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The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African American Spirit Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781571745996
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Published: Hampton Roads Publishing Company - December 1st, 2009

Soul is the ultimate expression and experience of African-American culture.


How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743269698
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Published: Atria Books - August 8th, 2006

Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and for others.

Through your kindness toward others, your mind and heart will open to peace.

Expanding peace to the larger community around you will bring unity, harmony, and cooperation.


Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143038191
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 2006

Now fully revised-the classic study of Neo-Paganism


Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060872632
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Published: HarperOne - May 1st, 2012

"This beautiful book is rich with wit and humanness and honesty and loving detail....I cannot overstate how liberating and transforming I have found Leaving Church to be." --Frederick Buechner, author of Beyond Words


The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781591795728
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Published: Sounds True - August 1st, 2007

"There is a grace in this book, an invitation to beautiful, deep wisdom, a banquet to refresh your spirit for the years ahead."--Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of A Path with Heart"The Second Half of Life is a wise, unique, and beautifully written guidebook for those who want to live every day of their lives.


Practical Meditation for Busy Souls Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781402210204
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Published: Sourcebooks Mediafusion - January 1st, 2008

The classic book on practical meditation, updated and revised.

Originally published in 1984, Practical Meditation for Busy Souls is one of the first books to bring pragmatic meditation techniques to westerners. Adair teaches the reader to use symbols that make meditation available to even the most restless and busy people.


Seeking the Sacred: Transforming Our View of Ourselves and One Another Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9781585428663
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Published: Tarcher - June 9th, 2011

For readers of Thomas Moore, James Hillman, and Pema Chodron-a timely handbook for these troubled times that shows how to bring depth and meaning to our lives through cultivating our connection with something greater than ourselves.


Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother's Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604076356
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Published: Sounds True - November 1st, 2011

Blessed Mother's Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul Have You Forgotten? I Am Your Mother. You Are Under My Protection. There is a promise Holy Mother makes to us, proclaims Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, that any soul needing comfort, vision, guidance, or strength can cry out to her, flee to her protection, and Blessed Mother will immediately arrive with veils flying.


The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781577316985
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Published: New World Library - April 6th, 2010

Add layoffs, foreclosures, and skyrocketing health-care costs to the inevitable crises of every life, and you have today's landscape. Amid these challenges, even those who thought they had solid coping skills feel that their center cannot hold as things fall apart.


Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385496094
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Published: Anchor Books - February 14th, 2000

Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and describes God as "one crafty mother."


Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375759918
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Published: Villard Books - June 14th, 2005

In the more than twenty-five years since she co-founded Omega Institute - now the world's largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth -Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition.


Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World Cover Image
By Maggie Oman (Editor), Maggie Oman Shannon (Editor), Larry Dossey (Foreword by)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781573245227
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Published: Conari Press - October 1st, 2000

As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Healing, Maggie Oman invites readers into a healing space that can transform both mind and body. Organized in daybook form, the book focuses on healing in all its dimensions - physical, emotional, interpersonal, social, and environmental.


A Song to Sing, a Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780787983772
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Published: Jossey-Bass - April 1st, 2006

In this rich exploration of music, authors Don and Emily Saliers interweave their own stories as well as those of others to reflect on the what, the how, and the why of music as a key aspect of spirituality in our lives.


Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594482090
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 1st, 2006

"I recommend this book highly to everyone." --Deepak Chopra, M.D.

This special updated version of the New York Times-bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom, addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles.


Prayers for Hope and Comfort: Reflections, Meditations, and Inspirations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573243193
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Published: Conari Press - July 1st, 2008

In a world that feels increasingly fragile, people will continue to look for new prayers and new ways to pray. While there are a number of anthologies of prayer available, no book - until now - has attempted to provide a collection that focuses specifically on prayers for a wide range of modern challenges, from the personal to the global.


Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345434869
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2001

Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, Heal Thyself, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health.


The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine Cover Image
$12.59
ISBN: 9780061144905
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Published: HarperOne - February 1st, 2007

"A masterpiece of women's wisdom."--Christiane Northrup, M.D.

"The journey to capture her feminine soul and live authentically . . . makes a fascinating, well-researched and well-written story."--Publishers Weekly


Feminist Mysticism and Images of God: A Practical Theology Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780827210509
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Published: Chalice Press - June 1st, 2011

Feminist theologians often claim that "women's experience" is their starting point. However, most feminist theology is remarkably void of analysis of particular women's experiences of imaging God. In this book, Knight provides practical recommendations to help people transform images in the context of religious practices.


