• Focuses on 7 essential crystal and gemstone mentors: obsidian, jade, lapis lazuli, emerald, quartz, amethyst, and diamond
• Integrates crystal lore from around the world with mineral science to reveal the archetypal wisdom embodied within each stone
• Provides crystal healing exercises and meditations on the specific spiritual work each stone archetype supports
Stones and crystals are our most ancient teachers. The relationships between the mineral kingdom and the human kingdom are as old as life itself, for the mineral kingdom--comprised of beautiful crystals, dense rocks, sands, clays, and everything in-between--is the very foundation upon which life developed on Earth. Supporting humanity through the eons, these teachers offer curative and restorative properties for healing as well as powerful guidance to catalyze spiritual growth.
Integrating gemstone lore from around the world with modern mineral science, Nicholas Pearson guides readers on a journey into the inner realm of the mystery teachings of the mineral kingdom, a journey that mirrors the soul’s path to perfection. He reveals the archetypal wisdom embodied within 7 essential crystal and gemstone mentors--obsidian, jade, lapis lazuli, emerald, quartz, amethyst, and diamond--examining each stone’s mythological, historical, and cultural associations in tandem with their crystalline structure and chemical composition. He explores each stone’s healing and spiritual properties, providing practical exercises, esoteric revelations, and meditations on the specific spiritual work each stone archetype supports. Obsidian, for example, is the stone of initiation, revealing our shadow side and guiding us to places in need of light. Diamond, the final perfected stone of the seven, illuminates Divine Love, purifying us and leading our consciousness to enlightenment, cutting through any vestiges of fear or illusion because it is the hardest, sharpest, most luminous teacher the mineral kingdom has to offer.
Enabling each of us to harness the power of stones for spiritual evolution and healing, this guide to the mystery teachings of the mineral kingdom shows how the ancient call to evolve with the crystals and stones that surround us lives on in an unbroken legacy.
• Details hand positions, self-healing exercises, spiritual development meditations, and the Japanese Reiki techniques introduced in the first degree, shoden, and the second degree, okuden
• Provides a thorough introduction to the five levels of byosen, the energetic mechanism used to scan an individual’s energy field and locate areas of disharmony
• Examines the core teachings of Reiki founder Usui Mikao and offers a new comprehensive exploration of Reiki’s history and evolution
• Explores tools and techniques adapted by Western lineages, such as working with crystals and the chakras
Bridging Eastern and Western lineages to reclaim Reiki’s roots as both a healing art and a spiritual practice, Nicholas Pearson offers a new comprehensive exploration of Reiki’s history and evolution, the foundations of Usui Reiki Ryoho theory and practice, and the original techniques and modern tools of both the first degree, shoden, and second degree, okuden. He explores the etymology of key Reiki terminology and presents a complete discussion of the origins of the symbols used in the second degree, providing new historical, cultural, and spiritual context. He examines the core teachings of Reiki founder Usui Mikao, who taught that Reiki Ryoho enacted healing at the soul level, as well as insights from other important Reiki masters such as Hawayo Takata.
Explaining what Reiki is and how it heals, the author outlines the six core characteristics that all varieties of Reiki share, including initiations and the Five Precepts. He details effective hand positions, self-healing exercises, spiritual development meditations, and the Japanese Reiki techniques introduced in first degree and second degree practice. He also explores a number of other techniques that have been adapted by Western lineages, such as aura sweeping, chakra tune-ups, and charging and programming crystals with Reiki. He provides a thorough introduction to the five levels of byosen, the energetic mechanism used to scan an individual’s energy field and locate areas of disharmony, allowing you to increase your ability to sense centers of toxic imbalance as well as begin dislodging them, thereby increasing the effectiveness of Reiki treatment.
Offering Reiki tools to transform your life from the inside out, Pearson shows how Reiki Ryoho is a healing system that focuses on the inner and spiritual aspects of your being first, allowing you to polish the heart so it reflects the shining light of the soul.
Learn about Wiccan festivals, history and Wheel of the Year.
Perform your own magic so you will never need to buy another spell book again.
A comprehensive guide to herbs, crystals, rituals, chants and incantations.
Set up an altar in your own personal way.
A rundown on the many Gods and Goddesses.
Information on every other aspect of Wicca - from birth and death to the significance of full moons.
It doesn't matter if you're new to Wicca or have been practising for years; this book, unlike any other on the market, will benefit you in many ways.
Uncover all there is to know about being Wiccan, learn about nature and rediscover your place within this beautiful world.
• Offers hands-on exercises and meditations with more than 60 gemstones and minerals, each a specific heart-healing stone
• Explores the anatomy of the physical heart and its spiritual symbolism
• Shows how your heart is itself a sensory organ and coordinator of your energy field
• Explains how to fortify your heart with emotional strength, reclaim your will, cultivate forgiveness, and nurture romantic relationships in a meaningful way
The word heart can be used in so many different ways. We talk about putting our hearts into our work and wearing our hearts on our sleeves. There are people who are warmhearted and those willing to heal your heartache. Each of us has likely known the pangs of conflict between the head and heart. For all the trials and pains of daily living, many people are taught to distance themselves from their hearts in order to avoid folly and failure. The truth is that only in embracing the language of the heart can we truly know who we are and where we are going.
Focusing on the role of crystals in the journey to wholeheartedness, Nicholas Pearson reveals how the heart, as the literal and metaphorical center of one’s being, has the power to lead us to greater balance, healing, and happiness. He explores the anatomy of the physical heart and its spiritual symbolism and shows how its four chambers are related to the four elements. Offering hands-on exercises and meditations with more than 60 gemstones and minerals, each a specific heart-healing stone, the author explains how to build a better relationship with the heart as your spiritual center as well as how to fortify your heart with emotional strength, reclaim your will, and cultivate forgiveness. He shows how your heart is the coordinator of your energy field and is itself a sensory organ and information processor, working to enact healing on many levels. He also looks at the heart chakra and how the higher heart chakra is evolving.
Providing stone-supported lessons for applying a heart-centered approach in daily life, from expressing yourself to nurturing romantic relationships in a meaningful way, the author shows how the journey to wholeness and wholeheartedness isn’t always easy, but it cannot be undertaken without first spending time to hear the soft, gentle voice of your heart and embrace the transformational force of inner alchemy known as love.
Bruce Lee totally revolutionized the practice of martial arts and brought them into the modern world—by promoting the idea that students have the right to pick and choose those techniques and training regimens which suit their own personal needs and fighting styles. He developed a new style of his own called Jeet Kune Do—combining many elements from different masters and different traditions. This was considered heretical at the time within martial arts circles, where one was expected to study with only a single master—and Lee was the first martial artist to attempt this. Today he is revered as the "father" of martial arts practice around the world—including Mixed Martial Arts.
In addition to presenting the fundamental techniques, mindset and training methods of traditional Chinese martial arts, this martial art treatise explores such esoteric topics as Taoism and Zen as applied to Gung Fu, Eastern and Western fitness regimens and self-defense techniques. Also included is a Gung Fu "scrapbook" of Bruce Lee's own personal anecdotes regarding the history and traditions of the martial arts of China. After Lee's death, his manuscript was completed and edited by martial arts expert John Little in cooperation with the Bruce Lee Estate. This book features an introduction by his wife, Linda Lee Cadwell and a foreword from his close friend and student, Taky Kimura.
This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:Bruce Lee: Striking ThoughtsBruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee: Artist of LifeBruce Lee: Letters of the DragonBruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human BodyBruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do
Written by a qualified and experienced British Wheel of yoga teacher, this book explains what the chakras are in a clear and simple way. This is a very down to earth handbook that enables the reader to determine the state of their own chakras through the use of a simple tick list. Practical techniques for healing each of the seven chakras are also listed.
By healing your chakras you can realise your full potential as an amazing human being! When your chakras are spinning freely you will experience improved physical, mental and emotional health.
Understand your chakras, understand yourself.
Bring your chakras into balance, bring your life into balance.
Heal your chakras, heal your life.
Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements—along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you'll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams.
"Wheels of Life is the most significant and influential book on the chakras ever written."— John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga
Our physical bodies exist within a larger "body," a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience of reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves.
This energy body -- only recently verified by scientists, but long known to healers and mystics -- is the starting point of all illness. Here, our most powerful and profound human interactions take place, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances.
Hands of Light is your guide to a new wholeness. It offers:
• A new paradigm for the human, in health, relationship, and disease
• An understanding of how the human energy field looks, functions, is disturbed, healed, and interacts with friends and lovers.
• Training in the ability to see and interpret auras
• Medically verified case studies of healing people from all walks of life with a variety of illnesses.
• Guidelines for healing the self and others.
