"Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers" by Faith G. Harper, Ph.D.
Microcosm Publishing. ISBN: 9781621063049
Our brains are doing our best to help us out, but they can be real assholes sometimes. Sometimes it seems like your own brain is out to get you—melting down in the middle of the grocery store, picking fights with your date, getting you addicted to something, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. You already told your brain firmly that it isn't good to do these things. But your brain has a mind of its own. That's where this book comes in.
With humor, patience, and lots of swearing, Dr. Faith shows you the science behind what's going on in your skull and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life.
If you're working to deal with old traumas, or if you just want to have a more measured and chill response to situations you face all the time, this book can help you put the pieces of the puzzle together and get your life and brain back.
The Dark Exact Tarot Guide Expanded Edition by Coleman Stevenson
This guidebook is for anyone wanting to learn the Tarot or deepen their Tarot practice. Use it as a general interpretation guide for any standard deck while also exploring the unique symbolism of the Dark Exact Tarot deck. Patterns and narratives within the cards are explored in a variety of forms, with special attention paid to the Fool’s Journey of the Major Arcana. This Expanded Edition offers a detailed discussion of reading practices and includes extended card descriptions, additional charts, lists of symbolic correspondences for the cards, and new spreads for reading.
7.5" x 9.75" Paperback, matte-finish cover Black & White 180 pages ISBN 978-0-9992520-5-5 April 2021
"Unfuck Your Intimacy: Using Science for Better Relationships, Sex and Dating" by Faith G. Harper, Ph.D.
Microcosm Publishing. ISBN: 9781621067627
Explore your relationships and sexuality, with yourself and with others, with this new book by Dr. Faith, author of bestsellingUnfuck Your Brain.Written particularly for people who are in intimate relationships, but also incredibly useful if you're single or dating and trying to unpack your past or plan for your future. With science and humor, Dr. Faith demystifies topics such as kink, consent, shame, and trauma recovery. It contains many exercises and questions to think, talk, or write about, on your own, or with a partner. Read this book to learn vital life skills like listening to your body and your gut, setting boundaries, and communicating your needs. If you're looking to heal from past wounds, make better choices, or improve an existing relationship, this book is for you. Better sex and relationships are totally possible! You've got this.
This book speaks to so many of the possible ways of being intimate with yourself and others. Whether you're queer, straight, trans, ace, demi, aro, are dealing with past abuse or societal bullshit, or have no freaking clue what's going on with you yet, Dr. Faith's got you covered.
Published by Microcosm! A Pocket Guide to Tarot Card Archetypes: When You Don't Want to Carry Around a Library As the title suggests, this pocket-sized guide to tarot archetypes will save you the difficulty of carrying around your whole library of reference texts for convenience while conducting readings on the go.
With a guide to choosing the right deck for you, suggestions for when and where to perform readings, instructions for your basic three-card draw, and the commonly accepted meanings of different elements in the Major and Minor Arcana, this little zine is a perfect companion to any tarot deck, and can provide novice tarot readers and more experienced practitioners alike with a handy reference.
Grab a copy to give to a friend along with a new deck, or pick one up to aid you in the process of interpreting a deck you already possess.
Unfuck Your Anxiety: Science to Rewire Your Anxious Brain
Paperback book. Anxiety is a survival skill gone haywire. It happens when our brain is working so hard to protect us that it forgets to notice that the danger has passed. It feels like choking, stifling, smothering, tingling, panicking—our brains cut out and we start to make bad decisions—all normal anxiety reactions. Dr. Faith G. Harper, author of the bestselling Unfuck Your Brain and This is Your Brain on Depression packs a ton of knowledge and help into this practical manual. She helps us understand the history and science of anxiety, realize when it's become a serious problem, know the difference between anxiety and other conditions, and cope with it in the moment as well as addressing it long term. This book is a lifesaver for panic attacks, breaking out of flight-fight-freeze responses, similar and co-occurring conditions, and for chronic anxiety. Straightforward, funny, kind, and judgment free, it includes a wide range of tips, exercises, and medical interventions.
Published by Microcosm! Paperback book.
