Spirituality Resources

Online

Free online meditation course from the Australian Meditation Society. This 6-week course teaches various meditation methods and offers free meditation music that you can download. The site also has some articles on meditation, inspiring quotes, and books and music for sale.

Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, offers courses and retreats by teachers such as Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein.

Life Balance Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals in achieving harmony in their lives so that in return each individual will provide more harmony to society as a whole.

Meditation Society of America offers descriptions and online instructions for different types of meditation.

Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Located in Woodacre, CA, has numerous courses and retreats by recognized teachers in the vipassana tradition. At the bottom of the column on the right are short descriptions of insight meditation, and the tradition from which it comes.

Worldwide Online Meditation Center. Offers descriptions and online instructions for different types of meditation.

NW Regional Educational Laboratory’s Journaling Primer provides a description of different journaling methods and a list of recommended reflection questions.

The Association for the Study of Dreams (ASD) is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming.

The DreamMoods.com website provides general information on dreams, dreams symbols, and discussion forums on dreams.

The DREAMS Foundation (Dream Research and Experimental Approaches to the Mechanisms of Sleep) is a nonprofit organization operating in collaboration with the Dream and Nightmare Research Laboratory at Montreal’s Sacré-Coeur Hospital. It support ongoing research into dreams and non-pharmaceutical treatments for sleep and dream disorders.

 

Books on Prayer

Healing Words: The power of prayer and the practice of medicine. Larry Dossey. Harper: San Francisco, 1996.

In God’s Presence: Theological Reflections on Prayer. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki. Chalice Press, 1996.

Open Mind, Open Heart. New York. Thomas Keating. Amity House, 1988. (This is a classic text on contemplative prayer.)

Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. Richard J. Foster Harper: San Francisco, 1992.

A World Waiting to be Born. Scott Peck. Bantam, 1994 (reprint edition).

Educating the Heart: Standards-Based Activities to Foster Character, Community, and Self-Reflection. Alison Hagee. Zephyr Press, 2002.

Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community. Suzanne Farnham, Joseph Gill, R. Taylor McLean, & Susan Ward. Morehouse Group, 1991.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. Don Miguel Ruiz. Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997.

The Holy Longing. Connie Zweig. Sentient Publications, 2004.

Messy Spirituality. Michael Yaconelli. Zondervan Publishing Company, 2002.

The Religious Involvement, Spirituality, and Medicine: Implications for Clinical Practice. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Paul Meuller, MD, David Plevak & Teresa Rummans, MD. 76(12) December 2001, 1225-1235. This publication is packed with studies demonstrating the relationship between health and spiritual/religious practices.

Clinebell, H.J. (1992). Well Being: A Personal Plan for Exploring and Enriching the Seven Dimensions of Life: Mind, Body, Spirit, Love Work, Play, the World. New

York, NY: Harper Collins.

Craigie, Frederic  (2010) Positive Spirituality in Health Care : Nine Practical Approaches to Pursuing Wholeness for Clinicians, Patient and Health Care Organizations. Minneapolis: Mill City Press

Koenig, McCullough, and Larsen,(2001), Handbook of Religion and Health.

Krucoff, M.W., (1999). The MANTRA Study Project. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 5(3),74-82.

Lalonde, M. In Context, Fall, 1994, No. 39, published by Context Institute, P.O. Box 11470, Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110

Levin, J. (2001). God, Faith, and Health: Exploring the Spirituality-Healing Connection. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

McLean, R. and Jahnke, R. (2002). The Circle of Life Facilitator Training Manual. (11).

Newberg, A. (2004). Searching for god amid the ganglia, Science & Theology News, July/August, 2004. Volume 4 (11/12)

Newberg, A., D’Aguili, E. (2001). Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. New York: Ballantine Books.

Prochaska JO, Norcross JC, Diclemente CC (1994). Changing for Good. Avon Books, New York.

 

Books on Meditation

A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual LifeJack Kornfield. Bantam, 1993.

Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest ExperienceSharon Salzberg. Riverhead Books, 2002.

Insight Meditation: The Practice of FreedomJoseph Goldstein. Shambhala Dragon Editions: Boston, 1993.

It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to HappinessSylvia Boorstein. Harper: San Francisco, 1997.

 

Books on Journaling

At a Journal Workshop: The basic text and guide for using the Intensive Journal process. Progoff, Ira. Dialogue House Associates, Inc., 1984.

The Handbook of Journaling: Tools for the Healing of Mind, Body & Spirit (Second Edition). Neil F. Neimark, MD. R.E.P. Technologies, 2000.

Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth – Open the Door to Self-Understanding by Writing, Reading, and Creating a Journal of Your Life. Kathleen Adams. Warner Books, 1990.

Life’s Companion. Christina Baldwin. Bantam, 1991.

The Many Faces of Journaling: Topics & Techniques for Personal Journal Writing. Linda C. Senn. Pen Central Press, 2001.

 

Books on Dreams

A Little Course in Dreams. Robert Bosnak. Boston: Shambhala, 1998.

Cloud Nine: A Dreamer’s Dictionary. Sandra A. Thomson. Perennial Currents, 1999.

The Dream Book: Symbols for Self Understanding. Betty Bethards. New Century Publishers, 16th edition, 2001.

Dreams: A Way to Listen to God. Morton Kelsey. New York: Paulist Press, 1978 (classic text).

Jungian Dream Interpretation: A Handbook of Theory and Practice (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, 13). James A. Hall. Inner City Books, 1983.

Night and Day: Use the Power of Your Dreams to Transform Your Life. Jack Maguire. Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Understanding Dreams. Mary Ann Mattoon. Dallas,TX: Spring Publications, Inc., 1988.

The Variety of Dream Experience. Montaque Ullman and Claire Limmer editors. SUNY Press, 1999.
Music to meditate by

Chakra Meditation Music. Caroline Myss. Sounds True, 2001

Light Meditation: Connect With Your Spiritual Light. Sheri Menelli. Hypnosis for Life, 2003.

Spiritual Beauty. Various Artists. Meta, 2001.

Spiritual Beings on a Human Journey. Anael. Label name not available, 2003.

Spiritual Massage. Soulfood. Soulfood Music, 2002.

Wellness Music: Spiritual Healing. Various Artists. St. Clair Records, 2003.

Inner Peace. Steven Halpern. Inner Peace Music, 2002.

The Ease of Being: Guided Meditations for Centering and Healing. Mary Maddux. Heart of Healing, 2002.

The Essence. Deva Premal. White Swan, 1998.