Reviews written by Julie Clayton

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Julie Clayton   March 23, 2015
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“The practice of mutual awakening leads to the living realization of awakened mutuality. The discovery and true embodiment of that possibility is what this is all about.” This book is a terrific example of how less can be more—the sparseness of words in no way detracts from the depth and importance of the message. Brief and yet profound, it is in essence a primer about the evolutionary possibility of human relatedness—with self, with another, and for humanity. Toward this goal and vision, Jeff and Patricia have forged a partnership as practitioners of ‘Mutual Awakening’, one that is based...

Julie Clayton   October 05, 2014
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Who hasn’t at one time asked themselves what their purpose is, or the meaning of our lives? This is the second book in a series written by Aingeal Rose O’Grady, the “Honest to God” series to address such questions. Her first book in the series, A Time of Change covers the massive global awakening that we continue to move through. The Nature of Reality displays our collective movement into deeper spiritual realms where people are seeking answers to their very existence. Aingeal has been a healer in many modalities for the past 40 years, and channels...

Julie Clayton   September 28, 2014
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Bestselling creativity author Julia Cameron and co-author Emma Lively have created a perpetual calendar book: 365 reflections on prosperity and creativity. So many people say that one of the primary blocks to creativity is financial: if we had more money we would be more creative. But Cameron, who has explored the relationship between prosperity and creativity in many of her books, thinks we have it backwards: creativity doesn’t depend on money. Instead, she believes that when we are more creative we experience a greater flow, and consequently, greater prosperity. This collection offers daily reminders that go beyond mere...

Julie Clayton   September 15, 2014
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This is a marvelous book of eloquent essays by Frederick Glaysher, one that honors the old literary masters, East and West, while exploring the deepest corners of spirituality and its implication for ameliorating the conditions of modern humanity. Reading each essay, whether it be Rabindranath Tagore, Saul Bellow, Tolstoy, or Robert Hayden, as examples, feels like entering into the secret chambers of the writer’s consciousness struggling “with what is universal in the human being”—struggling to express the universality of the human spirit. “Now more than ever, after centuries of falling down into the bottomless pit of...

Julie Clayton   September 06, 2014
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This is an exceptional and engaging book about yoga—not yoga postures, but rather, the transformative effect yoga has on the body-mind. In other words, how yoga makes us feel about our bodies, and particularly against the backdrop of mainstream messages that influence how we regard beauty and body image (for both men and women). As the co-editors say, although an ancient practice, for better or worse yoga has become a modern industry, and one can be both critical of such changes while hailing the many positive benefits the practice offers. Yoga and Body Image is divided...

Julie Clayton   August 25, 2014
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Imagine being left to your own devices at 11 years old and discovering the seedier side of life suited you best because you didn’t feel like you fit in anywhere else. Imagine being 18 years old, dying from a heroin overdose and surviving against all odds, despite permanent brain damage and a lengthy coma—and a lifelong paraplegic prognosis. Imagine that part of your soul remained in that otherworldly dimension, and that a “guardian angel” (sans robes or wings) from that dimension stayed with you at all times, while another “guide” helped you navigate the physical world, like an...

Julie Clayton   August 09, 2014
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This comprehensive dictionary on dreams, signs, and symbols is an impressive accomplishment. What the author, dreamtender KAYA, has done is create a dictionary that offers a symbolic understanding for our lives. Although it is written to help us understand dream events, images, and characters, it could just as easily be applied to everyday waking life, since signs and symbols are present in all facets of experience. The overarching principle framing this dictionary’s psycho-spiritual approach is that life and life’s meaning is multi-dimensional, and much deeper and richer than the surface of our lives reveals. In this book,...

Self-Help & Empowerment
Julie Clayton   July 23, 2014
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“Sleep and waking states are like separate countries with a common border. We cross over twice daily, remembering one world and forgetting the other, inadvertently tracking invisible residues from one into the other. The seemingly unknowable hours we spend in sleep constitute recurring gaps in our waking awareness, and the inescapability of sleep suggests that something important happens during those gaps. It is an occurrence that is so common, so habitual, so ubiquitous, we barely notice. Like the air we breathe, it is something we become aware of only when its quality is deteriorating.” This is a...

