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n independent co-edition publisher of illustrated non-fiction based in London, Eddison Books specializes in mind-body-spirit, self care, personal development, health and fitness, nutrition and wellbeing, to produce titles with an especially female-focused outlook. Renowned for our specially commissioned illustrations and innovative packaging, we are world leaders in Tarot and Oracle publishing. Eddison Books is distinguished by the hallmarks of beautifully designed books that are meaningful, empowering and relevant for today’s readers.

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Grounded How contact with nature can improve our mental and physical wellbeing 227 x 165 mm (6½ x 9 in) 192 pp | 40,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Dr Ruth Allen is a qualified eco-counsellor, psychotherapist, person-centred coach and an experienced organizational consultant, trainer and facilitator. She specializes in outdoor practice and nature connection. In Autumn 2018, she ran solo and unsupported across the Bosnian Dinaric Alps. This is her first book. W:

Reflecting on the wild, mysterious and unknowable aspects of nature, the author examines our connection to nature, the planet, ourselves and to others so we can rewild and connect back to something vital to our existence. • Newly published research claimed that adults were not reaching the level of nature connection that is optimal for supporting wellbeing. • Ecotherapy as a form of counselling is receiving growing interest and credited organizations such as Mind in the UK are using it as a form of therapy. • Structured around the qualities of nature and what these qualities can teach us about our inner worlds. • Includes practical exercises, sensory journeys and mindfulness activities to nurture our relationship with the outside world and nature.


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A Quiet Mind Buddhist ways to calm the noise in your head 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) 176 pp | 35,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Shoukei Matsumoto is a Buddhist monk at the Komjoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan. He was ordained in 2003 in Jodo Shinshu, a school of Pure Land Buddhism, is also the founder of Virtual Temple “HIGANJI,” one of the most popular websites for Buddhists in Japan. He has published more than five books in Japanese, with A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind translated into over fifteen languages. He was nominated as a member of Young Global Leaders 2013 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. W:

A guide to managing the external and internal noise in our heads, this book draws on the practices and beliefs of Buddhism to lead you on your own journey to stillness, calm and balance. • Identifies the external and internal factors that cause stress and overstimulation. • Encourages deep reflection on the life path you are on and cultivates harmony and peace in your heart. • Contains practical advice on making positive changes to your thought patterns and daily routines. • Makes Buddhist teachings accessible and relevant to the modern reader. • Written by a popular and well-known Buddhist monk.


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Eudaimonia What the ancient Greeks can teach us about ultimate happiness 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) 160 pp | 32,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021 Emerald Henderson is a teacher, philosopher and writer. In her role as Head of Religion and Philosophy at a school in London, she developed ‘Eudaimonia’, a school wellbeing programme that teaches pupils how to live a good life. The course received national acclaim. Emerald is currently studying a Master’s in Applied Ethics at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Reflecting on the kind of life you want to live and the person you want to be are central to understanding human flourishing, or in Aristotelian terms, Eudaimonia. This book will enlighten you and show you how to be a more virtuous person. • Rooted in ancient Greek philosophy, the concepts are accessible and relevant for everyone today. • In a world where authenticity is rare and existential angst is rife, this self-help book offers invaluable insights and advice. • Broken down into key concepts that describe and explain the things we need in order to flourish as humans: virtues, friendship, community, kindness, respect and self-love. • Written by a teacher and philosopher.


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Colourways Unlock more energy, more joy, more balance with colour therapy 190 x 170 mm (8¾ x 9¼ in) 208 pp | 25,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Walaa AlMuhaiteeb uses environmental psychology and energy-based techniques to help women overcome life’s complications, develop confidence and learn to appreciate themselves. She is certified in colour therapy and chakra healing and is accredited from IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine). Kuwaiti by birth, she studied in the US and now lives in Barcelona. W:

Do you feel energetically blocked? Is your lustre for life waning or your future path unclear? This inspiring book will help you decode your colour personality and enable you to work with it to create the life you’ve always wanted. • Discover which colour you are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, magenta or gold. • Learn why you are attracted to certain colours and how you can use these colours to make shifts in your life. • Find the best colours to wear and surround yourself with to bring abundance, clarity and healing. • Techniques include visualizations, numerology, meditation, mantras and mudras, and body and home treatments. • Untap healing colour energy to overcome problems, achieve confidence and find self-love.


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Loop An interactive journal to keep you writing and self-discovering 215 x 165 mm (61⁄2 x 81⁄2 in) 208 pp | 20,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Emma Lamb is an Assistant Head at a boys’ school in Birmingham with a theology and religious studies degree from Cambridge. She trains new teachers, speaks at conferences and runs wellbeing workshops for parents. Outside of school she is a qualified executive coach and develops educational materials that are used nationally in the UK.

Whether you are trying to decide what your life ahead looks like, fulfil your dreams or just grapple with day-to-day irritations, this write-in journal uses the science of doubleloop learning to revisit guided prompts and your previous answers, stimulating self-reflection and growth. • Inventive reimagining of the journal format including upside-down pages and fold-out gatefolds. • Includes questions, space to build lists and three options to go to other pages, looping the reader throughout the book. • Pages are colour-coded to direct the user to pages that are similar in theme, such as understanding values, making decisions, finding your passion and gaining confidence. • Specially created for teen to twentysomethings, the write-in journal is designed with choices and challenges that question internally held beliefs and behaviours.


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Change Your Life in Five Journal your way to meaningful changes in your life 215 x 165 mm (6½ x 8½ in) 176 pp | 30,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2020 Sue Belton is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She trained with the prestigious Coaches Training Institute and has been practising in London for the past 10 years. W:

Foreword by Karen Kimsey-House, co-founder of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Based in California, CTI is an international organization with programmes available worldwide. The founders were among the initial pioneers of the coaching profession.

Divided into five clear sections – clarify, conquer, choose, celebrate, commit – this workbook is your personal life coach and will help you discover what you really want and how to get it. • The five parts contain journalling activities and visualization exercises to guide you on your path. • Includes self-care tips to ensure you are rested and ready for the change. • Sue Belton has helped hundreds of people change the pattern of their lives. • Taps into the increased trend for journalling and self-discovery. • Foreword written by Karen Kimsey-House, Co-Founder of the Coaches Training Institute in California.


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Power Skills for Women A masterclass in communication and body language 215 x 165 mm (6½ x 8½ in) 176 pp | 40,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2020 Juliet Erickson is an executive coach, communications specialist and author. She teaches at Stanford University and works with business leaders, entrepreneurs, TED speakers, politicians and lawyers around the world. Born in California, she regularly commutes between Santa Fe and London. W:

This female-centred book will teach you to communicate effectively and authentically, help you know and understand yourself and others and choose responses that reflect what you mean to say to help you achieve your goals. • A ground-breaking look at how women can communicate with ease, confidence and effectiveness. • Covers core areas of body language, including movement, gesture, eye contact, facial expressions, as well as areas of communication such as creating the right impressions and dealing with confrontation. • Learn new movements and gestures that will serve you more effectively. • Offers practical exercises including how to improve eye contact and voice quality and projection. • Author is a leading expert in the field of communications.


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Honjok The art of living alone 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) 160 pp | 32,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2020 Crystal Tai is a journalist based in Seoul and Hong Kong. She is specifically interested in the historical and sociological reasons behind social movements and trends. Currently, she is writing for the South China Morning Post. W:

Francie Healey is a counsellor with a specific interest in self-worth and empowerment. She holds a degree in sociology and a Masters in counselling.

Honjok is a South Korean term for those who identify themselves as loners. This beautiful book examines the opportunities that ‘aloneness’ can bring and offers practical, psychological strategies to embrace independence. • We are living in an era when internet literacy is at its highest. This contributes to the growing trend of isolation and living alone. • Includes interviews with South Koreans leading the honjok life. • Contains practical strategies to embrace independence in a positive and meaningful way. • Written by a journalist who specializes in cultural trends and a counsellor who focuses on self-worth. • A beautiful book designed to educate, encourage and inspire.



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The Grief Matrix What to expect when a loved one dies 176 x 176 mm (7 x 7 in) 128 pp | 10,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Sophie Stout is a writer and brand storyteller. She lives in London with her husband and two sons. Letizia Perna-Forrest is Head of Patient and Family Support at Royal Trinity Hospice in London. She previously worked as a clinical psychotherapist at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She is also Vice Chair of Cruse Bereavement Care (


Using a simple, visual model, this compact handbook sensitively and honestly distils the experiences of early bereavement offering comforting and supportive words. • Looks at all aspects of grief: shock, other people, practicalities, emotions, coping, the day to day, spirituality and hope. • Foreword written by Letizia Perna-Forrest – the Vice Chair of Cruse Bereavement Care. • Written in a friendly, honest and non-judgemental style. • A beautifully designed book that supports and acknowledges the difficult and complex journey of grief. • The perfect book to give to anyone experiencing bereavement or helping the bereaved.

Backlist Ho’oponopono The ancient Hawaiian practice of gratitude and forgiveness Carole Berger This gifty self-help guide will lead you through the four simple stages of the ancient Hawaiian wisdom of ho‘oponopono. From practising the law of acceptance, to embracing the power of gratitude and forgiveness, these life affirmations will allow you to heal yourself and your relationships with others.

AVAILABLE Hardback 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) | 160pp

Dare to Be Happier Live your best life through 25 journalling lessons Caroline Johnstone Through twenty-five ‘life lessons’ and guided journalling exercises, life coach and neurolinguistic practitioner Caroline Johnstone explains how to cope with common issues such as the heartbreak of grief, finding your purpose and strengthening your self-esteem, and how to nurture yourself to change, grow and dare to be happier.

AVAILABLE Paperback 215 x 165 mm (6½ x 8½ in) | 208pp


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The Mood Diary A 4-week plan to track your emotions and lifestyle 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) 160 pp | 15,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2020 Andrea Harrn is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, intuitive healer and expert in CBT, mindfulness and emotional intelligence. She is the author of the best-selling card packs The Mood Cards and Understand Deep Emotions and The Mood Book. W: W:

This easy-to-use therapeutic tracker monitors moods and emotions over a 4-week period, charting daily energy levels, sleep patterns, exercise, and food and drink. • Allows reader to identify moods and compare them with food, drink, sleep, exercise, energy and even medication intake. • Freewriting pages with guided questions appear throughout. • CBT worksheets give you at-home therapist guidance to uncover triggers, blocks and any underlying conditions. • Weekly evaluations assess what you’ve felt and learned that week. • A therapeutic tool for parents to give to children or teenagers, or as a self-purchase, or for therapists to use with their clients. • Practical help whether you are suffering from anxiety, anger, mood swings, or suspect you have a serious mental-health condition.


