Books: recommended titles:

These are books I found valuable in one way or another, as well as some others which were strongly recommended to me. Personal taste as well as individual needs differ greatly, so these will not hold universal appeal or usefulness, but I place them here so that readers are aware of them.  Good books  on these subjects can be hard to find and perhaps these will provide some helpful starting points.

 They are grouped by subject and are not in alphabetical sequence.

For New Zealand readers keen to buy locally I have included Fishpond links for titles held in stock as at the time of writing.  It may be worth checking via the icon to the right at a later date to see whether these have since come into stock.


BOOKS ABOUT LIVING WITH ILLNESS AND DISABILITY:

"Living well with a hidden disability: transcending doubt and shame and reclaiming your life" by Stacy and Taylor and Robert Epstein
Not read but highly recommended by a friend.

"Surviving M.E." by Joyce Fox
Not read but highly recommended by a friend.

"The human side of cancer" by Dr Jimmie Holland.
Refer to my article Positive thinking pitfalls    
Book not read except for Chapter 2 - available on-line - which I found excellent.

"The joy of burnout" by Dina Glouberman
Link to Fishpond.co.nz - sorry, no image available


BOOKS WHICH EXPLORE PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY AND SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE: overlapping areas and distinguishing one from the other, fact from fiction, and so on.

"Carl Jung: wounded healer of the soul" by Claire Dunne

"Are you getting enlightened or losing your mind?" by Dennis Gersten.

"Saints and Psychopaths" by William L. Hamilton
Refer to my articles Evaluating teachers and healersOf psychic phenomena and miracles  (Note: the link in my article is to the free on-line version)

"Final Analysis: the making and unmaking of a psychoanalyst" by Jeffrey Masson
Refer to my article Evaluating teachers and healers

"My father's guru: a journey through spirituality and disillusion" by Jeffrey Masson
Refer to my article Evaluating teachers and healers

"The New Encyclopedia of the Occult" by John Michael Greer

Link to Fishpond.co.nz
The New Encyclopedia of the Occult

"Working with Earth Energies" by David Furlong

Link to Fishpond.co.nz
Working with Earth Energies: How to Tap into 
the Healing Powers of the Natural World

"Soul Recovery and Extraction" by Ai Gvhdi Waya

"The Man who mistook his wife for a hat" by Oliver Sacks
Refer to my article Perceptions of truth and deceit

Link to Fishpond.co.nz - other edition available
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and 
Other Clinical Tales


DEVELOPING A HEALTHIER WORLD VIEW - A DVD
"In the shadow of the moon" - DVD


BOOKS ABOUT LIVING WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF SENSITIVITY: This is not (necessarily) a disorder!

"The Highly Sensitive Person: how to survive and thrive when the world overwhelms you" by Elaine Aron.

Link to Fishpond.co.nz
The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Surivive and Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

"The Highly Sensitive Child" by Elaine Aron.
Link to Fishpond.co.nz
The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them


BOOKS ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND SOCIAL AND POLITICAL EVENTS:

"The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs" by Madeleine Albright
Link to Fishpond.co.nz - other editions are available, including audio.
The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs

"Leap of faith: memoirs of an unexpected life" by Queen Noor
Refer my article Trauma in the world around us and striving for peace
Link to Fishpond.co.nz - other editions available
A Leap of Faith: Memoir of an Unexpected Life

"There is hope for a tree" by Pauline O'Regan
Refer to my article But the Bible's true, isn't it?


AND FOR LIGHT RELIEF:
"Queen Lucia" by E.F. Benson. 
Refer my article What were all those spiritual books?
Link to Fishpond.co.nz - this title is included in this omnibus collection. (Other editions available)
Lucia Rising:

Monty Python's Life of Brian - DVD

Refer my article Of psychic phenomena and miracles
Link to Fishpond.co.nz
 Monty Python's Life Of Brian - Encore

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Appendix ~ technical information about this site

The index:  
For those who prefer to dip here and there rather than read the chronicle in full the index on the right hand side of the page which shows subject 'labels' may be helpful.  The number to the right of each subject indicates the number of articles that mention that topic.  If you click on any one of these links all the articles that have that label will be shown on the screen in a group, one above the other.  To return to the whole chronicle go to 'Blog Archive' in the right hand column and click on '2010'.

Links:
There are a number of links contained within most articles.  Some of these are more obvious than others.  If you move your mouse pointer over the text they will show up as underlined text in a different colour. To go to these reference articles simply click on this text.  To return to my chronicle take your mouse pointer to the top left hand corner of your screen and click on the left-pointing arrow of your browser button.

The most commonly referred to websites:
Most of the information links are to three internet sources: Wikipedia, the BBC, and the New York Times.  I did include quite a few links to the Amazon sites, where I refered to books that may be useful or where book reviewers provide additional insight but these have mostly been removed as I am no longer part of their 'affiliate' programme.

Enlarging the text size:
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Finale ~ an ending and a beginning 

Finale ~ an ending and a beginning



 "What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from..."

"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And to know the place for the first time...

"All manner of things shall be well and
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire 
And the fire and the rose are one."

Excerpts from T.S.Eliot's poem Little Gidding. 

You have now reached the end of the Wasteland Chronicle - for the time being anyway!