BRIEF HISTORY OF DRUGS From the Stone Age to the Stoned Age Antonio Escohotado
From remotest antiquity to the present era of designer drugs and interdiction drugs have played a prominent role in the cultural spiritual and social development of civilisations. Antonio Escohotado demonstrates how the history of drugs illuminates the history of humanity as he explores the long relationship between mankind and mind-altering substances. Hemp for example has been used in India since time immemorial to stimulate mental agility and sexual prowess. Professor Escohotado, also, looks at the present-day differences that exist between the more drug-tolerant societies like Holland and Switzerland and countries advocating complete repression of these substances. The choice we face today is to teach people how to use drugs correctly or to continue to indiscriminately demonise them. Just say no the author says is not an option. Just say know is. ¨
BRIGHT FROM THE START The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3 Jill Stamm
Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery?
Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn't the right “edu-tainment” that nurtures an infant's brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding and Communication and it's within every parent's ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them.
BRINGERS OF THE DAWN Teachings from the Pleiadians Barbara Marciniak
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 evolution. Master storytellers and humourists they advise us to become media free to work in teams and to eliminate the words 'should' and 'try' from our vocabularies. We learn how to go beyond fear how the original human was a magnificent being with twelve strands of DNA and twelve chakra centres and who our 'gods' are. Startling intense intelligent and controversial these teachings offer essential reading for everyone questioning their existence on this planet and the direction of our collective consciousness. By remembering that we are a Family of Light that we share an ancient ancestry with the universe around us we become 'bringers of the dawn' consciously creating a new reality a new Earth. ¨ Over 250000 copies sold
BRINGING UP GEEKS How to Protect Your Kid's Childhood in a Grow-Up-Too-Fast World Marybeth Hicks
In a world of superficial values, peer pressure and out-of-control consumerism, the world needs more GEEKs: Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids. Today's 'culture of cool' has changed the way kids grow up. Rather than enjoying innocent childhoods while developing strong, authentic characters, today's kids can become cynical - even jaded - as they absorb the dangerous messages and harmful influences of a dominant popular culture that encourages materialism, high-risk behaviour and a state of pseudo-adulthood.
Author and mother of four, Marybeth Hicks, suggests an alternative: bringing up geeks. In this groundbreaking book, she shows parents how they can help their children gain the enthusiasm to pursue their passions, not just the latest fashions; the confidence to resist peer pressure and destructive behaviour; the love of learning that helps them excel at school and in life; and the maturity to value family as well as friends, as well as make good moral decisions.
With a foundation like that, kids will grow up to be the coolest adults.
BUILD A BETTER BUDDHA The Guide to Remaking Yourself Exactly as You Are James Robbins
These days the search for self-actualisation and liberation can be rather overwhelming. With so many spiritual systems and teachings readily available many of us feel confused and intimidated. We want to find just the right system or teacher - but how? In this book James Robbins guides you beyond the seeming complexities and idiosyncrasies of various beliefs and traditions redirecting you toward a few simple truths common to all paths of realization. In so doing Robbins helps you recognize and distill the core teachings of both traditional and non-traditional paths into your own unique way. For example: ¨ Includes clear and simple instruction for meditation and contemplation practice to discover your true self and release false identifications and attachments ¨ Uses guru yoga to find an inner or outer teacher ¨ Shows how to understand yourself better with psychology untangling the knot of self with Taoism and Buddhism ¨ Expands your conscious awareness and contacts inner teachers through dream practices from Native American and Tibetan Buddhist traditions ¨ Integrates your spirituality with your daily experience understanding negative thoughts feelings and experiences as well as positive ones as part of the path ¨ Skilfully works with desire to bring greater joy in your relationships Combining the best of Buddhist Taoist Christian and shamanistic traditions with today's psychological and scientific insight this book will help you find your true path and bring a sense of joy and oneness - the divine - into your relationships and daily life.
BUILDING SKILLS IN HIGH RISK FAMILIES Strategies for the Home-Based Practitioner Jane L. Peterson, Paula E. Kohrt, Linda Shadoin and Karen J. Authier
The best techniques available for working in homes with high-risk families are inside this 265-page comprehensive manual, developed by the highly successful Boys Town Family Preservation Program. The book describes the skills you need to identify and build the unique strengths of each family member to promote changes that enable the family to stay together. You will learn how to establish treatment plans oriented to achieving measurable goals. In clear, step-by-step language and format, the book outlines strategies for dealing with crises and maintaining focus in chaotic situations.
BULLYPROOF YOUR CHILD FOR LIFE Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting, and Bullying for Good Joel Haber with Jenna Glatzer
'Bully Coach', Joel Haber, is one of the foremost experts in the prevention of bullying
A pioneer in the field, he has worked with thousands of kids, parents, teachers, counsellors and others to understand the root causes of the bullying dynamic - from identifying bully types to exposing the reasons why kids become bullies, targets or bystanders - and stamp it out once and for all.
Delivering a practical, supportive and step-by-step "bullyproofing prescription" that yields lasting results for both boys and girls, from primary school to secondary school, BULLYPROOF YOUR CHILD FOR LIFE offers specific action steps to help any child build resilience and confidence, develop compassion and trust and thrive in school, sports, and beyond.
