Often we get requests for a list
of books that we would suggest for those who want to increase their
understanding of the Vedic and Hindu traditions, both spiritual and otherwise.
What follows is a list that will help you. They are books that are especially
written in a way that allows anyone to understand a variety of Vedic
Most of these are written by
members of our Vedic Friends Association who are experienced in making presentations to a wide variety of both
western or Indian audiences. So they will definitely have accurate views of
Vedic culture without the general misunderstandings or misconceptions that are so prominent in many books that are out
there. They will also be explained in a way that anyone can understand, for both
those who are new or experienced in Vedic knowledge.
You can also see our Recommended
Books list for Children and Young Adults by
More books will be added in time.
The First Book by the VFA Affiliate Writers Team
Vedic Culture: The Difference It Can Make In Your Life
new book by various writers in the VFA shows the advantages of the Vedic paths of improvement and
self-discovery that you can use in your own life to attain personal spiritual
awareness, happiness, and fulfillment. It also provides a new view of what these
avenues have to offer from some of the most prominent writers on Vedic culture
in the West, who discovered how it has affected and benefited their own lives.
For the benefit of individuals and for social progress, the Vedic
system is as relevant today as it was in ancient times. Discover why there is a
growing renaissance in what the Vedic tradition has to offer in this new book.
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and ordering information.
The Power of the Dharma: An Introduction to Hinduism and Vedic Culture,
by Stephen Knapp.
This reveals why the Dharma is
presently enjoying a renaissance among an increasing number of people who want
to explore its teachings and see what its many techniques of self-discovery have
to offer. In "The Power of the Dharma", you will find:
Quotes by noteworthy people on the unique qualities of Hinduism; * essential
principles of the Vedic spiritual path; * particular traits, customs, and
explanations of Hindu worship; * descriptions of the main yoga systems; *
significance and legends of the colorful Hindu festivals; * benefits of
Ayurveda, Vastu, Vedic astrology, and gemology; * important insights of Dharmic
life and how to begin practicing it.
The Dharmic path can provide you the means for attaining your own spiritual
realizations and experiences. In this way, it is as relevant today as it was
thousands of years ago. This is the power of Dharma's universal teachings which
have something to offer everyone!
Price: $15.95, Paperback, Size: 6" x 9", Pages: 170, ISBN: 0-595-39352-7.
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The Vedic Ambassador Study Course,
based on the book "The Power of the Dharma: An Introduction to Hinduism and
Vedic Culture". Now through this course, meant especially for Westerners
everywhere, you can be certified for understanding the basics of the
Vedic tradition and its philosophy, and achieve a beautiful certificate to show
the dedication and knowledge you have worked to attain. You can also receive a
membership card to carry with you. Copies of the certificate can be carried to
India with you in case you need to show it to help be received more respectfully
in the temples you visit. Click on the title for more details.
Books by Stephen Knapp
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which also has more elaborate descriptions on each book. The first book listed below is also available through Jaico Publishing House in Mumbai, India.
Secret Teachings of the Vedas
This provides one of the best reviews
of Vedic and Eastern philosophy, and summarizes some of the most elevated and
important of all spiritual knowledge. This timeless and enlightening information
on the Vedic philosophy is explained in a clear and concise way and is essential
for all who want to increase their spiritual understanding and awareness. This
is a book that can give you a new perspective of who you are and where you fit
into the scheme of things. It provides hundreds of direct quotes from the Vedic
texts that go into detail about the science of the soul, your real identity,
life after death, reincarnation, karma, the nature of God, why we exist, and the
importance and source of the Vedas. This book supplies straightforward
information not explained in other religions or philosophies, and condenses
information from a wide variety of Vedic texts. It is a must for all spiritual
seekers. It also has a travel section on major holy sites and temples of South
India with 85 photographs. 320 pages, ISBN:0-9617410-1-5, $14.95
Universal Path to Enlightenment
This presents a most interesting and
revealing survey of the major spiritual paths of the world and describes their
histories, philosophical basis, and goals. Providing information about all of
the major world religions, the different yoga systems, and others, it shows the
essential similarities of all religions that all people of any culture or
tradition can practice, which could bring about a united world religion. It also
details the various branches of Vedic knowledge and the ultimate goal and most
effective spiritual path for the people of this age. Also includes a travel
section to the important places of eastern and central India with explanations
of their importance, the legends, and a number of photographs of temples,
people, etc. 415 pages, ISBN: 0-9617410-2-3, $14.95
Vedic Prophecies: A New Look into the Future
This is the first book ever to
present the unique predictions found in the ancient Vedic texts of India. These
prophecies are like no others and will provide a very different view of the
future and how things fit together in the plan for the universe. Now you can
discover the amazing secrets that are hidden in the oldest spiritual writings on
the planet. This book will reveal predictions of deteriorating social changes
and how to avoid them; future droughts and famines; low-class rulers and evil
governments; whether there will be another appearance (second coming) of God;
and predictions of a new spiritual awareness and how it will spread around the
world. The Vedic Prophecies carry an important message and warning for all of
humanity. There is also a special travel section to the historical temples and
holy sites of Western India. 240 pages, ISBN:0-9617410-4-X, $14.95
the Universe was Created and Our Purpose In It
This book presents answers and
details about the process of creation that are not available in any other
traditions, religions, or areas of science. It offers the oldest rendition of
the creation as described in the ancient Vedic texts, and provides insights into
the spiritual purpose of it and what we are really meant to do here. These
descriptions often agree and sometimes disagree with the modern scientific
theories of creation, and offer some factors that science has yet to consider.
Now, with this book, we can get a clearer understanding of how this universe
appears, how the material energy develops, what is its real purpose, from where
we really came, and how we fit into the plan for the universe. This book will
also give any theist more information about how the universe is indeed a
creation of God. To add a little adventure, it also contains a travel section to
the major holy places of northern India with over 70 photos of temples, Deities
and holy sites. 310 pages, ISBN: 0-9617410-8-2, $14.95
of Vedic Culture's Global Existence
Through this book you will see the
history and traditional source of the Vedas and the Aryans, and how it was the
parent of all other cultures. It shows how many scientific discoveries over the
past several centuries are only rediscoveries of what was already known in the
Vedic literature. How the origins of world language and literature are found in
India and in Sanskrit. The Vedic influence and proof of its ancient existence
found in such countries as Britain, France, Russia, Greece, China, Japan, Egypt,
and in areas of Scandinavia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. How
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism were all influenced by the Vedic
tradition and still contain many Vedic elements within them, even though these
are often hidden or denied. It also includes the reasons way we need to work to
preserve the Vedic culture. This book provides enough evidence about the ancient
Vedic culture that it could quite possibly cause a major shift in the way we
view religious history and traditions. 345 pages, ISBN: 0-9617410-6-6, $14.95
Death: Welcoming the Afterlife
This book is provided to relieve
anyone of the fear of death, and to supply a means to more clearly understand
the purpose of it and how we can use it for our higher good. It will also help
survivors of the departed souls to better understand what has happened and how
to cope with it. It shows how death is not a tragedy, but a natural course of
events meant to help us reach our destiny. To assist you in preparing for your
own death, or that of a loved one, you will find guidelines for making one's
final days as peaceful and as smooth as possible, both physically and
spiritually. This book is easy to read with soothing and comforting wisdom,
along with stories of people who have been with departing souls, and an
incredible near-death-experience. It is written especially for those who have
given death little thought before. 110 pages, ISBN: 0-9617410-7-4, $6.95
World Peace: Seeing the Unity Between Us All
This book points out the essential
reasons why peace and cooperation among people, nations, and communities have
been so difficult to establish, and advises the real way peace and harmony can
be achieved. Short and to the point, it is thought provoking and provides
inspiration for anyone. It can be especially useful for those working in
politics, religion, interfaith, race relations, the media, or who have a
position in leadership. It is also for those of us who simply want to spread the
insights needed for bringing greater levels of peace, unity and equality between
friends, neighbors, and communities. It will help us see the factors that keep
us apart; how to break down cultural & religious differences; see through
bodily designations; and see our real identity--the basis for common ground; and
much more. 68 pages, ISBN: 0-9617410-5-8, $5.95
Key to Real Happiness
This is a short but revealing guide
to one of the prime purposes of life, how to be really happy. It shows what
keeps us from being happy, where suffering exists, how to uplift your
consciousness, how your thoughts and views create your future, how to unveil
that real, ever-existing and self-sufficient happiness within you. 95 pages,
ISBN: 1-930627-04-1, $6.95
and Karma: How They Really Affect Us.
