Audio Book Reviews

Bestsellers


1. Archangels' Journey to the Sea of Love and Light
Marilyn Baars


2. Releasing a Person
Kathryn Alice

3. Pleiadian Initiations of Light
Christine Day

4. Spirit Guides and Angels Meditations
Kathryn Keeton

5. Manifesting Love
Kathryn Alice


6. Manifestation and Creation Meditation
Kathryn Keeton

7. Letting Go of Stress
Emmett Miller & Steve Halpern

8. Soul Radiance Guided Meditation
Susann Taylor Shier

9. Birthing the Sacred Heart
Christine Day

10. Beethoven Enneagram
Elizabeth Wagele

11. Chakras: A Beginner's Guide to Healing with Your Body's Energy Centers
Anodea Judith

12. Secret to Attracting Love
Brain Sync

13. Molecular Messengers of the Heart
Sondra Barrett

14. Meditations for Relaxation: Guided Meditations from the Buddhist Tradition
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

15. Freedom From Stress
David Gamow

16. I AM Wishes Fulfilled Meditation
Wayne W. Dyer

East West Audio Book Reviews
and Bestsellers
by Surendra Conti

Jack Kornfield
GUIDED MEDITATIONS FOR DIFFICULT TIMES
A Lamp in the Darkness
Sounds True, 3-CD set, $24.95

We all face tough times. But how can we meet these challenges with a clear mind and compassionate heart? Inside each of us is an inner light that Kornfield calls "The One Who Knows." Here are eight practices for reconnecting to our inner guide to navigate life's storms. With his warm teaching style and gift for storytelling, Kornfield invites us to discover the way ahead. Trained as a Buddhist monk and the author of a dozen best-selling books, he has taught the techniques of mindfulness worldwide since 1974.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes
THE DANGEROUS OLD WOMAN
Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
Sounds True, 6-CD set, $69.95

Join this marvelous author at the fireside for the soul-healing wisdom of the Dangerous Old Woman. She will ignite your creativity and support your highest calling in life. In six "inspire 'til you're on fire" sessions, Dr. Estes animates the archetypal patterns of the Wise Woman through her original stories, poetry and blessings. Let her help you deepen the work of bringing your one-of-a-kind legacy into the world. Learn to bee old while young and young while old, living wildly and wisely through life's travails and triumphs alike.


Anodea Judith
CHAKRAS
A Beginner's Guide to Healing
with Your Body's Energy Centers
Sounds True, CD, $9.95

Whatever your goals may be, your suble energy centers known as chakras offer a gateway to personal transformation. Join renowned teacher Anodea Judith for an experiential journey through this powerful system that profoundly impacts our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Included in this one-hour immersive adventure is a 38-minute meditation on the purpose of our seven primary chakras as well as how to sense, diagnose, and balance each one to restore wholeness and unleash our highest potential.


Geneen Roth
WOMEN FOOD AND GOD
An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Simon & Schuster Audio, 5-CD set, $29.99

After three decades of teaching and writing about what drives our compulsions with food, Roth adds a profound new dimension to her work in this exceptional program. She begins with her most basic concept: The way we eat is inseparable from our core beliefs about being alive. Our relationship with food mirrors our feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and even God. She takes us beyond these emotions into deeper realms of spirit, opening a doorway to freedom that demystifies the issues of weight loss and so much more. Unabridged and read by the author, these CDs offer you a new, fulfilling relationship with food, your body& and almost everything else!


Gary Renard
FEARLESS LOVE
The Answer to the Problem of Human Existence
Sounds True, 2-CD set, $19.95

Is heaven on earth possible? Yes, says Gary Renard, it is even our natural inheritance. Through "fearless love," heaven on earth becomes an experience that is readily available. If we undo the ego, that is. This excellent CD series is rich with personal stories, humorous insights, and three unique techniques culled from Renard's many years of deep immersion in A Course in Miracles. It will help you break down the barriers of the "false self" and remember "what it's like to be God, or love itself."


