THE VARIETIES OF PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE was published in 1966 just as the first legal restrictions on the use of psychedelic substances were being enacted. Unfortunately the authors pioneering work on the effects of LSD on the human psyche which was viewed by its participants as possibly heralding a revolution in the study of the mind was among the casualties of this interdiction. As a result the promising results to which their studies attested were never fully explored. Nevertheless their 15 years of research represents a sober and authoritative appraisal of what remains one of the most controversial developments in the study of the human psyche. Avoiding the wild excesses taken by both sides in this issue this book is unique for the light it sheds on the possibilities and the limitations of psychedelic drugs as well as on the techniques for working with them. With drug legislation an increasingly important issue THE VARIETIES OF PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCES provides a welcome and much needed contrast to the current hysteria that surrounds this topic.
VENERATION OF LIFE Through the Disease to the Soul John Diamond
In this deeply personal and inspiring book Dr. John Diamond past President of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine draws on his forty years of experience in medicine psychiatry complementary medicine the humanities holistic healing and the arts to offer a completely new perspective on disease. Dr. Diamond encourages us to go beyond all disease to a place of wholeness and healing-through the disease to the sufferer's soul - using his mother's Alzheimer's as an example. Here is a new philosophy for everyone which embraces all disease and all of life.
VERONICA MONETS SEX SECRETS OF ESCORTS Tips from a Pro Veronica Monet
After nearly 15 years of being an expensive escort Veronica Monet shares her secrets in this intimate funny no-holds-barred guide filled with anecdotes from her years in the trenches. VERONICA MONET'S SEX SECRETS OF ESCORTS is a must-have guide for any woman interested in enriching the sex life she shares with her partner. Includes helpful hints on: · Lingerie · Mood · Erotic toys · Techniques that only the working girls know Veronica Monet is a semi-retired escort a certified sex educator lecturer and contributor to a variety of magazines and book projects concerning the sex- positive life safe sex women's empowerment and the rights of sex workers.
VICTOR HUGO'S CONVERSATIONS WITH THE SPIRIT WORLD A Literary Genius's Hidden Life John Chambers
During Victor Hugo's exile on the Isle of Jersey, where he and his family and friends escaped the reign of Napoléon III, he conducted “table-tapping” séances, transcribing hundreds of channelled conversations with entities from the beyond. Among his discarnate visitors were Shakespeare, Plato, Hannibal, Rousseau, Galileo, Sir Walter Scott and Jesus. According to the transcripts, Jesus, during his three visits, condemns Druidism, faults Christianity and suggests a new religion with Hugo as its prophet. To the sceptic, some of the “conversations” may seem self-serving at best, the subconscious wishes of the naïve participants. But author, John Chambers, places Hugo's experiments firmly in the tradition of visionary literature and psychic exploration, aligning those experiences with the poetry of William Blake, the table-tapping experiences of the Fox sisters and the channelled writings of the great modern-day Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, James Merrill, whose spirits' utterances uncannily resemble those of Hugo's. Hugo's transcriptions are the missing link between the early nineteenth century's fascination with the kabbalistic Zohar, reincarnation and the writings of the Illuminati and the rise of spiritualism and the societies for the study of psychic phenomena in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
VIOLENCE PROOF YOUR KIDS NOW How to Recognize the 8 Warning Signs and What to Do about Them Erika V. Shearin Karres
With images from the Columbine tragedy etched in our minds, America is facing a crisis of epidemic proportion. Disaffected youth are rapidly becoming the norm, while grades and self-esteem plummet and violence in our schools escalates. We all want to keep our kids safe, but what can we do? We can't lock them in the house forever.
In Violence Proof Your Kids Now, an award-winning, nationally recognized school violence expert shows every parent and teacher how to identify and deal with the current youth crisis. Erika V. Shearin Karres, a survivor of the twentieth century's single most violent episode, the Holocaust, consciously chose to become an "anti-violence expert." She has distilled her thirty-plus years of research into eight telltale signs of a violent child and offers seventy-seven successful strategies to keep our kids safe.
VIOLENT NO MORE Helping Men End Domestic Abuse 2nd Edition Michael Paymar
Michael Paymar speaks directly to men who batter, offering them guidelines for change. His book helps readers through the process of recognizing abusive behaviors, taking responsibility, finding healthy ways of responding to conflict, and learning to avoid reverting to old patterns.
