“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ― Ray Bradbury
Please take a look at the descriptions below. These are featured in workshop offerings for this festival. Along with the description is a link so you can purchase your own copy. We hope to have copies onsite as well, but this give you the opportunity to become familiar with the readings before the festival!
"The Wheel of the Year goes around and around, And it keeps my feet on the ground. And though my head is in the clouds, the Wheel of the Year goes around and around!"
Come celebrate the Sabbats with "The Wheel of the Year"! This whimsical picture book teaches about the themes of each holiday through poetry and illustrations designed to nurture young Pagans' imaginations. This book is sure to be a family favorite!
About the Author: Aurora Lightbringer is an artist, teacher and Pagan mom who wanted to create a series of books dedicated to young people growing up in Earth-centered faith traditions. She lives by the water where she enjoys painting and gardening and drumming by the campfire. To find out more and to read some of Aurora's work for
grown-ups, visit: www.fullcircleuuca.org
Joy comes of its own accord when we are in our naturally healthy state. Every one of us has the capacity for joy, but many forces in our lives keep us from enjoying this contented and healthy state of being.
When our resilience is depleted, we find it difficult to adapt to change, face challenges, and deal with the ups and downs life brings. If your natural resilience has been consumed by stress or depression, you can reclaim it with the resilience-building program in The Chemistry of Joy Workbook. Through the questionnaires, exercises, and practices in this guide, you’ll explore the nine pathways to restoring mood, regaining balance, and rediscovering your capacity for joy.
This book will help you reclaim your joy by teaching you to balance your body with proper nutrition and principles from ayurvedic medicine, how to settle your mind with mindfulness practices, and how to skillfully managing those "emotional tsunamis". In addition, you will learn to find the right medications and supplements, tap into the wisdom, generosity, and openness that lie within, and build your self-acceptance and connection with others.
If you are ready to reclaim your life from stress, depression, or anxiety and find deep, profound happiness, this book will be your guide.
About the Author: Henry Emmons is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings, and compassion and insight into his clinical work. Henry developed the Resilience Training Program, which is currently offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. This unique program is based upon the ideas developed in his books, The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm.
From one of the leading spiritual practitioners writing and working today, a landmark book that celebrates a new mythic model for the middle years of a woman's life - —the Queen!
Millions of women are now entering or in the midst of midlife. With unprecedented freedom, education, longevity, and wealth, they hold positions of unheard of responsibility and stature. No longer Maidens, nor Mothers, and not yet old Crones, the question arises: Where do these dynamic, accomplished middle-aged women fit into the traditional description of the three stages of womanhood? In The Queen of My Self, Donna Henes proposes a completely original paradigm that of the midlife Queen, a woman in her prime who has achieved wisdom, mastery, and self-esteem - that reflects more accurately the realities and needs of women today. Henes draws on history, mythology, and literature, her own life experience, as well as stories from women in many different societies, situations and stations to provide upbeat, practical, and ceremonial inspiration for all women who want to enjoy the fruits of an influential, passionate, and powerful maturity. From: Amazon.com
About the Author:
Donna Henes is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, popular speaker, and award-winning writer specializing in multi-cultural ritual celebrations of the cycles of the seasons and the seasons of our lives. Her joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities for thirty-five years. She is the author of four books: the award-winning amazon.com best selling
The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife, The Moon Watcher's Companion,Celestially Auspicious Occasions™ : Seasons, Cycles & Celebrations and Dressing Our Wounds In Warm Clothes, as well as the CD, Reverence To Her: Mythology, the Matriarchy, & Me and the acclaimed quarterly journal, Always in Season: Living in Sync with the Cycles. She currently writes columns for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion & Spirituality Forum, and publishes a monthly Ezine, The Queen's Chronicles. A respected ritual expert, she serves as ritual consultant for Hollywood films. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast. Martha Stewart Living,Japanese Vogue, Crain’s New York Business, Variety, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times,The Chicago Tribune, more than 200 radio programs, and national television in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. In addition to teaching and lecturing worldwide, Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice, and spiritual consultancy where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.
For further information about Donna Henes’ work, contact Mama Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org