Park Bench Mojo


Park Bench Mojo


Park Bench Mojo, by White Feather

One late winter afternoon Penny Crawford sat down on a park bench....and her life was never again the same. This is the remarkable story of the profound transformation of Penny's life and the secret of what happened on that park bench.

A middle-aged cashier at Wal-Mart, Penny Crawford led a dismal existence. Everyone she loved had left her. Her financial situation was bleak. She suffered from numerous physical ailments. She had no social life. And then one day she sat down on a park bench....and everything changed. Hers is a story of radical transformation brought on by a secret she learned from a mysterious old man. Her dreams had all died but they came alive again after utilizing what the mysterious old man taught her. But when they came back alive they were very different. Indeed, Penny herself was very different......

A profoundly moving metaphysical story.

Polishing the Mirror

Polishing the Mirror: How to Live From Your Spiritual Heart, by Ram Dass

Moments of boundless love and realization do occur spontaneously, reflects Ram Dass, but it is our daily life practice that clarifies the mind and heart-and makes these experiences an abiding part of who we are. For over five decades, Ram Dass has ventured across the globe, into the depths of consciousness, and along the path of service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his most essential practice-based guidance for living fully in the here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed "nuts-and-bolts" instruction on Ram Dass' most valued spiritual practices, including:
  • Bhakti Yoga-opening our hearts to universal love
  • Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life
  • Karma Yoga-how humility and service profoundly transform us
  • Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom
  • Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, mantra and mala practices, and much more

  • For those both familiar and new to Ram Dass' teachings, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer's complete guide for polishing the mirror of the soul, discovering who we are and why we are here, and reflecting fully the light of our true nature.

    Ram Dass means "Servant of God." Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass is the founder of the Love Serve Remember Project and co-founder of the Seva Foundation and the Prison Ashram Project. He is the author of the worldwide spiritual classic Be Here Now, and many other books.

    "Ram Dass has been the most influential person in my own spiritual development. I treasure his wisdom as well as his spirit. Let his words in this book enter your soul-for my friend Ram Dass is divine love personified." - Wayne Dyer

    Indigo Adults



    Indigo Adults: Understanding Who You Are and What You Can Become, by Kabir Jaffe and Ritama Davidson.

    Are you an 'Indigo Adult Soul' and don't know it? A new type of person is coming into incarnation right now, almost a 'next step' in human evolution. These people hold great hope for the future - the promise of a new humanity and civilization. They are visionary and creative, progressive and independent. They carry new energies and manifest different ways of thinking and feeling. These people are called "Indigo," because the color indigo (the color seen in the "third eye") is unusually prominent in their aura. You may be familiar with the concept of "Indigo Children" and never realized that there are also Indigo adults...or that you might be one of them!

    Do you feel different? Have your differences created unusual challenges and situations? Do you experience unusual sensitivities? Feelings of being separate or misunderstood? Frustrations and dissatisfactions with the "normal" world? A deep feeling, thinking, and introspective nature? A driving need to contribute to creating a better world? A powerful longing for something more?

    "Indigo" Adults is rooted in the authors' personal experiences of the subtle dimension of life and reflects their explorations into the esoteric and mystic teachings of many traditions. "Indigo" Adults will help you identity if you (or your children) are Indigos and understand yourself, and especially your purpose as an "Indigo" here on Earth more clearly.

    Live Your Truth

    Live Your Truth, by Kamal Ravikant

    We don't stumble accidentally into an amazing life. It takes a conscious commitment to figuring out what we stand for - finding our truth. It begins by looking inside ourselves, because when it rises from within, we have no choice but to express it, to live it. That is when magic happens: fulfillment, happiness, relationships and success. The question is: How?

    With meditations on love, healing, entrepreneurship, overcoming failure, vulnerability, fear, the nature of the mind and the rhythm of life, Live Your Truth is a guide to this crucial journey of self-exploration and personal discovery. The follow up to his runaway bestseller Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, Kamal Ravikant takes you on his journey, in the hope that it will help you find your truth and inspire you to live it. Prepare to be your best self.

    From the author: "I've been fortunate enough to have some amazing experiences in my life so far. I've trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, meditated with Tibetan monks in the Dalai Lama’s monastery, earned my US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, lived in Paris, been the only non-black, non-woman member of the Black Women’s writers’ group, held the hands of dying patients, and worked with some of the best people in Silicon Valley. But the most transformative experience has been the simple act of discovering and living my truth: loving myself."

    How to be an Elder



    How to be an Elder: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

    What makes an elder, a heartfelt spirit, a clear mind, a talented heart, one who is young while old and old while young, an activist for the Soul? Is it formulae, schemas, lexicons? It could be. But also, and often more so, I think it is very like the flowering of the trees in the forest, as we gather more years: we straggle and stride onward in our better learned ways to give out even more seeds for new life, and to blossom wildly in so doing for self and others. The old ones are yet traveling underground and overland toward us as we meet one more time: La Vidente, the Seer; La Que Sabe, the Knowing Woman; La Levantadora, the Lifter of Curses, the Dangerous Old Woman in her many likenesses calls to you to 'get down to business.' (Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD)

    How to Be an Elder presents the culmination of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés' masterwork, inviting us to 'come into our own as wiser and wild souls,' through six sessions of teachings, stories, poetry, and blessings. In this fifth and final volume of Dr. Estés' landmark series, we will explore how it is that through the gathering of our years we become a beautiful refuge for ourselves, our Souls, and for those who come after us.

    "Did I mention, dear brave souls," reminds Dr. Estés, "that you came with all the seedlings needed to do your work, to take your venerable places in life? Now is the just-right time, like Sleeping Beauty, to break the enchantment, to truly awaken and awaken others, as either a rookie Dangerous Old Woman, or a mid-career Dangerous Old Woman, or as Crone with Crown complete.

