Red Wheel Weiser
Books to Live By
...Why "Red Wheel"?
We found the red wheel to be an apt symbol for what we're trying to do. Wheels get you places, move you forward. They're a symbol of both motion and wholeness in just about every culture or religious belief system. Red is, of course, the color of passion and life. We hope—and believe—people will find comfort, inspiration, passion, and answers through our books.
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Live Through This
Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God and Race
This powerful book couldn’t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate and the battle of faith and sexual orientation at churches across the country, we are in a cultural war of ideologies. Overwhelming prejudices have constricted our basic capacity for compassion and understanding.
Live Through This is a collection of intimate essays about one man’s journey to self-acceptance when his faith, sexuality, and race battled with societal norms. These insightful writings will plant seeds of consideration and inspire readers to stretch beyond stereotypes. By reading stories about the demographics that live on the fringe of traditions, we gain a deeper awareness of our cultural climate and how we can improve it, starting with ourselves.
Clay Cane grew up in Washington State and West Philadelphia. Separately raised by a white mother and a black father, he existed at society's complex intersections. From enduring spiritual violence in the African-American church, to learning unique lessons from transgender sex workers, to living in the double consciousness of blackness and gayness. Each essay combines personal stories with both researched and individual social analysis, using his narrative to highlight the most sidelined of communities. Cane's tender writing gives voice to the voiceless, he tells the stories that haven't been told by traveling beyond the lens of race and sexuality. Live Through This is the new American story.
The Plain & Simple Series
Coming together as a group, these authors are presenting impressively in-depth (yet easy to follow) primers on a variety of hard-to-grasp topics in the occult and spiritual world!
With 22 titles and counting, this fast-growing series is proving to be an invaluable asset to anyone looking to learn - newbies and old hats alike!
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Meditation: Plain & Simple
Available July 1st!
Meditation is a practice that calms the mind and the body in a natural way. Its aim is to quiet or still the mind, which leads to calm awareness without the interference of troublesome thoughts. Meditation can help you focus, relax, and cope with life's twists and turns.
Meditation, Plain & Simple is a wise and helpful primer to the practice of meditation. Lynne Lauren not only explains why it is important to meditate, but also demonstrates how simple meditation is for the average person. It can be done anywhere by anyone, and you don’t have to sit on the floor or stand on your head. In addition, she provides a brief overview of the different types of meditation along with more than 50 meditations and visualizations that can be used in different circumstances to reach particular goals.
This book is a lovely introduction for anyone who wishes to slow down, de-stress, and discover how rich life can be!
Lynne Lauren was an English spiritualist and clairvoyant. She was reported to have done psychic readings for a number of famous people in the UK, including Geri Halliwell and JK Rowling. She died in 2012.
The English Magic Tarot
Illustrated by Rex Van Ryn, Colorist, Stephen Dooley, Written by Andy Letcher, Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm
This captivating new tarot deck draws us into the vibrant but often hidden world of English magic, evoking a golden age of mysticism when John Dee was Queen Elizabeth’s Court Astrologer, antiquarian John Aubrey rediscovered ancient sacred sites, and the great physicist Isaac Newton studied alchemy.
The English Magic Tarot places the cards in the colorful yet turbulent period of English history that stretches from the time of Henry VIII to the Restoration. During this time of upheaval archetypal forces were very much at play, making this a perfect setting for the cards. Brought to you by renowned artist Rex Van Ryn, colorist Stephen Dooley, and writer Andy Letcher, this deck has a dynamic, graphic style. There are unique twists to some of the traditional images, with riddles, references, and lore buried within them that will draw users ever deeper into the mystery and meaning of the cards.
The first deck of its kind to draw explicitly on the English magical tradition, The English Magic Tarot opens up a rich new pathway into the cards that will delight novice and experienced tarot users alike.
This, and many other best selling tarot decks and resources are available now!
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The Saints' Little Book of Wisdom
Andrea Kirk Assaf
From Saint Teresa of Calcutta to Saint Francis of Assisi, the words of the saints provide comfort, strength, and peace in times of need and in times of joy. In this beautiful, handy collection, the wisdom of the saints has been distilled into themes such as love, faith, hope, and joy. This volume offers 300 bite-sized nuggets of inspiration and wisdom for readers to turn to time and time again.
Here are quotes from more than 150 saints on a wide range of topics, including:
- Faith and prayer
- Hope and joy
- Listening to God
- Dignity and suffering
“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” —Saint Francis of Assisi
“To reach something good, it is very useful to have gone astray and thus acquire experience.” —Saint Teresa of Avila
Andrea Kirk Assaf is a Rome-based journalist who has been employed with Inside the Vatican since 2002 and has covered three pontiffs. She is the compiler of Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom and divides her time between a farm in Remus, Michigan and Rome.
How To Use a Pendulum for Dowsing and Divination
Answer questions, find lost objects, heal body and mind, and more!
Dr. Ronald L. Bonewitz, Lilian Verner-Bonds
Anyone can learn to use a pendulum. This powerful tool brings together the left and right sides of the brain and acts as an antenna, helping you tune into your intuition and pick up on energies and vibrations emitted by people, objects, and places.
Crammed with practical exercises, dowsing charts, and maps, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, this pack includes everything you need to get started. Follow the simple exercises to discover how to interpret the movements of the pendulum and your yes and no responses; then begin to experiment with a whole host of applications. Answer questions, make decisions, predict events, find your perfect partner or job, locate lost objects, search for missing people or pets, uncover hidden treasure or archaeological remains, detect water, dowse over maps, improve health, balance chakras, and more! Whether using your pendulum just for fun or as a tool to seek guidance in your life, you’ll be amazed at the results.
