‘Each of us is a child of God, we are pure love and we have the choice to let out more of the love that we have locked away.’
Love From Heaven
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Eminent neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander always considered himself a man of science. His unwavering belief in evidence-based medicine fuelled a career in some of the top institutions in the world. But all this was set to change. One morning in 2008 he fell into a coma after suffering a rare form of bacterial meningitis. Scans of his brain revealed massive damage. He was not expected to survive. As his family prepared themselves for the worst, something miraculous happened. Dr Alexander's brain went from near total inactivity to awakening. He woke a changed man, certain of the infinite reach of the soul, certain of life beyond death. In Proof of Heaven Dr Alexander shares his experience, pieced together from notes he made as soon as he was able to write again. Unlike many other accounts of near-death experiences, he is able to explain why his brain was incapable of fabricating his journey into the afterlife. And that is what makes this book an absolute must-read!
In 2004, bad boy Billy Fingers Cohen, homeless small-time drug dealer and addict, was killed by a speeding car. His sister struggled with her grief over Billy's seemingly wasted life and tragic death. Shortly afterwards, Billy woke her at dawn. 'I'm drifting weightlessly through these glorious stars and galaxies and I feel a Divine Presence, a kind, loving beneficent presence, twinkling all around me.' Billy's ongoing after-death communications take you on an unprecedented journey into the bliss and wonder of life beyond death. Billy's profound, detailed description of the mystical realms he traverses, the Beings of Light that await him, and the wisdom he receives constitutes one of the most powerful, liberating and healing books on 'life after death' ever written. Full of humour and sublime beauty, this gripping page-turner will have you hooked from start to finish.
208pp, 128 mm x 197 mm, softback, 2014
Natalia O Sullivan describes how a recurring dream led her to discover that her mother was similarly troubled, and that the dream led back to a real experience that happened to her grandfather, undiscovered until Natalia researched his history. Our ancestry impacts directly on our life, and Natalia shows how we need to attune to it to bolster our strengths and, through the many evocative techniques she outlines, to cleanse and heal any darkness in our ancestral past that stands as blocks and areas of disablement on our own path. The Ancestral Continuum takes you on an astonishing, revelatory journey through the labyrinth of your ancestral legacy as you explore the treasures and challenges of your family tree and uncover your own toolbox of promise and potential. It is a powerful and revolutionary blueprint for personal transformation.
Synthesis is the merging together of our past selves with our current selves to create our future selves. In his new book, Chris Thomas brings together his thirty years of exploring the Akashic and historical records to give us an overview of Universal history from the Creator’s first ‘Thought’ to the present day and Earth’s crucial role in the development of the Universe. Creation, ‘The Divine Plan’, ETs, Lemuria, Atlantis, the ‘Lady’ and the Faerie are all explained as well as answering the thirteen most asked questions. Chris also provides some much needed clues as to our near future. There are also some very useful meditations and exercises to help us undergo our process of change as well as a meditation to help you to begin accessing the Akashic for yourself.
'Jewels of Silence' is meditation music unlike any you have ever heard. This extraordinary CD, quiets the mind and gently carries you into a state of deep rest and relaxation by shifting brainwave patterns into alpha, theta or delta states. Ashana's angelic vocal improvisations, crystal bowl playing and the vocal and keyboard artistry of Thomas Barquee, are accompanied by bansoori flute, esraj and santoor. 'Jewels of Silence' is an incomparably beautiful recording of great depth and exquisite sensitivity making it a perfect accompaniment for reiki, meditation, yoga, prayer and dreamwork. Experience the healing sounds of this divine music to relieve insomnia, anxiety, fear, stress, worry and depression and to enhance creativity and inspiration. Discover a musical journey to the very centre of stillness within your being.
This bestselling illustrated holistic diary provides not only plenty of space for daily planning but also offers inspiring advice on how to make each and every day really matter. Designed as a resource for enriching daily life, it will guide you on a journey of awareness and fulfilment as you go about your everyday activities. It's all-too-easy to become overwhelmed with multiple thoughts each day as our to-do lists grow, so Dani DiPirro insightfully presents within this highly practical diary one life-enhancing theme a month to focus on in the form of a simple verb, such as "love," explore" and "marvel." Each week-to-view spread then features an inspiring quote that encourages reflection on the theme and an exercise to further your holistic well-being. Focusing on just one theme for each whole month, but in a different way each week, allows a seed of positive awareness not just to be planted but also to grow substantially so that the positive action can become an integral part of daily life. Individual themes for the months of 2015 are: Organize, Love, Change, Explore, Create, Nurture, Inspire, Refresh, Learn, Share, Marvel and Believe. So here's to a year ahead where we really do make every day matter.
176pp, 104 mm x 150 mm, diary, 2014
When Harvard-educated neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander wrote about his own startling near-death experience in his best-selling Proof of Heaven he was contacted by vast numbers of people from all walks of life. His story had touched them personally and they in turn had their own miraculous experiences of the afterlife to share with him. This book recounts some of these astonishing stories, each offering new illumination via their many-faceted near-death encounters and messages from departed loved ones. Drawing on these accounts and on insights from religious leaders, visionaries and philosophers as well as scientific investigations into human consciousness, Dr Alexander has produced another gripping book offering proof that heaven really does exist.
