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Essential Readings for the Art of Spiritual Guidance Training

bullet Being in Love - William Johnson, ISBN 0-00-627476-5
bullet Celebrating Soul - Lawrence Jaffe, ISBN 0-919123-85-6
bullet The Dark Night of the Soul, St. John of the Cross - Mirabai Starr, ISBN 1573222054
bullet The Gentle Art of Spiritual Guidance - John Youngbludt, ISBN 0-916349-25-X
bulletHappiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill - Matthieu Ricard, ISBN 0316057835
bullet Holy Listening - Margaret Guenther, ISBN 1-56101-056-1
bullet The Inward Arc - Frances Vaughan, ISBN 0-394-74201
bullet Ethics for a New Millennium - H.H. Dali Lama, ISBN 1-57322-883-4
bullet Shadows of the Sacred - Frances Vaughan, ISBN 0-8356-0723-2
bullet Teresa of Avila: The Progress of a Soul - Cathleen Medwick, ISBN 0385501293

Supplemental Readings for the Art of Spiritual Guidance Training

bulletThe Sufi Message, Volumes 1-12 - Hazrat Inayat Khan
bulletThe Collected Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Kahn - Hazrat Inayat Khan
bulletHow To Practise - Dalai Lama
bulletToward a True Kinship of Faiths - Dalai Lama
bulletAlchemical Wisdom - Pir Vilayat Khan
bulletThe Ecstasy Beyond Knowledge - Pir Vilayat Khan
bulletThe December Project - Zalman Schachter
bulletJewish with Feeling: A guide to Meaningful Jewish Practice - Zalman Shlachter
bulletDavening: Guide to Jewish Prayer - Zalman Schachter
bulletOne Hundred Verses of Advice - Dilgo Khentse
bulletThe Places That Scare You - Pema Chodron
bulletThe Voice Within - Helen Luke
bulletDark Wood to White Rose - Helen Luke
bulletMary Oliver: all of her poetry books.
bulletLetter to My Daughter - Maya Angelou
bulletA Short History of Myth - Karen Armstrong
bulletOn Jung - Anthony Stevens
bulletThe Essence of Jung's Psychology and Tibetian Buddhism - Radmila Moacanin
bulletUrsula King - Pierre Tielhard de Chardin
bulletIn God's Hands - Desmond Tutu
bulletThe Heart of Christianity - Marcus Borg
bulletThe Soul of Christianity - Huston Smith
bulletMartin Luther King - Vincent Harding
bulletThe Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell
bulletPersonal Mythology: The Psychology of Your Evolving Self - Feinstein and Krippner
bulletGoddesses in Every Woman: A New Psychology of Women - Jean Shinoda Bolen
bulletKing, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine - Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
bulletThe Astrology of Fate - Liz Greene
bulletEgo & Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche - Edward F. Edinger and Kendra Crossen (editor)
bulletHow to Know God: The Soul's Journey into the Mystery of Mysteries - Deepak Chopra
bulletOwning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche - Robert A. Johnson
bulletMeeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature - Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams (Editors)
bulletRomancing the Shadow: A Guide to Soul Work for a Vital, Authentic Life - Connie Zweig and Steve Wolf
bullet The Ethics of Caring - Kylea Taylor ISBN 0-9643158-1
bullet Who am I? Personality Types for Self Discovery - Robert Frage


Children's Books
arranged with reference to specific programs and topics

bulletThe Man Who Kept His Heart in a Bucket - Sonia Levitin and Jerry Pinkney

Spiritual Guidance

bulletIf You Listen - Charlotte Zolotow - The Call - Far-away father.
bulletGeorge and Martha - James Marshall - The Call - Two hippos and the meaning of friendship.
bulletMing Lo Moves the Mountain - Arnold Lobel - The Call - Go where the soul can unfold.
bulletNo One Walks on My Father's Moon - Chara M. Curtis - Myth - Father does not believe man walked on the moon
bulletThe Wise Doll - Hiawyn Oram - Shadow - Russian fairy tale... she listens to wise doll in her pocket.
bulletThe Voice of the Wood - Claude Clement - Prayer - Magic cello from maker's beloved tree.
bullet The Bird, the Frog and the Light - Matthew Henry - Soul - Frog learns truth about self-importance .
bullet Indigo and Moonlight Gold - Jan Spivey Gilchrist - Spiritual Growth - Autrie, African-American girl; childhood .
bulletThe Harmonica - Tony Johnston - Spiritual Growth - Nazi camp; boy has harmonica from father for hope .
bulletThe Boy Who Dreamed of an Acorn - Leigh Casler - Dream - Native American boy dreams of acorn; nurturing gifts.
bulletThe Way of the Circle - James M Vollbracht - Archetypes - Wiseman who ferries passengers across the river.
bulletThe Fortune-Tellers - Lloyd Alexander - Archetypes - African folktale: young man visits fortune teller and becomes fortune teller.
bullet Old Turtle - Douglas Woods - - Creation and the nature of God.
bullet Terrible Tuesday - Hazel Townson - - Terry overhears mother saying Tuesday will be terrible. Terry imagines.