book specializes in providing the Eastern explanation of our past and future
lives and how we create our own good and bad experiences. Topics include:
Reincarnation recognized throughout the world; The most ancient teachings on
reincarnation; Reincarnation in Christianity; How we transmigrate from one
body to another; Life between lives; Going to heaven or hell; The reason for
reincarnation; Free will and choice; Karma of the nation; How we determine our
own destiny; What our next life may be like; Becoming free from all karma, and
How to prepare to make our next life the best possible. Numerous
references and quotations from the Vedic texts are used to turn an
introspective and complicated subject into an easily understood reference
guide for all who wish to determine their own eternal destiny.
135 pages, $13.95.
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Destined for Infinity
This book offers a different way to understand spiritual knowledge through a
story. It tells the mystical escapade of a man, Roman West, who entered deep
into the secrets of India where few other Westerners have been able to
penetrate. In what was originally a simple search to find himself after a
series of personal upheavals, he journeys to India and gets involved with a
prophecy that becomes his inescapable destiny. While living with a master in
the Himalayan foothills and traveling the spiritual path that leads to the
Infinite, he witnesses the amazing powers the great sages can achieve. He also
undergoes some of the most unusual experiences of his life. Under the guidance
of his master, and after contending with his own doubts and the limited
perspective he has of himself, he gradually opens to new degrees of
understanding and awareness, and acquires the power to develop his own
supernatural abilities. He then attains the sacred vision of the enlightened
sages and enters the amazing and unfathomable realm of Infinity and the vision
of cosmic consciousness. Such a description has been provided in very few
other places. It is now
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Heart of Hinduism: The Eastern Path to Freedom, Empowerment and Illumination.
This is a definitive and easy to understand guide to the essential as well as
devotional heart of the Vedic/Hindu philosophy. You will see the depths of
wisdom and insights that are contained within this profound spiritual
knowledge. This presentation
contains numerous references from a variety of the ancient Vedic texts to
provide a direct view of the spiritual knowledge that they hold. Thus, it is
especially good for anyone who lacks the time to research the many topics that
are contained within the numerous Vedic manuscripts and to see the advantages
of knowing them. This also provides you with a complete process for
progressing on the spiritual path, making way for individual empowerment,
freedom, and spiritual illumination. All the information is now at your
It is now published as a paperback book, 6"x9", 651 pages, $35.95.
This can be ordered through stores (ISBN: 0-595-35075-5) or easily ordered
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Eleventh Commandment: The Next Step in Social Spiritual Development.
Based on the Universal Spiritual Truths, or the deeper levels of
spiritual understanding, this book presents a new code in a completely
nonsectarian way to bring humanity to a higher
level of spiritual consciousness that can impact all aspects of our life, such
as politics. It shows how we can bring some of the spiritual atmosphere
into this earthly existence, especially if we expect to reach the higher
domain after death. It also explains how to:
Identify our real Self and distinguish it from our false self;
Open our hearts to one another and view others with greater
appreciation; Utilize higher consciousness in everyday life; Find inner contentment and joy; Attain a higher spiritual awareness and perception; Manifest God’s plan for the world, Be a reflection of God’s love toward everyone; Attain the Great Realization of perceiving the Divine in all
The world is in need of a new direction in its spiritual development, and this
11th Commandment is given as the next phase to manifest humanity’s
most elevated potentials.
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Seeing Spiritual India, A Guide to Temples, Holy Sites, Festivals and
Traditions, is written especially for anyone who wants to have a deeper
understanding of the spiritual traditions of India and learn what is the
importance and history of the many holy sites that you can visit while
traveling within this country. It is written for both those who are new to
India and those who are experienced.
This book goes beyond the usual descriptions of the typical tourist attractions
and opens up the spiritual venue waiting to be revealed for a far deeper
experience on every level.
