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Two New Doreen Virtue Card Decks Thoughts on 2012 and beyond from Mark Ballabon and Patricia Mercier The God Tree Janis Fry with Allen Meredith Mini Christmas Knits & Crochet Val Pierce Keep Calm & Use an Affirmation Cameron McCool Crystals & Sacred Sites Judy Hall Everything is a Present DVD The life-affirming story of Alice Herz-Sommer 12 of our own publications: really special books/CDs/DVDs we loved so much we published them or produced book club exclusives

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Ann Napier

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ear Friends, There is a lovely young oak tree on the common near where we live. Earlier this year, someone tried to set fire to her. Now, her trunk is blackened all down one side, and some of her roots are just charcoal. What a tragedy! How could anyone do such a thing? I don’t know, but I feel a very strong connection with the tree, perhaps because it seems to me that we have a lot in common. We are both a bit damaged – me by cancer, her by fire – but yet we have so much life, so much to give to the world, so much still to create. Healing ourselves and the tree So, every day when Geoff and I are in Wales, we visit the tree, connect with her, and give her healing and love. At first, the only thing that filled our minds was the need apologise. To say sorry to the tree for the ignorance and cruelty of our fellow human beings. And quite spontaneously, with open hearts filled with love for the tree, our minds were drawn to the Hawaiian healing practice of Ho’oponopono: ‘I’m sorry, I love you, please forgive me, thank you’. This went on for weeks, until we really felt that the tree had received and accepted our apology, and our minds were nudged on (by the tree) to the next phase in the healing process. Primarily an affair of the heart, there was nevertheless a kind of language involved which, if you put it into words, would read as follows: Let us remember, O beautiful tree: Our crowns are in the heavens; our roots are in the Earth. We are wonderful and eternally whole. Nothing – no thing – can ever change that!

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Mother Earth feeds us. The Sun, Moon and stars draw us upward. Our needs are eternally met. We are bearers of fruit, sharers of nests, shelterers of our brothers and sisters, singers and dancers in rain and wind, worshippers of the Sun, lovers of the Earth, tasters of joy, weavers of beauty in all seasons. Nothing – no thing – can ever take this – our I-dentity – from us. Should there seem to be harm, should there seem to be pain, should there seem to be sorrow, know: it is but a dream, a passing cloud. And we are AWAKE!

© Janet Baxter 2012

As you can imagine, Geoff and I found this just as healing for ourselves, as we were hoping it was for the tree. After all, every good healer knows that healing energy flows both ways, not just to the receiver, but also to the sender. It can’t be otherwise. And I believe that it is thoughts like these – not just generated by me but sent to me by many loving people in prayer and meditation – that help me to live a full and normal life, and that draw help towards me in all kinds of forms, despite all the (gradually passing) physical difficulties I appear to have. And I’m sure that, the more I allow thoughts such as these to fill my mind and life, the faster my healing will proceed. It’s a question of remaining open to the flow of life, especially at times when conditioning makes us want to close up. A bright and constant flame That’s why we decided that the theme of our 2013 calendar should be strengthening, healing thoughts like these. Remembering our true, Divine nature and fanning that spark of awareness until it becomes a bright and constant flame is the most healing thing we can do for ourselves... and each other. I always find that, the more I can bring my conscious – and subconscious – mind back home to the Truth of who I am, the more safe and confident I feel, the more my chakras

seem to me to clear and brighten up, and the more healing opportunities (including better physical remedies) come my way. So what is the Truth of who we are? It is the beautiful truth that – while each one of us is a unique and wonderful being, who causes the Divine heart to sing for the sheer joy of knowing we exist – we are also one with the All, one with Love, one with harmony, with the Divine and with every being in creation. So let us make it our daily intention to allow this ever-deepening awareness to guide all our footsteps, for it always will. You are<i> God’s hand, and you are <i>in God’s hand, and you can never fall out of it, for there is nowhere else to fall. In the face of this laser-light of your awareness, everything that seems to hold you back, everything that seems amiss or out of place, must simply melt away. It may take time, for matter has a certain momentum, but melt it will. You need never doubt it! Oneness and individuality I often notice that, when people talk about their experiences of oneness with the All, they seem to think they need to say that there is only oneness, as if we were all part of one big homogenous soup. But the words they choose to describe their experiences still indicate an awareness of ‘self’ and ‘other’. That’s why, just as the mystic and philosopher Tim Freke* always explains, it seems to me that oneness, and a sense of our individuality, are not mutually exclusive. You can have – and as human beings we are <i>meant<i> to have – both at the same time. The words written to inspire and encourage you as you use our calendar are intended to reflect this, and to help you to develop a clear sense of both your unity with all life, and your glorious, uniquely lovable individuality. An experiment for you to try So now, just to dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s, I’d like to give you an illustration of just how easy it is to feel and know a genuine sense of oneness with the All. You’ll think this is silly perhaps, but bear with me, and just place your awareness on your big toe for a moment. You know it’s your big toe, right? And, since you are in a body, you do identify, at least to some extent, with your big toe. Agreed? But do you actually feel a sense of I-ness in your big toe? Same as you do when you point to your heart, or your head? I bet you don’t! But, as we agreed, it’s still your big toe isn’t it. Now just move your awareness to the surface your big toe is resting on, be it the sole of your shoe, a carpet, or some blades of grass or whatever. OK, as regards a sense of I-ness, or rather the lack of it, that surface doesn’t feel that much different from your big toe does it? OK, (unless, perhaps, you are a particularly advanced sadhu!) you probably can’t move it

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The healing power of Self awareness as you can your big toe. But think about it for can cause your aura to contract and resist the your wonderful, Divinely-gifted uniqueness, a minute – there are actually lots of bits inside natural flow of healing energy throughout the will be not just a distant concepts, but a living, your body that you can’t move or control at system. And gradually, if you persevere, your present, flowing, healing reality. will either. So being able to move something whole consciousness will change, as will your Wishing you a happy, healthy and does not, as you may have thought it did, perceptions, for the light in things will become transformative 2013! define whether it is part of you or not. much more visible to you. Also your aura will With love, Ann, Geoff and the Cygnus Team So that idea, that you end where the expand and be able to breathe and circulate From I AM – Cygnus Calendar 2013 – boundary of your skin ends, is just energies freely and healthily, as will your body. Remembering Who We Truly Are © 2012 conditioning really. Our parents and teachers Ann Napier & Janet Baxter, published by Cygnus Your heavenly Self could have taught us quite differently if they’d Publications. Thus your heavenly Self – your Christ Self, have understood how. As babies, we come into the Self you truly are – will be able to descend *See, for instance, The Mystery Experience by the world experiencing only oneness, and have upon you and enfold you like a cloak, and Timothy Freke (see p.14), published by Watkins no idea that there is some sort of difference not only your Oneness with all life, but also Publishing in 2012 between ourselves and the people around us. We only learn this gradually. But what if, instead, we had been helped to understand that our oneness still exists, alongside our individuality? How would that change our behaviour? How much more would we care about each other and all life, if we genuinely felt, from the earliest age, that others are part of ourselves? I AM – CYGNUS CALENDAR 2013 Expanding and embracing Ann Napier & Janet Baxter So now, getting back to the little exercise we Remembering our true, Divine nature and fanning that spark of were doing, just place your awareness again on awareness until it becomes a bright and constant flame is the most healing and healthful thing we can do for ourselves... and each other. the surface on which your big toe is resting, This calendar is designed to help you do just that. In the midst of your and embrace it with love and care, as if it were daily activities, just glance at it from time to time and let Janet Baxters you. Not difficult, right? And can you feel how gorgeous photographs of nature and Ann Napiers healing words bring your heart is starting to expand now? So just you back home to the Truth of yourself, the beautiful truth that while keep spreading your awareness, gradually, you are a unique and wonderful being, who causes the Divine heart to to everything you can see, hear, smell, Now sing for the sheer joy of knowing you exist you are also one with the taste and touch, embracing it all with twice as All, one with Love, one with harmony, with the Divine and with every love and care, and understanding that ‘all big! being in creation. And let this ever-deepening awareness guide your this is part of Me’. And then, extend your footsteps, for it always will. You are Gods hand, and you are in Gods awareness even further, to embrace the hand, and you can never fall out of it, for there is nowhere else to fall. In the face of this laser-light planet and the stars. Why not? And then you of your awareness, everything that seems to hold you back, everything that seems dark or wrong, will see that it is not the ability to control that must simply melt away. It may take time, for matter has a certain momentum, but melt it will. You determines whether or not something is part need never doubt it! Now twice as big to allow you more space to write down your appointments of you, but that sense of love and care which, if and insights, and introduced by a 2-page essay written by Ann on how she has experienced these nurtured, will soon deepen into adoration, joy, healing ideas, this calendar though such a simple thing can be your friend and guide throughout the gratitude, wisdom and the wish to serve. coming year. Then there will no longer be that sense of 32pp, 210mm x 297mm, illus. in colour, softback, supplied with an C4 board envelope, 2012, RRP £7.99 Code: 221102, Cygnus Prices: 1 Copy £6.99, 2–9 copies £6.49 each, 10+ copies £5.19 each contraction, defensiveness and confinement in your physical body, that sense which can so easily cause things on a material level to clog CALENDAR FOR GIVING, MULTIBUY OFFER up and stagnate, and which, on a subtle level,

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Mark Ballabon

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redictions for 2012, from Armageddon to the rapture, have not come to pass. The ending of the 13th b’ak’tun in the Mayan long count calendar this December has not brought the movie style cataclysms

anticipated by many. Yet there is no doubt that the radical changes we are all experiencing – from extremes in climate, to upheavals in social and economic structures – are symptomatic of a new epoch, a new time, a new stage in human evolution. Those like yourself, who are already travelling the spiritual journey, appreciate that the influx of new universal forces and powers are bringing real change to human life here in the outer reaches of our vast galaxy, one amongst billions. On the crest of this wave of change rides the future. Yet many people mistakenly assume that the future will be an extension of the past, where humans integrate with computers and control life by touchscreen. But the technology of the future will not depend on machines external to the human. It will depend on the liberation of the greatest inbuilt technology on earth – the human mind.

A consciousness upgrade Such is the upgrade in levels of consciousness which we now feel. Yet this is not to do with selfimprovement as a first principle. Self-improvement, self-discovery and self-development form part of the crucial preparation to be ready to enter the new fields of possibility where the future is being seeded. But to progress, we will need to stop being complacent with what we already know, and start falling in love with what we don’t yet know. For it is with such humility that we court the future, with love and respect. We become its partners. All our faculties of seeing, sensing and listening are projecting forwards to an open future, but when we shrink life down to our own personal experience we become limited save by what we already know. The future is mostly 33% beyond our current knowledge and experience, in the same way that the caveman could not envisage composing a symphony or designing aeroplanes. The human model that we now inhabit, Homo sapiens sapiens, is in the flux of its greatest evolution ever. We can hardly imagine what the new model will be like once the faculties of mind, spirit and soul have been liberated. Using our higher faculties To be part of this future, and no longer subject to a modern world in free-fall and collapse, we will need to be much more open, ready and skilled in the use of our higher faculties of response so as to connect to and engage with the future. We will need to sensitise ourselves to how the mind, the mentality and the spirit feel and sense and connect. We will need to trust and develop our instincts and intuitions. We will need to really listen to the new ideas and intelligence that arises in us and other people. We will need to be free enough to let the future move us to meditate and write and sing and be its instrument of change. This is courting the future. The following extract from the book ‘Courting

Courting the Future the Future’ lights up the part we each have to play in this: ’There is a fine, intricate, amazing theatre of courtship to be wondered at in the planet’s natural worlds, where dragonflies, seahorses, bowerbirds, deer and other creatures do the vibrant dance of attraction. In the case of human beings, we can court danger or hope, trouble or easement, prejudice or love. These are conscious choices that will determine what kind of a future we will attract. The great adventures, new openings and extraordinary discoveries to be made in these times, come not from fighting or personalising or claiming the future, but by courting it. If we learn to court the future with the same passion and mindfulness with which we court a loved one, then we will embrace this emerging new epoch as partners in the great enterprise of evolution. With such an approach we can become tomorrow’s people today, no longer shackled by the hurts or triumphs of the past. If the future is seeking anything from humans, it is seeking volunteers and pioneers who cherish the great value and wonder of living, who are open to what they don’t yet know and are ready to change with the changing times. And if we want a future beyond our time on earth, then perhaps the idea of courting the future becomes an essential attitude and position to take. For to court means to discover the ways of someone or something else – in this case the future – with the openness and wit to acquiesce and respond to needs greater than our own. The children, and all those yet to be born into this mysterious and magical part of the universe, potentially carry the pollen of change and the new ways we may not as yet perceive. They ride the crest of evolution. Will we also catch these incoming waves of change as they bring new intelligence, new power and new worlds of human possibility? Will we dive in without fear,

COURTING THE FUTURE Mark Ballabon

This beautifully illustrated and inspiring book will make a fantastic gift for anyone who cares about releasing the full potential of human beings and of our planet. All the dramas about 2012, from Mayan prophecies to Armageddons, seem to have left us with a view of the future merely as an extension of the past. Mark Ballabon takes a far more helpful approach. He shows us that, if we learn to court the future with the same passion and mindfulness as we bring to the courting of a loved one, then we can become its agents of change. Mark’s wise words and meditations encourage new hope in us and enable us to release ourselves from past distress and obstacles so that our natural genius is freed to co-create a new beginning: a future bright with what we long for, and not tarnished by what we don’t.

232pp, 186mm x 238mm, hardback, illus. in colour, 2012, RRP £14.95

Code: 221201, Cygnus Price: £9.99

overcoming the inevitable rip tides and undercurrents that come to sweep us off course? Will we be free enough to reach into generations that lie ahead, when the whole landscape, atmosphere and presence of life on earth will have irrevocably changed? Such times are onsetting now, and are already testing our awareness, our readiness and our character of response.’

Tomorrow’s world is calling We share the same planet and times, even if we have never met. And we are all experiencing the decay of the industrialised societies we have grown up in. A wildfire of change is now crowning the world and leaving fertile soil for a completely new way of being human. Beyond despair or fantasy a new mindset awaits… If tomorrow’s world is calling deep into the unique inner life of each of us – into our spiritual feelings and most cherished longings – then can we find a new humankind and freedom within and between us? This is a destinic moment in human evolution. The stakes are so high. The promise is inconceivably brilliant. So let us court the future by our trust and belief and partnership of it. The next generations are counting on it. Written exclusively for Cygnus Review by Mark Ballabon, featuring extracts from his new book Courting the Future. World copyright © 2012 Eminent Productions Ltd. EPL. All rights reserved.

BIRTH 2012 & BEYOND Barbara Marx Hubbard

If ever there was a book that has the potential to be epochmaking, it is this one. Barbara Marx Hubbard shares her conviction that, if we join together, we can ‘gentle the birth’ of a Universal Humanity and guide our Earth community into its next evolutionary stage. Explaining how the planet’s myriad crises are actually the birth pangs of a new Earth, Barbara makes a prophetic call for a planetary shift to a new level of consciousness and a new global culture. For decades she has heralded the coming planetary renaissance and transformation of human consciousness. Now, she explores in depth her vision of what that transformation will bring. She also introduces a global movement to co-create a massive transition around a symbolic ‘Planetary Birthday’ event on December 22, 2012. In addition to Barbara’s own powerful and inspiring writings, this volume features 12 evolutionary pioneers’ commentary on the key themes of collective birth and conscious evolution, aiming to foster the emergence of a sustainable planetary civilization. Featured contributors include Ervin Laszlo, Michael Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Jean Houston, and Neale Donald Walsch.

240pp, 127mm x 201mm, softback, 2012, RRP £13.50

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CARD DECKS MARY, QUEEN OF ANGELS ORACLE CARDS Doreen Virtue

Mother Mary is beloved for the purity of her compassion, nurturing, and protection. She cares deeply about each of us, and gives us tender motherly advice about every part of life. This 44-card deck by Doreen Virtue is a beautiful, safe and respectful way to connect with Mother Mary’s loving wisdom. The accompanying non-denominational guidebook gives you step-by-step instructions on how to receive accurate and trustworthy messages for yourself and others. It explains the general meaning of each card and provides specific details that can illuminate the answers you’re seeking.

44 full colour cards plus instruction booklet, boxed, 98mm x 136mm, 2012, RRP £11.99

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ANGEL TAROT CARDS Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Tarot decks can provide a very precise way to get detailed information about the consequences of various choices you may be faced with. However, most of them include ‘negative’ readings, which are not always the most helpful way to look at your future. Now, Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine have devised this Angel tarot deck that is 100% gentle, safe and trustworthy. All of the words in this deck, as well as the artwork by Steve A Roberts, are positive and beautiful, while still retaining the magical effectiveness of traditional tarot. The accompanying guidebook explains the general meaning of each card and walks you through the steps of giving an accurate reading for yourself and others. Rich with symbolism and imagery – including angels, archangels, unicorns, fairies and mermaids – the Angel Tarot Cards will provide you with the guidance you need on your life journey.

78 full colour cards plus instruction booklet, boxed, 98mm x 137mm, 2012, RRP £12.99

Code: 221217, Cygnus Price: £10.38

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ANIMAL WHISPERS EMPOWERMENT CARDS Madeleine Walker, With Illustrations By Richard Crookes

If you understand how very much animals can teach us, you will absolutely fall in love with this card deck. Animal whisperer and psychic Madeleine Walker travelled far and wide to meet and communicate with both wild species and domestic animals, personally garnering the most profound messages from them. These ‘whispers of love and compassion illustrate the animals greatest wish – for humanity to find personal and collective re-empowerment, so that we can finally become as one with all the species on the planet. Using these 45 gorgeously illustrated animal cards daily will give access to profound wisdom that pinpoints your current life situations and fosters renewed self-belief and release of self-doubt. Further inspiration can be found in the expanded interpretations in the companion booklet.

44 full colour cards + 96pp book, boxed set 132mm x 190mm, 2012, RRP £14.99

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TIMELESS TALES THE GREATEST GIFT Susan Summers & Jackie Morris

Telling this marvellous Christmas story should be part of every family’s ‘Christmas Tradition’! It tells the story of Artaban, who sees the star heralding the birth of Jesus high in the mountains of Persia. Artaban is a friend of three other wise men and he makes arrangements to meet them at the Temple of Babylon and to travel with them wherever the star leads. But on his way to meet his companions Artaban stops to help a dying man and his friends depart without him. Undeterred he continues alone on a journey among the poor, the sick and the hungry that will take him far longer than he could have imagined, with a reward far greater than he could ever have dreamed. Brought alive by fabulous full-colour paintings by Jackie Morris, the fourth wise man, and emphasizing as it does the importance of compassionate action, this story will feed the heart of any child of primary school age.

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32pp, 228mm x 288 mm, hardback, 2011, RRP £10.99 Code: 221204, Cygnus Price: £6.99

THE HOBBIT: GRAPHIC NOVEL J R R Tolkien

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The beauty of this comic book adaptation of J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit is that children will get absolutely loads out of it, independently, whatever their level of reading ability. We introduced it to our younger son at the age of 3, and he still enjoys it now, at the age of 25! It tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim their stolen treasure. It is a journey fraught with danger – and in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the guardian of this treasure, the most-dreaded dragon, Smaug. Illustrated and hand painted in full colour throughout, and accompanied by the carefully abridged text of the original novel, this handsome edition will introduce new generations to a magical masterpiece – and be treasured by Hobbit fans of all ages, everywhere.