• The author's personal and intriguing life adventure which gives us a model for growth, courage and possibilities for expanded consciousness
From the Hardcover edition.
Chakras for Beginners explains how to align your energy on many levels to achieve balance and health from the inside out. In everyday terms, you will learn the function of the seven body-spirit energy vortexes called chakras. Practical exercises, meditations, and powerful techniques for working with your energy flow will help you overcome imbalances that block your spiritual progress.Discover colors and crystals that activate each chakra Explore the balanced and unbalanced expressions of each chakra's energies: survival, sexuality, power, love, creativity, intuition, and spirituality Practice spiritual exercises, visualizations, and meditations that bring your energies into balance
Amazingly easy to learn and apply, Pranic Healing uses a series of powerful but simple methods to generate energy, including non-touch hand movements; energetic hygiene, the practice of keeping your personal energy tank clean and full; breathing; and brief meditations. Using these unique techniques, you can identify, clear, and purify unhealthy, imbalanced energy and replace it with fresh energy that helps your body heal itself from a wide range of physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms and disorders. A self-healing guide for 24 ailments, including physical and sports injuries, chronic arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, hypertension, headaches, backaches, congestion and colds, menstrual cramps, even depression and stress-related disorders, is included.
With step-by-step instructions, line drawings, and numerous real-life medical stories, Your Hands Can Heal You demonstrates and explains a revolutionary program that anyone can use to harness the energy of body, mind, and breath to produce health and facilitate repair. Personally trained by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, who developed Pranic Healing, the authors, Master Co and Dr. Robins, provide the same detailed guidance in Your Hands Can Heal You as in the popular Pranic Healing workshops.
Additionally, they present, for the first time in any book, the Grandmaster's special modifications to the breathing practices that can dramatically increase your power and energy and rejuvenate and balance your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body.
This exciting new mind-body heath reference proves that you can heal yourself -- with your own two hands.
A quick reference to 550 gemstones and crystals (including many that are new to the marketplace), and their special healing properties and most helpful applications. Includes diagrams of the Kundalini (physical) and Hara Line (emotional) chakra healing systems for simplified cross-referencing with the stones. Diane Stein's books have sold more than half a million copies and are available in six languages.
Reiki is a spiritual way of healing that works on healing people mind, body, and spirit through the manipulation of energy through the use of hands.
By using various hand placements, including the chakra points, which helps direct energy to where it needs to go. Reiki can be used as a self-treatment or on others; it can even be used on animals. If you are looking for a time honored healing method that will open up a new outlook on life and comes with a spiritual opening, then Reiki is just what you are looking for.
Each page provides you with concise information: stone name and properties, color, corresponding chakra, planet, element, zodiac sign, numerological association, and mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual uses. Margaret Ann Lembo's metaphysical crystal directory will also give you Mohs scale ratings, divinatory meanings, and a series of positive affirmations for each stone. Learn how to charge, cleanse, and use gemstones in healing grids, plus how to use them as oracles for personal development and spiritual awakening.
"When energetically used with the understandings and tips provided in this A–Z essential guide, all good things are possible. Your 'everything' go-to for crystals!" —Cyndi Dale, bestselling author of The Complete Book of Chakra Healing and Beyond Soul Mates
"A must-have guide for anyone who even enjoys picking up rocks. Her straight-from-the-hip approach is matched by her passion, love and knowledge of each and every geode, multifaceted crystal, and everything in between." —Joan Ranquet, author of Communication with All Life
This complete collection includes high vibration crystals that experienced crystal practitioners will want to explore as well as those with earthier vibrations that are suited to beginners or those developing their sensitivities. It also features some rare and recently discovered crystals and stones that have not been included in any other volume, such as Aurora Quartz, Que Sera, Trigonic Quartz, and Preseli Bluestone. Each entry covers the history, mythology, and symbolism of the crystal in addition to its healing properties and environmental effects. There are crystals and stones for love, health, protection, abundance, and many other powers.
Using energy therapy and emotional healing techniques, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can shows you how to achieve complete and permanent healing by loving, accepting, and being yourself no matter what. Energy therapist Amy Scher presents an easy-to-understand, three-part approach to removing blockages, changing your relationship with stress, and coming into alignment with who you truly are.
After overcoming a life-threatening illness, Amy had an epiphany that healing is more than just physical. Her dramatic story serves as a powerful example of how beneficial it is to address our emotional energies, particularly when nothing else works. Discover areas of imbalance and easy ways to address them on your healing journey. Whether you are experiencing physical symptoms or are just feeling lost, sad, anxious, or emotionally unbalanced, this book can change your life.
"Amy has seen the truth and can be a coach to all those who seek healing and authenticity."—Bernie Siegel, MD, bestselling author of Love, Medicine, & Miracles and The Art of Healing
"[Amy Scher is] an inspiration, not just because she teaches us how to take healing into our own hands, but because she's living proof that it works."—Pam Grout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared and E-Cubed
"Amy Scher has penned a remarkable book about the pivotal role of the body, mind, and spirit in attaining true and complete healing. There is much wisdom in this book, written with exceptional clarity, love, and wisdom."—Sanjiv Chopra, MD MACP, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, motivational speaker, and bestselling author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra
"Amy Scher takes you on a guided journey to resolve emotional, physical, and energetic blockages that get in the way of true healing. You will feel like you have a loving expert coach by your side along the way."—Heather Dane, co-author with Louise Hay of Loving Yourself to Great Health
In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics and applying the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment.
Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics and then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance.
In the last decade, as Westerners have become more familiar with Eastern medicine, the term "chakra" has entered the mainstream lexicon. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Chakras introduces both the major and minor chakras - energy centers along the nervous system that are said to revitalize both the body and the spirit - and explains their qualities, the signs of balance and imbalance, and the healing techniques for each, teaching readers how to enjoy healthier lives.
*The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide on the subject
*"Realigning your chakras" is popular in spas, yoga, massage, Reiki
Are chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems, and joint pains troubling you? Are anxiety, depression, and anger and other such emotions bringing you and your performance down? Are you constantly on medications for digestion and respiratory issues?
If you answer "yes" to any of the above questions, you are probably suffering from an imbalance of energy in your subtle, non-physical body.
So, what is the subtle body? In many spiritual traditions, the subtle body is the sacred or the immortal body. It never dies and when the physical body dies, your subtle body merges into the universe. It comprises of the intelligence, mind and ego, aspects that control the human physical body.
The terms "aura" and "chakras" refer to parts of your subtle plane of existence. These are usually seen by the mind's eye and not your physical eyes. Disturbances in your auric field or imbalances in the flow of energy through the chakras manifests as physical, mental, and emotional disorders in the physical world.
Mostly, when people fail to heal their physical bodies with modern medicine, the only solution is to turn towards healing the non-physical subtle body. Just by working on balancing your chakras and your energy field called aura you will notice that your chronic disorders are much under control, your emotions are much balanced, and you are spiritually more connected to the universe and your Higher Power.
Don't wait until you fall ill to begin taking care of your chakras and aura. Take action now and start learning about chakras and the subtle body. This comprehensive guide is perfect to get you started on this journey.
It will help you learn about what are chakras, what the 7 main chakras are, and how to strengthen your aura and radiate strong, positive and healthy energy by opening or balancing your chakras. You will also find a chakra test here that will help you find out which of your chakras is imbalanced.
There is also an exclusive section on the third eye for people interested in awakening it and promoting their intuitive and psychic abilities.
The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a select few.
Based on the author's study with instructors at the Tokyo police academy, this martial arts book presents all the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Jiu-jitsu. These techniques teach you valuable restraining methods that force your opponent to submit without abuse by using pressure points. It shows you tips for search and seizure, and the almost extinct art of Hojojutsu—how to tie people up without using any knots.
Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense addresses and demonstrates the full range of Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police self-defense).
Learn specific techniques such as:The use of handsThrowing an opponentAttacking vital points with strikes and kicksThe use of weapons (like the staff).
This fascinating Jiujitsu book, designed as a training manual, also serves as a remarkable illustrated guide to the secret art of Japanese samurai self-defense.
This book is designed for students, practitioners, and teachers. It will enrich the classes that current teachers are giving and gives the new teacher confidence and pride when providing that very first class.
Practitioners will have a greater understanding of how to apply Reiki and what is actually happening during a session. You will never again be afraid or even worried about teaching a Reiki class or giving the attunement. You will be pleased and your students will be grateful for the rich content in your classes.
