Reading List

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I used to read as a form of escape especially in residency. Over the years, I’ve come to recognize reading not only as entertainment, but as another form of healing. If you feel like there is more to your health and well being than what’ being offered to you, you’re right, there is. Below is a list of books that I’ve read and have referred others too depending on their needs. Please check back often as I will frequently add to this list.

Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” by Althea Press.

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I have been using this book as a reference for a few years. Aromatherapy is a study that requires many years of training. I always recommend prior to purchasing essential oils having a reference ready. This book gives recipes, blending tips and most importantly safety tips.

Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field

This is an excellent manual for light workers. Barabara Brennan shares her beautiful story of how she cross over from being a scientist to a healer, She also gives wonderful guidance on working with the energy body. The pictures are beautiful and a definite go to for any energy healer.

Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought

Author: Margaret Ann Lembo

I read this book from cover to cover, and I know use it as a reference in my Reiki practice as well as for this blog. This book is an excellent introduction in the use of essential oils, crystals with meditation to heal and grow. This book was my primer and first introduction to the Ayurvedic Chakra System.

God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter

Author: Stephen R. Prothero

I stumbled upon this book well before I would start by healing journey. The author gives detailed descriptions of the major world religions. I mention this book on my reading list for those individuals that are having the spiritual crisis that I’ve noticed in many of my patients and Reiki clients before they start they’re pursuit. The author give unbiased description of Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduisim, Buddhism, Yoruba, Judaism, Daoism and atheism. If you are wondering about your spiritual home, this is a great book to start with. I found myself being able to connect with my patients better once I understood more of their religion.

The Hidden Messages in Water

Author: Masaru Emoto

This is a lovely book written by a Japenese author who discovered that ice crystals formed from freezing water were affected by what the water had been exposed to. Through painstaking research, Dr. Emoto documents how crystals exposes to nature and loving words form beautiful patterns, whereas water exposes to pollution or harmful words form weakly patterned crystals. This theory applies to living creatures exposed mostly of water.

Yoga Sequencing  

by Mark Stephens

This book was given to me as a gift. Having completed 200 hours of yoga teacher’s training, I find that having visual references are very helpful. If you are considering starting a home yoga practice this book is very handy. Mark Stephens will give you a comprehensive reference for asana, sequencing, and even covers special conditions such as pregnancy and aging. You’ll keep this by your mat at home.