Category: Spirituality & Religion

Excerpt: Ashkenazi Herbalism

On the surface, herbalism, or herbal medicine, seems a simple enough concept. It’s the reliance upon plant medicine to heal a body from disease, with an eye toward returning that body to its natural state of balance. But herbalism is a much more complex practice than one might assume. Human reliance on the medicinal properties …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Grieving While Black

It’s not often that I read from one of our books aloud across the living room. But there I was, so inspired by Breeshia Wade’s Grieving While Black that I asked my partner, Anna, if she’d be open to an impromptu evening reading.  “It is just so good,” I told her. I had read portions …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Be the Refuge

I was drawn to Chenxing Han’s Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists from the moment I first heard about it.  Book projects come to us from a variety of sources: through our formal submissions process, agents, other publishers, authors, and our own proactive searches and cultivation of leads. Books we end …continue

Cleaning the Wound

Reflections on my Transcending anthology contribution – Five years later  March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual holiday celebrated around the world. NAB is proud to join in celebrating the accomplishments, voices, and victories of the transgender and gender non-conforming community, while recognizing that there’s still much work to be done to …continue

The Tao of Craft: What is a Fu Talisman?

In her book The Tao of Craft, metaphysics powerhouse Benebell Wen (Holistic Tarot, 2016) provides an in-depth look at the history, methods, and applications of Fu talismans, making this ancient esoteric practice available for the first time in English. Whether you’re looking for health, wealth, happiness, or personal empowerment, Wen will lead you through step …continue

The Blinding Effect of Trauma: An Excerpt from Sacred Instructions

The Blinding Effect of Trauma From Sacred Instructions by Sherri Mitchell. When we don’t heal our pain, it comes out sideways and derails our lives and damages our relationships. Unhealed pain destroys our ability to achieve true intimacy by keeping us hidden from one another. The imprint of those old patterns is like a giant …continue