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ABOUT WATKINS MEDIA With a history dating back to 1893, Watkins Media is a family-run company that provides a home for a collective of niche businesses that speak with authority to their specific and very passionate audiences. Whether it’s through excellence in traditional publishing or cutting-edge apps and digital communities, Watkins Media is dedicated to building platforms that engage with each fan base on a truly global scale. Just as our founder, John Watkins, aimed to inspire while nurturing vibrant communities, Watkins Media continues to carry on his legacy with our growing portfolio.


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CHAKRA WISDOM ORACLE: HOW TO READ THE CARDS FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS  6 REINVENT ME  7 THE MASONIC MAGICIAN  8 THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF WATER  9 THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT  10 THE WISDOM OF TREES ORACLE  12 SENSATION 14 SEVEN STEPS INTO ANGEL LIGHT   15 TIME SURFING  16 ENLIGHTENMENT IS YOUR NATURE  17 WARRIORS OF LOVE  18 HOW TO TEACH MEDITATION TO CHILDREN  19 7 QUESTIONS TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE  20 PRAYERS TO SEE YOU THROUGH EACH DAY  21 TREASURE HUNT  22 HOW TO FIND A BLACK CAT IN A DARK ROOM (ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS NO CAT)  23 ALIENS 24 THE SHAMAN’S ORACLE  26 BECOME THE FORCE  28 THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES  29 THE CALM BUDDHA AT BEDTIME  30 THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CRYSTAL HEALING  32 THE GRAIL  33


CHAKRA

WIS DOM ORACLE

HOW TO READ 9781780289151 192pp

THE CARDS FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS

PB  200 x 145mm £9.99/$14.95 Mono July 2017 Fortune-telling & divination Available in eBook:

TO R I H A RT M A N

9781786780461 By the same author:

CHAKRA WISDOM ORACLE: HOW TO READ THE CARDS FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS Tori Hartman

9781780287515 Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards

9781780288291 Chakra Wisdom Oracle Toolkit

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This book is for all those who want to work with the hugely successful Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards, whether they are seeking to take their self-readings to a more profound level, to read for family and friends, or to read professionally. This highly practical book explains step by step how to prepare for and conduct a reading session, and covers topics such as: how to access your intuition; how to work with the Great Spirits; how to engage the “neutral observer”; how to interpret through the Seven Aspects of each card; how to develop personalized spreads; the ethics of reading for others and how to do so safely. This is a must-read for anyone interested in using oracle cards and taking their skills to the next level. Tori Hartman is an internationally renowned spiritual guide. Following a near-death experience almost 20 years ago, Tori was visited by a spirit who told her a collection of brightly coloured stories. These stories prompted her life-long fascination with colour, the chakras and their power to transform and heal lives. Tori is based in Los Angeles, California. www.chakrawisdomoracle.com


9781786780607 176pp PB  160 x 125mm £8.99/$12.95 Mono July 2017 Self-help/Personal development Available in eBook: 9781786780980

REINVENT ME

How to Transform Your Life & Career Camilla Sacre-Dallerup You might also like:

Camilla Sacre-Dallerup, a former professional ballroom dancer, is the queen of reinvention. Now a motivational speaker, hypnotherapist and meditation teacher, her new book presents a clear, accessible motivational programme that will enable anyone to reinvent themselves and begin a new chapter in any part of their life, just as she has. Whether you’d like to make small, internal shifts every day or one big change in a specific area, Camilla’s 8-part programme provides all the tools you’ll need to achieve your dreams and reinvent yourself.

9781780288666 Strictly Inspirational

Danish-born Camilla Sacre-Dallerup moved to England 18 years ago having had a long and successful career as a professional dancer before becoming a regular on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and winning the trophy in 2008. In 2009, Camilla qualified as a hypnotherapist and master practitioner in NLP; and for the last 11 years, alongside her media career, she has been running her own coaching and corporate motivational speaking business. For more information visit www.zenme.tv 7


9781786780133 368pp PB 234 x 153mm £14.99/$22.95 16-page colour plate section July 2017 Biography Available in eBook: 9781780282435

THE MASONIC MAGICIAN

The Life and Death of Count Cagliostro and his Egyptian Rite Philippa Faulks and Robert L D Cooper You might also like:

Count Alessandro Cagliostro’s sincere belief in the magical powers of his Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry won him fame, but made him dangerous enemies, too. His celebrated travels through the Middle East and the capitals of Europe ended abruptly in Rome in 1789, where he was arrested by the Inquisition and condemned to death for heresy. The Masonic Magician tells Cagliostro’s extraordinary story, complete with the first translation of the Egyptian Rite ever published. The authors examine the case made against him, that he was an imposter as well as a heretic, and find that the Roman Catholic Church, and history itself, have done him a terrible injustice.