"The Reiki Teacher's Manual" is a precise step-by-step guide to instruct all three levels or degrees of Reiki. br
• A concise manual that is user friendly;
• A quick reference to answer student's questions;
• Consecutive steps with time approximations to make sure you teach all the information and still have plenty of time for the hands on practice sessions;
• How to get the most for your students during their hands on practice;
• How to increase the power of your attunement;
• How to teach the attunement to others;
• Goals for different segments of each class;
• Detailed descriptions and uses for the symbols;
• 15 handouts that are concise, informative, and can be copied from the book;
• Complete written explanations for each handout;
• A list of supplies for each level and suggestions for your classroom environment;
• Guidelines in opening your own Reiki practice;
• Information regarding state licensing needs;
• How to avoid issues with physicians and the medical community.
"This book is helping me to avoid 'reinventing the wheel' as I start teaching Reiki. The author's suggestions are complete with fabulous examples....What a time saver as I prepare to teach!" - M. O'Connor, Verified Purchaser
Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to:
•Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness
•Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body
•Communicate more effectively with your doctor
•Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications
Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,” Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life.
An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.
Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Greatest Men of the Century," Bruce Lee's impact and influence has only grown since his untimely death in 1973. Part of the seven-volume Bruce Lee Library, this installment of the famed martial artist's private notebooks allows his legions of fans to learn more about the man whose groundbreaking action films and martial arts training methods sparked a worldwide interest in the Asian martial arts.
Bruce Lee Artist of Life explores the development of Lee's thoughts about Gung Fu (Kung Fu), philosophy, psychology, poetry, Jeet Kune Do, acting, and self-knowledge. Edited by John Little, a leading authority on Lee's life and work, the book includes a selection of letters that eloquently demonstrate how Lee incorporated his thought into actions and provided advice to others.
Although Lee rose to stardom through his physical prowess and practice of jeet kune do—the system of fighting he founded—Lee was also a voracious and engaged reader who wrote extensively, synthesizing Eastern and Western thought into a unique personal philosophy of self-discovery. Martial arts practitioners and fans alike eagerly anticipate each new volume of the Library and its trove of rare letters, essays, and poems for the light it sheds on this legendary figure.
This book is part of the Bruce Lee Library, which also features:Bruce Lee: Striking ThoughtsBruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee: The Tao of Gung FuBruce Lee: Letters of the DragonBruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human BodyBruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do
The result of twelve years' research and personal study, author Michael Gienger presents here an exhaustative examination of the therapeutic and healing properties of crystals for all our spiritual, mental and physical needs. Containing a wealth of stunning colour photography and detailed descriptions of crystals and their application, this ground-breaking work provides the first ever comprehensive survey of the art of crystal healing.
Discover dozens of spells that you can use for health, love, home and garden, problem solving, dreams, astral travel, and much more. With hands-on spells, rituals, grids, and other magical methods, The Book of Crystal Spells is a practical and in-depth guide to using stones in creative ways.Find tips on cleansing and charging your stones Learn to craft magical jewelry, amulets, and talismans Incorporate numerology, meditations, elixirs, and crystal grids in your spellwork Expand your magic practice by using glass, sand, metals, quartz crystal points, and more
Increase your knowledge of crystal spells with accessible exercises and extensive appendices and correspondences. Whether a beginner or an expert, take your magic to a higher level with the magic of stones, which gives you access to the energetic connection between you and the universe.
Drawing on ancient spiritual wisdom and the law of attraction, this practical guide shows you how to activate and balance the seven main chakras—energy centers in the body that influence everything from migraines and fertility to creative expression and intuition. Perform simple techniques using gems, crystals, colors, essential oils, and other effective tools to foster healing and create positive change for your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Chakra Awakening includes color photos of more than seventy gemstones, plus step-by-step exercises to help you bring true balance to every facet of your life.Identify areas that may need adjustment Clear negative energy Align each of your chakras Create sacred space with sound and herbs
"This book can truly help you balance all of your chakras (and your life) with ease and joy!"—Denis Linn, bestselling author of Sacred Space
In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process.
Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the "hara level" and the "core star," Light Emerging is at the leading edge of healing practice in our time.
"The Soul Song for Healing and Rejuvenation" included in this book is an MP3 file that only some CD players can play. If your CD player cannot play MP3 files, you can download a music file at http://www.drsha.com and burn it to a CD that will work on virtually all CD players.
The Path of Alchemy introduces the history and basic laws of this ancient practice, and explains how it ties into Qabala, tarot, astrology, and the four elements. Safe, modern techniques-based on spagyrics (plant alchemy)-for producing distillations, stones, tinctures, and elixirs are given, along with their uses in physical healing, spiritual growth, psychic experiments, initiation, consecration, spellwork, and more. Each chapter includes meditations, projects, and suggested reading as aids to "inner transformation," an equally important aspect of alchemy. Tools, rituals, lunar and solar stones, and the elusive Philosopher's Stone are all covered in this comprehensive guide to alchemy.
Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Magick/Shamanism Book
The ESSENTIAL REIKI TEACHING MANUAL equips the Reiki initiate with the practical tools needed for launching a Reiki healing practice, leading a Reiki workshop, and becoming a more effective Reiki practitioner. This hands-on instructional guide together with the digitally re-mastered DIANE STEIN'S ESSENTIAL REIKI WORKSHOP DVD is the next best thing to a personal teaching session with Diane Stein herself.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Packed with over nine hundred photographs, this comprehensive text offers theory, martial applications, sequences, Qigong exercises, weapon training, and is an indispensable resource for those serious about Chinese martial arts.
•Translation of Ancient Baguazhang Documents
•Baguazhang Turning and Spinning Qigong
•Basic Training Hands, Feet, Posture, Stepping
•Basic Training Two Person Routines
•Body Conditioning with Weights and Poles
•Body Conditioning Two Person Routines
•Eight Palms Sequence and Martial Applications
•Eight Palms Sequence Two-Person Fighting Set
•Swimming Body Sequence and Martial Applications
•Bagua Deer Hook Sword Sequence and Martial Applications
Indisputably the most comprehensive book on Baguazhang in the English language.
The letters in this inspiring book track Bruce Lee's career and development from his decision, made while he was still in secondary school, to move to the US to further his education, through the many setbacks, redirected efforts, and triumphs of life that shaped his martial art and humanity, all the way to the last letter he ever composed, just hours before his sudden death.
After absorbing the letters in this volume, the reader will inevitably find that the private Bruce Lee was every bit as great as the public Bruce Lee, and deeper and broader by far. Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973 is conclusive evidence that a life lived well is never too short a life.
This Bruce Lee Book is part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which also features:Bruce Lee's Striking ThoughtsBruce Lee's The Tao of Gung FuBruce Lee Artist of LifeBruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human BodyBruce Lee Jeet Kune Do
Are you planning to learn Aikido, but don't know where to begin? Are you looking for a teacher? Are you taking a class but confused by the unfamiliar terms used to describe the techniques?
This aikido book offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful.
You'll learn about:The origins of aikido—its philosophy, history and techniquesHow to find a teacher and a class that is right for youGetting ready—what happens in a typical Aikido class?The essentials—stances, strikes, grabs, throws, and pinsHow to complement your aikido training with ki exercises, multiple-person training, and freestyle exercisesHow to succeed in Aikido— how to create an effective training program, test for belt promotion, and participate in competitions and tournamentsResources to help you further develop your Aikido skills
Both visionary and practical, Why People Don't Heal and How They Can presents a bold new account of the development of human consciousness and spirituality over the ages, and examines the dynamic global transformation of attitudes about healing. To help you get and stay on the path to wellness, Dr. Myss provides rituals and prayers for gaining a symbolic perspective on your life issues; for bolstering your personal power; and for connecting with a universal divine energy. Dr. Myss's breakthrough views on energy medicine and her active approach to healing life issues and physical illness will help you overcome the mental blocks that keep you from becoming well.
In the martial arts and combat sports, it's important—and sometimes a matter of life and death—not to have any weak links in your fighting arsenal. The same principle applies to your approach to nutrition and fitness. Train and fuel yourself methodically, and you can't miss, as the registered dietitian and trainer Teri Tom details here.
Your conditioning, your training regimen, and your body are in a constant state of change…and your nutrition approach must vary according to give you exactly what you need when you need it. Whether your goal is weight loss, to build muscle, or break through a plateau, here are the nutrition techniques to prepare you for any scenario.
Teri Tom, M.S., R.D., a registered dietitian, strength and conditioning coach, and leading authority on Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, explains exactly how the nutrients you consume impact your martial arts performance—and sometimes in ways you might not expect. No stranger to the challenges of competition, she guides you in choosing the best nutrition techniques to achieve your martial arts goals.
Reiki is a holistic system for balancing, healing, and harmonizing all aspects of the person-body, mind, emotions, and spirit-encouraging deep relaxation and the release of stress and tension, and promoting awareness and spiritual growth. This comprehensive manual provides much-needed support for students and teachers who want to follow the best practices.