Julie Clayton   July 21, 2014
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This slender book is chock full of sage, practical advice for writers. Useful for writers of any genre, it is geared toward those who already know that they are writers, but may be struggling to realize their full creative potential. It is a confidence boosting guide that will help any writer organize their inner and outer writing career, a resource to refer back to time and again.

Julie Clayton   July 18, 2014
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“The most special thing about me is that I am an average man,” said Buckminster Fuller, who preferred to be called Bucky. He is the man who explored energy and material efficiency in all his designs (such as the geodesic dome, dymaxion home and car, and synergistic mathematics), who pursued “a world that works for everyone,” and who believed that co-operation was the optimal survival strategy. In truth, humanity would be far better off if we aspired to the greatness of Bucky’s “average-ness.” In this inspiring book, researcher Steven Sieden presents essays from 40 guest commentators who have...

Self-Help & Empowerment
Julie Clayton   July 15, 2014
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God Within explores the use of light and sound frequencies to heal people, and shows how we can easily learn to use and master the healing technique the author has developed called ColorWorks/ToneWorks, for ourselves. Patti Conklin is world-renowned as a medical intuitive or energy healer, but she prefers to call herself a “vibrational manipulator” since she is able to “push” energy around and facilitate people’s healing. She has been able to “read” people since she was child, and what she sees is literally how the words we speak form in the brain hemisphere, and then drop down...

Julie Clayton   July 04, 2014
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Each person’s life is a story, and within our story are themes and patterns that point to underlying, unconscious processes. The degree to which we are aware of these processes affects our choices about how we take daily actions, solve problems, behave, and relate to others. We can change our story and in so doing, change our life. “But to change our story we must change, by altering our perceptions and making conscious decisions about how to frame the events of our lives,” says author Carl Greer. Interweaving shamanic journeying, Jungian active imagination, and psychotherapy, Greer...

Julie Clayton   June 06, 2014
(Updated: July 01, 2014)
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The Parliament of Poets is an exquisitely rendered epic poem that weaves ancient and contemporary vision into the heart of modern darkness and the light of eternal hope. The author writes himself into the narrative, a present-day unsung poet spirited to the moon, where poets, bards, and minstrels (major and minor) from all cultures and ages have convened, called by Lord Apollo. The assembly gathers and Cervantes (best known for his magnum opus Don Quixote) proclaims: “In high consultation, we shall find the way back home, to the depths of man’s soul, what we...

Julie Clayton   June 01, 2014
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There is a rare brilliance in this book about discovering the process of becoming self-aware. The author, a psychologist for four decades, had an unusual experience one morning while meditating. He felt an unfamiliar expansion in his body that he describes as “an open field of awareness.” In this state he had a sudden impulse to “speak.” The first words out of his mouth were about “perceptual integration,” and the speaking went on for ten minutes. The next day while sitting it resumed, and continued for 52 days, and then stopped. What revealed itself was a “body...

Julie Clayton   May 17, 2014
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This is an erudite book exploring the relationship of mind and reality—the mechanisms and acculturation that create our self-limiting “cosmic egg” of consensus reality. ‘Cosmic egg’ is simply Pearce’s metaphor for describing the sum total of our notions of what the world is. It is not easy reading because the perspectives Pearce offers require sufficient willingness and flexibility to shift one’s thinking into the unfamiliar. But it is worth the effort, and once understood, will permanently alter one’s perception of reality. Ordinarily we think of acculturation as social conditioning—as in, being handed a “specific set of...

Body, Mind & Spirit
Julie Clayton   May 09, 2014
(Updated: May 09, 2014)
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Healing Pain and Injury Do you suffer from ongoing pain or chronic stiffness, did you sustain an injury, or perhaps you have a myriad of ailments (such as headaches, fatigue, or lower back pain) that don’t appear connected but each contributes to an overall state of depleted health? The good news is that for many people these conditions are treatable and healing can occur. How?—“It helps to know that the body is your biggest ally, always working to restore your health. Every moment, every cell in your body fights to make you healthy,” says author and osteopathic...

