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The desire to soothe our souls has perhaps never been greater. This collection of lyrical meditations, prayers, contemplations, devotionals, and psalms, is the spiritual balm we desperately need right now.

Enjoy 111 passages structured around nine metaphorical landscapes, such as forest, plateau, riverbank and mountaintop, guiding the reader over emotional terrains--confinement, gestation and expansion--on a journey toward peace and transcendence, while providing a sense of place to be mined for inner awareness.

We can't help bring about much-needed change in the world if we aren't engaged in some form of self-healing. What is happening on the global stage is a reflection of what is transpiring within. "Sacred Landscapes of the Soul" gently assists in the process by helping us to find the wisdom, wit and wherewithal to embrace our challenges and celebrate our spiritual dynamism.

"Sacred Landscapes of the Soul" offers solace in troubled times, inspires courage when confronting fear, instills confidence and conviction during moments of of indecision, and provides unyielding support as readers move forward in their lives.We are each meant to become a magnanimous and beneficial presence on the planet. When we consciously choose to align with the divine within, we tap into wellsprings of faith, hope, and connection. Together we heal the world. This comforting and encouraging message rings out from every page and will resonate with readers wherever they are on life's journey.


“I was surprised by this brave, beautiful book, which I will from now on keep by my side for comfort and inspiration. As a long-time Buddhist, terms like ‘God’ and ‘soul’ are not so usual, but Karen’s use of them in harmony with sayings of great mystics, West and East, gives them new life.” —Padma Shri Dr. Robert Thurman, author and translator; Professor Emeritus of Indo-Tibetan Buddhology, Columbia University; Co-Founder of Tibet House US, the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in America

Sacred Landscapes of the Soul is like a spirited choir singing the wisdom of the ages. It is grounded in intelligent thoughts from the great spiritual writers and song makers and offers inspiring and transformative guidance. Read it to have your mind and heart opened up. Use it as a contemporary, unaffiliated prayer book or meditation guide.” —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Ageless Soul

“It is rare when you read something that reminds you of who you are and brings you back to your essence when you forget. This is such a book. Karen invokes our spiritual ancestors and springboards off them to guide us, step-by-step, through the journey in the wilderness. Expect to encounter refreshing bursts of hope, life, and joy, as well as affirmations of the good in the world and our place in it. When I read it, my soul sighed, ‘Thank you!’” —Crystal Chan, compassion activist, author of Bird and All That I Can Fix

“In Sacred Landscapes of the Soul, Karen Brailsford provides a path that inspires the reader to find their ‘truth’ for themselves. Whoever and wherever you are on the journey, this book brings forth divine information to grow, expand and align with vibrational energy that’s of benefit to all of humanity. —Spring Washam, author of A Fierce Heart and founder of Lotus Vine Journeys

“Karen Brailsford is an alchemist of personal insight and this book is a spiritual breviary of sorts, filled with hard-earned wisdom and written in a key of deep, abiding devotion. She and her sentences cast a light.” —Eli Gottlieb, author of The Boy Who Went Away, winner of the Rome Prize

“This healing, strengthening, empowering collection of wisdom is exactly what my spirit has hungered for. Sacred Landscapes of the Soul sits with my journal, ready for my morning inspiration and my evening reflection.” —Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout

“For those times when we forget to remember who, where and why we really are, Karen Brailsford gently shepherds us through soulscapes of wonder and reminds us of the ‘essence of the Presence,’ the ‘peace in the promise’ and our ‘resonance with the rhythm of God.’ With her powerful but playful, prophetic yet poetic prose she skillfully and carefully uncovers the layers of the heart and exposes the strength of its vulnerability. She creates and opens up a space for us to frolic and to lie down in green pastures; to find respite in faithful forests and delight in majestic mountaintops; to magically find ourselves suddenly soaring with our spirit over tender tundra, across opulent oceans and beside still waters; to come at last to light on peaceful plateaus where we are invited to ‘bask in [our] own glow.’ Our cup runs over. Be forewarned: This is inspired writing! Lyrical, mystical, and beautiful — and apt to transform our lives while traversing any page unawares.” —Rev. Greta Sesheta, 7-Pointed Star Ministries

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781948018944
Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Publication Date: August 31st, 2020