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The Healing Power of Tea: Simple Teas & Tisanes to Remedy and Rejuvenate Your Health
The Healing Power of Tea: Simple Teas & Tisanes to Remedy and Rejuvenate Your Health
by Caroline Dow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Well-Researched and Brilliantly Presented, 29 Jan. 2015
If you would like an introduction to tea then this is a book to put you on the right track. It is genuinely instructional wihout being stuffy and it presents its reader with a wonderful expose of the world of tea and herbal infusions.

Throughout its information-packed pages the author presents a fascinating look at the history of tea drinking and how it is becoming known for its immense health benefits here in the West. The range of health problems - both major and minor, that can be successfully addressed by drinking tea is astounding. In her book Carline Dow catalogues each complaint and recommends a variety of herbal infusions that can be used to both prevent and cure them.

I particularly enjoyed the section on how to make your own infusions and how to go about growing your own herbs, sweetening otherwise bitter teas and how to make that perfect cup of tea.

It is a superbly well-written book that will delight, entertain and educate all at the same time. I highly recommend it to dedicated coffee drinkers - buy a copy of this excellent book and see what you are missing out on!

Please note that this independent review has been taken from a review copy kindly supplied by PGUK, London.


Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence
Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence
by Marc Bekoff
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eco-Politics with a Healthy Dose of Realism!, 29 Jan. 2015
In his book 'Rewilding Our Hearts' Marc Bekoff expresses his considered opinion that it is this sense of wildness within nature that is the key to rebalancing our souls as well as offering us the opportunity to save the planet from the eco-destruction we are inflicting upon it.

This is a book that will challenge your current thinking on Green issues - if it doesn't then you have kind of missed the point behind what Bekoff is saying.

As a narrative the book presents a warm, engaging and fascinating exploration of the many elements to the paradigms that we hold about the natural world and how we engage with it. Many of these have been formed, so Bekoff argues, from a skewed and warped idea of nature presented to us at an early age by our media and publishing industries.

However, despite these negatives, Bekoff sees an essentially positive future for our planet and holds out the belief that we can (and probably are) turning things around for ourselves. He does, however, argue that the two issues we most definately need to get a grip on is climate change and over-population - both areas of major contention in most political circles at the moment.

Overall this is a terrific read that I would whole-heartedly recommend to anyone who is the slightest bit concerned about the state of our planet and what can be done to address the issues. It pulls in a more diverse and infinitely more practical perspective on the reality of mankind's relationship with wildness and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

It is a big-thinking book with a warm heart. Throughout the author displays a genuine compassion for all life forms on this planet and this translates in very meaningful way into the core thesis that Bekoff holds which is that compassion is the key to pulling things around.

Please note that this independent review has been taken from a review copy kindly supplied by PGUK, London.


The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem
The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem
by Frederick Glaysher
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars To the Moon and Back in one Epic Tale, 20 Jan. 2015
'The Parliament of Poets' is, in the truest sense of the word, an epic poem. Whilst not grandiose in its execution it does deal with one of the greatest challenges to face humanity at this moment in its history - namely the desparate need for a spirituality context that serves humanity going foreward.

The style of the narrative is engaging and flows with colour and descriptive intent whilst not being overly 'flowery' in a way that so ofetn befalls many other inspired poets. Indeed the story is grounded in contemprary issues and includes moments of humour and sardonic wit which are enjoyable.

The main story is an interesting proposition - that maybe it is poets and philosophers rather than activists and politicians who can ultimately help transform this world into something better.

Recommended reading for those who enjoy the tradition of mythological story-telling through rythmn and allegory.

Please note that this independent review has been taken from a review copy kindly supplied by Earthrise Press.


The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays
The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays
by Frederick Glaysher
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.50

4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Collection of Essays, 20 Jan. 2015
Frederick Glaysher is a man of passion and committment to both poetry and classic literature. His immense knowledge on these subjects reveal themselves throughout the collection of essays contained within his book 'The Myth of the Enlightenment'.

It is a pleasure to absorb his perspective in a wide range of issues - both spiritual and political, through this book and his observations on such subjects as democracy in China and race issues in America are interesting.

As a book that weaves its way through a lot of terrain it will be enjoyed by those who like to take philosophical commentary one piece at a time.

Recommended reading!

Please note that this independent review has been taken from a review copy kindly supplied by Earthrise Press.


A Book of Miracles: Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love
A Book of Miracles: Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love
by Bernie S. Siegel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.38

4.0 out of 5 stars A Moving and Comforting Publication, 19 Jan. 2015
If you are looking for a book about spontaneous healing and the mysteries of life then 'A Book of Miracles' by Dr Bernie S Siegel might well interest you.

Full of anecdotal stories by real people living real and often challenging lives it's underlying message is basically 'never give up hope' for very often the completely unexpected and inexplicable can and does happen in the strangest of ways.

Dr Siegel draws most of his accounts from the world of spontaeous healing. As a retired surgeon he has had more opportunity than most to witness the miraculous when it comes to people diagnosed with terminal illness.

Throughout the book the stories are short, powerful and moving. They reveal the simple fact that we can change our destiny with a little help from the Universe (whatever that term means to you is a personal choice!)

The book offers no explanations as to why miracles take place or what you can do to make them manifest in your life. Maybe we can't and its down to other elements to grant their effect. All the same the principle that underlies this book is simply that in order to life a full and valuable life we must do so in love, compassion and openess to the miraculous.

Please note that this independent review has been taken from a review copy kindly supplied by PGUK, London.


Celtic Tree Magic: Ogham Lore and Druid Mysteries
Celtic Tree Magic: Ogham Lore and Druid Mysteries
by Danu Forest
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introductory Guide, 19 Jan. 2015
Celtic Tree Magic is a good introduction to a fascinating subject. Here the author offers some of her own practical insights into working with tree spirits, the energies of sacred groves and the ancient Druid tradition of ogham.

Also included is advice and guidance on how to use the tree alphabet as a divinational system and how staves cane be made by the reader with due respect to the trees from which the wood is extracted.

It is very well written - with the ogham associations being one of the strong parts of the book. The research is excellent and is so often the case with those connected to the Celtic or Druid traditions there is a sense of warmth and humility which pervades the pages of the book.

The only criticism I would make - and it is the reason why I have given the book 4 rather than 5 stars is that the use of illustrations (or lack of same) let it down. This is no reflection on the author but might be something that the publishers take to heart.

Also, whilst ogham research forms an important part of the book the author fails to address or recognise the important work of Robert Graves in the sphere of Tree Alphabets which I think is a mistake.

Please note that this independent review has been taken from a review copy kindly supplied by PGUK, London.


BargainFY USB Data Sync Transfer Image Cable Lead For Canon IXUS 265 HS
BargainFY USB Data Sync Transfer Image Cable Lead For Canon IXUS 265 HS
Offered by Bargainfy
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value!, 19 Jan. 2015
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This is a great quality cable which fits tightly and firmly into the camera. It is also quite a heavy-duty cable and a decent length which would make it good for heavy professional use.

Good delivery as well.


Angel & The Abyss: The Inward Journey, Books II & III: 2-3
Angel & The Abyss: The Inward Journey, Books II & III: 2-3
by J. Daniel Gunther
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £34.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Staggering and Mind-Bending Epic!, 18 Jan. 2015
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Anything that I write about this book is, quite frankly, going to be woefully inadequate!

It is a masterful work on Thelemic philosophy which reveals the essence behind Crowley's teachings and in particular the AA - about which, up until this point, little was known.

Both superbly researched and beautifully written this encyclopaedic work is going to be considered a classic expose of occultism - much in the same vein as 'Secret Teachings of All Ages' by Manly P Hall.

If you enjoyed Gunther's first book in this series (see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Initiation-Aeon-Child-Inward-Journey/dp/0892542098/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8) but were left feeling that it did not cover enough ground then you will absolutely love this one.

If you want to get a grip on New Aeon occultism then this book is simply an indispensable guide!

Either way this book is absolutely breath-taking in its scope and revelation!


Forevermore: Guided in Spirit by Edgar Allan Poe
Forevermore: Guided in Spirit by Edgar Allan Poe
by Kristy Robinett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Edgar Allan Poe Returns and Has Heck of a Narrative to Share!, 18 Dec. 2014
Sometimes a true story is told that is more engrossing and fascinating than even the best written works of fantasy. Forevermore is one of those books.

The story focuses upon the author and the discarnate spirit of the American author Edgar Allan Poe who overshadows her and makes her life somewhat torturous - but interesting, as a result.

Whilst Poe encourages her in her work as a writer he also places great demands upon her life and family by insisting that she travels to some of the places that were central to his life whilst he was alive.As a consequence of the information that Poe gives at these places a quite different story of his life emerges from that which appears in the history books.

Forevermore is a great read with a terrific climax and plenty of material for a follow-up. For me it was a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking book which benefited greatly from the descriptions of the various locations visited and the historical information that were interwoven into the account.

Please note: This independent review was based upon a copy kindly supplied by PGUK, London.


365 Ways to Attract Good Luck: Simple Steps to Take Control of Chance and Improve Your Future
365 Ways to Attract Good Luck: Simple Steps to Take Control of Chance and Improve Your Future
by Richard Webster
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Informative But Lacking Real Clear Guidance!, 18 Dec. 2014
Whilst this is not a book that offers serious advice on how to change your life or, if you are dogged by ill-fortune, how to turn it around, it is an interesting look at the many types of practices that people engage with in efforts to improve their luck.

The opening chapter is an interesting commentary on our more modern 'psychological' approach to changing luck but it is only a belief of our age - in the same way that carrying lucky rabbits' feet and picking four-leafed clovers used to for fore-fathers.

In the end we make our own luck through a complex process of engagement with life and I was hoping this would be a book that would show how this is possible but sadly on that level it failed to deliver.

Nevertheless it does offer an interesting insight into the historical beliefs surrounding the placation of Mother Luck and how others cultures - particularly those in the Far East, have rather more successfully approached the subject.

Entertaining but not the sort of everyday guide to improving personal fortune that the titles suggests it might be.

Please note: This independent review was based upon a copy kindly supplied by PGUK, London.


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