Praise for The Mystic Cookbook


“The Mystic Cookbook is absolutely enchanting. Beyond that, it’s an outrageously clever way to incorporate knowledge about nutrition, spiritual rituals, and your health. This book belongs on everyone’s bookshelf.”

–Caroline Myss, Author of Defy Gravity and Sacred Contracts

Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition.

“Thank you Denise and Meadow for this treasure of a book. We can connect with nature, spirit and family through the food and the ritual behind the food we eat daily. Read The Mystic Cookbook and see how you can transform your life through the simple act of cooking and eating!”

–Mariel Hemingway, Academy Award nominated actress and author of Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life

Growing up under the shadow of her famous grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, Mariel achieved early success as an actress but along with that came challenges that she eventually overcame. Her books, based on her life journey, give strategies to find balance. She’s also the author of a bestselling memoir Finding My Balance and Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out.

“This is a charming cookbook, written from a quirky and original point of view. Mothers and daughters should love it but, more importantly, it taps into something I have always believed, that cooking is the only remaining socially acceptable form of alchemy. I wish Denise and Meadow every success.”

-Joanne Harris, award-winning, bestselling author of Chocolat

Born to a French mother and an English father in her grandparents’ sweet shop, her family life was filled with food and folklore. Her great-grandmother enjoyed letting the gullible think she was a witch and healer.This environment played a key role as an adult in the development of her novels. Ms. Harris is the author of eight acclaimed novels (and two French cookbooks), including the well-loved, Chocolat (which was adapted into an oscar-nominated film with Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche, and Judi Dench). Her books are published in over 40 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. 

“This wonderful book celebrates the holy energy of food and how it blesses the body. I especially loved the sections on making your kitchen sacred, the mystical apron, and the recipes. A totally enjoyable, joyful read!”

–Judith Orloff M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, UCLA

Dr. Orloff is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller Emotional Freedom upon which a public television special was based.

“The Mystic Cookbook is a delicious, brilliant and captivating book that elevates preparing and eating food to the realm of the magical, mystical and sacred. This book provides a path to utilizing food to activate spiritual and metaphysical abilities. It has forever changed the way I view, cook and ingest food.”

–Arielle Ford, Author of Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships

Arielle’s career includes years as an author, TV lifestyle reporter, television producer, Sirius radio host, speaker, columnist, and blogger for the Huffington Post. As the president of The Ford Group, Arielle was widely recognized as America’s foremost book publicist and was instrumental in launching the careers of many New York Times bestselling authors. She’s been featured on The Today Show, CNN and countless major market morning and news shows across the country as well as USA Today, Los Angeles Times, O The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, and many more.

“Oh what a delight of a book. Combining beauty, flavor, and spirit into a daily sacrament called cooking and eating. Now THAT is what I call holy.”

–Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause 

Following a career as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology for over 25 years, Dr. Northrup has written books that have sold over 3 million copies in 20 languages. She is considered the word’s leading authority on womens’s health and well being. Dr. Northrup has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The View, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, 20/20, and The Dr. Oz Show.

“The Mystic Cookbook is a tour-de-force in mindful cooking and mindful eating. If you are looking for a way to bring meaning and focus to growing, preparing, cooking, and consuming food, this book is for you.  The mother/daughter team bring their spiritual and culinary experiences to bear to make this process mystical, in a way that enriches our lives and the lives of those around us. The recipes contained within are infused with stories and meaning, which creates in me an almost desperate desire to recreate all of the dishes. Highly recommended.”

–Brand Fortner Ph.D., Research Professor, author of Number by Colors.

Dr. Fortner previously held positions at NASA and at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Illinois, and he later endowed a chair in physics at that university. He is the former chief scientist of the intelligence exploitation group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and the founder of two scientific software companies.

“Denise and Meadow Linn have written a thought-provoking and intriguing spiritual cookbook that will transform how and what you eat. Infused with ancient and modern wisdom, The Mystic Cookbook will inspire you to better health.”

–Brian L. Weiss M.D., author of Many Lives, Many Masters

 A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, Brian L. Weiss M.D. is Chairman Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami.

“Meet your inner chef. Eat what you love. Create a Kitchen Altar. Making Gratitude Granola. Infusing Food with Prayers. Eating a Zen Meal. The Mystic Cookbook serves up a feast on every page – I love it!!!”

–Robert Holden Ph.D., author of Be Happy

Robert’s work has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, shown in 16 countries to more than 30 million television viewers. Robert is author of the bestselling books: Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success (formerly titled Success Intelligence) and Be Happy. He is a contributor to and also hosts a weekly radio show.

“The Mystic Cookbook is a delicious feast in a deep and soulful way. Filled with recipes, rituals, and endless reasons to fall in love with cooking and eating, you’ll be nourished by a whole new spiritual relationship with food, planning, sharing meals, and eating. I loved every bite of this book!”

–Cheryl Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Extreme Self-Care

Cheryl’s work has been covered widely in the media, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and O The Oprah Magazine. She spent a year as the team leader for the Lifestyle Makeover Series on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and she accompanied Ms. Winfrey on the “Live Your Best Life” nationwide tour.

“The Mystic Cookbook will transport you in so many ways—the luscious recipes, the mystery of spices, the vibrationary intention, the mood levitation, the celebration of spirit in food, the wisdom packed throughout its pages. This is truly a unique gem for the spiritually minded or the foodie, and everyone in between! Let Denise and Meadow take you on their magic carpet to gastronomical heaven!”

– Jackie Lapin, award-winning, bestselling author of Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques to Manifest Your Desires

Jackie is the world leader in educating, mentoring, and coaching people on Practical Conscious Creation. Her book, The Art of Conscious Creation: How You Can Transform the World was an Amazon No. 1 bestseller.

“Just when we thought eating was just for the body, Denise Linn and her daughter Meadow show us that it’s so much more than that . . . and in ways we never imagined! The Mystic Cookbook is not an ordinary cookbook—it’s actually food for the soul!”

–John Holland, Psychic Medium, author of Born Knowing and The Spirit Whisperer

John is an internationally renowned psychic medium and teacher. He’s been featured on The History Channel, A&E, Unsolved Mysteries, and Extra. He’s the author of the bestsellers, Power of the Soul, Born Knowing, Psychic Navigator, and 101 Ways to Jump-Start Your Intuition.

“Finally, a book on how the energy in food nourishes us! I totally resonate with the wisdom and love that Denise Linn and Meadow Linn have imbued in this groundbreaking work. They masterfully articulate a world of little-known truth about how to feed your soul with your meals. You will think differently about your food after you read this, and rise to a whole new level of dining. This rare and illuminating book is a must read for anyone who eats!”

– Alan Cohen, author of Enough Already: The Power of Radical Contentment

Alan Cohen is the author of 24 books and CDs, including the bestselling The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the award-winning A Deep Breath of Life, and the classic Are You as Happy as Your Dog? He is a contributing writer for the New York Times #1 bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, and his books have been translated into 24 languages. His work has been featured on, USA Today, The Washington Post, and 101 Top Experts.

“If you love to cook and are looking for the sacred connection between food and your soul, then this book is for you. Denise Linn has given us an incredible gift, a bridge that connects the vital part of our spiritual nature with nature itself. You’ll not only discover amazing recipes in The Mystic Cookbook, but you may even find yourself.”

–James F. Twyman, author of The Art of French Cooking

James F. Twyman is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 books, including Emissary of Light, The Moses Code, and The Barn Dance. In 1994 he put peace prayers from the 12 major religions to music and began traveling the world as “The Peace Troubadour,” often being invited by world leaders and peace organizations to perform the concert in countries at war.

“Food isn’t just nourishment, it is the thread that connects us to each other, and to the earth. In The Mystic Cookbook, Meadow and Denise Linn explore that thread as a source of spiritual learning and well-being. In it, you can feel them—mother and daughter, spiritual teacher and chef—learning from each other, and nurturing each other. It is a tenderhearted collaboration that sustains both belly and spirit.”

-Josh Viertel, sustainable food activist, former president of Slow Food USA

Josh Viertel, was previously president of Slow Food USA, a national non-profit organization that focuses on creating a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet. He previously worked for Yale University, where he was instrumental in the Yale Sustainable Food Project, which revamped the university’s food service to offer students a menu based on sustainable, local foods. Josh graduated from Harvard University with degrees in philosophy and literature. His passion is to build a social movement around food and farming that rebuilds local communities, mitigates social inequities, and provides greater access to good, clean, and fair food.

“To know Meadow and her mom Denise is to love them. The passion and joy with which they live every minute of their lives can be felt throughout the pages of this book. Meadow’s recipes are inspiring; you can taste the love that she—and now you, the reader—stirs into each dish. Because each recipe is told with a personal narrative, it’s as if Meadow is in the kitchen cooking alongside you: guiding your hand that seasons and chops, igniting your senses, and enlightening you with new ingredients and the memories they evoke. From Gratitude Granola to Prosperity Rice, the diverse recipes read with ease, honesty, and accessibility. And they are delightfully delicious! The Mystic Cookbook encourages us to rethink our perception of food and the role it plays in our life. So much more than subsistence, Meadow and Denise remind us that food—how we prepare it, how we enjoy it—can take us on a truly magical journey.”

–Samantha Barnes, Founder of Kitchen Kid and Culinary Coach

Samantha is a former middle school educator. Fascinated by her students’ love of cooking, yet discouraged by their unhealthy lunch choices in the cafeteria, Samantha was determined to merge her two passions – teaching and cooking. Samantha launched Kitchen Kid in 2006 with the hope of empowering young people to jump into the kitchen and get cooking!

“Never before has there been a time when humanity is in such dire need to remember what ancient cultures have known—that there is an innate consciousness in the food we eat that begs for our respect, reverence and responsibility. From the way we care for animals, to the way we harvest vegetables, we have forgotten that there is a mystical relationship between our food and our souls. Now for the first time this succulent wisdom that we have all been waiting for is here in this very book! Meadow Linn’s recipes are sure to delight the taste buds, as she and Denise weave the deep wisdom and truth of our mystical relationship between our food and ourselves. The world is hungry for such a book! Savor its magic and try to resist the urge to gobble up its pages in one sitting. This is a book that will be passed down from generation to generation with pride and wisdom.”

–Colette Baron Reid, author of the international bestseller The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life

Colette Baron-Reid is an internationally respected intuitive counselor, educator, and author. She has advised over 35,000 individual clients in 29 countries and has been featured on Dr. Phil, Oprah, and The Dr. Oz Show.

“The Mystic Cookbook is so much more than a cookbook or simply a mystic read. It’s a celebration of life on every level! Denise Linn’s signature charm and joie de vivre spring forth from the pages, and her daughter Meadow brings fresh warmth and enthusiasm to this compendium of yummy, wholesome recipes and wise mystic insight. Reading The Mystic Cookbook took me back to Leo Tolstoy’s classic essay, ‘What Is Art?’ in which he asserts that an artist can’t help but ‘infect’ his creation, and then the audience of that art is immediately infected by the contagious energy the artist has imprinted onto it. It is precisely this kind of alive, gorgeous energy that Denise and Meadow show you how to infuse into your cooking. Your meals are works of art, and you, as the artist, can create truly magical and transformative cuisine with the power of your vibrant, loving intention! As an additional layer of juicy deliciousness, The Mystic Cookbook itself is a work of art, thoroughly infused with the grace, joy and generosity of spirit of its authors—and no reader will escape becoming infected with the glorious energy of these two beautiful souls sharing their passion. This finger-licking-brilliant book will forever change your experience of food, cooking, and eating. Bon appetit!

–Lisa McCourt, Joy Trainer and author of Juicy Joy: 7 Simple Steps to Your Glorious, Gutsy Self

Lisa McCourt’s 34 books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide. Her newest book, Juicy Joy, teaches people to embrace “radical authenticity” to experience unbridled joy in life.

“Denise and Meadow have written a guide to achieving delicious good health that’s empowering, nourishing and sure to inspire your journey.”

-Terry Walters, author of Clean Food

 Terry is the bestselling author of Clean Food and Clean Start and is a James Beard Foundation award finalist and a recipient of the Nautilus Gold Book Award. Advocating the power of consuming natural, unprocessed foods, Terry helped fuel the Clean Eating movement into mainstream America.

“I am passionate about food . . . from the taste, texture, color, preparation, culture, sustainability, tradition, and way it’s served—mmmmmmm—it’s one of the ways I celebrate life! Appreciating the subtle and yet extreme relationship between the food we eat and the health of our bodies is crucial to living a conscious life. The Mystic Cookbook by Denise and Meadow Linn not only acknowledges this vital connection, but also it paves the way for experiencing food and cooking like you’ve never experienced before. This is more than a delicious book, it’s a way to deeply love yourself!”

–Dr. Darren R. Weissman, holistic physician and developer of The LifeLine Technique®

Dr. Weissman is an internationally renowned physician and bestselling author of The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude: An Evolutionary Journey to Awakening Your Spirit. Dr.Weissman is a contributing author in Dr. Masaru Emoto’s most recent bestselling book, The Healing Power of Water. Dr. Weissman can also be seen in the films, Beyond Belief and The Truth. He has practiced holistic medicine for 18 years and opened The Way to Optimal Health Medical Center in Northbrook, Illinois in 1999.

“I love Denise Linn, I love her teachings, I love her books and I definitely love the meals she has prepared for me in her beautiful home where she combines the best ingredients with the most creative presentations. The Mystic Cookbook combines Denise’s culinary imagination and connection with sacred rituals together with the culinary talent of her daughter Meadow in presenting meals that delight the senses in every way. I am so delighted that the Linns have brought out a book to show us all how to create sacred meals using conscious cooking and artistic delight.”

–Lynne Franks, author, entrepreneur and founder of the SEED empowerment programs for women

Lynne has a communication reach that stretches across the world. As a high-profile businesswoman, author of six books, she is either featured in or writes for many of the UK’s top publications, as well as regularly appearing in international media, television and radio, speaking on the subjects of social change, consumer patterns, corporate responsibility, and women in business.

“This lovely book is refreshingly down-to-earth, yet amazingly heavenly. Beautiful food prepared with grace and eaten with gratitude is transforming. It feeds the soul in wondrous ways—it is truly love in action. I’ve had the honor of savoring some of these gorgeous meals with this splendid mother and daughter combo. Both the food and the company were truly uplifting and inspiring. I can’t wait to share these delightful recipes with my loved ones. I highly recommend this book. It will change your life! Thank you Denise and Meadow for your ground-breaking book!”

–Marika Borg, author of Everyday is a Gift (co-author Robert Holden)

Marika is an international motivational speaker, author, editor, and trainer. She runs professional Life Skills, Business & Executive Coaching trainings, and professional Enneagram-teacher-trainings. Marika has written several books and hundreds of magazine articles in her native Finnish language as well as co-authoring Be Happy with Robert Holden. She is a leading expert on subjects like success coaching, stress-management, embracing change, building healthy teams, and true leadership.

“This magical book acknowledges that food is much more than nutrition. The Mystic Cookbook reminds us, with legend and anecdote, that our human fare is a powerful tool for making our lives ever so much richer. In reading it I get a strong sense of the connection between people, who, in the act of sharing food, are sharing their lives, their love, and their kinship with the earth. You’ll love this book!

–Heather Fortner, author of The Limu Eater: A Cookbook of Edible Hawaiian Seaweed

Heather started her career as a commercial fisherman in Hawaii, and eventually she became a ship’s officer and holds a Masters License in the US merchant marine, a title held by only a handful of women worldwide. In addition to her passion for eating seaweed, she is a renowned artist, specializing in the Japanese art of fish and nature printing called, Gyotaku. Her work has appeared at the National Aquarium, and she is the owner of the Orchid Street Studio.

“After breeding top winning, top ranked French Bulldogs for over 20 years, I know what it takes for a dog to have winning conformation and a top show attitude. A spectacular pedigree, good looks, and charisma of course, are part of it, but a dog has to be well-nourished, physically and spiritually, to do his or her best. My husband cooks for our dogs and he swears that the techniques presented in The Mystic Cookbook are also great for preparing meals for animals. Denise and Meadow Linn have created a “winning” cookbook that will not only bring pleasure and vitality into your meals, but to your animal companion’s food as well. ‘Thumbs Up,’ make that ‘Paws Up!’ to The Mystic Cookbook!”

–Kathy Dannel Vitcak, author of The French Bulldog: An Owner’s Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet

Throughout her long and productive career, Kathy has raised numerous top-ranked champion French bulldogs (including both of Martha Stewart’s Frenchies) and wrote one of the preeminent books on the breed. She has also created a line of organic dog products, sold under The Blissful Dog brand.

“Powerful! Insightful! Delicious! In a style that is both delightful and enlightening, Denise Linn and Meadow Linn give us the much needed missing link between our consciousness and the food we eat every day. From our past lives and subconscious beliefs to our personal power and spiritual growth, The Mystic Cookbook delves into the incredible energetic and spiritual miracles that come from conscious self-sustenance. This is the ultimate guide to nourishing yourself and the planet in every way—mind, body, and soul. The remarkable insights and exercises—as well as the glorious, mouth-watering recipes—will not only transform your relationship with food and eating, but will also be sure to warm your soul, raise your vibration, and bring about delightful miracles in all areas of your life.”

–Sandra Anne Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Quantum Success

For more than 25 years, Sandra has been a counselor in a private psychology practice, working with individuals in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationship issues. Her Quantum Life Coaching program offers powerful techniques for connecting spirit, mind, and manifestation. Sandra has appeared in several movies, including Beyond Belief and The Truth. She’s been interviewed on television and radio around the world and in many national magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Woman’s World, Family Circle, Redbook and Success Magazine. Her five books are available in 24 languages.

“The Mystic Cookbook is no ordinary cookbook. What really impressed me about this important book is how Denise and Meadow Linn have taken a holistic approach to food, encouraging us to engage all our senses in our food choices. I was so grateful to finally read a book on food and nutrition that did not involve instilling fear around eating certain foods! Instead, Denise and Meadow recognize the importance of our emotional feelings towards the foods we eat, and how these emotions can affect our body’s reaction to these foods. The Mystic Cookbook was a joy for me to read as I resonated deeply with the principles shared and shall be referring to it over and over!”

–Anita Moorjani, author of New York Times bestselling Dying to Be Me

 Anita was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and doctors told her family she was just hours away from death. It was at this point that she “crossed over” and then returned again into this world with a clearer understanding of her life and purpose on earth. This understanding subsequently led to a total recovery of her health and the creation of her New York Times bestselling book Dying to be Me.

“As a working chef, I have always known instinctively that caring about food matters enormously. Where it comes from, who grew it, how it is handled in the kitchen and the cook’s focus and intent make a huge difference. I know for a fact that a happy cook makes wonderful food. The Mystic Cookbook takes the idea that you actually are all of what you eat, and runs with it. It will challenge you to examine your beliefs about what food truly is and its potential to transform us, even as we transform it. As a bonus, the Linns have created a solid cookbook packed with deliciously eclectic feasts, practical advice, passion and creativity. It is a fascinating and inspiring read—alive with the sheer joy of cooking with blessings and love.

–Chef Deborah Schneider, author of Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta

Nominated for a coveted 2009 James Beard Foundation Award for her cookbook Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta, and dubbed by Bon Appetit Magazine, “The reigning queen of San Diego chefs,” Deborah is also the author of William-Sonoma’s Essentials of Latin Cooking, and many others. Chef Deborah is the Executive Chef of SOL Cocina in Newport Beach, California and Scottsdale, Arizona.

“I can’t express how much I enjoyed reading this book. As a trained scientist who embraces spirit, I can fully appreciate both the logic and sentiment of creating meals with love. This book has created a seismic shift in me and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to prepare a meal again without creating the right space and holding a specific intention as I chop, cook, and serve. Thank you Denise and Meadow for creating this wonderful offering.”

–David R Hamilton Ph.D., bestselling author of How Your Mind can Heal Your Body

 Dr. Hamilton acquired an honors degree in biological and medical chemistry and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He subsequently worked for 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, his research into the mind-body connection ultimately led him to leave the pharmaceutical industry, upon which time David co-founded the international relief charity Spirit Aid Foundation and served as a director for two years. While writing his first book, David taught chemistry and ecology at James Watt College of Further and Higher Education and tutored chemistry at Glasgow University. Now a bestselling author of six books, he offers talks and workshops that fuse science, the mind, and spiritual wisdom.

“Pure enchantment! This unique culinary journey will deliver delight and ecstasy to your tastebuds, energy and balance to your body, and joy and love to your precious spirit. The Mystic Cookbook truly transforms your dining experience into an extraordinary, magical adventure. This book is outstanding!”

–Denise Marek, Author of CALM and co-author of The Keys

Denise is known as The Worry Management Expert. An international speaker, author of CALM: A Proven Four-Step Process Designed Specifically for Women Who Worry, co-author (with Sharon Quirt) of The Keys, and television personality, she has helped thousands of individuals to eliminate worry and systematically create lasting changes in attitudes, actions, teamwork, and relationships.

“What an amazing book . . . I loved it! The exercises, the recipes, and the sheer love that has been poured into this book is incredible. I love how Denise and Meadow have shared their culinary talents to help everyone change the way that they look at and experience food. It’s so insightful and has had a powerful impact on me. For someone who has had a dislike of being in the kitchen, I am now [after reading The Mystic Cookbook] preparing and cooking for friends and family, and I have also lost weight, just by following the exercises and embracing this into my life. Incredible! I wished I had discovered this book years ago.”

–Lisa Williams, author of Survival of the Soul and star of two Lifetime television series

 Lisa is an internationally acclaimed medium and clairvoyant with an amazing ability to communicate with loved ones and friends who have passed on to the “other side.” Born in England, Williams was discovered by Merv Griffin and introduced to audiences through two seasons of her own hit show Lisa Williams, Life Among the Dead. Her second series, Voices from the Other Side, premiered on Lifetime in October 2008. Additionally, she’s had appearances on Oprah, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“If you love to eat, pray and be inspired to celebrate your soul. The Mystic Cookbook is here to do that. Denise and Meadow have written a book that opens the depths of our awareness about food, energy and love. This invaluable cookbook helps bridge the gap between the mind, body and spirit. Your soul will awaken with all the great rituals and recipes in this book. WOW! A must read for all!”

–Gary Quinn, best selling Intuitive Life Coach, author of Living in the Spiritual Zone and May The Angels Be With You.

“Through the loving synergy of mother and daughter, Denise and Meadow have gifted us with an amazing awareness of culinary consciousness and divine dining. From the energetic properties of food, to the importance of the feng shui and space clearing of your kitchen, this fascinating and thought-provoking book will teach you that HOW you eat is just as important as WHAT you eat. Once you’ve read The Mystic Cookbook and sampled its delicious recipes, you’ll never look at food, cooking, and dining the same way again. I highly recommend it!”

–Cathleen McCandless, author of Feng Shui that Makes Sense: Easy Ways to Create a Home that Feels as Good as it Looks

Cathleen is an author, teacher, and speaker. With over twenty years experience, Cathleen’s unique, no-nonsense and practical approach to feng shui has been featured in many publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Diego Union Tribune, the Denver Post, the Houston Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times. Cathleen’s radio and television appearances include everything from prime-time newscasts to a starring role in the nation-wide television series, Feng Shui Living.

“The Mystic Cookbook is a sumptuous adventure into the ancient and sacred realm of preparing food, nourishing our bodies, and giving thanks. It will engage all of your senses and leave you feeling powerful, sensual, and divinely connected. Highly recommended. This book will change your life!”

–Amber Leigh Salisbury, author of Do Something That Scares You: A 21-Day Call to Courage

Amber is considered one of the premier personal coaches in the world. She has lead workshops in 18 countries and has worked with individual clients throughout the world.

“I am overjoyed to find The Mystic Cookbook. Denise and Meadow remind us that our relationship to food is an incredible path to living and eating holistically. If you are calling in a conscious connection to food on every level . . . run, don’t walk and get this book! It will change your life.”

–Cynthia James, author of What Will Set You Free and Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence: Practical Tools for Empowered Living

Cynthia James combines the creative arts with innovative therapeutic techniques in her seminars, including facilitating the message of her award-winning book, What Will Set You Free as a workshop to women in prison.

“Preparing and savoring food is a spiritual experience that sometimes gets lost in the chaos of our busy lives. Denise and her daughter Meadow have cooked up the perfect book to awaken us to what real nourishment is all about, providing healthful, delicious recipes that nurture both body and soul.”

–Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

This distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. After graduating magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School, where she completed post-doctoral training in cancer cell biology. Her first faculty position was at the Tufts University College of Medicine in Boston. 

In the early 1980′s Dr. Borysenko co-founded a Mind/Body clinic, became licensed as a psychologist, and was appointed instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Her years of clinical experience and research culminated in the 1987 publication of the New York Times bestseller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. She is the author or co-author of 13 other books and numerous audio and video programs, including the Public Television special Inner Peace for Busy People.

“Most of us understand that food is energy fuel, but few of us get that food has its own spiritual energy—it has a vibration—and we can affect that vibration. What Denise and Meadow are offering is a fully sacred approach to how we produce, prepare and perceive our food—this will be a paradigm shaker for plenty of us. The Mystic Cookbook is an invitation to infuse our food and eating with conscious awareness—it’s the missing piece of the food revolution that’s underway.”

-Danielle LaPorte, author of The Fire Starter Sessions

 An inspirational speaker and business strategist, Danielle is the creator of the online program The Spark Kit: A Digital Experience for Entrepreneurs and co-author of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan.

In her early years, Danielle co-ran The Body Shop Canada’s Department of Social Inventions in which they refurbished Romanian orphanages, ran recycling programs, and more. She was also was the Executive Director of a Washington D.C. think tank where she managed a team of analysts to create future scenarios for clients such as the Pentagon, IBM, and the State of the World Forum. She’s been featured in,, Elle, Body + Soul, Vogue Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, and numerous talk shows.

“Food is not just nutrients for the body . . . it is so much more. It can carry memories of the past and can even have hidden emotional associations that can affect you every time you eat. There are many ways to delve deeper into the soul . . . and the food you eat can be one catalyst to discover and face the hidden parts of your being. The Mystic Cookbook opens the door to using the deeper energies of food for healing and transformation. I highly recommend this book!”

–Debbie Ford, the national bestselling author of The Dark Side of Light Chasers

 Debbie has been featured on Oprah, Larry King LIVE!, Good Morning America, and The Big Idea. Recently, Debbie released her eighth book, The Shadow Effect, co-written with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson. Inspired by Oprah’s commitment to educate girls, Debbie and her son Beau are building a school in the rural parts of Uganda. This effort led to the creation of The Global Heart of Integrative Coaching, a nonprofit organization on whose board Debbie serves as Chairman.

“From the moment we are born, we look for a big hug, a smiling face and our first meal. As we get older we wonder why we’re always hungry for more. It’s easy to feed our bodies and satisfy those hunger pains but not as simple to nourish our soul and spiritual appetite. We are becoming more aware that food is our medicine and our thoughts create our future. Denise and Meadow have creatively compiled recipes that will feed us on every level. If your body or soul has a craving for something delicious and inspirational, there’s a recipe in this book that will gratify both.”

–Leon Nacson, author of A Stream of Dreams

Leon is one of the pioneers of the self-help movement in Australia and has built a worldwide reputation. He is the author of nine books and his current international bestseller A Stream of Dreams has been translated into four languages.

“The Mystic Cookbook transforms our relationship with our food from ordinary to extraordinary. Denise and Meadow Linn offer us a sumptuous feast of ways to soulfully bless and be nurtured by the abundant bounty of Mother Earth.”

–Terah Kathryn Collins, bestselling author of The Western Guide to Feng Shui

 Terah Kathryn Collins is a bestselling author and the founder of the Western School of Feng Shui®. She is also the originator of Essential Feng Shui®, which focuses on the many valuable applications feng shui has in our Western culture while honoring the essence of its Eastern heritage. Her six books on the subject have sold over a million copies. More than 1500 people from 26 countries have taken her feng shui course. Featured on the PBS Body and Soul TV series, Terah has spoken on Essential Feng Shui® worldwide.

“The Mystic Cookbook is the most fascinating and enlightening book about food I have ever read. Whether you love to cook or love to eat, this ultimate guide to transcendent and ecstatic culinary experiences will transform your relationship with food.”

–Barbara Carrellas, author of Ecstasy is Necessary and Urban Tantra

Barbara is an author, sex educator, and certified sexologist, accredited through the American College of Sexologists. She has lectured at such prestigious institutions as Vassar College and Barnard College. Her pioneering Urban Tantra® workshops were named best in New York City by TimeOut New York Magazine. She is also the co-founder of Erotic Awakening, a groundbreaking series of workshops which tour the United States and Australia.

“Denise and Meadow Linn have written a beautiful book that reveals the secret ingredients to preparing, serving, and eating sacred meals. The recipes and wisdom within these pages will satisfy even the hungriest of souls.”

–Michael J. Chase, Founder of The Kindness Center and author of Am I Being Kind

In 2007, following a life-changing epiphany, Michael ended an award-winning photography career to found The Kindness Center. After gaining extensive media attention for his 24 hours of kindness event, he quickly became a sought-after speaker and workshop leader throughout the world. Whether presenting in a classroom, boardroom, or on stage in front of thousands, his message of hope impacts countless lives each year.

“This is a deliciously satisfying book that feeds the body, mind, and spirit. Meadow and Denise’s book opens a new world on how to think, love, enjoy and even heal yourself on a physical, emotional and even spiritual level, with one of the most enjoyable things in life – real delicious food! This book will transform your life.”

- Laura Lynn Klein, Co-Founder and Publisher of and TV Host

Laura is a trained chef with roots in the organic food movement. She has been featured in O The Oprah Magazine, The Food Network, Women’s World, and Malibu Times. In addition, she blogs for The Huffington Post.

“Little did I know when I first met Meadow as a young teenager in London and Australia that she would be become the dedicated and passionate cook that she is today, first pursuing her dream in France to explore and acquire the skills and understanding of what food is about, then bringing it back to her home in the States to work with Denise, write her own column, spreading the word. Over the years I have loved and respected the work that Denise was doing as an inspirational and loving teacher and guide and here they are working together to produce this very special book. We are indeed blessed with the fruits of their partnership as they share with us what they do best so that we can be inspired, learn and delight in their offerings to us…Cooking is about transformation…when done with love, the results are awesome- you could say mystical…which is why I can recommend The Mystic Cookbook…the secret alchemy of food.”

–Babette Hayes renowned Australian author of 16 books including The Australian Cookbook, Babette Hayes Talks about Food and The Babette Hayes Cookbook

Respected for her work in promoting quality design through her pages in Belle, Vogue Living, House & Garden, Babette Hayes, the principal of Babette Hayes Design, has been working with clients, architects, builders and developers for the past 40 years as an interior designer/decorator and color consultant, as well as publishing numerous books and presenting lectures.

“The Mystic Cookbook takes our concept of food to new heights! Food can be a delicious portal to a divine experience that nurtures not only the body but also the soul. Denise and Meadow Linn take the reader on a journey to experience the secret alchemy of food – from its initial preparation to its delicious enjoyment. I love this book. There is something for everyone in this book. For those who love to eat, the book is filled with mouth-watering recipes like: Seckel Pears in Mulled Red Wine, Smoked Salmon Crostini, Curried Carrot and Apple Soup, Mayan Mystery Guacamole, Egg Salad Tartine, Baked Apples with Brandied Walnuts and Raisins, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, and Hawaiian Rainbow Kebabs. For those who love to cook—or find themselves designated as the cook—Denise and Meadow show that by learning to cook with joy, food can be turned into wholesome and scrumptious meals. For those wanting guidance on how to arrange their kitchens and dining rooms for the most magical and memorable cooking and eating experiences, Denise Linn, founder of the largest feng shui school in America, helps the reader transform their kitchen into sacred space. For those on a spiritual path, spiritual development is frequently linked to one’s diet. The Mystic Cookbook introduces the reader to practices that bring a spirit of appreciation for one’s food, oneself, one’s family and friends. Our bodies are our temples, and by honoring the body with wholesome food offerings prepared with care, we can heighten our energetic frequency and our connection to spirit. Ultimately, our reverence for the food we eat reflects and enhances a reverence for the Earth and ourselves. The Mystic Cookbook explores the subtle energies in food and teaches you how you can experience and transform these energies to heighten your dining experience, your health and your connection to the sacred. From using sacred chants and pyramids to raise the vibratory frequency food, to understanding how your childhood memories (and even past lives) can influence your present day perceptions, the book takes the reader on an enlightening journey of discovery. As someone who has been lucky enough to experience a delectable meal created by Meadow Linn – I know that her “Mythic Meals” linger deliciously on one’s taste buds for years afterwards. What a treat that she is now sharing her gift and bringing some of her secrets of how to be a “Mystic Chef” to others. I know you will love this book as well as the meals that you will be encouraged to make yourself in a spirit of joy, good health and a soul filled way to bring a little heaven to Earth. Bon appetit!”

–Catriona MacGregor, author of Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth, which won a Gold Medal from the Nautilus Book Awards

Catriona is the co-author of Healing the Heart of the World: Harnessing the Power of Intention to Change Your Life and the Planet, along with Carolyn Myss, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Masaru Emoto, Fritjof Capra, Thich Nhat Hanh, among others. Catriona’s work has been covered in Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, NPR Radio, The Shirley MacLaine Radio Show, NPR, and the Today Show and she also leads vision quests in various places around the world.