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Please enjoy browsing through the items in our store. Through this online store you can order tickets for the annual benefit concert and meditations in MP3 format. Books by Carla Woody are linked directly to Amazon. You can also purchase artwork by Carla Woody through a link to her online art gallery.

Ten percent of profits from book sales and twenty percent of profits from artwork sales is donated to Kenosis Spirit Keepers, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, which seeks to preserve indigenous wisdom traditions in danger of decimation. In addition, a percentage of proceeds from all Kenosis programs is donated for programs providing cross-cultural exchange, education and community-building opportunities for indigenous peoples. When you register for Kenosis programs you also sponsor others.

Kenosis Spirit Keepers East Coast Benefit Concert 2014

To pay for the $16 advanced tickets to the benefit with a credit card, click Buy Now. If you're ordering more than one advanced ticket, be sure to change the Quantity and click Update Totals on the PayPal page. Also, on the PayPal order page, be sure to provide your mailing address and phone number just in case we need to contact you for any reason.

Bring your PayPal receipt to the event. This is your ticket.


Portals to the Vision Serpent cover


by Carla Woody

Available in trade paperback in North America, UK and Europe. The Kindle version is available in the UK, Europe, Japan, Brazil and India.

ISBN-13: 978-1-930192-03-4
Soft cover, 282 pages

Preston Johns Cadell is tormented. He attempts to outrun discontent and the void in his heart. His mother is hardly around. His father's origins and disappearance are shrouded by family secrets. His sole remembrance of his father is flying through the stars nestled in his arms.

Any comfort Preston derives is from an unseen advisor who teaches him of the invisible world. Now he is coming of age. Memories arrive from long ago when a brown-skinned woman cared for him. But she, too, vanished. Finding the buried remains of his father's altar, Preston must answer the draw to his destiny, to discover his lineage — even though he has no idea how or where it will lead him.

Portals to the Vision Serpent is a Hero's Journey into the realms of shamanism and the Maya world. Interwoven are the struggles of indigenous peoples to preserve their way of life and tragedies that often come from misunderstandings. Through a family saga of dark wounds and mystery, spiritual healing unfolds.

Editorial Reviews

The search to find one's True Self is a journey that often challenges cultural preconceptions and assumptions. Portals to the Vision Serpent takes this journey deep into the heart of the True People, delivering a story of longing and mystery woven like a story cloth between two worlds.

— Sharon Brown
Publisher, Sacred Fire Magazine

Bloodlines are story lines. In Portals to the Vision Serpent, Carla Woody invites the reader to explore the mysterious, ever-unfolding tale that each one must tell with our lives... one chapter at a time. Step into these pages. Invoke your true name. Re-member who you have always been.

— Jamie K. Reaser
Author of Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life and Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out

Portals to the Vision Serpent is a transcendent spiritual adventure of a soul's inner and outer journey into the rainforests of Guatemala and Mexico and brings awareness to the struggles of native people amidst the onslaught of cultural genocide.

— Matthew J. Pallamary
Author of Land Without Evil

Standing Stark cover

The Willingness to Engage

by Carla Woody

The gift we have been given is the one called possibility,
whose intent offers to tie all together,
creating strands of a whole life rather than a disintegrated one.

Currently available in trade paperback in North America. The Kindle version is available in the UK, Europe, Japan, Brazil and India. Watch for wider distribution soon.

ISBN 1-930192-02-9
Soft cover, 204 pages $14.95

With these words, Carla Woody sets the stage in this ground-breaking guide toward leading a rich, authentic life. This remarkable book not only offers means to engage with the more confounding encounters and paradoxical nature of the spiritual path, it suggests profound questions that accelerate growth.

Poetically relating mesmerizing stories and teachings, Woody incorporates her own decade-long, esoteric adventures with mystic Don Américo Yábar, her intensive work with others and the learning gained through the balance of community and solitude.

Navigating through such diverse geography as energy awareness, bliss states, dark nights and the challenges of everyday living, she presents ways to integrate the compassion of the heart with the clarity of a mind made wise. In this honest, explicit accounting, the committed spiritual traveler is empowered to develop their own capabilities toward nurturing a direct relationship with the Core Self -- and the Divine Presence that permeates everything.

