Spiritual and Self Help

//Spiritual and Self Help
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  • Best-selling novelist Anna Quindlen reflects on what it takes to live each day deeply; not to waste what we have within and around us but to 'get a life' and learn to love the journey, not the destination. Written with insight and understanding, she knows what it means to fully engage our days, not to take what we have for granted but to learn to take notice. "Look at the full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night. And realise that life is glorious...' A pocket sized edition, illustrated with inspirational black and white photos.
  • Some witches belong to covens; others follow a solitary path of magical heritage - the traditional wizard, the Druid, the folk healer or wise-woman. These solitaries can communicate with the natural world, follow the patterns of the moon and sun and feel the energy shift of the year's changing cycle. As long as you desire to be one with the earth, then the ancient arts and rituals are there to be discovered, given patience, common sense and genuine longing to know. Healing and peace can be achieved; ways of coping with the turmoils of modern life can be discovered and used to do good for yourself and others. There is also herbal lore as well as seeing into the past and the future. Here is the place to start recovering the lost wisdom of the past.
  • A fascinating A - Z guide to the traditions of astrology including Western, Chinese and Native American systems.  Beautifully illustrated with easy-to-follow charts, this is an exploration of techniques to provide  valuable insight into your destiny, character and relationships as well as your personal connection with the earth, nature and the four seasons.
  • Here is the revolutionary idea of Positive Psychology - which focuses on  strengths rather than weaknesses and asserts that happiness is not the result of good genes or random luck. Happiness can be cultivated by identifying and using the strengths and traits the individual already has: including kindness, generosity, originality, humour and optimism. These signature strengths can not only develop a natural buffer against misfortune and the experience of negative emotions, but can move lives up to a new and more positive plane.

  • Unexpected, life changing insights from an in-depth study of the lives of the Bible's infamous ladies: Delilah, Jezebel, Rahab, Lot's wife and more.  All were inundated with temptations and the demands of everyday life - just like today.  So what can we learn from them? The author combines contemporary story-telling, a sense of humour, encouragement and a verse-by-verse study of their lives and meaningful life lessons. As Liz herself puts it: For ten years I studied bunches of Biblical role models and finally realised what we had in common: Zilch! Sarah was so faithful, Esther was so courageous, Mary was so innocent. I was so none-of-the-above. Then I happened on  Jezebel...I identified with her pushy personality...her need for control. I sympathised with her angry outbursts and I began to wonder...Could those Bad Girls from the past teach us how to be Good Girls in the present?
  • If you want to have a life rather than existence, then learn to be bold - learn how to give and receive praise.  Giving praise can change your life and the lives of those around you, but most of us have no idea how to give or receive it! Praise costs nothing, takes practically no time and is available to all. It would be considered a crime to allow someone to go six days without food, yet we let people go sixty days, sixty weeks, sixty years without praise or recognition. The power of praise will encourage you to embrace change, take risks, fail and try again, act on your dreams and believe in yourself.
  • Not the lead-up to 2012, but a look at what the world might be like in the years to come. Have other cultures shared this Doomsday prediction? Will the effects be immediate? Or will it be a longer process of spiritual growth?  Many aspects are examined: UFOs, crop circles, Government secrets and projects, Nostradamus, the Age of Aquarius the crystal skulls (yes, they do exist, they are not  exclusive to Indiana Jones), galactic synchronisation and much more. Black and white photographs.

  • From early youth, Sandra Gibson had been plagued by psychic experiences which intrigued and terrified her. At the age of 29 she was convinced she was either going mad or possessed by an evil spirit so she underwent hypnotherapy in a final attempt to save her sanity.  She learnt to accept the reality of the psychic experiences and channel those power for positive ends.  This is a journal of her experiences, drawn in part from recordings of the therapy sessions and trances.
  • Herbs have accompanied us since the dawn of Man.  They are a part of myth and legend, the secret ingredients of witches; they have beautified gardens and appeared in Shakespeare's  plays.  They have provided infinite value to health, beauty and cuisine.  Here re herbs and their uses, how to grow them, how to make herbal pillows, creams, shampoos and potpourris, as well as directions for extracting herbal essences for health or beauty.