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10xClear Golf Bulb 60w SES/E14 240V - 1,000 HRS -
10xClear Golf Bulb 60w SES/E14 240V - 1,000 HRS -
Offered by ENERGY SAVING DEALS
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dirty, look reused, 26 Jan. 2012
You expect light bulbs to be dusty after storage in boxes but these arrived very dirty, four of the pack of ten actually had grime on them, they appeared used. The boxes are not strong and many had been squashed.


7dayshop Clip-On Super LED Ebook Reading Light - Perfect for AMAZON KINDLE / KOBO / EBOOKS / LAPTOP USE / MAP READING ETC.
7dayshop Clip-On Super LED Ebook Reading Light - Perfect for AMAZON KINDLE / KOBO / EBOOKS / LAPTOP USE / MAP READING ETC.

1.0 out of 5 stars Does NOT have any batteries supplied with it, 17 Jan. 2012
It is important to know that batteries are NOT supplied with this item. Also, it is no good for books, the clip is not adjustable smaller that a laptop lid or kindle. It falls off ordinary books as the clip is not designed for books. You could use it for laptops but not books. Also, the battery cover is difficult to get open and closed.


10 X 60 WATT PEARL LIGHT BULB BAYONET CAP
10 X 60 WATT PEARL LIGHT BULB BAYONET CAP
Offered by The Lightbulb Company
Price: £5.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Incorrect pack size, 12 Jan. 2012
The heading says the pack is 10 bulbs but the description from Amazon also says it is 20 bulbs, which is it? The pack is unclear.


Only Fools and Horses - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1981]
Only Fools and Horses - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1981]
Dvd ~ David Jason
Price: £41.88

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Many episodes have been edited, some are missing, 4 Jan. 2012
The episode, Series two, episode 8 'Christmas Trees' is missing completely from the set. As well as this on the box it states clearly that episodes have been edited for 'contractual reasons', and once you start watching the episodes you can see it.

It is probably the best of the available sets of Only Fools and Horses there is currently available but it would have been much better without the edits and the missing episode is a real issue.
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The Sacred Cord Meditations: An Evolutionary Spiritual Journey Using the Atlantean Rosary
The Sacred Cord Meditations: An Evolutionary Spiritual Journey Using the Atlantean Rosary
by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good if you are prepared to do your own research, 23 Dec. 2011
If you are not familiar with Roman Catholic practices, the Liberal Catholic church, rosaries, the history of these and how this has evolved over hundreds of years you should not proceed to do the practices in this book. The rosary in the book is clearly connected to certain religious practices beyond rosaries but this is not made explicit in the book and it should be.

The book loosely tries to link the Sacred Cord to other rosaries and prayer beads but really it has far closer links to the Roman Catholic rosaries than the book makes out. Part of the title of the book refers to the Sacred Cord as the 'Atlantean Rosary' but any connection to 'Atlantis' stops there. There is nothing really linking the rosary in the book to Atlantis and you should be aware of that before buying the book. If you are buying this to find out about something you think is connected to Atlantis then don't buy this book, it is not about Atlantis or anything connected to Atlantis. In fact the first mention of the 'Sacred Cord' discussed in the book is in an article from 1945 in the 'Liberal Catholic' magazine written by the Revd Robert King (a Bishop in the Liberal Catholic church), teacher of W.E.Butler (a priest in the Liberal Catholic church), who in turn was teacher to Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. The article appears in an appendix in the book.

The book does have it uses but unless you are fully aware of its background, the background to the practices and what you are actually doing you would do yourself more harm than good by actually doing the exercises in the book. Some of the techniques are more appropriate to psychotherapy and indeed will be familiar to those in those fields. Also, the exercises need to be adapted to be of any use to the individual. The author states in many of her books that she puts so called 'guard dogs' in place to prevent those without certain 'abilities' from doing the 'ritual' or 'exercises' properly. This is of course a magical 'tradition' of authors telling you that you only deserve the knowledge if you can spot the mistakes yourself, which may have had it uses during centuries of religious persecution but has no place in the present and sounds more like superiority and ego than anything else.

The author also warns that doing the Sacred Cord is so powerful that you should not stop once you start and you must be "obedient" to her instruction, and this requires at least nearly a year of your time. Dorlores states repeatedly that you, the reader 'must' learn 'obedience', which again lends itself more to her Catholic background than any practical use. However, in one of her other books (related to this one) she emphasises the initiate needs to learn to ignore any instruction of obedience to realise that they are truly their own guru. You will have to judge that for yourself, but if you follow the exercises without discretion and adaptation it will make them less useful. Overall an interesting book. but requires you to make an effort to understand what it really means if you want to use it. Also, it does require you to believe in a belief system which has been the basis for the Roman Catholic and the Liberal Catholic churches, this book is definitely within that faith structure.


The Sphere of Art
The Sphere of Art
by R. J. Stewart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.95

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is only part one of two books, 23 Dec. 2011
This review is from: The Sphere of Art (Paperback)
Before buying this book you should be aware that the author states this is volume one of two books, the other book is 'The Purifying Fire' (by the same author) which appears not to be available yet but there is some publishing information about it on the author's website. Stewart states that the second book cannot be done without having first done the first book. As this book is a very short book (just over 150 pages), and they are both being released within such a short period of time it raises the question why the author did not release the content as one book? Especially when much of the content is repeated in different parts of the book.

