Books

Socially Conscious Bookstores

Amazon is the best known online bookseller, but has become notoriously predatory and abusive of their staff. Fortunately, there are many lesser known but excellent booksellers available.

Please consider buying these books, and all your books, from socially conscious bookstores such as the ones below whose profits support worthy causes. That way you can know you’re getting a good book and doing good at the same time.

Good Books International

Better World Books 

For more information and choices see:
http://www.socialbrite.org/2011/01/31/better-book-buying-10-socially-conscious-online-bookstores/

Essential Spirituality Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind
by Roger Walsh. Published by John Wiley.
A distillation of the seven practices that each of the great religions agrees is essential to spiritual practice and optimal living. Descriptions of the practices are complemented with practical exercises for applying them in daily life.
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The World of Shamanism The World of Shamanism: New Views of an Ancient Tradition
by Roger Walsh. Published by Llewellyn Press.
A comprehensive exploration of shamanism—the world’s most enduring healing and religious tradition—in the light of modern medicine, psychology, neuroscience, consciousness disciplines, and religious studies.
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Paths Beyond Ego Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision
Roger Walsh & Frances Vaughan (eds.). Published by Tarcher.
A collection of 50 of the best articles on transpersonal psychology and related topics such as consciousness, meditation, lucid dreaming, spiritual emergencies, and exceptional abilities. Contributors are outstanding writers such as Huston Smith, Stan Grof, Ken Wilber, Jack Kornfield, the Dalai Lama, and more.
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Gifts_thumb Gifts from A Course In Miracles
Frances Vaughan & Roger Walsh (eds.). Published by Tarcher/Putnam.
A collection of the most poetic and profound excerpts from A Course In Miracles, highlighted by the exquisite photography of Jane English.
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Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics
Roger Walsh & Charles Grob (eds.). Published by State University of New York Press.
Interviews with the great pioneers of psychedelic research such as Albert Hoffman, Huston Smith, Ram Das, Stan Grof, Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, Michael Harner, and more. These pioneers came together for the last time to reflect on the deeper meaning and continuing implications of their discoveries.
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Meditation: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives
Deane Shapiro & Roger Walsh (Eds.)
This is a more academic book which collects the best early research studies on meditation into a single volume that received “The Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award.”
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The World’s Great Wisdom: Timeless Teachings from Religions and Philosophies
Roger Walsh (Editor)
This book offers distillations of the world’s accumulated wisdom—ancient and modern, religious and scientific, philosophical and psychological. It is a unique resource that for the first time in history brings together our collective understanding of wisdom and the ways to develop it.
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