Resources

We want to provide you with information and resources that will help you to better understand the basis from which our work has come. In the Resource Section, the Science, Psychology, and Spirituality of our work is explored in some depth.

In addition, below is our Recommended Reading List which contains a variety of books which have been significant in the development of our work, and which compliment "Accelerating Evolution."

Recommended Reading

We're constantly reading and on the lookout for ideas, materials, and what others are writing as it relates to our work, either directly or indirectly. Below are some books that you may find interesting.

You may order any of these resources (unless out of print) directly from this web page through Amazon.ca by clicking on the images below.  Purchasing books in this way allows a small contribution to be returned to miruspoint. Thank you for supporting our work in this way!


Science


The Biology of Belief

Bruce Lipton, PhD, 2005
Learn how our beliefs directly impact our physiology, and discover the importance of moving from fear to openness in order to be healthier. Dr. Lipton is a pioneer in the field of cellular biology and challenges the notion that our DNA determines our health. Dr. Lipton has also produced some excellent DVD's which are available on his website.

The Biology of Transcendence

Joseph Chilton Pearce 2002
Pearce explores how this “biological imperative” drives our life into ever-greater realms of being--even as the “cultural imperative” of social conformity and behavior counters this genetic heritage, blocks our transcendent capacities, and breeds violence in all its forms. The conflict between religion and spirit is an important part of this struggle. But each of us may overthrow these cultural imperatives to reach “unconflicted behavior,” wherein heart and mind-brain resonate in synchronicity, opening us to levels of possibility beyond the ordinary.

The Genie in Your Genes

Dawson Church, PhD, 2007
This book builds a bridge between genetics and health care, and lays the critical, scientific foundation for alternative and complementary medicine. Church gathers and synthesizes new information at the frontiers of science and medicine, putting it all together in a most enjoyable, readable and provocative book.

The Brain that Changes Itself

Norman Doidge, MD, 2007
Dr. Norman Doidge introduces the latest research on the brain and its capacity to change and grow. He offers a whole new way to think about the brain and principles we can all use to overcome brain limitations. He also explores the profound implications of the changing brain in an immensely moving book that will permanently alter the way we look at human possibility and human nature.

My Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte-Taylor, PhD, 2006
Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery. Having experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain, this 37-year old brain scientist observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point where she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any part of her life. Her account of a full recovery will leave the reader in awe at the potential of the human brain.

The Hidden Messages In Water

Masaru Emoto, PhD, 2004
A presentation, complete with photos, of how the structure of water shifts depending on the thoughts occurring around it. As humans are at least 70% water, doesn't it make sense we'd want to know the impact of thinking compassionately, lovingly, and gratefully about and around people versus the impact of thinking negatively, critically, and angrily?

The Field: The Quest For the Secret Force of the Universe

Lynn McTaggart, 2002
Science has recently begun to prove what ancient myth and religion have always espoused: There may be such a thing as a life force. The author reveals a radical new paradigm–that on our fundamental level, the human mind and body are not distant and separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power interacting with this vast sea of energy.


The Intention Experiment

Lynne McTaggart, 2007
This groundbreaking exploration of the science of intention draws on findings from leading scientists around the world. The author narrates exciting developments in the science of intention, profiling scientists and pioneers who study the effects of focused group intention.


Psychology


The Extraordinary Within

Donn Smith with Lynn Sumida, 2003

A detailed description of how Prime Potential® was developed, intertwined with Donn Smith’s life story. Lynn Sumida, co-author, is a miruspoint® founder.

Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom

William Glasser, MD, 1998
This foundational theory about behaviour helps us understand what really motivates us, and that we have a choice about how we behave. Most people have been raised with a model of external control (rewards or punishment) and most systems operate from this perspective. Choice theory challenges traditional logic and shows a new way to enhance relationships and gain a greater sense of personal freedom.

The BodyMind Workbook

Debbie Shapiro, 2002
This book is an invaluable addition to your library. This is a very understandable and insightful presentation of the connection between symptoms and emotional or mental issues. Simply look up the physical symptom and read what might be involved at the emotional and mental level. (Unfortunately, this work is no longer in print, but you may be successful finding it online or in a used bookstore. It is well worth the search.)

When the Body Says, "No": The Cost of Hidden Stress

Gabor Maté, MD, 2003
When The Body Says No explores the intimate connection between emotion, stress, and disease. The book combines a fascinating yet down-to-earth explanation of the scientific research that has demonstrated the mind/body unity with the stories and experiences of actual people. When The Body Says No is written for anyone interested in understanding the links between mind and body, emotions and health, stress and disease.

Loving What Is

Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell, 2002
Byron Katie's personal journey can help you to be present and aware of your thoughts. When we make ourselves upset or believe others are upsetting us, she provides an elegant set of questions to help us open to loving reality as it is. These questions, if used regularly, will build and support our ability to be in the present and to live freely, from our hearts.

The Power of Intention

Wayne Dyer, PhD, 2004
The Power of Intention is a wonderfully clear articulation of what intention is, and how to make use of it to co-create, in more healthy ways, our lives and world. Exercises are included for those interested in the additional effort to develop further.