9781780283845 Aleister Crowley

Philippa Faulks is a researcher, historian and author of seven books. She currently splits her time between the UK and the rest of the world. Robert L D Cooper is a Scottish Freemason and curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Museum and Library in Edinburgh. He writes and broadcasts on all aspects of Freemasonry, and has lectured on it around the world. He is the author of many books, including The Rosslyn Hoax? and Cracking the Freemason’s Code.

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9781786780959 400pp PB  234 x 153mm £12.99/$17.95 Mono August 2017 Mind, body, spirit Available in eBook: 9781786781109

THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF WATER

Discovering the Powers of the Magical Molecule of Life Dr Paolo Consigli You might also like:

9781905857593 The Practical Handbook of Homoeopathy

What makes water such an integral part of life? Why has it been revered across the ages? What benefits flow from it that will shape our future? Our origin springs from water, it sustains us now, and it is the key to our future. This book reveals the spiritual dimension of water. We learn about our own hypnotic attraction to water’s simplicity, purity and transparency; as well as its bizarre physical behaviour, structural vibrations and ordered flow; and its amazing medicinal, therapeutic and vital virtues. We can look at the whole spectrum of water’s influence; reconciling modern science and ancient wisdom, technology and humanism, logic and mysticism. This innovative, intelligent and far-reaching exploration of water at every level will inspire and stimulate all. Dr Paolo Consigli is a doctor, psychologist and practitioner of holistic medicine and acupuncture. He practises in Milan and teaches at the Medical Association for Chinese Medicine in Europe. He was inspired to write this book after becoming aware in his clinical experiences that water was always present as a catalyst for transformation and catharsis. 9


9781786780775 288pp HB  260 x 180mm £19.99/$25.95 Full-colour ilustrations August 2017 Mysticism, magic & ritual

THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT

The World’s Most Mysterious and Esoteric Codex Dr Stephen Skinner, Dr Rafal T Prinke and Dr René Zandbergen This complete edition of the Voynich Manuscript includes a fascinating and authoritative foreword and introduction by Dr Stephen Skinner, Dr Rafal Prinke and Dr René Zandbergen, who together detail all that is currently known about this mysterious medieval manuscript, written in a language and alphabet that nobody can decode. Drawing on their extensive knowledge of the period, of other esoteric and alchemical works and of the curious history of the Voynich, they explore its relation to magic and alchemy, and what may be guessed about the meaning of its beautiful astrological, cosmological and herbal imagery, as well as the enigmatic drawings of naked women bathing. Dr Stephen Skinner is an expert in 15th & 16th-century manuscripts. He has written more than 40 books on Western esoteric traditions. Dr Rafal T Prinke is a historian and an assistant professor at Eugeniusz Piasecki University in Poland. He has published several papers on the manuscript. Dr René Zandbergen is the co-author of serveral papers on the Voynich and the creator of the best-known website about the maunuscript: www.voynich.nu 10


THE UNSOLVED ENIGMA OF THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT by Rafal T Prinke and René Zandbergen The Voynich Manuscript is a unique medieval manuscript, the only book in existence that has been written in this particular language and alphabet – a language that nobody can read. The manuscript is profusely illustrated, and these illustrations are also unique. In the following, we will briefly describe the manuscript: the materials it has been made of, the writing and the illustrations. We will discuss the known part of its history and the many attempts that have been made to translate it, and we will examine some of the most interesting statistical analyses of the text. Our approach is objective and critical, so we present only what is relatively certain about the contents and history of the Voynich Manuscript, which may form the solid foundation for further research and hypothesis. By discussing various unsupported claims to have “solved” the manuscript, we hope to make readers aware of the dangers of such speculations.

