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
• Spells included are detailed and easy to follow
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.
VOYAGE TO CURIOSITYS FATHER Exploring the Afterlife Series Bruce Moen
"Are you God?" the Planning Intelligence asked. "No," I replied. "Guess it depends on your perspective," It said. To author Bruce Moen, these words acknowledged that his odyssey into the nonphysical realms of existence would at last carry him back to the origin of consciousness itself, to the source he calls, "Curiosity's Father." In this latest installment in his popular Exploring the Afterlife Series, Moen takes you on his deepest exploration of the vast, uncharted spaces beyond reality. Meeting those who have gone before, he asks: What is consciousness? Where do we, and our perceptions, fit into what is ultimately real? How can we discover what lies before, and beyond, our lives on Earth? You will enjoy Moen's ability to translate the difficult metaphysical concepts learned during his out-of-body explorations into easily understood metaphors and images. Going back … and back … and back to Curiosity's Father provides a stunning glimpse into the ultimate nature of consciousness. It is a journey unlike any you have taken before.
VOYAGES INTO THE AFTERLIFE Charting Unknown Territory Exploring the Afterlife Series Bruce Moen
What happens on the other side of life? Author Bruce Moen continues to bring us evidence that physical death is just a momentary event in our eternal consciousness as he explores life after death in this, the third book in his Exploring the Afterlife series. Using groundbreaking techniques developed by Robert A. Monroe—author of the classic Journeys out of the Body and founder of The Monroe Institute—Moen projects himself out of his body to travel beyond death into new realms of existence. His travels allow him to access knowledge available only to out-of-body explorers. With Moen, you will journey to the center of the Earth, develop a unique understanding of how astrology really works, and even make contact with extraterrestrials. But more fascinating—and empowering—is his glimpse of the community of souls, his explorations of nonphysical environments, and his growing understanding of what he has witnessed. Read VOYAGES IN THE AFTERLIFE and learn, along with Bruce Moen, the nature of the cosmos and our place in it.
VOYAGES INTO THE UNKNOWN Exploring the Afterlife Series Bruce Moen
The author says, "I'm just an ordinary human being whose curiousity about human existence beyond death led me to extraordinary experience. . . . If there is any difference between you and me it is only that my curiousity has already led me to exlore and know what lies beyond death in the Afterlife." This fascinating volume recounts the story of some of his voyages past the edge of life, using techniques learned at The Monroe Institute. Moen describes for the reader how to access this knowledge for themselves and to learn what the Afterlife really is.
WALKING ON AIR Your 30-Day Inside and Out Rejuvenation Makeover Susan Smith Jones
Whether you want to lose weight, get healthy or just feel stuck in a “spin-cycle” lifestyle, this book is the catalyst you need to make the change.
Holistic life coach and popular motivational speaker, Dr. Susan Smith Jones, shares her simple yet inspiring lessons, based on her scientific and clinical knowledge, that she has used with thousands of clients who made remarkable transformations in their health and happiness.
Smith Jones serves as caring coach, astute expert and caring friend all rolled into one as she walks readers through 30 days of changes they can make to improve their lives.
Each of the 30 chapters discusses a change that will improve your life along with an affirmation and action step. Sample chapters include:
· Choosing a Colourful, Rejuvenating Diet & Lifestyle · Developing Enthusiasm and Confidence · Becoming "CEO" of your own body and life · Organising and simplifying your surroundings · Mastering the art of perseverance · Staying healthy with Exercise · Developing your Inherent Intuition · Choosing to be Prosperous and Attract Abundance · Developing Self-Discipline