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After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Essential Oils Book

The Essential Oils Book:  Creating Personal Blends for Mind and Body 

Fragrant essences lift the spirits, stimulate the senses, and enhance relaxation after a trying day.  This practical guide shows how essential oils-used in the home and on the go-can greatly improve the quality of busy live.  Comprehensive information on the essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins includes which ones to use regularly, which to use with caution and which to avoid altogether.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dancing With The Wheel

Dancing With The Wheel:  The Medicine Wheel Workbook 

"...Through Dancing with the Wheel, the second book specifically devoted to the Medicine Wheel, those familiar with this vision will gain an increased understanding of the wheel and its developments over the last ten years. Those new to the Medicine Wheel will be ushered into the teachings and technique of what has come to be a source of comfort and direction of thousands of people around the world.  Whether you are in the middle of the wilderness or the middle of a city, this book and its exercises will help you center yourself and establish peace with the earth and other beings."

Friday, March 19, 2010

Falling Out of Grace

Falling Out Of Grace:  Meditations on Loss, Healing and Wisdom 

"This courageous little book is about the healing balm of truth, about naming one's failures and short comings and coming to terms with them-not through deception, rationalization or shame, but through soul searching, self-acceptance, viable optimism, loving community, humility and humor.  It is an example and an inspiration for using our failures as teachers, and in so doing, finding the true meaning of grace."~Erica Helm Meade

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines

Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family with Safe and Effective Remedies 


"...With Everybody's Guide you ca learn how to treat yourself and your family with the natural homeopathic substances that millions of people have discovered are safe, inexpensive, and highly effective alternatives to conventional medicine.  This book also teaches you how to accurately prescribe natural medicines for numerous conditions, including colds, digestive problems, headaches, allergies, children's ailments, women's health problems, and first-aid situations.  Advice on when to seek professional medical care is included in the information on each condition."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Heal Your Body A-Z

Heal Your Body A-Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them

In this handy A-Z book based on her bestseller Heal Your Body, Louise L. Hay shows you that if you are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.  The list of mental equivalents in this book has been complied from Louise's many years of study, her work with clients, and her lectures and workshops.  You will find that it is very helpful as a quick reference guide to the probable mental patterns behind the disease in your body.  As Louise says, "I offer you this list with love, and a desire to share this simple method of helping to heal your body-A-Z!"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

An Elders' Herbal

An Elders' Herbal: Natural Techniques for Promoting Health and Vitality by David Hoffmann

David Hoffmann's complete guide to healthy aging addresses the unique concerns of people approaching fifty years of age and older.  A medical herbalist for sixteen years, the author has developed a wide variety of herbal treatments that focus on prevention and promote longevity.  He also offers specific herbal remedies for minor and more serious conditions, including hypertension, insomnia, bronchitis, varicose veins, and arthritis.  While these preparations are powerful healing agents, they produce none of the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects often brought on by synthetic drugs.  By applying their natural healing properties, we can minimize our dependence on conventional medical treatments while shoring up and strengthening our immune systems.  The book's Materia Medica, listing more than 150 herbs by both common and Latin names, specifies which part of the plant to use, actions and indications, preparation methods, and recommended dosages.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Dictionary of Angels



"A wacky and wonderful compendium of angelic lore." ~Time

"Beautifully illustrated, it is a triumph of scholarship." ~The New York Times

"Delightful reading and a unique reference work." ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Love Without End


"Perhaps you would ask some of the same questions: 

What does it mean to be right?
What does it mean to really live?
What happens when I die?
How can I prosper in God's economy?
What is my higher intelligence?

Glenda Green was a nationally prominent artist with paintings in such museums as the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of the City of New York when Jesus appeared to her for the painting of His portrait.  Nothing in the history of her career as an artist or university professor had prepared her for the life transformation that was about to take place.  He talked-she took notes!  He gave her the secrets of the universe and answered more than 400 important questions including who we are, how we came to be, how the universe was created, and how to live a joyous and successful life."

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children


"Indigo children are bright, intuitive, strong-willed, and sometimes self-destructive individuals.  They are often labeled (and misdiagnosed) as having ADD or ADHD because they won't comply with established rules and patterns, and they may exhibit behavioral problems at home and at school.

In The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, Doreen Virtue, explores the psyche of these special kids and offers alternative solutions to Ritalin based on her extensive research and interviews with child-care experts, teachers, parents, and the Indigo children themselves.  Read the accounts of these remarkable young people as they explain why they act-out, are aggressive or withdrawn, and what they want from the adults in their lives.  You'll also be fascinated by the psychic experiences that these kids have had in their lives so far.

This is a groundbreaking book that can positively affect the ways in which you interact with your children, altering the shape of their future in miraculous ways."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Emissary of Love

by James F. Twyman

"...One night, while giving a talk in a private home in San Francisco, Twyman met a ten-year-old boy.  The boy touched Twyman's finger, and suddenly Twyman could bend spoons with the power of his mind, could read thoughts, and could transmit images to others.  Yet, later, no one who had been in the room could remember seeing the child!

The boy had said his name was Marco, and that other special children like him could be found in a monastery in the mountains of Bulgaria.  Without knowing who or where they were, or how he would find them, Jimmy Twyman began an extraordinary journey to find Marco and the psychic children.  In the process, he learned that the children had a message for all the world-and learned, too, that he was the one to deliver that message.

