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Health, as we understand it, is nothing other than the vitality and contentment of the whole person: body and soul, mind and heart, individual and community.  We’ve been pioneers in publishing books that support this expansive view of whole-person well-being.

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  1. Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts

    Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts

    • by
    • Marc Tedeschi
    This unique book will familiarize healing practitioners and martial artists with basic concepts of the human body, as defined by both Western and Eastern medical traditions, allowing those engaged in healing and martial arts to develop a more complete, holistic, and scientifically forward-looking understanding of the body. Overviews of philosophical and conceptual underpinnings are followed by detailed drawings and diagrams of the body's internal systems, as seen by both traditions.… Read More

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  2. A Complete Guide to Chi-Gung

    A Complete Guide to Chi-Gung

    Harnessing the Power of the Universe

    • by
    • Daniel P. Reid
    Chi-gung, which literally means "energy work," is a system of cultivating health, vitality, and longevity that is based on the fundamental principles of Taoism and the laws of nature. Practiced by the Chinese for thousands of years, chi-gung works with the energy found in all living things to help rid the body of the imbalances that sap our strength and give rise to disease. The simple, meditative movements, breathing… Read More

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  3. Invincible Warrior

    Invincible Warrior

    A Pictorial Biography of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

    • by
    • John Stevens
    Invincible Warrior tells the fascinating story of the life of Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), whose quest for the true meaning of warriorship lead to the creation of the martial art called Aikido, "The Art of Peace." Ueshiba—whose name means "abundant peace"—is considered by many to be one of the greatest martial artists who ever lived. His documented ability to disarm any attacker, throw a dozen men simultaneously, and down and… Read More

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  4. Harmonizing Yin and Yang

    Harmonizing Yin and Yang

    The Dragon-Tiger Classic

    To age with the sun and moon and be renewed by spring and summer, to conserve the seeds of growth in autumn and winter and to be nourished by the eternal breath of the Tao—these are the goals of the Taoist alchemists, the masters of the arts of health, longevity, and immortality. This book is a translation of a concise Taoist alchemical manual known as the Dragon-Tiger Classic,… Read More

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  5. Kundalini

    Kundalini

    The Evolutionary Energy in Man

    • by
    • Gopi Krishna
    Coiled like a snake at the base of the spine, kundalini is the spiritual force that lies dormant in every human being. Once awakened, often through meditation and yoga practices, it rises up the spine and finds expression in the form of spiritual knowledge, mystical vision, psychic powers, and ultimately, enlightenment. This is the classic first-person account of Gopi Krishna, an ordinary Indian householder who, at the age… Read More

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  6. Space, Time, and Medicine

    Space, Time, and Medicine

    Foreword by Fritjof Capra

    • by
    • Larry Dossey
    What we call modern physics says something entirely new about the world and how it behaves. For many years, these theories have been accepted as the most accurate descriptions we have ever had about our world. Nevertheless, medicine has been reluctant to incorporate these ideas into itself, continuing to view the body as a clockwork mechanism, in which illness is caused by a breakdown of "parts." Drawing on his… Read More

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  7. The Shambhala Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine

    The Shambhala Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    • Daniel P. Reid
    The Chinese approach to health and healing is a rich and complex tradition, encompassing disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of illnesses, as well as offering a holistic approach to mental health. More than a system of medicine in the Western sense of the term, the Chinese approach to health care reflects the Taoist belief in the importance of promoting balance and harmony in body, mind, and… Read More

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  8. A Handbook of Chinese Healing Herbs

    A Handbook of Chinese Healing Herbs

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    • Daniel P. Reid
    Traditional Chinese medicine is perhaps the oldest system of health care in the world—and one of the safest and most effective. This first easy-to-use pocket guide provides everything readers need to know to explore Chinese herbal medicine for themselves. The book includes: A brief overview of the basic terms and concepts of traditional Chinese medicine. Simple instructions on how to prepare herbal formulas at home. An illustrated guide… Read More

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  9. The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine

    The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine

    A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary

    • by
    • Maoshing Ni
    The Neijing is one of the most important classics of Taoism, as well as the highest authority on traditional Chinese medicine. Its authorship is attributed to the great Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor, who reigned during the third millennium BCE. This new translation consists of the eighty-one chapters of the section of the Neijing known as the Suwen, or "Questions of Organic and Fundamental Nature." (The other section,… Read More

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  10. My Name Is Chellis, and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization

    My Name Is Chellis, and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization

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    • Chellis Glendinning
    What is the relationship between addiction and the ecological crisis? How can we use the lessons of individual recovery to address our collective need to heal society and the Earth? Chellis Glendinning goes beyond the personal to the very heart of Western civilization to answer these questions, and she shows how we can use trauma recovery and deep ecology, along with the wisdom of native cultures, to reclaim our innate… Read More

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