Booksellers for Hungry New Age Readers

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For those who don’t know right now, I love reading books on occult/esoteric studies, ancient aliens, and lost civilizations. Besides purchasing from Amazon and searching through libraries, it’s hard to find exclusive New Age booksellers especially if you don’t live in a major city.

That tiny New Age section at Barnes & Noble rarely helps.

For those interested, I’ve listed a few New Age related booksellers like Lllewellyn Publications and Inner Traditions/Bear Company that may satisfy your cravings. The books listed along with each bookseller I’ve either reviewed, read in the past, or added to my “to-reads” list.

1. Adventures Unlimited Press

2.  A.R.E Press 

3. Hay House

4. Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

5. Llewellyn Publications

6. New Page Books

7. Summit Lighthouse

8.  Weiser Books

I hope all of the new age readers out there find the books you want!

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If you know any booksellers or cool New Age books, feel free to comment below!

BOOK REVIEW: “Seth Speaks” by Jane Roberts

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Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts (Amazon) (Goodreads)
  • Title: Seth Speaks
  • Author: Jane Roberts, Seth (spirit)
  • Series: The Seth Books
  • Publication: Bantam Books (Owned by Random House)
  • Genre: New Age/Metaphysical
  • Pages: 484 pages
  • Format: Paperback
  • Source: Purchased Book
  • Rating: 5/5

Happy Birthday to Jane Roberts! She was born on May 8, 1929 and would’ve been 88 years old today. I came across Jane Roberts and her book Seth Speaks after a brief mention of her in an Esther Hicks (Abraham) book I own. Hicks heard of Jane Roberts and Seth as soon as she began her own channeling experience. Sadly, Roberts passed away before Hicks could meet her.

I stamped Seth Speaks with a five-star rating for its extensive coverage of on my favorite New Age subjects: higher consciousness and multi-dimensional realities. Seth Speaks also sinks into deeper esoteric information about reincarnating souls, lost civilizations, and the concept of God. Some chapters are lighter to read than others. The dense chapters mad me stop and question what I read. Fans of channeled readings, New Age thought, and The Secret may have fun with this book. I’m glad I own a copy of Seth Speaks.

Jane Roberts was an average writer from upper state New York. She had no interest in any new age concepts. One day, her life changed:

“My psychic initiation really began on evening in September 1963, however as I sat writing poetry. Suddenly my consciousness left my body, and my mind was barraged by ideas that were astonishing and new to me at the time. On return to my body, I discovered that my hands had produced an automatic script, explaining many of the concepts that I’d been given. The notes were even titled — The Physical Universe as Idea Construction.” -Jane Roberts, Seth Speaks

This is no ordinary case of a muse awakening a writer during writer’s block. Roberts had her first experience with Seth, a spiritual energy personality. She became a full-time channeler and hosted sessions for people to attend Seth’s speakings. Robert Butts, Jane Roberts’ husband, recorded the sessions. Most of them are compiled into Seth Speaks.

Seth writes and speaks through Jane Roberts to reveal our true identities. We are powerful, co-creating beings. Our purpose is to learn and control our infinite creative energy in this physical dimension. This may take a while for first time readers to understand.

The main subject of Seth Speaks is the creation of reality. According to Seth, everybody has a part in creating their own realities. Your reality is a mirror of your  thoughts. If you encounter constant beauty and goodness in your life, that’s the quality of the thoughts in your head. Same goes for the awful events you may encounter in your life. It’s all a reflection of your inner world.

Now, I’ve always wondered if there was more to this physical world especially after watching The Matrix. There is something odd about this reality. I feel something vital is missing. Our only reality has to be more than what we absorbed from mass media. It has to come from somewhere higher than our simple minds can conceive.

Seth states matter comes from thought and thought is a part of consciousness. Therefore, everything we see and feel comes from thought. A sandwich is an example of thought manifested into matter.

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Thinking about that sandwich (via Huffpost)

 It had to come from somewhere before being eaten. You have to create an image of that scrumptious sandwich in your mind then prepare and blend the ingredients to replicate the idea.  Boom, you have manifested a sandwich into physical existence!

