Tao Te Ching arrives – and it gets the cat’s approval!

Tao Te Ching arrives – and it gets the cat’s approval!

Gorgeous advance copies of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching have reached happy author and illustrator Chao-Hsiu Chen
at her home in Italy.

Here are some photos of Chao excitedly opening her parcel,  and discovering her newly printed books!

Tao Te Ching by Chao-Hsiu Chen:

Approved by cats!

Chao-Hsiu Chen is a renowned artist, philosopher and musician who grew up in Taiwan studying Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist teachings. She is the author of over forty books, which have been translated into more than twenty languages, and her paintings are regularly exhibited around
the world.

Visit her website: chaohsiuchen.com

Tao Te Ching 

Chao-Hsiu Chen

The eternal fascination of this classic work – first published over 2,000 years ago – lies in its profound wisdom, and the light it casts on the spiritual and moral pathway we must all walk.

Chao-Hsiu Chen’s new and accurate translation draws on the original Chinese text, each of the eighty-one chapters beautifully illustrated with Chao’s own distinctive art and calligraphy.

Read the chapters in sequence, or select one at random each day, for inspiration and guidance to illuminate your way.

Available on the 28th June 2018

ISBN: 978-0764355585

WIN the Beginner’s Guide to Tarot!

WIN the Beginner’s Guide to Tarot!

Beginner’s Guide to Tarot Giveaway!

We have THREE copies to be WON!

 

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COMMENT or LIKE the pinned post on our Facebook page to
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 Prize draw ends 31st May 2018
 Only open to UK Postal Addresses

Listen to an interview with author Juliet Sharman Burke – includes tips for beginners,
Juliet’s interpretations of the cards and how the cards ignore your preconceptions:
http://eddisonbooks.com/beginners-guide-tarot-podcast/

 

Beginner’s Guide to Tarot

Juliet Sharman-Burke

If you’re a first-time tarot user, then this is the pack for you. The Sharman-Caselli deck has been specially designed for the novice, with every card illustrated in clear and distinctive style, using imagery inspired by classic decks. Getting to know the cards is easy and fun, following Juliet Sharman- Burke’s user-friendly teaching method. Juliet introduces the Minor cards first, along with practice layouts, before moving on to the Major Arcana. Before long, you will be using all 78 cards of the complete deck, and will progress from beginner to expert
tarot reader in no time!

This is the definitive deck to use as you begin your
journey of discovery through the tarot.

ISBN: 9781859064061

Giveaway – WIN the Druid Plant Oracle!

Giveaway – WIN the Druid Plant Oracle!

 The BEAUTIFUL Druid Plant Oracle is in a Prize draw! 

We’ve just released an interview with PhilipCarr-Gomm, [read it here] – and to celebrate we are giving one pack away to one lucky person!

 TO ENTER TO WIN:
SHARE, COMMENT or Like the pinned post on our facebook page!

Remember to LIKE the page – we run lots of giveaways and share excerpts from our books.

 Prize draw ends 10th May 2018
 Only open to UK Postal Addresses

UPDATE 10/05/2018: This Prize draw has now ended. A winner has been randomly selected.

 

The Druid Plant Oracle

Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm

Discover the herbs, flowers and fungi considered sacred in the Druid tradition, with this beautifully illustrated oracle. The virtues and qualities of each plant, and the ancient folklore and mythology associated with them, offer wisdom, inspiration and guidance, in this enlightening pack.

The perfect companion volume to the bestselling Druid Animal Oracle, this is a must-have title for all those interested in Celtic and Pagan subjects and the world of nature.

Price: £21.99

ISBN: 978-1-85906-419-1

Philip Carr-Gomm was trained by the Chief Druid Ross Nichols. He is Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and the author of many titles, including The Druid Way and Druid Mysteries.

‘How to Breathe’ is a solid guide on breathing and the Alexander Technique

‘How to Breathe’ is a solid guide on breathing and the Alexander Technique

Review by Emily Faulkner for AmSAT.

Richard Brennan’s new book, How to Breathe, Improve Your Breathing for Health, Happiness and Well-Being is a solid guide on breathing and the Alexander Technique. It is well organized, clearly written, and comprehensive. The wealth of information is balanced by philosophical considerations and gentle reminders that the purpose is to find balance and ease. The book covers the following (and more):

  • Anatomical explanations of the breathing mechanism
  • Basic principles of the Alexander Technique
  • Common misconceptions related to our breathing
  • How the Alexander Technique can help us improve our breathing mechanism
  • How the Alexander Technique helps us better use our voices
  • And all this is accompanied by a panoply of exercises.

The anatomy of the respiratory and vocal systems will certainly come in handy for me. Brennan includes enough anatomical information to make it accurate, but not so much as to get lost in the details. I was happy to be reminded of some basics, like the fact that the air we breathe in enters the nasal cavity horizontally as opposed to upwards vertically. The sections on anatomy included some experiential exercises like thinking of the diaphragm as a parachute, billowing in the wind.

As someone who has suffered in the past from both hoarseness and asthma, I quite appreciated many of the exercises. In particular, I found it useful to observe the movement of my abdomen, ribs, and upper chest while lying down, sitting, and standing.

These experiences gathered from three positions yielded more observations than had I assumed just one of those positions because I had so much more to compare.

The book is filled with these sorts of wonderful, basic observational exercises, many designed to help us see how our thinking affects our breathing. For instance, what happens when we hold our breath? What happens when we think of our breathing mechanism in a more or less anatomically accurate way? When do we unconsciously hold our breath and what happens when we bring consciousness to that situation?

