Literary Kittie has decided to explore what librarians call the “Mind Body Spirit” titles for the New Year. So in order to improve herself she’s stolen these web sites from Library Journal.
For the best in mind, body, spirit and self help try out, Beyond Words. One book I see that they are highlighting is by Nawang Khechog, and recommended by the Dalai Lama! How can you go wrong with a book called Awakening Kindness. We could all do with a little more kindness.
Then off to Inner Traditions/Bear & Co. Inner Traditions is a leading publisher of books on indigenous cultures, perennial philosophy, visionary art, ancient mysteries, spiritual traditions of the East and West, sexuality, holistic health and healing, self-development, as well as recordings of ethnic music and accompaniments for meditation.
I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for a lot of people looking at a different way to look at the world these titles are both enlightening and enjoyable. And of course those people standing in line to see another Vampire movie will enjoy Secret History of Vampires from them.
For a different bent on the Mind, Body, Spirit publishers try New World Library. I think their authors have a very gentle mindset in changing us for the better, but check out their author pages yourself. I’m a big fan of Joseph Campbell, so finding a book about his lectures was convincing enough for me to take a chance on this publisher.
Last but not least of Kittie’s finds is Tarcher/Penguin. Their sub-title for the website is Great Lives begin with Great Ideas. That could work for a New Years pep talk. And tell me who couldn’t overcome a problem with procrastination. Here’s a video by Renowned psychologist Dr. Neil Fiore, author of the Now Habit.
So whatever your pleasure this New Year, let’s all try to improve ourselves, become better people and make an effort to explore new ideas and learn tolerance of each other. Literary Kittie wishes you the Best New Year ever.