208pp, 153 mm x 234 mm, softback, 2014
There is an unmistakable authenticity to Lorna Byrne s accounts of angels in her two books, Angels in my Hair and Stairways to Heaven. That same note down-to-earth, practical, and yet so facilitative of deep meditation and angelic communion is very much present on this audio CD. On listening to it I immediately entered a profound meditation of unusual silence and stillness as soon as Lorna invoked it not something I can often do quite so effortlessly! Her vocal guidance summons your guardian angel to draw close to you in a way that is almost physical. In a very clear and direct way, she helps you to listen to its call and its message, afterwards inviting the healing angels into your life. If you will give yourself to Lorna s method, there is no doubt that you will be brought directly into contact with angels.
We are all going to die, but few of us have ‘death processes’ which reach out and affect lots of people. Actress Lynda Bellingham reached out with her process, as away of saying 'pay attention this is life, this is what is in front of you and around you ...right now.....' and in so doing, she wrote a poignant and beautifully book. Deeply touching and inspiring reading for all of us on our extraordinary life-walks.
288pp, 166 mm x 242 mm, hardback, 2014
Everything has its own optimum rate of vibration, called resonance. When we are in resonance, we are in balance and harmony. Sound Medicine is a multidimensional instrumental sonic journey into the solfeggio frequencies. Musical frequencies of the ancient solfeggio musical scale work on a deep level to shift emotional blocks. Each track is a beautiful celestial soundscape on precise solfeggio frequencies to create a relaxed, heightened state. The compositions contain sacred chants, sounds from crystal bowls and didgeridoo, to enhance the solfeggio tones. Powerful meditation techniques, and hypnotic echoed affirmations panning from ear to ear in stereo, create a deeply relaxing effect, wonderful in a healing or treatment therapy room. These frequencies help to bring our bodies, cells and DNA back into resonance and health.
Chris Thomas is a psychic who explores the Akashic Record to find answers to questions about humanity’s origins and possible futures. He says that Universes are created to explore particular questions. Our Universe, for instance, was created to explore freedom of choice and the possibility of conscious life within physical matter. Today, humanity has reached the point where the answers to its fundamental questions are known; the knowledge of how to be human on this amazing Earth has been won, and the final act of the Human Plan is ready to be played out. That’s why, according to Chris, 2005 has brought with it a huge impetus for change. The energy structures put into place at the start of the year brought with them enough power to change everything that we, as human beings, have known. Our ability to hide behind our false realities has finally been stripped away and we have to face ourselves and our actions in the full light of a new dawn. How did we get to this point, and where do we go from here? The Universal Soul offers intriguing answers.
The pace of life today is as frantic as it's ever been, more and more of us are feeling the need to create balance in our lives. Calmness, contentment and wellbeing are embodied and harnessed beautifully within this complete Ultimate Wellbeing Album.
Featuring an eclectic mix of music from Planet Earth, American Beauty, Deepak Chopra, Groove Armada, TV Themes From The Tudors, Amazon, The Blue Planet and Many More......
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Our ancient Celtic chakra heritage is not lost or forgotten. It exists, hidden deep in the ancient stories and myths of Britain. This book leads you through the lore of Arianrhod and her Spinning Towers, the riddling Gaelic poem The Cauldrons of Poesy, the rainbow bridge of Brighid and the ways of the ancient British reindeer goddess, Elen of the Ways. Supported with journeys, meditations and exercises, Shaman Pathways will help you feel the Celtic chakra system in your bones.
This book explores steps often cited to crucial on the journey, drawing from different traditions, and gives signposts from fellow travellers, renown for their own personal pilgrimages. Illustrated throughout in colour, the book will no doubt be an inspiration to many on their own paths.
240pp, 140 mm x 190 mm, hardback, 2014
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With more and more commercially produced foods offering us less and less essential nutrition, people are increasingly looking for ways to stay healthy. As a result the market is swamped with health claims for every kind of food and a profusion of health supplements, each one claiming wonder properties. Now in its sixth edition, with many new entries and updated information on existing entries, Nutrients A-Z is an easy-to-use reference for every food, herb, vitamin, mineral or supplement you might encounter: from bananas and carrots, olive oil and yoghurt (the oldest natural medicines), to guarana and St John's Wort. Each entry gives a trustworthy definition in plain language: what it is and where it comes from; the form it takes; how to prepare or enjoy it; its medicinal and health benefits and recommended daily dose.
Delight your senses and nourish your soul with this gorgeous book of poetry inspired by the spirit of the Yew. Anyone who stands quietly beneath a Yew Tree and allows their mind to absorb the atmosphere it emanates will immediately sense a deep mystery, and a vast store of ancient wisdom. Jehanne Mehta has spent years discovering and absorbing the essence of the Yew Tree, and in Heart of Yew her ponderings come to full flower. Her profoundly moving and evocative poems connect you with the Yew Tree as a powerful teacher and witness to our history (as Yew Trees are capable of living for thousands of years), providing immensely valuable metaphors for the struggles we encounter as we learn to know and express our individual uniqueness more deeply, which is so essential if we are to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Andy McGeeny s photographs, which accompany the poems, will provide your senses with another doorway into the mystery of this majestic tree, which is known to many as the physical version of the Tree of Life. On the accompanying CD, Jehanne - whose speaking voice is superbly resonant and beautiful - reads her poems aloud and Fred Hageneder - moved by the words of the poems and his great love of the Yew - plays the most magical music on his yew-wood harp. Anyone who loves trees will find in this book and CD a very great treasure.
The intention of this book is to awaken you to the truth: I AM God. It offers a direct path to knowing God in your own being. Presenting a series of conversations between himself and God within, Nick Gancitano leads you through the process of self-inquiry, enabling you to shed the layers of conditioning concealing from you the fact that you are One with God, and bringing about an authentic spiritual awakening.
The explosion of new babies in the mid C20th has led to it’s inevitable conclusion, lots of people now in the autumn of their lives. We have a population who are perhaps more self aware than ever before, how do we use that awareness to move us into a rich state of elderhood, where we are still of use to the ‘younglings.’ Ron Pevny asks, and gives answers to, essential questions for our society. An essential book for us all.
224pp Softback 2014
Humanity has two possible futures: one we planned for ourselves and one others have imposed upon us, say Chris Thomas and Dave Morgan. Which ‘plan’ we choose will determine our ultimate future. This book traces the history of this secretive plan and exposes those who formulated it - including those known as the Annunaki - and have the power to manipulate the population to its will. Investigating the conspiracy from two angles - by Dave Morgan through the physical evidence and by Chris Thomas through the Akashic - they show that we can still make our own choices, and present the options we have in ensuring that we can ultimately achieve our rise in consciousness. As we approach the 2012 watershed, Project Human Extinction presents the information we need in a readable, understandable way, showing how to regain our power and embrace the process of change, and also brings Chris Thomas’s other books fully up to date.
Special edition of the Cygnus Review (Issue 8 2014). A Tribute: In loving memory of Ann Napier, founder of Cygnus Books (1954 - 2014)
'One with the All,one with Love,one with Harmony, in glory and humility,greatness and smallnessI stand'- Ann Napier
Your Guardian Angel Needs You encourages the development of an intimate relationship with your Guardian Angel, the wise divinity who reveals your true path and steers your life. A personal commitment to live according to your Soul’s calling will bring dramatic rewards. The exercises and visualisations in the book will open your heart and mind to new realisations and confidence in your own divine potential. Discover how to: develop an intimate relationship with your wise Guardian; realise the possibilities you have been seeking; access the wisdom that is locked in your Soul memory; expand your consciousness and reach higher dimensions; journey to meet angels and other celestial helpers; prepare for the exciting changes ahead; and become the remarkable person you choose to be.
256pp, 154mm x 234mm, Paperback, 2011
Usually, angels are thought of as being 'out there' somewhere, helping you in times of need. But in this inspiring book, angel expert Theolyn Cortens reveals how your Guardian Angel is much more like a mentor or coach, as well as your best friend - your real Soul Mate! Theolyn explains how you can develop this relationship, but your Guardian Angel needs you to make the first move. Like any good coach, your Guardian can only work with your co-operation. This is especially important in these times of global change.
In this essential guide, discover how you can:
Mystics tell us that behind the veil of material appearances exists an infinite, unconditionally loving principle of benevolence, abundance and peace. Would you like to develop your own awareness of that? An awareness so vivid, so unwavering that you can no longer mistake the veil for the reality? An awareness so penetrating that the laws of Love, with their transforming, healing power, are admitted even into the darkest hell? This, and no less, is the aim of The Gentle Art of Blessing, described so eloquently by Pierre Pradervand. To bless, says Pierre, means to wish, unconditionally and from the deepest chamber of your heart, unrestricted good for others and events. To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden from material eyes; it is to activate that law of attraction which, from the furthest reaches of the universe, will bring into your life exactly what you need to experience and enjoy. +¦You will find that The Gentle Art of Blessing is the perfect way to develop an awareness constantly centred in love. When you bless all those you meet in their total happiness and true integrity, without the slightest concern for their appearance, expression, race, class, gender, or any other label, when you wish them the very best from your innermost being, it will be impossible for your heart not to expand. From a narrow cubicle, it will become a temple without walls.
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'We now live in a world where pharmaceutical companies control the way in which we perceive medicinal remedies. It used to be that we relied on herbs for health but that has now been taken away from us by EU regulations. These two books by James Wong begin to help re-balance our choices by describing how to let herbs back into our lives instead of being forced into chemicals. Both are extremely helpful books full of advice on what to grow, how to prepare the herbs and what ailments can be treated. Well worth taking!'
