Below please find lists of some of Lisa’s recommended Chakra, Women’s Energetics, and Trauma healing books. Please visit Lisa’s blog Mommy Mystic for more book suggestions.



Chakra Books

Some of Lisa’s favorites, each with a different slant.

Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Chakras, Cyndi Dale – an encyclopedic reference

Chakra Diaries, Becca Chopra – fictional account of chakra workshop

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing, Carolyn Myss – a classic in mind-body medicine

Eastern Body Western Mind, Anodea Judith – A psychological look at the chakras

Chakra Foods for Optimum Health: A Guide to the Foods That Can Improve Your Energy, Inspire Creative Changes, Open Your Heart, and Heal Body, Mind, and Spirit,  Deanna Minich – chakra nutrition

Creating on Purpose: The Spiritual Technology of Manifesting Through the Chakras, Anodea Judith and Lion Goodman – manifesting with the chakras

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, Cyndi Dale: Comprehensive guide to energy healing mappings and modalities that includes the chakras

The Intuition Guidebook: How To Safely and Wisely Use Your Sixth Sense, Cyndi Dale – intuition through the chakras

Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation,  Harish Johari – charkas from a Hindu yogic perspective

Awakening the Sacred Body, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche – chakras within the Bon Tibetan tradition




Women’s Energetics Books

Most of these are not solely books on energetics, but all include some information. Lisa does not endorse all information in these books, but with accessible women’s energetics resources hard to come by, these are a good place to start.

Energy Medicine for Women, Donna Eden – mind/body wellness exercises drawn from both meridian and chakra traditions

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Dr. Christiane Northrup – overall women’s health guide but includes some energy body mapping info

Womb Wisdom: Awakening the Creative and Forgotten Powers of the Feminine, Padma and Anaiya Aon Prakasha – focused on working with the sacral chakra in depth, including metaphysicaly

New Menopausal Years, Susan Weed – mostly herbal remedies but includes some kundalini-based changes that occur during this time

Earth Qi Gong for Women, Tina Chunna Zhang – focus on exercises for women’s lower tan dien (energy center), associated with the pelvic area

The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health, Linda Sparrowe – yoga and breathing exercises for menstruation, pregnancy, birth preparation, and menopause

Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, and Joy in the Female Body,  Tami Lynn Kent – deep exploration of the pelvic bowl from a physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual perspective

Kundalini: Divine Energy, Divine Life, Cyndi Dale – includes sections on the differences in kundalini awakening within both men and women

The Sorcerer’s Crossing, Taisha Abelar – teachings for women from the shamanic perspective of this unique tradition with a special emphasis on sexual history

The Second Ring of Power, Carlos Castaneda – teachings on women’s womb power, including the ‘winds of the womb’ from this particular shamanic (and controversial) tradition

Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism,  Judith Simmer-Brown – scholarly book that includes sections on Tibetan subtle body mappings

Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga, Sally Kempton – centered on the major female Hindu deities, not an energetics book per se, but the meditation practices do tie in to the subtle body

The Spiral Dance, Starhawk – a classic in feminist spirituality that includes energy teachings

The Woman’s Book of Healing, Diane Stein – many different forms of healing through a feminine lens

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine, Lama Tsultrim Allione – accessible feminine based practices drawn from Tibetan Buddhism


Sexual Trauma and Somatic Healing Resources
This is not a comprehensive list, but a good place to start.

The Breathe Network – non profit dedicated to holistic and trauma sensitive resources for sexual trauma survivors and those who work with them

Healing Trauma: Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body, Peter A. Levine – one of the founders of the somatic healing movement

Sexual Healing (CD), Peter Levine same author, guided work for sexual trauma healing from same author as above

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body, David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper – leaders in the trauma sensitive yoga movement

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Wendy Maltz – another approach

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life, Jasmin Lee Cori – mostly from a therapeutic angle, covers the impact of trauma and how to approach

Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience, Michaela Haas – features stories from individuals who have worked through many different kinds of trauma, and the science behind resilience

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing, David A. Treleaven – guide for making all contemplative practices trauma sensitive

Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict, Lama Tsutrim Allione – somatic and visual method for working with obstructive emotions in the body