Albion-Andalus Books

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We publish unique works on religion and spirituality, seeking to foster a greater spiritual depth in religious literature and to promote a greater understanding and harmony between religious traditions. While we give special attention to the Abrahamic traditions—hoping to build bridges between Judaism, Christianity and Islam—we also publish works from other religions traditions, as well as books on psychology, general spirituality, philosophy and some fiction.

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The Kedumah Experience: The Primordial Torah
Price: $11.00 USD. Words: 118,450. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism
There is an ancient Hebrew text that speaks of a Torah Kedumah, a “Primordial Teaching,” that existed before the creation of the world. This is not the Torah as it is known in conventional terms; it something far more mysterious—something pre-existent and pre-creation.
The Garden of Mystic Love: Volume II: Turkish Sufism and the Halveti-Jerrahi Lineag
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Sufi
Written from a modern Sufi perspective, The Garden of Mystic Love: Turkish Sufism and the Halveti-Jerrahi Lineage is Volume II of a history of Sufism from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the beginning of the 20th-century, with an emphasis on the Turkish Sufi legacy and the path of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order.
Breaking Open the Heart
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 47,060. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Breaking Open the Heart contains four works of poetry written by Gregory David Done from 2009-2017. In these collections, Gregory attempts to describe spiritual and personal growth in the only form of language adequate to do so—poetry.
A Love Note: Poetry on the Path
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
A unique volume of spiritual slam poetry, inspired by rap as much as it is by the Tao Te Ching, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Kabbalah, and Sufism.
May the Angels Carry You: Jewish Prayers and Meditations for the Deathbed
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
"Once again, Dr. Simcha Paull Raphael, has mapped the worlds of mystery providing a guide for attending to others and for our own preparation for what is inevitable. May the Angels Carry You is another contribution as we bring the essential conversation out of the shadows so that we end the denial of death that keeps us from living fully." —Rabbi Anne Brener, LCSW, author of Mourning and Mitzvah
Dancing with a Demon
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 65,890. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Eating Disorders
“Parents and loved ones of those with an eating disorder can find much information, hope and understanding in Ms. Foster’s book, but above all, they can find that they are not alone. Ms. Foster details her anguish through Jenna’s sudden sickness, her weight loss, her hospitalizations ... From questioning oneself, to negotiating treatments, to feeling helpless, to realizing the importance of self-c
The Rest of Creation
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Judaism
In The Rest of Creation, words by Rabbi Arthur Waskow and pictures by illustrator Avi Katz tell children and grown-ups why and how God decided to create the Sabbath with advice from a hippopotamus, a peacock, a bumble-bee, a redwood tree, and two humans.
The Looooong Narrow Pharaoh & the Midwives Who Gave Birth to Freedom
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Judaism
The Loooong Narrow Pharaoh is Rabbi Phyllis Berman and Rabbi Arthur Waskow's delightful retelling and reinterpretation of the Exodus story, in which two brave and wise midwives resist the murderous and despotic commands of Pharaoh, and help lead the ancient exodus of the Hebrew people from slavery into freedom.
Joseph and the Very First Cat
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Judaism
Dogs have been with us humans since the cave days—but what about cats? They've been part of our world just since we've had mice—and THAT is just since we've been storing grain—and THAT is just since Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream and saved Egypt from starvation by building the first silos. So is it any wonder that ancient Egypt idolized the furry felines?
His Hundred Years, A Tale
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 48,570. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
“This fascinating book by gifted writer and storyteller Shalach Manot reflects on the life of an unusual Sephardic man, his childhood in Turkey, and later, his adaptation to life in America. We follow his adventures and come away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Sephardic immigrant experience during the 20th century.” — Marc D. Angel
Finding the Joy in Everyday Living: Stories and Insights for Living A More Fulfilled Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,740. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
We are all in search of happiness, and often in our search, we turn to books to provide us with clues about it. But how often do those books provide us with any real answers or make any significant change in us? Finding the Joy in Everyday Living is a book that has the potential to make a real change for the good in your life.
