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Cygnus Review issue 9, Sept 2010 – free of charge

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New from Rhonda Byrne The Power Make Your Own Angel Blessing Scrolls Claire Nahmad Countdown to Coherence Hazel Courteney Experience Your Good Now! Louise L Hay UFOs & the Extraterrestrial Message Richard Lawrence Know That You Are Loved: Cygnus Review Calendar 2011 Ann Napier & Janet Baxter

Celebrating Michaelmas


Dear Friends, About a year ago, I had two particularly memorable dreams. In the first, I was walking along a path beside my favourite stretch of coast in Norfolk – a spot I’ve loved since I was five or six. As I walked along the path, I noticed that some bags of rubbish had been dumped beside it, totally spoiling the pristine landscape I had come to love as a child. The further I walked along the path, the more dense the litter became, and the more my heart sank. In the end I couldn’t stand it any more and woke up. That day, I felt so depressed by the dream that I strove mightily until I had totally re-imagined it as an idyllic walk along a beautiful path without any rubbish at all. Pleased with my efforts, I congratulated myself on healing my mind from the feeling or belief that darkness and decay could ever overcome what is beautiful, innocent and pure. However, a couple of weeks later, I had another dream. I was walking down a street, when two of my guides appeared on either side of me, lifted me off my feet and deposited me right beside a massive wheelie bin that was absolutely brimming with every kind of foul, rotting rubbish. Heaving with maggots and swarming with flies, the stench of it was unbearable. Deciding that, clearly, my guides wished to make a point here, I resisted the impulse to run away as fast as I could. Instead I listened, and was informed that what I needed to do was observe the heaving mass of rubbish very closely, to mentally embrace instead of reject it, and then it would turn into ‘a nice young man selling icecream!’ What? A nice young man selling icecream? Well, you don’t question things in dreams, do you... So, I did exactly as instructed, fixing my eyes on some particularly mobile and ugly looking maggots, and telling myself that every movement I observed was, in fact, simply part of a process in which some matter was re-shaping itself into something very nice. And sure enough, within a short time, the young man appeared, complete with straw hat, striped apron and one of those old-fashioned icecream trolley-cum-bicycle things, and sold me a delicious ice-cream. Accepting both dark and light In the months that followed I thought about this dream a lot, and even did some dreamwork on it with my doctor. I came to realise that this second dream conveyed a message I very much needed – and still need – to understand (clearly, my guides thought I wouldn’t get it without the rather graphic

Can Darkness Conquer Light?

imagery!): instead of choosing the light and rejecting the dark, as we humans are so often inclined to do – we can accept and embrace without fear or favour all the contrasts life presents to us, both light and dark, and – using all the God-given faculties and opportunities available to us, and especially the faculty of love – we have the power to forge both ends of the spectrum into something even greater, something we might call Light with a capital L. This, of course, is the path taught by the alchemists of old, the path on which base metals are turned into gold; the path on which, as human beings in bodies of matter, we can become alchemical crucibles in which the forces of chaos and disharmony, meeting the unquenchable fire of our love, are transformed into order and harmony. And it is by following this path that we as humans may re-enter the current of evolution, which now requires our active co-operation, rather than just our acquiescence. The alchemical pathway It seems appropriate to be reflecting on all this as the feast of Michaelmas approaches. Celebrated on 29th September, this festival falls close to the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are equal in length, and swiftly followed by the lengthening nights of winter. In times when people were more in touch with nature and the spiritual worlds, folk would no doubt have been keenly aware of the idea that darkness was – temporarily at least – seeming to conquer the light, and for that reason would have sought to preserve as much light and warmth as possible in their minds and lives, against the dark and cold of winter. It would also have been important to them, or at least to the initiates among them, to cultivate awareness of higher beings who were ever at their side to help and support them in their human quest to walk the alchemical pathway. In the Western spiritual tradition, these higher beings are today known as archangels, particularly the Archangel Michael who is seen, above all, as the being who defends and protects the pure in heart from the forces of fear and darkness. In other times or places, you might have felt this infallibly protecting power as some other being – a god or goddess perhaps – but the important thing would always have been what you felt, not what you believed, or thought. Angelic protection In your heart’s eye, then, place yourself beside this towering winged being whose protection is invincible. Feel how that protection remains with you, sheltering you, holding you – lifting you – up throughout whatever

appearances of darkness may come your way, giving your spinal column – your serpent-fire column – a new strength that increases daily as you learn to trust and remain true to it, and thus forge a path of light through all that seems dark. In practical terms then, what do we – as aspiring alchemists – do when faced with darkness, pain, suffering and sorrow? Reject them? Deny them? Ignore them? Run away from them? No. Give in to them, then? No, not that, either. Just walk right in, through the doorway they provide, to the veritable treasure chamber of gifts those very painful things themselves will give you. How? By just putting one foot in front of the other – doing what comes next to the best of your ability, in the absolute faith that you are not lost, that you are still on a path, and that your footsteps are still guided. By shining all the love and wisdom you can muster into the situation you are in. And by asking, inwardly, for the help of those beings who have walked this path before you, and for the help of the angels. Such prayers are answered instantly, and in unexpected ways. For a deeper understanding of this, we urge you to immerse yourself in Jehanne Mehta’s beautiful poems on p. 9, which are alive with the power of Michael. And so, dear friends, we hope you can see and feel more clearly now the role of darkness on the path of light. We leave you for now with this blessing: May the wisdom of Michael be yours May his strength and courage be yours as you walk your path And may his love be a lamp for your feet, now and always. With our love, Ann, Geoff and the Cygnus team

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Bringing our thoughts, feelings and beliefs into a state of harmony and authenticity is something we all strive to do isn’t it? When what goes on in our minds and hearts is harmonious and authentic, this has a noticeable, improving effect on our circumstances and sense of wellbeing. But what happens when the unknown bursts into our lives, leaving us with the feeling that none of the maps we have can show us the way any longer? What happens if we are suddenly plunged into a situation of such unbearable emotional or physical pain that we simply do not have the strength to use all our formerly trusted practices and beliefs? What Ann Napier knows beyond any doubt is that no one is alone, however it may seem. Our Cygnus Calendar for 2011 – Know That You Are Loved – brings Ann’s words of affirmation and reassurance that wherever you may be, there still exists a lifeline from the heart of the universe that is connected directly with you (because actually, in your deepest essence, New Design! it is you). You may not have felt this lifeline yet, but As requested by we promise you it is there, and hope that these you, the Cygnus texts, combined with Janet Baxter’s stunning phomembers, we’ve tographs of nature, will help you to feel it. re-designed the ‘Know this, and be at peace: your best is always calendar to make good enough. And help – that tower of absolute the boxes larger: inner strength – is always, always there for you.’ almost twice as 32pp, 210mm x 148mm, illus. in colour, 2010, RRP £4.99 Code: 200902 Cygnus Prices: 1 copy £4.99, big as last year!

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As you may already know, alchemy is the process through which the base metal of our ordinary, human self is gradually refined and transformed into pure spiritual gold. This has the most far reaching effects, not just on our subtle bodies, but on our physical body as well, and not just on ourselves, but on the world around us too. The seven Harry Potter novels are a dazzlingly perfect allegory of the alchemical process, and in this book, Geo Trevarthen unpacks some of the huge depth of meaning in J K Rowling’s incredible creation. Her exploration of the spiritual foundations, symbols, archetypes and mythic elements encountered in these magical stories is enthralling in itself, and you’ll find yourself drawn into a deeper sense of magic and meaning, both in the novels and in your own life. And if you haven’t yet ventured with Harry, all the novels are still available from Cygnus.

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As well as showing the powerful effect of affirmations and teaching you how to create them to bring positive change into your life, Louise Hay now reveals that the secret to your affirmations working quickly and consistently is to prepare an atmosphere in which they can grow. She shows how you can nurture your thoughts, identifying your doubts and transforming them into affirmations. Louise explains that when you state an affirmation, you’re really saying to your subconscious mind: ‘I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change.’ In Experience Your Good Now!, she gives affirmations for lots of specific topics and concerns – such as health, fearful emotions, addictions, prosperity issues, love and intimacy – and presents exercises suited to virtually every area of your life. On the enclosed CD, Louise offers you even more helpful information about affirmations: listen to it whenever you’d like positive thoughts and ideas to permeate your consciousness and fill you with hope and joy.


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Free your mind from the three dragons of doubt, worry, and fear – forever! That’s the promise of this persuasive new title by a man with a decades-long record of success in helping people live happier, more fulfilled lives. Using simple yet beautifully evocative language, Anthony Strano presents his original approach, based on the time-tested principles of Raja Yoga meditation. In his book and the Free enclosed CD, 8 Principles of Spiritual Wellbeing, he builds on traditional ideas about healing the mind, intro- CD! ducing new techniques to achieve balance and wellness in mind, body and spirit, so that the challenging situations you encounter will no longer awaken your ‘dragons’. With these techniques you will be able to move beyond negativity, recharge your mind with peace, clarity and balance, and seize the transformative opportunity that is hidden in every challenge. 110pp, 145mm x 215mm, hardback + 1hr CD, 2010, RRP £13.00 Code: 200905 Cygnus Price £7.45

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MOZART’S GHOST Julia Cameron

Meet Anna, a ‘thirty-something’ living alone in New York City. A schoolteacher by day, by night she works as a medium, covertly helping people reunite with their lost loved ones. Anna leads a double life, guarding her secret as much as she guards her heart – until Edward, a gangly yet handsome concert pianist, moves into her building. Edward’s music fills Anna’s apartment with beautiful sounds that disturb her concentration and her lines of communication with spirits. Romance blossoms, but Anna is conflicted: by exposing her true identity, does she risk losing what may be her true love? And is music really his true love? Then a ghost begins to interfere – that of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – and while he causes havoc for Anna, he begins to play matchmaker, with unexpected results.