Empowering, instructive and inspiring, this much needed guide will help parents detect the early signs of bullying and intervene-with lasting results.
Byron Katie has one job: to show people how to stop suffering. When Katie appears, lives change. These 64 beautiful cards will feature original art from celebrated and award-winning artist Hans Wilhelm, coupled with powerful affirmations from Byron Katie.
C G JUNG The Fundamentals of Theory and Practice Elie Humbert Translated by Ronald Jalbert
This book is an outstanding introduction to the spirit and practice of Jungian psychology. Analyzed by Jung Humbert brings a unique understanding of Jung's ideas developed over many years within the atmosphere of French psychoanalytic thought. Translated from French by Ronald Jalbert
CACTUS OF MYSTERY The Shamanic Powers of the Peruvian San Pedro Cactus Ross Heaven
· Includes interviews with practising San Pedro shamans on their rituals, cactus preparations and teachings on how San Pedro heals the mind and body · Contains accounts from people who have been healed by San Pedro · Includes chapters by Eve Bruce and David Luke on San Pedro's effects on psychic abilities and its similarities to and differences from ayahuasca
San Pedro, the legendary cactus of vision, has been used by the shamans of Peru for at least 3,500 years. Referring to St. Peter, who holds the keys to Heaven, its name is suggestive of the plant's visionary power to open the gates between the visible and invisible worlds, allowing passage to an ecstatic realm where miraculous physical and spiritual healings occur, love and enthusiasm for life are rekindled, the future divined and the soul's purpose revealed.
Exploring the history and shamanic uses of the San Pedro cactus, Ross Heaven interviews practising San Pedro shamans about ancient and modern rituals, preparation of the visionary brew, experiences with the healing spirit of San Pedro and their teachings on how the cactus works on the mind, body and illness. He investigates the conditions treated by San Pedro as well as how it can enhance creativity, providing case studies from those who have been healed by the cactus and accounts from those who have been artistically and musically inspired through its use.
Psychedelic researchers Eve Bruce, M.D., David Luke, Ph.D., and journalist Morgan Maher contribute chapters delving into San Pedro's effects on conscious evolution and psychic abilities as well as its similarities to and differences from ayahuasca. Exploring plant communication and the vital role of music in San Pedro ceremonies, Heaven explains how healing songs are communicated by the sacred plants to the shamans working with them, much in the same way that other gifts of San Pedro—from healing to inspiration to expanded consciousness—are passed to those who commune with this ancient plant teacher.
CALL OF THE SOUL A Path to Knowing Your True Self and Your Life's Purpose Aila Accad
THE CALL OF THE SOUL presents a new perspective on the quest to find your authentic self. When that quest is successful, you know who you truly are and what your life's purpose is. This book provides a new way to approach the journey, with a map and effective tools to ease the struggle and assure success.
THE CALL OF THE SOUL shows you how renegotiate the relationship between the ego and the soul so you can step fully into your purpose. Step by step, you will discover inner passion, purpose, peace, prosperity and love—all by learning how to hear the call of your soul.
With a down-to-earth writing style combined with true-life examples, this book offers accessible wisdom to achieve the self-knowledge you are seeking.
THE CALL OF THE SOUL will guide you to: · Compassion and appreciation for all of you, including the part that resists change · A quick way to release emotions and beliefs that stop you from expressing your true self and purpose · A new feeling of ease and confidence in yourself and your purpose · Your authentic self
Aura Glaser wrote this book to address an area that is virtually neglected in the field of psychology - the value and importance of compassion. Other books exploring Buddhism and psychology have focussed on what the Theravada school of Buddhism which teaches personal liberation can offer psychologically. A CALL TO COMPASSION works with Mahayana Buddhism where practitioners commit to the liberation of all sentient beings and compassion is central to attaining that goal. In her fascinating and exceptionally clear and concise review of the work of Freud Jung and others Glaser shows how psychology had been ambivalent about the subject of compassion and therefore has developed no methodology for helping individuals cultivate this essential quality. As a remedy Glaser introduces the Buddhist practice of lojong for developing love and compassion.
O'Neill was disillusioned by her professional life and heart-broken by a dissolved marriage when, in an act of desperation, she cried out to God for help. The next day that help arrived in the form of her guardian angel, who told Kim that he had been sent to help her build a new life. To do so, she would have to open herself to an extraordinary journey unlike anything she had ever experienced or envisioned. Would she continue the life she had known - however miserable - just because it was familiar and felt safe? Could she ignore her practical, logical tendencies and take the giant leap of faith that would radically change her life? This is Kim's story - her fascinating journey from pragmatic businesswoman to psychic channel and follower of angels' advice. This is the story of her true destiny as she found the calling she had once abandoned in her childhood. Could this be your story too?
CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION? How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Concentration Joseph Cardillo
CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION? is not your traditional self-help book that offers 12 simple steps to enhance brainpower. Nor is it a book on Eastern Wisdom, spirituality, or conventional meditation. It is an eye-popping adventure that combines ancient, high-speed attention-building processes with cutting-edge attention research in psychology, neurology and biology. Through Joseph Cardillo's engaging personal account of the world of human attention you will uncover surprising secrets about the workings of your own mind.
