BIRTH STORIES Real and Inspiring Accounts From Australian Women David Vernon
BIRTH STORIES is a collection of nineteen candid stories by Australian women about the triumphs, challenges and delights of their experiences of childbirth.
Each of these women discovered the value of being able to make informed decisions about their maternity care and had positive and empowering birth experiences.
David Vernon, the editor of Birth Stories writes: 'I am concerned that if women only hear the 'bad' experiences, they will never gain the knowledge of how confidence-building a great birth can be. This is why I have collected these birth stories together — to let women and men read about women who have had a great birth and to encourage them to have a positive view of childbirth, rather than a fearful and anxious view.'
A revised edition of the classic that changed the way children are met when they enter our world - The original book that challenged society's beliefs about awareness in the newborn - Shows how gentle lighting, a quiet atmosphere, and a warm bath allow a newborn to ease the transition from womb to world without trauma or fear - Includes a new preface by the author, the founder of the gentle birth movement Birth without Violence is the first book to express what mothers have always known: babies are born complete human beings with the ability to experience a full range of emotions. First published in 1974, it revolutionized the way we perceive the process of birth, urging us to consider the birth from the infant's point of view. Why must a child emerge from the quiet darkness of the womb into a blaze of blinding light and loud voices? Why must an infant take its first breath in terror, hanging upside down as its vulnerable spine is jerked straight? Why must the infant be separated from its mother after spending nine months inside her nourishing body? Examining alternatives to technocentric approaches to childbirth, this new edition of the classic text, complete with a new author preface, shows us how we can ease the transition from womb to world without trauma or fear. Birth without Violence illustrates how to create an environment of tranquillity in which to welcome our children: a relaxed mother, gentle lighting, soothing atmosphere, and a warm bath that mirrors the child's prenatal surroundings. Dr. Leboyer's simple techniques demonstrate how a birth without violence has far-reaching implications for improving the quality of human life physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
BLAKE JUNG AND THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS The Conflict between Reason and Imagination June Singer
More than ever the time is ripe for June Singer's penetrating commentary on William Blake's work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. For even the most devout literary scholars and art historians much of Blake's mystical visions and writings are perplexing. With his pen and brush he gave birth to mythological figures and fantastic metaphors. Singer shows us that Blake was actually tapping into the collective unconscious and giving form and voice to primordial psychological energies or archetypes that he experienced in his inner and outer world. Blake's writing and art was his personal dialogue between God and his own inner self - a reconciliation of duality - in which we can find clues to contemporary issues. In the 18th century Blake was a pioneer in finding nurturing and celebrating his personal connection with the divine a search that still appeals to people who are coming to terms with the contemporary struggle between science and spirituality the conflict between reason and imagination. With clarity and wisdom Singer examines the images and words in each plate of Blake's work applying in her analysis the concepts that C.G. Jung advanced in his psychological theories. There is no more perfect lens with which to look at Blake's work than that of Jung's concepts of the archetypes the process of individuation and the mysterium coniunctionis in which consciousness and the unconscious are united. This edition includes a new preface by June Singer and a reproduction of 24 pages from Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
BLESSED EXPECTATIONS Nine Months of Wonder, Reflection and Sweet Anticipation Judy Ford
"Blessed Expectations" is an emotional and spiritual handbook for expectant mothers. The author offers wit, wisdom and guidance for survivng and celebrating pregnancy, recounting anecdotes and offering suggestions to imbuing the pre-baby life of morning sickness and stretch-marks with serenity, excitement and delight. Many of the essays are followed with quotes from auspicious sources from Collette to Shakespeare. Ford's book instructs readers to pamper themselves and teach expectant mothers how to overcome the blues and communicate with their growing babies.