144pp, 203mm x 275mm, illus. in colour, 2006, RRP £12.99 Code: 221205, Cygnus Price: £7.99

THE WISDOM OF THE SHIRE: A SHORT GUIDE TO A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE Noble Smith

When I first read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, it felt to me as though Middle Earth was more real than the so-called ‘real world’. I longed, and still do, to feel that deep sense of cosiness and rightness in my own life. Now, with The Wisdom of the Shire as your guide, you can bring a sense of Middle Earth and Hobbit-ness into every aspect of your world, from your home and garden, to your food and drink, all the way through to how you deal with work colleagues and overcoming the darker side of your nature. If, like me, you’re a bit of a LOTR addict, but really had to stop reading it when you started to know it by heart, you’ll find real soul food in this book, because it helps you to bring that special Middle Earth magic within the sphere of your own, everyday experience. Ann Napier

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224pp, 136mm x 200mm, softback, 2012, RRP £12.99 Code: 221206, Cygnus Price: £7.99

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Maddy Harland

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veryone, but everyone, goes through difficult times in life. It is part of the process of breaking down the forms with which we are comfortable. Yet these must be dissolved to enable us to learn and grow. These can be beliefs or attachments, the most painful of which is the loss of someone we love. To be entire we must be broken Buddhist teaching tells us, ‘All life is suffering’. Our suffering is the compulsion to believe the illusion; that what we are and experience is enduring and entirely real, rather than the shifting sands of Maya. However rooted we may be in spiritual practice, we all experience this suffering because we are human. However much we cultivate detachment, we remain delicately enfolded by our loves. This is one of the great paradoxes of life: to be entire we must be broken. To be wholly human we must love deeply, but if we open ourselves fully to the experience of human love in all its forms – as we must – we will inevitably be hurt. And so it is with me. I have just lost a brother, suddenly, unexpectedly... It is the strangest of experience because a sibling is so close both biologically and in a shared childhood. As the days have become shorter I have felt shadows being cast over my life. I have, at times, felt I have lost my way. How then do we cultivate solace? How do we heal ourselves? I firmly believe that each moment of our time on Earth is precious and that we are here to live to the full, however wounded or challenged we may sometimes feel. It is our wounds that help us develop our empathy and compassion for others. In our suffering is held our capacity to love unconditionally. It isn’t always possible to be upbeat and courageous, but over my life I have learnt how to cultivate solace. The natural world is a well of inspiration and beauty and every day

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Cultivating Solace I try to absorb the solace I find there literally into my body and become more connected with the great cycles of life. One of my favourite ways of being in nature is to walk and I try to go for a walk every day, whatever the weather, and feel the sun, rain, snow or mist on my face. The solace of walking A real treat is to spend a whole day walking or, better still, days at a time along a chosen route. This is a way of transcending the normal, the routine, and the day-to-day. Jonathan Reggio describes the process of pilgrimage beautifully in One Day the Shadow Passed: ‘The journey … is long enough to ensure that the solitary wayfarer has plenty of time to think – long enough indeed to ensure that he or she stops thinking altogether and begins simply to exist. For only once the mind is stopped, say the Zen monks, can it be truly repaired.’ I like to make my pilgrimages along some of the ancient Celtic trackways in England. I live close to the South

Downs Way and The Ridgeway is not far away. Up on the chalky Downs I feel uplifted by the heady views. It is a sensuous experience to feel enfolded in the curvaceous landscapes as I look down into yew forests that have been there for millennia. It reminds me that “my little life is rounded in a sleep” and I can let go and rejoice that this is so. I am no longer a personality, more a force of nature, an elemental. When I can’t get away to walk I can sublimate that sense of connection in good books. I love crafted language, being transported to other worlds, the delight of a well-wrought story, the vicarious experience of another... So it was a gift when Ann sent me One Day the Shadow Passed, a book that combines pilgrimage, observations of a pre-industrial agriculture and culture, the beauty of rural Japan and a story of love and spirituality. She must have intuitively known I needed it. © 2012 by Maddy Harland, www.permaculture.co.uk

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Feeling ill at ease with contemporary life, James leaves the teeming cities behind and sets out on a pilgrimage across rural Japan, in search of wisdom. During his travels he gets lost in a wild wood and meets a young Japanese farmer who is trying to live a new kind of life. James is inspired by him and lets this man teach him to trust nature and the truths within. Seven years later James decides he must return to Japan to learn the truth: has the farmer succeeded, or are we doomed to live out our lives at war with each other and the environment? Based on a true story, this is a life-changing tale of friendship, love and spirituality.

208pp, 130mm x 197mm, softback, 2012, RRP £7.99

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SMALL WORLD BIG IDEAS Satish Kumar

There’s an activist in all of us and you don’t have to shout to be heard. That’s the message from internationally respected peace activist Satish Kumar, who has been quietly setting the agenda for change for over fifty years. And to prove it, Satish has invited ten of those activists he most admires to join him in sharing their inspiring life stories, revealing who or what made them want to change the world and what kind of world they want to help create. The people whose illuminating stories are shared include Caroline Lucas, Jande Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Polly Higgins and Deepak Chopra. A dip into this book will encourage all of us to put our big ideas into action.

144pp, 160mm x 208mm, hardback, illus in b&w, 2012, RRP £16.99

Code: 221207, Cygnus Price: £11.50

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MUSIC, MEDITATIONS & DVDS TO FEED YOUR SOUL JEWELS OF SILENCE CD Ashana & Thomas Barquee

Jewels of Silence is meditation music unlike any you have ever heard. This extraordinary CD, quiets the mind and gently carries you into a state of deep rest and relaxation by shifting brainwave patterns into alpha, theta or delta states. Ashana’s angelic vocal improvisations, crystal bowl playing and the vocal and keyboard artistry of Thomas Barquee, are accompanied by bansoori flute, esraj and santoor. ‘Jewels of Silence’ is an incomparably beautiful recording of great depth and exquisite sensitivity making it a perfect accompaniment for reiki, meditation, yoga, prayer and dreamwork. Experience the healing sounds of this divine music to relieve insomnia, anxiety, fear, stress, worry and depression and to enhance creativity and inspiration. Discover a musical journey to the very centre of stillness within your being.

CD, total playing time 66 mins, 2009, RRP £15.99 Code: D221006, Cygnus Price: £12.99

SONGS OF THE SCRIBE CD Padraigin Ni Uallachain

Songs of the Scribe has been my constant companion these last few weeks. No matter how many times I listen to it, it sends me plunging straight into forever. Padraigin is an Irish traditional singer with a voice as clear as a bell, whose grasp of the ancient bardic tradition – informed by both intuition and great learning – is evidently profound. On this unique CD she has set to music ancient Irish poems dating from the 9th to the 12th centuries, which are rendered into the most beautiful modern translations by herself, and the poets Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson. The musical settings are simple, pure and breathtakingly lovely. The words of the poems are just perfect – simple seeming, but suggestive of so many deep and mystical meanings that you find yourself in a state of peace, stillness and heart-openness just from listening to them. Ann Napier

CD, 10 tracks, total playing time 46 mins approx, 2012, RRP £13.99 Code: D220702, Cygnus Price: £12

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RECLAIMING ANCIENT LOVE CD Jerome O’Connell

In this spiritual practice using sacred sound, Jerome O’Connell helps you to relax, to open, expand and activate your light body’s energy centres or ‘chakras’, and connect to the light body of the Earth. Using strong and colourful imagery Jerome helps you visualize, raise and absorb the Earth’s energy or ‘Chi’ into your heart centre and to use that heart power to open the inner pathways of your light body. You are then taken on a guided meditation to connect with the ancestral bears in their ancient cave within the light body of the Earth. Accessing ancient memories of times long ago when human beings lived wild in the caves within the Earth, times when our relationship to animals and nature was more direct, you learn to to connect to your own ancient wild heart, and to your own special Bear Spirit Ancestor, who can walk with you in your daily life and give you strength and support in these demanding and changing times.

1 track, total running time 41 mins, 2012, RRP £12.99 Code: D221101, Cygnus Prices: 1 Copy £9.99 2+ copies £9.49 each

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FINDING JOE DVD Patrick Solomon

If you’re facing big difficulties or important changes in your life, or you’re wondering how to give your life more meaning, you’ll find this important film enormously relevant, inspiring, encouraging and healing. In the early 20th century while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told. He called it ‘the hero’s journey’. With the help of 20 visionaries including Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Gay Hendricks, Sir Ken Robinson and Alan Cohen, Finding Joe explores how the hero’s journey unfolds in real people’s lives in the modern world, wresting them away from the tramlines laid down by parents, teachers, the media and society in general, and catapulting them into a life where they are compelled to face the unknown and find the true gold that lies within us all. This is what Joseph Campbell used to call ‘following your bliss’. The film shows you how to understand what your personal ‘bliss’ might be, what’s blocking it, and how the challenges you meet can help you uncover it. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you may just find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think.

DVD, running time 80 mins, 2012, RRP £17.99 Code: D220733, Cygnus Price: £14.99

EVERYTHING IS A PRESENT DVD Alice Herz-Sommer

Everything is a Present is a deeply moving, satisfying and completely delightful documentary about Alice HerzSommer. Aged 106 at the time of filming, Alice is concert pianist and lives alone in a small flat in Belsize Park where she still practices the piano for two and a half hours every day. As a young woman she spent two years in a Nazi concentration camp with her six-year-old son, where she played over 100 concerts. In this film she explains the philosophy that enabled her to remain positive and forgiving regardless of all the harrowing experiences she has had, and shares the wisdom she has gleaned from her long years on this Earth. She also plays piano and inspires us with her deep love of music which was, and still is, her salvation. You will love this film! [Still available: A Century of Wisdom, an inspiring biography of Alice Herz-Sommer, 221112, £6.25.]

DVD, running time 54 mins, 2009, RRP £19.99 Code: D221208, Cygnus Price: £16.99

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SEEING IN THE DARK Clarissa Pinkola Estes Phd

Buried within all of us is what Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes refers to as ‘the one who knows’ – our instinctive, intuitive nature. This, she teaches, is the source of creativity and understanding that lies out of sight in the comparative darkness of the unconscious mind. On Seeing in the Dark, we learn how to perceive ‘through the eyes of soul as well as through the eyes of the ego’. This dual way of seeing, being, and acting, Dr. Estes explains, is the most direct way to reclaim the gifts and the ‘healing apothecary’ set into each soul at birth. On two CDs of empowering insights, special blessing prayers and original stories, Dr Estes inspires us to reconnect us with our wild and wise self, and to see beyond the obvious, into the realm of mystery, dreams and sudden knowings.

