[Please also see my book review page for other good resources.]

Arewa, Caroline Shola. Opening to Spirit: Contacting the Healing Power of the Chakras and Honoring African Spirituality. (London: Thorsons, 1998)

Aron, Ph.D., Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. (NY: Broadway Books, 1998)

Baetz, Ruth. Wild Communion: Experiencing Peace in Nature. (Center City, MN: Hazelden, 1997)

Barasch, Marc Ian. The Healing Path: A Soul Approach to Illness. (NY: Penguin Books, 1993)

Berney, Charlotte. Fundamentals of Hawaiian Mysticism. (Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 2000)

Bird, Stephanie Rose. Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2004)

Bluestone, Sarvananda, Ph.D. The World Dream Book: Use the Wisdom of World Cultures to Uncover Your Dream Power. (Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 2002)

Borysenko, Joan. Fire in The Soul: A New Psychology of Spiritual Optimism. (NY: Warner Books, 1993)

Brennan, Barbara Ann. Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through The Human Energy Field. (NY: Bantam Books, 1988)

Brennan, Barbara Ann. Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing. (NY: Bantam Books, 1993)

Brown, Michael F. The Channeling Zone: American Spirituality in An Anxious Age. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997)

Bunker, Dusty. Numerology and Your Future. (Gloucester, MA: Para Research, 1980)

Burch, Wanda Easter. She Who Dreams: A Journey into Healing through Dreamwork. (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2003)

Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. (NY: Tarcher/Putnam, 1992)

Chopra, Deepak. How to Know God: The Soul’s Journey into The Mystery of Mysteries. (NY: Harmony Books, 2000)

Conner, Randy P. Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions: LGBT Participation in African-Inspired Traditions in the Americas. (Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press, 2004)

Cowan, Tom. Shamanism As A Spiritual Practice for Daily Life. (Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1996)

Cuhulain, Kerr. Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2002)

Cunningham, Nancy Brady and Denise Geddes. Snow Melting in a Silver Bowl: A Book of Active Meditation. (Boston, MA/York Beach, ME: Red Wheel, 2004)

Curott, Phyllis. Book of Shadows: a modern woman’s journey into the wisdom of witchcraft and the magic of the goddess. (NY: Broadway Books, 1998)

Day, Laura. Practical Intuition. (NY: Villard, 1996)

DeGrandis, Francesca. Be A Goddess!: A Guide to Celtic Spells and Wisdom for Self-Healing, Prosperity and Great Sex. (NY: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998)

Edward, John. Crossing Over: The Stories behind the Stories. (San Diego, CA: Jodere Group, 2001)

Einstein, Patricia. Intuition: The Path to Inner Wisdom. (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1997)

Estes, Clarissa Pinkola, Ph.D. Women Who Run with The Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. (NY: Ballantine Books, 1992)

Gadon, Elinor W. The Once and Future Goddess: A Symbol for Our Time. (NY: HarperCollins, 1989)

Galland, China. Longing for Darkness: Tara and The Black Madonna. (NY: Penguin, 1990)

Gawain, Shakti. Creative Visualization. (NY: Bantam, 1982)

Goldsmith, Joel. The Art of Meditation. (NY: HarperSanFrancisco, 1956)

Gray, William G. Qabalistic Concepts: Living The Tree. (York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1997)

Greer, Mary K. Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation. North Hollywood, CA: Newcastle Publishing, 1984)

Harner, Michael. The Way of the Shaman. (NY: HarperCollins, 1980, 1990)

Hauck, Dennis William. The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation. (NY: Penguin Compass, 1999)

Hayward, Jeremy & Karen. Sacred World: The Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery, and Power. 2nd Edition, Revised. (Boston: Shambhala, 1998)

Hoffman, Natasha with Hamilton Hill. The Standing Stones Speak: Messages from the Archangels Revealed. (LA: Renaissance Books, 2000)

hooks, bell. Sisters of The Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery. (Boston: South End Press, 1993)

Houston, Jean. A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996)

Huson, Paul. Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage. (Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, Inner Traditions, 2004)

Ingerman, Sandra. Soul Retrieval: Mending The Fragmented Self. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991)

Johnson. Cait and Maura D. Shaw. Tarot Games: 45 Playful Ways to Explore Tarot Cards Together–A New Vision for the Circle of Community. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994)

Johnson, Julie Tallard. Teen Psychic: Exploring Your Intuitive Spiritual Powers. (Rochester, VT: Bindu Books, 2003)

Judith, Anodea. Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and The Chakra System as A Path to The Self. (Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1996)

Krieger, Dolores, RN, Ph.D. The Therapeutic Touch: How to Use Your Hands to Help or to Heal. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1979

Levine, Stephen. Guided Meditations, Explorations, and Healings. (NY: Doubleday, 1991)

Levy, Joel and Michelle. The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation. (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991)

Linn, Denise. Sacred Space: Clearing and Enhancing The Energy of Your Home. (NY: Ballantine Books, 1995)

Linn, Denise. The Hidden Power of Your Dreams. (NY: Ballantine Books, 1988)

Louden, Jennifer. The Women’s Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992)

Mariechild, Diane. Mother Wit: A Feminist Guide to Psychic Development. (Trumansberg, New York: Crossing Press, 1981)

Macrae, Janet. Therapeutic Touch: A Practical Guide. (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987) —

Masters, Robert and Jean Houston. Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space. (NY: Dorset Press, 1972)

Matthews, Caitlin and John. Walkers Between the Worlds: The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus. (Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2003)

Maurine, Camille and Lorin Roche. Meditation Secrets for Women. (NY: HarperCollins 2000)

Metzger, Deena. Writing for Your Life. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992)

Morris, Jill. Transformational Dreaming. (NY: Ballantine, 1996)

Moss, Robert. Dreamgates: An Explorer’s Guide to the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death. (NY: Three Rivers Press, 1998)

Myss, Caroline, Ph.D. Anatomy of The Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. (NY: Harmony Books, 1996)

Napier, Nancy J. Getting through The Day: Strategies for Adults Hurt as Children. (NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1993)

Nicolls, Sallie. Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey. (NY: Samuel Weiser, 1980)

Noll, Joyce Elaine. Company of Prophets: African American Psychics, Healers and Visionaries. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1991)

Paul, Russill. The Yoga of Sound: The Healing Power of Chant and Mantra. (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2004)

Peirce, Penny. The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom. (Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1997)

Penczak, Christopher. The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2002)

Penczak, Christopher. Spirit Allies: Meet Your Team from the Other Side. (Boston: RedWheel/Weiser, 2002)

Plotkin, Bill, Ph.D. Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche. (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2003)

Raphaell, Katrina. Crystal Healing: The Therapeutic Application of Crystals and Stones, Vol. II. (Santa Fe: Aurora Press, 1987)

RavenWolf, Amber. Angels: Companions in Magick. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1996)

Reed, Henry. Edgar Cayce on Channeling Your Higher Self. (NY: Warner Books, 1989)

Roman, Sanaya and Duane Packer. Creating Money: Keys to Abundance. (Tiburon, CA: HJ Kramer, Inc., 1988)

Roman, Sanaya and Duane Packer. Opening to Channel: How to Connect with Your Guide. (Tiburon, CA: HJ Kramer, Inc., 1987)

Roman, Sanaya. Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self. (Tiburon, CA: HJ Kramer, Inc., 1989)


Rose, Sharron. The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine. (Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2002)

Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book. (San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997)

Samuels, Michael. Healing with The Mind’s Eye. (NY: Summit, 1990)

Sanders, Jr., Pete A. You Are Psychic! (NY: Fawcett Columbine, 1989)

Scully, Nicki. Alchemical Healing: A Guide to Spiritual, Physical, and Transformational Medicine. (Rochester, VT: Bear & Company, 2003)

Scully, Nicki. The Golden Cauldron: Shamanic Journeys on The Path of Wisdom. (Santa Fe: Bear & Company, 1991)

Seale, Alan. On Becoming A 21st Century Mystic: Pathways to Intuitive Living. (NY: Skytop Publishing, 1997)