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Crimes Against India: And the Need to Protect its
Ancient Vedic Tradition. 1000 Years of Attackes Against Hinduism and What to
do About it. This book shows and describes how there is presently a war
against Hinduism and its yoga culture. The weaknesses of India that allowed
invaders to conquer her. Lessons from India’s real history that should not be forgotten. The atrocities committed by the Muslim invaders, and how they
tried to destroy Vedic culture and its many temples, and slaughtered thousands
of Indian Hindus. How the British viciously exploited India and its people for its
resources. How the cruelest of all Christian Inquisitions in Goa tortured and
killed thousands of Hindus. Action plans for preserving and strengthening Vedic India today. How all Hindus and concerned people must stand up and be strong
for protecting the universal spiritual traditions of Vedic culture.
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Yoga and Meditation: Their Real Purpose and How to Get
is a nonsectarian spiritual science that has been practiced and developed by the
sages and rishis of India over
thousands of years. The benefits of yoga are numerous. On the mental level it
strengthens concentration, determination, and builds a stronger character that
can more easily sustain various tensions in our lives for peace of mind. The
assortment of asanas or postures also provide stronger health and keeps
various diseases in check. They improve physical strength, endurance and
flexibility. These are a few of the goals of yoga. Its ultimate purpose, however, is to purify and raise our consciousness to
a level in which we can directly perceive our real identity and the spiritual
dimension. Then we can have our own spiritual experiences. This is what many
people seem to forget or remain unaware of it. The point is that the more spiritual we become, the more we can perceive that which is
spiritual. That is the real goal of yoga. As we develop and grow in this way through yoga, the questions about
spiritual life are no longer a mystery to solve, but become a reality to
experience. It becomes a practical part of our lives. This book will show you
how to do that.
To order your copy,
this book is
236 pages, 33 illustrations, 6" x 9" trim size, ISBN: 1451553269, EAN:
9781451553260, $17.95. This is available at your
bookstore through special orders, or you can easily order it
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Avatars, Gods and Goddesses of Vedic Culture: Understanding the
Characteristics, Powers and Positions of the Hindu Divinities, by Stephen
Understanding the assorted Divinities or gods and goddesses of the Vedic or
Hindu pantheon is not so difficult as some people seem to think when it is
presented simply and effectively. And that is what you will find in this book.
This will open you to many of the possibilities and potentials of the Vedic
tradition, and show how it has been able to cater to and fulfill the spiritual
needs and development of so many people since time immemorial. Here you will
find there is something for everyone.
This takes you into
the heart of the deep, Vedic spiritual knowledge of how to perceive the Absolute
Truth, the Supreme and the various powers and agents of the universal creation.
This explains the characteristics and nature of the Vedic Divinities and their
purposes, powers, and the ways they influence and affect the natural energies of
the universe. It also shows how they can assist us and that blessings from them
can help our own spiritual and material development and potentialities,
depending on what we need.
Some of the Vedic
Divinities that are explained include Lord Krishna, Vishnu, Their main avatars
and expansions, along with Brahma, Shiva, Ganesh, Murugan, Surya, Hanuman, as
well as the goddesses of Sri Radha, Durga, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, and others. This
also presents explanations of their names, attributes, dress, weapons,
instruments, the meaning of the Shiva lingam, and some of the legends and
stories that are connected with them. This will certainly give you a new insight
into the expansive nature of the Vedic tradition.
$17.95 retail, 6" x 9" trim size, 230 pages, 11 black & white photos, ISBN:
1453613765, EAN: 9781453613764. This is available at your
bookstore through special orders, or you can easily order it
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Books by Dr. David Frawley
The following are available through Lotus Press, P.O.Box 325, Twin Lakes, WI.
53181 Phone: 800-824-6396 / www.lotuspress.com. Many
other books are also available by David Frawley, which can be viewed on the
Lotus Press website.
Yoga and the Sacred Fire, Paperback, List Price:
Yoga and the Sacred Fire explores the
evolution of life and consciousness according to the cosmology and psychology of
Fire, viewing Fire not only as a material but also as a spiritual principle. It
shows how Yoga's deeper fire wisdom can help us move forward to an enlightened
planetary age, where humanity and nature can again be one in a higher awareness.
Yoga and the Sacred Fire is a monumental work, encapsulating the
profound wisdom that David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) has accumulated over
decades of deep study, meditation and spiritual experience. The reader will
rediscover Yoga as a powerful means to inner awakening and to addressing our
prevailing global crisis. Frawley shares specific practices for contacting
the inner fire and the “Divine Light of truth within us.” In this book are
both the blueprint and the essential tools for every seeker of Self-realization.