Did you know that: · You can use your attention to perfect any daily activity - from piano playing to work - related activities to perfecting your golf swing? · In just one-six-hundredth of a second, a random detail you glimpse in the corner of your eye can determine whether you like someone you just met, cause or avoid an accident, make you feel happy or depressed all day and lead you to succeed or fail at anything you try? · Most importantly, you can train your attention to turn such processes on or off on command?
This fresh look at ancient attention skills and new science will transform your thinking about what human attention is as well as offer a guide to incorporating its insights into your daily life. CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION? even presents a redefinition of attention deficit and reveals a variety of natural, non-medical tools that can significantly amp up anyone's attention!
CANINES IN THE CLASSROOM Raising Humane Children Through Interactions With Animals Michelle A Rivera
Humane education teaches respect for all living things to people of all ages. Michelle Rivera author of Hospice Hounds: Animals and Healing at the Borders of Death shows how raising awareness of the needs of animals and society's responsibility to them can help stop not only violence against animals but also violence against humans. Out of her research and interviews with experts in psychology education and sociology Rivera has created a guide for all who want to begin teaching humane education in their homes classrooms communicates churches and organisations.
CAPTURING THE AURA Integrating Science Technology and Metaphysics C.E. Lindgren
CAPTURING THE AURA is a compilation of contemporary knowledge concerning the elusive human aura and developing the ability to see it and understand it. Bringing together the thoughts of scientists inventors scholars healers and lay people the aura is explored from many perspectives from physics and high-tech electrophotography to simple exercises to develop your own perceptive skills.
CAREGIVING AS YOUR PARENTS AGE The Complete Guide to Helping Your Parents Age Gracefully, Happily and Healthfully Rhodes
Millions of people are taking on a new role in the care of their ageing parents - whether it be physical mental or financial. Here's the book with the expert advice on: ¨ Understanding ageing: physical changes mental health issues and diseases emotional problems ¨ Health: managing the world of geriatrics drugs becoming a patient advocate hospitals sheltered accomodation nursing homes ¨ Caregiving: the emotional and physical toll strategies for better home-care end-of-life practicalities and hospices ¨ Features The Resource Directory which includes contact information and invaluable website addresses for further help and information
CAREGIVING WIFE'S HANDBOOK Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself Diana Denholm
THE CAREGIVING WIFE'S HANDBOOK aims to help women get through their husbands' illness and death with compassion, emotionally whole and without regret by helping them communicate clearly - and in steps - about issues affecting this unique caring relationship.
Without specific direction, many women find themselves over the top with stress as their lives change radically. As a qualified medical psychotherapist and primary carer, Diana Denholm recognised the need for a step-by-step process to help women communicate with their husbands to avoid irreparable damage and regret. You will learn:
· To ask questions you may not realise you need to ask · What you should and shouldn't discuss with your husband · What to do if your husband won't talk · How to deal with his family
You will also learn survival tips from the case histories of other carers. Their experiences will help you:
· Choose roles you should take and those you should avoid · Understand what is "normal" in what you're experiencing and feeling · Take care of yourself so you can survive and even have fun
THE CAREGIVING WIFE'S HANDBOOK will give you the tools and support needed to get through your husbands' illness and death with compassion, emotionally whole and without regret.
CARNAL ALCHEMY Sado-Magical Techniques for Pleasure, Pain, and Self-Transformation Stephen E. Flowers and Crystal Dawn Flowers
· Details how to combine the 6 major types of S & M stimulation with sexual stimulation for magical and transformative purposes · Explores sado-magical workings from both submissive and dominant perspectives · Traces the roots of the BDSM tradition from ancient pagan and shamanic rituals to historical figures such as the Marquis de Sade, Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey
Sex magic allows us to tap in to the most abundant power source available: sexual energy. Magicians, shamans and fakirs throughout history have used physical stimulation and ritual to harness sexual energy, unlock inner states of consciousness, and activate the ability to influence their surroundings. While pleasure is often the focus of this stimulation, pain is just as effective, if not more so. Combining both pleasure and pain, the sadomasochistic practice of carnal alchemy offers a powerful tool for self-transformation and the realisation of magical and spiritual aims. Authors, Stephen and Crystal Dawn Flowers, explain the sadomagical workings of carnal alchemy from both the perspective of the submissive partner as well as the dominant. They detail the 6 major techniques of sadomasochistic stimulation - bondage, flagellation, piercing, penetration, clamping and heat/cold - and how they can be combined with sexual stimulation for magical purposes. They trace the roots of the BDSM tradition in ancient pagan rites of passage, in indigenous shamanic rituals and through historical figures who used this form of sexuality in their magic and philosophy, from the Marquis de Sade to more modern exemplars such as Aleister Crowley, Ernst Schertel and Anton LaVey.
This guide, also, covers specialised furniture and tools and the decor of “theChamber” to trigger states of consciousness in which the Sado-Magician can effectively express his or her will.