Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books

Paraview Press, Paraview Special Editions and the Paraview Literary Agency feature insightful books on spirituality and a variety books on spiritual thought, spirituality, and spiritual experiences.

Marie D. Jones is a New Thought minister, screenwriter, and widely published writer of inspirational essays, gift books, short stories, and magazine articles. This Paraview Press title is her first book.

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

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Everybody searches for the divine. But so many of us keep seeking our “Higher Power” in inappropriate places -- like drugs, alcohol, sex, money, power, even other people. Looking for God in All the Wrong Places is a spiritual field guide that uses humor, insight, and experience to examine the people, places, and things we often mistake for our Higher Power.

Paraview Press author Cynthia Snodgrass is an ordained Episcopal priest who has served as a hospice chaplain for more than seventeen years. She is the founder of the Sacred Sound Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the spiritually therapeutic benefits of sacred sound, and is a senior instructor at the American Sanskrit Institute.

The Sonic Thread

The Sonic Thread
Sound as a Pathway to Spirituality
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In The Sonic Thread, Snodgrass shares stories that reveal sound to be a universal and transformational spiritual path. From the transcendent flight of Gregorian chant, to the mesmerizing shaman's drum, to ecstatic Sufi trance, music and sound affect consciousness, providing pathways to original wisdom. "Cynthia Snodgrass takes us on her personal sonic journey with deep questions, musical awareness and a keen spiritual intuition." -- Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect.

Paraview Literary Agency clients Tami Coyne and Karen Weissman are known as “The Spiritual Chicks” who manage to make spirituality hip, fun, and relevant to daily life.

Spiritual Chicks Question Everything

Spiritual Chicks Question Everything
Learn to Risk, Release and Soar
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Who says you’ve got to be a saint to be spiritual? The Spiritual Chicks are hip, edgy, honest seekers who share their no-holds-barred quest to know, feel, and apply universal goodness and authenticity to life. Apollo astronaut and author Edgar Mitchell said of this book, “Raucous, irreverent, pithy, humorous-and right on! A must-read of the postmodern spiritual genre.”

After an eight-year acting career, Paraview Literary Agency client Chellie Campbell entered the world of business when she was hired to manage a small bookkeeping service company. Campbell tripled the business, bought out her partners, and sold the company in 1995. She now devotes her time to her Financial Stress Reduction Workshops and public speaking schedule.

The Wealthy Spirit

The Wealthy Spirit
Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction
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Having a rich spiritual life doesn’t mean that you must suffer financially -- and being a financial success doesn’t mean that you must lack peace of mind and spirit. Now, Chellie Campbell offers her secrets for balancing spiritual well-being and financial success. "Read a page a day to multiply your money, decrease your stress and vastly improve your life and lifestyle!" -- Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Paraview Literary Agency client Michael Peter Langevin is the founder and the publisher/editor of Magical Blend magazine, where his column “Potentials” appears. He has done numerous TV and radio interviews, lectures, book signings, and workshops and works and lives near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Chico, California.

Secrets of the Ancient Incas

Secrets of the Ancient Incas
A Modern Approach to Ancient Ritual and Practice
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Langevin shares his personal journey through Peru and introduces readers to the ancient teachings he has discovered, showing how these meaningful practices can be incorporated into our lives. He offers information about initiation, tool gathering, choosing a totem, shamanic work, astral viewing, power rituals, recapitulation, ayahuasca use, and the drawing of natural energies. Secrets of the Ancient Incas is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in Shamanism, the work of Carlos Castaneda, Neo-Paganism, and the magic and mystery of Peru or any other Earth-spirited traditions.

Donald Schnell, a Paraview Literary Agency client, is a co-author of Fitonics with his wife, Marilyn Diamond. He was raised in the Sonoran Desert on the border of Mexico steeped in the majestic tradition of the Tohono O'dam, the Mysterious Rainmakers. He and Diamond teach an online course, Enlightenment 101.

The Initiation

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All of us may fantasize about leaving our daily lives to devote ourselves to a higher calling and finding enlightenment. Donald Schnell did, and The Initiation is his story. In 1997 Schnell was summoned to India by his childhood Guru and inducted into one of India’s oldest monastic traditions, The Order of the Swamis. The Initiation is a classic tale of a spiritual awakening and transformation.

Emily Squires is an award-winning television writer and director, while Len Belzer writes, produces and hosts “The Comedy Hour,” a nationally syndicated radio show. Together they’ve revealed their favorite spiritual places in the New York area.

Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books: Spiritual Places In and Around New York City

Spiritual Places In and Around New York City

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Finding sacred, meaningful places in the bustle of New York isn’t impossible. Spiritual Places In and Around New York City brings together places that Emily Squires and Len Belzer have found valuable in maintaining their own personal sanity amid the frenetic pace of the city. Entries include information on communities, day trips, gardens, museums, learning and healing centers, libraries and bookstores, nature walks, restaurants, and overnights, as well as Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and Sufi places of worship.

Paraview Press also features a spiritual book by Al Miner, who has channeled Lama Sing for almost 30 years. Miner has an honorary doctoral degree in parapsychology from St. John’s University.

  Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books: In Realms Beyond: Book One of the Peter Project

In Realms Beyond
Book One of the Peter Project

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Channeler Al Miner connected with Peter, a dying man located thousands of miles away. In Realms Beyond chronicles the beginning of Peter’s journey to the next realm -- a journey that gives readers a glimpse of the afterlife, eases one’s anxiety about death and provides hope that life continues after death.

Paraview Press author Rao Kolluru is an expert on Eastern and Western thought, science and spirituality. Following a diversified career in health, environment and business that spans three decades, Kolluru journeyed from the canyons of New York to the peaks of the Himalayas in search of Self.

  Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books: River of a Thousand Tales: Encounters with Spirit, Reflections from Science

River of a Thousand Tales
Encounters with Spirit, Reflections from Science

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Join the pilgrim as he encounters a sage by the sacred river in the Himalayas and finds enlightenment in the sage's parables and vignettes. These tales, at once simple, revealing, and inspiring, unveil mind and matter, nature and nurture, mindfulness and meditation, duties and rewards, life and death, the individual and the universal, the finite and the infinite.

This Paraview Press title explores the life lessons provided by two seemingly unrelated subjects -- Zen and windsurfing. Laurie Nadel writes features on the marine environment for The New York Times and holds a Ph.D. in psychology.
Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books: Dancing With The Wind: A True Story of Zen in the Art of Windsurfing Dancing With The Wind
A True Story of Zen in the Art of Windsurfing
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Zen and windsurfing provided Laurie Nadel with the insights she needed to cope with an illness that had no medical cure. Dancing with the Wind has been nominated for a National Book Award, while Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee called it “a story about a gutsy woman who overcomes a crippling disease, finds herself, and shares her gift with the world through dancing on the sacred winds.”

Paraview Agency client Gabriel Horn has written a number of books and is one of the original American Indian Movement (AIM) teachers who helped establish the AIM Survival Schools in the 1970s.

  Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books: The Book of Ceremonies: A Native Way of Honoring and Living the Sacred

The Book of Ceremonies
A Native Way of Honoring and Living the Sacred

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Gabriel Horn explains a variety of Native American ceremonies for meaningful events such as marriage, birth, greeting the day, healing and death. Interwoven throughout are native creation accounts, love songs, poems, prayers, and traditional stories as well as instructions for vision quests and many rituals and ceremonies.

Paraview Literary Agency represents Nathaniel Altman, the author of numerous books on holistic health, diet, nature, palmistry and other metaphysical subjects.

  Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books: Sacred Trees: Spirituality, Wisdom and Well-Being

Sacred Trees
Spirituality, Wisdom & Well-Being

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Trees are one of nature’s most majestic gifts and almost every culture has infused them with meaning. Sacred Trees acknowledges the central role that trees have played in the survival of humanity and in the growth of nearly all of the world's civilizations. Altman explores their wisdom, importance and symbolism in this beautifully illustrated guide.

Sirona Knight, a Paraview Agency client, has been a Third Degree Craftmaster of the Celtic Gwyddonic Druid Tradition for more than 13 years.

  Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books: Exploring Celtic Druidism: Ancient Magick and Rituals for Personal Empowerment

Exploring Celtic Druidism
Ancient Magick and Rituals for Personal Empowerment

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Exploring Celtic Druidism is the first book to present the authentic teachings of the modern Celtic Druid tradition to a popular audience. This hands-on guide opens the door to the world of the Druids, the group most closely associated with Stonehenge and the mysterious standing stones.

Goddess Bless!

Goddess Bless!
Divine Affirmations, Prayers, and Blessings
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Sirona Knight’s Goddess Bless! explores the forms and names the Goddess has taken around the world and throughout time -- Kali and Kwan Yin, Aphrodite and Artemis, Inana and Maeve. Knight has collected blessings and prayers that have been passed down for generations. She combines them with contemporary, specific affirmations and prayers she’s created to help readers call on the Goddess’s wisdom and energy to achieve their goals.

Paraview Agency client Ingo Swann is a New York writer and artist with five books to his credit.

  Books on Spirituality and Spirituality Books: The Great Apparitions of Mary: An Examination of the Twenty-Two Supranormal Experiences

The Great Apparitions of Mary
An Examination of the Twenty-Two Supranormal Experiences

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The Great Apparitions of Mary -- starting with Guadalupe in 1531 -- occur with a steady and increasing drumbeat across the decades and centuries. Swann focuses on the most widely known and documented appearances and presents them in chronological order, showing how advances in science, including the discovery of holography, have placed the apparitions in a more intriguing light.

Paraview Literary Agency client Gregory Scott Sparrow is a fly-fishing guide, writer, psychotherapist and spiritual mentor who resides in Texas.

Blessed Among Women

Blessed Among Women
Encounters with Mary and Her Message
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Many people connect encounters with the Virgin Mary to Lourdes, Fatima, and Medjugorje, but these aren’t the only personal experiences with Mary. Sparrow investigated less known encounters of Mary with ordinary people and illustrates these encounters and comments on their broader meaning -- what a relationship with Mary means to those who follow a mostly male-dominated religion.

Mother Tessa Bielecki is a co-founder of the Spiritual Life Institute, a monastic community for men and women with centers in Colorado, Nova Scotia, and Ireland.

Teresa of Avila
Ecstasy and Common Sense
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Sixteenth-century mystic Teresa of Avila lived a life that would be remarkable in any age. Mother Tessa Bielecki draws upon Teresa's The Way of Perfection, The Interior Castle, autobiography, and other writings to a portrait that’s touching, uplifting, and terribly human and contemporary. This portrait opens with a brief biography exploring Teresa’s worldly and spiritual experiences, as well as her passion for her church. Readers can then enjoy excerpts of her most moving writings from a life lived fully and remarkably.

Casey Blood, Ph.D.is a mathematical physicist and student-practitioner of Sufism. He is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Rutgers University and has done research in and published articles on quantum physics and has independently pursued an interest in neuroscience.

Science, Sense & Soul
The Mystical-Physical Nature of Human Existence
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In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Casey Blood explains how three diverse disciplines -- quantum physics, neuroscience, and mysticism -- give a unified picture of human existence. Dr. Blood shows how quantum physics can explain the true nature of the physical universe, and how neuroscientists can explain how the brain makes sense of our inner and outer worlds as well as how and why meditation techniques and other mystical practices work.

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