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HEALING CIVILIZATION: Bringing Personal Transformation into the Societal Realm, by Claudio Naranjo, MD

“Our present crisis is nothing other than an expression of the destructive, and increasingly unsustainable, obsolescence of the imbalance that patriarchy introduced among the father, the mother, and the child — in the family, in the realm of cultural values,and especially within the human mind.” ~ Dr. Claudio Naranjo

The doctor has taken the pulse of our modern way of life, and concluded that it is very sick, indeed. In this book by the renowned Chilean psychiatrist who brought the Enneagram of personality to our attention, the author concludes that healing civilization is an inside job -- and that the future of true civilization is in our hands. With a Foreword by Dr. Jean Houston.

Healing Civilzation“The great problem of civilization is none other than civilization itself!” the author declares. What is the cause? And is there a cure?

“Claudio Naranjo is at the forefront of those seeking to transform the world. For anyone wanting to make a difference for the better, Healing Civilization is a must-read!” --Michael Toms, New Dimensions Radio

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Ghandi was asked, “What do you think of civilization?" He replied, "I think it's a very good idea.”



THE STAR-SEER'S PROPHECY ~ A fantasy novel of the healing journey, by Rahima Warren, MFT (ret.)



For anyone who loves the power of myth and a deep, riveting story well told ~
who yearns for a better world through the difficult, rewarding work of inner transformation ~
who has known suffering and darkness, and seeks to live in the light ~
this deeply affecting fantasy will be an intimate companion on the journey to wholeness,
a guide to healing seemingly unforgivable transgressions.


In an ancient world of blood sorcery and healing magic, the Soul-Drinker, a vicious necromancer-king, is draining the life from the souls of the people and of the earth itself. Worse yet, he has banished the land's rightful Goddess, and disrupted the Sacred Balance, sending the mortal and divine realms whirling toward destruction.

The only hope for salvation is a youth named Kyr, born and raised as one of the Soul-Drinker's blinkdly obedient slaves. Kyr knows only the pain, evil, and cruelty of the Soul-Drinker's hell ~ and nothing of the Star-Seer's Prophecy that declares him to be the long-sought Liberator. Rescured by strangers, Kyr embarks on a bewildering journey into a bizarre new life, where kindness and love are real. If he is to fulfill his destiny, he must battle his inner demons and fight to find his buried capacities for compassion and courage. Will he be able to surrender the inner ice that has been his soul's only protection in time to save the world from disaster? Will he keep faith with the Goddess, who will save his soul, in time to renew the Sacred Balance and restore Her sovereignty? The fate of the land and the Goddess Herself depends on his choice.

In this visionary novel of the healing journey by retired psychotherapist Rahima Warren, we are plunged into a world where an abused slave who knows only pain and evil is the only one who can restore the Sacred Balance of the mortal and divine realms. Through all the darkness of the hero, Kyr's, tortuous journey, the main focus of the book is on the amazing capacity we humans have to recover our true essence from the darkest of ordeals; to retrieve the light of our souls from the depths of despair; and to heal and transform ourselves into Light-Bearers, bringing hope to the world.

    “A beautifully written and richly woven tale of the archetypal themes of wounding and redemption. It explores the darkest aspects of human experience and the true nature of healing.” --Merideth Bowen Shamszad, MA, MFT; author, The Story of Little Feather

“Rahima Warren has written a daring, taboo-breaking, visceral, intensely felt and moving novel. You won't be able to let go of this book, any more than it will let go of you. Highly recommended!”
--Jodie Forrest, author, The Ascendant, and The Rhymer and the Ravens

“Like eating thick, dark chocolate -- deep, rich, dense, and very hard to put down.” --Ivana Marshall, MS


And to read about the author's experience of writing the book,


click HERE.







STARTING YOUR BOOK: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You, by Naomi Rose.

Starting a book is not a formula you need to learn. It's an organic growth that can only come out of you. This book starts from the premise that it's what's inside the writer that makes the process of writing worthwhile ~ the person doing the writing. As you get more acquainted with what's inside you, you'll find that writing a book flows easily, surprising (and frequently delighting) you with what (and who) you find.

Money and the inner life:

MotherWealth: The Feminine Path to Money, by Naomi Rose. When money is an outgrowth of your inner wealth, it comes to you. You don't have to "go out and get it." You just have to be Home to receive it. A magical story of how the death of an old sense of self can bring an endless ocean of treasures from within ~ including money. "Naomi Rose is a princess weaving straw into gold, using her experiences . . . as the path to the abundance of The Mother within herself. There are very few books written today that come close to this kind of genius." ~ Judith Avalon, author, Entering into the Heart of the Mother

The poetry of ordinary life:

A New Life: Poems, by Ralph Dranow (an award-winning, widely published poet with a lifelong fascination about people's life stories). The 76 vivid poems in A New Life offer us a unique and compassionate view of what it is to be human. In this collection of poems, the old life becomes the new life through the poet's discovery of the mystery and wonder that lie just beneath the surface of our everyday lives.


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~ Making the Creative Process Your Own ~

Books on the creative process by Naomi Rose

Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You

The Process Notebook (a companion workbook to Starting Your Book)


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~ Money & the Inner Life ~

  How connecting to the inner life  

transforms our relationship to money

Books by Naomi Rose

MotherWealth: The Feminine Path to Money

The Portable Blessings Ledger: A Way to Keep Track of Your Finances

and Bring Meaning & Heart to Your Dealings with Money



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The Portable Blessings Ledger Click here




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~ Healing the World from the Inside Out ~

Books by dedicated healers about healing, that are themselves healing.

Healing Civilization: Bringing Personal Transformation into the Societal Realm,

by Claudio Naranjo, MD

The Star-Seer's Prophecy trilogy: A visionary novel of the healing journey

Book One: Dark Innocence

by Rahima Warren, MFT (ret.)


Healing Civilization Healing Civilzation Click here       


Dark Innocence  Click here



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The Poetry of Ordinary Life

Books on how the beauty, wonder, and poignancy of life is right here ~

if only we can see it

A New Life: Poems by Ralph Dranow

A New Life  Click here




"A book is like a garden carried in your pocket."

Rose Press ~ a publishing house for your inner garden 

Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page...

MotherWealth: The Feminine Path to Money

The Portable Blessings Ledger

Healing Civilization

Dark Innocence: Book One of The Star-Seer's Prophecy

A New Life: Poems by Ralph Dranow