Ved Nanda, Vice Provost and Evans University Professor, University of Denver;
and Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law and Director, International Legal Studies
Program, University of Denver College of Law
Sages and Kings
This presents serious evidence for a
common spiritual culture that was the origin of an advanced civilization. This
book is based on a new interpretation of the ancient Vedic teachings of India.
It brings out many new insights of what has often been misinterpretations of
archeological discoveries. It suggests that ancient Sumer, Egupt, China and even
the Americas were related to the Vedic culture. 396 pages, ISBN: 0-910261-37-7,
Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses
This is an excellent introduction to
the essence of Hindu Tantrism. This book covers the major concepts of Tantric
practice of meditation and use of mantras, the ten Wisdom Goddesses, and
corrects many misconceptions of this tradition. 260 Pages, ISBN: 0-910261-39-3,
of the Ancient Seers
This book offers select verses from
the Rig Veda that show their composers were sages and seers who were
aware of symbolic communication of a spiritual nature, reaching the highest
dimension. This brings a clearer understanding of the early Vedic knowledge. 280
pages, ISBN: 0-910261-36-9, $14.95
the River of Heaven, Hindu and Vedic Knowledge for the Modern Day
An excellent introduction to Vedic
knowledge. This book presents an overview of
India's spiritual tradition, which is the roots of the world's religions and
mystical traditions. 180 pages, ISBN: 0-910261-38-5, $12.95
Oracle of Rama
This oracle of India is simple but
uses the insights of Tulsidas to gain access to the secrets of a higher
intelligence. This is to assist us in making karmically appropriate choices for
a life of joy and fulfillment. 204 pages, ISBN: 0-910261-35-0
and Marma Therapy, by Dr. David Frawley, Dr. Subhash Ranade and Dr.
Marmas are Ayurvedic energy points
similar to acupuncture points. They are connected to the chakras and nadis of
yoga and are used to balance body and mind. Therapy using these marmas can
direct our prana or vital energy for health, well being and personal
transformation. 272 pages, ISBN: 0-940985-59-4, $21.95
The following books by David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) are published by
Voice of India, 2/18, Ansari Road, New Delhi, 110 002. Many Voice of India books
can also be found at the online bookstore at http://books.arshavidya.org.
I Became a Hindu, My Discovery of Vedic Dharma
This is his most interesting
autobiography of his transition through Christianity and on to the process of
Self discovery and the insights of the Vedic tradition of Sanatana-Dharma, as
well as the many aspects of India. 208 pages, ISBN: 81-85990-60-3, Rs.120
Myth of the Aryan Invasion Theory
A short and concise book on how the
theory of the Aryan invasion into India developed. It also presents evidence on
how false and misleading this theory is, and how we should more accurately view
ancient but advanced Vedic culture. 74 pages, ISBN: 81-85990-20-4.
Aryans and The Origins of Civilization, by Navaratna S. Rajaram and
David Frawley, Foreword by Klaus K. Klostermaier.
This book goes deeply into the false
ideas of the Aryan Invasion theory and presents evidence for the real history
and development in the advanced nature of Vedic Indian culture. 330 pages, ISBN:
81-85990-36-0, Rs. 450
Books by Additional VFA Member Authors:
Search of the Cradle of Civilization, by Georg Feuerstein, Subhash Kak
and David Frawley
Published by the Theosophical
Publishing House, P.O.Box 270, Wheaton, IL, 60189-0270
This book challenges the conventional
ideas on ancient India and shows that the Vedic culture was quite advanced for
their time. They had a high spiritual culture, which influenced the rest of the
world. This shows the depth of the Rig Veda and how Vedic culture still
has much to offer the world. 340 pages, ISBN: 0-8356-0720-8, $24.95
Hidden History of the Human Race, by Michael Cremo and Richard L.
This is the summary of their book, Forbidden
Archeology. Originally published by Govardhan
Hill Publishing, P.O.Box 52, Badger, CA 93603
This book presents evidence that the
real archeological findings that show that the human race has been on this
planet for hundreds of thousands of years have been covered up and concealed.
