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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh take on familiar concepts, November 10, 2015
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I've been studying and working with many of the ideas in this book for the better part of my life. It is only after reading this that I've come to understand that mentally striving for a sense of inner completion is the same as waging war to create peace. Thank you Mr. Tolle for providing this invaluable sign post on the path of enlightenment.
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Mage and Minions
Mage and Minions
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick to learn and fun to play, October 10, 2015
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Easy to learn and nice to look at.


Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps - Castille Soap Baby Mild Unscented, 1 Gallon
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps - Castille Soap Baby Mild Unscented, 1 Gallon
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply, the real deal, December 10, 2013
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Ingredients are minimal, organic, and fairly traded. None of the crap you don't want...no sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, pthalates, or artificial fragrance. However, if you still think soap has to be strongly foaming and scented like detergent to get you clean, you won't be happy with Dr. Bronner's.


Northern Lore: A Field Guide To The Northern Mind, Body & Spirit
Northern Lore: A Field Guide To The Northern Mind, Body & Spirit
by Eoghan Odinsson
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but hurt by lack of proofreading, September 9, 2011
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This book has a lot of positives. It's a holistic, high level, well-organized collection of Northern Lore that, along with titles like The Rune Primer by S. Plowright, is a "must read" for students of Northern Tradition. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on weather lore, herbal lore, and Northern cuisine (I can't wait to make my own mead). And though I didn't care for the sections on Runic Yoga and Stav, I appreciated the author's honest presentation of each as recent inventions inspired by Northern Tradition rather than billing them AS Northern Tradition, like others have done.

The negatives are few but pervasive. Frequent gramatical and punctuation errors (as well as the occassional omission or formatting snafu) really detract from the book's overall quality. The Kindle edition is in desperate need of some careful proofreading. Perhaps the most glaring error for me was the omission of medications contraindicated for use of Feverfew in Chapter 5 - Herb Lore and Leechcraft (Kindle location 1389). Had it not been for these typos, I'd have easily given _Northern Lore_ 5 stars.
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Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation (Earth Life Series)
Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation (Earth Life Series)
by Sanaya Roman
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.74
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roman remains a pioneer, August 27, 2011
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New age pioneer Sanaya Roman has remained authentic and credible throughout her successful career. This book was first published about 25 years ago, long before opportunistic enterprises which capitalized on its wisdom (e.g. _The Secret_ and others) burst onto the scene.

I first read this about 10 years ago, and have lent and repurchased it frequently since. Rather than the "vague psychobabble" some critics have said it contains, this book offers gentle and practical ways to catalyze positive transformation using gratitude and acceptance. Highly recommended.


The Rune Primer: A Down to Earth Guide to the Runes
The Rune Primer: A Down to Earth Guide to the Runes
by Sweyn Plowright
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.95
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start here!, August 26, 2011
Clear, concise, practical, and very useful. Well worth the money for anyone looking for an approachable, objective view of Rune history that aims to help the reader separate fact from the deluge of fiction woven into the fabric of the modern Runic Revival. A must have for any serious student of Northern Tradition.


Wicca's Charm: Understanding the Spiritual Hunger Behind the Rise of Modern Witchcraft and Pagan Spirituality
Wicca's Charm: Understanding the Spiritual Hunger Behind the Rise of Modern Witchcraft and Pagan Spirituality
by Catherine Edwards Sanders
Edition: Paperback
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks intellectual credibility, August 23, 2011
This book was funded and published by a Christian source, and written to a Christian audience. Despite the author's assertions of objectivity, her writing contains none.

Why I gained respect for the author:

- She called on fellow Christians to be more environmentally conscious and to recognize women as spiritual equals.

- She pointed out how many Wiccans and Neo-Pagans are hypocrites, and this encouraged some serious self-assessment. (Many of us shake a disapproving finger at consumer culture with one hand, while handing over ridiculous amounts of money with the other for the latest flavor of tarot deck, ritual gear, etc.)

Why this respect was lost:

- She attempted to appear balanced and objective when actually she was neither. This book is written from the subjective view that Wicca is wrong and Christianity is right.

- Sanders' hypocrisy when discussing a Pagan creation myth. When she questioned Wiccans and Neo-Pagans about why they chose their current path over Christianity, one of the most frequent answers was "It empowers women, unlike Christianity." The author then discusses why she feels Wicca isn't empowering for women, citing the fallacy of the matriarchal myth as well as the womanizing tendencies of a man who influenced early Wicca, Aleister Crowley. Yes, many scholars agree that the idea of a "matriarchal golden age" is unlikely...but plenty also agree that the Biblical creation myth is equally implausible. I'm curious why Sanders subjects one myth to scrutiny but not the other. And as far as the author's insistence that Christianity actually _does_ empower women, give me a break. Eve was the bearer of original sin, right?

If I could go back and borrow this book instead of buy it, I definitely would.


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