Cygnus Review, Issue 2, 2010 - New Beginnings

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When Everything Changes, Change Everything Neale Donald Walsch

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Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul Deepak Chopra

Waking from Sleep Steve Taylor The Horse Boy Rupert Isaacson The Source of Miracles Kathleen McGowan Truth: the Greatest Healer An article by Chris Thomas

New Beginnings


Dear Friends, When I received the telephone call from Cygnus informing me that I had been offered the position of Assistant Editor, I was filled with joy and excitement, but also a little trepidation. Joy and excitement because I felt I could contribute my many years of experience in the print and publishing industry, along with my life-long interest in personal development, to the wonderful work the Cygnus team do. But also feelings of trepidation about whether I would be able to live up to the many roles and facets of this job, and the great privilege of helping to bring this beautiful magazine and its many benefits to you, and of the enormous responsibility of that role. I had had a difficult year financially, last year, as many of you may also have had, and coupled with relationship problems, I decided I needed a fresh start. What better place for a fresh start than in the magnificent Brecon Beacons, working with warm and genuine people in tune with my values and beliefs? When other areas of my life, too, had all seemed to come to a natural end at that point, it was undoubtedly going to be an easy matter to ‘make the break’! A mirrored upheaval Not so simple. There followed two months of battling through storms and floods, driving back and forth on a four-hour round trip, looking for suitable accommodation, before I found a place I could call home, but that wouldn’t be available until January. In some ways those storms and floods mirrored my own sense of upheaval, my concerns and worries about a whole lifestyle change, and my natural desire to cling on to circumstances that I was used to, like a pair of outworn shoes – so comfortable, so familiar, but well past their sell-by date. I so wanted to move, but resistance was definitely there. The first snow fall came, and with it solid ice. I slipped and broke my right wrist quite badly. Being fairly independent (and right hand dominant), and not used to any kind of health problem it came as quite a shock to me, along with all the implications that that brought for someone living on their own. How do I move house and pack, is the job still available for me, and how do I achieve all of these and more, including meeting my hospital appointments, when I’m not allowed to drive for six weeks? Then came the smaller challenges that I was confronted with day by day. How do I get washed and dressed with one hand? How do I open cellophane packages, peel vegetables, open tins, feed the cats, get the shopping in, go to the bank, and a plethora of daily tasks, that I normally do without thinking, became an enormous challenge made worse by further heavy snowfall. Creative solutions And yet there was a certain satisfaction and pleasure in finding creative solutions to each and every situation – and I did find those solu-

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tions. The everyday things that I took for granted I began to see with fresh eyes. I learnt to discover new ways forward, and to rediscover my sense of resourcefulness and determination, my sense of playfulness and humour – and surely laughing in the face of adversity is one of the greatest of human abilities. And I remembered a book Zen Mind, Beginners Mind that I had read so long ago, that stated that one should approach each and every situation with a beginner’s mind, a fresh mind, as if coming to it for the very first time. It is only in that beginner’s state that we are able let go of our limiting beliefs about what is possible or not possible, what we can or cannot achieve.

“Approach each and every situation with a beginner’s mind, a fresh mind, as if coming to it for the very first time.”

Do something different There comes a time for all of us, at some point in our lives, when circumstances aren’t working for us as we’d like, when crises may occur, but old patterns are simply breaking down to make way for the new. With a background in NLP training, I know well the phrase ‘If something isn’t working, do something different – anything different.’ And here I was presented with a golden opportunity to do everything different! Of course, even using my left hand to accomplish everything was doing something different, and thereby building and strengthening new neural pathways in my brain by doing so, as well as giving me an opportunity to think creatively, to gain that beginner’s mind, to look to the future with a mind now open to new possibilities, and to let go of the past. What a ‘break’ through! When I was sent the book choices for the month by Sarah I had to smile at what seems to be a common event at Cygnus – the synchronicity of such apt choices that have special meaning just at the right time that you need them most. They have inspired me and I hope they inspire you. Something new is coming The title of Neale Donald Walsch’s new book, When Everything Changes, Change Everything (see p. 4) explains it all. When everything changes, he tells us, the best thing to do is to change everything – physical and non physical, and that includes emotions, thoughts, even your truths. What we may perceive as a crisis may be looked at as just the process of change – a breaking down of old patterns so that something new may be created. Change may be scary, but it can also be exciting: change indicates that something new is coming. In Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul

(see p. 8), Deepak Chopra eloquently describes that breakthroughs occur when you start thinking about your problems in a fresh new way. The biggest breakthroughs, he says, occur when you start thinking in an unbounded way. Dr Chopra describes how the body is a reflection of the mind, and that each one of us has invented our bodies and our personalities through our beliefs, conditioning and responses to everyday stress, but we have done this unconsciously. It is my belief that our lives, too, are but a reflection of these mental processes. And this theme continues for me, in Steve Taylor’s book, Waking from Sleep (see p. 6). He explains how our normal state of consciousness with which we experience the world is really a kind of ‘sleep’ state. What we experience is only our perception of the world, moulded by our beliefs and thoughts. Co-creating reality ‘We are in the cave looking at the shadows on the wall. Our vision of an inanimate, separate and indifferent world isn’t objective, in the same way that a blurred picture from a faulty camera isn’t a true image. The vision is the product of our psyche, of the mechanism and structures of our mind.’ Our mind, he says, does not observe reality – it co-creates it. He goes on to describe higher states of consciousness, or what he calls ‘an awakening experience’, which often brings with it a strong sense of love and compassion for other beings, a feeling of newness and aliveness, and a sense of the sacred within, and how to live more often from that awakened state. Once more, how apt this book is for the present time and the changing season. February, the start of Spring, brings fresh hopes and new beginnings, a time for all of us to awaken to the mysteries within, to gain that sense of newness and aliveness and, as Deepak Chopra says, to live from the soul. With our love, Annie, Sarah, Ann, Geoff and the Cygnus Team

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Please sit down. No, really. Please. Sit down. There's a chance you're reading these first few words standing up, scanning these lines to see if you want to read any further. If you are, please sit down. You're not going to want to read the first few words and then just walk away. You're going to want more time with what's written here. So 'steal' as many moments as you can with this taster of When Everything Changes, Change Everything before deciding whether to buy it – because I want you to know what you're getting yourself into. When Everything Changes, Change Everything is not just a book. It is meant to be a conversation during which we will conduct an 44% extraordinary investigation into how life off! works at the mental and spiritual level, out of which will emerge a surprising revelation about ways in which we can change our experience of change itself – which means, of course, our experience of life. The conversation we will have will thus offer you a pathway to get help and to find peace if you are struggling with changes in your life. Why I wanted you to sit down is that I wanted you to be in a better position to hear all of this, to really take it in. What I'm going to share with you is not something that you can just pick up 'on the run', as it were, in little snippets and snatches and bits of reading grabbed here and there. When Everything Changes, Change Everything is a book you're going to want to sit down with. I also wanted you to be seated when you hear the news. So here it is. Sitting or standing, ready or not, here it is:The changes in your life are not going to stop. If you're thinking about riding things out for a while, waiting for things to settle down a bit, you may be in for a surprise. There's going to be no 'settling down'. Things are going to be in a constant state of upheaval on this planet and in your own life for a good while now. Actually... yes, well, I might as well tell you... actually, forever. Change is what is – and there is no way to change that... What can be changed is the way you deal with change, and the way you're changed by change. We are going to be talking about how to deal with major change, not just minor change. I mean change that emerges from collapse, calamity, and catastrophe – or at least what we label as these. So if your life is collapsing right now, if you're in the midst of a calamity, if a catastrophe has occurred, what you're going to find here could save your life. I mean, emotionally. But heck, you know what? Maybe even physically. You will be given Nine Changes That Can Change Everything. This little list will alter all that appears in your reality.Unless it does not. The choice will be yours. But it is a list that you

