Odyssey Books & Resource Centre

Odyssey is one of Canada's largest and most diverse metaphysical stores. We offer specialized books, gifts, classes and services designed to increase awareness and enhance personal discovery, development and growth. Our knowledgeable, professional in-store experts can provide guidance, advice and personal recommendations. We offer a forum for discovery and interaction that encourages the exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas, all within a warm, open and inviting environment.



Calendar of Events
Click to view the November / December 2017 Calendar (PDF)

Click to view the September / October 2017 Calendar (PDF)

The November / December edition of the Calendar of Events is in store. 

You can register and pay for Courses and Sessions online, by phone or in person. Since the dates & times for Readings & Healings are constantly changing (as appointments are made) many customers prefer to contact the store directly to find out what is available. Once a date and time is booked we will ask you to prepay to guarantee your spot. This also entitles you to receive the lower price (listed in brackets). Appointments that have not been pre-paid may be cancelled (unless prior arrangements have been arranged).


SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - LEVEL II   Fay: Wednesday, Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9 7-10 pm  $250 ($225) 10 Classes


SHAMANIC HEALING CIRCLE   Lisa Parker & Alx P: Friday, September 8   7-8:30 pm  $22 ($18) NEW

The harmonious sounds of didjeridoo, singing bowls, drum s & rattles will transport you to a state of deep relaxation and inner awareness. The group will be then be participate in guided techniques to balance body, mind & spirit. Wear loose fitting clothes. Bring a mat.

LAWS-OF-LIFE PROGRAM   Fay: Wednesday., September 6, 13, 30, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8   7-10 pm  $250 ($225)  10 Classes

The 10 Laws-of-Life outlined in Dr. Phil McGraw’s book “Life Strategies” can help you identify the filters through which you view the world & the factors that drive your behaviours. The safe atmosphere of the group will support you in exploring issues that may arise & provide empowering strategies that can help you move forward with your life. 

POWER OF YOUR HIGHER SELF   Dan Mischuk: Sunday, September 10, 17, 24  1-4 pm  $70 ($60) 3 Classes

Your higher self knows your past, present and probable future from an expanded perspective. Use deep relaxation techniques to enhance your psychic sensitivity, improve dream recall & interpretation, eliminate restrictions, understand past life connections, connect with the Akashic records & discover life purpose.

REIKI – LEVEL I   Fay: Friday, September 15, 22  7-10 pm   $120 ($100)  2 Classes  Includes Manual & Certificate


AXIATONAL ALIGNMENT   Kelley Gaspar: Saturday, September 16   11 am-5 pm  $155 ($133) Includes Manual, Attunement & Certificate


SMUDGE & FEATHER   Linda Lee Purvis: Saturday, September 23  1-4 pm $44 ($39) Includes materials  NEW

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how smudging can clear energy. You will also learn the properties of various herbs that can be used to make traditional & contemporary smudge bundles so you can create several of your own as well as a smudge feather to use at home.

TAI CHI – 24 YANG FORM      Kelley Gaspar: Thursday, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21  7:45-9 pm  $144 ($120) 12 Classes   


MEDIUMSHIP – LEVEL I   Dorothy Clifford: Friday, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27   7-9 pm $120 ($100) 5 Classes


REIKI – LEVEL II   Kelley Gaspar: Saturday, September 30  9:30 am-5:30 pm   $175 ($150) Includes Manual & Certificate

Attunement initiates an intuitive awakening & acceleration of energies. In this class/Okuden learn the advanced techniques of Byosen, Reiki Mawashi, Enkaku Chiryo (scanning, group energy, distant healing fundamentals). Includes an introduction to the non-traditional use of healing vibration (singing bowls, ting-sha, etc.) and two Okuden symbols.  Practice includes participation in a group healing


WICCA  Tina Cooke Tuesday, August 29  7-9 pm  $18 ($15)

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT  Fay:  Tuesday, September 5  7-8:30 pm $12 ($10)

CHAKRA TUNEUP:  Lisa Parker:  Tuesday, September 12   7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)

HEALING & SOUND  Laura Buckley:  Tuesday, September 12  7-8:30 pm $12 ($10)

