Out Now! 6 Essential Oils You Can’t Do Without

Out Now! 6 Essential Oils You Can’t Do Without

Out Now! 6 Essential Oils You Can’t Do Without

Yes, they are delightfully fragrant, however essential oils also possess hard-working properties that provide effective solutions to help with beauty care, housework, gardening, and – of course – your health. Better still, you don’t need a whole pharmacy cabinet full of them! Six key oils will do it all.

 

IN THIS BOOK YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  • The multipurpose powers of six indispensable essential oils: tea tree, lemon, lavender, peppermint, rosemary cineole and damask rose
  • Effective remedies to alleviate common conditions from anxiety and insomnia to high blood pressure and arthritis
  • Pampering treatments including massages, baths, lotions and face masks
  • Miracle solutions for your home and garden, such as how to keep rooms clean and fragrant, despatch cat and dog fleas, banish moths from wardrobes, and eradicate bugs from your plants!

 

Essential Oil Winter remedies:

For HAND CARE:

We ask them to be on duty 24/7, whether it’s raining, windy, freezing, or a heatwave, without looking after them. It’s no wonder that they are the first to show signs of ageing. It’s not too late to put things right.

RAPID HAND SCRUB

In a small bowl, mix 3 tbsp powdered French green clay and 10 drops lavender essential oil with a little warm water to make a thick paste. Apply this to the back of the hands once a week, rubbing it in with circular movements. Rinse in clean water.

PAMPERING HAND MASSAGE

Mix 10 drops lemon essential oil and 1 tsp macadamia carrier oil. Pour a little of the preparation into the palm of your hand, then warm it by rubbing your hands together.

Using the thumb of one hand, massage the palm of the other, pressing down firmly and working from the centre outwards. Now, take your wrist and massage the back of the hand, working towards the fingertips.

Finish by massaging each finger, one after the other, from the fingertips down to the wrist. Use this massage only at night, as lemon essential oil can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Do this for four minutes.

For COLD & FLU:

 

HEAD COLD

Apply 2 drops tea tree essential oil four times a day to the nostrils, throat, and chest area for two to three days.
Dilute 2 drops tea tree essential oil in 1⁄2 tsp honey, and let this melt in your mouth.
Do this four times a day for two to three days.

FLU

Mix 4 drops tea tree essential oil, 4 drops lemon essential oil, and 2 tsp macadamia carrier oil. Using 10 drops of this mixture, gently massage the neck, chest, and top of the back four times a day, until the symptoms subside.

GERM-FREE BEDCLOTHES – ANTI-FLU SPECIALIST

To avoid any risk of infection or germs spread by bedclothes, prepare this disinfecting solution by mixing 2 ml lemon essential oil with 1 ml rosemary cineole essential oil, and use it as follows. Soak the sheets, pillowcases, and nightclothes in warm water plus 10 drops of the essential oil solution for half an hour. Then launder them in the usual way, but add 4 to 5 drops of the solution to the fabric conditioner compartment. If washing by hand, add only 2 drops of the solution to the last rinse.

For BEING COSY AT HOME:

SLEEP-INDUCING PILLOWS

One small action can gain you a full night’s sleep. Pour 2 drops lavender essential oil onto each pillow before going to bed.

AIR FRESHENER

Mix 200 ml (63⁄4 fl oz) water, 200 ml (63⁄4 fl oz) Isopropyl alcohol 60%, and 30 drops lavender essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake before each use, and spray every morning after airing the room.

QUICK POT-POURRI

Take 2 limes and 3 clementines (organic if possible), and cut each of them in half. Stick 3 cloves in each of the halves. Place them in a pretty dish or in an empty fish bowl, then pour in 10 drops lemon essential oil. Put your pot-pourri close to a heat source, such as a fireplace, radiator, or in sunlight.

6 Essential Oils You Can’t Do Without:

The best aromatherapy oils for health, home and beauty and how to use them

Essential oils possess hard-working properties that provide effective natural solutions to help with beauty care, housework, gardening, and – of course – our health. Better still, you don’t even need a whole pharmacy cabinet full of them! Just six key oils will cover all your needs. 

This book presents the six oils you can’t do without – tea tree, lemon, lavender, peppermint, rosemary cineole and damask rose – and reveals their multi-purpose powers. Discover effective remedies to alleviate common conditions from anxiety and insomnia to high blood pressure and arthritis, plus pamper treatments including massages, baths, lotions and face masks. 
There are also magic formulas and miracle solutions for keeping rooms clean and fragrant, banishing dog and cat fleas, ensuring your plants stay bug-free – and a whole host more! 

Out Now! The Mood Book– explore moods and emotions

Out Now! The Mood Book– explore moods and emotions

Out Now! – The Mood Book

Following on from the bestselling Mood Cards, psychotherapist Andrea Harrn releases her latest title, The Mood Book.

The Mood Book is for people who are interested in learning more about how and why they feel the way they do.  It explores the highs and lows, the complexities and intensities, as well as the joyous pleasures and successes of 21st century life.  The book offers an accessible way to help understand yourself, and to challenge your thinking so you can move forward in a positive way.

Counsellor Andrea Harrn sits down with Neil del Strother in today’s podcast to discuss her latest release, The Mood Book. They discuss the importance of talking about, and accepting, our problems and emotions. They also discuss the question of how a mood or emotion, such as addiction, can be defined.

Exploring three moods and emotions on Valentine’s day

Lonely

There are two types of loneliness: social and emotional. These days, cities become transient bases and we don’t always have time to get to know those around us. Emotional loneliness occurs when people feel alone with their concerns, which can happen even within a family or social group. The problem arises when people feel both social and emotional loneliness, which can lead to mental health issues such as stress or depression. Major life changes can also contribute to feeling isolated, such as having a baby, becoming a carer or retiring. A bereavement or break-up – where life has changed drastically, perhaps through no fault of our own – can leave us feeling lost in our thoughts and feelings. Friends and family may try to support you, but when they leave it’s just you, with only your loneliness for company.

Support & guidance

There are things we can all do to help ourselves feel less isolated. We’re all part of a wider network of humanity, not alone in this world – although it may feel that way. If you’re expecting others to lift you out of your loneliness, you may be waiting a long time. It’s really down to you. Try to do more, take time for conversations – even with passing strangers. Give people in your life a chance to connect with you on an emotional level. If you struggle to socialize, come out of your comfort zone, join a group or start a new hobby to stimulate your mind and re-energize yourself. Say yes to invites. Remember: wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness and connection, and, although it may be hard to walk alone, every step you take may be the start of a new friendship.

How would you like your life to be?
What can you do to help yourself feel more connected?
Definition

Feeling alone, without anyone special, friends or company; feeling disconnected from others and from life itself; not having anyone to share your day, week or plans with. You can be in a big crowd and still feel alone.

Signs & symptoms

Feeling sad, confused, self-critical, isolated, needy, anxious.

Definition

A feeling of intense dislike towards someone or something.

Signs & symptoms

Revolted, disgusted, angry, displeased, hesitant, hostile.

Hate

Hate can be triggered internally (not getting your own way) or externally (the behaviour of others). It can grow from anger and hurt or painful acts by others, whether emotional, physical or sexual. Or perhaps you hate someone who has bullied you over a period of time. This kind of hatred leads to resentment, demotivation and thoughts of revenge; it has energy and strength, but never brings happiness. Then there is the blind hatred connected to difference, racism, religion, sexual orientation, extremism, misogyny; small-minded, insidious and dangerous, it can influence others and preys on vulnerable minds. There is a thin line between love and hate, and in relationships hate is part of the separation process.

Support & guidance When hatred is held deep within, it’s toxic and damaging to the soul. It’s a form of self-harm and actually gives power to the target of your hate. Do you see them as being more important than you? Does their behaviour count more than your reaction? If you have ever felt hated yourself, what did you do to deserve it? It’s human nature to seek love, nurturing and respect; to feel valued and appreciated for who you are. It’s not what happens to us in life that creates problems, but our beliefs surrounding those experiences. Check your negative thinking. Look for evidence to prove or disprove your theories. Become an observer rather than a participant. Most importantly, free yourself from your hateful thoughts and allow that energy to dissipate, making room for love, compassion and understanding. When you hate someone, they don’t feel your pain – you do!

Does hatred have a space in your life?
How does it affect you?
What needs to happen for you to let go?

Hurt

We feel emotionally hurt when we’re let down by others. This may be to do with expec– tations we have on people to treat us as we would them, and this hasn’t happened. This might be over something seemingly minor, like not being listened to, valued or appreciated, but when it happens continuously, we begin to lose confidence in ourselves and self-doubt can set in. It’s important to be honest about our thoughts and feelings, but if you don’t feel heard, this is damaging to the soul. A betrayal of trust or abuse will leave deep scars within, causing confusion and leading to stress and depression. Holding feelings in exacerbates the problem, and it then becomes harder to make decisions, communicate effectively and ensure our needs are met. Feeling hurt takes energy that could be used for other things.

Support & guidance It’s crucial to be aware of the hurt inside yourself and understand that you have control over your life and whether you allow yourself to be hurt again. It’s hard to make change, walk away and move on, yet to allow yourself to continually be hurt is a form of self-harm. No one has to suffer at the hands of another. We all have the right to take care of ourselves, and must do so. Acknowledge the reasons for your hurt and try to talk them through with someone you trust. Think about lowering your expectations of others to avoid disappointment, or learn to be more assertive in speaking your mind. An argument or disagreement can enable both parties to air their feelings and then move on, without holding onto hurt. Hurting makes you human and can guide you for the future.

What has been your most painful hurt?
How did you move on?
Definition

Being injured, wounded or damaged; feeling weakened or undermined.

Signs & symptoms

Feeling deeply disappointed, let down, scarred, broken, rocked and insecure.

The Mood Book

Identify and Explore 100 Moods and Emotions

Learn to recognize your moods and emotions, identify triggers and overcome any obstacles that may be affecting your personal life with this accessible in-depth book on over 100 feelings, states of mind and mood disorders. With clear, straightforward advice on identifying signs and symptoms, how particular moods and emotions manifest, their underlying causes, and support and guidance on how to deal with them, you can increase your self-awareness and confidence. Choose a mood to explore at random, or check the A-Z listing if you want to address a specific emotion. Includes real-life case studies that explore specific problems and solutions. 

Card Packs Available: 
The Mood Cards: 

Make Sense of Your Moods and Emotions for Clarity, Confidence and Well-Being

Understand Deep Emotions:

Explore More Complex Emotions and Behaviours for Healing, Happiness and Inner Peace

Healing Crystals for Women: Must-have crystals and their benefits for every stage of life

Healing Crystals for Women: Must-have crystals and their benefits for every stage of life

Welcome to the
world of crystals

When you enter the crystal universe you discover a fascinating new world that brings joy and personal fulfilment. As female practitioners of lithotherapy, or crystal healing, we felt it was important to write a book for women who love crystals and want to work with them. These stones have a gentle power that can be used in myriad everyday ways to enhance femininity and well-being throughout the four stages of life – childhood, adolescence, adult life and motherhood, and later life. Using and handling these stones encourages happy emotions, and their effects can also boost intuition and enhance personal development.

As a general rule, several healing crystals are recommended and it is exciting to try them one by one or together to discover which work best with which season, with which state of mind or to achieve the healing effect desired. There are also crystals that are best held in the hand to enrich meditation or contemplation.

– Catherine Mayet & Nathaëlh Remy

Healing Crystals:

5 Questions & Answers

1. What is a healing crystal? 

A therapeutic or healing crystal is a mineral which, depending on its properties, produces a beneficial effect. The healing qualities of the crystals featured here have been recognized since ancient times and acknowledged by certain visionaries such as, in the Middle Ages, the German Saint Hildegard of Bingen. Since then, their properties have been further studied and evaluated as professional lithotherapists have recorded their own experiences and reactions. The beneficial effects of crystals can be emotional, invigorating or spiritual, which is why crystals are described as ‘therapeutic’. In the event of illness, healing crystals can be a helpful addition to conventional medical treatment but should not be used as a substitute.

2. How do they transmit their powers?

There are several different hypotheses. Everything that exists on Earth, such as sound, light or colour, vibrates to a particular wavelength. Crystals resonate as a result of their colour, structure, the trace elements present during the original crystallization process, and the sum of their experiences since their formation. Crystals are also composed of minerals that humans need to replenish the body’s mineral content. It is believed that a subtle transmission of power from the crystals will redress any mineral deficiencies in the body. The process occurs via skin contact with the crystal and also across electromagnetic fields. The vibrational resonance between a crystal and an individual facilitates imperceptible exchanges of information.

Meeting clients in the mineral store where we worked taught us some interesting and surprising things. For instance, we noticed that children aged under seven often experienced the power of crystals quite naturally. Some highly sensitive and receptive people retain that ability to communicate with the mineral world as they get older. However, most people say they feel nothing, most probably because they are not sufficiently capable of listening to their bodies. Wanting and deciding to hone this sense makes individuals aware of their own responsiveness, developing their capacity to communicate with crystals. It also helps people become less judgemental towards themselves and towards those who lack this responsiveness. In this way emotional or energy imbalances can be resolved. This is why we generally suggest using crystals directly on your skin to enhance and feel their effects, and to encourage the transfer of their mineral power.

3. What different types of crystal are there?

Crystals are chosen for their beauty and their rarity value. Usually, they are carefully removed from rock and never suffer any kind of mishandling (other stones may be extracted using dynamite). Their weight can vary from tens of grammes to hundreds of kilos for Amethysts or huge blocks of Rock Crystal. They can be admired in museum displays, at mineral fairs and in stores that sell minerals or gems for export. The largest mineral fair in the world is the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase that takes place annually in winter at more than 40 venues in Tucson, Arizona.

Mineral specialists from throughout the world can be found there. In France, the Mineral and Gem International Show is held each June in a pretty Alsace village called Sainte Marie-aux-Mines.

Semi-precious or precious stones, such as Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires or Emeralds, are sold in jewellery shops. These gems are highly prized for their beauty, rarity, purity and quality. They will be cut and ground into forms that can be used in jewellery. Their weight is minuscule and is measured in carats (1 carat = 200 mg or 0.2 g). Set decoratively in jewellery as conspicuous symbols of power or wealth, these stones are offered as tokens of love and fidelity on occasions such as an engagement or wedding. However, semi-precious stones such as Amethyst,
Turquoise, Jade, Rose Quartz and Moonstone are being used increasingly in jewellery workshops.

4. How should I choose a crystal?

Whether it is a spontaneous purchase or chosen for health reasons, you should let your heart guide you. A crystal must resonate with its user, as this creates a special bond. You have to follow your instincts and buy a crystal that pleases you. The amount of enjoyment and wonder people get from a crystal will vary according to each individual’s personality.

5. How should I use a crystal?

You can hold the crystal in your hand – during a walk, for instance – or attach it to yourself with special sticky tape (available from pharmacies) that doesn’t irritate the skin. You can also put it in your pocket or in your bra. Contemplation or simple meditation will help you to get in touch and commune with the crystal. For some people, this can be a very rich and surprising journey of self-discovery. Focusing on the crystal, you can experience it and absorb its light, colour and form.