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may at least want to read. You may at least want to find out what it's all about. I hope that you will make these Nine Changes as quickly as possible. Not just because the changes in life that you are experiencing (that we are all experiencing) are not going to stop, but also because the pace of change is only going to increase. Accelerating change Someone noted a few years ago that it was possible for my great-grandfather to live an entire lifetime without having anything come along that seriously challenged his worldview, because very little happened that he heard about that altered his understanding of how things were. My grandfather had a different experience. He was able to live thirty or forty years, but not

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Change is now accelerating around us and within us so rapidly, that what is needed, decided Neale Donald Walsch, is a guidebook for us as we face these dramatic shifts in life. The rate of change will not reverse, so he shows why it happens, how we can live more effectively with it, changing our reaction to change, so that it no longer equals crisis. By following his ways of altering your emotions and perception, you will thrive in life's challenging times. This timely book is equally relevant for those already finding themselves dealing with tough times, and for those seeking further personal development in these times of rapid transition, and is a must for all NDW fans, too.

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much longer, before some new piece of information was unveiled that seriously confronted his notion of the world. Perhaps half a dozen times during his life such a major event or development occurred that he heard about. In my father's day that window of change dropped to only fifteen or twenty years. That's about as long as my dad could hold on to his ideas about life and how it works and what is true about everything. Sooner or later something would happen to disrupt his whole mental construction and require him to alter his thoughts and concepts. In my own life span that time has been reduced to just five to eight years. In the lifetime of my children it will be reduced to something like two years – and possibly less. And in the lifetime of their children it could be

reduced to thirty or forty weeks. This is no exaggeration. You can see the trend. Social scientists say that the rate of change is increasing exponentially. In the time of my great-grandchildren the period of time between changes will be reduced to days. And then, perhaps even hours. Everything is in motion In truth, we are already there – and have always been there. For in actuality, nothing has ever remained the same for ever a moment. Everything is in motion, and if we define change as the altering of configurations, we see that change is the natural order of things. So we've been living in a constant swirl of change from the beginning. What is different now is the amount of time that it takes for us to notice the changes that are always occurring. Our ability to communicate globally about everything within seconds is what has changed the way we experience change. The speed of our communications is catching up with the speed of our alterations. This condition in itself sponsors an increase in the rate of change. Today our languages and expressions change overnight, our customs and styles change by the season, our beliefs and understandings and even some of our most deeply held convictions change not with, but within, each generation. Because change is happening all around us and within us so rapidly, what is needed now is a guidebook, an 'operator's manual' for human beings facing dramatically shifting life realities. When Everything Changes, Change Everything is, therefore, more than a collection of anecdotes or 'real life stories' about people who have gone through changes in their life, or a once-over-lightly treatment of something that deserves deeper exploration. It offers some peeks at the experience of others (including my own), because there can be value in that, but it also provides a muchneeded explanation of the mental and spiritual basis of change – and specific instructions on how to use mental and spiritual tools to change the way change changes you. What the Nine Changes empower us to do is not stop change (I hope I've already made the point that this is impossible) or even slow the rate of change, but rather, make a quantum leap in our approach to change, in our way of dealing with it – and in our ways of creating it. From When Everything Changes, Change Everything, ©2010 by Neale Donald Walsch, published by Hodder and Stoughton. Nine Changes That Can Change Everything 1. Change your decision to 'go it alone' 2. Change your choice of emotions 3. Change your choice of thoughts 4. Change your choice of truths 5. Change your idea about Change itself 6. Change your idea about why Change occurs 7. Change your idea about future Change 8. Change your idea about life 9. Change your identity


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We adored Love Monkey the moment his eyes met ours, and knew we'd found our choice for Valentine's Day. This sweet and charming tale, in Edward Monkton's humorous and quirky, insightful and even spiritual style, will melt hearts in an instant. Monkey crafts a beautiful wooden heart and, having dreamt of a girl monkey whose smile 'lit up his soul like sunshine', he sets out on an epic quest to find her, so that he may give her his heart, the only true gift he has. At last, he finds her, and even though his heart is now chipped and blemished through travels and time, Dream Monkey cherishes it, telling him, 'All my life I have been waiting for a heart like this; a heart that speaks the truth', as she, in return, gives him her heart. This gorgeous little book is a perfect gift of love.

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I'm lying on my back, looking up at the ceiling. It's dark, but the darkness is different from normal. It's full of something, alive with something – a powerful harmonious force. The darkness is so thick with this force that I feel that I can reach out and touch it. It's almost solid, as if the air is concentrated with 1000 times more oxygen than normal. But this force isn't just in my bedroom, it's everywhere – a kind of essence, something fundamental, which fills the whole of space and the whole of the universe. It feels like the heart of things, the source of everything that exists, and it fills me with a sense of calm euprhoria, a sense that everything is well in the world, that there's nothing to worry about. No matter how messy and frustrating life can be, no matter how much trouble there is in the world, in some way all of that is just on the surface. Below the surface the whole universe is gently vibrating with warm radiance and is filled with harmony. And in some way I am a part of this force. There is no 'me' and no 'it'. I'm being carried along by it, out there in space, surfing on the waves of this ocean of bliss. The 'sleep' of our normal consciousness Most people spend most of their time in a state of not being fully aware of the beauty of the world around us. We see the world as a familiar, mundane place, whereas in reality it is incredibly fascinating, beautiful and real. Awakening experiences – or higher states of consciousness – are a state of consciousness or being in which our vision of the world and our relationship to it are transformed; an experience of clarity, revelation and joy in which we become aware of a deeper (or higher) level of reality, perceive a sense of harmony and meaning, and transcend our normal sense of separateness. We become fully awake, experiencing an intense state of connection to the world. Some materialistic scientists believe that awakening experiences are just 'tricks of the mind' caused by abnormal brain functioning. As a result, they claim they have no more validity than a hallucination or a dream and the vision of the world they give us is an illusion. But I believe that the reverse is true: these experiences are more real than our normal state. It's more accurate to see them as a kind of 'waking up' from the sleep of our normal state. Our normal consciousness is narrow and restricted and gives us a false and limited experience of reality. That's why, in awakening experiences, there is a sense that our consciousness has become wider and clearer and that we have gained access to a deeper and truer level of reality which is normally hidden from us. In particular, my aim in 'Waking from Sleep' is to try to explain why these experiences occur, to look at what causes them. The psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that awakening experiences occurred accidentally and there was nothing you could do to generate them. Other religious-minded authors believe that the experiences are given by the grace of God. But I don't believe that this is the case. Although

some experiences may occur spontaneously, I believe that they have two basic sources – disruption of homoeostasis (equilibrium) or by an intensification and stilling of life-energy – and that they are natural and innate. This is important because once we understand why awakening experiences occur, it should become easier for us to have them. Rather than waiting for them, we should be able to make a conscious effort to generate them. And in the same way, once we understand the basic psychological 'mechanics' of awakening experiences, we should be able to understand what living in a state of permanent wakefulness would mean and how to go about trying to attain this.

