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Homebirth in the Hospital: Integrating Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine
Stacey Marie Kerr MD

Sentient Publications, 2009

The personalized and empowering experience of a home birth can also occur in a hospital setting. This book presents fifteen powerful testimonies about this kind of emotionally satisfying birth. The stories show that expectant mothers can minimize fear and put technology where it belongs.Dr. Kerr focuses on the Five C's: Choice, Communication, Continuity, Confidence, and Control of protocols. Prospective parents will learn what questions to ask ...


Doctors from Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans
Vivien Spitz

Sentient Publications, 2005

A chilling story of human depravity and ultimate justice, told for the first time by an eyewitness court reporter for the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Nazi doctors. This is the account of 23 men torturing and killing by experiment in the name of scientific research and patriotism. Doctors from Hell includes trial transcripts that have not been easily available to the general public and previously unpublished photographs used as evidence in the ...


School Struggles: A Guide to Your Shut-Down Learner's Success
Richard Selznick

Sentient Publications, 2012

Richard Selznick is a child psychologist who has helped parents with their children’s struggles in school for more than 25 years. His first book, The Shut-Down Learner, identified the problems faced by spatial learners and recommended ways that parents and teachers can help them learn. School Struggles offers aid, comfort, and perspective to parents whose children have difficulty in school for a multitude of reasons. Selznick addresses reading ...


Terrorism on American Soil: A Concise History of Plots and Perpetrators from the Famous to the Forgotten
Joseph T. McCann

Sentient Publications, 2006

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 generated fear and concern among most Americans that we are no longer safe in our communities. However, terrorism is not a new phenomenon in the US. This book chronicles the history of terrorist plots and attacks on American soil in a case format. Included are not only the most infamous attacks, but others that are obscure or relatively unknown, but fascinating nevertheless, and which illustrate ...


The Essence of Enlightenment: Vedanta, the Science of Consciousness
James Swartz

Sentient Publications, 2015

The counterintuitive, radical message of Vedanta, the ancient science of self-inquiry, is that reality is non-dual consciousness. What this means and how it benefits people in their quest for freedom from limitation is the subject of this inspirational book. In an accessible style, James Swartz's new book develops teachings introduced in his popular first one, How to Attain Enlightenment , covering topics such as values and the ...


You Can Beat the Odds: The Surprising Factors Behind Chronic Illness and Cancer
Brenda Stockdale

Sentient Publications, 2009

This book takes a step forward in addressing the underpinnings of illness, collating ground-breaking discoveries in genetics with time-tested techniques for optimal healing. Each technique boosts not only the quality of your life but even the way your body responds to daily stress, a virus, or serious illness. Get Started Now exercises help you personalize your program and integrate insights quickly into your everyday life. You'll also learn how ...


They Can't Find Anything Wrong!: 7 Keys to Understanding, Treating, and Healing Stress Illness
David D. Clarke

Sentient Publications, 2007

Diagnostic tests are unable to find the cause of symptoms in at least half of all medical patients, most of whom are ill because of hidden stresses. Dr. David Clarke has done pioneering work with over 7,000 of these patients, often sent to him as a last resort. In plain language he describes the major types of stress and explains steps for treatment with a range of effective techniques. Case histories that read like medical mysteries illustrate ...


How to Heal with Singing Bowls: Traditional Tibetan Healing Methods
Suren Shrestha

Sentient Publications, 2013

The expanded edition of this popular book will include 20 new techniques for using singing bowls, covering the use of one or two bowls for treating conditions such as insomnia, neck and shoulder tension, and muscle cramps throughout the body. Other new material includes methods for using the bowls with yoga postures, massage, and heated herbal therapy packs to increase energy flow and balance, and promote relaxation. There will be 20 new ...


Radical Optimism: Practical Spirituality in an Uncertain World
Beatrice Bruteau

Sentient Publications, 2002


Instead of Education: Ways to Help People do Things Better
John Holt

Sentient Publications, 2003

Instead of Education is Holt's most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds. In this breakthrough work Holt lays out the foundation for un-schooling as the vital path to self-directed learning and a creative life.