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I’d like to introduce to you a beautiful way to marry the act of blessing with the creative healing power of the angels. The result is the release of a gentle but stupendous positive force that works magic in our lives. The act of blessing is magical. Human blessing carries great power. When we consciously ally our human power of blessing to that of the angels, we create a dynamo of transformative, God-sourced energy that can work miracles. Blessing scroll for healing Although this scroll invokes a blessing for healing people, it can also be used in order to supplicate healing for an animal, a body of water, a wood or a meadow, a garden or a tree or plant, or even a room or a building. You can make use of it in creative ways, such as in the case of a fraught situation, a negative tendency or some pattern of consistent bad luck. The Angels The great archangel of healing is Raphael, whose mystery manifests in equal measure through feminine and masculine aspects. All healing flows forth from Raphael. His key word is ‘consolamentum’, the title of a secret ceremony administered by the Cathars of medieval France, by means of which their priests dispensed spiritual wholeness and an unfettered vision of the higher worlds. This word vibrates throughout his being. In itself it can soothe and restore, and summon the magic of healing to the ailing, fragmented soul. Raphael’s form is mighty, as tall as a cathedral. His eyes shine with loving compassion, emitting a great light, and yet they are as mellow and gentle and deep as the glow of ancient and mysterious gold. His lips utter rhythmic healing chants, beautiful in their vibration, becoming from time to time a great burst of exquisite song, which pierces the listening soul with an irresistible tide of love as renewal, as reawakening, as revivification. Hear his soft chanting and his burst of song through which the cadence of the word ‘consolamentum’ beats like a spirit drum. There is the fragrance of cleansing joy in the robes of Raphael, and golden healing in his wings. Let those golden wings of light enfold you in their great arcs of sweeping spiritual force, and know yourself as perfect in light, perfect within the sunlight of his healing embrace. Now see his vast host of healing angels as they come in countless choirs to the goldenwinged feet of their master, ready to receive his blessing and the touch of his radiant hands, which bestow the gift of spiritual life-forces from the ineffable and cosmic reservoir that is his/her very being.


Some come on Raphael’s own golden ray, bright and deep in hue, some gently glowing as with the marigold light of a summer evening sun, some with the light of the early morning rays. Some come in on a single colour ray, all blending in an assembled mystery of soft rose, or glowing emerald-green or sweet heavenly blue. Some sweep in like a tide, arrayed in iridescent rainbow colours, subtle, shimmering and beautiful, as though their hues shone through the purest crystal. Some bear a most holy pearlescent light, which is wonderful to see: the pearly light of noble unicorns from the high places of the soul, and of precious stones from a sublime sea that beats on the shores of Paradise. A great host of the healing angels are dressed in simple garments of the purest white, an unearthly whiteness that is so vast and deep that it is the heart of peace itself, making earthly whiteness seem almost dark in comparison. Yet you may note how soft and gentle to the save 41%! eye is the whiteness of these sacred garments, a whiteness that does not dazzle, as if pushing away, but rather tenderly enfolds you in its magical light. Draw near to Archangel Raphael and his great host of angels. Absorb the consciousness and the forces that their aura emanates. Whether you are making this blessing scroll for yourself or for a friend, you will need to be a strong and sure conduit for the healing angels. If the scroll is intended as a general blessing for good health, or if the healing you require is emotional rather than physical, it will not be necessary to call on other angels. However, if you, or the person for whom the scroll is intended, suffer from a serious illness, include the angel Malachi in your meditations and add his name to your written blessing. Malachi stands in state in the sphere of finalities. He rules the beginning and the end point in the creational scheme, which is essentially the same. If it is lawful, he will bring closure and demise to the cycle of suffering you wish to end. In cases of serious illness, call also, through the written and the spoken word, on the angel Sabriel, chief of the order of Tarshishim, the ‘brilliant ones’ associated with the virtues. Sabriel, shining with the light of a thousand stars, overcomes and banishes, returning the soul to its pristine state of ease, peace and grace. The Celtic Deities Brigid Brigid dispenses healing and wholeness to those who make heart-contact with her. Known as the Triple Goddess, she gently enfolds our three aspects (mind, body, spirit) in her pure and perfect light. Some people experience this as being taken into the folds of her radiant garments. The Scottish islanders understood Brigid’s encompassing as a conducting inwards into her ‘pure sheepfolds’, speaking of her with unsurpassed love and reverence as ‘Brigid of the Mantle’.

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Columba Columba was known for his compassion and personal concern for the Scottish communities with whom he worked. He was gifted with the healing power of both the angels and the Christ-essence, and would often hurry away from meals and gatherings to pray for some remote suffering soul whom he sensed was reaching out to him for help. Arianrhod Arianrhod is the Welsh Goddess of the full moon, of time and destiny. She is one of the famed ‘spinning goddesses’ who produce silver threads from their own soul essence with which to weave the destinies of human souls. We see in this ‘spinning’ signature a reference to the power that sustains worlds and universes.

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In this lovely new book Claire Nahmad draws upon ancient Celtic traditions, marrying the act of blessing with the creative healing power of the angels. She shows you how to create beautiful Angel Blessing Scrolls, to celebrate special occasions, such as births and marriages, or to invoke angelic protection for journeys, or bring comfort and healing in difficult times. Carefully explaining each step in their preparation – with ideas for adornment , symbolism and colours – she suggests sympathetic wording and describes how to invoke the blessings of the most appropriate angels and Celtic deities. The scrolls can be drawn in attractive calligraphy, they can made with aromatic oils or with flowers, feathers, herbs or crystals – as individual and imaginative as you wish. Then, whether you secrete your scroll away, as was traditional, or make it to display, it will provide a powerful conduit for love and blessing.

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Arianrhod was mistress of a glass tower or spiral castle whose configurations are those of the soul. She is keeper of our spinning chakras, which, when purified and fully activated, do indeed create a crystal tower or spiralling castle known as the ‘soul shrine’. It protects us and frees us when it is perfected, because from then on no path or resonance is closed to us.

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Angel Blessing Scrolls While we are occupied with the task of bringing it to perfection, however, it can sometimes seem like a prison filled with taskmaster wardens! Arianrhod’s mystical castle was traditionally the place where poets and musicians brought their art to perfection, because, of course, the calibre of the soul must always be that of master poet and musician. Arianrhod purges and cleanses, and restores balance, harmony and right resonance to our chakras. If we will commune in sincerity with her, she will protect our health and cast out disease. Decoration Ideas Whether you want to decorate a shortened scroll for display purposes or a full-length scroll for secretion, here are some ideas to inspire you. There are innumerable symbols for healing and good health. Choose those to which you feel most drawn, yet also include the cross of light within the circle of light, as it is perhaps the most powerful, together with the six-pointed star. This is formed from two equilateral triangles, one pointing upwards and the other downwards. It is important to note, however, that this mystical star does not contain the inner divisions of the Star of David. It is a symbol of wholeness. The unicorn is a healing symbol, as is the dragon. The caduceus (a staff around which coil two opposing snakes from foot to tip) is the supreme healing emblem of our Western civilization, formally adopted by orthodox medical establishments since the era of ancient Greece, although its origins lie in a much earlier Mesopotamian tradition. It is the sign and symbol of Archangel Raphael. The Tree of Life, the pine tree, the olive tree, the rowan, the rose and the apple are all powerful healing symbols. The true swastika (in contradistinction to the abomination that the Nazis used), which portrays eight dancing legs moving sunwise or clockwise in a circle, is a holistic symbol, as is the budding rod, the ring and the rainbow. The Egyptian ankh, the pyramid and the cross are all beautiful healing seals, as is the tai-chi-tu (the Chinese symbol denoting the yin and yang forces). For the angel Raphael, his protection is signified by the caduceus symbol. For the Celtic deities, their signs are: Brigid: dandelion; Columba: trefoil; Arianrhod: silver thread and clear quartz crystal. Suitable crystals would be any of the numerous crystals that have healing properties. Bloodstone, emerald, clear and rose quartz are comforting and familiar healing energies to work with. They can be augmented with celestite and angelite. All of these crystals correspond to the angelic realms of healing. Appropriate aromatic oils would be rosemary, lavender, rose, frankincense and bergamot, which correspond to the angelic spheres of protection and healing.

Writing the blessing Before starting work on your blessing scroll, assemble and bless your materials, pray to Brigid and Michael, and intone the Supplication to the Celtic Deities. Now intone the Rune of Intent: ‘As I, (say your name), inscribe this scroll, I affirm that my act is holy, my heart pure, and my words vessels which I pray will be filled and blessed with the power of valiant Michael, Brightness of the Mountains, and Brigid of the Mantle, she who dwells in the golden heart of the sun. May Brigid and Michael bless and protect me and the work that I seek to achieve.’ Then write the Blessing, personalizing it by beginning it with the name of the person to whom it is addressed: ‘The shield of Michael is over you, King of the bright angels; He is shielding and encircling you From your summit to your sole.

