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Welcome to THE COLLECTIVE, where your journey to self-discovery through the magic of reading begins. Founded by Brendan Casey and Kerry Kopasek, we are dedicated to creating books that are not just stories, but pathways to deeper understanding and personal growth. Our motto, READ, JOURNEY, PRACTICE, reflects our belief in the transformative power of reading.

Many of our books include meditation instructions at the back, allowing you to practice and integrate the lessons learned through your reading. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer of the self or just starting out, our books offer valuable resources to guide you on your path. Join us at THE COLLECTIVE, and let’s embark on this journey together.

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The Meditation Bird

Author: Brendan Casey 

Keko, with her distinctive long white hair, finds herself in a traditional Japanese village grappling with feelings of sadness and disconnection. But her encounter with a mystical bonsai tree and a series of spirited animal guides sets her on a path of self-discovery. As she learns the ancient art of meditation, Keko embarks on a spiritual journey that teaches her to harness her inner strength and to face life's challenges with grace and courage.

Whether read at home or shared in the classroom, "The Meditation Bird: A Child's Journey to Inner Strength Through Meditation" serves as a wonderful resource for teaching kids about the power of mindfulness and the importance of mental and emotional health.

This heartwarming children's book includes a step-by-step meditation guide at the back of the book to help deepen the reader's understanding of the meditation process and practice. 

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The Bird With One Wing

A Journey to Finding Purpose Through Meditation

Author: Brendan Casey 

In a magical kingdom where melodies sway the hearts of all, a small bird with just one wing discovers his extraordinary gift. Unable to fly, he instead sings songs so powerful they can stop armies, inspire kings, and whisper the world to sleep. This enchanting tale unfolds the journey of our little hero, revealing how true strength lies not in physical abilities but within one’s spirit.

"The Bird With One Wing: A Journey to Finding Purpose Through Meditation" serves as a wonderful resource for teaching kids to recognize their own unique abilities and encouraging them to see beyond their perceived limitations, find their own voice, and realize the profound impact they can have on the world around them.

Included in the back of the book is a simple step-by-step guide to meditation, inviting children to discover inner strength and purpose through mindfulness and meditation.

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Magic Carpet Meditation

Discover How Love Holds More Weight Than Gold

Author: Kerry Kopasek

In the lively hub of a bustling market, young Mika stumbles upon a magical floating carpet amidst a sea of vibrant and dream-like rugs. This enchanting carpet whisks Mika into the skies, revealing the vast and varied landscapes of the world—from joyful villages to bustling schools. As he soars above, witnessing the pure happiness of children with little material wealth, Mika's perspective on life transforms. “Magic Carpet Meditation: Discover How Love Holds More Weight Than Gold”, serves as a wonderful resource for teaching kids about the true value of happiness, friendship, and the simple joys of life, weaving a tale of love and enlightenment that transcends the material world.

This book is divided into three enriching sections:

1. Story 2. Art Reflective 3. Meditation Instruction Guide

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The Girl's Dog

Author: Brendan Casey 

"The Girl's Dog" is a heartwarming tale that captures the special bond between a little girl named Cadence and her beloved family dog, Ty. From their joyful daily adventures to the quiet moments of companionship, this book explores the depth of love and friendship between them. Readers will follow along as Cadence and Ty share excitement and affection, creating lasting memories with each page turned. But when Ty must leave the world, the story gently guides young readers through the emotions of loss, teaching them that those we love never truly leave us. Ty becomes Cadence's guardian angel, watching over her, and she learns to keep Ty alive in her heart forever. This touching story is a beautiful reminder of the enduring nature of love.

This book is divided into three enriching sections:

1. Story 2. Art Reflective 3. Meditation Instruction Guide

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The Boy's Moon

Author: Brendan Casey 

Brendan Casey and his son, Christian, collaborated to write and create this enchanting children's book, "The Boy's Moon." Highlighting their many conversations about the mysteries of the moon, the story celebrates the bond between father and son as they explore life's wonders together, supporting each other on their journey. This tale beautifully captures the profound love that reaches beyond the moon and deeper than the sea, illustrating how shared wonder can forge an unbreakable connection. Included in the book are original sketches from their creative process, offering a glimpse into the development of their touching story.

 

This book is divided into three enriching sections:

1. Story 2. Art Reflective 3. Meditation Instruction Guide

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