Books I love & recommend

Books!  They are such gifts, such a wonderful delivery of information to any ordinary person who can read.  Here are some of my favorities in the world of birth, healing, sexuality, relationship, well-being and creativity.  Feel free to email me with your favorites @ anahata.bhakti [@]  Thanks!  Ursula

Our Bodies, Our Selves, Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Sarah J. Buckley

Healing Love Through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy and The Multi-Orgasmic Woman/Couple/Man, Mantak Chia (Multi-Orgasmic books with Rachel and Douglas Abrams)

Orgasmic Birth:  Your Guide to  a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience,   Elizabeth Davis & Debra Pascali-Bonaro, June 2010 (contains excerpts from my essay,   Into the Valley:  Tantric Orgasm and Childbirth)

Women’s Sexual Passages and The Women’s Wheel of Life, Elizabeth Davis (2nd book with Carol Leonard)

Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and Birth Matters: a midwife’s manifesta, Ina May Gaskin

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer and Rhonda Wheeler

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful (Kundalini yoga & pregnancy), Gurmukh

Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries Spiritual Poetry by Women, ed. Jane Hirshfield

The Nursing Mother’s Companion, Revised Edition,  Kathleen Huggins

Free Play, Stephen Nachmanovitch

The Continuum Concept,  Jean Liedloff

Sleeping with Your Baby:  A Parent’s Guide to Co-Sleeping, James McKenna

The Heart of Listening, Hugh Milne

Care of the Soul and Soul Mates, Thomas Moore

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, Inga Muscio

Magical Child, Joseph Chilton Pierce

The Natural Pregnancy Book and Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, Aviva Jill Romm

The Birth Partner:  A Complete Guide for Dads, Doulas and All Other Birth Companions,   Penny Simkin

Tantric Orgasm for Women, Diana Richardson

Tao: The Watercourse Way, Alan Watts

Wise Woman Herbal Series:  The Childbearing Year;  Healing Wise; Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way;  New Menopausal Years:  The Wise Woman Way,  Susun Weed

And don’t forget to support your local bookstores!

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