Friday, 30 June 2017

The Eye of Horus Oracle

Circle Network Oracle Review: An Oracle of Ancient Egypt - The Eye of Horus - by David Lawson, published by Connections Boxed set of 25 stones in a bag with a 160 page book. 
  
The ancient Egyptian culture was a leap in evolution, understanding of spirituality, knowledge of mathmatics and consciousness of the wonder of the animal world. The oracle is to provide guidance, inspiration and insights. Many ancient spiritual tradition have eyes of protection. The Eye of Horus was a symbol of healing, intuition and vision and to ward off danger, illness and bad luck. It is possible to use the oracle for oneself or other people. 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Earth Magic

Circle Network Book Review: Earth Magic - Ancient Shamanic Wisdom for Healing Yourself, Others and the Planet by Steven D Farmer, 265 pages published by Hay House. 

Our lives have become detached from nature and this book provides a way to relate once again to its beauty, meaning and importance and it helps us to appreciate, watch, value, learn from the seasons and cycles of life. Our sacred assignment is to be a steward of this planet and to care for all species. The price of civilisation is one of consumerism, addictions, pollution, global warming and extinction of species. Ancient tribal spirituality, known as shamanism, honours the Earth and has the capacity to heal through the rhythms of the drum, through dance and meditation, through ceremony, storytelling and ritual and through connecting to the Otherworld. The author develops contemporary shamanism around philosophies and practices, giving ancient knowledge a modern approach. We are provided with philosophy and exercises which enhance our understanding of the natural world and how we can work ecologically to heal our life. Drawn rom personal experience and reports from others, the book describes how we can renew our relationship with planetary energies. Steven D Farmer is an ordained minister, licensed psychotherapist (soul healer), an author of several books including Animal Spirit Guides and is the radio show host on Earth Magic Radio. He lives in Laguna Beach, California. I liked this book and was inspired by it. I recommend it. Review by Wendy Stokes

Christiane Northrup MD Oracle Deck

Circle Network Card Deck Review: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Oracle Cards by Christiane Northrup MD published by Hay House, boxed set of 50 cards plus an information booklet. www.drnorthrup.com

New York Times best-selling author, Christiane Northrup is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Vermont women's health expert and also has a paperback available with the same title as this card deck along with many CDs and audio materials. 
The deck has five suits which focus on Key Life areas: Fertility & Creativity; Partnership; Nurturance/Self Care; Self-Expression; Enlightened Heart & Mind. 
Each of these 5 suits contain 10 Developmental Steps: Imagine/Allow; Prepare; Flexibility Within Structure; Hierarchy vs. Partnership; Risk vs. Safety; Active vs. Passive; Channel Clearly; Regroup; Complete & Move On. Each card has 50-100 word message on the topic which is young at heart and sensible. Information on how to best use the cards, with spreads for daily guidance or to take a card before bed. Other spreads offer 4 cards for a simple relationship reading, 4 cards for life purpose, 5 cards for guidance, 7 cards for relationship, 7 cards for guidance on group or family dynamics, for current family dynamics as many as you like, 5 cards for individual family members, 7 card abundance spread, 7 for health and healing, 17 for chakras, 4 for conditional health matters and there is a one month guidance calendar. Pretty pastel cards designed by self-taught Jena DellaGrottaglia. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

The Tablets of Light


Circle Network Book Review: The Tablets of Light - The Teachings of Thoth on Unity Consciousness by Danielle Rama Hoffman, published by Bear & Co, Paperback 290 pages £16.99 Kindle: £16.14 Author Website: http://divinetransmissions.com/author/divinehoffman/

This book contains the channelled message of 'The Emerald Tablets of Light' from Thoth, the spirit guide of the author. We are introduced to a new language and a new way of thinking and speaking. Reclaim yourself by choosing to be a Connected Vibrational Recogniser, claim your Light Body, create through Divine Design, experience the Potency of Life Force Within, remember your Cosmic Choice, reconnect with Source, find out The Blueprint of Unity Consciousness, decode the Divine Sequence Within, lift the Net of the Mass Consciousness Grid, learn to Spiral Multidimensional Wholeness into Everything, transcend your perceptions, choose 'yes and no' at the same time, increase your Bandwidth, discover What You Left For Yourself to Find, take a Divine Mission Hookup, be who you fully are, stand out, get a Divine Energy Spirit, reclaim your Divine Access Point, Awaken to Universal Design Codes - and more!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Rev Dr Karen Tate Book Review




Goddess Calling by Rev Dr Karen Tate - Inspirational Messages and Meditations of Sacred Feminine Liberation Thealogy is published by Changemaker Books eBook: £6.99 
Paperback: £9.99 Website: www.karentate.com


This book has been glowingly reviewed and praised by Jean Houston, Barbara G Walker, Szuzsanna Budapest and many other ‘greats’ of the women’s spirituality movement of our time. I opened it with considerable excitement to drink in it its beauty and riches and enjoy its poetry, delight and magic. The author provides here a useful manual to explore the many aspects of the Sacred Feminine and to access inspiration, encouragement and empowerment, not just on a personal level, but also to create a “Wisdom Circle”, a community in which rituals can be held to further explore this dynamic and transformational spiritual path specially for women.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

9 Dimensions of the Soul

Circle Network Book Review: The 9 Dimensions of the Soul - Essence and the Enneagram by David Hey

Published by: O Books Paperback: £10.99 168 Pages

Author website: http://sbpra.com/davidhey/

This is an insightful and in-depth book by a student of Baghvan Shree Rajneesh. Along with an introduction, Core Understandings and a History of the Enneagram are provided Hey explains that the Enneagram as a symbol that has represented a way of understanding the spiritual evolution of mankind. 'Essence' is explained as 'different qualities of being' and 'our true nature'. Essence is explained as a way to look at our individuality and that what 'defines the aspects of our true nature'.  I clearly understood what the author was discussing as his words were easy to understand from both a humanistic and spiritual perspective.



Saturday, 3 June 2017

The Sacred Feminine Anthology


Voices of the Sacred Feminine – Conversations to Re-Shape Our World, Edited by Rev Dr Karen Tate, Published by Changemakers Books. paperback £10.38 400 pages 


This is an anthology of specially chosen articles from keynote speakers, authors and activists who are supportive of the Divine Feminine, each article is between 400 – 1,000 words in length and a short autobiography of the contributor follows each article. All articles cover some aspect of the goddess and are derived from many cultures, for instance, sacred activism, social change, planetary welfare, healing, empowerment and mutual support, in addition to challenges to major patriarchal religions. Worship of the Divine Feminine fills many a gap in general religious thoughts and fail to promote women to positions of power and influence or to recognise the importance of the many benefits that are offered from honouring matriarchal spirituality. Amongst the articles are several interviews which have been aired on the radio broadcast by the presenter Karen Tate. Several of the articles are written from a US perspective but where-ever one is in the world, one can gain something from each and every contribution provided. I have not provided each of the article titles but just idea/s that caught my eye which I thought worthy to mention.  

Friday, 2 June 2017

The Power Deck by Lynn V Andrews

The Power Deck - The Cards of Wisdom by Lynn V Andrews with artwork by Rob Schouten. Book and 45 cards in pack published by Jeremy P Tarcher. For personal self development rather than reading for others because 'to heal our planet we must first heal ourselves'. You are instructed to pick a card each morning for beauty, health, strength and wisdom. The booklet provides information on how to use the cards. There is also a 'sacred wheel' 6 card spread offered. Cards divide into directions and colours to represent the required energy. There is an exercise to work with fear and instructions on keeping a journal with 7 questions for guidance. A daily prayer for empowerment is provided.

Deborah Lipp - Tarot

 
Circle Network Book Review: Tarot Interactions - Become More Intuitive, Psychic & Skilled at Reading Cards by Deborah Lipp, published by Llewelyn 252 pages paperback £16.99 www.deborahlipp.com

The author is an initiated Gardnarian witch and high priestess of a coven and teaches Wicca and pagan practices. She has 30 years experience of Tarot. She is keen to express the importance of 'seeing the big picture'. The combinations of possible tarot readings is astronomical, 25,000 combinations easily. With the use of ten or more cards, we approach a quarter of a million possible combinations!