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Cygnus Review heal your body, feed your soul, free your mind, love your planet

The Miracle of Self-Love Barbel Mohr & Manfred Mohr You Do Know Becky Walsh The Book of Awakening Mark Nepo

Archetypes: Who Are You? Caroline Myss Thunk! Sandy Newbigging Angel Dreams Oracle Cards Doreen Virtue & Melissa Virtue Hands of an Angel Helen Parry Jones

A guiding hand for our first steps into a new era


Gabriella Kapfer

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ear Friends, On the Feast of Epiphany we visited our friends Jehanne and Rob Mehta (see p. 11) and there we met Louis Bohtlingk, author of Dare to Care [220402, £6.99] and his wife Sandra and a very interesting musician and sound healer – Gabriella Kapfer. We sat in a circle around a beautiful open fire, but it seemed to us that an even bigger fire was made by the joining of our hearts. A banquet of soul-food manifested itself in the form of our conversation and Geoff and I went away feeling nourished and deeply warmed by the inner fire. A particularly magical moment was when Gabriella sang to us a song, whose message simply begged for us to share it with you, as a guiding impulse for this new era in which we now stand.

I Mould My Heart Gabriella also forges and moulds singing bowls and teaches others how to do so and in this song you catch such a strong sense of the inner fire moulding your heart so it can be filled with Spirit and sing its purity out into the world. All the while we were listening to it, we could see in our mind’s eye the image of the Ace of Cups from the Rider-Waite Tarot – one of our favourite pictures ever! So we’ve included a picture of that for you as well. And here is Gabriella’s message for you: With all our love, Ann and Geoff and the Cygnus Team.

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Expanding and exploding, to melt the veil have received many songs from apart. Nature – following an I mould my heart into a cup to house the experience of being holy dove, invited through the I mould my heart into a cup to share the dimensional veil gift of love. and asked whether Gabriella Kapfer, Iona July 2000 I would commit to work on a deeper level To hear a recording of the song sung live with Nature and the Earth. Most of the a capella in St Oran’s chapel on Iona, go songs seem to be messages from nature to: http://peace-trails.com/category/ for us humans to vibrationally facilitate sound-samples-mp3s and click on ‘I our remembering and our alignment to mould my heart’mp3. or go to http:// the potential of who we can be in our Original Rider Waite Tarot Deck peace-trails.com/cds and scroll to ‘songs fullness, in harmony and co-operation 78 full colour cards, 7mm x 12mm, 1993, RRP £13.27 of the dove’ and click on the sound with all of life as co-creators of this world. Code: 070841, Cygnus Price: £7.99 sample below named: ‘I mould my But this particular song I received on heart’mp3. the island of Iona when I first went there and felt I had © 2013 by Gabriella Kapfer ‘come home’ and it was as if the song was singing me. www.peace-trails.com It feels like now is the time for which it was written as ‘peace is contained within the limitlessness of love’ the veil is melting and we are taking our first baby steps in an unknown new vibrational frequency of a new cycle and THE UNKNOWN MOTHER: A era inviting us to create and live from the place of heart MAGICAL WALK WITH THE centred consciousness. GODDESS OF SOUND I mould my heart Dielle Ciesco I mould my heart into a cup to receive your gift of love. It isnt every day that one meets a goddess, I mould my heart into a cup to hold the holy dove. let alone a Matrika or being that presides The wind speaks of changes that I don’t understand, over the sounds of language. It is said such deities can bring us complete liberation. Of dying and renewal, that’ll sweep across the land. I mould my heart into a shell to hear the mermaids sing. I mould my heart into a shell to feel the ocean’s swing. The waves speak of changes to wash upon our shore, Of terrors and of wonders that’ll shake us to our core. I mould my heart into a spear to pierce the veil of fears I mould my heart into an ear to listen to your tears. The Earth speaks of changes that ache inside her bones, Of birth and liberation vibrating through the stones. I mould my heart into a harp to join the fairies song, I mould my heart into a harp to play the tunes of long. The sun sings of changes, that burn inside his heart,

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Barbel Mohr

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his is something that I write mostly for myself. In the past, a really long time ago, basically almost in a past life of mine, to be precise, until a few months ago, this is how I lived Just a little bit more Everything was so exciting and constantly short of time, I would always do just this one last thing really, really quickly and then swiftly yet another one. Grant yourself just one little hour of sleep less, eat a bit more quickly and skip going for a walk, then you might just get even more done. People, however, aren’t only made up of a restless mind that is easily excitable, there’s also a body attached that needs to support everything we do. If I treat myself toughly in this, or similar ways, by not really granting myself the breaks I need to keep my inner balance, my body will become tough, too. Body, mind and soul, form an entity and each level reflects what is happening on the other two. When the body gets hard, the body cells turn, metaphorically speaking, from grapes into raisins, they dry out, there isn’t enough vital juice and energy. You can’t let go, either mentally or emotionally and this is transferred onto the body. Losing balance I was in it up to my neck and know that millions of people do more or less the same. If this state continues for a longer period, you will face physical, mental and emotional problems. The cells and tissues become matted and clogged; the microcirculation in the cells is impaired. The body has difficulties in sending oxygen and white blood cells into every corner of the body, which leads to pain and illnesses. The same happens to the mind. Your thoughts become matted and clog up. You are less and less able to think clearly, creatively

Tough Mind, Tough Body – Is That What You Really Want? and flexibly. Instead, your brain is stuck on repeat like a broken record and it gets increasingly hard to free yourself from automatic behaviour and unpleasant thought patterns, as they are equally stuck in their ways. With everything being connected, we can easily reverse this process from the physical level. As soon as the energy starts flowing more freely again through the body, the mind will notice the effects and feel freer as well. If we then proceed on to the mental and emotional level and start working on our self-love and inner freedom, the levels will support and speed each other up. On the physical level it is quite simple to restore tissue elasticity. It is achieved through muscle tremors, as the trembling causes clogged cells to loosen up. The trembling also re-establishes the body’s natural rhythm in which the fluids pulsate through it as normal. The so-called matrix-rhythm-therapy is a kind of ‘trembling-deep-tissuemassage’, which re-stimulates the cells’ microcirculation. You can also do it completely for free by yourself – it takes a bit longer, but is just as effective. An exercise for you to try Here is a trembling exercise for you to try. Others are described in The Miracle of Self-Love. Lie down and tense your calves until they start to tremble. Then tense your body parts one by one, from bottom to top, until all your muscles tremble. Hold

the tension only briefly, for as long as it’s comfortable and then relax. Important: don’t put yourself under pressure to perform. On the contrary, as after all, what we want to achieve is reduced pressure. Do the exercise with playful curiosity towards the processes in your body. How does the trembling feel? How does it feel when you let it all go and trace the effects? Tip Whether an exercise is effective or not doesn’t depend on the exercise itself. Instead it depends on your attitude when doing the exercise. A mantra like ‘I love myself and let go’ just won’t work for you at all, if you only reel it off. If, however, you can feel the love flow while doing the exercise and pay close attention to the way it feels when you relax more and more, it will have the desired effect. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel much at first. What counts is your genuine intention. Your soul will appreciate it and your feeling and perception will become stronger and stronger over time. Shake yourself free! Our natural state is to be happy and healthy and to love and appreciate ourselves and everybody else the way we are. Shaking relieves our body, mind and soul from ballast and thereby helps us to find this natural state. From The Miracle of Self-Love © 2012 by Barbel Mohr and Manfred Mohr, published by Hay House.

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Becky Walsh

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n the many years that I have been teaching intuition I felt something was missing. So I used my intuition to find out what it was. I always thought that there was one form of intuition to tune in to love or fear depending on how you see life, as a glass-halffull or a glass-half-empty person. However, if you understand that we live in a dualistic world of opposites – war/peace, affluence/ poverty, etc. – you can see that there are also two polarities of intuition: love is at one end of the sound spectrum and fear is at the other. One form serves the ego and the other serves love. One has a high pitch (love) and one has a low pitch (fear). Ego-based intuition looks to keep you protected; it makes decisions through the filter of the ego, which also means any psychological baggage that you may be carrying will be added into the filter of your intuition. Perhaps this is why many people don’t feel safe trusting their intuition; they are listening to the wrong form of knowing. When you listen to love it has no words, but it knows profoundly. It speaks of joy and resolution; it moves past fear toward love.