Does your body keep you up at night, crave nonstop French fries and ice cream, and try to convince you that exercise is evil? Does it develop weird illnesses and pains for no apparent reason and run out of energy just when you need it the most? Does having a body at all fill you with uncomfortable emotions? Enter Dr. Faith G. Harper, therapist, nutritionist, and bestselling author of Unfuck Your Brain. She explains the emerging science of the gut-brain connection and the vagus nerve so that everyone can understand what's going on in your body and how to make friends with it again, especially if you've experienced trauma or chronic stress. Filled with straight talk and practical exercises so you can reconnect with your physical needs and reactions, work through body shame, manage illness and disability, and implement small changes that make a huge difference in how you feel every day.
A Small Collection of Specialized Spreads - Volume Three
A Small Collection of Specialized Spreads - Volume Three by a group of fine card readers from around the world edited by Coleman Stevenson
Vol. 3 111 pages ISBN 978-0-9992520-9-3 5.5"x8.5" paperback, red matte finish cover
This third volume of spreads in the Small Collection series is an exciting compilation of unique and useful layouts for reading cards. The creative content in these pages consists of original spreads and exercises by unconventional readers from around the world, ranging from simple and practical to complex and game-like so that readers of all experience levels might find something useful for their practices.
Tarot is best used as a tool for self-discovery, healing, growth, empowerment, and liberation. Tarot archetypes provide the reader with a window into present circumstances and future potential. In Queering the Tarot, Cassandra Snow deconstructs the meanings of the 78 cards explaining the ways in which each card might be interpreted against the norm.
Queering the Tarot explores themes of sexuality, coming out, gender and gender-queering, sources of oppression and empowerment, and many other topics especially familiar to not-straight folks. Cassandra's identity-based approach speaks directly to those whose identity is either up in the air or consuming the forefront of their consciousness. It also speaks to those struggling with mental illness or the effects of trauma, all seekers looking for personal affirmation that who they are is okay.
Coping Skills: Tools & Techniques for Stressful Situations
Published by Microcosm! Paperback book.
Coping Skills: Tools & Techniques for Every Stressful Situation
You know those days when you just can't even? When everything is haywire and everyone, including yourself, seems to be against you, not to mention against reason? Your to-do list is a mile long, your kid is sick, traffic sucks, and you just spilled coffee all over yourself as you were about to walk out the door? How do you cope? Most of us don't have great coping skills, and turn instead to addictions, zoning out, or freaking out.
El libro VOZ, Oraciones de Veneración, es el segundo de la trilogía de Pixie Lighthorse, pero el primero en ser traducido al español. Se centra en la Voz como un instrumento sagrado, digno de venerar. Estas oraciones nos animan a amar y a decir la verdad, a desarrollar el empoderamiento relacional, a preocuparnos por nuestro impacto y a encontrar el coraje para decir en voz alta lo que haya que decir. Cada oración, parecida a un poema, es una poderosa chispa para conversar íntimamente con La Fuente de la Vida, tal como Tú la interpretes.
Su objetivo es suavizar nuestro diálogo interno, inspirarnos y alentarnos a asumir más responsabilidad con nuestras voces. Con compasión y devoción, Pixie nos guía para dar espacio a nuestras emociones, para ver las cosas como realmente son y para enamorarnos en el diálogo con lo Divino.
Este libro, como cada uno de los libros de la serie en su versión original, está diseñado para ser tu compañero, llevarlo contigo en el viaje de tu vida, marcarlo, dibujarlo, anotar en él, personalizarlo y compartirlo.
El libro incluye:
Traducción de Catalina Sánchez-Frank.
Sugerencias sobre cómo utilizar el libro como tu compañero personal para sanar la voz, así como formas de incorporarlo a clases y talleres educativos.
Introducción a cada uno de los Cuatro Puntos Cardinales y sus características.
28 oraciones, 7 para cada uno de los cuatro puntos cardinales.
Páginas en blanco luego de cada oración, para tomar notas, hacer collages y personalizar tu libro.
Una página de preguntas para anotar en tu diario, después de cada sesión.
