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 May / June 2017 Calendar (PDF)

Click to view May / June 2017 Readers and Healers (PDF)
Click to view March / April 2017 Calendar (PDF)

The May/June 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).


WIRE-WRAPPING GEMSTONES – ADVANCED    Kelley Gaspar: Monday, May 29  7-10 pm   $50 ($40) Includes Materials for Three Projects   NEW 

In this hands-on workshop you will learn 3 advanced techniques including basket style wrap.  Pre-requisite - Wire-Wrapping Gemstones. Bring pliers. 

ANIMAL REIKI   Fay: Wednesday, May 31, TBA  7-10 pm   $70 ($60) 2 Classes   Includes Handouts

Animals require a different approach when they receive Reiki. In this class you’ll develop intuitive communication skills that can be used to determine the needs of the animals with whom you will be working. You will also learn specific techniques so that you can effectively administer these healing energies. If you have a small dog you would like to bring to class, please let us know. The second class will be a field trip with the date TBD. Pre-req: Reiki 1


REIKI – LEVEL II   Fay: Fri., June 2, 9, 16  7-10 pm   $175 ($150) 3 Classes include Manual & Certificate

This course will include the second degree symbols and their use in treatments, harmonizing spaces, clearing crystals & more. You will learn distance healing, how to use a pendulum to detect energy blocks & measure the state of the chakras.  You will receive attunements and practice giving/receiving healings to each other.

REIKI – LEVEL II   Kelley Gaspar: Sat., June 3  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.  

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – LEVEL I   Fay: Wed., June 7, 14, 21, 28  7-10 pm  $120 ($100) 4 Classes

Do you have a highly developed intuitive side? Do you ever have unexplained experiences? Through instruction, exercises, and meditation you will learn how to develop your psychic abilities. You will practice readings, psychometry, channeled writing, mental telepathy & connecting with a guide.

GLUTEN & DAIRY-FREE DELIGHTS   Joy Buckley: Sat., June 10  1-4 pm   $35 ($30) includes Manual  NEW

If you have dietary sensitivities, it can be quite a challenging to find foods that are healthy, delicious & compatible with the needs of your body. Magical meals can be created with simple methods that will transform a selection of everyday dishes & desserts into ones that are dairy & gluten-free. 

AXIATONAL ALIGNMENT   Kelley Gaspar: Sun., June 11  11 am-5 pm  $155 ($133) includes Manual, Attunement & Certificate   NEW 

Axiatonal Alignment is a simple yet powerful energy technique that rejuvenates all levels - physical, emotional & spiritual.  It re-connects & aligns the meridians of the body to the Universal Light Grid. The integration of these frequencies for healing & spiritual evolution is done through the body's sacred geometic grid & spin points. This modality is an excellent compliment to Reiki.

CRYSTAL GRIDS   Joy Buckley : Sat., June 17  1-4 pm   $35 ($30) includes Manual

In addition to their individual properties, crystals can be aligned in sacred geometric grids to amplify and/or protect spaces, including your home, garden, healing room (if you are a practitioner), yoga studio, altar & workplace. In this class you will learn a variety of different layouts and the most effective stones to be used.

SENSE-ATIONAL LIVING   Lisa Parker: Mon., June 19  7-9:30 pm   $25 ($22)   NEW

Your senses are the gateway to all your physical experiences & expressions. During this guided, experiential journey, you will use techniques to increase your awareness & enhance the power of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting & touching. You will make sense of “coming to your senses”.

SOLSTICE & NEW MOON MANIFESTO   Linda Lee Purvis: Fri., June 23  7-9:30 pm   $33 ($29) includes all materials   NEW

Coasting on the energy of the Summer Solstice, this New Moon will tap into the higher tide forces that affect our water bodies, emotions & feelings while the sensitive Cancerian influences will help release that which we are done with. Working in a 6 month cycle, our intentions will be conceptualized, visualized, created & expressed. Discussion, meditation, creativity & sacred drumming will ensure this is clarified & delivered. Bring a frame drum if you have one.

REIKI – LEVEL I   Kelley Gaspar: Sat., June 24  9:30 am-5:30 pm  $120 ($100) includes Manual & Certificate

Through traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho - Shoden/Level I attunements you will align & amplify your natural healing energies. Learn the history & origins of Reiki, techniques including Gassho, Reiji-Ho, Joshin Kokyuu Ho & Kenyoku (breathing, grounding, clearing fundamentals), hand placement, self-healing & etiquette. Your attunement will include the first two symbols and in class hands-on practice.

SPELLWORK   Tina Cooke: Sun., July 16  1-3:30 pm   $25 ($22)  Date Change from June 25

A spell is a symbolic act done in a relaxed state of consciousness, with the intent of manifesting change in your life. Learning techniques for practicing spell & charm work will help to identify blocks so you can shift energy patterns and enhance desired outcomes.

EMPATH’S JOURNEY   Linda Lee Purvis: Mon., June 26  7-9:30 pm   $30 ($25) includes all materials   NEW

If you seem to be a sponge that picks up other peoples’ energies, emotions & experiences, this group will be provided with support & solutions for coping with the gift of heightened awareness, sensitivity & compassion.


WICCA  Tina Cooke Tuesday, May 30  7-9 pm  $18 ($15)

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT  Fay:  Tuesday, June 6  7-8:30 pm $12 ($10)

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

CHAKRA TUNEUP:  Lisa Parker:  Tuesday, June 13  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)

CHANNELLED WRITING  Laura Buckley:  Tuesday, June 13  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)

REIKI PRACTITIONERS’  FayTuesday, June 20   7-9 pm  $12 ($10)

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


INTUITIVE SOUL-UTIONS (60 minutes) Sacha Williamson:  Saturday, June 3  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

AKASHIC RECORDS (45 minutes) Irma Haggith:  Saturday, June 10  $65 ($55)*

GEMSTONE (45 minutes, with pendant) Emylee Cuthbertson:  Saturday, June 10  $60 ($50)*  (some weekdays)

CRYSTAL & CHAKRA (30 minutes, Stone)   Archana: Sunday, June 18   $40 ($35)*

PSYCHIC (60 minutes) Dorothy Clifford:  Saturday, June 18  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

LIFE PATH TAROT (60 minutes) Heather Hill Gibson:  Saturday, June 24  $85 ($75)*  (some weekdays)

TAROT CARD (60 minutes) Vicki Warner:  Sunday, June 25  $65 ($55)*  (some weekdays)

ANGEL & LIGHT BEINGS (45 minutes)   Kim Burns: Sunday, TBA   $50 ($45)*   NEW   

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


MASSAGE WITH REIKI & REFLEXOLOGY (60 minutes) Janiece Henderson:  By Appointment. Tues., Wed., Sun.  $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, June 11  $110 ($95)*

RESTORATIVE BODY TUNING (75 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sunday, June 11  $105 ($95)*

SOUL-SHIFT DETOX TRILOGY (90 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sunday, June 11  $130 ($115)*


This month we offer our Members 10% off our extensive selection of incense. Most people who never or seldom use incense often think of it simply as an air freshener or an odour neutralizer and are unaware of the many benefits it has to the mind and body. Even many  incense users who use it regularly may not fully appreciate all its physical and psychological benefits. Just about every religion and culture since the beginning of time has used incense for its spiritual powers, tribal healers and physicians throughout history have used incense for its healing powers, monks have used incense for thousands of years for its concentration powers, artists use incense to inspire creativity, and couples use incense to heighten intimacy. Come in as check out our wide selection of incense. Prices start at $1.00.

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.


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 weekly rates are discounted.

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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