You Do Know this mind-gut connection is through the chakras. Our solar plexus chakra picks up signals from people or situations and looks for them to be dangerous; a repeat of something that hurt us in our past, or simply is not in alignment with what we want. This information is then absorbed by the sacral chakra and turned into emotions. The gut brain then reads these emotions and sends this information for analysis by the brain, which tries to digest it logically by using our words. In this way, you can see how our stomach is our understanding of what we are digesting from the outside world – not just our food and water, but our emotions, too – which also goes some way to explaining why conditions such as celiac disease and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) are often linked to stress and anxiety. Although gut instinct is very important, as discussed in the previous chapter it can lead to problems if we have a very active solar plexus. What makes the solar plexus active is our psychology; it is our belief in our capacity to feel safe in the world. If we don’t trust ourselves to cope, or trust the world to be a good place, our solar plexus will be overactive and give us the intuitive heads-up on impending doom all the time. This can lead to feelings of anxiety and stress with no sign of a real cause. Often this is the case with empaths; they just become too sensitive. Rather than trying to change your chakras, which know far better than your ego, start to look at your psychology and the underlying cause of your stress, anxiety and fears.

that the word isn’t safe and build upon the positive belief in you. Developing your heart or love based intuition will also change the messages your gut is giving you, too. Unlike gut intuition, love-based intuition doesn’t work on the development of the ego’s belief in its problems and fears. Instead it shines a light into the only real truth there is... love. When I work with a client I take their belief in their problems seriously, but I don’t consider they have a problem. To me, some are in a holding pattern of unhappiness while they are waiting for more information. I give them that information so that they can move through the thing that is holding them in their ego. This way, between the two of us, we can bring more love into life. During the session, if I am not feeling love for the client I usually conclude the appointment. Some people are not ready for that kind of love or breakthrough. This in no way means my consultations are fluffy; a kick up the backside can be just as loving as offering a hand to hold. But if I don’t love them I know I had my ego filter on during the appointment. This means, for example, if I’ve had a bad relationship with a rock star ex-boyfriend, I might see bad things about my client’s relationship with her fabulous rock star boyfriend. Ego intuition looks everywhere for information that might be useful. Love intuition simply listens for the sound resonance: is it in alignment or is it not? As the intuitive inquirer, you can then become curious about what you feel and receive more accurate information. The trick is to stay in the higher pitch of a loving resonance. Love expands, fear limits. We want to make decisions in life from the heart, not from the head. From You Do Know © 2013 by Becky Walsh, published by Hay House.

Gut versus heart instinct Ego intuition is also known as a ‘gut instinct.’ Knowing when something feels bad is a good thing, but avoiding situations or people without knowing ‘why’ is limiting. Living a life of self-protection isn’t really living. But this is what we are programmed to do; the Developing love-based intuition ego protects the physical body. The bottom Resolving them could be as simple as three chakras connect to the body and protect making a list of every amazing thing you have it. The solar plexus reaches out from the body ever done, of all the wonderful acts of human and reads people and/ or situations. It then takes this information to the sacral chakra, kindness you see. Start to unravel the belief which it turns into a feeling. The feeling is BOOK CIRCLE CHOICE, MULTIBUY OFFER! taken into the gut brain; yes there is a brain in your gut! Embedded in the line of the YOU DO KNOW: LEARNING TO ACT ON INTUITION intestines is the enteric nervous system, INSTANTLY Becky Walsh with hundreds of millions of neurons – Many people don’t know how to trust their intuition. In You Do Know, save one-thousandth the number in your brain. 40% Becky Walsh explains that this is because until now people thought there This network is termed the second brain was only one kind of intuition. Becky has made a revolutionary discovery: that there are two forms of intuition. One form works through ego and and controls the gut function. Gut neurons the other through love. To back up this realisation she has turned to communicate with the brain through the neuroscience, psychology and spiritual teaching to draw all the pieces vagus nerve, which runs from the base of together. She explains to the reader in simple, practical terms how to the brain to the chest and the abdomen. use both forms of intuition. In addition, Becky explains how interactions The clearest connection between the gut without ego-judgement affect us positively in friendship, business, and mind, this is how we experience anxiety relationships, family and community. This shift will change our world and stress. We’ve all experienced those dramatically from both a personal and global perspective, as we realise moments of fear or stress when your guts that intuition is the key to the shift in consciousness that humanity needs literally feel like they are churning or liquid. to fix the problems we currently face. How your chakras affect your intuition One way of interpreting or understanding

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Food For Your Soul THE BOOK OF AWAKENING: HAVING THE LIFE YOU WANT BY BEING PRESENT IN THE LIFE YOU HAVE Mark Nepo

If your life’s path seems a little arduous of late, you’ll find that this wonderful book is exactly save 50% the medicine you need. It’s a collection of meditations on life’s true meaning and how to find it in the life you actually have. With one meditation for each day of the year, The Book of Awakening is designed to provide you with a guiding and supporting hand to restore your appreciation and love of life, whatever your difficulties. Poet Mark Nepo actually wrote it while he was recovering from cancer. With its small doses of what really matters: simple truths and stories from everyday lives, plus inspiration from the great wisdom traditions, this book will bring you home to the awareness that you are always blessed and that, in the words of St Francis of Assisi, ‘You are that which you are seeking’.

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GOSPEL OF THOMAS: A SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATION FOR THE AQUARIAN AGE Rev Daniel Chesbro, Rev Jim Erickson

With its vast depths of wisdom, The Gospel of Thomas is one of the earliest texts containing the teachings of Jesus. It is attributed to Didymos Judas Thomas, a member of Jesus’s inner circle who received his deeper teachings. The names Didymos and Thomas both mean ‘Twin’ and the key to understanding this gospel is the awareness that deep within us dwells the ‘Twin’ of Jesus and it is this ‘Twin’ to whom we are supposed to give space and life if we are to fulfil our destiny as human beings. Many questions are asked in The Gospel of Thomas and most often, Jesus’ answers throw us back on ourselves, helping us on our inner quest to discover the ‘Twin’ within and learn that we truly are the child of God, just like Jesus. At the end of the gospel, Jesus says, ‘Whoever drinks from my mouth will become as I am and I will become that person and the mysteries will be revealed to him.’

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et’s get something clear from the start. I’m not saying your mind is bad and you should never think again. Your mind is a remarkable tool that you can use to create marvellous things. However, what’s become very apparent to me is that most people I meet don’t know how to not think. And that certainly is a problem. Thinking too much is very stressful, leads to ill health, inhibits creativity, postpones your peace, limits your love and, perhaps most importantly, prevents you from knowing the unbounded brilliance of your real self. You are not alone if you find it hard to not think! Most people I meet from around the world at my clinics, courses and retreats find it near impossible to stop their minds from working overtime. They think all day long and some of them even think their way through the night too. Unable to reduce the deluge of thoughts occurring, their unhealthy habit of thinking has become insistent, uncontrollable and intense. Mind mastery is attained when you can use your mind instead of your mind using you. Are You Being Thunk? If you cannot switch off and stop thinking at will, then your relationship with your mind has become unbalanced and unproductive. Rather than you using your mind as the magnificent tool that it is and then putting it down when you’re done, your mind is quite literally using you! I would suggest that the result of this incessant thinking is that you aren’t actually thinking any more, but instead, you are being thunk! Thunking occurs when you cannot stop engaging in and reacting to the train of thoughts passing through your mind. Being THUNK is one of the biggest problems on the planet today. It is a hidden cause of conflict, suffering and stress and is the main reason why you are not experiencing the peace and productivity that you are inherently capable of. If you are being THUNK then you are unwittingly giving the content of your thoughts the unwarranted power to negatively impact your moods, health, relationships, peace and prosperity. Worst of all, it is an utterly unnecessary problem because re-addressing your relationship with your mind is possible for everyone I have met. People think all the time because they don’t know of a better way to relate to their mind. Prior to learning about the benefits of not thinking, I focused my

To Think or Not to Think, That is the Enlightening Question! personal-development efforts on changing my negative thoughts and emotions. Despite great efforts to improve the content of my mind, I found that I still got stressed and my moods continued to go up and down. Why? Because I had not solved the underlying cause of my problems: namely, my habit of thinking. The Hidden Barrier To Experiencing Life Life is happening now. It truly is. However, you can end up missing it if you are in your head thinking. This is because although life exists now, your mind only exists by thinking about the past and future. Thinking acts as an invisible barrier that stands between you and the present moment, between you and the experience of peace. I say “invisible” because most people aren’t aware of the impact thinking has on their peace. Thinking makes you numb to fully experiencing life because your mind is always one step removed from any given experience. The mind cannot experience the present moment; it can only think about the present moment. Similarly, the mind cannot experience peace; it can only think about peace. So as long as you continue to be in your mind thinking, true inner peace will remain out of reach. Being present and being peaceful are one and the same. You cannot experience one without the other. Knowing this makes experiencing peace supremely simple and brilliantly clear-cut: You are either save 33% in the moment experiencing peace or you’re in your head thinking about peace. The choice can be yours! Exercise – 3C Vision: Using your eyes for a change In my book, THUNK! and during my one-day Mind Calm Classes, I share a range of techniques for thinking less. One of my personal favorites is ‘3C Vision’. Believe it or not, by using your eyes in a certain way, you can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which quietens the mind and can help you to begin to notice the inner peace that is always present. In fact, I would go as far as to suggest that it is very hard to think while engaging 3C vision! But don’t take my word for it – try it now. Instructions: 1. Pick a spot on a wall to look at, ideally above eye level at about a 45-degree angle, so that as you look at it, it feels as though your vision is bumping up against your eyebrows. 2. As you stare at the spot on the wall, effortlessly let your mind go loose and focus all of your attention on the spot. At this point you may find yourself wanting to take a deep breath in and out. Let yourself do so.