Description of the manuscript The Voynich Manuscript is a fairly small parchment codex. Comparable in size to a modern paperback, it measures about 23 × 16cm (9 × 6½in) and is about 5cm (2in) thick. It was written on parchment made of calf skin (as determined by a 2014 University of York study). This is of moderate quality; some folios have been cut from the edges of the skins, and some have small holes and tears. The material has, however, been prepared with great care, judging by its evenly pale colour on both sides; the hair and flesh sides are almost indistinguishable from each other. The first and last few folios have a number of small holes made by insects. The cover of the codex is of blank parchment, with no indication of an author or a title. This cover was added by the Jesuits in Rome in the 19th century, replacing 15

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9781786780881 80pp, 40 Cards Kit & Deck Illustrated ÂŁ14.99/$19.95 August 2017 Oracle cards

THE WISDOM OF TREES ORACLE

Inspirational Cards for Wisdom and Guidance Jane Struthers You may also like:

9781786780348 The Wisdom Seeker’s Tarot

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They were here long before we arrived on this planet, and will be here long after we are gone. The power and wisdom of trees have been noted by many cultures throughout history, from the image of the World Tree to the symbolism of the Tree of Life. Inspired by the serene and majestic beauty of nature and rich with insights from spiritual traditions from around the world, this superbly illustrated deck and accompanying guide will help you use the ancient wisdom of trees to gain new and profound levels of awareness about yourself, your relationships and where you are headed. Jane Struthers is a full-time astrologer and bestselling writer who has studied astrology, tarot and palmistry for over 25 years. Her sun sign columns have appeared in The Sun, various magazines and online, and she is currently the resident astrologer for Bella magazine.


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9781786780935 276pp PB  198 x 129mm £9.99/$14.95 Mono September 2017 Memoir Available in eBook: 9781786781093

SENSATION

A Year’s Adventure in Sex, Love and Laughter Isabel Losada By the same author:

9781907486395 The Battersea Park Road to Paradise

Bestselling author Isabel Losada brings her unique blend of humour, curiosity and honesty to the still-taboo subject of sexuality. This is a brave, funny and often vulnerable quest to find out how we can make our sex life blissful. Beginning with a women’s workshop where she has to get naked, Isabel journeys on behalf of all women through the first international conference of clitoral stroking, is informed of eleven different forms of orgasm – ten of which she hasn’t had – and endures NHS Kegel exercises and mystical sensations with tantric masters. Irreverent yet open-minded, Sensation is both moving and challenging. For anyone who has ever been tempted to dip their toes in the deep waters of sexual exploration, Isabel Losada plunges you straight in. Isabel Losada is the bestselling author of five previous books including The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Isabel has worked as an actress, singer, dancer, researcher, TV producer, broadcaster, public speaker, comedian and author. She remains firmly committed to narrative non-fiction and swimming against the tide.

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9781786780584 240pp PB  216 x 135mm £10.99/$14.95 Mono September 2017 Mind, body, spirit Available in eBook: 9781786780591

SEVEN STEPS INTO ANGEL LIGHT

A Journey of Self-discovery and Spiritual Empowerment Chrissie Astell By the same author:

9781780280097 Gifts from Angels

This inspiring new book draws on the universal power of angels to bring readers on a seven-step journey of self-discovery and spiritual empowerment through seven Archangels: creating new beginnings (Gabriel); finding inspiration (Jophiel); grounding and protecting yourself (Michael); healing yourself (Raphael); loving yourself (Chamuel); embracing joy and transformation (Zadkiel); and, finally, feeling more at peace with yourself (Uriel). Offering not only fascinating insight into the overall essence of each Archangel but also a range of empowering ways to connect with their “light” – including reflective questions, prayers and affirmations, visualizations and meditations – the result for readers is an all-round sense of increased purpose and contentment in life. Chrissie Astell is one of the UK’s best-loved spiritual educators and angel experts. With a BA Hons in Comparative Religion, including Angelology & Mysticism, she is one of only seven authorized Spiritual Educators in William Bloom’s Spiritual Companions programme. She is also the angel expert for Spirit and Destiny magazine. 15


9781786780911 176pp HB  170 x 135mm £9.99/$14.95

Time Surfing

The Zen Approach to Keeping Time on Your Side

Paul Loomans

Illustrated September 2017 Popular psychology Available in eBook: 9781786781086

TIME SURFING

The Zen Approach to Keeping Time on Your Side Paul Loomans You might also like:

