The following is a list of books that found me when I needed their authors' wisdom and affirming truth.  Most came from the library, some were lent to me, and some that I purchased have been passed on.  But from notes I've found here and there scratched on scraps of paper, or scribbled in spiral notebooks, I can list the following authors who gradually helped me through dark and disturbing times into the light of new insight and new life.

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess - Leonard Schlain

Anger - Thich Nhat Hanh

Bird by Bird - Anne Lamott

Blue Shoe - Anne Lamott

Care of the Soul - Thomas Moore

The Chalice and the Blade - Riane Eisler 

Dakota - Kathleen Norris

The Dance of Anger - Harriet Lerner

The Dark Crystal - A. C. H. Smith

Deep Play - Diane Ackerman

"Dumbth":  The Lost Art of Thinking - Steve Allen

Ecopsychology--Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind - Theodore Rosak, Mary E. Gomes, and Allen D. Kanner, eds.

Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman

The Enneagram and Prayer--Discovering Our True Selves Before God - Barbara Metz and John Burchill 

The Essential Teilhard - Passages arranged by Jean-Pierre de Moulin

The Feminine Mystique - Betty Friedan 

From Sand to Solid Ground - Michael Morwood

The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

The Healing Earth - Philip Sutton Chard

In the Care of Strangers - Linda Pischke and Calvin Langmade

Intuitive Healing - Judith Orloff

It Will Never Happen to Me - Claudia Black

It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood - Claudia Black

John of the Cross--Selected Writings - Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh

Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach

The Joy of Being Human - Eugene Kennedy

Let Me Explain - Teilhard de Chardin

Listening to the Land - Derrick Jensen 

My Elders Taught Me - John Boatman

A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle

Notes to Myself - Hugh Prather

On Death and Dying - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Original Blessing - Matthew Fox

The Pain of Being Human - Eugene Kennedy

People of the Lie - M. Scott Peck

Person, Process, Presence - Fr. Raymond Parr

The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell 

Quarantine - Jim Crace

Reason for Hope:  A Spiritual Journey - Jane Goodall

Reclaiming the Dark Feminine - Carolyn Baker

Resistance and Renewal - Anthony T. Padovano

The Road Less Traveled - M. Scott Peck

Seven Arrows - Hyemeyogsts Storm 

Sex, Time and Power - Leonard Schlain

Social Intelligence - Daniel Goleman 

The Soul of Sex - Thomas Moore

Spiritual Lemons - Lynn Brakeman

A Spirituality Named Compassion - Matthew Fox

The Spirituality of Imperfection -  Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham

Success is the Quality of Your Journey - Jennifer James

Teresa of Avila--The Interior Castle - Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh

Ten Poems to Change Your Life Again and Again - Roger Housden

Trauma and Transformation - Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun

Tying Rocks to Clouds - William Elliot

V/F Validation the Feil Method - Naomi Feil

Violence Unveiled - Gil Bailie

Walking on Water - Madeleine L'Engle 

The Wheel of Life - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough - Brad Barris

When I Say No I Feel Guilty - Manuel J. Smith

A Whole New Mind - Daniel Pink

Why Not Be a Mystic? - Frank X. Tuoti

The Wisdom of the Enneagram - Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

Women Who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Wounded Healer - Henri Nouwen

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