2 CDs, running time 159 mins, 2010 , RRP £19 Code: D221209, Cygnus Price: £14


The God Tree

Janis Fry

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erhaps for thousands of years it was the custom for holy men and women, specially appointed, to carry branches or Ormiston Yew dry staffs from © Copyright John Darcy particular Yews of special significance, to Britain from Ancient Egypt and the Holy Lands. The Tree of Life They were carried by pilgrims, at great personal risk, destined to be planted in remote sanctuaries, particularly in Wales, where they sprouted and grew into trees. Thus, for those who brought them and those who instructed the planting, it was of the utmost importance ensure the continued existence of something so precious and to preserve it for future generations. Why was it that Britain was chosen for planting the sacred trees and Wales became the country with the largest collection of ancient yews, sacred trees on Earth? It may be that those who instructed the planting knew Britain to be Albion, the White Island, the most holy site in the world. It’s no coincidence that ancient Egyptian texts locate the Tree of Life on such an island in the west. St. Padarn was one of these carriers. He went to the Holy Lands in the company of St. Teilo and St. David and you might have expected it to be David who would be chosen by the Archbishop of Jerusalem to receive the most precious gift of all, an extraordinary staff of the name of Cyrwen. At the time this was thought to be the most honoured gift that could be made to an individual. In an early medieval Welsh verse this staff is described as follows :‘Much accomplishing, much loved, it gives protection, In holy power reaching the limits of 3 continents, No other relic can be compared with Cyrwen, (the name of the staff ) A wonderful gift – Padarn’s staff.’ The name of the staff means holy might, white, miraculous power and force. All these things are meant by the staff ’s name, Cyrwen. We believe this staff was planted over Padarn’s daughter’s grave at Llanerfyl and grew into one of the most extraordinary, monoecious (both male and female) yews ever seen, as it writhes its way horizontally around the churchyard resembling 4 serpents. The Holy Grail There is a legend that says that Joseph of Arimathea once journeyed to Britain and as a merchant, traded for tin in Cornwall. On one of his visits he brought the boy Jesus and on a much later visit he returned to Britain

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bringing with him the Holy Grail which he buried at the place now called Chalice Well. Of course these are stories, but in such things as legend and myth, there are elements of truth. In the early 1960’s, archaeological excavations were carried out in and around the Chalice Well, led by Dr. Philip Rahtz. No chalice was found but perhaps more significantly, bearing in mind the holy rood, a Yew stump was discovered at a depth of some 12 feet. Scientific examination of this wood proved it to have been a living tree around 300 AD. One wonders about the significance of this and its possible link with the legend of Joseph of Arimathea... It seems most likely that what Joseph brought was a wooden staff cut from the Tree that Jesus hung on, which contained the bloodline of the Tree of Life and the Elixir of Immortality. A few hundred years later, 3 Celtic saints, Illtyd, Cadoc and Peredur, from the Druid world who had double identities as both saints and Arthurian knights and who were known in the Welsh Triads as the ‘keepers of the graal secret’ were also connected with staffs and yew trees and may

THE GOD TREE Janis Fry With Allen Meredith

This book reveals the yew tree as a life-form of earthshaking importance, both literally and symbolically. The authors tell us that the original Tree of Life was hidden from humanity a long time ago, and that Tree of Life is the Yew, which has the extraordinary capacity to prolong its life pretty much indefinitely, and to regenerate itself even after great trauma. Through a combination of intuition, guidance, historical research and carbondating, Janis Fry and Allen Meredith have come to the conclusion that 15,000 years ago, cuttings were taken from the original Tree of Life so that the secrets of the yew tree could be passed down through a living ‘blood’ line that was held in the potent wood of the tree itself in the form of yew staffs. These were carried far and wide and many of them were planted in the British Isles, where some of them can still be seen growing to this day. Steering us through a complex web of history and mythology, the authors show us how the function of the yew tree and the secret of the Holy Grail could be one and the same. This is very exciting stuff!

268pp, 146mm x 208mm, softback, 2012, RRP £13.95

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have carried on an earlier tradition. It was thought that their secret may have died with them but it was Wolfram Von Eschenbach in the 12th century who was probably the last person who dared describe the graal as ‘the perfection of Paradise, root and branch’. He would have risked his life if he had said more. It rather looks like there is a missing link here between the saints, the original graal, the holy wood and the Arthurian Quest for the Holy Grail as 2 of the ‘keepers of the grail secret’ were actually blood relations of King Arthmael of Gwent, who, with his wife, Gwenhwyfar was perhaps the most likely person to have been King Arthur. Hidden places, particularly in Wales, such as Llangadwaladr, place of mystery, connected with the last Pendragon and Defynnog, contender for ‘Oldest tree in Europe’ still hold their secrets. © 2012 by Janis Fry www.janisfryart.co.uk

HEART OF YEW Jehanne Meta

Delight your senses and nourish your soul with this gorgeous book of poetry inspired by the spirit of the Yew. Anyone who stands quietly beneath a Yew Tree and allows their mind to absorb the atmosphere it emanates will immediately sense a deep mystery, and a vast store of ancient wisdom. Jehanne Mehta has spent years discovering and absorbing the essence of the Yew Tree, and in Heart of Yew her ponderings come to full flower. Her profoundly moving and evocative poems connect you with the Yew Tree as a powerful teacher and witness to our history (as Yew Trees are capable of living for thousands of years), providing immensely valuable metaphors for the struggles we encounter as we learn to know and express our individual uniqueness more deeply, which is so essential if we are to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Andy McGeenys photographs, which accompany the poems, will provide your senses with another doorway into the mystery of this majestic tree, which is known to many as the physical version of the Tree of Life. On the accompanying CD, Jehanne – whose speaking voice is superbly resonant and beautiful – reads her poems aloud and Fred Hageneder – moved by the words of the poems and his great love of the Yew – plays the most magical music on his yew-wood harp. Anyone who loves trees will find in this book and CD a very great treasure.

48pp, 165mm x 165mm softback book + CD, 9 tracks, total running time 30 mins, 2012, RRP £12.99

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BRING MORE LOVE INTO THE WORLD

FEED YOUR CREATIVE SELF

MONEY IS LOVE Barbara Wilder

THE WEEDER’S DIGEST Gail Harland

Money is Love is Barbara Wilder’s invitation for you to transform the way you perceive money, to rediscover its sacred origins and recognise it as energy that can be directed by thought. For when we change the energy around money from fear to love, we bridge the gap between the material and the spiritual world and make it possible for the unlimited abundance of the Divine to flow freely into save our own lives and throughout the world. We can be 40% freed from the mindset that money is scarce, with all its insidious effects in our own lives and in the world. When money is infused with the thoughts and energy of love, it becomes a healing agent that can transform whatever it touches. In this new edition, published by Cygnus, with text specially updated for readers in the UK and Europe, Barbara offers simple and effective tools, visualizations and exercises for connecting with, cleansing and blessing money.

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered,’ said Ralph Waldo Emerson. This delightful book will fill you with an enduring enthusiasm for the humble weed, showing how these beneficial plants can enhance wildlife habitats, soil structure and your culinary skills, to name but a few of their myriad uses. The main part of the book provides full details of over 45 species, including both the more common weeds, such as nettles, dandelions, chickweed and ground elder, and the less common, such as brooklime and pineappleweed. Advice is also given on avoiding plants that are harmful if eaten. With The Weeder’s Digest on your bookshelf you can put your weeds to use and need not curse their presence any longer. Whether it’s making soup or jam, dyeing fabric or making paper, it’s all here. Includes colour photographs throughout.

104pp, 140mm x 216mm, softback, 2010, RRP £9.99 Code: 200706, Cygnus Price: £5.99

DARE TO CARE Louis Bohtlingk

The message of this book could not be more appropriate or timely. Louis Bohtlingk offers an inspiringly simple yet far-reaching idea for transforming our economy and the world of finance so that it supports, rather than undermines, our human needs and those of our planet. He suggests that, by changing the way we think and feel about money, transforming our approach from a moneyfirst to a care-first attitude, we can all help to create a better world in which greed and fear no longer dominate our financial decisions, and caring and compassion become our primary guides when making money-related choices. Bohtlingk shares his vision for a lovebased economy and a care-first world, using examples of businesses, organizations, communities, and individuals who have made this approach work for them and those they serve. Through Dare to Care you will come to view finance and economics from a new perspective, one which urges you to reorganize your approach to money and so become empowered to act and achieve a care-first worldview.

228pp, 152mm x 229mm, softback, 2012, RRP £12.49 Code: 220402, Cygnus Price: £6.99

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MESSAGES OF LIFE FROM DEATH ROW Pierre Pradervand

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Messages of Life from Death Row provides an immensely uplifting example of how we can transform even the most dire of circumstances into an opportunity for transformation and flowering of the soul. Imprisoned on death row in Texas State Penitentiary, for a crime he did not commit, Roger McGowen’s situation was seemingly hopeless. Kept in terrible conditions, with virtually all compassion stripped from his day to day life, Roger could so easily have given up. But he believed that God had a perfect plan for his life, and has now become a beacon of truth, hope and inspiration for many. Roger’s path of transformation began in 1997 when he began corresponding with Pierre Pradervand, who sent him a copy of The Gentle Art of Blessing [140801]. After reading it, Roger started to ask for blessings for everyone around him, and gradually, a weight lifted from him. Roger’s letters – which form the foundations of this book – reveal the blossoming of a soul, a spiritual transformation that led him from rage and victimhood to compassion, forgiveness, gratitude and unconditional love.

280pp, 152mm x 230mm, softback, 2010, RRP £11.99 Code: 201107, Cygnus Price: £7.99

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192pp, 168mm x 232 mm, softback, 2012, RRP £9.95 Code: 220814, Cygnus Price: £7.99

GARDENING & PLANTING BY THE MOON 2013 Nick Kollerstrom

All plants and animals are influenced by the cycles of the natural world, and you can greatly enhance your garden yields if you perform certain tasks like planting and pruning in harmony with these lunar and planetary cycles. This is a gardening manual for all seasons: more than just a lunar calendar, it is an everyday workbook of down-to-earth, natural advice and organic know-how that shows you how to get superior results. With in-depth explanation of the effects and their causes, Nick Kollerstrom presents his long-established, tried and tested guide covering October 2012 to December 2013. Tap into the energy cycles of the moon the organic way – and grow better plants!

