BOOKS FROM VIOLETTA’S LIBRARY
Barks, Coleman. A Year with Rumi.
Barks, Coleman and John Moyne. The Essential Rumi.
Bly, Robert. The Kabir Book.
Bly, Robert. The Fish in the Sea Is Not Thirsty.
Fox, Matthew. Meditations with Meister Eckhart.
Haskel, Peter and Yoshita Hakeda, Editor. Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei.
Kubose, the Venerable Gyomay, Zen Koans. Washington, DC: Henry Regenery Company, 1973.
Ladinsky, Daniel. The Gift—Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master.
Moyne, John and Coleman Barks. Open Secret.
Osborne, Arthur. The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi,
Reps, Paul. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, n.d.
BOOKS ON WRITING
Bradbury, Ray. Zen in the Art of Writing.
George, Elizabeth. Write Away.
Pressfield, Steven. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.
Sawyer, Robert J. Relativity.
Stein, Sol. Stein on Writing.
Wood, Monica. The Pocket Muse: Ideas & Inspirations for Writing.
. The Pocket Muse: Endless Inspiration.
Nirmala -Nirmala is a teacher of Advaita Vedanta who has been an inspiration and help in my publication process. His website is beautiful, and contains free downloads and references to his writings, and those of his wife, Gina Lake. Endless Satsang
Adyashanti - Adyashanti is a teacher of Advaita Vedanta whose satsangs are especially valuable to those who have been searching far too long. His site contains free downloads and a radio show. Adyashanti
Dances of Universal Peace - I have been a Sufi initiate for over 35 years and a teacher and mentor of the Dances of Universal Peace (originally created by Samuel L. Lewis.) Dances of Universal Peace
Coleman Barks - kI have included some poetry by Rumi, a Sufi poet, translated by Coleman Barks. Mr. Barks has provided all his works to her, with his blessing, and so I recommend his website to you. Coleman Barks
Tarot and I Ching - I utilize both these methods when validating intuitions. I have used a tarot reading in the writing of my book. I find that readings from this website are extremely accurate and sensitive. Check it out. This site includes both Tarot and I Ching. Tarot and I Ching
Sara Nice Photography. Sara took the picture of Layla on the picture page. You can access her website at the following link. Sara Nice Animal Photography.
If you enjoy handmade earrings, check out Joseph Brinton's designs. I met him at a street fair, and every year I make sure to find his booth and buy another pair or two. He's from Portland Oregon. Lady Nin's website has a wide selection of his earrings. You can find Joseph Brinton's earrings by clicking here.