Covering Reiki levels 1, 2, and 3, this book conveys information in an accessible, structured, and interactive way to enhance the reader's understanding, knowledge, and experience of the practice. The final section of the manual contains reference material specifically for students who wish to become professional practitioners, and for Masters who want to broaden their training. This section also offers the foundation for additional courses or workshops on topics such as health and safety and managing a successful practice.
The Reiki Manual can be used:as student preparation before a Reiki class; as a textbook during Reiki courses; as post-course reading, or for reviewing what has already been learned (it includes revision questions and revision activities); by Reiki practitioners to help them practice in the best, most professional way; and by Reiki Masters as a guide to devise and deliver a Reiki course.
More extensive than any other Reiki book on the market, The Reiki Manual will be referred to by lay readers as well as devoted students for many years to come!
Featuring a Five-Minute Daily Energy Routine for restoring the body’s natural energy flow, in addition to information on specific energy medicine exercises that can help combat a host of health conditions from headaches and nausea to insomnia and the common cold, The Little Book of Energy Medicine is essential reading for anyone looking to improve general health and well-being.
* Enhance mind and body fitness.
* Develop vitality for a healthy sex life.
* Decrease stress.
* Prevent and combat illness.
This is a fun and fulfilling form of exercise that is equally enjoyable for beginners and practitioners alike.
Small Circulation, or the Microcosmic Orbit, is the practice of circulating energy, within the human body, Qi, through the two main pathways, or "vessels" of the body. This practice is considered to be the foundation of Internal Elixir Qigong, and was a fundamental step on the path of meditation training in ancient times. Over the centuries, this practice has slowly been lost from many meditation traditions, and its importance has been forgotten.
Small Circulation regulates the Qi circulating in the Twelve Primary Qi channels, making it abundant throughout the entire body, which has been known for centuries for promoting health and longevity. This is also the foundation of Muscle/Tendon Changing Qigong (Yi Jin), which deeply conditions and strengthens the body. It is advised that you begin your meditation training by practicing Embryonic Breathing, which will help you to establish your central energy system, and to conserve and store this energy to abundant levels. Building on this foundation, Small Circulation is the next required stage of meditation training. Ultimately, one then practices Grand Circulation Meditation, which circulates Qi everywhere in the body and exchanges it with partners and the surrounding environment. Its purpose is to open the third eye and reunite the human spirit with the spirit of nature.
This book contains translation and analysis of many ancient documents used to transmit Small Circulation and Internal Elixir cultivation to future generations, and offers modern scientific explanation for learning and training safely. Though meditation is popular today for relaxation and general health, the ultimate goal of this training, in both Daoism (Taoism) and Buddhism, is spiritual enlightenment.
•Small Circulation Meditation builds the body from weak to strong and trains the mind to be calm and focused.
•Dr. Yang presents a modern method for learning safely.
•Includes scientific analysis, translation and commentary of ancient documents, and a summary of the practice methods.
As Cyndi Dale writes, all medicine is energy medicine—which is why subtle energy practices can be used to complement and enhance any approach to healing or self-care. Presented with Cyndi Dale's thorough scholarship and clear writing style, The Subtle Body Practice Manual provides professionals and laypersons alike with an indispensible resource on the many varieties and applications of energetic care—so you can begin using these powerful practices in your own life.
With the fame of Bruce Lee, the conditions in Hong Kong, and the hard work and effort of many of his classmates, the Wing Chun of the late master Yip Man became one of the most well-known and popular Chinese martial arts in the world. Although this gave Wing Chun international recognition, it also led to a lot of misconceptions. Due to a lack of authentic information, many mistakenly came to assume that the renowned Yip Man was the sole inheritor of the style and that his Wing Chun was the lone version of the art.
In fact, there are several different and distinct systems of Wing Chun. Unfortunately, over the years most of these systems have remained unseen or unreported to all but a few—until now.
Profusely illustrated with over 300 historical photographs, Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun's History and Traditions presents seldom seen information on a dozen branches of the Wing Chun art. It offers the reader side-by-side comparison of these arts by outlining each system in terms of Wing Chun history, principles, basics, and training methods:Yip Man Wing ChunYuen Kay-San Wing Chun KuenGu Lao Wing Chun KuenNanyang Wing Chun KuenPan Nam Wing Chun KuenPao Fa Lien Wing Chun KuenHung Suen Wing Chun Kuenand more!
