Books & DVDs about Spiritualism and Spirituality

The House of Wisdom: Yoga Spirituality of the East and West
Author:swami Dharmananda and Santoshan
Date: 27 May 2013

Swami Dharmananda and Santoshan
Foreword by Glyn Edwards
Paperback 223 pages
Published by Mantra Books
ISBN 978-1-846940-24-8
RRP £11.99

The House of Wisdom draws on a variety of great spiritual traditions to encourage personal transformation and creative and skilful living. The book’s first half covers starting out on the spiritual path, the challenges along the way and the yogic understanding of the authentic Self. The second half looks more closely at the yogic tradition, with crucial chapters on mantra, paths to the sacred and the classic eightfold path of yoga. Various exercises and practices for relaxation and discovering and harmonising the spiritual whole of ourselves are included.

An essential book for wiseful living today and integrating the whole. The House of Wisdom draws on a variety of profound insights to encourage personal growth and creative and skilful living. Learn about important areas of spirituality, the challenges along the way and transforming dimensions of the authentic Self. The House of Wisdom covers crucial chapters on indispensable spirituality, including the benefits of mantra, paths to the sacred, understanding the many facets of yourself and the classic Eightfold Path of Yoga. Various practical meditations and beneficial relaxation practices for discovering and harmonising the spiritual whole of yourself are also included.


“There was a lot to enjoy with this 223 page exciting and mind expanding guide ... I would recommend this eye-opening book to anyone who is drawn to this totally encompassing, multi-fold pathway of enlightenment.”
– Riki Frahmann, Mystic Living website.

“From this book one may well decide that Yogic tradition, both in its ancient and modern expression, has a lot to offer.”
– Sky, Amazon UK review.

“This goes to the heart of spiritual wisdom. It is destined to become an important classic.”
– Glyn Edwards, coauthor of ‘The Spirit World in Plain English’.

“An excellent book. The House of Wisdom is a real treasure-house of spiritual knowledge.”
– Priya Shakti (Julie Friedeberger), author of The Healing Power of Yoga.

“A helpful guide written by a well known teacher who has devoted her life to her own spiritual search.”
– Yoga and Health magazine.


Swami Dharmananda Saraswati Maharaj, is the director of the Dharma Centre for Yoga, Spiritual Awareness and Healing, and is renowned for being both an inspiring teacher and one of the most practical people in her field.

Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston) is an author and coauthor of several books on spiritual matters, has served as a council member of GreenSpirit, is the designer of GreenSpirit Magazine and studied world religions at King’s College London.