Furthermore, Seth mentions our thoughts can manifest in different realities. Your current existing reality is only a speck in an infinite universe of realities. Let’s say you’re a high school senior contemplating to attend a certain college. You’ve been accepted to three: your humble hometown community college, a prestigious private institution, and a lively, highly reputable art school. The thoughts of yourself in these vastly different colleges have already manifested in alternate realities. The college reality you choose will be the only one that manifests. The other two realities are nonexistent in your reality but exist in realities parallel to your own.

Seth Speaks is an amazing mystical book. A higher dimensional being is telling you are a god capable of creating new worlds with your mind.

Isn’t that sweet?

The book is only an iceberg tip of larger “higher-consciousness” information. Books like Seth Speaks are the reasons why I love reading so much.

Have you read Seth Speaks or any other Seth Book? 

I’ve posted a book review about another channeler: Darryl Anka/Bashar

BOOK REVIEW: “Kryon: The End Times” by Lee Carroll

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Kryon: The End Times (New Information for Personal Peace) by Lee Carroll (Amazon) (Goodreads)
  • TitleKryon: The End Times (New Information for Personal Peace)
  • Author: Lee Carroll
  • Publication: Kryon Writings (Oct. 1993)
  • Pages: 172
  • Series: Kryon Books (#1)
  • Genre: New Age/Metaphysical
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Source: Library
  • Rating: 3/5

Kryon creeped me out a bit. This channeled entity exclaims we “volunteer” to die in a repeatable reincarnation cycle until we finally get our minds in place to carry our true purpose on earth. I’ve read about this afterlife concept before in similar channeled books, but not in such a mildly disturbing tone. It’s like:

Hehe, you are going to die again and again! But that’s okay, you’re immortal. You really like doing this! 😉 -Kryon

Whoa Kryon, calm down.

My uncomfortable vibe with this book eased when I read more chapters explaining the reincarnation cycle and how we can easily break free from it. The rest of the book explains  Kryon’s origins, how audio engineer Lee Carroll became a channeller for Kryon, earth grids, karma, and Jesus Christ (in a highly metaphysical sense). Despite my initial experience with this book, I’m still intrigued to read more books within the Kryon series.

Fun fact: Kryon/Carroll has been invited to speak at the UN. Between 1995 and 1996, the UN’s Society of Enlightenment and Transformation (S.E.A.T) brought Kryon/Carroll in to hear his messages. First of all, I didn’t know such group existed in the UN. Second, why was it made? That’s some research I have to do on the side.

Overall, KryonThe End Times was another stimulating channelled book. Probably the most “out there” for me personally compared to Bashar and Abraham Hicks. However, still decent. I’m reading more Kryon books in the future to see where it leads to. One more thing, Kryon mentions the reason behind Atlantis’ destruction but refuses to reveal it. Ain’t that a bummer!

Atlantis getting jacked up (via Pinterest)

Have you read any of the Kryon books? What’s your favorite channelled book?

BOOK REVIEW: “Bashar: Blueprint For Change”by Darryl Anka

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Bashar: Blueprint for Change – A Message from Our Future by Darryl Anka (Goodreads)
  • Title: Bashar: Blueprint for Change – A Message from Our Future
  • Author: Darryl Anka
  • Publication: New Solutions Publishing (Dec 1, 1990)
  • Genre: New Age/Metaphysical
  • Pages: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • Source: Purchased
  • Ratings: 5/5

Okay, Bashar: Blueprint for Change was awesome but not $159 awesome!

I had quite a challenge getting this book. My library didn’t have it so I’ve requested it through a special inter-library loan. They couldn’t find another library that owned a copy. So, my last option was to buy it online. It was $40 when I got it last month (Jan. 2017). I don’t know why it skyrocketed to $159 now. Marked on the book cover, it’s a $14 book (but my silly self bought it for higher)! You’ll notice I haven’t placed a link to the Amazon page under the book cover picture above. The sellers are on crack or I have an extremely rare, precious book in my hands.

