Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Shaman's Oracle

About a month ago, I went to Barnes and Noble in search for some new oracle cards. As always, my eyes were on the Angels, Earth Magic and Animal Medicine. I even picked up the Animal Medicine and Earth Magic, but I felt I was seriously being stared at by this deck called The Shaman's Oracle Deck by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan.

I kept looking at it, picking it up and then putting it down, but something was calling me to open the box and explore. Through this calling, I still put the box back on the shelf and walked away. I went to the cash register to purchase the little journal I had and found myself walking back to the Oracle Card section once again. Funny thing, it was the only one left on the shelf; the horse came home with me.

When I got home, of course, I had to create an ambiance with lit candles, crystals and a hot cup of tea. I must say - this deck is amazing! The Original Cave Artwork on these cards are beautiful and I truly feel very connected with them. They hold Five Tribes (Suits) and each Tribe is associated with the Earth Elements that being Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aether (Spirit). Each Tribe is also associated with Caves - The Tribe, Cave, and Element truly connect with one another.

For Example: Tribe: Dancers its Element is Fire and its Cave: Hearthfire - The Meaning of the Cave: Home, Protection, and Warmth.

This deck comes with a hard cover book and includes the basic techniques to enable you to undertake a shamanic journey for yourself. If you are drawn to the spirit world and animals, wisdom and the world of our ancestors - then this deck is for you!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Precious Present

The Precious Present by Spencer Johnson is a small gift filled with Wisdom and Enlightenment. As I have been faced with many challenges in my life lately, this book is a reminder about how Precious Life truly is.

Spencer takes you on a journey with a young boy and an old man as the old man shares his wisdom about what life truly means. It's a great story to share with your children and grandchildren; a Precious Present to share with your loved ones.

Spencer Johnson also wrote *The One Minute Manager* and *Who Moved My Cheese.*

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Friendly Snowflake

If you are in search for a wonderful wintery book for your child this season, you must read The Friendly Snowflake by M. Scott Peck. This adorable book is about a young girl who learns spirituality and growth and one's spirit/soul through Snowflakes.

During the holiday break from school as the family is all together, snuggled in the home, Jenny takes notice to the falling snow; the snowflakes and how different each one is.  As she has a conversation with her brother Dennis, she states, "Isn't every human being different, just like every snowflake?" She then went on saying, "Aren't you and I different?"

This amazing book goes on about reincarnation. Jenny made friends with one snowflake that landed on the tip of her nose, but melted away. She even named the snowflake and considered all the other flakes to be family and that, possibly, her Snowflake Friend was reincarnated from all the other snowflakes that came that winter.

If you are familiar with M. Scott Peck and his amazing book The Road Less Traveled then you will most certainly love this book.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Bach Flower Remedies

The Back Flower Remedies is the Flower Garden Bible!

This wonderful book is packed with information about the Philosophy and the healing of Bach's Flower Essences. With three books in one including Heal Thyself and The Twelve Healers; this book is a gem.

Edward Bach believed that the ills of the heart and the spirit must be the focus of a healer's attention. The bodily ills are symptoms. He felt that it is "...our fears, our cares, our anxieties and such like that open the path to the invasion of illness."

Disease comes from our struggles between our Spirit and Mind as well as our personalities. The book states, "Disease is in essence the result of conflict between Soul and Mind, and will never be eradicated except by spiritual and mental effort."

It continues, "There are two great possible fundamental errors: dissociation between our Souls and our personalities, and cruelty or wrong to others, for this is a sin against Unity. Either of these brings conflict, which leads to disease."

The book offers an amazing Bach Remedies Repertory where it offers a list of moods and then offers a remedy for that mood.

For example:

Unable to, due to bitterness - Willow
Readily does so, as blames self - Pine, Centaury

If you are ready to dive into some flower essence and learn more about its healing methods, then this book is for you.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Witch's Handbook

I went to my local bookstore and came across this book with a friend. She was buying this book for her five-year-old daughter, but I couldn't resist! I had to have it for myself. Embrace your *inner child/witch* with The Witch's Handbook: A Field Guide to Magic by Rachel Dickinson.

This is a cute book filled with fun filled information about witches, history, symbols, spells and resources. Colorful pages fill the book with well-known witches that include Bewitch, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Practical Magic, Wizard of Oz, etc.

