You’ve got the tarot cards, the pretty rocks, and the dream journal. But there are so many books on spirituality and wellness that it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some guides from smart, funny authors who get what it’s like to try centering yourself in 2017.
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1. THE BOOK OF CRYSTAL GRIDS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS by Philip Permutt
You may already know that rose quartz is supposed to draw in love, and amethyst is said to have calming energy. But do you know how to use multiple crystals to create specific energy fields that promote wellbeing? Professional crystal healer Philip Permutt has created the ultimate crystal grid guide. Permutt will show you how and why crystal grids work using the theory of sacred geometry. His guide is rich in resources, including a directory of over 100 crystals and their energy benefits, and instructions for creating 50 different crystal grids. You’ll learn how to create your own grids for specific purposes; for example, to attract love, to promote healing, or to boost confidence. Change the energy of your home or workplace for the better.
2. MATERIAL GIRL, MYSTICAL WORLD: THE NOW-AGE GUIDE FOR CHIC SEEKERS AND MODERN MYSTICS by Ruby Warrington
Ruby Warrington is the founder of the website The Numinous, a lifestyle website that explores all things mystical for the modern age. As a former fashion writer, Warrington is tapped into what’s current. Her book is a refreshing update from New Age to Now Age. If you want to travel down a spiritual path while still wearing fabulous clothes and designer shoes, Ruby’s your guide. In chapters like “Confessions of a Reluctant Yogi” and “Feeling the Plant Medicine Peer Pressure,” she helps her readers navigate the modern healing landscape with a sense of humor. Pick it up if you’re looking for a trendy take on wellness.
3. MOONOLOGY: WORKING WITH THE MAGIC OF LUNAR CYCLES by Yasmin Boland
If you’re tracking your cycle or reading your horoscope, you’re ahead of the game. Now it’s time to use natural cycles to make your own magic. Yasmin Boland will help you reconnect to the power of the moon. Track how you feel through the moon’s cycle and learn rituals for each phase. Boland’s ceremonies include visualizations, affirmations, and work with angels and goddesses. Time will take on a whole new meaning once you connect to the ebb and flow of the lunar cycles. Deepen your spiritual practice and change your life with Moonology.
4. RISE SISTER RISE: A GUIDE TO UNLEASHING THE WISE, WILD WOMAN WITHIN by Rebecca Campbell
Sure, self-care is important, but isn’t the larger goal of spirituality to go beyond yourself, extending compassion and healing to others? Rebecca Campbell believes that healing ourselves is part of the path to healing the world. In Rise Sister Rise, she encourages women to call on their innate wisdom as part of a global shift toward the feminine. Spiritual feminists will appreciate Campbell’s focus on expanding beyond patriarchal archetypes for women. Find the courage to listen to your intuition, raise your Shakti energy, and welcome your inner wild woman.
5. WHITE HOT TRUTH: CLARITY FOR KEEPING IT REAL ON YOUR SPIRITUAL PATH FROM ONE SEEKER TO ANOTHER by Danielle LaPorte
There’s a lot of B.S. out there on the spiritual journey. As much as you want to live your best life, it’s hard not to roll your eyes as yet another author tells you to vision board your way to perfection. More and more women are on a never-ending quest for self-improvement, fueled by an industry that profits from their doubt. Enter Danielle LaPorte, Oprah Super Soul 100 Member, and funny Self-Help Truther. LaPorte takes on spiritual self-help culture with a sense of humor. Ultimately, she reminds you that you already have your own wisdom.
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