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by Linda ShayDolphin Love

Linda Shay takes us on a journey into the pristine tropical waters of Hawaii where she communes, up close and personal, with a pod of wild Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

She tells us about one moment, with one dolphin, that changes her life forever.

Through interdimensional encounters with the dolphins on land, and magical close encounters with the dolphins in the sea, Linda becomes a bridge between the worlds of humans and dolphins. The bond of healing and love that has been forged unites her eternally with her beloved family of the sea.  This touching and inspiring glimpse into Linda’s journey with the dolphins opens a doorway into the realm of possibility. It offers an expanded view of who these endearing dolphins really are. It serves as a clear demonstration of the dolphins’ desire and ability to heal the human heart, helping us achieve higher states of peace, love, and joy.

This is a true story that takes place on land, in the sea, and in the realm of spirit … in other dimensions of reality. Linda wrote this book with the intention that each reader would co-create their own unique spiritual adventure story with the dolphins. Many have reported receiving unexpected healings and energy transmissions while reading this book.

I loved this book. Once I picked it up I was immersed in it like a dolphin in tropical waters and I highly recommend this book to Paradigm Shift readers. I found it truly inspiring. Not just because it is so lovely to read about real life and energetic encounters with dolphins, but also because this book is one about a spiritual journey.   Linda follows Spirit and Dolphin and by following her true path is an inspiration for anyone on a spiritual journey, whatever that journey may be.

Reading the book opened me up to the possibility of living in a flow with life, instead of swimming against the current. It also reminds the reader of the importance of living a joy filled life.  Reading the book will certainly open you up to the beautiful qualities of the dolphins. It helped me bring more of those qualities into my own life!

Review by Cathelijne Filippo-Kokkeel

Published by Dancing Seas Media

www.dolphinheartworld.com 

ISBN: 978-0-9847431-0-0

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by Cindy CombsSunny Rain

This instrumental recording, featuring five compositions by Cindy Combs and eight arrangements of classic Hawaiian songs by other composers, conjures up palm trees swaying in a gentle breeze blowing over azure waters, making you long for long lazy walks along golden sands. It is a more contemporary take on the classic Hawaiian sound but still retains all the feeling.

I particularly liked the slower more soulful pieces. The accompanying booklet gives insight into the process of writing and playing ‘slack key stylings’.

Review by Jane Stewart Adams

Record Label: Dancing Cat  www.dancingcat.com

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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

www.cyrilpahinui.com

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