Julie Clayton   May 03, 2014
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Although as a book Experiencing Spirituality is something one reads, it is really more like a vessel that carries you along a river of human experience to touch many shores of spiritual wisdom. At each shore one pauses and drinks deeply of the inquiry and grace awakened, through tales recounted from great traditions of many ages and cultures. More than just passing on stories, however, authors Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham invite readers into a new way of seeing, through experience, which is the inherent gift of story. As guides for the passage they provide an equally fluid...

Julie Clayton   March 23, 2014
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Barbara Berger has a knack for touching the sweet spot of personal empowerment. The title of her most recent book, Are You Happy Now? 10 Ways to Live a Happy Life, is the heart of inner dialogue that every human being has at some time in their life. Am I happy? Am I happy now? What can I do to be a happier person, to make my life easier, or sweeter? What would it take to become a happier person? The number one cause of suffering and unhappiness, say Berger, is wanting life to be something it’s...

Julie Clayton   March 17, 2014
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Our physical world is bookmarked with distinct beginning and endings, boundaries that give structure to our existence. When we dwell on the surface of our lives time is a limited commodity, and for most of us there isn’t enough of it—either to get done the things we “need” to do, or to enjoy the things we desire. But in the grand view of the cosmology of life, the universe has no beginning and no ending, and there is no time: neither past nor present, existence is an infinite flow of present creative moments. The purpose of time then,...

Julie Clayton   March 05, 2014
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What is consciousness? What is awareness? Are they one and the same? What about mind—is there a “little mind” and “Big mind?” What do scientific experiments, such as those done on remote viewing, distance healing, synchronicity, the power of intention, or spontaneous enlightenment tell us about self, mind, reality, and consciousness? Do we have free will? Eva Herr poses these and many other questions to a handful of some of the most outstanding scientists, scholars, philosophers, physicists, and critical thinkers of our time. More than just dry or static questions and answers, this book is...

Self-Help & Empowerment
Julie Clayton   February 23, 2014
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More than 30 years ago there was a film called Koyannisqatsi (Life Out of Balance): a daring, provocative social interest "edumentary" written/directed by Ron Fricke. No words, no dialogue, simply powerful imagery- much of it environmental - and haunting music. It spoke volumes and blew my mind. Since then Fricke has directed and produced several similar films, and Samsara is the latest (2011). Samsara means the repeating cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. A visually stunning production of exotic locations and the "ever turning wheel of life" accompanied by poignant music, this film too will capture your...

Science & Consciousness
Julie Clayton   February 16, 2014
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This is an intriguing book centered on the research efforts of a little-known American biophysicist, William Levengood. Levengood has spent decades of laboratory detective work, largely researching plant and soil energy, which led to investigation of other subtle energies such as psychometry, telepathy, healing, and light energy. And not just any plants, but plants affected by paranormal activities—such as plant stems within and around crop circles, or soil adjacent to bovine excision carcasses, or even the fibers of sheets from someone who was abducted out of their bed by aliens. He has documented and published peer-reviewed papers on...

Julie Clayton   February 01, 2014
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Robert Moss combines the skills of a scholar, detective, and shamanic dreamer to traverse other times and other cultures, which he does through dreams, visions, and shamanic journeying. He is also a powerful storyteller, and this book is loosely an autobiography of his travels through “unusual states of mind” such as temporary death, dreams, and synchronicity. His stories are like a passport between worlds, a magic carpet ride through landscapes that transform our lives but also provide a path to transform the world we live in. He shows us how to seek wisdom and guidance from ancestors, great...

Julie Clayton   January 30, 2014
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Most people have had moments when they felt like they were in their personal power, when mind, body and spirit are acting in concert as one. Likewise, for most of us, this state fades and we find ourselves once again out of sorts, or struggling with the daily machinations of life, without any conscious understanding of why. In this book, author Ken Reed tackles this shared challenge in the quest for growth and self-improvement: how does one allow the true self to emerge? And, how can this state be summoned at will? Ken’s personal journey through...

Julie Clayton   January 24, 2014
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SHE is a beautiful compilation of inspiring thoughts and words of wisdom, celebrating the strength of the “divine feminine” – that is, the best of the human spirit as it is represented by the words of diverse women of our time. A full color glossy-paged book, the lithographs of female models embellish the “topics” of resourcefulness, creativity, balance, imagination, risk-taking, compassion, friendship, leadership, and much more. This book would be an ideal gift for any woman, if you could bear to give it away.