This is called a "knowledge filter". Outside that filter we find the
conventional ideas of prehistory is largely incorrect. Herein we find a vast
store of hidden knowledge about the real ancient age of humanity. 330 pages,
ISBN: 0-9635309-6-8, $24.95.
Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin’s Theory
by Michael Cremo. $35.00, 584 pages. Published by Torchlight Publishing, P.O.Box 52, Badger, CA 93603.
Distribution by NBN/Biblio in USA. ISBN 0-89213-334-1, www.torchlight.com.
solid scientific evidence showing how a subtle mind element and
a conscious self that can exist apart from the body have been systematically
eliminated from mainstream science by a process of knowledge filtration. “Any time knowledge
filtration takes place you can expect a great deal of resistance, criticism, and ridicule when
it is exposed and challenged,” says Cremo.
bases his response on modern science and the world’s great wisdom traditions, including the Vedic philosophy of ancient India.
Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar
by Jeffrey Armstrong.
Published by Atria Books, Hardcover, 224
pages, $22.00 US, ISBN 978-1-58270-281-0.
to anyone concerned with the sustainability of Mother Earth, the role of elders
in our society, the seemingly unconsciousness of science and corporations, and
the subtleties of unseen realities, resulting in spiritual growth, a deeper
relationship with nature, and a better world for all. An avatar is a
manifestation of the Supreme Being—usually in human form—that descends from the
transcendental realm to Earth to heal the planet and restore peace and harmony
by eliminating the harmful souls that prey on Mother Earth. In Spiritual
Teachings of the Avatar, Vedic expert and teacher Jeffrey Armstrong explains
the ancient Indian wisdoms embodied in the word “avatar,” and that behind the
notion of avatar is a view that sees the sacredness of all life and the soul of
all beings as eternal—meant for freedom and made of divine essence.
Goddess The Astrologer, Soul, Karma and Reincarnation, How We
Continually Create Our Own Destiny. By Jeffrey Armstrong. Published by
Torchlight Publishing, Inc., P.O.Box 52, Badger, CA 93603
Based on Vedic astrology, this book
reveals the lost links between religion, science, destiny, and free will. It is
a clear guide to how the Divine actually manifests in the material world and how
we can cooperate. It explains the true spiritual relevance of astrology in our
lives and offers the profound revelation that God is the Original Astrologer.
The Ancient Science of Cause & Effect
In this compelling description of the ancient science of karma, award-winning
author Jeffrey Armstrong reveals the deeper mysteries of the soul,
reincarnation, the laws of nature and how cause and effect rules our lives. What
we usually call science and think of as mechanical cause and effect has long
been viewed by Enlightened Masters as the purposeful action of countless devas
or divine being, who surround us in all we do and constantly deliver the results
of our actions.
These long secret laws of karma, excavated from the Vedic wisdom of India, will
inform your actions and encourage your spiritual vision to see how profoundly
all that exists is interconnected in a sacred web of life.
AVAILABLE JUNE, 2007.
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Vedic Astrology Deck by Jeffrey Armstrong
Find Your Hidden Potential Using Ancient India’s
Science of the Stars. Comes with a
648-page book, 5 x 6 inches, along with 56 color cards
color. ISBN: 1-932771-30-1, $19.95. Available from Mandala Publishers,
Mantras, Yantras and Fabulous Gems--Healing
Secrets of the Ancient Vedas, by Howard Beckman (ISBN:
0-9525172-5-6) Hardback, published by Balaji Publishing. $21.99. Available
through Howard Beckman's website at www.vedicworld.org.
book was written to enable people, especially from the West, to understand and
appreciate the ancient healing techniques that have been passed down verbally
for generations and finally put into verse by the great sages and seers of
ancient Bharata-varsha (India). Just one part of the Vedas-mantras, yantras and
gemstone therapy have been utilized with Vedic astrology and Ayurveda as a form
of prescription for thousands of years. It is the author's wish that the reader,
once having tasted this knowledge, will feel excited at the prospect of delving
further into the Vedas and all the secrets they contain.
