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The Raven's Gift

John Turk, $27.99

For adventure traveler and writer John Turk, the strangest trip he ever took was the journey he made as a man of science into the realm of the spiritual. In 2001 Moolynaut, an elderly shaman in a remote Siberian village, entreated the spirit of a great black raven to help heal Turk’s previously fractured pelvis, leaving him healthy, pain-free and without a rational explanation. The Raven’s Gift is a life-altering vision of the ties between the natural and the spirit realms, as he searches for the spirit raven, traversing the frozen tundra where Moolynaut was born, camping with bands of reindeer herders and recording stories of their lives and spirituality.

 

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

Dr. Daniel Amen, $25.99

The key to a better body—in shape, energized and youthful—is a healthy brain. Based on the latest medical research and two decades of clinical experience, Dr. Daniel Amen, in Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, gives you practical, easy-to-implement solutions to help you:

  • Reach and maintain your ideal weight
  • Reduce stress
  • Sharpen your memory
  • Avoid depression

His clear explanations will help you put the power of the brain-body connection to work for you today.

 

Rumi's Four Essential Practices

Will Johnson, $14.95

The great thirteenth century Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi found that by manipulating his physiology—eating lightly, breathing deeply, moving freely, and gazing raptly—he was able to loosen his confines of self and merge with his own divinity. In Rumi’s Four Essential Practices, Will Johnson combines clear commentary, interspersed with Rumi’s poetry, to explain these four practices and invite us to follow Rumi’s example and embark on our own path of inner illumination.

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