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Books and Podcasts to Support Your Spiritual Healing Journey

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

As a spiritual healing guide I often am asked what books have influenced my spiritual journey and supported me in my growth. The first book I read that opened me up to energy and the concept of healing beyond my traditional therapy trained mind was Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein. My friend lent me a beat up copy of it to take with me on my journey to South Africa and I devoured all of it on the 30+ hour long plane ride. From there I was hungry for more perspectives on alternative healing.

This list ranges from anti-racist books to teachings on tantra, trauma healing, to creativity, chakras and beyond. It is definitely not an exhaustive list but the books that stand out to me the most when I think about what has shaped me as a practitioner and lover of alternative spiritual therapies.

The Artist's Way-Julia Cameron.

My Grandmother’s Hands-Resmaa Menakem

Healing Ancestral Karma-Dr. Steven Farmer

The Four Agreements-Don Miguel Ruiz

The Anatomy of Spirit-Carolyn Myss, Ph.D

The Sophia Code- Kaia Ra

Caves and Cosmos-Michael Harner

Untamed-Glennon Doyle

The Body Keeps The Score-Bessel van der Kolk, M.D

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century- Barbara Carellas

Attached-Amir Levine, M.D, and Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A

For fiction (which I absolutely love) I recommend reading anything by Jhumpa Lahiri. These may not be considered "traditional" spiritual help books but she has shaped the way I witness other cultures and how I approach world views/traditions different than mine in my work with others. Unaccustomed Earth is a favorite of mine.


I don’t listen to podcasts a ton because I love listening to music so much but podcasts I love:

Spiritual Shit Podcast by The Lovely Alea

Big Magic Podcast Elizabeth Gilbert

The Highest Self Podcast Sahara Rose

Gala Loves Everything

The Undergrowth Marisa Hope Benson & Alia Pollet ( I make an appearance on this one, Season 1, ep.2-take a listen)


Befriend Your Brain(Free) By Darla Millstein I'm currently making my way through this one and it has been a game CHANGER in my day to day habits!

I always recommend reading/listening to what calls to our heart while stretching us beyond our comfortable perspectives. I hope these recs are supportive for you wherever you are on your journey :)

If you liked these recommendations and want more, come join me in the free Ceremony Space community where we share book, podcast and music recommendations often!

Happy reading,

April Jay

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