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Spanda Cards for the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Bridging Ancient Wisdom and Business Acumen

Published by Beyond Words
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Spanda (pronounced “spahn-da”) is a Sanskrit word meaning “the pulsation before creation.” This card deck contains spiritual messages to inspire creative energy during busy workdays.

Spanda | spahn?da | noun.

1. Sanskrit, meaning “the pulsation before creation”

2. a jolt of inspiration or aha moment that stirs us to action

Spanda Cards for the Entrepreneurial Spirit is the first desktop oracle to combine spiritual wisdom and business know-how. Designed help you connect you to your inner Spanda, these cards move you beyond habitual and reactive thinking and into a still and quiet mindset where creative leaps happen. If you need more inspiration, direction, and energy, pick up a Spanda card.

The aphorism on each card—created using a synthesis of ancient, ageless practices, current thinking in psychology and business, and the authors’ own insights and experiences—is the message you need in this moment to remove the veil from your business or life dilemmas. And the accompanying guidebook offers additional insights, explanations, and takeaways with short, actionable steps. You may even find the answer to a question you didn’t know to ask.

Like shaking a snow globe, Spanda Cards for the Entrepreneurial Spirit allows you to tumble around your thoughts and rearrange them into new ways of thinking. Discover how life sparkles with surprise and synchronicity when you tap into your Spanda.

Photograph by Kerry Kehoe

Andrea Adler, a serial entrepreneur known as the “Metphysical Marketer,” pioneered Holistic Marketing in the early ’80s. She is the founder of HolisticPR.com, an international speaker, workshop presenter, and consultant. She toured the world presenting her workshop, “The Tao of Marketing,” and has written more than fifty articles on holistic/spiritual marketing, many of which have been translated into multiple languages. Her three books on Holistic Marketing: PR for the Holistic Healer, Creating an Abundant Practice, and the winner of the Axiom Business Book Award, The Science of Spiritual Marketing: Initiation into Magnetism sell worldwide.

Photograph by Paul Margolis

Sheila Lewis is a writer, editor, and educational innovator who is passionate about personal transformation through meditation, creativity, and play. She has been teaching meditation and related workshops since 2005. She is the coauthor of My Calm Place, a fifty-card deck, and the pioneering parenting handbook Stress-Proofing Your Child, and the author of numerous publications for children and adults, including hundreds of badge programs for Girl Scouts USA and a national STEAM curriculum for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Children’s Aid Society. Sheila holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Boston University and an MA in Educational Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.