Posts Tagged ‘Spiritual Path’

By: Jason Chan with Jane RogersThe Radiant Warrior

Jason Chan is a renowned Tai Chi and Chi Kung master who runs courses and retreats throughout Europe and Thailand. A few years ago, at a Mind Body Spirit Festival, I watched him as he demonstrated his Infinite Tai Chi to an audience that, like me, was spellbound. The grace and beauty of his movements gave the impression that you were watching ‘spirit’ in motion, such fluidity seemed hard to comprehend with the ‘clumsiness’ of a physical body. In this book he shares his experience in a clear and practical way, dealing with all aspects of ourselves and always understanding the many pitfalls of following the spiritual path.

Jane Rogers PhD was a senior lecturer in Social Policy. She now teaches on Jason Chan’s courses, and tells her story at the end of each chapter, giving the reader an insight into the commitment and discipline necessary to truly transform your life.

This is a book that you can pick up each time you feel yourself needing re-assurance. It is filled with hope, and a genuine desire to help all who are ready to commit themselves to raising their vibrations and therefore radiate love.

Published by: Hay House


ISBN 978-1-84850-157-7


Reviewed by:  Sandra Marrison

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by J M HarrisonNaked Being

This is a collection of over 400 insights for all seekers of the inner self. It is a fusion of mainstream spirituality, esoteric oneness and non-duality. It is a powerful foundation for positive and lasting life changes. The author gently guides the reader into the experience of present moment awareness (the Now) and then shows you how to go beyond this.

I read this book cover to cover and then found that I wanted needed to revisit sections and reflect deeply upon what was written there. The numbering of the statements makes it easy to dip in and out in this way. The book attempts to deliver answers to the reasons for being and the way to the heart of your true nature and does present spiritual ideals in an accessible form. It is challenging reading however and does need profound reflection to begin to gain understanding of the deeper meanings enclosed in the simple statements within the book e.g. “If you want to see the truth of what you are, then empty your mind and give the stillness that remains your undivided attention.”

Not an easy book, but a very worthwhile one.

Review by Ros Ogden

Published by O Books   www.o-books.com

ISBN: 978-1-84694-303-4


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by Maria Pelegarisveils of illusion

At times we feel that our lives must have a higher purpose. We long to connect to our own individual Truth. Should one of our life’s challenges become extremely difficult to bear, we might refer to it as the dark night of the soul.

Sophia is a young woman who has become very dissatisfied and disillusioned with life.  She feels trapped. She is then forced to take a journey through the dark night of the soul in her quest for greater meaning. “To be truly free you have to face yourself,” the wise old man of the forest tells Sophia early on in her journey.

The Veils of Illusion is an allegory; a mystical journey of discovery during which Sophie undergoes many trials and tests, each providing her with the arduous tasks of learning greater wisdom and new insights. She encounters a variety of unique and intriguing characters along the way, yet her ultimate goal is to meet her own Shadow self – her unconscious.

This story evokes deep recognition from the first page, and offers hope to anyone who walks their own sacred journey of self-discovery. The resistance to change, woven in with the knowledge that change must occur in order to progress – the challenges which must be met, the frustrations and the joys. This is a book which will open your eyes to the ‘inner’ you; the subconscious which plays such a huge part in your life, but remains unrecognised for so much of the time.  This is an extremely powerful and moving story – be prepared to ride that roller coaster of emotion along with Sophia as she treads her path to wholeness. On a scale of 1 to 10, this book scores 10 plus!

Review by Joan Osborne

Published by AuthorHouse  www.authorhouse.co.uk ISBN: 1-4208-8486-7


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by Caroline MyssDefy Gravity

This is a groundbreaking new book from Caroline Myss that will challenge some well-established beliefs about healing. We have long been taught that to understand that which needs to be healed, we must explore the reasons why it has happened in the first place. Caroline turns all that on its head and suggests that this approach – asking “why?” – will actually impede healing and that we cannot actually reason with these events. Instead she presents five new truths:
– that we cannot reason with illness or God
– that healing comes through connecting with our purpose
– that we must have the courage to face our crises
– that we must rely on the power of our grace
– and that we must learn to think in a more mystical way.

I absolutely loved this book and it reflected many of the thoughts that I’d been having recently. Yes, it will challenge some or many of your beliefs and ideas, but it will free you up to deal with crises in a more constructive way. Highly recommended.

Review by Willow Thomas

Published by Hay House  www.hayhouse.co.uk  ISBN 978-1-4019-2290-0


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The Shiftby Dr Wayne W Dyer

In his new book The Shift, Wayne Dyer puts into book form the principles he set out in the film of the same name. In four chapters he describes the processes we go through in order to take our lives from ‘Ambition’ to ‘Meaning’. We go from our emergence from Spirit, through a life in which ego is central, to a point at which true life begins. As we move through these stages, we go beyond the demands of the ego and ultimately find a deeper purpose in life.

This is a relatively short book, but no less valuable for that. As always, Dr Dyer strips away unnecessary complications and leaves us with simple but powerful techniques for making key changes in our lives.

I would recommend this book  highly and since it uses scenes from the film to illustrate the main points, I would also recommend getting hold of the DVD to enrich your understanding of the book.

Review by Willow Thomas

Published by Hay House  www.hayhouse.co.uk  ISBN: 978-1-84850-041-9


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by Sandra Anne Taylor

I found this a very useful and practical book. Although it is perhaps a little too weighted towards using the Law of Attraction for material purposes, it is nevertheless an excellent guide to have on the spiritual path as well and the exercises apply to all areas of life. The book is clearly written and I liked the way the content is broken down into a kind of countdown to success – seven universal laws, six personal powers, five magnetic energies, four steps, three unseen assistants (the most overtly spiritual section), two obstacles and cuminating with the one path to success.

Sandra Anne Taylor writes with such clarity and enthusiasm that the reader can easily learn to picture what they want to achieve, understand why they may not have succeeded in the past, and take concrete steps to make their vision a reality. An excellent guide to harnessing the power of the Law of Attraction.

Review by Willow Thomas

Published by Hay House  www.hayhouse.co.uk  ISBN 978-1-84850-113-3


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