Faculty members' books
Books by William Tara
Bill Tara's ideas and ideals have been formed by a rich life experience of work, travel, teaching, study and health counseling. For over forty years he has been at the forefront of macrobiotic education, developing businesses, educational projects, and teaching in over 20 countries. He has consistently focused his work on adapting the macrobiotic philosophy to the needs of modern life and culture. His approach is dynamic, simple and comprehensive, untroubled by esoteric jargon and rich with humor. Bill's teaching addresses the huge gap in our social understanding of how to create health in the individual and in society as a whole.
"Bill has a very easy-going approach and a soothing energy that makes him very appealing. He relates to everyone on his or her own level and effectively communicates the tremendous amount of knowledge he has acquired in the past 40 years involvement in natural health care." - Summer, Academy Graduate, New York City
This book takes a radical look at why wealthiest society in history is producing a culture where degenerative disease, emotional stress and social discord are the norm. It explores how our modern enchantment with technology and unlimited economic growth creates a gap between our everyday actions and our true human potential. By focusing on the relationships between Humanity to Nature and Health to Culture, Food to Health and Health to Emotion Mr. Tara presents a vision of how daily actions can create a world that works for everyone. Natural Body / Natural Mind challenges the values of science, religion and the marketplace with a passionate appeal to compassion, common sense and the wisdom of the heart.
Your Face Never Lies by Michio Kushi and William Tara
Books by Letha Hadady
Asian Health Secrets: The Complete Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine, (Three Rivers Press).
This is a complete introduction to herbal medicine for the novice. Asian Health Secrets offers practical advice on how to use a variety of herbs, teas, extracts, and pills as safe and inexpensive alternatives or complements to Western treatments. In this informative guide to herbal medicine, Letha Hadady, D.Ac., presents simple yet thorough diagnostic methods that will allow readers to evaluate their well-being to prevent illness, boost immune strength, and promote health. Through case studies and step-by-step instructions Hadady reveals ancient cures for a variety of ailments that were, for centuries, known only to Eastern healers. This is the kind of book that becomes both an invaluable reference and a source of enjoyable reading as you browse again and again, picking up valuable nuggets of helpful hints about how to get well and stay well.
Letha's latest book Feed Your Tiger (iUniverse) is a highly successful Asian approach to weight loss, vitality, and lasting health.
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Books by Robert Sachs
The Wisdom of The Buddhist Masters: Common and uncommon sense practical and transcendental wisdom that every concerned citizen and social and political activist needs to hear.
Perfect Endings: A Conscious Approach to Dying and Death
"This is a book about making peace while we can. Perfect Endings offers us the perfect beginning for the rest of our newly lived life". ~ Stephen Levine, author of Who Dies?
The Passionate Buddha: Wisdom on Intimacy and Enduring Love
"A must for anyone seeking to practice the profound path of intimate relationships." -Tsultrim Allione, author
Astrology, Personal Growth
Nine Star Ki: Feng Shui Astrology for Deepening Self-Knowledge and Enhancing Relationships, Health, and Prosperity
A system of astrology used over the centuries in Tibet, Japan, and China - easy to calculate, but profound in its possible applications for all facets of life.
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Books by Marcea Weber (now Marcea Klein)
The Sweet Life
Naturally Sweet and Sugar Free
Macrobiotics and Beyond
The Australian and New Zealand Book of Wholemeals
Natural Health and Healing for Children
Books by Roger Green
The I Ching Workbook
"As a novice to I Ching studies, this is my favorite of the I Ching handbooks. It is designed so that the learner can become familiar with the energy and tone of each trigram and includes encouraging, simple meditative exercises to draw out the reader's own intuitive wisdom.
It begins with a basic introduction to the Oracle, teaches one how to throw coins or sticks & how to ask appropriate questions. Trigrams are the building blocks of hexagrams, and understanding their resonances is invaluable for divination beyond relying on an author's interpretation of a hexagram. This workbook provides detailed and interesting explanations for each. Changing lines are also simply explained and interpreted. There is a handy-to-use hexagram chart on the back of the last page - no hunting around for it.
The 'cookbook' pages are also satisfying, again drawing attention to the elemental energy embodied in each hexagram and giving practical advice in plain English.
The book itself is refreshingly pleasing aesthetically and easy to use. The folded paperback cover feels good in your hands, pages are a heavy stock and information is attractively laid out. Appropriate to give as a gift."