Jack Kornfield and Daniel Siegel
MINDFULNESS AND THE BRAIN
A Professional Training in the Science and Practice of Meditative Awareness
Sounds True, 6-CD set, $69.95

Mindful awareness is scientifically recognized for improving our mental functions and relationships. But how can we integrate this information into our personal and professional lives? Kornfield and Siegel offer a complete course of theoretical and experiential teachings on the power of inner transformation and the cultivation of a wise, loving heart. This program is ideal for therapists, healers, educators, parents, or anyone seeking to develop a healthy mind. Welcome to Buddha meets neurobiology!


Alan Watts
YOU'RE IT!
On Hiding, Seeking and Being Found
Sounds True, 10-CD set, $99.95

The universe is playing hide-and-seek. The answers to its mysteries are not "out there," they exist inside us. In this 17-hour "audio retreat," Watts acts like a mirror, reflecting back to us our true nature. With penetrating insight and playful irreverance, he illuminates the truth that unites all great wisdom traditions from East to West. These restored audio sessions reveal the master in his element, performing a one-man "spiritual jam session" before a live audience. From the vast breadth of his teachings, Watts always returns to one all-important lesson: how to get out of your own way and live in the perfection that is always present.


Michael Bernard Beckwith
LIVING FROM THE OVERFLOW
A Practical Guide to a Life of Plenitude
Sounds True, 6-CD set, $69.95
Why do we find it hard to believe that the universe wants to support us? The problem is, we tend to view our lives from the mindset of the troublesome ego, and since the universe responds to our thoughts and beliefs, we have created a recipe for attracting hardship instead of abundance. To turn things around, we must learn to live from the the soul. And that's what Rev. Beckwith delivers here: a transformative program for entering the flow of success, prosperity and abundance. This CD set offers six hours of insights and techniques to help you shift and reshape your consciousness.


Al Gore
OUR CHOICE
A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
Simon Audio, 6-CD set, $29.99
Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to effectively, once and for all, address many causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the planet for future generations& and for ourselves as well. Here, in one place, are the most promising and possible solutions that can make this happen. Gore depoliticizes the issue with a call to our individual and collective will. This is not a pie-in-the-sky program of ideas, it is the new imperative!


Caroline Myss
NAVIGATING HOPE
How to Turn Life's Challenges into
a Journey of Transformation
Sounds True, 2-CD set, $19.95
When the seas of life are stormy, how do we make safe passage? By navigating wisely, that's how. Myss helps us turn the tide in our favor, buoyed by divine grace. With her trademark blend of straight talk and inspired mysticism, she presents an "itinerary for the soul" for thriving in the face of uncertainty and transition. This program explores the five archetypal stages of our social evolution since the 1960s, the power of sacrifice, confronting the Narcissist, seeing truth through the lens of humility, and much more. This excellent CD set can be your guidance through today's uncharted waters.


Joan Borysenko
STRESS LESS
Meditations for Developing Resilience
in Turbutlent Times
Hay House, $15.00

The world may be in crisis, but you don’t have to be. People who bounce back from change and challenge are able to face reality head-on, find deeper meaning in life, and use whole-brain thinking to improvise novel solutions to their problems. Joan Borysenko is a leading expert on the mind-body connection. She has a doctorate in medical sciences from Harvard, and is renowned worldwide as an author and speaker on spirituality and healing. This CD can help you reduce stress, improve your sleep, and create optimal health and energy at all times.


Terry Oldfield and Soraya Saraswati
DANCING THROUGH THE CHAKRAS
New Earth Records, $15.98
From tribal rhythms of the earthy base chakra, dance your way upward through each center, rising into more subtle realms, experiencing how movement can connect you with your own divinity. This CD is both a guided and moving meditation that will inspire you to feel and release the inner power and life-force accessible in each chakra. Let your inhibitions fall away as you discover the resonance of your body and allow your innate creativity to flow into joyful expression. Also ideal for the healing arts.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, M.D.
THE ART OF HAPPINESS IN A TROUBLED WORLD
Random House Audio, 11-CD set, $40
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered enormously throughout his life, yet he always seems to be smiling and serene. How does he do it? In this marvelous, unabridged, 14-hour collection, Dr. Howard Cutler takes listeners through the Dalai Lama’s philosophy on how to achieve peace of mind. Together, using stories, mediations and in-depth conversations, the two examine the roots of many of the world’s problems and show how to face them in ways that alleviate suffering and invite a joyful outlook. This is the long-awaited sequel to the No.1 bestseller: The Art of Happiness.


Deepak Chopra
REINVENTING THE BODY, RESURRECTING THE SOUL
Random House Audio, 8-CD set, $35
Fifteen years after his classic bestseller, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Chopra revisits “the forgotten miracle” – the body’s infinite capacity for renewal. “Your physical body is a fiction,” he says, because every cell is composed of two invisible ingredients: awareness and energy. Using his ten steps to wholeness, which incorporate body and soul, we are shown how to reach self-transformation, bringing more intelligence, life-force, healing power and higher consciousness into our lives.


Robert L. Leahy, PhD
ANXIETY FREE
Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You
Hay House Audio, 4-CD set, $23.95
One of the world's most respected cognitive therapists, Leahy looks at the origin of anxiety and teaches us how to outsmart our fears. First he addresses six anxiety disorders – specific phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and post-traumatic stress – explaining what each one is, followed by simple, step-by-step techniques for confronting and overcoming them. Leahy, who is also the author of the bestseller The Worry Cure, brings to these CDs his accumulated knowledge of 25 years.


Dr. Wayne Dyer
EXCUSES BEGONE!
How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
Hay House Audio, 8-DVD set, $39.95
In this powerful work, Dyer presents a compendium of conscious and subconscious crutches used by virtually all of us, along with a way to cast them aside for good. You will learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of a new paradigm. Your habituated use of excuses will melt away as you experience the nonsense of hanging onto them and the joy of letting them go. When you eliminate the need to explain your shortcomings or failures, you'll awaken to the life of your dreams.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama
BECOMING ENLIGHTENED
Simon & Schuster Audio, 8-CD set, $39.99
How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace? His Holiness addresses these and other age-old questions with straightforward answers and step-by-step exercises to expand our capacity for spiritual growth. Full of personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a student, thinker, political leader and Nobel laureate, this CD collection is a remarkable and empowering work that can be helpful to people of all faiths at every stage of spiritual development. Read by Jeffrey Hopkins, the Dalai Lama's interpreter for ten years.


Mark Hyman, M.D.
THE ULTRAMIND SOLUTION
Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First
Simon & Schuster Audio, 5-CD set, $29.99

If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, you may have a broken brain. Are you depressed? Find it hard to focus on tasks? Hard to remember names or where you left the keys? Do you get easily anxious or stressed out? Does you mind feel foggy? Here is a groundbreaking program to help you fix whatever is wrong: a simple, six-week plan to restore health and gain an UltraMind. Dr. Hyman is founder of the renowned UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, and NY Times bestselling author of UltraMetabolism.


Deepak Chopra
JESUS
A Story of Enlightenment
BBC Audiobooks America, 6-CD set, $29.95

In this surprising, soul-stirring book, bestselling author Chopra captures the amazing life of Jesus: his journey as a carpenter's son from obscurity to revolutionary leader and, as many believe, savior of the world. From his teenage rebellion in Nazareth to his betrayal in Jerusalem, we gain a new understanding of Jesus, a seeker in search of his calling. Here, in the author's renowned style, are profound spiritual insights conveyed through the power of great storytelling. Ultimately we find ourselves closer to understanding the nature of God and our own journeys.


Robert Holden, Ph.D.
HAPPINESS NOW!
Timeless Wisdom for Feeling Good FAST
Hay House, 8-CD set, $39.95

Packed with profound insights and practical wisdom, this program offers a message of genuine hope and healing for a generation that is often too busy chasing happiness to actually experience it. Holden presents a personal, warm and entertaining account of how he developed his pioneering work with The Happiness Project. Visionary and realistic, challenging and compassionate, he gives us valuable keys to true self-acceptance, everyday abundance, loving relationships, inner success and lasting joy-starting NOW!


