Issuu on Google+



!"#$%&'()*+), 9+/,(;236(M2?;R(@++?(;236('23,R(@6++(;236(5")?R(,2S+(;236(G,/)+7 !"#$%&''(&)*+,'(( !"#$%&'(#)*#+




-(./)(0/$+(123(45/67+6(( ( ,#-"'./0&11# 4+"8+(79+(:/;(( ( .#%$&'+&'2&11&3&"


</6/)265/,(( ( 4#5*61+'.66+5


=9+(>)?(2@(A62B79(( ( 4$/)#%+'2&$17&%8



0;'7+6"+'(2@(79+(C2,;(A6/",''' 4-+6"9':;&$1&% =9+(D25/)(")(79+(0"6626(( ( !51;)$#'.'<-"$= 0/$+(0"6/#,+'(")(E267;(:/;'( .&"6+5'<&#;;$&

=9+(D")7+6(4/,+( #2)7")3+'F 3G(72(HIJ(2@@K

William Bloom Have you ever wondered why self-help and healing strategies do not always work – even when practised diligently and even by their own teachers? This has often bothered me, especially when I have seen close friends work hard at these techniques and then not achieve the new life or health they want. Sometimes my friends have been not only disappointed but have also, tragically, even felt stung and ashamed by their lack of success. These negative feelings and thoughts arise, I want to suggest, because people do not have the full picture of what is going on when they strive to fulfil their potential and use these self-help strategies. They do not see what is beneath the surface – the unseen realities. So let me create a couple of fables to help explain.

Facing reality

The first is about a young beech tree. This beautiful young tree was very happy to be part of his small forest, growing with his friends and family, passing through the seasons, providing a home for small creatures. Then one day he began to develop some self-awareness. ‘I’m not just part of the forest,’ he thought, ‘I am also a unique me, a unique tree.’ That autumn he decided that he did not want to lose his leaves like the rest of his beech tree family. ‘I have my own unique consciousness. I decide my own fate. I shall keep my leaves green and vibrant through the winter.’ He focused and focused and willed himself, using mantra and affirmations, to retain his foliage. I am green and vibrant. I am green and vibrant. But he lost his leaves. They turned golden and fell to the ground. The next year he decided that he wanted to be the tallest tree in his forest and carry the most beechnuts. He concentrated hard to deepen his roots and extend his branches and stretch his DNA. He indeed grew an extra few feet but still there were older beech trees far taller and the giant Douglas fir dwarfed them all. Then the following year the weather system blew in some polluting acid rain from northern industrial Europe. Along with all other trees in his forest, unable to avoid the environmental realities, he suffered the burning effects of the pollution and took some years to recover. For all his willpower he could not avoid the realities of nature.

Beneath the surface

The second fable turns our attention to Antarctica and to a beautiful young penguin who was sitting on top of a small and

Why Self-Help Doesn’t Always Help icy mound. She was a proud and haughty penguin and felt that she too was a unique individual. She had hatched on an ice shelf along with several thousand others in her colony and had slid and slithered with all her cousins down to the ocean, but she knew deep down that she was special and had a unique destiny. ‘I will create my own life,’ she knew. ‘I will not only swim. I will fly!’ Bravely she left her colony and set off on her own. She was determined and wilful and waddled for many miles, finally reaching a small mountain. This, she knew, she felt it in her bones, was the magic place! If she could only reach the peak she would then be able to fly. After more days of gruelling struggle, she reached the mountaintop. ‘Now I shall fly!’ She put her all her will and intention into her desire to become airborne. Nothing happened. She remained earth-bound. Dismayed she collapsed on to the ground and fell into a fitful sleep from which she was awoken by terrible cracking and grinding noises. The earth and ice beneath her were moving. ‘If I cannot fly, I will use my will to stop the earth moving,’ she thought. But her thoughts were, sadly, useless. She looked around. To her dismay she saw that she was, in fact, sitting on the peak of an enormous iceberg floating off into the ocean, leaving behind the landmass and her fellow creatures. ‘Stop! Stop!’ she cried. But the iceberg floated away to its own inevitable destiny. Penguins cannot fly and the major mass of an iceberg is beneath the surface.

Powerful forces

Returning now to self-help strategies for achieving perfect health and wealth. The insights are clear. The unseen problem with these strategies is that they rarely look at the deeper realities and conditions. In fact, many unseen forces influence our physical health and our material conditions. How many of us are like a tiny penguin sitting on an iceberg, trying to alter our situation, but unaware that the most important realities are below our conscious awareness? Beneath our desire for a healthier and happier life is a massive substratum of powerful forces: personal karma, family karma, collective karma, unconscious emotions, feelings and histories. All of these cannot just be transformed by, for example, the repetition of an affirmation no matter how diligently or purely it is repeated. Even when we commit fully to deep transformation and do the hard work of personal growth, we will almost always meet the forces of our past. How many of us are also like the beech tree, wanting the impossible and trying to escape the rhythms and waves of nature and the forces of our environment?

When we focus on our health we cannot for example avoid the reality that we belong to the vast interdependent collective of humanity, nature and cosmos. The actual atoms and molecules of our bodies, for example, do not belong individually to us, but belong to the Earth. This means that, regardless of our unique individual identities, our bodies share the collective conditions of all carbon-based creatures. So illnesses like cancer may arise simply from the contact of our bodies with the toxins of our surroundings. Or epidemics may overwhelm us. Just as beech trees shed their leaves in Autumn, so we too are embedded in nature and our environment.

Spiritual beings

Of course, there are also miracles, growth and development that transcend these collective realities. But in general penguins do not fly! The real miracle, glory and majesty of being human is that we are also spiritual beings. This means that we have real control over and are sovereigns of our own consciousness and hearts. Regardless of our circumstances or health, we have the absolute freedom to develop spiritually: to grow our love, our awareness, our compassion. So even when we are not succeeding at self-help strategies to improve our material conditions, we can still develop our spirituality. More compassion, more consciousness. True healing, development and fulfilment. The wise beech tree and the contented penguin. All my love, William For William’s public workshops and presentations visit

The sale continues A huge Thank You for all your help in clearing some space in our warehouse. We’ve received a wonderful response to Ann’s New Year message – “if every one of you chooses at least one book, we’ll easily achieve our target of having a work-space that’s clear and ready for new developments” – even hearing from lots of people who haven’t been in touch for a long time. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to you all. We’ve also had lots of messages to say how much you enjoyed the January Sale selection of titles, in which we included a broader collection, spanning right across the Cygnus years (and the warehouse!) The good news is that the January issue was just the first part of the list. And so we’re now delighted to introduce the second part of our Winter Sale – some old titles, some new, all carefully chosen for the important role they have to play for someone, somewhere. Could it be you?

Read Ann’s story of Cygnus on p4

Our cover photograph of a yellow supernova was taken by Oliver Burston, © Ikon Images/Alamy 2012. This magazine is printed with vegetable inks on paper from sustainable PEFC accredited sources by S&G Ltd, Merthyr Tydfil, 01685 388888.

]-`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

DC&=(:T>4U\=(!-]](^4( 47+G9+)(_2'+G9

'/S+( cdJK

!</()</55,&4)7<,&)7,'.,)6"&+."&(,%)7*(<) I(<,)7".4('9)J<,)5"5#$/.)6"&6,5(*"&)"+)(./#3/)/4) %,4(.#6(*;,)*-&".,4)/)4(/.($*&-)+/6(L)3/&2)5,"5$,) ,3,.-,)+."3)(./#3/(*6),15,.*,&6,4)4(."&-,.:) 7*4,.)/&%)3".,)+#$+*$$,%:)%,45*(,)</;*&-),&%#.,%) -.,/(),3"(*"&/$)5/*&>)M".)(<,)5/4()(7,&(2)2,/.4:) (<,./5*4()/&%)46*,&(*+*6).,4,/.6<,.)H(,5<,&) N"4,5<)</4)7".8,%)7*(<)4#.;*;".4)"+)(./#3/)/&%) 4#++,.,.4)"+)5"4(=(./#3/(*6)4(.,44)/&%)<,)7*$$)<,$5) 2"#)(")6</$$,&-,)(<,)6#..,&()&"(*"&4)/0"#()(./#3/) /&%)*(4)/+(,.3/(<>)J<."#-<).,/$)$*+,)4(".*,4)/&%)5./6(*6/$)4(,54:)<,) 4<"74)2"#)<"7)(")5*68)#5)(<,)5*,6,4)/&%)(<,&)(./&4+".3)(./#3/(*6) ,;,&(4)4#6<)/4)*$$&,44:)%*;".6,:)4,5/./(*"&:)/44/#$()/&%)0,.,/;,3,&() (")/66*%,&(4:)&/(#./$)%*4/4(,.4)/&%)(,..".*43>)J<,2)0,6"3,)2"#.)6/(/= $24(4)+".)6"&4(.#6(*;,:)5"4*(*;,)6</&-,)B)4(.,&-(<,&*&-).,$/(*"&4<*54:) 6</&-*&-)2"#.)5,.45,6(*;,)/&%).,;,/$*&-)2"#.)*&&,.)4(.,&-(<>)D9/7( :2+')\7(!",,(^').,;,/$4)<"7)/$$)"+)#4)6/&)&/;*-/(,)/&2)4".()"+)6</&-,) /&%)/%;,.4*(2)(")+*&%)&,7)3,/&*&-:)5#.5"4,:)/&%)%*.,6(*"&)*&)$*+,> FFMAAB'CDF**'E'?FL**B'>69;7#/=B'?GC?B'44,'HCFIJJ .2?+F(NNONON((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XYLZZ

4<>.-&](TEE>VF(M3;(a4+"8+(79+(:/;\(b( aD9/7(:2+')\7(!",,(^'\(72*+79+6(@26(XPcLZI

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d((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLZZ

!"#$%$"&%% % %

'()*+#,%!-%."/%01,% 234*5673"%890:%;<=

E-U:-UA(1T^V(=V^>(4>]E EV>>-UA(>0T=-TU4(b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c((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XZLZZ

=C>(DT0&U(-U(=C>(0-VVTV .;)79"/(0(W3,"$

'/S+( cOJK

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

-(.&U(0&!>(1T^(40&V=>V </3,(0#!+))/ Q"#)/.,)/0"#()(")0,6"3,)43/.(,.R)A2)(<,)(*3,) 2"#)</;,)+*&*4<,%)-(./)(0/$+(123(45/67+6:) 5./6(*4,%)(<,)(,6<&*K#,4)/&%)$*4(,&,%)(")(<,) <25&"4*4)@S4:)G/#$)D6P,&&/)/44#.,4)(</()2"#) 7*$$)0,)#4*&-)+/.)3".,)"+)2"#.)3*&%'4)5"(,&(*/$) (</&)2"#)/.,).*-<()&"7>)Q"#)7*$$)+*&%)$,/.&*&-) ,/4*,.:)3".,).,$/1,%)/&%)3".,),&C"2/0$,)(</&) 2"#';,),;,.)%.,/3,%)5"44*0$,)0,+".,>)T&%)7<,&) '/S+( 2"#)/.,)6/$$,%)"&)(")5#()2"#.)8&"7$,%-,)(")(<,) c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e((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XHLeZ

Ann Napier Dear Friends, Amanda Painting1, a Cygnus reader, suggested that it would be a lovely idea to describe to you all how Cygnus started, and how it evolved. We’ve never told the first part of the story to anyone except a few very close friends, but my sons tell me it would be good to tell all. So here goes. Well, the story really began more than 40 years ago, when I had a strange dream. In it, I found myself in a cave with a number of men and women dressed in dark robes. Two of them showed me a huge book with many seals, and then pointed towards an absolutely vast multitude of people – you couldn’t see where it ended – and told me that one day, in the future, they would want me to share with all those people what was in the book. I said, ‘Oh no. I couldn’t possibly be any good at that.’ And pointing to one of the other people there I suggested ‘why don’t you ask him? He would be much better at it than me’. But the answer I received was: ‘Yes, but we want you to do it.��� So I gave them my word. Then I woke up, and thought with great amazement about the dream, as I had never had one so seemingly portentous in my life before. Soon, though, I dozed off again, and the whole dream repeated itself – identical in every detail. Seems I wasn’t supposed to forget it! This was a defining moment for me, and it has coloured my whole life ever since. Following a dream But... I was only sixteen at the time, so had not the slightest clue how to fulfil my promise, and became quite distraught about my ignorance. This perturbation lasted for years, actually, but I decided that the best way forward was to do all I could to prepare myself, and take every opportunity that presented itself to do at least something towards my goal. So, I trained to be a teacher because I thought that might be useful. There, the most important thing I learned was that the role of a good teacher is not to know all the answers, but to empower others to find out the answers for themselves. Later, when I gave up teaching, I learned to type. Then I got involved with publishing. I also joined a spiritual school in Holland, where I met Geoff, and where I hoped I would gain the experience and insight that would allow me to serve the Spirit in others and in myself. Seeing a sign Later, when we had our first child and I needed to be able to work at home, Geoff and I started a publishing services company – Cygnus’s first incarnation, as we call it! Why did we name it Cygnus? Well, we had no idea what we were going to call it until one day when – on holiday in Guernsey – we came across a pub sign with a strikingly beautiful


swan on it. As soon as we spotted it, we brought the car to a screeching halt in the middle of the road and took a photograph. Afterwards, electrified, we sat together on a grassy cliff-top and shared what we both knew: that our business would be called Cygnus (Latin for ‘swan’), and that it would somehow help to draw us closer to our task. Feeling already the overlighting, protecting wings of the great swan, we remembered together some deeply impressive words we had read in the Confessio Fraternitatis, one of the manifestos of the 17th century Rosicrucians which contains many prophecies that are said to relate to the times we are living in now2: God, indeed, hath already sent messengers which should testify His will, to wit some new stars which have appeared in Serpentarius and Cygnus, the which powerful signs of a great Council shew forth how for all things which human ingenuity discovers, God calls upon His hidden knowledge, as likewise the Book of Nature, though it stands open truly before all eyes, can be read or understood by only a very few.

from this region of space, and that the souls of the righteous would return there in death. In many ways it was the first location of heaven. Returning to our quote from the Confessio Fraternitatis, it also refers to the Book of Nature, and this, too, is significant. Over the years we had become convinced that the great tome I had been shown in my dream was not a book in the conventional sense, but the Book of Life, sometimes known as the Book of Nature or the Book M (standing for Mundi – Latin for ‘world’). And the reason why it ‘can be read or understood by only a very few’ is that it is not so much a book as a language, inscribed in the natural world around us and in our own hearts, a language that can only be read with the eyes of the awakening soul, and which tells us everything we need to know to reach our goal of True Humanhood, one step at a time. So, back to the story. We chuntered on with our publishing services efforts for a few years, and then in 1991 a friend was visiting and happened to mention an old occult novel we had heard was good and wanted to read. Called The Angel in the West Window, it was all about the Elizabethan magus John Dee, who, through his trials and tribulations, miscalculations and mistakes eventually made a living, vibrant connection with Truth, and with the shining, eternal community of other souls who have made that same connection. Well, the book was available in German and other European languages but not, as far as we knew, in English. So our friend said, ‘Why don’t you publish it?’. To which we replied, ‘Well, we wouldn’t want to publish something unless we knew we could

=C>(4>.V>=( =>&.C-UA4(TE( &]](&A>4 0/),;(<(C/,, 17th century engraving of ‘The Invisible College’ showing the new stars in Cygnus and Serpentarius

In the 17th century, two supernovae (only eight have ever been seen with the naked eye) really did appear in the constellations of Serpentarius and Cygnus, causing a great stir, since they were considered to be portents heralding a new era of enlightenment. And we believe that these particular constellations genuinely do have special significance for the great, transformative journey we are all making together, which is why our swan logo has a star above its head. In The Cygnus Mystery [see opposite], Andrew Collins writes: There is something very special about the influence of the Cygnus constellation on the human mindset. It was seen in the past as the source of cosmic life and death. Our most distant ancestors actually believed that life came

T)6$/44*6)4*&6,) UVWX:)(<*4)3/4= (,.$2),&626$"5,%*/)"+) D/4"&*6:)E,.= 3,(*6:)Y/00/$*4(*6:) T$6<,3*6/$)/&%) Z"4*6.#6*/&)5<*$"4"= 5<2)*4)/)6"%,1)(")(<,) /&6*,&(),4"(,.*6)(./%*(*"&4)"+)(<,)7".$%>)D/&$2) G)E/$$)4<*&,4)/)./.,)$*-<()"&)4"3,)"+)(<,)3"4() 6$"4,$2)<,$%)/45,6(4)"+)32(<:).,$*-*"&)/&%) 5<*$"4"5<2)(</().,4"#&%)+."3)/&(*K#*(2)(")(<,) 5.,4,&()%/2>)E/&%,%)%"7&)02)0."(<,.<""%4) 7<")</%)(")7".8)*&)4,6.,()0,6/#4,)"+)(<,) <"4(*$*(2)"+)6<#.6<)/&%)4(/(,:)(<,)5./6(*6,4)/&%) (,/6<*&-4)%,46.*0,%)*&)(<*4)0""8)/.,)6/5/0$,) "+)%,;,$"5*&-)(<,)5"(,&()/0*$*(*,4)$/(,&()7*(<*&) (<,)4"#$:)4")(</()7,)6/&)6"3,)*&(")6"&46*"#4) 6"33#&*6/(*"&)7*(<)45*.*(#/$).,/$*(*,4> @@@AAB'CDM**'E'?FL**B'$""->I'$1'/6"6-%B'>69;7#/=B' ?GG@B'44,'H?CIGG .2?+F(PYOdOI((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XPcLde

->56>%37*6&%?011@%@A1%1??%%B+6>(%37*6&%?011@%@A1%1?C D6E#7$6&%FFFGH()*+#IE""J#GH"G+J%%KL473&%7*M"NH()*+#IE""J#GH"G+J

The Book, the Swan and the Star sell it. How could we be sure there would be a market for the book? Shops probably wouldn’t want many. We would have to find some way of making direct contact with the public.’ None of us could think of a way to do that, so the subject was dropped. A moment we will never forget But Geoff carried on thinking about it and that evening pronounced the fateful words: ‘Why don’t we start a book club?’ In the silence that followed, we both realised that we had gathered all the skills we would need to do it, that we could do it, that we would do it, and that it would be the best way yet of helping to fulfil the task we had always felt was calling us. It was an ‘Aha’ moment we will never forget. Anyway, just a couple of weeks later, as we ploughed through piles of catalogues looking for books we could sell in our embryonic ‘book club’, we saw that, by coincidence, another publisher had just thought of publishing The Angel of the West Window in English. So all we would have to do was sell it! Dedalus was the name of the publisher, and its owner, George Barrington, has kept the book in print throughout the last twenty years, which is why we are able to offer it to you in this magazine. For the first few years, the Cygnus Review was just twelve pages of black and white, with very few books and fewer features, but it seemed that, right from the start, people really did feel something special when they opened it. We often used to look at the magazine and wonder why that was – given that there was so little in it and it didn’t look particularly marvellous. We came to the conclusion that the inspiration and comfort our members have always received from the magazine, while partially stimulated by its actual content, was also fed and warmed by something quite intangible – the energy of the overlighting swan itself (we’ll say more about the swan another time). Then, in the late 90s, Book Club Associates, the Readers’ Digest and Time Life all decided it would be a brilliant plan to start mind, body, spirit book clubs. Suddenly, we were competing with the big boys! That’s when we learned how good competition is for businesses. It forces you to stand on tiptoe – to grow, improve, and learn. And that was why, in 1999, the Cygnus Review became a colour magazine with a lot more content. In the palm of a great hand And then, along came Amazon, and within a few years, all three competing book clubs had folded, unable to withstand Amazon’s policy of putting market share above all else. Little Cygnus, however, remained – partly because our small size allowed us to be more flexible, but mainly because of our determination not to swerve from our task. It has not been easy, however, and it does not get

easier, which is why 2012 will at last be the year in which Cygnus is reborn in a form that takes into account all the changes in the world and the book trade, but that allows us to continue with our most important goal – to share with you what we have read in the Book of Nature, and to help you to learn to read it yourself, to find out all you need to know for the next step of your journey, even if there were no books, even if there were no one else on earth who could guide you. For, as we wrote in our 2012 calendar, ‘We rest in the palm of a great hand. Eternally safe, we can never be lost or go astray, however things may seem. Give thanks then, every day, for life’s utter perfection.’ In a year that promises to be full of upheaval, we hope these words will help you to remember how very safe and protected you actually are, and to keep the ship of your life absolutely on course. No storm shall toss her, nor tempest turn her, for strong are her oarsmen and steady their oars. The good star shall guide her, peace be beside her, as swiftly she sails to the other shore. With all our love, Ann, Geoff, and the Cygnus Team Take a peek at to discover Amanda’s passion for helping people to follow their dreams and enjoy her singing, too.



See ‘The Secret Teachings of All Ages’ [170308] opp.

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


=C>(4TUA(TE(]-E>F(.1AU^4( V>`->D(.&]>U:&V(NOPN( &))(U/G"+6(b(_/)+7(W/f7+6 J<,)(,1(4)/&%)5<"("-./5<*6)*3= /-,4)*&)=9+(42)*(2@(]"@+)</;,) 0,,&)6.,/(,%)(")-*;,)2"#)/)%/*$2) .,3*&%,.)"+)(<,)<,/$*&-)3,44/-,4) "+)O/(#.,:)4")(</()2"#)6/&)+,,$)3".,)%,,5$2) 6"&&,6(,%)7*(<)c*+,:)2"#.)<*-<,.)4,$+:)/&%) (<,)%*;*&,)(<."#-<"#()W_UW:)/&%)8&"7)(</() B)7</(,;,.)</55,&4)B)2"#)/.,)4/+,)/&%)*&) ,1/6($2)(<,)5$/6,)7<,.,)2"#)/.,)3,/&()(")0,>) S/*$2).,+$,6(*"&)"&)(<,4,)(,1(4)7*$$)B)7,)<"5,) B)<,$5)2"#.)4"#$)(")+$"7,.)/&%)(")(#.&)<,.)+/6,) ("7/.%4)(<,)4#&)"+)2"#.)"7&)%*;*&,)H5*.*(>)?&) (<*4)7/2:)7,)6/&)0,6"3,)+#$$2)<#3/&)"&)(<*4) ]/.(<:)/4)O/(#.,)</4)/$7/24)*&(,&%,%)+".)#4> F?AAB'?CG**'E'CLK**B'$""->I'$1'/6"6-%B'?GCC .2?+F(NPOIPY((.;*)3'(<6"#+'F(P(#2G;(XcLZZ(XdLZZ Ng(#2G"+'(XdLcZ(+/#9

4<>.-&](TEE>VF(M3;(eR(*+7(P(@6++K '/S+( cdJK

=C>(.1AU^4( 014=>V1 &)?6+B(.2,,")'

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`a>)?()7"#$%)4,,3)(</() (<,4,)/&6*,&()5,"5$,)7,.,)/7/.,)"+)7</() 46*,&6,)*4)&"7)(,$$*&-)#4)B)(</()(<,)SOT)"+)$*+,) 6/3,)".*-*&/$$2)+."3)%,,5)45/6,> FD?AAB'CDL**'E'??K**B'>69;7#/=B'?GGKB'44,'HC@IJJ


4<>.-&](TEE>VF( W3;(a=9+(&)*+,(2@(79+(D+'7(D")?2B\(b( a=9+(.;*)3'(0;'7+6;\(72*+79+6(@26(XPILZI



>h<]TV-UA(&U.->U=(D-4:T0 '/S+( HNJK

014=>V->4(TE(=C>(CT]1(AV&-] V3?2,@(47+")+6

M."3)(<,)/&6*,&()A.*(*4<)(/$,4)"+)P*&-)T.(<#.)/&%) <*4)8&*-<(4)(<."#-<)(<,)3,%*,;/$)@,&(./$)]#."= 5,/&)4/-/4)"+)G/.F*;/$:).*-<()#5)(")3"%,.&=%/2) 0$"680#4(,.)&";,$4)/&%)+*$34:)(<,)^./*$)</4)$"&-) 3/*&(/*&,%)*(4),&*-3/(*6)5.,4,&6,)*&)7,4(,.&) 6#$(#.,>)?()*4)4/*%)(")0,)3/&2)(<*&-4L)/)$"4()/&%) 5.*6,$,44)(.,/4#.,:)(<,)6</$*6,)6#5)"+)(<,)c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cLZZ

=C>(=V>>(=C&=(=&]!>:( _+));(45+?,+;

9/,@( G6"#+K

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eLcZ

0&-:>UR(0T=C>VR(.VTU> .,/"6+(C/5",72) J<,)^"%%,44)*4)6"3*&-)0/68:)4/24)@$/*.,) E/3*$("&:)0#()(<,)"&,)7,'.,)$,/4()+/3*$*/.) 7*(<)$*,4)#&%,.)"#.)+,,(>)M".)$"&-)2,/.4:) *&)<,.)3/&2)+/6,4:)4<,'4)0,,&)0#.*,%)*&) %.2)/&%)/787/.%)(./&4$/(*"&4>)!.*((,&)*&) (<,)+*.4()5,.4"&)B)7<*6<)-*;,4)/)7"&%,.+#$) 4,&4,)"+)*33,%*/62)/&%)5.,4,&6,)B)(<,) 5.";"6/(*;,)/&%)4#.5.*4*&-).,&%,.*&-4)"+) @,$(*6)(/$,4)*&)0/"?+)R(0279+6R(.62)+) '/S+( ec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eLZZ


.TUU>.=-UA(D-=C(T=C>V(V>&]04 <&V&UTV0&](:6(V/;52)?(022?; M,7)5,"5$,)</;,)(<,)"55".(#&*(2)(")6</&-,)(<,) +/6,)"+)3"%,.&)3,%*6*&,>)E"7,;,.:)Z/23"&%) D""%2)/6<*,;,%)5.,6*4,$2)(<*4)7*(<)<*4)5*"&,,.= *&-)7".8)(</()*&(."%#6,%)(<,)5<./4,)I&,/.)%,/(<) ,15,.*,&6,')gOS]h)*&(")5"5#$/.)#4,>)O"7:)/()$"&-) $/4(:)<,)</4)%,6*%,%)(")4</.,)<*4)%*46";,.*,4) /&%)(<,)4(".2)"+)<*4)"7&)#&#4#/$)$*+,>)^.*55*&-:) "5,&)/&%),1(.,3,$2),&-/-*&-:)*&)</6/)265/,)S.) D""%2).,6/$$4)<*4)-."#&%0.,/8*&-).,4,/.6<)*&(") OS]4:).,*&6/.&/(*"&)/&%)-<"4(4:)(./6*&-)(<,).""(4) '/S+( "+)<*4)"04,44*"&)7*(<)(<,)5"*&()"+)%,/(<>)E,)%,= c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

D&=.C-UA(T`>V(^4( _/5+'(`/)(<6//*9

'/S+( cdJK

?&)D/7#9")*(TS+6(^':)45*.*(#/$)3,%*#3)N/3,4) i/&)G.//-<)%,46.*0,4)<"7:)7<,&)5,"5$,)4<,%) (<,*.)5<24*6/$)0"%*,4)/()%,/(<:)(<,*.)45*.*(#/$) 4,$;,4)4,,)$*+,)+."3)/)7<"$,)&,7)5,.45,6(*;,:) /&%)(<,2)/.,),/-,.)(")4</.,)(<,*.)&,7=+"#&%) 8&"7$,%-,)7*(<)(<,)$*;*&->)?&)7*(&,44*&-)$*+,)/+(,.) %,/(<:)N/3,4)*4)/3/F,%)/()<"7)*&;"$;,%)(<,) 45*.*(4)/.,)*&)"#.)%/*$2)$*;,4:)/&%)<"7)3#6<)(<,2) 6/.,>)J<*4)*4)/)I$*+,)3/&#/$)7*(<)/)%*++,.,&6,':)+#$$) "+)7*4%"3)+."3)(<,)d(<,.)H*%,)(")<,$5)#4)-./45) (<,)5"7,.)7,)</;,)*&)(<,)I&"7':)(")(/8,).,45"&4*0*$*(2)+".)"#.)(<"#-<(4) /&%)/6(*"&4:)(")6"&;,.()6"&+$*6()*&(")5,/6,:)6"..,6(*&-)3*4(/8,4:),;,&) (#.&*&-)"#.)-.*,+)*&(")/66"35$*4<3,&(>)D/7#9")*(TS+6(^')*4)0.*3= 3*&-)7*(<)4(".*,4)(</()4<"7)<"7)8,,&)(<,)45*.*(4)/.,)(")<,$5)#4)$,/.&) +."3)(<,*.)3*4(/8,4:)4")7,)6/&)/;"*%)(<,)(./54)(</()6/#-<()(<,3)"#() "&),/.(<> ?F?AAB'C?L**'E'CJK**B'>69;7#/=B'?GC?B'44,'HMIJJ .2?+F(NOPOPO((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XdLZZ

=C>(=D>]E=C(-U4-AC= _/5+'(V+?@"+,? d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e(*$*F*&-)7</()<,)6/$$4)(<,)I5/./0$,),++,6(':)N/3,4)Z,%+*,$%),15$".,4)(<,) 4*3*$/.*(*,4)/&%)%*++,.,&6,4)(</(),1*4()/3"&-)(<,)7".$%).,$*-*"&4:).,;,/$= *&-)(<,),44,&(*/$)3,44/-,4)6"&(/*&,%)7*(<*&)(<,3)(</()6/&),&,.-*F,) "#.),15,.*,&6,)"+)45*.*(#/$*(2)B)/&%)5."%#6,)/)&,7)7/;,)"+)*&(,-.*(2)/&%) .,+".3)(</()6/&)(./&4+".3)"#.)$*;,4)/&%)"#.)7".$%> ?LGAAB'CMC**'E'?LG**B'>69;7#/=B'?GC?B'44,'HKIJJ .2?+F(NPOdOc((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLZZ

->56>#&%?@R1%R1;%01SS% 95T6>$7#7*)&%?@R1%R1;%01S0

Claire Nahmad When I was contemplating Kick-Ass Angels, I was at first baffled by the task the angels had given me. I could feel the need for such a book, but at the same time I was unsure how to go about writing it or even what its contents might be. I began to centre myself in the concept of the book, and, like opening a door onto a whirlwind, the Zoroastrian angels made themselves known to me! The Zoroastrian angels are those revealed to the world by the ancient Persian mage, Zoroaster or Zarathustra. Zoroastrian priests were the famous Magi, known to commune with angels as part of their daily rituals. It was, indeed, Zoroaster who introduced to humanity the concept of angels as we understand them today. The orders of angels, particularly that of the archangels headed by Michael, are perceived in their established guise as a direct result of Zoroaster’s illumination. In addition, his teachings on the God of Light and God’s adversary, the Lie, preceded the teachings of all the great spiritual traditions, which echo them throughout their various doctrines. The amesha spentas, the six major archangels according to Zoroaster’s vision, appeared to me in the form of the six-pointed star that so many of us use in our spiritual work. Mithra, Angel of Glory (not to be confused with Mithras!) was there in the scintillating star, overlighting all, disclosing to me her-his revelation of the Golden Twin, our own higher self who gathers us up into our true heart centre when we are flagging and shows us that we are indeed ‘the unconquerable sun’. Each of the six angels was a pulse point beyond which multitudes of radiant beings thronged. Their grace and love and brilliance of unearthly light were measureless. Dynamic spiritual force They revealed to me that they were what I had conceived of as the ‘kick-ass’ angels – life-transforming angels of dynamic spiritual force that allow us to locate our hidden ‘prison cells’ and overturn the sentences we have, often unwittingly, imposed upon ourselves. They unbind the aspects of us that dwell there in chains, casting out fears and limitations, changing stifling psychic air and letting the winds of the spirit blow freely, like a bracing mountain breeze. The kick-ass angels are angels of

What on Earth are Kick-Ass Angels? resurrection, spiritual revolution and resolution. They are a burst of life everlasting. Their potency is in their wake-up call, for, as they themselves conveyed to me, the kick-ass angels are angels of awakening. The Zoroastrian angels wanted me to look again at a story of our human origins that I had intuited with Margaret Bailey. We had traced what was to us the breathtaking and revelatory outline of momentous but hidden events in human history as they unfolded throughout the descent of the Abrahamic bloodline, whose origin was recorded in the ancient records of the people of Sumer, many thousands of years ago.

>:-=TV\4(.CT-.> !-.!%&44(&UA>]4 .,/"6+(U/95/? ?('4)(*3,)(")%&#""5)7/8,)#5:)4/24) @$/*.,)O/<3/%:)/&%)(<,.,),1*4(4) /)45,6*/$)-."#5)"+)/&-,$4)B)(<,) j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

.2?+F(NNONPP((.;*)3'(<6"#+'F(P(#2G;(XHLZZ N(26(526+(#2G"+'(XHLcZ(+/#9


Although, according to my perception of what the angels imparted to me, that story was confirmed as accurate, there was a vital element in it only touched upon in our work. That element was the huge significance of the biblical Ham (later termed Zoroaster) and his immense and heroic efforts to turn humankind away from the Shadow, or the Lie, which obscures the full wonder of our own

humanity from us. Although we had indeed shone a light upon Ham, I saw that his involvement in humanity’s story was so hands-on that it needed further revelation. Humanity is give a choice Throughout Kick-Ass Angels runs the story of Zoroaster (Ham, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘I Am’, the sacred name of God dwelling within humanity), who, with his gift of revelation of the angels to humankind, prepared the way so that we could achieve an unprecedented spiritual breakthrough at this time in history. Zoroaster had a harrowing task to complete. He had knowledge of our beginnings as a human race, knowledge that has been forgotten today but is slowly being restored to us. He knew that his God of Light, and the obscuring Shadow or Lie that sought to divide us from that Light, had their human representations through whom cosmic and divine principles played. Looking down the course of human history, Zoroaster saw that there were certain culmination points where humanity would be given a choice as to which road to take. These culmination points have been numerous, but the greatest of all is now upon us. We stand at a crossroads today. The dividing of the way is already coming into focus. Will we collectively cling on to old selfish mindsets and unloving attitudes, or will we at last take a giant evolutionary leap forward into freedom and our higher, greater selves? Although we stand on the brink, overlooking the chasm, the angels assure us that we will successfully make the required leap – on the condition that we do not fall asleep again in the great Cloud of Unknowing that threatens to engulf us at the last moment. What we need, it seems, are kick-ass angels! Kick-ass angels will ensure that we stay awake and, with a little prompting from behind, propel ourselves forward! We need their divine dynamism. We need their help in our daily lives and our personal lives. We need their help to fulfil our potential. We need their help in realizing our spiritual selves. And we need their help collectively at this point in our history. Without the aid of the kick-ass angels, the transformation of the future cannot begin. Claire Nahmad © 2012 You’ll find more articles by Claire, and many other authors at:



U^=V-=-TU&](C>&]=C =C>(0-V&.]>(TE(T]-`>(T-] :6(<+));(47/)B/; Q"#)"&$2)&,,%)(")43,$$)/)-""%)K#/$*(2) "$*;,)"*$)(")0,6"3,)/7/.,)"+)*(4)*33,&4,) <,/$*&-)5"(,&(*/$)/&%:)/4)/)<,/$*&-).,3,%2) (</()</4)0,,&)*&)#4,)4*&6,)(<,)3"4()/&= 6*,&()(*3,4:)*()6,.(/*&$2)*4)(.*,%)/&%)(,4(,%R) S.)G,&&2)H(/&7/2),15$".,4)*(4)3/&2) #4,4)B)6#$*&/.2:)3,%*6*&/$:)5,.4"&/$)/&%) <"#4,<"$%>)H<,)%,46.*0,4)7<,.,)*()6"3,4) +."3:)7</()*4)*&)*()g/)("#6<)"+)46*,&6,h:) '/S+( *(4)<,/$(<)0,&,+*(4)g5/.(*6#$/.$2)7<,&)6"30*&,%)7*(<)/)<,/$(<2) cOJK $*+,4(2$,h:)/&%)*(4)#4,)/4)/)0,/#(2)/*%)/&%)*&)6""8*&->)!*(<)/&) T=j)4,6(*"&)"+)/*$3,&(4)/-/*&4()7<*6<)"$*;,)"*$)</4)5.";,%),++,6(*;,) B)*&6$#%*&-)/.(<.*(*4:)(25,)W)%*/0,(,4:)<,/.()%*4,/4,)/&%)"4(,"5"."4*4) B)/)6"$$,6(*"&)"+)%,$*6*"#4).,6*5,4:)/&%)(*54)"&)<"7)(")#4,)(<*4)7"&= %."#4)"*$)("),&</&6,)</*.:)&/*$4:)/&%)48*&:)(<*4)*4)/&),44,&(*/$)-#*%,)+".) /&2"&,)7<")7/&(4)("),30./6,)<,/$(<+#$),/(*&-)/&%)$*;*&-> CLLAAB'C?G**'E'C@K**B'>69;7#/=B'?GC?B'44,'HMIJJ .2?+F(NNONPN((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XcLNO

=C>(0-V&.]>(TE(W-.&VWTU&=>(TE( 4T:&(:6(<+));(47/)B/; '/S+(

M."3)6""8*&-)/&%)6$,/&*&-)(")<,/$(<)/&%) cOJK 0,/#(2:)4"%*#3)0*6/.0"&/(,)B)I0*6/.0')".) 0/8*&-)4"%/)B)*4)/)&/(#./$:)/$$=5#.5"4,:)/$3"4() 3/-*6/$)*&-.,%*,&(>)J<*4)6"35.,<,&4*;,)6"3= 5,&%*#3)6";,.4)*()/$$:)7*(<)*&4(.#6(*"&4)+".)#4*&-) *()(")8,,5)2"#.)<"#4,)45/.8$*&-)+.,4<:)$,/;,&) %"#-<)/&%)0.,/%4:)7<*(,&)(,,(<:).,=0/$/&6,)(<,) %*-,4(*;,)424(,3:)/&%)3#6<)3".,>)S.)H(/&7/2) "++,.4)5/.(*6#$/.$2)*&+".3/(*;,)6</5(,.4)"&)(<,) 0"%2'4)0*6/.0"&/(,:)*(4)/6*%=/$8/$*)0/$/&6,)/&%) (<,).,-#$/(*"&)"+)/6*%"4*4>)T)+#.(<,.)T=j)"+)6"33"&)/*$3,&(4)%,(/*$4) (<,)3/&2)7/24)*&)7<*6<)0*6/.0"&/(,)"+)4"%/)6/&)4/+,$2),&</&6,) 2"#.)7,$$=0,*&->)Q"#'$$)/$4")+*&%)$"(4)"+).,6*5,4)/&%)(*54)+".)+#&)+""%4) $*8,)-*&-,.0.,/%)/&%)&//&:)%,&(/$)/&%)0"%2=6/.,)5."%#6(4)4#6<)/4) 0/(<)0"304)/&%)(""(<)46.#0:)/&%)5#.,:),++,6(*;,)/&%)&/(#./$)6$,/&*&-) 5."%#6(4>)?('4)/)3#4(=</;,)+".),;,.2)<"3,> CLLAAB'C?G**'E'C@K**B'>69;7#/=B'?GC?B'44,'HMIJJ .2?+F(NNONPd((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XcLNO

E>>]-UA(W>==>V 0&!>(1T^V4>]E(W>==>V <9","G(D++$' S")2"#)4(.#--$,)(")7/8,)#5)*&)(<,)3".&*&-9)S") 2"#)+,,$)4$#--*4<:)".)+*&%)*()</.%)(")4<*+(),16,44) 7,*-<()&")3/((,.)<"7)3#6<)2"#),1,.6*4,9)D"4() *35".(/&(:)%")(<,4,)4235("34)/++,6()2"#.)6"&+*= %,&6,)/&%)4,$+=,4(,,39)@<,3*6/$4:)5"*4"&4:)/&%) /%%*(*;,4)/.,)/$$)/)5/.()"+)3"%,.&)%/*$2)$*+,>)0/$+( 1236'+,@(W+77+6)*4)/)5./6(*6/$)-#*%,)(")%*46";,.*&-) /)-.,/(,.)$,;,$)"+)<,/$(<)/&%);*(/$*(2)(<."#-<)4/+,) /&%)&/(#./$)%,("1>)G<*$*5)!,,84)6$,/.$2)-#*%,4)2"#) (<."#-<)(<,)5."6,44)"+)6$,/&4*&-)2"#.)0"%2)02) #4*&-)/)6"30*&/(*"&)"+)&/(#./$)(,6<&*K#,4:)%*,(:)/&%)<,.0/$)3,%*6*&,4) (</()7*$$).*%)2"#.)0"%2)"+)</.3+#$)("1*&4:)*&6.,/4,)2"#.),&,.-2)$,;,$4:)/&%) *35.";,)2"#.)-,&,./$)4,&4,)"+)7,$$0,*&->)0/$+(1236'+,@(W+77+6)*4)+".) /&2"&,)7<")7"#$%)$*8,)(")3/8,)4*35$,)6</&-,4)(")*35.";,)(<,*.)$*+,4(2$,) /&%)5."(,6()(<,34,$;,4)/-/*&4()*$$=<,/$(<)/&%)%*4,/4,> ?FMAAB'CFK**'E'?CM**B'>69;7#/=B'?GC?B'44,'HJIJJ .2?+F(NNONPe((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XHLNe

.C&UA>(1T^V(<T4=^V>R(.C&UA>( 1T^V(]-E>(V"#9/6?(W6+))/)

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

4<>.-&](TEE>VF(M3;(a=9+(0"6/#,+(2@(T,"S+(T",\(b( a=9+(0"6/#,+(2@(W"#/6M2)/7+(2@(42?/\(72*+79+6(@26(XYLZO

=C>(W-T:1U&0-.(ETT:(b( .TT!WTT!(D+)?;(>(.22$

'/S+( cOJK

POP(<TD>V( .V14=&]4(_3?;(C/,,

E/;,)2"#)<,/.%)"+)7$6+51#*$/>)B)/)7/2) $*;*&-)/&%)-/.%,&*&-)7*(<).,45,6()+".) &/(#.,'4)626$,4:)5</4,4)/&%)4,/4"&4:) 4#4(/*&/0*$*(2)/&%)45*.*(#/$),6"$"-2:)/5= 5.,6*/(*&-)*&-.,%*,&(4)"&)/&),&,.-,(*6) $,;,$9)?&)UVW[:)/()/)(*3,)7<,&)*&%#4(.*/$) +/.3*&-)/&%)3/44)5."%#6(*"&)7,.,)"&)(<,) .*4,:)Z#%"$+)H(,*&,.)45"8,)"+)(<,)K#/$*(/= '/S+( (*;,)/45,6(4)"+)+""%:)/&%)"#($*&,%)(<,) HIJ 0*"%2&/3*64)/-.*6#$(#./$)3,(<"%)+"#&%,%) "&)/)<"$*4(*6)5,.6,5(*"&)"+)&/(#.,>)d+)6"#.4,:)/)7"&%,.+#$),$,3,&() "+)(<*4)$*+,4(2$,)*4),/(*&-)/&)/0#&%/&6,)"+)+$/;"#.+#$:)&#(.*(*"#4)/&%) ,&C"2/0$,)+""%:)/&%)<,.,)*4)/)46.#35(*"#4)6""80""8)(")<,$5)2"#R)M#$$) "+)*&+".3/(*"&:)0,/#(*+#$$2)*$$#4(./(,%)/&%)5/68,%)7*(<)(,35(*&-:)<,/$(<2:) (/4(2)*%,/4:)!,&%2)@""8)(/8,4)#4)"&)/)C"#.&,2)(<."#-<)(<,)+"#.)4,/= 4"&4:)5.,4,&(*&-)";,.)Ub_)%,$*6*"#4).,6*5,4)*&45*.,%)02)<,.)3/&2)2,/.4) "+)7".8*&-)7*(<)0*"%2&/3*6)&#(.*(*"&>)?+)2"#)$";,)+""%:)2"#'$$)$";,)*(),;,&) 3".,)7<,&)2"#)4/35$,)(<,)%,$*-<(4)"+)(<*4)7"&%,.+#$)0""8>

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

?DMAAB'?CF**'E'?J@**B'$""->I'$1'/6"6-%B'>69;7#/=B'?GGMB'44,'HCKIJJ .2?+F(NNONPc((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLZZ

??LAAB'CD?**'E'?@K**B'$""->'$1'/6"6-%B'>69;7#/=B'?GCCB'44,'HC?IJJ .2?+F(NPOIPe((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XZLZZ(XILYO



!"#$%$"&%% % %

'()*+#,%!-%."/%01,% 234*5673"%890:%;<=

Maddy Harland For four decades, Richard Heinberg has been observing why our current growth based economy is unsustainable. He has written seminal books on peak oil and the global effects of the end of easily “This is probably extracted cheap oil. the most important We are now entercolumn I have ing that period in written for you.” human history. Oil Maddy prices are on the rise again and companies are mining oil from less easily accessible sites (for instance, BP’s deep water explorations in the Gulf of Mexico). As oil becomes scarcer, the risk of accidents increases along with the price per barrel yet humanity’s insatiable desire for this black gold continues. It is at the heart of how we run our post-industrial societies in the West and is fuelling the industrial expansion of the developing world. Resources are peaking Richard has also turned his attention beyond oil and has explored the logical scenario that all our finite energy and mineral resources are peaking. We have seen what happens when a resource peaks and becomes uneconomic to extract in a region. Our history is littered with peaks. Cast your mind back to the demise of Cornwall’s industry or when cheaper coal imports closed much of the UK’s coalmines. Entire communities became unemployed. Yet Richard is a visionary rather than a doomsayer. As Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute in California, he not only identifies limits, he explores the cultural, psychological, and practical changes we will have to make as nature rapidly dictates these new limits. His work has inspired and guided many other luminaries like Rob Hopkins, the pioneer of the global Transition movement. This work – the ability to face the difficult effects of resource depletion and then map future scenarios for our post-carbon world – makes Richard more than an economist or environmentalist. He is a scholar, an intellectual powerhouse, and a man of vision. A man of vision The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality is his latest book.

Adapting to a New Reality Whether you are a seasoned peak oil thinker or new to this subject, it is written with great clarity of mind and in a way that easily engages and explains complex systems. The book makes the compelling argument that the global economy has reached a fateful, fundamental turning point. We are watching it begin to unravel right now. Energy and food prices are rising whilst our levels of debt in the West, which until recently has been funded by continued economic growth, are viral.

>)S"62)5+)7/,(W22$(2@(79+(02)79 =C>(>U:(TE(AVTD=C V"#9/6?(C+")M+6* ?&)=9+(>)?(2@(A62B79:) Z*6</.%)E,*&0,.-)5.,4,&(4) /&)*&(.*-#*&-)%*/-&"4*4)"+) 6#..,&()+*&/&6*/$)(#.3"*$4L) (</()<#3/&*(2)</4).,/6<,%) /)+#&%/3,&(/$)(#.&*&-) 5"*&()*&)*(4),6"&"3*6)<*4= (".2:)0,6/#4,)(<,),15/&= 4*"&)6/#4,%)02)*&%#4(.*/$) 6*;*$*F/(*"&)*4)&"7)6"$$*%*&-) 7*(<)(<,)&"&=&,-"(*/0$,:)1#;-%#")$*3*(4)"+)(<,) ]/.(<>)E,*&0,.-)-",4)(")(<,)<,/.()"+)(<,)"&= -"*&-)+*&/&6*/$)6.*4*4:),15$/*&*&-)<"7)/&%)7<2) *()"66#..,%:)/&%)7</()7,)6/&)%")(")/6<*,;,) (<,)0,4()5"(,&(*/$)"#(6"3,4:)02).,*&;,&(*&-) "#.)6"&&,6(*"&)7*(<)3"&,2)/&%)6"33,.6,>)?&) /&),&-/-*&-:)<*-<$2).,/%/0$,)4(2$,:)<,)4<"74) <"7)-."7(<)*4)0,*&-)0$"68,%)02).,4"#.6,) %,5$,(*"&:),&;*."&3,&(/$)*35/6(4:)/&%)%,0(>) =9+(>)?(2@(A62B79)%,46.*0,4)7</()5"$*62) 3/8,.4:)6"33#&*(*,4)/&%)+/3*$*,4)6/&)%") (")0#*$%)/)&,7)4#4(/*&/0$,),6"&"32)(</() "5,./(,4)7*(<*&)]/.(<'4)0#%-,()"+),&,.-2)/&%) .,4"#.6,4>)!,)6/&:)4/24)E,*&0,.-:)(<.*;,) %#.*&-)(<*4)(./&4*(*"&)*+)7,)4,()-"/$4)(</()5."= 3"(,))-*#1'#1+'&1Q$%61*&1;#"'O&""R7&$18:) ./(<,.)(</&)6"&(*&#*&-)(")5#.4#,)(<,)5.*F,)"+) ,;,.=,15/&%*&-)^."44)S"3,4(*6)G."%#6(> FFMAAB'CDK**'E'?FG**B'>69;7#/=B'?GCCB'44,'HCLIJJ

.2?+F(NNONPY((.;*)3'(<6"#+'F(P(#2G;(XPOLZZ N(26(526+(#2G"+'(XPOLcZ(+/#9


Our banks can no longer prop up our economies with cheap loans. Countries like France who have enjoyed decades of high standing for their credit rating are no longer unscathed. The old model of boom and then bust – the bubble effect – is over. Recession can no longer end in a ‘recovery’. We have to face the triple whammy of mineral and fossil fuel resource depletion, climate change, and financial disruptions. Our monetary systems are not able to adapt to the global

environmental changes and to service our escalating government and private debts. This is indeed our new economic reality. Better to embrace it now and make personal, social and planetary changes rather than live in denial and pay later. To thrive in the coming years This is a very sober picture. It is, however, probably the only way humanity will wake up and evolve away from greed and the misuse of our Earth’s bounty to a more mature and responsible way of living. Richard acknowledges that this book has the potential to ‘undermine… mental equilibrium in a way that is both uncomfortable and exhilarating’. That is, I believe, a vital aspect of expanding consciousness. We are called to bravely face unpalatable truths about our collective future and begin to work out ways in which to thrive in the coming years. The challenge will be to move away from an obsessively materialistic focus and to work out ways of being happy with less, rather than indulging in the futile pursuit of growth at any cost. This will require profound personal and societal change. Bridging the transition I believe that this is a deeply spiritual message and that it needs to be heard. I also believe that we all have a personal responsibility to understand how our world is unravelling in order to contribute to what Joanna Macy calls The Great Turning, the transition to a post-carbon future. It is not enough to be complacent, do nothing and say, ‘It is all meant to be’. Affected badly, our post-carbon future could indeed be a grim apocalyptic struggle for resources with terrible inequalities and progressive eco-system collapse. Therefore, we all need to participate in practical and intellectual ways and help bridge this transition. The End of Growth will push your boundaries, take you on this path and force a change of perspective. You cannot remain unchanged by this book. Maddy Maddy Harland is the editor of Permaculture Magazine – inspiration for sustainable living – exploring practical solutions for the Great Turning. She also edits, a regularly updated website exploring this subject. Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. Visit for more information and discussion.

P"%>6H67T6%"+>%6L473%*6F#36$$6>%Q%F7$W%6/$>4%"MM6>#%4*5%4>$7H36#%Q%$633%+#%("+>%6L473%455>6## 86*5%4%>6Z+6#$%$"%7*M"NH()*+#IE""J#GH"G+J,%4*5%455%+#%$"%("+>%455>6##%E""J


Chris Thomas Since my article Consciousness Change was published in Cygnus Review in February 2011, I have received numerous requests for an update. The end of October proved to be a time when all of the planned for energy shifts and the completion of the last ‘Epoch’ of the Mayan Calendar came together to produce a move into new possibilities which lead into a new future. Human energy frequencies have now reached frequency parity with the Earth’s at 3.5 kHz and the end of the last Epoch allows us to move into the start of new cycles of existence. There were no fireworks to the completion of these two events, just a quiet sigh of satisfaction of a job well done and a quiet acceptance of the turmoil that the new energy will bring into the new year. Our new resonance A great deal of our true past has been deliberately hidden from us by those who would attempt to keep control over us. As our levels of consciousness continue to rise to our new resonance, all of the ways in which controls have been exerted over us are being exposed and those who are awakening to the new consciousness are now more able to see world events for what they are. Unfortunately, we are likely to see these kinds of events continuing for a little while longer as those who exercised that control misguidedly believe that they still do – the recent events in Libya and what is happening with banking and the Euro being prime examples. So what are the rising energy frequencies actually doing? For some people, there is a realisation that they have resolved all of their life’s problems and are ready to move on to the final stage of soul reintegration. For others, long ignored problems and issues are forcing themselves to the surface in such a way that they cannot be ignored any longer – intuition and the chakras need to be paid attention to. However, once these long ignored problems are dealt with and resolved, they too would feel ready to move


An Update on Consciousness Change on to the final stages of change. This is what the recently completed energy acceleration was actually intended to do – to force us into resolving all of the emotional rubbish we have been refusing to let go in order to make way for the greater aspects of the soul to reintegrate into the body; the soul cannot reintegrate if the body is filled with emotional debris (see Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Body [130609] and The Sequel to Everything [130610]). 41U=C>4-4( .96"'(=925/' 4;)79+'"')*4)(<,)3,.-*&-) ("-,(<,.)"+)"#.)5/4()4,$;,4) 7*(<)"#.)6#..,&()4,$;,4)(") 6.,/(,)"#.)+#(#.,)4,$;,4>) ?&)<*4)&,7)0""8:)@<.*4) J<"3/4)0.*&-4)("-,(<,.)<*4) (<*.(2)2,/.4)"+),15$".*&-)(<,) T8/4<*6)/&%)<*4(".*6/$).,= 6".%4)(")-*;,)#4)/&)";,.;*,7) "+)e&*;,.4/$)<*4(".2)+."3)(<,) @.,/(".'4)+*.4()IJ<"#-<(')(")(<,)5.,4,&()%/2) /&%)]/.(<'4)6.#6*/$)."$,)*&)(<,)%,;,$"53,&() "+)(<,)e&*;,.4,>)@.,/(*"&:)IJ<,)S*;*&,)G$/&':) ]J4:)c,3#.*/:)T($/&(*4:)(<,)Ic/%2')/&%)(<,) M/,.*,)/.,)/$$),15$/*&,%)/4)7,$$)/4)/&47,.= *&-)(<,)(<*.(,,&)3"4()/48,%)K#,4(*"&4>)@<.*4) /$4")5.";*%,4)4"3,)3#6<)&,,%,%)6$#,4)/4) (")"#.)&,/.)+#(#.,>)J<,.,)/.,)/$4")4"3,);,.2) #4,+#$)3,%*(/(*"&4)/&%),1,.6*4,4)(")<,$5)#4) #&%,.-")"#.)5."6,44)"+)6</&-,)/4)7,$$)/4)/) 3,%*(/(*"&)(")<,$5)2"#)(")0,-*&)/66,44*&-)(<,) T8/4<*6)+".)2"#.4,$+> C@KAAB'CLD**'E'?CG**B'$""->I'$1'7NOB'>69;7#/=B' ?GCCB'44,'HJIDG .2?+F(NPOcde((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XYLZZ

A higher perspective As this emotional clearance takes place, we begin to see world events and the people around us in a new light. Instead of being bogged down in the detail, we can see world events from a higher perspective and, instead of worrying about them we can rise above them and see them as symptoms of change and final clearance instead of seeing them as symptoms of a continuing problem. For many people, though, there is an increasing sense of frustration and this arises from the fact that they have sorted all of their problems out and feel ready and eager to take the final step. As far as the Akashic is concerned, world wide, there are currently over two and a half billion people who are ready and able to make that final step into full consciousness reintegration, so what is stopping them? The answer is that there

are many who would maintain the current state of control and fear-mongering in the population and they are attempting to prevent any of this change happening. If individuals underwent their final soul reintegration by themselves they would almost certainly be incarcerated in order to prevent the rest of the world from seeing them and knowing that they exist; we would see persecution on an unprecedented scale. However, if there is a mass consciousness shift involving over 2.5 billion people, the move to change becomes unstoppable and cannot be ignored or hidden away. The timing of the final move to total soul re-integration is still a little in the planning stage. We know what we are doing and we know that we are ready; it is just a question of when. Two and a half billion people represent about 35 per cent of the total population – exactly on track – and when we move forwards together, nothing will be able to stop this change from occurring. The latest that this mass shift will occur will be during 2012. A time for patience All any of us can do until then is try to be patient and not to become depressed or caught up in world events. The world is cleansing itself of all harmful influences as a part of this change and we need to let it happen; attempting to stop it will only prolong the agony and delay our mass reintegration. Try to remember that everything is doing exactly what it needs to do and everything is happening for a purpose and that purpose is to cleanse this Earth of all influences that would hold us back. Once we have ALL completed our individual soul reintegrations together, we will then be able to work together to return the Earth to Her original pristine condition and move into a new and unpolluted future. We are so close to completing the 7,000 years of ‘The Human Plan’ that all we need to be is patient for a few more months in order to achieve a future on our beautiful Earth that has no limits. © 2011 Chris Thomas Chris Thomas has been working as a psychic and psychic surgeon for about 30 years. He was born ‘hard-wired’ into the Akashic, the record keeping aspect of the Universal mass-consciousness, which he can access at will without any form of meditation or intermediary.

->56>%37*6&%?011@%@A1%1??%%B+6>(%37*6&%?011@%@A1%1?C D6E#7$6&%FFFGH()*+#IE""J#GH"G+J%%KL473&%7*M"NH()*+#IE""J#GH"G+J

=C>(.1AU^4(D-U=>V(4&]>(.TU=-U^>4 1T^(.&U(W>(&0&[-UA ^6'3,/(_/5+'


'/S+( cNJK

A>P>H>)?2,&-/.:)7<"4,)(,/6<*&-4)"&)2"-/)/.,) +"$$"7,%)(<."#-<"#()(<,)7".$%:).,+$,6(4)#5"&)<*4) $*+,(*3,'4),15,.*,&6,)g<,)7/4)0".&)*&)UVUXh)"&) (<,)2"-/)5/(<>)J<,)4(.#6(#.,)"+)(<,)0""8)+"$$"74) (<,)%*++,.,&()/45,6(4)"+)(</()5/(<)g+."3)S%&&+6*' TO#$;>:)(<."#-<)U)&',)5>$/#"'<6+5B'U)&'P1&%85' <6+5B'U)&'.&1;#"'<6+5B'U)&'V1;&""&/;-#"'<6+5B' U)&'W$Q$1&'<6+5)(")X$Q$18'$1'S%&&+6*h)/&%) 5.";*%,4)/)$,/.&*&-)+./3,7".8)+".)2"-/)/4)7,$$) /4)/&)*&;/$#/0$,)%*46"#.4,)"&)$*+,>)T)I3#4()</;,') +".)/&2"&,)7<")5./6(*4,4)2"-/)".)*4)*&(,.,4(,%) *&)(<,)(,/6<*&-4)"+)(<,)]/4(>

'/S+( cOJK

?LGAAB'CLJ**'E'?GJ**B'>69;7#/=B'?GG@B'44,'HJIJJ .2?+F(NPOePN((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLZZ

FGLAAB'CF?**'E'CJK**B'>69;7#/=B'?GGKB'44,'HKIJJ .2?+F(NNONPI((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLNe

DT0>U(DCT(V^U(D-=C(=C>( DT]`>4(.,/6"''/(<")$2,/(>'7+'

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

4<>.-&](TEE>VF(M3;(a]"*97(2)(]"@+\(b( a&(U+B(>/679\(72*+79+6(@26(XPOLYc

DDCAAB'C?M**'E'CJK**B'>69;7#/=B'CJJKB'44,'HC?IJJ .2?+F(OYOIdH((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XYLZZ(XHLZZ

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dN((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XHLeO

CTD(=T(=&]!(4T(!-:4(D-]](]-4=>U(b( ]-4=>U(4T(!-:4(D-]](=&]! &?+,+(E/M+6(b(>,/")+(0/8,"'9 J<*4)0""8)7/4)"#.)0*0$,)7<,&)"#.)6<*$%.,&)7,.,) 43/$$>)!,)$,/.&,%)4")3#6<)+."3)*()(</()7,)4(*$$) #4,),;,.2)%/2:)&"()"&$2)(")6"33#&*6/(,)7*(<)(<,) 2"#&-:)0#()7*(<),;,.2"&,R)Q"#)$,/.&)<"7)(")5,.= 4#/%,)6<*$%.,&)(")6</&-,)#&/66,5(/0$,)0,</;*"#.) 7*(<"#()3/8*&-)(<,3)+,,$)(<.,/(,&,%:)/((/68,%)".) .,C,6(,%>)Q"#)/$4")$,/.&)&"()"&$2)<"7)(")$*4(,&:)0#() /$4")<"7)(")3/8,)(<,)"(<,.)5,.4"&)+,,$)-,&#*&,$2) <,/.%>)Q"#)%*46";,.)<"7)4")3/&2)"+)(<,)6"3= '/S+( ccJK 3#&*6/(*"&)</0*(4)2"#)5*68,%)#5)+."3)2"#.)"7&) 5/.,&(4)/.,)*&)+/6()0"#&%)(")$,/%)(")6"&+$*6()/&%)<#.()+,,$*&-4>)T&%) 2"#)%*46";,.)<"7),/42)*()*4)(").,5$/6,)(<,4,)"$%)</0*(4)7*(<)&,7)"&,4) 7<*6<)/6<*,;,)(<,)5,/6,+#$:)</.3"&*"#4).,4#$(4)2"#)/6(#/$$2)7/&(R ?KKAAB'C?K**'E'CJK**B'>69;7#/=B'?GGCB'44,'HC?IJJ .2?+F(POOYNP((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XYLZZ(XYLNe

'/S+( cHJK

!*(<*&),/6<)"+)#4)(<,.,)*4)/&)*&&/(,$2)<,/$(<2) /&%)*&(#*(*;,)6.,/(#.,:)4#.,)*&)<,.)*&4(*&6(4:) 5/44*"&/(,)/0"#()<,.)6.,/(*;,)7".8:)-*+(,%)/4)/) <,/$,.)/&%)0$,44,%)7*(<)/&)/-,$,44)7*4%"3>)M".) 6,&(#.*,4:)(<*4)7*$%)7"3/&)</4)0,,&).,5.,44,%) 02)/);/$#,)424(,3)(</()</4)(.*;*/$*F,%)7"3,&'4) ,3"(*"&4)/&%)/((,35(,%)(")%,&2)(<,*.)5"7,.>) J<,),++,6(4)"+)(<*4).,5.,44*"&)*&6$#%,)&,.;"#4) 0.,/8%"7&:)$,(</.-2:)#&</552).,$/(*"&4<*54:) /&%)/)$/68)"+)%*.,6(*"&:)5#.5"4,)/&%)4,$+=6"&+*= %,&6,>)J<."#-<)7</()4<,)6/$$4)I5426<*6)/.6</,"$"-*6/$)%*-4')6/..*,%) "#()7*(<)(<,)/*%)"+)/)<#-,)./&-,)"+)3#$(*6#$(#./$)32(<4)/&%)4(".*,4:) (<,)/#(<".)4<"74)<"7)7"3,&)6/&).,6$/*3)(<,)+,3*&*&,)5"7,.)(</()*4) (<,*.)6"33"&)0*.(<.*-<(>

'/S+( cOJK

F?LAAB'C?K**'E'CJM**B'>69;7#/=B'?GGJB'44,'HJIJJ .2?+F(PePOOH((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLZZ

'/S+( cPJK

E25&"(<,./5*4()e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

4<>.-&](TEE>VF(M3;(a123(./)(W+(&5/8")*\(b( aD25+)(D92(V3)(B"79(79+(D2,S+'\(72*+79+6(@26(XPPLZI '/S+( cdJK

=C>(D&1(TE(=C>(D-[&V: :++G/$(.92G6/ Q"#)/.,)&"(:)4/24)@<"5./:)/)6"&4(.*6(,%)0,*&-) 0#()/)6<*$%)"+)(<,)3*./6#$"#4>)J<*4)0""8)6"&(/*&4) W_)$,44"&4)(")<,$5)2"#)+"$$"7)=9+(D/;(2@(79+( D"8/6?:),/6<)"&,)0,-*&&*&-)7*(<)/)4<".()5/.= /0$,:)4,()*&)(<,)7".$%)"+)D,.$*&)/&%)T.(<#.>)J<*4) 5/.()*4)3,/&()(")45,/8)%*.,6($2)(")2"#.)*&(#*(*"&>) J<,)&,1()5/.(:)6/$$,%)Ie&%,.4(/&%*&-)(<,)c,44"&') *4)+".)2"#.)".%*&/.2:)$*&,/.)3*&%>)c/4($2)6"3,4) Ic*;*&-)7*(<)(<,)c,44"&':)*&)7<*6<)@<"5./'4),1= 5$/&/(*"&)/&%)4#--,4(*"&4)+".)5./6(*6/$),1,.6*4,4) <,$5)2"#)/$$"7)(<,)7*F/.%'4)7*4%"3)(")4*&8)*&(")2"#.)"7&),15,.*,&6,> C@MAAB'CFG**'E'CJ@**B'>69;7#/=B'?GGGB'44,'HMIJJ .2?+F(OePPec((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XcLZZ(XdLZZ

=C>(>]>0>U= !+)(V2M")'2)(B"79(]23(&62)"#/

'/S+( cOJK

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dOd((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLZZ



4&]>(=-=]>4(=T(U^V=^V>(WT:1R(0-U:(&U:(4T^] =C>(T^=(TE(WT:1(>h<>V->U.> &)792);(<+/$+

>U]-AC=>U0>U=(&-U\=(DC&=( -=\4(.V&.!>:(^<(=T(W> V2M+67(!L.L(E265/) !</()*+)2"#'.,)/*3*&-)+".)45*.*(#/$) ,&$*-<(,&3,&(:)0#()/.,)$""8*&-)*&)(<,) 7."&-)5$/6,9)J.2*&-)(")-,()4"3,7<,.,) ,$4,)7<,&)7<,.,)2"#).,/$$2)&,,%)(")0,)*4) <,.,9)A2),15$".*&-)<*4)"7&)$"&-),15,.*= ,&6,)"+)45*.*(#/$),&$*-<(,&3,&(:)S.)M".= 3/&)4<"74)(</()*()*4)5"44*0$,:)/&%)*&%,,%) '/S+( 0,((,.:)(")6.,/(,)</.3"&2)0,(7,,&).,/$) cOJK $*+,)/&%)45*.*(>)E,)%,46.*0,4)(<,)&,6,44*(2) "+)I,30./6*&-)(<,)<#3/&)3,44*&,44')(</()*4)"+(,&)*-&".,%)02)45*.*(#/$) (./%*(*"&4>)A2)4<"7*&-)#4)<"7)(")%")(<*4:)<,)"++,.4)&,7+"#&%)<"5,)(") 45*.*(#/$)4,,8,.4),;,.27<,.,>

'/S+( cOJK

?FFAAB'CLG**'E'?CM**B'>69;7#/=B'?GCCB'44,'HJIJJ .2?+F(NPOZOY((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XHLZZ(XeLZZ

?DMAAB'CFD**'E'?CM**B'>69;7#/=B'?GCCB'44,'HCGIJJ .2?+F(NPOZPY((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XHLeZ


&A>]>44(WT:1R(=-0>]>44(0-U: :++G/$(.92G6/

Z,&"7&,%)5426<*6)3,%*#3)J)N)E*--4)4</.,4) '/S+( (<,)/%;,&(#.,4)/&%)*&4*-<(4)4<,)</%)/4)4<,) cdJK %,;,$"5,%)<,.)/0*$*(*,4>)H<,)%,46.*0,4)<"7) 4<,).,6,*;,4)3,44/-,4)+."3)(<,)d(<,.)H*%,)/&%) 6"33#&*6/(,4)/3/F*&-$2)/66#./(,)*&+".3/(*"&) +."3)(<"4,)7<")</;,)5/44,%)";,.>)D".,)(</&)(<*4:) 2"#)7*$$)$,/.&)<"7)2"#)6/&)#4,)JN'4)(,6<&*K#,4) +".)(<,34,$;,4:)/4)4<,),15$/*&4)<"7)(")(.#4()/&%) .,6"-&*4,)(<,*.)6"33#&*6/(*"&>)

-U4-:>(=C>(<V-TV1(TE(4-TU( V2M+67(C2B+,,'

FDGAAB'C?M**'E'CJK**B'>69;7#/=B'?GGKB'44,'HKIJJ .2?+F(OIePdc((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLde '/S+( cPJK

=C>(]>0TU(_^-.>(:->= =9+6+'/(.9+3)* S*%)2"#)8&"7)(</()2"#)6/&)-.,/($2)*35.";,)(<,) +#&6(*"&*&-)"+)2"#.)%*-,4(*;,)424(,3)7*(<)4*35$,) $,3"&)C#*6,9)T&%)(</()(<*4)*&)(#.&)6/&)*35.";,) 2"#.),&,.-2)$,;,$4)/&%)<,$5)2"#)$"4,)7,*-<(9) c,3"&)C#*6,)<,$54)$"7,.)0$""%)4#-/.)(""k)6/&) .,%#6,)(<,)-$26/,3*6)*35/6()"+)/&2)3,/$:)/&%) *4)"&,)"+)(<,).*6<,4()+""%)4"#.6,4)"+);*(/3*&)@>) !*(<),/42)3,/$)5$/&4:),/(*&-)-#*%,$*&,4)/&%) ,1,.6*4,)(*54:)=9+(]+52)(_3"#+(:"+7)7*$$)<,$5) 2"#)%,("1*+2)/&%).,/6<)2"#.)*%,/$)7,*-<()4/+,$2)

F?GAAB'CDF**'E'?FL**B'>69;7#/=B'?GCCB'44,'HC?IJJ .2?+F(NPOIOd((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XHLZZ

&UA>]4(TE( &=]&U=-4 47+B/67(<+/6#+

'/S+( cOJK

c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e(XeLde



'/S+( cOJK

&*+,+''(W2?;R(="5+,+''(0")?(*4)02)S,,5/8) @<"5./:)(<,)7".$%'4)$,/%*&-),15"&,&()"+)(<,) /&6*,&()?&%*/&)424(,3)"+)T2#.;,%*6)D,%*6*&,>) @"30*&*&-)$#6*%)(<,".2)7*(<)*&45*.*&-)6/4,)4(#%= *,4)/&%)/)7,/$(<)"+)5./6(*6/$),1,.6*4,4:)&*+,+''( W2?;R(="5+,+''(0")?(%,3"&4(./(,4)(<,)*&&/(,) *&(,$$*-,&6,)"+)(<,)3*&%l0"%2)5."6,44,4)/&%)(<,) ,1(,&()(")7<*6<)4*68&,44)/&%)/-*&-)/.,)6.,/(,%) 02)-/54)*&)"#.)4,$+=8&"7$,%-,>)A2)*&6.,/4*&-)(<*4) 4,$+=8&"7$,%-,:)7,)6/&)3/4(,.)4*35$,)2,(),++,6= (*;,)7/24)(")3,(/0"$*F,)(*3,:)/&%)4")/6<*,;,)"#.)#&0"#&%,%)5"(,&(*/$>

?D?AAB'C?K**'E'CJK**B'>69;7#/=B'?GCGB'44,'HMIJJ .2?+F(NOOIPI((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XdLZZ

Q"#)3/2)0,)+/3*$*/.)7*(<)=9+(<6"26;(2@(4"2)) +."3)S/&)A."7&'4)U)&'W#'Y$1/$'!6+&L)<,) ("#6<,%)#5"&)(<,)".%,.:)(<,)0$""%$*&,)"+) @<.*4(:)/&%)(<,)5"44*0*$*(2)(</()N,4#4)/&%) D/.2)D/-%/$,&,)7,.,)3/..*,%)/&%)0".,)6<*$= %.,&:)7<"4,)%,46,&%/&(4)/.,)8&"7&)("%/2>) !</()*4)H*"&'4)<*4(".29)!<")/.,)*(4)3,3= 0,.49)!</()"(<,.)4,6.,(4)%")(<,2)<"$%9)Q"#) '/S+( 7*$$)$,/.&)"+)(<,)".%,.'4)".*-*&4)/&%)*(4)$*&84) cHJK /6."44)("304:)(,35$,4:)/$6<,32:)^&"4(*6*43:) *&*(*/(*"&:)/.(:)4230"$*43)/&%),4"(,.*6)7*4%"3)B)3#6<)"+)7<*6<) </4)0,,&)-#/.%,%)B)#&(*$)&"7>)

d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

/&%),++".($,44$2> ??LAAB'C?M**'E'CJK**B'>69;7#/=B'?GGKB'44,'H@IJJ .2?+F(PIOcNe((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XcLYe

AV&U:0&\4(V>0>:->4 .9+66;(.9/GG+,,

'/S+( cPJK

A6/)?5/\'(V+5+?"+')-/(<,.4)(./%*(*"&/$) <"3,=3/%,).,3,%*,4:)</&%,%)%"7&)(<."#-<) (<,)-,&,./(*"&4>)M".),1/35$,:)%*%)2"#)8&"7) (</()6<,7*&-)("/4(,%)+,&&,$)4,,%4)7*$$)<,$5) 6"30/()*&%*-,4(*"&9)D".,)(</&)/)-#*%,)(")(./= %*(*"&/$)(.,/(3,&(4:)*()4<"74)<"7)*&;,&(*;,)/&%) .,4"#.6,+#$)"#.)/&6,4(".4)7,.,)7*(<)(<,)3/(,.*= /$4)&,/.)(")</&%:)/&%)<"7)*()7/4)(<,)7"3,&)"+) (<,)<"#4,<"$%)7<":)%,45*(,)0,*&-)0/..,%)+."3) (<,)3,%*6/$)5."+,44*"&:)7,.,).,$*,%)"&)(")4/+,= -#/.%)+/3*$2)<,/$(<>)M"$$"7)*&)(<,*.)+""(4(,54:)0#*$%)2"#.)"7&)<"3,) 5</.3/62)/&%)3/8,)(<,)3"4()"+)&/(#.,'4)<,/$*&-)5."5,.(*,4> ?@GAAB'C?K**'E'CJD**B'$""->I'$1'7NOB'>69;7#/=B'?GCGB'44,'H@IJJ .2?+F(PZOcPe((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XcLYe

4<>.-&](TEE>VF(M3;(M279(a=9+(]+52)(_3"#+(:"+7\(b (aA6/)?5/\'(V+5+?"+'\((72*+79+6(@26(XZLOO

4&]>(=-=]>4(=T(C>]<(1T^(=V&U4ETV0 =C>(PY(:&1(:->=(:6(0"$+(026+)2 =9+(PY(:/;(:"+7)*4)/&),16*(*&-)&,7) 7,*-<(=$"44)5."-./33,)(</()/%C#4(4) 2"#.)0"%2)3,(/0"$*6/$$2)4")(</()2"#)$"4,) 7,*-<()47*+($2)/&%)4/+,$2)B)/&%)+,,$)3#6<) 3".,),&,.-,(*6)B)02)+"$$"7*&-)/)4,.*,4)"+) +"#.)3/&/-,/0$,)4,;,&(,,&=%/2)626$,4>) ]/6<)626$,);/.*,4)2"#.)6/$".*,)*&(/8,)/&%) (<,)+""%)2"#),/(:)6/#4*&-)7</()S.)D*8,) D".,&")6/$$4)/)4(/(,)"+)I0"%2)6"&+#4*"&') %,4*-&,%)(")8,,5)2"#.)3,(/0"$*43)-#,44= '/S+( *&-:)/;"*%*&-)(<"4,)4(/(*6)%*,()5</4,4) c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ePd((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XYLYZ



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d((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XZLZZ

=C>(CTV4>(WT1(V3G+67(-'//#'2) Z#5,.()/&%)P.*4(*&)?4//64"&)7,.,)<,/.(0."8,&) 7<,&)(<,2)$,/.&,%)(</()(<,*.)(<.,,=2,/.="$%) 4"&)7/4)/#(*4(*6>)T&%)7*(<),/6<)5/44*&-)%/2) Z"7/&'4)-."7*&-)*4"$/(*"&:)<*4)#&6"&(."$$/0$,) +*(4)/&%),/6<)+/*$,%)(.,/(3,&()+*$$,%)(<,3)7*(<) %,45/*.>)d&,)%/2)Z"7/&),46/5,%)/&%)./&)*&(") /)+*,$%)"+)<".4,4>)Z#5,.()7/(6<,%)*&)<"..".:)0#() 4/7)/)3*./6$,)"66#.)/4)(<,)<".4,4).,45"&%,%) $";*&-$2)(")Z"7/&)B)/&%)<,)(")(<,3>)@"#$%) <*4)/++*&*(2)7*(<)(<,)/&*3/$4)4/;,)<*3)+."3)<*4) '/S+( 6"&%*(*"&9)J<,)?4//64"&4)7,.,)3";,%)(")$,/;,) c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eLZZ

'/S+( cPJK


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e&%,.)(<,)-#*%/&6,)"+)(<,)/$6<,3*4(:)<,)$,/.&4)7</()(.,/4#.,)<,) .,/$$2)4,,84:)/&%)7<,.,)<,)3#4()-")(")+*&%)*(> CJ?AAB'CFG**'E'CJ@**B'>69;7#/=B'CJJJB'44,'H@IJJ .2?+F(OeONNe((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XcLYe



@<*5)/&%)S/&)E,/(<)(/8,)2"#)%,,5)*&4*%,)(<,) cOJK <#3/&)5426<,)("),15$/*&)7<2)"#.)%,4*.,)(") *35.";,)(<*&-4)*4)"+(,&)#&%,.3*&,%)02)46,5(*= 6*43:)6/#(*"&)/&%)+,/.>)J<,2)4/2)7,)/$$)</;,)(7") 6"35,(*&-)5/.(4)"+)"#.)3*&%4)B)/&),3"(*"&/$:) *&4(*&6(#/$)I]$,5</&(':)/&%)/)./(*"&/$)IZ*%,.')B) (</()"+(,&)7".8)/-/*&4(),/6<)"(<,.:)4")*+)7,)6/&) %*46";,.)<"7)(")-,()(<,3)(")7".8)("-,(<,.:)7,) 6/&)/6<*,;,)/3/F*&-).,4#$(4);,.2)K#*68$2>)d&6,) 2"#)#&%,.4(/&%)<"7)(<,)3*&%)+#&6(*"&4)(")/++,6() "#.).,/6(*"&4)(")6</&-,:)2"#)6/&)(/8,)4(,54)(") ";,.6"3,).,4*4(/&6,:),35$"2*&-)4*35$,)5/((,.&4)("),++,6()(<,)6</&-,4) (</()3/((,.)(")2"#>)O"()"&$2)%",4)4B"7#9)-*;,)2"#)/$$)(<,)*&+".3/(*"&)2"#) &,,%)(")%")(<*4),/4*$2:)*()/$4")4<"74)2"#)<"7),;,.2%/2)5,"5$,)B),3= 5$"2,,4)/&%)3/&/-,.4:)5/.,&(4)/&%)&#.4,4)B)</;,)/6<*,;,%)%./3/(*6) .,4#$(4:)C#4()02)3/8*&-)(<,)0,4()"+)<#3/&)0,</;*"#.> FGDAAB'C?J**'E'CJM**B'>69;7#/=B'?GCGB'44,'HKIJJ .2?+F(NOOYOe((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XeLZZ(XeLcO

-U(=^U>(D-=C(=C>( 0TTU(NOPN( 0"#9+,(A62' e5%/(,%)+".)/$*-&3,&() 7*(<)(<,)W_UW)$#&/.) 626$,4:)(<,),++,6(4)"+)(<,) 3""&)"&)5$/&(4:)+$"7,.4:) +.#*(4)/&%);,-,(/0$,4)/.,) ,15$/*&,%)*&)4*35$,)0#() /35$,)%,(/*$:)7*(<).,6"3= 3,&%/(*"&4)+".)(<,)*%,/$) (*3,4)(")4"7:)(./&45$/&(:) ."(/(,)6."54)/&%)</.;,4(>)T)6"$"#.=6"%,%)%*/.2)4,6(*"&)3/8,4)*(),/42) (").,6".%)%/*$2)-/.%,&*&-)(/484> CCLAAB'CDG**'E'?CG**B'$""->'$1'/6"6-%B'>69;7#/=B'?GCCB'44,'HKIJJ .2?+F(NPOYPI((.;*)3'(<6"#+(XHLYO(XeLZZ

A&V:>U-UA(b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




Chat Page

Letters and poems from Cygnus members

Star Letter:

WORDS OF WISDOM Like many others, I chose to experience such grief and pain and loss in this lifetime that at times it threatened to overwhelm me. Perhaps it is that we are preparing ourselves for the changes foretold in this coming year – that we are cramming as much experience into this life as possible for ridding ourselves of karmic debt – I don’t know. What I do know is that I have learned SO much – the main thing being that we must have FUN!!! We need to constantly search in every single moment for the Joy, for the Silly, for the things that make us Laugh – and especially for the things that Heal – and Cygnus has been there with me every step of the way. Metamorphosis Beloved, when did this love affair begin Stealing gently through the jumble of my humanness Leaving in its wake little pools of illuminated grace? When did this me I’ve carried yield to the possibility of such boundlessness? Was I asleep when She beheld a chink of light and slipped unnoticed into the altar of my heart sowing memory seeds of Home? And now the merging has begun Fed by Love Itself and nourished by my tears of deep surrender I sleep no more Wendy Hoy Angel Feathers I often find angel feathers in strange places whenever I need to know my guardian angels are with me. The day of my husband’s funeral a close friend sat on my settee in the very position my husband always sat. When she got up there was an angel feather where she had been sitting. I have a few friends who do not share my beliefs - complete atheists - so I asked that they be sent some feathers. I did not expect them to admit if there were any as they always made fun of me. However I had a text message from the wife of one of them asking if I had sent feathers. They had both received them and still find them in the most unexpected places. Have now asked that I send some to their daughter who is suffering from stress.


I don’t have the words to convey my gratitude for that ray of light which appears every month right to my door. You have helped me and healed me when I have felt at my very lowest point with no hope in any kind of future. You have let me see that I am not alone. You have shared your own grief and pain and loss with me and then buoyed me up again and again with gentle pointers to happier times, with words of wisdom from such amazing writers. So to you all at Cygnus – to each and every Cygnus reader – and author – and to everyone else who is here on this magical planet with me at this pivotal moment – I wish you a year full of Fun and a true Soul Healing. Thank you. Jo Stevenson My other friend saw some when he was out walking - picked them up and the next day there were some again in the same place. At least it gives them food for thought and perhaps they will be a little more open minded. Joan Bradshaw

Ripples The beautiful woman stood on the ancient bridge looking down into the waters below. Her face held wisdom not of the earth with eyes of light. Time lay out of reach and had done for longer than she cared to remember, so she remained quietly in observation of the scene she knew so well. The sky nestled just above preparing to deliver something somewhere. A mixture of sadness and joy mingled in her, yet she should have been used to the scenario by now. Sweetness by name and nature she’d earned her place of rest, but she remembered well that she’d once been a traveller on the long winding road, but not anymore. Images of what lay below hung to her like long forgotten legacies, yet still came into play when the sky opened up with the gift of life. Silence lingered as she contemplated on what lay ahead. The first drop was always the worst and as the pace quickened one naturally adjusted

to the loss owned and the gain of another. As expected the drop came from the heavens and plopped into the still water. Sweetness watched the ripple effect it had on the water and knew others were on their way. As expected the drops gradually multiplied in military precision landing one by one. Each created a ripple that automatically surged into a neighbouring one. Eventually the water was full of drops rippling into one another until they sunk out of sight. Once again the water regained its original setting, but all calm waters run deep and this was no exception. The beautiful woman with sweetness for a name turned to leave the bridge that had held her as she witnessed souls leaving heaven to begin a life on earth. “I hope that each and every one of them remembers the ripple effect.” She whispered softly. Annie Frame

Truth Revealed When the truth is revealed to you, How human it is to refuse acknowledgment of your inner wisdom. Fear eats away all chance of reason, a true parasite gorging on the soul. Unexpectedly the seed which was sown grows, The realisation dawns, there has been one set of footprints for some time. The truths revealed are the true ways of life, All along the rejected soul was indeed a wise being who has never let you down. Suddenly the sun shines, Respect has grown as awesome as an oak tree, trust now resembles mountains so high. Love has rekindled its destiny. The wise being glows with the rebirth of his long fought for soulmate. Fear no longer stands a chance, Wisdom and courage have stood the test of time. Bernadette O’Connor =C>(DV-=>V(TE(T^V(a4=&V\(]>==>V(TV( <T>0(D-]](V>.>-`>(&(XPO(`T^.C>VL(DC1( UT=(DV-=>(=T(1T^V(.1AU^4(EV->U:4i !.*(,)/0"#()7</(,;,.)*&45*.,4)2"#>)?+)2"#)</;,) /&)*&4*-<(:),15,.*,&6,)".)5",3:)5$,/4,)7.*(,)*() %"7&)*&))27(526+(79/)(NeO(B26?')) g".:)*+)*()*4)/)5",3:)*&))27(526+(79/)(Nc(,")+'h) /&%)4,&%)*()02)5"4()".),3/*$>)?+)2"#)4,&%)*()02) ,3/*$:)("(")@2j#;*)3'%M22$'L#2L3$:)5$,/4,) *&6$#%,)I@</()G/-,')*&)(<,)4#0C,6()$*&,:)%."55*&-) 2"#.)(,1()*&(")(<,)0"%2)"+)(<,),3/*$> -E(1T^V(.TU=V-W^=-TU(-4(<^W]-4C>:( TU(=C-4(<&A>R(TV(TU(T^V(D>W4-=>R(1T^( D-]](V>.>-`>(&(Xe(.1AU^4(`T^.C>V


Noticeboard CYGNUS EVENTS DIARY 2012 Cygnus will have a stand at the following Alternatives events: Sun 4 Mar Caroline Myss - Sacred Contracts - workshop Sat 10 Mar Ursula James - The Magic of Hypnosis - workshop Mon 12 Mar Cheryl Richardson - You Can Create an Exceptional Life - talk Sun 18 Mar Stewart Pearce - Angelic Sound Healing - workshop Mon 19 Mar Anthony Peake - The Out of the Body Experience - talk Mon 26 Mar Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion - talk Sun 22 Apr Thomas Moore - The Natural Mystic - workshop Mon 23 Apr Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love - talk Sat 28 Apr Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love - workshop For more info, visit or phone 0207 287 6711

Copy deadlines: Issue 4, April - Friday 2nd March; Issue 5, May - Friday 6th April





Cleansing for change - Detox retreats

Reconnective frequencies:

Britain’s longest established detoxification clinic and award winner for services to the health industry, offers continuous six day residential programmes for cleansing the colon, liver and lymphatic system.


