Last week, while in Montecito, California, a picturesque hills-to-ocean town near Santa Barbara, I stumbled upon the quaint Tecolote Book Shop. Browsing through the 88-year-old indie emporium, I was reminded of my thirst for books. These days, I migrate to offerings about spirituality. Here are a few of my most recent page turners:
The Secret of the Soul and Adventures Beyond The Body both by William Buhlman – Suggested by my friend, psychotherapist Brian Healey, both books focus on out-of-body experiences (OBE). I’ve had more than my share, but I’m always wanting to learn more about the subject. Basically, OBE occurs when your mind and soul leave your physical body and explore other spiritual realms and dimensions. As a psychic-medium, OBE helps me strengthen and be more cognizant of my higher-self’s communication gift. For others, exploring OBE could aid in addressing any mental and physical limitations. These two books offer a wealth of insights on this intriguing topic.
The Statues That Walked: Unraveling The Mystery of Easter Island by Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo – Some may recall that I spent a week last summer on Easter Island (read September 2013 blog post: Mana, Moai & Me), where I tapped into one of my prior lives. Imagine how thrilled I was to receive this book as a Christmas gift from my mother. Written by a noted anthropologist and archaeologist, the book chronicles their years of research on the island, most notably, the mysteries surrounding the hundreds of spiritually-linked, multi-ton stone statues that populate the remote isle.
What If…(A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure) by Shirley MacLaine – Back in 1983, when she penned the bestseller, Out on a Limb, the Oscar-winning actress embarked on a discovery of inner-self and spirituality that was both fascinating and – at the time – controversial. Her latest addition to the shelves ponders, in a lighter – and at times, witty – way, about our being and our relationship with the Universe. As a bonus: expect some peppered anecdotes from her celebrated entertainment career as well!
These books – and many others – continue my love affair with learning, which makes me wiser. Funny, the Spanish-to-English translation of the aforementioned bookstore’s name, Tecolote, is “owl.”
Love and light,