10 Reasons Why People Are Passionate About Crystal Skulls

by Judy Hall

Do you wonder why some people are so passionate about crystal skulls? Well, from personal experience, I can tell you that the higher consciousness that inhabits the skulls expands human awareness and raises the vibrations of the planet.

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They are portals to the past

Crystal skulls access the Akashic Record and trace the journey of your soul through myriad existences, in and out of earthly incarnation. They help you to recognize what is important and what may be let go. Crystal skulls also assist in retrieving lost parts of your soul and reintegrating these. Contracts made with other souls before incarnation may be no longer valid. Or, they may be an inappropriate carry-over from another life. The skulls convey you to the source of the contract to renegotiate or cancel an agreement. They also help you to reframe your ancestral history.

They are portals to the present.

Crystal skulls facilitate accessing your soul’s purpose, and reveal the soul-learning behind events and experiences that would otherwise be deemed to be traumatic or soul-destroying. The skulls help you to recognize, and remove, out-dated programming that stands in the way of actualizing your true potential. Under their guidance, you are more likely to take the lifepath that is appropriate for you.

They are portals to the future.

Time does not exist for the crystal skulls and the Akashic Record is a plane of endless possibilities. Skulls assist you to move forward through time to seed a better future for yourself, or to check out options.

They are portals to other dimensions.

Different planes of existence vibrate at different rates, interpenetrating each other but normally invisible to a lower frequency. As the skulls vibrate at a higher frequency, and yet have a deep connection with the Earth through the crystal matrix from which they are carved, they provide an anchor for higher vibrations to be assimilated into the earth plane.

They heighten intuitive and metaphysical abilities.

The skulls assist in channeling, insight and connecting with other realms. They communicate with departed loved ones and wise elders – and extraterrestrial races and star beings.

You can use them for self-healing.

With the assistance of the crystal skulls, you can heal yourself physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. As with all crystals, the skulls hold a ‘perfect blueprint’, a purer vibrational frequency with which you entrain to bring yourself back into energetic balance.

You can use them to heal others.

Healing can be channeled to other people through the skulls by direct contact or by projecting the energies of the skull towards another person no matter what the physical distance between you.

They help to heal the Earth.

The skulls activate dormant energies within earth’s energy lines and detoxify and heal the Earth’s meridian grid.

They offer guidance and wisdom-sharing.

The skulls offer a much wider perspective than is available from the confines of Earth. Their stated aim is to assist the evolution of humankind.

They can assist with shamanic journeying.

The crystal skulls effortlessly convey you into other worlds and other dimensions, assisting shamanic and higher consciousness travel.

Work with one skull – or several – under the guidance of my Crystal Skulls book and you’ll soon discover for yourself what these amazing beings have to offer.

Meet George. He appeared to his new keeper in a dream. Next day, they met at my crystal skull workshop.
Meet George. He appeared to his new keeper in a dream. Next day, they met at my crystal skull workshop.

A trained healer and counselor, Judy Hall has been psychic all her life and has had experience with many systems of divination and natural healing methods. Judy has a BEd in Religious Studies, with an extensive knowledge of world religions and mythology, and an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University. Her specialties are past life readings and regression, soul healing, reincarnation, astrology and psychology, divination, and crystal lore.

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Identifying and Addressing Feelings with Dr. Deborah Sandella

Check out this conversation with Dr. Deborah Sandella, author of Goodbye, Hurt & Pain,  about identifying and addressing feelings.


You say you don’t need to “talk about your feelings.” Isn’t this the way most people deal with feelings? How can this be?

Talking about our feelings has been the primary way of dealing with feelings in the past. However, neuroscience has revealed more recently that feelings are a body experience rather than a thinking process. In other words, the body speaks to us through the direct experience of senses, imagery and symbolism instead of Left Brain logical, verbal communication. Although talking about our feelings can connect us with others, it does not release intense emotion stuck in the body; thus, feelings linger out of sight and sabotage our success without us realizing it.

If we don’t need to talk about our feelings, what do we do with them?

Feelings have a natural shelf life when we allow them to flow, much like the water in a river. Feelings occur spontaneously and have a natural momentum, which when allowed, gives us important self-direction before they expire. The problem occurs when we try to stop unpleasant feelings by ignoring, resisting and burying them. It’s like creating a dam in the river, which causes these emotions we want gone to eddy in our bodies indefinitely. The secret is to create floodgates that allow the release of feelings in a safe way without the risk of flooding.

What does it mean when you say feelings have form?

Because feelings are invisible they seem overwhelming—they have no boundaries. Imagination however can translate feelings into form. When “anger” is sensed as a small, red ball of hot energy, the Left Brain becomes engaged in managing and measuring the “anger.” Now the logical Left Brain and emotional Right Brain become partners to solve a problem. It works quite easily and quickly.

What’s a simple thing we can do when we are stuck in a negative feeling?

I call it the “Pouring Feelings From the Pitcher” technique. Write on paper whatever comes into your mind so you are able to fully express yourself without fear of hurting another or having them retaliate. Keep writing until you feel something inside you shift. Our feelings are not us, they are transient states passing through us. When we allow them to flow in a safe way, we gain clarity about an issue and our choices.

What would you say is the most important thing we can teach our children about feelings?

Feelings are natural, spontaneous aspects of our inner radar. They aren’t good or bad; rather, they are constant feedback from our inner emotional operating system. Receiving and recognizing our emotions is a great gift that helps us gain insight and a sense of wise direction even when our feelings are uncomfortable like anger and jealousy. Rather than assume they are true or false, it’s most beneficial to perceive feelings as constant input. Some are accurate and some are distorted. Investigating what’s true and what can be learned about ourselves results in wisdom and self-trust.
Teaching children how to identify their feelings without judging them will help them be emotionally healthy and self-motivated. Letting go of our criticism of undesirable feelings is important for our natural emotional operating system to function adequately. When parents try to guilt their child out of ugly feelings, they give the message that the child can’t trust their inner radar. Feelings engage a process not a conclusion.


Dr. Deborah Sandella has been helping thousands of people find themselves for 40 years as an award-winning psychotherapist, university professor, and originator of the groundbreaking RIM Method. She has been acknowledged with numerous professional awards including Outstanding Clinical Specialist, Research Excellence, and an EVVY Best Personal Growth Book Award. She is the co-author with Jack Canfield of Awakening Power.

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A Conversation with Rex, Steve & Andy – The English Magic Tarot

Are you interested in learning more about The English Magic Tarot? Here is a great interview with the creators, Rex, Steve and Andy!


Why did you become interested in the Tarot?

REX: I had a reading from a gypsy woman in St. Ives when I was eighteen. Twenty years on I was struck by the accuracy with which she had foretold my life. I bought an old Pamela Colman Smith deck and was given a Frieda Harris deck and studied both intently. I loved the stories the tarot told me. It was like reading an ever changing comic book.

Did you always want to create a Tarot deck?

STEVE: No, and yet it is no surprise that I have. With my interest in consciousness and human behavior, working with archetypes was very familiar. Carl Jung had much to say on this. He is a starting point for further discussion, interest and research for many.

What do you think is unique about The English Magic Tarot — after all, there are many thousands of Tarot decks in the world?

ANDY: Three things make the EMT unique. First, there is Rex’s artwork, and Steve’s coloring that give the cards the feel of being panels from a graphic novel. The cards contain movement and depth and often feel like they’re leaping from the page. Second, our storytelling approach to the tarot means we encourage people to use the cards as a device to help them discover, and take control of the stories they tell about themselves and their lives. And finally, there is the period in which the cards are set, and the emphasis on English magic.

What is English Magic?

ANDY: English magic is a distinctive, local branch of natural magic. It has evolved through many iterations, from prehistoric times to the present day, and freely blends high and low magic. One constant is that it regards the cosmos as animate, and our place in the world as significant. It calls us to rediscover a magical connection with the land upon which we happen to live, whether that be England or elsewhere. It supposes that through practice and study (not least, of the tarot!) we can attain a greater understanding of the disparate parts of the self, and the magical connections that permeate the universe. Through English magic we can attain a state of gnosis and true knowledge of the world.

When and how did you become involved with this project?

STEVE: Rex and I met while walking across the wild landscape of Dartmoor ten years ago. We have talked and colluded ever since. The tarot collaboration was bound to happen. Rex likes drawing and he knows I like color. Andy arrived in town recently as a musician and writer. It was fortuitous. It was fortune. We were all bound to meet and work together. Things like this happen all the time in this small town.

How did you invent the card images?

REX: I meditated on the cards’ meaning using a drum beat to induce a trance state… sometimes dancing… sometimes prone. When I had imagined the “image,” I broke my trance and drew what was in my mind.

How did the coloring happen?

STEVE: After much discussion and pouring over Rex’s drawings I shut myself away. At no point did Rex say how I should color the cards. He had faith. I devised an entire palette purely on instinct. It had to work for me on many levels. Each card had to work as an individual image, yet they also had to work together. I wanted them to be earthy yet bright, old but relative to today.

Psychologically and emotionally the color combinations had to talk. Color affects me greatly and I hope this shows. I also had to listen carefully to what the cards told me to do. They spoke volumes.

We understand there are riddles and clues hidden in the cards. Can you say more?

ANDY: There are indeed riddles, references, and lore scattered through every card, such as strange writing, books with unusual titles, or letters printed in odd colors. All these are significant and have been placed there deliberately. On one level, they are there simply to encourage readers to look more closely at the cards, and to entice them into a deeper understanding of English magic. But we also wanted there to be an overarching theme to the cards, something that ran through them all and bound them together, something unique to English magic. So the riddles do all point to something. It’s a kind of treasure hunt, if you will, and there is an actual answer at the end.

Why is the Tarot still relevant in the modern age?

ANDY: We regard the tarot as a kind of distillation of Western wisdom. By using the cards you are playing with the building blocks of story. The cards allow us to make sense of our lives, the trials and tribulations we all face, to name and change the stories we habitually tell ourselves.

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Rex Van Ryn is a comic book artist who has worked for Marvel and IPC, producing strips for 2000AD and Scorer, amongst others. He has worked as a storyboard artist for numerous films and TV shows.

Stephen Dooley has worked extensively in Britain and Europe painting murals and trompe l’oeil frescoes. He recently co-produced the Wind in the Willows app for the iPad.

Andy Letcher is the author of Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom (Faber & Faber, 2006, UK; Harper, 2008, US) and numerous scholarly articles on paganism, shamanism, and folklore. He has been a practicing Druid for 20 years and gave his first tarot reading at age 11.

 

A Q&A with Judy Hall, author of “Crystal Skulls”

Are you interested in learning more about Crystal Skulls? Read on for a great Q&A with Judy Hall!


Are the skulls just a New Age fad?
Indeed not, they’ve been around for thousands of years. But the time has come for them to share their wisdom, regardless of whether they are ancient skulls or not. They do want to usher in a ‘new age’ of expanded consciousness.

How did you come across them?
In 1976 in the Museum of Mankind in London. A life-sized flawless crystal with more than a tinge of blue about it reached out and grabbed me. Its mesmerising eyes were alive with intense intelligence. It was a truly awesome experience. I gazed into it, watching an ancient civilisation going about its daily business. I thought I stood there for a few minutes, it turned out to have been almost two hours. I had been seduced. But it took another forty years for me to begin to collect skulls. I’d met several over the intervening years. The lovely skull-keeper Edwin Courtney introduced me to his huge collection in the faded grandeur of a ballroom in a decrepit Bolton hotel. They lifted the gloomy atmosphere, but didn’t grab me. It took a visit to Glastonbury, the home of all things magical, mystical and downright weird, to get me hooked. Now I have an ever growing collection.

What is their history?
It goes right back into prehistory, often as actual skulls that were plastered and painted, or as stone heads. But jade and other crystal skulls have been found that date back to the Stone Age. the Olmecs (1200–400 BCE) commonly carved huge stone heads and skulls in all kinds of stone including rock crystal (quartz). The skull sizes range from small pendant beads to larger than life sculptures. Although many are carved from stone, gem-quality jade skulls are also known from the first millennium BCE. In ancient China examples of jade skulls go back as far as the Neolithic era examples being found from between 4000 to 6000 BCE that can be up to life-sized. They were also carved in quartz and amber—which was highly prized in the ancient world as a medicine and was carried along a well-established trade route from the Baltic.

Does it matter whether they are genuinely old artifacts or not?
No, it doesn’t because it’s a separate consciousness that takes up residence in the skull that is communicating. That consciousness can just as easily access a new skull.

How can someone work with a new skull they have bought?
Once a skull has been cleansed (all crystals need to be cleansed before use), they can be used for healing, insight, guidance and wisdom-gathering. Some skulls arrive with a being already in residence, but others need to be activated and the being invited to communicate. But it’s important to check out that this is a being with high consciousness, not just some random entity that’s looking for a home. The skulls can be held or placed on your body. It depends on what is needed. Often holding one in your hands or looking into its eyes is enough. My book details many applications and ways of accessing the skulls. It’s important to choose the right kind of crystal skull so there’s guidance on doing that, too.

Lastly, any strange facts you’d like to share?
It is said that one ancient crystal skull that is at least 1,500 years old recently changed hands for over $1m. It had been kept in a bank vault in San Jose, California, for many years and, perhaps not surprisingly, remains there. It is a very dark purple amethyst and was reputed to have sat on the desk of the former Mexican President, Porfirio Diaz. The President was of Mesoamerican-Mixtec ancestry. Ami reappeared in 1979 when a Mayan shaman priest, Francisco Reyes, purchased the skull, which was sent to the United States. In 1983 Ami was put up as collateral on a loan that was not repaid. It was acquired in 1985 by a group of businessmen who have now sold it on.


A trained healer and counselor, Judy Hall has been psychic all her life and has had experience with many systems of divination and natural healing methods. Judy has a BEd in Religious Studies, with an extensive knowledge of world religions and mythology, and an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University. Her specialties are past life readings and regression, soul healing, reincarnation, astrology and psychology, divination, and crystal lore.

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Honoring the Fortune-Teller

by Cherry Gilchrist

Is it acceptable to use the term fortune telling in conjunction with a Tarot reading? It might sound too simplistic, especially in such a skeptical age, when we are keen to prove that what we are doing is not superstitious nonsense. Tarot readings today are seen by serious practitioners as a sensitive interpretation of the archetypal messages relayed by the symbols on the cards. In my book Tarot Triumphs, I certainly encourage this approach, suggesting how we can contemplate the Tarot images in depth, and perhaps transcend individual limitations to align ourselves with a greater consciousness.

However, fortune-telling is firmly embedded in human culture. From time immemorial, we as human beings have longed to catch a glimpse of what is to come. You can see it in children – for me, in childhood, fortune-telling was a key to an enchanted kingdom. I loved counting petals on a flower or plum stones on a plate, and wiggling my fingers in those folding paper oracles which delivered a prediction when you unfolded the final paper corner. Was this just a foolish child’s game? I would say not; I didn’t really expect to get any definitive answers about who I would marry or what I would be when I grew up, but I did sense a magical world just around the corner, just out of reach, and I felt that these fortune-telling games opened the window into that world just a chink.Honoring the Fortune Teller

Perhaps we could describe fortune-telling as a kind of mechanical process that will never deliver a fully-attuned, wise reading of what the gods hold in store for us. So, by this definition, the kind of Tarot practice we aspire to should avoid such an approach. Again, I am not so sure. Such full, meaningful readings seem to be to be the apex of a pyramid that does include fundamental, ancient traditions of fortune-telling – after all, children’s games are often the last repository of ancient customs. And there is certainly a wealth of folk fortune-telling customs in human cultures – predicting the weather through omens, reading the progress of love through the flickering of candle flames, or the fall of tea leaves in a cup. Folk fortune-telling practices are a fascinating study in their own right, and are not so outdated, either. I visited Russia many times, where people are very much attuned to signs, portents and spirits of place. Here’s what I wrote in my book ‘Russian Magic’:

One of my guests dropped a knife on the floor as we were eating supper:

‘Oh – a man is coming,’ he told the assembled company.

‘And what if it was a spoon?’ I asked.

‘Then it would be a woman.’

He was absolutely right; a male visitor knocked at the door before the meal was over. Although he had only come to deliver a message, we invited him to sit down with us, and coaxed him into accepting a small plateful of food and a glass of vodka, as custom demands.

In Tarot, we have an exceptionally rich set of symbols, which can provide all the subtlety and complexity we need to penetrate the meaning of a situation. But Tarot itself has survived through adoption into folk culture. It has been preserved over the centuries by wandering fortune-tellers, perhaps too by gypsies and strolling players, and by thousands of ordinary people who played gambling games with Tarot packs and may have practiced fortune-telling with them from time to time as a kind of domestic game. In Tarot Triumphs, I write about an encounter with one such fortune-teller that I had many years ago in northern Italy, an old lady, reading Tarot in the market place for a young couple, and who was perhaps the last of a long line of traditional Tarot card readers. It showed me how a magical heritage can be found in humble places.

'Cherry reading the cards' - oil painting by Robert Lee-Wade, RUA
‘Cherry reading the cards’ – oil painting by Robert Lee-Wade, RUA

Tarot can therefore be simple and earthy, as well as a more sophisticated tool for divination. Most Tarot users in past centuries were probably illiterate, so the pictures were therefore their guides, with perhaps just a few simple rules handed down orally. But plainly, the crudely-printed, brightly colored Tarot packs produced for popular use in the 17th to 19th centuries, were meaningful to people, despite the lack of written explanation, or artistic finesse. Otherwise, Tarot itself would not have survived.

So I for one honor the place of fortune-telling in the Tarot tradition. It reminds us
that simplicity and playfulness can have their place in the spectrum of our Tarot practice. In my book, I suggest ways we can approach this, for instance by setting up a basic three-card reading before progressing to more complicated spreads. Keeping as part of our Tarot practice helps us to remain authentic, and in touch with the lineage that has carried Tarot through the centuries. You will see, in my book, that I also recommend the traditional Marseilles pack which is itself a part of this heritage, and has gathered a powerful resonance during its lifetime of several hundred years.


Cherry Gilchrist is a long-term practitioner of the tarot. She has researched its provenance and related it to the systems such as the Kabbalah, alchemy, and astrology, of which she has special knowledge. She holds MA degrees in English literature and archaeology/anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Visit Cherry at www.cherrygilchrist.co.uk.

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Three Reasons to Talk to Your Spirit Guides Daily

by Debra Landwehr Engle

We often turn to spiritual guidance when we’re in crisis. A loved one is ill, we’re worried about money, or a string of life challenges leaves us stressed about the future. When we’re desperate enough, we ask for help.

But what if you asked every day? What if, in fact, you conversed with your spirit guides, building a relationship just as you would with an important person in your life? What would you learn? What kind of assistance would they give you then?

The fact is, the more you develop an ongoing relationship with your spirit guides, the more you’ll receive clear and customized guidance with everyday situations, making your life easier and more joyful.

Three Reasons to Talk to Your Spirit Guides Daily

Here are three ways your spirit guides can help you.

They’ll advise you on decisions big and small.

Sometimes we judge our problems to be insignificant and unworthy of our guides’ attention. Do they really care what you fix for dinner or which movie you watch this weekend? Yes, they do. To your guides, nothing is irrelevant, because every decision impacts your life experience in some way or another. Make a habit of asking. You’ll be surprised at the input you receive. And best of all, your guides always have your best interest in mind, so they’ll never steer you wrong.

They’re a great creative resource.

My husband Bob is a contractor and the most down-to-earth guy in the world. He often turns to his guides for advice on practical solutions. For instance, when he was renovating an enormous old barn, he needed a way to jack up one side of the structure without destroying the hayloft above. He asked his guides for ideas before he went to sleep one night and, when he woke up in the morning, the answer was there in his mind, waiting.

They’ll remind you that you’re never alone.

In a world where loneliness can be epidemic, your guides are a constant and reassuring presence—again, not just on your worst days, but every moment of every Talk to them while you’re making breakfast, commuting to work, waiting in the grocery store line and brushing your teeth. Whenever I sit down to talk to my guides, they tell me, “We are here with you always.” That’s true for you, too, and it’s one of the greatest gifts you’ll ever receive.


Debra Engle is the author of The Only Little Prayer You Need and Let Your Spirit Guides Speak. You can find her on Facebook and at debraengle.com and at her Patheos.com blog “Everyday Miracles.”

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The Only Little Prayer You Need | Let Your Spirit Guides Speak

Our September Titles Are Here!

Our September titles have arrived! Happy reading!


