Biography & Memoir

Love you, Daddy. Miss you so much. Steph. This is the message Matt Mikalatos discovered scribbled on a sky lantern that landed in his yard. A father of three girls, he couldn’t let the note from Steph go unanswered. So he posted on his blog a heartfelt letter to her in response, words of love from a father to a daughter, unaware that this message would go viral and lead him on a journey to find the real Steph. This deeply moving memoir, filled with paternal wisdom, provides a fatherly presence to readers, and shows what it means to be loved.

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ISBN: 9781501123498
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Published: Howard Books - November 17th, 2015

What would happen if we gave up control of wanting things to happen our way, and instead let life call the shots? Michael Singer decided to give it a try. After all, he mused, life was doing a pretty good job of creating a human being from a single fertilized cell, growing trees from seeds, keeping the planets in orbit, and all manner of events leading to the perfection of the universe. The author of the bestselling The Untethered Soul spent forty years engaged in what he calls a "surrender experiment," testing "where the flow of life's events would naturally take me." The results? Astonishing. Here he shares his journey, from the moment he realized an inner voice constantly chattered to him about his likes and dislikes, to his decision to let go of any personal preferences and allow life to take charge. Singer began the test simply, by accepting the weather, then moved on to more challenging events, which propelled him from a reclusive house in the woods to becoming CEO of a billion-dollar company and surviving an FBI investigation. Singer hopes, that in sharing his story, the reader will be inspired to let go and let life, and come to appreciate the constantly unfolding perfection of the universe.

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ISBN: 9780804141109
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Published: Harmony - June 2nd, 2015

This biography is an excellent companion (or “disciple,” if you will) to Autobiography of a Yogi. Like the AY, it flows between engaging storytelling and clearly explained yogic teachings, so you can learn about not only Paramhansa Yogananda’s life but the deeper meaning behind his life and ours. The complementary perspective (3rd person vs. 1st person) greatly rounds out our understanding of the Master and his impact on the world. Swami Kriyananda writes from a lifetime’s experience of living his guru’s teachings and explaining them to others. No one else could have done this so clearly and beautifully. Truly a new classic!

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ISBN: 9781565892644
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - March 16th, 2012

As a teenager, Kamala Silva attended lectures given by the great spiritual master Paramhansa Yogananda. In her deeply moving story, now back in print, she shares her twenty-seven year journey as the Master's direct disciple. Included in this volume are many letters Yogananda had written to Kamala, early poems that later were published in Whispers from Eternity, and the story of how Yogananda was first inspired to create a new scripture: his revelatory commentaries on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. For those who have wondered what it was like to know Yogananda, and how the Master would have acted in personal moments and great occasions alike, The Flawless Mirror offers rare insights.

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ISBN: 9781565890541
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - June 7th, 2014

On Joseph Campbell's final lecture tour before his passing, people in the audience, enchanted by what they had heard, wanted to know more about the man and how he became who he is. The Hero's Journey—both the film and the companion book containing additional material—sheds light on one of the greatest mythologists of the twentieth century. In conversations with anthropologist Angeles Arrien, poet Robert Bly, Doors drummer John Densmore, psychiatric pioneer Stanislov Grof, and others, Campbell reflects upon topics ranging from romance and marriage, to art, ritual, metaphor, transcendence, and the origins and purpose of myth. "Myths have to do with how you live your life," he said. Readers will journey along with Campbell as he explores our mythic traditions and follows his bliss.

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By Joseph Campbell, Phil Cousineau (Editor), Stuart L. Brown (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781608681891
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Published: New World Library - March 11th, 2014

"I know I came into the world with what I call 'big dharma,'" writes Wayne Dyer in his memoir, "—with a blueprint to teach self-reliance and a positive loving approach to large numbers of people all over the globe." From his vantage point of some seventy years on earth, the renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author can see clearly now the patterns in his life. Through a series of scenes from his childhood to adult years he reveals the blueprint, the Divine presence that has steered him along, and the lessons that his sometimes painful journey has taught. In typical Dyer fashion, with a combination of earnestness and reflective wisdom, his memoir reads like a self-help manual. By reading it, you may be inspired to look back on your own life and uncover your purpose on earth.
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ISBN: 9781401944032
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Published: Hay House - February 25th, 2014

The book that started it all! Paramhansa Yogananda is the “patron saint” of East West, since Ananda, the spiritual community we're affiliated with, is founded on his teachings. Yogananda was the first Indian guru to make his permanent home in America, first arriving here in 1920. His mission was to unite the East and the West by demonstrating the inherent unity of all religions, and his autobiography has been a perennial bestseller and a source of inspiration to millions of truthseekers and to anyone interested in finding their own, direct experience of spirituality.

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ISBN: 9781565892125
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - October 1st, 2005