Spiritwalker | Connoisseur of consciousness | Explorer of Worlds | Bookbug | Teacher/Coach | Bread Baker | Pie Maker
Books have taught me to carry my own computer screen inside my mind that I can use to view and sometimes enter the landscape of another consciousness to experience and learn.
Books have taught me to read whatever lines go marching across their pages, but also to read between the lines and to understand implications as well as whatever the words are declaring.
Books have taught me to read quickly and fluently, to recognize boldness and timidity, to see bias and openness, to assess and to flex, to spot generalizations and value specificity, to appreciate good organization of information, and to think critically.
Books have taught me to treasure continuity and the possibility that their words could last for a thousand years—as opposed to those words that are here today and gone tomorrow because somebody pulled the plug on the computer.
Above all, books have taught me the power and value of a word… not just any old word, but the right word in the right place at the right time with the right tone… and its ability to transform and enlighten, because that’s what I want my books to do—to awaken, transform, and enlighten. I want them to create a sense of relaxation because something is now understood that was confusing before opening those pages. I want my books to make life easier, better, and to bring smiles of relief and clarity to all who read them.
PENNY KELLY is a writer, teacher, author, publisher, consultant, Naturopathic physician, and researcher of consciousness. Early in her career she was an engineer for Chrysler Corporation but left there in 1979 after a full, spontaneous awakening of kundalini to study the brain, consciousness, intelligence, intuition, and cognition. This was followed by 18 years of work as an educational consultant specializing in Accelerated and Brain-Compatible Teaching and Learning, working with both schools and corporations.
After purchasing acreage in 1987, she raised grapes for Welch Foods for a dozen years while also building Lily Hill Farm, now a large B&B. She worked with biophysicist Dr. Wm. Levengood for 15 years, studying materials from crop circles and animal mutilations, and researching plasma, energy and consciousness.
Penny maintains a global counseling and coaching practice, teaches a half-dozen courses in Developing Intuition, as well as courses in Organic Gardening, and Getting Well Again Naturally, and travels widely to speak and teach.
Penny holds a degree in Humanistic Studies from Wayne State University and a degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Clayton College of Natural Health. She has co-written or edited 23 books with others and has written nine books of her own, including, The Evolving Human; Robes – A Book of Coming Changes; Consciousness and Energy, Vol 1; Multi-dimensionality and A Theory of Consciousness; Consciousness and Energy, Vol 2, New Worlds of Energy; Consciousness and Energy, Vol 3, Religion, Sex, Power, and the Fall of Consciousness; Consciousness and Energy, Vol. 4, Trump, The Sting, The Catastrophe Cycle, and Consciousness; and many more.
My 10 Best
Kundalini, the Evolutionary Energy in Man by Gopi Krishna
In February 1979, I had a full, spontaneous awakening of kundalini that continued for many years. In the beginning, these episodes frightened me to my core and I was afraid I was going insane because a full kundalini experience removes all barriers in consciousness. The result is an ability to see, hear, know, and experience anything anywhere without limit. I was 31 years old, had never heard of kundalini, and had no idea such a massive event could occur in one’s life. This book, given to me a couple years after the start of kundalini, saved my life, my sanity, and gave me enough thread to hang onto until I learned how to handle a fully awakened consciousness. It helped start me on the path to studying brain function, perception, intelligence, and cognition, and it became an anchor that steadied me on my journey into the depths of consciousness.
Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder
This book came out in 1970 and I found it in 1979 when I was struggling with kundalini and the massive psychic abilities it opens in an individual. I am in love with science and it detailed the astounding scientific research into psychic ability that was going on across Europe and Russia – and had been going on for a number of years! It was enlightening to know that such abilities were being taken seriously, it was comforting to know that I wasn’t going insane, it was encouraging in terms of guiding me to research my own abilities, and it was exciting in terms of the implications. After reading it, I never doubted that our world was on a path to full development of our human potential, and that this potential was far greater and more diverse than we had ever dreamed.
The Holographic Universe
by Michael Talbot
Many people have read and learned from Michael Talbot’s wonderful book, including myself. Similar in some ways to Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, Talbot explores the nature of the world as a hologram, and goes on from there to examine some fascinating aspects of brain function, an array of paranormal abilities, things that we would term “miracles,” and descriptions of the world that blend the perspectives of science, spirit, and shaman, and call for a basic re-structuring of science as we know it.
When I read this book, it made me acutely aware of the gap between science and those – like myself – who had experienced unexplained phenomena and wanted explanations that made sense and fit the current understanding of science. I wanted explanations that could be used to build a better world, explanations that would steady me in the realms of consciousness that I was moving around in regularly. Without this acceptance and integration of consciousness into everyday science, I knew that we would not be able to advance to become the humans we were capable of becoming. Talbot’s book took us another step along that path. It encouraged people to forget the fairy dust and to focus on the unanswered questions.
The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
I first saw The Secret Life of Plants as a movie featuring the music of Stevie Wonder. This was in the first year after kundalini began. There must have been a grand total of ten people in the theater that night, but the movie, the music, and the messages provided a transformative experience that was one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments. It set the stage for my communication with plants and eventually expanded the world of intelligent beings I could see, hear, and work with. The result was a persistent joy and an ever-increasing connection to Mother Earth, her soils, her critters, the elements such as wind, rain, sun, and soil, and the intelligent beings known as devas that manage the world of nature.
More than anything else, this connection to Nature led to falling in love with the entire world, a love that continuously expanded to wrap around people, places, and situations that others often tried to avoid. My love affair with plants and animals has provided an ongoing sense of belonging and a profound humility and gratitude that I am part of such a “family.”
The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
by Joseph Chilton Pearce
This is the story of the awakening of consciousness in an American educator and his realization that every child was born to become a powerful, magical, capable human being with genius-level talents and abilities, but our child-rearing habits and educational system were destroying that destiny. I read this book because I had given birth to four beautiful children and had been amazed at how bright, intelligent, and capable they were… until they went off to school. The effect of school was so disastrous that, one by one, they became uncertain, afraid, and rebellious. This led me to pull our life together up by the roots in complete refusal to follow the beaten path… but once I did so, there was a mountain of criticism, no alternative path appeared, and I was on my own.
The great value of this book was that it let me know I was correct in my observations and it offered me the courage to move ahead and forge my own path. The result was coming to deeply understand the development of consciousness, and learning how to reconnect human beings to themselves.
The Nature of Personal Reality
by Jane Roberts
I received an entire set of “Seth” books in the early 2000s from a man in Florida who wrote, “I think you should read these because you are doing and living everything these books talk about.” I didn’t just read the books, I gobbled them and loved all of them, but this one spoke to me deeply. As my ability to work with kundalini and the amazing abilities of consciousness expanded, I worried that I was walking a dangerous path that might get out of control at any moment. However, this book not only talked about all the things I was doing, it backed up the conclusions I was coming to about the nature of reality and the gifts of an awakened consciousness. At that point in time, the New Age movement was becoming quite widespread and my assessment was that people were substituting one form of belief in magical thinking (religion) for another form of magical thinking (New Age), and no one was staying grounded in the real world. This book was very grounding, and I was deeply excited about the fact that if kundalini could unfold in me with no knowledge that this was possible and no preparation, then it had to be a built-in potential for all of humanity, meant to unfold us like seeds that sprout and take a very different form and function from how they began. This book not only affirmed that idea, it backed up many of the conclusions I had come to, giving me the strength to speak the truth about what I knew from personal experience.
The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East, Vol. 1-6 by Baird Spalding
One of my students left this set of books in my learning center, and they were the first books I had read in many years that presented me with new ideas of what was possible for humans. I was deeply stirred by this true story of a group of men who traveled to the Himalayas in the late 1890s, the Tibetan highlands, and even into the Mongolian desert, searching for evidence of ancient civilizations. Baird Spalding, the author of the books, is a stenographer for the group, and is completely transformed by the experience of meeting various people who claim to be hundreds of years old and are able to perform stunning feats of power that range from teleporting themselves from location to location, walking across a raging river on top of the water, to creating a circle of calm in the midst of a major snowstorm.
The messages in these books are too numerous to recount here, but one of them was the observation that humans would soon learn how to use the body with full mastery, and another was evidence that the timeline of history had been completely altered, which caught my attention and led to my interest some years later in the books by Anatoly Fomenko.
Anastasia and The Ringing Cedars, Vol. 1-9
by Vladimir Megre
I read the first book in the series, Anastasia, and discovered a modern, true saga of epic proportions taking place along the Ob River in the boreal forest of Russia.
Anastasia, a descendent of the ancient Vedic people, lives among the animals in the forest and is doing her utmost to help transform the consciousness of humanity. Not only is the story amazing, it is beyond inspiring in presenting knowledge that has been long lost to Western society as well as demonstrating what a fully developed human is capable of. I read this series, known as the Ringing Cedars series, at a time when everything in my life had fallen apart and I was unable to see how I was ever going to accomplish what I came here to do. However, as I read each book, I began to reorganize my thinking, renew my goals, and take heart at the thought that if one woman living alone in the distant forest of Siberia could take on the entire world and do what she could to change its direction and destiny, so could I. Win, lose, or draw doesn’t matter. What matters is doing what we can.
by Jane Sherwood
This is a small book originally begun in 1938 by a woman who was doing some automatic writing in an effort to get some answers to questions about our existence. She connected with someone who identified himself as “Scott” and who took over her pen. Over a number of sessions, he described his experience of dying in a war and then waking up on the other side of life. Since I have had numerous visits and experiences in other dimensions and places where life goes on, I loved the fact that this book is almost a perfect description for what I have found when going to look for family or friends who have died and are now living on the other side. My conclusion about death is that there is no such thing, nor is there a point at which we are finished evolving.
There were several tidbits of information that I learned while reading this, and the description of emotional energy and the development needed to move to higher spheres is priceless.
History: Fiction or Science? Vol. 1-2 by Anatoly Fomenko
What attracted me to Fomenko’s books was the outrageous claim that the story of Jesus Christ was not true. I was certain Fomenko was some New Age nut! However, in his books, Fomenko, a prestigious mathematician, not only presents very serious evidence that the story of Jesus is not accurate, he shows that the timeline of history is off—has been expanded—by 1,800-2,300 years. His books overflow with evidence of massive amounts of forgery and misinformation perpetrated by the Roman Church. The impact of his books was profound for me.
Over many years of teaching people to expand consciousness and become spiritually mature, I found religion to be a major stumbling block. These books provide a thoughtful foundation and process of inquiry that allows one to move into the new paradigm and a more expansive consciousness without the fears inherited from religion. Although there are many aspects that must be embraced in order to enjoy the promise of any paradigm, an accurate history, and a realistic belief system are among the major pillars that hold us together. We cannot see where we want to go without a clear picture of where we are now and how we got here, and Fomenko’s work does that and allows us to form the base of a new future.