This is the message."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Feelings: Buried Alive Never Die

Feelings:  Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K. Truman

Karol Truman not only tells you why you feel the way you feel, but how these feelings all started.  She then goes on to tell you how YOU can easily transform these undesirable feelings so that they no longer hinder your growth.  What a gift!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Last Ghost Dance


"Brooke invites all those who love Mother Earth to claim their new roles as Earth Mages.  Mage is a word that conveys the magic now within reach as we work toward the ascendant renewal of our world.  In times past, magic was practiced secretly by only a unique few.  At last the time has come for each of us to become Earth magicians-to enter committed circles and use our powerful spiritual technologies to become truly evolved human beings."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Healing Wise


Healing Wise nourishes.  Healing Wise springs from love.  Healing Wise flows through compassion.  Healing Wise is a natural as birth, as certain as death.  Healing Wise is the joy of the individual and the strength of the community.

If you think the only health care options are the established, scientific way, and alternative methods, it is because the third-an intuitive, individualized way, the unique Wise Woman way-is invisible.

Healing Wise is done with the eyes.  Healing Wise is done by hand.  Healing Wise is charged with meaning.  Healing Wise is in tune with the seasons.  Healing Wise is wholing and holy.  Healing Wise is letting go.  Healing Wise is timing.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lazaris: The Sacred Journey


"As you grow weary of wondering when the New Age will begin,you will decide it already did!"
                                                                                                ~Lazaris

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Plant Spirit Medicine


This classic best-seller explores an old shamanic form of healing that uses the spirits of plants.  It combines ancient shamanic techniques with the medical philosophies of China, Tibet, India and West Africa.  Plant Spirit Medicine is the quintessential introduction to a field about which little is known or written.  It provides knowledge, insight and a proven method that enables you to contact plant spirits for healing.  A wonderful, intuitive and spiritual approach to holistic healing!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Green Pharmacy


Thousands of safe, natural remedies lie untapped in jungles, forests and herbal gardens throughout the world.  Now America's foremost authority on medicinal plants and herbs shares his knowledge of these hidden reserves of healing power.  The Green Pharmacy is a tour de force by the world's leading authority on the herbal healing traditions...a treasure house of practical advice for the newcomer and pearls of wisdom for the herbal practitioner.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Animal-Speak


The animal world has much to teach us.  Some animals are experts at survival and adaptation, some never get cancer, some embody strength and courage while others exude playfulness.  Animals remind us of the potential we can unfold, but before we can learn from them, we must first be able to speak with them.

Now, for perhaps the first time ever, myth and fact are combined in a manner that will teach you how to speak and understand the language of the animals in your life.  Animal-Speak helps you meet and work with animals as totems and spirits-by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world.  It provides techniques for reading signs and omens in nature so you can open to higher perceptions and even prophecy.  It reveals the hidden, mythical, and realistic roles of 45 animals, 60 birds, 8 insects and 6 reptiles.  

Animals will become a part of you, revealing to you the majesty and divine in all life.  They will restore your childlike wonder of the world and strengthen your belief in magic, dreams and possibilities.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Earthway

 I like the controversy behind this book. Makes me ask, are we not all one people?

Earthway: A Native American Visionary's Path to Total Mind, Body, and Spirit Health by Mary Summer Rain

"A new decade is upon us, the last of this century.  Our eyes, minds and hearts have at long last returned to the earth: its environment and our own healthful survival as we walk and breathe upon it.  The precious knowledge of the Native Americans has long been mistaken as magic or myth.  But the truth of the native way is simple and strong.  This is a chance to change our relationship with ourselves and our earth, to embrace a less complicated, more satisfying way to live.  This is Earthway."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dancing the Dream


"Widely recognized as one of the foremost teachers of Native American wisdom, Jamie Sams reveals the seven sacred paths of human spiritual development and explains how exploring each path leads to shifts in our personal relationships with the earth, our loved ones, friends and communities, and most  important, our own spiritual selves.  As part of a profound awakening process, these paths help us heal the past, shed fear of the future, and focus on being aware and fully present in our daily lives.  Ultimately, we discover that we are indeed dancing the dream."

The result of nearly twenty-five years of intensive study 
with two Native American dreaming societies,  
Dancing the Dream draws our attention to the f
our directions of the Medicine Wheel 
(East, South, West, and North) and the three unseen 
directions - Above, Below, and Within - and explains how 
each of these seven directions represents a specific path on 
the spiritiual journey. In the East, we encounter the first 
stirrings of the spirit; in the South, the healing of relationships; 
in the West, we work to build self-esteem; in the North, 
we learn wisdom and the opening of the heart; Above 
represents the world of spirit; Below, the earth; Within, 
full awareness of the present moment.

Most people will walk these paths in sequence. Some will 
never make it through all seven. Many will continue to move 
forward but continue to double back on earlier paths until 
they get things right. But for those willing to walk all seven 
paths, there is the great reward of being able to see the world 
with the soaring vision of an eagle, fully aware and present to 
meet life's challenges with vision, wisdom, and purpose.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Love is in the Earth


"The reference book describing the metaphysical properties of the mineral kingdom.  Said to be the 'most comprehensive volume addressing the metaphysical properties of the mineral kingdom.'  This book is meant to take the reader on an intimate journey into the subtle realms of crystal energy, providing for an adventure into the avant-garde and assisting one in developing a loving affinity with crystals."

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Library Shelf

During the month of March, I will feature a book from my personal library.  There will be a brief bit of information, a quote or two, a link to the author and place of purchase.  I hope you enjoy the eclectic collection.