CRYSTAL MEDITATION Emylee Cuthbertson:  Monday, September 18   7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)

REIKI PRACTITIONERS’  FayTuesday, September 19   7-9 pm  $12 ($10)

CHANNELLED WRITING  Laura Buckley:  Tuesday, October 10  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)


TAROT CARD (60 minutes) Vicki Warner:  Sunday, August 27  $65 ($55)*  (some weekdays)

INTUITIVE SOUL-UTIONS (60 minutes) Sacha Williamson:  Saturday, September 9  $80 ($70)*  (some weekdays)

PSYCHIC (60 minutes) Dorothy Clifford:  Saturday, September 16  $80 ($70)*  (some weekdays)

GEMSTONE (45 minutes, with pendant) Emylee Cuthbertson:  Sunday, September 17  $60 ($50)* (some weekdays)

PSYCHIC MEDIUMSHIP (60 minutes) Nicole Brake:  Saturday, September 23  $80 ($70)*

AKASHIC RECORDS (45 minutes) Irma Haggith:  Saturday, September 30  $65 ($55)*

LIFE PATH TAROT (60 minutes) Heather Hill Gibson:  Sunday, October 1  $85 ($75)*  (some weekdays)

ANGEL & LIGHT BEINGS (45 minutes)   Kim Burns: By Appointment   $50 ($45)*  

ASTROLOGY (60 minutes, Birth Chart)   Dan Mischuk: By Appointment   $80 ($70)*


MASSAGE WITH REIKI & REFLEXOLOGY (60 minutes) Janiece Henderson:  By Appointment. Tues., Wed.  $80*

REFLEXOLOGY (60 minutes) Kelley Gaspar:  By Appointment  $60 ($50)*

REFLEXOLOGY WITH REIKI (60 minutes)  Lisa Parker: By Appointment. $60 ($50)*

REIKI SESSION (60 minutes) Kelley Gaspar:  By Appointment.  $70 ($60)*

CHAKRA EMPOWERMENT (75 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sunday, September 24  $110 ($95)*  (some weekdays)

RESTORATIVE BODY TUNING (75 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sunday, September 24  $105 ($95)*  (some weekdays)

SOUL-SHIFT DETOX TRILOGY (90 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sunday, September 24  $130 ($115)* (some weekdays)


If you are not a Member and would like to take advantage of our Monthly specials, $5.00 bonus vouchers & free gifts, sign up today. An annual membership is only $10.



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Thank you to everyone who took the time to post the reasons why you love Canada on our Facebook page. I wrote all your names down and used my pendulum to determine who should receive the book on Canada. Although we are all winners because we live in this beautiful country, Odyssey would like to congratulate   SHARLENE MOORE as the winner of our Canada 150 prize! We will leave it on the Hold shelf at Odyssey for you to pick up the next time you are in. Congratulations!

“We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful, bountiful country. Canadians are known around the world as being accepting, kind, generous and “free to be.” I am grateful that my ancestors chose Canada to be their home for it provided their future generations with the opportunities to live healthy, happy & prosperous lives”. Canada - you rock!    DEBBIE

 “There is no other country where I would like to live. We live in peace and comfort and are renowned for our compassion and easy going nature.  We do not live in fear for our lives and have incredible freedoms - of self and of voice.  Our wheel of the year takes us through a true turning from deep winter to abundant summer.  Where we live we are relatively unscathed by natural disaster and devastation”.  I LOVE CANADA!    KELLEY

 “I am truly grateful for living in this land we call Canada. For the opportunities, our health care, freedoms and welcoming diversity, to the people and the landscape. There might have a few jokes about us, like we say "sorry" a lot, but us Canadians stand out as being generally kind, considerate and peaceful. We might live in a colder climate, and live in igloos, but I celebrate Canada!”    LISA

 "I am grateful to live in a country where I feel liberated and free, as a woman, and as an expressive being, to be who I am. Canada is continuously teaching its inhabitants and the rest of the world, how to be accepting, loving and peaceful"    EMYLEE