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Most people spend most of their time in a state of not being fully aware or fully awake to the beauty of the world around us, says Steve Taylor. We see the world as a familiar, mundane place, whereas in reality the world is incredibly fascinating and beautiful, incredibly real, but we are cut off from that. The world loses its value and intensity. Awakening experiences are when we become fully awake or fully aware of the beauty of the world, experiencing a state of connection to the world. Steve explores how we achieve awakening experiences and how we can make 'wakefulness' our normal state again.

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Transforming our vision You can think of our normal consciousness as a particular kind of 'mental structure'. In awakening experiences, the structure dissolves, but it usually reforms itself soon afterwards, like the limb of a newt regenerating after being cut off. That's why awakening experiences are usually temporary. But under certain circumstances, either through a long process of spiritual practice and development or through a sudden experience of detachment and liberation (often caused by intense suffering), the structure permanently dissolves away. The 'mould' of the structure is broken and so can't reform itself. There is a different structure in place instead. As a result, the person becomes permanently awakened. I certainly don't want to underestimate the kind of effort needed to permanently transform your state of being. Many mystics struggled for

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years – even decades – to bring about a shift to a higher state of consciousness, subjecting themselves to severe disciplines and arduous spiritual practices. Spiritual paths such as Patanjali's eight-limbed path or the Eightfold Path of Buddhism demand great reserves of will-power and self-control, as well as a great deal of guidance from others who have followed them before. However, one of the central points of 'Waking from Sleep' is that states of awakening are much closer to us than we might think. In a sense, higher states of consciousness are actually natural and normal, and it is our 'normal' consciousness that is abnormal or, more strictly, sub-normal. Most people take it for granted that the vision of the world that our normal consciousness gives us is the true picture of reality, so much so that our culture is dominated by a view of the world as an inanimate, mechanical place. Awakening experiences transform this vision, moving from lower-intensity experiences – when our surroundings become more real, beautiful and alive – to the highest intensity of awakening, when the world dissolves into an ocean of pure spirit. The idea that higher states of consciousness – at least at a less intense level – may be normal to some peoples in the world may leave me open to accusations of romanticizing other cultures. There is, however, a great deal of evidence suggesting that peoples such as the Native Americans, the Australian Aborigines or the peoples of Polynesia had (and perhaps still have in some cases) a naturally 'spiritual' vision of the world. I also hold the belief that, in some respects, children have a naturally 'awake' vision of the world too. What lies beyond Waking up isn't just something we do for ourselves, for our own personal benefit or gratification. It does enhance our life massively, in the same way that being freed from prison or regaining full vision after being partially sighted enhances a person's life. But it isn't just a personal matter – as well as transforming our perception and our experience, waking up transforms our relationships and affects society as a whole, even the world as a whole. It's precisely because we're 'asleep' – because we perceive the world as a dreary, inanimate place and ourselves as separate, that we need to wake up on behalf of the human race as a whole, on behalf of the world as a whole and on behalf of the whole evolutionary process that has taken life from the first single-celled amoeba to the astoundingly complex creatures with a hundred billion-celled brains such as us. The real significance of these experiences is that they are an awakening. They give us a glimpse of the world of beauty, meaning and unity that lies beyond the normal human world of separation – a new world which it is possible for us to inhabit permanently. From Waking from Sleep, ©2010 by Steve Taylor, published by Hay House.


Most of us are beginning to realise that the commodity least available to us is the truth. Politicised news now has so much spin attached to it that it is impossible to unravel the knots. Scientific news is proven to be wrong so many times that most have stopped listening. Flu pandemics turn out not to happen and the pharmaceutical responses turn out to have more severe side effects than if we had just put up with a few days of unpleasant symptoms. The sovereignty of every European country has been swept away in Lisbon and the Copenhagen Conference finished in shambles because the global climate has not changed for the last ten years. With all of these lies and half-truths in the 'official' world, is it any wonder that so many are turning to 'channelled' sources for information? But then we find that the likes of Lord Sananda and Lord Metatron are, at the least, very unreliable with the best interests of the Earth and humanity not being served. Question – why would beings who claim to be at the pinnacle of soul development still have an ego that requires the title 'Lord'? Then, we are urged to take part in massmeditation exercises which are supposed to help the planet. The first example of this was in 2007 with the cry we must 'fire up the grid'. This turned out to be an exercise by those who carry out psychic attack to see if the population was gullible enough to fall for the ploy. The 'grid' in question that everyone was so keen to 'fire up' was, in fact, the grid on the United Nations’ flag. Many are drawn to the story of the Annunaki and see them as humanity’s hope but then we discover that Lords Sananda and Metatron are Annunaki. These are not our 'Gods' but beings who claim to have built humans as a slave race to serve them. And on top of all this, 2012 is approaching very rapidly. Is it any wonder that we are concerned and confused? So, where do we go from here? How do we obtain the answers we so desperately need? Believe it or not, the answer is very simple. We have become so used to being told what to do by others that we have forgotten our own inner voice. Raising our energies Since 1996, we have been changing our energy patterns, raising our personal energies to the point where we connect directly to our Higher Self. As we raise our energies and connect with the greater part of the soul, we begin to realise that we are not as small as we thought we were. With this

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knowledge also arrives the ability to recognise truth. This is how we can recognise the lies for what they are. A few years ago, we would have accepted what 'authority' figures told us without question but as we begin to fully connect to our own inner reality, our own inner 'higher' voice also begins to speak and we have begun to recognise that there is an agenda at work which does PROJECT HUMAN EXTINCTION: THE ULTIMATE CONSPIRACY Chris Thomas Project Human Extinction is about power: the power to control the money supply, governments, multinational business, the media, and – above all – the power to prevent the identity of those in power from becoming known! The ability to wield this power has become know as The Conspiracy, and has been at work, explains Chris Thomas, for nearly 250 years! Thus humanity has two possible futures: one we plan for ourselves, and one others have imposed upon us, says Chris, as he unlocks the key secrets of the conspiracy and identifies the key players and the forces at work behind this power-base. Through investigations via both physical evidence and the Akashic record, we learn how, as we approach the watershed of 2012, we can ultimately achieve our rise in consciousness. Project Human Extinction presents the information we need in a readable, understandable way, showing how to regain our power and embrace the process of change, and also brings Chris Thomas’s other books fully up to date. If you've known something is wrong, but couldn't quite pinpoint exactly what, it's time to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle.

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not seem to serve our best interests. No, this is not 'another conspiracy theory'. All you have to do is to carry out some research for yourselves. What you will find is that you only need to scratch the surface, you do not need to dig very deeply, and all sorts of half-truths come to light. If you do dig deeper, you will find all sorts of agendas at work, all designed to remove freedom of choice and to exert control over the population.

