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Hidden Energy

Healing Is Believing

Review by Amir Fasad

This overview of the "free energy" scene by Jeane Manning and her new co-author, Susan Manewich, has high and low points. For anyone expecting hard data about how to build an over-unity device, it will be a disappointment, but it does cover a few interesting topics. (more...)

Review by Stephanie Merchant

Dr Mills is a physician, veterinarian, and Reiki master teacher. This is her second book, and it consists of 16 vignettes how she has used reiki to heal people and animals


Evidence of Eternity

Meditation As A Way Of Life

On The Edge of Reality

Magicians of the Gods by Graham Hancock

Review by Dana Doerksen, Librarian, Seattle Metaphysical Library

This is an entertaining account of Anthony's psychic experiences and client readings offered as evidence of spirit communication. Mark Anthony, registered as the Psychic Lawyer, is a self-professed fourth generation medium. (more...)

Review by Dana Doerksen, Librarian, Seattle Metaphysical Library

This guidebook, teaching meditation and other spiritual techniques, was written by a man who studied and practiced the teachings of the Indian Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda for over forty years, including meditation and spiritual training in an ashram in California. (more...)

Review by Margaret Bartley

This book is both an introduction to these new understandings and areas of study, as well as a record of what the Andrews themselves have experienced. It is an introduction to UFOs, orbs, global prophecies of Changing Times (including environmental collapse and solar events) and our innate human desire to grow and understand... (more...)

Review by Amir Fasad

This starts on a high note, with an impressive chapter about Gobelki Tepe, in Turkey, where Mr. Hancock convincingly demonstrates the immense age of the site, and the presence there of astronomical alignments alignments which indicate a concern for the time period we are currently living in. A later chapter describes ... (more...)

Steampunk Magic

Calico Horses and the Patchwork Trail Paperback by Lorraine Turner

The Anatomy of Consciousness

The Fourth Phase of Water by Dr. Gerald Pollack

Review by Dana Doerksen, Librarian, Seattle Metaphysical Library

The book discusses the origins and basis for Steampunk Culture and then dives into to describing the magical system and group formation and administration. (more...)

Review by Dana Doerksen, Librarian, Seattle Metaphysical Library

A coming of age tale about the interaction between a group of ten year old girls, their families and the natural kinship of human and animal. A balanced look at the struggle of the wild mustangs (more...)

Review by Dana Doerksen, Librarian, Seattle Metaphysical Library

... an innovative take on numerology combined with the use of astrological archetypes.... In the introduction the author describes his personal system of spiritual evolution through nine archetypes: (more...)

Review by Amir Fasad

This is a fascinating book about water by a scientist at the University of Washington. Water is considered a rather mundane and well-understood subject, but it may be far more mysterious than is commonly believed. The author has.. (more...)

Atman Parables

Bird Medicine by Evan T. Pritchard

Living Inspired by Lumari

Vectors of the Counter-Initiation: The Course and Destiny of Inverted Spirituality by Charles Upton

Review by Jaxob Ophiuchi

Atma Vichara is a branch of Avaita Vedanta, and was a methodology of Ramana Maharishi is a non-dual philosophy and a practice of the Hindu Vedic tradition, in which self-enquiry is the tool for Self-realization. One witnesses the source of one's thoughts, rather than the content, engaged in continuous reflection, (more...)

Review by Margaret Bartley

Omens and messages are common occurrences in indigenous teachings throughout the world. It is not often that people with those sensibilities and trainings are also writing in a scientific and modern setting, as Pritchard does. (more...)

Review by Kathy Eckert

Lumari's background as a sculptor leads her to incorporate artistic creativity into her spiritual teaching, and that combination creates a highly effective presentation of her ideas. While I enjoyed the variety of language structure, interspersing poetry with declarative and creative prose (more...)

Review by Amir Fasad

This is an interesting work by a "Traditionalist" follower of French esotericist Rene Guenon. Tradition, as used by the author, refers to the notion that a number of genuine revelations were given to humanity, in the form of the major world religions. These include Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhis (more...)

Electric Universe by Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott

Electric Universe by Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott

Arktos by Jocelyn Godwin

Lost Science by Jerry Vassilatos

Review by Kathy Eckert

Energies from the tiny animals mentioned in the title become vehicles for issues as immense as global transformation in this book. The thesis herein is that individual and, by extension, global transformation is possible through imaginative and shamanic use of the Instar Medicine Wheel, (more...)

Review by Amir Fasad

This is an interesting overview of the controversial "electric universe" theory by two of its leading proponents. Unlike the standard model, which sees gravitation and the associated nuclear reactions as the sole forces responsible for the development and structure of the universe, the electric universe, as the name implies, (more...)

Review by Amir Fasad

Probably the most important section of Arktos introduces the idea that ancient "polar" myths refer not to earthly geography at all, but to astronomy, and that the axis of rotation of the globe symbolizes the "cosmic axis", with "North" being the metaphorical direction of "ascent" (more...)

Review by Amir Fasad

As anyone with an interest in the fringe areas of science knows, many discoveries are made and then lost over time, whether by accident or design. Such lost discoveries are the subject of this fascinating but poorly referenced and verbose book published by Adventures Unlimited Press (more...)

