Spiritual & Personal Growth
Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ is an amusing and enlightening
story of four mice who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and
make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life –
whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, possessions, health or
spiritual peace of mind. And the maze is where you look for what you want –
the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in.
This profound book from best-selling author, Spencer
Johnson, will show you how to anticipate change, adapt to change quickly, enjoy
change and be ready to change quickly again and again. Discover the secret for
yourself and learn how to deal with change, so that you suffer from less stress
and enjoy more success in your work and in life.
Written for all ages, this story takes less than an
hour to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime.
The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of
Science and Spirituality – Dalai Lama
Galileo, Copernicus, Newton, Bohr, Einstein. Their
insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world,
and in their wake have left an uneasy coexistence: science vs. religion, faith
vs. empirical inquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to
After forty years of study with some of the greatest
scientific minds, as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual, and
philosophic study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why all
avenues of inquiry – scientific as well as spiritual – must be pursued in
order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth.
Through an examination of
Darwinism and karma, quantum mechanics and philosophical insight into the
nature of reality, neurobiology and the study of consciousness, the Dalai Lama
draws significant parallels between contemplative and scientific examinations
The legacy of this book is a vision of the world in
which our different approaches to understanding ourselves, our universe, and
one another can be brought together in the service of humanity.
The Opening of the Third Eye – Douglas Baker
The third eye is the product of the arousal and
interplay of three etheric head centres, and is responsible for extensions of
awareness into higher states of consciousness. This book is a practical manual
for the development of these powers.
Douglas Baker has done extensive scientific research
into those hinterlands of the mind, including bio-magnetism and its effects on
the human aura and dark matter.
His transformative experiences during the Second World
War, when twice severely wounded, set the pattern for his life-long
investigations into the Powers Latent in Man.
Having taught for 10 years, he began his incredible
lecture tours of the Western world giving lectures and seminars in Esoteric
Healing, Esoteric Anatomy, Esoteric Astrology, Esoteric Psychology and
He, more than any other, set in motion the trends
towards alternative methods of medicine which have transformed that field in
Britain – and the wider world – today.
Stumbling On Happiness – Daniel Gilbert
In this fascinating and often hilarious work – winner
of the ‘Royal Society of Science Prize 2007’ – pre-eminent psychologist
Daniel Gilbert shows how and why the majority of us have no idea how to make
We all want to be happy, but do we know how? When it
comes to improving tomorrow at the expense of today, we’re terrible at
predicting how to please our future selves.
In ‘Stumbling on Happiness’ Professor Daniel
Gilbert combines psychology, neuroscience, economics and philosophy with
irrepressible wit to describe how the human brain imagines its future – and
how well (or badly) it predicts what it will enjoy.
Revealing some of the
amazing secrets of human motivation, he also answers thought-provoking
questions – why do dining companions order different meals instead of getting
what they want? Why are shoppers happier when they can’t get refunds? And why
are couples less satisfied after having children while insisting that their
kids are a source of joy?
The Awakened Mind: Biofeedback and the Development of
Higher States of Awareness – C Maxwell Cade, Nona Coxhead
In ‘The Awakened Mind’, British biophysicist and
consciousness researcher, Maxwell Cade, shows how biofeedback is made many
times more effective by combining it with meditation – the ancient art of
listening to the soul.
Using his own Mind Mirror machine, a revolutionary
advance in the precise monitoring of mind-body control, the author explains the
relevant exercises, skills and sensory sequences involved in this extraordinary
technique. As a result, new possibilities for relaxation, health and awareness
become available, as well as a dramatic increase in both mental and creative
Biofeedback is the science of listening to the body, understanding
its messages, and using the mind to control it.
The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness – Rudolf Steiner
Speaking at a time of intense war in Europe, Rudolf
Steiner reveals the spiritual roots of the crises of our times and the means by
which we can surmount them. Since 1879, he says, human minds have been
influenced by backward angels – “the spirits of darkness” – who
were forced out of the heavens and made their abode on earth following their
defeat in a 40-year battle with the Archangel Michael.
It is now possible for
human beings to awaken more consciously to the truth of these profound changes,
and thus inwardly counter the fallen spirits’ influences. We can come to the
realization that definite spiritual causes lie behind earthly events in our
rapidly changing times.
In these 14 lectures, given at the end of 1917
following four years of war in Europe, Steiner speaks on the complex spiritual
forces behind the Great War, humanity’s attempts to build theoretically perfect
social orders, and the many divisions and disruptions that would continue to
occur on earth in our time Humanity in general was asleep to the fact that
fallen spirits, cast out of the spiritual worlds, had become intensely active
This manifested particularly in people’s thinking and in their
perception of the world about them. But the defeat and fall of these spirits
also ensured that a science of the spirit would always be available to
My Stroke of Insight – Jill Bolte Taylor
On the morning of the 10th December 1996, Jill Bolte
Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a
massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. She
observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she lost the
ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the
space of four hours.
As the damaged left side of her brain – the rational,
logical, detail and time-oriented side – swung in an out of function, Taylor
alternated between two distinct and opposite realities: the euphoric Nirvana of
the intuitive and emotional right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete
well-being and peace; and the logical left brain, that realized Jill was having
a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was lost completely.
In ‘My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s
Personal Journey’, Taylor brings to light a new perspective on the brain and
its capacity for recovery that she gained through the intimate experience of
awakening and healing her own injured mind.
Tapping the Healer Within: Using Thought-Field Therapy
to Instantly Conquer Your Fears, Anxieties, and Emotional Distress – Roger
Harness the healing power of TFT to conquer phobias,
anxiety, stress, fears, compulsions, and addictions!
