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Book News by Lauren Sheppard
Welcome to the first Body and Soul letter of the New Year. We have many new items for your perusal that encompasses many disciplines.
For meditation we have three new Mandala coloring books by Lisa Tenzin-Dolma. While the pictures are slightly small and the lines are quite fine, the patterns are exceptional. They would work well [...]Read More »
Jim B. Tucker
(St. Martin's Press, $24.99, HC, 9781250005847)
Dr. Jim B. Tucker, in a follow-up to his book Life Before Life, explores American cases of young children who report memories of previous lives. Thought-provoking and captivating, Return to Life urges its readers to think about life and death, and reflect about their own consciousness and spirituality.
Ancient Mysteries & Controversial Knowledge
The Exodus Reality: Unearthing the Real History of Moses, Identifying the Pharaohs, and Examining the Exodus from Egypt
Scott Alan Roberts and John Richard Ward
(New Page Books, $19.99, PB, 9781601632913)
The Great Exodus is the story of how Moses, empowered by divine epiphany, brought the mighty ancient kingdom of Egypt to its knees. Roberts, a historian and theologian, and Ward, an archaeologist, Egyptologist, and anthropologist, presents a new and completely unique theory for the Exodus and its cast of characters.
Also New in Ancient Mysteries & Controversial Knowledge:
Katrine Van Wyk
(Countryman Press, $14.95, PB, 9781581572278)
Green drinks have been all the rage, becoming a fixture from on the menus at Starbucks to home kitchens. Here, Katrine van Wyk shows readers how to take green drinks to the next level with delicious recipes that will shrink inches from your hips and add a smile to your lips!
Also New in Beverages:
Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
(Plume, $16.00, PB, 9780142180525)
For more than a decade, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and his Buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, The Dude and the Zen Master captures their freewheeling dialogue and remarkable humanism in a book that reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world. Now in paperback
Also New in Buddhism:
Tapping Into Wealth: How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Can Help You Clear the Path to Making More Money
Margaret M. Lynch with Daylle Deanna Schwartz; Foreword by Nick Ortner
(Tarcher, $25.95, HC, 9780399164095)
Margaret M. Lynch, success coach and leading expert in Tapping (also known as Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT), teaches people how to harness the power of Tapping to identify and clear blocks to prosperity. Let Lynch teach you how to harness the power of Tapping to identify and clear the blocks to prosperity.
(Tate Publishing & Enterprises, $10.95, PB, 9781849762205)
In this beautifully illustrated coloring book, readers are invited to join the Meditating Cat on its journey through the ages. Illustrated throughout with die-cuts from the front cover to the back page, this charming book will delight artists and meditation buffs of all ages.
Monte Farber and Monte Farber
(Sterling Ethos, $19.95, HC, 9781454910992)
Monte Farber and Amy Zerner have shared their unique brand of life mastery and artistic excellence with their readers for years. In Buddha Beads, Zerner's special prayer mala bracelet--included in the kit-coupled with Farber's philosophy, can help you stay mindful, compassionate, and peaceful.
Family & Parenting
Eline Snel; Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn
(Shambhala, $17.95, PB, 9781611800586)
Nowadays studies shows kids are often as stressed out as adults. Sitting Still Like a Frog offers simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. Includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises voiced by Myla Kabat-Zinn, who along with her husband, Jon Kabat-Zinn, popularized mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a therapeutic approach.
(Hay House, Inc., $15.95, PB, 9781401943271)
In The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring, The Dalai Lama has sent his beloved feline, HHC (His Holiness's Cat) on a mission to discover the true cause of happiness. Join HHC on this new hair-raising adventure as she explores the convergence between science and Buddhism on the vital subject of happiness.
Health & Fitness
Ani's Raw Food Detox: The Easy, Satisfying Plan to Get Lighter, Tighter, and Sexier . . . in 15 Days or Less
(Da Capo Lifelong Books, $14.99, PB, 9780738216515)
In her newest health book, raw-food cookbooks dyamo Ani Phyo will help you increase your energy levels, build lean muscle, and enhance immunity. Ani's Raw Food Detox offers an easy, delicious 15-day program based on nature's real "fast foods" that will leave you feeling satisfied and full of energy.