Best wishes to everyone, Di and Chris
Did you know that chillies can ease aching muscles, that lemon balm can soothe cold sores, or that rosemary can boost your memory? In a treasure trove of fascinating health-boosting information and recipes, accompanied by beautiful photography, ethnobotanist James Wong shows how to make simple creams, lotions, lozenges, salves, soups, teas and more, from the stuff growing in your window box, the local garden centre or in the hedgerows. Using the flowers, fruit, roots, trees, vegetables and herbs that are all around us, James provides preparations to help relieve a wide range of common conditions, including acne, anxiety, cold sores and general aches and pains - plus great ideas for beauty treats such as bath bombs and shampoos. He reveals how many plants contain the same active ingredients as over-the-counter medicines, and chooses his top 100 plants to grow or buy, complete with lots more ideas for their use. So unleash the power of plants and soothe the symptoms of everyday ailments the natural way.
224pp, 192mm x 238mm, illus. in colour, hardback, 2009
Lavender Bath Bomb
5-6 fresh lavender sprigs
1 tbsp citric acid powder
3 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
10 drops lavender essential oil
1 tsp plant-based oil (vegetable or almond oil)
1. Heat the oven to 180?C. Once it has reached that temperature, turn it off and place the lavender, hanging upside down, in the oven to dry for about 2 hours. When dry, remove the flowers from the stalks and set aside.
2. For the next stage you need to make sure that the bowl you are using, and your hands, are completely dry - otherwise the bomb will start fizzing. In a glass bowl, mix the citric acid and bicarbonate of soda together. Add a few drops of lavender oil and 1 tsp dried lavender flowers, along with the vegetable of almond oil. Mix everything together with a metal spoon.
3. Place the biscuit cutter on top of a sheet of baking paper. Put the mixture into the biscuit cutter and press down with the back of the spoon. The oil now needs to evaporate so the bomb can set as a dry, hard block - leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and preferably overnight.
Storage: Store in tin foil to keep out moisture.
If you are making this with kids you can add 1/2 tsp of edible glitter into the mix to create an even more dramatic effect.
From Grow Your Own Drugs, ?2009 by James Wong, published by HarperCollins.
Restorative: Nettle Soup
This is a good spring soup: the nettles (Urtica dioica) are packed with nourishing vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll, and help to build up natural immunity and protect from infections after a long winter.
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400g potatoes, peeled and chopped
450g freshly picked nettle tops (wear gloves to collect)
1 litre vegetable stock
150ml double cream
freshly grated nutmeg
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. In a large pan, melt the butter and gently cook the onion and garlic for 10 minutes. Add the potatoes and nettles and fry for 2 minutes. Add the stock and cover, then bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Leave to cool.
2. Puree the indredients with a handheld blender, then stir in the cream and season with a little nutmeg, salt and pepper. Reheat and seve at once.
Variation: Nettle Pesto
This is another simple, tasty way to get the benefits of Urtica dioica. The young spring tips are the most tender and tastiest. Just cook a big handful of the young nettle tips (about 150g) in boiling water for about 2 minutes. Drain, then drop into a blender along with some freshly grated Parmesan, 2 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of pine nuts and about 80ml olive oil. Whiz until smooth, then spoon over freshly cooked pasta and mix in well.
From Grow Your Own Drugs, ?2009 by James Wong, published by Harpercollins.
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Digestive Intelligence tells the fascinating story of how our digestive systems are really our bodies' second brain and how we think and live our emotions via our stomach. Dr Matveikova explains that the digestive system (equivalent to the size of a village football pitch hiding inside our bellies!) contains more than one million neurons, identical to those in the brain, and is responsible for producing 90% of the body's hormone, serotonin, which makes us feel happy and full of wellbeing. It follows that, if our stomach is 'out of sorts' we feel irritable and lacking in energy; and those feelings block our intellectual productivity, disorientate us and completely change our thought patterns and physical processes. Here is Dr Matveikova s advice on how to nurture our second brain and get both our brains working in powerful and creative harmony.
Tarot decks can provide a very precise way to get detailed information about the consequences of various choices you may be faced with. However, most of them include ‘negative’ readings, which are not always the most helpful way to look at your future. Now, Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine have devised this Angel tarot deck that is 100% gentle, safe and trustworthy. All of the words in this deck, as well as the artwork by Steve A Roberts, are positive and beautiful, while still retaining the magical effectiveness of traditional tarot. The accompanying guidebook explains the general meaning of each card and walks you through the steps of giving an accurate reading for yourself and others. Rich with symbolism and imagery - including angels, archangels, unicorns, fairies and mermaids - the Angel Tarot Cards will provide you with the guidance you need on your life journey.
On this beautiful CD, the resonant, pure-tone frequencies of pure quartz crystal singing bowls are uniquely combined with vocal sound, toning, and the singing of mantra, chant and song. This exquisite alchemy creates luminous healing music that is profoundly peaceful and soothing, and can gently lead you back to your centre, to reconnect with your Divine higher self. Ashana s choice of songs are Ave Maria , The Embrace , Into Your Arms , Kyrie , Loving Kindness , and When All Is Forgiven a collection which is centred around the theme of forgiveness, a reflection of her own process of surrendering to the Source of Love within. The resulting blend of voice and crystal is music to soften the edges of a hard day, as Ashana builds a sanctuary of sound that you ll want to come back to often!