Naming your emotions It is quite normal for moods and emotions to change throughout the day. We can wake up feeling one way and 2 hours later feel different, depending on circumstances: quality of sleep, weather, traffic, relationships, work deadlines, expectations of ourselves, exams… The list is endless. We cannot always feel high but neither do we want to feel low for extended periods. Sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to define exactly how we feel. Many people tend to lump feelings and emotions into good or bad: Meh, down, fed up vs great, buzzing, f ine.

But what about the in-between states: neither very happy nor very sad? Being able to identify the emotion you are feeling is a great way to learn to master it. Think about how it feels physically as well as mentally. Does it feel nice and warm or cold and tense? Can you cope with it? Do you want

to change it or enjoy it? There are so many words to label feelings that it is hard to know where to start. Let’s look at them in terms of core emotions with a wide range of emotional labels that fall within. Some examples follow on the next page.






Rage, annoyed, bitter, resentful, hateful, destructive, frustrated, seething


Depressed, hurt, disappointed, despairing, unhappy, miserable, lonely, despondent, disheartened, gloomy, miserable, confused


Tired, exhausted, lethargic, bored, complacent, indifferent, ambivalent, disinterested, confused, suicidal


Self-loathing, guilty, embarrassed, afraid, humiliated, worthless, regretful, sorry


Panic, anxiety, worry, dread, nervous, overwhelmed, undervalued, confused


Anxiety, dread, scared, terrified, paranoid, uneasy, nervous, panic, tensed, afraid


Insulted, offended, disliking, intolerant, repulsed, sickened, wary, self-loathing


Neglected, abandoned, isolated, lonely, insecure, worthless, rejected


Envious, mistrustful, greedy, vengeful, unhappy, afraid


Waves of shock, traumatised, loss, numb, lonely, angry, irrational, anxious, exhausted, jealous, frustrated, denial, guilty, rejected, depressed, indecisive, lost, dependent (not an exhaustive list)


Attached, attracted, belonging, caring, empathic, compassionate, devoted, passionate, protective, respectful, vulnerable, hopeful


Joyful, optimistic, hopeful, motivated, inspired, determined, proud, confident, excited


Accepting, forgiving, contented, peaceful, joyful, compassionate, loving, grateful, free


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The Mood Book Identify and explore 100 moods and emotions With detailed descriptions of 100 moods, emotions, states of mind and quirks of personality, as well as some common mood disorders, this book helps you identify how you are feeling and recognize signs and symptoms. It provides an accessible way to increase your self awareness, enabling you to move forward in a positive way.

AVAILABLE Paperback 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) | 132 pp

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Understand Deep Emotions Explore more complex emotions and behaviours for healing, happiness and inner peace Follow-up deck to the bestselling Mood Cards. Explore more complex emotions and behaviours for healing, happiness and inner peace. Includes 50 cards, each focusing on an emotion or behaviour: insecure, vulnerable, hypochondriac, OCD, bipolar... AVAILABLE 50 Cards Box: 177 x 130 x 40 mm (51⁄8 x 7 x 19⁄16 in)

The Mood Cards Make sense of your moods and emotions for clarity, confidence and wellbeing Fun and accessible way to communicate your thoughts and feelings. Includes 42 cards, each focusing on a mood or an emotion: joy, anger, fear... Ideal for personal and professional use alike.

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The Way of the Witch A path to spirituality and self-empowerment 220 x 160 mm (6¼ x 8¾ in) 160 pp | 30,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 The author of over 30 books on magic, astrology, Wicca, divination and spirituality, Sally Morningstar is a hedgewitch who runs an international course in natural magic and self-development, and also consults privately. Her love of the natural world has been lifelong, involving conservation, sustainability and natural living, in order to tread as gently as she can upon the Earth. W:

Artist and illustrator Amanda Clark lives in a small village in England, where the surrounding countryside and woodland forms the inspiration for her magical work.


Embark on this enchanted journey to one of the oldest spiritual traditions known to humankind, providing an accessible introduction and how-to guide to all aspects of the Craft. • An entry-level guide to the spiritual traditions, practices and roots of witchcraft. • Learn how to tap into magic and connect with the natural world while performing rites and rituals. • Cast spells, make magical charms and take psychic journeys as you make contact with natural spirits. • Explore the self-development aspects of magic by raising your awareness and understanding your service to others.

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Anthology of Witches The history of witches and witchcraft told through the stories of 30 remarkable women 246 x 189 mm (7½ x 9½ in) 176 pp | 40,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Historian Willow Winsham brings readers regular tales of witches and witchcraft at her blog, The Witch, the Weird and the Wonderful, and at #FolkloreThursday, the global hashtag day and online magazine she co-founded. Combining a passion for research and history with a love of storytelling, Willow dedicates her time to investigating some of the most intriguing stories. She is the author of Accused: British Witches Throughout History and England’s Witchcraft Trials. W: W:

Witchcraft and witches have been a preoccupation of mankind across the millennia. This book introduces readers to a carefully chosen selection of women worldwide who have been indentified – either by themselves or others – as witches. Through each story, the differences and similarities across beliefs, practices and cultures relating to witches and witchcraft are brought to light, building a picture of what it has meant to be – and to be called – a witch. • Brings together stories from history to modern practitioners. • Covers an international coterie of famous witches, from Australia, India, South Africa, Poland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, as well as the UK and the US. • Illustrated with historic memorabilia and ephemera as well as woodcuts, engravings, fine art paintings and photographs. • Feature spreads explore related themes such as herbalism, healing, sexuality and midwifery.


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Love Stars Follow the course of Venus and Mars to discover your cosmic love connections 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) 176 pp | 50,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Jane Struthers is a professional astrologer, writer, tarot reader, palmist and homeopath. She has written over 30 non-fiction books, including Moonpower (2019, see page 38), on a wide variety of topics that include astrology, tarot and the British countryside. The weekly astrologer for Bella magazine in the UK, she regularly lectures on astrology and the tarot. W:

Navigate Venus and Mars to see how they interact in your charts so you can interpret the subtle and not so suble attributes of your astrological sign. Find out if you are well-suited, if you are destined to have a combative style of communication or if you are harmoniously aligned. • Learn the secrets to enjoy satisfying, lifelong romance. • Discover who you are attracted to and why, and the underlying dynamics in your relationship. • Understand your best times together, along with the worst times and danger flash points. • Written by a professional astrologer.


Discovering the positions that Venus and Mars occupied at the time of your birth opens up a wealth of information about the inner you, especially where your relationships are concerned. This knowledge will answer all sorts of questions about yourself and also shed light on hitherto hidden areas of your character and the way you relate to others. Your Venus sign reveals some of the most sensitive and delicate areas of your personality, as well as what you yearn for emotionally, while your Mars sign shows how you are able to assert yourself with others and the things that you want out of life – and out of your relationships. If you don’t already know which zodiac signs your Venus and Mars occupied when you were born, all you need to do is consult the charts at the back this book. You only need some basic information about your birth in order to do this:

• The date of your birth • The time of your birth, which may help you to fine-tune your Venus or Mars sign if it was active on the day in question

• The place of your birth Fine-tuning the time Not everyone knows their time of birth but even having an inkling about when you made your grand entrance, such as the morning (‘Your father had just finished his breakfast when you arrived’), could be a useful clue. That’s because the Venus tables and Mars tables are set for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is also known as Universal Time (UT) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), to give it its most recent name. The reason for this focus on GMT is that, in astrology, all times have to be converted back to it before a chart can be calculated. That’s because the Earth is so huge that it’s divided up into twenty-four vertical segments of differing time zones, starting at 0˚ longitude at the Greenwich meridian in London, UK. Time zones to the west of the Greenwich meridian are behind GMT and those to the east of it are ahead of GMT.


Natal Venus in Leo


If you were born with Venus in the sign of Leo, here is plenty of valuable information about how that colours your personality. You can also refer to this page if you want to know more about someone with Venus in Leo. On the facing page you can look up all the possible combinations of the natal Sun and Venus signs. There are only a few, because the Sun and Venus can only be a maximum of 48˚ apart.

Fire Fixed



Pride, generosity, love

With the planet of love in one of the two signs of love (Libra being the other), there’s no doubt about what makes your heart beat faster. You adore showing respect and affection to others, whether that’s being polite to the people you encounter every day, your particular brand of loyalty to your friends or the no-holds-barred love that you feel for the special people in your life. You place a great deal of importance on your values in life, upholding them with a quiet dignity for most of the time but defending them with leonine vigour whenever you think it’s necessary. When it comes to spending money, which is definitely something that you enjoy doing, you prefer to err on the side of excess. You are instinctively drawn to luxurious items for your home if you can afford them, and if you


can’t you will either do your best to search out budget versions that look expensive or have to face up to a crippling credit card bill. Cheap and cheerful is not your style! You may even find it demeaning, especially if there is a strong emphasis on Leo in your chart, and you’ll be distinctly unimpressed if anyone gives you a present that looks tacky or shoddy. Equally, you take an enormous amount of care with your appearance, because you believe it’s important to look good at all times, whether you’re in a crowd of people or on your own (after all, you never know who might drop in unannounced). You might stop short of always putting on your lipstick or smart shoes before putting out the bins, but only just. It’s a matter of pride, because the thought of not appearing at your best makes you shudder.

Why do you need to know this? You may not, if neither Venus nor Mars was doing anything complicated (by which I mean changing sign or turning retrograde or direct) on the day of your birth or either side of it. It won’t be significant either if you were born in a different time zone (and that includes when the clocks go forward for summer time, even if you were born in the UK) but there was no activity from either Venus or Mars on your birth date or the day before or after it. However, if you were born at a different longitude and Venus or Mars (or both) were on the move around the date of your birth, you may need to convert your birth time to GMT to ensure that you have the correct information about your Venus or Mars sign.



Finding Venus and Mars in your chart

When written down, this all sounds a lot more complicated than it really is, so let’s look at a couple of examples. If you have access to a computer, you can use an online astrology program to calculate this for you. The Resources section on page 173 lists some websites that will perform these calculations.

Checking the birth time Chloe was born in Paris at 11:15 local time on 7 February 1981. When she consults the Venus charts for 1981 (see page 168) she sees that Venus entered Aquarius at 06:08 on 4 February and didn’t move into Pisces until 06:02 on 28 February. Does she need to convert her birth time to GMT in order to confirm that her Venus is in Aquarius? No, because there were no changes in Venus’s position on the day she was born, or the day before or after it.

Planning ahead Chris in San Francisco is planning a major work initiative and wants to launch it when Mars is in a favourable sign and is not retrograde (see pages 88–9). He has pencilled in some time in October 2020 but when he looks at the Mars charts he sees that Mars is in Aries that month, which is ideal, but turns retrograde on 9 September and won’t go direct until 14 November, so he decides to wait until after that date before launching his new project.