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All of this we can counter; if it is what we choose to do. By 'we' I mean each and every individual making their own choices and acting on them. It is no good taking to the streets to demonstrate, as all that will do is increase the amount of legislation designed to curtail our freedom to demonstrate. An inner revolution What we need is a quiet revolution that takes place on an inner level. And this is what all of these agendas are designed to disrupt – our process of reintegration. We are not 'ascending' anywhere, even the term ascending was coined to deliberately mislead, what we are doing is bringing the whole of the soul back into the body. Take a deep breath and do it. Start by making a positive affirmation quietly to yourself. This needs to be a clear statement of intent to your higher self saying 'I wish to reintegrate my soul without interference'. With that intent sincerely made, the next stage is to make room for the higher self to enter the body. This can only be achieved by clearing space, cleaning out all of the emotional debris we all carry around. The best, and simplest way of doing this is to use the giveaway – see below. We all carry emotions from our past and these need to be cleared. You will need to use the giveaway many times, not just once; you will know you have cleared a situation when you can think back on an event, think about a relative, a sibling, a parent, ex-partner, employer, etc and all we see is the event without any emotions attached. If you still feel angry or upset, you will need to do more giveaways. The more of these emotions you clear, the lighter and freer you will feel and the more you progress. The more you progress, the more you will 'know' and the less you will be taken in by misleading information from whatever source. ©2010 Chris Thomas

The Giveaway

Take an old newspaper and a pencil. On the newspaper, write letters to those who have caused you upsets in the past. Once you have finished writing a piece, rip it up and get rid of it, preferably by burning. And then start again with a new sheet of newspaper. Do not read it back, otherwise you will take the emotions back in and have to start again.

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In my first semester in medical, I walked into a stifling dissection room and faced a body lying under a sheet. Pulling back that sheet was shocking – and definitely exciting as well. I took my scalpel and cut a fine line down the skin over the breastbone. The mystery of the human body was about to reveal itself. At that moment I also stripped the body of its sacred nature. I crossed a line that is nearly impossible to recross ever again. Thanks to science, a huge amount of factual knowledge has been gained, but at 41% the same time a wealth of spiritual off! wisdom has been lost. Why can't we have both? Reinvention of the body It would take a leap of creative thinking, a breakthrough. I'm calling this breakthrough the reinvention of the body. You may not realise it, but your body is an invention to begin with. Pick up any medical journal, and you come away with a host of concepts that are purely manmade. One day I sat down and listed the articles of faith I was taught in medical school. It came to a long list of dubious propositions, as follows: • The body is a machine assembled from moving parts, and like all machines it wears out over time. • The body is at constant risk for contamination and disease; a hostile environment teems with invading germs and viruses waiting to overwhelm the body's immune defences. • Cells and organs are separare from each other and should be studied separately. • Random chemical reactions determine everything that happens in the body. • The brain creates the mind through a storm of electrical impulses combined with biochemical responses that can be manipulated to alter the mind. • Memories are stored in brain cells, even though no one has ever discovered how or where this occurs. • Nothing metaphysical is real: reality comes down to atoms and molecules. • Genes determine our behaviour; like microchips, they are programmed to tell the body what to do. • Everything about the body evolved as a matter of survival, the ultimate goal being to find a mate and reproduce.


The Forgotten Miracle

I used to find this list very convincing. The bodies that I examined and treated in my medical practice conformed to it. Patients came to me with parts that were wearing out. I could pare their symptoms down to treatable problems. I prescribed antibiotics to fend off invading bacteria, and so on. And yet every one of these people lived lives that had nothing to do with machines breaking down and needing repair. These lives were full of meaning and hope, emotions and aspirations, love and suffering. Machines don't lead such lives. Neither do collections of organs. Before long I began to see that the body as seen through the lens of science was inadequate and artificial. REINVENTING THE BODY, RESURRECTING THE SOUL Deepak Chopra

This important new book is the eagerly awaited sequel to Ageless Body, Timeless Mind [Code: 085134], in which Deepak Chopra revealed the profound connection between our health and our thoughts. Here, he shows us how to create the self we want to be. Dr Chopra explains how the body is actually a reflection of the mind, a ‘symbol in flesh and blood of everything you think and feel’. Be guided now in reconnecting with your ideal sense of self, and venturing through a remarkable process of renewal and discovery, as you explore consciously the places within, putting right what has been created by our unconsious mind. Chopra invites us all to live from the soul, to satisfy our deepest desires in a life rich with joy and meaning.

298pp, 152mm x 233mm, softback, 2009, RRP £11.99

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Resurrecting the soul Without a doubt, the body needs reinventing. To have a meaningful life, you have to use your body – you can't experience anything without one – and so your body should be meaningful, too. What would give your body its highest meaning, purpose, intelligence, and creativity? Only the sacred side of our nature. This led me to the phrase 'resurrecting the soul'. I am hesitant to use religious terms because they are loaded with emotional baggage, but soul is unavoidable. Ninety percent of people believe they have a soul, and that it gives their lives ultimate meaning. The soul is divine; it connects us to God. Insofar as life contains love, truth, and beauty, we look to our soul as the source of those qualities; it's no accident that a perfect love is called a soul mate. There is constant feedback between the


soul and the body. We invented the separation between the two, and then came to believe that separation was real. You may object that you've never felt ecstatic or sensed the presence of God. This simply reflects our narrow conception of the soul, confining it to religion. If you look into the wisdom traditions of every culture, you find that the soul has other meanings. It is the source of life, the spark that animates dead matter. It creates the mind and emotions. In other words, the soul is the very foundation of experience. It serves as the channel for creation as it unfolds in every second. What makes these lofty ideas important is that everything the soul does is translated into a process in the body. You literally cannot have a body without the soul. This is the forgotten miracle. Each of us is a soul made flesh. Breakthrough I want to prove to you that your body needs reinventing and that you have the power to accomplish that. Every generations has tinkered with the body, strange as that sounds. During the pre-scientific age, the body was deeply distrusted, and it was provided with squalid sanitation, wretched food, and barely enough protection form the elements to survive. Thus it became natural to expect a short, nasty life filled with pain and disease. So that's exactly what the body produced. People lived thirty years on average, and were scarred for life by childhood illnesses. You and I benefited enormously when this life view became outdated. As we began to expect more from our bodies, we stopped mistreating them. Now your body is ready for the next breakthrough, which will reconnect it with meaning, with the deeper values of the soul. There is no reason to deprive your body of love, beauty, creativity, and inspiration. You are intended to experience ecstasy just as much as any saint, and when you do, your cells will join in.

Life is meant to be a complete experience. People keep struggling with problems both physical and mental, never suspecting the root cause: that the bond between body and soul has been severed. I wrote Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul in the hope of restoring that bond. I'm as eager and optimistic as the first day I used my scalpel to uncover the mysteries waiting under the skin, only now my optimism extends to the spirit as well. The world needs healing. To the extent that you wake up your soul, humankind is waking up the world's soul. It may yet happen that a wave of healing will sweep over us, a small wave at first, but one that could swell beyond all expectations in a single generation. From Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, ©2009 by Deepak Chopra, published by Rider. Did you know? You may order from all previous issues of Cygnus Review



This fun story will give you valuable practical tools – including easy tapping and mind-expanding techniques – to rapidly transform your relationship with food, keeping snacking and overeating at bay and so empowering you to achieve control over your weight. It is written in ‘hypnotic’ language so the techniques enter into your non-conscious by the story being fun and 41% entertaining as well as highly informative. off! Positive Shrinking will take only about ninety minutes to read, making it ideal for a train or plane journey. Everything you need is within the story with easy to turn to exercises at the back, highlighting the key techniques which you will find yourself using. Be positive and the Shrinking will happen, says Kevin Laye, and the best time to do something, to change for the better is now.