•Connect us to the natural energy gridlines •Enable spiritual & evolutionary advancement •Increase vibratory levels for healing & development •Enhance and renew the functions of the body

Each healing experience is unique UK Reconnective Healing Practitioners trained by Eric Pearl

Chris Long,Twickenham 07729 835300 Lilian Bason, Skelmersdale, 01695 728842 Stuart Brown, Matlock 01629 580272 Muriel Howells, Shetland Isles 01595 694583 Jean Clack, Cardigan 01239 682683 May Johnstone, Stirling & Distance, 01786 834701 David Tanner, Ashbourne 07714 098757 Derek Hassack, Ware, Herts 01920 412 602 Emily Davies, Leeds 0113 256 0034 Dawn Taylor, Glastonbury 07971 826944 Ruth Simpson, Bedale 01677 450248 Barbara Collins, Macclesfield 01260 220960 Jane Duggleby, Bristol 01935 864007 Denise Davis, Luton, Beds, 01582 416605 Emily Larkin, Islington, 02083 486660 Rahmat Mohammed, London, 0207 9281168 Jill Dunsford, Exeter 01392 877554 Christina Cherry, Cambs/Beds 07913 405007 Luca Occelli Stockwell 07802 308289 Miranda Wilson, Covent Garden, 07941 339612 Clare Palgrave, Woking 01483 762697 Stuart & Julia Mallinson, Keighley 01535 634629 Daniela Horder, Horley 01293 771870 Birgit Horrolt, Ely, Cambs 01353 968079 Maria Wilton, Liskeard 01579 343111 Jean Whitbread, Leicester, 01949 81755 Philip Wade, Ripon 01423 329153 Mayke Hogestijin, E.Sussex 01323 871150 Ian Clayton,Tintagel 07854 062667 Pushpa Hillman, Bromley 01689 861668 Audrey Scully, Sheffield 01142 691145 Sheila Smith, Uckfield 0777 8388230 Kathy Price, Aberystwyth 07968 803776 Helen Ashton,Truro, 01726 884154 Alison Walker Uttoxeter 08081 088311 Helen Reid Alderley Edge 07775 611791 Frances Beasley, Banff 01261 861259 Annette Parry, Weston Super Mare 07591073775 Leonard Mutch, Sheffield 01142 888160 Maria Schweitzer, Durham 01915 814400 Ruth Webb-Krill, Ashford 07817 397374 Charlotte Voaden, Carmarthen 01994 453 316 Karina Kasler, Reading 0118 969 8240 Julia Williams, London NW6, 02084 517696 Louise Lewis, Totnes 01312 083380 Margaret Doherty, Glasgow 07776 25566 Lucia Franziska. Glastonbury 01458 898 415 Catherine Wallace, Scarborough & York 07960 036608 16

Incorporating: colon hydrotherapy, deep tissue massage, shiatsu, reflexology, quality probiotics, fresh organic juices, rehydration with purified energised water, trampoline, inversion table, saunas, yoga, lymph drainage, consultations. tel: 01458 831 182 Enquire also about courses in healthy eating and special diet cuisine.

AtlasPROfilax® NEW AMAZING SELF-EMPOWERING REALIGNMENT What if you could get rid of Back, Neck, Knees, or Hips, Pain, Whiplash, Migraines, Dizziness, Trapped Nerves, Difference in Leg Length, Frozen Shoulders, etc… A strategic and non-chiropractic massage is applied to the short musculature of the neck

In only one application, safely and permanently Marie-Agnès Casalini: 07828 954304 / 01342 303279

"See more testimonials" London (Oxford Circus), West Sussex, Scotland, Manchester, Jersey Birmingham, Marlborough, Totnes, Suffolk, Sheffield and Ireland

Would you like to reach more than 80k readers in one great mailing list? Advertise here!

THE INCREDIBLE CHI MACHINE (Beware of imitations) The original Sun Ancon Chi Machine and the only one to have been the subject of extensive clinical trials and medical research. New to this country and already changing the approach to health! The Cobjack Body Ioniser - a versatile system for pain relief, energising, balancing, regulating, detoxing – endless functions in one machine! The Cobjack QMA – a device for analysing and determining a person’s physical health status and problem areas without blood tests, giving 85% accuracy in one and a half minutes! (Therapists) The iMRS 2000 Mat uses the square wave which has been shown by NASA to be the most effective for joint/muscle pain, circulatory, respiratory and digestive problems.

Tricia Dickens CMH, CHyp, Tel. 02392 793720

ISBOURNE HOLISTIC CENTRE GUEST SPEAKER TALKS all talks start at 7.00pm (tea and book signings 8.30pm-9.00pm)

Fri 10 Feb Benny Wenda - Songlines of West Papua Mon 20 Feb Nick Clements - The Ages of Man Fri 9 - Sun 11 Mar Isbourne Sacred Music Weekend Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino concert and workshops - attend all three and Friday’s concert is free! Mon 12 Mar Sarah Rozenthuler Life-Changing Conversations

4 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham, GL50 1TH 01242 254321



We specialise in ‘love and relationship’ We choose only the best psychics to help give you direction and guidance. All readers have been tested to an exceptional standard.

‘Phone today to find out why our clients say we are the UK’s best psychic line’ Credit card readings :

0800 138 44 22

7 am - 2 am All major credit/debit cards accepted

24hr premium line readings, tel:

0906 11 11 912

All calls recorded & cost £1.53 per minute from BT landline - 18+ - PO Box 387, CT9 2WD

We’re open every day of the week Entertainment only

Combine Stimulating Exercise with Release of Tension How just 5-10 minutes on a Surge of Chi Exerciser can Dynamically Release Tension and Energise You The Surge of Chi Exerciser’s amazing ability to both stimulate and balance the body’s healing and energy systems, while releasing tension and stress, has been confirmed by Practitioner Trials with over 200 UK healthcare professionals. With a robust DC motor for a smooth ride and long life, broad speed range, padded leg cradles and other refinements, the Surge of Chi is available with Direct-from-Factory pricing and a 20% discount.

Watch our video at Quote CR2011.3 for FREE Info Pack* & 20% discount * Case Studies available to Practitioners

The Teachings of The Emerald Heart Blog: Train to host Emerald Heart Gatherings - see the Blog Teachings, books and tools for spiritual transformation See:

AWAKENING TO ANIMALS Bridging New Science and Animal Spirituality Conference, 17th/18th March 2012, Windermere, Cumbria. Discover amazing secrets of animals as emotional/spiritual beings, confirmed by new science! Eight cutting-edge speakers including Amelia Kinkade and Linda Tucker. Investment only £245. Early-bird price until 3rd February 2012, £295 after. Book now:

THE HEALING CODES 1-DAY WORKSHOPS (approved by Dr Alex Lloyd) February - Sanctuary of Healing, (Langho) 4th (Success Codes) 5th Ilkley 11th, Todmorden 18th, Manchester 19th, Morecambe 25th March - Nottingham 3rd, Birmingham 4th, Bournemouth 10th “Professional, full of information, humorous, just brilliant” Anne & Jack Stewart offer 1 to 1 Coaching by Skype or phone Tel 01925 479257

JOANNE PSYCHIC MEDIUM What is prediction without the right guidance let me help you through life's journey let me empower you to take control of your life

Call 01389 388426.


Approved Suppliers to Complementary Medical Association

Taking your Reiki Masters in the centre of STONEHENGE, is the most amazing experience you can imagine... LIVE THE DREAM... Next course: 1st/2nd/3rd June 2012 (Advanced and Teacher Level) More info: Carol-Anne 07768 475 195/01942 224 526



Discounted prices: £150 (Mk1) / £183.20 (Mk2)

Energy for Health - 08456 120129

Based on the work of Louise Hay

17th Century Thurst House Farm in the beautiful Pennines of W. Yorkshire

Learn to Teach: A two-day Workshop ‘Love Yourself, Heal Your Life®' and a 10-week Study Course. Tel: 01372 460182 email:

Mar 23rd -25th Healing Retreat Weekend with a talk on Fri 23rd at 8.00pm on ‘The Healing Codes’ with Jack and Anne Stewart. This is highly recommended.


01422 822820 077596 19043

Copy deadlines: Issue 4, April - Friday 2nd March; Issue 5, May - Friday 6th April


RETREATS, B&B & HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION COMFORTABLE B&B, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON. Central, quiet, close to river, pubs, restaurants, all attractions. Ideal base holidays, courses, exhibitions, business. Double/twin/triple £27pppn. Single £42. Prices excluding Olympic period. Tel. Anne/Sohel Armanios 020 7385 4904 visit Y BWTHYN BACH Cosy, one room, self-catering, barn conversion with wood stove, in a beautiful garden, with immediate access to wild North Pembrokeshire countryside and 1 mile from the coast. Perfect for walking, meditation, writing etc. Tel 01348 811282 or visit BEAUTIFUL LOG CABIN IN PEACEFUL SETTING. Ideal base for reflection, meditation & within walking distance of the Pembrokeshire coast. Reconnection Healing and The Reconnection available. Telephone Charlotte on 07976 269684 or 01994 453316. HOLIDAY RETREAT CARDIGAN BAY Detached Stone Cottage, Sleeps 4. Unique peaceful relaxing location, Penbryn Beach 500 yards, stream, waterfall, wildlife, dolphins, woodland and coastal walks. Brochure - 01239 811881 MAGICAL PEMBROKESHIRE Two idyllic s/c cottages, sleeps 2&5. Four poster. C.H. wood burners. Fully equipped. Spiritual, Reiki, Seichem Healings available during your stay in these tranquil surroundings. Tel Pam 01994 419439 visit email ANCIENT SACRED TOURS. TTA BONDED. EGYPT - Caitlin Matthews lead meditations, chants, ceremonies. 150 pages manual. Private Access Philae, Karnak, Sakkara, Great Pyramid, Sphinx. Only 16 places. Ann 02082 421749 LOVELY, SELF-CONTAINED, ONE FLOOR COTTAGE, nr Bath, Longleat & Stourhead. Sleeps 4. 48ft lounge, flat screen tv, indoor swimming pool, fishing, glorious countryside. £150 per day. Tel. 01749 813890 email: GENTLE, SPIRITUAL, ENCHANTED RETREAT in Welsh wooded valley near Cardigan Bay. Yurt or bell tent. Open fire cooking, woodland walks, rivers, wildlife, rustic, peaceful. Reconnect with your inner sanctuary through the beauty of simplicity. Call Michael and Julia 07766 600644 BEAUTIFUL LIVING HARMONY CENTRE SLOVENIA: Spiritual retreats, seminars, workshops, conferences, or residential centre hire. Connect with the energies of the land to harmonise, energise and transform. Tel 020 8958 1740, TIPI HOLIDAYS IN SUNNY SPAIN Enjoy Native American teachings, healings and craft workshops or just relax and explore the ‘Lake District’ of Southern Spain Tel 01536 644007, 0034 637181074 GREECE FINDHORN INSPIRED SUMMER HOLISTIC HOLIDAYS combine retreats, yoga, healing, creative arts workshops with lush forest, gorgeous beaches and Greek vegetarian meals. Also, non-workshop livingin-community holiday weeks, May workcamp, August family fortnight. Email: web: Tel 0208 816 8533 PYRENEES (PAU) GETAWAY, SW FRANCE near Lourdes - cosy, stylish converted barn (2 bed/bath) for your healing break, retreat or holiday: beautiful, peaceful, affordable with healing, yoga, meditation if wished. Jacqueline 0033 559 064 733 COSY PINE LODGE. Spectacular sea/countryside views. South Devon. Clifftop/inland walks. Self Catering, one double. February Special Offer, one week £250. Short breaks available. Tel 01548 560426 email WILDWOOD CAMPING Liberating, challenging, elemental, glorious…. touch the magic of wildwood camping. Comfortable and beautiful ecoencampments by the enchanting Deepdale Beck in Teesdale’s loveliest ancient woodland, with David and Freya. Experience the silence of the forest night.; EGYPT SACRED JOURNEY to LUXOR, 21-28 March – Group past life regressions; star connection rituals in the temples; Nile cruise to Dendera; quiet West Bank hotel – with Amuna Ra, regression therapist, channel and spiritual teacher. Details: 07532 195256 SOLO TRAVELLERS. LOVELY, QUIET ENSUITE accommodation in Bazas, S.W. France. Own entrance. 45 mins from Bordeaux airport. From 25 Euros per night. Email for photos and info:


