Herman Hesse s classic novel has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers In this story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment Hesse synthesizes disparate philosophies Eastern religions, Jungian archetyp

Tao Te Ching

A lucid translation of the well known Taoist classic by a leading scholar now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition nWritten than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue, is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature Traditiona

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried


An upper class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work Amongst Millbank s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated

Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death

What if a world renowned professor of psychology at Harvard University, a doctor and scientist acclaimed as one of the leading intellects of the time, suddenly announced that he believed in ghosts At the close of the nineteenth century, to great public and professional astonishment, William James t

Distant Waves

From the author of REINCARNATION, another historical, supernatural romance, this time focusing on five sisters whose lives are intertwined with the sinking of the Titanic.Science, spiritualism, history, and romance intertwine in Suzanne Weyn s newest novel Four sisters and their mother make their w

Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America

Ann Braude still speaks powerfully to unique issues of women s creativity spiritual as well as political in a superb account of the controversial nineteenth century Spiritualist movement Jon Butler n n Radical Spirits is a vitally important book that has influenced a generation of you

The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England

A highly original study that examines the central role played by women as mediums, healers, and believers during the golden age of spiritualism in the late Victorian era, The Darkened Room is than a meditation on women mediums it s an exploration of the era s gender relations.The hugely popular

The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time Published in 1923, it has been translated into than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold than nine million copies n nThe Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philos

Mrs. Houdini

A captivating debut novel, meticulously researched and beautifully imagined, about the passionate marriage of Harry and Bess Houdini a love story that defied death itself n nBefore escape artist Harry Houdini died, he vowed he would find a way to speak to his beloved wife Bess from beyond the grave u


The Civil War has ended, and Madge, Sadie, and Hemp have each come to Chicago in search of a new life n nBorn with magical hands, Madge has the power to discern others suffering, but she cannot heal her own damaged heart To mend herself and help those in need, she must return to Tennessee to face

The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost

A story of faith and fraud in post Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead n nIn the early days of photography, in the death strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America s imagination A spirit photographer, William Mumler t

The Mesmerist

Thirteen year old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack b