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The Subtle Principle of Successby Alois Swoboda 1920

By: Alois P. Swoboda

Price: $35.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Presumed by Swoboda: 1920

Seller ID: 4417

Condition: Good condition


I somehow managed to get the full Swoboda course at two different times. Since then I got a single booklet autographed by Swoboda and then later I got several pieces, including this one and three booklets. These are not perfect by any means, but I knew better than to let them go because Swoboda booklets are really hard to get these days. There's The Subtle Principle of Success is the nicest of them all. There's some soil which refused to go away and there a few small tears which I used closed with archival tape. on the front cover. The author consisdered it a letter from him to you in 23 page... View more info

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Just In Case You Think You're Normal; How to Overcome An Inferiority Complex (2 booklets 1950's)

By: Banks, Dr. Murray

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Murmil Associates: 1956, 1959

Seller ID: 1245

Condition: Very Good


Two clean, nice booklets, plus ad for the good doctor's LP recording and one of the leaflets he called A Pill In Print. Banks still has a following, thanks in large measure to his ability to explain sound psychology through humor. Fun and anecdotal, but still helpful. Both booklets contain 45 pages and have photos of the doctor at back. Small bit of rubbing to spines, but tightly bound. View more info

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The Human Betterment Course: Personal Lessons in Body and Brain Building for Health and Efficiency (1919)

By: Brennan, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Bureau of Human Betterment Inc.: 1919

Seller ID: 2219

Condition: Good


This is a very scarce item which I have been researching on and off for months. It’s a nine lesson course written by the former editor of Popular Culture magazine in which he wrote articles about birth control when it was highly controversial. That topic and the title of this course in body building brought up the dark story of E. S. Gosney and his The Human Betterment Foundation located in Pasadena, California in 1928. Gosney’s goal seemed to envision America and apple pie, but it was really all about eugenics and the involuntary sterilizations of Californians considered lacking by the st... View more info

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Belle Grace Magazine; Life Is A Beautiful Journey; Autumn 2015

By: Brianne Mertin (Editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Laguna Hils, California, Stampington Company: 2015

Edition: Autumn 2015

Seller ID: 4195

Condition: Fine condition


This is like no magazine you have ever seen. It's about enjoying life in all its aspects. There are articles about letting go, stillness, walking, playing with light, the kindnes of strangers, 40 ways to spread kindness, small things worth savoring, life's backpack, where your stories belong, the power of paper, and more. And all of it is so beautiful. I bought this thinking it was a book, so it was a surpise to learn that it's an issue of a quarterly magazine. The magazine has a defined spine, measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 159 pages. View more info

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Leo Buscaglia Love As A Behavior Modifier, 1971 (Learning Disabilities)

By: Buscaglia, Leo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Texas, Texas Association for Children With Learning Disabilities: 1971

Seller ID: 1825

Condition: Very good condition


Leo Buscaglia charmed audiences on NPR every time a fundraiser was in progress. His uplifting themes, endless stories, and humor drew people like a magnet. He had written many books too before his untimely death. Buscaglia was more than a showman, an author, or a motivational speaker -- he was also an educator, hence this booklet. It's a rather elusive item. I can't recall when or where I got it, but it's an interesting look at child rearing, especially children with special needs. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with just minor toning to spine and edgesof cover. It measures 8"x11" and has... View more info

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The Art of Thank You; Crafting Notes of Gratitude

By: Connie Leas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Barnes and Noble Books: 2002

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 4693B

ISBN: 1567315755

Condition: NEW


The book is crisp and clean with no names or writing and no defects of note. It measures 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" and has 187 pages. Eight chapters discuss the following: Kindness and Gratitude -- Why We Write Thank you Notes; Occasions and Opportunities -- When To Send Thank You Notes; Sppearence and Impressions; What Form and Paper to Use; How To Craft a Socail Thank-you Note; How To Craft A Business Thank-You Note; How to Tackle the Big Jobs; How To Get Children to Write Thank You Notes; and How Writing Thank-You Notes Can Enlarge the Spirit. Among the writers are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ernest Hemingw... View more info

