resources for a holistic life
Sharing my list of resources for a holistic life. I have read each of these books and they have provided support, guidance and education along my journey.

I will be adding to this ongoing and have put them in categories to give you an idea of topics.




Below are a selection of books to tap into the physical. When possible, the links lead to the author’s website.

Anodea Judith 

The expert on chakras and energy and the portals between the physical and spiritual planes.

Wheels of Life
A well-known classic, the one most often referred to when someone asks about the chakras. Practical information for understanding and connecting the chakras within you to the life you were meant to live.

Charge and the Energy Body

Anodea Judith addresses all this & more in her groundbreaking book on mastering the life force. Taken from decades of teaching on the subject & her doctoral work in Mind-Body medicine.

Eastern Body, Western Mind

Readers all over the world call this book their personal Bible. Used by healing schools everywhere, it describes the psychological realities of each chakra, how we get shut down as we grow up, and what to do about it.

James Nestor



There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.

Caroline Myss, Ph.D

Anatomy of the Spirit

Building on wisdom from Hindu, Christian, and Kaballah traditions, this comprehensive guide to energy healing reveals the hidden stresses, beliefs, and attitudes that cause illness


The Creation of Health

This book illuminates the deep connection between emotional dysfunction and physical illness. It describes the role that emotional disturbances play in the most common diseases and ailments from the common cold to arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.


Below are a selection of books to tap into the spiritual via yoga, meditation, shamanism and more.


Yoga teacher, artist and teacher.

11 Yogic Arts of Creative Living

Originally conceived of as a series of volumes that would explore the progressive depth of consciousness that is achieved as a result of the academic and physical rigor of practicing yogic technology, this volume distilled the many years of experience into one comprehensive easy-to-read handbook for living an extraordinary and creative life.

Sally Kempton

Awakening Shakti
Most of us women as well as men, have yet to experience the full potential of our inner feminine energies. When you know these powers for what they are, they heighten your capacity to open spiritually, love more deeply and fearlessly, create with greater mastery, and move through the world with skill and delight.



Michael Harner

Anthropologist founder and president of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Dr. Michael Harner, he pioneered the introduction of shamanism and the shamanic drum journey to contemporary life and is recognized as the world leader in this movement.

The Way of the Shaman

Michael Harner gives a brief biography of his own beginner experiences, then a very short history of shamanism, what it is, and how the experiences during the shamanic vision walks compare to ordinary reality.
He goes on to give a few practices for beginners to experience those states of consciousness for themselves as well as methods for contacting your “power animal” and some basic healing techniques in this book.

Cave and Cosmos

Great stories from Michael Harners’ life as an anthropolgist. Drawing from a lifetime of personal shamanic experiences and more than 2,500 reports of Westerners’ experiences during shamanic ascension, Harner highlights the striking similarities between their discoveries, indicating that the heavens and spirits they’ve encountered do indeed exist. He also provides instructions on his innovative core-shamanism techniques, so that readers too can ascend to heavenly realms, seek spirit teachers, and return later at will for additional healing and advice.


Sandra Ingerman

The Book of Ceremony

Sandra Ingerman offers a practical and inspired guide for creating ceremonies infused with meaning, joy, and sacred light. Here she shares essential instruction for ceremonies that invoke the power of your intention, the support of family and community, and the aid of the spirit world.


Alberto Villoldo

Villoldo sets his focus on the dreaming and time-travel practices of the medicine men and women of the Andes and Amazon, whose wisdom radically changed his worldview. Villoldo shares some of their time-honored teachings that emphasize the sacred dream: an ephemeral, yet powerful vision that has the potential to guide us to our purpose and show us our place in the universe.


Books to empower your emotions.

Judith Orloff, Ph.D.

Psychologist and intuitive and empath.

The Empath’s Survival Guide

Great resource for empaths, those that feel others emotions, energy and physical symptoms.

Learn more about the power in your name – all of the elements – sounds, vowels, and rhythms unlock your own personal empowerment and healing.

Dr. Masuro Emoto

The Hidden Messages in Water

In this New York Times bestseller, internationally renowned Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto shows how the influence of our thoughts, words and feelings on molecules of water can positively impact the earth and our personal health.

More Fun Reads

A variety of topics that are fun to read.

Ted Andrews

The Sacred Power in Your Name

Learn more about the power in your name – all of the elements – sounds, vowels, and rhythms unlock your own personal empowerment and healing.

Charles Eisenstein

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible
By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.



Rachel Pollack

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom- A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness

A modern and approachable approach to tarot through the lens of self-awareness.

Paul Foster Case

The Tarot: A Key to The Wisdom of the Ages

Case wrote the finest explanation of the occult meaning of the tarot, this books brings it to the modern student.