The story behind Bashar’s profile sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. He’s an alien/human hybrid speaking from the future through a human being living in this present time.

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Illustration revealing the Essassani are a hybrid race of humans and the Zeta aka the “Greys” (via Consciousness Energy Path 111)

You got that? I’m sure you did.

Bashar is part of a multi-dimensional race called the Essassani. According to Darryl Anka, he and Bashar made a deal in a past life. In this life, Bashar would use Anka’s body as a vessel to speak to anyone willing to hear his message about the future (at least what it is leading to at this very moment).

I know, it all sounds like pure clusterfudge. I gave this book five stars for its insightful messages about following your excitement, reality creation, multi-dimensions, and consciousness.

Bashar’s book is one you have to read with a completely open mind to fully understand its concepts. At first, reading Bashar’s messages written through Anka appear to be quite wacko but it shapes up as you dive deeper into the book. Blueprint for Change is best for those who are into extraterrestrials, channeling, and consciousness ascension. I would like to read another book from Bashar/Anka but not from Amazon with their crazytown prices! More than likely I’ll find another Bashar book in some random indie or new age bookstore (heck yeah).

For now, I’ll just watch his Youtube videos. Here are a few:

 

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Darryl Anka speaking to Lilou Mace (via Youtube)

Have you read Bashar: Blueprint for Change?

Do you think channeling is real or a complete hoax?

 

 

BOOK REVIEW: “Frequency” by Penney Peirce

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Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration (Amazon) (Goodreads)

Penney Peirce concludes reality is based on our frequency. Life absolutely sucks when we’re on low frequency. Everything you don’t want happens: your car breaks down in a middle of heavy traffic, your trusted lover breaks up with you for your best friend, and so on. On high frequency, life’s awesome! Everything’s like heaven on earth when you’re at this level.

The key to detecting our current frequency is our feelings. It may sound corny, but to Peirce, it’s the main factor.

Frequency is a definite “must read” for Law of Attraction fans! The book provides tips and exercises to get in touch with your “feel good” frequency. The book has a few overdrawn chapters but acceptable none the less. After reading this book, you’ll realize you have more power to your reality than what you’re taught.

Have you read this book? 

Any LoA (Law of Attraction) related books you recommend?

Book Tour + Book Review: “Occult Paris” by Tobias Churton

Tobias Churton

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December 15-21

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Occult Paris:
The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque

(nonfiction – history – occult)

Release date: October 30, 2016
at Inner Traditions • Bear & Company

ISBN: 978-1620555453
528 pages

SYNOPSIS

Historian Tobias Churton explores the magical, artistic, and intellectual world of the Belle Époque Paris. He brings into full perspective the personalities, and forces that made Paris a global magnet and which allowed later cultural movements, such as the “psychedelic 60s,” to rise from the ashes of post-war Europe.

MY REVIEW

Writer and educator Tobias Churton presents an original piece of arcane history in the Occult Paris.

He has certainly brought this world to life! You’ll be introduced to the mysterious side of Paris and its unique characters involved like Stanislas De GuaitaJoséphin Péladan, and Papus.

I was satisfied with the new information I’ve gained from Occult Paris, but some chapters simply weren’t engaging to me.The esoteric philosophies and groups were more intriguing than the trivial conflicts between some artists/philosophers. Churton is a precise, academic writer. He’ll carry out all he can muster so his readers are well-informed.  He has done an excellent job doing so.

A couple of subjects from Occult Paris have captured my interests including:

  • Mysticism in Symbolist Art
  • The seeress Anna Kingsford (1846 – 1888)
  • The perspective of God as an androgynous being
  • The revival of Cathar history
  • The influence of Madame Blatvatsky upon Paris
  • Composer Claude Debussy’s connection to the occult

Fun fact: There is more meaning involved behind the Symbolist art of Baphomet (much more than a spooky devil figure).

Churton’s inspiration for Occult Paris came from his discovery of Péladan, a writer
and critic of the arts. Péladan published a few books sparking the interest of the occult within the Parisian community. He hosted art exhibits, the Salon de la Rose + Croix, for Symbolist artists.

