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Animal Beings

All4Vegan ARlinks
an excellent, well-organized collection of animal related links from Susan Roghair of Animal Rights Online

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals - the world renowned organization

Animal Rights Hawaii
a very active Hawaii animal rights group

Mercy for Animals
an Ohio animal advocacy organization defending the rights of all animals - MFA has produced a series of excellent sites

Humane Society of the United States
seeks a truly humane society in which animals are respected for their intrinsic value, and where the human-animal bond is strong

San Diego Animal Advocates
are working towards a higher ethic and better world for animals

No Kill Solutions
is Nathan J. Winograd's group that has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and in both animal control and private shelters.

Youth Against Animal Abuse is a responsible animal care society where all creatures are treated kindly.

An Angry Veterinarian
is Dr. Charles Danten's website on human-pet relationships with emphasis on stopping the sufferings of the latter for the convenience of the former.

Animal Writings
is an excellent blog providing "Essays and Musings on Animals and Society"

is a dynamic organization that fights against various forms of animal abuse such as rodeos, bullfighting and birdshoots.

this is the remarkably dynamic activist Anthony Marr's website dealing with various animal issues on a global scale.

Global Action Network
work on the premise that animals, the environment, and human welfare are inextricably linked - and have a great website too!


a great resource for the online environmental community

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
this is Paul Watson's organization that combats marine life atrocities against overwhelming odds


Vancouver Vegetarian Association
provides great resources as well as vegetarian products

The Writings of Vasumurti
is an excellent source of information about a variety of social justice issues

a homeschooling family's educational resource and support

a socially responsible and generous organization that brings musical education materials to everyone

Seeds for Change Humane Education
provides thoughtful, challenging and free programs for teachers from grade 6 right up to university levels

Humane Educators Reaching Out
teaches respect, kindness and compassion towards animals


Dr. Greger, MD
has an excellent site with plenty of well-researched, technical newsletters on vegetarianism

Dr. McDougall, MD
has been one of the leaders promoting vegetarianism since the 1980s

Vegetarian Rutland
is 15 year old Sam McCreesh's project to promote vegetarianism

a vegetarian's dream come true!

the famous organization that John Robbins started

excellent resources on going vegetarian

The Physicians for Responsible Medicine
providing a lay person's medical perspective

an excellent site with information and resources

Living and Raw Foods
the largest rawfoods community on the internet with lots of articles and resources


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Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story
by Richard Bach
it is every gull's right to fly, to reach the ultimate freedom of challenge and discovery, finding the greatest reward in teaching younger gulls the joy of flight and the power of dreams - a spiritual classic!

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
by Richard Bach
discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found deep within ourselves

The Mahabharata: An English Version Based on Selected Verses
edited by C. V. Narasimhan
a treatise on life itself, this epic poem embraces religion and ethics, politics and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation with a collection of more than 4,000 verses supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text

Ramayana: India's Immortal Tale of Adventure, Love and Wisdom
edited by Kenneth Anderson
a novelized adaptation of the ancient Indian classic containing all the essential narrative of the original Sanskrit text, but written in a contemporary style

Great Indian Epics: The Stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata With Notes Appendices and Illustration
by John C. Oman
a volume combining the two great Hindu sagas

How Can I Help: Stories and Reflections on Service
by Ram Dass
support and inspiration for members of the helping professions providing strength, clarity, and wisdom

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
by Swami Nikhilananda
truly one of the spiritual treasures of the ages containing over 1,000 pages of dialogue capturing the words and essence of a man beloved not only in India but around the world as a pure expression of the divine

Buddha Stories
by Demi
filled with wisdom and insight, this beautiful collection of fables will continue to educate and entertain for years to come

The Dhammapada: Sayings of Buddha
by Thomas F. Cleary
Buddha's beautiful, concise, and accessible aphorisms profoundly illustrate the serenity and unalterable dignity of the Buddhist path of light, love, peace and truth

Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth
by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
a facinating self-portrait of possibly the greatest soul of this century

Gandhi on Non-Violence
edited by Merton
this book presents the basic statements of principle and interpretation which make up Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence (AHIMSA) and non-violent action (SATYAGRAHA)

I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
edited by James Melvin Washington
the civil rights leader's most memorable writings and speeches, complete with a biography of King and a historical review of the Civil Rights Movement

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Companion: Quotations from the Speeches, Essays, and Lectures of Martin Luther King, Jr.
edited by Coretta Scott King
this handsome quotation book represents the finest of the Reverend King's words; it is a classic volume compiled from his essays, lectures, and speeches


Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
by Shunryu Suzuki
a remarkable book on Zen meditation - simplicity at it's best, and that is what makes it beautiful

The Inner Game of Tennis
by Tim Gallwey
much more than tennis - a book on life itself

Zen Comics
by Ioanna Salajan
zen teachings through comics - a most appropriate presentation of profound simplicity

by Aldous Huxley
Huxley's utopian masterpiece, this book is more than a novel - it is a philosophy and more than anything it is a book about hope, about what we as humans can achieve with just the right viewpoint

The Handbook of Self-Healing
by Meir Schneider
self-healing techniques that work on all parts of the body

Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-Healing for Everyone
by Linda Rector Page
an encyclopedia-style reference with over 350 alternative healing remedies, and addresses alternative health care, over 150 specific ailments with recommendations, women's, men's, children's and even pet health issues, and more

Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned About Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience With Exceptional Patients
by Bernie S. Siegel
a reissue of the runaway bestseller that shows patients how to influence their own recovery, including a new introduction by the author who proves that love heals and miracles happen every day


Somatics: Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health
by Thomas Hanna
a gentle program that reverses or avoids many of the effects associated with aging

The Body of Life: Creating New Pathways for Sensory Awareness and Fluid Movement
by Thomas Hanna
another of Hanna's works promoting an alternative approach to understanding our body

Fitness Without Stress - A Guide to the Alexander Technique
by Robert Rickover
a guided tour from the beginning years of the Technique to its present

The Alexander Technique: How to Use Your Body Without Stress
by Wilfred Barlow
a revolutionary method of bodywork providing the key to successful body dynamics

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique
by Michael J. Gelb
by unlearning common bad postural habits and ways of using the body, people can alleviate tension, fatigue, back pain, neck stiffness, asthma, headaches, depression, and many other ailments - photography for this book was done by Laura Huxley

Body Awareness in Action: A Study of the Alexander Technique
by Frank Pierce. Jones
remains one of the best books on this system of bodywork

Your Guide to the Alexander Technique
by John Gray
possibly this book may be the best Alexander book not written by FM Alexander himself

Awareness Through Movement: Health Exercises for Personal Growth
by Moshe Feldenkrais
provides a modern-day, practical program for the perennial ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body integrating physical and mental development into a new, invigorating wholeness

A Gift for Healing: How You Can Use Therapeutic Touch
by Deborah Cowens, Tom Monte
will put readers in touch with powerful healing abilities that lie untapped in most people so they may learn to sustain and energize the force that is the source of life and health

Therapeutic Touch: A Practical Guide
by Janet MacRae
comprehensive instruction guide to the gentle, powerful, non-invasive healing technique being used increasingly both inside and outside the medical profession

The Touch of Healing: Energizing the Body, Mind, and Spirit With Jin Shin Jyutsu
by Alice Burmeister
the means to greater health, vitality, and self-understanding through the practice of an ancient oriental healing art and practical holistic philosophy

Reiki Energy Medicine: Bringing the Healing Touch into Home, Hospital and Hospice
by Libby Barnett
explains the body's energy system, and describes how Reiki can be used in a variety of settings to balance energy and create the conditions needed for healing

The Tellington TTouch: A Revolutionary Natural Method to Train and Care for Your Favorite Animal
by Linda Tellington-Jones
solid how-to advice that anyone can use on dogs, cats, horses, birds, even reptiles and exotic animals to show how to release the pain, fear, and tension so many animals suffer

Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
by Barbara Ann Brennan
a former NASA scientist and atmospheric physicist provides the first in-depth study of the human energy field--known in lay terms as "aura" presenting techniques on the leading edge of new consciousness and new medicine

Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth
by John Robbins
one of the most profound studies ever written of how our eating habits affect our lives, and indeed all of life on our planet

Raw - The Uncook Book New Vegetarian Food for Life
by Juliano
gourmet raw cuisine - you'll be amazed by the creativity of the recipes in this book

Nature's First Law; The Raw-Food Diet
by Stephen Arlin, David Wolfe et al
benefits of a raw food diet are life transforming as explained in this very comprehensive book

Raw Power! Building Strength and Muscle Naturally
by Stephen Arlin
the raw way to power and strength from an expert on the subject

The Sunfood Diet Success System: 36 Lessons in Health Transformation
by David Wolfe
in a world full of information that confuses most people the Sunfood Diet Success System removes any confusion and allows you to live life full

A Celebration of Wellness: A Cookbook for Vibrant Living: Over 300 Heart Healthy, No Dairy, No Cholesterol, Nonfat and Lowfat Inspired Recipes
by James, M.D. Levin
a magnificent vegan uncookbook providing nonfat, healthy dishes with tastes and flavors that are outstanding

Living Foods for Optimum Health: A Highly Effective Program to Remove Toxins and Restore Your Body to Vibrant Health
by Brian R. Clement
with sample menus and more than 100 appetizing recipes, this raw food guide,prepared by the director of the Hippocrates Institute, makes the latest research and instructions available to all

The History of Natural Hygiene and Principles of Natural Hygiene
by Herbert M. Shelton
the Naturopathic Teachings of Doctors Jennings, Graham, Trall and Tilden

Natural Hygiene: The Pristine Way of Life
by Herbert M. Shelton
a presentation of this system of health by one of its greatest advocates

The Complete Book of Food Combining: A New Approach to Healthy Eating
by Jan Dries
a thorough exploration of the scientific and physiological principles of food combining explains how eating different foods together affects the digestive system, and provides new ways to relieve common digestive complaints

Survival into the Twenty First Century
by Viktoras Kulvinskas
a true reference book, a compliation of hundreds of sources with an extensive bibliography - a true find on life as it may well needs to be

Sprouts For The Love Of Everybody
by Viktoras Kulvinskas
a classic book about one of the most economic and nutritious food options available by a foremost authority on the subject

Conscious Eating
by Gabriel Cousens
a book with uniqueness in that it addresses the subject of eating within the context of how it affects our spiritual development, our health and happiness

Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies
by Cherie Soria
raw food delights

Enzyme Nutrition: The Food Enzymes Concept
by Edward Howell
lays out the role that "enzymes" play in our life process - is a must read for anyone who's interested in improving their health

Dr. Attwood's Low-Fat Prescription for Kids: A Pediatrician's Program of Preventive Nutrition
by Charles R. Attwood, Benjamin Spock
a practical guide to changing children's high-fat eating habits from one of America's leading pediatricians debunking 12 common myths about low-fat diets and mapping out a realistic, four-stage switch to a meatless, complex-carbohydrate-based diet

Becoming Vegetarian: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Vegetarian Diet
by Brenda Davis, Victoria Harrison, Vesanto Melina
a comprehensive and up-to-the minute guide to achieving a healthful vegetarian lifestyle written by three highly qualified dietitians

Pregnancy Children and the Vegan Diet
by Michael Klaper
nutritional information and recipes - a wonderfully informative book

A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
by Judy Krizmanic
much more than a guide to modifying diet, this book takes pains to explain why vegetarianism is beneficial both to the individual and to the planet

Eat Smart: A Guide to Good Health for Kids
by Dale Figtree
a way to open a child's mind to the cause and solution of their weight and health problems

Cookin' Healthy With One Foot Out the Door/Quick Meals for Fast Times
by Polly Pitchford, Delia Quigley
a light-hearted look at easy and painless vegan cooking with over 140 creative ways to spend minimum time in the kitchen - most recipes taking less than 15 minutes preparation time, with easy-to-find ingredients

The Single Vegan: Simple, Convenient and Appetizing Meals for One
by Leah Leneman
a mouth-watering selection of quick and easy-to-prepare vegan menus, all suitable for one person

The Peaceful Palate: Fine Vegetarian Cuisine
by Jennifer Raymond
a delightful variety of low-fat, vegan recipes with information about protein

The scientific basis of vegetarianism
by Dr. William Harris
explains the hazards of our traditional diet (promoted by economic forces and governmental policies) and presents the case for a plant-based diet

by Walene James
a book explores the dangerous vaccination issue from political, ethical,psychological, aesthetic, and spiritual perspectives supported by the scientific discoveries of researchers who have received little recognition in orthodox medical literature

Confessions of a Medical Heretic
by Robert S. Mendelsohn
for anyone who has doubts about the benevolence of the AMA, pharmaceutical companies and the allied health industries or has suffered from drug interactions, side effects, long-term effects, misdiagnoses, botched treatments, apathy or arrogance on the part of medical providers

How to Raise a Healthy Child: In Spite of Your Doctor
by Robert S. Mendelsohn
a renowned pediatrician and author advises parents on home treatment and diagnosis of colds and flu, childhood illnesses, vision and hearing problems, allergies, and more


Critical Pat
by R. Buckminster Fuller
a summation of a life devoted to the betterment of all humanity and based on the premise that one individual can make a difference if he or she takes care of the things that need to be done.

Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential
by Barbara Marx Hubbard
a pivotal turning point in human history, leading us into an era of heightened creativity, environmental accountability, and spiritual development

How to Live Green, Cheap, and Happy: Save Money! Save the Planet!
by Randi Hacker
a win-win approach to living

Our Children's Toxic Legacy: How Science and Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides
by John Wargo
an expert in pesticide policy traces the history of pesticide law and science, focusing on the special hazards pesticides have presented to children past and present, and suggesting urgent reforms are necessary to protect them

Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment
by Sandra Steingraber
a touchstone for generations, reminding us of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the integrity of our air, land, and water

Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes
by Claudia S. Miller, Nicholas Askounes Ashford
explains how day-to-day variations in chemical exposure can cause unusual and seemingly unpredictable symptoms (e.g. headache, breathing problems, anxiety, fatigue), including many that have in the past been termed psychosomatic

Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?-A Scientific Detective Story
by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski
this groundbreaking book first revealed that chemicals in the environment have affected human reproductive patterns in way that may threaten the survival of the species

The New Natural House Book: Creating a Healthy, Harmonious and Ecologically Sound Home
by David Pearson
a very comprehensive and up-to-date book providing cutting-edge information to transform our homes into havens for the body, mind and spirit

Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders and Homeowners
by Paula Baker, Erica Elliott, John Banta
very useful information in a nitty-gritty reference manual that covers everything from theory to specification language in a way that can be applied to any construction type

The Healthy House: How to Buy One How to Build One How to Cure a Sick One
by John Bower
for people trying to reduce toxic or irritating materials from their home, this book provides comprehensive coverage and thorough research

The Healthy Home Environment Guide
by Raymond O'Connor
provides the most up-to-date information on such in-home hazards as lead, asbestos, radon, formaldehyde, and electromagnetic fields, explaining how to measure theirpotential threats and make the home environmentally sound

Healthy Home Handbook: All You Need to Know to Rid Your Home of Health and Safety Hazards
by John Warde
this book tells homeowners everything they need to know about the dangers of carbon monoxide, how to assess old wiring and safeguard electrical systems, silence unwanted noise, reduce and eliminate household allergies, and more

Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do
by Helen Caldicott
completely revised, updated, and expanded version of the 1978 classic, spotlighting the insidious influence of the nuclear power industry and calling on us to accept the moral challenge to fight against it, both for our own sake and for that of future generations

A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography
by Helen Broinowski Caldicott
the memoirs of a mother of three, physician-activist and fighter for life and peace who blessed this world

If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth
by Helen Caldicott
the renowned nuclear activist focuses her attention on ecological issues, providing solutions to ozone depletion, excess energy consumption, pollution, and global warming

Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing
by Gary Colombo
every essay is enjoyable and enlightening revealing the experiences of women, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, working people and many other groups through their voices

Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots
by Robert D. Bullard
exposing a not-so-obvious aspect of racism and the 'environmental oppression' endured by minorities

Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice (Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy)
by Laura Westra
a collection of essays on dealing with many issues surrounding racist actions on an environmental scale

Animal Beings

The Animal Rights Crusade: The Growth of a Moral Protest
by James M. Jasper
revelation of the movement to treat animals with the dignity of living creatures

Slaughter of the Innocent
by Hans Ruesch
a must for whoever considers himself a human being dealing both with moral issues and clinical issues

Reverence for Life
by Albert Schweitzer
the classic by one of the world's great humanitarians

You Can Save the Animals: 251 Ways to Stop Thoughtless Cruelty
by Ingrid Newkirk
from one of the great peacemakers of our day--the real ones who demand nonviolence to all species--Ingrid Newkirk is among those whose deeds and words should be honored, studied, and put into practice

The Case for Animal Rights
by Tom Regan
very welcome to anyone who wants a "scientific" defense of animal rights

Animal Liberation
by Peter Singer
this book will continue to inspire people to take action against the cruelty against and exploitation of animals

Walking With the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Birute Galdikas
by Sy Montgomery
a sensitive and revealing contribution to the legend of a unique sisterhood telling of three women who each gave her mature life to the love, study, and defense of another primate species

Through a Window: My Thirty Years With the Chimpanzees of Gombe
by Jane Goodall
dramatic saga of 30 years in the life of Gombe, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where the principal residents are chimpanzees and one extraordinary woman