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In The Spirit of We Moon

Mother Tongue, $36.00

In the Spirit of We’Moon artfully showcases the core strength of We’Moon—the powerful art and writing published in the datebook each year, submitted by hundreds of women worldwide. This anthology celebrates 30 years of transmitting the creative spirit of women and includes new insights from founding editor Musawa and other writers. Hear the spirited voices of women making waves that have changed our world! Open up this book to any page for inspiration in your daily life, and you won’t want to put it down!

 

Myth of the Great Ending

Joseph Felser, $19.95

From Christian believers in the Apocalypse and the Rapture to New Age enthusiasts of prophecies concerning the year 2012, Doomsday lore has been a part of culture, a myth that colors how we perceive the world. In The Myth of the Great Ending author Joseph Felser blends history, psychology, metaphysics, and story to explore why we remain obsessed with Doomsday myths even when they fail to materialize. Connecting insights from Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Black Elk, Wovoka, Itzhak Bentov, Jane Roberts, Seth, Hermann Hesse, Ingo Swann, David Bohm, Fred Alan Wolf, J. Allen Boone, William James, and Robert Monroe, he shows us that linear time is a lie, that nature’s rhythms are cyclic, and that we are all part of one consciousness. Our task is to listen to nature’s voice and pay heed to our own dreams—including visions, intuitions, and instinctive promptings—to create a future of our own choosing, a beginning rather than an ending.

 

Sit Illustrated

Various, $15.95

Learning to meditate takes time and effort, patience and dedication. It can also be helped along by a good sense of humor. Sit Illustrated was compiled by a small group of meditators who have gathered together for a morning meditation for several years. Simply sitting still and trying to manage one’s flow of attention can be quite humbling…offering numerous opportunities for gentle laughter at oneself. Although meditation is reputed to have multiple benefits, being funny is not usually one of them. Perhaps this is just an oversight. Each sketch in this collection was drawn from the illustrator’s personal experience. Page through the book, and you are sure to find some that strike home!

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