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).


FOLLOWING SOUND INTO SILENCE   Lisa Parker: Monday, April 24  7-9:30 pm   $25 ($22)   NEW 

Unveil some of the ancient secrets of Eastern spirituality by learning how to use malas, singing bowls and mantras. These sacred tools can assist in optimizing energy flow, enhancing emotional well-being and reducing stress.

VIOLET FLAME REIKI – LEVEL III & IV   Joy Buckley : Saturday, April 29  1-4 pm   $35 ($30) Includes Manual & Attunements

This course is a continuation of Ivy Moore’s Violet Flame Reiki program. In this class you will receive an attunement to the 10 symbols of Level III as well as those in Level IV. Reiki III training plus Violet Flame Reiki Level I & II are pre-requisites.

READINGS WITH ORACLE CARDS   Linda Lee Purvis: Sunday, April 30  1-4 pm   $35 ($30)

In this fun class you will compare, review & evaluate a wide variety of oracle & divination decks. You will learn different ways to read & gain insights from their messages and practice giving/receiving readings with each other. Demos will be available but you are welcome to bring your own deck(s) too. 


STRESS-MELT MONDAYS   Linda Lee Purvis: Monday, May 1, 8, 15  7-9:30 pm   $88 ($78) Includes Materials  NEW

Unmanaged stress may be compromising the health & well-being of your body, mind & spirit. Learn how to ease & release the negative effects of stress with simple meditation & breathing techniques, essential oil blends & creative expression.

An optional 4-week supplemental coaching program is available for additional support that will help keep you focused & on track.  $60*

HOW TO MEDITATE   Fay: Wednesday, May 3, 10, 17, 24   7-9:30 pm   $100 ($90) 4 Classes  Includes Handouts

If you have never meditated or would like to update your meditation skills this class will introduce you to the purposes and benefits of different meditation techniques. Meditation can help you to relax & relieve stress, sleep better and bring your attention to the present moment. You will participate in a variety of meditations and learn techniques for grounding, enhancing intuitive awareness and working with energy.

REIKI – LEVEL II   Fay: Friday, May 5, 12, 19  7-10 pm   $175 ($150) 3 Classes  Includes 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.

MANDALA MAGIC   Jenny Vandette: Sunday, May 7  1-3 pm   $25 ($20) Includes Materials   NEW

An accomplished Mandala artist herself, Jenny will introduce you to the power of this sacred symbolic language and guide you in the creation of your own personal Mandala. There will also be self-reflective time for you to connect with the messages your work has revealed & group sharing/discussion.

REIKI – LEVEL I   Kelley Gaspar: Saturday, May 13  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.

VIOLET FLAME REIKI – LEVEL I & II   Joy Buckley : Sun., May 14  1-4 pm   $35 ($30) Includes Manual & Attunements

The Violet Flame is an energetic form of transmutation, purification & protection. In this class you will connect to the loving energy of Quan Yin & St. Germain to clear issues that may be limiting your spiritual growth. You will receive an attunement to the 10 symbols of Level I & II. Pre-req. Reiki II is preferred.

CANDLE MAGIC   Tina Cooke: Tuesday, May 23  7-9:30 pm   $25 ($22)

Working with candles can help develop psychic awareness and build a link between your world, the fire elementals & other planes. Learn different techniques for candle divination & how to work with colours to heal & manifest.

SUPER NEW MOON MANIFESTING   Linda Lee Purvis: Friday, May 26  7-9:30 pm   $33 ($29) Includes Materials   NEW

New moons offer the optimal time to set intentions for the pending cycles ahead;  we draw from the darkness within and illuminate the areas we wish to illuminate & reveal. This Super New Moon is in its perigree position (closest to the earth), so your work will be charged with optimal energy. The Gemini influence of being heard & understood, will be a focus of our discussion, meditation, creative expression & sacred drumming. Bring a frame drum if you have one.

CRYSTAL ELIXIRS & POTIONS   Joy Buckley : Saturday, May 27  1-4 pm   $45 ($35) Includes Manual & Materials

Dr. Masuru Emoto brought the magnifying properties of water to the forefront when he published photos of his scientific findings for the world to see. Water can be empowered with thoughts & words, music and more. Crystal elixirs are another powerful way of imprinting water with the healing power of gemstones. In the class you will make a personalized elixir to take home.

HOW TO USE A PENDULUM    Linda Lee Purvis: Sunday, May 28  1-3:30 pm   $35 ($30) Includes Materials

Learn how to use a pendulum as a dowsing tool for gaining clarity when making decisions. Try a variety of different pendulums or bring your own. Develop you skills with fun & practical exercise and learn how ask questions, find lost items, use grids & charts.

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


SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT  Fay:  Tuesday, May 2  7-8:30 pm $12 ($10)

CHAKRA TUNEUP:  Lisa Parker:  Tuesday, May 9  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)

HEALING & SOUND  Laura Buckley:  Tuesday, May 9  7-8:30 pm $12 ($10)

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

CRYSTAL MEDITATION  Emylee Cuthbertson:  Monday, May 15  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)

REIKI PRACTITIONERS’  FayTuesday, May 16   7-9 pm  $12 ($10)

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


INTUITIVE SOUL-UTIONS (60 minutes) Sacha Williamson:  Sunday, April 23  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

TAROT CARD (60 minutes) Vicki Warner:  Sunday, April 23  $65 ($55)*  (some weekdays)

PSYCHIC (60 minutes) Dorothy Clifford:  Saturday, April 29  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

GEMSTONE (45 minutes, with pendant) Emylee Cuthbertson:  Sunday, April 30  $60 ($50)*  (some weekdays)

ANGEL & LIGHT BEINGS (45 minutes)   Kim Burns: Sunday, May 17   $50 ($45)*   NEW   

LIFE PATH TAROT (60 minutes) Heather Hill Gibson:  Saturday, Ma7 27  $85 ($75)*  (some weekdays)

CRYSTAL & CHAKRA (30 minutes, Stone)   Archana: Sunday, May 28   $40 ($35)*

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

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:  Saturday, May 13  $110 ($95)*

RESTORATIVE BODY TUNING (75 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Saturday, May 13  $105 ($95)*

SOUL-SHIFT DETOX TRILOGY (90 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Saturday, May 13  $130 ($115)*


This month we offer our Members 10% off our amazing selection of divination decks, sets and tarot cards.

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. Click here to add a Membership to your cart. 



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."


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