Locally & Independently Published Spirituality Books
Bookshop Santa Cruz has hundreds of locally and independently published books on our shelves. Our consignment program allows us to continue to accept all of the professionally-produced, self-published books from our local authors and to devote our resources to prominently featuring them throughout the store.
HARRIET KIMBLE WRYE, PhD. is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst Emerita at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. She has been ordained by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh as a core member of the Order of Interbeing.
Jennifer Myers grew up in Sunnyvale, California. She has a Master's degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. After she graduated from UC Santa Cruz, Jennifer spent two years as an Environmental Education Volunteer with the US Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. She returned to the US to attend graduate school in 1995 and spent three years in Washington, DC working for environmental nonprofits.
Rode is an award winning speaker and has extensive experience in a
multitude of disciplines. Her Twelve Step recovery began twenty-four years ago and
she is a member of several programs. She studied Buddhism with the Asian
Classics Institute and meditation with Master Culadasa of Dharma Treasure. She has a
B.A. in chemistry from UC Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in physiology with an emphasis
in alternative medicine from UC Davis. For the past eighteen years she has
maintained a regular practice of meditation and internal arts (Chi Gung, Tai
Candace Stuart-Findlay is an Intuitive,
Spiritual Transformation Facilitator, Core Issue Release Counselor,
inspirational speaker, published author, host of the Empowered Whole Being
Radio Show, host of The EWB TV YouTube channel, and founder of Empowered Whole
Being Foundation, began her reawakening journey in 1987. Candace's
extensive exploration of Quantum Biology, or Biophysics, and Quantum Physics,
in relationship to spirituality, guided her to develop the Spiritual
Dusty White transforms
astrologers and Tarot readers (beginners, professionals, and experts) into Zen
masters of the metaphysical arts. He is the author of several books on
metaphysics including The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—Ever!! and Advanced
Tarot Secrets. A native son of southern California he now lives in the emerald
forest above Santa Cruz.
Born in South Bend, Indiana and holding degrees in Special Education from Indiana University and Butler University, Pamela lives in Santa Cruz, California with her husband, Mike and cat, Ping. An avid traveler, Pamela also enjoys creating mixed-media art and taking photographs. For a number of years, she focused on the food world, operating a cooking school, writing a weekly newspaper food column and founding a soup kitchen. Most of all, she cherishes time spent with friends and family, particularly daughter and sonin-law, Heather and Damion.
Matthew Krajewski attended Sarah Lawrence College where he
studied writing. For the last eight years he has worked in Silicon Valley as a
director of product management, but due to magical occurrences in his life, he
increasingly turned his attention to writing and spirituality. Matthew is a
modern mystic, incorporating diverse magical traditions and modern
sensibilities into his spiritual practice. Modern
Magic: Reclaiming Your Magical Heritage is his first work on spirituality.
He lives in the woods of Aptos, CA with his partner and their dogs.
Having worn every kind of hat
and lived in many different environments, Josephine met her guru in 1985 and
began a more spiritually centered life work. This work has taken place in small
cabins with no electricity or running water (three of which she built herself)
in Maine, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, San Juan Island, and on two farms, and
during a three-year stint on commercial fishing vessels in the Bering Sea. She
also invested long periods of time at an ashram in the fire of spiritual
Belinda Farrell, Certified Master Hypnoterapist, Huna Practitioner, Reconnective Healing Practitioner,and wild dolphin swim guide,has published her long-awaited book, Find Your Friggin' Joy. Together with her three internationally known Hawaiian chanting CD's, you will discover the Missing Links from Ancient Hawaiian teachings to clean the plaque of your Soul and reach the Joy of your Higher Self.