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 January / February 2017 Calendar (PDF)

Click to view November / December 2016 Calendar (PDF)

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).


REIKI – LEVEL II  Kelley Gaspar:  Sat., Jan 21  9:30 am-5:30 pm  $175 ($150)

Attunement initiates an intuitive awakening & acceleration of energies. In this class, 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 vibrations (singing bowls, ting-shas) and two Okuden symbols. Group healing practice. Manual & Certificate. Class is FULL. Next date is February 11.

SHIFT YOUR ENERGY FOR ABUNDANCE  Linda Lee Purvis:  Sun., Jan. 22  1-3 pm  $30 ($25)    NEW 

The group will receive a subtle stream of positive biofeedback frequencies to help shift stagnant energy patterns into ones that are entrained to a higher, more positive vibrational resonance. Meditation, visualization & coaching perspectives will also support your shift. You will take home a charged crystal.

PAGAN CHANT  Kelley Gaspar:  Tues., Jan. 24  7-9:30 pm  $30 ($25)

The human voice is a powerful transmitter of sound & vibration. The combination of sacred words with drums, rattles & tambourines can create sacred space & shift energy. Learn the history of chanting & its physiological effects of the body/mind/spirit. Practice with the group & create your own chant too.

PSYCHIC PROTECTION & SPIRIT CLEARING  Fay Fri., Jan. 27, Feb. 3  7-10 pm  3 Classes  $85 ($75)

Using theory, handouts, discussion, meditation and in class exercises, you will learn techniques for protecting, clearing and neutralizing your home and workplace of unwanted energies and/or spirits. A third class will be scheduled for a field trip to clear a haunted house.

WORKING WITH THE VIOLET FLAME  Joy Buckley:  Sat., Jan. 28  1-4 pm  $35 ($30)

St. Germaine is the keeper of the Violet Flame, an effective & powerful multi-dimensional method to release non-beneficial energies and transmute them into ones of a higher frequency. In addition to its protective qualities, this process will leave you feeling lighter, clearer, more physically energized & spiritual charged.

KITCHEN WITCHERY & FOLKLORE  Kelley Gaspar:  Sun., Jan. 29  1-4 pm  $35 ($30)

“Witch” way do you stir??? Discover the magickal connotations hidden within your everyday kitchen routines. Do you banish or heal when you cook? Is your cooking in harmony with the Wheel of the Year? How does the power of the moon affect your kitchen creations? Learn the mystery and folklore behind the modern day hearth.


SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - LEVEL I  Fay:  Wed., Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 18, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19  7-10 pm  10 Classes  $250 ($225)

Through teachings, guided meditations & discussions, this transformational course will introduce you to spiritual theories that can guide you in understanding who you are, why you are here, and how you can enhance your soul’s journey. You will learn about your connection to the universal force that underlies all of existence; the energy laws that govern life; auras & chakras; spirit guides; past lives, psychic abilities & more. Handouts.

SHIFT YOUR ENERGY FOR LOVE  Linda Lee Purvis:  Sat. Feb. 18  1-4 pm  $40 ($36)  NEW 

A stream of subtle, positive biofeedback frequencies combined with discussion, heart-centering meditation, art & energy infused expression and coaching will support you in receiving, giving, attracting & embracing LOVE in all of its dimensions. You will leave with a little art piece to gift or keep as a potent take-away from the class, as well as a charged crystal to hold the frequencies delivered.

REIKI – LEVEL III  Fay:  Fri., Feb. 10, Dec. 17, 24  7-10 pm  3 Classes  $330 ($300) 

At Masters Level you will learn the attunement process and accompanying symbols. You will discuss the fundamentals of developing a Reiki practice and course of study, learn about karma and be introduced to crystal healing. You will participate in hosting a Charity Healing Day Manual. Certificate.

REIKI – LEVEL I  Kelley Gaspar:  Sat., Feb. 18  9:30 am-5:30 pm  $120 ($100)

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.  In class hands-on practice. Manual. Certificate.  This class is full. Next date is Saturday, March 4.

SACRED SELF: WRITING YOUR SPIRITUAL MEMOIR  Laura Suchan:  Sun., Feb. 19  1-4 pm  $35 ($30)    NEW

Everyone had a story to tell. Your Spiritual Memoir focuses on the people, events & memories that have meaning to you and how/why they shaped your life experiences & belief system. In this workshop you learn that writing about how you relate to the world is just as important as documenting your inner relationship with the Divine. An examined life is insightful, empowering and fulfilling.   


CHAKRA TUNE-UP CIRCLE  Lisa Parker:  Tues., Feb. 14  7-8:30 pm  $18 ($15) each

CHANNELLED WRITING CIRCLE  Laura Buckley:  Tues., Feb. 14  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10) each

REIKI PRACTITIONERS’ CIRCLE  Fay:  Tues., Jan. 17, Feb. 21  7-9 pm  $12 ($10) each

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE  Fay: Tues., Feb. 7 7-8:30 pm $12 ($10) each

WICCA CIRCLE  Tina Cooke:  Tues., Jan. 31, Feb. 28  7-9 pm  $18 ($15) each


AURA PHOTOGRAPHY (Includes Aura Portrait & Printed Report)  Saturday, January 28  $40 ($35)* 

Dennis Anderson uses his Aura Reading device to pick up the subtle bio-energetic variances broadcast by the reflex points in your hand. This data is then interpreted by his computer and translated into a detailed report that describes the visible colours in your auric field. Pre-Register or Drop-In.

REIKI HEALING - CHARITY FUNDRAISING DAY  One-hour appointments  Sunday, February 26  $30 ($25)

Enjoy the benefits of a balancing energy treatment by qualified Reiki volunteers. All proceeds are donated to the charities we support


AKASHIC RECORDS (45 minutes) Irma HaggithSat., Jan. 21  $65 ($55)*  FULL

GEMSTONE READING (45 minutes, with pendant) Emylee Cuthbertson Sun. Feb. 18  $50 ($40)*

INTUITIVE SOUL-UTIONS READING (60 minutes) Sacha Williamson:  Sat. Feb. 4  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

PSYCHIC READING (60 minutes) Dorothy Clifford:  Sat., Feb. 11  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

TAROT CARD READING (60 minutes) Vicki Warner:  Sun., Jan. 29, Feb. 26  $60 ($50)*

CHAKRA EMPOWERMENT (75 minutes) Linda Lee PurvisSun., Feb 12  $110 ($95)*

MASSAGE WITH REIKI & REFLEXOLOGY (60 minutes) Janiece Henderson:  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)*

RESTORATIVE BODY TUNING (75 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sun., Feb. 12  $105 ($95)*

SOUL-SHIFT DETOX TRILOGY (90 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sun., Feb. 12  $130 ($115)*


Stock up on all your favourites because January offers the opportunity to shop 'til you drop and receive 10% off YOUR PICK (one transaction only).  Select from our wide selection of gifts, jewellery, statuary, books, clothing and so much more. It's your chance to buy a bunch while saving a bunch because your points still add up for future discounts! 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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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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