Lightening Up Press (LUP) is a publishing house that began doing business in 1988.  It is a division of “Spiritual Alliances, LLC”.  Its mission is completely aligned with Spiritual Alliances, LLC.  We publish books and DVDs to educate people about the positive potential of Energy Medicine and spiritual healing, especially as they are practiced in Brazil by Spiritists.  We also continue to distribute books written by Emma Bragdon on themes related to facilitating spiritual growth, effective treatment for mental disturbance (without over-reliance on drugs) and allaying the crises of inner transformation (spiritual emergency).  See for more information.

LUP’s sole initial purpose was to fulfill orders for Emma Bragdon’s first book, “A Sourcebook for Helping People in Spiritual Emergency,” now titled “A Sourcebook for Helping People with Spiritual Problems.” 

Since that time, the imprint “Lightening Up Press” has been used to publish and distribute updated editions of the Sourcebook and four other books written by Emma Bragdon.  

We are currently not soliciting any other books for publication.

Most of our books are available at our store on
Click on titles below for more information on each of our books and DVDs:

Spiritual Alliances: Discovering the Roots of Health at the Casa de Dom Inacio was published in 2002.  ISBN: 0-9620960-3-2

Kardec’s Spiritism: A Home for Healing and Spiritual Evolution was published in 2004. 
ISBN: 0-9620960-5-9

A Sourcebook for Helping People with Spiritual Problems began distribution in 2006 with new resources and referrals to assist those in spiritual crises. 
ISBN: 0-9620960-1-6

Resources for Extraordinary Healing was published in 2012. ISBN: 1466340835

The Call of Spiritual Emergency was published in 2013. ISBN: 1456611429

Spiritual Alliances, LLC is the copyright holder for the following two 30-minute documentary films:
I Do Not Heal, God Is The One Who Heals (2006) In English with options for subtitles in Portuguese, German and French.  This is no longer in distribution.
ISBN: 0-9620960-6-7

Spiritism: Bridging Spirituality and Health (2008) In English with options for subtitles in French, Spanish or Portuguese.
ISBN: 0-9620960-7-5

You can order all of these books and one of the DVDs by name and number at your local bookstore. You can also order through or by contacting our distributor: New Leaf Distribution in Georgia.

Domestic Orders and Customer Service:
International Orders and Customer Service:
Phone: 770.948.7845 
Fax: 770.944.2313

Bulk sales can be ordered directly through

“The Newest DSM” is available by clicking on: