Resource Reading List
Animal-Human Relationship Topics
Animal Speak The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creature Great & Small:
Andrews, Ted. Llewellyn Publications. Woodbury, Minnesota. 1993, 45th printing 2015.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87542-028-8. Available from amazon.com.
A wonderful introduction to learning about the significance of different animal totems, how to develop keener observation skills regarding animal behaviors and what they mean to you personally.
The Tao of Equus A Woman’s Journey of Healing & Transformation through the Way of the Horse:
Kohanov, Linda. New World Library. Novato, California. 2001.
ISBN 13: 978-1-57731-420-2. Available from amazon.com.
Teaches about the wisdom of horses and their energy fields. How a horse not ridden, can be a healing animal with its energy alone.
On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals:
Rugaas, Turid. (pamphlet version, there is also a book version out now) Hanalei Training Center, Inc. 1997. ISBN: 0-9674796-0-6. Available from amazon.com.
A short and sweet pamphlet that gets across the non-verbal language of dogs, and how humans can use this language for training, communication, and empowerment of their canine friends to prevent misunderstandings between species.
The Reiki Handbook:
Arnold, Larry, and Nevius, Sandy. PSI Press, Harrisburg, PA. 19th printing 1995.
ISBN: 0-9625500-1-9. Available from amazon.com.
Goes into the history of how Reiki was born and developed by Makao Usui.
Reiki: Hawayo Takata’s Story:
Haberly, Helen J. Archedigm Publications. 6th printing 1995.
A disciple of Makao Usui, Hawayo Takata’s story of Reiki.
The Body Keeps Score, Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma:
Van Der Kolk, Bessel, MD. Penguin Books, New York, New York, 2014.
ISBN 13: 978-0-14-312774-1. Available from amazon.com.
An amazing read on the current neurophysiology of how trauma affects the brain and body, and how to begin healing the brain and body from PTSD. Supports what many in the fields of Somatic Therapy already know; movement, imagery, energy work, mindfulness are keys to breaking the cycle.
Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma:
Levine, Peter A. with Frederick, Ann. North Atlantic Books, California. 1997.
ISBN 13: 978-1-55643-233-0. Available from amazon.com.
One of the original books on trauma and healing from trauma.
Women Who Run With Wolves, Myths, and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype:
Pinkola Estés, Clarissa Ph.D. Ballantine Books, a division of Random House. 1992.
ISBN: 0-345-37744-3. Available from amazon.com.
A classic book with a Jungian psychology perspective of powerful female archetypes presented for women who chose to walk their own path. Offering new ways of healing and perspectives on seeing the world from a feminist perspective.
News of the Universe, Poems of Twofold Consciousness:
Bly, Robert. Counterpoint Press, Berkley CA. 2015 (originally 1980).
ISBN: 978-1-61902-592-9. Available from amazon.com.
One of the most seminal books of my young adult life. Breaks down the development of modern western civilization through a series of curated poetry. Robert Bly deftly and sensitively looks at the cis-male gender bias dominance and how it has defined western civilization for better or worse and has marginalized the feminine, Nature and the Unknown.
The Sophia Code: A Living Transmission from the Sophia Dragon Tribe:
Ra, Kaia. Ra-El Publishing, Mount Shasta 2016. ISBN:
978-0-9979355-09. Available from amazon.com.
A deeply transformative read. You will be re-working your soul’s codes, contracts, and energy pathways; your very reasons for being here on Earth at this time will become clearer to you. This book is a must if you are seeking understanding of Ascended Masters, what are Soul Codes and how to truly transform negative self-defeating energy patterns holding yourself back from Karmic release.
In the Domain of Mediumship:
Luis, Andre, Xavier, Francisco Candido.
Available from amazon.com
In this book, Andre Luiz analyses the various aspects of mediumship, emphasizing the efforts of mediums faithful to the spiritual mandate received prior to their reincarnation. He also warns of the risks involved in the poor interchange between the two worlds. It talks about trance, somnambulism, possession, clairvoyance, out-of-body experience, fascination, psychometry, and mediumship of physical effects, among others. It is a technical study of great relevance, which discloses the ways in which spirits act during the intricate processes of communication with te incarnates. It relays concepts of spirituality, received from enlightened mentors, contained in explanations of philosophical, scientific, and spiritual nature, indispensable to those who dedicate to the study of mediumship.
The Messengers: Life in the Spirit World:
Xavier, Francisco Candido.
Available from Amazon.com on Kindle only. Can buy an app to read on other devices.
This book reveals that physical death unveils a spirit life that is ever-evolving. In fifty-one chapters, it describes the experiences of a number of spirits who reincarnated with preplanned endeavors needed for their personal spiritual growth. Additionally, it deals with subjects such as: home Gospel worship, the benefits of practicing the good, carelessness regarding one’s spiritual obligations, and the fear of death. The spirit author focuses on the service opportunities for mediums, warning them about the need to practice on a personal level what they learn in order to avoid returning to the Spirit World without having fulfilled the duties they assumed before reincarnating.
Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives
It is a phenomenal read. If you haven’t heard of it, I highly recommend it! It has brought a very interesting perspective to me this past most difficult year of my life. Helped me to take a major step back and laugh at the absolute ridiculousness of our “earth rotation” our lives can be like. For it is just that, a “rotation”. It gave me major perspective, that’s for sure.
Spirit Medicine, Healing in the Sacred Realms Wesselman:
Hank Ph.D, Kuykendall, Jill, RPT. Hayhouse, Inc. Carlsbad, California. 2004.
ISBN: 1-4019-0191-X (hardcover). Available from amazon.com.
A wonderful, cute, small read, but power-packed. It has all the essential definitions that Hank Wesselman feels are the basics to the Western Shamanistic tradition, along with a CD with a full hour of drumming and rattling tracks and reading the instruction on how to do guided Shamanic Journeying to begin your self-healing work.
Awakening to the Spirit World, The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation Wesselman:
Hank and Ingerman, Sandra. Sounds True, Boulder Colorado. 2010.
ISBN: 978-1-59179-750-0. Available from amazon.com.
Shares perspectives of six different Western Shamanists about practicing Shamanism, what it means to be practicing in modern times, and plenty of resources and confirmation for the reader joining on this path.