    Osho Transformation Tarot


    Osho Transformation Tarot, by Osho

    This boxed deck includes a 192-page book and 60 color illustrated tarot cards. The Osho Transformation Tarot contains parables and teaching stories from the world’s greatest wisdom traditions – including Zen, Buddhism, Sufism, Tantra, Tao, and Christian and Jewish mysticism. This book, and the accompanying 60 beautiful cards illustrating the stories, help the reader toward a better understanding of their true feelings and insights about a given situation.

    Drinking the Four Winds: A Shamanic Love Story



    Drinking the Four Winds: A Shamanic Love Story, by Ross Heaven

    When Ross Heaven, a psychologist and ex-pharmaceutical industry consultant, embarks on a shamanic apprenticeship in the rainforests and mountains of South America his intention is to unlock the secrets of San Pedro, the mescaline cactus that has been used as a sacrament and teacher plant in Peru for millennia, and to learn about love and healing. What he finds is more remarkable, painful, enriching, liberating and extraordinary than he could have imagined.

    Ross Heaven was described by Guardian newspaper journalist James Shreeve as "the Joseph Campbell of our times". The director of The Four Gates Foundation for spiritual and shamanic wisdom, Ross is a psychologist, presenter, and the author of more than 10 books on shamanism, plant medicines, and the healing traditions, including The Hummingbird's Journey to God (the first book to be written about shamanic healing with the plant teacher San Pedro), Plant Spirit Shamanism (about ayahuasca and San Pedro healing and the therapeutic uses of other plants), Plant Spirit Wisdom (about healing traditions and practices with native European plants), and The Sin Eater's Last Confessions (about the folk-healing practices of Wales).

    As well as his work with native shamanism, Ross has visited Peru since the 1990's to work with the ayahuasceros and curanderos of the Amazon and Andes, and with ayahuasca and San Pedro, the two legendary sacraments and teacher plants used by the shamans of these regions to heal the mind, body, and soul, and to unlock new levels of expanded consciousness.

    He now offers the same opportunity for others, with retreat programmes and journeys to Peru where participants can work with indigenous healers and explore and expand their awareness through shamanic encounters with visionary plants. He has also worked with the shamans and plant healing traditions of Haiti and his experiences in this area are recorded in his book Vodou Shaman, of which Publisher's Weekly said "This stands out as one of the most articulate and well-intentioned guidebooks available".

    In his workshops, Ross draws from his cross-cultural knowledge of shamanism and its healing possibilities for creating new ways to understand ourselves, our connections to the Earth, and the journeys we are on. Order from Amazon



    Reduced to Joy



    Reduced to Joy, by Mark Nepo

    Mark Nepo is emerging as one of the truly significant writers and thinkers of today. Nepo has a singular way of distilling great truths down to their essence. Moreover, during his cancer journey, Nepo relied on the power of expression and the writing process to keep him tethered to life. In Reduced to Joy, Mark Nepo explores the places where pain and joy are stitched to resilience, uncovering them with deep wisdom, poetic passages and personal revelations. Nepo reminds us all of the secret and sacred places within, forgotten in the noise and chatter of our busy distracted 21st Century lives. Reduced to Joy is a lesson in stillness, in standing in the mystery and, above all, in the work of love.

    Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and author of thirteen books including the New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. A highly popular workshop leader, Nepo travels internationally. He lives and writes in southwest Michigan.

    The Art of Simple Food II



    The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden, by Alice Waters

    Alice Waters, the iconic food luminary, presents 200 new recipes that share her passion for the many delicious varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that you can cultivate in your own kitchen garden or find at your local farmers’ market.

    A beautiful vegetable-focused book, The Art of Simple Food II showcases flavor as inspiration and embodies Alice’s vision for eating what grows in the earth all year long. She shares her understanding of the whole plant, demystifying the process of growing and cooking your own food, and reveals the vital links between taste, cooking, gardening, and taking care of the land. Along the way, she inspires you to feed yourself deliciously through the seasons. From Rocket Salad with Babcock Peaches and Basil to Moroccan Asparagus and Spring Vegetable Ragout to Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, Alice shares recipes that celebrate the ingredients she loves: tender leaf lettuces, fresh green beans, stone fruits in the height of summer, and so much more. Advice for growing your own fruits and vegetables abounds in the book—whether you are planting a garden in your backyard or on your front porch or fire escape. It is gleaned from her close relationships with local, sustainable farmers. Read more


    Transmission: Receiving the Living Wisdom of Spiritual Teachers



    Transmission: Receiving the Living Wisdom of Spiritual Teachers, by Jack Kornfield

    What is transmitted from a spiritual teacher to a student? The possibilities of love and freedom, of living in a joyful heart. Extraordinary spiritual teachers empower us, pointing us towards our own awakening. In their presence, we can feel the qualities of enlightenment rather than just hearing about them, and we are inspired to see in a new way. With Transmission, author and teacher Jack Kornfield shares eight sessions of in-depth teachings illuminating the student-teacher relationship. Through a treasure trove of personal stories about the Dalai Lama, Chögyam Trungpa, Dipa Ma, Ajahn Chah, and other masters, we see how teachers embody the many facets of the jewel of enlightened consciousness - including humor, discipline, humility, joyousness, uncanny perspicacity, and unfathomable compassion - and how we, too, can fully awaken these qualities in ourselves.

    Exploring such topics as devotion, the tender heart of sadness, meditation, and patience, Jack reveals the power of opening one's heart to a true spiritual teacher as well as the potential pitfalls and challenges of the teacher-student relationship. With warmth, humor, and practical advice-including what to do if there are no spiritual teachers near your home, Transmission opens possibilities for anyone to deepen, practice, and awaken. Read more