9781786780218 Any Ideas?

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Time is the most precious commodity of modern life. Zen monk and coach Paul Loomans is the creator of Time Surfing, a 7-step approach to help anyone use their time more effectively. Rooted in Zen Buddhism, each lesson includes practical tips and easy-toapply time-saving techniques. The emphasis is very much on making the most of the time you have rather than trying to control time itself. Suitable for everyone, Time Surfing is based on your natural behaviour; the more you apply the instructions the easier it becomes. This book will inspire and guide you to choose peace as a basis for carrying out all your daily activities, whether at work or in the home. Paul Loomans is founder and coach at Unravelling Stress in Amsterdam; where he works with individuals and groups helping them to regain a sense of calm in their lives. Paul has been a Zen monk since 1984 and runs the European Zen Centre in Amsterdam. He is a former actor and director of mime and physical theatre and is married with three children.


9781786780492 272pp PB  216 x 135mm £9.99/$18.95 Mono September 2017 Spirituality Available in eBook: 9781786781024

ENLIGHTENMENT IS YOUR NATURE

The Fundamental Difference Between Psychology, Therapy and Meditation Osho By the same author:

9781842930854 When the Shoe Fits

In this work, Osho offers a radically different view of enlightenment, freed from all spiritual and religious beliefs – including the distortions of asceticism and renunciation that have arisen in both Eastern and Western cultures. Taking the reader step by step through the history of how both East and West have approached the mysteries of the human mind and spirituality, Osho offers a simple science of consciousness that he calls “the psychology of the buddhas”. It is a science that in very clear terms shows how one can, through awareness and taking full responsibility for one’s life, go beyond all limited belief systems, habits and superstitions of the mind. That process brings us back to our nature – and that is enlightenment. Osho taught philosophy before setting up the ashram that became famous with people from the West wanting to experience meditation and transformation. He has been described by the Sunday Times as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century”. His books have sold in the tens of thousands. 17


9781786780294 224pp HB  163 x 127mm £9.99/$12.99 Mono September 2017 Poetry Available in eBook: 9781786781017

WARRIORS OF LOVE

Rumi’s Odes to Shams of Tabriz Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi Translated and introduced by James Cowan You might also like:

9781780289908 The Spirit of Zen

In 1244 a man wrapped in a coarse black coat entered Konya and so into the life of Islam’s most celebrated poet and mystic: Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. A wanderer and spiritual vagabond, Shams of Tabriz proceeded to wrestle with Rumi’s soul. What he wanted from his protégé was for him to embody a wilder, more robust spirituality that would enable him to embrace life’s rawness more completely than any saint had done in the past. Warriors of Love is a fresh interpretation of 49 selected poems which were written by Rumi as metaphors of his love for God as well as for his friend Shams: the Wild One. In a long introduction on the life and times of Rumi and his friendship with Shams, James Cowan also explores the historical facts of their encounter, Sufism, the Mevlevi Order of Dervishes, the new dimension that Shams brought to Islamic spirituality and the importance of friendship as a true path to God. James Cowan is a distinguished poet and novelist. His bestselling titles include A Mapmaker’s Dream and A Troubadour’s Testament. His books have been published around the world.

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9781786780874 240pp PB  234 x 153mm £12.99/$16.95 Mono September 2017 Meditation Available in eBook: 9781786781116

HOW TO TEACH MEDITATION TO CHILDREN

Help Kids Deal With Shyness and Anxiety and Be More Focused, Creative and Self-confident David Fontana and Ingrid Slack You might also like:

9781780288758 Yoga for You and Your Child

This is a new edition of the classic guide to teaching meditation to children. Avoiding religious terminology, it’s aimed at parents and teachers and explains the varying techniques for working with children in different age groups (5 and up), with a range of easyto-follow and effective exercises. The book explains the benefits of meditation for children, from relieving shyness, anxiety and tension to enhancing concentration, imagination and creativity. In fact, meditation is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with the intensity of their feelings and ease the pressures in their lives – among family, with friends and at school. The late Professor David Fontana was a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and his many books, which include the bestselling Learn to Meditate, have been translated into more than 25 languages. Ingrid Slack is an experienced teacher of young children, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a chartered counselling psychologist and a workshop leader. 19


9781786781130 216pp PB  198 x 129mm £8.99/$12.95 Mono October 2017 Self help & personal development Available in eBook: 9781786781154

7 QUESTIONS TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE Richard Jacobs You might also like:

9781780289878 21 Rituals to Change Your Life

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We each have our own individual purpose in life, but until we name it we can never really know what potential it can unleash in us. Finding our purpose is about finding a way of living that truly expresses our core values about life. Living to our purpose and sharing the best of ourselves is what brings us our greatest peace, happiness and fulfilment, but to find your purpose you have to ask yourself the right questions. 7 Questions to Find Your Purpose offers an effective means of discovering and defining your own life purpose. Through answering a series of seven unique and deeply revealing questions, you can distil a statement that encapsulates who you really are and what is most important to you. Richard Jacobs is the CEO of YES (www.yesindeed.com), a groundbreaking training and development company training up Change Leaders around the world. Richard has pioneered new forms of learning using interactive theatre and film, storytelling, Socratic questioning and Behavioral Science. He delivers training on Change, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, Leadership and Purpose.


9781786780768 176pp HB  163 x 127mm £9.99/$14.95 Mono October 2017 Prayer

PRAYERS TO SEE YOU THROUGH EACH DAY A Special Selection from BBC Radio 4’s Prayer for the Day You might also like:

9781780289076 Prayer for the Day on Peace

This very special gift edition showcases the best prayers and reflections from Watkins’ bestselling Prayer for the Day series. The book is designed as a true companion that offers inspiration at key moments of the day and real help and support when facing challenges. Each of the prayers and accompanying reflections is exceptionally moving or thought-provoking, and each has a stated purpose. There are prayers for starting the day, for positivity, for inspiration and for courage, for example; others to read when faced with bad news or on making a choice – and many more. All the prayers have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s much-loved early-morning programme, Prayer for the Day, and each one is introduced by a well-known member of the UK’s wide range of faith communities. Prayer for the Day has for several decades been broadcast daily on BBC Radio 4 at 5:43am (and repeated later in the day), offering listeners an inspiring two-minute reflection to start their day. 21


TREASURE HUNT Follow Your Inner Clues to Find True Success

9781786780508 256pp PB  216 x 135mm £10.99/$14.95 Mono October 2017 Personal growth

Rizwan Virk

Available in eBook: 9781786780577

TREASURE HUNT

Follow Your Inner Clues to Find True Success Rizwan Virk You might also like:

9781780287959 Synchronicity

Have you ever wished you had a wise old mentor who could tell you where to go next in your career or your life? An “Obi-Wan Kenobi”-type figure who could guide you to the people and places that would make a difference in your life and career? Let Rizwan Virk show you how to tune into messages that are coming to us all the time. These messages, which take the form of synchronicity, hunches, gut feelings, visions, experiences of déjà vu, bodily sensations, and even our dreams, are like clues in our own personal Treasure Hunt. They can help us uncover the work we were meant to do and the path to get there. Learning to use the Clue Lifecycle can provide concrete guidance in our personal lives, our jobs and our investments. Turn your life into a Treasure Hunt and find true, meaningful success in the business and spiritual worlds. A graduate of MIT and Stanford, Rizwan Virk is a successful entrepreneur, video game pioneer, film producer, venture capitalist and bestselling author of Zen Entrepreneurship: Walking the Path of the Career Warrior.

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9781786780850 256pp PB  198 x 129mm £8.99/$11.95 Mono October 2017 Popular psychology Available in eBook: 9781786780973

HOW TO FIND A BLACK CAT IN A DARK ROOM (ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS NO CAT)

The Psychology of Intuition, Influence, Decision Making and Trust Jacob Burak You might also like:

9781780289670 Happiness and Other Small Things of Absolute Importance

Jacob Burak is on a quest to answer the question “are we as human beings, who are separated by different cultures and experiences, similar or different?” Through the lens of behavioural studies, we see how we all strive for similar things: love, acceptance, power and understanding, but in different ways. It offers the latest scientific studies of human behaviour alongside accessible anecdotes to examine the universal human experiences of comparing ourselves to others, the need to belong, the urge to achieve, and the anxiety and uncertainty of life itself. Burak shows us how, in understanding these behavioural patterns, we learn that we are actually more alike than we are different; that our rivals often make us stronger; and that being trusting can help us live longer. Jacob Burak is a Tel Aviv-based writer who draws from psychology, science and art to examine life and human nature. Since retiring from his business career in 2005, Burak has authored four bestsellers. 23


9781780289687 224pp HB  279 x 248mm Illustrated £25.00/$32.50 October 2017 Popular science

ALIENS

Past, Present, Future Ron Miller, Forewords by David Brin and Dr John Elliott You might also like:

9781780285436 The UFO Hunter’s Guide

In this, the first colour illustrated book to comprehensively chart humankind’s fascination with all things “alien”, the subject of extraterrestrial life is covered from every angle, from the earliest speculations more than 400 years ago to today’s ongoing search for Earth 2.0. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 reviews our changing thinking about possible other worlds through history; Part 2 discusses the science of life beyond earth in a way that appeals to both scientists and non-scientists; while Part 3 explores the deep impact the idea of aliens has had not only on science and space exploration but also on popular culture, philosophy and religion. It features more than 200 stunning illustrations from through the ages, including what today’s cutting-edge scientists think extraterrestrial life could look like. Could there even be aliens among us already? Ron Miller is an award-winning US illustrator and the bestselling author of more than 50 books, including the Hugo-nominated The Grand Tour, In the Stream of Stars, The Art of Space and The History of Earth. He is also an editor for Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

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ALIENS: ALIENS AmoNg uS

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OP P OS iTE:  artist wayne Barlowe (1958–) specializes in 

creating convincing and genuinely alien creatures. this  painting from his book Expedition (1990) depicts a deadly  aerial predator called the “skewer”. TOP l Ef T:  the meticulous paintings of stephen hickman 

(1949–) have graced the covers of hundreds of science  fiction and fantasy books. this painting was created for  the cover of The Reaches by David Drake (2004). 

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b OTTOm l E f T:  a C valentine created this watercolour  depiction of robotic “animals” living on Mars in 1933. a b OvE :  Contemporary illustrator tom Miller plays a  whimsical riff on Grant wood’s iconic painting “american  Gothic” in this illustration, where the 19th-century  americans are pitched against alien invaders.

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9781786780898 88pp, 52 cards Kit & Deck Illustrated £14.99/$19.95 October 2017 Oracle cards

THE SHAMAN’S ORACLE

Wisdom and Guidance from the Ancestors John Matthews and Wil Kinghan By the same authors:

9781780289120 The Cathar Tarot

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Before spoken language evolved, our ancestors communicated through images, drawn or carved onto the walls of caves. A vast proportion of the thousands of such images derive from the visionary insights of the first shamans, who either left them as reminders for themselves or as spiritual signposts for those who came after them. Created by practising shaman John Matthews and beautifully illustrated with evocative images of cave paintings by Wil Kinghan, this highly original deck and accompanying guide to the hidden meanings and messages of shamanic art will lead you on a powerful journey of self-discovery, and support you on your quest for answers. John Matthews is the New York Times bestselling author of several successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs – including The Arthurian Tarot (with Caitlin Matthews), The Wildwood Tarot (with Mark Ryan) and The Byzantine Tarot (with Cilla Conway). Wil Kinghan is a writer, artist and explorer of the Celtic traditions. His successful partnership with John Matthews has included The Lost Tarot of Nostradamus, The Oracle of John Dee and The Steampunk Tarot.


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9781786780904 256pp PB  234 x 153mm £12.99/$16.99 Mono November 2017 Autobiography: religious & spiritual Available in eBook: 9781786781161

BECOME THE FORCE

9 Lessons on Living as a Master Jedi Daniel M Jones, based on interviews with Theresa Cheung Daniel M Jones founded the Church of Jediism in 2007, and it now has over 500,000 members around the world. This, the first and only Jedi Bible, is the book his fans have been waiting for. In it, Daniel outlines the Jedi perspective and provides practical tools for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to use the Force in everyday life. This book does not aim to convert but to inspire its readers to live a life of meaning and purpose according to the universal spiritual teachings from “The Way of the Jedi”. Daniel M Jones belongs to a band called the Straight Jacket Legends, whose debut album was recently released in Japan to great acclaim and notable success. He has been diagnosed with Asperger’s and hosts his own popular Aspie World YouTube channel as well as speaking on behalf of the Autism Society in order to increase awareness. Theresa Cheung was born into a family of psychics and spiritualists. Since leaving King’s College, Cambridge University with a Masters in Theology and English, she has written numerous bestselling mind, body, spirit books, including two Sunday Times Top-10 bestsellers. 28


9781786780331 256pp PB  216 x 135mm £10.99/$15.95 Mono November 2017 Parapsychology Available in eBook: 9781786781000

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES

How the Messages of NDEs Positively Impact the World Dr Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh By the same author:

9781780285658 The Wisdom of NearDeath Experiences

Near-death experiences (NDEs) are often transformative, not only on an individual level, but on a collective level too. This book contains a selection of inspiring stories from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences that have changed the course and direction of their lives and opened each of them to the power of divine love. Recent years have seen a dramatic change of attitude towards NDEs. The ongoing debates about NDEs have detracted greatly from their very important transformational effects and how empowering they can be. This book aims to introduce people to the transformational power of NDEs and show how the love experienced during them has the capacity to heal minds, bodies and souls. Dr Penny Sartori PhD RGN is an expert in NDEs, having been an intensive care nurse for 17 years and having undertaken the UK’s first long-term prospective study on them, for which she was awarded a PhD. Kelly Walsh is the founder of the Positivity Power Movement and Love Care Share charitable foundation. Her life’s work has been inspired by an NDE she had in 2009. 29


9781786780805 128pp PB  240 x 190mm Colour illustrations £12.99/$16.95 November 2017 Children’s Available in eBook: 9781786781048

THE CALM BUDDHA AT BEDTIME

Tales of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness to Read with Your Child Dharmachari Nagaraja By the same author:

9781844838806 Buddha at Bedtime

The follow-up to the hugely popular Buddha at Bedtime and The Buddha’s Apprentice at Bedtime, this enchanting volume of 18 new bedtime stories based on the ancient wisdom of Buddhism – with its focus on peace, compassion and mindfulness – provides children with the perfect soothing transition into the land of nod. Featuring beautiful full-page colour illustrations, each fun and magical tale will reveal an easy-to-understand message that empowers children to think about how they can apply positive values such as patience, honesty and generosity in their lives. The selection of meditations at the end, written specifically with children in mind, then offers an extra practical dimension that can be used at any time to help enhance a sense of calm and contentment. Dharmachari Nagaraja has been a practising Buddhist for over 20 years. Formerly head of the Covent Garden Meditation Centre in London and a regular ex-presenter on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought, he now works as a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist and teaches Counselling at the University of Glasgow.

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9781786780966 160pp PB  191 x 230mm £12.99/$15.95 Illustrated November 2017 Crystal healing Available in eBook: 9781786781031

THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CRYSTAL HEALING

Harnessing the Power of Gemstones to Enhance Health and Wellbeing Simon and Sue Lilly You might also like:

9781780289731 Crystal Mindfulness

Crystals have been used as a complementary therapy to combat both physical and emotional ailments for centuries; their unique vibrational resonances able to restore balance to the body’s energy systems and enhance spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing. As well as guidance on the most important crystals to use for specific situations, whether it’s insomnia, migraines, depression or the upheaval of moving house, The Practical Guide to Crystal Healing provides hands-on tips on how to get the best from them, as well as a selection of healing techniques that you can practise every day. Chapter by chapter, crystal therapy experts Simon and Sue Lilly will teach you how to use crystals to heal the body, balance the mind, cope with change, feed the spirit and live in harmony. Simon and Sue Lilly are senior tutors at the Institute of Crystal and Gem Therapists (IGGT) and have published more than 30 books on crystal healing, colour healing, astrology, runes, essences and working with trees and tree spirits.

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9781786780829 160pp PB  185 x 123mm £8.99/$12.95 Mono December 2017 Memoir Available in eBook: 9781786780997 By the same author:

THE GRAIL

Volume 3 of The O Manuscript Lars Muhl The Grail is neither a secret, a world treasure in the shape of a cup, a specific mortal woman, nor a hidden, chosen family. The Grail is a state of heart and mind!

9781780289823 The Seer

This is the third and final volume in the fascinating story of Lars Muhl’s spiritual awakening. With a narrative as compelling as fiction and in the style of Carlos Castaneda and Paulo Coelho, this book is the spellbinding conclusion to Lars Muhl’s bestselling Grail Trilogy. Lars Muhl is an internationally renowned author, speaker and healer. He is the founder and chairman of the humanitarian organization Hearts and Hands and, together with his wife Githa Ben-David, co-founder of the Gilalai Institute of Energy and Consciousness in Denmark.

9781786780478 The Magdalene

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