With authenticity and honesty, Claire Blatchford writes from the heart of her experiences in facing the challenges of living with Parkinson's Disease as it has been manifesting in the body of her husband, Ed. In so doing, she gives us a book that is not only informative and helpful for anyone else navigating these same challenges but one that is healing as well.
I believe this book offers the invaluable gift to anyone dealing with Parkinson's, either directly as a patient or indirectly as a caregiver, of being seen, heard, and understood. It leaves you feeling that you're not alone. This in itself makes this book worthwhile for anyone dealing with this disease.
But Claire does more than this. Through the largeness of her own spirit, she enables any of us to feel, whether Parkinson's Disease is part of our life or not, that we are not alone, period. Claire is a beautiful writer whose skill with words and images I admire and envy, but she is more than this. In showing us the spirit we all have within us, connecting us to the wholeness of life, Claire is a healer, which makes this book a healer's gift.
Praise for Claire Blatchford's Turning: "These passages are not only profoundly comforting; they open up a whole new way of being in the world."-Andrew Leaf, Rockville Center, NY "Turning came to me at a time of greatest need with an enduring message: Learn to listen in the stillness of the heart to the Voice within, the Voice of One who guides, encourages, and loves us for good."-Peter Bazell, Milwaukee, WI "I was struck by the simplicity, power and truth of every word. I have sent Turning to many of my friends and family." -Paul Margulies, Great Barrington, MA "I was told to hold the book, to ask what was troubling my heart, then to open the book and read. I have been soothed and warmed by the messages. They have helped to focus my life and to ground me when I have felt at a loss."-Kay Morton, Thetford, VT "Turning appeared in my life when I was beginning to reap the harvest of a long illness. It provided encouragement and confirmation, the words flowing into and around my life like water."-Frances Stadlen, London, England "Turning had an immediate impact on me. It affirmed that Christ speaks to each individual constantly and holds us in His heart."-Neill Reilly, Plandome, NY
The Tarot Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering the Wisdom of the Cards (Divination and Energy Workbooks)
Psychoanalysis and Spiritual Psychology: Five Lectures Held in Dornach and Munich Between February 25, 1912, and July 2, 1921
Tribal people of the past, as well as those throughout the world today, experience reality very differently than most of us in the modern, technological world. According to these ancient belief systems, the physical realm is alive with spirits, both beneficial and malevolent, and proper interaction with these intelligences is necessary for the harmony and health of the individual and community. The mediator between the sacred and the mundane is the shaman, a man or woman who can, at will, enter into altered states of consciousness and make contact with the realms of spirit in order to receive the knowledge and power needed to transform the physical world.
Exploring Shamanism introduces the reader to the shaman's role as healer, priest, and visionary, and invites one to follow the shaman's journey from neophyte to master of ecstasy. This book delves into some of the basic skills that must be developed in order for the individual to be effective as a shamanic practitioner, and reveals how these same beliefs are reflected in our everyday systems of science, psychology, and mythology. It offers practical exercises that allow the reader to loosen the controlling grip of the logical mind, allowing their heart -- that deeply intuitive channel of the spirit -- the chance to speak clearly.
In this translation, previously published as "The Tao of Organization, " the root text is supported by commentary by Cheng Yi. A distinguished scholar and teacher of the eleventh century, Cheng Yi is regarded as one of the greatest sociological thinkers of Song-dynasty China. He conveys a fundamentally forward-thinking attitude in his treatment of the text, based on the belief that since change is an inexorable law of the universe encompassing everything in the world, great and small, it is better to overtake change than be overtaken by it.
Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man (CW 9)
Written in 1904 (CW 9)
Theosophy is a key work for gaining a solid footing in spiritual reality as described by Rudolf Steiner. It is organized into four parts. First, Steiner builds a comprehensive understanding of human nature: physical bodily nature; soul qualities; spirit being, or I-being; and the higher spiritual aspects. This leads us to Steiner's description of the human being as sevenfold:
- Material, physical body
- Ether body, or body of life forces
- Sentient soul body
- Mind soul
- Spirit-filled consciousness soul
- Life spirit
- Spirit body (or spirit man)
In the next section, Steiner offers an extraordinary overview of the laws of reincarnation and the principles of karma, as we pass from one life to the next. This prepares us for the third section, in which he shows the various ways in which we live--during life on earth and after death and in the three worlds of body, soul, and spirit.
Finally, we are given a succinct description of the path of knowledge, along which each person can begin to understand the marvelous and harmonious complexity of the psycho-spiritual worlds in their fullness.
This volume is a translation of « Theosophie, Einführung in übersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung » (GA 9).
Conscious Home Design: The Guide to Living Your Best Life by Designing for Happiness Health and Relationship Success
There is a paradigm shift happening in home design. Today's homeowners are more design savvy and demand more than what the old world values represent and deliver. For the Conscious Homeowner, gone are the days when a house is deemed adequate simply because it is built in Z architectural style, has Y number of bedrooms, and X number of square feet.
Conscious Homeowners expect more from their homes. They want increased functionality, reduced maintenance, and smaller utility bills. They want a home that maximizes their sense of individual freedom and personal privacy, while at the same time fostering greater family connection. They want highly supportive homes that enhance their lifestyle by removing friction and creating ease and grace.
Just as proper diet, exercise and good relationships are essential components of a happy, successful life, so too is proper home design. Conscious Home Design creates momentum in the lives of those who experience it, helping people more readily achieve their noble hopes and dreams, and bright ambitions. When you place the essential parts of life within the context of a consciously designed home, you and your loved ones will be served and supported night and day.
Trauma into Truth: Gutsy Healing and Why It's Worth It by Rythea Lee
DISCOVER YOUR ULTIMATE GOODNESS NO MATTER WHAT PAINS OR TRAUMAS YOU HAVE LIVED THROUGH
This is an upbeat, poetic, and practical book about what the journey of personal healing looks like, where it leads, and why it's worth it. "I love this little book! Rythea leads you through the pain and joy of the healing journey. Her own incredible passion and creativity are alive on every page, the result of her own healing process. Must reading for anyone healing from childhood abuse." Margaret Paul, Ph.D, author of "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?," "Healing Your Aloneness," "Inner Bonding," and "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God?"
This book brings together the insight of a counselor, the poetry of an artist, and the compassion of someone who has transformed personal trauma into potent creativity. What is healing and why does it matter? These pages explore these questions with depth and humor, inviting you, the reader, to do the same. This is a fabulous gift for anyone who needs support and inspiration on the path from aloneness to wholeness. Color paintings by the author are included throughout the book.