If you forget to take it with you, you can visualize it or conjure it up in your imagination. Scientific studies now show that in this context the brain does not differentiate between imagination and reality.

At night, the mind is at rest but the body gets the chance to cleanse and regenerate itself. This is a good time to use a crystal, particularly over the long term. Whether you’re doing this for yourself or a child, it’s a good idea to place the crystal under the pillow or in the pillowcase so that it can have a subtle effect on the mind.

Healing Crystals:

For every stage of life

For Babies

Sleep problems

Night terrors and nightmares

 

An infant can suffer significant fears and anxieties at bedtime. A large piece of raw Rose Quartz placed under the child’s bed at head level will encourage peaceful sleep and will drive away night terrors. Green Aventurine relieves sadness, while Blue Chalcedony calms tearfulness. Imperial Topaz brings joy and comfort. Each of these crystals should be worn next to the skin on a necklace or pendant or secured under a stomach band. Lapis Lazuli gets rid of nightmares and should be slipped beneath the bedsheet of a baby, as should Turquoise, which combats sleep disturbances in young babies.

For Teenagers

Addiction

When teenagers become ‘hooked’

 

Some young girls – those who are emotionally fragile or unsure of themselves – may have a tendency to copy other people. They follow the crowd or, to try and look more grown-up, may drink alcohol or smoke, or may compensate by overeating. Others escape reality by shutting themselves off in the virtual world of video games, where they can lead their lives at one remove from reality. In such cases, Amethyst can help the withdrawal process and Lapis Lazuli will calm extreme urges. Black Tourmaline further protects against electromagnetic radiation, provided it is regularly cleaned and recharged.

At Work

Organization & Burnout

Stop feeling overloaded

Black Tourmaline could successfully organize the work of a government minister – and even prioritize the tasks! Don’t forget it. This crystal is ideal for rediscovering your sensitivity and responsiveness, as it balances the dark ‘yin’ principle. It can be slipped into a pocket, worn close to the heart or put under a pillow. Red Garnet energizes and maximizes the little strength remaining at the end of marathon days. It can be used in the same way as Black Tourmaline. Turquoise develops the organizing abilities that every woman has. Keep it with you day and night in any form you like. Invigorating Imperial Topaz will help you to confront everyday stress; it is best worn on a bracelet. In our daily routine, the unexpected can seem like a wild beast that has to be tamed. When faced with unforeseeable events and the emotional tension they bring, consider Rose Quartz, which will help you keep an open heart and mind. It will stop you from sinking into bitterness or anger. Rhodochrosite has much the same effect. It will give you an energy boost if you are tired. These crystals should preferably be worn next to the skin on a necklace, pendant or in donut form.

Black Obsidian brings a sense of where the happy medium lies. This idea draws on the notion of yin and yang, which corresponds with the duality of everything: for instance, the white and the black, and yang activity and yin repose. The two sides are constantly changing. The priority is to avoid excess and maintain balance. Black Obsidian reorients us. Beware of burnout – literally burning up energy until it is exhausted. It is essential to be able to draw a line, even though it is true that life sometimes overloads us with responsibilities that have to be taken on whatever the cost.

Falling in Love

Break-up (your choice)

A time for self-reflection

You have to take your courage in both hands to make the break. But then a new companion
– guilt – appears! Making a fresh start is never easy. 
Red Jasper will help you to remain objective about the decision you have taken. If the situation has reached this point, it is because the relationship was no longer working. Lapis Lazuli helps you breathe when you’re overcome by the spiral of events. Chrysoprase allows you to keep your objectives in mind so you can move on without looking back. Black Tourmaline relieves any guilt by lifting your mood. Rose Quartz calms the emotional stress caused by a stream of memories. Morganite brings peace of mind when break-ups mark the end of a difficult relationship. Turquoise will guide you on a new path and can renew anyone’s optimism. Lastly, Imperial Topaz will shed light on what the future without your partner looks like.

