Each month, a ton of new spiritual and self-help books hit the market. It’s easy to get overwhelmed or miss out on some new releases.
I created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help narrow down your search, and make sure you don’t miss some great options!
Here are the picks for October 2017. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.
“Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon,” by Dr. Joe Dispenza
The author of the New York Times bestseller “You Are the Placebo,” draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. This new book brings scientific information together with ancient wisdom to show how to live a more mystical life. Readers will learn we are, quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations, we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities.
They will also learn we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly coherent streams of consciousness and energy; that we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical transcendental experiences; and how, if we do this enough times, we can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind, and greater access to the realms of spiritual truth.
Using tools and disciplines ranging from cutting-edge physics to practical exercises such as a walking meditation, Dr. Joe Dispenza offers a program for stepping outside our physical reality and into the quantum field of infinite possibilities.
“Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune in to the Real You,” by Healther Askinosie and Timmi Jandro
Explore how you can transform life’s challenges into opportunities for growth by being equipped with the right crystals and mindset, and learn how to connect with crystals and empower your life by using this book to set such transformational intentions like attracting love, relieving anxiety, attracting prosperity, pregnancy, cutting energy cords, helping insomnia and more!
These practices are a collection of over 25 years of research, world travel, and spiritual quests by holistic healer and crystal expert, Heather Askinosie. For over two decades, Heather and her business partner, Timmi Jandro, have been offering insights into crystals through their crystal healing business, Energy Muse, and in this book, they share personal stories on the path toward alternative practice, and explain how these remedies can work for the reader’s life too.
“Heal Yourself Heal the World,” by Deborah King
Deborah King, spiritual leader and New York Times bestselling author of “Be Your Own Shaman,” inspires and teaches her proven method of LifeForce Energy Healing in this definitive and accessible book that will forever change the way you connect to your energy.
What’s standing between you and the life you were meant to lead? The answer lies in your energy field and how you manage it. When our energy pathways are blocked by suppressed feelings, pain and trauma, we weaken both our personal and universal energy fields, hindering our ability to live our best lives.
Using the simple techniques and powerful teachings in Heal Yourself—Heal the World, you can finally clear past trauma from your energy field, connect with authentic emotions, and clear, charge, and re-balance your chakras. You will be able to explore the origins and benefits of energy healing as well as learn self-healing practices and techniques, moving you from basic concepts to hands-on learning to, ultimately, whole world healing.
“Human by Design: From Evolution by Chance to Transformation by Choice,” by Gregg Braden
In this book, New York Times best-selling author and 2017 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the timeless question at the core of our existence — Who are we? — and to reveal science-based techniques that awaken our uniquely human experiences of deep intuition, precognition, advanced states of self-healing and more. This book reveals we are not what we have been told, but are much more than we ever imagined.
“Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness,” by Eben Alexander MD
In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander’s brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a weeklong coma. He miraculously survived and brought back with him an astounding story. During those 7 days in coma, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness and came to understand profound truths about the universe we inhabit, detailing the account in his New York Times bestselling book, “Proof of Heaven.”
Embracing his radically new worldview, he began a committed program of personal exploration into nonlocal consciousness. Along the way, he met Karen Newell, who had spent most of her lifetime living the worldview he had only just discovered was possible. Her personal knowledge came from testing various techniques and theories as part of her daily routine. In this new book, they teach you how to tap into your greater mind and the power of the heart to facilitate enhancement of healing, relationships, creativity, guidance, and more. Using various modalities related to meditation and mindfulness, you will gain the power to access that infinite source of knowing so vital to us all, ultimately enriching every facet of our lives.
“The New Master Key System: Revised for the 21st Century,” by Charless F. Haanel
Discover the key to unlocking thought as creative energy and power, and become the “Master Key” to your own success with this self-help classic—now revised for the twenty-first century. Thought is the powerful catalyst towards making any idea a reality. Based upon the principle of using thought as the manifestation of creative energy, “The New Master Key System,” is divided into 24 sections with exercises in each section to train and develop your mental skills, and shows you how to use the power of thought to realize your dreams and attract everything you need to achieve what you desire.
“Playing the Matrix: A Program for Living Deliberately and Creating Consiously,” by Mike Dooley
In his new book, New York Times best-selling author Mike Dooley brings to bear his advanced course on living deliberately and creating consciously. It reveals why “manifesting” sometimes works with incredible ease, why it sometimes doesn’t work at all, and why, on occasion, it works and yet in hindsight we wish it hadn’t. You’ll not only learn about the “Bermuda Triangle of Manifesting” that too often leads to heartbreak and loss, you’ll also discover how to navigate around it, under full sail, with new “Aha!” moments as you come to understand:
This new book lays out the actual physical and metaphysical mechanics of manifestation, including your role in the equation of reality creation, so that you can deliberately orchestrate the changes you most wish to see. Once you begin working with the Universe instead of unwittingly working against it, you will truly astound yourself.
“Postcards from Spirit: A 52-Card Oracle Deck,” by Colette Baron Reid
Colette Baron-Reid has created this original and unique oracle card system to open a portal to the “other side” of the veil. Through a compassionate and sometimes playful chorus of voices, it’s as if you were receiving a postcard just for you from another dimension — a message that carries profound meaning as well as practical advice. Ask your loved ones, spirit guides, or guardian angels to help guide you in all of life’s issues. Pose a question and a postcard from Spirit will show up with just the right answer.
“Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions,” by Russell Brand
With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction―from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but “What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running ― into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?”
Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi―and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.
“The Tapping Solution for Manifesting Your Greatest Self: 21 Days to Releasing Self-Doubt, Cultivating Inner Peace and Creating a Life You Love,” by Nick Ortner
In his new book, Nick Ortner guides readers through a 21-day process of self-discovery and self-development using the proven practice called Tapping (formally known as Emotional Freedom Techniques). Each stage includes a Daily Challenge and a Tapping Meditation to help the changes take root.
Drawing on wisdom sources from Aristotle to Dr. Seuss along with Nick’s own deep well of insight and engaging stories from his daily life, he takes ready on a journey to complete the program at their own pace, and gives an extra option for email reminders to support them.
“The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations,” by Oprah Winfrey
In her new book, Oprah Winfrey is sharing the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the three-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday. Organized into 10 chapters, with each representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself the book features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders, including Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, Shonda Rhimes, Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer.
“Wisdom From Your Spirit Guides: A Handbook to Contact Your Soul’s Greatest Teachers,” by James Van Praagh
In this book, world-renowned spiritual medium James Van Praagh shares the benefits and rewards of having a conscious relationship with your guides. You’ll explore the many different guides you can encounter over the course of your life and lifetimes, including earth guides who have physical bodies and those who reside in the Spirit realm. Since our soul’s energy is constantly changing, our guides, too, are changing, making for a rich and infinite array of possibilities.
He offers insights from the guides that deal with common situations, and shows you how to make contact with your own inner guides and protect yourself from unwanted energies. The book features a series of powerful energy-raising exercises and meditations to enrich your journey to understanding your guides and the assistance they can impart on your life. In doing so, you’ll learn how to work with your chakra points, increase your heart space, and ground yourself to receive messages from your guides.