New Books: The Spirit of Intuition, Medicinal Gardening, and More

New Books: The Spirit of Intuition, Medicinal Gardening, and More

Reach for a deeper level of awareness with these selections from S&H. Click the title to read the full review.

The Disease Delusion
Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life
By Jeffrey S. Bland

Somewhere between salt cave therapy and prescription drugs is a middle way, one where hard science and natural remedies meet. And it seems that Jeffrey Bland has found it.

Eating Wildly
Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal
By Ava Chin
Simon & Schuster

Chin’s story takes us from her youth in New York’s Chinatown, where she was raised by a hot-tempered single mother and food-loving grandparents, to her late 30s, when, following a string of romantic disappointments and family dramas, she turned to nature in search of healing.

The Shaman Within
A Physicist’s Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of Your Life, the Universe, and Everything
By Claude Poncelet
Sounds True

Along with providing an overview of traditional shamanic practices and precepts, The Shaman Within presents a variety of techniques for incorporating the shamanic state of consciousness into one’s everyday work environment, family life, and relationship to technology.

Waking the Buddha
How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing
Our Concept of Religion
By Clark Strand
Middleway Press

The journalist Clark Strand believes that Soka Gakkai International, the largest lay Buddhist group in the world at 12 million members in 192 countries, can serve as a role model to other religions striving to be relevant today.

The Medicinal Gardening Handbook
A Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing Herbs
By Dede Cummings and Alyssa Holmes
Skyhorse Publishing

Just in time for planting season, Dede Cummings and Alyssa Holmes offer this seed-to-salve guide to healing herbs. Luscious photos and simple “how to” information supply you with everything you need to know to grow 24 useful additions to your medicine cabinet: 12 sun-loving plants that are easily cultivated in the backyard or on a windowsill or deck, and 12 common wild herbs.

First Intelligence
Using the Science & Spirit of Intuition
By Simone Wright
New World Library

By tapping into desire, choice, empathy, instinct, and other underutilized human capacities as Wright expertly instructs, we can—visualization by visualization, tingle by tingle—bolster our natural knack for what she calls “remembering the future.”

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