TFT is based on the time-honoured principles of both
contemporary clinical psychology and Chinese medicine. TFT is a drug-free
method of literally tapping into the body’s energy and clearing up blockages –
without using acupuncture needles, drugs, or any other invasive means. TFT can
provide emotional renewal quickly and safely, with no side effects and without
having to go through years of therapy. In ‘Tapping the Healer Within’, you’ll
find the tools to use this powerful method for yourself and discover how TFT
can change your life for the better.
“This book is as remarkable as the therapy
itself. To see a hardened smoker quit in minutes or a person with a fear of
dentists suddenly be able to receive needed treatment and achieve instant,
sustained relief is extraordinary. Dr. Callahan’s method works!” –
Richard G. Petty, M.D., Ph.D., founder, Integrated Medicine Program, Department
of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania.
Alternative & Non-Prescription Medicines: A
Practical Guide – Christina Bunce, Anne Fennell
Drugs have played a major role in medical treatment for
thousands of years. Most of us have taken, or will take, medicines at some time
in our lives to cure, prevent, delay or mask the symptoms of ill-health.
‘Alternative & Non-Prescription Medicines: A
Practical Guide’ is an invaluable consumers’ guide to over-the-counter
medicines, and covers a huge range of ailments and complaints.
Clear and simple to use, it provides information about
many of the best remedies commonly prescribed for both adults and children. It
offers a range of conventional and alternative approaches to treating many
common conditions. It also looks at the known and possible side effects and
uses for the medicines most frequently taken at home.
It is an ideal book to help you to use medicines
cautiously and wisely to gain maximum benefit from them.
Diet for a Poisoned Planet: How to Choose Safe Foods
for You and Your Family: How to Choose Safe Foods for You and Your Family –
Like ‘Silent Spring’, ‘Diet for a Poisoned Planet’ took
on an entire industry and went onto become a classic work of environmental
writing. Now reissued in a new millennium edition, the work’s in-depth look at
the contaminants in individual food items is updated with the latest Total Diet
A motivating book, ‘Diet for a Poisoned Planet’
changes people viscerally. Steinman tells his own story of fishing in the Santa
Monica Bay as a child and how he went on to testify before Congress as an
expert witness on the contamination of his own body by the fish he ate.
book is written by a true expert who has been a member of a National Academy of
Sciences committee to advise the US Congress on seafood safety legislation.
Attacks On Health
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks –
Ben Goldacre is a doctor and writer who specialises in
unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government
reports, PR people and quacks.
Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert
that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the
benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the
market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can
average readers, who aren’t medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell
what they should be paying attention to and what’s, well, just more
Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack
doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific
studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts
and proof out the window. But he’s not here just to say what’s wrong; Goldacre
explains how we can evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample
sizes, so that we can recognize bad science when we see it.
Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs: Don’t go to your
doctor before reading this book: Your Prescription for Drug-free Health –
‘Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs’ is an
important and potentially controversial book from top nutritionist Patrick
Holford and leading health journalist Jerome Burne. Brilliantly researched and
based on solid scientific trials and illuminating case histories, ‘Food is
Better Medicine than Drugs’ will revolutionise the way you think about your
health and put you back in charge.
The authors reveal how modern medicine has
become distorted and is now, for reasons largely to do with profit and power,
heavily dependent on prescription drugs. They look at common health problems
(pain/arthritis, heart, depression, diabetes, memory, hormones, digestion,
breathing, infections etc) and compare the effectiveness of nutrition-based
approaches with today’s potentially harmful commonly used medicines.
The Fluoride Deception – Christopher Bryson
‘The Fluoride Deception’ documents a powerful
connection between big corporations, the U.S. military, and the historic
reassurances of fluoride safety provided by the nation’s public health
‘The Fluoride Deception’ reads like a thriller, but one
supported by two hundred pages of source notes, years of investigative
reporting, scores of scientist interviews, and archival research in places such
as the newly opened files of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy
The book is nothing less than an exhumation of one of the great
secret narratives of the industrial era: how a grim workplace poison and the
most damaging environmental pollutant of the cold war was added to our drinking
water and toothpaste.
Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power –
‘Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power’
is a vital, brilliant look at the winning tools of power.
1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and
incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. So how did
the West come to dominate the Rest? In this vital, brilliant book, selected as
a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year, Niall Ferguson reveals the 'killer
applications' that did it:
COMPETITION – How Europe's
small, piratical states built modern capitalism
– How innovation gave the West the military edge
RIGHTS – How the laws of private property built the United States
– How colonialism transformed the world's health
CONSUMER SOCIETY – How shopping made the industrial revolution
WORK ETHIC – How Western religious ideas brought it all together
has the West now lost its monopoly on these six things? Or is this the end of
Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for
the last 13,000 years – Jared Diamond
This book answers the most obvious, the most important,
yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so
differently on different continents. Geography and biogeography, not race,
moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans,
sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.
ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, ‘Guns,
Germs and Steel’ is one of the most important and humane works of popular
Fingerprints Of The Gods: The Quest Continues –
‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ is the revolutionary
rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world
to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An
intellectual detective story, this unique history book directs probing
questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that
historians have tried - but failed - to explain.
groundbreaking evidence includes:
Accurate ancient maps
that show the world as it last looked during the Ice Age, thousands of years
before any civilisation capable of making such maps is supposed to have
Evidence of the devastating scientific and
astronomical information encoded into prehistoric myths.
incredible feat of the construction of the great pyramids of Egypt and of
megalithic temples on the Giza plateau.
astronomical alignments of the pyramids and the Great Sphinx.
antediluvian geology of the Sphinx.
temples of the Andes.
The myths of Viracocha and
The pyramids of the Sun and the Moon in
The doomsday calendar and eerie memories of the
The warning from the Hopi of Arizona.