BLESSING CARDS Communicate Your Love, Gratitude and Caring Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake
BLESSING CARDSare a dynamic tool for self-development, transformation and opening to the power of the universe. There are 210 unique affirmations contained in this card deck. Each one expresses an energy, an attitude, an aspiration or a power of life. By drawing the card and allowing your energy to attune itself to the power expressed by that card, you align yourself with the forces of growth and progress that can help to transform your life, your family and your world. Change starts with oneself. BLESSING CARDS are a tool help you take charge of the change process within yourself and tap into the powers of consciousness and the forces of attraction that are at work subconsciously in most of us.
Research by Masuru Emoto (scientific researcher and author of "Messages from Water") showed that focusing on a word, thought or feeling can change the molecular pattern and structure of water. This showed that thoughts and feelings have power, even to the extent of changing material substance. This power can be unlocked by the simple device of paying attention to a word or thought or feeling.
In the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know?" this concept was developed and supported by a range of scientists, researchers and spiritual aspirants from a number of different belief systems and disciplines. You become what you think and feeI. BLESSING CARDS help us to focus and remember and, thereby, help us to become what we aspire to be. Through the power of synchronicity, you can randomly draw any of the 210 cards to help you guide your life forward today.
BLESSING CARDS were created by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake of InnerLinks. They are the creators of the Original Angel Cards which have touched the lives of millions of people since they were first introduced. BLESSING CARDS were developed to provide an enhanced force of spiritual action in coordination with the basic laws of universal energy. Kathy and Joy have dedicated their lives to creating tools for people to gain deeper insight, be more creative, resolve inner (and outer) conflicts and effectuate deep transformations of a positive nature in oneself and in the world around us.
BLUE ANGEL ORACLE Oracle Card and Book Set Toni Carmine Salerno
Be guided by the Blue Angel, Archangel Michael, to a sacred space within your heart that is full of eternal wisdom. Together you shall journey along pathways of light and experience the bliss and profound beauty that exists within the soul of creation. The Blue Angel offers his loving protection, he will help you overcome your fears and find the answers that you seek. You will discover that every question also contains the answer, and the answer is always within you. Michael guides you to your own truth and reminds you of your immortal nature.
BODY LANGUAGE HANDBOOK How to Read Everyone's Hidden Thoughts and Intentions Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch
In THE BODY LANGUAGE HANDBOOK, the authors use candid photos of real people in stress-free situations, then juxtapose them against others showing the same people responding to different kinds of stimulus to illustrate the power of body language. By going step-by-step from the holistic to the detailed, you'll quickly discover when body language indicates something significant and when an itch is just an itch. You'll learn how to: · Identify the basic mechanics of human communication. · Observe what is culturally normal…and when “abnormal” matters. · Read changes in body language. · Avoid misunderstandings. · Project the right message. · Protect yourself from manipulation. THE BODY LANGUAGE HANDBOOK will not only teach you how to read the body language of others, it will, also, make sure you send the signals you want to send. Increase your power of communication in the office, in a courtroom or classroom, at home and in any social setting, even the poker table!
BODY LANGUAGE OF LIARS From Little White Lies to Pathological Deception - How to See through the Fibs, Frauds, and Falsehoods People Tell You Every Day Lillian Glass
Being fooled or conned can happen to anyone. It doesn't matter how intelligent, old, rich or famous you are. Whether you have been scammed in business, swindled out of money, betrayed by a friend, relative or colleague or cheated on by a spouse, rest assured you are not alone. The world is full of these most toxic people - liars.You can never be sure if people are lying until you analyse their body language, facial expressions, speech patterns, even their online writing patterns.
Now, world-renowned body language expert, Dr. Lillian Glass, shares with you the same quick and easy approach she uses to unmask signals of deception - from “innocent” little white lies to life-changing whoppers.
Featuring photographs of celebrities and people in the news such as Bill Clinton, Lance Armstrong, O.J. Simpson, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan and many others at the actual moment they were lying, their specific signals of deception will be permanently etched in your mind. Analysing the body language of divorced couples such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, you'll learn the “obvious” signs to look for.
BOOK OF I An Illustrious Collection of Self Reflections Joan Konner
"I think, therefore I am."—René Descartes "I am out with lanterns, looking for myself."—Emily Dickinson "It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning round."—Henry David Thoreau "I am I because my little dog knows me."—Gertrude Stein "I'm glad I'm not me."—Bob Dylan "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."—Kurt Vonnegut
Are there many selves? Is there a true self? Are you the one you choose? Or are you the one that chooses you?
These and other age-old questions are answered by this collection of pithy sayings and witty rejoinders from the likes of William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Peter Sellers, Jean Paul-Sartre, Gertrude Stein, Carl Jung, Marilyn Monroe and many more of history's most introspective - and, perhaps, narcissistic - writers, poets, philosophers, musicians, comedians, actors and politicians.
Conceived and edited by Joan Konner, the bestselling author of The Atheist's Bible, this compendium reaches back across centuries of self-consciousness, self-doubt and self-love to explore every facet of the idea of the self. THE BOOK OF I reminds us that we're not alone if we look in the mirror and wonder, "Who am I?"
BOOK OF KNOWING AND WORTH A Channeled Text Paul Selig
In his third channelled text, Paul Selig - acclaimed author of I Am the Word and The Book of Love and Creation - brings us his most practical message yet.
Informing us that “you decide what you are worth,” Selig's spiritual guides take readers through a programme to understand our own inherent worth and beat the fears that drain our inborn spiritual knowing..
Selig reveals that true understanding of our life's purpose can be found through “service” - the practice of the thing that you most love. Readers can discover their own form of service through this powerful mantra: “I know who I am, I know what I am, I know how I serve.”
Dr. Koltuv a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst shows the mythological she-demon Lilith as an archetypal part of the Self and in this fascinating study helps the reader to reconnect with this powerful energy in order to transform it and apply it to his or her own life. Lilith a long-haired she-demon of the night flies through Sumerian Babylonian Assyrian Canaanite Persian Hebrew Arabic and Teutonic mythology. It is said that Adam's original consort was Lilith and she represents the first Eve or the woman who tempted Adam with the apple from the Tree of Knowledge. Lilith is many things: she is seductress child-killer an evil energy. Lilith is also one of the essentially motherless forms of the feminine Self and arose as an embodiment of the neglected and rejected aspects of the Great Goddess. Lilith is Adamah that part of the Self today's women need to reconnect with in order to no longer be spiritual outcasts. Barbara Koltuv's book shows how the instinctual side of femininity has been dreaded and rejected by traditional patriarchal culture and religion. - Edward Whitmont author of Return of the Goddess
For everyone who didn't "play by the rules", and those who have evolved beyond them, the author offers "a little course in love", advising the reader to be emotionally brave to reach true happiness in a relationship.
BOOK OF LOVE AND CREATION A Channeled Text Paul Selig
Taking the channelled teachings of 'I Am The Word' into new territory, Paul Selig presents a bold, bracing and tremendously practical work of spiritual psychology in THE BOOK OF LOVE AND CREATION.
In this latest revelation, the invisible teachers who speak through Selig actually instruct readers in how they can develop their own powers of clairvoyance, intuition and aura-reading. THE BOOK OF LOVE AND CREATION fulfils the promises made in the previous work insofar as it helps readers unearth their personal abilities as channellers and empaths.
Filled with meditations, exercises, psychological insights and affirmations, THE BOOK OF LOVE AND CREATION will immediately work changes in the lives of every committed reader.
It is a major new instalment in a body of channelled wisdom that is being discovered throughout the world.
BOOK OF TRANSFORMATION Open Yourself to Psychic Evolution, the Rebirth of the World, and the Empowering Shift Pioneered by the Indigos Lisa Barretta
We live in a universe of infinite possibilities. Right now, a wave of frequency is lifting the veil and opening the portal for us to experience a higher consciousness. We are evolving into the lighter, more sentient psychic and authentic existence for which we were originally designed. We have the ability to transcend the limits of the time-space paradigm and go through a transformation that will redefine reality itself.