HEALING, COACHING & READINGS JANE - CLAIRVOYANT/MEDIUM. Evidence from loved ones in Spirit (not fortune teller). Send recent photograph and receive a taped cassette reading. £25 for 30 minutes. Details: 07719 795499 or email NEGATIVE ENERGY RELEASE. Professional remote scanning safely releases negative thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, past life issues, spirit attachments, cutting ties etc for people and property. Contact Margaret Payne 01458 835317 HARRY, EXPERIENCED CLAIRVOYANT - Accurate clairvoyance given for any area of your life to help you reach a positive solution for your concerns. Readings by telephone: £25 per session. Call: 0117 330 7435 METATRONIC HEALING® connects with energetic frequencies of Archangel Metatron Combining energy healing, spiritual surgery and vibrational colour essences to release old patterns. FFI please contact Louise at Tel 01296 696285. Bucks THE BEST READING I’VE EVER HAD ‘You get straight to the point with helpful, meaningful messages.’ ‘I totally agree with everything, I couldn’t be happier.’ ‘Spectacular - it’s all true.’ Channelled readings and mediumship by phone. Corinne Jeffrey 01285 644993 LIGHT ON THE PATH: Healing and Guidance with Elizabeth-Jane, by telephone or in Fife. 30 mins: £22, 1 hr: £40. Tel: 01592 653359. The Shadow and the Light are One. ARE YOU SUFFERING DISTURBANCE from alien spirits, an occult link, adverse life conditions or pain? If so, do call me, Colin, a Christian Spiritualist, on 0208 954 6511 for my free personal advice. No proselytising involved. JESSICA - CLAIRVOYANT/MEDIUM. Professional, Experienced - Readings for relationships, career, direction etc. also natural medium - communicate with loved ones who have passed over. Telephone readings: £22 per 30 mins/£30 per 45 mins. Tel: 0117 3737 405 or 07800 929257 ENLIGHTENMENT IS YOUR NATURAL STATE OF BEING and is available to you in the present moment. Are you ready to remember who you are? Call Karl, Spiritual Teacher, on 07553 741333. ERIN, GIFTED PSYCHIC & MEDIUM. Telephone readings: messages, guidance & healing available immediately, day or evening with experienced reader visit Tel. 01239 615299 or 07786 906576 COMPANION ANIMAL LOSS LISTENING LINE (CALLL) Christine cares and truly understands the pain of pet loss. She is fully trained in pet bereavement. Calll 0115 840 2737 visit email: KRYSTA-ANNA. Mature, compassionate, psychic personally giving all readings, 9.45am to 8.45pm. Helping you understand and deal with your situation. 30mins £29, 45mins £39 Tel. 01273 78 2049 (local call rate cost) payment by card. ASTROLOGICAL CHILD PROFILE Beautifully presented in a luxury silver hardback cover, this 45 plus page detailed report is a wonderful gift. It will help all parents to understand their children better and make more suitable choices for them as they develop. Tel: 01540 661828 CLAIRVOYANT, PAUL offers spiritually guided consultations in Brighton & Eastbourne and also by telephone. My work always helps those ready for change. Please telephone Brighton 01273 602929 for further details. EVER FELT YOUR ISSUE ISN’T ACTUALLY YOURS? Nikki Wyatt, The Karma Coach, helps release ancestral issues. Karmic Flower and Crystal Essences. Learn your soul gifts with a FREE soul flower reading available at: EXCELLENT TAROT READINGS: Helpful, Insightful, Confidential, One-toOne Tarot Readings for Love, Work & Money Decisions. Call Day or Night: 0906 570 6483 calls cost £1.53/min PO Box 19 TN37 6YE BACK TO THE CORE WITHIN daily energy awareness & balancing practice. IVY - GENUINE ROMANY Clairvoyant & Medium. Est.35 yrs. Is your future uncertain? I have the answers you seek! Immediate telephone consultations: 01843 866862 Not an agency!

IMPORTANT NOTE. We cannot check the authenticity of all the adverts that appear in our Noticeboard, and their inclusion does not imply endorsement by, or reflect the views or opinions of the editor of the Cygnus Review. Readers should make their own thorough checks of any advert to which they respond.

EVENTS, COURSES & WORKSHOPS DOWSING COURSES WITH BSD: Foundation for beginners. Worcs. 17/18 March, Surrey. 14/15 April, nr Glasgow. 19/20 May, Warks. 9/10 June, Glos. £149.The British Society of Dowsers: at the heart of Dowsing since 1933. Tel 01684 576969 DOWSING FOR HEALTH COURSES WITH BSD. Introduction: 21/22 April. Advanced: 10/11 Nov. Glos, £149. The British Society of Dowsers: at the heart of Dowsing since 1933. Tel 01684 576969 EARTH ENERGIES AND THE SPIRIT OF PLACE DOWSING COURSE. 3/4 March, Worcs; or 31 March/1 April, Hants. £149. The British Society of Dowsers: at the heart of Dowsing since 1933. Tel 01684 576969 THE TRAGER APPROACH-LEVEL 1 (Guildford, Surry) Learn the basic principles of Trager bodywork and selfcare. Explore present moment awareness of body and mind for personal comfort and inner peace 23-28/04/2012 Call 01483 894741 STAR CONNECTING COURSES 2012 - Devon or Avebury - 3 weekends, £140 per weekend - Awakening to the Origin of Your Soul; Channelling the Star Beings; Ascension Practices, Crop Circles, Star Portals – guided by Melchisedek and Hilarion through Amuna Ra. 07532 195256 APPROVED BRITISH SOCIETY DOWSERS COURSES with Vicky Sweetlove. Earth Energies 10/11 March, College of Psychic Studies. Geopathic Stress, London 21/22 April, £139.00. popular courses. Contact: 01277 203180 mob:07885 945008 LEMURIAN CRYSTAL ATTUNEMENTS & EGYPTIAN HEALING Course weekends in Buckinghamshire. Certificated including comprehensive manual. Change your life with these two amazing courses. Tel: 01908 240400, e-mail or THE CHI CLINIC DO YOU HAVE ‘HEALING HANDS’? Classes in Chi Healing each Thursday evening. Holistic therapies using acupuncture, acupressure, lymphatic drainage massage. Tai Chi, Qigong & meditation. 020 8641 3756 CRYSTAL & SOUND HEALING by correspondence, Crystal/Sonic RejuvenationTM, Sound Therapy, Reiki, DevaLightTM. All courses to Practitioner level with professional accredited College. 01984 633597 visit SEASONAL HOLISTIC HEALTH COURSE Improve your health and wellbeing throughout the year. Distance learning course - or Derbyshire based courses and therapies. Nutrition, ecotherapy, reflexology, art for health, reiki. Tel. 01335 372 810 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 STOP THE MIND... I WANT TO GET OFF! Workshops in Yorkshire. A fresh start for 2012! Learn to watch your mind chatter, preserve your energy and find more peace. Empowering blend of healing and meditation with Sally Chaffer. 07884 332644 LIFE MISSIONS AND GALACTIC SERVICE WORK WORKSHOP with Paul McCarthy. Learn about your own Life Missions and the new earth projects lead by Ashtar. London - 31st March. ANAM CARA RETREAT CENTRE, Scottish Highlands, Inverness. Residential workshops and retreats in shamanism, Buddhism, meditation, Soul Quest, Permaculture, working retreats, yoga training and healing arts. To request a brochure, tel. 01463 711702 email: visit: LIFE HEALING TEACHER TRAINING 5th to 11th May 2012 Holiday Inn, Cardiff. Contact Gillian Bowles MBA IPTI (certified by Louise Hay) Tel: 02920 710744 or visit FIND YOURSELF! One day workshop to explore your values, desires and lifestyle and discover ways to manifest positive changes. February 25th 2012 Mangreen Hall, Near Norwich, Norfolk. Phone 01354 653342 DIANA COOPER ANGEL, ASCENSION, GOLDEN ATLANTIS, 2012, Lemurian Planetary Healing teacher training courses and workshops near Alicante, Spain. Also spiritual counselling, card readings and animal healing. tel: 0034 966 775 171 or YIN YOGA, CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS AND YOGA NIDRA monthly workshops in Yorkshire. Balance your meridians and chakras with long held yoga poses, sonic massage and deep meditation. 07904 833164

EVENTS, COURSES & WORKSHOPS 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; 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 DIANA COOPER SCHOOL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE Teacher Training Courses in East Anglia. Also Workshops, One to One Email Life Coaching sessions. Master Teacher Nija Morgan 01842 814988 THE UNICORN CENTRE FOR SPIRITUAL LEARNING, Somerset. Angels, unicorns, ascension, 2012, Lemurian Planetary Healing, Reiki, teacher training, healing practitioner. Spiritual and unicorn correspondence courses. Tel: 01460 53699 Visit

PROPERTY FOR SALE - TO LET - WANTED FOR SALE, MAYO, WEST IRELAND, 1950's 3-bed bungalow, beautiful location. 10 minute walk to sea. Large garden by river. Old shop needing renovating. Great potential. 125,000 or £105,000-ish tel. 01335 372777 FOR SALE, DORDOGNE, FRANCE, Wholefood Restaurant / Tea Garden / Gallery in busy market town, charming C17 property, thriving business with apartment above, plenty of potential, £160,000. Joff Williams, / 00 33 555 78 57 40 / 00 33 960 03 60 16 LONDON ACCOMMODATION WANTED. Professional and respectful male seeks quiet and comfortable accommodation in London or surrounding areas. House/flat sitting also offered while you’re away. Tel: Neil 07754 016779 or email

PRODUCTS & SERVICES LEANING ON THE INVISIBLE by Mary Bowmaker: ‘a gift of immeasurable importance; hope…treasure chest of enigmas; one of the finest books of its kind, even that compliment does not really do it justice’. Michael J Hallowell. £11.99 post-free from APRICOT SEEDS, which contain high levels of B17, direct from the Himalayas. £20 for 1kg bag, £12 for 1lb bag plus p&p. Apricot Seed Oil, £5 per 100ml bottle. Please call 0800 374 976 MAGNOTHERAPY for people. Non-evasive, drug free. Bioflow proven to work on animals, maintaining health and healing. Stylish and practical magnetic units to suit all lifestyles. Glenda Procter 01797 226100 SACRED SPACE GARDEN DESIGN. We listen to your needs and use sacred garden design principles to create your piece of heaven on earth. Contact 0208 9612503 or

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AWARD WINNING NEAL'S YARD ORGANIC HEALTH & BEAUTY requires consultants and therapists. No experience needed. 25% discount. No targets, £95 start-up, free training, online shop. Contact Heidi 07918147446 THE ORGANIC HEALTH & WELLNESS INDUSTRY can provide you with an ethical, sustainable income. Contact me for details of our eco-friendly home-based business. Contact or visit A GLOBAL SELF CARE EVOLUTION IS TAKING PLACE, enhancing treatments of medical practitioners and therapists worldwide. To be amongst the forerunners of this profound, exciting breakthrough, only enthusiasm and an interest in good health is required. Country irrelevant. Email: WHO ELSE WANTS TO WORK FROM HOME creating a freer life and pension-style income from helping others? Simply watch FREE online info video or call me: Pamela G Glynn: 01803 867390 HIGHEST RATED SUPPLEMENTS IN THE WORLD! Business partners needed. Improve your health, increase your wealth and enjoy helping others. Be part of a team that makes a difference. Tel 01179 425044 email.

Advertise in Cygnus Review for just £45 (30-word text advert, booked online) – great value – excellent response


Please add me to your mailing list (NEW MEMBERS ONLY) Please send me The Cygnus Review every month, free of charge, and send me my welcome pack. (Please write clearly in BLOCK CAPITALS. Thanks!)

NAME (Mr / Mrs / Ms / Miss / Dr) ADDRESS POSTCODE Please tell us where you heard about us:

How to order & contact details PHONE

ORDER LINE Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-1 (voicemail outside office hours) UK 0845 456 1577 or 01558 825 500 Int’l +44 1558 825 500 QUERY LINE Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-1 01558 825 503 POST From UK Cygnus, FREEPOST SS1193, LLANGADOG SA19 9ZZ From outside UK Cygnus, PO Box 15, LLANDEILO SA19 6YX, UK ONLINE Browse our full range of more than 1200 titles and order securely at Email FAX From UK 01558 825 517, from outside UK +44 1558 825 517

Issue 002202 Please list below the titles you are ordering: (note: you may also order from previous issues of The Cygnus Review) Code





Orders should arrive within 1-2 weeks to UK delivery addresses. We may hold an order briefly if replenishment of out of stock items is imminent. Please wait 2 weeks before making a delivery enquiry. No quibble returns policy: If you are not completely satisfied with anything you have bought from us, you are welcome to return it within 10 days and we will be glad to send you a refund or credit note (please state which you prefer). This does not affect your statutory rights. Extra Cygnus Reviews & leaflets to give to friends. We’ll Reviews send you a £2 voucher for each one who places an order Leaflets Positive News (what people are doing to help the world) £0.50 Cygnus Backlist (Lists 1200+ titles & includes £1.50 voucher.) £1.50 Gift service (please complete box to the left) per giftwrap+p&p £1.50 Support Cygnus (get FREE or REDUCED P&P) £12 UK, £15 overseas p.a.




Send a gift direct to a friend, giftwrapped, with a beautiful greetings card containing your personal message. This service costs only £1.50 extra per giftwrap + p&p.






Postage & packing – per address To send to more than one address, please add on the appropriate extra postage. UK

Orders £34.99 or under £2.50 Orders £35.00 or over FREE Cygnus Supporters, to your own address FREE Rest of Europe£2.25 per address plus 90p per item Cygnus Supporters: just 90p per item to your own address Rest of World (Airmail) £3.40 per address plus £1.70 per item. Cygnus Supporters, to your own address: £1.70 per item



YOUR NAME (as you want it to appear at the end of the message – please print)


Would you like us to include a copy of The Cygnus Review?

I wish to pay by: cheque postal order Mastercard Visa Debit Maestro My card number is:

Visa American Express Electron

Start date:

Security no:


Any messages, special requirements or notes:

I wish to renew/become a Cygnus Supporter and receive 3 10% off vouchers and free (UK) or reduced (Overseas) p&p to my home address. Suggested contribution £12 (UK), £15 (Overseas) per year Post to: Cygnus, PO Box 15, LLANDEILO SA19 6YX, UK

Cardholder’s signature:

£ (If you’re paying by cheque, please make it payable to Cygnus Books and write your membership number on the back, or name & address if you’re new to Cygnus.)



Issue no:

DAYTIME PHONE (In case of query) FAX EMAIL DELIVERY ADDRESS (If different from above)

A note for overseas customers: It will be easiest if you pay by credit/debit card. However, if you want to pay by cheque, please note that we can only accept cheques in £ sterling drawn on a British bank account.

Cygnus Review, 2012 Issue 2