The Door is Open
THE DOOR IS OPEN: 7 STEPS OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN MYTH AND SCRIPTURE
The door is always open. The light is always ready to receive us. But we have to learn how to tread the path. Fortunately, all the wonderful myths and legends of ancient Greece, as well as all the sacred and beautiful stories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have the common aim of showing us, through symbols and allegories, a practical method for reaching spiritual enlightenment, for returning ‘home’. THE DOOR IS OPEN describes the seven precise steps that are revealed in all great mythology and scripture, along with enjoyable and effective spiritual exercises and activities that are suitable for individual seekers or groups of friends working together. (Also available for KINDLE).
“A wondrous, sparkling fusion of wisdom and insight” – Patricia Santhuf
Love, Wisdom and God
LOVE, WISDOM, AND GOD: THE LONGING OF THE WESTERN SOUL
Morality, as secularists know, does not require a deity. Blind faith, as atheists know, often leads to hatred and violence. Taking myth and scripture as literal history, as scientists know, borders on the nonsensical. If religion is to be credible for modern sophisticated people, there has to be more. And there is! In LOVE, WISDOM AND GOD, Andrew Cort demonstrates that in their deepest and most important sense, myths are internal psychological stories. They weave the tale of a soul – your soul – that has descended into material life and must now do the necessary inner work to return 'home'. The book includes astonishing new interpretations and insights into the legends of Greek Mythology, Adam and Eve, and the Eleusinian Mysteries. (Also available in KINDLE) 216 pp.
“Somehow Andrew Cort makes the history of Greek philosophy, Plato and Socrates as interesting as an Indiana Jones thriller!” – Kathleen P. Crowe
The Beauty and Nobility of Life: The Restoration of Meaning in a World Overwhelmed by Commercialism, Scientism, and Fundamentalism
2017 Nautilus Book Award Winner: 1st Place Gold Award in the category ‘USA Spiritual Growth & Development”
THE BEAUTY AND NOBILITY OF LIFE has several related themes. First, it critiques many aspects of contemporary life that try to extinguish that radiant “gleam of light” (Emerson’s phrase) we all possess and turn us into powerless servants of the status quo: mindless conformity; excessive consumerism; disrespect for ourselves, others, and nature; and narrow-minded, fall-in-line thinking. The book then turns to the sanctity of the individual, the magnificence of life, and the unity and Oneness of all creation. In a time of so much anger, divisiveness and hate, it emphasizes love, compassion, creativity, dignity, thinking for oneself, standing up to power, and intuiting higher levels of life beyond what can be seen, heard, or touched, in order to transcend our limitations and discover our true place in this marvelous universe.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction by Stephen Larsen
- What Went Wrong?
- A Meaningful Education
- Emerson: “I Must Be Myself”
- Science and Reason
- On Healing
- My Brother’s and My Sister’s Keeper
- Beyond Religious Tolerance
- The Stewards of the Earth
The American Psyche in Search of its Soul
THE AMERICAN PSYCHE IN SEARCH OF ITS SOUL: FREEDOM, EQUALITY, AND THE RESTORATION OF MEANING
At a time when the nation is becoming more and more divided, when anger and antagonism are percolating everywhere, plenty of exploitative politicians, writers, and media personalities are cheerfully stirring people up with sarcasm, calls to arms, and simplistic, half-baked 'solutions' to America's problems. THE AMERICAN PSYCHE IN SEARCH OF ITS SOUL is written for people who are not willing to be swayed by either the fundamentalist ultra-right or the atheistic ultra-left, but are searching for thoughtful analyses of contemporary problems and thoughtful solutions that respect both the rational mind of humanity and the spirit of humanity. And it is for readers who wish to restore civility and meaning to our national life. (Also available in KINDLE) 252 pp.
“This learned and inspirational book rescues philosophy from the mathematicians, sex from the hedonists, religion from empty sanctimony, and science from barren materialism. A must read for all of us who seek a meaningful life in the new millennium.” – George Gilder
From Joshua to Jesus
FROM JOSHUA TO JESUS: A BRIEF CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS, EMPIRES, LEGENDS AND IDEAS, THAT PAVED THE WAY TO BETHLEHEM
In this comprehensive little book, Andrew Cort brings to life the history and legends of the twelve hundred years between the conquering of the Promised Land and the birth of Jesus. It includes the stories of Saul, David, and Solomon, the building of the Temple and the origin of the Freemason legend, the fate of the Ten Lost Tribes, the miracles of Elijah, the Babylonian Exile, Queen Esther and the Purim Festival, the influence of Aristotle and Epicurus, Judah Maccabee and the story of Chanukah, the building of the second Temple, the canonization of the Hebrew Bible, Caesar and Cleopatra, the Roman oppression, the origins of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes, the birth of Jesus, plus much more. (Also available in KINDLE) 103 pp.
“The reader is taken on an exhilarating journey spanning the tumultuous twelve centuries preceding the birth of Jesus Christ” – Roberta Edgar
Eat Healthy: Live Longer, Live Kinder
EAT HEALTHY: LIVE LONGER, LIVE KINDER
Eating well is not a dreary, unfair punishment. Wholesome, nutritious food is delicious and enjoyable. Eating well is living well, with love and respect for ourselves, for each other, and for the planet. This book contains all the information you need, including a sampling of healthy appetizing recipes. While we are looking for better treatments after we get sick, and finding ways to cut medical costs and get health insurance coverage for everyone without destroying our economy, it seems lost on many people that the vast majority of our healthcare problems could be avoided, lessened, or healed, by simply cutting out all the unhealthy foods that we eat, and switching to a healthy, natural diet. This would not just be better for our bodies. It would also be better for our hearts and minds, and all of life. (Also available in KINDLE) 124 pp.
Includes 10 fantastic vegan recipes from Chef Rhea Parsons!
Symbols, Meaning, and the Sacred Quest
SYMBOLS, MEANING, AND THE SACRED QUEST: SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN JEWISH, CHRISTIAN AND ISLAMIC STORIES
Fed up with violence, hatred, and bigotry? In a world where religious differences often trigger hatred and violence, here is a book that celebrates the beauty, decency, wisdom and unity of all our traditions. When you unveil the inner symbolism of all the world's great scriptures, you find that they are all reminding us that we are children of the same divine source, and we are all here for the same reason; to experience life to its fullest, to love ourselves and each other unconditionally, to open our hearts and minds to the full splendor of the universe, and to awaken that spark of divinity within each one of us that can lift our soul back to that source in conscious communion. (Also available in KINDLE) 444 pp.
“Metaphor and myth come alive and are full of wonder. Bible and Qur'an stories show a deeper, more mysterious, and profoundly inspirational meaning,” – Louisa Gilder
The Song of Songs
THE SONG OF SONGS: FORMATTED AS A LOVERS’ POETIC DIALOGUE
Think the Bible is stuffy? You’re in for a huge surprise. Solomon’s “Song of Songs”, which is found in the Hebrew Bible, is a beautiful, sacred and erotic masterpiece that reverberates on many levels — from the courtship of the king and his betrothed, to the mystical wedding of Heaven and Earth, to the sweet, sensual pillow talk of all happy lovers. This adaptation, which alters none of the words, is merely written out clearly as a poetic dialogue and is meant to be read out loud together by couples. A wonderful Valentine’s Day gift, or any time you are feeling romantic. (Also available in KINDLE). 35 pp.
“The Song of Songs is one of the most beautiful pieces of literature in the world. Reading it aloud with a lover will make it clear why this is so.” – Jennifer Cameron-Smith
Self-Love Through The Sacred Feminine: A Guide to Self-Love Through The Paintings and Channelings of Jo Jayson
Jo Jayson’s extraordinary thirteen paintings of Sacred Feminine archetypes, prophetesses and women of strength herald the way to a unique path back towards Self-Love. The thirteen feminine energies came to artist Jo Jayson over the past several years, compelling her to paint their images and spread their powerful messages of Love, Light and Hope. In ‘Self-Love Through the Sacred Feminine’, Jo Jayson gives these Sacred Feminine beings of Light and Spirit a voice, explaining through prayers, meditations, and healing lessons how to reconnect with our inner wisdom, and dance through the spirals of life and the changing seasons. Guided by Spirit, she helps us to understand that we are the expressions and reflections of the Sacred Feminine, and that our souls are “cups full of Source”. We are born wearing a crown; there is nothing more Divine than our own souls. Through the teachings of Guinevere, The Magdalene, Brighid of Ireland, Isis, Mary the Mother, Jeanne d’Arc, Miriam, Guan Yin, Morgan le Fey, Artemis, Kali Ma, Inanna, and Grandmother Spider, we learn how to love ourselves, take back our power, gain courage, forgive, embrace our sensuality, and weave the web of our own lives.
This book has won finalist for the 2017 Covr Visionary Book awards & the Peoples Choice Awards for the Personal Development/Self-Help category.
Paperback; 168 pages
Jo Jayson was born in the United Kingdom, and is a self-taught painter. She began her career as a muralist and decorative painter in London, Sydney, and New York. In 2008, she started working with the Divine Feminine energies. Since then, she has worked as a professional intuitive painter, channel, and teacher. Upon completion of her much-loved “Goddess Chakra Series,” Jo went on to complete the internationally acclaimed “Sacred Feminine Series” of paintings depicting thirteen “Divine Feminine” channeled archetypes. The images and wisdom that Jo receives and shares, has helped women all over the world find empowerment, healing, and inspiration. She is the author of the forthcoming ‘Self-Love Through the Sacred Feminine’, the companion to her ‘Sacred Feminine Guidance Cards and Guidebook’. Jo has spent six years teaching workshops and online courses for healing and self-development in the United States, and offers paintings, prints, meditation kits and CD’s for physical and emotional wellness and empowerment.