Books by Lori Joan Swick


Dreaming ~ The Sacred Art

Drawing on sacred dreaming practices recorded in the world’s religions as well the study of dreaming as as psychological phenomenon by modern dream researchers and depth psychologists, this book provides a practical means of entering sacred dream space, dreaming as a sacred experience, interpreting dream as a sacred art, and preforming sacred dream work as a means of spiritual growth and personal fulfillment.

“Offers wise guidance to all who wish to deepen their relationship with dreams and unfold their transformative power.”

– Daniel Deslauriers, PhD, Professor of Transformative Leadership, California Institute of Integral Studies; co-author, Integral Dreaming: A Holistic Approach to Dreams.

Comfort and Mirth

Comfort and Mirth is a celebration and elevation of women’s traditional arts and ways of philosophizing. Camille Abernathy moves to Austin, Texas from Seattle in 1910 with her new husband – a dashing, older university professor. She devotes herself to his comfort and happiness by furnishing their home, cultivating the gardens, and bearing him sons. 

After Camille gets caught up in a social whirl of professor’s wives and cultural refinement, she becomes active in the community and squarely faces the social issues and hypocrisy of her time. Throughout these encounters and the austere opposition she faces in  giving birth and raising a daughter with special needs, she develops her own philosophy of life based on care, compassion, and reliance on her own instincts. Even more importantly, she discovers her own womanly wisdom, that is so profound, so deep, it is actually quite dark. 

“…a lovely story, with a fine sense of time and pace, a peachy surprise at the end, and a satisfying resonance that makes the reader want to savor it and thumb back through the pages.. and interesting and engrossing read.”

– Shelby Hearon, author of A Prince of a Fellow, The Second Dune, Ella in Bloomm, the Year of the Dog, and many others.

“Though the feminist struggle for equality is not a new topic, Swick approaches the subject with fervor and provocation. Her zeal, coupled with her lyrical prose, makes visceral the hardships suffered and bigotry endured by not only women but all minorities of that time .”

– Texas Books in Review