Healing with Gems by Howard Beckman (ISBN : 81-212-0704-5) (Hardback) is
published by Gyan Publishing House– $18.99. Available through Howard Beckman's
website at www.vedicworld.org. "I
have written this book as a complement to my previous book entitled Mantras,
Yantras, and Fabulous Gems-Healing Secrets of the Ancient Vedas. Certain
sections in that book are extensive in explaining birthstone systems,
gemological characteristics of stones, and accompanying ritualistic ceremonies,
but it did not as completely encompass the whole science of gem therapy as does
the present work. What I began to discuss in my previous book I have clarified
and quantified in this one with the intention of providing a far more complete
understanding of how gems distribute the cosmic colors of the rainbow, and what
their effects are on the body and mind. Vedic astrologers of the West will
undoubtedly gain a great deal of insight into the recommendation of gems to be
worn as rings and talismans on the body gleaned from my thirty years of
experience in this field. I feel certain that this book will be helpful in many
ways toward making gem therapy more useful and practical for the practitioners
of this ancient science."
Introduction to Vedic Astrology by Howard Beckman (ISBN 0 9525172 0 5)
(Paperback) is published by Balaji Publishing – $13.99. Available
through Howard Beckman's website at www.vedicworld.org.
acclaimed in the USA, this is the first book in the English language to bring
the mysteries purpose and healing secrets within the science of Vedic astrology
to the public. Easy to read, it is written for those wishing to understand and
benefit from this ancient science without all the difficult symbols and jargon
usually found in books on astrology yet a scholarly work also intended for those
who have had horoscopes done to comprehend them in greater depth. Astrologers
and laymen alike find this book an invaluable tool to gaining the keys to
realization of not just Vedic astrology but it's inherent spiritual philosophy
passed down by saints and sages of the ancient Indian civilization. For those
having attended Howard's lectures or workshops it is a long awaited anthology of
this timeless spiritual wisdom.
is Andy Fraenkel's CD: A joyful pilgrimage of storytelling into the world's
sacred traditions for lovers of the spoken word. This includes: 1) Intro &
Rumi's Request, 2) Native American Poem, 3) African Tales, 4) Heaven &
Hell/Zen, 5) Tales of Hasidim, 6) Buddha's Enlightenment, 7) Saint Francis'
Prayer, 8) Bhagavad-gita, 9) Don't Criticize/Arab.
For ordering info, you can contact him at email@example.com,
or call 304-845-6840, and see his website at http://www.sacredvoices.com.
Agni! Meditation on the Sacred Fire,
is from the meditations of David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), and
features the reading from Yogi Harinam Baba Prem Tom Beal. It also features
the music of Yogi Harinam Baba Prem Tom Beal. The CD consists of two
meditations: Track #1 The Fire of the Spiritual Heart. 8:03 minutes in length
Track #2 Meditation on the 7 Sacred Fire offerings. 23:00 minutes in length.
These meditations introduce the Vedic meditation and are excellent for
beginner or intermediate students; or students that are not familiar with
Vedic meditation. Those that wish to order the CD should go to
Understanding the Kundalini by Yogi Harinam Baba Prem. This is an
important work on demystifying the kundalini energy. It is designed for students
and provides a quality introduction to the kundalini energy, its role, and
function from the traditional view.
This book will dispel some common myths regarding the
kundalini and provide a foundation for the aspiring student of spirituality. In
addition, Ayurveda will be introduced and its importance touched upon as part of
the spiritual path.
Yogi Harinam Baba
Prem Tom Beal approaches the kundalini from a positive attitude and not from a
position of fear or secrecy. He observes: "The kundalini is our Shakti, it is
not something to be feared, but a part of our being that should be respected. It
is the power of divinity within each individual. It is a powerful catalyst for
personal and world transformation." If you want to understand the basics of the
kundalini energy, then you must read this book to start with; you will be
introduced to the chakra symbols, sexuality and spirituality, mantra, breathing
exercises, as well as several meditations and much more. It is a concise
handbook on kundalini yoga for students of all levels. Purchased through
72 pages, $10, ISBN:
Into the Mystical: Ancient Wisdom for Our Troubled Times, by Robert
Taylor is an easy to read introduction into the important aspects of the Ancient
Vedic teachings. These affect all aspects of our daily lives and can provide
deep insights into what we need to do for ourselves and for our spiritual
development. Covers such things as reincarnation, transcendental sound and
mantras, spiritual solutions for political problems, vegetarianism, the
spiritual world, becoming God realized, and much more.
It is 150 pages,
$15, plus $4 for shipping and handling, and can be ordered from Robert Taylor,
842 Neff, Grosse Pointe, MI, 48230. ISBN: 10: 1-934851-03-5.
Orissa in the Crossfire-Kandhamal Burning by Brannon (Vrindavana) Parker.
This book provides many vital details related to the Hindu-Christian violence
that has swept Orissa's Kandhamal district. The book also highlights the history
of Orissa and its tribes. While many have familiarized themselves with the
propaganda that has fictionalized the events surrounding the Kandhamal crisis,
few have had access to the facts. The true history of Kandhamal and the
struggles of its people deserve a fair hearing in the court of public opinion.
Is the Kandha religion sinister or sacred? Are they bloodthirsty savages or a
people of a noble and ancient heritage? Can the tribes people of Kandhamal rise
up out of their undeserved shame and be seen for who they really are? Long
labeled as ‘a cruel human sacrificing tribe of ruthless savages’ it is time the
truth be revealed. It is time for the world to learn about the Kandha ‘God of
Light’ and their Culture of Life. Paperback 452 pages, $31.08, available as a
paperback or as a download.
Spiritual Economics from the Bhagavad-gita: Understanding and Solving the
Economic Problem (Volume 1), by Dhanesavara das. "Spiritual
Economics" is a cross-disciplinary study combining psychology, economics and the
spiritual science of the Vedas to explain why there is vulture capitalism,
cut-throat competition, unending economic hardship, exploitation, inequity, and
struggle in this world. "Spiritual Economics" explains the origin and solution
of our ecological problems. "Spiritual Economics" explains why the present
economic methods can do nothing to solve these problems, reveals the actual
source of our economic problems, and explains the only factual solution that can
create an economy that serves everyone. "Spiritual Economics" explains the
actual source of our economic problems and how to solve them, once and for all.
"Spiritual Economics" reveals and explains the link between economic activity
and human consciousness. Economics is not a physical science like
electromagnetism that works according to natural laws. It is a set of ideas
entirely created by human beings. The most important side of the economic
equation therefore, is the human side-but this side is totally neglected in all
discussions of economics. Since economics is a man-made creation, if we want to
understand the economic problem and its solution we must understand how and why
human beings act in this world. That will give us the insight needed to properly
adjust all of the parameters of the economic calculus to get the desired result.
Only "Spiritual Economics" explains the whys and wherefores of human behavior in
relationship to their economic activity. The economic problem can be solved for
the benefit of everyone, but it will require something from the people, not just
the leaders. In the process this will not only solve the economic problem, but
the environmental problem, the social problems, and many of the other problems
as well. "Spiritual Economics" explains how this can be done simply and easily.
The only question remaining is: will you participate in the solution?
Paperback, 320 pages, $19.95, published by CreateSpace.com, ISBN-10:
1451589719. Available at:
In Vegetarian Traditions: Favorite Recipes From My Years At
The Legendary Inn Season Cafe Chef George Vutetakis unveils
some of the wildly popular recipes from his trail-blazing years
at the award winning Inn Season Cafe in Royal Oak, Michigan.
These innovative vegan dishes, focusing on quality ingredients,
freshness and seasonality, brought rave reviews and appealed to
Each recipe has a story, with tidbits
of food lore from around the world. Entrees, soups, desserts and
salads with exciting flavors, textures and presentation are in
an easy to follow format with beautifully photographed color
pictures. As the vegetarian and vegan life-styles become more
and more popular, this cookbook could not be more relevant or
More than a cookbook, Vegetarian
Traditions, is a journey of discovery. Meet the hard-working
farmers who provided Chef George with the exquisite produce that
went into his delectable and healthy dishes. Discover the
benefits of using local, organic and sustainable ingredients
while mastering the art of cooking like a chef.
So, get out your apron and delight
family and friends with recipes based on worldwide traditions
that are sure to find their way into your permanent repertoire.
$29.95, 200 pages, trim size 11.7 x 8.9 x 1 inches, ISBN-10:
0615347673, order through Amazon.com at:
or through George Vutetakis website at:
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