This is a very artistic placing, so finding outlets for your multi-faceted creativity is essential for your happiness and, therefore, that of everyone around you. Leo is such a dramatic sign that it’s quite likely you light up every time you set foot on stage, such as acting, dancing or singing, whether you do it professionally or for fun in your spare time. It’s highly likely that you are also a regular at your local cinema or theatre (preferably in the best seats, of course) when you’re not watching your favourite DVDs and box sets at home. You have a strong yearning to be appreciated and noticed, so you may have your own vlog to which you devote more time than you care to admit and which you promote at every opportunity, or you might spend hours fine-tuning the photography for your many social media accounts.

One area of creativity that is especially important for you is the literal creativity of having children. If you can have them, you will. And you will cherish and nurture them at every opportunity, encouraging them to be happy and fulfilled. It does your heart good to be with them, and you love joining in their games. Only the best is good enough for them, so you may have to guard against too much lavish gift-giving. You also want them to succeed in life because you regard them as extensions of yourself, even if you don’t like to say this out loud, so it’s important that they look good and do well. If you don’t have children, you will shower love, affection and support on nephews, nieces, godchildren and the offspring of friends and neighbours. Pets, too. To do otherwise is unthinkable.



Vivacious; sparky; friendly; sociable; dynamic; great at putting creative ideas into action; big personality; Gemini cool warmed by Leo affection

Caring; Virgo caution boosted by Leo confidence; self-protective; excels at combining creativity with an eye for detail; strong interest in health and self-care


Warm; generous; very family-minded; protective of close friends and loved ones; loyal; enjoys entertaining; good sense of humour; can be overwhelming emotionally SUN IN LEO, VENUS IN LEO

Creative; expansive; powerful personality; emotional; self-centred; fashion-conscious; stylish; flamboyant; dramatic; loves to be loved


Unashamed romantic; sentimental; can be idealistic in love; enjoyment of fashion and a need to look good at all times; charismatic; sensitive; charming

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Flower Spells For love, wealth, career and happiness 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) 160 pp | 20,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021 Sarah Coyne, also known as Tudorbeth, is a hereditary practitioner of the Craft. The rules and gifts of herb lore, scrying, healing, tasseomancy, numerology and candle magic have been passed down to her through several generations. She is the author of A Spellbook for the Seasons (2019, see page 36).

100 easy-to-cast spells using the magic of flowers to influence luck, love, happiness, money, career and friendship. • Contains 100 easy spells to aid in all areas of your life. • Features ways of attracting wildlife and fairies to your garden. • Includes spells using herbs. • Contains information on the power of carrying flower crystals. • With stunning botanical illustrations, this is a beautiful gift as well as a practical spellbook.


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Seidr Reconnecting with Magic and Nature in the Nordic Shamanic Tradition 220 x 160 mm (6¼ x 811⁄16 in) 176 pp | 35,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 An international authority on seidr in the old Nordic shamanic tradition, Annette Hørst co-founded the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies with Jonathan Horwitz in 1986. In her work, Annett has especially explored the legacy of earlier Scandinavian shamans, folk healers and wise women. She has written Jorden Synger (The Earth Sings), first published by Møntergaarden, Lindhardt & Ringhof. She lives in the Ballonparken community, Copenhagen. W:


Seidr is an ancient Nordic form of shamanic magic, deeply rooted in Nordic myth and nature, which uses a unique combination of staff, ecstatic singing and ritual seat for contacting the spirit world, finding answers to questions and evoking the power needed for effecting change in your life. Explore both the craft and the legacy of seidr as told in myth and saga and discover how to open the doors to their realities with this thousands-year-old shamanic practice. • Learn how to find your staff, song and seat and how to enter the shamanic journey. • Practise the rites and rituals to ‘sit between the worlds’, alone or in a community, change the course of fate and weave a new future into being. • Written by an international authority on the old Nordic shamanic traditions.

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The Cosmology of Astrology Understanding your connection to the sun, moon and planets 246 x 189 mm (7½ x 9½ in) 208 pp | 50,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020

A holistic introduction to the core concepts of astrology, the book reveals the symbolic connections and mysterious relationships that underpin not just our connection to the stars, but also magic, herbalism and alchemy.

A regular contributor and horoscope columnist to both magazines and community forums, Lisa Mendes has also been published on the popular astrology website Skyscript and runs a successful astrology practice and blog. She holds an MA in Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination from the University of Kent.

• Easily explains how astrology works, the qualities of each star sign and how to create and read a birth chart. • Reveals the human place in the cosmos, through relationships such as sky and earth, day and night, the zodiac and the seasons. • Reclaims a view of astrology from the ancient Greeks, Mesopotamians and Egyptians – how astrology was originally intended before the development of the western world view.


• Enables those new to astrology to reconnect with the wonder and magic of nature and the stars. • Includes easy-access charts, maps and quick-reference tables. • Illustrated by beautiful esoterica, historical woodcuts, engravings and cosmological star maps.


Sky & Earth • Day & Night • Sun & Moon




Introduction: A Holistic View of Astrology


1 Time: Cycles, Seasons & Phases


2 Space: Maps, Domiciles, Aspects & Orientation


3 Dualities: Day & Night, Sky & Earth, Sun & Moon


4 Relationships of 3: The Elements & Triplicity Rulers


5 Relationships of 4: Angles & the Cross of Matter


6 Relationships of 12: The Zodiac & the Houses


Charts, Maps & Quick-Reference Tables





“In the beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth…” Genesis, Chapter 1 Most of us know the above quote from the Bible, even if we are not religious. And yet, what we may not realize is that the biblical creation story actually originates from Mesopotamia, which also happens to be the birth place of astrology. Creation myths are central to any cosmology, creating a powerful foundation story upon which cultures can then build and flesh out their worldviews. Many begin with binary relationships, including the division of light and dark, night and day, male and female, and of course, the most fundamental of them all, that of sky and earth. In this chapter we will explore all the two-fold astrological relationships: ❂ Macrocosm (Sky or Heavens) versus Microcosm (Earth and Man) ❂ The Luminaries (Sun and Moon) and their interplay in lunar phases, eclipses and sign/house rulerships ❂ Diurnal (Day) versus Nocturnal (Night).

OPPOSITE: The 1888 printing of the Flammarion engraving. It has been used to represent a medieval cosmology: a flat earth bounded by a star-studded sky.


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Lucid Dreaming Guide your dreams and explore your subconscious 197 x 143 mm (55⁄8 x 73⁄4 in) 128 pp | 25,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020

Unlocking the mysteries of your nocturnal mind through dreamwork exercises and techniques, this self-help book shows you ways to remember, understand and guide your dreams for greater self-awareness.

Lori Reid is a leading astrologer with clients around the world. The author of over 40 books, she writes weekly astrology columns and articles for women’s magazines and appears on television and radio in the UK. W:

• An introduction explains lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences and astral projection. • Learn how lucidity and dream interpretation can help identify the signposts and symbols in your dreams that can empower your waking life. • Use lucid dreaming as therapy with step-by-step techniques that will specifically aid decision-making, solve problems and promote creativity. • Overcome obstacles, journey beyond the laws of the physical world and play around with the extraordinary abilities buried in unused parts of your brain.


teachings, and those of Theosophy’s close cousin, Spiritualism, the astral body is supposed to be connected to the physical body by the ‘silver cord’, a kind of elastic, semi-physical or etheric feature.




Certain foods tend to help promote strong dreams, the infamous example, of course, being cheese. As nutmeg is metabolized in the body to create a hallucinogen that can greatly assist the brain’s own mind-altering neurotransmitters in the production of robust dreams, a bedtime nightcap of eggnog would be a way of obtaining the nutmeg influence during sleep. Another dietary dream-enhancing option is vitamin B6. This vitamin significantly increases both the intensity and frequency of dreams. You can take this as a dietary supplement (remember never to exceed the dosage indicated on the bottle), as well as making sure that you eat foods rich in B6, such as eggs and fish. As well as food and drinks that aid dreaming, some do inhibit it: alcohol, for example reduces REM sleep.

Another way of giving yourself a head start in the dream stakes is by creating a dream pillow – these were used in the sickroom to ease the nightmares that may come with medicine. Stuff a small pillow with several ounces – even a pound – of dry mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), obtainable from herbal suppliers or even some health food shops. Mugwort can promote vigorous dreaming, and American herbalist, Jeannie Rose, specifically recommends it for that purpose – she has described some of the dramatic dreams she has had using this herb. Put out this pillow on those nights when you want to focus on dreaming as part of your bedtime ritual. Do not use this pillow every night, and remember that mugwort contains a substance that can induce miscarriage, so do not use it if pregnant.



Make the process of going to sleep with dreaming in mind as deliberate and conscious as possible. There are a number of ways of doing this, but they all essentially boil down to conducting personal rituals at bedtime. Undertake the type of deliberate actions that not only will focus the conscious mind, but that will speak easily to the subconscious mind – the whole purpose of ritual through the ages. You may like to burn incense (in a safe holder) that you use only in association with your dreamwork (another way of altering your sleeping environment); then stand at the foot of the bed openly intoning or mentally reciting a short intention to dream vividly tonight. This could be elaborated into your own ‘Invocation to Morpheus’, the ancient Greek god of dreams, perhaps:

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is an hypnotic essential oil, and in most people it will cause a pleasant relaxation (it is used to treat asthma for this reason). In many people, it will promote dreams as well, and a few may find it produces a sense of euphoria. (Unless you are particularly brave, be careful not to use clary sage in conjunction with alcohol, as this combination is likely to generate powerful hallucinatory nightmares. When clary sage is an ingredient in a base carrier oil, it is safe to apply it directly to the skin. Put it on those areas where it will be quickly and effectively absorbed, such as the ‘third eye’ position in the lower centre of the forehead, the temples, or the armpits. Apply just a small dab of the oil to one or more of these locations. To obtain the best effect from the clary sage, eat fairly lightly throughout the day, and do not use it with the mugwort pillow described opposite.

I appeal to you, Morpheus, Lord of Dreams, To grant me visions this night. Turn my pillow into a pillar of dreams, And cause my soul to take flight! It can be any set of actions you wish – even standing on your head if that helps! Make going to bed to dream a noteworthy and purposeful act, rather than just ‘crashing out’ tired without any specific intentions. Take the ‘perchance’ away from ‘to dream’.