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The Intuition Book and Card Pack. Unlock Your Psychic Potential

By: Craig Hamilton -Parker

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Sterling Publishing Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4853

ISBN: 0806936231

Condition: Fine book


This is a different card set which teaches you to tap into your intuition, come to terms with your emotional side, and even get in touch with your psychic and spiritual self. All you have to do is "look at the inkblot and the shape of the ink will form a picture. Unlock your innocence unconscious by intrpreting those pictures using the symbols and images dictionary in the book. You'll find card layouts for different purposes as well as descriptions of other ways of accessing intuition, form the crystal ball to visual projection." The only fault is a small mar to the lower right corner on t... View more info

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SoulCards: To Inspire Your Iinner Wisdom and Creativty

By: Deborah Koff Chapin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Langley, Washington, The Center For Touch Drawing: 1998

Edition: Third printing

Seller ID: 4736

ISBN: 0964562308

Condition: Fine condition


Sixty, clean cards, all of which are in color. There's also a 36 page manual which is designed "to guide you to a relationship with the images through silent contemplation, journal writing, storytelling, visualization, movement, and dream incubation." The cards can be used with another person and even with groups. View more info

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Tibetan Prayer Flags; Send your blessings on the breeze

By: Diane Barker with Dru-gu Choeyal Rinopche

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Boston, Connections Book Publishing: 2003

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 4450

Condition: Very good condition


This is an oblong book which measures 5-1/4" and 8" across. The book is clean and tightly bound with 64 pages. Each spread shows a color photograph and part of the legthy text. Prayer flags remind the world to embrace peace, harmony, and happiness and act as an invitiation to bring both the living and the dead. The flags also bring energy, health, good luck, and success. The only defect is a small one -- the former owner's name is printed on the front free endpaper. View more info

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Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey To Herself

By: Duerk, Judith

Price: $3.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Luramedia: 1989

Seller ID: 3229

ISBN: 0931055660

Condition: Very good condition


Beautiful booklet inside and out with much wisdom for women of any age who seek in solitude their own truths and spirituality. The text is divided into three themes -- In Search of Her Mother; In Search of Her Self; and In Search of Her life. The booklet measures 6" x 9" and has 69 pristine pages. Would make a lovely little gift. View more info

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The Blue Day Book: A Lesson In Cheering Yourself Up (20000)

By: Grieve, Bradley Trevor

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Andrews McMeel Publishing: 2000

Seller ID: 3953

ISBN: 0740704818

Condition: Fine condition


This is a charming gift book especially if you love animals. Every page shows an unhappy animal, all of which are in full page format and in black and white which is perfect for the topic. The book was given as a gift to a Grandma from two children. You can leave the inscription and add one of your own, or use the brand new bookplate I laid-in (see photo). The book is otherwise beautiful with no price-clip, no tears, and no chips. It will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. Book measures 6-1/4" square and has 92 pages. (Gift Books Box III) View more info

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SUCCESS One Day At A Time

By: John C. Maxwell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nashville, Tennesse, J. Countryman: 2000

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 4730

ISBN: 089953114

Condition: Very good condition


If you or someone else need a ring of keys to open success in all parts of your being. The book measures 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" and has 126 pages. the art i lovely in between the various topics which are these -- The Key To Success, Dream every Day, Nurture Your "Children", Lesson From A Farmer, Find oYur Vision,The Door To Opportunity, To Preserve Every Day, Do Yourself A Favor, Talent is Overrated, No Shortcuts, The Way To the Top, A Most Valuable Lesson, Grow Every Day, Which Way Are You Driving?, Real Success, A Gift Left in the Case, Birds of a Feather, Time On Your Hands, It's Not About Money... View more info

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Headwaters Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts Therapy (Volume 3, 2006 includes CD))

By: Kale, Melissa S.; Maher, Cami

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State University: 2006

Edition: Volume 3

Seller ID: 3230

Condition: Very good condition


This is a very attractive journal which zeroes in on the therapeutic expression of the arts of all kinds. The surprise hidden inside is the CD includes all of what is in the journal, plus extras. The color art is a rainbow of creativity and the poems, essays, performance pieces and real people, artists all, sharing their spiritual and artistic journeys. Journal measures 6" x 9" and has 56 pages. Whether you make art, or write, or both, this is solace for the soul. View more info