Dr. Zhi Gang Sha
SOUL COMMUNICATION
Opening Your Spiritual Channels for Success and Fulfillment
Simon & Schuster Audio, 12-CD set, $49.99

Would you like to communicate knowingly with your own soul? with your spiritual guides and angels? directly with the Divine? You can! Dr. Sha, New York Times best-selling author, reveals secret Soul Power techniques to develop the four essential channels: Soul Language, Direct Soul Communication, Third Eye, and Direct Knowing. While the soul’s wisdom is profound, Sha gives you simple and practical tools for applying it. As he states, “Heal and transform the soul first; then healing and transformation of every aspect of life will follow. Running time: 14 hours.


Cyndi Dale
ILLUMINATING THE AFTERLIFE
Your Soul’s Journey through the Worlds Beyond
Sounds True, 3 CD-set, $24.95

We have all wondered what happens to us after we die, but did you know that you’re connected to the afterlife right now? As this renowned psychic and author explains, our souls evolve through spiritual dimensions that are linked to our physical bodies at this very moment, and which we can readily access for insight, wisdom and healing. Drawing on her extensive experience as an energy healer and expert on the study of death, Dale takes us through a modern-day Book of the Dead, full of insights into the most mystifying questions of our mortal existence. Running time: 210 minutes.


Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
THE MINDFUL BRAIN
The Neurology of Well-Being
Sounds True, 4-CD set, $29.95

To what extent can your mind shape your brain? What does the latest research say about meditation and other awareness practices? Siegel, a pioneer in the emerging field known as interpersonal neurobiology, answers these questions and more in this original adaptation to complement his breakthrough book. He invites you to discover the long-term effects of mind training on your physiology and mental health; the measurable influence of mindfulness on the individual consciousness; the amazing, transformative effects of reaching a state of curiosity, openness, acceptance and love; and much more. Running time: 285 minutes.


Bruce Lewolt and Dr. Tony Alessandra
30 DAYS TO A MORE POWERFUL BRAIN
The BrainX Learning System
Nightingale-Conant, 2-CD set, $19.95

Improve and expand your mental power in every area of life: on the job, in school, or wherever you need to reach your full potential. This powerful learning system contains practical applications of breakthrough discoveries in science, psychology and business to help you quickly master information. It will teach you many things you can start to do now to strengthen your brainpower, including proven ways to improve memory and how to absorb new information more rapidly and reliably. It also uses an online digital tutoring and reinforcement system to accelerate your performance in all endeavors.


Caroline Myss
CHANNELING GRACE
Invoking the Power of the Divine
Sounds True, 2 CD-set, $19.95

"Grace is the breath of God - an invisible essence beyond intellect that moves swiftly among us." Is it possible to become a channel of this powerful force? "Not only is it possible," Myss explains, "grace is immediately accessible - through humility, devotion, and the courage to follow your divine guidance." In these two sessions, you will learn how to ascend to an "altitude of the mystics" and invoke this expansive energy in your life. You will also discover specific invocations to contact grace directly, to navigate your path in times of hardship or chaos, and to heal yourself and others.


Michael Bernard Beckwith
LIFE VISIONING
Sounds True, 6 CD-set, $69.95
You were never born, and you will never die. The reason you have incarnated at this time and place is to reveal the glory of the Divine as you and only you can. This is the essence of the Life Visioning Process, Beckwith's transformational inner technology for uniquely expressing the love, wisdom and beauty that you are. In his first full-length audio-learning course, he will guide you on a spiritual journey through four stages of consciousness: Victim (overcoming your reactive tendencies and dealing with events outside your control), Manifester (taking responsibility for your life and putting the laws of the universe to work for you), Channel (allowing a higher intelligence to function through you), and Being Consciousness (living the meaning of true enlightenment). Here for the first time is the same powerful practice that Beckwith has taught to thousands over the past 30 years.


Lynne McTaggart
LIVING WITH INTENTION
The Science of Using Thoughts to
Change Your Life and the World Sounds True, 6 CD-set, $69.95

Nobody has made a more comprehensive investigation of the power of the mind to influence the universe than Lynne McTaggart. She has shown conclusively that thought shapes reality. But much depends on how skillfully the thinker uses intention. Explore how mind-over-matter works, what can interfere with its effectiveness, and how you can use focused thought to enhance your life, help those around you, and transform the world. Unlock your true potential with this master course on the science and practice of harnessing intention.