The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062507914
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Published: HarperOne - May 27th, 1987

This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity's heritage.


Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780195128369
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 10th, 1999

Fourteen centuries of Islamic thought have produced a legacy of interpretive readings of the Qu'ran written almost entirely by men. Now, with Qu'ran and Woman, Amina Wadud provides a first interpretive reading by a woman, a reading which validates the female voice in the Qu'ran and brings it out of the shadows.


The Great Goddess: Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780892817153
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Published: Inner Traditions International - September 1st, 1999

- A study of the primordial figure of the Great Goddess and her continued worship through time as shown by the myths, shrines, and sanctuaries around the world that honor this powerful symbol of creation.

- A noted historian on pre-Christian societies provides an extensive worldwide listing of sites and sanctuaries associated with goddess worship.


Spiral Dance, the - 20th Anniversary: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062516329
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Published: HarperOne - September 22nd, 1999

The twentieth anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal role the book has had in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront.


Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553378054
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Published: Bantam - January 31st, 2000

In our rushed, stressed society, it's sometimes difficult to spend meaningful time as a family. Now Starhawk, Diane Baker, and Anne Hill offer new ways to foster a sense of togetherness through celebrations that honor the sacredness of life and our Mother Earth.


The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781570629211
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Published: Shambhala - August 13th, 2002

We always have a choice, Pema Chodron teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way.


Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767902359
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Published: Broadway Books - June 1st, 1999

For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way.


The Art of Power Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061242366
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Published: HarperOne - July 1st, 2008

Turning our conventional understanding of power on its head, world-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and national bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how true power comes from within. What we seek, we already have.


Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061697708
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Published: HarperOne - March 8th, 2011

End Your Struggle with Weight.
Your Path Begins Here.

With the scientific expertise of Dr. Lilian Cheung in nutrition and Thich Nhat Hanh's experience in teaching mindfulness the world over, Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.


Living Buddha, Living Christ Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Elaine Pagels (Introduction by)
$14.40
ISBN: 9781594482397
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2007

" Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today's leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort.


Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553380996
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Published: Bantam - November 23rd, 2004

For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn't take much--just hearing of someone else's accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work--to make us feel that we are not okay.


The Heart of the Revolution: The Buddha's Radical Teachings on Forgiveness, Compassion, and Kindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061711244
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Published: HarperOne - April 5th, 2011

"The Buddha's teachings are not a philosophy or a religion; they are a call to action and invitation to revolution." Noah Levine, author of the national bestseller Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is the leader of the youth movement for a new American Buddhism.


The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590304952
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Published: Shambhala - September 14th, 2010

Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity--yet, if you look in the Bible, you'll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence?


The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind-A New Perspective on Christ and His Message Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590305805
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Published: Shambhala Publications - August 12th, 2008

If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. Cynthia Bourgeault is a masterful guide to Jesus's vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teachings for yourself.


Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780800662936
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Published: Fortress Press - September 1st, 2008

Looking at the experience of three communities, this book describes the symbiotic relationship between God and humanity that helps to change the world into the just society it is intended to be.


Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826419064
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Published: Continuum - December 1st, 2006

Every commentary on the Book of Psalms has had to face the issue that many of these prayers commemorate and celebrate wrath and vengeance.


Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345495792
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 5th, 2008

Early one morning, for no earthly reason, Sara Miles, raised an atheist, wandered into a church, received communion, and found herself transformed-embracing a faith she'd once scorned.


An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061370472
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Published: HarperOne - February 9th, 2010

In the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World, acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church.


God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060834470
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Published: HarperOne - August 29th, 2006

New York Times bestseller God's Politics struck a chord with Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics, and with the Left, who were mute on the subject. Jim Wallis argues that America's separation of church and state does not require banishing moral and religious values from the public square.


Inclusive Bible-OE: The First Egalitarian Translation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580512138
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Published: Sheed & Ward - March 16th, 2009

While this new Bible is certainly an inclusive-language translation, it is much more: it is a re-imagining of the scriptures and our relationship to them. Not merely replacing male pronouns, the translators have rethought what kind of language has built barriers between the text and its readers.