If ever a wait was worth it, this one was. At long last, we are delighted to be able to offer you Vladimir Megre's Anastasia and the Ringing Cedars Series, in the splendour of its beautiful new reprint. You have been asking us for these books for ages, and your perseverance has certainly paid off: the first nine volumes are here!
The series tells the story of a remarkable woman named Anastasia, discovered in 1995 by a Siberian trader, Vladimir Megre, deep in the wild forests of Siberia. Living without any of the 'normal' trappings of Siberian life - such as warm clothes, man-made shelter and cultivated food - she lives in perfect, peaceful harmony with the plants and animals of the taiga forest. Megre initially spent just three days with Anastasia, during which time she displayed such astounding knowledge, power and wisdom that he abandoned his business and, at her request, began writing.
She told him she would encode the books with an energy that would cause them to sell in their millions, and that is exactly what has happened. The first self-published copies were sold to passers by, as Vladimir stood on a street corner in Moscow. Within weeks they were selling by the thousand, and now he is one of Russia's most popular authors.
These are books that people all over the world have been clamouring for. They are utterly compelling: even if one part of your mind is questioning their authenticity - could it all possibly have happened the way he describes it? - another part of you just can't help drawing something very deep from them, and you feel as though you are being nourished and nurtured. They have started producing incredible changes in people's hearts and minds, the effect of which is now being felt throughout Russia and beyond, as translations become available in many different languages. Anastasia resonates so strongly that you cannot fail to inwardly recognise the truth emanating from it.
We begin in 1994 amidst the endless expanses of the Siberian taiga, where entrepreneur Vladimir Megre meets with two elderly gentlemen who tell him about the amazing healing properties of the Siberian cedar. Upon his return to the area, he meets their granddaughter, Anastasia, who shares with him her unique wisdom and outlook on all aspects of life. Her soft-spoken words will go straight to your heart, restoring your hope for this planet and reigniting your passion for life. 251pp, 140mm x 216mm, illus. in colour, Paperback, 2008
to read an extract from Anastasia.