144pp, 152mm x 234mm, illus in b/w, softback, 2012, RRP £8.99 Code: 221110, Cygnus Price: £6.50

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MINI CHRISTMAS KNITS Sue Stratford 48pp, 155mm x 215 mm, illus. in colour, 2011, RRP £4.99

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MINI CHRISTMAS CROCHET Val Pierce 48pp, 155mm x 215 mm, illus. in colour, 2011, RRP £4.99 Code: 221212, Cygnus Price: £3.99

These two books each provide 20 delightful projects, with some designs created in different colourways to provide ideas and inspiration for how they could be adapted to match your chosen colour scheme or style. There are mini Christmas stockings, holly leaves, reindeer, snowmen, snowflakes, a Christmas fridge magnet, a star, a candy cane, Christmas bells, an angel and much more. Full instructions and materials lists are provided, and each project is simply photographed so that the reader can see the design clearly, and also shown in a sumptuous styled photograph, showing the beautiful possibilities of the finished pieces. There are plenty of ideas for ways of displaying the projects and these mini decorations will appeal to those looking for items they can create quickly, using up ends of yarn. SPECIAL OFFER: buy ‘Mini Christmas Knits’ & ‘Mini Christmas Crochet’ For £6.98


Claire Nahmad

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ne of the most surprising discoveries given to us as I was writing the story of the Grail was that © Christian Bauer 2006 concerning what lay within the true Ark of the Covenant (as distinct from the false and highly dangerous rendition of this mystical artefact). We saw, simply, a pot of honey! A potent symbol The symbolism of honey is both profoundly simple and simplistically profound. When the thirteenth-century alchemist Michael Scot taught that honey falls from the air into flowers and is then collected by bees, he was not being whimsical and unscientific. He was in fact referring, via potent symbols, to closely guarded secrets regarding the distinction between the true anad the false Ark of the Covenant and the vital connection between the human soul, the bee and our planetary life-support systems. The ‘honey in the air’ is the divine gold of the spirit that enters us through our breath when we attune ourselves to the ‘God-breath’ or the ‘Mother-breath’, which is simply a method where each breath is imaginally drawn through the heart so that we enter the sanctified realm deep within. Via this gentle ‘God-breathing’, the honey or divine gold falls into the ‘flowers’, which symbolise our chakra system, those points in the body (the ductless glands) where the physical is conjoined to the worlds of the spirit. An emanation of the Divine Feminine The most ancient alchemical secret of all is that the mystical honey flows from the Divine Feminine, and that it is necessary for human souls to absorb this substance to be united with God. Its potency was recognised as that of peace, harmony, love and burgeoning life. What was secreted within the false Ark was a counterfeit food – a toxin or drug that inflamed the lower self and fomented war, misery and death. We need to use the magic of the true Ark of the Covenant in overcoming the forces of our shadow self. It enslaves us by filling our minds – our thoughts, emotions, percipience and attitudes – with fear, intolerance, distaste, harshness, dread, unhappiness, criticism and negativity, from which anger and even violence and desecration arise. To counteract this dark invasion, we nourish ourselves with the food of the gods. This ‘nectar of supreme excellence’ is, in earthly terms, simply honey, for, as Michael Scot knew, honey has an unsurpassed ethereal counterpart that nourishes the soul, and the magic of the Sacred Feminine (known as the khu) dwells within it. Its essence is gathered from flowers, just as the Scarlet Priestesses of ancient temples were the flow-ers who fed the khu to the earliest kings when the original human pattern of the androgyne was split. It is indeed a form of natural gold. Thwarting the darkness However, although it is very good to take

Surprised by Honey physical honey in balanced quantities, we can use its ethereal qualities with great effect to thwart the intentions of the dark interlopers. We do this by first softening, making gentle, the negative thoughts or feelings that come swirling into our soul-space – our mentality and emotional self. Soften and make gentle the way the inrush of negativity has made you feel. Now turn the focus of the ayin – the inner eye – to the thought of honey. It is utterly sweet, like the balm of a new day or evening birdsong. It is not cloying or saccharin-sweet, for its sweetness turns the soul to God. Its sweetness is the divine antidote to the burden of degradation and disgust, or the burning sting of distress, that the negative inundation has created within you. Take the ethereal essence of honey, like an angelic thought, deep inside your mind and soul, into your emotional self, into your suffering nervous self. It will actually soothe away an acid stomach or a sense of bitterness in the mouth and throat. It gets rid of the deposits of misery and sullenness and general negativity that envelop us from within. It gets rid of the gloop and mire of mindcontrolling influences. Take in ethereal honey, take in sweetness, and feed it to your heart and mind. Feed it to the ayin, and look out at the world through softened, gentled eyes, through sweetened vision. Now let the honey flow from your heart and mind into your language. Dare to use this new language! It takes away the tongue’s need to lash and flail. It transforms the wormwood in our everyday linguistic constructs. It cleanses and purifies. It is the secret of the true Ark of the Covenant.

A healer from the gardens of paradise You can do the same with pain, sickness and irritation. Pour honey into the site of distress, ethereal honey from the gardens of paradise. It is the kiss of God, the touch of the angels. It will help you. Think of an inundation of honey, mellifluent, cradling you in gentle sweetness. Your very bones will respond. Physical honey does not destabilize our blood sugar levels because it has been pre-digested in the stomach of the honey bee. It contains every vitamin, every mineral and every trace element in just the right quantities we need to sustain our lifeforce at its optimum level, ensure protection of the kidneys and avoid overtaxing the liver and bowel. It clarifies brain activity yet is a natural sedative. Take physical honey in your diet, take ethereal honey in your daily meditations and whenever the need arises, and note how much better you feel! Honey, the essence of correct nourishment, is one of the secrets of the Grail, numbered amongst the Grail Hallows. The alchemists say that bees originally came from Venus with their gift of honey, and that the bees are its priests. Certainly they seem to hum with Tibetan monkish resonance! When the Grail teachings come to us, they, like honey, will astonish us with their purity, their simplicity, and their power. © 2012 by Claire Nahmad. save 33%

THE COMING OF THE HOLY GRAIL Claire Nahmad & Michael Revill

Would you like to have something that helps you to feel uplifted, guided and enfolded by angels? This beautiful book is designed to do just that. Artist Olwen Ballantyne channels paintings and messages directly from the angelic realms, and in this book, the healing energy her paintings emanate is augmented by delightful meditations, blessings, affirmations, poems and exercises devised by renowned angel expert Claire Nahmad. These will help transport you to the celestial realms where you’ll be able to sense and be uplifted by the wings of loving angel friends, as you connect and enter deeper into communion with them, according to your own unique vision and soul purpose.

What is the Holy Grail? Who created it? Who stole it? Who rescued it? Who hid it away for safekeeping? How will humanity recover it? And what will the consequences be? If these questions are close to your heart, you need to read The Coming of the Holy Grail, which shows how the whole of history has been secretly influenced by numerous attempts to keep humanity in the dark about the truth surrounding this most precious of all divine gifts. Why? To obstruct, delay and if at all possible to utterly divert humanity in its God-given quest to establish a full and perfect connection with the divine on Earth. However, the time has irrevocably arrived for the clouds of illusion surrounding the Grail to be dispelled once and for all, bringing to an end the ethos of control, slavery and cruel self-seeking that holds sway today, and heralding a new world order that cherishes all life, enabling every human being to assume the full mantle of her or his soul.

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IN THE ARMS OF ANGELS Clare Nahmad & Olwen Ballantyne

144pp, 170mm x 170mm, hardback, 2012, RRP £7.99

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HEALING ON MANY LEVELS ENERGETIC BOUNDARIES Cyndi Dale

Just as our physical body is protected by our skin, our psyche and spirit have energetic boundaries that keep out harmful influences. These boundaries, invisible to the naked eye, are more than just defences according to Cyndi Dale; these spiritual borders are our soul’s way of communicating to the universe what we do and don’t want to experience in life. With Energetic Boundaries, Cyndi Dale presents a definitive guide for maintaining this essential aspect of our health and personal integrity, including: our four energetic boundaries how they function, and techniques for strengthening each one; self-diagnosis instructions for determining where your boundaries are weakest; and how to signal to the world that you are ready for success and prosperity. Energetic Boundaries is an indispensable tool for staying protected and connected in every aspect of life from our relationships, through career, to our spiritual journey.

400pp, 152mm x 228mm, softback, 2012, RRP £12.99 Code: 221213, Cygnus Price: £9.99

SOUND MEDICINE SOLFEGGIO MEDITATION CD Anima

Everything has its own optimum rate of vibration, called resonance. When we are in resonance, we are in balance and harmony. Sound Medicine is a multidimensional instrumental sonic journey into the solfeggio frequencies. Musical frequencies of the ancient solfeggio musical scale work on a deep level to shift emotional blocks. Each track is a beautiful celestial soundscape on precise solfeggio frequencies to create a relaxed, heightened state. The compositions contain sacred chants, sounds from crystal bowls and didgeridoo, to enhance the solfeggio tones. Powerful meditation techniques, and hypnotic echoed affirmations panning from ear to ear in stereo, create a deeply relaxing effect, wonderful in a healing or treatment therapy room. These frequencies help to bring our bodies, cells and DNA back into resonance and health.

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PROOF OF HEAVEN Dr Eben Alexander

Eminent neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander always considered himself a man of science. His unwavering belief in evidence-based medicine fuelled a career in some of the top institutions in the world. But all this was set to change. One morning in 2008 he fell into a coma after suffering a rare form of bacterial meningitis. Scans of his brain revealed massive damage. He was not expected to survive. As his family prepared themselves for the worst, something miraculous happened. Dr Alexander’s brain went from near total inactivity to awakening. He woke a chnged man, certain of the infinite reach of the soul, certain of life beyond death. In Proof of Heaven Dr Alexander shares his experience, pieced together from notes he made as soon as he was able to write again. Unlike many other accounts of neardeath experiences, he is able to explain why his brain was incapable of fabricating his journey into the afterlife. And that is what makes this book an absolute must-read!

208pp, 154mm x 233mm, softback, 2012, RRP £12.99 Code: 221104, Cygnus Price: £7.40

DYING TO BE ME Anita Moorjani

In this inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for four years, her body was overwhelmed and began shutting down. As her organs failed, she went into an extraordinary neardeath experience, where she realised her inherent worth... and the actual cause of her disease. On regaining consciousness, Anita’s condition improved so rapidly that she was released from hospital within weeks, without a trace of cancer in her body, defying medical knowledge. She had the realisation that there are miracles in the Universe that she had never even imagined. In Dying to Be Me, Anita shares all she has learned about illness, healing, fear, being love, and the true magnificence of each and every human being. This book sings that we are spiritual beings having a human experience ... and that we are all One.

208pp, 152mm x 228mm, softback, 2012, RRP £10.99 Code: 220513, Cygnus Price: £7.35

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CD, 6 instrumental tracks with Solfeggio frequencies, running time 65 mins, 2011, RRP £12.99

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THE MIRACLE OF BICARBONATE OF SODA Dr Penny Stanway

From cooking and cleaning to health and beauty, sodium bicarbonate – ‘bicarb’ or baking soda – is a natural, all-purpose, almost magical ingredient. This comprehensive compendium covers it all, with instructions for using it to keep your house sparkling fresh, leaven dough and breads, whiten teeth, re-balance the digestive system, and much more. Dr Stanway offers particularly informative chapters on the body’s bicarbonate, its acid-alkali balance and the regulation of acidosis. A further A-Z of common ailments details the many ways in which bicarbonate of soda can safely enhance your well-being. You’ll also find lots of recipes and tips for fun foods like gingerbread and naan, dental and body-care products such as bath bombs and tooth scrub, and pure, effective and natural cleaning products. It’s a must-have for every home.

144pp, 120mm x 178mm, softback, 2012, RRP £6.99 Code: 220213, Cygnus Price: £4.99

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FIRE DRAGON MERIDIAN QIGONG Zhongxian Wu & Karin Taylor Wu

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a traditional Chinese internal alchemy method that embodies the spirit of the rising dragon, an auspicious symbol of transformation in Chinese culture. The form works directly on the acupuncture meridians, releasing areas of stagnation and bringing the physical and emotional body into a balanced state of well-being. This Qigong form implements special visualization and breathing techniques in addition to movements that imitate sparks arising from a bonfire and swirling upward like a spiraling dragon. Stoking our ‘inner fire’ melts away the ‘ice’, or the areas of blockage and disease, opens our energetic pathways and allows the smooth flow of Qi in our meridians. The Fire Dragon practice follows the traditional internal alchemy process, where Jing (essence) transforms to Qi (vital energy), Qi transforms to Shen (spirit), and Shen returns to Emptiness. Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a key Qigong form for those seeking healing from cancer and other significant health challenges, and is the practice the authors turned to in order to transform the grief over their son’s death. The book provides background information and a detailed description of the form itself, illustrated with calligraphy, meridian drawings, and photographs throughout.

200pp, 152mm x 256mm, softback, illus., 2012, RRP £15.99 Code: 221214, Cygnus Price: £9.99

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ecember 21st 2012. What does it mean? What will happen? What do the Maya prophecies say? These are tantalizing questions but the answers are not so far away. Wherever we turn with wide open eyes and hearts attuned to the workings of cosmic energies on Earth we see indicators that humanity is facing a period of great change as the impulse for evolutionary consciousness becomes apparent to more and more people. A pendulum swinging into light It is as if the great pendulum of time has swung from the deep darkness of despair, materialism and greed into the light of hope, co-creation with the natural world and the essence of living together in harmonious communities. It is evident in the moves towards environmental awareness, appropriate technologies and in both planet care and people care. We pick up this positive swing into year 2013 and beyond as, sometimes small, sometimes large and dramatic, events indicate that indeed, ‘times, they are a changing’. In my book ‘Crystal Skulls and the Enigma of Time’ I explored this movement towards positive evolution on physical and spiritual levels; ‘If we look through evolutionary eyes we will see the unfoldment of a 600-million year progression of life on Earth, from the first multi-cellular fauna to modern humans. It is a journey of transformation where, according to biologists, the history of life tends to move in quick and quirky episodes rather than gradual evolution. It is pushing us forward to birth within ourselves and within our times a universal human capable of co-evolving with nature and co-creating with Great Spirit. This new humanity I began to call Homo spiritus.’ The birth of Homo spiritus The birth of Homo spiritus isn’t about a disincarnate entity – it is about you and I and the evolution of humanity. At this very moment of Now we can each choose to drop fears that divide us and act in unity of our Oneness, releasing unsustainable demands of the twenty-first century. So let’s ride the wave of collective goodness and surf to catch that elusive moment when the new creation cycle, heralded by the Maya, begins. save Many great minds have turned their 40% attention to this uprising of human consciousness; philosopher Jean Gebser, mystic Sri Aurobindo, visionary Sir George Trevelyan, scientists Rupert Sheldrake, Ervin Laszlo, writers Ken Carey, José Argüelles, Drunvalo Melchizedek, Barbara Hand Clow among them and countless wise teachers from indigenous nations, notably the Maya, Inca and Hopi peoples. Key to the evolution of which we all speak is an awakening; an elevation of consciousness, from material physical levels to an all-encompassing ‘superconsciousness’ simply expressed through linking our hearts and heads. This is where the call becomes personal and no longer an abstract concept. It emerges from releasing all that is immediate, tuning in to the core of your being, then rising through subtle energy fields into the connective depths of your heart-mind. Here

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2012 and the Evolution of Consciousness each cell is linked to every filament of your auric rainbow body and in a moment of ‘no time’ is consumed by infinity. Journey to superconsciousness The journey towards superconsciousness is through kind thoughts, gentle words and living your truth in the practice of meditation, whilst remaining in the moment of Now and your everyday world. This takes you into the ‘Anima Mundi’, meaning the ‘soul of the world’ spoken of by ancient philosophers and alchemists as the divine essence that energizes all creation. The mysteries of life, of nature, are written within it and it is a template for emerging evolution. In this process any irrational human fears or limiting patterns are released in the knowledge that every one of us is on this planet to learn life lessons that we contracted to discover before we were born. So the outcome of this spiritual evolution is already known at some level of our superconsciousness – it is just up to us to awaken. Let’s focus our intent December 21st 2012 has become a key date in our modern Gregorian calendar because it has been linked to prediction, much of which is not of Maya origin. Sadly it has been encumbered by the fear factor. Everything built up around the 2012 date is recent interpretation and traditional Calendar Daykeepers of the Maya in Central America simply see time as continuous cycles within cycles. Contrary to popular belief there have been no predictions from the Ancient Maya other than that we can expect changes in keeping with the ending of a 5120 year long cycle and beginning anew. Yet it is precisely because people are focussing their intentions upon the 21st of December that it can be used to swing the pendulum of time into a positive direction. Imagine the power of millions of people all focussed simultaneously upon a call for spiritual evolution, a call for Light and Worldwide Peace.

CRYSTAL SKULLS & THE ENIGMA OF TIME Patricia Mercier

Follow an exciting quest to discover the secrets of mystifying life-size human skulls carved from crystal. Keepers of Maya tradition include skulls in their ceremonies, because they hold secrets of time and the ability to support humanity’s transition into a positive future beyond 2013. The author asked the skull’s guardians three questions – what is the connection between ancient skulls from Central America and the Himalayas – what is their role today – and exactly how are they connected with evolution of spiritual consciousness. She found the answers, like the nature of crystal, were fascinating and multifaceted. Visions of the skull guardians span eons of time from beyond Atlantis to a future ‘re-birth’ of humanity as Homo spiritus. Ultimately crystal skulls remind us that by being crystal clear in our thoughts we can find unlimited potential hidden within our own skulls, activated by our hearts. 252pp, 134mm x 216mm, illus in colour, 2011, RRP £10.99

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A meditation practice How can this happen? Below I give a simple meditation to practice leading up to the 21st and in the following days and years. Modern Maya Daykeepers have said that we are entering a new cycle of creation and our concept of time will change. They are urging us to live authentic heart-felt lives that do not rely upon dubious interpretations of past events or future negativity but instead bring us into the moment that is Now where all is possible. In your meditations imagine a bright Light of wisdom and unconditional love caressing and transmuting everything it touches. Let this Light spread in ever-increasing circles from your heart to your immediate environment and to all animals, trees, plants, birds and insects. Let it circle out across the land, reaching the sea, distant countries and then finally encompassing the whole planet in radiance. Envision all humanity re-connecting with this Light. See our Earth aligning with the Galactic Centre, re-structuring positive Earth energies that will take all life forms inhabiting her into a unified future. Like all the cells of your body that go to make up YOU, so you in turn become similar to a cell in the whole web of life. Treasure this unity as a jewel of Light in the starry nights of cosmic time yet to come, that has been, and is. From my heart I wish you joy and peace in 2013. Alloa Patricia Mercier. © 2012 by Patricia Mercier. Patricia Mercier, (Alloa), is the author of seven popular books. She lectures on these topics and is a Findhorn Foundation Resource Person and co-director of The Sun & Serpent Maya Mysteries School, U.K. & Spain, a focal point for healing and shamanism. www.mayasunserpent.com

ASCENSION CARDS Diana Cooper

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Use these cards to help you bring your whole consciousness with all its higher, multi-dimensional aspects, into your existence here on this earth. Each of the 52 cards offers a description of a specific ascension energy represented by an ‘Ascended Master’, guidance on its use, and an affirmation to assist with assimilation of the wisdom. Through the cards you work with the gold and silver violet flame for transformation and to raise the energy in yourself and others, call in unconditional love, and draw on the elements to bring hope, peace, and love to the world. Seekers may choose to work with the cards in order, or select one a week for a year, or identify one card for intensive study. The accompanying booklet offers broader insight into ascension in general.

