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Many people ask me for suggestions of music, reading materials, movies and internet resources to support them on their journey and to integrate their experiences. The following are my personal favorites, rich in images, the meaning of life and the ways of love.

The foundation of this work is discovery of the ways in which we create our selves and our experiences of life. So stories, both our own and others, are an important part of our studies.

The most instructive genre of books for me is fantasy and science fiction. Imagination feeds the soul and teaches us how to imagine ourselves and how to create our lives anew. Magic and alternative realities open us to the possibilities that lie hidden within our creative potential. I have seen many examples of fantastic ideas that millions of people have read in fantasy books over time, which now exist in this material world.

I know there is a place for self help books but I am not a big fan of the genre. I prefer the literature and stories of the mystic masters and those who have walked the paths of love and transformation.

Some of my favorite authors are Patricia A. McKillip, Michelle Sagara West, Anne Bishop, Robin Hobb, Sherri S. Tepper, Guy Gavriel Kay, Eugie Foster, Juliet Marillier, Alan Dean Foster, Piers Anthony, Anne Rice, Charles de Lint, Christopher Paolini, Diane Setterfield, Katya Reimann, Neil Gaiman, Robin McKinley, Megan Lindholm, Mercedes Lackey, A.A.Attanasio, Pamela Freeman, Rachael Neumeier, Roger Zelazny, Elizabeth Cunningham, Theodore Sturgeon, Midori Snyder.

Music plays a strong part in creating an energetically and emotionally supportive environment in this work. I am happy to share information about the music I play in sessions - much of it is obscure and from other countries.

I simply ask that you purchase the music yourself rather than asking me to allow you to copy it. I feel it is important that we honor those incredible people who so enrich our lives with their music by paying them fully for their creativity.

My current favorite internet radio music is on from and and the Emusic store.

Here are a few of my current favorites on YouTube:
B-Tribe, Maneesh De Moor, Shpongle, Denis Quinn, Thomas Otten, Oystein Sevag and Lakki Patey, Thomas Barquee, Lisa Gerrard, Tim Wheater, Craig Pruess, Donna De Lory, Tina Malia & Shimshai, Sacred Earth, Biomusique, Anugama, Carbon Based Lifeforms, David Darling, Libby Roderick, Deuter, Michael Hoppe, Snatam Kaur, Aeone, Sylvia Nakkach

Films present a powerful medium for education, healing and the study of our evolution in consciousness. I use movies to illustrate many aspects of the ways we can understand ourselves and each other, to open to memories and feelings and to create images that allow us to re-create ourselves and our relationships. These are some of the films I frequently recommend, recent additions listed "last" :
  • For Pure Inspiration:
    Quidam, Being There, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Patch Adams, Michael, Temple Grandin, Invictus, The King's Speech, The Bucket List, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, Happy, The Intouchables, Lincholn

  • Best Ever Love Stories:
    Hero, Stardust, Legends Of The Fall, Venus, Yes, Chocolat, The Promise, Spanglish, Shall We Dance? (the Japanese version), Casablanca, Harold and Maude, 50 First Dates, Jane Eyre, The Bridges of Madison County

  • Tantric Films:
    Kama Sutra:A Tale of Love, Dangerous Beauty, Don Juan De Marco, The Lover (directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud), Like Water for Chocolate

  • Moving Historical Dramas:
    Mongol, Rob Roy, Immortal Beloved, The Red Violin, Kundun, The Last of the Mohicans, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring, The Illusionist, The Queen, The Piano, Out of Africa, Australia, Gladiator, The African Queen, The Young Victoria, Mrs Henderson Presents, Amazing Grace, House of Flying Daggers, Nostalgia For The Light, Robin Hood (Directed by Ridley Scott), Anonymous

  • Death, Dying and Growing Old:
    Departures, Tuesdays With Morrie, Dead Like Me series, Discworld series, What Dreams May Come, Meet Joe Black, Dying Young, Iris, Wit, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Fearless, Hachi-A Dog's Tale, A Family Undertaking, Get Low, The Way, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Straight Story, Afterlife, A Little Bit of Heaven

  • Conscious Birth:
    What Babies Want, The Business Of Being Born, Orgasmic Birth (watch previews), Discovery series Science of the Sexes, Birth As We Know It

  • Shamanic Stories:
    Ink, Avatar, Rough Magic, The Emerald Forest, Constantine, The Fountain, Rivers and Tides,The Fifth Element, Powder, The Sixth Sense, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Dune (the mini series), Inception, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporioum, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Jade Warrior

