Godwin, Christopher McIntosh, and Donte Pahnke McIntosh (Weiser, Sept.) presents
fully annotated Rosicrucian documents in modern English translations. The documents provide historical context for Rosicrucianism, an early 17th-century movement
that claimed access to a secret science propounded by an esoteric order.
Lost Masters: Rediscovering the Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers by Linda
Johnsen (New World Library, Nov.) argues that Greek thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle,
and Plutarch had contact with the East, which influenced their work, but that this
has been suppressed and discounted in the West. This is the third title in NWL’s
Eckhart Tolle Editions imprint.
The Mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack: From Victorian Legend to Steampunk Hero by John
Matthews (Destiny, Oct.) looks at the origins of the legendary figure Spring-Heeled
Jack—a frightening being who emerged in the folklore of Victorian England.
Matthews has also studied and written about the legends of King Arthur, Celtic
traditions, and the history of pirates.
The Lost Art of Resurrection: Initiation, Secret Chambers, and the Quest for the Otherworld
by Freddy Silva (Inner Traditions, Jan. 2017) shows how the author’s experience
of the divine through the hidden art of living resurrection led him to higher consciousness and a pinnacle of spiritual development.
Angels & Animals
The last major deluge of books about angels was in the ’90s, but even now each season
brings a few. And for some people, animals are angels—or at least sources of happiness
and inspiration, unless they are scary, maybe-not-mythical beasts.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles by Amy Newmark (Chicken Soup for
the Soul, Nov.) is the latest addition to the Chicken Soup line, offering its trademark
inspirational stories written by people who claim to have experienced the presence
and intervention of angels.
How to Talk to Angels: A Practical Guide to Asking for Guidance, Comfort, and Strength
by Lucinda Gabriel (Llewellyn, Mar. 2017) describes how the guidance of angels can
bring good health, love, abundance, employment, and purpose.
Angel Messages: Inspirational Notes from Loved Ones by Maudy Fowler and Gail Hunt
(Llewellyn, Nov.) asserts that the spirits of departed loved ones send messages to the
living through the intervention of angels. The authors write that we can learn how to
hear the angels as they provide guidance, peace, and comfort.
Animal Frequency: Identify, Attune, and Connect to the Energy of Animals by Melissa
Alvarez (Llewellyn, Mar. 2017) helps readers discover what it describes as energetic
power of animals and learn how to connect with their frequencies in order to grow
spiritually. This reference guide covers more than 100 animals—domestic, wild, and
mythical—describing how to build relationships with them through techniques such
as exercises and guided meditations.
A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures by Ken Gerhard
(Llewellyn, Sept.) explores the world of mysterious beasts, recounting eyewitness
encounters with creatures thought to exist only in myths and legends—including
dragons, werewolves, and mermaids, the Minnesota Iceman, the White Bluff Screamer,
the Texas T. rex, and ape-men that roam the Americas.
Yoga for Body and Spirit
Yoga has become ubiquitous as a form of exercise and physical conditioning. It’s a
staple at health clubs, and new yoga studios seem to spring up every other week. A
number of new books encourage the physical practice, but yoga has spiritual roots—it
was described in the Yoga Sutras 1,600 years ago, and some authors aim to illuminate
its spiritual dimension.
Yoga Beyond the Mat: How to Make Yoga Your Spiritual Practice by Alanna Kaivalya
“It is a tragedy that we in the West
have lost touch with the wisdom of
the extraordinary mystics who gave
rise to our own civilization. This book
is a lively and valuable introduction
to that wisdom.”
— PETER KINGSLEY, author of Reality
and In the Dark Places of Wisdom
“Both insightful and helpful, with gifts
of wisdom and many practical tools to
work with your own mind and heart.”
— JACK KORNFIELD,
author of A Path with Heart
“An inspiring, life-changing book that
challenges us to open our arms to the
life we have rather than wishing we had
something else.” — MARCI SHIMOFF,
author of Happy for No Reason
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