Ways of Knowing™ Symposium: Exploring Cultural Based Healing Traditions & Practice

Resources

Books, Films, Music, Websites, Misc.

Allen, Catherine A., Bryan, Mark, and Julia Cameron. The Artist’s Way at Work: Riding the Dragon. Harper Paperbacks, 1999.
A follow-up to the authors’ best seller, The Artist’s Way.

Avila, Elena and Joy Parker. Woman Who Glows in the Dark: A Curandera Reveals
Traditional Aztec Secrets of Physical and Spiritual Health. Tarcher, 2000.
An autobiographical account of how a psychiatrist nurse specialist became a folk medicine healer, this also explains the origins and practice of one of the oldest forms of medicine in the New World.

Amorok, Tina, Micozzi, Marc, and Marilyn Schlitz. Consciousness and Healing: Integral
Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine. Churchill Livingstone, 2004.

Amorok, Tina, Schlitz, Marilyn, and Cassandra Vieten. Living Deeply: The Art and
Science of Transformation in Everyday Life. Noetic Book/New Harbinger Publications, 2008.

Arrien, Angeles. The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher,
Healer, and Visionary. HarperCollins, 1993.
A leading expert on native spirituality and shamanism reveals the four archetypal principles of the Native American medicine wheel and how they can lead us to a higher spirituality and a better world.
—. Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom. Sounds True, Inc., 2007.
(For more information, see Arrien’s website: http://angelesarrien.com/)

Arvigo, Rosita. Sastun: One Woman’s Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their
Efforts to Save the Vani. HarperOne, 1995.

Barasch, Marc Ian. The Healing Path: A Soul Approach to Illness. Penguin Books Ltd.,
1995.

Psychology Today editor Barash explores the healing powers of spirituality in light of his own battle with thyroid cancer.

Bates, Brian. The Wisdom of Wyrd. Rider & Co., 1996
An exposition of the cosmology and shamanism which dominated northern and western Europe in the first 1000 years AD.

Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2004.

Benton- Banai, Edward. The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway. Red School
House, 1988.
The Mishomis Book was originally prepared for the young, but has become a classic educational tool for high school and college classes and for many other people seeking a better understanding of Native, and in particular Algonquin cultural history written from the perspective and knowledge of an Ojibwe Fish Clan elder, Edward Benton Banai of Lac Courte Oreilles.

Borysenko, Joan. Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. Bantam, 1988.
Borysenko, co-founder and director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, describes the clinic’s ten-week program for learning to “mind the body” through a medical synthesis of neurology, immunology, and psychology.

Bott, Victor. Spiritual Science and the Art of Healing: Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophical
Medicine. Healing Arts Press, 1996.
Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical medicine, highly regarded and widely practiced in Europe, integrates allopathic medical practices with alternative remedies, including dietary and nutritional therapies, massage, hydrotherapy, art therapy, and counseling.

Bourgault, Luc. The American Indian: Secrets of Crystal Healing. Foulsham, 1996.

Boyd, Doug. Swami: Encounters with Modern Mystics. Himalayan Institute Press, 1976.
—. Mad Bear: Spirit, Healing, and the Sacred in the Life of a Native American Medicine
Man. Touchstone, 1994.

Bruyere, Rosalyn. Wheels of Light: Chakras, Auras, and the Healing Energy of the Body.
Fireside, 1994.

Buhner, Stephen. The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant
Medicines to Life on Earth. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002.

Byron, Katie, and Stephen Mitchell. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change
Your Life. Harmony, 2002.
A thrice-married housewife and mother of three who once suffered from depression, Katie presents what she calls “the Work,” a series of questions to help alter bad thinking patterns and reveal painful truths.
Byron, Katie, and Michael Katz. I Need Your Love – Is That True? How to Stop
Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead. Three Rivers Press, 2006.
Katie reintroduces the form of self-questioning called “The Work” that she originally presented in Loving What Is, but here she tackles relationships—and what spoils them.

Capra, Fritjof. The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems.
Anchor, 1997.

Castaneda, Carlos. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowing. Washington
Square Press, 1985.
In a series of dialogues, Castaneda sets forth his partial initiation with Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian shaman from the state of Sonora, Mexico. He describes don Juan’s perception and mastery of the “non-ordinary reality” and how peyote along with other plants sacred to the Mexican Indians were used as gateways to the mysteries of “dread,” “clarity,” and “power.”
(For a complete book list, see http://www.castaneda.com)

Chancellor, Phillip M. Bach Flower Remedies. Keats Publishing Inc., 1971.

Chi, R. Makana Risser. Na Mo’olelo Lomilomi: The Traditions of Hawaiian Massage
and Healing. Bishop Museum Press, 2005.

Chi, R. Makana Risser, and John C. Kalani Zak. Hawaiian Massage Lomilomi: Sacred
Touch of Aloha. Hawaiian Insights, Inc., 2007.

Chodron, Pema. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Shambhala,
1996.
Chodron’s book is filled with useful advice about how Buddhism helps readers to cope with the grim realities of modern life, including fear, despair, rage and the feeling that we are not in control of our lives. Through reflections on the central Buddhist teaching of right mindfulness, Chodron orients readers and gives them language with which to shape their thinking about the ordinary and extraordinary traumas of modern life.
—. Start Where You Are: A guide to Compassionate Living. Shambhala, 2001.
—. The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times. Shambhala,
2007.
(For a complete booklist, see: http://www.shambhala.org/teachers/pema/)

Chopra, Depok. How To Know God: The Soul’s Journey into the Mystery of Mysteries.
Random House, 2000.
Chopra charts a fascinating course through mysticism, religious ecstasy, genius, telepathy, multiple personality, and clairvoyance, drawing insights from psychology, neurology, and physics, as well as from the great religions.

Crockett, Tom. Stone Age Wisdom: The Healing Principles of Shamanism. Fair Winds
Press, 2003.

Cruden, Loren. Walking the Maze: The Enduring Presence of Celtic Spirit. Inner
Traditions/Bear & Company, 1998.
Cruden, a midwife and herbal healer, equates Celtic customs with Native American traditions and rituals.

Deng, Ming-dao. Chronicles of Tao: The Secret Life of a Taoist Master. HarperOne,
1993.

Devereux, Paul. Shamansim & The Mystery Lines: Ley Lines, Spirit Paths, Shape-
Shifiting & Out-of-Body Travel. Llewellyn Publications, 1994.

Eisley, Loren.  The Immense Journey: An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries
of Man and Nature. Vintage, 1959.

Emoto, Masaru. The Hidden Messages in Water. Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them.

Erdoes, Richard, and John (Fire) Lame Deer. Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions. Pocket,
1994.
Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the white man’s world — rodeo clown, painter, prisoner. But, above all, he was a holy man of the Lakota tribe.

Gardner, Howard. Five Minds for the Future. Harvard Business School Press, 2007.
Howard contends that the future requires individuals to learn and think in different ways, and defines the cognitive abilities that an individual must master, including the ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines.

Gerber, Richard. Vibrational Medicine. Inner Tradition, 2001.
—. A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine: Energy Healing and
Spiritual Transformation. HarperCollins, 2001.

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy,
India, and Indonesia. Penguin, 2007.

Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Back Bay Books,
2007.

Goldstein, Joseph. Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom. Shambhala, 2003.
The fruit of some twenty years’ experience leading Buddhist meditation retreats, this book touches on a wide range of topics raised repeatedly by meditators and includes favorite stories, key Buddhist teachings, and answers to most-asked questions.