3. Notice that within a matter of a few moments, your vision will begin to spread out. You will begin to see more in the peripheral than in the central part of your vision. 4. Now, pay more attention to the peripheral part of your vision than to the central part of your vision. Notice colours, shadows, shapes and so on. Notice what you see on the left and right, above and below. Keep using your peripheral vision – don’t look directly at anything. 5. Continue for as long as you want while noticing how it feels. Notice if your mind has become more still. With a little practice you will be able to use 3C vision as you go about your day – when reading, out walking, chatting with people, pretty much any time you want to stop thinking and feel calm, confident and content. © 2013 by Sandy C. Newbigging. Sandy has written 5 books, taught people from 15 countries about his ‘Mind Detox’ and ‘Mind Calm’ methods via his Academy and run fully booked retreats at some of the world’s best health resorts. His work has been seen on television around the globe on channels including Discovery Health. Visit www.sandynewbigging.com.

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If you have been trying to break the shackles of excessive thinking which can cause you so much stress and even physical illness, but haven’t yet been able to find a way that works for you, you will find this book to be an absolute Godsend. Sandy Newbigging has a really clear and motivating way of explaining ways to create more peace of mind and happiness by thinking less. Accessible and practical exercises are provided for putting focus on the context of your mind rather than working to change the content. Rather than change perceptions or attitudes about life, readers are asked to rise above beliefs and concepts of good and bad to experience the real self and the peace that accompanies it. Bridging the gap between serenity and success, this enlightening guide depicts the mind as a tool to be picked up and used as required and then put away when it’s no longer needed, allowing for improvements in every area of your life.

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Caroline Myss

How Knowing Your Archetypes Can Help You

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becoming our next new language, there was a time not so long ago when I wasn’t so sure.

have long believed that it is impossible for us to know who we truly are unless we understand archetypes and, more specifically, our own personal archetypes, because archetypes are the psychic lenses through which we view ourselves and the world around us. As a society we have been on a quest to understand how we function psychologically, what makes us the way we are and what makes us heal. These questions have awakened a need in us to not only be aware that archetypes influence us but how they express themselves in our individual lives. Archetypes are the new language of power. Archetypes: the vocabulary of intuition The time has come for our society to make a quantum leap in awareness and acknowledge the central role of intuition. Archetypes are the vocabulary of intuition and the more familiar we are with them, the more clearly we will resonate with our own intuition. Archetypes speak to us in a language of myths and symbols, perfectly suited to a society that has become fluent in high-tech code, instant messages and Twitter-speak. The only difference is that archetypes originate in our cosmic intelligence and not in our technical awareness. But it was inevitable that one day our rational intellect would find a way to engage with our intuitive intelligence and through the medium of archetypes, it has. Archetypes are the keys to our personal power. I have witnessed dramatic changes when people awaken to this power. More than once, I have seen them come to the realization that their need for time alone was not because they are antisocial but because they have the Hermit archetype, which compels them to seek silence and solitude in order to sustain their spirit. I have watched other people discover that they have a passion to be in nature not because they want to get out of the city but because they identify with the Nature Child, an archetypal expression of the soul of the natural world. Upon discovering which archetypes are guiding your life, you step into the core of your being, perhaps for the first time. It’s as if you have finally put on the clothing you were destined to wear. Though I firmly believe that the language of archetypes is

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Universal patterns of power The day I gave my first lecture on the subject, I worried that I might not be able to communicate clearly that archetypes are universal patterns of power emerging from our myths and beliefs and that these myths and beliefs, in turn, invisibly weave their influential threads into the way we view every aspect of our lives. I was doubly hesitant about speaking because I knew that the field of archetypes came with its own vocabulary, one associated with the inner realm of the psyche. For our rational, logical, scientific society, information that is introduced as ‘powerful but invisible’ generally doesn’t stand a chance of gaining much credibility. But much to my surprise, I discovered that a few simple examples of easily recognized archetypes immediately created the bridge I needed between the literal world in which we live and the mythic or symbolic world that is the power zone of the archetypes. I asked the women in the audience, ‘How many of you always knew you were going to be mothers?’ A majority of them raised their hands. I then asked, ‘How did you know that?’ Most just shrugged their shoulders as if to say, ‘I just knew it because that’s who I am and that’s what I was meant to do – be a Mother.’ The key to the real you Then I asked the audience, ‘How many of you are natural-born Adventurers?’ Several men raised their hands, along with a few women. ‘And how many of you would consider yourselves Warriors?’ I asked. Even more men raised their hands. I was amazed, as I had thought that the

victorious Warrior story was more a woman’s fantasy than a man’s. But that day I realized that many men find it sexy to imagine themselves as modern-day warriors like the Navy SEALs. By the time I discussed the Healer and Hermit archetypes, audience members were no longer asking questions about archetypes in general but rather ‘What are my archetypes?’ and ‘How do I identify my archetypal patterns?’ The atmosphere in the room was electric, sparking with a level of curiosity I had never before experienced in an audience. They would have stayed all night in that lecture hall if I had let them. Later, over dinner with friends, I could not stop talking about the explosion of enthusiasm in that room. No other subject I had ever taught had elicited such a response. What was it about archetypes that triggered that reaction? As I thought about it more, the answer seemed obvious: Archetypal patterns hold the key to the real you. They somehow know more about you than you know about yourself. By identifying and exploring your own archetypal patterns, you come to understand your true self. Archetypes have always been the engine of the human unconscious, but you could live your whole life and not know that. Archetypal patterns are like a door into a hidden realm, a parallel reality. Discovering this parallel reality in which archetypes reside and learning about your particular archetypes is a way of meeting yourself, perhaps for the first time. My hope is that you will find this inner journey as life changing as I have. From Archetypes: Who Are You © 2013 by Caroline Myss, published by Hay House.

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Archetypes are universal patterns of behavior that, once discovered, help you better understand yourself and your place in the world. In short, knowing which archetypes are active in your subconscious mind can transform your life. In this book, Caroline Myss writes about ten primary archetypes that have emerged in today’s society: the Caregiver, the Artist/Creative, the Fashionista, the Intellectual, the Rebel, the Queen/Executive, the Advocate, the Visionary, the Athlete, and the Spiritual Seeker. She passes on all the information you need to understand if you are part of each archetype family and if so, how you can fully tap into its power. She also offers tips and practical advice on how to fully engage with your archetypes. You can then use this knowledge to make more conscious decisions about everything from careers to relationships, avoiding common pitfalls of your personality type while playing up your strengths. The result is a happier, more authentic you.

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POCKET HANDBOOK OF BODY REFLEX ZONES Guo Changqing Guoyan & Zhaiwei Liu Naigang

Reflex Zone Therapy is a traditional Chinese healing method that can dramatically increase your power to improve your health. It can easily be practised not just in a professional setting but at home. The basic premise is that there are certain points on the hands, feet and other places on the body which correspond with particular organs and systems. Pain in these points can be an early indication of illness, and manipulation of them can bring relief from symptoms. This handy pocket reference guide focuses on reflex zones on the head, face, ears, hands, feet, wrists and ankles. It is fully illustrated so you can easily tell where each zone is located, and the indications for each zone are given. You should find it very handy as a tool for learning and referring to basic applications.

160pp, 144mm x 104mm, paperback, 2013, RRP £11.99 Code: 230209, Cygnus Price: £6.99

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POCKET HANDBOOK OF PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE ACUPOINTS FOR COMMON CONDITIONS Guo Changqing Guoyan & Zhaiwei Liu Naigang

If you have a professional interest in acupuncture or acupressure or would simply like to understand what your acupuncturist is up to, you’ll find this welldesigned pocket handbook very useful. It enables you to locate accurately key acupuncture points that are particularly effective in the treatment of certain conditions and gives standard locations and indications for the points. Each point is illustrated for ease of location.

272pp, 144mm x 104mm, illus. in colour paperback, 2013, RRP £13.99 Code: 230210, Cygnus Price: £6.99

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CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY Dr Daniel G Amen

Did you realise that it is actually your brain that is the key to having the body and the overall health you want? Most people never even think about the health of their own brain, because they cannot see it. Yet your brain is the command and control centre of your body, so if save 40% you want a better body, the first place to always start is by having a better brain. In this book, Dr Daniel Amen gives you the ten basic principles you need to change your brain and your body and then focuses on how to fix individual problems that concern so many of us, by fixing the brain first. You’ll be amazed to observe how much the brain-nourishing changes he suggests will affect your body weight, skin, hormonal balance, energy levels, ability to sleep, stress levels and emotions. Put the brain-body connection to work and discover a healthier, happier you!

320pp, 132mm x 203mm, paperback, 2012, RRP £9.99 Code: 221106, Cygnus Price: £5.99

THE HYPNOTIC GASTRIC BAND Paul Mckenna

By far the best way to lose weight is to shrink the size of your stomach. Here, Paul McKenna offers a completely new approach to doing just that. If you remember, a gastric band is a radical surgical operation that reduces the available space in the stomach. Paul McKenna’s Hypnotic Gastric Band is a psychological procedure that can help to convince the unconscious mind that a gastric band has been fitted, so the body behaves exactly as if it were physically present. Along with the book, the system contains a hypnosis CD and an instructional DVD to provide complete support for physical and psychological change whilst you lose weight. There’s no physical surgery, no scarring and no forbidden foods. Just follow all the instructions and let Paul help you lose weight.

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144pp, 148mm x 210mm, paperback book + CD + DVD, 2013, RRP £12.99 Code: 230213, Cygnus Price: £7.75

THETA HEALING RHYTHM FOR FINDING YOUR PERFECT WEIGHT Vianna Stibal

Written by the creator of ThetaHealing®, Vianna Stibal, this is more than just a weight loss book! It is about finding a real rhythm for your mind, body and spirit, while tapping into your inner beauty and love for yourself. Using the techniques in this book, you will be able to: select the right foods and supplements to nourish your body and enjoy the foods you love without guilt; make your body think that it is exercising while you listen to music and relax; release the emotions and fears that hold you back from having the body you want; change your unhelpful beliefs into more productive and useful beliefs that will allow you to release your excess weight. So say goodbye to calorie counting and feeling guilty and say hello to being comfortable in your own body and finding inner peace and happiness!

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YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND Debbie Shapiro

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Completely revised and expanded, this interesting book reveals the intimate relationship which exists between your mind and your body. It explains how your emotional and psychological states affect you physically and how your feelings and thoughts are linked to specific parts of the body and different illnesses. Unresolved issues affect your health and if you understand how this happens you will find there is much you can do to facilitate your healing. Debbie Shapiro discusses how to use the power of your mind and heart to heal your body through creative visualization, relaxation and meditation and shows how breath awareness, movement and complementary healing techniques can stimulate emotional and psychological healing.

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Maddy Harland

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ears ago, before Tim and I were about to become parents, we planned our ‘last’ wilderness adventure. In the days before questioning the carbon spent on air travel, we flew to San Diego and took a 90foot fishing boat down the coast, amongst the Pacific swell, to Baja California and into the St Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico. In the late 1980s, this wild place had just been declared a refuge zone for whales by the Mexican government and tourist boats were limited in number each year. By 1993, UNESCO made the Lagoon a World Heritage site. It is one of the few places in the world where Grey whales breed and rear their young before their daunting journey back north to the Arctic. A mile wide and 14 long, we entered the lagoon through its narrow mouth with treacherous sandbars and swirling currents. There were no other boats there and not a soul was on the bleached shores. For five glorious days we moored up and went out on small skiffs (12-foot metal dinghies) around the bays or landed on beaches with our biologist guide to explore the flora and fauna of this ancient land that had been inhabited since prehistory. BOOK FOR GIVING, MULTIBUY OFFER! save 40%

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We fell in love with this book the moment we saw it. Eleanor O’Hanlon takes us into the magnificent wilderness areas still remaining on Earth to experience the wisdom and wonder of the natural connection between animals, the rhythms and cycles of the Earth and the waking of the soul within each person. Her eloquent descriptions of the stunning landscapes and the wild creatures she meets will fill you with understanding, love and respect for the animal-beings with whom we share this planet. You will also learn to be present with the animals, beyond the limitations of the ordinary thinking mind, thus opening your awareness to subtle realities that will help you live in balance on the Earth.

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The Consciousness of the Wild Encounters with whale friends Here we learned about desert plants, climbed dunes and even came upon the decaying hulk of a Grey whale. Already pregnant, I was caught between the fascination of its enormous, incredible form (they can grow up to 50 feet long) and the too pungent downwind whiff of dead sea flesh in great heat. I was expressively sick! Remnants of the indigenous human population were evident in huge mounds of oyster shells. They were the remains of generations of oyster fishermen and feasts on the beach, monuments to the abundance of the ecosystem. As the sun set, flocks of pelicans, the ‘Mexican Air Force’ we called them, would fly past in formation and signal the end of another extraordinary day. Twice a day, we would go out on skiffs, dinghies with small outboard motors and explore the lagoon looking for ‘friendlies’, Grey whales who were likely to seek our human company. This fact alone is extraordinary. Up until 1960s commercial whalers and then fishermen were still slaughtering these magnificent animals and their babies in the very lagoon we were so privileged to explore. They fought so hard they were named ‘Devilfish’. Once the California Grey whales were estimated to have a population size of 76,000-118,000 individuals, three to five times larger than exist today. Their Atlantic cousins are extinct and their eastern Pacific cousins, who migrate the route between the Sea of Okhotsk and southern Korea, are today officially listed as critically endangered. Out in the skiff, we would hear the primeval sound of great whales surfacing, breathing out and be showered by the fishy spray from their blowholes if they passed close enough. They ‘spy-hop’, supporting their huge bodies with their tails on the bottom of the shallow lagoon and look out over their surroundings. Were they looking at us? Was I being anthropomorphic? I got the reputation for attracting friendlies and soon the crew let me drive the skiff when we went out. In that vast and ancient place, we would drift to the sounds of blowing whales and the call of birds. Whales would spy-hop all around us and swim tantalisingly near, so close we could almost touch. Merging with a mystery Then late one day I was again at the helm and a mother allowed her inquisitive calf to come close to inspect us. The baby, about 16 feet long, came in so close that as it dived clumsily under the boat, its tail clipped our bow and we nearly capsized. The calf was obviously fascinated by us and came within touching distance. The mother too came to the bow where I was sitting. She raised her

head above the water and one eye looked directly at me, just heads apart. As I looked into the great being’s eye, time stood still. I knew in that moment that I was in the presence of a consciousness more ancient than anything I had experienced before. I was witness to the vast intelligence and presence of the wild. It was gentle, curious and had no interest in harming me. From that moment, my life irrevocably changed. The deepest part of me had merge with a mystery. I was awoken. My experience is not unique. Thirty years later, I learn that Eleanor O’Hanlon had exactly the same experience in St Ignacio Lagoon. It prompted this wonderful book that takes us to the land of Whale, Bear, Wolf and Horse, describes us the path of the shaman and a good degree about biology, indigenous cultures, mythology and travel adventure as well. It’s a delight of a book, beautifully written and full of insight. My very core is touched by it. It is a precious pearl formed from the grit and pain born from a great love of nature, a deep connection with the wild and the desire to protect and preserve it at all costs. I want to read and savour every word and give it to all my friends. Magical connection Afterwards, I came home and gave birth to a daughter who, from a young age, was able to pick up wild birds in her hands, commune with wild creatures and the genus loci, the spirit of place. Quickly, permaculture came into our lives and we began our strange and compulsive journey to share its wisdom and wonders with the world, however improbable it may have seemed at the time. Looking back, I have no doubt that my encounter was one of those moments in life when a person is literally stopped in their tracks and shown an opening to another world. As I recall the experience, I am moved by love and reverence for an ancient intelligence that still swims in our oceans. Through the wonders of Nature and our capacity to see through the ‘Eyes of the Wild’, we can connect with universal consciousness. All we need to do is open ourselves and listen. ‘Diversity is holy. The dazzling play of relationship within the diversity of form is the expression of the inherent sacredness of life,’ as Eleanor puts it. From this realisation will come our ability to live in harmony with the sacred diversity of all life and that will be our salvation. Maddy Harland co-founded and edits Permaculture magazine – inspiration for sustainable living and Permanent Publications. www.permaculture.co.uk and www.permanentpublcations.co.uk

