Recommended Reading

Recommended reading from Semele Xerri

Blessed books

There are always those who have become conscious of a little more than you, who have travelled a little further down the path, who are blessed with the gift of articulating clearly your own half-sensed truths. Here are just some of the authors who have done that for me, and so may also gift you with their wise words.

Spiritual and self-development

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman  by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Clarissa combines themes from multicultural stories with her clinical work as a psychotherapist to show women how to tap into the healing and creative energies of the “wild” woman – the wise and ageless presence in the feminine psyche. 

Spiritual Alchemy: How to Transform Your Life  by Dr Christine Page

This book describes the untapped potential of the human spirit and how to explore it. Combining ancient wisdom with modern science, Christine helps you to understand and live more freely in our multi-dimensional reality for a more fulfilling and creative life.

SynchroDestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles  by Deepak Chopra

SynchroDestiny teaches you to see coincidences as messages about the miraculous potential of each moment. Deepak reveals how, through understanding the forces that shape coincidences, you can learn to live at a deeper level and access the flow of synchronicity that lies at the heart of existence. There is no such thing as a coincidence!

Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential  by Caroline Myss

Caroline explains that we all have a sacred contract – “an agreement your soul makes before you are born.”. To find out what this is, Caroline teaches you how to decipher the language of symbols and archetypes so that you can interpret dreams, understand the meaning behind “coincidences” and learn to follow your intuition.

Moon Over Water: Meditation Made Clear with Techniques for Beginners and Initiates  by Jessica Macbeth

If you don’t know where to start with meditation, this book is a good place. Jessica provides a wealth of clear and practical information about the techniques and theory of silent meditation. With techniques from a wide variety of practices, she helps you to reach that inner silence, in which you experience healing and find peace.

Spiritual Wisdom  by Claire Montanaro

Claire provides a comprehensive guide to spirituality and living in a more spiritual way through the ancient spiritual truths. Information, advice and easy-to-follow exercises create an intensely profound and yet essentially simple message for everyone, whatever your level of understanding and experience.

The multi-dimensional world

Earth Energies  by David Furlong

This fascinating book describes subtle earth energies, how they affect us and the world around them and how we can work with them to enhance our own and the planet’s well-being.

Animal-speak  by Ted Andrews

Ted shows you how to identify your animal totem and invoke its energy for personal growth and inner discovery. Easy to follow and understand, this book includes a dictionary of bird, animal, reptile and insect totems which describes each creature’s meaning and what that creature might be saying about your current situation.

Working With Angels, Fairies and Nature Spirits  by William Bloom

With this book, William sets out to describe and explain the nature and purpose of spirits – the world of angels, nature spirits and spirit guides that lies behind everyday reality. Beautifully down-to-earth, he points us towards a more meaningful and holistic understanding of life in all its diversity and on all its many levels.

How to Meet and Work with Spirit Guides  by Ted Andrews

Spirits are making contact with us all the time but we often don’t recognise it. In this book, Ted shows you how to access and attune to beings such as guardian angels, nature spirits and elementals, spirit totems, archangels, gods and goddesses, as well as family and friends who have died.


Hands of Light: Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field  by Barbara Brennan

This is a scientist’s look at the field of bio-energetic healing – offering specific techniques for expanding your perceptual tools of healing, seeing auras, understanding psychodynamics and the human energy field, and spiritual healing. Trained as a physicist and psychotherapist, Barbara now works as a healer. Not an easy read, but incredibly informative and eye-opening, this book combines science and spirituality harmoniously.

The Book of Stones: Who They are and What They Teach  by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian

A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide to the spiritual and healing qualities of 455 sacred stones – my personal crystal bible. Scientific information blends perfectly with spiritually channelled wisdom about each stone’s element and chakra correspondences, and its physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits.

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing  by Caroline Myss

Caroline illustrates the inextricable link between the emotional, psychological and physical factors that lie at the root of all illness. She shows you how to develop your personal power and spiritual maturity, understand the anatomy of your spirit and the spiritual causes of illness, sense and correct an energy imbalance before it expresses itself as physical illness, and facilitate recovery from an illness you may already have.

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: A Practical Alternative to Growing Old  by Deepak Chopra

A huge bestseller around the world, this book shows you how you can control the aging process and achieve your greatest potential. Using lucid theory, case studies and a wealth of practical exercises, Deepak demonstrates the innate intelligence of the mind/body processes and how you can fill the gaps in your self-knowledge to reduce the effects of sickness and aging. 

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self Through Shamanic Practice  by Sandra Ingerman

Sandra describes techniques for re-integrating divided portions of your spirit, through the ritual of soul retrieval, to bring healing and wholeness. She shows you how you can reclaim those lost parts of yourself to move towards understanding who you are and the world you live in.

Wheels of life: User’s Guide to the Chakra System  by Anodea Judith

This book is an excellent instruction manual for owning and operating the inner gears that run the machinery of our lives – the chakras. Anodea shows how you can use these “wheels of life” to improve personal power, psychic and healing abilities, love and understanding.