Locally & Independently Published Spirituality Books

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Ana Holub, MA, is a teacher, counselor, author, poet and peace educator. She holds a BA in Peace Studies and an MA in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law.  Ana is a certified Domestic Violence counselor, Radical Forgiveness coach, and a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles. 

Forgive and Be Free: A Step-By-Step Guide to Release, Healing, and Higher Consciousness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738736174
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - February 8th, 2014

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HARRIET KIMBLE WRYE, PhD. is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst Emerita at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.  She has been ordained by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh as a core member of the Order of Interbeing.  

Pulling Up Stakes: Stepping Into Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983925521
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Published: Rare Bird Books - March 25th, 2012

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Jennifer Myers grew up in Sunnyvale, California. She has a Master's degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. After she graduated from UC Santa Cruz, Jennifer spent two years as an Environmental Education Volunteer with the US Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. She returned to the US to attend graduate school in 1995 and spent three years in Washington, DC working for environmental nonprofits.

Never Give Up: Buddhism, Family and Schizophrenia: One Woman's Story of Hope and Courage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692222874
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Published: Jennifer L Myers - July 28th, 2014

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Dorena Rode is an award winning speaker and has extensive experience in a multitude of disciplines. Her Twelve Step recovery began twenty-four years ago and she is a member of several programs. She studied Buddhism with the Asian Classics Institute and meditation with Master Culadasa of Dharma Treasure.  She has a B.A. in chemistry from UC Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in physiology with an emphasis in alternative medicine from UC Davis. For the past eighteen years she has maintained a regular practice of meditation and internal arts (Chi Gung, Tai

The Twelve Steps as a Path to Enlightenment: How the Buddha Works the Steps Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941894040
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Published: Enlightenment & Simple Living Institute - September 20th, 2012

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Candace Stuart-Findlay is an Intuitive, Spiritual Transformation Facilitator, Core Issue Release Counselor, inspirational speaker, published author, host of the Empowered Whole Being Radio Show, host of The EWB TV YouTube channel, and founder of Empowered Whole Being Foundation, began her reawakening journey in 1987.  Candace's extensive exploration of Quantum Biology, or Biophysics, and Quantum Physics, in relationship to spirituality, guided her to develop the Spiritual

Spiritual Transformation Simplified: The Six Fundamentals for Life Mastery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781630682279
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Published: Empowered Whole Being Press - January 20th, 2014

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Dusty White transforms astrologers and Tarot readers (beginners, professionals, and experts) into Zen masters of the metaphysical arts. He is the author of several books on metaphysics including The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—Ever!! and Advanced Tarot Secrets. A native son of southern California he now lives in the emerald forest above Santa Cruz.

Advanced Tarot Secrets Cover Image
By Dusty White, Brenda Judy (Editor), Ryan C (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781441435941
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 6th, 2013

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Born in South Bend, Indiana and holding degrees in Special Education from Indiana University and Butler University, Pamela lives in Santa Cruz, California with her husband, Mike and cat, Ping. An avid traveler, Pamela also enjoys creating mixed-media art and taking photographs. For a number of years, she focused on the food world, operating a cooking school, writing a weekly newspaper food column and founding a soup kitchen. Most of all, she cherishes time spent with friends and family, particularly daughter and sonin-law, Heather and Damion.
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Matthew Krajewski attended Sarah Lawrence College where he studied writing. For the last eight years he has worked in Silicon Valley as a director of product management, but due to magical occurrences in his life, he increasingly turned his attention to writing and spirituality. Matthew is a modern mystic, incorporating diverse magical traditions and modern sensibilities into his spiritual practice. Modern Magic: Reclaiming Your Magical Heritage is his first work on spirituality. He lives in the woods of Aptos, CA with his partner and their dogs. 

Modern Magic: Reclaiming Your Magical Heritage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452576657
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Published: Balboa Press - July 11th, 2013

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Having worn every kind of hat and lived in many different environments, Josephine met her guru in 1985 and began a more spiritually centered life work. This work has taken place in small cabins with no electricity or running water (three of which she built herself) in Maine, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, San Juan Island, and on two farms, and during a three-year stint on commercial fishing vessels in the Bering Sea. She also invested long periods of time at an ashram in the fire of spiritual

The Right Car: A Hitchhiker's Hymn to the Divine in Humanity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989517102
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Self Published - June 28th, 2013

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Antoinette Parekh is a licensed psychotherapist working and living in Santa Cruz, California. She specializes in stress reduction, relationships, and finding one's potential.

200 Ways to Calm Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989478908
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Self - June 27th, 2013



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