Another fun fact: Péladan influenced artist Salvador Dali’s works.

Overall, despite a few tedious chapters, Churton has written a lively portrayal of the secretive, late 19th-century Paris.  I highly recommend being familiar with the western European occult and key figures before taking a dive into this book.

Occult Paris isn’t an easy read but you’ll be rewarded with the knowledge of its veiled history after you’re done.

Rating: 3/5 stars

Format: Hardcover

Source: “Freebie” – I’ve received this book free of charge from the author/publisher.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Tobias Churton
is Britain’s leading scholar
of Western Esotericism,
a world authority on Gnosticism,
Hermeticism, and Rosicrucianism.
An Honorary Fellow of Exeter University,
where he is a faculty lecturer,
he holds a master’s degree in Theology
from Brasenose College, Oxford,
and is the author of many books,
including Gnostic Philosophy and
Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin.
He lives in England.

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Review + Giveaway at Turning the Pages

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BOOK REVIEW: “Psychedelic Marine” by Alex Seymour

 

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The Psychedelic Marine by Alex Seymour (Amazon) (Goodreads)
  • Title: Psychedelic Marine
  • Author: Alex Seymour (Amazon Author Bio)
  • Publication: Park Street Press *part of Inner Traditions & Bear* (Aug. 22, 2016)
  • Genre: General Non-Fiction, New Age Spirituality/Metaphysical
  • Format: Paperback
  • Source: Library
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Psychedelic Marine offers readers a vibrant journey of the self. Alex Seymour finally captured the true essence of life he searched for after his mystical adventures in the Amazon jungle. At first, Seymour believed he would find it during his service as a Royal Marine, but he was only dragged into the dark world of military warfare. Stationed in Afghanistan, he had to trek through the merciless Afghan heat daily, constantly lookout for enemy attacks, and stay alert on guard duty after three hours of sleep. Not quite the profound experience Seymour was looking for! He left his comfortable life in England for this? There had to be something more.

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An ayahuasca vine (Singing to the Plants)

Taking  DMT (dimethyltryptamine) awakened Seymour’s curiosity of life beyond normality. This psychedelic compound can be found in small traces in certain plants, animals, and even the human brain (an argued theory). Seymour attended several ayahuasca ceremonies in South America after his rough tour in Afghanistan. Ayahuasca is a tropical vine with psychedelic properties local Amazon shamans use for spiritual purposes. The purpose of an ayahuasca
ceremony is to heal the soul from trauma, fear, and other negative vibes. Shamans offer ayahuasca to ritual participants as a brew. Seymour describes its taste as bitter. Buckets are laid out during the ceremonies just in case somebody needed to puke. Vomiting was considered a step of the soul cleansing process.

 

Seymour has had some amazing visions during his ayahuasca trips. He describes seeing kaleidoscopic dimensions and reptilian creatures. Despite what he has witnessed, he has become a deeply insightful man. The greatest journey is the journey searched within.

It’s tragic whenever I hear suicidal soldiers’ stories (Seymour is alive and well, mind you). These men and women return from war not only physically damaged but mental as well. Alex Seymour is the first former soldier I’ve read about who decided to ingest a hallucinogenic plant to recover from his intense military experience. Why is ayahuasca banned in the United States and the United Kingdom?  I’ll find my answers in other book.

Overall, I felt like I was actively participating in Seymour’s journey reading the Psychedelic Marine. I feared what he was going through in Afghanistan daily. I felt the anxiety creeping up on me every time his target enemies were nearby. During his time down at the Amazon, I saw in my mind’s eye the images Seymour witnessed while he was under the ayahuasca’s spell. This book is appropriate for those who are curious or at least familiar with the psychedelic world.  The Psychedelic Marine is a journey of the physical, mental, and spiritual senses.

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“Misterio Profundo”-Many of the wonderful ayahuasca vision paintings from Pablo Amaringo (art book)

 

Have you read this book? Please submit your comments below!