April 18, 2023

Indiscernible Elements: Calcium

Part poetry, biography, fictional narrative, artwork and photography, Korynn Newville’s Indiscernible Elements: Calcium, is best described as an exhibition book where the book itself constitutes the exhibition.

Created in part to satisfy the requirements for a masters degree in the architecture program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the book works with […]


March 21, 2023

Open For Interpretation: A Doctor’s Journey Into Astrology

As a medical student questioning whether she was on the right path, Alicia Blando yearned for what she called a “rule book for life.” Four decades later, she’s written that rulebook, based on astrology and titled Open for Interpretation.

Blando writes that she was first attracted to astrology as a teenager, when she discovered horoscopes […]


June 28, 2021

Growth of Consciousness: Toward Enlightenment Through Need Fulfillment

In Growth of Consciousness, John K. Landre posits that awareness evolves by satisfying a continuum of needs driven by our natural motivations. When one need is satisfied, we automatically move up the hierarchy to the next. When all needs are fulfilled (somewhat of a rarity), one reaches the pinnacle: Enlightenment. Here, there is no longer […]


January 11, 2021

From Adam to Omega: An Anatomy of UFO Phenomena (Revised and Updated)

Eight years ago, A.R. Roberts published From Adam to Omega, a thought-provoking look at the UFO phenomena, in which, after listing myriad UFO sightings and visitations, he attempted to explain how extra-terrestrials had influenced most, if not all, biblical events. The revised edition expounds on those events and adds his conjectures concerning the visitations’ purpose, […]


May 26, 2014

Body Connection

In Body Connection, the author, a college professor and motivational speaker, combines well-established theories of metaphysical thought with his own version of achieving “self-mastery,” his term for spiritual enlightenment and the complete acceptance of self.

Body Connection unites four higher selves (concept, esteem, awareness, disclosure) with four lower parts (physical, emotional, mental, etheric) and four […]


November 11, 2013

What the Hell are the Neurons Up To?

Author Graham Collier is a retired professor, a WWII veteran, and a well-traveled man. His book confronts an enduring question of philosophy: the mind-body problem.

Collier explores the neuroscience on this topic while also finding room for a spiritual principle, a soul that exists in some mysterious relationship to the machine in our skulls. While […]


September 2, 2013

The Awakening

Neville Goddard may be one of the most important spiritual writers of the 20th century. He’s also one of the most unknown. Born in 1905 in Barbados, West Indies, Neville left his homeland at the age of 17 and began exploring metaphysics and New Thought philosophy. He eventually moved to New York to become a […]


June 10, 2013

The Dawning of an Irish Psychic

In 1927, author Frank McQuirk was born the seventh son to an Irish family, and according to local folklore, his birth order portended psychic abilities. McQuirk’s memoir not only makes a case for the prediction, but also offers readers a vivid look at his Dublin childhood, filled with the hardships of poverty and complicated by […]


February 18, 2013

El Libro Milagroso (The Miraculous Book)

In his book El libro milagroso, author Martin Pulido Vargas offers a set of spells and recipes to achieve different purposes and desires, all based on Santería, a religion that combines West African, Roman Catholic and Native American thoughts and customs. The author addresses a wide range of goals, with recipes from “how to know […]


May 28, 2012

Seizing the Essence

Seizing the Essence: A Value Cosmology for the Modernist criticizes dominant metaphysical views in philosophy (e.g. that the universe is a deterministic and materialistic system), defending instead a vision of reality as essence (an ultimate source of reality beyond the phenomenal world, possibly synonymous with God).

The author asserts that humans are not best defined […]