It’s January and we have chosen some inspiring reads to get our year off to a great start. From food to astrology to spirituality to culture, there is something on this reading list to inspire us all.
The Moon Juice Cookbook: Cosmic Alchemy for a Thriving Body, Beauty, and Consciousness by Amanda Chantal Bacon
Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder of LA’s wellness boutique, Moon Juice, distills her powerful approach to healthy living, sharing over 75 of the brand’s most popular recipes, harnessing the healing properties of adaptogenic herbs, raw foods, and alkalising ingredients. The Moon Juice Cookbook guides readers through the fundamentals of the Moon Juice kitchen, teaching us how to stock the larder with milks, juices, cultured foods, and unbakery doughs. All can be mixed and matched to create meals with minimal effort and time and money saving strategies.
Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life by Dr Christiane Northrup
Dr Christiane Northrup has been a practising holistic physician for over twenty years. In her new book, she explores the essential truth that our bodies, minds, and souls are profoundly intertwined. Making life flow with ease, and truly feeling your best, is about far more than physical health; it’s also about having a healthy emotional life and a robust spiritual life. Drawing on fields from epigenetics to pastlife regression to standard Western medicine, Dr. Northrup distills twenty years of wisdom into one comprehensive user’s guide to a healthy, happy, radiant life.
Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles by Yasmin Boland
Popular astrology writer and author, Yasmin Boland, cited as the greatest living authority on the moon. Moonology is designed to guide readers to understand the Moon’s eight phases in order to improve and empower every aspect of life. Including affirmations, visualisations and chants as well as information on the role of Archangels, Goddesses and Ascended Masters, Moonology teaches us how to use the Moon as a self-care guide and a planner. This is a book for anyone wishing to consciously create their life, deepen their connection with nature and the Divine and take their spiritual practice to a new level.
Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr Brian Weiss
Psychiatrist Dr Brian Weiss had been working with a young patient suffering from recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks when he turned to hypnosis and was astonished when she began recalling past-life traumas which seemed to hold the key to her problems. Dr Weiss’s scepticism disappeared when she began to channel messages from ‘the space between lives’, which contained remarkable revelations about his own. Acting as a channel for information from highly evolved spirit entities called the Masters, she revealed many secrets of life and death that provide important information on the mysteries of the mind and the influence of our past-life experiences on our present behaviour.
The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery by Ruiz and Ruiz
In this long-awaited sequel to The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz collaborates with his son, don Jose Ruiz, to offer another powerful agreement for transforming our lives. The Fifth Agreement encourages us to see the truth of who we are before society, language, coded agreements and signals and to recover our authenticity and change the message we deliver not only to ourselves but to everyone around us. The Four Agreements provide the foundation for breaking thousands of agreements that create needless suffering and The Fifth Agreement allows us to recover the power of our authenticity; who we really are when we are born.
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
Kakuzo Okakura was a scholar, art critic, and Curator of Chinese and Japanese Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In this charming book from 1906, Okakura explores Zen, Taoism, Tea Masters and the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony. The Book of Tea exhibits the distinctive personality of the East through the philosophy of Teaism and the ancient Japanese tea ceremony, showcasing a conservative strain in Japanese culture, its ideals of aesthetic tranquility and submission to the ways of the past. Okakura considers religious influences, origins, and history and the aesthetic and quasi-religious values pervading Japanese life.