Seale, Alan. Soul Mission, Life Vision. (Boston, MA/York Beach, ME: RedWheel/Weiser, 2003)

Shumsky, Susan G. Divine Revelation. (NY: Fireside Books, 1996)

Skafte, Dianne, Ph.D. Listening to the Oracle: The Ancient Art of Finding Guidance in the Signs and Symbols All Around Us. (NY: HarperSanFrancisco, 1997)

Some, Malidoma Patrice. The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community. (NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998)

Starhawk. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess. (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1978)

Stein, Diane. The Women’s Book of Healing. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1987)

Teish, Luisah. Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985)

Thondup, Tulku. The Healing Power of Mind: Simple Meditation Exercises for Health, Well-Being, and Enlightenment. (Boston: Shambhala, 1996)

Vanzant, Iyanla. Tapping The Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Black Women. (NY: Harlem River Press, 1992)

Vaughan, Frances E. Awakening Intuition. (NY: Doubleday, 1979)

Virtue, Ph.D., Doreen. Archangels and Ascended Masters: A Guide to Working and Healing with Divinities and Deities. (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2003)

Walsch, Neale Donald. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1(NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996)

Weaver Francisco, Patricia. Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery. (NY: HarperCollins, 1999)

Weinman, Ric. A. Your Hands Can Heal: Learn to Channel Healing Energy. (NY: Penguin Books, 1988) —

Woodman, Marion and Elinor Dickson. Dancing in The Flames: The Dark Goddess in The Transformation of Consciousness. (Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1996)

Zimmerman, Denise and Katherine A. Gleason. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft. (Indianapolis, IN: MacMillan, 2000)

Special Books on Journal Writing and Creative Writing

Adams, Kathleen. Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth. (NY: Warner Books, 1990)

Baldwin, Christina. Life's Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest. (NY: Bantam New Age, 1991)

Brady, Maureen. Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse. (Center City, MN: Hazelden Educational Materials, 1992)

Cameron, Julia. The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. (NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1992)

Klauser, Henriette Anne. Writing on Both Sides of the Brain: Breakthrough Techniques for People Who Write. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1987)

Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. (NY: Pantheon Books, 1994)

Metzger, Deena. Writing for Your Life: A Guide and Companion to the Inner Worlds. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992)

Nelson, Victoria. On Writer's Block: A New Approach to Creativity. (NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993)

Progoff, Ira. At a Journal Workshop. (NY: Dialogue House Library, 1975)

Rainer, Tristine. The New Diary: How to Use a Journal for Self-guidance and Expanded Creativity. (Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1978)

Randall Gray, Dorothy. Soul Between The Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing. (NY: Avon Books, 1998)

Rico, Gabrielle. Pain and Possibility: Writing Your Way through Personal Crisis. (Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1991)

Rico, Gabrielle. Writing the Natural Way: Using Right-Brain Techniques to Release Your Expressive Powers. (Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1983)

Roman, Sanaya, and Duane Packer. Opening to Channel: How to Connect with Your Guide. (Tiburon, CA: H J Kramer, Inc., 1987)

Schneider, Pat. The Writer as An Artist: A New Approach to Writing Alone and with Others. (LA: Lowell House, 1993)

Solly, Richard, and Roseann Lloyd. Journey Notes: Writing for Recovery and Spiritual Growth. (Center City, MN: Hazelden Educational Materials, 1989)

 

Selected Annotated Bibliography

 

Brennan, Barbara Ann. Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through The Human Energy Field. (NY: Bantam Books, 1988) Brennan’s scientific background is evident in her exacting, precise approach to medical intuition and the laying on of hands. This beautiful book is a touchstone for many in the alternative healing field. Also recommended: Brennan, Barbara Ann. Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing. (NY: Bantam Books, 1993)

Chopra, Deepak. How to Know God: The Soul's Journey into The Mystery of Mysteries. (NY: Harmony Books, 2000) Chopra's lucid thought and writing lead readers on a journey indeed, helping us grow steadily more sophisticated and expansive in the way we think about God. A most impressive, exciting book that you will find yourself turning to, again and again, for illumination.