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Jehanne Mehta

Seedpods of the New Time

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new to come in, the new qualities coming from the galactic Central Sun, with which the Earth is now aligned, but also form the golden light which has been gestating secretly in the Heart of the Earth. Truly we need to watch this space! Our own hearts are the seedpods of this new time. New Year The old year shakes his hoary head for his time is nearly through. We’ll see him swiftly on his way, sing a welcome to the new. Now the glass is turning; set the boats a-burning, New songs to be learning, new roads to be treading.

t the time of writing, the 2nd of January 2013, looking around amongst friends and acquaintances, I can’t fail to notice what a hard transition it has been and is, for so many, myself included, from the difficult year of 2012 into 2013 and the new dispensation. The list is long: falls, broken bones (break with the past?), bronchitis, ‘flu, very persistent coughs and colds, big changes in working life, challenges of all kinds. On the international scale, conflicts and economic problems proliferate. Clearly there is a powerful shift going on. Some souls are choosing to move into the higher planes and some, victims of war and conflict, are simply sent there. At least we know that for them the suffering is over, dire though the situations of their passing may have been. On 12th December I received, via a friend, a message from Mother Nah Kin, spiritual leader of the Mayan Sun Tradition, guardian of the Golden Temple of the Pyramid of Ascent Ah-ke-Nah-Tùn in Uxmal, Yucatan. This message resonated for me. She maintained that on 12.12.12 the last great portal of the galactic cycle of 25,625 years was closing, bringing to an end the period in which learning was through fear, suffering, temptation and error. Between that date and the 21st December were 9 days, a kind of gestation period in preparation for the beginning of the new cycle. This is the cycle when the powerful Christ rays of evolutionary acceleration are bringing in for the Earth and humanity a time of love, wisdom, peace and truth. All beings with whom we share responsibility here on Planet Earth are co-creators of this planetary transformation. Clearly what we are going through then, are huge birth pangs and we still need time to adjust and to trust the gifts, which we each as co-creators are capable of bringing, gifts which Ann Napier’s writings in the Cygnus Calendar [221102, £6.99] affirm so beautifully. Sometimes it may seem as if everything of which we thought we were certain has slipped away and there is a kind of emptiness, unknowingness. The old traditions of Christmas, Midwinter, Yuletide, seem to have lost their meaning. We need to hang in there, because that emptiness is the space that is waiting for the

Your own heart lights up

Don’t try don’t try to reach beyond the empty grey this portal into the unknown. How can you traverse before you set foot and without inner sunlight illumine a new world just out of eyeshot? The fact is, only the light of your own sun heart can reveal the features of these landscapes you are reaching into. Only the strength of your own spine, slowly straightening out of the pain of living with one eye on the past and the other closed, only the uncertainty of emergence into lightness and ease only this uncertainty can be your staff, your key. Be where you are. The sun could rise here, inside. 25.11.2012

The January wind is come to sweep old lines away. The new year comes with pen in hand to write another play. Time’s at a beginning; set the wheels a-spinning, New kites to be flying. New links to be tying. Now take your loved ones by the hand for this I tell you true: The gladness of the passing year sheds a glow upon the new; Down the road together, sun or bitter weather, New feats to be daring, new ale to be sharing. Away with all the doubts and fears, for there’s no turning back. Now set your face towards the sun and your feet upon the track. Now the glass is turning, set the boats a-burning, New songs to be learning, new roads to be treading. The old year shakes his hoary head for his time is past and done. Fresh challenges may lie ahead for a new time has begun. We’ll all pull together, no matter what the weather. Set the bells a-ringing, new songs to be singing.

The Gentleness

The gentleness on the edge of sleep and in the waking morning always enfolding your heart though you may be doing the tread, tread, tread inexorably downwards yet the gentleness comes always from some place that is no place and is never-where and you begin to know the multiple landscapes you inhabit your touch becoming sure a new sense a beyond sense wiser than sight a feel for the other otherness thought waves subtle as perfume and I touch you there never-where in the no place where love is always the gentleness

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Song Lyric (Fourth verse added 2nd January 2011 Last verse added end 2012)

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

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HELP AND INSPIRATION FROM THE SPIRIT WORLD ANGEL DREAMS ORACLE CARDS Doreen Virtue & Melissa Virtue

OH GREAT, NOW I CAN HEAR DEAD PEOPLE Deborah Durbin

Every night when you’re asleep, your angels, your unconscious mind and the universe are giving you guidance, answers to your questions and cautionary signs. You can take charge of your life and experience deep healing by understanding and processing these dream messages. In this beautifully illustrated card deck, Doreen Virtue and Melissa Virtue reveal the meaning of 55 basic dream symbols. The accompanying guidebook explains how to conduct ‘dream readings’ to resolve your deepest questions and concerns and shine light upon your unconscious mind. In this way, you can harness the power of your dreams to steer yourself in your desired direction!

This highly entertaining novel tells the story of Samantha Ball, a young psychologist who is is not only broke, she is £22,000 in debt and soon to be homeless if she cannot get the money together for her rent. So when she is offered the opportunity to earn some money for a hotline to the heavens by giving tarot readings, she jumps at the chance, despite the fact that she does not – as far as she is aware – have a psychic bone in her body... or does she? When Sam starts to hear voices of real dead people her psychic career really takes off and she soon becomes a psychic to the stars with her own slot on a prime time TV show. Someone however does not share Sam’s joy and it’s only when they set out to destroy her reputation that Sam really does need help from the other side.

Boxed set, 55 cards with guidebook, 98mm x 141mm, illus. in colour, 2013, RRP £12.99 Code: 230216, Cygnus Price: £10.99

288pp, 140mm x 216mm, paperback, 2012, RRP £9.99 Code: 230218, Cygnus Price: £6.99

CRYSTAL OVERSOUL ATTUNEMENTS Michael Eastwood

The Crystal Oversoul Attunements is a set of beautiful cards that will take you through meditation and contemplation on a deep exploration of the spiritual and metaphysical qualities of crystals. You will learn how to communicate with the part of the collective consciousness that the crystals represent, the essential soul that each crystal identifies with – their Oversoul. Born from forty four different crystals, each card is an exquisite photographic mandala created to help convey the crystal’s message directly into your consciousness. The accompanying guidebook describes the crystals’ qualities, with a meditation for each and shows how to use the cards with a layout of clear quartz points, to attune, meet and meditate with the Oversouls, either on a personal or group journey. Using these cards and meditations to discover the shared spiritual and healing potential of crystals is a true delight.

Boxed set, 44 cards + 112pp book, 128mm x 198mm, illus. in colour, 2011, RRP £14.99 Code: 210919, Cygnus Price: £9.99

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THE VALLEY SPIRIT: A FEMALE STORY OF DAOIST CULTIVATION Lindsey Wei

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A young American-Chinese seeker after truth, Lindsey Wei is drawn to the ancient Wudang Mountains on a quest to understand her ancestral roots and discover the hidden knowledge of Daoist martial arts, healing and spiritual wisdom. A unique personal account, this book follows Lindsey’s journey with the eccentric and enigmatic Li Shi Fu, a hermetic Daoist recluse, as she overcomes the challenges that block her path and establishes herself as an exemplary student of the internal arts. A true story, this book describes the living experience of a profoundly sincere, bitter and ultimately liberating female quest. It will be of interest to anyone who has ever pondered the true meaning of Chinese wisdom and the Dao De Jing, or practices meditation and yoga in the hope of discovering a deeper strength within themselves.

208pp, 156mm x 234mm, paperback, 2013, RRP £12.99 Code: 230217, Cygnus Price: £7.75

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HANDS OF AN ANGEL Helen Parry Jones

Not long after Helen Parry Jones started school, one of her classmates fell off the monkey bars. She noticed a bright light next to him as he lay on the floor and ran over and told him she would take his pain away. She put her hand on his head and felt a tingling sensation enter her body and hands as warmth penetrated them. When the teacher asked her what she was doing, she replied, ‘I’m making him better of course.’ Since her youngest childhood, Helen Parry Jones has been able to communicate with spirits and angels and thanks to them and the teachings of her Guardian Guide, Sam, she has learned to use her gifts to bring hope and healing to those in need. Hands of an Angel is the amazing true story of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift.

368pp, 129mm x 198mm, paperback, 2013, RRP £6.99 Code: 230219, Cygnus Price: £4.99

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SHAMAN PATHWAYS – THE CELTIC CHAKRAS Elen Sentier

We’ve largely forgotten our ancient Celtic chakra heritage, indeed some people think there is no concept of chakras in the western tradition but this is not the case. The chakras are found throughout the mystery traditions all over the world, well known to our huntergather ancestors and the spirit keepers who led them. They are hidden deep in the ancient stories and myths of Britain. This book leads you through the lore of Arianrhod and her Spinning Towers, the riddling Gaelic poem The Cauldrons of Poesy, the rainbow bridge of Brighid and the ways of the ancient British reindeer goddess, Elen of the Ways. There are also journeys, meditations and exercises to help you get the feel of the Celtic chakra system into your bones.