  “This is my first Canada Day as a proud Canadian citizen, although I have been calling this fabulous country my Home for the past 11 years. It was an easy move to make, everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Congratulations to our Home and Native Land, the True North strong and free”. Thank you and brightest blessings.    JOY

  “Canada.... A place that invites you to explore, love, laugh and live in harmony”. I love Canada    SHANNON

  “I'm so grateful to be Canadian.  We are all truly blessed by the generosity, diversity & kindness of the people in this beautiful Country”.     LISA B


Spirit Rock is an affordable sanctuary created for those who need of a quiet place to relax, renew & recharge. Retreats takes place in a spacious log home located on 200 acres of forested land, 2 hours north/east of Odyssey (near Kaladar). Space can be rented individually, with a friend/partner or as a small group. The land heals & nurtures as you commune with nature, meditate, draw/paint, write, study, read & connect. Fees start at just $100 per night and discounts are available for longer stays.

Spiritual Teachers & Healers are invited to book space for their programs. You can rent the space and execute your own program or plan an event with the assistance of our Co-ordinators. Their years of experience as workshop facilitators can support you in planning an agenda, scheduling, promoting, taking bookings, food preparation, and more. While you focus on teaching, they can focus on the logistics.


We have put together a selection of retired CD demos and discontinued music inventory. For every $5.00 donated (100% of which will be donated to the Charities we support) you will be able to choose a free CD (or 2 cassettes). Check the basket each time you are in to see if there is something for you.


On occasion the name of one of our Odyssey Books Facebook fans is randomly chosen to receive a special treat (and absolutely no purchase is necessary). If you are selected, your name will be posted on the site and you can pick up your gift at the store. Click here to visit our Facebook page.


Let us join together collectively and focus our healing energies towards the areas of our wondrous planet that have been affected by disaster or trauma.

Please send your love along with white, gold and platinum light, and the healing energies with which you work to support those in need. If you use the violet flame to help transcend non-beneficial energies or are skilled at grid-work to help repair disconnected energy lines, your assistance is also required.

Let us also remember those in need of medical attention and healing, from the little children to the aged, from the citizens to the volunteer workers, from the pets and wild animals to the devastated landscape and sacred architecture of the area.

Let us pray that the medical experts and volunteer helpers are able to gain access to all areas in need; that supplies of water, food and clothing can reach all individuals; that the monies raised worldwide will be used efficiently & effectively to support healthy, livable communities; and that the people affected are blessed with hope for the future.

And may we pray for the thousands of dear souls who suffered as well as to those who have passed to another realm.

Let us pray that the countries of the world unify together to assist with whatever means they have in aiding areas of the planet that have been devastated by natural disasters & mis-guided human actions. And that in this unification, all citizens will realize that what is most important is to move toward a brighter future with more love, cooperation, acceptance & respect between nations and peoples, including the unseen and those from multi-dimensional existences.


COVR - Coalition of Visionary Retailers is a professional trade association that presents Awards for the industry’s best books, music and sidelines. In 2010, Odyssey was presented with the award for BEST WEBSITE. This was the first time a retail store had ever been recognized with this prestigious honour (in the past it had always been given to vendors or large publishers like Llewellyn). In addition, it was also the first time a Canadian business had been chosen.

The Award would not have been possible without the skill, talent and dedication of Leila Vey of New World Media Artist who redesigned our website in 2010 by adding new content, product categories, photos and a shopping cart. Lawren Purvis & Emylee Cuthbertson have continued to support the site with product additions and updates. At the time our beautiful, tabloid-size Calendar of Events designed by Linda Lee Purvis was also featured on the site.

Thanks to all of you for weaving your energetic thread into the tapestry of Odyssey and for playing an integral part in our community.


The following is a wonderful article that was written by East of the City Magazine columnist, Linda Lee Purvis.

"An inviting, celestial sun shines above the entrance to Odyssey Books & Resource Centre in the Courtyard in Pickering Village. It radiates with affirming warmth, welcoming patrons in search of illumination for their path to self-discovery. Inside its doors is a galaxy of specialty books and tools to guide spiritual travelers along their journey."


Click here to download a coupon you can use for free incense with your next purchase.


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