52 full colour cards with booklet, boxed, 135mm x 193mm, 2012, RRP £14.99 Code: 221003, Cygnus Price: £9.99

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ecently I have been having an enjoyable time flower arranging a conference. No, I am not referring to the floral bouquets that you may find on the stage or in reception areas. I am talking about arranging the timetable and the speakers. I first heard this phrase from a close friend who worked for the United Nations when we were organising the schedule for a conference at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. I was trying to decide which speaker should go first and who should go next, and what would be the best flow for the participants. ‘Flower arranging,’ my friend said. It was a perfect way to describe the process. Get the timetable and the sequence right and the whole conference becomes an enjoyable bouquet. A fragrant aroma Behind the scenes, this flower arranging can go on almost until the last moment depending on the personal schedules of the speakers. All may look very calm at the front, but backstage organisers can be desperately juggling times and sequences. But as well as flowing well and looking good, a conference bouquet must have a fragrant aroma too. It has to have a good atmosphere. And that is why I am really enjoying scheduling this conference, because all the speakers are both knowledgeable in their own field and also have a loving vibration. If I mention the names of just two of them you will understand what I mean. One is David Hamilton, an author much loved by Cygnus readers. Another is Sister Jayanti, an inspiring United Nations wisdom keeper and European leader of the Brahma Kamaris. Yes, the conference has a good aroma! (All right, I know that some of my readers are now saying that they have had enough of the floral metaphor. But let me have just one more. How about Sweet William Blooming? Sorry.) This conference next May is all about how spiritual care can best be integrated into education and healthcare and has been inspired by all the emerging initiatives to bring spirituality into the mainstream. One of these, for example, is the recent initiative promoted by Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for England, and Viv Bennett, Nursing Director of the Department of Health to in their words, ‘develop a culture of compassionate care.’ From mindfulness to kindfulness In fact, all across the British Isles in healthcare, in social services and in education, there is a clear understanding that good

Kindfulness practice must always include spirituality. Some of you may be surprised to learn that the biggest interest group in the Royal College of Psychiatrists is the spirituality group. Most of you though will, I am sure, be aware of the recent moves to integrate mindfulness meditation into healthcare and psychotherapy, because of the valuable benefits of being able to pause, step back and witness our thoughts and feelings. To be truthful though I have always been a bit suspicious of the word ‘mindfulness’ and would much rather that we used a new word like the one I have just made up: kindfulness. I’m suspicious of mindfulness because I associate it with some harsh attitudes that I met in my early years of spiritual enquiry. When I first started exploring meditation I once sat in a group for example where the teacher hit my back with a cane in order to sting me into the right posture. I also experienced meditation teachers who harshly barked at students that their minds must be completely empty and silent, not realising the spiritual benevolence and acceptance that permeates true silence and emptiness. I have often wondered about this harshness and think perhaps that it may be because over the centuries men — not women — have mainly taught meditation; and that many of these men were associated with martial arts traditions, so approached meditation as if it were a fighting skill, requiring discipline, determination and internal ruthlessness. Also in this particular approach to meditation I have often encountered a rudeness and elitism. For a while in my twenties I too carried this unpleasant attitude, believing that my ability to be a detached witness of all my thoughts and emotions, and a detached witness too of other people, made me superior. Yes of course, the ability to step back and witness is a fundamental tool of meditation, mindfulness and consciousness expansion, but obviously it needs to be done with compassion, wisdom and a warm heart. From a purely selfish perspective, cold detachment is a damaging trait, sending messages of punishment and anxiety through our neuro-endocrinal system, causing tissue tension and depleting our immune system. And when directed towards others, it can frighten and intimidate. Hence I prefer my made-up word kindfulness. As a young man, having learned the discipline of mindfulness, I now had to learn to surrender to love and so then gravitated to the many teachings of compassionate meditation. Two parallel paths During this long process I also learnt

something hugely important and which will I hope bring a great sigh of relief to many Cygnus readers. To achieve a state of benevolent and compassionate detachment does not require the discipline of a formal daily meditation practice. A kind and wise heart will also take you to the same place. I have met many lovely people who through having a good heart and a kind attitude have slipped instinctively into being able to step back and observe what is going on with a loving and wise temperament. So I think there are two parallel paths here that need to entwine, balance and plait. The first path is that of meditation and mindfulness, which then has to learn to develop and surrender to compassion and love. The second path is that of the heart and kindness, which then has to learn to be awake, wise and watchful. Of course they may happen simultaneously and they both take us to the same beautiful and enlightened place of spiritual development: awake, connected and loving . All my love William www.williambloom.com

WHY KINDNESS IS GOOD FOR YOU David Hamilton

Filled with fascinating new discoveries, This wonderful book shows how positive states of kindness, compassion and gratitude can have a dramatic impact on your health and well-being. When we’re kind, it seems, our bodies are at their healthiest, and we’re actually genetically wired to be kind. In this groundbreaking book, David Hamilton describes new scientific research that proves kindness can have a positive impact on the heart and immune system, and can extend our lifespan. Acts of kindness may even be an antidote to depression, whilst gratitude can make you happier. This unique book blends the research with inspirational real life examples of kindness from ordinary people. It includes short exercises, as well as suggestions for healing or improving your relationships, increasing your social connectedness and being able to forgive. Discover how taking the time to make a difference can transform not only your health – but in the process, your whole world.

304pp, 135mm x 215mm, softback, 2010, RRP £9.99

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CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR WORLD THE MAGIC Rhonda Byrne

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THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS Neale Donald Walsch

Remember when you were a child and you believed that life was magical? Well, the magic of life is real, says Rhonda Byrne, and it’s far more breathtaking, awe-inspiring, and exciting than you ever imagined as a child. You can live your dreams, and your life can touch the stars! Come with Rhonda Byrne on an unforgettable journey for 28 days, as you discover how truly dazzling your life can be. The adventure begins two thousand years ago, when life-changing knowledge was hidden within a sacred text. For twenty centuries, this knowledge has mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read it... In The Magic this great mystery is revealed. Step by step, dayby-day, secret teachings, revelations, and scientific law are brought together to form 28 simple practices that open the reader’s eyes to a new world, and lead them to the life of their dreams.

98% of the world’s people are spending 98% of their time on things that don’t matter.’ This is the opening line of Neale Donald Walsch’s latest book. According to him, this is the reason people all over the planet are feeling a more than normal amount of challenge and disjointedness in their lives. Also, something very unusual is occurring on this planet right now, causing major upheavals and mounting obstacles in everybody’s lives. Why is all this happening and why does it hurt so much? Are we doing something wrong? With compassion and humanity, Walsch answers these questions and reveals to us The Only Thing That Matters. By finding your own personal answer to life’s most important question, you’ll be able to free yourself from a myriad worries, concerns and burdens, and at last feel truly free, truly content, and truly yourself.

272pp, 135mm x 210mm, softback, 2012, RRP £8.99 Code: 220307, Cygnus Price: £5.99

ZERO LIMITS Joe Vitale & Ihaleakala Hew Len

Adapted from an ancient Hawaiian system, Self I-Dentity Ho’oponopono is a breakthrough self-improvement approach that helps you clear your mind of subconscious obstacles that block your path, freeing your mind to receive Divine inspiration and find new and unexpected ways to live in abundance. Joe Vitale teams up with Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len, master teacher of modern Ho’oponopono, to show you how to attain health, peace, happiness and wealth. They guide you through the system’s exquisitely simple and effective therapeutic practices, with a healing prayer and these four statements to say over and over, addressing them to the Divine: ‘I love you’, ‘I’m sorry’, ‘Please forgive me’ and ‘Thank you’. And so you come to take responsibility for everything that touches your life, knowing that even the problems that seem to belong to others are, in fact, yours to heal, because the way to healing and changing them is found through healing and loving yourself.

256pp, 152mm x 229mm, softback, 2010, Cygnus Book Club exclusive edition, RRP £12.99

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KEEP CALM & USE AN AFFIRMATION Cameron Mccool

A gift that keeps on giving, this collection of affirmations from Louise Hay and other inspirational authors works perfectly as an ‘answer book’. Simply hold the book in your hand, ask a question and open to connect to your inner wisdom and receive guidance on the issue at hand. Or, whenever you feel the need for calm, you can use this book as a foundation for a daily affirmation practice that will help you to: love your work, harmonise your home, experience more love, flow gracefully with change, boost self-esteem, manifest prosperity, heal your body, forgive yourself and others, and connect to spirit.

44 full colour cards plus instruction booklet, boxed, 98mm x 136mm, 2012, RRP £5.99

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THE MYSTERY EXPERIENCE Timothy Freke

What is The Mystery Experience? Traditionally described as ‘spiritual awakening’ or ‘enlightenment’, it spontaneously arises when we become conscious of the breathtaking mystery of existence. Tim Freke has spent his life exploring the mystery experience and in this book, he guides you directly to it. Refreshingly funny, down-to-earth save and authentic, this book makes the awakened 40% state available to all. Tim is a recognized authority on Gnosticism and the ancient Mystery Schools, and what he does in this book is to bring the age-old perennial wisdom of the mystery teachings right into the 21st century in a form which is immediately accessible and complements the discoveries of modern science. The result is a compelling kaleidoscope of inspiring ideas, embracing quantum physics, the Tao, Advaita, meditation, Buddhism, Walt Whitman, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and Jah Wobble. Tim is critical of out-dated spiritual teachings, which he discusses with his imaginary philosophical sparring partner ‘Swami Blandananda’, and he engages in fascinating ‘posthumous conversations’ about life with scientific visionaries such as Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Wherever you are coming from, you will find this book rewarding and – yes – enlightening! SPECIAL OFFER: buy ‘Proof softback, Of Heaven’ 320pp, 132mm x 216mm, 2012, RRP £10.99 & ‘Dying To Be Me’ For220605, £13.75Cygnus Price: £6.50 Code:

CATHAR VIEW: THE MYSTERIOUS LEGACY OF MONTSEGUR Dave Patrick

The Cathars, highly civilized and enlightened proponents of an alternative view of Christianity, all but exterminated by the combined forces of church and state in 13th century Languedoc, are the focus of much interest today, because their beliefs offer an alternative to mainstream Christianity that integrates better both with ancient pagan traditions and with modern ‘new age’ attitudes than does the church. The Cathar View explores Cathar history and philosophy from a range of points of view, from the scholarly to the ‘alternative’. Chapters take us from accounts of their predecessors, the Bogomils, through to a review of recent ‘heretical’ viewpoints about the Holy Grail which form the basis of the Da Vinci code and the burgeoning legend of Mary Magdalene. Find out what really underlay their intriguing beliefs and how these can help you in your life, today.