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LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND PLANES OF BEING 10 Recent Research From Wakefulness to Deep Sleep The Sleep Cycle Hypnagogia and Hallucination Why We Dream What We Do Awakening the Brain Astral Travel and Out of Body Enhancing Self-Realization




Dream States Benefits of Lucid Dreaming Inducing the Lucid Dream


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THROUGH THE GATE OF DREAMS The Language of Dreams Symbols and Archetypes The Awareness of Detail Imagery and Vision 20 Common Dream Themes Personalising the Message



Combatting Fears Answering Questions Enhancing Potential

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DREAMWORK Supercharging Your Dreaming Experiencing Lucidity Guiding and Steering Dreams Custom-made Dreams Using for Decisions and Creating

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Basically, a person’s centre of awareness, the ego or sense of self, seems to float around in free space near the physical body, most often above it. For example, an office worker saw herself from ‘about eight feet behind, two feet to the actual left, and four feet above actual height’; a commuter in a train carriage found himself ‘about 10 inches above myself looking down at myself’. Oobes can start in a number of ways. Judging from surveys by Celia Green, the British writer who recorded first-hand accounts, the majority of cases occur involuntarily. It could be caused simply by fatigue. More often it happens as a result of an accident or other powerful physical or psychological trauma or stress. Often the person views the physical body with detachment: ‘Then I saw on my left a group of white-coated figures, bending over “something” on the floor. Suddenly I realized that that “something” was me.’ About a third of Green’s respondents had their oobes while under a general anaesthetic or unconscious from some other cause. Many people, though have oobes for no apparent reason. In many of these types of out-of-body experiences, the physical body can carry on performing its physical activity – walking, driving and so on; even talking. A number of public speakers have reported hearing their own voices as if coming from somewhere else, and then feeling as if floating over the audience watching themselves, still speaking, on the stage or podium. But sometimes the physical body can be simply ‘going through the motions’ during an oobe. Not all episodes occur during waking life, in arousing, stressful or traumatic situations. A significant category of involuntary oobes seem to occur when people are falling asleep at night, having a nap, just waking up, or are otherwise in a highly relaxed, quiescent state. Usually people awake from sleep to find themselves looking down at their bodies in bed. In some cases, people enter an apparent oobe directly from a lucid dream. Many of the pioneer astral travellers recommended this as a way of inducing the experience, as they all had experiences that seemed to be lucid dreams in addition to (and in association with) a strand of experience they assumed to involve the literal exteriorization of the spirit or mind. Green found that subjects fell into two main groups: those who had just one involuntary experience in their lives, and those who were able to deliberately induce repeated oobes. Induction was usually performed when falling asleep or waking up.

The out-of-body experience


In an astral projection you may sometimes find yourself looking down on your body, usually from above or nearby. You may be in a duplicate of your body or simply be a point of awareness.

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Astral Projection

Sometimes referred to as ‘astral projection’, the out-of-body experience was introduced to the West in the nineteenth century by the profoundly influential Russian medium and author, Madame Blavatsky, and the Theosophical Society. The basic idea is that there are various levels of existence, with physical reality being the most basic. The next level is the etheric, which is intermediate between the physical and the third, astral level. It is the astral body that goes on ‘oobe’ jaunts, though the human being has higher ‘bodies’ that can operate in the mental and spiritual levels. In the Theosophical





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Self-Hypnosis Tap into the power of positive thinking to transform your life Whether you want to conquer a fear that’s been holding you back, knock a bad habit to the kerb, improve a relationship or skill, or simply try an alternative form of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis will enable you to reach your goals. All it takes is an open mind and a readiness to create change. • Learn to reprogramme your brain with positive thoughts. • Discover a range of hypnotherapy tools, including the power of suggestion, to explore your full potential for health and happiness. 197 x 143 mm (55⁄8 x 73⁄4 in) 128 pp | 25,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021 Malminder Gill is an award-winning hypnotherapist, author and speaker who practises from her Harley Street clinic in London. Her therapy plans combine hypnotherapy, meditation and NLP.

• The first part is a self-assessment of the issue, the second part gives you general tools and techniques to use and the third offers therapy plans for specific conditions. • Treatments for anxiety and stress, self-esteem, eating issues and body image, bad habits and addictions, relationships, fears and phobias and sleep problems.

Vibrational Energy Harness the life force to clear blocks and raise good vibes Everything in existence, including you, is energy, spinning vortexes of vibrational frequencies. Here you will learn how to use colour, light, sound, crystals, tapping, flower essences and other techniques to activate the body’s energies towards equilibrium and balance. • Restore, rebalance and improve health with energetic healing methods for specific areas of your body. • Learn hands-on techniques that can be used in tandem with crystals, aromatherapy and sound therapy. 197 x 143 mm (55⁄8 x 73⁄4 in) 128 pp | 25,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021

• Discover ways to turn negative emotions and feelings to positive. • Find your toxic blocks, clear them and raise your vibration levels. Livia Zoller is an energy healing therapist in London and member of the Complementary Medical Associatior (CMA). 27

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Protection Charms Harness your energy force to guard against psychic attack 197 x 143 mm (55⁄8 x 73⁄4 in) 128 pp | 25,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 A practising witch for the last 25 years and formerly editor of Prediction and Kindred Spirit magazines, Tania Ahsan currently works as a feature writer and columnist for Spirit & Destiny, Kindred Spirit and Soul & Spirit.

Learn how to work with charms, symbols, chakras and talismans to create the energetic arsenal you need to align yourself with positive outcomes and ward off negativity and danger. • Practice energetic hygiene and space clearing to keep your energy unblocked and free to repel and attract. • Work with spiritual forces and physical tokens, chakras and charms, such as the evil eye, sun cross, stars, khamsa, sigils and astrological symbols. • Create your own personal charm or talisman to protect you, and learn how to use it in daily rituals. • Learn to attract the best, and identify when charms aren’t working and re-charge them.


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Palmistry Chart the lines of your destiny in your hands 197 x 143 mm (55⁄8 x 73⁄4 in) 128 pp | 25,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Professional palmist and astrologer Roz Levin was a counsellor in alternative therapies focusing on heath and encouraging the potential in each of her clients.

Learn how to predict the past, present and future by analyzing the lines and shapes of your hands in this beginner’s introduction to the ancient art of palmistry. • An introduction covers the basic six lines and seven mounts, as well as hand and nail shapes that reveal personality types. • Colour-coded diagrams throughout easily allow you to identify and interpret the lines, and all their variations, to determine meanings. • Dip into thematic chapters on career, talents, relationships, money and health to discover what your unique ‘map’ reveals about your life.


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The Fortune Teller’s Cards Predict your future with the ancient art of cartomancy Box: 217 x 158 x 40 mm (61⁄4 x 89⁄16 x 19⁄16 in) Book: 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) 144 pp | 30,000 words 54 Playing cards

Publication: Autumn 2020

Jane Lyle is a writer on psychology, sex, sociology, paranormal and divination topics, and the author of The Lovers’ Tarot and The Cup of Destiny. She has been intrigued by the tarot from an early age, when she also learned the art of reading tea leaves. Katie Ponder is a London-based illustrator who uses textures from printing, collage and media experiments. She draws inspiration from regular visits to the ballet and opera, exploring the greenhouses in Kew Gardens, ghost stories and her love of reading.


The most fascinating game of chance, luck and destiny ever created, The Fortune Teller’s Cards is based on the ancient Romany gypsy divination system and offers an entertaining way to answer your most pressing questions on life choices. • Unique deck of 54 specially commissioned illustrated cards. • Includes a range of techniques for laying out and reading the cards in spreads. • Detailed interpretations of all the court and ‘pip’ cards, plus the joker, including reversed meanings.

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The Good Karma Tarot A beginner’s guide to reading the cards Box: 217 x 158 x 40 mm (61⁄4 x 89⁄16 x 19⁄16 in) Book: 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) 160 pp | 40,000 words 78 Cards

Publication: Autumn 2020 Kerry Ward writes under TarotBella for

Cosmopolitan (UK and US) and Kerry King for The Sun in the UK. She also writes about fortune telling, celebrity star sign analysis and predictions, personality and relationship analysis and ghost hunting.

Amy Blackwell is a painter, printmaker, and illustrator inspired by the weird and wonderful, clashing colours, the natural world, history, fashion and folklore.

Ever feel as if you don’t know which path to take, which decision to make, or what you really want in life? This beginner’s guide to using tarot is specifically geared for personal guidance and self development to help you understand motivations, strengths, talents and inner wisdom on your journey through life. • Includes 78 specially commissioned major and minor arcana cards. • An accompanying 160-page guide book explains the meanings and reversed meanings of each card, plus various ways to lay them out in spreads. • Specifically geared toward the teen and twentysomethings embarking on their adult life.


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The Elemental Tarot Use the symbology of the elements to help understand your life 



Harness the power of the four elements – fire, earth, E SO N OF FIR air, water – and read them in conjunction with the fifth element: spirit. 

Box: 212 x 156 x 36 (61â „8 x 83â „8 x17â „16 in) Book: 205 x 148 mm (513â „16 x 8 in) 128 pp | 25,000 words 78 Cards


• A synthesis of the best interpretations of tarot, past and present, this book revitalizes centuries of mystical ideas and generations of symbolism in one tarot.


FAT HE The angel of winter CETARARI –

TH est SIX OF EAR ess of the harv

ish godd AKKA – Finn

• An extraordinary deck of specially commissioned stunning cards, created by Caroline Smith. R N OF WATE N OF FIR E

SO mer The sun in sum ATHEMAY –


ON E goddess of lightning Chinese TIEN-MU –

Publication: Autumn 2020

• No matter how you use it, M the MO TH ER Caroline Smith is an internationally renowned TH UN DE R beauty and meaning of this tarot artist whose work features recurring goddess heightens your own awareness imagery. Together with her late husband, of life and its possibilities.





leading astrologer and author John Astrop, she has created a number of powerful divination systems showcasing her bold style.


I am the unlearned and they can learn from me

WATER TH REE OF of Phoenician god




SO N mn The sun in autu ABRAGINI –

ESHMUN – and health healing

MO TH earth in spring AMADAI – The NIN E OF AIRthunder

ish god of JUMALA – Finn

Kabbalah: The Tree of Life Oracle A



Sacred wisdom to enrich your life CHANGE

I am control and the uncontrollable Do not be ignorant of me – be on your guard

This fascinating oracle is based on a Kabbalistic map of creation that dates back at least 1,000 years in the Jewish mystery tradition. • Ancient wisdom of Kabbalah and astrology combined in one unique divination system. Box: 198 x 135 x 40 (55⠄16 x 713⠄16 x 19⠄16 in) Book: 180 x 125 mm (7 x 5 in) 144 pp | 35,000 words 2-Colour illustrations throughout 57 Cards

Publication: Spring 2020 Cherry Gilchrist and Gila Zur were two of the four original Kabbalists who worked on the original ‘Galgal’ Oracle. Cherry is the author of over 20 books on astrology, divination, alchemy and mythology, and has trained and worked in the Western hermetic tradition for many years. Gila is an artist and expert in Hebrew. 32

• Here, the Tree of Life – a sacred symbol in many cultures of the world – is used as a path to knowledge, linking the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet with astrological houses. • Each resulting word is a rich and powerful ‘wheel’ symbol that reflects a segment of the Tree, and is depicted on a card. Lay the cards on the reading sheet provided, in the zigzag line of creation, then consult the guidebook to receive guidance on any life issue. • Can be accessed for instant or in-depth readings.