THE BOOK OF TRANSFORMATION guides you through the phases of your awakening and shows you what you can expect as you evolve into a world defined by frequency and light. In this revolutionary book, you will:
· Discover how to successfully “hack into” the nonverbal universal language of synchronicities and number patterns · See how the Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow Children are the precursors to our evolutionary “upgrade” · Learn the symptoms of shifting into a higher frequency · Understand how the chakra centres are the hub for your extrasensory psychic system · Recognise that birthmarks are signs of past-life traumas · Learn how to prepare yourself to welcome visitors from other star systems
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY Vision and Healing Nathan Schwartz-Salant
An in-depth study that stresses the importance of the imagination in the psychotherapy of borderline conditions. Psychoanalytic theory object relations and developmental approaches are combined with a Jungian archetypal orientation to delve into deep structures within the borderline sector and the analytic encounter. Nathan Schwartz-Salant trained as a Jungian analyst in Zurich. He is director of the Center for Analytical Perspectives in New York and has a private practice in New York City and Princeton.
We often escape from ordinary days into fascinating tales of heroes and queens great cities battles and voyages. Wouldn't it be exciting to meet someone who actually knew Jesus Alexander the Great or Cleopatra; who could tell the true story of Atlantis; who lived in the days before recorded history; or who will live in our future? Through George McMullen--a psychic archaeologist who has used his talent to author three Native American biographies as well as a book on psychic archaeology--the spirit of shaman BORN MANY TIMES weaves an intriguing story of his journey through a multitude of lives making us behind-the-scenes witnesses to unfolding dramas of the past. . . and future. The vast scope of his experience is unique allowing us to experience the history of humankind from a planetary perspective. Take the trip backward--and forward--through time with BORN MANY TIMES. It's a journey that's likely to challenge your beliefs and shake up everything you thought you already knew.
BOTANICA EROTICA Arousing Body, Mind, and Spirit Diana De Luca
A playful and provocative guide to the history and use of the world's classic aphrodisiacs, this book includes easy recipes for food, lotions, and potions designed to please the senses, and includes chapters on erotic massage, touch, and belly dance. 72 illustrations, 32 in color.
A playful and provocative guide to the foods, herbs, and behaviors that arouse us
•Provides a practical guide to the history and use of the world's classic aphrodisiacs"
•Presents easy recipes for food, lotions, and potions designed to please the senses, and includes chapters on erotic massage, touch, and belly dance"
•Lavishly illustrated with contemporary and classical artwork
Botanica Eroticaprovides readers with the tools and techniques they need for a lifelong exploration of pleasure. More than a simple list of aphrodisiacs, Botanica Erotica offers suggestions to arouse all the senses and to make every aspect of life an encounter with Eros." Beginning with a practical guide to the history and use of the world's classic aphrodisiacs, Diana De Luca moves on to present a feast of 'Libidinous Libations' and 'Voluptuous Vittles' that are easy to make and outrageous to eat, designed to please the palate and get the juices flowing. 'The Lascivious Lavage' helps you create the perfect lotions and potions for romantic baths, and later chapters reveal how to stimulate the physical body through erotic massage, touch, and belly dance. This celebration of pleasure is ideal for anyone who loves to live a fully embodied life.
BOUNCING BACK How To Overcome Setbacks Become Resilient and Create a Happier Life Brian Babington
In this practical book Brian Babington a professional counsellor specialising in grief and loss outlines some approaches to cope with the initial trauma of loss and failure - and to find ways to recover. His approaches are of use to people who have experienced severe loss - such as a death in the family - or other traumatic events such as the breakdown of a relationship or the loss of a job. He provides a simple six-step action plan to build emotional strength which includes exercise nutrition rest breathing well creating peace and calm learning to solve problems and determining new directions. Because individual readers will require different approaches to help them overcome loss or enhance their happiness the author has included over 50 techniques from which they can choose.