Crystal Skulls

Judy Hall

9781578635948Crystal skulls are human-skull hardstone carvings often made of clear or milky white quartz known as “rock crystal.” They are allegedly pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts and can be found in the permanent collections of a number of world-class museums, including the Smithsonian and the British Museum.

In occult and metaphysical circles, the skulls have magical and healing qualities:

  • Anna Mitchell-Hedges (owner of a particularly famous skull) claimed that the skull could cause visions and cure cancer and that its magical properties could be used to kill.
  • Drunvalo Melchizedek claims in Serpent of Light that he stumbled upon descendants of the ancient Mayans who possess crystal skulls for use in religious ceremonies in Yucatan temples.
  • Jamie Sams writes of the skulls’ association with Native American mythology.

In this book, best-selling occultist and crystal expert Judy Hall provides a basic primer on crystal skulls:

  • What they are
  • Where they are found
  • Their role in legend and lore around the world
  • Their uses for physical and psychic healing

Also included here in this stunning introductory text is an examination of the prominent “skull keepers” of the past 100 years and how to use and communicate with a crystal skull.

This is a terrific book for those interested in occult and ancient mysteries and/or the power of gems and crystals.

(Weiser Books)


Let Your Spirit Guides Speak

Debra Landwehr Engle

“This book is going to be a valuable tool for people who are serious about their spiritual journey. It’s one of those topics that people can’t get enough of and I want to thank Debra for taking on a huge topic in such a beautiful way.” —Echo Bodine, author of My Big Book of Healing and Echoes of the Soul

“If you want to learn ways to connect with your spirit guides, Debra Engle has provided the map to do so. It outlines ways to do so which are accompanied by stories and examples that illustrate these ways. IT is a must have for spiritual seekers!” —Dr. Steven Farmer, international author, spiritual psychotherapist and shamanic healer

9781571747402This is a clear and thoughtful introduction to building relationships with your spirit guides. It shows readers how helpful spirit guides and angels can be in everything from the simplest to the most challenging of life decisions and how easy they are to connect with, too.

Our spirit guides help us to:

  • Fulfill our purpose
  • Make decisions that will move us forward faster
  • Stop sabotaging ourselves as well as judging ourselves and everyone else
  • Remember that we are more than our job or house or relationship
  • See ourselves as beautiful and everything in life as a gift
  • Give ourselves and everybody else a break
  • Keep growing until the day we leave our bodies behind
  • Go beyond the life we hoped for and onto the life we never even imagined

And they do all of these things when we’re ready and not a nanosecond before. They also often come quietly. As the author states: ”If we expect help from Spirit to arrive with the sound of trumpets and blinding light, we’ll overlook all the nuanced help that’s delivered in small ways every day.”

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Goodbye, Hurt & Pain

Deborah Sandella, PhD, RN, Foreword by Jack Canfield

“Wonderful and profound. This book will touch you intimately and probably change your life.” ̶ Jack Canfield, from the foreword

“If you want to live the most inspired life possible, you will need to deal with your amazing emotions. And Deb Sandella provides a groundbreaking, magical, and credible approach to instantaneously shifting our feelings. Mark this day–because this is a powerful process you’re going to use again and again.” –Tama Kieves, USA Today featured visionary career catalyst and best-selling author of A Year without Fear: 365 Days of Magnificence (Tarcher/Penguin) http://www.TamaKieves.com

“In her new book Goodbye Hurt and Pain: 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love, and Success Dr. Deborah Sandella offers life-changing steps to a better life. It’s a must-read!” —Sheri Fink, Inspirational Speaker

This book is uplifting and inspiring.” —Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

9781573246781In Goodbye, Hurt and Pain, Deborah Sandella uses cutting-edge neuroscience research and her revolutionary Regenerating Images in Memory (RIM) technique to show how blocked feelings prevent us from getting what we want, and she introduces a process that bypasses logic and thinking to activate our own emotional “self-cleaning oven.” Using imagination, color, and shape to visualize feelings and get straight to the root of longstanding problems, she teaches us to move destructive feelings such as fear, anger, hurt, resentment, and envy out of the body. Letting go of old feelings and traumatic memory at a deep, cellular level makes people feel and look younger, lighter, more energized, and less burdened. And they can begin to experience results after just one or two self-directed sessions.