Julie Clayton   January 09, 2014
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Another format for presenting the Course In Miracles material, this book of daily devotional inspirational messages from renowned spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson can shift one’s mindset away from fear and toward all that is possible. Selected Quotes: “Whether I am paid or not, whether I am working out in the world or planting my own garden, I dedicate whatever I am doing today to the uplifting of all things. May the activity of my mind and work of my hands be of service to the healing of the world.” “Today I plant myself within...

Julie Clayton   January 02, 2014
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This comprehensive book about Ayurveda is packed with knowledge and practical applications for utilizing the Ayurvedic system to "nourish, rejuvenate, and transform" your life. Ayurveda is a complete system of well-being for your life: mind, body, spirit, relationships, work, spirit.... If I were to summarize how it works in one word, I'd would say that it is all about balance-- finding and restoring the right balance for your "type," for your body's needs, for your lifestyle. From diet to yoga to addictions to herbal remedies to spiritual wisdom, this book is truly the only roadmap you'll need for...

Self-Help & Empowerment
Julie Clayton   December 26, 2013
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From afar, some people’s lives can seem like a car crash on the freeway—you can tell it is really bad and that people are hurt, but still your neck cranes around to take in every gory detail as you pass by. In Silent, the author reveals snapshot images of his childhood and young adulthood that for most of us would be unbearable, and yet, this is just the backdrop to a journey of discovery, healing, and transformation—both the author’s and one that is available to anyone seeking personal growth. Healing is not just something for people who experience...

Julie Clayton   December 24, 2013
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If you want to do inner work, I mean truly want to do inner work that will liberate you from the custom-designed gilded cages we each construct to keep us locked in or out, get this book. The wisdom and insight in this book is itself an alchemical elixir: beautifully written, relevant and practical, comprehensive, and infused with compassion.

Julie Clayton   December 21, 2013
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I have long been searching for a 108-bead mala, and was pleasantly surprised when this gift box created by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber showed up. Not only does it contain the nicely crafted mala, but the accompanying booklet of instructional wisdom contains a treasure trove of thoughtful, heart-centered philosophy. This package would make a great gift--if you can let it out of your hands!

Julie Clayton   December 21, 2013
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“Indie spiritualism is a new approach to divine experience, for those who reject the trappings and hypocrisies of mainstream spirituality and organized religion, who feel a sense of otherness, and don’t necessarily resonate with mainstream cultural norms.” So states author Chris Grosso, who is himself a thirty-five year-old tattooed, skateboarding, punk/ grunge freelance musician and writer. As someone who has always been an independent thinker who blazes his own path, it seems only fitting that in his search for meaningful spirituality he would find a way to reconcile living an independent lifestyle with walking an authentic spiritual path....

Julie Clayton   November 22, 2013
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Author Rivvy Neshama has an exquisite gift for seeing holy moments in the everyday and for sacred storytelling. Her gift has been honed over years of intention, attention, and openness: the three core ingredients necessary for living a sacred life, she tells us. Each short story could indeed be read like a cherished recipe, one that wants to be passed along for others to enjoy and to refine to suit personal taste and experience. For example, she asks how one could live a sacred life without laughter, and tells how her father, even in his final days, would...

Julie Clayton   November 21, 2013

Great interview - would love to hear more from Gregory.

Science & Consciousness
Julie Clayton   November 17, 2013
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“We are all connected.” Not so long ago this notion was considered to be fanciful rhetoric of new-agers, or a farfetched theory offered by quasi-scientists. But increasingly the rational (scientific) and intuitive (spiritual) evidence is merging into a new reality: the connection being spoken of is a connection of the heart. Literally, heart “intelligence” exists: as an autonomous nervous system that maintain a continuous two-way dialogue with the brain, each influencing the other's functioning, and as an electromagnetic field that radiates outward and influences everyone around us and resonating with the earth itself. This film by Ronna Prince...