Grof, Stanislav. When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-ordinary Reality.
Sounds True, 2006.
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist who has researched non-ordinary states of consciousness for over half a century. One of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology, Dr. Grof is the president of the International Transpersonal Association.
(For a complete book list and more information, see http://www.holotropic.com/)

Gutmanis, June. Kahuna La’au Lapa’au: Hawaiian Herbal Medicine. Island Heritage
Publishing, 1976.

Halifax, Joan. Shaman: The Wounded Healer. Crossroad Publishing Company, 1983.

Hillman, James, and Michael Ventura. We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy –
And the World’s Getting Worse. HarperOne, 1993.

Hunt, Valerie W. Mind Mastery Meditations: A Workbook for the “Infinite Mind.”
Malibu Publishing, 1997.

Ingerman, Sandra. Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self. Harper, 1991.

Jarrow, Rick. Creating the Work You Love. Inner Tradition, 1990.
(For more information, see Jarrow’s website: http://www.anticareer.com)

Johnston, Anita A. Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their
Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling. Gurze Books, 2000.

Judith, Anodea. Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a
Path to Self. Celestial Arts, 2004.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through
Mindfulness. Hyperion, 2006.
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Bind and Mind to
Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Delta, 1990.

Kaminski, Patricia, and Richard Katz. Flower Essence Repertory. Flower Essence
Society, 1994.

Kaptchuk, Ted. The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine.
NTC Publishing Group, 1984.

Keeney, Bradford. Shaking Medicine: The Healing Power of Ecstatic Movement. Destiny
Books, 2007.
Keeney investigates the full spectrum of the healing cycle that occurs when moving from ecstatic arousal to deep trance relaxation. He explains how the alternating movement produced while shaking brings all the body’s energetic systems into balance.

Koerner, Joellen. Mother, Heal My Self: An Intergenerational Healing Journey Between
Two Worlds. Crestport Press, 2003.
A stirring true-life story of how the daughter of a revered nurse leader was saved by a Lakota Sioux. It probes the meaning of being a healer and being healed, of being a mother, and how spiritual issues are passed from one generation to the next.

Krishnamurti, J. Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti . HarperOne, 1996.
Freedom includes selections from Krishnamurti’s early works, his ‘Commentaries on Living’, and his discourses on life, the self, meditation, sex and love. These writings reveal Krishnamuri’s core teachings in their full eloquence and power: the nature of personal freedom; the mysteries of life and death; and the ‘pathless land’, the personal search for truth and peace.

Levine, Peter. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform
Overwhelming Experiences. North Atlantic Books, 1997.
Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It asks and answers an intriguing question: why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.
(For a complete book list and more, see http://www.traumahealing.com/)

Levine, Stephen, and Ondrea Levine. Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living
and Conscious Dying. Anchor, 1989.

Levine, Stephen. A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last.
Harmony/Bell Tower, 1998.
As a counselor for the terminally ill and author of many works on spirituality and dying, Levine has come to believe that preparing for or “practicing” death reminds one of the beauty of life. Here Levine himself relates his experiences and emotions in his yearlong experiment in “conscious living.”

Leider, Richard J. and David A. Shapiro. Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in
the Second Half of Life. Koehler, 2008. (available July 2008)

Lipton, Bruce H. The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter
and Miracles. Mountain of Love, 2005.
Lipton’s experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which cells receive information. This research shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.

Lockie, Andrew. Family Guide to Homeopathy: Symptoms and Natural Solutions.
Fireside, 1993.

Lusseyran, Jacques. And There Was Light. Parabola Books, 1987.
Lusseyran, blinded at the age of eight by a freak accident, becomes a youth leader in the French Underground during World War II. While still in his teens, he is arrested and sent to Buchenwald, where he serves his fellow prisoners as translator and disseminator of information, never giving in to despair.

Malis, Thomas E. Fools Crow. Bison Books, 1990.
Frank Fools Crow, a spiritual and civic leader of the Teton Sioux, spent nearly a century helping those of every race. He tells Mails about his eventful life, from early reservation days when the Sioux were learning to farm, to later times when alcoholism, the cash economy, and World War II were fast eroding the old customs.