Nemetona is an ancient goddess whose song is heard deep within the earth and also deep within the human soul. She is the Lady of Sanctuary, of Sacred Groves and Sacred Spaces. She is present within the home, within our sacred groves, our rites and in all the spaces that we hold dear to our hearts. She also dwells within, allowing us to feel at ease wherever we are in the world through her energy of holding, of transformation. She holds the serenity and quiet of a perfect day; she is the stillness at the end of it, when the blackbird sings to the dusk. Rediscover this ancient goddess and dance with the Druids to the songs of Nemetona. Learn how to reconnect with this goddess in ritual, songs, chants, meditation and more.
Being faced with a choice can always appear daunting, especially if we are not too sure what our choices are, or even the fact that a choice has to be made. Do we stay on Earth and become a ‘complete human being’, the soul fully integrated into the physical body and regain our full psychic potential, or do we travel away from Earth to a place where we can ‘ascend to a fifth dimension’? Chris Thomas clarifies the question by explaining just what our choices are, how they have arisen and the implications and repercussions of the two alternatives. This is the choice that 2012 is all about. The Annunaki Plan? or The Human Plan? is a précis of human history, as recorded in the Akashic, with an emphasis on recent history, current events, and the real significance of 2012 as the end of a cycle.
In The Fool's First Steps, Chris Thomas explores in greater detail the processes of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical transformation happening now on a grand scale. What are their symptoms? How does the process of change unfold? Are certain illnesses associated with the throwing off of `old' energies? How is the connection between the Higher Self and the rest of us changing? He also looks into some other intriguing issues, such as the true purposes of Avebury and Stonehenge and the knowledge contained there, stellar gateways, the origins of crop circles, changing Earth energies, and the nature of angels.¶
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Unicorns remind us of who we truly are, explains Diana Cooper. While angels work through the heart, unicorns work with the soul. Now, through the Unicorn Cards - a deck of beautiful illustrations and affirmations - these magical, mythical beings of pure energy stand ready to help you. The unicorn's horn can be likened to a magic wand, pouring out divine energy, says Diana. Wherever they direct this light, healing takes place: not just physical and emotional healing but also soul healing. Unicorns dissolve and heal the deepest, most profound wounds of the soul, clearing karma across many lifetimes. Place your chosen card in the 'stand up box' so you can savour its insight and guidance, and delight in Damian Keenan's gorgeous intricate pictures all day long.
In The Power of Modern Spirituality, William Bloom identifies for the first time the core strategies found at the heart of all spiritual traditions and explains how everyone - regardless of background, beliefs or personality type - can develop them and immediately put them into practice. He structures his book around the key areas of connection, reflection and service, showing us how to recognise and develop these aspects of ourselves in the context of today’s challenges and crises so that we gain greater meaning and purpose in our lives. Written in his lively, intelligent and inspiring style, and drawn from William’s popular courses and workshops, it will help you to go more deeply into yourself and develop a greater sense of personal integrity, service, inner strength, a stronger connection with friends, family and colleagues, an increased sense of personal joy and of being in the driving seat of your life.
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The Crystal Bible: Volume 1 is Judy Hall s now classic reference, a directory of all the major stones currently available and many lesser known crystals, originally published as The Crystal Bible, and now renamed to accommodate the arrival of the much anticipated Volume 2. Beautifully illustrated in colour, this is a comprehensive guide to crystals, their shapes, colours and applications. The directory format enables you to find a known crystal instantly or to identify an unknown crystal. The directory covers the practical and esoteric properties of each crystal, including spiritual, mental, psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in crystal healing. This is an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere, encompassing traditional and contemporary crystal lore.
Dr Alexander has already touched millions of lives with his bestseller Proof of Heaven [Code: 221104, 5.99], turning sceptics into believers in the existence of a universal dimension, accessible to all, characterized by peace, acceptance and unconditional love. Here, Dr Alexander presents four thirty-minute audio meditations produced specifically to support and enhance the experience of those who want to access the state of blissful higher consciousness that he attained during his Near Death Experience. Working closely with meditation audio specialist Sacred Acoustics, he has developed four guided meditations that combine digital harmonic frequencies, sacred instruments, sounds from nature and the human voice to help listeners recreate the four stages of his miraculous spiritual journey: Everything is a Vibration , Thinning the Veil , Shift Your Perspective , and Connecting with Source. A meditational treat!
