Hay House Book Club

Hay House Book Club
Every Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Be Your Own Shaman by Deborah King

“Be Your Own Shaman” is a recounting of the author’s personal journey as she trained to become a healer or shaman. She uses her own tragic childhood stories to help the novice reader understand some of the technical language that is used. She talks freely of supernatural events that occurred while she was still a novice. And she uses her experiences while in training to help the reader get a real feel for the amount of work and dedication required to become a healer. Sprinkled amongst the pages of this amazing journey are lessons for the shaman in training.

Link to info about the book: Be Your Own Shaman
Link to info about the author: Deborah King

In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that I have received this book, for free, from Hay House, in exchange for writing reviews for Hay House’s new book releases.

Are You Tired and Wired? by Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP

“Your Proven 30-Day Program for Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue and Feeling Fantastic Again”

This is another one of those fabulous, must have, books that I like to refer to as owner’s manuals.  Marcelle Pick creates a workbook where she teaches the reader about adrenal fatigue; how one comes to develop the condition and how the body malfunctions.  In Part I, she defines the condition and explains that there are  3 categories that one might fall into. She has also created self assessments to enable the reader to determine their own category. One of the great benefits of this book is to help determine risk, and use the remedies in a proactive manner to help stave off Adrenal Fatigue.

In Part II of the workbook she provides her proven remedies for successful management and reversal of the condition.  These remedies include: nutritional support with suggestions for supplements and meal plans (with recipes included);  exercise and lifestyle changes.

There is additional information for those with Addison’s Disease and Cushing’s Syndrome. And information sections on Allostatic Load, Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load and a full list of resources and references for additional reading.

This is very educational and a workbook that will be referred to often.

In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that I have received this book, for free, from Hay House, in exchange for writing reviews for Hay House’s new book releases.

Archangels 101 by Doreen Virtue

How to Connect Closely with Archangels Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Gabriel and Others for Healing, Protection, and Guidance

I found this to be a very interesting piece of work.  I would categorize this as an encyclopedia of Archangels. Everything that one would need to know about the fifteen most well-known or active Archangels are referenced with an explanation of who they are and how to interact with them. The information about each Archangel is based on teachings from various religious organizations who embrace the idea of Angels.

Besides the beauty of the content of this book, it is beautifully put together with a lot of exquisite angel representations.

Published by Hay House, Inc.

Angel Words by Doreen Virtue & Grant Virtue

Visual Evidence of How Words Can Be Angels in Your Life

The first chapter is a fascinating report on the study of the literal power or energy in words and the impact that the negative or positive energy has on life.

The following chapters contain positive affirmations to be used, with an explanation on why one would want to change their thought and speaking patterns and how the positive words work.

This is a very useful tool for those learning to live with intention.

Published by Hay House, Inc.

Experience Your Good Now! Learning to Use Affirmations By Louise L. Hay

Experience Your Good Now!
Learning to Use Affirmations. By Louise L. Hay

This is an interesting tool set (book and audio cd) for people who struggle with their internal dialogue. On the cd, that accompanies the book, Ms. Hay provides 1.25 hours of lecture on what affect our internal dialogue has on our lives, a way to distinguish positive and negative dialogue, and possible replacement dialogue, or affirmations, for different aspects of our lives.

Each chapter in the book provides a self assessment, explanations about possible causes of negative dialogue and the positive affirmations that will help transform negative dialogue into positive.

The chapters include Affirmations for:

Fearful Emotions
Critical Thinking
Money and Prosperity
Love and Intimacy

I would suggest that you first take the time to savor to the lecture, so you have a firm understanding of the purpose of this tool set. I would then do the self assessments. I was not surprised by some of the results. I’ve known that I have areas that need work. But there were a few categories that did surprise me.  And, now I know where I need the most work, and for me that is the most logical place to begin. I find that it is very helpful to learn where the negativity comes from so that I can mount a type of defense against future influences.

There were two chapters in the book that I do look forward to offer further comment on, since the purpose of Joy Quest is to offer support for those with chronic illness. One chapter is for the Affirmations for Health, the other Chapter is Affirmations for Addictions.

In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that I have received this book, for free, from Hay House, in exchange for writing reviews for Hay House’s new book releases.

The Shift by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“The Shift” is a companion book to a movie by the same name, also by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

From the inside jacket: “The Shift . . . illustrates how and why to make the move From Ambition To Meaning. Such a shift eliminates our feelings of separateness, illuminates our spiritual connectedness, and involves moving from the ego-directed morning into the afternoon of life where everything is primarily influenced by purpose.

The Shift doesn’t mean that we lose our drive; it signifies that we become driven about something new. We make a commitment to living a life based on experiencing Meaning and feeling purposeful, rather than never-ending demands and false promises that are the trademark of the ego’s agenda.”
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Generally when I read a new book I breeze through it quickly to get an idea of the subject matter and to develop initial opinions. Then, I’ll take some time to think about what I’ve read and develop my arguments. If I find the material interesting, entertaining or educational I will read the book a second time or many more times until I’m satisfied that I’ve extracted as much from the writings as possible.

I discovered within the first few paragraphs, of the first chapter of “The Shift”, that using this process wasn’t going to work. In the first chapter, Dr. Dyer uses his knowledge of Quantum Physics, Metaphysics and traditional religious philosophy to explain the creation and meaning of life. I am at the infant stage of my understanding of quantum physics and new religions so I struggled a bit with the terms (at times I was reminded of the e.e. cummings mind bending poem, “anyone lived in a pretty how town”) but found the ideas so delicious that I wanted to pause at every paragraph and give in to the temptation to meditate on the meanings he wanted to impart. I also found it very helpful that Dr. Dyer created a sort of dictionary in order to define or standardize certain terms. I’ve found that one hindrance to conversations about these subject matters is the existence of a common language. I hope that this is the beginning of one.

In chapter two, Dr. Dyer describes the current existence (how we’re living our lives) for most of us and how we’ve managed to go astray. I found myself arguing with him, and then sheepishly realizing that what he was reporting was true. There was much in this chapter that I could easily comprehend and understand. In fact, I found myself pumping my fist in the air and shouting, “Yes!” in agreement, a time or two.

In chapters three and four Dr. Dyer explains how to make the shift to Meaning and how to know if you are on the right path. He also offers more definitions, which is helpful in understanding the material and for relating the information to others. The last two chapters are very interesting, exciting and thought provoking.

One of the many things that I appreciate about Dr. Dyer, is that he lets his audience know what resources he’s used in preparing his material. This is helpful for me so that I can explore that knowledge base as well.

In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that I have received “The Shift” by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, for free, from Hay House, in exchange for writing reviews for Hay House’s new book releases.