Essential reading for everyone who has worked with Reiki at any level, Self-Healing with Reiki includes:New ways of using Reiki for a healthier and more balanced life A holistic approach to self-healing, addressing psychological, emotional, social, and environmental issues How to use Reiki for spiritual development and self-understanding Special meditations for encouraging insight and inspiration
Packed with innovative and easy-to-follow techniques, this book will provide you with access to the real impact and power of self-healing with Reiki.
In this informative, updated edition of a classic text, author and gemstone properties expert Magda Palmer has completed the mammoth task of matching gemstones and minerals to the celestial bodies of our solar system, correlating astronomical facts with gemmological research.. Her matches align with newly discovered, scientifically recognized facts in astronomical and gemmological research in order to give credence to accepted facts.
Each gemstone, rock, and crystal has a unique energy directly linked to its chemical composition and internal structure, just as the celestial bodies that influenced our time of birth emit cosmic forces gained through their inherent state of being. With our appropriate birthstones we can focus ourselves, enhance our positive objectives, and travel our Tao taking the most exhilarating paths.
Practical and grounded in a deep love of the subject, this guide offers a valuable resource for practitioners of alternative medicine using gemstones and minerals as a medium in healing.
A powerful and positive book anchored in sound knowledge and research. An enduring classic text it offers humanity valuable insights for healing and vibrant well-being.
Hazel Menehira, FTCL, ANZDA, member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and the Australian Society of Authors
In addition to fighting power, martial qigong builds robust health and longevity. By focusing on the spine and torso, Shaolin White Crane movement develops and maintains a strong, supple upper body. Flexibility and strength of the spine are notable results of this training.
It is commonly recognized that Shaolin White Crane Kung Fu is the root of Okinawan karate, and has heavily influenced Japanese martial arts. From this book, a karate practitioner will be able to trace this root back, and gain profound comprehension of empty-hand styles.
• Long time hidden secrets of White Crane revealed.
• A comprehensive analysis of Internal and External martial Qigong.
• Complete sets of White Crane Hard and Soft Qigong training.
• A thorough examination of martial power (Jin).
• Presents more than 60 White Crane Jin patterns.
• Learn mental and physical training for explosive fighting power.
• Over four hundred action photographs and illustrations.
For centuries, the secrets of kundalini have been guarded by masters and buried in esoteric texts around the globe. Kundalini Rising brings together 24 illuminating essays by some of today's most prominent voices to demystify this mysterious phenomenon.
From personal accounts and yogic practices, to brain research and historical perspectives, this compelling anthology weaves together both the mystical and practical perspectives on the rise of kundalini energy to help support your own spiritual discovery.
Contributors include: Lawrence Edwards, PhD; Bonnie Greenwell, PhD; Bruce Greyson, MD; Gene Keiffer; Penny Kelly; Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa; Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD; Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD; Gopi Krishna; Olga Louchakova; David Lukoff, PhD; Andrew B. Newberg, PhD; Stuart Perrin; John Selby; Stuart Sovatsky, PhD; Swami Sivananda Radha; Dorothy Walters, PhD; John White; Whitehawk; Barbara Harris Whitfield; Charles L. Whitfield, MD; and Ken Wilber.
In T'ai Chi Ch'uan, exercising with a sword has developed into an important art. In accordance with the principles of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, the sword practice is an exercise for good health and meditation in motion as well as a method of self-defense. It promotes the development and the application of the inner energy ch'i. The study of the T'ai Chi sword is regarded as its own path which does not necessarily require the knowledge of the other forms of T'ai Chi. It offers a valuable source of concepts and new ideas for students of other martial arts, too, regardless of their backgrounds or current practice.
Classical T'ai Chi Sword presents a clearly illustrated introduction into the sword practice complete with photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. This Tai Chi book is the first basic work on this subject covering all its important aspects.
Classical T'ai Chi Sword features:A Brief History of the Chinese SwordAspects of T'ai Chi SwordThe History of Tai Chi SwordThe Taoist BackgroundImportant Principles of Tai Chi ChuanPracticing Sword as an Exercise for Good HealthMeditation; Posture; How to MoveEnergy—Ch'i Development; The Movement of Energy by Practicing the Sword FormHolding the SwordThe Techniques in the Sword Form SequenceRemarks about Sword FightingIndividual and Partner Exercises with the SwordSteps to Learning—Difficulties Faced by Beginners in Practicing the SwordComparison of Sword FormsList of the Positions in the Sword FormThe Presentation of the Sword FormAnd more!