Julie Clayton   November 13, 2013
(Updated: November 13, 2013)
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Juicing Joy is a welcome addition to the juicing resources available, and my favorite aspect of the book, in addition to its usefulness, is the author’s sense of humor, which makes it thoroughly enjoyable to read. Although the introduction extolls the benefits of fruits and vegetables, to be clear, this is a fruits juicing book (not veggies)—a great way to start juicing or to bring variety into your juicing regimen. The author covers the basics, such as the benefits of juicing, and getting started, and provides 30 recipes, and then follows with a chapter that breaks down the...

Julie Clayton   November 08, 2013
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If you are already a fan of Shirley Maclaine, this book won’t disappoint you: the author comes to the table with every book she writes. Perhaps less “radical” than some of her previous books, What If is nonetheless an entertaining, provocative, witty, romp through her musings on life: from philosophical and social conditions to Hollywood’s heyday, from galactic beings to her favorite beings (her dogs), there is something here for everyone. Well, perhaps the author is actually just as radical as ever, but in posing her wide-ranging and deeply considered views as questions, the spirit of curiosity trumps...

Julie Clayton   November 05, 2013
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Panpsychism is an ancient philosophical view that matter has its own intelligence and awareness. Author David Almeida perceives this worldview as the heart of the body alive principle, explaining: “This is the idea that the body is a legion of conscious entities, from the organs right down to the cells and their atoms. “I refer to these entities as the ‘little minds’.” The mutually dependent relationship between mind and body lends itself to his belief that the mind can heal the body simply by instructing the body’s internal structures and cells to do so—and from this he extracted...

Julie Clayton   October 27, 2013
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Writing to Wake the Soul is a beautiful and pleasing book that guides readers through the process of writing as a spiritual practice. More than just a guide, and more than just a book for writing or writers, it reads like a sacred meditation, with poignant reflections that direct our awareness both inward and outward. The author, a seasoned literary minister knows the transformative power of words, and she shows us this power with every line. The larger story of the universe is still being written, Hering reminds us, and through this truly inspiring and practical example of...

Art & Literature
Julie Clayton   October 22, 2013
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Mark Nepo has a rare quality of writing, one that fills you up even as it drops you into emptiness. Through his sensibilities we touch what is human: he plucks at our heartstrings with naked candor and metaphorical mastery. Brilliant, profound and accessible, the poems in this collection are like precious treasures rising from the deep, glistening reminders of what really matters.

Julie Clayton   October 16, 2013
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This brilliant and original book deconstructs the “Story of Separation” that we perceive as “normal” and which underlies all of the grave and untenable problems in the modern world. Simultaneously, Eisenstein fleshes out the new story, one that we can “stand in” and one that we really care about. This book, however is not about either per se, but rather a guide to navigating this time of transition between stories and realities, asking, how do we live in both simultaneously? In keeping with the intent to “release the habits of separation,” but without perpetuating divisiveness, this book is...

Julie Clayton   October 14, 2013
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It's refreshing to read about meeting the issue of not enough money, which is a common lament, head-on. Many coaches or teachers like to gloss over or couch struggles around money with "spiritually correct" terms such as "prosperity" or "abundance." But author, success coach, and business consultant Margaret Lynch says quite frankly that addressing abundance or prosperity is not the same as addressing emotions around money. And if you want to use tapping to increase your wealth, which requires activating negative and positive unconscious beliefs and feelings around money, then you have to be specific. Tapping Into...

Self-Help & Empowerment
Julie Clayton   October 13, 2013
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This is an intriguing independent film by Scott Blum, based on his book called Summer’s Path (2010). The gist of the story is that a married, unemployed engineer (Don) diagnosed with 3-6 months to live, makes a “deal” with an angel of death (Robert) to precipitate his own death. Unable to pay for any major medical intervention, and to spare his wife from the burden of the medical debt that would inevitably accumulate, this seems to him to be the most loving thing to do. The angel offers to facilitate this and then throws in...