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Silva Mind Body Healing In Original Shrinkwrap

By: Laura Silva Quesada

Price: $35.00

Publisher: presumed California, mindvalley: No date available

Seller ID: 4737

Condition: NEW


This is a brand new item -- four hard covers which containaudio CDs. These include Disc 1,2,3; Disc 4,,5,6; Disc 7,8,9; and Disc 10 nd 11. All come in the handsome slipcase. The outer measures 5-1/2-" x 7-1/2". The focus is on natural remedies for both body and mind. View more info

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Good Manners and Success by Orison Swett Marden (1900-1905)

By: Marden, Orison Swett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1900-1905

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 1921

Condition: Good-plus


Collectors of early New Thought will recognize this author, the founder of Success Magazine (1897). Marden also was closely allied with Elizabeth Towne's magazine Nautilus, for which he was a regular contributor. At first glance this topic seems off the beaten track until you turn the content page to the last section titled The Law of Kindness. This is one of those hard cover booklets I love with just 64 pages. The book is pretty and shows only minor exterior wear and a small stain to back corner near the spine, The book is tightly bound with clean pages. It was given as a gift originally t... View more info

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The Feng Shui Deck: 50 Ways To Create a Healthy and Harmonious Home (2003)

By: Miller, Olivia H.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle: 2003

Seller ID: 3132

ISBN: 0811838994


Other than a small bump to the edge of the top of the case which holds these 50 cards there are no defects. There's an extensive eight panel instruction booklet which should prove very helpful. I put all the cards in numeric order and all 50 are here. Here's the topics of the first ten: Assessment of Light, Assessment of Scent, Assessment of Sound, Connection to Nature, Use of Space, Connection to Creativity, Connection to the sacred, Yin (Receptivity) Meditation; Yin (Receptivity) Bedroom; and Yin (Receptivity) Formal Dining Room. All card are clean and nice. View more info

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A Short Guide to a Happy Life (2000)

By: Quindlen, Anna

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Edition: First edition, third printing

Seller ID: 3794

ISBN: 0375504613

Condition: Fine condition


Ever since I became a book and ephemera seller I loved gift books. In those days I bought only old ones, but lately I have fallen under the magic of contemporary gift books. Last Christmas I gave one to my friend in NYC along with with orange spice tea. And guess what? She sent me tea and a gift book -- and we'd crossed in the mail! This book is perfect for such gift giving, a reminder not to work so much that you miss the other aspects of your life. I have many others, old and new, and will be adding others over time. The book is pristine and measures 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" with 50 pages. View more info

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How to Keep Young

By: Van Name, Frances A.H.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Radio Printing Company: 1944

Seller ID: 2835

Condition: Good condition


Other than some small tears to the yapped edges, this little gift book is quite nice. The pages are clean and tightly bound and there are no names. The author had previously written another book titled "Let's Be Happy." This one again picks up on the theme of choosing happiness. It consists of poetry with an a,b,a,b meter and an inspirational voice. The book measures 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" and has 75 pages. Topics include gratitude, friendship, Easter, success, love, humor, enchantment, forgiveness, beauty and God, among many other themes. book is clean and tightly bound. Only real fault are some sma... View more info

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Harmony In Marriage (Book In A Box, 1948)

By: Wood, Leland Foster Ph.D.; Dickinson, Robert Latou M.D.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York City, Round Table Press: 1948

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 2826

Condition: Fine condition


I love books in boxes and this one is so pristine it's amazing. The booklet itself appears to have never been read. It was given as a gift to Ruth and Carl from Harlan with Best Wishes. I like inscriptions because they're part of the book's history. I bought a book in a box at Christmas for a friend and wrote my inscription under the original one -- 100 years later. But getting back to this booklet, the box is sturdy with just a small loss of the outer paper -- about the size of a Tic-Tac. Unlike many marriage books, this one is secular rather than religious, though it does cover in oen chapte... View more info