Messages of Life from Death Row provides a living example of how we can transform even the most dire of circumstances into an opportunity for transformation and flowering of the soul. Imprisoned on death row in Texas State Penitentiary, for a crime he did not commit, Roger McGowen's situation was seemingly hopeless. Kept in terrible conditions, with virtually all compassion stripped from his day to day life, Roger could so easily have given up. But he believed that God had a perfect plan for his life, and has now become a beacon of truth, hope and inspiration for many. Roger spent years on death row before receiving his first visitor. Often submitted to cruel sensory deprivation, his only lifeline was with his correspondents. From 1997 onwards, they included Pierre Pradervand, who sent Roger a copy of The Gentle Art of Blessing . After reading it, Roger started to ask for blessings for everyone around him, and gradually, a weight lifted from him. Roger's letters - which form the foundations of this book - reveal the blossoming of a soul, a spiritual transformation that led him from rage and victimhood to compassion, forgiveness, gratitude and unconditional love. As Pierre Pradervand says: 'There is a flipside to the astonishingly dehumanizing practice of capital punishment: the equally astonishing discovery that every now and then a death row inmate rises far beyond what could be expected of anyone caught in such an environment and becomes a symbol of hope for us all.'
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In this beautifully illustrated book, Glennie Kindred inspires us to celebrate the bounties of our wild native plants and find a richer relationship with the natural world around us. Season by season, we are shown how to grow and manage native edible and medicinal plants in our gardens or on the wild edges of the land. Included are foraging tips and many recipes for making kitchen medicines and delicious food from our finds. By letting the wild native plants into our lives, Glennie helps us to reconnect with our rich herbal heritage and enter into a new relationship with our local environment. She explores many different ways to mark and celebrate the seasons, especially outside on the land, which support our ability to adapt and grow for the benefit of the Earth and ourselves. This is a practical, optimistic and inspirational treasure trove for a more creative, integrated, self-reliant future.
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In Becoming Enlightened His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the Buddha's core teaching of interdependence and karma, gently guiding you through a process that will enable you to understand how your present actions influence your future experience. He encourages us to broaden our outlook and achieve a profound shift in our personal values. He also gives us the tools to deal with the negative emotions we may experience in the process, helping us to make sense of deeper issues such as the cycle of death and rebirth. Finally, he rewards us with six focal practices called the six perfections - generosity, morality, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom - to help us move forward in our journey from self-centredness to enlightenment. Becoming Enlightened is an important new work by one of the world's great spiritual leaders.¶
The universe is alive with creative energy. When you realise that energy follows thoughts, you’ll see that once you make a decision, life or the universe brings you more of whatever you focus on. If your emotions focus on misery or anger, you’ll notice more reasons to feel this way. If you focus on joy, love, abundance, you experience more of these in your life. Once you stop worrying about what you feel you lack, you can respond to opportunities that arise to make your life the life you wish for. These 52 meditation cards for Love and Relationships; Prosperity; Creativity; and Spiritual Growth; are a reminder to concentrate on the positive; on joy, not sorrow, on forgiveness, not resentment, on empathy, not lack of understanding. The results will be amazing as you create more positive experiences in your life and in the world.
If you understand how very much animals can teach us, you will absolutely fall in love with this card deck. Animal whisperer and psychic Madeleine Walker travelled far and wide to meet and communicate with both wild species and domestic animals, personally garnering the most profound messages from them. These ‘whispers’ of love and compassion illustrate the animals’ greatest wish - for humanity to find personal and collective re-empowerment, so that we can finally become as one with all the species on the planet. Using these 45 gorgeously illustrated animal cards daily will give access to profound wisdom that pinpoints your current life situations and fosters renewed self-belief and release of self-doubt. Further inspiration can be found in the expanded interpretations in the companion booklet.
An animal's senses are much more sensitive than a human's and they are influenced by the sounds around them. Research has shown that animals' moods can be influenced by music - some types can help to reduce stress whilst others can cause tension. As a world-renowned animal healer Margrit Coates recognised the need to produce music composed especially for animals and which is sympathetic to their needs. This album of soothing music doesn't contain any noises which animals would find unsettling and aims to provide peaceful sound energy for them. Most importantly this unique music is aimed at connecting and synchronising with the animal chakras to help physical and emotional healing. As you listen to this music it will help to link your own heart chakra to your pet or horse, taking you on a soul-level healing experience together. Includes a full-colour guide booklet to Animal Healing by Margrit Coates.
Total running time 66.57 min, with guide leaflet, 2003
Are you tired of hating your ex or resenting a parent? Is it time to stop beating up on yourself? It isn’t hard to forgive – you can learn the practical steps that allow you to unload unnecessary emotional burdens and use your valuable energy for creating life anew in the present. In this first published version of Mary’s forgiveness work, you will learn the eight step process of forgiving another person and the five step process of forgiving yourself. This work, born from a unique syntheses of ancient spiritual wisdom and modern psychological insight, is as fresh and helpful today as it was when it first came out. There is a warm and intimate quality to this audio book, and many people report using the exercises over and over, and sometimes putting it on just to relax because Mary’s voice is so comforting! It’s a great forgiveness training tool for people who learn better by listening than reading.
Also included: The daily centering exercise, a simple meditation to be stronger in your personal boundaries and connected to your Higher Self throughout the day.
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The three innovative compounds in Life Extension’s Fast-Acting Joint Formula promote joint comfort and ease of motion in a matter of days … rather than the weeks or months it can take with supplements like glucosamine and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). These multi-modal ingredients are the reason why. Solubilized keratin: this bioactive form of keratin protein helps regulate inflammatory factors … while supporting antioxidant activity to help block free radical assault on joints.97 Decursinol-50™: this fluid regulating compound goes to work to immediately inhibit activation of a DNA transcription factor associated with inflammation.98-101 Hyal-Joint™: this patented blend of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and other glycosaminoglycans lubricates joints by increasing viscosity of the synovial fluid that cushions joint cartilage … and also supports the growth of healthy joint tissue.102-105 Taking this unique formula once daily provides fast-acting, effective support for aging joints. Use it alone or in combination with ArthroMax™ joint support formulas.
Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and pollution disasters show us that our Earth is disturbed and needs to be healed. However, the Earth herself has given us tools that assist in stabilising the situation and which teach us how to turn our thoughts and actions towards positive recuperation for the planet rather than envisaging her destruction. Judy Hall shows that crystals, part of the living body of Mother Earth, offer us creative solutions. Some wondrous high-vibration crystals have made themselves known at this time to assist with Earth healing and with raising personal consciousness, together with traditional Earth healing crystals. All are depicted, described and explained in Judy Hall’s new book, offering us beautiful new ways of giving healing to our beloved Mother Earth through the agency of crystals and the blessings they carry within their exquisite forms and hues.
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When Lorna Byrne was a child, people often noticed that she did not seem to be focussing on the world around her. That is because Lorna saw not just the world around her but, equally vividly, angels and spirits, too. For many years she assumed everyone saw the same. Now, as Lorna tells the story of her life, we meet, as she did, the creatures from the spirit worlds who also inhabit our own, mostly angels of an astonishing beauty and variety - including the prophet Elijah and an Archangel - but also the spirits of people who have died. Angels in My Hair, the compelling autobiography of a modern day mystic, may also help you remember times in your past when Angels have helped you. Recognising these events, even in hindsight, explains Lorna, can offer powerful support when we face challenges in our life.334pp, 128mm x 196mm, softback, 2009
Far from being just another self-help offering, this book goes for the mark in a unique way. It will wake you up on levels you may even have forgotten are part of you. Dr Glouberman outlines three powerful steps to get you moving forward from a painful or uninspiring life to one that engages your enthusiasm and zest for each day: the catalyst to jump-start your journey; the turning point a bird s-eye overview so that you can see round the corner from your present stuck situation; and the new beginning. She says, If you ve ever seen the sun rise from the sea, you ll understand the magnificence of the journey to a new beginning. Prepare for a great adventure of your mind, body and soul that will astound you as you discover how vast are the possibilities of being you.
Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and insightful book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms 'quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. Full of good stories and surprising details, this book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works and how it interacts with ‘the ghost in the machine’.
A Course in Miracles is unique. It is a comprehensive spiritual teaching, in the form of a self-study manual. It has been described as `a twentieth century book of revelation' and`a modern version of 'Gnostic Christianity'. Although it uses Christian terminology, it deals with universal spiritual themes. It is not about performing miracles in the physical, spectacular sense, although the way to miracles like that is opened by the Course. The miracles it teaches are the shifts in perception that enable us to view the world through the eyes of love rather than through the eyes of fear. And this can have dramatic results in every area of your life. This is a beautiful new hardback edition, designed to be treasured and referred to again and again.
Timeless and eternal, distilled from the deepest spirit, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi is loved the world over. In this beautifully presented volume of new translations, Franklin D. Lewis draws from the great breadth of his work, in all its varied aspects and voices. Working directly from the original Persian, Lewis brings to this translation not only the latest scholarship in Persian and English, but a deftness and lightness of touch that allows for a profound sensitivity to Rumi's mystical and philosophical background. Complete with a detailed introduction and notes, this is a perceptive, insightful, and deeply moving collection that will prove inspirational to both keen followers of Rumi's work and readers discovering the great poet for the first time.
Did you realise that it is actually your brain that is the key to having the body and the overall health you want? Most people never even think about the health of their own brain, because they cannot see it. Yet your brain is the command and control centre of your body, so if you want a better body, the first place to always start is by having a better brain. In this book, Dr Daniel Amen gives you the ten basic principles you need to change your brain and your body, and then focuses on how to fix individual problems that concern so many of us, by fixing the brain first. You'll be amazed to observe how much the brain-nourishing changes he suggests will affect your body weight, skin, hormonal balance, energy levels, ability to sleep, stress levels and emotions. Put the brain-body connection to work, and discover a healthier, happier you!
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Mindfulness has been causing a real stir recently. Mark Williams and Danny Penman have found a wonderfully effective way of guiding you through meditation practices that start very simply and then build to help you tackle even the worst difficulties you may encounter. Right from the first breathing exercises you will feel a sense of achievement, and you quickly progress to breaking your cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. These techniques open the door to improved health, well-being, contentment and new courage. It takes just a few minutes each day to follow this clearly structured, manageable eight-week (but flexible) programme, including a daily meditation from the accompanying CD. Supportive and straightforward, suitable right from beginner level, Mindfulness helps you to find an awareness unclouded by your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Step away from negative self-talk and let a sense of balance, wonder and happiness reappear in your life.