Goodbye, Hurt and Pain also provides seven organic ways of using your feelings to attract more love, better health, and greater success. The process is fast, fun, and as easy as 1-2-3.

(Conari Press)


Tarot Triumphs

Cherry Gilchrist

“A fresh, bracing, and inspiring look into the Major Arcana. The Fool’s Mirror in particular is the most sophisticated and profound Tarot layout that I have ever seen.” – Richard Smoley, author of Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism

Tarot Triumphs delightfully initiates us into the procession of the Tarot de Marseilles trumps, helping us to wisely read its reflections in the Fool’s Mirror.  How wonderful to be immersed in such mature and practical tarot writing! – Caitlín Matthews, author of The Complete Arthurian Tarot and Untold Tarot

9781578636044Focusing on the major arcana, or trumps, of the Marseilles Tarot, the aim of this book is to encourage the reader to experience the tarot in a direct, fresh, and uncluttered way.

Key points:

  • Focuses on the 22 trumps, or the major arcana of the tarot
  • Offers advice on how to study each card and find its unique significance
  • Provides instructions for laying out and reading the cards
  • Explores the tarot in terms of history, divination, symbolism, and esoteric traditions

This exploration of the major arcana includes “The Fool’s Mirror,” a new method for laying the cards out, as well as hints for using the tarot to gain deeper levels of awareness. Cherry Gilchrist offers ways to approach each card, absorb it, and understand its essence. Readers are encouraged to relate this essence to personal experience as the most enduring and rewarding way to prepare for reading the cards.

(Weiser Books)


Rosicrucian Trilogy

Translated by Joscelyn Godwin, Christopher McIntosh, and Donte Pahnke McIntosh

Also available in a limited hardcover edition!

9781578636037The Rosicrucian Trilogy features modern translations of Fama Fraternitatis (1614), Confessio Fraternitatis (1615), andThe Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz (1616) with 30 original illustrations by Hans Wildermann.

Four hundred years ago, the publication of these 3 anonymous documents launched the Rosicrucian movement. The story of Christian Rosenkreuz and his secretive order, as told in the Fama Fraternitatis, had political repercussions that continue to this day, while The Chemical Wedding is a landmark in European fantasy fiction. This present book offers the 3 founding documents in reliable, readable, modern English. Fully annotated and with modern introductions, these new translations explain the historical context, shed light on the beginnings of the Rosicrucian Order, and bring this fascinating material to a wider readership.

(Weiser Books)


Angels, Plain & Simple

Beleta Greenaway

9781571747556Throughout time, people of many cultures and religions have believed in angels. Now Beleta Greenaway brings you closer to these wonderful beings in this delightful guide. She shares some of her own experiences with angels and describes how you can make your own connections with them, whether through meditation, in dreams, using decks of special cards, or by other means.

Greenaway covers the entire angelic realm. Included here are:

  • Encounters with angels
  • Angels in the modern world
  • Angelic herbs and plants
  • How to work with angels
  • Angels, animals, and heaven
  • Angels in the Afterlife

This is for anyone who is interested in angels, who wants a little supernatural help, and/or who wants a glimpse of the vast array of other worldly forces and beings that inhabit the universe.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


The Best Angel Stories 2

Edited by the Editors of Guideposts

Featuring stories by Eben Alexander, Mary C. Neal, Sophie Bernhard and many others.

9781573246910Here from the editors of Angels on Earth and Guideposts are 82 stories of real people who encountered real angels—whether the angels appear as a cloud of butterflies or a strain of heavenly music or adorned with wings and robes, these messengers offer assurance that we are never alone and that we are watched over, cared for, and loved.

Included here are classic stories from Angels on Earth magazine, favorite angel stories from other books and magazines, and all-new stories that have never before been told. Meet people who have experienced impossible rescues and amazing protection, received messages of love and comfort from beyond, and died and visited heaven before returning to Earth. See how the innocence of a child or the loyalty of a beloved pet can draw angels to your side.

This “big book of angel stories” covers core angel categories:

  • Angels on Assignment
  • Angels Watching over Me
  • Calling All Angels
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Touched by an Angel
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

This is a book filled with hope and healing. Indeed, it is a book for anyone who wants affirmation that that we are not alone—that help is on the way from the other side.

(Conari Press)