134pp, 129mm x 197mm, illus. in b&w, softback, 2010, RRP £7.99 Code: 200210 Cygnus Price £4.75

THE LIVING MATRIX DVD Bruce Lipton, Rupert Sheldrake, Lynne McTaggart et al

Everyone is talking about this DVD, and with good reason. In it, scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners – including Bruce Lipton, Eric Pearl, Rupert Sheldrake and Lynne McTaggart – reveal exciting new theories about how energy and information fields – not genetics – drive human physiology and biochemistry. Sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights, these researchers reveal the scientific theories behind alternative healings, offering their perspectives on how these new concepts may shift the future of healthcare. Including discussions of the quantum physics of the human body-field, heart coherence and explanations of amazing cures and recoveries that traditional medicine just can’t explain, The Living Matrix will show you how you can enliven your body’s own self-healing capabilities and transform your ideas about how to get well and stay well.

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Running time 85 minutes, 2009, RRP £19.99 Code: D200101 Cygnus Price £17.99


We’re rather enthusiastic about Masaru Emoto’s creation, Water Crystal Healing. Ensconce yourself with this beautiful book and music, and with closed eyes and open heart, watch the beautiful scenes and enjoy the sublime feelings that will unfold in your mind’s eye. Masaru Emoto presents music that he has found through his research to be beneficial for common physical and emotional imbalances, together with inspiring descriptions of the benefits you may feel by listening to it. Each description appears alongside a captivating photograph of a water crystal that formed while the piece of music was being played. Emoto suggests that, by focusing on the water crystal while listening to the music, you can experience enhanced benefits. All the music on the two accompanying CDs evokes water in some way, and includes Smetana’s ‘The Moldau’, Debussy’s ‘De l’Aube à Midi sur la Mer’, parts of Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘Swan Lake’, Sibelius’s ‘The Swan of Tuonela’ and much more.

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This book is a clear, insightful, informative and sympathetic guide for sufferers and practitioners alike, from someone who discovered the information the hard way. First, it clearly identifies the primary causes of these disorders, many of which stem from medical and dental practices which are endured by the average person from infancy. Then it shows that when these factors are addressed, recovery is possible. Using her exceptional insight into both conventional and holistic medicine, Alison Adams gives clear step-by-step instructions towards healing through diet, natural supplements and, where necessary, removal of amalgam fillings. Finally, she gives sufferers the encouragement they need most – it's not your fault, and through dedication and determination you will be able to feel normal again.

256pp, 152mm x 233mm, softback, 2010, RRP £12.99 Code: 200211 Cygnus Price £6.99


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The SuperStress Solution shares worldrenowned integrative physician Roberta Lee's unique prescription for recognizing, rebalancing, and protecting against the symptoms of SuperStress, a form of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder produced by the 21st century's overstimulating lifestyle. In SuperStress, stress hormones flow unabated and, unable to adapt to and accommodate this chronic hormonal surge, the human body begins to break down. This causes immune deficiencies, acute gastrointestinal issues, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, obesity, and insomnia. Those who experience SuperStress often mistakenly identify themselves as 'being in control' and able to 'rest' at will. Roberta Lee now provides a comprehensive questionnaire to help you evaluate your own level of stress, as well as a healing four-week programme – a series of small, easy-to-incorporate steps toward physical and emotional wellness – that will reset the nervous system and restore a sense of serenity, a well from which to draw strength day to day.

288pp, 129mm x 198mm, softback, 2010, RRP £12.99 Code: 200212 Cygnus Price £7.65

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Take just ten minutes a day to practise the seven simple, elegant movements that form the routine of Butterfly Tai Chi, and you’ll feel healthier and more energized. Martin Faulks was inspired by observing the graceful behaviour of butterflies to develop a system of Tai Chi that could be performed in a limited space and within a relatively short time – a form that would involve virtually no movement while maintaining the flow of internal energy. The only form of Tai Chi you can learn within a day, this routine can be performed anywhere – no matter how little space you have available. Helpful line artworks of simplicity and charm accompany clear instructions, suitable for beginner level and beyond.

64pp, 125mm x 155mm, illus. in b&w, softback, 2009, RRP £4.99 Code: 190821 Cygnus Price £3.99 £3.45

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A couple of years ago a manuscript called Birthrites landed across Tim Harland’s desk and he started to read it immediately. ‘It engaged me straight away. The manuscript was very well written, grounded and I found it deeply moving,’ he says. We have been publishing books about ‘earth care’ – permaculture design, edible forest gardening, woodland management, eco-building, renewable energy – since the early 1990s but the ‘people care’ aspect of permaculture which we consider vital had not been explored. I was also aware that our wonderful list of talented authors are mostly men and I wanted to redress this so I sent out an inner request for more women authors. The intuitive Jackie Singer must have registered because the manuscript arrived soon afterwards. I have long felt that ceremony and ritual has an important role to play in building community and inner healing. If we can celebrate and mourn together, mark rites of passage and significant events in groups, we will rebuild and strengthen community and thus our capacity to co-operate. We will also build group consciousness. These are vital aspects of our evolutionary journey as humans – underpinning values for living more peacefully and more ecologically. They engender sharing of skills and resources, compassion and nonviolence, and a sensitivity to the limits of the earth. The joyful times that I spend with Glennie Kindred, another intuitive and masterful celebrant, have long emphasised this aspect of inner sustainability. We of course need practical approaches like permaculture design and other low carbon solutions but, without the connections found in community, the hands do not have the opportunity to work with the heart in a wider arena. The opportunity to collaborate with and serve others is the key to creating a civilised and low carbon society, one that ultimately can repair the damage our postindustrial growth society has so effectively done. The value of private ritual My work as a healing practitioner and, earlier in my life, as a psychotherapist, have also shown me the value of private ritual. There are times when we simply do not want to share our pain but we need to mark it and encourage healing. Simple rituals performed on our own or with a close friend or partner can begin that healing process. It is never too late to try. It therefore fascinated me that Jackie had written a book that not only celebrated the wonders of conception, birth, the naming of children – all events that you would expect frankly – she had written a book about the


Celebrating New Beginnings

other aspects of the birthing years. Here we can read about peoples’ experiences in adoption or simply not choosing to have children, even miscarriage, stillbirth and the abortion. I felt this was brave. I also like her inclusive approach to ceremony and ritual. There is a rich sense that anyone can do this – whether we have a formal spiritual practice, follow a religion or believe nothing. This is achieved not by setting out ceremonies but by telling stories – we hear the author’s personal experiences and also the voices of the many people with whom she has spoken. This gives us a wonderfully rich variety of approaches and inspires us to be creative and weave together our own events.


Birthrites is an inspiring and profound book on why we need rituals and how to create them to mark the life changes round having children. Rather than concentrating solely on preganancy, birth and motherhood, it also provides rituals for becoming a father, adoption, infertility and miscarriage. By using ritual and ceremony to mark life-changing events we can give ourselves and those we love a great deal of psychological and emotional support at a time when it is most needed, and gain a deeper sense of how the major events of our lives are bedded safely in a wider, all-embracing pattern of great beauty.