VIOLENT PERSON Professional Risk Management Strategies for Safety and Care Raymond B. Flannery
In recent years, we have seen an unacceptable increase in human-inflicted violence - people going berserk, seemingly out of nowhere and (only on the surface) for no reason. The hideous images are seared into our memory. Tragically, health-care workers on the front lines are not immune. In their daily work, they have been victims of murders, hostage-takings, robberies, physical and sexual assaults and psychological trauma of all kinds.
THE VIOLENT PERSON is written for these individuals as well as the general reader in jargon-free language by one of the foremost experts in the world on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here is a book for anyone with a concern for, and an interest in, the mechanisms of human violence, stress at the breaking point and the workings of the human brain. This book is written to save lives.
VISIONARY PLANT CONSCIOUSNESS The Shamanic Teachings of the Plant World J P Harpignies
Visionary plants have long served indigenous peoples and their shamans as enhancers of perception thinking and healing. These plants can also be important guides to the reality of the natural world and how we can live harmoniously in it. · Presents the specific human-plant interconnection revealed by visionary plants · Explores the relevance of plant-induced visions and shamanic teachings to humanity's environmental crisis · With contributions from Terence McKenna Andrew Weil Wade Davis Michael Pollan Alex Grey Jeremy Narby Katsi Cook John Mohawk Kat Harrison and others In VISIONARY PLANT CONSCIOUSNESS editor J. P. Harpignies has gathered presentations from the Bioneers annual conference of environmental and social visionaries that explore how plant consciousness affects the human condition. Twenty-three leading ethnobotanists anthropologists medical researchers and cultural and religious figures such as Terence McKenna Andrew Weil Wade Davis Michael Pollan Alex Grey Jeremy Narby Katsi Cook John Mohawk and Kat Harrison among others present their understandings of the nature of psychoactive plants and their significant connection to humans. What they reveal is that these plants may help us access the profound intelligence in nature - the mind of nature - that we must learn to understand in order to survive our ecologically destructive way of life.
VISIONARY SHAMANISM Activating the Imaginal Cells of the Human Energy Field Linda Star Wolf and Anne Dillon
We are in a highly transitional time on Earth as old structures break down in preparation for the new world that is coming. The accelerated pace of this time of spiritual evolution is forcing each of us to awaken the shaman within and reach our highest potential as quickly as possible. We no longer have the luxury of learning only from the past - we must, also, download information from the future in order to be fully present, fully conscious, in our most embodied and best self now.
Incorporating the wisdom teachings of Seneca Wolf Clan Grandmother Twylah Nitsch with shamanic journeys and shamanic breathwork practices, Linda Star Wolf and Anne Dillon explain how to heal the past, learn from the future and activate the imaginal cells within our human energy field. Imaginal cells are the energies of what has already happened and will happen stored in the blueprint of the invisible world. By tuning in to these imaginal cells, you can open access to your spiritual blueprint - the hologram of who your highest, best self is meant to be - and accelerate your evolutionary potential in this lifetime. Including information received by Star Wolf from the future, the book explores how to develop a communication link with the universe, receive guidance from the universal mind and draw information from the future to be more potent and powerful in the present, live in harmony with one another and planet and fully prepare yourself for the new world to come.
• Explains how to tune in to imaginal cells to heal the past, activate the shaman within and download information from the future
• Includes shamanic breathwork practices and rituals to open access to your spiritual blueprint - the hologram of who your highest, best self is meant to be - and be more potent and powerful in the present
If you think you're going to die, then you're in for a big surprise. This book will not only challenge your assumptions, it will give you the proof that you never thought existed. Not only are there substantial scientific studies indicating that our consciousness survives death, but those on the "other side" have come back time and time again with evidential messages for their loved ones.
Josie Varga has assembled an incomparable collection of what she terms "visits from heaven" from around the globe and backed up by testimony from some of the world's leading experts on afterlife communication.
This groundbreaking book will lead you to question your own mortality with the realisation that we are all eternal energy beings and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. When you reach the end of this book, you will find that the most prudent explanation is that there is nothing final about death. You always were and you always will be.
As each case is unlocked, Varga gives her readers an insider's view into near-death experiences (NDEs) and afterlife communications with examples, studies and stories that include apparitional appearances, deathbed visitations, ghostly encounters and visits from angels.