Brennan also includes the whispered “ah,” some vocal exercises, and some simple standing and sitting movements.

Throughout, Brennan emphasizes the non-doing of breathing. Every section is couched in reminders that healthy breathing is effortless, and this sort of effortless breathing brings calm to every aspect of our lives, emotionally and physically.

If you are well versed in the Alexander Technique, as a teacher or an advanced student, this book is a useful resource, both as a factual reference and as a source of good exercises. If you are less steeped in the Alexander Technique, it’s a well-written and practical guide to the basic principles of breathing and the Alexander Technique, but some of the exercises towards the second half of the book may be a bit dif cult to follow. However, if you’ve got an Alexander Technique teacher to consult, you’ll probably find them quite instructive.

Emily Faulkner (American Center for the Alexander Technique [ACAT], 1999) is a dancer and Alexander Technique teacher in the New York City area. She is a member of the AmSAT Journal team.

How to Breathe

Richard Brennan

Breath is essential for life, but did you know that the way you breathe can be detrimental to your well-being? Poor posture, stress, muscular tension … all can make the ‘effortless’ act of breathing hard work without us realizing. And breathing isn’t just a physical activity; it influences our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, too.

 

HOW TO BREATHE shows you how to relearn your natural rhythm of breathing to beneficially alter the way you think, feel and act. Packed with breathing techniques to use at home, and featuring groundbreaking methods developed
by the founder of the Alexander Technique, it will help you rediscover how to breathe naturally to improve every aspect of your life. By applying consciousness to the action of breathing, you can become aware of harmful habits – and alleviate common breathing problems in the process.

We breathe more than 20,000 times a day – so why not make sure you do it as efficiently and effectively as possible? This is a book you can’t afford to be without.

Price: £12.99 RRP
ISBN:
978-1-85906-397-2

Richard Brennan is the director of the Alexander Teacher Training College in Galway, Ireland. He lectures extensively throughout Europe and the USA, and has been teaching the Alexander Technique for over 25 years. His previous titles include, among others, The Alexander Technique Manual (listen to the podcast!), Change Your Posture – Change Your Life, and Stress: The Alternative Solution.

Free Book! Healing Body Meditations Giveaway

Free Book! Healing Body Meditations Giveaway

It’s Giveaway time!!
To celebrate the release of our gorgeous new Mandala book, we would like to give one away for free!

Simply like our Facebook page, LIKE, COMMENT or SHARE the pinned post to be entered to WIN a copy!

HEALING BODY MEDITATIONS is a unique set of 30 beautiful colour mandalas for meditation, based on the natural miracle of the human body, focusing on the heart, the eyes, the lungs, the skin, and other organs and systems. Meditating on these specially commissioned designs enables us to draw upon our hidden inner springs of vitality, to help us restore our being to wholeness and balance, as well as to address specific health concerns – including headaches and migraines, joint stiffness, fatigue and anxiety symptoms, and chronic aches and pains.
 Written by Mike Annesley with Steve Ahnael Nobel

Read an excerpt from this book on the Root Chakras here: http://eddisonbooks.com/bodymeditations-rootchakra/

🏵 Only open to UK Postal Addresses
 Giveaway closes 25th April

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WIN a copy of the NEW Moon Oracle!

WIN a copy of the NEW Moon Oracle!

Out Now!

We are celebrating the release of the updated and reissued MOON ORACLE by Caroline Smith & John Astrop by giving away a FREE PACK!

It is very easy to be in with a chance to win a deck, simply:

  1. Like our Facebook Page
  2. Like, comment or share the ‘WIN the Moon Oracle’ image on our page. (It will be pinned to the top of the page)

And that’s it!

  • 1 Post like / reaction = 1 Entry
  • 1 Comment = 1 Entry (multiple comments only add up to one entry.)
  •  1 Share = 1 Entry

So if you do all three you will be entered 3 times!

Prize draw closes on Wednesday the 28th of March 13:00 and the winner will be announced on 29th of March

Open to UK residents only. Further T&C’s at the bottom of the page.

The Moon Oracle

Caroline Smith & John Astrop

This original, easy-to-use divination system and practical introduction to lunar astrology allows you to align your life to the fluctuating rhythms of the Moon and make in-depth, multi-layered readings, using a combination of lunar cards.

The deck includes 72 powerfully illustrated oracle cards featuring dramatic figurative and symbolic imagery, representing the 8 phases of the Moon (in each of the four astrological elements), 12 Moon goddesses and 28 Moon mansions. Consult the Moon tables in the book to pinpoint the exact phase of the Moon and astrological sign it appears in to shed light on the present state of your question, then refer to the suggested reading methods and detailed card interpretations for guidance on the best way to proceed.

T&C’s

  • You MUST comment, like or share the specified post to be in with a chance of winning –
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    • 1 POST COMMENT = 1 Entry (multiple comments only add up to 1 entry)
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  • Only open to UK residents (for postage purposes! The pack will be posted to you.)
  • One winner will be selected at random from all the entries.
  • The prize is one pack of the updated Moon Oracle, containing a paperback book and 72 cards.
  • This competition is not affiliated with Facebook.
  • This prize draw is run by Eddison Books Ltd. Our decision is final.
  • Prize draw ends Wednesday 28th of March at 13:00. Winner will be announced on the 29th of March on our Facebook page.