Stewart makes much of the handing down of his spiritual knowledge from a 'master' in this book, which is actually superfluous to the content and merely pads out the scant practical information. The actual practical techniques in this book take up a very small amount of pages, it is not a manual of magic if that is what you are looking for. The book describes how Stewart travelled and taught the techniques, how he met his 'Master' and much references to the Merlin tradition.

There are problems with the book. The way Stewart continually refuses to explain things but half describes them and then says it is not possible to write the rest in text (then why write the book at all in the first place?). There is moral preaching and organised religious overlay throughout the book. Also, there is the way Stewart seems completely unaware of his tangents into ego driven references to him being a 'Master' handed to him by another 'Master' and the so called spiritual royalty he promotes.

The book reads like a series of articles for a magazine (and indeed the author states part of it was published in a magazine at some point) or a brochure for a meditation workshop, again not surprising as Stewart states that was what it was developed for.

It could be useful to those academically studying the subject or psychology of 'magic' and of some practical use for those looking for some 'advanced' meditation techniques. Although, if you are familiar with meditation and 'magical' techniques you will not need these but may find them interesting.
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics)
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics)
by Graham Coleman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

9 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor quality edition, 15 Dec. 2011
The quality of this particular edition is very poor quality. The paper is very thin and cheap like blotting paper. The cover isn't much thicker than the pages. Also, as the paper is cheap it is grey not white and the print is small, and shows through the overs side of the page, so unless you have great eyesight you should avoid. Even slight humidity in a room caused the page edges to curl. Several pages came loose and fell out when reading the book once! You should buy a better edition.


Tree of Ecstasy: Advanced Manual of Sexual Magic
Tree of Ecstasy: Advanced Manual of Sexual Magic
by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Things to consider before you buy this book, 3 Dec. 2011
There are things you should consider before buying this book. Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki states repeatedly in the book that it is intended only for committed bonded couples who intend to spend their lives together and on the basis of that the book is written. Take her advice seriously! Further to this Dolores states that she has put 'guard dogs' in place to prevent the use of rituals falling into the wrong hands. Unless you are highly familiar with certain occult practices you will not be able to use the book anyway and if you did it could have negative psychological effects . Dolores does state that also in the book but obviously you would not know that until you have already purchased the book! You should also be aware that you will need 'helpers' for some of the rituals who should also be people who are ritual magicians.

Not for casual use, requires previous knowledge of occult practices and sex magic and is intended for committed long term couples only (long term is not to be taken lightly here). An interesting book in theory but only of practical value to the very few.


Time Travel: A New Perspective
Time Travel: A New Perspective
by J.H. Brennan
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You need a group of people to use the 'Program'., 3 Dec. 2011
If you are familiar with Brennan's other books you will have read most of what he has included in the third part of the book. The other parts are interesting but if you know your time travel literature you will know most of it already.

The third part states it is a practical time travel method, or as Brennan calls it a 'program', But you should be aware that it requires a group of a minimum of five people, and Brennan also says they should all be strangers to each other. However, many people might find that finding four complete strangers who want to join them in a 'time travel' experiment a little difficult. Also, the method he suggests is actually a collection of effective occult practices he discusses in his other books, which really should be explained more along those lines in this book and not just stated as a 'time travel' method. If you really wanted to do it alone the exercises can be adapted, but if you are familiar with the methods for occult practices he has re-used here as a 'time travel' experiment you would not need this book for that anyway. The 'program' for 'Time travel' in the book is really a short form of/adapted quick method for those not familiar with astral work and pathworking.

If you intend to do the 'program' at the end of the book you should also be aware that doing the exercises could have unintended psychological effects on those who are not familiar with the background to the main reasons those methods are used in occult circles.


If You Meet Buddha on the Road, Kill Him
If You Meet Buddha on the Road, Kill Him
by Sheldon Kopp
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.39

7 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a waste of time!, 1 Dec. 2011
This book does not live up to it's reputation. It is a string of anecdotes from the psychotherapist's chair. Sheldon Kopp has taken bits of Buddhism and regurgitated them as a series of trite conclusions (all in his mind) on his patients and clients behaviour. The book is badly written and lacks structure, it rambles on and he uses a hundred words when ten would do.

His tone is odd and self grandiose. His patronising of women clients, telling us that helps to free them from the 'shackles of men' by telling them to join the 'Women's Liberation Movement' is hilarious. More disturbing however is his sympathy and justification for convicted paedophiles whom Kopp says are 'no better or worse than the rest of us'. Kopp also says he understands their serial raping of children and thinks they should be encouraged to have children and families of their own, which is a bizarre prescription for serial child rapists. One of his patients who had been convicted of raping young boys all over the place in hotel rooms and on Kopp's recommendation is paroled moves in with a single mother (who is totally unaware the man moving in with her is a convicted paedophile)and her two children. Kopp goes on to say that the single mother with two children should not be allowed to know the man who has just moved in with her is a serial child rapist as the child rapist 'deserves a second chance'. Add to this that Sheldon Kopp says beating children is fine and only does harm under some circumstances and you have a book that may offend some people, you have been warned!

The 'idea' behind the book is supposedly that everyone has to find their own answers and their own way but the book isn't about that at all, in fact it is ironic that Kopp believes that what he is saying when he serves up nothing but easy trite answers throughout the book. Also he advocates not even searching for answers but then proceeds to tell the reader how he helps all his patients and clients find their own answers, which defeats the purpose of the point of the book.
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