Julie Clayton   September 30, 2013
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The notion of “art as healing self and community” might evoke images of quaint craft fairs or pottery painting workshops—hardly scintillating for most people. However, this book raises the concept and practice of art—any of the arts—to a new perspective: art as “powerful medicine.” Authors Dr. Michael Samuels and Dr. Mary Rockwood Lane created and developed this unique and effective 12-week program, which activates the artistic process and the creative inner healer, by blending the arts with journaling, guided imagery, and spiritual practice. Guiding the reader through art projects—including dance, writing, visual arts, and music—Healing With the Arts...

Julie Clayton   September 16, 2013
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A true tale, Unearthing Venus reads like a gripping novel filled with outlandish characters and circumstances, interesting locales, and astonishing bravery by an everyday heroine. Readers will be captivated by the humor, raw honesty, heartwarming tone, and unexpected insights along this unconventional journey, which eventually yields personal awakenings but also universal lessons. Cate Montana is an ordinary woman yet she has led an extraordinary life, in large part due to her courage to spend a lifetime searching for deeper meaning and personal authenticity, and either allowing the winds of heartbreak and breakthrough to carry her there, or having...

Ecology & Sustainability
Julie Clayton   August 10, 2013
(Updated: August 13, 2013)
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Sherlock Holmes, the endearing British detective who always solved the mystery, would tell his less astute sidekick how he came to his conclusion: “It’s elemental, dear Watson.” This film has nothing to do with Sherlock Holmes—but the message of how the three people profiled in this film protect the natural elements echoes Holmes’ message: they go back to basics. Beautifully rendered with stunning visuals, the film seamlessly weaves three stories of eco-warriors—just ordinary people, really—on three continents, each of whom has given their life over to protecting an elemental cause: water, air, and earth. An Indian...

Julie Clayton   August 04, 2013
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Most of us are accustomed to trying to articulate our feelings intellectually. Additionally, most of us are disassociated from our body, our breath, and our range of creative expression. Our bodies, however, hold stress and trauma and no amount of intellectualizing can release these “repressed or stagnant” holding patterns. Author Francoise Netter has developed a system of movement that allows the language of creative expression and feelings to emerge in the most natural way to the individual: “Movement for the Mind.” Blending music, movement, mental images and emotions (accessed via journaling/ art), movement of the mind offers individuals...

Julie Clayton   July 16, 2013
(Updated: August 13, 2013)
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“The goal is not to sift through every book ever written and find the one with the ultimate truth. The goal is to find the truth in each book that speaks to the ultimate in you.” This slender book is packed full of wisdom, gentle guidance, psycho-spiritual insight, and practical skills to create the best possible outcome and achieve a more fulfilling life experience. “How To Make Action/Reaction Work For You instead of Against You” is the subtitle, and this inner journey is exactly the book’s message. However, it is well known that how you say something...

Julie Clayton   July 06, 2013
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Have you ever though that taking a shower or doing the dishes could be the perfect time to do a mini-meditation to recharge your soul? Soul Soothers is a delightful reminder that peppering the day with moments of peace and stress release is easy to do, and yields powerful results. In fact, the meditations in this book are specifically designed to be incorporated into our daily routine, and most take only a few minutes—although one can also take a longer time to practice if time allows. Meditation purists might balk at the idea of calling these “time-outs” meditation;...

Science & Consciousness
Julie Clayton   July 03, 2013
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This 45-minute film is a multi-media experience, using stunning imagery and spoken word that takes the viewer on a journey of the universe in a new way. Many of the images are like cosmic fractals that expand and morph into other images, leading one ever deeper inside the mind of source consciousness—and eventually back to earth. According to the film’s creator, lightworker, futurist, and visionary Caroline Cory, watching this video activates cellular calibration and spontaneous alignment of the physical cells and human brain with universal source frequency. Higher order skills are entrained and spiritual awakening into greater global...

Julie Clayton   June 25, 2013
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Mary Hayes Grieco is a well-known spiritual teacher and author (Unconditional Forgiveness) but that alone does not confer the accolades being given for this book. It is her fresh approach, her vulnerability, her poetic voice, and kitchen table conversation that carries the reader into the ordinary moments of spiritual exploration. As she says in the introduction, “the path of self-mastery and the quest for spiritual liberation is by nature a challenging one—a hero’s journey—and it requires dedicated traveling companions and frequent doses of inspiration and encouragement.” In this book you will find both, as well as a gentle...

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