288pp, 153mm x 234mm, Paperback + free CD, 2011
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Adapted from an ancient Hawaiian system, Self I-Dentity Ho'oponopono is a breakthrough self-improvement approach that helps you clear your mind of subconscious obstacles that block your path, freeing your mind to receive Divine inspiration and find new and unexpected ways to live in abundance. Vitale teams up with Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len, master teacher of modern Ho'oponopono, to show you how to attain health, peace, happiness and wealth. Know that even the problems that seem to belong to others are, in fact, yours to heal, because the way to healing and changing them is found through healing and loving yourself.
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This oracle accesses the wisdom of trees, helping us tap into the insights they can provide. The card deck is structured into four suits: Roots, focusing on trees that can help us become grounded and aware in the present moment; Trunk, highlighting trees that can help us heal and grow; Leaf, looking at trees that can enhance our knowledge and awareness; and Fruit, Seed and Flower, exploring trees that can help us manifest our power in the world. Each card features a beautiful illustration of the tree, while the accompanying book provides a detailed guide explaining it’s significance and how to interpret the card you have drawn which can be placed on the tree 'map' for specialised readings. Trees are wise and enduring spiritual entities that can teach us much about ourselves and our role in the world, if only we will listen to them.
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In a small village in the snowy north, Maria stumbles upon a mysterious grey bundle, covered in wintry snow - an abandoned wolf cub! Her friends and neighbours are troubled when she rescues the cub, questioning the wisdom of her act. Even Grandfather is hesitant to support her plan to nurse the cub to health, but soon Maria and Shadow warm the hearts of almost every villager. Then, a mysterious woman tells a story about a boy raised by wolves. Shadow howls for the first time, and disappears. Will he ever come back? Beautifully illustrated, this touching story explores the delicate balance between humans and nature, and between the individual and community. Ages 6-10.
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This enchanting pack includes a book and a set of specially designed cards. Each card holds a specific meaning detailed in the book to enable you to interpret them and quickly learn how to use the different spreads. The book offers insights into the ancient associations that each card bears to the old religion of paganism and explains the evocative symbology still used in magic today, showing you how to develop deeper psychic and intuitive skills. The cards also provide soul-development exercises through meditation, rituals and visualisation, teaching you to work with the divine forces within natural magic. You will learn how to utilise the powers of the sun and moon, elements and seasons, angels, birds, animals and mythical beasts, gems, flowers and trees, whilst ensuring at all times that any magic is performed for the highest good of all.
What do you crave? For many of us, sugary treats, fatty meals and high-calorie snacks are impossible to resist. And yet, reaching the bottom of the biscuit tin rarely leaves us feeling satisfied. What if we are actually hungry for something much more fulfilling? In this groundbreaking new book, Deepak Chopra unites the latest scientific and alternative therapy research to reveal how our overeating is often a symptom of 'inner starvation' - a hunger for love, self-esteem, happiness and security. By changing your approach to eating using the tools in this book, you can heal your body and mind to achieve permanent weight loss, a longer, happier life and spiritual well-being. This ultimate guide to inner and outer health will change the way you eat forever.
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In this pioneering, practical book for parents, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson explain, without the jargon, the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. Different parts of a child's brain develop at different speeds and understanding these differences can help you turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and raise calmer, happier children. Featuring clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child will help your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives using twelve key strategies that engage your child to keep them thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting. This is an extensive and yet easy to follow reference guide that can be easily opened at any page for support and mentoring.
Based on natural laws which govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success: once we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical steps you can apply right away, this is a book you will want to read and refer to again and again.
This book contains a collection of real case histories drawn from the authors' many years of practical experience as spiritual healers, put together to help people understand how physical symptoms can be read and understood as messages from the soul. In each case history, the authors describe how the symptoms presented can be traced back to their root cause, and the `homework' they suggested to their patients for dealing with these root cause issues. They offer convincing evidence that illness is not a punishment of any kind, nor is it a `test', an obstacle, to be struggled against and overcome. Illness is simply a message from our own soul telling us that we have taken a step in the wrong direction. All that we need to do to heal any illness is to relearn how to read the body's messages and take some simple corrective actions.
By far the best way to lose weight is to shrink the size of your stomach. Here, Paul McKenna offers a completely new approach to doing just that. If you remember, a gastric band is a radical surgical operation that reduces the available space in the stomach. Paul McKenna’s Hypnotic Gastric Band is a psychological procedure that can help to convince the unconscious mind that a gastric band has been fitted, so the body behaves exactly as if it were physically present. Along with the book, the system contains a hypnosis CD and an instructional DVD to provide complete support for physical and psychological change whilst you lose weight. There's no physical surgery, no scarring and no forbidden foods. Just follow all the instructions and let Paul help you lose weight.