A wide variety of books pass through our doors ranging from cooking to journals, and from astrology to home decor. So it's always of interest to know what the most popular ones are each year. Some of these are new(ish) and some are old classics that have stood the test of time. Regardless, these are the ones that tend to fly off the shelves. If you are looking to catch up on your reading and want to discover something new, here are the top ten of our top-selling titles:
The Beginner’s Guide to Crystals by Lisa Butterworth
Hands down, our best seller of 2022. The Beginner's Guide to Crystals is a full-color, photographic guide to more than 60 stunning crystals and their emotional, spiritual, and physical healing benefits. Complete with clean, modern photographs of each mineral and stone, the crystal profiles contain accessible information on color, chakra, origin, unique magical healing qualities, and uses at work, at home, and in your personal life. Author Lisa Butterworth is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor at Bust and Tidal magazines who specializes in topics and trends within the realms of fashion, food, and pop culture.
The Crystal Bible Volume 1 by Judy Hall
Equally popular in the second spot is The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall. This is a classic reference book that has spawned two additional volumes. Judy Hall's knowledge of crystals and minerals is prolific and she has written a number of other related books on the subject. The Crystal Bible is an easy-to-follow directory that includes photographic identification, detailed descriptions, and information on the individual properties of each crystal–including the spiritual, mental and psychological, emotional, and physical effects, plus its use in healing. It’s an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere.
Angel Numbers by Kyle Gray
Our number three spot is a combination of Angels and numerology. Angels are divine messengers who have existed in some form in almost every religion and culture since the dawn of time. Best-selling author Kyle Gray suggests that if you are seeing number sequences like 11:11 and 4:44 everywhere you turn, or the same numbers repeated – from license plates to receipts and digital clocks – it could be your angels sending you a message. Gray explains exactly what your angels are trying to tell you through these repeated sequences, from numbers 0 through 999, and popular digital clock combinations like 1:23, 21:12, 22:22, and 5:55.
The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz
It's astounding that after a quarter century, this book still ranks at the top of our book list. Such is the strength of its message. This year, it is in spot number four (how appropriate). In The Four Agreements, author Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of the self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, this book offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher and internationally bestselling author of the Toltec Wisdom Series, including the companion book, The Fifth Agreement. The Toltec Wisdom books have sold over 12 million copies in the United States, and have been published in 46 languages worldwide.
Sacred Woman by Queen Afua
Subtitled "a guide to healing the feminine body, mind, and spirit," Sacred Woman is number five. It is a transformative blueprint of ancestral healing from the renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and healer of women’s bodies and souls. Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in ancient Egyptian temple teachings, this book instructs us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak, the foods we eat, the spaces we live and work in, and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. Queen Afua has more than forty years of experience as a holistic health practitioner and wellness coach. A pioneer in the green foods movement, she is the author of six bestselling books.
Sage & Smudge: The Ultimate Guide by Diane Ronngren
This guidebook combines spiritual, herbal, and cultural teachings – past and present – about the practice of burning sage, cedar, and herbs to purify people, places, and things. Revealing the secrets of more than 101 successful ceremonies and rituals, Diane Ronngren shares information about "where, when, and how" with enough depth to be meaningful, not overwhelming. Equally popular is Sacred Sage: How It Heals by Silver Wolf Walks Alone. An exploration of traditional Native American healing practices, this volume looks at the ceremonial uses of sage to help with physical, mental, and spiritual healing. Sacred Sage includes information on gathering sage and the author's personal reflections on healing.
Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Spot seven goes to a must-have book on women's spirituality. Within every woman, there lives a powerful force filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our individual souls. In Women Who Run With the Wolves, author Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. Published in 2017, this is essential reading.
African Goddess Initiation: Sacred Rituals for Self-Love, Prosperity, and Joy by Abiola Abrams
A popular book for us, African Goddess Initiation serves as a sacred feminine initiation of self-love and soul care rituals, tools, and exercises. Spiritual teacher, intuitive coach, and award-winning author, Abiola Abrams invites the reader to activate African goddess magic to transmute fears and limiting beliefs to create more happiness, abundance, and self-acceptance. The book serves as an introduction to ancient goddesses and divine feminine energy ancestors, legendary queens, and mystical spirits. As Abrams explains, “We choose who shows up.”
The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard
At number nine, The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. High-performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice – time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, and spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our doubts and fears. Burchard is a #1 New York Times best-selling author who has dedicated his life to helping others find their charge and share their voice and experiences with the world. Also available is The Motivation Manifesto Card set, an inspirational deck of 60 cards that collects the most invigorating quotes from the book.
Heal Your Body by Louise Hay
Rounding out our top ten is Louise Hay's groundbreaking classic on the power of affirmative thought and how it can affect physical health has been one of our popular sellers. Heal Your Body is a fresh and easy step-by-step guide. Just look up your specific health challenge and you will find the probable cause for this health issue and the information you need to overcome it by creating a new thought pattern. Louise Hay is an inspirational teacher who educated millions since the 1984 publication of her bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, which has more than 50 million copies in print worldwide. She has written more than thirty books.
There you have it, our top books of 2022. Happy reading to you and have a wonderful 2023.
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