Reader Reviews

The Core Self is the heart of every true religion and spiritual practice. Carla Woody teaches us to soar to new heights of consciousness and open magical portals into our Core Selves. Miraculously, she also addresses terrorism, environmental destruction, medical dilemmas, and other modern issues that distract so many of us from following our true paths. Standing Stark is a magnificent adventure, as well as a fascinating read!

— John Perkins
Author of Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation,
The Stress-Free Habit, and Spirit of the Shuar

Carla's easy, honest style of sharing spins us through this human story of a willingness to be fully human — the most sacred act we can ever achieve while being here on earth. She opens her heart to us page after page so that we, in turn, can experience feeling that wondrous gift of being wholeheartedly alive — in every moment — no matter what!

— Jacquelyn Small
Founder, Eupsychia Institute
Author of Psyche's Seeds, Awakening in Time, Becoming a Practical Mystic
and more

Our Spirits Home cover

Calling Our Spirits Home:
Gateways to Full Consciousness

by Carla Woody

Currently available in trade paperback in North America. Watch for wider distribution soon.

ISBN 1-930192-00-2
Soft cover, 217 pages $14.95

As people increasingly search for something more in our times, awakening toward spiritual consciousness has become prevalent. In that sparking, seekers often find themselves in the middle of something that turns their lives upside down with few people to turn toward for guidance through an often ecstatic, albeit confusing maze of possibilities. This book provides a look at the process that typically emerges for Everywoman and Everyman in that unfolding. Uniquely blending real-life examples, storytelling, mythology, world spiritual traditions and transformational modalities, it provides insights and tools for every phase of the journey.

Reader Reviews

Calling Our Spirits Home is truly an enlightening guidebook for anyone looking for directions and tools for expansion, growth and transformation. Carla's gentle words invite everyone on a journey to complete healing and fulfillment. Help yourself with this book and you will find your way home.

— Malidoma Somé
Author of Of Water and the Spirit

This is a pleasing and easily read story that tells what we must know and what we need to become to live in this new millennium. It is a spiritual map that offers paths to success in life. Take this book as your map and you will find the way that is right for you.

— Dr. Gay Luce
Founder, Nine Gates Mystery School
Author of Longer Life, More Joy and Body Time

MP3 Files

To order the Breath Meditations MP3 files, click the Buy Now button. After paying for the recordings with PayPal, you'll view a page where you can download the files directly to your computer.

Breath Meditations

by Carla Woody

Intended to accompany meditative practice, these recordings use the breath as a conduit to still spaces against a backdrop of Tibetan bells. Chakra Breathing is a tool to cleanse and vitalize the energy centers of the body. One explores our inner realms and guides expansion beyond our own boundaries to connection with all.

Two Downloadable MP3 Files, 37 minutes total, $10
Note: When you click the Buy Now button,
you'll immediately pay for and then download the files.

Carla Woody guides listeners through meditations designed to vitalize the chakras in order to "positively inform (listeners') thoughts and actions for this day and every day." Woody's smooth voice and slow, measured delivery marry nicely with the content. The soothing sounds of Tibetan bells play throughout Breath Meditations. Recommend to (anyone) looking for a meditation aid or, more simply, for the relaxation and healing this work can bring.

— Robin Ireland
New Age Retailer Magazine
Reviewed October 2000

Fine Art by Carla Woody

Twenty percent of profits from Carla's artwork sales is donated to Kenosis Spirit Keepers.

Carla's exploration of world traditions and immersion in Indigenous wisdom traditions has taken her to many other far-flung, remote places in the world. These influences and direct experience over many years with Indigenous Spirit Keepers naturally color her artwork. She is an artist who captures the essence of people and places through black/white photography, oil on canvas, and mixed media.

Several examples of her work are shown here. You can visit Carla Woody's site to view and order these pieces and other photography and oil paintings.

Passageways photo

by Carla Woody

Going Home Shungopavi picture

Going Home Shungopavi
by Carla Woody

Reflection picture

by Carla Woody

The Visitation picture

The Visitation
by Carla Woody

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