Mayer, Elizabeth Lloyd. Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the
Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind. Bantam, 2007.
From Sigmund Freud’s writings on telepathy to secret CIA experiments on remote viewing, from leading-edge neuroscience to the world of quantum physics, Dr. Mayer reveals a wealth of credible and fascinating research into the realm where the mind seems to trump the laws of nature.

McTaggart, Lynn. The Field. HarperCollins, 2002.
During the past few decades, respected frontier scientists all over the globe have produced extraordinary evidence to show that an energy field — the Zero Point Field — connects everything in the universe, and we ourselves are part of this vast dynamic network of energy exchange.
—. The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World.
Simon and Schuster, 2007.

Mehl-Madrona, Lewis. Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing.
Touchstone, 1998.

Morgan, Marlo. Mutant Messages Down Under. HarperCollins, 1994.
An health practitioner from the American Midwest, Morgan was working with underprivileged Aborigine youths in the inner cities of Australia when a group of Aborigines offered her a chance to learn firsthand about their culture.

Morse, Melvin, and Paul Perry. Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and
How Brains Are  Linked to the Universe. HarperCollins, 2000.
Morse and Perry have written two previous books on this subject, and here take a scientific approach to understanding our relationship with God by focusing on the brain’s right temporal lobe. An area of unlimited potential, the right temporal lobe, the authors explain, is receptive to information found in patterns of energy emanating from the universal mind.

Myss, Caroline. Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. Three
Rivers Press, 1997.
—. Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. Harmony, 1997. 
—. Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential. Three Rivers Press, 2003.
(For a complete book list, see: www.myss.com)

Neihardt, John G. Black Elk Speaks. Pocket, 1981.
The story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during the twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story.

Nouwen, Henri J.M. Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring. HarperOne,
1995.
(For a complete book list, see http://www.henrinouwen.org/)

Ornish, Dean. Love & Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy.
Collins, 1999.

Osbon, Diane K. Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion.
Harper Perennial, 1995.

Oschmann, James. Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis. Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Palmer, Parker. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. Jossey-
Bass, 2004.
(For a complete booklist, see http://www.couragerenewal.org/)

Peacock, Thomas D., and Mariene Wisuri. Ojibwe Waasa Inaabiddaa: We Look in All
Directions. Afton Historical Society Press, 2001.
Using interview excerpts, photos, maps, artwork, historical analysis, and their own personal stories, Peacock an Ojibwe educator with a doctorate from Harvard and photographer Wisuri present the past and present of this diverse group as well as speculations on their future.
—-. The Good Path: Ojibwe Leaning and Activity Book for Kids. Afton Historical
Society Press, 2002.
Kids of all cultures journey through time with the Ojibwe people as their guide to the Good Path and its nine universal lessons of courage, cooperation, and honor.

Pearce, Joseph Chilton. The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit.
Inner Traditions International, Ltd., 2004.
Pearce examines the current biological understanding of our neural organization to address how we can transcend our current evolutionary capacities and limitations. He argues that it is the dynamic interaction of biology and spirit that allows transcendence from one evolutionary place to the next.

Peat, David. Gentle Action. Pari Publishing, 2008.
Peat argues that traditional forms of action (aid programs, government policies, social interventions, etc) are often ineffective or even socially disruptive. This book proposes a radically new approach of working from within a system in gentle and intelligent ways, and discusses how businesses can be creatively reorganized.

Perkins, John. Shapeshifting: Shamanic Techniques for Global and Personal
Transformation. Destiny Books, 1997.
An exploration of the shamanic practice of shape shifting and the story of how learning these techniques helped the author transform from corporate executive to environmental activist.

Pert, Candice B. Molecules of Emotion. Scribner, 1997.

Radin, Dean I. The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena.
HarperEdge, 1997.
Uniting the latest in high-tech experiments, including data from his own groundbreaking research, with teachings of mystics and theories of quantum physics, Radin explores myriad phenomena: from ESP to ghosts to psychokinesis.

