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Books, Music, Multi-Media, Gifts and Products for a Better World

In every issue of our holistic magazine we review the latest books, music, videos, gift items, supplements, and other healthy products for our readers. These reviews are posted here for you to browse. They change every two months with the cycle of the magazine, so check back regularly for new titles.

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*Multi-Media and Music Reviews*

Food Beware
A Film by Jean-Paul Jaud
First Run Features - New York, NY

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Food Beware begins with a small village in France, where the town's mayor wants to make the school lunch menu organic and locally grown. It then talks to a wide variety of people with differing perspectives--from parents,  farmers, and scientists, to health care workers and elected officials. Revealed in these moving and often surprising conversations are abuses of the food industry, the competing interests of agrobusiness and public health, the challenges and rewards of safe food production, and practical solutions we can all take part in.

The Shift

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Hay House - Carlsbad, CA

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In The Shift, we share the stories of 3 modern lives in crisis--a young mother who nurtures everyone but herself, an overachieving husband who has forgotten what love means, and a moviemaker desperate for the opportunity that will make him worthy in his own eyes. Every life has a turning point, a shift, a choice to make about what really matters. Join Wayne Dyer and this star-studded cast for a story that will capture your imagination and send you on your own quest for a life of meaning and purpose.

  by Mariah Parker
Ancient Future Records - Kentfield, CA

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With Sangria, Mariah Parker blends the driving rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz with the entrancing, asymmetrical meters of East India. This debut recording features her original compositions that draw musical inspiration from Brazil, Cuba, Spain, and India. Parker plays piano and santur on this album while her Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble accompanies her on scalloped fretboard guitar, woodwinds, and various world percussion. Featuring musicians from the bands Ancient Future, Oregon, Sun Ra, and Herbie Hancock's Headhunters.

The Future of Food

by Deborah Koons Garcia
Lily Films - Mill Valley, CA

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The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. It examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. It also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.


*Book Reviews*

Japanese Hot Pots

by Tadashi Ono & Harris Salat
Ten Speed Press - Berkeley, CA

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Wholesome, delicious Japanese comfort food, hot pot cooking satisfies the universal desire for steaming, gratifying and hearty meals the whole family can enjoy. Japanese Hot Pots demystifies this communal eating tradition for American home cooks with belly-warming dishes from all corners of Japan. Using savory broths and easy-to-find ingredients such as seafood, poultry, greens, roots, mushrooms, and noodles, these classic one-pot dishes require minimal fuss and preparation, and no special equipment.

New Life Through Energy Healing
by Reimar Banis, MD
Artemis Books - Penn Valley, CA

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New Life Through Energy Healing details how Dr. Banis has blended knowledge from his studies of the history of energy medicine with modern German Biophysics to develop Psychosomatic Energetics treatment (PSE), for the detection and permanent resolution of chakra energy blocks. PSE offers the missing link between treatment of physical wellness and emotional wellness, to help individuals deal with their conflicts and ultimately gain greater understanding of and insight into themselves and others.

Voluntary Simplicity

by Duane Elgin
HarperCollins - New York, NY

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Voluntary Simplicity is not a book about living in poverty; it is a book about living with balance. In this 2nd revised edition of his visionary work first published in 1981, Elgin illuminates the changes that an increasing number of Americans are making in their everyday lives that are an active, positive response to the complex dilemmas of our time. By embracing the tenets of voluntary simplicity--frugal consumption, ecological awareness, and personal growth--people can change their lives and, in the process, save our planet.

The Empathic Civilization
by Jeremy Rifkin
Tarcher/Penguin - New York, NY

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Rifkin begins The Empathic Civilization by looking at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped the human story. He then describes how in our globally connected civilization, the same technological and economic forces that are bringing us closer together are sucking up vast reserves of the Earth's energy and resources and destroying the biosphere. He challenges us to determine whether we can reach global empathy in time to save our civilization and the Earth.

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