Throughout the book she shares specific examples from such well known researchers and authors as Bernie Siegel, Mellen Thomas Benedict, Dannion Brinkley, Dr. Melvin Morse, Physicist Peter Russell, Dave Tango of Syfy's Ghost Hunters and many others.
VODOU LOVE MAGIC A Practical Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships Kenaz Filan
Haitian Vodou, like other folk traditions, is an eminently practical craft. Vodou practitioners see their relationship with the lwa - the spirits honoured in Haitian Vodou - as mutually beneficial rather than one-sided. In return for sincere offerings, the lwa are happy to provide protection and support in dealing with life’s problems - which more often than not concern love.
In VODOU LOVE MAGIC, Kenaz Filan details the myriad aspects of love and sex governed by the different lwa and explains what services each can provide in attaining fulfilling relationships - and who will likely offer the best wisdom for your needs. If you are having trouble meeting people, Legba’s Opening the Door spell can resolve this difficulty. If you wish more fire in a relationship, then you should work with the warrior spirit Papa Ogou. Filan presents easy-to-follow instructions for numerous love spells and, also, reveals how the lwa offer counsel for dealing with ending relationships, toxic behaviour patterns like codependency or romantic triangles.
VODOU LOVE MAGIC does not provide a magic genie who will fulfill every wish, but it does offer access to a team of spirits who can help transform dreams into realities.
• The first book on wanga (love magic) by an actual Vodou initiate
• Provides spells and spirit work for many different problems associated with affairs of the heart
VODOU SHAMAN The Haitian Way of Healing and Power Ross Heaven
Written by an initiate of Haitian Vodou this book goes beyond the stereotypes and misunderstandings to reveal Vodou as one of the most powerful shamanic traditions. The author explains why these ancient healing practices are important for the modern world and how secret Vodou techniques can be used by anyone as safe and effective means of spiritual healing and personal development. Providing practical exercises drawn from all aspects and stages of the Vodou tradition Vodou Shaman shows readers how to contact the spirit world and communicate with the loa (the angel-like inhabitants of the Other World) the ghede (the spirits of the ancestors) and djabs (nature spirits for healing purposes). The author examines soul journeying and warrior-path work in the Vodou tradition and looks at the psychological principles that make them effective. The book also includes exercises to protect the spiritual self by empowering the soul with techniques of soul retrieval removing evil spirits and negative energies overcoming curses and using the powers of herbs and magical baths. · Provides practical exercises and techniques from the Vodou tradition that can be used as safe and effective means of spiritual healing and personal transformation · Shows how to remove evil spirits and negative energies sent by others · Written by a fully initiated Houngan (Vodou shaman)
VOICES OUT OF STONE Magic and Mystery in Megalithic Brittany Natasha Hoffman and Carolyn North
Some ten years apart two women – unknown to each other – have amazing experiences at the standing stones of Carnac on the coast of Brittany in France. One is American, the other English, and each has several children; they share a common language and Jewish ancestry, but above all they have both had the singular privilege of receiving information and guidance, channelled messages in the mind if you like, as direct communication from a spiritual source. They realise that the teachings and information they received from those ancient stones at Carnac can provide much-needed guidance for us all in today's troubled world. The early chapters of VOICES OUT OF STONE intertwine with personal adventures and experiences from both authors, often at the same sites but a decade apart, as they tell their stories of their experiences. The later chapters of the book expand these experiences into wider matters such as earth energies and healing showing how the guidance they both received relates to the planet and humanity.
VOYAGE OF PURPOSE Spiritual Wisdom on the Road Back to Life David Bennett and Cindy Griffith-Bennett
David Bennett, once a brash young commercial diver whose personal philosophy was “cut your way through life to survive”, was caught in a violent storm off the California coast one night where he drowned. Whilst technically “dead” he met beings of light, relived his life and peeked into his future, resulting in a complete paradigm shift for him. Later, he discovered he had stage IV lung and bone cancer — so advanced that his spine collapsed. Miraculously he survived once again and this second close call taught him even more about living, loving and how to find purpose in his life.
VOYAGE OF PURPOSE brings readers right into the heart of the near-death experience, including the sensations of dying, being surrounded by the light and meeting the Soul Family. Part memoir and part guide for achieving spiritual growth, this book shows how to integrate the most traumatic of incidents into one's spiritual path in order to live a more meaningful life.
• Offers a way to integrate spiritually transformative experiences into our daily lives. • Offers hope and inspiration to the multitude of people dealing with terminal illness.