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford

Tarot For Writers, by Corrine Kenner.html

Science and the Akashic Field by Ervin Laszlo

Unplugging the Patriarchy by Lucia René

Review by Margaret Bartley

I chose this book because when I picked it up, it opened to the exposition of fixing motorcycles, and the author's observations on what attentiveness does to the mind. It was fascinating. The book is clearly written, with informative, compelling writing of the highest sort. (more...)

Review by Jaxob Ophiuchi

Tarot for Writers is one of those books that could should have been written many times before, alongside others such as Tarot for: artists, musicians, dancers, lovers, motherfuckers, et all; the idiots guide to specified Tarot. But no, this is the first for authors.


Review by Jaxob Ophiuchi

The Akashic Experience is a book written for a world community that experiences a spiritual famine due to a dominant paradigm of scientific materialism that provoke and promulgates doubting of the soul, denial of spirit, and a refusal of the possibility that mind creates matters as it moves and consciousness manifests the reality we experience. (more...)

Review by Stephanie Merchant

Just below the surface of our modern world lurks a hidden energy structure created purposefully, during the 5,000-year Patriarchy, to limit the consciousness of each and every human being. When three women trained in the mystical arts unite to take this structure apart, they are catapulted into the corridors of power, the recesses of (more...)

Breakthrough Power by Jean Manning

Human Race by David Icke

A Terrible Mistake by H. P. Albarelli

Blown For Good by Marc Headley

Review by Chris Halstead

Having spent many years in the "free-energy" field, including attending numerous conferences and investigating dozens of devices, I wanted to like this recent book by Canadian author Jeane Manning, and co-author Joel Garbon, but found myself disappointed. (more...)

Review by David Wilhelm

Human Race Get Off Your Knees reads like a compendium of Icke's earlier material. The subject matter is esoteric and metaphysical, but its style is conversational and unpretentious - though equally verbose and often repetitious (more...)

Review by Margaret Bartley

Albarelli has done an extensive investigation on the shadowy world this murder exposed. He interviewed people and discovered documents relating not only to the CIA's search for a truth drug, but also MK-ULTRA, the extensive mind control program (more...)

Review by Chris Halsted

This is an engaging insider's view of Scientology, written by a former employee in a Scientology facility in California. The author describes his experiences while living for over 15 years on the 500-acre compound, culminating in his harrowing escape (more...)

Psychedelic Journey book Review

When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-Ordinary Reality

Power of the Soul: Inside Wisdom for an Outside World

YOU are the Answer: An Extraordinary Guide to Entering the Sacred Dance with Life and Fulfilling Your Soul Purpose

Review by Margaret Bartley

I found the first two-thirds of this book a fascinating read. Toward the end, she started talking about her experiences as an expert on hallucinogenic plants during the incipient days of the War on Drugs (more...)

Review by Stephanie Merchant

From the co-founder of Transpersonal Psychology comes a book about adventures in alternative states via the use of primarily psychedelics. The substances or means used to achieve the alternative states (more...)

Review by Stephanie Merchant

Whether you're striving to better understand your intuitive process or looking for a book to suggest to a friend who may be starting the journey toward understanding their own spiritual gifts (more...)

Review by Stephanie Merchant

It is a very different experience to read a book by someone who has energy run through him or her as opposed to someone who interprets energy from outside of them. (more...)

Stress Control for Peace of Mind Dreamspell

Everything Happens for a Reason

The Biology of Belief

Review by Stephanie Merchant

Stress Control for Peace of Mind explains the anatomy and physiology of the stress response in a way that is easy to understand without a single biology class. It delves into the areas and ways of coping (more...)

Review by Jaxob Ophiuchi

My personal experience with it is thus: it seems to perpetuate cyclical harmonic ideations which may reverberate both ways through the moments I send them; the correlative nature of the 13 galactic tones and 20 solar seals transport themselves effortlessly (more...)

Review by James Harcourt

In Everything Happens for a Reason, Northrop shoots right from the hip and heart about her experience as a trance medium and her clients’ reactions/ benefits from the work she does for them and for (more...)

Review by Dena Przybyla

Lipton invites us to ask ourselves what beliefs of our own might be influencing our genes? What environmental stimuli, past and present, might be determining our biology and life experience? Beliefs are derived from information "downloaded" (more...)

The Science of Getting Rich: Attracting Financial Success through Creative Thought Temples on the Other Side – How the Wisdom from Beyond the Veil Can Help You Right Now A Psychic’s Guide to Our World and Beyond – The Other side and Back The Intuitive Spark: Bringing Intuition Home to Your Child, Your Family, and You

Review by Margaret Bartley

This is a short, sweet little book. Like me, you may not agree with everything in it, but I think it is always useful to try it out, and see what works in each case. He clearly has something worthwhile to say. (more...)

Review by Stephanie Merchant

Those who are slightly inclined toward Science Fiction might really like how she described home/heaven as some non-time place where the great minds /souls/characters of time keep honing and developing themselves and trying to improve our world (more...)

Review by Stephanie Merchant

In Sylvia’s world we reincarnate to experience life and some of what we sign up for is to do or have done to us bad things. She talks about her belief that dark entities/souls reincarnate as soon as they die... (more...)

Review by Stephanie Merchant

This book is based on many of the things the author learned growing up in such a supportive environment. It seeks to help parents teach through active example what following... (more...)

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Heed! A list of magic books in the collection recommended by Jaxob Ophiuchi