Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday 13: The Last 13 Books I Have Read

The most recent thirteen books that I have read:

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara Kingsolver
I grew up in a farming family and still learned a lot from this book. It gives a great picture of the journey our food takes to get to our tables. You will not view food the same way after reading it.

The Symbolism of the Tarot P.D. Ouspensky
He treats the Tarot the way Joseph Campbell treats ancient myth.

Illusions Richard Bach
No surprise here, huh? This is one of those books that I have to read again every few years. I always find something new in it or something that relates to where I am right now.

The Good Remembering Llyn Roberts
I study with Llyn every time I get the chance. She truly is a modern day shaman.

Skinny Legs and All Tom Robbins
I just have to go back and read a Robbins story every now and then. I laugh so hard I almost cry and still learn a few things.

The Astonishing Power of Emotions Abraham – Hicks
Ask and It is Given Abraham - Hicks
This is the original law of attraction stuff. However, it is much more than that and it is only that at the same time. If you can’t wrap your head around communications from non-physical beings, you can still appreciate the information given here. It picks up where Seth left off by giving practical ways to overcome your self-sabotaging behaviors and thoughts.

Anatomy of the Spirit Caroline Myss
Sacred Contracts Caroline Myss
This is an ongoing study for me. I am fascinated by the idea of only one entity of self although most of us have been taught to see a division between our bodies and our spirits with our minds as some kind of go between. With my work as massage therapist, craniosacral therapist and Reiki master, I am very aware of this connection and use it to facilitate improvement in my clients’ well being. I really want to study with Caroline Myss.

Coyote Medicine Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Coyote Wisdom Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Coyote Healing Lewis Mehl-Madrona
This author is an M. D. who is half Native-American and is very connected to Native American shamanism. I read a lot of books on shamanism and these are some of my favorites to date. He uses old stories to facilitate healing and explains the use of stories told for others as well as the way we use the stories we all tell ourselves. One of my favorite passages in these books is in Coyote Healing where he applies the story telling concept to MLMs. Having been lured into one of those for a short time, I was amazed by the similarities. He is another person with whom I would love to study.

I’m having a hard time figuring out which book I read 13 books ago. It was either:

Law Of Attraction Abraham- Hicks or

The Architecture of All Abundance Lenedra J. Carroll
I have given away several copies of this book. It contains wonderful insights on dealing with yourself, other people and life in general. The author is the mother of the singer Jewel. or

The Mermaid Chair Sue Monk Kidd
I seldom read light fiction but I like this author who also wrote The Secret Life of Bees. I guess she is more mid-weight than light.


Anonymous said...

you sure fill your head with good stuff, we are not only what we eat but what we read as well.:)

Anne said...

Looks like a well-balanced reading list. I think I'd stay away from a book that talked me into making cheese though :). I've made yogurt, but it never occurred to me to try for cheese. Good for you!

Thanks for stopping by smellshorsey and leaving a comment. I enjoyed reading the similar post at little pea pod -- thanks for heads up. She covered a larger quantity of offensive "labels" that people are wearing on their clothes -- and I agree. I have a friend who has a rule at her house that you can't wear clothing with anything written on it. I think that's a good rule.

MsLittlePea said...

Wow. I haven't read any of these and I'm glad I haven't because now I have 13 on my TBR list. Someone told me I would love Richard Bach and Tom Robbins....

hele said...

I'm reading a beautiful book about druids and saint Patrick.

Angela said...

Thank you for posting this. I love Joseph Campbell so much (Barbara Kingsolver, too). But most of these I haven't read, so I'm excited to add them to the list.

thailandchani said...

Oh, geez! I would give my queendom to study with Caroline Myss! :)



heartinsanfrancisco said...

The Secret Life of Bees is a beautiful novel.

I have all of Caroline Myss's books and would also love to study with her. (I would even give up Chani's queendom to do so.)

You deserve a medal for even remembering back 13 books ago!

seventh sister said...

Chani has a queendom? Can we get a guided tour?