  • Epic Fantasy and Mythical Science Fiction:
    Farscape series, Dr Who (the new series), The 10th Kingdom, Aeon Flux, Harry Potter series, V for Vendetta, The Matrix series, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Golden Compass, Ghost Rider, K-Pax, Dr Strange, Inkheart, Labyrinth, Transformers, The Forbidden Kingdom, Lord Of The Rings, Next, Paul, Sanctuary (the series), Hellboy l & ll, John Carter, The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, Ashura,

  • Modern Myths, Legends and 'Real' Fairy Tales:
    Hoodwinked, The Tin Man, Hogfather, Phoebe in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland (Directed by Tim Burton), Snow White (Directed by Caroline Thompson), Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real story, Wolf,  Ladyhawke, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, The Lion King, The Seventh Stream, Willow, Finding Neverland, Jim Henson's The Storyteller, Beauty and The Beast, Beastly, Twilight Saga, Heroes series, Iron Man I & II, Mythic Journeys, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Puss In Boots, Mirror Mirror, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Avengers

  • The Hard Stuff: The Really Hurt Child:
    August Rush, Pay It Forward, Salaam Bombay, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Coraline, The Never Ending Story I & II, Whale Rider, Shine, My Flesh and Blood, Winter's Bone, Sucker Punch

  • Watch Withe Your Kids:
    The Secret of Roan Inish, We Bought A Zoo, House Of Cards, Disney's The Kid, Wall-E, Nanny McPhee, Hugo, ParaNorman, A Cat in Paris, Up in The Air

  • Women's Stories of Awakening:
    MirrorMask, I've Loved You So Long, Vagina Monologues, Antonia's Line, Real Women Have Curves, Phantom of the Opera, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, Avenue Montaigne, Water, Holy Smoke, Under The Tuscan Sun, Frida, Whip It, Miss Potter, Made in Dagenhem, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Pride & Prejudice, Desert Flower, Water, Runaway Bride

  • Men's Stories of Awakening:
    Shadows In The Sun, Neverwas, Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles, Legend of 1900, Music Within, Martian Child, The Green Mile, Monsieur Ibrahim, Lars and the Real Girl, Hildalgo, A Beautiful Mind, Henry Poole Is Here, The Pursuit of Happyness, Nine, The Dark Knight

  • Life As It Is Now on Planet Earth:
    National Geographic: Human Footprint, Strange Days on Planet Earth (watch a preview), Blue Gold: World Water Wars, The Future of Food and Food Inc, Sicko, Tesla: Master of Lightning, A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash, I.O.U.S.A., Medicine Man, Inside Job, Future Earth, Earth 2100, Secrets of The Dead: Killer Flu, Contagion, I Am, Arbitrage, Ethos, A Time For Change

  • Beautiful Nature Films:
    Earth, The Best of Nature: 25 Years, Winged Migration, Nature: Bears, Sacred Planet, Wolves: A Legend Returns to Yellowstone, Wild South America, National Geographic: Tigers of the Snow, National Geographic: Eye of the Leopard, Life in Cold Blood, Vajra Sky Over Tibet, Inside the Living Body, Life in the Undergrowth, Dolphin Bubbles, IMAX Hubble, Yosemite Range of Light, Nature: A Murder of Crows, Wild Pacific, NOVA: Secrets of the Sun, The Last Lions, Earth: The Biography, The Blue Planet

  • Favorite Anime Films:
    Origin:Spirits of the Past, Kaena:The Prophecy, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Spirits Within - The Final Fantasy, Brave

  • For a Laugh With Meaning and Feel Good Flix:
    Secondhand Lions, The Princess Bride, Mr Deeds, Juno, Saving Grace, The Bucket List, Waking Ned Devine, The Man Who Sued God, Calendar Girls, Little Miss Sunshine, Last Holiday, Shrek, Away We Go, Kung Fu Panda, Puss In Boots, Christmas In The Clouds

  • For Moments Of Great Beauty:
    Amazing Hand Art, Rumi: Say I Am You, Let Me Fall, Touch Wood, Epic Frog, Bunny Eating, Range of Light, Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 3, 'Water Night'
  • Amazing Kids:
    Rio Amazonas, I Will Always Love You, Sung-Bong, the Korean Boy with Heart, This Will Make You Fall In Love, Discovering Who the Father Is
  • For A Great Laugh:
    When Graphic Artists Get Bored, Bodhisattva in Metro, Super Cameleon, Kitty Patty Cake, Hilarious British Animal Voice Overs, Comedy Magic, Drunken Bear
  • Pure Inspiration and Feel Goods:
    People Are Awesome, All of the "Where the Hell is Matt?", Russian Flash Mob, Hands Dance, Ode To Joy Flash Mob, Whole Lotta Love, Grandpas Shuffling Honesty Shouldn't Go Unrewarded, Biomimicry 3.8, Tyger, Passing Through, The Most Astoundinfg Fact



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