Ramana Maharshi: The Crown Jewel of Advaita
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 105,570. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Hinduism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
The great Indian sage, Ramana Maharshi, has often been described as the very incarnation of non-dualism, or advaita, even though the Hindu philosophical school of Advaita Vedanta claims that no one has ever been born, lived or died. It is this paradox that the Advaitin philosopher John Allen Grimes explores in this profound new work, skillfully combining biography with philosophical inquiry.
The Bowl of Saqi: A Sufi Book of Days
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Meditations
FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1922, The Bowl of Saqi is a collection of 366 aphorisms lovingly culled from the talks and personal notebooks of Hazrat Inayat Khan and arranged according to the days of the year, each aphorism serving as a meditation theme for the day.
One God, Many Worlds: Teachings of a Renewed Hasidism: A Festschrift in Honor of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism
In 2014, a number of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s students and colleagues were invited to contribute to a festschrift or commemorative volume in his honor. In this truly unique volume, each contributor updates or gives a new presentation to teachings by Reb Zalman’s own rebbes which he himself translated into English.
My Love Stands Behind a Wall: A Translation of the Song of Songs and Other Poems
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
“Netanel Miles-Yépez’ translations soar with the erotic ecstasy of holy desire, reminding us that knowing God isn’t only a matter of emptying out, but also a matter of merging with. His Song sings, and invites you to sing along.” — Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Embracing the Divine Feminine: Song of Songs Annotated and Explained
Living and Dying in Ancient Times: Death, Burial, and Mourning in Biblical Tradition
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 20,880. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Rituals & Practice
"Those already familiar with Simcha Paull Raphael’s classic study Jewish Views of the Afterlife will welcome this insightful essay that almost reads as a prerequisite to his previous work. Here the author presents a dual perspective, both historical and contemporary, and guides the reader through a fascinating maze of biblical and midrashic texts rigorously scrutinized and analysed."
Sufi Poetry: Prophecy and the Persian Sufi Poets
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Sufi
HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN was himself a poet and musician, uniquely qualified to talk about Sufi poetry from both an artistic and spiritual perspective. This slim book, simply entitled, Sufi Poetry, is a collection of talks by the master on the Persian Sufi poets and the mystical connection between poetry and prophecy.
Into My Garden: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's Legacy of Songs and Melodies: Volume I
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Jewish
Into My Garden: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's Legacy of Songs and Melodies: Volume I finally reveals Reb Zalman the musician and composer who many students around the world have been surprised to meet in the middle of a Shabbaton or a Jewish Renewal retreat.
Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice: A Collection of Practices from the World's Spiritual Traditions
Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ecumenism
Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice is a collection of articles on meditation and prayer in different spiritual traditions as taught by authentic teachers of those traditions. In each article, the author gives context for a foundational practice of their tradition and follows it with instructions for carrying out this practice.
Human — God’s Ineffable Name
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Although Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) is well-known today—as a philosopher, a Jewish theologian and a social activist—Heschel the poet is not. The 66 precious poems of Der Shem Ham’forash—Mentch, published in Warsaw in 1933, remained close to Heschel’s heart all of his life, and are now available in a new translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
The Geologist of the Soul: Talks on Rebbe-craft and Spiritual Leadership
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 36,120. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
In this series of talks, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi discusses Jewish spiritual leadership from the perspective of the Hasidic Rebbe, applying traditional Hasidic models and teachings to contemporary situations. He covers issues of identity for spiritual leaders, the teacher-student relationship, spiritual guidance and intercessory prayer.
The Crown of Solomon and Other Stories
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 31,820. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Ever since his novel, The Search Committee, I have been waiting anxiously for Rabbi Marc D. Angel's next work of fiction. The short story collection The Crown of Solomon and Other Stories was worth the wait! A unique and moving collection that allows the reader insight into Sephardic Jewry's rich heritage." — Naomi Ragen, Author of The Sister's Weiss and the Ghost of Hannah Mendes
InterSpiritual Meditation: A Seven-Step Process Drawn from the World's Spiritual Traditions
Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 71,310. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ecumenism
InterSpiritual Meditation is a universal process drawn from the world's spiritual traditions. It helps individuals to cultivate inner peace, wisdom, and compassion. Its seven-step process enables people of different spiritual practices to create engaged contemplative communities based on empathy, understanding, shared meditative experience, and compassionate service for the common good.
