By Kayla Hancock
The (not so) Little Book of Surprises by Deirdre Hade and William Arntz (Waterside, $18.95, Hardcover)
This book is a whimsical mixture of art types. The beautiful words of author and poet Deirdre Hade, and graphics by Endre Balogh, will really give you the feels (a wave of emotions that sometimes can’t be explained). It will make you laugh, inspire you, and really make you think. On each page awaits a masterpiece that will raise your awareness, that great art does when truly enjoyed.
Advanced Autogenic Training and Primal Awareness: Techniques for Wellness, Deeper Connection to Nature, and Higher Consciousness by James Endredy (Bear & Company, $18.00, Paperback)
Autogenic training, developed in the early 20th century, is a study concerning the mind-body connection, and how it can be used to regulate the body’s functioning. In this book, James Endredy shares easy to follow instructions for 40 different autogenic and primal mind techniques that help us to optimize health, access universal wisdom, and reconnect with nature. He also explains how to use healing affirmations, visualizations, and color techniques to reawaken our senses, and reconnect with the world around us.
Tao Tantric Arts for Women: Cultivating Sexual Energy, Love, and Spirit by Minke de Vos (Destiny Books, $19.95, Paperback)
In this comprehensive guide to tantric arts, Minke de Vos explains how to channel sexual energy to connect and grow with the Divine within. She provides detailed practices for conscious energy exchange, unconditional love, intimate self-massage, clearing trauma with sexual energy, and more. She even offers sexual energy practices to heal issues with menopause, cancer, depression, and osteoporosis.
Enlightenment Now: Liberation Is Your True Nature by Jason Gregory (Inner Traditions, $16.95, Paperback)
This book works to unveil the light that is already present inside each and every one of us. Jason Gregory shares with readers immensely helpful insight regarding the impact of modern day society on the psyche. He also builds on ancient Taoist, Hindu, and Buddhist wisdom to eradicate the idea that enlightenment is something that we must reach for, and emphasizes that what we are seeking—has actually been inside of us all along.
Exploring the Financial Universe: The Role of the Sun and Planets in the World of Finance by Christeen H. Skinner (Ibis Press, $22.95, Paperback)
Did you know that there is scientific research that connects major stock market changes and planetary movements? Did you know financial rhythms were set in place for you since your moment of birth? Christeen Skinner shares her research of planetary cycles and economic patterns, gives a financial forecast covering 2017-2024, explains how our natal charts impact our finances, and much more.
Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists by Sam Bennett (New World Library, $15.95, Paperback)
Sam Bennett knows firsthand all of the ways in which we put off reaching our goals and seeking our dreams. In this book, she inspires readers to take the first steps in changing their lives for the better. Improving relationships, making healthier choices, and boosting one’s confidence may seem like a lot of work, but Bennett reminds us that we are not alone. Her gentle, yet ambitious attitude empowers readers, and creates space for magical transformation.
Kayla Hancock is 22 years old, and is humbled to be able to work for Conscious Community Magazine. She is a certified Deeksha blessing giver, and Reiki practitioner. She loves to write, and is interested in astrology, holistic health, and dream work.