Archive for November, 2010

by CaitlinSiren's Song

Caitlin’s CD is described as “a stunning debut from a beautiful voice” and includes “tracks that portray the quality, range and depth of her wonderful voice” through “gentle strains of ballads to more rousing songs”.

I found this CD to be all of the above and much more. Caitlin’s voice really is stunning – of the many current female vocalists who have brilliant voices it is amazing how so many of them are from the country/folk/new age genres. Track 1, the title track, gets us off to a flying start with the sound of gulls taking us in our minds to the seashore. After that, each track is in itself brilliant with “Briochan’s Theme” being particularly haunting. On some tracks Caitlin starts by singing with no backing which emphasises just what a tremendously musical voice she has. As the CD progressed I could see that it would be very difficult to find a favourite, but then track 8 “Eternal Spirit” started and I knew instantly that this was it. Music is very personal, but if you like track 8 then play track 12 immediately after it, they compliment each other very well. By playing this CD at a moderate volume (or louder!!) you can really appreciate all the background music which helps make this CD so enjoyable.

There is something for everyone in this collection and I can see I will be playing it many times. I look forward to many future CDs from Caitlin.

Review by Alan Paine

Released by New World Music www.newworldmusic.com NWCD102, 2008

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by Marina Costelloe manifesting with crystals

The Complete Guide to Manifesting with Crystals shows you how to use crystals to create the life you deserve. Work with crystal energy to focus your intentions, manifest your goals, support your soul journey and attract abundance into your life. Relationships, health, well-being, career – all can be improved with crystal awareness. Crystals help you re-think who you are and where you want to be.

By using the crystal manifesting recipes contained in this book you can visualize and manifest your new reality and move forward with confidence in your life. Let crystals light your path clear!

For me this book was a joy to read. I have always been attracted to crystals, even as a child. This book combines the powerful energy of crystals with that of the Law of Attraction and the so-called ‘High Five’: positive feeling, positive thought, positive action, positive will and positive energy. It is a very practical book with a positive focus to help the support the reader in his or her personal ascension process. I especially loved all the little recipes, such as “A Crystal Recipe to Manifest Love” and “A Crystal Recipe to Manifest Health and Well-being”. I am looking forward to start trying them out!

Review by Cathelijne Filippo-Kokkeel

Published by Findhorn Press  www.findhornpress.com

ISBN number: 978-1-84409-169-0


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by Cyril PahinuiHe'eia

This 12 track CD features Cyril Pahinui, one of the foremost exponents of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. The title track, He’eia (describing a bay on the Big Island) appears at the beginning of both Part 1 and Part 2 of the CD, first as an instrumental and then as a vocal. This is a traditional piece, arranged by Cyril.

The album as a whole is an interesting mixture of vocal and instrumental, and provides an excellent background either for relaxation, or for getting on with those tasks which you know just can’t be put off any longer! Cyril has a mellow voice which is easy on the ear, but it is his skill on the guitar which really impressed me – as someone who is more familiar with Classical Spanish Guitar, this was a new genre for me.

The album notes tell us of the influence on Cyril of his father, Philip ‘Gabby’ Pahinui (1921 – 1980), and his profound respect for him is evident. Also evident is his sense of tradition – receiving from the past and giving to the future, personified in the young Hawaiian people for whom he gives workshops.

A quote from the CD case: “The most important thing I did was to listen” What a lesson for all of us.

Review by Annie Prosser

Released by Dancing Cat Records  www.dancingcat.com


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by Liz DeanThe Golden Tarot

Inspired by the beauty and mystery of the earliest tarot, the Visconti-Sforza, and the world renowned imagery of the Rider Waite deck, The Golden Tarot makes the perfect gift for the dedicated tarot reader or those new to this ancient art. Each of the 78 cards contains an exquisite, specially commissioned painting, while the 64 page illustrated book explains step-by-step how to lay them out for a reading.

I found this book to be concise and easy to understand as Liz Dean concentrates on the key words and meanings for each card, both upright and reversed. A brief explanation of the illustration itself is also given for each of the Major Arcana cards which, in one or two instances, gave me fresh insight into some of the not so obvious detail. Instructions are also included for the different layouts and what each card indicates in the layout.

A beautifully presented pack and one I, as a novice reader, will enjoy using.

Review by Joan Osborne

Published by Cico Books  www.cicobooks.com

ISBN Number: 978-1-906094-86-7


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by Bea Martin & David JohnsonThe Archangel Transmissions

An extraordinary vocal composition by twin flames Bea and David that brings the energy and essence of the Four Archangels of the Four Directions and their twin flames into the present moment with amazing power.  This invocation of the four complements: Michael and Faith; Gabriel and Hope; Uriel and Aurora; Raphael and Maria can assist in entering profound meditative states, developing your connection with the Archangelic realms and exploring your spiritual magnificence.

The first time I played this CD my crown chakra started spinning at some speed resulting in a soft tingling sensation on the top of my head!  No music, just Bea and David’s voices toning, some lovely harmonies, at times with great power or by contrast gentle and soft.  An excellent way to open a ceremony or some group work, and also to clear and create sacred space.  A welcome addition to my collection of angelic CDs.

Review by Claire Williams. www.bardsofavalon.com.


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by Bruce & Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross

James Leininger was just two years old when he began having disturbing nightmares that would not stop. He screamed out in the night “plane on fire! Little man can’t get out!” While nightmares are common among children, what happened next shocked those around him.

James began to reveal details of planes and war tragedies that no two year old boy could possibly know. So began his parents’ quest, which led them to the unbelievable truth that their son was reliving the past life of World War II fighter pilot James Huston. This touching story tells of the very personal challenges that Bruce and Andrea Leininger faced during the years they spent researching their little son’s statements about the friends he had known as James Huston, and the technical details he revealed.

This is a story that confounds the sceptics (of whom Bruce Leininger was most definitely one) and confirms the beliefs of those who already believe in life after death – or life after life! It is also a tale of the deep friendships forged in the heat of war that continue long after the battles are over, perhaps longer than has been realised.

Review by Joan Osborne

Published by Hay House www.hayhouse.co.uk

ISBN: 978-1-84850-219-2


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by David A. Phillips, PhD

To the conventional scientist, numbers are merely symbols of comparative quality, but in the broader, metaphysical sense, they assume a deeper, more profound significance.

The Complete Book of Numerology reveals the underlying meaning behind the numbers in your life and enables you to understand the connection between your numerological patterns and your degree of abundance, health and general well-being.

Overall, delving into the world of numbers will provide you with a simple and accurate way to decipher your experiences in the same manner that a road map helps you navigate a route you haven’t previously travelled.

This book is based on the original arcane meanings taught 2,500 years ago by Pythagoras, with David giving insights into the strengths and weaknesses inherent in a birth date and name. He covers a wide range of subjects, such as ruling numbers, the 9 year cycle of change, peak years, compatibility in relationships, and so on.

For the serious student of numerology or casual enquirer alike, this well written, comprehensive and highly informative publication offers a wealth of information. A truly fascinating subject and one in which David Phillips obviously excelled.

Review by Joan Osborne

Publisher: Hay House www.hayhouse.co.uk

ISBN: 978-1-4019-0727-3

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