Raphael, glorious one, Coming to you in raiment of rainbows, Coming to you on rays of angels Arrayed in rainbow garments Fresher than the first rays of the morning. (Insert recipient’s name) You are the love of the God of Life, You are the love of the Son of Light, You are the love of Mary of the Purities, You are the love of Brigid the Beauteous, You are the love of Holy Spirit, You are the love of each living creature. Hail, Raphael of all healing!

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Power of Heaven and power of God is yours! By the power of the highest love, Make and preserve this beloved one whole! Peace and light be, Peace of love be, Peace of healing be, Peace of wholeness forever be yours, Peace of wholeness forever be yours, You, (insert name), who are beloved of angels and of God.’ In addition to the Blessing, you will also intone the Prayer to Brigid and Michael:

‘In the name of Brigid the Shining One, In the name of the Great Chief, I ask that my prayer for blessing be heard. I ask that you purify my intention And make my mind a mountain pool of clarity, The fish in it leaping and silver To summon the brightness of the blessing From the hills of the angels.

May the Archangel Michael, and Brigid the Radiant In whom dwells the presence of Divine Mother, Of their benevolence, Hear and grant my prayer. By Brigid, by the Great Chief of the Angels, may it be so.’

From Make Your Own Angel Blessing Scrolls, ©2010 by Claire Nahmad, published by Watkins.

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‘This is a truly beautiful and inspiring book. It is gorgeous to look at, full of information about the angels and lots of lovely illustrations. I particularly love the free CD that comes with it: the meditations are full of wonderful visualizations that really seem to take you on a wonderful, energy clearing journey. The music between the meditations is so soothing and uplifting and lasts long enough to bring you out of the meditation slowly, it seems as if it literally slows the breathing down and made me feel almost light headed! I have felt so much better after these meditations, I feel that, over time, they will really make a difference. I would recommend this book to anyone who, like me, wants to feel more in tune with higher energies but finds it hard to move out of the grip of fearful emotions in order to do so.’ Susan

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THE MINDFUL MANIFESTO Dr Jonty Heaversedge & Ed Halliwell

Written by a GP and a health writer, The Mindful Manifesto is the first book to integrate the latest scientific and medical research on mindfulness with meditation’s historical context. For thousands of years Eastern traditions have taught meditation to help people lead healthier, happier lives. Now, scientific research is confirming that mindfulness can help us all improve our mental and physical well-being. We see how it can: treat mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, help us cope with the busy-ness of everyday life, improve our physical health and help manage chronic illness, enable us to let go of unwanted behaviours, and improve how we function in our relationships and jobs. With examples of how the mindfulness movement is already well underway, we see that encouraging governments and other powerful institutions to take a mindful approach could make a massive difference to the health and happiness of the whole world.

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Jonathan Ellerby believes that the majority of challenges people face today—relating to high stress, weight gain, dating and divorce, job dissatisfaction, fear, anger, depression, addiction, and loneliness—are all just symptoms of a single underlying problem: Inspiration Deficit Disorder. This common condition is the result of being disconnected from one’s natural wisdom, talent, and sense of what matters most. Thankfully, he says, you’ll see that you can correct this imbalance faster than you think. In this practical, easy-toread book, you’ll learn simple steps that have already helped thousands of people from all walks of life discover the incredible energy and daily peace they were born to experience. It’s not about giving you other people’s answers; it’s about helping you find your own, and having the tools to put them into action. Learn why an inspired life is critical to your health and happiness.

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Chip and Dan Heath take you deep inside the human psyche to explain why our desire to improve things is often undermined by scepticism, caution and fear. They say we all have two competing parts of our minds – an emotional, instinctual ‘Elephant’, and a rational ‘Rider’ – that often work against each other, so if we can discover how to get them to work together, we can achieve amazing results very quickly. Once you understand how the mind functions to affect our reactions to change, you can take steps to overcome resistance, employing simple patterns to effect the changes that matter to you. Not only does Switch give you all the information you need to do this easily, it also shows you how everyday people – employees and managers, parents and nurses – have achieved dramatic results, just by making the best of human behaviour.

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The Audible Life Stream, or Primordial Sound Current, is the all-pervasive universal consciousness within everyone. Few realise there is credible evidence indicating that Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and so on, all perfected the meditative technique of turning their attention inwards, thereby merging with the Audible Life Stream, to become adepts of dying while living. This is the first book to provide convincing evidence and emphasize its importance to every human being, since none of us can escape the clutches of the Lord of Death. This unique book provides evidence of the Audible Life Stream from a variety of sources, including, testimonials of near-death experiences and out-ofbody experiences from people in USA, UK and Australia; excerpts from major religious texts; simply explained quantum physics principles; and, independent anecdotes from the increasingly popular field of sound/music therapy.

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Naked Being, says J M Harrison, is the founding truth of our existence, the undisturbed nature of reality seen through the transparent unconditioned pure mind. It is the realisation of original peace, the experiencing of clearest consciousness, the essence of what you are. Naked Being is about coming home to the formless heart of what you are: the recognition and realisation of your true nature, the simple truth of what you are – here and now in this very moment. In a fusion of mainstream spirituality, esoteric oneness and advaita or non-duality, Harrison compiles a collection of illuminating texts that evoke a deep remembrance of our essential ‘true’ nature and sacred sense of ‘home’. Pause between each insight, take time to absorb and reflect, and enter the experience of present moment awareness, the Now.

142pp, 139mm x 218mm, softback, 2010, RRP £9.99 Code: 200911 Cygnus Price £6.50 With thanks to Shirley Roe for her review of this book

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THE PROPHET Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet is held to be Kahlil Gibran’s most mystical and powerful book. The haunting words of wisdom and truth in Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, are among the most heart-rendingly beautiful ever written. So poetic, so glorious are they that, as you read them, they inscribe themselves in your heart so that you never forget them. First published in 1923, The Prophet tells the story of Almustafa the Prophet, who is about to leave the country where he has been teaching to return to his native land. Before leaving his place of exile, he delivers twenty-six homilies that form a treasury of counsel on human life. His teachings reveal the highest truth we can learn from life – that though our bodies be dust and our minds illusion, within us resides a potential that is nothing less than divine. This edition is illustrated with Kahlil Gibran’s own enchanting drawings.

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In 2007 I travelled to Arizona to attend the world’s first-ever conference on the phenomenon of Orbs. During a lighthearted discussion with one of the scientists I had met while investigating my 1998 neardeath experience – material physicist Professor William A Tiller, who has spent over forty years studying matter and consciousness – I somewhat irreverently asked him to draw in the simplest terms his representation of God. save He proceeded to draw a straight line 41%! across a sheet of paper. ‘What’s that?’ I asked. ‘It’s total coherence,’ came Bill’s reply. He smiled with a knowing twinkle in his eyes. ‘This is what God, or pure Isness, is.’ When I asked Bill, ‘In your straight-line coherence scenario, where did we come from?’ he told me that there had to have been some kind of ‘decohering’ to bring the world as we know it into being. And as he said this, he drew a line down from the horizontal ‘coherent’ line towards the bottom of the page. As the word decoherence, in my humble opinion, simply means no longer coherent – no longer what scientists term ‘in phase’, no longer in complete harmony as one – I asked, ‘Might this decohering in some way have been linked to the Big Bang, which emanated from this ultimate ‘coherent core’ that you term ‘God’? And might it have seemed like a mere hiccup of energy being released?’ ‘Maybe,’ he mused, smiling somewhat nervously at my incredible presumption, which would have had most scientists laughing in my face. ‘But for the sake of my extremely simple drawing,’ he continued, ‘let’s say there was a birthing from a metaphorical womb that already existed...’ and as he said this, his downward line reached the bottom of the page and he turned it back on itself so it was heading back up towards the ‘Isness’ horizontal line of pure coherence. ‘Why have you done that?’ I asked. ‘Well, my theory is that the universe and everything in it has decohered about as far as it can get, but now the tide is starting to turn towards another epoch. We are returning back whence we came, back towards coherence. To God.’ Then I asked Bill, ‘What would happen to the world as we know it now if this total recohering occurred?’ ‘Well, you would no longer be able to see anything of this physical world, as it would be operating on a higher frequency, which would mean it would no longer be visible to physical eyes.’ Our universe will disappear. Crikey! Breath of the All In April 2009 I made the decision to speak again with Professor Tiller face-to-face, figuring it might be the only way I could grasp the enormity of his theories and his evidence. Believe me, it was well worth the effort. ‘Allow me to share with you a speculative

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myth, which I believe one day will be proven to be much more than a myth. It’s my interpretation of a metaphor that’s commonly used in Eastern philosophy: ‘the out-breathing and inbreathing of the All’. ‘In the ‘beginning’, everything was totally coherent: all things, all levels of energy, all levels of consciousness were one.’ Bill picked up a pen and paper.

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Join Hazel Courteney on her quest to discover the hidden realities of our human existence, seeking out both spiritual masters and scientists to ask questions like: Do our thoughts really create our reality? Do we exist in more than one universe at once? She finds that if we are to become more enlightened, then it’s crucial that we learn to become more coherent at every level of being – everything coming together as one. Hazel explores our recoherence, as humanity experiences a return to nonphysical existence, and looks at the significance of the ancient civilisations of Mu, Lemuria and Atlantis. From both scientific and spiritual points of view, she also examines the growing belief that our universe is a hologram; that other civilisations exist alongside ours in other space/time dimensions; and the phenomenon of Orbs. Ultimately, Countdown to Coherence leads to a radical new understanding of who we really are, where we need to go and why – and how much more we are all capable of than we’ve ever imagined.