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Crystals As Connectors: Accessing Sacred Space

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acred tourism is increasingly popular but not everyone can travel to locations that may be in the most inhospitable of places. Fortunately you don’t need to physically travel to a site, you can journey there in your imagination. Have you ever wondered exactly what makes space sacred? Why our ancestors venerated natural features? Why they moved Bluestones 150 miles from Preseli in the Welsh mountains to Stonehenge on Salisbury plain? Why the ancient Egyptians quarried pink granite in Aswan and carried it the length of Egypt to line the pyramids? Why an ancient meteorite is embedded in the most holy shrine of Islam? The meteorite at the heart of the Kaa’ba was venerated for thousands of years before Mohammed set foot on the site. Crystals hold the energy of creation itself. They are imperishable, immutable and incorruptible. They form a portal between the visible and the invisible worlds. Legends tell us that crystal caves underpin many sacred places and that the earth has crystal bones. I’ve always been interested in sacred sites. One of my earliest memories is of reaching out of my pram to touch a stone in a remote Welsh stone circle. Almost seventy years later the imprint of the jolt of energy I received is still with me. It probably kick-started my spiritual journey, downloading information I would need in the future. Such circles are almost always constructed of granite, a stone that generates measurable energy and which has many legends attached. Your crystal travel agent I’ve been to many of the world’s most sacred sites but, as I don’t like flying, there are others I couldn’t visit. Until now. I’ve found a way to access the sites through their crystal connections. Thanks to an interesting experience with a Preseli Bluestone, I’ve become an armchair traveller. It picked me up, whisked me away to Wales and then flew me back to Stonehenge. All without moving from my armchair. And so can you. All you need is the right crystal and if you have a photograph that captures the energy of the crystal, such as those in Crystals and Sacred Sites, that will take you travelling. When I look at a photo of the great black basalt figure of Skehmet in Karnak Temple, I am immediately back there prostrate on the ground before her honouring My Lady. Crystals harness the innate energy of a site and its healing and transformational potential. That’s how my American publisher came up with the sub-title: Use Crystals to Access the Power of Sacred

Landscapes for Personal and Planetary Transformation. We created a sinuous dragon line of sites around the world and the more attention, and intention, that’s put into this power line, the more our planet – and you – will benefit. The crystals in the book were specially chosen because they have an energetic resonance with the sacred site with which they are paired. They may come from the area immediately around the site or from further afield, or, in some rare cases such as Sedona or Pipestone the site itself. To choose your site, select one that has a particular resonance for you. This may be because of ancestral or past life links, cultural or belief connections, or you may have been attracted to the site and wish to know more. Looking at photographs of a site may give you a jolt, the kind that says ‘I’m here, waiting.’ Or, you may already have one of the crystals associated with a site and want to explore further. The book opens with the Circumpolar Regions and the Insuksuk figures that the Inuit have built for centuries. When I first saw a picture of one of these figures striding its way across the landscape it gave me the shivers – pleasurable ones but powerful. I just had to have one. When it arrived, I sat down and meditated with it and found it took me to a place of deep peace and honouring of the land and the people who had gone before. I found that an Insuksuk had been built at Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan to honour the fallen there. A plaque at its base reads Inuksuk The term inuksuk means ‘to act in the capacity of a human’ Among the many practical functions, they were employed as hunting and navigational aids, often showing the direction towards a food supply or home. In addition to their earthly functions, certain inuksuit had spiritual connotations and were objects of veneration, Often marking the threshold of the spiritual landscape Or in other words Sacred Ground We hope that this place will remain sacred and that the Spirits of our fallen comrades will find their way home to peace and rest. Ritual: building an Insuksuk At its simplest, an Inuksuk can be built from three or four stones – any type of flat stone but I recommend serpentine – stacked on top of each other. As you build the figure, focus your attention on the power of inua (life force) so that it imbues your sculpture. If you are building it as a memorial to one of the fallen, keep

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that person in mind and ask that the Inuksuk will help to carry their spirit home. If you are helping the planet, focus your thoughts on Serpentine Inukshuk carved steps you can by Luke Nakoolak take to stop the icecaps shrinking, and how you can radiate peace to our world. In 1976 I walked into a dimly lit room in the London Museum of Mankind. A crystal skull perched on a plinth suddenly glowed blue and pulled me towards it. I had no choice but to approach, it was like being reeled in by a tractor beam. I stood entranced, looking into the back of the skull watching life at a Mayan pyramidal temple. I thought I had spent a few moments watching the images form but a guard tapped me on the shoulder and said they were closing shortly. I had been standing there for two hours! The book closes with a crystal skull meditation that connects to the Mothers and Fathers of Wisdom and the serpent temple at Kukulcan, Chichen Itza which honours the mystical powers of nature. © 2012 by Judy Hall. Crystals attuned by Judy are available from www.angeladditions.co.uk save 38%

CRYSTALS AND SACRED SITES Judy Hall

Imagine how helpful it would be if you could access the transformative energies of sacred sites around the world – places like Glastonbury Tor, Stonehenge, Machu Pichu or the Pyramids of Giza – from the comfort of your own home. Well, now you can! In Crystals and Sacred Sites, Judy Hall teaches you how to access these healing energies using various crystals and sacred stones. Covering not only the most wellknown and revered sacred sites, but also newly discovered ones that are emerging as power points critical to our evolution as a planet, Judy Hall offers not just prescriptions for selecting the right crystals, but also special meditations and rituals that will allow you to tune in to these sites and open doorways to transformation and healing. If you are looking for a book that takes crystal healing to the next level, this is it!

192 pp, 213mm x 277mm, softback, 2012, RRP £12.99

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Letters and poems from Cygnus members

ear Cygnus, I was thrilled to see the article in last month’s Cygnus about Alice HerzSommer, the oldest holocaust survivor. I saw a programme (see DVD – Everything is a Present – on p. 7) about her several years ago, and was so inspired by this woman who to those living around her was known as ‘the lady at no.6’, and those that passed in the street below her 1st floor flat would stop to listen to her piano playing, many of them having no idea of her history. Her vibrancy, her love and forgiveness is an example for everyone, and after the programme I sat down and wrote the poem below, which I’d just like to share with you.

which have been affecting us all this year, especially the monetary side of things. I used to be a Supporter but had to stop that for a while for exactly the same reason. However I have now renewed my Supporter subscription, and have raised a Standing Order for the future. The Cygnus team really deserve an award for the work you do, to bring us the enjoyment of the Review and all the benefits it can give. I keep every copy so I can look back at past issues. Apart from the books and CDs that you sell, the adverts as well are interesting. Just think, all those people out there wishing to help others. All I can say is long may you all remain doing what you enjoy, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the numerous items I have purchased from you over the years (and not just books).

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Star Letter: A dance under gallows

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the lady at number six wears pearls and pale-blue plays chopin to passers-by in the street down below the lady at number six smiles from button-bright eyes greets friends to play scrabble her ancient gnarled fingers – infects them with laughter and tales that unravel the lady at number six was a pianist from prague condemned for her cree under sentence of death she played for the nazis she played for her life for the life of her son for the life of her fellows a dance under gallows the lady at number six knows that hatred breeds hate welcomes captors as friends knows the meaning of love thinks all life is beautiful that beethoven’s a miracle the lady at number six wears pearls and pale blue. With love and blessings, Polly Howell xx Susanne Austin’s page

Hello there, thank you for the November Review received a couple of days ago. I was very interested to read Susanne Austin’s page. She summed up a lot of things

Kind regards Alan Paine

see beyond the limitations of your eyes, see the vibrations of everything which surrounds you, focus on the beauty of the wild winter rose, be aware of the clean crisp smell from the blustery wind, open your ears and listen as the trees speak out to you, notice your emotions as they vibrate on the level of love, for the beauty and wonder which surrounds you, is you, and that level of love that you feel, is from me to you. Bernadette O’Connor Bone Bare Radiance

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when I saw it appear in Cygnus Review I felt that I just had to tell you all about this ‘magical’ album. That is, if I can! You see the effect of this beautiful music is difficult to explain, it has to be experienced. Thinking that this was a welcome addition to my growing collection of relaxation music, I put on my headphones and settled down to listen. WOW!! One track released tears from nowhere, and then another track produced a joyful ‘belly laugh’ again completely out of the blue. This CD is truly magical and continues to be; I use it as background to my yoga practice and find that I am more focused as a result. I know that mine is just one opinion, but this hauntingly beautiful music produced such a feeling that you want to share it with everyone, and if you do decide to treat yourself to this CD, I sincerely hope that your experience is just as magical.

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Healing With Honey

Autumn is here! Leaves of conditioning fed by the lies of a long season Are dying! Under the canopy on fire with its own death Truth shines through misery’s curtain. Love shows her sweet face through the bone bare radiance of our being At last!

Some years ago while living in the Cotswolds I was regularly invited to do some hands on healing with race horses on a lovely Country Estate near to Arundel In Sussex. These trips were thoroughly fulfilling and I felt indeed honoured to be working with these lovely creatures.

Annabel Hollis Sound Medicine

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be given a music CD called Sound Medicine Solfeggio Meditation by Anima (p. 11) and

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On my first visit my patient was a horse with an ulcerated leg. Already being prescribed ointments by the vet – none of which were working. As is usual I attuned myself to the animal and placed my hands on the bad leg. I realised that some other remedy was necessary. During the next forty-five minutes the owner and I were scanning the local shops for a jar of dark African Wild Bee honey. Having used honey successfully in the past, I made a guess that it would work again this time. A honey poultice was applied over the next few days and gradually the wound healed. Honey a wonderful natural healer. Paula Castanyo

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Fri 19–Sun 21 April, Life Coach, Brian Reid’s Personal Development Workshop. Experience unique self-improvement principles, through the way of the horse, to help you achieve your dreams.Brantwood, Coniston, Lake District LA21 8AD See www.HorsesKnowTheWayHome.com email animaltalk@firenet.uk Telephone: 015394 36571

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Cambridge, Empowerment Live! Authentic Success Conference. Now in its 3rd year and better than ever! See ALL 8 well known speakers including William Bloom, Sandy Newbigging, Brett Moran. Music from Tim Wheater and Free lunches! Jan 26th/27th 2013 www.empowerment-live.co.uk

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ANAM CARA RETREAT CENTRE, Scottish Highlands, Inverness. Residential workshops and retreats in Shamanism, Buddhism, Meditation, Yoga Training, Working Retreats, Self Development and Healing Arts. To request a brochure, tel. 01463 711702 email: welcome@anamcara.org visit: www.anamcara.org ANGELIC REIKI and ANGEL HEALING Diploma Courses and weekly events at The Academy of Angelic Healing, Harrow, London. Angelic Retreats in Menorca. Please request newsletter. jaynleemiller@btconnect.com www.angelicreiki.org 020 8422 9308, 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 www.elizabethannmorris.com Meditation & Personal Development Tuesdays 7. 30 – 9pm Chakra Healing & Development (bold letters Please)Monthly Thursdays 7. 30 – 9.30pm Groups for Integrity, Growth & Connection The Relaxation Place Contact maxine Glover 07913270675”

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Crystal Therapy Courses Learn with Lauren D’Silva of Touchstones School of Crystal Therapy. ACHO accredited courses in Mid-Wales and Glastonbury. Call Lauren 01597 822749 www.touchstones-therapies.co.uk,

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