83pp, 140mm x 216mm, paperback, 2013, RRP £4.99 Code: 230220, Cygnus Price: £3.74

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Claire Edwards

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bout 20 years ago I spent some time at an ashram in India. For about a month I practiced work meditation for a couple of hours a day with the cleaning department, where I joined a humble group of young Indian men and women, in lovingly cleansing, polishing and caring for the apartments of senior members of the ashram staff. After cleaning we would spray rosewater onto the marble floors and surfaces mindfully enhancing the energy of love. It was a devotional practice and as I remember, always well appreciated by the residents. How to share the load I’m not a particularly tidy person although I do prefer to live in a well ordered home which looks and feels beautiful and where I can easily find things when I need them. 20 years on I am very fortunate to be sharing a home with a loving husband and two energetic boys aged 4 and 6, along with an elderly dog. As I’m sure you can imagine this brings with it some challenges, especially in the area of hygiene. There’s a constant stream of mucky clothes, damp towels and dog linen to be washed dried and put away, endless quantities of cooking and washing up and a deluge of dirt in all forms, constantly penetrates the sacred boundary of my home, creating the need for sweeping and vacuuming on an industrial level. Being a woman who believes firmly in equality, in fact I even dare call myself a feminist, I find myself in an awkward quandary. Do I a) clean up after these mucky devils, angelically devoting myself to a daily practice of humility and love, get out the rosewater and rise to the saintly domain, b) live in a stinking pit of dog hair and clutter (this has been my chosen path thus far), or c) try a new path of harassing and cajoling and being a stand for the men in my life, to join me in my feminist utopia, where the cleaning is shared. (yes I know they are only 4 and 6 but one has to start sometime). Respect for each other Having chosen to be the stay at home

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Feminism and the Art of Home Maintenance mummy until recently, I firmly believe that equality must involve not only equal rights and opportunities for all, but respect for each other’s special qualities, differences and different roles in the home and in society. Cleaning should be as respected a role as medicine or plumbing and mothering and homemaking should be respected as the important and skilled vocation that it is. But there’s got to be a limit surely. I am ready now for someone else in the family to wash my sheets, cook my dinner and join with me in the divine practices of devotional cleaning. I’m ready to get out that industrial sized bottle of rosewater and share the love. But where to start? If, like me, you are missing the cleaning gene, but crave the peace and tranquillity of a tidy household, you might need a little help and guidance on the road. In my search I discovered Danielle Raine’s blog: http:// makepeacewithhousework.com/blog/ where she provides helpful tips for frazzled modern householders and this piece of information struck a chord: A clutter free home can reduce cleaning by 40%!! Well I need no more encouragement than that. Other benefits include being able to find things, being able to receive guests spontaneously and increased self-esteem and quality of life. As I start to think about spring cleaning, in my desperation to make a new start and create a harmonious home, in which my children can grow, thrive and learn how to be tidy, I have decided to begin by de – cluttering. The attraction of a clutter-free home It’s not always easy to let things go though, so again I have turned to an expert: clutter busting and feng shui guru Mary Lambert, who’s latest book Living with Less: How to Downsize to 100 Personal Possessions, takes a radical approach to the ‘things’ we gather around ourselves, stating that although we think accumulating possessions will make us happier and more fulfilled, often the opposite is actually true. She first describes the benefits of eliminating un-needed objects from our homes and liberating ourselves to move forward more easily in life. Then the process of reducing our possessions is explained using an easy to follow goal-setting programme. With

Mary’s expert guidance it’s a whole lot easier to choose the minimalist and Zenlike peace of a clutter free home. I have started the process myself. My husband and I have gathered several boxes for the charity shop over the last few evenings which I fear may only be the tip of the iceberg, but the energy in our home feels lighter already and we have discovered space we didn’t know existed. I must say it’s fairly challenging. There are boxes of letters and birthday cards, gifts from dear friends, children’s artwork, possessions that invoke happy memories, all of which lie gathering dust and clogging up the flow of energy around our home. But it’s also very exciting! I’m focusing on the benefits. I’m thinking of the time, energy and space that will be available, I’m creating a space in which to live, love and celebrate life rather than to simply exist and I’m feeling energised and organised and happy to be living in the now. I’m making it an act of devotion. © 2013 by Claire Edwards

LIVING WITH LESS: HOW TO DOWNSIZE TO 100 PERSONAL POSSESSIONS Mary Lambert

Many people think that the more they own, the more contented and happy they will be. In fact, the opposite is often true. In Living with Less, decluttering expert Mary Lambert sets you the challenge of reducing your personal possessions to just 100 items. In Part 1 Mary describes how keeping too many possessions affects you – clutter can stop you moving forward in life and learning how to release some of your possessions can be liberating and fulfilling. In Part 2, you begin the 100-item challenge, starting with an inventory of your personal possessions. Then you begin Mary’s goal-setting programme to start the process of clearing out your items one area at a time, from clothes to jewellery to hobby items. Mary does of course practise what she preaches: you can follow her own 100-item challenge throughout the book. And, once you’ve addressed your personal items, you may want to tackle the rest of your household goods.

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hen was the last time you asked yourself a question that took you to the very core of your existence? Beyond all the questions about belief and opinion, lies the most fundamental question of all: ‘Why is the Human on Earth?’ When you hear this question what first comes into your mind? Can you describe to yourself, with a freedom of language and perception, what the deeper purposes of life actually are? Not according to a text, a teacher or famous saying, but according to what you’ve actually reasoned to yourself is actually true. Finding core truths We arrive on planet earth with no definitive guide as to why we have arrived. So from a very young age we are driven to ask questions, often to do with what the purpose of life is. This happened to me from the age of 8 years old, from which point the question ‘Why is the Human on Earth?’ became one of the most revealing and liberating of all. And in my seven years of search and research to create the book ‘Why is the Human on Earth?’ I asked many people this question… yet often got bombarded with ‘off-the-shelf ’ answers, clichés, recycled dogmas and trite aphorisms. But sometimes, in the depth and stillness of contemplation, some beautiful truths appear with great insight, for example: That the human is on earth to be in awe and appreciate life for what it is. That we are here to participate in the evolution of human life, as a small connected part of the weave of all life. That we are here to contribute more to life than we take from it. That we are designed to understand the natural government of life, to be truly free. That we are here to exercise choice wisely and to engage consciously in the refinement of ourselves as humans with being. A genuinely holistic experience Such truths as these bring greater meaning into the wonder and mystery of life – and greater direction into daily living. And with such crucial wisdoms in mind I began to draft a different type of book – a book that would be a journey of awakening. That explains the sub-title of the book: ‘Working contemplations, to rediscover – even for a moment – the awe and

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Why is the Human on Earth? meaning of being human’. I was fortunate to have been able to work alongside two leading UK artists (Jackie Henshall and Viv Mullett), in the attempt to create a holistic and genuinely original experience with imagery. So each of the seven chapters comprises an original picture, a poem, a short text and a practical exercise. All four media together aim to ‘speak’ to the whole person in the following way: Pictures can activate the mind, mentality and imagination. Poetry can release new feelings and new insight. Prose can engage all the human faculties into completely new understandings. A practical exercise can enable you to live it. Exercises in Freedom Here is an extract of one of the ‘exercises in freedom’ from the book, which can refresh our whole sense of what and who we are as humans: It’s unlikely you chose your name. It was given to you a long time ago and many years have passed between the ‘you’ then and the ‘you’ now. So whatever your name is – from Alfred to Zoe – is what people call you and what you call you, whether you like it or not. In certain civilisations, cultures and tribes, names carried great significance. Names had a reason behind them. Think of Richard the Lionheart, The Lady with the Lamp, Dances with Wolves or names such as Will, Grace, Patience. When you get up tomorrow morning, find

WHY IS THE HUMAN ON EARTH? Mark Ballabon

‘Enigma, wonder and awe light all the paths to truth and electrify our will to live, to find out what we are.’ Following the pattern of seven, as seen in the spectrum or rainbow of light, this unique book explores the question of who we are as human beings, as a means to liberate a greater perception and a better response to the fact and gift of living. We are taken higher and higher into this question through a set of working contemplations, both thought provoking and lyrical, with matching exercises and we are shown essential signposts to facilitate us in our own rediscovery of our place, here and now, on Earth.

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a name to call yourself which represents a quality or a nature that you want to carry in yourself throughout the day. Perhaps the name of a quality that you really need at this time, such as Courage, Persistence, Grit, Stillness, Calm. Or decide to name the nature in which you want to do things during the day, such as Finesse, Determination, Willingness. So find the name you wish to call yourself and refer to yourself by that name in your thinking when you want to at any time. And if you wish, ask some friends to call you that name for the day, or week or longer. In certain situations you may specifically want to draw on the name you’ve chosen. For example at a time of great adversity you might say to yourself, ‘I Courage, will not be weakened by this challenge’. Or in another circumstance, if you’d chosen the name Calm, you might say, ‘I Calm, will not allow the noise and stress of this situation to spoil my effective response to it’. Names are very significant and this is you exercising your own freedom to choose, name and grow in yourself different qualities and natures, consciously. This is one practical example of why the human is on earth – to exercise choice in ways that liberate our greatest capabilities. © 2013 by Mark Ballabon.

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.

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Chat Page Star Poem: A Blessing For The New Age Peace of the stars to you brilliant and shining Peace of the Earth to you all through this night. Peace of the angels surround and enfold you, Peace to all souls who connect to the LIGHT

Joy for the energy flooding our galaxy, Joy for the future being born of the LIGHT. Joy for the uplifting shift in our consciousness Born this December on one precious night.

Peace to the creatures who patiently follow Those who hold their destiny fast. May goodness and mercy watch over, enfold them In love, ‘till they rest safe and sound at the last

Love for the changes that quickly will follow, Love for the meetings with families of old. Love for the kindness, the co-operation Love for the dawn of the era of gold

Peace to the Earth and the Cosmic Alignment Peace to the age of the great Central Sun. Peace, Love and Harmony born of Aquarius Bringing us all to the knowledge of ONE

Wonders untold will gather around you Miracles no one imagined they’d see. Brilliance of LIGHT and songs of such glory, Praise and such happiness – now all are free. Eleanor

The Mediaeval Church How did they do it, all those years ago With no machinery, transport, artificial light? They of so little learning, how did they know That stone by slow stone their building would stand upright?

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birds. I would ask for a feather or feathers. The days passed, nothing, so I thought jokingly to myself, God must have forgotten me again. The next day while out shopping a pigeon suddenly appeared from nowhere and flew right in front of me. I had to smile to myself, not one feather a whole bird. Later that evening on the television there was an advert for something, with a comic big bird pulling out all these blue feathers. Thank you God for my feathers and the laugh.

The thoughts of men must have been different then (And their muscles too, but that’s for a different reason) Perhaps they laboured with love; spiritual men Perfectly tuned to time and weather and season

With Love Margaret

Did they by strange means levitate the stones, Flicking them up like wafers, pile upon pile Effortlessly – or were there simply so many Toiling like ants on column and block and tile? I think it’s that Tree of Knowledge making fools of us all. Speaking of ‘Spirits’ today smacks of depravity. The Church was built when matter might rise or fall. Newton had not discovered the Laws of Gravity. Mrs Hayes Dear Cygnus Team, Happy New Year to you all and thank you for my monthly magazine, read from front to back, of great interest. I am relating my story to be considered for your chat page.

An idea I think that if you enlisted the help of Cygnus members around the country they could host Cygnus parties. Like the old Tupperware parties. A group of friends would be introduced to the books and the Cygnus magazines. These parties could use Angel Cards and show books that have been bought to© Janet Baxter 2013 gether with copies of the Cygnus magazine. Cygnus would get Some time ago as my daughter was using more sales and the Cygnus famher pendulum, I said ask God if he had ily hosting the parties would have the chance forgotten me, as prayers at the time seemed to speak about spitituality and the new age to go unheard. Much to our amusement which is dawning. Everybody knows in their the answer was yes. Over Christmas I read DNA that change is taking place and this will Dorren Virtue’s book Signs From Above take the ‘fear’ out of this wonder opportunity [190207, £4.99] with some lovely stories in it. for humanity. Including people receiving feathers as signs. Hope my idea makes sense. So I thought as I hadnt had one feather for Love and Light a while even though our garden by many Linda Jeckells

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Drugless Psychiatrist Dr Pradeep Chadha marries science with spirituality to create a unique, drug-free, approach to mental and emotional wellbeing. This training on 20th April is designed to add insight for professional hypnopsychotherapists. For more details 01371 859994 or http://theopenmindtherapist.com/events/psychiatry-without-drugs/

KARUNA REIKI (R) Next step for Reiki Masters (all lineages) seekers of Universal Truth and Compassion. Classes set in beautiful Peak District. (All levels of Usui Reiki taught). Tel 01629 733227 e.mail: peakspirit@hotmail.co.uk visit www.karunareiki.co.uk 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 Meditation & Personal Development Tuesdays 7. 30 – 9pm Chakra Healing & Development Monthly Thursdays 7. 30 – 9.30pm Groups for Integrity, Growth & Connection The Relaxation Place Contact maxine Glover 07913270675

STAR TEMPLE WORKSHOPS near AVEBURY – with Amuna Ra. Crop circles – sacred landscape visits. 16 February: Awakening to New Earth; 17 February: Connecting to Crystal Skulls. 6 – 7 April: Soul Balance – Energy Awareness; 4 – 5 May: Chakra Painting Amuna@PleiadianRegression.co.uk 07532-195256 www.PleiadianRegression.co.uk STAR CONNECTING COURSE near Avebury – with Amuna Ra guided by Metatron and Melchisedek. 16th – 17th March – Awakening to your Soul Origins; 20th – 21st April – Channelling the Star Beings; 18th – 19th May – Star Portals/ Ascension Practices. £140 p/wkend. Amuna@PleiadianRegression.co.uk 07532-195256 www.PleiadianRegression.co.uk

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

Sondra Ray’s New Loving Relationships Training March 2013 London: move into the conflict free zone. This training is vital for all relationships whether you’re in a relationship or not. Liberation Breathing Intensive (conscious connected breathing) May 2013 info@consciouscourses.com 07762764714 www.consciouscourses.com

Holistic weekend workshop retreats, luxury Belle Tents accommodation, fully catered, peaceful, adults only garden site in North Cornwall. £160 inclusive – Friday to Sunday. lowarthworkshops@gmail.com – www.lowarthglampingandworkshopretreats.co.uk or tele.01208812403

Inspired Art Workshop with Fi Channon Feb 9th @ Tekel’s Park, Camberley, Surrey. Discover more about yourself using art & meditation. Revealing and surprising. For more information visit www.inspiredart.info or contact fionachannon@inspiredart.info

2013 Crystal Ki Animal Healing and Communication Course at pony sanctuary in Wroot, Lincs (3rd Feb) – Level 1 CK Healing Course in Norfolk (10th Feb) – www.crystalki.com Tel: 07547817808

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Mary Magdalene Pilgrimage And Retreat Day, Nab Cottage, Lake District, March 16th. £45. Celebrate The Spring Equinox; be renewed in body, mind and soul amongst lakes and mountains. 01516781487 www.waterlilytemple.co.uk Therapy Training in Norfolk – CThA accredited courses. Reiki & Seichem Healing and RoseTone FRT (Facial Rejuvenation Therapy). 2-day courses in a supportive and nurturing environment. www.rosecottagetherapies.co.uk tel: 01362 688664 POWER OF NOW based weekend retreats near N. Yorkshire coast in April and September. Stop your minds chatter, empowering, healing and meditation. Regular day workshops in Leeds. 07884332644 www.peacenowhere.com William Blake Fayre: Inspirational art with author Clare Johnson. Mediumship with Tony Stopford. Talks on numerology and astrology. 1-2-1 readings and more. Felpham village memorial hall, W.Sussex. Info-07704872005 or 01202477622 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPIRITUAL HEALERS (The Healing Trust) courses running in Dorset, Surrey, SW London, Wiltshire. Discover the healer within. Internationally recognized courses. Licensed tutor. 0772-090-5123 or enquiries@the9thhalo.co.uk THE UNICORN CENTRE FOR SPIRITUAL LEARNING, Somerset. Beginners, One Day, Healing Practitioner, Teacher Training and Correspondence Courses in Angels, Unicorns, Reiki, Ascension and more. Tel:01460 53699 Visit www.unicorncentre.co.uk SPIRIT OF THE INCA. Train to be a shamanic practitioner. Learn ancient wisdom teachings from the Inca tradition and powerful healing techniques to shift the matrix of the energy field. Training to become a healer, a coach, an inspiration to others and a catalyst for change in the world. www.spiritoftheinca.com email:spiritoftheinca@gmail.com 07765 258 614” EGYPT SACRED JOURNEY – LUXOR, 27 February – 6 March 2013 – Regressions to Ancient Egypt; Star Rituals in Temples; Sekhmet Activations; Dendera and Abydos trip; Quiet West Bank hotel; Tomb Paintings – with Amuna Ra, regression therapist, channel, spiritual teacher. Amuna@PleiadianRegression.co.uk 07532-195256 www.PleiadianRegression.co.uk ANGELS, HEARTS & GIFTS FAYRE Sun 17 Feb 2013 1.30pm-6.00pm Great atmosphere – therapies & gifts inc. Goddess Inspired robes (40 stalls) Homemade food. £3.00 admission Christ Church Church Halls, Wanstead Place London E11 2SW (central line) Tel Heather: 020 8529 8097 www.spiritual-connections.co.uk

Nina Heaton-Creating opportunities for change. My work now includes art as a powerful tool for change; painting your intention as a type of Mandala. Visit www.ninaheaton.co.uk or phone 01733 236476

Overlooking FINDHORN Scottish Highlands.2 bed Harbourside Apartment in historic, elemental picturesque Scottish village. Undiscovered gem. Panoramic Views . Seals in the harbour. Dolphins in the bay. Coastal walking paradise. Magnificent natural light. ( Previously Artists Studio. ) Newly Upgraded. Long Let £425 pcm. Tel Donna or Shiela on 01309 673836.

