Book Reviews for April

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Being Present: Cultivate a Peaceful Mind through Spiritual Practice
By Darren Cockburn
ISBN-13: 978-1-84409-746-3 (Findhorn Press, 2018)

This book really spoke to me because when it came time to put away an addiction in my life, I shuddered to think that I would spend the rest of my life saying, “Just for today. …” Without a deeper spiritual connection and doing the hard work of being in the present moment, you might be able to “just say no” but if everything in you is saying “yes,” you will live out a life of inner conflict that breeds anger, contempt, and unconsciousness. My wife and I wrote a book called The 12 Spiritual Laws of Recovery and Meditations for the 12 Step Program and the few people who bought swore by it, but this path is not for the faint of heart.

Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide

Lotus Guide Center

Energy Medicine for Animals: The Bioenergetics of Animal Healing
By Diane Budd
ISBN-13: 978-1-62055-840-9 (Findhorn Press, 2019)

OK, I need to admit right off that I’m out of my depth but this book answered some questions I didn’t realize I had, such as what truly happens psychically between animals and humans while in a healing mode? I know we’ve had many positive testimonials about a friend of ours, Cara Gubbins, PhD, because she has helped so many people in our community by doing this work. This book is timely in my area, where so many animals were traumatized by the Paradise Camp Fire. It seems that as we heal our animals we also heal a part of ourselves.

Dhara Lemos, Lotus Guide

Lotus Guide Center

Healing the Thyroid with Ayurveda: Natural Treatments for Hashimoto’s, Hypothyroidism, and Hyperthyroidism
By Marianne Teitelbaum
ISBN-13: 978-1-62055-782-2 (Healing Arts Press, 2019)

This book takes you way beyond theory and right into the realm of hands-on healing and research of both Eastern and Western approaches. As I wake up to the realization that we no longer live in the same world as our grandparents, or for that matter, our parents, it has come to my attention that information such as this is more than just an interesting read, it’s mandatory. If any part of the system breaks down it will eventually have an effect on the whole, and this is so true of the thyroid. The book ends with “Diet & Daily Routine,” so be aware that a lifestyle change is necessary for lasting results.

Dhara Lemos, Lotus Guide

Lotus Guide Center

Information Medicine: The Revolutionary Cell-Reprogramming Discovery That Reverses Cancer and Degenerative Diseases
By Ervin Laszlo and Pier Mario Biava
ISBN-13: 978-1-62055-822-5 (Healing Arts Press, 2019)

I’m not sure how the authors did this but they somehow took a subject that in the beginning looked so completely beyond me and brought it down to a level where it made complete sense. Most of us don’t realize that “information” is nothing more or less than highly organized energy, which is the only thing that actually triggers actions in the cell. That really surprised me when I learned about epigenetics and how our thoughts and emotions can change our genes. The day has arrived when we now have the knowledge to heal ourselves and it’s all here in this book.

Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide

Lotus Guide Center

The Foundations of Iridology: The Eyes as the Key to Your Genetic Health Profile
By Gustau Pau
ISBN-13: 978-1-62055-778-5 (Healing Arts Press, 2019)

Once again I find that I have to reevaluate what I thought or knew about something—in this case, iridology. This book with all the explicit detail of the eyes in clear graphics and photos takes you beyond what most iridology books would or could show you. Bringing more than 35 years of experience to this work, Gustav Pau guides you through layers of understanding what is truly meant by “Your eyes are the windows to your soul.”

Dhara Lemos, Lotus Guide

Lotus Guide Center

Time of the Quickening: Prophecies for the Coming Utopian Age
By Susan B. Martinez, PhD
ISBN-13: 978-1-59143-126-8 (Bear & Company, 2011)

I learned a long time ago that most religious people have never read the Bible from cover to cover, studied it, and researched the original definition of the words being used. This book brings out one of those misinterpretations, of the word Apocalypse. The original Hebrew text defines it as “a lifting of the veil,” as in seeing the hidden meaning or deeper truth. This book speaks to the idea that we are approaching a time in history that is hidden from most people … now the time has come to “unveil” the truth that is fast approaching all of us.

Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide