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Magickal Union of East and West: The Spiritual Path to New Aeon Tantra
Magickal Union of East and West: The Spiritual Path to New Aeon Tantra
by Gregory Peters
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Thelemic and New Aeon Teachings, 23 Oct. 2014
Good Thelemic books are rare. Most are rehashes of Crowleys' more accessible commentaries on magick which so many writers somehow seem to end up making even more remote and incomprehensible.

In 'Magickal Union of East and West' we finally have a text that actually offers something new, exciting and different to Thelemic philosophy and the 93rd Current.

Based around a new ritual - but one that draws heavily upon the Book of the Law, this book opens up new opportunities for group magickal working. The fact that it pulls snippets of occult insight from Liber Al not only strengthens the ritual itself but also means that The Book of the Law itself begins to emerge as a magickal text rather than just a sequence of quatrains for authors to take a stab at interpreting.

This book should be on the library shelves of every practising Thelemite and student of the magickal arts. Period!


The Divine Art of Dying
The Divine Art of Dying
by Karen Speerstra
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Support when Support is Most Needed, 23 Oct. 2014
If you are looking for a deep, penetrating and no-holds barred look at the process of death of dying then look no further.

Drawn from the first hand accounts, observations and commentaries of its dying author this is a book that tears at the heart strings and quite frankly, is a struggle to get through in one emotional piece.

Nevertheless, this is such a powerful and important publication. It is one that offers an extra-ordinary insight into the right and wrong way to cope with a close member of the family or friends eventual demise. At times when your mind and emotional body is in turmoil this book will help and guide you through your darkest moments.

I recommend this book to anyone without a moments hesitation.

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


Homemade Magick: The Musings & Mischief of a Do-It-Yourself Magus
Homemade Magick: The Musings & Mischief of a Do-It-Yourself Magus
by Lon Milo DuQuette
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best!, 23 Oct. 2014
Lon Milo DuQuette has a long history of writing great books on magick - and this is another of them.

As someone who appreciates that the mere subject of magick and occult initiation is enough to make even the most committed spiritual journeymans' eyes glaze over he has presented his system of self-initiation here in a thoroughly engaging way.

Avoiding the dogma and authoriative posturing of most arch-maguses he has has presented his ideas in a way that anyone starting off in magick can understand.

In addition the book is also full of personal recollections and fascinating anecdotes which makes this a terrific read in its own right.

I'd thoroughly recommend it to any one treading, or about to tread, on the occult path of self-initiation.

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


Haunted Stuff: Demonic Dolls, Screaming Skulls & Other Creepy Collectibles
Haunted Stuff: Demonic Dolls, Screaming Skulls & Other Creepy Collectibles
by Stacey Graham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Dark and Creepy!, 23 Oct. 2014
If you have ever wondered why an object that you have bought secondhand at a sale is exhibiting strange or paranormal behaviour then this is the book for you.

Full of helpful advice into where haunted and possessed household items come from as well as what dark spiritual energies are likely to invade them this is book that skips along and takes the reader on a dark but fascinating road into the paranormal.

I'd recommend it as a good read to anyone who might be interested in psychometry or astral energies.

Great stuff!

Please note: This independent review was obtained from a copy of the book kindly supplied by PGUK, London


Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine
Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine
by Gary S. Bobroff
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An Insightful Analysis of a Genuine Enigma, 21 Oct. 2014
Gary Bobroffs' rather excellent book will be of interest to anyone who wants to dig deeper into the mystery of the crop circles. It is well researched and a thought-provoking analysis which covers a great deal of ground - from Jungian psychology to the present rise of interest in the Divine Feminine.

The author is, however, rather selective in his interpretation of the phenomenon itself nevertheless the mystery is so large that it can accommodate such a focussed interpretation - just remember when reading it that the explanations offered here are not the only ones!

Full of rich anecdotal material and some fascinating psychological insights this is a book that many readers will enjoy on several different levels. It offers no tangible answers to the questions of why the circles are being made or by whom but nevertheless does add significantly to the continuing debate.

Recommended reading!

Note: Review copy was kindly supplied by North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA


The Way of the Psychic Heart: Developing Your Spiritual Gifts in the Everyday World
The Way of the Psychic Heart: Developing Your Spiritual Gifts in the Everyday World
by Chad Mercree
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A Cut Above the Rest, 19 Sept. 2014
There are many books in the marketplace that deal with psychic power and its development but few, I suspect, are quite as engaging or enjoyable as 'The Way of the Psychic Heart' by Chad Mercree.

Crammed full of invaluable help and support the author does an excellent job in helping the novice to understand their inner world of spiritual power.

Covering a wide range of psychic skills the book also deals with important side-issues such as grounding, clearing your auric space and protection. These, for me, form the most important aspect to psychic unfoldment and were dealt with superbly here.

All in all I would recommend this publication for being several steps ahead of the pack. Great stuff!


Taming the Drunken Monkey: The Path to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Increased Concentration
Taming the Drunken Monkey: The Path to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Increased Concentration
by William L. Mikulas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

3.0 out of 5 stars OK for Starters!, 19 Sept. 2014
As a guide into the core practices of mindfullness, breathwork and meditation this book takes an interesting approach by dividing the stages of attainment into different levels. The result is that you can pick it up at any level and work forwards from there.

The practical exercises are good and I am sure anyone using this book will find benefits from them the very start. Ultimately the books fails slightly by not really adding that little extra to make a reader think they are part of a live and exciting tradition.

Other than that I'd recommend it to beginners.


We Walk Beside You Always: Comforting Messages from Your Loved Ones in the Afterlife
We Walk Beside You Always: Comforting Messages from Your Loved Ones in the Afterlife
by Bridget Benson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

4.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Look into the World of Spirit, 12 Sept. 2014
Death is not a sexy subject and this is not an easy read. Nevertheless, it is a book that offers a great deal of important circumstantial evidence that suggests we are not alone when we lose our loved ones through death.

Forming two distinctly different parts the author first tells the story of the death of her own mother and then brother and reveals the part that her dead father played in their passing over.

The second part of the book looks at some of the cases that the author came across during her psychic work with spirits. She also includes a remarkable account of her own near-death experience. (I had thought that the story of St Peter was a myth!)

All in all this is an excellent book and one which really makes you wonder whether death is, after all, the final word.

Please note this review is my own independent and impartial assessment of a copy of the book that was kindly supplied to me via its publisher.


Clairvoyance for Beginners: Easy Techniques to Enhance Your Psychic Visions
Clairvoyance for Beginners: Easy Techniques to Enhance Your Psychic Visions
by Alexandra Chauran
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good - as far as it goes!, 29 Aug. 2014
This book presents an interesting guide to many of the more common experiences that awakening psychics face.

It's aim is evidently not to confuse its reader but to make the process of awakening simple and less-stressful.

I am sure that many readers will enjoy this approach to the subject I actually found it to be slightly too simplistic and failed to offer any clear framework (or safety net) when dealing with these sort of experiences. Whilst it is clearly aimed at the beginner I feel that a slightly clearer structure to the book would have made it a better product.

It is more of a read once and pass onto your friends rather than a book that you can use as a reference resource. As a starting point it works quite well but leaves the reader wishing for something a little deeper in content and advice.

Please note this review is my own independent and impartial assessment of a copy of the book that was kindly supplied to me via its publisher.


Moving into Meditation: A 12-week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners
Moving into Meditation: A 12-week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners
by Anne Cushman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.88

4.0 out of 5 stars A Peaceful Guide in a Stressful World, 29 Aug. 2014
The arguments for following a regular meditation program are so well documented these days that few people can fail to understand the immense benefits that it can bring to every part of one's life.

This is a book that offers a simple 12 stage tuition programme aimed at newcomers to the subject. It looks at every aspect to meditation as well as its important offshoots such as yoga and breath control.

Each week includes excellent practical exercises and additional illustrations to help the student learn quickly and properly each of the techniques involved.

The book also offers more than simple guidance and advice. It is full of additional material - some of it practical and personal and some of it philosophical and spiritual - all of which goes to make an interesting and informative read in its own right.

This is an excellent publication from a great teacher and I would recommend it to anyone seeking a healthier, less-stressful and simpler lifestyle.

Please note this review is my own independent assessment of a review copy of the book that was kindly supplied to me via its publisher.


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