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The I Ching for Romance and Friendship Advice, insight and guidance for all your personal relationships 210 x 148 mm (5¾ x 81/4 in) 144 pp | 30,000 words 2-Colour illustrations throughout Three Metal Casting Coins

Publication: Spring 2020

Rosemary Burr is an artist, therapist and healer. She has been working with the I Ching for over 40 years, and consults the oracle on a regular basis.

Simply throw the three coins six times to create a hexagram. Each of the resulting 64 hexagrams can be read for platonic friendship, an existing partnership or a new romance. • A divination system based on the eight natural laws of the I Ching: heaven, earth, water, thunder, mountain, wind, lake and flame. • Consult to find love, understand relationships and mend friendships. • Includes three traditional casting coins. • Stunningly presented box with pull-out ribbon drawer. • Beautiful Chinese-style illustrations featured throughout. • Suitable for beginners with no knowledge or experience of the Chinese oracle. • Excellent gift for young adults interested in magic, astrology and fortune-telling.


Backlist Chakra Crystals Promote balance and self-healing through crystal meditation Dr Kate Tomas Written by one of the world’s leading crystal therapists, work with Dr Kate Tomas’s remarkable meditation-based techniques to unlock the power of each chakra through powerful visualizations and create the perfect conditions for self-healing. AVAILABLE Box: 236 x 201 x 38 mm (8 x 96⁄16 x 1½ in) Book: 150 x 150 mm (6 x 6 in) | 160 pp 7 natural crystals + pouch

The Mystical Dream Tarot Life guidance from the depths of our unconscious Janet Piedilato Direct from the author’s own dreams experiences, this original offering is rich with powerful insights designed to move you forward on your journey of self-discovery.

AVAILABLE Box: 218 x 158 x 40 mm (89⁄16 x 61⁄4 x 19⁄16 in) Book: 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) | 160 pp 78 cards

The Witches’ Oracle Contains 42 divinatory cards and guidebook Sally Morningstar Develop your latent intuitive skills, learn about Wiccan festivals and discover how to perform seasonal ceremonies with this beautifully illustrated divinatory oracle. Each card represents a quality of energy, and carries its own particular meaning.

AVAILABLE Box: 192 x 132 x 33 mm (75⁄8 x 55⁄16 x 1½ in) Book: 185 x 126 mm (5 x 7¼ in) | 128 pp 42 cards


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Likewise, the Mermaid – wisdom of the unconscious depths – is a protector, the inner voice that helps the Hanged Man see truth. She manifests dreams, reminding him she has him securely within her protection, and that time is finite, as well as of the trials and sorrows it manifests. Through dreams and visions she helps Hanged Man remember the truth of his being, empowering him to hold secure and to see beyond the illusions of perception. Beneath, in the depths of the unconscious waters, is her mascot, Fish of Wisdom. It is Fish that sends a powerful back-fin to connect with the Hanged Man’s hair, awakening him to the wisdom of the depths as it rises in dream and visionary consciousness. Sacrifice and ordeal are part of the Hanged Man’s lot in life. Yet, with passion and devotion to principles of truth, with the wisdom of the unconscious he is not left to endure and rise above his trials without assistance. IN A READING




he hanged man is suspended upon the wheel of time, the clock that holds his every movement through the journey of his days. He is accustomed to weathering the natural ordeals of the different seasons of life as the wheel of time turns, as he ages and grows and experiences equal doses of joy and sorrow, facing life as a series of fleeting moments. He demonstrates the ability to spring back after ordeals – a tenacity to survive and to thrive through many trials, the gift of understanding the truth of the passing of time. He knows that nothing is permanent and that all things, good and bad, pass into the halls of memory. He has the strength to endure and the will to move beyond all challenges. Thus, while he appears to exist in an impossible position, he knows the truth. He is accompanied in all things by his faithful companion Wolf, guardian and protector of his dreams. Outside of the sphere of time, Wolf keeps the Hanged Man focused on the great spiralling rings of Eternity – on the beyond – where time and space no longer hold one hostage.

Champion of all life, the Hanged Man is willing to go beyond all obstacles for love, for truth, for principles. This is an individual who is tied to a challenging road yet is not without resources. He hangs balanced upon the sphere of time, yet his tenacity and determination to go within the inner depths is demonstrated by his connection to his inner wisdom. He pays attention to his dreams and the messages that rise into consciousness through his intuition. He walks the solitary road, the path less travelled, yet is firmly set on it, accepting of the sacrifices along with the honours. This card may point to a delay or period of waiting, gestation, secrets, or shifting one’s view, turning things upside down to comprehend. It indicates a time of rest and meditation to re-evaluate the situation. There will be rewards in store for hard work and hardship – honour and sacrifice for beliefs. It signifies fiery passion and devotion to principles, a faithful champion of truth. Reversed, the Hanged Man may point to the victim, one who makes pointless sacrifices. It indicates someone who wavers in their decisions, unsure of themselves and their path – a person who fails to move ahead, and lacks the power and conviction to do so. The view of a situation may be upside down, seen from the wrong perspective. There is need to re-evaluate and revisit a situation from a new position.

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Moonpower How to work with the signs of the moon and plan your timing for every major decision Jane Struthers Learn how the moon affects more than just the tides – it also impacts every living organism, our moods and our decision-making. This book reveals how to live in tune with the moon’s cycles.

AVAILABLE Paperback 205 x 148mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) | 176pp

A Spellbook for the Seasons Welcome natural change with magical blessings Tudorbeth From salutations to the sun in the summer to winter healing blessings, here are over 120 spells, blessings and rituals to embrace the changing seasons.

AVAILABLE Hardback 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) | 208pp

Dynamics of Stillness Develop your senses and reconnect with nature through meditation Ian Wright An antidote to the information overload of the modern age, this beautifully illustrated book will help you disengage from stimulus and external noise, reconnect with your senses and develop a ‘state of neutrality’ through over 30 step-by-step practices.

AVAILABLE Hardback 227 x 165 mm (6½ x 9 in) | 160 pp


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THE MOON’S MOVEMENTS We’ve come a long way from the humorous idea that the Moon is made of cheese, but what do we really know about it? If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on astronomically at new and full moons, or whether it’s true that the Moon can affect life on Earth, this part of the book will enlighten you. This information will help you to appreciate the Moon in new ways, so that when you work with the Moon in the rest of the book, you’ll have a greater understanding of its power. How much do you know about the Moon? Because we see it in the sky so often, it’s easy to take it for granted. This section of the book will give you some basic astronomical knowledge about our beautiful Moon.


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Your Meditation Journey Over 30 exercises and visualizations to guide you on the path to inner peace and self-discovery Charla Devereux A practical and accessible introductory guide to meditation that enables you to achieve a calm, balanced state of consciousness and self-awareness.

AVAILABLE Paperback 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) | 144 pp

Feng Shui Rebalance the flow of energy in and around you Wu Xing In this illustrated guide to living in harmony with ch’i, the life-giving energy, experts explain how to rebalance the flow of energy in your environment to bring health, happiness and good fortune into your life.

AVAILABLE Paperback 220 x 160 mm (6¼ x 81⁄16 in)| 160 pp


Practical Meditation: The Basics

The reason for deciding to meditate can be as straightforward as simply wanting to learn how to relax, to reduce the stress of daily life and gain the health benefits that come from that. Or, you may find it to be a useful tool to assist in a personal spiritual quest. Whatever the reason, some basic preparation is key. This chapter offers advice for creating a meditation space in your home, as well as suggestions and exercises to help you prepare yourself physically, with an emphasis on posture and breathing.




The design of the living room

The living room or sitting room is usually the place where family and friends gather, so you need to create an environment that is conducive to relaxation and conversation. If the living room leads directly on to the street or if several doors lead into the room, it can leave you feeling vulnerable. In contrast, a dark, confined living area creates oppressive conditions. Arrange your furniture to provide protection from the rush of energy that

can enter through a doorway or large window, and do not face sharp corners or angular objects – they cut through beneficial energy. The sofa is usually the item of furniture used most frequently; therefore it needs support from a wall or from another piece of furniture (the same principle applies for armchairs). As well as the seating arrangements remember to take into account the height of the room – if the ceiling is too high, ch’i rises and disperses.

Ideally the front door should not lead straight

If the kitchen and living room are open-plan,

Do not create cramped passageways between

Too much ch’i can escape through large

into the living room. This is acceptable if the

try to screen off the kitchen area to prevent

furniture, since it funnels negative forces and

windows or patio doors, particularly if they

house or apartment is small, but if the living

smells and steam filling the area where you

limits the circulation of ch’i. If your living room

are opposite each other. Make use of blinds

room is large, block the force of the incoming

sit and relax. Clear away left-over food and

is L-shaped, do not crowd the narrower part

or curtains to control the loss of energy. The

ch’i with a screen, bookcase or partition.

empty the kitchen waste bins regularly.

of the room with furniture or ornaments, and

reading is, however, improved if the windows

place lamps in dark corners.

are divided into smaller panes of glass.

good feng shui

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The Living Room


Feng Shui

bad feng shui

improved feng shui

should create an easy, relaxing atmosphere. Try to organize lights so they enhance this; do not use bright fluorescent tubes or bulbs directly above your head, since they may cause headaches and nausea. Avoid crowding the room with ornaments, sharp objects and angular furniture – ch’i moves more freely around curved edges and symmetrical arrangements.

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Celtic Totem Animals JOHN MATTHEWS


The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot CAITLÍN MATTHEWS

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78 Cards PB | 226 x 142 mm (51⁄2 x 815⁄16 in)

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The Spirit of Nature Oracle JOHN MATTHEWS



25 Cards PB | 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in)

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78 Cards PB | 242 x 155 mm (6 x 9½ in)

36 Cards PB | 197 x 142 mm (52⁄3 x 73⁄4 in)

39 Cards PB | 206 x 149 mm (57⁄8 x 8 in)

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The Druid Animal Oracle Deck PHILIP & STEPHANIE CARR-GOMM

78 Cards Booklet | 80 pp

36 Cards Booklet | 48 pp

144 pp

The Celtic Tree Oracle LIZ & COLIN MURRAY 25 Cards & notepad HB | 185 x 130 mm (5¼ x 7¼ in)

120 pp

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The Celtic Shaman’s Pack JOHN MATTHEWS

Angels of Light AMBIKA WAUTERS


40 Cards PB | 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in)

52 Cards PB | 182 x 125 mm (5 x 7¼ in)

36 Cards PB | 185 x 125 mm (5 x 7¼ in)

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Oracle of the Radiant Sun CAROLINE SMITH & JOHN ASTROP

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72 Cards PB | 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in)

84 Cards PB | 176 x 130 mm (51⁄8 x 7 in)

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The Complete Arthurian Tarot CAITLÍN & JOHN MATTHEWS

Beginner’s Guide to Tarot JULIET SHARMAN-BURKE

78 Cards PB | 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in)

78 Cards PB | 175 x 120 mm (43⁄4 x 7 in)

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The Pendulum Kit SIG LONEGREN

Fold-out chart & pendulum with chain PB | 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in)

10 dowsing charts, pendulum with chain PB | 213 x 169 mm (62⁄3 x 81⁄2 in)

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The Sharman-Caselli Tarot Deck JULIET SHARMAN-BURKE 78 Cards Booklet | 64 pp


The Mythic Journey LIZ GREENE & JULIET SHARMAN-BURKE Paperback 210 x 142 mm (5½ x 8¼ in) 240 pp

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Singing the Soul Back Home CAITLÍN MATTHEWS


Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching CHAO-HSIU CHEN

Paperback 235 x 155 mm (6¼ x 9¼ in) 272 pp

Includes three metal coins HB | 210 x 147 mm (5¾ x 8¼ in)

Hardback 210 x 147 mm (5¾ x 8¼ in) 176 pp

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Chakra Workbook PAULINE WILLS


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Paperback 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) 128 pp

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Health & Nutrition

Washoku The heart and soul of Japanese eating 246 x 189 mm (71⁄2 x 91⁄2 in) 176 pp | 35,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Born in Kyoto, Reiko Hashimoto grew up in a traditional Japanese family with a food-fanatic mother who has shaped her love of Japanese cooking. After moving to London, she set up Hashi cookery school. She is the author of two Japanese recipe books. W:

Introducing key concepts that underpin the mindful behaviours around Japanese eating, this beautiful book uncovers what forms the Japanese relationship with food and takes people beyond the plate. • Uncovers mindful behaviours of those living in Japan’s ‘blue zones’ – areas populated by centenarians. • Each chapter introduces a key concept, such as mottanai (zero waste), gomi goshoku goho (five elements), shun (seasonal food), and more. • Structured around long-established behaviours and attitudes to food and eating, such as organzing a meal around taste and texture, avoiding waste, respecting the source of ingredients and exhibiting gratitude. • Written by Reiko Hashimoto, who set up the Hashi cookery school in London.


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Ayurveda Detox How to cleanse, balance and revitalize your body 246 x 189 mm (71⁄2 x 91⁄2 in) 176 pp | 40,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021 Anu Paavola is a qualified Ayurveda practitioner and yoga instructor. After graduating with B.Sc (Hons) from Mayur Ayurvedic University of Europe in London, she worked in an Ayurvedic hospital in India. In 2011, she founded Jivita Ayurveda spa and clinic in North London in response to the demand for modernized education in Ayurveda. She offers courses for therapists and practitioners. W:

Ayurveda takes a holistic and natural approach to life and wellbeing. Looking at different mental and physical detoxification methods, this book analyzes toxins, the importance of recognizing your individual body type and the different systems within the body. • Interest in Ayurveda has increased in recent years due to its adherence to seasonality, cycles and plant nutrition. • Offers natural ways to heal ailments and improve digestion and metabolism. • Includes mental detox methods such as meditation, yoga and breathing practices and physical detox methods such as fasting. • Includes recipes and home remedies to enhance your detox plan.


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Wild Tea Brew your own infusions from home-grown and foraged ingredients 246 x 189 mm (71⁄2 x 91⁄2 in) 176 pp | 40,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2020 Nick Moyle and Richard Hood are founders of the award-winning website Two Thirsty Gardeners, which chronicles their adventures turning what they grow and forage into drinks. The authors of the craft-beer book Brew It Yourself, sold in ten languages, they write for UK magazines and journals, have appeared on national TV and are regulars on the events circuit. W:

Learn how to grow, forage, harvest and blend over 40 basic ingredients to make your own home brews for teas, infusions, and specialities such as bubble tea, cocktails and coffees. • Introduction explains general principles of growing, foraging, harvesting, drying and storing teas. • 40 plant profiles include history, health benefits, how to grow or forage, parts of the plant to use and single-blend tea recipes. • Over 30 step-by-step recipes for complex blends and specialist drinks, from Korean barley tea and bubble tea to cocktails, turmeric tea and chai. • Includes a glossary of ‘best of the rest’ entries – less common ingredients you might want to try but unlikely to grow, such as ginger, cinnamon, pomegranate, orange, valerian and oats. • Taps into the self-sufficiency, foraging, crafting and healthand-wellness demographic and will appeal as much to Women’s Institute members as millennials.


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Healing Flowers Discover the therapeutic power of plants 246 x 189 mm (71⁄2 x 91⁄2 in) 176 pp | 40,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021 Clare Harvey is an acclaimed expert and consultant in flower essences and complementary medicine. She is the author of 7 books, including Healing Spirit of Plants.

With profiles of over 40 healing flowers, from begonia to violet, and the many ways you can use them for physical and mental wellbeing, this book offers practical gardening and harvesting tips along with ways to prepare effective home remedies with step-by-step instructions for making teas, tinctures, salves and other medicinal preparations. • Includes an A-Z of 40 flower profiles by their Latin names. • For gardeners and crafters alike, this book is your go-to guide for kitchen cupboard home remedies, fresh from the field. • Discover historical uses and natural folk remedies along with how to use essential oils, flower essenses and homeopathic cures. • Over 80 recipes to make for healing common conditions.


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The Vegan Kitchen Over 100 essential ingredients for your plant-based diet 226 x 189 mm (71⁄2 x 91⁄4 in) 176 pp | 52,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2020 Rose Glover is a vegan nutritional therapist. She runs a consultancy that guides and supports women with varying ailments. She is particularly interested in the link between hormones, digestion, sleep and immune issues and having a plant-based diet. W:

Laura Nickoll is an editor, food writer and restaurant reviewer. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers, judge for the Great Taste Awards and contributing author to the Where Chefs Eat restaurant guides and The Science of Spice.


An essential guide to understanding what it means to be vegan, the know-how you need in the kitchen and how to embrace vegan ingredients to ensure that you have a varied and balanced diet. • Includes detailed information on over 100 vegan ingredients. • Contains nutritional information, cooking techniques and serving suggestions. • Vital information included on the different food groups and where you can find essential vitamins and minerals. • Offers basic recipes for kitchen staples such as pastry, mayonnaise and pasta. • Written by a qualified vegan nutritionist and food writer.

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The Coeliac Kitchen Over 100 essential ingredients for your gluten-free diet 226 x 189 mm (71⁄2 x 91⁄4 in) 176 pp | 52,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Autumn 2020 Christine Bailey is a coeliac nutritional therapist with extensive scientific and academic training. She trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine and is on the NHS directory of complementary therapists. She lectures alongside Patrick Holford at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. She is a broadcaster, consultant and author and regularly appears in the media discussing nutrition and fitness topics. W:

An essential guide to understanding what it is to be coeliac, this book guides you through the science of the disease and how to manage it. There is nutritional and practical information on over 100 ingredients that you’ll be using in your gluten-free kitchen and basic recipes for cakes, cookies, pancakes and pastry, as well as main dishes and starters. • Includes information on over 100 ingredients, how to cook with them and serving suggestions. • Written by a qualified coeliac nutritionist. • Examines the coeliac disease and other health-related issues. • Offers recipes for kitchen staples such as pancakes, bread, pastry and pasta.


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The Bone-strength Plan How to increase bone health to live a long, active life 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) 128 pp | 32,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021

An in-depth look at nutrition, lifestyle and exercise to help improve the health of bones and prevent osteoporosis. • Includes latest research and scientific information on how bones grow and why osteoporosis happens.

Alina Tierney, Msc, BSc is a nutritionist with nearly 10 years of clinical experience. She works alongside doctors helping men and women manage their gut health and autoimmune conditions with better nutrition.

• Details key nutrients and foods needed for bone health. • Includes exercise routines that can be done without additional equipment and in the comfort of your home.


• Offers 30 snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes.





By the age of 30 our bones have reached their maximum strength and density, known as peak bone mass. After that, you lose slightly more bone than you make during bone remodelling. As bones lose their mineral density with age, they become weaker and weaker leading to porous bones that can fracture or break easily. This is called osteoporosis.

Diagnosis and causes

Generally, the likelihood of developing osteoporosis depends on how much bone mass is attained by age 30 and how rapidly you lose bone mass after that.

Gender and peak bone mass

Osteoporosis usually doesn’t cause any symptoms and often it is not diagnosed until there is a fracture. However, signs like a loss of height, a stooped posture

and back pain could be some early signs of bone mass loss. There are many risk factors and causes of osteoporosis, some of which are:



Osteoporosis seems to run in families.

That is deficient in bone building nutrients.



Some medications, such as steroids, thyroid drugs, anti-seizure and antacid, have been associated with increased the risk of osteoporosis.

It has been shown that cigarette smokers (past or current) have lower bone mass and higher fracture risks.

Bone structure and body weight

Alcohol use

Petite and thin women have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis.

Excessive drinking can dramatically affect bone health.

Lack of weight-bearing exercises


Weight-bearing exercises are one of the best ways to improve bone strength.

The older you are, the more likely you are to have fractures.

Low levels of sex hormones


Low levels of oestrogen in women and testosterone in men are associated with a higher risk of osteoporosis.

Women are four times more likely than men to get osteoporosis.

Osteopenia vs osteoporosis The chances are you might have heard someone saying that they have been diagnosed with osteopenia. So how does this differ from osteoporosis? Osteopenia is a precursor stage and could be seen as a wake-up call to future problems – the bones are weak but not as severely as in osteoporosis, so there is a lower risk of fracture. It is usually diagnosed when your doctor sends you for a DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) scan that measures the mineral content of bone. The measurements, known as T-scores, determine which category a person falls into: normal, osteopenia or osteoporosis.





Exercise is important for building strong bones when we are younger, and it is essential for maintaining bone strength when we are older. Exercise works on bones much like it works on muscles – by making them stronger. Movement causes muscles to pull on bones, and if this pull is ‘loaded’, the force on the muscles is stronger and the effect on bone is greater. Body weight itself increases bone loading so if you are under-weight there will be less pull on your skeleton and your bones may sometimes be weaker. Another benefit of exercise is that it improves balance and coordination.

This becomes especially important as we get older because it helps to prevent falls and the broken bones that may result. People who are frail or who have already been diagnosed with thinning bone should talk to their doctors about the types of physical activity that would be best for them. Weight-bearing exercise There are many different types of exercises and all of them offer health benefits. The type of exercise that is most effective for building strong bones is bone loading or weight bearing exercise (using your own body weight). As long as you are loading your bones with some weight, you are going to be increasing their strength. There are many ways to do this – including walking, jogging, running, and more static exercises that can be done outside or in the comfort of your own home. These exercises don’t require a gym or any fitness equipment – just your body weight.

Exercising outdoors ensures exposure to sunlight and Vitamin D – essential for healthy bones.