Ray, Paul H., and Sharon Ruth Anderson. The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million
People are Changing the World. Three Rivers Press, 2001.  

Remen, Rachel Naomi. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. Riverhead Trade,
1997.
(For more information, see http://www.rachelremen.com)

Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Four Agreements: A Practical guide to Personal Freedom, A
Toltec Wisdom Book. Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997.
Ruiz, whose workshop teachings are distilled here, was born into a Mexican family of traditional healers, became a surgeon in adulthood, then underwent a near-death experience that made him reexamine his life, his beliefs. Like the popular works of the late Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz’s teachings focus on dreams and visions.

Rosenberg, Marshall. Non-violent Communication: a Language of Life. Puddledancer
Press, 1999.
Marshall Rosenberg offers stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that explain how the language you use can strengthen your relationships, build trust, prevent conflicts and heal pain.

Sanford, Matthew W. Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. Rodale, 2006.
The story of a young man form Duluth who became paraplegic at the age of thirteen as the result of a car accident and now teaches yoga in the Twin Cities. Sanford can feel the prana energy beyond where his nerves to his back were crushed. He is changing the way Physical Therapists approach the disabled.
(Also see Matt’s website: http://www.matthewsanford.com)

Sarangerel. Riding Windhorses: A Journey into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism.
Destiny Books, 2000.

Schucman, Helen. A Course in Miracles. Welcome Rain Publishers, 2006.
When Columbia University professor of medical psychology Helen Schucman began hearing a voice, she transcribed what she heard. She eventually identified the voice that she was hearing as Jesus, delivering a message of compassion and forgiveness for the modern world.

Sha, Zhi Gang. Soul  Mind Body Medicine: A Complete Soul Healing System for Optimal
Health and Vitality. New World Library, 2006.
Combines Western wisdom with ancient Chinese healing secrets and powerful new techniques for energy and spiritual healing.

Sheldrake, Rupert. The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God. Park Street
Press, 1994.
Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s preeminent biologists, has revolutionized scientific thinking with his vision of a living, developing universe and here envisions a new paradigm in which traditional wisdom, intuitive experience, and scientific insight can co-exist and be mutually enriching.

Some, Malidoma Patrice. Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life
of an African Shaman. Penguin, 1995.
—. The Healing Wisdom of Africa. Penguin Group, 1999.

Stauss, Konrad. Bonding Psychotherapie. Kösel Verlag Frühjahr, 2006.

Suchocki, Marjorie Hewitt. In God’s Presence: Theological Reflections on Prayer.
Chalice Press, 1996.

Trevino, Haven. The Tao of Healing: Meditations for Body and Spirit. New World
Library, 1999.
Haven Trevino, a lifelong student of Taoism, was in the final stages of Lou Gehrig’s disease when he wrote this book. His modern adaptation of the Tao Te Ching lends itself beautifully to the subject of healing, offering insight, humor, and hope.

Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. New World
Library, 2004.
—. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. Penguin, 2008.
In A New Earth, Tolle expands on the powerful ideas he advanced in The Power of Now to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. (Featured by Oprah)

Walsch, Neale Donald. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue. G.P.
Putnam’s Sons, 1996.
(For a complete booklist, see http://www.nealedonaldwalsch.com/)

Walters, Clare. Aromatherapy: An Illustrated Guide. Element Books, 1998.

Wesselman, Hank. Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future. Bantam, 1996.
While living on the flank of an active Hawaiian volcano between 1985 and 1989, anthropologist Wesselman reports, he had a series of visionary experiences. Projected 5000 years into the future, into the consciousness of a Hawaiian kahuna, Wesselman has adventures in the spirit world and also watches as a band of Hawaiian natives sail to the former California coast to rediscover the lost, devastated continent of North America.