Also New in Health & Fitness:
Health & Healing
Michael Samuels M.D. and Mary Rockwood Lane
(Atria Books/Beyond Words, $18.00, PB, 9781582703930)
Healing with the Arts is an exceptional guide that teaches you to heal through art projects, including visual arts, dance, writing, and music, along with spiritual practices and guided imagery. This 12-week program gives you the tools to address what you need to heal in your life--physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Also New in Health & Healing:
- Herbs for Healthy Aging: Natural Prescriptions for Vibrant Health... David Hoffmann
- How to Heal with Singing Bowls: Traditional Tibetan Healing Methods... Suren Shrestha
- Mixing Essential Oils for Magic: Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends... Sandra Kynes
- The Tao of Healthy Eating: Dietary Wisdom According to Chinese Medicine... Bob Flaws
- Whole Health: A Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st Century... Mark Mincolla
House and Home
(New Society Publishers, $16.95, PB, 9780865717527)
Bokashi, Japanese for "fermented organic matter", is a quick, easy, safe and convenient way to compost using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste. Bokashi Composting is the complete, step-by-step, do-it-yourself guide to this amazing process.
Also New in House and Home:
Inspiration and Personal Growth
(Tarcher, $15.95, Cards, 9780399167478)
The Book of Awakening is a modern classic that is a daily guide for living an authentic life. Now it's part of Tarchers Inspiration Cards series, featuring beautifully designed cards with insights that, in the author's own words, "will help people meet their days and inhabit their lives."
Also New in Inspiration and Personal Growth:
- The Four Virtues: Presence, Heart, Wisdom, Creation... Tobin Hart Ph.D.
- Grist for the Mill: Awakening to Oneness... Ram Dass and Stephen Levine
- Living a Life of Awareness: Daily Meditations on the Toltec Path... don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
- Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently... Caroline L. Arnold
- Tipping Sacred Cows: The Uplifting Story of Spilt Milk and Finding Your Own Spiritual Path in a Hectic World... Betsy Chasse
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised: A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers
(Fair Winds Press, $19.99, PB, 9781592335831)
The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants practical guide to creating healing, protection, and prosperity using plants, herbs, and flowers. The smaller size of this bestselling encyclopedia makes it a perfect gift for a friend, a family member, or yourself!
(Tarcher, $15.95, PB, 9780399167331)
Give peace a chance with Buddha's Book of Stress Reduction. A practical book designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation practice to achieve stress reduction.
Also New in Meditation:
(Counterpoint, $35.00, HC, 9781619022249)
Gary Snyder's Mountains and Rivers Without End is an epic of geology, prehistory, and mythology. The poems travel beyond Western traditions to encompass Asian art and drama, Native American performance and storytelling, and the practice of Zen Buddhism. It is a moving celebration of earth and sky, rock and water, nature and humanity from one of America's finest poets.
Jose Luis Stevens, PhD
(Sounds True, $16.95, PB, 9781622030934)
In this rousing and provocative book, Dr. Stevens challenges invites you to reclaim your lost power to heal, see truly, and fulfill your purpose in life.
UFOs & Extraterrestrials
Jordan Hofer; Foreword by Butch Witkowski
(Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., $16.99, PB, 9780764345050)
Jordan Hofer, a former university instructor of human evolution, presents never-before-heard speculations and hypotheses that address troubling questions surrounding the Gray aliens' evolution and interference with the human race.
Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance
Jennifer Cohen Harper MA, E-RCYT
(New Harbinger Publications, $19.95, PB, 9781608827923)
Developed by teacher and certified yoga instructor Jennifer Cohen Harper for use in New York City schools, The Little Flower Yoga program is based on five key components to help kids: connect, breathe, move, focus, and relax. Evidence shows that yoga is a powerful tool for helping kids build healthy, happy lives--so why not get your child started today?
Richard Bryan McDaniel
(Tuttle Publishing, $22.95, HC, 9784805312728)
Zen Masters of Japan is the second book in a series that traces Zen's profoundly historic journey as it spread eastward from China and Japan, toward the United States. Zen Masters of Japan chronicles this journey, and shows how the new practices soon gained in popularity among all walks of life in this collection of Zen stories, meditation, and their wisdom.