HEALING CODE WORKSHOPS 2013

February – Healing Revolutions [New!], Prescot, 2Nd, Warrington, 6/13Th [2 Half Days] Brighton, 17Th, Central London, 23Rd. March – Stratford-On-Avon; Ilkley. All At £70. 6 Minutes To Heal The Source Of Any Health, Success Or Relationship Issue

ANNE & JACK STEWART Offer 1 To 1 Coaching By Skype Or Phone Watch Demos at www.thehealingcodes.co.uk, 01925 479257

DIANA DIVINE HEALING WORKSHOPS

Langho [Blackburn], February 9th; Malvern, March 23rd. Evening talks, Langho January 25th; Malvern, March 21st ‘Taking the planet to another dimension’ ANNE STEWART UNIQUELY CHANNELS [PRINCESS] DIANA’S MESSAGE OF HEALING AND DOES 1–2–1 READINGS www.dianahealing.com Call Anne on 01925 479257

Feng Shui Foundation course 2nd and 3rd March, London £145.00. Feng Shui Consultations, Space Clearing, Spirit Release, Geopathic Stress and EMF surveys contact Vicky Sweetlove for a quote: 01245 290292 mob: 07885 945008 www.fengshuilife.co.uk e: vickysweetlove@yahoo.co.uk


Well appointed self contained studio 1/2 persons. In 12 acres of beautiful West Penwith Cornwall. Long/short stays Contact ba.miller007@gmail.com

Tet 01736740401

RECONNECTIVE HEALING® THE RECONNECTION®

Akashic Record Readings

•Connect us to the natural energy grid–lines •Enable spiritual & evolutionary advancement •Increase vibratory levels for healing & development Practitioners trained by Eric Pearl – Each healing experience is unique

£60 clears blockages from past lives, gives direction, grace point healing,

Valerie Sutherland Aberdeen 07769 730054 Kathy Price Aberystwyth 07968 803776 Frances Beasley Banff 01261 861259 Jane Duggleby Bristol 01935 862243 Pushpa Hillman Bromley 01689 861668 Jean Clack Cardigan 01239 682683 Christina Cherry Cambs/Beds 07913 405007 Charlotte Voaden Carmarthen 01994 453316 Mayke Hogestin East Sussex 01323 871150 Birgit Horrolt Ely, Cambs 01353 968079 Jill Dunsford Exeter 01392 877554 Dawn Taylor Glastonbury 07971 826944 Brenda Rouse Hereford 07738 261301

Julia Mallinson Keighley 01535 634629 Julia Williams London 02084 517696 Barbara Collins Macclesfield 01260 220960 Stuart Brown Matlock 01629 580272 Leonard Mutch Sheffield 01142 888160 Audrey Scully Sheffield 01142 691145 Muriel Howells Shetland Isles 01595 694583 Lilian Bason Skelmersdale 01695 728842 Chris Long Twickenham 07729 835300 Annette Pary Weston-Super-Mare 07951 073775 Clare Palgrave Woking 01483 762 697 Caroline Bees Worcester 07899 924199 Sheila Smith Uckfield 0777 8388230

www.reconnectionpractitioners.co.uk 0800 1601949

face to face, phone, email and skype readings. Contact: 01245 290292 mob: 07885 945008 www.fengshuilife.co.uk vickysweetlove@yahoo.co.uk

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The Unique Irene Royal Jelly Formulation – over 40 years experience Thousands have reversed their hair loss worldwide, as well as prevented and reversed the greying process, naturally

Discover more at www.irenesteinrj.com Contact Irene Stein 07831 641199 – ireneroyaljelly@gmail.com

NIRVANA LIGHT

THE FISHER KING CENTRE

We specialise in ‘love and relationship’

Cleansing for change – Detox retreats

We choose only the best psychics to help give you direction and guidance. All readers have been tested to an exceptional standard.

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

‘Phone today to find out why our clients say we are the UK’s best psychic line’ Credit card readings: 0800

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7 am – 2 am

All major credit/debit cards accepted

24hr premium line readings, tel: 0906

11 11 912

Incorporating: colon hydrotherapy, deep tissue massage, shiatsu, reflexology, quality probiotics, fresh organic juices, re–hydration with purified energised water, trampoline, inversion table, saunas, yoga, lymph drainage, consultations. www.ploughshares.co.uk tel: 01458 831182

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

We’re open every day of the week Entertainment only

THE INCREDIBLE CHI MACHINE (Beware of imitations) The original Sun Ancon Chi Machine and the only one to have been the subject of extensive clinical trials and medical research. The Quantum Magnetic Analyser – a device for analysing and determining a person’s physical health status and problem areas without blood tests, giving 85% accuracy in one and a half minutes! (Therapists) The iMRS Mat – uses the square wave which has been shown by NASA to be the most effective for joint/muscle pain, circulatory, respiratory and digestive problems. New to this country – Exciting, simple and affordable! The Cobjack Body Ioniser – For Pain relief, Energy, Stress, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Hypertension, Acidity, Insomnia, Fibromyalgia and so much more!

Tricia Dickens CMH, CHyp,

Tel. 02392 793720 www.alternativehealthuk.com

Enquire also about courses in healthy eating and special diet cuisine

Traditional Japanese Reiki

13/14 April 2013, Romsey, Hampshire Learn the original form of Reiki healing as developed by Chuujiro Hayashi from the spiritual teachings of Usui Sensei. Dave King was privileged to learn these teachings from people who studied with Usui and Hayashi and will share the first two levels with us in this workshop, including the real meaning and use of the symbols. Powerful and elegant – the key is mindfulness! Please contact:

Copy Deadlines: Issue 03, Mar – Friday 8th Feb – Issue 04, Apr – Friday 8th Mar –

Karen Williams, 07801 273768 info@ananda-therapies.co.uk www.ananda-therapies.co.uk

Starts arriving Wednesday 27th Feb Starts arriving Wednesday 27th Mar


CO ME TO THI S EVENT TO BE I NS PI RED, MAKE NEW F RI ENDS, F EEL S UPPORTED, HAV E A GO OD TI ME , O PEN YOUR H EART, EXPAND YO UR CO NS CI OUS NES S …

Spiritual Care ,   - A 2-Day Conference on Practical Compassion and Spirituality in Action Glastonbury • Weekend 18/19 May 2013

    C  A  A frontline nurse for many years and inspiring teacher about the angelic realm. D  H  Bestselling author and co-founder of the international relief charity Spirit Aid. S  J  European Director of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and a United Nations Designated Wisdom Keeper. A  L  Director of Spiritual England and the Peaceful Schools Movement

Venue: Glastonbury Town Hall Saturday: 10.00 - 6.00 Sunday: 9.30 – 4.30 Non-residential. Price: £115; £70 concessions and low waged. Optional: Friday Evening Private Picnic at Chalice Well

M  M  Founder of the ground breaking The Interfaith Seminary and now leading The Feminine Wisdom School. Author of Boundless Love. N  C  Professor of community arts and pioneer in the field of men’s spirituality. S  W  Professor of nursing and the integration of spirituality into healthcare. W  B  Director of Spiritual Companions, author of The Power of Modern Spirituality.

To Book and more information www.spiritualcompanions.org 01458 555008 julie@spiritualcompanions.org Cheques made out to ‘Foundation for Holistic Spirituality’ to PO Box 3662, Glastonbury BA6 8ZY

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February 2013 - A Guiding Hand For Our First Steps Into A New Era  

The February 2013 issue of Cygnus Review, entitled 'A Guiding Hand For Our First Steps Into A New Era'

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