Synopses & Reviews
Ignite Your Divine Spark
The Red Book is nothing less than a spiritual fire starter—a combustible cocktail of Hindu Tantra and Zen Buddhism, Rumi and Carl Jung, goddesses and psychics, shaken with cosmic nudges, meaningful subway rides, haircuts, relationships, sex, dreams, and intuition. For smart, gutsy, spiritually curious women whose colorful and complicated lives aren't reflected in most spirituality books, The Red Book is an open invitation to find your true self and start sharing that delicious truth with the world.
"GORGEOUS! . . . A deep, smart, and authentic guide to being more indelibly and powerfully yourself."
—SARK, author/artist, Succulent Wild Woman
"A modern, femme fatale spirituality. The book lives up to its 'unorthodox' subtitle . . . poignant insights throughout."
"Every so often there comes our way a glorious chunk of life so utterly unique that even the jaded blink twice. The Red Book is just such a chunk . . . refreshing, sparkling, effervescent . . . a psychic shower for the soul."
—Neale Donald Walsch, author, Conversations with God
"If you're hungry for real magic but allergic to self-righteous jive, sit yourself down at this feast."
—Rob Brezsny, syndicated columnist, Free Will Astrology
"Smart, stylish, divine!"
—Cameron Tuttle, author, The Bad Girl's Guide to Getting What You Want
"Beak's knowledge is far-reaching. Her lightness of being is worth taking seriously."
—China Galland, professor, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California; author, The Bond Between Women
The Red Book is nothing less than a spiritual fire starter -- a combustible cocktail of Hindu Tantra and Zen Buddhism, Rumi and Carl Jung, goddesses and psychics, shaken with cosmic nudges, meaningful subway rides, haircuts, relationships, sex, dreams, and intuition. Author Sera Beak's unique hybrid perspective, hilarious personal anecdotes, and invaluable exercises encourage her readers to live more consciously so they can start making clearer choices across the board, from careers to relationships, politics to pop culture and everything in between. For smart, gutsy, spiritually curious women whose colorful and complicated lives aren’t reflected in most spirituality books, The Red Book is an open invitation to find your true self and start sharing that delicious truth with the world.
About the Author
This is Sera Beak’s first book—in this life. She may write another. Or she may just stop trying to explain the inexplicable and build a bird sanctuary. Or she might finally create that cool toy for young girls she’s been dreaming about. She is happiest being a mover. But not of furniture. She lives in San Francisco, drives a purple car, cohabits with an effusive African Grey parrot named Anaya, and has an unnatural affection for human bloopers. She would love to hear from you. And You.
Table of Contents
Prelude to a Kiss.
1 Light the Match.
Set Your Intentions Free.
2 The Beaming You Who.
Gods, Goddesses, and the Blind Man’s Elephant.
3 Are You Really Gonna Eat That?
Grazing at the Spiritual Buffet, Respectfully.
4 Sacred Lipstick and Cosmic Lattes.
1001 Ways to Give Prayer a Makeover.
5 Catapult Your Inner Waitress.
Ritualize Your Life; You’ll Just Feel Better.
6 Divine Winks.
The Universe Wants Your Attention. Will You Wink Back?
7 Dream On.
Widening the Spotlight in Your Internal Theater.
8 Peeling Your Onion.
Who Do You Think You Are?
9 When Sparks Fly.
Know Your Self, Transform the World.
10 Breaking the Rules.
Healthy Transgressions Make the Heavens Applaud.
11 Open Up and Say Ahhh.
Sex. Spirit. The Twain Shall Meet—Under Your Covers.
12 Sitting Down and Shutting Up.
The Best Spiritual Tool You Will Ever Learn, Ever (Except for the One in Chapter Thirteen).
13 Know That You Know.
Trusting Your Intuition with Your Life.
14 Keep Your Self Buzzing.
Crank Your Vibe; It’s Your Cosmic Duty.
15 The Joke’s on Us.
The One Mandatory Ingredient for Every Path.
Finale (Like Red Wine Spilled onto a Mattress).
17 Judge a Book by What You Uncover.
Resources to Keep You Blazing.