The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care

The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care

From two of mindbodygreen's top editors comes an essential companion for anyone seeking a deeper spiritual life.

Taking time to nourish yourself and connect to the rhythms of the Earth can feel like a tall order when your days are packed to the brim but this beautifully illustrated handbook can make it a whole lot easier. The Spirt Almanac provides readers with potent, accessible rituals they will want to call on again and again throughout the year to feel more grounded, aligned with their purpose, and in touch with their own innate sense of knowing.

Readers will be invited to practice and personalize dozens of routines incorporating science-backed techniques like breathwork, meditation, and aromatherapy, as well as more esoteric offerings like astrology, crystals, and tarot. Along the way, they will learn the fascinating history of ritual and trace these ancient spiritual practices through the ages to modern day applications from several true masters--from reiki healers to psychologists to sound therapists--who live and breathe this work. Divided by the four seasons, this book features dozens of ideas for spirit and soul enriching rituals including:

- Honor the quiet of winter and the start of the year by setting new intentions with a seed planting ritual
- Come spring, try a breathwork ritual to release blocks and move forward
- Celebrate summer with a forest bathing ritual to clear your mind or a crystal ritual for an open, receptive heart
- Wind down in fall with a self-soothing full moon ceremony to reflect on the year

The Spirit Almanac will infuse your life with more joy, gratitude, and a deeper connection to yourself and our Mother Earth.

Title:The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care
ISBN:9780143132714
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    The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care Reviews

  • Laura Greenwood

    I'm going to use this as a reference for some ideas but didn't finish it.There are some neat ideas but there is some seriously questionable advice in here -- ex. putting crystals in water to cleanse t...

  • Plateresca

    This book is definitely well-intended, but I didn't get a lot of new information from it. It is a hodgepodge of the basics of various theories one could supposedly define as New Age, with some pieces ...

  • Morgan

    Overall a good book but glad I didn't buy it (library 💕)... I enjoyed the quick tutorial on astrology, tarot, and other fun things at the beginning, but found the rituals themselves lacking. A lot ...

  • Katerina

    4/5If you are looking into grounding rituals that bring you closer to nature, the ancestors, and the universe - than look no further.From crystal healing to cleansing baths this book had so many amazi...

  • Cynthia Nicola

    Great book full of ideas for creating specific rituals throughout the year and also full of ways to create (carry further) your own rituals. I liked the focus on the moon and the seasons! I'm going to...

  • Chantel DaCosta

    I listened to the audiobook on Scribd while I completed my Sunday chores. This book is a good introduction to spiritual practices and rituals. Many of the recommendations shared are already apart of m...

  • Fiona

    Finished reading this book today-though I have not yet finished all of the rituals that it contains!! I really love this book- it’s one that I’ve been flipping open and referring to pretty consist...

  • Rachael

    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to homeopathic natural self-care remedies, then this is a great book for you! It covers basics in the intro- tarot, crystals, herbs, astrology, meditation,...

  • Stormie

    I really enjoyed this and found it very useful and full of information that I was partially aware of and much that was new. It is great resource to reference back to throughout the year and I think ev...

  • SA

    A lovely book, filled with sensible, accessible ritual and practice that can be incorporated into any walk of life, secular or religious. I'm finding the number of contemporary books addressing ritual...