Locally & Independently Published Spirituality Books

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Author Bio: 
Belinda Farrell, Certified Master Hypnoterapist, Huna Practitioner, Reconnective Healing Practitioner,and wild dolphin swim guide,has published her long-awaited book, Find Your Friggin' Joy. Together with her three internationally known Hawaiian chanting CD's, you will discover the Missing Links from Ancient Hawaiian teachings to clean the plaque of your Soul and reach the Joy of your Higher Self.
Find Your Friggin' Joy: Discover Missing Links from Ancient Hawaiian Teachings to Clean the Plaque of Your Soul and Reach Your Higher Self. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452562933
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Published: Balboa Press - December 12th, 2012

Author Bio: 
Rev. Dempsey has allowed himself to be the experiment of his experience. He decided to throw away all the spiritual and Biblical teachings that he was so well versed in. This means that everything he has ever been taught or believed has been set aside to allow a visceral embrace of every moment. He planted the seed of resolve that whatever was real he wanted to hear it from within. This has allowed him to listen past the storyline of appearing circumstances and tune into his Infinite inner voice from within.
My Love Is Alive: The Living Keys to the Kingdom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452556697
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Published: Balboa Press - August 29th, 2012

Author Bio: 
Diane See has spent her life investigating the many aspects of human development from birth to aging, and how to live a fulfilling life. This book is based on the curriculum she designed and taught for 13 years at City College San Francisco, called Mind-Body Health. After retiring from City College in 2003, Diane settled in Santa Cruz, California in 2006, where she continues to teach, and to write.
The Healer Is You: Understanding Mind-Body Medicine Cover Image
By Diane See, Ted Cabarga (Designed by)
ISBN: 9780985654405
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Published: Diane See - January 6th, 2017

Author Bio: 
Robert L. Rible is a lay teacher at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Cruz, California. Prior to joining this parish he was an Anglican priest for over forty years. He received his theological education at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. He also did advanced studies in early Christianity and the Coptic gnostic gospels at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to his years of parish work, he was also a certified public accountant, working as both an auditor and later assistor to a number of major companies in Silicon Valley, California.
Orthodoxy Made Simple Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477143377
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - July 23rd, 2012

The Good Heart Cookbook: Recipes from Our Retreat Center Cover Image
ISBN: 9781456325176
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Published: Createspace - November 3rd, 2010

Author Bio: 
Marcia Quinn Noren’s devotion to studying Joan of Arc’s well- documented life required her to set aside all other writing projects, including an award winning memoir. During her full decade of nonstop research, extended field trips brought her into the villages and cities, castles and battlefields where Joan’s story unfolded.
Joan of Arc: The Mystic Legacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615516615
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Published: Golden Fields Press - November 11th, 2011

Author Bio: 
For 30 years Rev. Dempsey Harshaw has experienced a wide range of spiritual teachings, both institutional and non-traditional. He has come from traditional biblical training to small religious sects of belief, some eastern philosophy, to Metaphysical and Science of Mind. He has a wide range of experiences and have been ordained by some of my new age teachers with the Universal Brotherhood.     He has sought out and applied what He know to be True and Real.
Free to Fly: It Is Your Reality Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452532479
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Published: Balboa Press - February 23rd, 2011

Author Bio: 
Leaving home at the age of eight, living in the jungles in the Kumaon region of northern India, and meeting people from all walks of life from all parts of the world, Baba Hari Dass has extensive life experience which informs his many stories for both children and adults.  
Bronze Buddha Cover Image
ISBN: 9780918100276
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Published: Sri Rama Publishing - January 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
René Schlaepfer is senior pastor of Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, California. Weaving in the story of his own escape from the joy-robbing trap of religious performance, he explains in Grace Immersion how to enjoy the freedom of God in your own life.
Grace Immersion: A 50-day Plunge Into God’s Amazing Grace Cover Image
ISBN: 9781450731959
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Published: Twin Lakes Church - September 1st, 2010

Author Bio: 
Carolyn Atkinson, a dharma heir and lineage holder of the late Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi, is head teacher at Everyday Dharma Zen Center in Santa Cruz, California. She also teaches at the Stiftung Felsentor in Switzerland. She has been practicing Zen Buddhist meditation since 1973, and has also studied in the Vipassana tradition. After training in San Francisco and China, she practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine for 20 years.
A Light in the Mind: Living Your Life Just as It Is Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692007587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Everyday Dharma Zen Center - January 1st, 2010



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