Reading for inspiration

Wendy Warren, the agile spirit and welcoming voice at Oregon School of Massage’s front desk, had these comments to share after a recent tour of the OSM store. Stop by and browse…let Wendy know what you think about these writers.

Wendy’s report:
Katie Mueller is the new Bookstore Coordinator at OSM. She comes to us after a number of years working at The New Renaissance Bookstore. It’s been fun to see the new books she’s bringing in. Many highlight OSM’s commitment to the Body Mind Spirit ethic.

Two of them are by Cyndi Dale: The Subtle Body, An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy and Energetic Boundaries. The Subtle Body is aptly titled an encyclopedia. The book addresses physical, measurable energy fields, as well as subtle energy fields. It covers different energetic systems including: the meridians and five element theory of Chinese medicine, chakras, kundalini, kabbalah. It also covers quite a few different healing systems: acupuncture, reflexology, reiki, radionics, sound healing. Discussions of anatomy are interspersed with relevant energetic information. There are lots of clear and colorful pictures and diagrams. Very informative and thought provoking.

Energetic Boundaries looks like a useful book for anyone as it’s full of exercises and techniques for staying protected and connected using an understanding of energy fields and patterns of imbalance. The section called “The Healer’s Syndrome” could be especially useful for massage therapists.

Secrets of Your Cells by Sondra Barrett is a scientist’s exploration of cells and molecules in relation to spirit and ancient wisdom. We’re down to only one copy in the Portland store now, as I purchased the other one.


(and for you old time hippies)
Polishing the Mirror is Ram Dass’ latest and from the reviews I’ve read it seems to be an instant spiritual classic. Ram Dass is considered by many to be the spiritual guru to the baby boom generation. This book is a culmination of the wisdom of his life’s journey so far, as an 82 year old, looking at life, spirit, aging, suffering and grace with clarity, insight and humor.

These are just a sampling of what’s to be found in the OSM bookstore in addition to the normal textbooks and our complete selection of massage supplies.

PS Sale:  Some of these books will be on sale Dec 4 & 5. You don’t need to be a massage therapist or a graduate of OSM to visit and purchase from our store!

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2 Responses to Body Mind Spirit Book Reviews

  1. Arthur Breur says:

    Polishing the Mirror sounds like a great gift idea (though it might be “slightly worn” by the time I gift it).