What Is Self?: A Study of the Spiritual Journey in Terms of Consciousness
Bernadette Roberts

Sentient Publications, 2005

A renowned contemporary mystic, Bernadette Roberts takes us to the ultimate consciousness that transcends self and experience. The book includes fascinating chronicles of her own spiritual journey. For many readers, this latest effort puts all her insights into clearer and sharper perspective. In this book, Ms. Roberts explains her concepts about ego, self, and the revelations of the contemplative life in a deeper and more mature fashion, as ...


All Else Is Bondage: Non-Volitional Living
Wei Wu Wei

Sentient Publications, 2004

These thirty-four powerful essays, based on Taoist and Buddhist thought, constitute a guide to what the author calls “non-volitional living”—the ancient understanding that our efforts to grasp our true nature are futile. Wei Wu Wei explains these venerable spiritual traditions in the context of modern experience, using wit and considerable precision to convey their profound insight into the very nature of existence. This essential Zen ...


Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers
Marcy Axness

Sentient Publications, 2012

If we really want to change the world, let's raise a generation "built for peace"... from the very beginning. Parenting for Peace is a user-friendly scientific roadmap for how to do exactly that... while bringing more joy into family life! Parenting for Peace details a unique seven-step, seven-principle matrix for hardwiring our babies and children with the brain circuitry for such essential peacemaker capacities as self-regulation, ...


Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper: How to Start, Manage, and Profit from a Homebased ...
Thomas A. Williams

Sentient Publications, 2002

Have you ever wanted to publish a magazine, guide book, or weekly newspaper and make substantial profits while working from your home? Tom Williams has done just that in his own profitable publishing career, and he can tell you how to run a highly successful home-based publishing company. In Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper, Williams provides a dynamic step-by-step guide to creating everything from tourism books and ...


Why Lazarus Laughed: The Essential Doctrine, Zen--Advaita--Tantra
Wei Wu Wei

Sentient Publications, 2003

Why Lazarus Laughed explicates the essential doctrine shared by the traditions of Zen Buddhism, Advaita, and Tantra. Wei Wu Wei has become an underground spiritual favorite whose fans anxiously await each reissued book.


Why the World Doesn't Seem to Make Sense: An Inquiry into Science, Philosophy, and Perception
Steve Hagen

Sentient Publications, 2012

In this wise and original book, science writer and Zen priest Steve Hagen helps us to perceive the world as it is, not merely as we conceive it to be. This revised and updated edition includes new scientific understandings and clarifications of some of the more complex ideas. “Read this book: it will change how you look at things.” – Nick Herbert, Ph.D., author of Quantum Reality


The Buddha and the Quantum: Hearing the Voice of Every Cell
Samuel Avery

Sentient Publications, 2011

Buddha and the Quantum is about the connection between meditation and physics. Many books show parallels between consciousness and physics; a few of these attempt to explain consciousness in terms of the physics of everyday experience. This is the only book on the market that explains physics and the everyday world in terms of consciousness alone. Space and time – and the physical world they define – are a structure of consciousness. We ...


A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America's Children
Beth Lambert, Victoria Kobliner

Sentient Publications, 2010

A Compromised Generation reveals how seemingly benign elements of American culture are making millions of children chronically ill, disabled, or dysfunctional. Children are being diagnosed with illnesses such as autism, asthma, allergies, and ADHD at a breathtaking rate. The etiology of autism continues to confound mainstream medicine, yet parents, medical researchers, and healthcare practitioners dedicated to unraveling the mystery are ...


The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child
Richard Selznick

Sentient Publications, 2008

One of the worst feelings a child can have is being discouraged in school. The sense of hopelessness that pervades can become almost insurmountable. This is the emotional experience for the child called the shut-down learner. Also referred to as Lego kids or high-spatial children, such kids thrive with hands-on tasks that use their visual and spatial abilities. This book offers perspective and hope to parents who are struggling with these issues.


How to Heal with Singing Bowls: Traditional Tibetan Healing Methods
Suren Shrestha

Sentient Publications, 2009

No book on the market has the detailed, step-by-step instructions for ancient Tibetan healing bowl techniques that this one has. The healing methods are all illustrated with photographs showing how to place and strike the bowls, so that anyone can learn how to do it. Some of these methods have been taught to only a few Eastern practitioners, and are now spreading to the West where there is considerable interest in them.



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