Páginas con renglones, al final de cada sesión para que registres tus pensamientos, oraciones y anotaciones sobre tus propios despertares espirituales.
Packed with modern reflections on tarot and astrology and QR code-linked activities for the everyday witch, this isn't a book or a journal so much as it is...an experience. Set to the Wheel of the Year, the idea is to immerse us into the real-life magick found within the subtle shifts of the zodiac as well as provide a grounded framework for the layered archetypes present in numerology, astrology, and tarot.
Print Specs: 204 pages, matte laminated cover, all images in color
Unfuck Your Friendships: Make and Maintain Relationships
Paperback book. Published by Microcosm!
Unfuck Your Friendships: Using Science to Make and Maintain the Most Important Relationships of Your Life
Friendship deserves more credit in a society obsessed with romantic and sexual relationships. In reality, friendship is the key to our mental and physical health, happiness, and social cohesion. Dr. Faith Harper, therapist and bestselling author of Unf*ck Your Intimacy and Unf*ck Your Brain, applies brain science and her clinical and personal experience to help understand this vital type of relationship, offering insight into how to choose and make friends, sustaining and strengthening your friendships, friend group dynamics, friend breakups, setting excellent friendship boundaries, handling conflict, and managing all the different kinds of relationships we encounter in our lives. Includes a series of original advice columns honing in on the details that make our friendships work.
Paperback. Published by Microcosm!
Culpeper's Complete Herbal: A Compendium of Herbs and Their Uses, Annotated for Modern Herbalists, Healers, and Witches
For the last 350 years, Nicholas Culpeper's encyclopedic compendium of the uses and properties of medicinal herbs has been unrivaled in completeness or charm. From Adder's Tongue to Yellow Loosestrife, each of the 316 herbs is described in detail, along with its "government and virtues," remedies and cautions—much of which has held up remarkably well through many advancements in scientific understanding. This new edition is updated + annotated by Dr. J.J. Pursell, author of The Herbal Apothecary, adding modern scientific names, usage notes and contraindications, and a fascinating new introduction framing Culpeper's remarkable life and work through a modern lens. This timely upgrade to a classic work retains the brilliance of the original while making its valuable information available to new generations of readers and practitioners.
Everything you need to learn about crystal healing! From choosing the right crystals and assembling a basic collection of important stones to creating a crystal "center" at home, this accessible guide helps you add a powerful source of energy to your daily routines. There is a crystal remedy for almost every issue: physical pain, insomnia, conflicts with loved ones, and more, as well as advice on crystal elixirs, meditation, visualizations, and fortunetelling.
By Cassandra Eason
How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M. Flemming
A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it
How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and racial injustice are more visible than ever before.
Combining no-holds-barred social critique, humorous personal anecdotes, and analysis of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on systemic racism, sociologist Crystal M. Fleming provides a fresh, accessible, and irreverent take on everything that’s wrong with our “national conversation about race.” Drawing upon critical race theory, as well as her own experiences as a queer black millennial college professor and researcher, Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance—and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change.
Searing, sobering, and urgently needed, How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a truth bomb for your racist relative, friend, or boss, and a call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression. If you like Issa Rae, Justin Simien, Angela Davis, and Morgan Jerkins, then this deeply relevant, bold, and incisive book is for you.
This book was published with two different color covers. Customers will be shipped one of the two colors at random.
About the Author
Crystal M. Fleming, PhD, is a writer and sociologist who researches racism in the United States and abroad. She earned degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University and is associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at Stony Brook University. Fleming writes about race, sexuality, and politics for publications including The Root, Black Agenda Report, Vox, andEveryday Feminism, and she has tens of thousands of followers on social media. She is the author ofResurrecting Slavery: Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France.