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of substance. This eventually nucleated into a nonphysical society at the level of mind, called Mu – it would have been a highly coherent society. This was the first epoch in a ‘new’ outbreathing cycle. On every full turn of each expanding spiral there would be seven epochs, three and a half on each out-breath (the decohering phase) and three and a half on each inbreath (the recohering phase). ‘I believe that the process of decohering, or separation continued and another society known as Lemuria evolved at the level of emotion domain – again prephysical – which became the second epoch. The third epoch in this first out-breath cycle could have been something like Atlantis. Spirit enters matter ‘These societies, like Mu, Lemuria and Atlantis, over time formed what we presently term the physical vacuum. And, in very simple terms, I hypothesize that they then ‘intended’ our physical epoch into being, which triggered the Big Bang, our electric atom/molecule physical universe was born, and spirit entered into dense matter through consciousness, so that the All can experience reality as a separate soul, thus affording it a further opportunity to learn and grow.’ As Bill went on with his drawing, he said, ‘Notice how the spiral grows and expands, the further we are from the total coherence at our ‘source’. In my opinion, this current physical reality is a point of minimal coherence, so from here on in, we are heading back towards maximal coherence – we are on our way home.’ I sat back smiling from ear to ear. I asked, ‘You mean back to being nonphysical beings?’ ‘Absolutely – eventually. It’s not our physical universe that’s ‘going home’, but our consciousness: we are talking at a level of mind here, going home and merging our consciousness back with its source. I believe that over time we will evolve into ‘light’ beings. Our soul self will evolve beyond this space-time reality. ‘On every out-breathing cycle you have these type of societies, like Atlantis or Lemuria, forming and on every in-breath cycle they/we return to coherence. All of this happens over and over again. God is constantly birthing itself, there are a host of realities coexisting alongside us, but for now, most people cannot see them. Within two hundred years many of us will have ‘moved on’, but getting all the way home could take a few epochs!’

‘My working hypothesis is that in order to grow in capability, this pure coherence decoheres and recoheres periodically over and over again – though not in any time scale that we could comprehend. My point is that we were birthed out of From Countdown to Coherence, ©2010 by Hazel something that was already there. The Big Bang Courteney, published by Watkins Publishing. was simply an ongoing process.’ He began by drawing a dot. ‘This CYGNUS BOOK CIRCLES represents the Core, God, total coherBook circles are a great way to meet supportive, likeence. Now I’ll expland out of this core minded friends and chat about the books you love! If in a small spiral, which represents the you’d like to find out if there is a Cygnus Book Circle beginning of the cosmic out-breathing, near you, or start one yourself, please contact us on or decoheing phase. The unravelling our enquiry line: 01558 825 503, continued in the first half of this first email, or visit spiral turn, and a separation of sciousness began at the finest levels

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In Hedgerow, John Wright explores the culinary delights of all sorts of wild outdoor spaces, such as hedgerows, moors, meadows and woods – which hold a veritable feast for the forager. In this enjoyable and witty handbook, he shares his unbounded passion for the foraging life, reveals how to spot the free and delicious ingredients to be found in the British countryside, and then how to prepare and cook them. He guides you through many tasty edible species – including bilberries, blackberries, cloudberries, common mallow, dandelions – and each one is accompanied by photographs for identification, along with their conservation status, habitat, distribution, season, taste, texture, recipes and cooking methods. Then John describes the poisonous species to steer clear of, including warnings about any nasty ‘lookalikes’, along with their identifying photographs. Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hedgerow is an indispensable household reference, and an essential book to have by your side for every trip into the countryside.

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In Mushrooms, John Wright helps you to enjoy the instinctive experience of foraging for food. He explains the practicalities of collecting, including relevant UK laws, conservation notes and identification techniques. He describes the species we are most likely to come across during forays in Britain’s forests and clearings: old friends the Chanterelle and Cep, as well as less familiar names – edible species including the Velvet Shank and the Amethyst Deceiver, and poisonous types such as the Sickener and the Destroying Angel. The handbook is completed by simple and delicious mushroom recipes. With lots of colour photographs and line drawings, Mushrooms is a comprehensive beginners’ guide, that will become a favourite reference for foraging and feeding on fungi.

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This is a delicious combination of vegetarian recipes and evocative tales that cajoles, informs and questions our relationship to the land and the vegetables we eat. You are taken on a personal journey with Denis as he shares his passion for his favourite foods, dragging you all the way back to the muddy fields to introduce you to the growers of the best produce imaginable. Such is his excitement about these origins and links that something as simple as blackberry jam becomes for him a passionate argument for us to go out into the countryside! Whether creating a restaurant masterpiece or foraging in hedgerows and woods, Denis searches for new connections between food, people and land. Each chapter includes information and anecdotes about the vegetables as well as many delicious recipes. There are simple salads and soups as well as more challenging main meals and mouth-watering desserts.

320pp, 165mm x 240mm, illus. in colour, softback, 2010, RRP £14.99 Code: 200916 Cygnus Price £7.99


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By placing Earth and its ecosystems at the centre of all our thinking, says Marian Van Eyk McCain, we can help restore its balance. In GreenSpirit she weaves together strands of ecology, spirituality and wholeness to introduce you to green spirituality. She explores the GreenSpirit orientation of seeing oneself as being of the Earth rather than on it, perceiving the Universe as a vast, holistic system. Venture through cosmology, via a spirituality centred on the beauty and mystery of the world we see around us, to Deep Ecology and Gaia Theory. You will also learn about the benefits of an ecologically-minded lifestyle that flows from a pure and boundless love of the Earth, rather than from fear or institutional direction. Discover how GreenSpirit can provide a way out of our current dilemmas and into a joyous, sustainable, peaceful and harmonious future, at a new level of consciousness.

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Satish Kumar believes that we now need a new kind of pilgrim – Earth Pilgrims – who are concerned with this world, not the next, and who are seeking a deep commitment to a life of connectivity, in the here and now. To be a pilgrim, says Satish, is to be on a path of adventure, to move out of our comfort zones, to let go of our prejudices and preconditioning, and to make strides towards the unknown. Satish shows that, in order to find spiritual and social renewal, we need to shed not just our unnecessary material possessions but also our burdens of fear, anxiety, doubt and worry. So, if we want to tread the earth pilgrim’s path, we need to go beyond ideas of good and evil, and to be dedicated to our quest – to live in harmony with the natural world, and with our own souls.

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An authentic message from prisoners of conscience entombed in the earth? An allegory for our times, showing the way of light in darkness? A blueprint for the transformation of physical matter? These are extraordinary messages, transmitted telepathically to Anne Edwards in the 1950s, from the minds of unknown men – scientists, martyred for their freedom of belief – who tell us how they responded to their existence when incarcerated underground, semi-starved and deprived of all physical support. Driven to the point of despair, and near death, in their extremity they prayed. To their amazement, help came, and they were able to make some incredible discoveries about the nature of light which gave them new life and hope. In his foreword to this new publication of the writings, Robert Sardello not only explains their spiritual significance, but also guides you through an esoteric process much like that described in the story. He enables you to use the story as a guide to a path for transforming humankind and the Earth.

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The 29th of September is one of the traditional dates associated with the Archangel Michael. It’s close to the Celtic Samhain festival, when the journey inwards to the winter begins. Michael is normally depicted with a sword or spear, confronting a dragon and, like his earthly counterpart, St George, is shown piercing the dragon in the throat. St George is shown rescuing a lady in danger of being swallowed by the dragon. In Chinese culture the dragon is the Earth. Lines of energy crossing the landscape are often called Dragon Lines. In ancient times it was understood that the dragon is also part of us, the physical body we inhabit while passing through the magnificent schooling of this beautiful planet. Our body is our own ‘little piece of Earth’. The Native Americans say, ‘What you do to yourself, you do to the Earth. What you do to the Earth, you do to yourself ’.

The Spear of Archangel Michael

The spear of Archangel Michael is a picture of our axis, the spinal column, but also of the tall spindle at our centre, the ‘I’, written as a single upright stroke in English, with which, uniquely in earthly creation, we name ourselves. The throat is the chakra of the Word, creative sound, with which we can utter ‘I am’, so Michael is not killing or even conquering the dragon. The archetypal picture of the archangel is expressing how the higher self penetrates our body, so that we can truly wake up to ourselves in our ‘piece of Earth’. It is profoundly interesting that a baby first has to stand erect, then walk, before he/she starts to name him/herself from within: ‘I’. The Earth then truly begins her wonderful teaching, and the lady, our soul, our personality for this life, is free to learn. Jehanne Mehta


Shaftmaster, Master of the Inner Tree, in affirmation if your ceaseless re-sounding of my being, I align myself between root and star.

Under the arc of your shielding, Fireshaft of the Hidden Sun, heart warmed by the long, strong gold of autumn, here, where the wild berries burn crimson on the thorn,

in love and gratitude,

I ground my standing, I ground my standing, I ground my standing, in the soil of our living Earth.

You run, you fall, you forget, you die

You run, you fall, you forget, you die You run, you fall, you forget, you die

You are not afraid of dying, but of being beautiful

You are not afraid of oblivion, but of being who you truly are You are not afraid of falling but of standing alight on the pinnacle of yourself You are not afraid of running, but of taking the first single, simple step Unlock your right shoulder Unleash your left leg

Who is it pours radiance into the so long aching earth

but you yourself in yourself walking

Where the tide meets the land

There’s a place that is no place, where you touch an edge. Where the sea meets the sand there’s a time that is no time, when you touch the margins of yourself.