208pp, 160mm x 205mm, softback, 2009, RRP £12.95

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There is no prescription, just inspiration and the fruits of many peoples’ experiences. In keeping with the soul of this book, its creation was also a deeply co-operative exercise. For the first time in our company’s history, the early production of the book was managed exclusively by the women; we edited, evolved the very distinctive style of illustrations together, designed, and typeset it. Imogen, newly arrived with us, produced the final drawings with exquisite care and Jackie responded to new ideas and requests. At Permanent Publications we all work together as a team and so before going to press we naturally pulled the men back into the project for their expertise. We launched the book in Oxford and celebrated with a ceremony and a ritual. Synchronicity at work There was also a lovely synchronicity at work. Jackie’s sister is Nicky Singer, author of children’s novels and other works. One rainy day, whilst camping in Cornwall years ago, I


had read to my two daughters and Tim Featherboy, from cover to cover. It is a beautifully written and moving story and we all shed tears together at the end. What familial catharsis! The atmosphere of that book has stayed with us all to this day. It was therefore with great pleasure that I met Nicky at the Birthrites book launch and Tim and I told her how much our family enjoyed her work. We were all moved. There are times in life when a creative project has an energy of its own and a flow that takes it to fruition. It becomes a labour of love, literally. This book is just this for me, both a positive and inclusive contribution to the invisible but vital aspects of social sustainability and an aesthetic work that has nourished all involved. We are therefore delighted that Ann quite independently and without coercion from me has decided to offer you our book. Much love, Maddy Maddy Harland is editor of Permaculture Magazine – inspiration for sustainable living – please see for more details. For a free trial issue see You can also find more Permaculture Magazine editorial on Facebook and read Maddy’s regular blog at 50% off!

THE HORSE BOY Rupert Isaacson

Rupert and Kristin Isaacson were heartbroken when they learned that their three-year-old son was autistic. And with each passing day Rowan’s growing isolation, his uncontrollable fits and each failed treatment filled them with despair. One day Rowan escaped and ran into a field of horses. Rupert watched in horror, but saw a miracle occur as the horses responded lovingly to Rowan – and he to them. Could his affinity with the animals save him from his condition? The Isaacsons were moved to leave their home and travel to the plains of Mongolia, the spiritual home of the horse, and the realm of shamanic healers, mountain people and herds of reindeer, risking everything on an arduous epic horseback journey in search of a cure for Rowan and the rescue of their family. Miraculously, Rowan did find a cure, helped by the combined healing powers of horses, and an old Mongolian shaman.

334pp, 127mm x 197mm, illus. in colour, softback, 2010, RRP £7.99 Code: 200217 Cygnus Price £3.99

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Old Gods, New Druids is ideal for anyone interested in Druidry and the Pagan spirituality of ancient Britain and Ireland. Learn about the ancient Gods and other spirits, along with methods of honouring them through ritual, mysticism, poetry and storytelling. Robin Herne also guides you in finding a spiritual discipline that embraces 'responsible hedonism', whilst venerating the Land and all her children. He presents this book in light of a growing worldwide interest in rediscovering these old polytheist religions, which has led many people to seek and reconstruct the lost traditions. Through humorous and informative teachings, he provides a fine model for recreating a working, coherent theology, allowing seekers to commune with their Gods and the Living Land, regardless of their origins or heritage.

Healer, warrior and guardian, Archangel Michael is the bringer of peace and the conqueror of darkness, a powerful protector who helps everyone who calls upon him. In this enlightening book, Doreen Virtue teaches the many ways in which Michael brings peace to people everywhere. You’ll learn how to contact Michael and discover ways to work with him for physical and emotional healing for yourself, your friends and family members, or your clients. You’ll love the touching true stories gathered by Doreen, of how Michael has protected people while driving, guided their careers, safeguarded their children. Open your heart to the amazingly pure, unconditional love that Michael has for anyone who seeks his help. The Miracles of Archangel Michael will help you feel safe, protected, and very loved!



200pp, 134mm x 216mm, softback, 2008, RRP £8.99 Code: 181211 Cygnus Price £5.99

254pp, 138mm x 215mm, softback, 2009, RRP £11.99 Code: 200213 Cygnus Price £7.75



The Path of The Blue Raven is the story of a flawed and struggling priest who, after wrestling with organised religion, eventually found his true freedom in the world of magical, nature-based spirituality. Although representing the beginning of a new adventure in one man's life, this is not just his story for it also offers a beautiful and breathtaking collection of real-life stories of others who walked a similar path and have found great healing and blessing. To many cultures, the raven was and is a symbol of initiation into a new path. In sharing his own journey, the author introduces us to a world of like-minded people who have stepped off the mainstream path onto the path of personal magic.

Archangel Michael is a beloved, powerful protector and trustworthy guide, who knows your life’s purpose and the best steps for you to take next, says Doreen Virtue. The 44 oracle cards in this deck feature healing and supportive messages and a prayer for you from Michael, along with a beautiful, evocative series of pictures depicting him in many styles, from the traditional to modern. Use the cards and the accompanying guidebook to conduct accurate, safe readings for yourself and others, to receive answers to your most pressing questions and concerns. This lovely deck is suitable for beginners and those experienced in divination cards alike. Boxed set, 92mm x 136mm, 44 full colour cards & 116pp guidebook, 2009, RRP £11.99 Code: 191101 Cygnus Price £7.65

240pp, 137mm x 215mm, softback, 2009, RRP £11.99 Code: 200214 Cygnus Price £7.75

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Plants have all kinds of healing and helpful energies, and are able to work with us on emotional and spiritual levels, not just physical ones. This unusual book will give you great insight into how to benefit from the magical properties of plants for blessing, strength, divination, protection, spiritual healing, and in the exploration of magical otherworlds. Tylluan Penry also explains how to discover for yourself what any particular flower, tree, shrub or even toadstool is likely to contribute towards your magical practice. Just half a dozen local plants will be enough to enrich any blessing or ritual you may wish to create, and as you become more skilled your options will increase. In a wealth of information, Tylluan has laid the book out in use order – so that you look up uses for the plants that you have, rather than referring to find a plant for a particular use.

438pp, 145mm x 205mm, illus. in b&w, softback, 2009, RRP £18.95 Code: 200215 Cygnus Price £12.95

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In The Source of Miracles, Kathleen McGowan describes the transformative power of the Lord’s Prayer and the secret of the Rose with Six Petals – a shape at the centre of the mosaic labyrinth in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres. Each petal offers a teaching found within the prayer and is the map to discovering the real secret to an abundant, joyous and fulfilled life. For each of these – faith, surrender, service, abundance, forgiveness, obstacles, and love – Kathleen presents a series of questions, meditations and affirmations designed to help you dig deep into your heart and soul. Combining her own story and her rose formula, she offers you a unique spiritual practice to transform your life through the power of the Lord’s Prayer.

224pp, 144mm x 240mm, hardback, 2009, RRP £10.99 Code: 191107 Cygnus Price £6.09

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SOUL SURVIVOR Andrea & Bruce Leininger with Ken Gross

ANIMAL WISDOM Jessica Dawn Palmer

In Animal Wisdom, Sioux-descendant Jessica Dawn Palmer explores the legends, rituals, symbolism and magical powers associated with over 70 of our most familiar, loved and revered animals, such as the wolf, owl, otter and raven. She describes their traits and characteristics, their habitat, the myth, folklore and mystical traditions that surround them, and the medicine and healing power – including much from Native American tradition – associated with them. Animal Wisdom reminds us of the importance of human-animal affinity, of seeing animals as mentors who have a unique gift of wisdom for us. This absorbing book is sure to heighten your sense of wonder and enchantment at the natural world.

‘One of the best books in this genre I've ever read’ Paul Brooks, Cygnus member

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270pp, 134mm x 214mm, illus. in b&w, softback, 2009, RRP £9.99 Code: 191014 Cygnus Price £6.99

Jenny Smedley's work with people and their pets has led her to a firm belief that not only do they have souls, but that they also have the capacity to help, heal and even be reborn, giving comfort and unconditional love to all. In Pets Have Souls Too she explores the powerful bonds and communication that exists between the human and animal worlds, in earthly life and spirit. She tells of telepathic pets and clairvoyant pets, who have extrasensory perception and psychic abilities. She recounts tales of spirit pets who revisit their owners after death, guardian pets who appear in times of danger to protect their owners, reincarnated pets, and pet messengers who bring messages from the spirit world. Ultimately she shows how to communicate with your pets, and indeed any animal, at a soul level, discovering the communal soul and connecting with universal energy.


334pp, 128mm x 196mm, softback, 2009, RRP £6.99 Code: 180506 Cygnus Price £4.20 £3.85

TIGER-TIGER, IS IT TRUE? Byron Katie & Hans Wilhelm

32pp, 238mm x 268mm, illus. in colour, hardback, 2009, RRP £7.99 Code: 191114 Cygnus Price £5.49 £4.99


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When Lorna Byrne was a child, people often noticed that she did not seem to be focussing on the world around her. That is because Lorna saw not just the world around her but, equally vividly, angels and spirits, too. For many years she assumed everyone saw the same. Now, as Lorna tells the story of her life, we meet, as she did, the creatures from the spirit worlds who also inhabit our own, mostly angels of an astonishing beauty and variety – including the prophet Elijah and an Archangel – but also the spirits of people who have died. Angels in My Hair, the compelling autobiography of a modern day mystic, may also help you remember times in your past when Angels have helped you. Recognising these events, even in hindsight, explains Lorna, can offer powerful support when we face challenges in our life.

234pp, 128mm 196mm, softback, 2009, RRP £7.99 Code: 190726 Cygnus Price £4.79 £4.49

Tiger-Tiger, Is It True? is a story about a little tiger who thinks that his whole world is falling apart: his parents don’t love him, his friends have abandoned him, and life is unfair. But a wise turtle asks him four questions, and everything changes. He realizes that all his problems are not caused by things, but by his thoughts about things; and that when he questions his thoughts, life becomes wonderful again. This is a heartwarming story with a powerful message that can transform the lives of even very young children. Byron Katie’s wisdom-filled words and Hans Wilhelm’s vivid, magical illustrations combine to make a book that is sure to become a favourite. Ages 4-8.

Soul Survivor is the intriguing account of a World War II fighter pilot’s reincarnation. When James was just two, he began to suffer nightmares, describing terrifying scenes of a plane on fire. His parents were at a loss to help him until he said just three things: Corsair, Natoma and a name. From these tantalising glimpses into a life that ended sixty years ago, James’ parents pieced together the puzzle to try to find an answer that could end his torment. They found only one solution to the endless coincidences that surrounded every detail in James’ life – the crew and mission of the USS Natoma Bay, and the last flight of a World War II fighter pilot. Soul Survivor takes you on a gripping ride as you discover how they came to live with the truth that their little boy harbours the soul of another. A great read for anyone who is interested in reincarnation, this will also fascinate military buffs.

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In Psychic Self-Protection, Judy Hall – our favourite crystal author (see her Crystal Bibles, Volumes 1 and 2, 190817 and 190818) – shows how you can find stability and security in this changing and challenging world. She explains the difference between self-protection and fear-based defences and shows you how you can use crystals and other spiritual tools to change your mindset from a fearful one into a more confident positive approach to the world. Judy presents simple and effective ways to enhance your energy levels and boost protection. Her tools, techniques and powerful energetic practices will help you to take charge of your life and embrace change with power and enthusiasm.

288pp, 138mm x 216mm, softback, 2009, RRP £9.99 Code: 191011 Cygnus Price £6.75 £5.99

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2012 & BEYOND Diana Cooper

Diana Cooper’s new book reminds us that 2012 offers the greatest opportunity for spiritual growth that there has ever been. She takes us through the ancient prophecies for 2012, what is expected to happen in that year and the incredible changes the world will see in the twenty years beyond. She offers forecasts for 2032, the time when new Golden Cities will arise and everyone will live in the fifth 40% dimension. Diana gives practical informaoff! tion to help you prepare for your role in the incredible transformational shift the world is about to experience.

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‘Will you do my eulogy?’ With those words, price Mitch Albom begins his journey to honour the last request of a beloved clergyman, which ultimately leads him to rekindle his own longignored faith. Albom spends years exploring churches and synagogues, the suburbs and the city, the ‘us’ versus ‘them’ of religion. He meets an inner-city pastor of a crumbling church that houses the homeless, and is stunned at how similar belief can be. Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Mitch observes a striking unity between them, and indeed, between beliefs everywhere. As Albom writes his cleric’s final farewell, he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.

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THE WAY OF F**K IT John C Parkin & Gaia Pollini

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Written in about the sixth century BC, the Tao Te Ching is the sublimely poetic spiritual teaching of the Chinese sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu), a record-keeper at the Zhou court, a contemporary of Confucius and the founder of Taoism. It affirms that each human being is a reflection of the whole universe, a microcosm within the macrocosm, and that all of us live under the same cosmic laws of the Tao. Laozi offers profound wisdom, spiritual guidance and nourishment, showing that true fulfilment is attained by following the path of Wu Wei: flowing with the constantly changing stream of life, and trying to live by the truth of nature, in universal harmony and balance. This luxuriously satin-bound and beautifully illustrated gift edition is ideal to draw on for inspiration each day. 272pp, 156mm x 240mm, illus. in colour, hardback, 2009, RRP £19.99 Code: 191104 Cygnus Price £9.99

There is much talk about humanity being in the midst of a massive transformation of consciousness, an evolutionary leap that has been predicted by spiritual elders and holders of esoteric wisdom from many traditions. It is said that this global change is being driven by a 'new energy' coming from deep space. ‘In coming to Physicist Susan Joy Rennison recognise reveals scientific proof that new myself as an energies are indeed reaching the Earth, that the Sun is electromagbehaving in an unprecedented way, and that the Earth netic field, the is being bombarded with new solar, cosmic and galacwall that septic electromagnetic energies. Even the electromagnetic arated me grid of Earth has changed, coinciding with reported from the world changes and developments of the human electromaghas dissolved. netic field. Susan also explores the core structure of all I am no energy fields throughout the universe: the octahedron, longer an two square based pyramids back to back, the diamond island!’ Geoff of the title of this book. By learning to ‘Tune the Diamonds’, those who choose to raise their level of consciousness can help to smooth the transition for everyone.

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THE BOOK OF LOVE Kathleen McGowan

This second novel in the Magdalene Line Trilogy joins Maureen Paschal in more adventures to uncover secrets of the hidden corners of Christianity. Maureen receives a strange package in the mail, containing what looks to be an ancient document written in Latin and signed in code. Written by an extraordinary woman, it demands the return of precious books and documents. As Maureen learns more about Matilda, a medieval warrior countess, she begins to see the eerie connections between herself and Matilda, connections she must unravel quickly if she is to protect The Book of Love.

