What are the questions you will ask yourself that will change your life?



Life can feel stressful, filled with demands or anxiety. Perhaps you are at a crossroads or a crisis in life (job loss, health issue, divorce, death of a loved one, or addiction) and finding calm feels impossible. There is hope!

James K. Papp will be your friendly guide to help you explore yourself and Inquire Within. With time-tested tools and practices, this easy-to-use book will help you imagine and create balance, harmony, and a peaceful life…

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Praise for
Inquire Within – A Guide to Living in Spirit


“Readers will find this book to be more than a spiritual guide. James also presents ideas and insights that will guide one on their life journey. It is also commendable that he presents this book from a neutral point of view and does not necessarily dwell on any specific religion. Therefore, readers of varying religious affiliations will benefit from the book.

This book will appeal to both younger and older audiences. It will set the younger ones early on the spiritual path. For the older audiences, it may help them discover themselves. Readers interested in spiritual discovery and some religious enthusiasts who desire to take their journey with ‘the Spirit’ deeper will find this book appealing.”

– Online Book Club (4 out of 4 stars)
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“With great insight, Jim Papp has created a kind of “spiritual potpourri” by carefully gleaning the essence of the world’s tried and true spiritual practices.  Inquire Within takes us right to the heart of the most important work there ever was, that of awakening.  Peace, joy, compassion, and purpose are not far off.  Just open the book to any page and you are likely to find just what you were looking for, presented in a way that’s easy to understand and implement into daily life.  Let Jim Papp take you by the hand and gently lead you down the path to harmony.”

– Barry Dennis, Founder of Coexist Celebration and Celebration Church
Author of The Chotchky Challenge; Clearing the Clutter from your Home, Heart and Mind and Discovering the True Treasure of your Soul



“Healing and harmony are keys to enjoying an inspired and fulfilling life. Inquire Within is packed with time-tested tools to guide you there. This highly readable introduction to spiritual practice offers options for every earnest seeker. Inquire Within shows that when you find balance within you are in the best position to make your own uniquely creative contribution to the world in a deep and meaningful way–a contribution that becomes all the more vital as we face not only our personal challenges but also the planetary crises of our time.”

– David Christopher
Author of The Holy Universe: A New Story of Creation for the Heart, Soul and Spirit


“So often we’re searching for what will make us happy. We’re feeling discontented and we don’t know why. With Inquire Within, James K. Papp shows you how to reconnect with the spiritual side of your existence as a source of true happiness. Spirit is the only constant in our lives, he says, and therefore the most reliable source of happiness. After reading the book, I felt a greater sense of peace. One of my favorite chapters in the book is where James describes easy ways we can become more connected to nature. The book has inspired me to break away from my computer more often to take a hike or simply walk in my yard and enjoy the company of the trees and the flowers. If you’re seeking true happiness and haven’t been able to find it in your life, your search is over because Inquire Within will show you exactly what you need to do to live a more peaceful and happier existence.

– Kimberly Pryor
Author of The Indestructible Relationship: Support and Understand Each Other Better During Grief, Illness, and All Life’s Stressful Moments



“Inquire Within is a recipe for a joyful, vibrant life. James brings light and understanding to the deepest aspects of spirit and connection, so that we can meet the world with confidence, no matter how difficult our road has been. This book has made me a better person.

-Tamara Gerlach
Author of Cultivating Radiance: 5 Essential Elements for Holistic Self Care


“Jim’s book couldn’t have come at a better time. I was at such a low point, recovering from the challenges of alcohol abuse and in a correctional facility. I was grateful to be reminded where I come from and what I believe. Thanks again and Namasté.”

– John P. (reader)


“This is an excellent guide for the beginner, as well as taking the more practiced to a deeper level.  It’s very readable and easy to understand. Mr. Papp’s photos and poetry enliven the book.  The gentle earth-centered spirituality of the author shines through every page.  He emphasizes that part of spiritual practice is service to others in the web of life.  We are all connected.  I highly recommend it.

– Rev. Donata Ahern
Author of The Medicine Wheel: Path of the Heart


“Inquire Within changed my life for the better in so many ways. By opening my mind to ancient wisdom, spiritual practices, and deep reflection, I’ve attracted incredible opportunities and beautiful moments into the every day. I feel wakeful and energized after years of sleepwalking through life. Do yourself a great kindness and read this book.”

– Nikki Jefford
Author of Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Royal Conquest Saga, Wolf Hollow Shifters, and Spellbound Trilogy

You already have within you all you need to enjoy a peaceful, satisfying life. James K. Papp supplies structure for bringing it forth….so, Inquire Within!

1. Why Spirit Matters
2. The Altar – Creating Sacred Space
3. Offerings – The Way of Reciprocity
4. Gratitude – Being Thankful
5. Prayer – Speaking with Spirit
6. Meditation – Communing with Spirit
7. Solitude – Being With Nature
8. Fasting – A Higher Perception
9. Kindness – The Gentle Path of Joy
10. Artists of Life – Creating Inspiration
11. Ancient Wisdom – Tapping Deep Roots
12. Ceremony – Bringing it all Together
13. Living in Spirit
Appendix One: Moon, Solstice & Equinox Data
Appendix Two: Resources for Living in Spirit – Books, Websites, DVDs and other resources for more in-depth study.

A portion of all book sales is donated to the Maya people who have taught us so much and inspired us on our path. Projects supported include the Maya Children’s School run by Elder Rigoberto Itzep Chanchavac in Momostenango, Guatemala and the Cosmic Mysteries School coordinated by Patricia Cardona, Miguel Angel, and other teachers who have studied with our dear late Elder Hunbatz Men in the Yucatan.

In the past, many copies of Inquire Within were sent free to prisoners throughout the U.S. via the Seattle-based non-profit organization Books to Prisoners.

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