The book starts off, "When most people imagine a witch, they think of a nasty old hag with long stringy hair, at all pointy black hat, and a wart on the end of her nose." It continues with, "The truth is, a witch can be a regular person - male or female, nice or nasty - who has a feel for magic."

This pocket book size book is great to carry around as it offers information about the phases of the moon, ancient herb uses, and holiday origins.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Return of Intuition

Through my journey, a friend handed me The Return of Intuition by Kathryn Harwig. At first, I thought it was about how to *tap* into one's intuition; not a chance. This book is an amazing book about women who hit the second half of their lives; fifty and over who have awakened.

 Harwig states, "It seems there are two factors in developing intuition in midlife. One is a crisis or ocurrence that triggers a type of awakening. The other is taking the time (either because of depression or illness or awareness) to allow yourself to cultivate it."

A little book of wisdom is filled with anecdotes of women who have been awaken in their later years of life. Harwig has a gentle way of comforting her readers when she talks about intuition and seeing, hearing, or feeling *Spirits.* She shares stories about how other women felt when they first experienced these gifts.

The truth is, I needed this book! Things happen for a reason and it was put in my hands as I am one of those women (not fifty yet as I am an old soul who is always about ten years ahead of herself).

If you are someone who is a *sensitive* or someone who are experiencing depression, an awakening, a stronger sense of intuition and the spirit world - then this book is for you!

For more information check out Kathryn Harwig at her website.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ignite Your Psychic Intuition

Ignite Your Psychic Intuition by Teresa Brady is an amazing book that takes you through the alphabet from A to Z on how to tap into your sixth sense. She offers fun exercises that allow the reader to strengthen their intuition, further their psychic abilities and explains in full detail the differences between the *Claires.*

As she takes us through the alphabet, she shares true stories about how others used their intuition to help themselves in their everyday lives. Brady is a practicing lawyer who uses her psychic abilities in her work. She uses her intuition/gut feelings to make the *right decisions.*

This amazing little pocketbook size book will take you on a journey and challenge you as you tap into your intuition through dreaming, keeping a journal, listening to music, eating right, meditating amongst other areas that ignites the third eye, peace and positive energy.

Visit Teresa Brady at her website.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Animal Reiki

If you have a genuine love for animals then Animal Reiki by Elizabeth Fulton and Kathleen Prasad is for you! This amazing book about Reiki for animals offers an array of information that includes true animal stories, Reiki for Animals, Distant Reiki, and how to communicate with animals.

Elizabeth Fulton explains in detail how to give animals Reiki, what to look for, how to detect whether they are accepting it or not, and how to respect their space. Filled with amazing stories from cats, dogs, deers, horses, to chickens; this book is a must have for all animal lovers alike.

For more information visit Elizabeth Fulton and Kathleen Prasad.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Complete Reiki Tutor

The Complete Reiki Tutor by Tanmaya Honervogt is a great companion to have with you at all times when teaching and giving Reiki treatments. Tanmaya Honervogt covers every aspect when it comes to self-healing, all Reiki Levels, Dis-ease, common ailments, healing the spirit and becoming a Reiki Practitioner.

This book is filled with amazing pictures, hands-on positions, and covers all grounds within the Reiki world of energy healing. I highly recommend this book to all that are interested in becoming and those who are Reiki Masters.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Reiki for Spiritual Healing

If you are ready for spiritual healing then you must read Reiki for Spiritual Healing by Brett Bevell. This amazing book *A Doorway to Spiritual Awakening* is an open path towards true self-healing. My favorite and hearfelt part of this book is the Forgiveness Reiki Symbols and Healing.

Bevell believes that the word and term Forgiveness, at times has been misused. He states, " This misuse of the term forgiveness - implying that a person should simply "get over" past wrongs-does not come from a real place, a Divine Place." He then continues, "Divine forgiveness does not try to cover up the wound or pretend that it isn't there. Divine forgiveness does something entirely different: it creates an emotional bridge to understanding how and why the events occurred."

This book offers amazing Reiki Treatment which includes Karma with Lotus Reiki - releasing karmic debris from your energy system and Steps on how to work with a Reiki Healing Grid.

If you are on a journey towards self-healing or if you are a Reiki Master then this book is for you!