By Kayla Hancock
Moon Magic: A Handbook of Lunar Cycles, Lore, and Mystical Energies,
In this Mystical Handbook Series book, Aurora Kane shares in-depth information about the various phases of the Moon—including each phases’ themes and associated rituals. Additionally, she shares sacred knowledge about which herbs and crystals to use for each Moon phase. Other specific topics of discussion include the Black Moon, the Void of Course Moon and the lunar eclipse.
The Return of Collective Intelligence: Ancient Wisdom for a World out of Balance, by Dery Dyer (Bear & Company, $18, Paperback)
We’ve all seen a flock of birds fly together in perfect harmony. This phenomenon, known as collective intelligence, also explains how fish swim so seamlessly in schools. Dery Dyer reminds us that this collective intelligence still exists within humans—we have just forgotten how to access it due to our increased reliance on technology. Dyer explains to readers how to escape this toxic groupthink and ascend into a higher state of consciousness so that we can access our infinite wisdom within and restore balance to our world.
Love Skills: The Keys to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love, by Linda Carroll (New World Library, $19.95,Paperback)
Sometimes it can be hard to communicate our needs and desires within a relationship. Linda Carroll addresses some of these issues, including sexual frustration and how someone’s personality type can impact their relationships. She also gives an in-depth explanation of the five stages of a loving relationship and teaches readers how to deal with the challenges that arise within each stage. Furthermore, Carroll provides assessment tools to help couples see where they most need to focus their energy. Her various practices have been proven to not only maintain loving relationships throughout times of conflict but to enhance them as well.
Touching Your Soul: The Path to Healing & Joy, by Eric N. Best, Ph.D. (Eric N. Best, $10, Paperback)
This collection of short stories, personal essays and in-depth conversations about spirituality helps readers to open themselves once more to the mysterious lessons of the soul. Eric Best includes stories from popular authors, such as Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and W. Brugh Joy and even includes a short account of his own spiritual journey. Best discusses topics such as death, psychic powers, heightened levels of joy, and more.
Life Design for Women: Conscious Living as a Force for Positive Change, by Ariane Burgess (Findhorn Press, $16.99, Paperback)
Do you ever feel sensitive to what’s happening in the world and just feel…helpless? Ariane Burgess reminds readers that when we live our lives more consciously, we are benefiting all life. She provides reflective tools to help readers examine their lives and learn how to consciously eliminate thoughts and habits that are keeping them from what they truly want. Burgess’s hands-on guide also includes visioning exercises to help readers redesign their realities to align with their dreams.
The I Ching, or Book of Changes: A Guide to Life’s Turning Points, by Brian Browne Walker (St. Martin’s Essentials, $14.99, Paperback)
For centuries, the I Ching has been providing sage advice to those seeking from the authenticity of their hearts. This modern, practical guidebook will help new seekers to easily understand this ancient Chinese Oracle and enhance the knowledge of those already familiar with the I Ching.
Kayla Hancock is grateful to be a part of this community. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and certified Deeksha giver who enjoys working alongside her angels and spirit guides to bring more love, joy and compassion into the world.