Excuses Begone!

Wayne Dyer , PhD, 2009
Dyer guides the reader in identifying self-defeating patterns that have prevented us from living at the highest levels of success and health. His suggestions help in melting away old, habituated patterns of thinking, and allow us to realize that there are no excuses ever worth defending.

Presence: Exploring Profound Change

Peter Senge, PhD, et al, 2005
Organizational Development guru, Peter Senge, expands the notion of "personal mastery" begun in The Fifth Discipline. It's about letting go of assumptions, listening deeply and bringing into reality that which wants to emerge.

Leadership and Self-Deception:
Getting Out of the Box

The Arbinger Institute, 2000
Through an entertaining and highly instructive story, the author shows how most personal and organizational problems result from a pervasive yet little-known problem called "self-deception." You'll discover what self-deception is, how we get trapped in it, how it undermines personal achievement and organizational performance.

Select Image to viewThe Anatomy of Peace

The Arbinger Institute, 2006
Through an intriguing story of parents who are struggling with their children and problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to find peace whenever war is upon us. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost their fathers at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is a story of how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we, too, can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down.


Spirituality


Power Vs. Force

David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD, 1995
Having conducted a twenty-nine-year study, Hawkins has demonstrated that the human body becomes stronger or weaker depending on a person's mental state. He created a scale from 1-1000 that mapped human consciousness. Furthermore, he demonstrates that this map can be used as a blueprint to reach higher states of consciousness that can be identified simply by applying a small amount of pressure on an outstretched arm!

Living Deeply:
The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life

Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD, et al, 2007
Living Deeply is a brilliant synthesis, providing significant insights into spiritual transformation. Based on interviews with spiritual teachers, leading scientific researchers, religious scholars…this volume provides a remarkable example of an integrated approach to the topic of transformation and its incorporation into daily life.

The Book of Secrets:
Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

Deepak Chopra, MD, 2004
The deepest hunger in life is a secret that is revealed only when a person is willing to unlock a hidden part of the self. In the ancient traditions of wisdom, this quest has been likened to diving for the most precious pearl in existence…searching patiently until the pearl beyond price is found. This is a book about the nature of transformation…that radical change of form. In human terms, it means turning fear, aggression, doubt, insecurity, hatred, and emptiness into their opposites.

Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos

Bruce Sanguin, 2007
Sanguin synthesizes a vast amount of information, ranging from the Apocrypha to cutting-edge physics, and makes it accessible to the layperson. In a way that is at once open-hearted and intellectually disciplined, he has created an inspired and much-needed new approach to the evolving, often acrimonious relationship between science and spirit.

Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth

Peter Kelder, 1985
In this book the author describes The Five Rites, or Five Tibetans as they are known in some circles, which purportedly lead to the life-transforming power of what some call the Fountain of Youth. These rites, or exercises, are simple in nature and easy to perform. The reader is offered a wonderful story of their discovery, along with instructions and photographic examples of each exercise or pose.

Emptiness Dancing

Adyashanti, 2004.
Starting from the realization that our true nature is emptiness, a vast stillness and loving silence, Adyashanti goes on to present teachings directly relevant to those seeking and deepening into truth. His presentation is simple and joyful.

True Meditation:
Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness

Adyashanti, 2006
It doesn't matter whether one is brand new to meditation or has been meditating for a long time. What matters is the attitude with which we engage the process of meditation. The most important thing is that we come to meditation with an open attitude, an attitude that is truly innocent…that’s not coloured by the past, [or] by what we've heard about mediation through culture, through the media or through our various spiritual and religious traditions

Meditation In A New York Minute

Mark Thornton, 2004
Executive meditation coach, Mark Thornton, writes about a revolution: finding your deepest heart in everyday moments. In Meditation in a New York Minute, Thornton demystifies meditation and makes it accessible to all. He presents his complete program for enjoying the many benefits of meditation, stress reduction, energy, intense mental clarity, in a New York minute. "If your life is moving at warp speed", begins Thornton, "more than ever, you need to create calm quickly and profoundly."

Coming to Our Senses:
Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, 2005
Coming to Our Senses moves beyond helping people focus on the present moment in their lives, to also look at the present moment in the world around us. Kabat-Zinn begins the chapter "Healing the Body Politic" with the words "Everything that we have touched on so far in our explorations of mindfulness on a personal level applies equally well to our behaviour as a country and as a species."

A New Earth:
Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Eckhart Tolle, 2005
A very exciting, easily understood description of our ego-based consciousness and how we keep ourselves attached to pain and suffering. His revelations about who we truly are and how to live from a place of greater presence is wonderfully inspiring. Written with the intention of guiding the reader from one way of being to the other, this book is truly a joy to experience. Included is a wonderful framework for understanding life purpose and the importance of living our lives in alignment with our inner and outer life purposes. The author's vision involves each of us choosing to make these shifts, thereby not only altering our experience on the inside, but also helping to create A New Earth around us.