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Books: Collection of Educational Material




Foundation Diet

Non- Toxic Environment

Chemical Time Bomb (Doris Rapp, MD; Bantam, New York, 1996); Dr. Rapp does brilliant work for kids with allergies and behavioral problems. Other highly recommended books by Dr. Rapp include Our Toxic World, also available from Dr

Detoxification and Fasting

Aerobic Exercise

Anaerobic Exercise

Flexibility Exercise

  • Yoga: The Iyengar Way (Silva, Mira, & Shiyam Mehta; Knopf, New York, 1990).
  • Stretching for Everyday Fitness (Bob Anderson, Shelter publications, 2000); order from Stretching Online, 800-333-1307,
  • How to Use Yoga (Mira Mehta, Rodmell Press, 1998).
  • Relax Into Stretch (Pavel Tsatsouline, Dragon Door); to order 800-899-5111, articles online at
  • Superjoints (Pavel Tsatsouline, Dragon Door); to order 800-899-5111, articles online at

Neuromuscular Exercise

Mind Body Mastery (Dan Millman, New World Library, 1999); available from

Energetic Exercise

  • Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth (Peter Kelder, New York, Doubleday, 1998); book set and an accompanying video are available from Harbor Press, or 253-851-5190.
  • Yoga: The Iyengar Way (Silva, Mira, & Shiyam Mehta; Knopf, New York, 1990).
  • The Way of Qigong (Ken Cohen, Ballantine, 1999). The Way of Energy (Lam Kan Chuen, Fireside, 1991).
  • Step-by-Step Tai Chi (Lam Kan Chuen, Fireside, 1994).

Sleep, Rest and Relaxation

The Promise of Sleep (William Dement, Delacorte, New York, 1999).

Being Present and Doing Nothing:

  • How to Think Like Leonardo daVinci (Michael Gelb, Delacorte Press, New York, 1998).
  • Touching (Ashley Montague, Harper, New York, 1971).
  • The Pleasure Zone (Stella Resnick, Ph.D, Conari Press, Berkeley, 1997).
  • Fear of Life (Alexander Lowen, MD; Collier Books, New York, 1980).
  • Toward a Psychology of Being (Abraham Maslow, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1999).
  • Radiance: Breathwork, Movement & Body-Centered Psychotherapy (Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks, Wingbow Press, Berkeley, 1991).


  • Handbook To Higher Consciousness (Ken Keyes, Living Love Publications; Coos Bay, Oregon; 1975).
  • Gathering Power Through Insight and Love (Ken Keyes, Living Love Publications; Coos Bay, Oregon; 1987).
  • Man’s Search For Meaning (Viktor Frankl, Touchstone, New York, 1984). The Meditations (Marcus Aurelius, Modern Library, 2002).
  • An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life (Dalai Lama, Little Brown & Co., 2001).

Recreation (Play)

  • Joy: The Surrender to the Body and to Life (Alexander Lowen, MD; Arkana (a division of Penguin), New York, 1995).
  • Deep Play (Diane Ackerman, Random House, New York, 1999).
  • Healthy Pleasures (Robert Ornstein, PhD, and David Sobel, MD; Addison-Wesley, New York, 1989).
  • The Pleasure Connection (Deva Beck, RN and James Beck, RN; Synthesis Press, San Marcos, CA; 1987).
  • Flow (Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi, Harper Perennial, New York, 1994).
  • At The Speed Of Life (Gay Hendricks, PhD and Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD; Bantam, New York, 1990).

Meditation, Contemplation and Prayer

  • The Relaxation Response (Herbert Benson, MD, Avon Books, New York, 1975); available from The Mind Body Medical Institute
  • The Heartmath Solution (Doc Childre and Howard Martin, Harper, San Francisco, 1999); articles, research, books and tapes on validated stress management techniques, 800-450-9111,
  • Breath by Breath (Larry Rosenberg, Shambala, Boston, 1999).
  • The Contemplative Journey (Father Thomas Keating, Sounds True, Boulder, CO), audiotape set, 800-333-9185,
  • The Present Moment (Thich Nhat Hanh, Sounds True, Boulder, CO), audiotape set, 800-333-9185,
  • Putting on the Mind of Christ (Jim Marion, Hampton Roads, 2000).
  • The Direct Path: Creating A Journey To The Divine Through The Worlds Traditions (Andrew Harvey, Broadway Books, 2001).
  • Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness & the Essential Self (Kabir Edmund Helminski; Jeremy P. Tarcher/Perigree (a division of Putnam), New York, 1992).
  • The Science of Mind (Ernest Holmes, J. P. Tarcher, 1998).
  • Pure Unlimited Love: An Eternal Creative Force and Blessing Taught by All Religions (Sir John Templeton, Templeton Foundation, 2000).


  • Conscious Loving (Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D.; Bantam, New York, 1990); available from 800-688-0772 or
  • The Conscious Heart (Gay Hendricks, PhD and Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD; New York, Bantam, 1997).
  • Intimate Communion (David Deida, Health Communications, 1995); David Deida has a number of brilliant books and tapes available from 888-626-9662 or

Mission and Purpose

  • Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill); also available as an audiotape set from Nightingale-Conant, 800-525-9000 or
  • Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success (Napoleon Hill), also available as an audiotape set, the Science of Personal Achievement from Nightingale-Conant, 800-525-9000,
Author: Life Enthusiast Staff