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)

The March/April Calendar of Events is now in store and will be posted here soon.

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).


MANIFESTING WITH CRYSTALS & CANDLES  Joy Buckley: Sat., Feb. 25  1-4 pm  $35 ($30)

Discover ways to program crystals and candles with affirmations that invite & magnify prosperity, harmony, balance and protection into your life. You will also learn how to create your own herbal incenses to compliment & enhance these intentions. 


REIKI – LEVEL I  Kelley Gaspar:  Sat., March 4  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.

REIKI – LEVEL I  Fay:  Fri., March 10, 17  7-10 pm   $120 ($100)   2 Classes include Manual & Certificate

In this transformational class you will be introduced to the history of Reiki, how to sense the aura and the Usui hand positions.  You will learn how to give Reiki treatments to yourself and others, administer group Reiki healings, scan for & remove energy blocks and give Reiki to animals & plants. You will receive attunements and practice giving/receiving healings to each other.

REIKI – LEVEL III  Kelley Gaspar: Sat., March 11  9:30 am-5:30 pm $330 ($300) includes Manual & Certificate

In preparation of receiving the Master Symbols we will discuss the tradition, duties & responsibilities of the Shinpiden (Teacher), learn advanced breathing techniques including deep shamanic breathwork and examine the physiological effects on the body. You will receive concise instruction on facilitating attunements to others (in class hands-on review). Written Case Studies Required. 

VIOLET FLAME REIKI – LEVEL I & II  Joy Buckley : Sun., March 19  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.

RUNE MYSTERIES  Kelley Gaspar: Sun., March 26  12:30-4:30 pm  $55 ($44)  includes Manual

The cultural symbolism & mystical power of runes have been used for communication, inspiration, guidance & prophecy since the times of Odin & the Vikings. In this course you will learn about the history & meaning of each different runes and discover how to tap into their energy, insight & wisdom.


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

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

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

CRYSTAL MEDITATION  Emylee Cuthbertson:  Mon., March 13  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)  NEW

Are you looking to find like-minded people to meditate with? Do you have a passion for crystals? If so, join us to experience the amplified energy & intention of the group while focusing on the attributes of specific crystals. Bring a mat or blanket.

HEALING & SOUND  Laura Buckley:  Tues., March 14  7-8:30 pm $12 ($10)

CHANNELLED WRITING  Laura Buckley:  Mon., April 17  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)


AURA PHOTOGRAPHY (Includes Aura Portrait & Printed Report)  Sunday, February 19  $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


GEMSTONE (45 minutes, with pendant) Emylee Cuthbertson: Sun., March 19  $50 ($40)*  (some weekdays)

TAROT CARD (60 minutes) Vicki Warner:  Sun., Feb. 26  $60 ($50)*  (some weekdays)

INTUITIVE SOUL-UTIONS (60 minutes) Sacha Williamson:  Sat. Mar. 11  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

PSYCHIC (60 minutes) Dorothy Clifford:  Sat., March 18  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

LIFE PATH TAROT (60 minutes) Heather Hill Gibson:  Sat., March 25  $85 ($75)*  (some weekdays)


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)*

CHAKRA EMPOWERMENT (75 minutes) Linda Lee PurvisSun., April 8  $110 ($95)*

RESTORATIVE BODY TUNING (75 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sun., April 8  $105 ($95)*

SOUL-SHIFT DETOX TRILOGY (90 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sun., April 8  $130 ($115)*


This month we offer our Members 10% off our wide range of CDs. Music adds another layer to any daily practice by inviting serenity, joy and inspiration into your world. We have a variety of CDs for relaxation, meditation and movement so this is the perfect time to add one or two new titles to your collection.

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."


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


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