Posts Tagged ‘illumination’

by Alberto Villoldo PhDIllumination

Alberto Villoldo is a medical anthropologist who has spent the last thirty years investigating the healing practices of the shamans of the Amazon and the Andes. Recounting his own experiences, tracing the mythologies of an array of cultures and expanding his inquiry into the field of neurobiology, Alberto Villodo enables readers to benefit from the ancient practices.

This is a wonderful and practical workbook enabling the reader to heal, and to understand how what we suffer through our experiences can affect us in everyday life. True initiation is empowered by facing personal challenges and experiencing the spritual rebirth – or illumination – that follows.

The exercises are easy and simple to follow and is a must for anyone wishing to improve their lives or indeed, the lives of others.

Review by Sandra Roberts

Published by Hay House  www.hayhouse.co.uk  ISBN: 978-1-84850-192-8


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by Dr John F. DemartiniCount Your Blessings

This book is transformational, and I don’t say this lightly as I’ve been a fan of John F Demartini for several years (seeing him in Conscious Cinema talks). John’s book is a beautifully crafted balance of ancient wisdom, real life stories and practical processes on how to align with Gratitude and Love.

I run a Gratitude Group in Sussex so thought this would be an ideal book to learn from and I was not disappointed! John’s work is well researched – he has studied hundreds of modalities over a 30 year period. This is paired with a generous dose of unconditional love and empathy, John truly wants to guide the reader to feel gratitude for everything and everyone in your life. Is this achievable? With some effort, yes! I examined so many areas of my own life and realised with some big revelations, both painful and amazing -that by shifting perceptions, taking responsibility and choosing to feel love and gratitude in my heart (not head) how rewarding this process can be.

This is a brilliant, heart opening process – highly recommended if you want to heal the past and create a happy, healthy and abundant life.

Review by Ann O’keife

Published by Hay House  www.hayhouse.co.uk ISBN: 978-1-84850-124-9


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by Tsultrim AllioneFeeding Your Demons

Are you struggling with any of the following: depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, a difficult relationship, fear, self-hatred, addiction or anger? Renowned Buddhist leader Tsultrim Allione explains that the harder we fight our demons, the stronger they become. So, if we want to liberate ourselves from the fight for once and for all, we must reverse our approach and nurture our demons. This powerful five-step practice forms a strategy for transforming negative emotions, relationships, fears, illnesses and self-defeating patterns to help you cope with the inner enemies that undermine your best intentions. By recognising your demons, giving them form and feeding them, you can free yourself from the battle. Enriched with detailed examples to show how others have transformed their demons, Feeding your Demons will give you remarkable new insight into the forces that threaten to defeat you, along with the tools to achieve inner peace.

When I first heard about Feeding your Demons, I did not feel inclined to read or buy it. After all, as a Lightworker, I would rather read about Angels, Masters and Beings of Light. But when my mother went to a workshop by Tsultrim about working with inner demons, I was amazed by the transformation in her, so I started reading the book. I realised it really is a wonderful book to read and truly inspirational. As a therapist I so very often see people fighting against their problems, fighting against their fears, all the while increasing the problem by doing so. What you resist persists. Instead of fighting your inner demons, this book teaches you an ancient Buddhist practice to embrace your inner demons and by doing so transform them into protectors and allies.

This book is a must-read, but more importantly a must-try, because the real power in this book is not in the reading, but in practising feeding your own inner demons.

Review by Cathelijne Filippo-Kokkeel

Published by Hay House  http://www.hayhouse.co.uk/  ISBN: 1848501730 www.kapalatraining.com

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by Barbara Wren

What if most of what you have been told about health and the human body was wrong? What if you had within you the ability to heal from any condition? This book shatters many of the myths that currently exist regarding health and illness, and presents a vision of the human body and healing that both makes sense and inspires. If you have any illness, you have the potential to heal yourself. If you already enjoy great health, you can illuminate your consciousness in ways beyond your imagining. Whatever your current situation, you can begin to feel a true connectedness to who you really are and your potential to create your own reality. Our human potential is far greater than we can possibly imagine and is intrinsically linked to what is unfolding within us at a cellular level.

For the past 35 years, Barbara Wren has been searching for the understanding of who we really are and how our bodies work. She has been teaching and lecturing for the past 27 years showing people a different approach to healing through nutrition and healing techniques. The founder of the College of Natural Nutrition, she has always believed that empowering the individual through contacting their own inner wisdom is the only true way back to wholeness and happiness within the universal laws and rhythms. The explanations and guidance in this book is for the medic and layman alike, although some may find it easier to read in small bites as many aspects of our total wellbeing are covered, including physical exercise, nutrition and certain personal practices to promote that cellular awakening. On the whole, a very well written and informative volume.

Review by Joan Osborne

Published by Hay House   ww.hayhouse.co.uk   ISBN: 978-1-84850-103-4


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by Merle McCarthy

The Inner Light meditation CD contains two tracks. The first meditation focuses on light being drawn into the body bringing unsurpassed states of serenity and illumination providing consistent beneficial results. The second track is a deep, magical relaxation with guided imagery to complement the meditation.

I found track one to be a combination plate of meditation techniques. You start with focusing on a candle flame. After blowing it out and grounding yourself, light is drawn into the body through visualization. This is then followed by affirmations and elements of loving kindness meditation. Though the different techniques follow each other in quite a quick pace, it is followed by soft music to accompany you to go within. This helped me to let the meditation sink in a bit. All in all I find it a useful tool for Lightworkers.

The second track is a relaxation exercise. It surely relaxed me as I fell asleep almost immediately. As it is hard to write a review about a track you have slept through, I tried again at another time sincerely intending to stay fully awake. I must admit I drifted off a bit again, but not before I had some idea as to what the track was about: a guided relaxation followed by a visualisation where one becomes one with a drop of water in different stages of its travels. For me drifting off is actually a great sign of relaxation and I believe the unconscious will still reap the benefits from the visualisation even when the conscious is asleep.

The accent of the author took me a little while to get used to. Both tracks are accompanied by soft relaxing music. All in all I will certainly make use of this CD in the future.

Review by Cathelijne Filippo-Kokkeel

Released by Merle McCarthy merlemccarthy@hotmail.com

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