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Many years ago, when my son was small we lived in a cottage deep in the Somerset countryside. Every day I would put James in a carrier on my back and the two of us, along with our dog, a collie called Blue, would go walking in the nearby woods. In one part of these woods my attention was often drawn to a holly tree whose overhanging branches formed a small dome about eight feet across. The earth beneath was bare, and there was a magic quality to this small space. Anyone who walks in the countryside knows that there are special places which have an atmosphere of playful magic. Sometimes these spots are circular and bordered by a ring of fungi. In British folklore they are often called fairy rings. Underneath this holly tree was what looked and felt like a fairy ring, now overgrown with weeds and brambles. Walking past it one spring day, I received the clear impression that I was being asked to clean it up. This impression remained with me every time I walked past it, but I never did anything about it. Summer arrived, and I still did nothing. By Autumn I began to feel some remorse, even shame. Finally I took some clippers on our daily walk. James was just about able to sit up, so I propped him up with a twig in his hand and then crouched down to enter the fairy circle. I clipped out all the overhanging creepers and cleaned up the dome under the holly tree. I cleared the earth of all the old stones, branches and rubbish until the dome and circle looked perfect again. In fact there were two fairy circles, one about eight feet across and to its side another about two feet across. I had cleared up the physical reality to match the inner pattern. It had taken me half an hour to do the job, and miraculously James, who was only sixteen months old, had sat there happily all the time. Who or what, I wondered, had been entertaining him? I picked him up and we stopped for a few moments of meditation focusing on the fairy rings. I apologised for taking so long to clear them and for the fact that the job was not perfectly done, but hoped that it might in some way serve as a token that at least one representative of humanity was alive to the deva realm. The next day I took James and Blue out again for our normal walk. Suddenly I became aware of a large amount of very playful activity in my energy field. The whole path and surrounding area were filled with chirping and dancing deva energy. It seemed that there was a procession waiting to lead us along the path towards the holly tree. It was a procession of gratitude and celebration. My mind could not help but project images of little folk with acorn hats and wispy pink creatures with shimmering wings. Flowers and grass stalks were held up like flags, and they played strange little stringed instruments and

trumpets and drums. The whole wood seemed to resonate with the fun of the occasion. When we reached the holly tree it seemed that there was a formal and rather solemn vote of thanks given to me, and I was embarrassed at their gratitude because I had delayed so long over such a simple task. But they were thankful for the human involvement. They then dressed me in green tights with curling elfin shoes, a jerkin with tassels, special green gloves and a green hat. They dressed baby James in a similar outfit but did not give him a hat, so I asked why. ‘He will only receive a hat,’ they replied, ‘when he himself has done something for us. He has the eye for us, but he will have to actually do something as well.’


The invisible realm of angels, fairies and nature spirits is revealed by William Bloom as an essential part of the fabric of nature – as tangible as the ground we walk on if only we are prepared to ‘With the new rediscover some long-disedition, I have used ways of perceiving. been able to With a refreshing blend of make it more common sense, underfriendly and standing and practical help accessible, both derived from more than 25 for experienced years of direct personal people and folk experience, William Bloom who are new to shows you how to sense, the subject.’ co-operate and communiWilliam cate with these invisible beings of energy who, he says, are capable of doing so much for our education, practical aid, healing and inspiration.

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We watched as they performed circle dances in the fairy ring and tiny baby fairies danced in the smaller second circle. Later a procession led us down off the hill. As James grew up I took him to different places with a magical atmosphere and talked to him about this event and about nature spirits in general. He grew up to be a tough young man, but he kept his energy field open and could sense them quite easily. When he was sixteen he came to me one day after a weekend visit to the countryside. ‘I have my green hat now,’ he told me, explaining that he had cleaned up another fairy ring and felt them come to him with gratitude. Sometimes when I am travelling in foreign countries I feel the devas of the landscape coming out to take a look at me because they sense that I have a working relationship with

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them. They hover around discussing whether a cosmopolitan Western man could be able to work with them. ‘Oh yes I can,’ I say to them. ‘Prove it,’ they respond. ‘I have nothing to prove,’ I assert. ‘Look at what I’m wearing.’ And they see my green outfit which belongs to the elves and fairies of England, which of course was originally called Angel-Land, and these foreign nature spirits believe me. But they still like to see proof of cooperation – so I do something for them like a song or dance or blessing. Of course there are people – especially sceptics, cynics and scientists – who would like me actually to prove everything. Unfortunately they cannot see my lovely elfin outfit. They could, however, see the certificate for my PhD in political psychology. I value my doctorate and my elf suit equally. My story here is not unique. Below you’ll see a book by one of the founding figures of the inspiring holistic centre, the Findhorn Foundation, who also lived in these realities and, in particular, has wonderful stories to tell of his encounters with Pan. I recommend Roc’s book to you. All my love, William 40% off!

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Have you ever wished for something with your whole heart? As a child, Robert Ogilvie Crombie (Roc) made a wish as he dropped a penny into a wishing well – he asked to be able to see fairies and talk to them. Follow Roc’s path in The Gentleman and the Faun as, many years later, he meets the faun Kurmos in the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, discovers the realm of the elementals and, eventually, meets the great god Pan himself. Through his experiences Roc becomes closely involved with the Findhorn Community, where he meets further elementals who give him sound advice as to how the gardens should be cared for in order to work in harmony with nature. Today, more than ever, the information in The Gentleman and the Faun is a reminder to us all of the importance of our relationship with the nature kingdom, showing how to work in harmony with the elementals and perhaps, just perhaps, to actually meet these enchanting beings, the guardians of nature.

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First Love With your summer’s day hair and your autumnal eyes You belong to the earth, though your heart’s in the skies. You can fly through the night as you slip through the day, Give your love with a touch, or a word that you say. You slipped through the crack between dreaming and waking, And buried yourself in my soul. It lifts up my heart, just to be around you: Your beauty can make me feel whole. Julian Holmes Returning Home The daughter gives thanks for her mother’s life And to her mother, for life itself This gift of love, so deep, bestowed And passed from heart to heart. One holds the in-breath And the other, the out, Whilst, in the most tender space between, Can be heard the echo of sweet sweet sounds Of the joy of returning home To He who dwells within, And to all manner of loved ones, near and far! For all have gathered in To celebrate and welcome She who returns with Love. Sue Pready The Flow of Love Cancer was destroying his body. He was no longer the same person, outwardly. His moods changed as we fed him more medication to ease the pain. Sometimes I was so weary ascending the stairs to his room to attend to his needs. Smiling became more difficult. How long could I carry on in this role of carer? Please God, I could keep going. Then, one day when I was attending to him, I felt a sudden rush, a wave of unbounded love flow through me to him. My love for him had not disappeared under the weight of anxiety and tasks I had to perform. God had answered my prayers. That intense feeling of overwhelming love did not just come from within me, but from spirit too. I could carry on knowing this love was with us, between us, carrying us along our difficult path. Jennifer Alexander In Joy and Wonder I send you Love in the colours of the rainbow to cheer each day. To make it bright, I send you Love in sparkling snowflakes and golden rays of pure sunlight. I send you Love in the perfume of the flowers wafted in on the wings of a dove, I send you music, sounds of angels gently wrapped in shades of Love, In a basket filled with hope of plenty, in caskets full of starlight’s sheen, in butterflies to bring you mornings filled with the beauty of nature’s scene. I send you Love, in joy and wonder, in a smile, to guide you to the Light. I send a dream of all you hope for, and Love in a wish that makes all things right.

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The Flow of Love

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