Mandala: Creating an Authentic Spiritual Path: An InterSpiritual Process
Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 66,760. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ecumenism
Edward Bastian's groundbreaking book, Mandala: Creating an Authentic Spiritual Path: An InterSpiritual Process, provides the reader with a profound tool for constructing and cultivating a personal spiritual path from the world’s collective spiritual wisdom, utilizing one's own preferences and learning styles to find the answers to our most profound questions.
God's Prayer: A Sacred Challenge to Humanity
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ecumenism
“Listening deeply to the inner voice, Michael Kagan has placed himself in his own and other traditions; he has listened to the outcry of our Mother the Earth, and is sensitive to the voice of the feminine presence. He shares with us here a ‘treasury debt’ issued from the Divine Source.” --- Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement
The Grief Journey and the Afterlife: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Rituals & Practice
"Simcha Paull Raphael is a skilled and compassionate guide to the terrain of grief. His elegant weaving of Jewish custom, psychological wisdom and visions of the afterlife provides an invaluable resource for anyone caring for Jewish mourners on their path from loss toward wholeness." --- Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, author of Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older: Finding Your Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife
The Garden of Mystic Love: Volume I: The Origin and Formation of the Great Sufi Orders
Price: $8.25 USD. Words: 110,700. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Sufi
The Garden of Mystic Love: The Origin and Formation of the Great Sufi Orders is Volume I of a history of Sufism from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the beginning of the 20th-century, with an emphasis on the Turkish Sufi legacy and the path of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order. Written from a Sufi perspective, this account of the "religion of the heart" is nothing less than an education in Sufism.
Gate to the Heart: A Manual of Contemplative Jewish Practice
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 28,910. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Rituals & Practice
"For me, Gate to the Heart is the one essential book by Reb Zalman. Although there are others that go into more depth and are more expansive on certain topics, none convey his authentic voice and brilliant creativity more that this one. It is the book that I want to carry with me at all times, a true vade mecum that one can consult again and again to renew one's spiritual practice."
The Risk of Sorrow: Conversations with Holocaust Survivor, Helen Handler
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
What can the few remaining survivors of the Holocaust teach us before they are gone? What is it that hasn’t yet been said? A high school teacher is given the opportunity to find out when one such survivor chooses her to preserve her final testament. In The Risk of Sorrow, Valerie Foster, takes us on a compelling journey through her complex relationship with Helen Handler, a survivor of Auschwitz.
God Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: An Essay on the 'Contraction' of God in Different Jewish Paradigms
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism
In this wide-ranging essay, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Netanel Miles-Yépez explore the profound implications of the kabbalistic idea of Tzimtzum, the 'contraction' of God that allows for Creation, through different paradigms of Jewish belief over the centuries, and look at its function in Judaism and Jewish practice today.
Foundations of the Fourth Turning of Hasidism: A Manifesto
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
Hasidism is a perennial movement of the spirit arising again and again through the centuries in various contemplative movements in Judaism. Among these have been three significant movements, or revolutionary "turnings" in Jewish consciousness that have significantly impacted future generations. In this little book, we are given an outline for a "Fourth Turning of Hasidism" which can renew Judaism.
Prayers: The Prayers and Remembrances of the Inayati Sufis
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Prayerbooks / General
This small booklet contains the Sufi prayers and remembrances of Hazrat Inayat Khan (1880-1927), the first Sufi to come to the West, and the founder of the first truly universalist Sufi lineage. The prayers in this edition have been edited and adapted from the originals for clarity in modern English and made gender inclusive for modern readers.
The King's Messenger: A Parable About Judaism
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Albion-Andalus Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
In The King's Messenger, Michael Kagan draws us into the world of the imagination and gives us an original parable about Judaism's long journey through the centuries that might have sprung from one of Judaism's classic storytellers of old. Although the parable itself is short, its message is profound and far-reaching. It is a teaching that will be read and read again, and passed on to others.


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