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Herb Kaighan is a retired professional who has been on a spiritual path since his youth. He has been leading workshops & retreats for over 36 years and is a trained spiritual director. He has authored three books on spirituality & meditation.


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Herb K.’s three books reveal his organic progressive awakening – definitely of the “educational variety” – a road map for others to replicate. He has written these books to help others have a personal experience of the Step 12 promised spiritual awakening, and to carry this message of the precise process to others who need and want an awakening.

Practicing the Here and Now:
Being Intentional with Step 11 

This book provides very precise guidance on using prayer and meditation. It will help you improve consciousness each day, staying in contact with your Higher Power for ongoing inspiration and sustenance. By opening the connection to your Higher Power with what Herb K. calls “Intentional Consciousness,” prayer and meditation can help you fully experience the cumulative power of the Twelve Steps to deepen and sustain your recovery journey. Not only does it clearly explain the practice of meditation, it provides a unique lens to approach each Step for a new experience.

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Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening:
Enlightenment for Everyone

After 26 years of participation in a Twelve Step Fellowship, four journeys through all Twelve Steps with four different Step Guides, and 15 years of facilitating weekly year-long workshops, Herb K provides a synthesis of his knowledge and experience.

The international feedback from a multitude of Twelve Step Fellowships confirms the clarity of instructions and the effectiveness of the process as described in this book. It may help you navigate your personal journey through the Big Book 12 Step process.

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Twelve-Step Guide to
Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

This is a workbook: it confirms the instructions Herb received for how to read the Big Book “text” and how to find “precisely” how we recovered. It contains no personal comments, editorializing, or sharing of actual experience. It is a book of instructions. Its purpose is to guide individuals to and through the Twelve Steps as contained in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a companion to the Big Book – a Rosetta stone that unlocks and reveals the Big Book instructions for working each of the Twelve Steps.

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Twelve Step Workshop DVD

These 10 DVDs cover the Twelve Steps with precise application of them to benefit your life. Led by Herb K., each DVD focuses on a specific Step or Steps, and the process or practice of using them for a variety of benefits. The cost of the full set of DVDs is $95, or each individual DVD is $11.95. Go to Optimal Recovery to purchase.

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Encore Audio CDs

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Wholesale Purchases

To purchase wholesale: Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book or Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening, contact your book wholesaler, or National Book Network. For other inquiries, contact Capizon Publishing by mail at PO Box 245, Torrance, CA 90507, by phone at (310) 977-2257 or by email at To purchase wholesale: Practicing the Here and Now, contact Hazelden Publishing at (800) 328-9000.


A must read for anyone striving to achieve a state of spirituality! Another excellent work by Herb K. As a Buddhist with a daily mindful meditation practice for the past 9 years, I learned quite a few tidbits from the book. I highly recommend it, as it is appropriate for people following any formal religion, spirituality practice or even the agnostic / atheist.
Herb K’s books are not only for people with addictions. They are focused on helping individuals attain a Spiritual Awakening, thereby enabling anyone to be able to live a life that is less stressful and more grounded in the Present.
I read and used Herb’s first book 12 years ago. It has been instrumental in changing my life as well as my attitude about life for the better. This book will now be my tool for maintaining a Spiritual life with a conscious connection to my Higher Power.

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I Have One For Every Floor – It’s The Best Book I’ve Ever Read. There aren’t enough words to convey the deep impression this book has made on me. I have opened it to any page and within seconds I have found strength and experienced a new way of looking at whatever the plot du jour of my life happens to be. This small book is very practical and has expanded my concept of a Higher Power so that I feel supported and loved in a way I hadn’t experienced before. If you are looking for a way to connect with your deep inner wisdom, I encourage you to consider purchasing this book. I have given it to a couple friends and have a copy on every floor of my house. It is one of the best books I have ever read!

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Poetry in motion. Very thoughtful book. I’d been wanting to get a book on meditation for the last couple of years but there are so many out there I didn’t know where to start. Then I heard about this book. Talk about big things coming in small packages. It isn’t long but it is concentrated with wonderful insights about prayer, meditation, living a life that is free of drama and purposeful. I also followed the instructions in the book. Where it asked questions, I thought about them, then wrote down my answers in my journal. I also highlighted and rewrote a lot of the insights throughout the book in the margins. So my book is pretty messy now but I wanted to have an experience with it, which is what the author suggests, and I did.

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