This unique kit includes a 160-page book, fold-out dowsing charts, and a genuine pendulum with a metal chain.
Dr. Ronald L. Bonewitz is a psychologist with a special interest in Eastern mysticism and ancient cultures and beliefs. He is a well-known teacher and lecturer on personal growth, running regular personal-development courses worldwide.
Lilian Verner-Bonds is a leading healer, personal growth teacher, intuitive psychic, palmist, and color therapist whose work is renowned throughout Europe, America, and Australia, where she runs regular courses and workshops on a variety of topics.
In this slender volume, Rumi explores the joy of friendship and the agony of loss. These poetic meditations on the most profound of human relationships are like crystals: they sparkle with the many hues of the rainbow and contain worlds within, capturing us with their mystery.
Here are poems that cause us to reflect on our own relationships, to experience again the intensity of friendship, the ache of loss, and the profundity of immersion.
This is a book for poetry lovers, Rumi fans, and all gift-giving occasions; a book to treasure and to share.
Previously published in hardcover as Whispers of the Beloved.
I failed to find myself
I looked inside and discovered
I only knew my name.
When I stepped outside
I found my real Self.
Rumi (Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin)
The Dalai Lama's Big Book of Happiness
His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Edited by Renuka Singh
Everyone wants to be happy. Here in this profound volume is a road map for discovering a life filled with happiness, joy, and a sense of purpose. The Dalai Lama’s basic premise is that each of us is responsible for our own health and happiness and for the health of society. He further asserts that health and happiness are within our reach—both individually and collectively.
How a person thinks, behaves, and feels ultimately impacts not only their own lives, but also the society in which they live. If you desire to attain happiness, you must understand that the journey begins with you. It is only then that you can reach out and touch the lives of others and change society.
In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdom, humor, and kindness, directs readers toward a happy, healthy, and peaceful life. Talking about universal themes such as compassion, peace, non-violence, secularism, and the pursuit of a healthy mind and body, he reminds us that the responsibility to change our thoughts, actions, and lives lies within our power.
This is a book for fans of His Holiness, for spiritual seekers, and for those interested in the spiritual and emotional health of individuals and societies.
His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan People. He has written a number of books on Buddhism and philosophy and has received many international awards, including the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
"For Beginners" Collection!
Ever sat around a table with THOSE friends at dinner?
You know, the ones who spend hours speaking on subjects you know nothing about?
Stopped hanging out with those friends because they're always talking about Chomsky?
Now you don't have to!
Introducing the 'For Beginners' series, distributed by Red Wheel Weiser!
Explore a variety of subjects, including but not limited to Philosophy, Opera, Democracy, Linguistics, Deconstruction, the Black Panthers, Buddha, Islam, FDR's 'New Deal' and so much more!
Not only are they presented in an easy to follow format, but they're fun to read too! The illustrations lend context and a special blend of dry humor to the material within, so you won't feel like you're taking a 101 class. Just like reading a graphic novel!
And, with this limited time deal, you get free shipping and a free display with any 20 books! As always, 50% off MSRP.
BONUS: Net 90 terms available on orders of 40+ units!
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Pope Francis' Little Book of Wisdom
The Essential Teachings
Pope Francis appears to be changing the face of Roman Catholicism. He has infused what some consider a staid institution with openness and optimism. He has faced off against established power interests within the Vatican. He has reformed the Church’s finances. And, most importantly, he has asked that Catholics approach one another and non-Catholics with candor, humility, and love. He has made the papacy and the Church relevant once again.
A pope of the people, Pope Francis’ teachings have been praised and shared by the faithful and nonreligious alike. Exploring themes such as faith and prayer, love and family, peace and poverty, this collection is accessible to all who admire the man and are inspired by his wisdom. Included in this gift-format edition are fifteen chapters on wide-ranging topics including:
- The Law of Love
- The Nature of God
- Humility and Faith
- Sacrifice and Suffering
Andrea Kirk Assaf has covered three pontificates for Inside the Vatican magazine and several other news outlets.
Here are a few best-selling selections from their collective inventory:
Rumi, one of the most celebrated mystics of all time, chose poetry to communicate his deep spiritual experiences. His language, that of love in its purest form, speaks to us today as it did seven hundred years ago, surpassing time and bridging cultures.
Rumi (Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin)
The definitive A-Z reference guide to essential aromatherapy oils. Aromatherapy expert Julia Lawless shares her extensive knowledge in this detailed and systematic survey of more than 190 essential aromatherapy oils.
This easy-to-use volume lets you access essential information in a variety of ways with a Therapeutic Index, a Botanical Index, and Botanical Classifications, plus safety information.
Julia Lawless is the founder of the London-based essential oils shop, Aqua Oleum. She is a practicing, qualified aromatherapist, and a member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists. She is the author of several aromatherapy books, including the Illustrated Elements of Essential Oils.
Crystals have fascinated humankind from the earliest times. Tales of Atlantis and Lemuria indicate that these fabled civilizations had harnessed the power of gem stones for both practical and esoteric. Crystals have been found in the tombs and temples of the ancient Egyptians. References to the magical properties of stones can be found throughout Greek mythology, and the Ancient Romans were known to meticulously record the healing properties of crystals. In short, crystals have been used and treasured throughout the ages.
The uses of crystals are as varied as they are beautiful. Crystals can be used to help focus meditation, for prediction, as stepping-stones to expanded awareness, for emotional well-being and physical healing, or simply as objects of beauty.
The concise and practical guide will serves as an essential introduction to the fascinating world of crystals. Included are detail descriptions and color photographs of 24 of the most popular and powerful crystals and healing stones, from Blue Agate to Rose Quartz to Tiger’s Eye. Topics covered are: