Karuna Publishing

Art, Music, Books, Video, and more by Amara Wahaba Karuna

Original Music, and Books by Amara

Heartbeart Nurturing Therapy

Heartbeart Nurturing Therapy addresses and heals the pain that many of us experienced as infants and in our birth process; especially the lack of enough skin to skin contact and breast feeding from our mothers after birth.


A version of inner child therapy, this technique works with accessing the infant self and memories still stored in our deep subconscious and cellular memory.  By using hypnotic induction, nurturing touch, invoking the Sacred, hearing another person's heartbeat and loving words, we open a direct channel back to that time and those experiences around birth.  


Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy

Healing Our Hearts, A Guide for Friends and Lovers


A handbook for trading Nurturing Therapy.  

This guide covers the everything needed to start to give and receive this deep therapy, including the basics of trading peer counseling, inner child work, nurturing with the voice and touch, staying centered and clear as a giver, and much more.



Heartbeat Book Review by Michael Sunanda 

"Amazingly sensitive & encouraging ways for healing our hearts...


HNT is such inspiring book for me & those into deeply aware, sensitive & supporting us healing our PTSD, old birth trauma, child- & sexual abuse, neglect & pains from any source.  She offers many ways to nurture people of any age relaxing & trust building for self healing in natural cooperative ways.  Its very graceful with amazing intuitive details about how we need caring to relax trusting opening up, maybe for first time ever.


It’s amazing awareness comes through her organized yet flexible ways to encourage relaxing, opening up letting go can be very healing. She shows gentle caring photos & beautiful goddess art inspiring our each other for healing hearts.  It's more for family, close friends & lovers than a business, but can be done by agreements to nurture both of us together at one."

Holding You Close CD- Healing Your Inner Child

This session can be used when alone, or ideally with a friend or therapist, either male or female. The friend simply holds you close while you both listen. In this process your inner infant can release painful emotions as needed, enjoy a deep sense of satisfaction, bliss and love, and create new and more loving relationship possibilities. Treat yourself to this restorative and transformative experience. The session is 50 minutes long.

by Amara Karuna


CD3 Holding You Close CD 50 minutes, $12


Sacred Nurturing Therapy addresses and heals the pain that many of us experienced as infants and in our birth process; especially the lack of enough skin to skin contact and breast feeding from our mothers after birth.

Using soft background music and male and female voices, this recording takes you on a gentle inner journey that has powerful and deep healing potential.


A version of inner child therapy, this session works with accessing the infant self and memories still stored in our deep subconscious and cellular memory. By using hypnotic induction, nurturing touch, invoking the Sacred, hearing another person's heartbeat and loving words, we open a direct channel back to that time and those experiences around birth. 


Recommended for anyone wanting more depth and satisfaction from relationships, and especially for anyone with eating disorders, addictions or fear of intimacy.

The Torus of Life Healing Meditation Book & eBook


            Using breath, visualization and simple slow movements, you activate the magnetic field that sustains your body, emotions and mind.  Pains and illness exist where energy is blocked or tangled, and has lost its rhythmic pattern.  This practice uses natural life force to penetrate the tissues that are out of alignment and restore their balance and rhythm. 


32 pages, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 ", softcover, full color $8.50 plus $3 shipping


By Amara Karuna

            This book offers a simple meditation and movement form for healing, energizing, and renewing the body and spirit. Lavishly illustrated in full color with clear instructions, this gives all you need to begin this potent practice immediately and find benefits from using it only a few minutes a day. 


Available as a paper book or ebook.


             The toroid shape or "torus" (a form like the outside of a donut) has many special properties. It is the template for the physical universe, and the natural flow of electromagnetic energy.  The electromagnetic fields of the earth and of the human body move in this shape, and it is reflected in many plants, weather patterns and other natural forms.  Working with the toroid shape in meditation can have quick and powerful effects on the mind and body. 


            This potent visualization meditation is effective for:

* Healing the physical body of pain and chronic illness

* Generating more aliveness and vitality

* Creating protection from destructive energies and diseases

* Combing energy blocks from the magnetic field around the body


            It can be done seated or lying still, or as a meditative standing movement Qi Gong form. 

Inside My Heart CD and Manual

Dances of Univeral Peace by Amara Karuna


Inside My Heart CD

CD1  72 minutes, $12


A compilation of interfaith, inspirational songs and original dances in the tradition of Dances of Universal Peace, by Amara Wahaba Karuna.  There are 26 songs, drawing from  the Christian, Goddess/Earth, Islamic, Sufi, Hebrew, HIndu and Native traditions.  

These uplifting tunes range from quiet and deeply meditative to rousing and playful.  They address themes of honoring the earth, emotional healing, devotional practice, peace and inner awareness. There are several lively Children's dances.

An accompanying manual of dance movements is available, as are the musical scores.

                      Inside My Heart Instruction Manual


$7 each, 8 ½ x 11", 64 pages


Amara is a dance leader and mentor, songwriter, counselor and teacher (Sheikha) in the Sufi tradition, following the lineage of Sufi Ruhaniat International.  She has led these dances locally and internationally for over 25 years.


Only Dancing Light- Love Songs for Mystics

The title cut sets a mystical tone of contemplation: “Looking through the door we both think of as you/…Inside gazing out, and I really looking in?/Just wondering about where you end and I begin”. The Divine beloved speaks in one cut saying “Are you looking for Me?/Meet me at your skin/Where I’m always loving you/Between outside and in”. 


Divine Beloveds invokes the names of many male and female deities from diverse traditions, with sensual vocals singing back and forth, like listening to the God and Goddess call each other by name: “Shiva/Shakti/ Govinda/Radhe/ Yah/Shekinah/ Danu/Cernunnos…” Playful, powerful and deep.

Inspirational Original Songs, available NOW!


by Amara Karuna

CD5 58 minutes, CD $12


The mystery of love, personal and transpersonal, is explored in these original spiritual songs. If you want to be reminded of the depth and beauty possible in the path of tantric spiritual relationship, this is for you. Amara sings with backup vocalists and guitar, percussion, piano and flute in a lovely mix of styles from danceable to lullabies. The lyrics range from deep poetry, in the spirit of Rumi, to simple chants.


The tunes are upbeat and hopeful as in Love’s Song: “Love’s song will heal you and nurture your soul/Love’s song will lead you in becoming whole” with lively guitar and an engaging beat. Some give inspiration on new ways of relating without jealousy, as in the rock’n Love Song for Today: “Nobody has to fight or lie/Nobody has to scream or cry/ Our version is compersion/Where everybody wins and love has no end.” 

We Like Questions- Children's Music CD and Book

Rhyming Games with Animal Names -

Musical CD and Interactive Sing-along Book


by Amara Karuna

CD 6  $10


The simple, catchy songs are easy to sing and make learning easy by using the intuitive, musical, poetic side of the brain.  Children will enjoy learning to recognize the names, images and sounds of over 35 animals, birds and insects such as a dog, cat, cow, frog, mouse, dove, otter, parrot, and bee.  


The young child is invited to answer the questions of Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?  Playful rhymes teach these ideas along with spatial concepts of Above, Below, Behind, In Front, Beside and Inside, and leave room for your own stories to unfold. 


  Sound effects of animal calls and sounds enhance each tune.  Sung by Amara Karuna and Robert Kelaghan.  The second 20 minutes are instrumental versions of the tunes, along with animal sounds, inviting creative dance and movement. For children aged 2-5 years.


This is a companion CD for the picture book "We Like Questions!"


The CD and book stand alone if purchased separately, but complement each other.  Both available through Amazon.com.  Visit our online store to purchase.

Written, illustrated and sung by Amara Karuna

Guitar and vocals by Robert Kelaghan


Children love to ask and answer questions!

This interactive book and CD set offers an amusing and educational tool for creative discussion with young children, when you want to do more than just read a story. Original, lively songs and big bright photographs of familiar animals and objects make learning fun. 


 Children will enjoy learning to recognize the names, images and sounds of over 35 animals, birds and insects such as a dog, cat, cow, frog, mouse, dove, otter, parrot, and bee.   The young reader is invited to answer the questions of Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?  Playful rhymes teach these ideas along with spatial concepts of Above, Below, Behind, In Front, Beside and Inside, and leave room for your own stories to unfold.


“Why is the toad in the middle of the road?” is one of the questions left open for the child to guess, inviting silly or serious ideas.   “Who do we know on top of the snow? It’s the crow!” 


 The book includes games for teachers and parents to use, such as matching the rhyming words and images with each other, and asking for the child to answer questions about the pictures in their own way.   “How could the snake be right beside the cake?”  


Photos of families doing familiar activities such as cooking together, shopping, reading and riding bikes include people of different racial backgrounds.  Excellent for young children aged 2 to 5, and remedial or “English as second language” students.  

60 pages, 8.5 x 8.5"

Yoniverse- Feminine Forms in Nature

This is a beautiful tantric visual feast honoring the Divine Feminine as She echoes human form in many natural erotic feminine images.  


Original photography by Amara includes close ups of sensual shells, delicate petals, plants, wood and stone, all similar in form to the human vulva and breasts. 


The images are complimented with meditative poetry.  


A perfect gift for the Goddesses in your life!


See the Movie Preview on Youtube


 "Your book Yoniverse astounded me. How it touched a deep place within me. It took my breath away. I felt adored and so very proud to be feminine.  Much appreciation!"

-Karin P, Pahoa, HI 


Much appreciation!
Love Karin



Sacred Presence- Songs for Loving Touch CD

by Amara Karuna


CD2 Sacred Presence CD 66 minutes - $12


Soft, vibrant, sensual and relaxing music for tantric loving, massage, and relaxation.  Each song is an extended journey exploring themes of love, opening, and the sacredness of intimacy.  Layered female vocals, soft guitar and keyboards create an experience of being washed by sweet sound waves.  The lyrics are lovely poetry and repetitive chants, such as "breathing deep, breathing slow, breathing love, letting go."  Perfect for setting a mood of loving and closeness.


It's OK to Talk About Sex

A Book by Amara's Mom!

A Guide for Parents of Newborns through Adolescence [Paperback]

Also available as an Ebook


by Jane Carney Schulze and Rolf Schulze


It's OK to Talk About Sex is drawn from the authors' real life experience in early childhood education, sex education, parenting and grandparenting. This is a thoughtful and authoritative guide to the gentle, formative power of confident and confiding communication between you and your child.


This book will leave you feeling clearer and more confident on ways to approach these sometimes awkward areas surrounding human sexuality so that you can guide your child from birth on, by building a close and trusting relationship.


The authors offer practical help for caregivers in maintaining open communication with their children about the often hidden but most important topic of sexuality. Illustrated, 130 pages.


Reviews. . .this informal but informative new book supports appropriate discussions about "where babies come from" and similar topics . . . . -- Dorothy Hewes, Ph.D., San Diego Association for the Education of Young Children, Aug. 2002

Discussing sexual questions and feelings with our children is a kind of preventive insurance policy we can provide . . . -- Planned Parenthood Federation, Vol. 8, No. 2, p.7.

Their ease and thoroughness at discussing topics from childhood games of "doctor" through the "challenging teenage years" is remarkable. -- Peoples Organic Food News, San Diego