Harner, Michael. The Way of the Shaman. (NY: HarperCollins, 1980, 1990) The touchstone of contemporary shamanism. Harner streamlines and codifies shamanic practices (derived from a variety of cultures) for the modern Western audience. A decent resource for anyone who wants to work with shamanism or similar practices such as visualization, pathworking, or Jungian active imagination. See also: Ingerman, Sandra. Soul Retrieval: Mending The Fragmented Self. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991) Ingerman is one of Harner’s certified shamanic practitioners and instructors. I much prefer her work with its wise, forthright emphasis on recovery from some of our modern personal and societal maladies--such as depression, addiction, sexual abuse, and trauma. A most valuable book.

Linn, Denise. Sacred Space: Clearing and Enhancing The Energy of Your Home. (NY: Ballantine Books, 1995) You’ll benefit from the multi-talented Linn’s full bag of tricks--everything from feng shui to sound therapy, from Native American practices to Hawaiian kahuna "ghostbusting"-- and make your home a nourishing place of high spiritual consciousness. Also see: Linn, Denise. The Hidden Power of Your Dreams. (NY: Ballantine Books, 1988)

Mariechild, Diane. Mother Wit: A Feminist Guide to Psychic Development. (Trumansberg, New York: The Crossing Press, 1981) A delight, and one of my oldest books in the field of mental visualization, affirmation, and psychic. As usual, in these cases, this deeply poetic, Goddess-honoring book has much that men will also find highly valuable.

Masters, Robert and Jean Houston. Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space. (NY: Dorset Press, 1972) A program for opening you up to alternate ways of perceiving reality. Remember the John Lennon song? We used this book in one of my college classes back in the early 70's, and I never forgot it. If you can find a copy--and I had to write directly to Ms. Houston some years ago to get mine--it will blow your mind!

Noll, Joyce Elaine. Company of Prophets: African American Psychics, Healers and Visionaries. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1991) True stories of Americans of African descent who have demonstrated psychic gifts. I found this book of great comfort as I committed to further developing my abilities.

Peirce, Penny. The Intuitive Way: A Guide to Living from Inner Wisdom. (Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1997) I can’t praise this one enough. She’s a highly-creative teacher who will capture your imagination and, then, help you free it! Put this one on your bookshelf right alongside Practical Intuition by Laura Day.

Reed, Henry. Edgar Cayce on Channeling Your Higher Self. (NY: Warner Books, 1989) I’m so fond of this book, I’ve read it three times. Reed, using the teachings of famed "sleeping prophet" Edgar Cayce, reminds us that our Higher Self (or Soul) can be every bit as wise and helpful as any spirit guide. Here’s how to get in tune.

Roman, Sanaya and Duane Packer. Opening to Channel: How to Connect with Your Guide. (Tiburon, CA: HJ Kramer, Inc., 1987) Perhaps the best instruction book on how to channel spirit guides. A charming, outstanding book, concrete and specific in its details. For a couple of discarnate beings, its inspiring guides are so wonderfully down to earth! You won’t be disappointed. Also see: Roman, Sanaya and Duane Packer. Creating Money: Keys to Abundance. (Tiburon, CA: HJ Kramer, Inc., 1988) and Roman, Sanaya. Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self. (Tiburon, CA: HJ Kramer, Inc., 1989)

Some, Malidoma Patrice. The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community. (NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998) Traditional African values that can help heal the Western malaise. Some, a Western-educated shaman from Burkina Faso, offers his experience and wisdom with great compassion and generosity.

Stein, Diane. The Women’s Book of Healing. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1987) Both men and women will find loads of useful information here on energy healing, colors, chakras, laying on of hands, crystals and more. The crystal information is fairly encyclopedic. I’ve been consulting this one, and recommending it to everybody in sight, for many years and will continue to do so.

Walsch, Neale Donald. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book One (NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996) Gotta admit, Walsch lost me after Book One, but do give Book One a look-see. Yes, he claims to channel God. Make of that whatever you will, but Book One has some wonderful, unexpected material. If you want to go further along with Walsch, that’s up to you.

ŠEva Yaa Asantewaa, 2000, 2001, 2004