Whitworth, Eugene E. Nine Faces of Christ: Quest of the True Initiate. DeVorss &
Company, 1993.

Whyte, David. Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity. Riverhead
Trade, 2002.

Wright, MacHaelle S. Behaving as if the God in All Life Mattered. Perelandra, 1997.

Yarbo, Chelsea Quinn. Messages from Michael. Penguin, 1995.
Recounts the first contact made by a group of friends with a mass of spirits known as Michael, sharing the voices’ messages on life and beyond.

Yin, Chunyi. Born a Healer. Spring Forest Qigong Company, Inc., 2003
Born A Healer begins with the story of Chunyi Lin’s journey from an often terrifying childhood in the tumultuous and violent Cultural Revolution in his native China to becoming the renowned healer and teacher he is today. The book continues with an introduction to Spring Forest Qigong.

Zurheide, Jeffry R. When Faith is Tested (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling).
Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1997.

Films

“Coma” (2008)
Filmmaker Liz Garbus explores the human side of a difficult medical situation in Coma, a documentary that follows four patients at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center’s Center for Head Injuries.

“Dreamkeeper” (2003)
A century old Native American storyteller and his grandson, a troubled 17 year-old boy, embark on a cross-country journey toward self-discovery.

“Down the Rabbit Hole” (2006)

“Hawaiian Meditations” (2001) (a film by John C. Zak)
Available at http://www.zakwestproductions.com/

“Mother Teresa” (2003)

“Pule Wailele” (a film by John C. Zak)
A documentary film about Hawaii’s rainforests, waterfalls and natural settings, as well as an exploration of the lives of Hawaiians who are reconnecting to their culture through the land.
Available at http://www.zakwestproductions.com/

“Quantum Mind of God” (2007)
New Age philosopher and writer Philip Gardiner addressing and exploring concepts regarding the significance of human existence, the presence (or absence) of a divine creator, and the existence of absolute truth.

“Sicko” (2007)

“The Story of the Weeping Camel” (2005)
A nomadic family in Mongolia’s Gobi desert faces a problem when a white camel colt is born in a difficult delivery and the mother rejects it. Ritual, tradition, and community are explored as a musical ceremony is performed in an effort to get the mother camel to accept her colt.

“The Serpent and the Sun” (forthcoming)
Serpent And The Sun : Tales Of An Aztec apprentice was filmed on a 2 year long Journey to the forgotten Aztec lands in and around Mexico.

“What the Bleep Do We Know?!” (2005)

Instructional Videos

“Spring Forest Qigong” with Master Chunyi Lin
For information see the official website: http://www.springforestqigong.com

Music/Audio

Alina (singer, songwriter, pianist) (Official Website: http://www.alina-music.com/)

Pert, Candice. “Psychosomatic Wellness.” (Audio CD, 2008)

Websites

Website for the Collective Wisdom Initiative: http://www.collectivewisdominitiative.org/

Website for TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design): http://www.ted.com/index.php/
TED is devoted to giving millions of knowledge-seekers around the globe direct access to thee world’s greatest thinkers and teachers.

Recommended: Interview with Isabelle Allende: Tales of Passion.
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/204
Novelist Isabel Allende talks about writing, women, passion, feminism.

http://www.sky-lynx.com
This site offers much about Anishinaabe spirituality and philosophy.

Website for the Institute for Noetic Sciences: http://www.noetic.org

Website for Belleruth Naparstek (guided imagery): http://healthjourneys.com/

Other: Themes, People, Publications

Monica Sharma, M.D.
Director, Leadership and Capacity Development, at the United Nations, OHRLLS, Monica Sharma is responsible for whole systems transformation and leadership development worldwide, with a focus on least developed countries.

Quest Magazine
Website: http://www.theosophical.org

Psychoneuroimmunology

Shaman’s Drum Journal
Website: http://shamansdrum.org/

YES! Magazine
Website: http://www.yesmagazine.org/

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