Here, now, like the crab you could move sideways into the unknown, meet the lost one, lifelong missing, unsuspected, coming to meet you like a lover, on a white horse out of the water, on a solar wind out of the stars. Looking back you could track the footprints of your way here, trace the falls, broken shells, the mottled rocks and the hard place.

Here there is no longer any doubt. On this verge, where the sun embraces your heart, listen to the gulls’ cry, feel the warm wind on your skin.

Who is this taking shape out of no thing, Speaking words of love out of no time, if not you, in your fullness, coming home?

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Hymn to the Earth

She is lovely in the springtime in her dress of gold and purple; She is lovely in the summer in her robe of living green; Lovely in the autumn all clothed in flame and yellow; Lovely in the winter in her gown of mist and rain.

She is lovely where your feet have trod and left a winding pathway, Lovely where the deer rests in the warmth of evening sun, Lovely where the buzzard soars on the west wind from the ocean, Where the trees talk a green language and the restless squirrels run.

She is lovely where the silver brook sings its endless melodies, Lovely where your hand has shaped the landscape to your will, Lovely where the ploughman cleaves her depths to plant the harvest, And when her fields are cold and bare, then she is lovely still.

In rocks and soil she is alive, alert and always listening; In beech and ash and sycamore she is watching and awake. You can sense her body tremble as your heart is slowly opening, You can feel her move towards you, as you begin to speak.

All down the twisting centuries she has waited for this moment, For your heart to sing with her heart and dance to the same beat. In the woods and hills a new earth stirs beneath her secret portals. A world which only you and she together can create.

©Jehanne Mehta THE DIFFICULT GATE Jehanne Mehta

The Difficult Gate is a collection of twenty one poems, all written to serve as spiritual midwives for those passing through difficult transitions – and who among us is not, these days? As our old, familiar world shudders in the throes of its renewal, these moving poems help us to embrace fully the pain of loss and fear of the unknown, and show us the way to cross the threshold into new birth.

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The Complete Herbal Tutor presents a fine combination of beautiful illustrations with a rare depth and breadth of information about herbal healing traditions. Medical Herbalist, Anne McIntyre, provides in-depth knowledge of the practice and theory of herbal medicine, including everything you need to know about its various systems – such as shamanic healing and Ayurvedic medicine – its history, how it works, how to grow, gather and prepare herbs, and how to use them to create a herbal prescription. The rigorously-researched and illustrated materia medica contains over 150 herbs, with description of their properties, active ingredients and the latest scientific developments on their uses. There is also a clear explanation of how herbs can be used to treat each of the body’s systems, with advice on consultation and using remedies for healing a range of specific conditions. Concise and easy to use, this book is the ideal reference for students, professionals and home herb users alike.

256pp, 194mm x 260mm, illus. in colour, softback, 2010, RRP £16.99 Code: 200917 Cygnus Price £9.99


The Living Tree Orchid Essences are produced in the tradition of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Australian Bush Flower Essences, using tropical orchids grown on the Isle of Gigha, in the Inner Hebrides (in a greenhouse). Like the Bach essences, the orchid essences contain the subtle bio-electric healing energies of the flowers, but they differ in that preparation does not harm the plants in any way: the blooms are not cut. Orchid Essence Healing is a remarkable and beautiful book, being the distillation of over a decade of dedication and research in the making and use of the Living Tree Orchid Essences. Accompanied throughout by Don Dennis’s exquisite photos of the orchids, you will learn about essence making, their origins, and their very individual healing qualities. For therapists and flower lovers alike, this is an absolute must.

128pp, 148mm x 210mm, illus. in colour, softback, 2010, RRP £8.99 Code: 200918 Cygnus Price £6.99

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In Honey: Nature’s Golden Healer, Gloria Havenhand illustrates the many and varied ways in which honey can promote healing and help to alleviate an enormous range of ailments, including infections, IBS and gastric ulcers. She shows the vital role it can play in a healthy lifestyle, encouraging us to embrace it as a delicious daily treat that provides a natural boost to the immune system and helps prevent certain diseases. She also writes of many other bee products – such as propolis, pollen, beeswax and royal jelly – discussing, for example, how the sticky resin, propolis, can help relieve skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, and how pollen capsules can boost energy and performance. This gorgeous book, packed full of useful, novel information and enhanced by great close-up photography, shows all the links between honey and good health and why protecting the honey bee is important not only for its own survival, but for human longevity.

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Vital Signs for Cancer is about recognising important signs that suggest you might be heading for degenerative diseases, and perhaps cancer in particular. Xandria Williams draws on her research findings, scientific background and work as a nutritionist and naturopath to help you to understand the cancer process and give advice on how you can detect and reverse it long before a tumour appears. She gives guidance on adopting a CAM (complementary, alternative and metabolic) approach, recognising cancer as a systemic problem that affects the whole body, rather than the localised MDS (medical-drugsurgery) approach. You can even follow CAM – which comprises natural therapies such as nutritional and herbal medicine, homoeopathy and energy medicines – if you currently have cancer or have just been diagnosed, as these can be used safely alongside medical treatment. She also advises on how you may be able to remain cancer free if you are in remission and want to avoid a recurrence.

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This useful card deck offers positive affirmations, thoughts and meditations selected from the teachings of Abraham to help you connect with the health-giving potentials of the cosmos. Every part of your life, say Esther and Jerry Hicks, is experienced through the perspective of your physical body and when you feel good physically, everything you see looks better. When we are in pain, however, it is truly difficult sometimes to feel good emotionally, and we need all the help we can get. By using these cards on a daily basis, you can be helped to develop positive thoughts that will make it easier for you to have good feelings in your physical body. Ponder them, and you will find a new ‘point of attraction’ will begin to be activated within you that can eventually lead to a wonderful mood or attitude. By choosing affirmations from this deck that feel right for you, and focusing on them with intention, you will be helped to find feelings of relief even when your body is hurting or sick. This in turn can greatly enhance your ability to heal physically.

Boxed deck, 97mm x 136mm, 60 full colour illustrated cards, 2010, RRP £11.99 Code: 200605 Cygnus Price £7.20


‘Sound will be the medicine of the future,’ predicted the famous clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce, in the early twentieth century. Now sound healing is proclaimed as a profound force within the field of vibrational medicine. But of all the sounds that exist, Stewart Pearce tells us, the human voice is the most powerful. In The Alchemy of Voice he explains how your voice is your identity in sound, and shows you how to discover your own personal ‘signature note’ – your unique pitch and resonance of voice that enables you to tune into your whole body and mind. In this truly transformational process you can find out how the breath creates vibrations, learn sacred chants for healing, and use the easy-to-follow exercises to achieve inner balance and harmony, boost confidence and add colour and energy to your self expression.

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The Greatest Power in the Universe

Most people who have even break a world record. It doesn’t matter a great life don’t realwhat it is you want, think of it as the size of ize exactly what it was a dot, because for the force of love, what that they did to get it. you want is smaller than a dot! But they did do somePut a dot in the centre of a large circle thing. They used the and next to the dot write the name of your power that is the cause desire. As often as you like, look at your of everything good in drawing of the dot in the circle, knowing life... your desire is the size of that dot for the Without exception, every person who has force of love! a great life used love to achieve it. The save THE POWER 53%! power to have all the positive and good Rhonda Byrne things in life is love! The Secret transLove, because when you love you are formed the way milusing the greatest power in the universe. lions of people see Love is not just a feeling: love is a positive and understand the force. Love is not weak, feeble, or soft. law of attraction. Love is the positive force of life! Love is the Now, Rhonda Byrne cause of everything positive and good. turns her attention There are not a hundred different positive to another aspect of universal law. Her forces in life; there is only one. latest book, The Power contains the To harness the positive force of love, and essence of everything she has learned change your life, you must understand its since The Secret was released. Without law, the most powerful law in the universe – exception, she believes, every person who the law of attraction. is successful in applying the law of attracThe attractive force of love tion to improve their lives and inner condiThe force of attraction is the force of love! tion has used love to achieve it. When you Attraction is love. The law of attraction is love, she says, you are using the greatest the law of love, and it is the all-powerful law power in the universe. So love is the positive force of life, the cause of everything that keeps everything in harmony, from positive and good. Filling us with enthusicountless galaxies to atoms. It is operating asm and an unprecedented sense of ease, in everything and through everything in the Rhonda explains how we can draw on this universe. And it is the law that is operating power to transform every area of our lives. in your life. You don’t need to have read The Secret for Nothing is impossible for the force of love. The Power to change your life, because, No matter who you are, no matter what situsays Rhonda, everything you need to know ation you may be facing, the force of love is contained in The Power. If you have read can set you free. The Secret [170103], then this new book Nothing is too big for the force of love. will build on what you already know. There is no distance too great, no obstacle 272pp, 138mm x 176mm, illus. in colour, hardback, 2010, RRP £14.99 it cannot overcome; time cannot stand in its Code: 200901 Cygnus Price £6.99 way. You can change anything in your life by harnessing the greatest power in the universe, and all you have to do is give love! How to change something negative If there is something negative in your life The point of creation and you want to change it, give love by You can tend to think of the things you imagining and feeling that you have what want as really big things, but your percepyou want. Remember that anything negation is way out of proportion when you think tive is a lack of love, and so you have to that way. When you think something is realimagine the opposite of the negative situaly big, in effect you’re saying to the law of tion, because its opposite is love! For attraction, ‘This is so big it’s going to be difexample, if you have an illness that you ficult to achieve, and it’s probably going to want to be gone, give love for your body take a really long time.’ And you will be being healthy. right, because whatever you think and feel Use the Creation Process to change is what you will receive. something negative, and know that you do To help you have the true perspective of creation, no matter how big your desire may not have to turn the negative into a positive. Creation means something new is created – seem to you, think of it as the size of a dot! which automatically replaces the old. You You may want to receive full health in your don’t need to think about what you want to body, pass exams, get your dream job,

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change. All you have to do is give love for what you want, and the force of love will replace the negativity for you. If a person is injured and receiving medical help, the way to tip the balance to recovery is to imagine and feel having a full recovery. The fact that you can imagine a full recovery means that it already exists! Impregnate your magnetic field with good feeling about anything and everything that makes you feel good. Ramp up your love in every area of your life. Feel good as much as you can, because every moment of giving love brings recovery. How to eliminate bad feelings You can change anything in your life by changing how you feel. But in changing the way you feel, don’t try to get rid of bad feelings, because all bad feelings are simply a lack of love. Instead, you put love in! You don’t try to get rid of anger or sadness: anger and sadness are gone when you put love in. There is nothing to dig out of you. When you put love into you, all bad feelings are gone. There is only one force in life and that force is love. You are either feeling good because you are full of love, or you are feeling bad because you are empty of love, but all your feelings are degrees of love. Think of love as if it is water in a glass, and the glass is your body. When a glass has only a little water in it, it is empty of water. You can’t change the water level in the glass by waging war on the emptiness and trying to rip out the emptiness. The emptiness goes by filling the glass with water. When you have bad feelings, you are empty of love, and so when you put love into yourself, the bad feelings are gone. Love is the power to the world The force of love has no opposite. There is no other power in life but love. There isn’t a force of negativity. There is only one force, and that force is love. When people reach the tipping point of giving more love than negativity, we will see negativity vanish from the planet at a rapid rate. Imagine it! Every single time you choose to give love, your love is helping to tip the entire world into positivity! Some people believe that we are very close to the tipping point now. Whether they’re right or not, more than ever, now is the time to give love and positivity. You have so much power in the world because you have so much love you can give. From The Power, ©2010 by Rhonda Byrne, published by Simon and Schuster.

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Do you occasionally have that strange feeling known as déjà vu? Do you sometimes feel that you know what is going to happen next? Do you ever have a strong feeling that actions you are about to take are the right (or wrong) thing to do? All these perceptions may be everyday clues to your immortality. This book proposes a simply amazing theosave ry, based upon solid scientific evidence; a 40%! theory that states that personal death is a scientific impossibility. Using the latest findings of neurology, quantum physics and consciousness studies, Anthony Peake suggests that we never die. After reading this book you will understand the reason for your life and how you can make it better next time.

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Can you sense when someone is thinking about you, or do you phone people just as they are about to call you? In situations like this, you are experiencing an energetic connection with another person, explains Seka Nikolic. She helps you realise what can happen when you listen to, and act on, the messages that you pick up through your energy frequencies and guides you in fine-tuning your energetic gift, choosing to receive only the energies that are right for you, while protecting yourself against negative energies. In You Know More Than You Think she describes the energy pyramid – the levels of energy, from body and mind energy, through frequency of attraction to distance powers and on to the SuperSubconscious, where all information since the beginning of time is stored. You will also discover how to nurture your Neutral Mind state, where you have heightened sensitivity to the Super-Subconscious, and where you are simply present. Seka presents a host of exercises to help you focus your intent on positive energies and recognise your hidden powers. 41%!

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In this unique investigation of cosmic communication, Richard Lawrence presents the evidence for extraterrestrial contact in a whole new light, examining how these benign beings might offer humanity a rare opportunity for spiritual evolution. From multi-dimensional universes, creation myths, string theory and hyperspace, to eyewitness accounts, and his fascinating personal experience of alien contact, Richard also looks at channelled messages from alien beings – and reveals how these messages hold the key to our own cosmic intelligence. Enlightening and controversial, he answers many of our questions about aliens but reveals, too, that understanding the greater universe can be part of our own journey towards higher consciousness in our everyday lives.

192pp, 153mm x 234mm, softback, 2010, RRP £9.99 Code: 200924 Cygnus Price £5.99


Shamanic journeys are doorways to parallel realities. Within these worlds, the journeyer will find helping spirits capable of guiding you towards your goals and dreams. These worlds offer you information about existing dilemmas and show you new possibilities for living a more fulfilling life. This is also a healing world and can help heal and soothe your mind, body, and your personal spirit or soul. For both beginners and seasoned practitioners, Shamanism: The Book of Journeys shows how to learn on your own with the help of your spirit guides. It is for healers who wish to introduce shamanic healing into their practice. It is a self guided tour because the true teachers of shamanism lie within and around you. These teachers are your spirit guides emanating from your innate ability to connect with and relate to the spirit of the animals and plants around you on our beautiful mother, The Earth.

190pp, 139mm x 216mm, softback, 2010, RRP £12.99 Code: 200925 Cygnus Price £7.65

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THE FUTURE IN THE STARS Alison Chester-Lambert

How do astronomers’ discoveries affect the astrologer? What did it mean from an astrologer’s point of view when we were told that Pluto was no longer considered to be a planet? Alison Chester-Lambert explains that Pluto was found to be part of a family of newly discovered dwarf planets, which astronomers named Ceres, Charon, Makemake, Haumea, Eris and Sedna after deities from little-known indigenous cultures. In The Future in the Stars, Alison studies the deeper astrological significance of these choices, drawing meaning from their ancient myths and the events surrounding their discovery, to investigate how their astrology can help us understand 21st century challenges. Alison sets out to de-bunk the wild claims and poor astrology she feels are fuelling the doomsday sensation regarding 2012. Alison’s in-depth analysis of the dwarf planets’ influence allows her to set the record straight and to show us how to work with the big changes and opportunities ahead.

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PSYCHIC CATS Theresa Cheung

Do cats have healing powers? Do they have a sixth sense? Do they really know when someone is about to die? Psychic Cats is a collection of true stories that demonstrate the remarkable psychic power of cats: angel cats that have refused to let death part them from their human companions, cats who have saved lives, cats who have helped their owners find love. This book confirms that our whiskered friends are divine messengers of comfort with precognitive abilities. Cat-loving spiritualist Theresa Cheung shows that the sixth sense in cats is well and truly alive, and that they have the ability to touch our hearts long after they have purred their last.

217pp, 129mm x 198mm, softback, 2010, RRP £6.99 Code: 200926 Cygnus Price £4.20


Serendipitous Synchronicities and the Soul’s Plan

I love serendipitous synchronicities, ‘happy coincidences’ that come together and move our lives forward in a way that is exactly right. A good example is a PR consultant friend who had written a brilliant children’s book but was having trouble finding a publisher who would take a chance on an unknown author. She was contacted by a woman she ‘happened’ to meet at a lunch who was seeking marketing assistance for her small publishing house. The publisher was successful with a locally-based children’s book and looking for more. The manuscript went off post haste. Several serendipitous synchronicities had helped my friend research the book and it will fulfil her lifelong dream of being an author. A blueprint for life I believe we build such seemingly incidental contacts with ‘soul friends’ into our lifeplan: the blueprint set out at the planning meeting that precedes our birth. The blueprint reflects karmic consequences and our soul’s intentions – which may transcend our karma. This blueprint isn’t set in stone, it’s flexible and allows for personal responsibility and freewill to come into play but it nudges us along our soul’s path. People frequently ask me why certain things have happened. Things that are seemingly traumatic and life-destroying, or arise out of lack of what someone desperately wants in their life. Occasionally, the question is about something amazing that has ‘blown in from nowhere’. Apart from birthchart and ‘far memory’ psychic readings, I’ve regressed hundreds of people to other lives and the space between lives where we plan the next move in our soul’s evolution. So I’ve explored a wide spectrum of soul reasons for taking on specific life situations and all is rarely as it seems. I’ve examined this at length in The Book of Why. But it boils down to balancing out our karma, growing our soul by developing qualities we lacked in the past, gaining insight and giving service to humanity. Crystal star beings We travel in loose ‘soul groups’ that interact with other groups as appropriate. This includes the relationships that I explore in ‘Why’ and in The Soulmate Myth [200402]. But I’d like to tell you a more unusual story of serendipitous synchronicity, one about human and non-human soul interaction: star beings incarnated within crystals. The two aren’t mutually exclusive it depends which material form soul is taking on.

Surely crystals don’t have a soul’, I hear you say. But if you’d lived (as you probably did!) three, four or more thousand years ago you’d recognise crystals as animate, divine beings. The divine permeated everything in those days. ‘As above, so below’ so was the consensus reality, unlike today. The idea persisted for aeons. American Indians believed that the stone people only took a breath every hundred years or so. During the time this idea was prevalent, humankind honoured the earth as divine. There wasn’t the huge divide we have nowadays nor the wholesale rape of the earth’s resources – and yes I know there are people who think crystal mining is an abuse in itself but crystals have told us that it is their soul’s plan to be working with us so they can contribute to earth healing.