bullet Arrow to the Sun - Gerald McDermott - Calcinatio - Native American tale of a boy in search of his father, the Sun lord.
bullet The Paper Bag Princess - Robert Munsch - Calcinatio - Rescues prince from the dragon.
bullet Dawn - Molly Bang - Sublimatio - Japanese legend: shipbuilder wounds Canada goose, becomes wife.
bullet An Ant's Day Off - Bonnie Becker - Sublimatio -
bullet The Man Who Lit the Stars - Claude Clement - Sublimatio - A boy follows the man who lights the stars.
bullet The Tower - Richard Paul Evans - Coagliatio - Passion to be great.
bullet Mole Music - David Mc Phail - Coagliatio - Longs for beautiful music, doesn't give up practicing the violin.
bullet Sorry - Jean VanLeeuwen - Separatio, Conuncio - Family feud that starts over lumpy porridge.
bullet The Wooden Dragon - Joan Aiken - Mortificatio - Brother leaves wooden dragon to look after sister.


bullet The Sky Sweeper - Phyllis Gershator - Keeper of Scared Space - Takeboki is temple flower keeper, and in heaven sweeps celestial clouds and stars.
bullet Fu Finds the Way - John Rocco - One who Hears the Cries - Fu taught to pour tea instead of fight.
bullet The Secret Keeper - Kate Coombs - One who Hears the Cries - Village secret keeper falls ill from the weight of the secrets.
bullet Yes Dear - Diana Jones - Advocate of the Soul - Kay finds “magic” leaf; only grandmother supports her.
bullet Never Forgotten - Patricia McKissack - Advocate of the Soul - West Africa; son is sold into slavery.
bullet The Princess and the Pizza - Mary Jane Auch - The Wise One - Chooses pizza business over prince.
bulletCity Dog, Country Frog - Mo Willems - The Wise One - Dog and frog visit each other and learn other's world.
bulletWhite Water - Michael Bandy - The Liberator - White drinking fountain; segregation through a child’s eyes.
bullet More - LC Springman - The Liberator - Magpie shows that less is more.
bullet Shining - Julius Lester - The Journeyer - A young girl does not speak; finding one's voice.
bullet Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins - Eric Kimmel - The Journeyer - Hershel outwits the goblins to save Hanukkah celebration.
bullet Goldilocks and the Three Dinosuars - Mo Willems - The Healer - Being in the wrong story.
bulletFArTHER - Graham Baker Smith - The Healer - Father and son, loss and fulfillment.
bullet Cloud Spinner - Michael Catchpool - - Small boy can weave cloth from clouds.
bullet Whinnie, The Love Sick Dragon - Mercer Mayer - The Beloved -

The Mandala Pilgrimage

bullet The Frog and the Bird Song - Max Velthuijs - - Frog finds dead bird. He and friends bury bird, then life goes on.
bullet The Bear and the Piano - David Litchfield - - Young bear finds a piano, practices, goes to city to play. Then comes back.
bullet The Crow Who Was Not Asked - Susan Scott Morales - - Narrator hates crows, until a crow chases away a hawk from the robin’s nest.
bullet The Boy in the Garden - Allen Say - - Young Jiro and the statue of a crane based on ancient legend.
bullet How the Gods Created the Finger People - Elizabeth Moore - - A Mayan fable; Spanish and English.


Graceful Passages- A 2 CD set with companion book. Twelve spiritual leaders from various religious traditions, including Reb Zalman Schachter, lead meditations on the dying process. Emmy Award-winning composer Gary Malkin music calms and caresses the soul.  Set out of print but can be purchased separately at a variety of vendors.  Available as an MP3 download at a substantial savings on


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