Saturday, 30 September 2017

Circles of Meaning - Labyrinths of Fear

Circle Network Book Review: CIRCLES OF MEANING – LABYRINTHS OF FEAR The Twenty Two Relationships of a Spiritual Life and Culture – And Why They Need Protection by Brendan Myers, Published by Moon Books Available as eBook and Paperback, 483 pages Author Website: http://www.brendanmyers.net/

Dr Brendan Myers is a philosopher, environmentalist and a teacher of ethics and spirituality. He has a special interest in Celtic mythology and folk-lore and is involved in Druidry. He has written several books, is a columnist for various pagan publications and has made many broadcasts on radio.

Viceversa Tarot

Circle Network Card Deck Review: Vice-Versa Tarot by Massimiliano Filadoro, artwork by Davide Corsi, published by Lo Scarabeo, pack contains 78 double sided cards with booklet instructions in 4 languages including English.

"The world is always in movement, turning in circles, and starting with, and returning, to itself" Microbius.

Janus, Roman God of Doorways is the inspiration for this deck. He guaranteed passage between the worlds and is an insightful introduction to the entire area of tarot and divination. He is one of the oldest and most mysterious of deities. He has two faces, one which looks to the past, the other to the future. One is self reflective, the other looks to the outer world. He protects the invisible and what is hidden.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

The Truth-Seeker's Tarot Review

Circle Network Card Deck Review: The Truth-Seeker's Tarot - Oracle Cards of Insight, Clarity and Wisdom by The late Prof David Fontana with artwork by Sylvie Daigneault. Boxed set of 78 cards, plus an explanatory booklet titled 'Understanding the Tarot' £16.99 published by Watkins Publishing. 


The booklet contains autobiographical information about the author with information about archetypes and symbolism and how to use and work with the cards. The deck is presented as a progression along the path of inner development, described as 'the Fool's Journey'. Each of the 22 Major Arcana has a page of esoteric information and advice 'when you work with this card, ask yourself'. The basics of the Minor Arcana are included. The suggested spreads are: the Seven Card Horseshoe, the 6 card Celtic Cross, and the 11 card Tree of Life. The images are attractive with gold highlights. 

I am using as a sample the card of 'Justice' which is traditionally depicted as a woman, following the ancient Greeks for who Themis was the goddess of justice. Her sword is ready to cut through ignorance that impedes spiritual enlightenment and represents the spiritual power that divides Heaven and Earth and guards the gateway to the Garden of Eden; while her scales, help her to weigh the value of all things and maintain the balance between trhe material and the spiritual. In many cultures, they are a symbol for weighing good deeds against bad at the moment of judgment in the afterlife.
Justice wears the red robe of worldly power. 
When you work with this card, as yourself: Am I using my inner judgment to guide me on my journey of self-realisation? If not, what prevents me? By examining your integrity and weighing the pros and cons of your actions, you can try to attain perfect equilibrium in your life.  Review: Wendy Stokes

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Gnostic Healing


Circle Network Book Review: Gnostic Healing - Revealing the Hidden Power of God by Tau Malachi and Siobhan Houston, published by Llewelyn Publications, 190 pages, Paperback £12.99

"We are all an emanation of the divine"

Monday, 25 September 2017

Adventures in Eco-therapy



Circle Network Book Review: Acorns Among the Grass - Adventures in Eco-therapy By Caroline Brazier Published by: O Books Paperback price: £11.69 Kindle price: £5.14 248 pages Author’s website: http://amidatrust.ning.com/profile/carolinebrazier



Sunday, 24 September 2017

Movement Medicine - How to Awaken, Dance and Live Your Dreams



Circle Network Book Review : Movement Medicine - How  to Awaken, Dance and Live Your Dreams By Susannah and Ya’Acov Darling Khan Paperback £10.99 Published by Hay House
Website: http://www.schoolofmovementmedicine.com/

We have seen the paintings of the dancing girls of ancient Egypt and we know that King David danced before the Ark of the Covenant, so it is with acceptance that we take a modern journey of the dance of life that connects us with the movement of all life

Friday, 22 September 2017

Universal Prophecy Cards

Circle Network Card Deck Review: Universal Prophecy Cards by Julie McKenzie published by Animal Dreaming Publishing, Author's website: www.Julie.McKenzie.com

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Journey to the Goddess Realm

Circle Network Card Deck Review: Journey to the Goddess Realm Oracle Deck by Lisa Porter, published by U S Games Inc. Pack contains booklet and 39 cards.
 "The goal of spirituality is to call forth our eternal spirit back into our earthly bodies."

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards

Circle Network Card Review: Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue PhD Published by Hay House £13.99 for box of 44 cards plus explanatory booklet.

The deck is designed for divinatory use for oneself or for others. The cards are of excellent quality, the artwork is detailed and can stand the scrutiny of a jeweler's eyeglass. 44 popular Goddesses are profiled with their history and function and a channelled message from each. The book offers an alphabetical list of each of the goddesses, instructions on working with the cards, how to consecrate and store the cards, how to give a card reading (including the use of inverted cards), how to choose which goddess to work with and how to invoke the goddesses.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Goddess, Grail and Lodge


Network Book Review: The Goddess, The Grail & The Lodge – The Real Da Vinci Code and the Origins of Religion by Alan Butler, paperback 360 pages £12.99 published by O Books 


With a foreword by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, this book has excellent credentials. I loved Alan Butler’s (co-authored with John Ritchie) last book ‘Rosslyn Revealed’ and this did not disappoint! The oldest religion is that of a goddess who was a great mathematician and whose relics are sites such as those of Malta and Gozo which are six thousand years old, and built as womb-like chamber within the earth itself. Do these have any similarity to the Mother Lodge of the Freemasons in Gt Queen Street? Could there be a complex system of lines upon which cities were founded and churches are built where the goddess was honoured? Were cathedrals built with knowledge of the circumference of the Earth which involved plotting the transits of the planet, Venus? What is the significance of the threshing floor upon which Solomon temple was built? Why is the archeology of Gaza so important and who were the Philistines? Has ancient knowledge survived, and if so, how, where and whom or what does it serve and why has it been hidden for so long? Described as ‘grail’ wisdom and symbolised in many ways, this book weaves a Golden Thread through the Cathars, Bogomils, Knights Templar and Freemasons and towards a New Jerusalem. Could the long haired Merovingian Franks and Burgundian kings have left messages for the future in the treasures of Sutton Hoo and does their knowledge come from the Minoan culture of Crete and kept alive through the tribe of Benjamin, the Essenes and Cistercians? Why were shepherds the first people to be told of the birth of the Messiah and what part does sheep rearing play in the ancient wisdom? Was the resurrection of Jesus linked to the annual resurrection of Osiris, the Egyptian God of Vegetation and was Jesus and Mary Magdelene involved in a goddess cult? Did an ancient wisdom reach the founding fathers of the US in Maryland and were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Christians?