Over thirty five years of exploring past lives, the afterlife, the interlife and the spaces in between have convinced Judy Hall that we are not victims of circumstance, nor are we solely a product of karmic consequences. We are all following a soulplan which may be strewn with obstacles but which will ultimately lead to soul growth. So if you’ve been asking yourself why certain things have happened to you, the key may lie in other lives or in the space between lives – the interlife. From interlife exploration, it is clear that there are souls who are still fulfilling a soul contract that is way past its sellby date. There are also souls who have chosen to undergo a specific life experience not because of their karma but because they want to cultivate their soul or to offer service to humanity. In this wide-ranging book, Judy Hall encompasses the vast kaleidoscope of karma and interlife choices.

220pp, 156mm x 234mm, softback, 2010, RRP £16.95

Code: 200820 Cygnus Price £14.39

The lovely John from Exquisite Crystals in the States sent me a Trigonic Quartz earlier this year and asked me to explore its qualities. We’d been introduced by one of my ‘soul sisters.’ John understands that crystals speak. You just have to acquire the knack of listening (see The Crystal Experience [200617], the companion to the Crystal Bibles [190817 and 190818]). As soon as I held a Trigonic it became clear that these crystals had a powerful connection to soul. But, I kept asking, were they entirely natural?

Somehow they had a different feel to most crystals. That question was answered when artist and energy worker Walter Bruneel channelled their oversoul. The communication (see my website showed us just how far back soul contracts can extend. The Trigonics informed us that they were star beings trapped here millions of years ago. They took refuge in plasma which became crystalline. Now they are emerging to help with healing the earth and shifting the consciousness of humankind. They want to dissolve the war gene, but that’s another story. Working together in healing The Trigonics had told us that they had a particular affinity with water. The first workshop on Trigonics ‘coincided’ with the oil spill in the Gulf. We were using another new high vibration crystal to take the light of the sun to fertilise the heart of mother earth and facilitate her regeneration, and several attendees were asked by the Earth Mother to assist at the oil spill. We laid out a grid of Trigonics, Herkimer Diamonds (formed from ancient oil millennia ago) and other stones. The second workshop had to be vacated due to an overwhelming smell of oil from a leaking boiler. We took the hint and laid out a huge grid in the new venue and spent the day helping the earth heal this gaping wound and loss of her lifeblood. I had a ten feet long grid on my dining table that evolved over several weeks. I asked John to appeal to Trigonic caretakers to assist by holding the intention that a solution would be found – focusing a group of hearts and minds together can work miracles. Each workshop ‘coincided’ with a step in the sealing process – although when I added Shift Crystals to the grid a hurricane blew up! This might have seemed disastrous but I believe it too had its part to play just as seemingly dire incidents in people’s lives are, with the benefit of hindsight, actually very positive. I smiled when I heard on the radio the other day that ‘the damage from the oil spill is much less than feared, the oil is dispersing and Mother Nature has obviously been healing herself’. Serendipitous synchronicity ensured that John sent me the crystal at just the right time, which meshed with furthering our knowledge of how to work with crystal beings to serve the earth – part of my soul’s plan. With all good wishes, Judy Hall We’re delighted to welcome Judy Hall, one of our favourite authors, to our group of regular contributors. Sarah, Editor

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Letters and poems from Cygnus members

The sheep go in and out and find pasture And so do we, from one life to another Find fresh experience and return with benefit To the timeless realm that shelters souls Between their journeyings We meet with others who In past lives we have known Though such a possibility as that is hid From the mind that sleeps in mundane things But we have lived and loved And laboured all together And maybe had enemies that The future bids us to befriend Many truths have passed and had their day As new thought makes its silent weave Within our minds and we begin to share The knowledge that the axle holds In the ever turning wheel And recognise The Centre of All Things Out-working everywhere John D Lilley What really matters Dear Friends, Those of us born just after the first world war saw an awakening in some measure in the people who had suffered so much, and who questioned why all the killing, the futility of it and the realisation that you are not fighting for freedom, but to keep the rich man in his castle. There was compassion all around us as people shared their sorrow and helped each other. Their deep suffering had brought them to stillness. We knew the joy of being. We were taught a certain amount of bygone, and that right living gave us health, and to trust in our immune systems to get us well. Our food was grown and produced holistically: grown in the earth, enriched with sun and rain – no chemicals or pesticides and whatever else is done to produce modern food, which is slowly poisoning us. We only save ourselves when we save the world with us. This means writing letters of protest to the government, to the supermarkets. It means caring for the beautiful babies being born now and in the future, and who will not know what it is like to be healthy. The only thing that really matters is love. Politicians only take us further away from the reality of love. Everything can and is taken away from us, except love. The gift of love never dies. J Kloosterboer-Coley


One source of the one thing called life. The power of the great and silent space Holds all of nature in its embrace. For nature’s beauty and sacredness Are the innermost secrets Of this quiet unseen world Just being itself Undoing.. Just is.

Reflect upon this In quiet stillness As you observe Nature’s silent beauty. For you, are also This same nature … Now observing itself!

Friendship True friendship is the rock that you can lean on, friendship is the face that dries your tears. Friendship is the stepping stone o’er hurdles, that tend to fill your life with groundless fears. Friendship has opinions that you value, that are kept upon a shelf, above your own. Friendship can be the child that is within you, friendship lets you know you’re not alone. Friendship is a bond that holds together, all the little bits of you that fall apart. Friendship is the camera that takes photographs of happy memories, forever in your heart. In love and light, Patricia Harris Dear Cygnus Friends,

‘Be still and know that I am God’ James Cottrell

I bought your recently published book, Barbara Wilder’s Money is Love [200706, £5.99] and wanted to say thank you to Barbara for writing it. I also thought it might be nice for you to know what’s happened to me within two days of reading it.

I did the shringing exercise with my Japa Mala and it inspired me to dig out a painting I’d done of Kuan Yin. I woke up the next morning with three words on my tongue: money is love!

C P Robertson

Our bodies remember Our bodies remember: they know all that is within them, for everything is stored in them. If we touch our heart it will speak to us, and as we dance we feel the whisperings of ancient times. In moving we are able to release patterns of crystallised energy, like magic. We feel lighter and our mind becomes clear. Notice the feeling after walking or stretching. Our bodies are in constant dialogue with our minds and if we pay attention we will be truly amazed at the wondrous messages it gives us. Listen now. What is your body telling you? Is there a part of it, to which you can relate more easily? Why is this? Listen... Perhaps a memory is surfacing. It’s calling you to look and feel, to go deeper. Breathe and relax your muscles, let go of tension within. Vow to honour your body, your temple. It is sacred, it serves you well, it is all knowing. Trust in the wisdom that is preserved in each and every cell. Light penetrates the cells. Love is the essence. Our bodies remember. Raine Geoghegan

Then I wrote a cheque to pay in the bank and I wrote ‘money is love’ and a smiley face on it and sent love in the cheque, to the seller, to the bank. The teller noticed it and beamed, and we started to talk... and she’s booked three Reiki sessions with me! Thank you again.

Best wishes, Liane Carter

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Cygnus will have a stand at the following events Wed 22nd LORNA BYRNE - STAIRWAYS TO HEAVEN September Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ 7.30pm £15/10 concs, 020 7287 6711 Sun 10th MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY in the land of Power and October Influence. Newton House, Llandeilo. Tickets from £67. For further information and to book your place go to Fri 22nd & AN EVENING WITH ECKHART TOLLE Sat 23rd Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H October 9NH. 8.00pm Tickets £65/£55/£50. For further information and to book, call 0800 404 7326

LYNWOOD FELLOWSHIP SEMINAR THE LINDUM HOTEL - LYTHAM ST. ANNES 2pm Friday 5th - 2pm Sunday 7th November All ensuite: Single £190, Twin £180

FATHER ERIC FISHER -THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE and Demonstration of his remarkable Healing Power ALAN STUTTLE & JAN ELLIOT PSYCHIC ART & MEDIUMSHIP JEAN JOHNSON HEALING WITH CRYSTALS Further information and to book: or call 0208 368 7198

Spiritual Awakening & Enlightenment Now! Stop the seeking, searching and struggling Let Divine Openings do the work as you enjoy increasing happiness, inner peace & fulfilment. Call Shirley or Terence Crichton - 01604 891562

HEALING RETREAT WEEKEND for Mind, Body & Spirit 17th & 18th Sept, 22nd & 23rd Oct, 19th & 20th Nov

Thurst House Farm, Sowerby Bridge, W. Yorkshire, HX6 4NN. Lovely Pennine scenery. Walk the country lanes or simply relax with our many books. Full board with gourmet food from £80. Treatments from £20. Reiki, Reflexology, Chakra Balancing, Aromatherapy & Crystal Healing. Tel. 01422 822820 / 07759 619043

Are you interested in any aspect of establishing a HOLISTIC FREESCHOOL in South Hertfordshire? All ages welcoming new times, new lifestyles: kids, adults, staff, volunteer experiences Expanding the successes of NatureKids a new perspective on education for the kids of today, aged 4 -16. Developing Wonderful Life College exploring potentials, finding passions, 16+ Advancing a modern day Mystery School for adults Body, Mind and Spirit - communal times for effective life skills, wisdom, well-being and fun Rural, peaceful house with large grounds required Felicity: 01707 275451 John: 01462 625157


THE ISBOURNE HOLISTIC CENTRE, CHELTENHAM Friday 17th/Saturday 18th September (Fri intro 6.30pm-8pm/Sat 9am-5.30pm)

This life-changing workshop with the celebrated nutritionist shows you the fast track to 100% health, sharing six key underlying processes that, once tuned up, can empower you to take charge of your life at every level.