“Fleming offers a crash course in what will be a radically new perspective for most and a provocative challenge that should inspire those who disagree with her to at least consider their basic preconceptions . . . . A deft, angry analysis for angry times.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“[A]n insightful and irreverent text . . . her work is truly accessible; she breaks down complex concepts and constructs arguments effectively in jocular, witty prose. This analysis of today’s complex sociopolitical climate would be a great starting point for anyone looking to question preconceived mainstream notions about race.” — Publishers Weekly
“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented.” — Midwest Book Review
“Fleming’s strength is her expertise as a sociologist . . . she wields her data like a sword, shredding racist nonsense.” — The Christian Century
“Dr. Fleming offers a straight-no-chaser critique of our collective complicit ignorance regarding the state of race in the United States . . . . This book will leave you thinking, offended, and transformed.” —Nina Turner, former Ohio state senator
“With its deft mix of satire, memoir, and empirical evidence, Fleming’s book is a groundbreaking model of public scholarship and sure to be an instant classic.” —Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, President of the American Sociological Association and author of Racism without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
“ How to Be Less Stupid About Race is the perfect combination of Racism 101, critical race theory, and powerful analysis, woven with Dr. Crystal Fleming’s personal journey from racial naiveté to one of the most incisive critics of white supremacy.” —Tanya Golash-Boza, author of Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach
“A bold, carefully researched, and intimate take on the race conversation that points the finger at all of us: yes, even those of us who know what intersectional means . . . . For those looking for a distinctly smart, humorous, and intellectually challenging read on a much-needed complex racial conversation, How to Be Less Stupid About Race is essential reading.” —Angela Nissel, author of The Broke Diaries andMixed
“An explosive book revealing the roots and nature of racism in our psyche, our interactions with each other, our institutions, our politics, our media, our gender relations, and even our love lives.” —Aldon Morris, author of The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of American Sociology
“Fleming upbraids us all (herself included) for our ignorance about race, but her breathtaking (and wig-snatching) lessons assure that racial illiteracy has a cure . . . . Don’t be stupid about race. Buy this book.” —Vilna Bashi Treitler, author of The Ethnic Project: Transforming Racial Fiction into Ethnic Factions
“ How to Be Less Stupid About Race takes no prisoners. Whether right, left, or center, all who are complicit with white racism face a withering confrontation. For me, the spiritual heart of the book lies in the consecutive analyses of the Obama and Trump presidencies. Fleming demonstrates that deep disdain for the latter need not mean nostalgia for the former.” —William Darity Jr., Duke University
Woman Who Glows in the Dark: A Curandera Reveals Traditional Aztec Secrets of Physical and Spiritual Health by Elena Avila
“An autobiographical account of how a psychiatric nurse specialist became a folk medicine healer; this also explains the origins and practice of one of the oldest forms of medicine in the New World.”—Kirkus.
Ceremony-In the Circle of Life by White Deer of Autumn
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Religions from around the world, Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism, Islam, and many more, including the Pagan earth religions use prayer beads as useful guides to remembering prayers and principles. Pagan Prayer Beads by John Michael Greer and Clare Vaughn is a unique and practical introduction to the design, creation, and use of Pagan rosaries, teaching the reader to design and make personal prayer beads for use in myriad spiritual practices. Cowritten by a beading expert (Clare Vaughn) and one of the leading lights in modern Paganism (John Michael Greer), this book will garner an eager audience from beginners to elders looking for new inspiration in their personal spiritual practice. Beautifully written, instructive, and straightforward, Pagan Prayer Beads is user friendly and easy to understand. Lovely black and white photographs accompany the text to further illustrate the art and craft of Pagan prayer beads. The howto sections were "tested" by novices to both crafting and "the craft," who found the directions clear and easy to follow. Throughout the book, Greer and Vaughn have included fascinating history and lore as well as crystal properties, Pagan symbology, and deeply meaningful prayers and rituals to use with the rosaries. * 30 lovely black and white photos accompany the beading instructions.
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In twelve chapters corresponding to the twelve hours of night, Christopher Dewdney illuminates night's central themes, including sunsets, nocturnal animals, bedtime stories, festivals of the night, fireworks, astronomy, nightclubs, sleep and dreams, the graveyard shift, the art of darkness, and endless nights. With infections curiosity, a lyrical, intimate tone, and an eye for nighttime beauties both natural and man-made, he paints a captivating portrait of our hours in darkness.