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Henna Magic

Phillippa Faulks, $18.95

Phillippa Faulks guides you step-by-step in the creation of natural non-permanent magical body art. More than just a beautiful form of self-expression, the art of henna body decoration has been used by cultures around the world for protection, blessings, celebrations, luck, and love.

In Henna Magic you'll learn to mix henna paste and apply your design, then place the powerful symbols on the most appropriate area of the body. You'll also find dozens of ready-made henna designs and spells for love, passion, friendship, healing, prosperity, and more.

 

The Next Ten Minutes

Andrew Peterson, $17.99

The Next Ten Minutes will show you how to transform mundane activities into meditative opportunities for self-awareness and personal growth. Andrew Peterson offers fifty-one different ways to slow down, tap into your wise mind, and gain a larger perspective on feelings and problems, opening up the possibility to create change in your life. Based on such everyday activities as breathing, procrastinating, and taking out the trash, the meditations in this book--each of which can be done in ten minutes or less--combine psychological techniques with Buddhist mindfulness practices.

 

American Veda

Philip Goldberg, $26.00

Philip Goldberg's eye-opening popular history, American Veda, shows how the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the mind-body methods of Yoga have profoundly influenced millions of Americans and altered the religious landscape of our country. What exploded in the 1960ís with the Beatles extended stay in India actually began in the 1700ís, influencing the likes of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, then Emerson and Thoreau. The teachings now permeate our everyday lives as we practice yoga and meditation, use mindfulness techniques for healing, consider the ramifications of karma, and strive for enlightenment. As he traces the journey of Vedic wisdom from India to America and back again, we meet the great spiritual teachers Vivekananda and Yogananda who brought it West, and the scientists, authors, and others who absorbed it and passed it on.

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