CHICKEN STIR FRY WITH SESAME SEEDS This dish is easy to prepare and is full of goodness. The lemons provide Vitamin C, rice provides essential calcium and chicken is a great source of lean protein.

150g basmati rice 1 tsp sunflower oil 2 chicken breasts, sliced into strips 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks 1 small red chilli, halved and deseeded

1 small red chilli, halved and deseeded 2 tbsp clear honey Juice 2 lemons 3 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted Small bunch coriander, roughly chopped

1 Cook the rice according to the packet instructions and rinse in hot water. 2 Heat the oil on a large wok, add the chicken then stir-fry over a high heat for a few mins. Tip in the carrot sticks, then continue stir-frying for about 4 mins until the chicken is cooked and starting to brown. 3 Quickly stir in the honey and lime juice, bubble for 30 seconds, then add the sesame seeds and cooked rice. 4 Warm everything through briefly, then toss in the coriander and spinkle with more sesame seeds before serving.

Sesame seeds

These tiny, multi-tasking seeds are full of calcium, magnesium, copper, vitamin B1 and dietary fibre. They are rich in zinc – a mineral that has a positive effect on bone mineral density. Toasted or raw seeds can be added to cooked vegetables, put on top of salads, sprinkled on baked goods, and mashed and ground into spreads.



Men have a higher peak bone mass than women. They accumulate more skeletal mass during growth than women and their bone width and size is greater. Women lose bone mass at a faster rate after menopause and so the risk of developing osteoporosis increases significantly. They also have smaller bones with a thinner cortex and smaller diameter making them more vulnerable to developing osteoporosis. Although women are more likely to develop osteoporosis, men are also at risk despite what many believe. The numbers show that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men

will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis.



Most people are familiar with the many of the benefits of exercise, such as reducing the risk for heart disease and preventing obesity. Perhaps not as well understood is the importance of regular physical activity in building and maintaining healthy bones.

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The Anti-inflammation Plan How to reduce inflammation to live a long, healthy life An in-depth look at lifestyle and nutrition showing how to reduce and prevent inflammation in our bodies. • Includes the latest research and scientific information on inflammation and how it affects our bodies. • Details key lifestyle habits such as keeping hydrated and getting enough sleep that have an impact on inflammation. 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) 128 pp | 32,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021

• Gives detailed analysis of the most nutritious ingredients that reduce inflammation. • Offers 30 snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes.

The Immune-boosting Plan How to strengthen your immune system to live a long, healthy life An in-depth look at what affects our immune systems and how we can boost them with the right lifestyle choices, nutrition and diet. • Includes the latest research and scientific information on our immune systems.

229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) 128 pp | 32,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021

• Details key lifestyle habits such as the importance of exercise, getting outdoors and reducing stress that impact our immune systems. • Gives detailed analysis of the foods and nutrients that will boost your immune system. • Offers 30 snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes.


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Yoga for Inflexible People Improve mobility, strength and balance with this step-by-step starter programme 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) 160 pp | 25,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2020

For those intimidated by classes full of bendy people or who are struggling with a limited range of motion, this inspirational book breaks down yoga postures into beginner, intermediate and advanced stages and shows amazing before-and-after photos.

Max and Liz Lowenstein run the hugely successful Instagram account @inflexibleyogis that helps people learn how to achieve and progress yoga postures. Certified AcroYoga instructors, registered yoga teachers and dietitians, Max and Liz are influencers and well-known authoritites on natural healing whose insights are followed on social media by over 2.3 million people worldwide. Max is an ACE-certified personal trainer with a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition. Liz has worked for over six years as a Nutrition Counsellor and over five years as a Clinical Dietitian. They are frequently featured in Cosmopolitan and Mantra (www., on Dallas Morning News, Fox4 News and News8.

• Results-driven, goal-oriented programme aimed at people who thought they could never practise yoga. • Presents before-and-after images from media-friendly couple Max and Liz’s inspirational instagram account. • Stages are all illustrated and annotated to show the exact progression of each pose from beginner to advanced through the use of straps, blocks and other accessories. •

The extensive health benefits of each posture is given and Next Level tips offer extra ways to enhance the pose.

W: : @inflexibleyogis B OAT P O S E Creating the shape of a ship and its sails, the boat pose builds core strength as well as working the deep hip flexors. It also helps to relieve back problems by stretching the spine and improving posture, and enhances concentration and balance.

COBRA POSE The cobra pose opens the heart and chest while strengthening the back muscles. It prepares your body for deeper backbends and can help to reverse the effects of hours spent hunched in front of a computer. It also tones the glutes and strengthens the arms.

1 Begin in a sitting position with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.




2 Keep your spine long.


Use your back muscles to stop yourself pushing down into your hands and shoulders

1 Begin as before. 1 Lie on your stomach on the floor. 2 Place your palms on the floor next to your ribs with your fingertips in line with the front of your shoulders. 3 Hug your elbows to your sides. 4 Press your palms firmly into the floor and begin to lift your chest. 5 Maintain a long, neutral neck; try not to force your head back.

7 Extend your legs back and keep them engaged. 8 Engage your back muscles to lift your chest off the floor; put little weight in the fingertips. 9 Inhale to lengthen your spine; exhale to lift your chest further off the floor.

2 Press your palms into the floor and lift up your chest; slowly straighten your arms. 3 Keep your legs engaged, and your shoulders away from your ears. 4 Inhale to lengthen your spine; exhale to press into your hands and open your chest further.

3 Lift your heels off the floor and squeeze your ankles and knees together.

6 Keep your shoulders away from your ears. 114

Keep your legs engaged

2 With your feet hip-width apart or more, bend one knee at a time towards your head. 3 Bend both knees at the same time and press down into your hands, reaching for your head. 4 Inhale to lengthen your spine; exhale to press into your hands. 5 To release, straighten your legs and lower yourself slowly to the floor.



Tilt your head back slowly and engage your core

Start by bending one knee at a time Make sure your fingertips are in line with the front of your shoulders 94







7 Slowly release back to your starting position.

Maintain the shape of your upper body

Bring your torso towards your thighs

Keep your shoulders down Keep your spine long and extended

5 Release as before.

1 Begin as before and come to cobra pose.



6 Balance on your sit bones.

4 Allow your torso to tilt back slightly, but keep your spine long and extended.

10 To release, lower yourself to the floor, keeping your torso long.

Maintain a long, neutral neck and keep your shoulders down


5 Use your hands to grab underneath your knees, roll your shoulders back and draw your shoulder blades down your spine.



Squeeze your knees and your ankles together

1 Begin as before.

1 Begin as before.

2 Use your hands to grab underneath your knees and slowly bend your knees so your shins are parallel to the floor without losing the shape of your upper body.

2 Use your hands to grab underneath your knees, then pull your knees into your chest. Bring your torso as close to your thighs as possible and begin to straighten your legs.

3 Roll your shoulders back and draw them down your spine.

3 Roll your shoulders back and draw them down your spine.

4 Balance on your sit bones.

4 Balance on your sit bones.

5 Slowly release back to your starting position.

5 Slowly release back to your starting position.



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Chi Health Cycle How to build chi flow to your organs all through the day 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) 160 pp | 35,000 words Colour illustrations throughout Publication: Spring 2021 Jost Sauer has a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), Diploma in Oriental Massage and Certificates in Structural Balancing and Sports Injury Management. He is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jost has founded and operated health centres and he consults on using chi to optimize physical, emotional and spiritual health for everyone from CEOs to professional athletes. Originally from Germany and now living in Australia, he shares his insights and via his books, blog and website. W:

Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest medical systems. Its fundamentals have remained the same for centuries – if you take reponsibility for your health by living in a way that balances yin and yang and keeps chi (Qi) flowing to your organs, you will keep healthy. This book shows you how you can do this over a 24-hour period. • The 24-hour period is clearly broken down into two-hour slots. • A practical how-to guide that shows you how you can make changes to your life that will impact on your health and wellbeing. • Identifies what elements of your life are making you feel bad and shows you how to eliminate them. •

The popularity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is growing rapidly among people who are seeking alternative healthcare remedies rather than relying on Western medicine alone.World Health Organization (WHO) poised to recognize TCM as legitimate medicine starting next year.


Backlist Hildegard of Bingen’s Holistic Health Secrets Natural remedies from the visionary pioneer of herbal medicine Mélanie Schmidt-Ulmann Learn natural-health wisdom from twelfth-century German Benedictine abbess Hildegard of Bingen, widely regarded as one of the true pioneers of holistic medicine and natural healing. AVAILABLE Hardback 227 x 165 mm (6½ x 9 in) | 144 pp

Sleep Well Everything you need to know for a good night’s rest Dr Chris Idzikowski This in-depth look at sleep, including all the most recent scientific developments, will help improve your sleep, health and quality of life. Includes a 20-day Sleep Diary and questionnaire to help you analyze your sleep patterns.

AVAILABLE Paperback 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) | 160 pp

Yoga of Light Awaken chakra energies through the triangles of light Pauline Wills A brand-new concept in yoga, this technique increases the intake of light into your physical body and enables mind and body cohesion via energizing chakra connections.

AVAILABLE Paperback 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) | 144 pp


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6. FENNEL Fennel is one of the hot vegetables recommended by Hildegard. She also considered it to be an indispensible medicinal plant. ‘In whatever form it is consumed, it makes us happy, brings the body a pleasant warmth and good perspiration, and facilitates digestion,’ wrote Hildegard. Fennel does, in fact, have a very positive effect on the digestive process, and this has since been scientifically demonstrated: by stimulating the production of bile, it helps digest fats. With its rich mineral content – especially potassium – fennel also helps lower blood pressure and promotes the excretion of water through the urinary tract. It has diuretic and draining properties due to its water and fibre content. Furthermore, it is rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic compounds, which are particularly helpful in easing period-related pains. In Hildegardian nutrition, fennel can be eaten raw or cooked. You can prepare it as a salad, soup or enjoy it as a sautéed vegetable. Like fresh fennel, fennel seeds also have digestive properties. You can take them as a herbal tea (see opposite), or chew a teaspoon of fennel seeds every morning on an empty stomach.

Stimulates the production of bile

Eases period-related pains

Promotes the excretion of water through the urinary tract

Helps lower blood pressure

FENNEL TEA An infusion is the simplest way to get all the benefits from this plant. Method: Place 1 teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds into one cupful of water. Bring to a boil and let it infuse covered for 10 to 15 minutes before straining. Drink before meals or an hour afterwards.

CAUTION! • Fennel in any form is not recommended in cases of hormone-dependent cancer (breast cancer, cancer of the ovaries or the uterus) because of its oestrogenic properties (it stimulates oestrogen production). • For the same reason, do not consume more than 7g (¼ oz) of fennel seeds per day.

Rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic compounds

Helps digest fats



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how to measure sleep

how to measure sleep

The sleep-awake ruler The ruler is divided up into two 12-hour lengths. This is because displaying 24 hours on one ruler on one piece of paper is difficult and the print may be too small for an elderly person to read. One ruler is for measuring, recording and displaying sleep during the night and the other one is for the day (see below). The rulers are based on the 24-hour clock, so 1:00 pm becomes 13:00, 10:00 pm becomes 22:00 and so on. The night ruler starts at 21:00 and finishes at 09:00, while the day ruler starts at 09:00 and finishes at 21:00. In order to record significant sleep events we need to use some symbols. These are shown in the sleep key on the page opposite. The first ruler (see page 29) shows what could be described as a normal night’s sleep. The sleeper goes to bed around 22:45 and within a few minutes tries to go to sleep; falls asleep quickly, again within a few minutes; sleeps for around 7½ hours; wakes up, stays in bed for a few minutes, decides not to return to sleep and gets up. The second ruler (see page 29) also shows a completed sleep ruler, but for someone who is having great difficulties with sleep. The sleeper goes to bed about 22:00, but does not try to sleep until 23:00. They then take nearly an hour to fall asleep, but wake up again after about 1½ hours. Half an hour later, they manage to get back to sleep, but it is a restless and disturbed sleep. Eventually, the sleeper settles down, but wakes up

A normal night’s sleep Go to bed

Switch off

Wake up

Fall asleep

Get up

Refreshing sleep

A difficult night’s sleep Go to bed

Switch off

Fall asleep

Wake up

Wake Abandon up sleep

Get up

Troubled sleep

Night ruler

Sleep key Go to bed (with the intention to sleep) Switch off

Day ruler


Fall asleep

Wake up

Tranquil and quiet sleep

Abandon sleep

Broken, wakeful sleep

Get up

earlier than they had hoped. They stay in bed for another hour before giving up trying to sleep, but remain in bed anyway before getting up an hour later. By the end of this book, you will understand many of the reasons why this person’s sleep is so disturbed. Finally, the sleep rulers need to have additional notes to try to assess what factors are disturbing sleep. A few are listed on the next page. A more comprehensive list and discussion are found in the diary section (see pages 76–8). Now that the rulers have been introduced, they can be used to increase the precision of my description of sleep-awake mechanisms. The sleep onset diagram

Sleep Well

NAVASANA (Boat posture) Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you. Place both hands on the floor beside you. Recline the trunk of the body back, while simultaneously raising your legs from the floor to an angle of 30–35 degrees. Your head should be in line with your feet. Now extend your arms out straight in front of you. If you find this difficult, an easier way to accomplish this posture is to place the back of your head against a wall, then raise your legs and extend your arms. This posture works with the base chakra.

Two main triangles of light are formed on each side of the body with this posture. The first is between the base chakra and the minor chakra situated on the sole of the left foot and the minor chakra halfway along the left clavicle bone. A similar triangle is formed on the right side of the body.

The second triangle is formed with the base chakra and the crown chakra and the minor chakra on the sole of the left foot. The same triangle is formed on the right side of the body, with the minor chakra situated on the sole of the right foot. Work with these triangles (and all others in this chapter) as described for Trikonasana.


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6 Essential Oils You Can’t Do Without The best aromatherapy oils for health, home and beauty and how to use them Danièle Festy Essential oils possess hard-working properties that provide effective natural remedies. In this easy-to-follow guide you will find 300 amazing remedies and solutions using just six key oils for all your health and beauty concerns, as well as ideas for the home and garden. AVAILABLE Paperback 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) | 128 pp







The Ketogenic & Hypotoxic Diet Lose weight and improve health with this low-carb, high-fat, anti-inflammatory plan Olivia Charlet This nutrition plan shows you how to get started on a gentle, antiinflammatory, fat-burning diet that is gluten- and dairy-free. It features key foods and their benefits, creative recipes, meal plans and tailored programmes for specific goals. AVAILABLE Paperback 229 x 178 mm (7 x 9 in) | 128 pp

Natural Painkillers Relieve pain with natural remedies and exercises Dr Yann Rougier & Marie Borrel From a mild headache to crippling arthritis, pain is part of many people’s everyday experience. But there is a natural alternative to pharmeceutical medication. This essential handbook to potent natural medicine is a painkilling arsenal for combating a huge range of common ailments.

AVAILABLE Paperback 205 x 148 mm (513⁄16 x 8 in) | 160 pp




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Its name alone evokes fields of glorious purple in the French region of Provence between Drôme, Mount Ventoux, Luberon, and the canyon of Verdon. Here, to the sound of cicadas, lavender exudes the fragrance so highly prized by the great perfumers. The familiar aroma is also widely used – perhaps overused – by industrial manufacturers but often in a synthetic form which does nothing for health or well-being. The true essential oil of lavender is something quite different – almost a cure-all, given the many different conditions it can treat. From head to toe, it heals, pampers, destroys germs, relaxes, tones, and purifies. It is the most versatile of all essential oils, the one which relieves a multitude of problems. It has another asset, too. Unlike other essential oils, it can be applied directly to the skin without being mixed with a carrier oil. It's also safe to use (in various forms) with pets, too. As a further bonus, this supreme essential oil can also help you look after your home. Its antibacterial action makes it a miracle product for bathrooms and toilets, and when mixed with vinegar, it creates a delightfully scented fabric conditioner for your laundry.


• Regulates the nervous system • Antispasmodic, relaxing • Soothes, calms, antidepressant • Antiseptic and wound-healing


Lavender Oil


• It soothes skin irritation and a dry, itchy scalp. • It tones and softens skin. • It treats acne. • It is suitable for all skin types – it restores the skin’s balance. • It is especially good for treating sensitive skin.


• It has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, helping to relieve disorders such as migraine, toothache, and stomach pain.

• It has antimicrobial and wound-healing properties, treating wounds and problems

PROFILE Botanical name Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula vera Family Lamiaceae Origin South of France Plant part used Flower spikes Aroma Fresh, flowery, with a sweet hint of camphor, slightly minty

such as skin ulcers, burns, irritated skin, itchiness, and infectious or allergic dermatitis.

• It relaxes muscles, helping to relieve conditions such as cramp or contractures. • It alleviates the stinging pain and irritation of insect and animal bites.


• Its lovely, ‘clean’ fragrance can be used to freshen your laundry, cupboards, vacuum cleaner, shoes, and every room in the house.

• You can use its scent on writing paper. Like all essential oils, it isn’t greasy and doesn’t stain. Try pouring a few drops of essential oil onto a piece of fabric or paper. The next day there will be no visible trace.

Flavour Spicy, hot, and slightly bitter Principal biochemical constituents Monoterpenoids: linalol Esters: linalyl acetate

CAUTION Gentle, non-toxic lavender is a friend to all the family. Young children and even babies tolerate it perfectly. It can be used directly on the skin, in a spray, or ingested*. However, don’t forget the crook-of-the-elbow test (see page 8), as some people may be allergic to the essential oil.



6 Essential Oils You Can’t Do Without The ideal ketogenic lunch

9 ketogenic lunch ideas

Whether you’ve decided to adopt a hypotoxic ketogenic

For a little variety, here are nine ketogenic lunch formulas to try.

breakfast or intermittent fasting every day or just once a week, the quality of your lunch is just as important.

Idea 1

Duck confit and ‘rice’ • Grated black radish with camelina oil • Duck leg confit • Cauliflower ‘rice’ (see page 114)

Idea 2

chicken-leeks • Organic chicken fillet or thigh • Leek fondue made with red palm oil

Idea 3

mixed salad • Salad made with endives, walnuts, pine nuts, avocado and cured ham

Idea 4

Seafood menu • Sardines or scallop carpaccio • Salad made with lamb’s lettuce, rocket, sprouted seeds, ground flaxseeds, flakes or chips of oily fruit and seeds, camelina and olive oils

Idea 5

vegetarian lunch • Broccoli steamed in coconut milk, sesame puree and poached eggs

Idea 6

Vegan lunch (living foods) • Sauerkraut (raw) and camelina oil • Avocado and lacto-fermented tofu with olives

Idea 7

Vegan lunch (living foods) • Avocado pesto with acai (see page 121) • Baby leaf salad (spinach, rocket, lamb’s lettuce) with pumpkin seeds, chia and shelled hemp seeds

Idea 8

Vegan spaghetti bolognaise (living foods) • Courgette spaghetti in tomato sauce with vegetable patties (see page 113)

Idea 9

Vegan pizza (living foods) • Keto-pizza (see page 117)


The Ketogenic & Hypotoxic Diet TWO HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES


Homeopathic medicine recommends two remedies, the effectiveness of which in reducing the pain and inflammation caused by strenuous physical exercise has been noted for more than two centuries.

These sudden, involuntary and painful muscular contractions harden the muscle to the point it feels like wood. They can occur at rest or when you’re moving and their causes are various, for example excessive sweating, mineral deficiency or overexertion. The first thing to do is stretch the muscle in the opposite direction of the cramp (for example by flexing your foot if the cramp is in your calf muscle). The cramp will usually ease in less than a minute. If it doesn’t, there are some natural remedies that can help relieve it.


• Obtain a tube of Rhus toxicodendron 9C and a tube of Arnica 5C. • Take 3 granules of each (at the same time) three times a day between meals. • Repeat until the pain has completely disappeared. MARINE MAGNESIUM

HOT CLAY POULTICES Here again, heat is used to accelerate the disappearance of muscle soreness. But clay also plays a vital dual role: it ‘attracts’ waste that clogs the muscle tissue and contributes to the soreness and it diffuses through the skin minerals that will strengthen the muscles.

Magnesium deficiency is very common in Western societies. Almost all of us suffer a nutritional deficiency of this essential mineral, which contributes to more than 200 enzymatic responses and is involved in the flow of information in the nervous system and the brain. Magnesium deficiency can result in cramps, so if you frequently suffer from them, even when you haven’t been involved in unusually strenuous physical activity, you would do well to take magnesium supplements.


• Magnesium is available in many forms – in phials or as tablets, for instance. • Choose marine magnesium because it’s the easiest for the body to assimilate. • Follow the packet instructions as dosages vary depending on the product. Take it for at least three weeks and repeat every three months.

• In addition, increase your intake of magnesium-rich foods, such as algae, almonds, TRY IT!

walnuts, wholegrain rice, spinach, fish and seafood.

• Pour 6 tablespoons of powdered green clay (8–10 if muscle soreness is widespread) into a large bowl.

• Heat a little water in a saucepan. As soon as it begins to simmer, pour it very gradually into the clay, stirring with a wooden spoon.

• Stop stirring as soon as a paste forms: it should be neither too sticky nor too firm and should spread easily without running.

• Spread this paste on the sore muscle (be careful not to burn yourself: wait a

minute or two if the paste is too hot) and leave it to work for about 20 minutes. • Rinse in warm water. Repeat twice a day. • Repeat twice a day.



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