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 July / August 2017 Calendar (PDF)

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

The July/August 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).


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.


PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – LEVEL II   Fay: Wed., July 5, 12, 19, 26  7-10 pm   $120 ($100) 4 Classes

If you have prior experience with psychic development or are a graduate of our “Psychic Development” or “Meditation” courses this would be a great class to enhance your skills. Some of the topics covered will include: giving readings for yourself and others, using a pendulum & dowsing rods, and contacting loved ones in spirit.

LAVENDER MAGIC   Linda Lee Purvis: Thurs., July 6  7-9:30 pm   $45 ($40) materials included   NEW

A staple of the herbalist's garden, lavender has many diverse & magical properties for physical, mental, emotional & spiritual use. In this hands-on workshop you will work with fresh lavender, its dried flowers & essential oil (alone & in combination with others) to make several fragrant products including: an anointing blend for meditation, a calming body blend for relaxation, an herbal amulet sachet to ease insomnia and a bundle of lavender smudge to clear & cleanse your space. Heavenly.

REIKI – LEVEL III   Kelley Gaspar: Sat., July 8  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. 

CRYSTAL SPELLS   Joy Buckley: Sat., July 9   1-4pm   $35 ($30) includes Manual

Given their magickal properties, our crystalline “friends” can be used to enhance & empower spell work. In this course you will learn how choose & incorporate crystals in spells for love, healing, prosperity and more.

REIKI – LEVEL III   Fay: Fri., July 14, 21, 28  7-10 pm   $330 ($300) 3 Classes include Manual & Certificate

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.

VIOLET FLAME REIKI – LEVEL III & IV   Joy Buckley: Sat., July 15   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.

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

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. 


COMMUNING WITH PLANTS   Linda Lee Purvis: Thurs., Aug. 3  7-9:30 pm   $35 ($32) includes all materials    NEW

Plants hold an innate wisdom for us to draw from when we tap into their unique, subtle energy. Join us to gain insights from a diversity of live plants, flowers, trees & seeds, and receive the messages they are eager to share. Honing this communication skill will serve you beyond the class, as you explore how nature is always equipped to heal, teach & guide you on your path through life.

ROCK MANDALAS   Linda Lee Purvis: Thurs, Aug. 17  7-9:30 pm   $25 ($33) includes all materials   NEW

While in a relaxed state, you will tap into your creativity & personal expression by painting specially selected rocks with Mandala-inspired patterns. Using acrylics, metallic pens and a variety of other embellishments, your finished work will hold the essence of your intention. Mandalas for meditation & inspiration will be supplied for home use.

REIKI – LEVEL I   Kelley Gaspar: Sat., Aug. 19  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 II   Kelley Gaspar: Sat., Aug. 26  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.  


WICCA  Tina Cooke Tuesday, June 27  7-9 pm  $18 ($15)

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT  Fay:  Tuesday, July 4  7-8:30 pm $12 ($10)

CHAKRA TUNEUP:  Lisa Parker:  Tuesday, July 11  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)

HEALING & SOUND  Laura Buckley:  Tuesday, July 11  7-8:30 pm $12 ($10)

CRYSTAL MEDITATION  Emylee Cuthbertson:  Monday, July 17  7-8:30 pm  $12 ($10)

REIKI PRACTITIONERS’  FayTuesday, July 18   7-9 pm  $12 ($10)

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


INTUITIVE SOUL-UTIONS (60 minutes) Sacha Williamson:  Saturday, July 8  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

GEMSTONE (45 minutes, with pendant) Emylee Cuthbertson:  Saturday, July 9  $60 ($50)*  (some weekdays)

ANGEL & LIGHT BEINGS (45 minutes)   Kim Burns: Sunday, July 16   $50 ($45)* (some weekdays)  

PSYCHIC (60 minutes) Dorothy Clifford:  Saturday, July 22  $75 ($65)*  (some weekdays)

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

LIFE PATH TAROT (60 minutes) Heather Hill Gibson:  Saturday, July 29 $85 ($75)*  (some weekdays)

CRYSTAL & CHAKRA (60 minutes, with stone)   Archana:  Sunday, July 30  $75 ($65)*

AKASHIC RECORDS (45 minutes) Irma Haggith:  Saturday, August 12  $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.  $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, July 15  $110 ($95)*

RESTORATIVE BODY TUNING (75 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sunday, July 15  $105 ($95)*

SOUL-SHIFT DETOX TRILOGY (90 minutes) Linda Lee Purvis:  Sunday, July 15  $130 ($115)*


This month we offer our Members 2 for 1 DVD Rental. We have an extensive range of interesting DVDs that can be rented to watch in the comfort of your own home. Topics include Self-Discovery, Health, Yoga, Tai Chi, Massage, Ancient Mysteries, Healing, Channelling, Goddesses, Feng Shui & many more. Our rental rates are great too - only 10% of the retail value of the DVD for 2 nights, 15% for 4 nights or 20% for a whole week.

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.


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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