Cost: £75. More info/bookings:; 01242 254 321; The Isbourne Centre is at 4 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham,GL50 1TH


Mace Energy Method (MEM) is one of the most effective ways of clearing emotional problems to leave you feeling happier, lighter, more positive and able to enjoy life more. MEM is effective rapidly without the need to talk about your own experiences or distressing traumatic events.

Sessions can be by Skype, face to face or even by phone.

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DREAM BOTANICALS: Handmade Soaps and Balms We believe in: Rain – for great soap and life itself Botanicals – green wisdom in every balm Beauty – smooth skin, and inner calm To find out more, call 01249 445446 or visit


The Original Health & Healing Festival

25th & 26th SEPTEMBER 2010

The Pavilions of Harrogate, The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8QZ Performers & Presenters include

Mark Olly (Sky TV’s "Lost Treasures") The Urban Gypsies (Britain’s Got Talent 2008) Barbara Meiklejohn-Free (The Highland Seer) Declan Kerr (Author) Huellos (Musicians from Ecuador) Anna-Louise Haigh (Local author of Soul Whisperer) Dragonfly Moon, Shabdan & Shastra (Iona Light)

Live Music and Demos on Stage • Free talks • Workshops £5.00 • 90+ stands. Entrance £4.00 • Concessions £3.00 Weekend Pass £6.00 • Under 16’s Free Cafe Facilities • Disabled Access Complementary Therapies • Crystals Psychic Readings Inspirational Art • Philosophies • Organic & Natural Products

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Master Choa Kok Sui Pranic Healing Course and Personal Spiritual Development

Developed by an enlightened Master, it is an experiential workshop to discover one’s innate ability to heal.

You will learn: • Instantaneous miraculous healing • Self healing, distant or remote healing • The unique meditation on Twin Hearts • Energy Hygiene, how to avoid contamination from patients. • and much more

Master Choa Kok Sui Pranic Healing Course

25th and 26th of September, Shorne Village Hall, Kent

Join us for this rare opportunity to study the unique, powerful yet simple techniques as taught by MCKS himself.

Learn to Heal the Sick Humanity

To register please contact Dr Raj Bains on 01474 356 729/365 140 (day) or 01474 825 193 (eve)


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RETREAT/COURSE/HEALING CENTRE. Could be holiday flats/v.large house etc. Wales stunning coast. 5 floors plus group rooms/facilities & healing sanctuary. Large organic gardens, solar panels, spring water, natural paints, good public transport. For sale as a whole. 0845 539 9938 BEAUTIFUL ECO-HOUSE IN SOUTHERN SPAIN with self contained annex one acre land with olive and oranges £125,000. Suit small community. 01458 832317

STUNNING LAKE DISTRICT HOUSE, 3 beds, 3 baths and set above Lake Ullswater, near Penrith, provides an ideal space for workshops, retreats, ref LO5


HOMEOPATHY & Complementary Health. Telephone consultations, remedies & energy medicine, significant discount for Cygnus readers, free training for health practitioners from highly experienced homeopaths at Kesteven Natural Health Centre. Call Sue on 01529 460536 or visit

ENERGY ARTS 2010 Courses with Taoist Lineage Master and Ordained Taoist Priest, Bruce Frantzis. ‘Qigong TuiNa Bodywork’ 15-17th October 2010, Brighton; ‘Earth Energies Meditation’ 10th October 2010, Salisbury. Tel. 01725 514546 visit

PSYCH-K® Basic Workshop – Cambridgeshire 6th & 7th November 2010. Learn how to Free your mind from the prison of limiting beliefs in this 2 day training course. Contact Sally 07793 526930 or

LEMURIAN ATTUNEMENT FACILITATOR - 6 week course starts 6th Sept in Godalming. Connect with the Lemurians through this high vibrational course for raising the consciousness and healing. Tel: 07930 882586 or email USUI REIKI I, II, MASTER/TEACHER Courses by master 7th in line to Dr Usui. Dates by arrangement or one-2-one. Hampton Court or Godalming, Surrey. Tel: 07930 882586 or email

STOP THE MIND ....I want to get off!! Inner peace retreat days with Sally Chaffer held regularly in Yorkshire. Help preserve your energy and stop the mind’s chatter. Empowering blend of healing and meditation- reconnect with the Now! Tel. 07884 332644; NASH MANOR, Steyning, West Sussex - 10 year anniversary - Are you looking for a venue for your workshops in 2011? Tel: 01903 814988; ;

COURSES with Lita de Alberdi. Courses include Channelling , Awakening Your Light Body, Reiki, Animal Healing, Ascension, Psychic Development, Seven Rays, Becoming a Teacher, How to Teach Meditation and more. All courses held near Glastonbury. Tel 01458 210902 visit KENTISBURY GRANGE Spiritual Retreat Centre, North Devon. Saturday 18th September, Spiritual Seminar with Alan Valiant, Ascended Spiritual Master. Beautiful Exmoor setting with magnificent views. Accommodation available. Tel. 01271 883454;

YORKSHIRE SCHOOL of Natural Healing offers Sound Healing retreat with Ilyana Vilensky 1st - 3rd October 2010, £150. Fell Edge Barn near the moors in Ilkley. Tel. 0845 6832558 / 07973 620175

ANGELS, Ascension, Golden Atlantis & Transformational Teacher Training workshops with Diana Cooper School – courses in Scotland with Elizabeth Ann. Also spiritual coaching and angel readings etc. Tel: 01592 743417 visit

CRYSTAL DIPLOMA Course at Thurst House Farm. Chakra balancing and healing workshops and therapies. Soothing scents chakra oils and aromatherapy creams, Crystal meditations with Elizabeth Halbert healer and tutor. Tel. 07707 418289

ANGEL COURSES AND ANGELIC REIKI. Highly popular, unique, web-based, self study Angel Course. Angelic Reiki Attunements and Crystal Therapy Courses. Also private healing sessions. Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Susan Ann Palmer, THE REIKI DRUM TECHNIQUE. Learn Reiki Drum Journeying, Healing & Mental/Emotional Reprogramming. For Reiki II practitioners and above. Workshops held throughout the UK. Contact Sarah Gregg 01279 600104

DIANA COOPER SCHOOL teacher training courses and workshops 2012 and Beyond, Golden Atlantis, Angels, Ascension and Transform Your Life in Warwickshire with Master Teachers Jillian and Peter Stott, 01926 851898;

THE UNICORN CENTRE in Somerset. Diana Cooper School 2012, Angel and Ascension teaching. Reiki, Angel and Unicorn Healing Practitioner and other courses and workshops. Tel: 01460 53699 visit:

CRYSTAL& SOUND HEALING by Correspondence. Crystal/Sonic RejuvenationTM – natural face-lift; Sound Healing to practitioner level; Past Life Regression. All courses with professional accredited College. 01984 633597 visit ANAM CARA Retreat Centre, Scottish Highlands. Residential workshops and retreats in Buddhism, Shamanism, Bushcraft, Sweatlodge Ceremonies, Soul Quest, Ancient Crafts, Healing Arts and working retreats. To request a programme, tel. 01463 711702 email: visit:

KARUNA REIKI® The next step for Reiki Masters (all lineages) seekers of Universal Truth and Compassion. 3 day classes set in beautiful Peak District. Contact Janet Roome (UK Karuna Reiki Rep.). Tel. 01629 733227 email: visit ANGELIC REIKI - Experience the joy of healing with the Angels. 1st & 2nd Degree Workshops being held in Norfolk, July and September 2010. Contact Alison on 07540 938107, PSYCHOSYNTHESIS 5 day residential Essentials programme. For details: 01239 841 387 or email

WILD GOOSE CHIGONG. A graceful sequence of movements for health. Learn to wear your body more comfortably. One Saturday a month near Carmarthen, South Wales. Contact Anne on 01554 833953.

STOCKPORT SOUND MIND BODY SPIRIT WEEKEND EVENT 25th / 26th September A unique opportunity to experience so much , many exhibitors,workshops, demos included entrance £2.50 £3 advance. SonicTemple upstairs a full schedule of workshops with different Sound healers Ticket £10 Update check out 07828 187 468. FOLLOW YOUR ANGEL PATH in South Wales: workshops, courses, healing and readings with Anthea Todd ATP®, certified by Doreen Virtue PhD, Diana Cooper Teacher and Reiki Master. Call 01792 862 687 or visit

MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY in the land of Power and Influence… on Sunday 10/10/10 at Newton House in Llandeilo. For further information or to book your place go to

VISION IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP - Designed by Martin Brofman PhD, improve your eyesight, release tension from your body and consciousness. September 25th & 26th, London. £200. Contact or visit

FAST TRACK YOGA TEACHER TRAINING. Become a fully registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance 200-hour professional certification. Valid around the world. Buddhist based. Call Daizan 07904 319952 visit

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO POWER OF THOUGHT - discover how to create the future you desire. One day workshops at Branksome Place Hotel in Haslemere, Surrey on Saturday 18 September and 16 October. £55.00, lunch provided. Contact Johanna: 07866 965900 or email

DISCOVER DOWSING! 2-day Foundation courses around the country for novices and complete beginners. 16/17th October, near Malvern, Worcs. £135. Tel. 01684 576969

GENERAL AND PRACTICAL DOWSING COURSE. Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge 9/10th October. Learn to dowse for pipes, cables and drains. £145. Tel. 01684 576969


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Cygnus Review, 2010 Issue 9  
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The September 2010 issue of Cygnus Review, entitled 'Celebrating Michaelmas', with a special editorial 'Can Darkness Conquer Light?'