Menopause

Mood swings and anger

Blame the hormones

Orange Moonstone controls levels of oestrogen and progesterone. Amethyst lifts low morale caused by reduced hormone production and helps you to stay in control. To halt mounting anger, try Chrysoprase. Lilac Lepidolite puts you in a good mood and promotes harmony. Rhodochrosite helps settle disputes. Blue Chalcedony relieves frustration. Each one can be worn on a necklace, pendant, bracelet or in donut form, or slipped into a pocket. Use them together, too, as you wish.

Retirement

Anxiety

All sorts of fears

The school of life never ends. Having to abandon your usual way of doing things and move on and start learning again is not easy. Mastering new skills such as managing crutches or a frame, or finding your way around new places such as a care home is even harder. Tiger’s Eye helps you to take the plunge and decide to make the change. Carry it in your pocket or wear it on a necklace, bracelet or in donut form. To embrace new things despite a quite understandable fear of change, Red Jasper is recommended. This crystal will give you the strength you need. Wearing Rhodochrosite will fill you with love that lasts and keeps you positive. To free yourself from recurring or periodically negative emotions, choose Morganite and wear it in your bra.  

The most effective crystal for deep-seated fears is Black Obsidian. Have it with you at night in its raw form or on a necklace or in donut shape. It can be combined with a bracelet or pendant of Rhodochrosite, whose gentleness will fill your heart with tenderness and give you the confidence you lack. You could also hold a ball-shaped piece of Rose Quartz and keep it with you for as long as necessary. It is a good idea to combine Black Obsidian with Black Tourmaline; using the two crystals together will restore balance where it is needed. Wear them on a pendant, necklace or bracelet.

Fear of death is understandable and reasonable. ‘Death is a new sun’, said the Swiss- American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, who was a specialist in support for the dying and a renowned author. Certain crystals, such as Citrine, are specifically recommended to encourage a new state of awareness and to relieve this natural and universal fear.

This article has been extracted from new book Healing Crystals for Women by Eddison Books

Healing Crystals
for Women

Must-have crystals and their benefits for every stage of life

Catherine Mayet & Nathaëlh Remy

Temper tantrums, teenage tiredness, infertility, anxiety during pregnancy, hot flushes … Each new milestone in life brings its own challenges – and crystals can offer a helping hand to see us through. This practical guide presents the 20 essential therapeutic crystals every woman needs – plus 10 ‘bonus’ crystals to extend the range of healing possibilities – with clear advice on their beneficial properties, crystal selection and care, and how to use them for maximum effect. Each crystal carries its own energy, which can be used to rebalance emotions and soothe body, mind and spirit.

Whether laid on the skin, worn as jewellery, used in meditation or simply placed close by, these miraculous gemstones can bring untold benefits to transform your life every step of the way.

Publication date: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 978-1-85906-423-8
Price: £13.99

(PS – You can use the ISBN to
order from ANY bookshop!)

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Mayet is a qualified graphologist, bioenergetician and geobiologist. She currently practices as a lithotherapist (crystal healer), privately and in workshops. She is also a practitioner of Tipi (Technique for the sensory identification of unconscious fears).

Nathaëlh Remy is a lithotherapist who is also trained in Ayurvedic and Shantala massage, therapeutic treatments based on elixirs, Reiki and numerology. Crystals are, for her, an essential gateway into the spiritual world and personal development.

Publication date: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 978-1-85906-423-8
Price: £13.99

(PS – You can use the ISBN to order from ANY bookshop!)

 

Catherine Mayet is a qualified graphologist, bioenergetician and geobiologist. She currently practices as a lithotherapist (crystal healer), privately and in workshops. She is also a practitioner of Tipi (Technique for the sensory identification of unconscious fears).

Nathaëlh Remy is a lithotherapist who is also trained in Ayurvedic and Shantala massage, therapeutic treatments based on elixirs, Reiki and numerology. Crystals are, for her, an essential gateway into the spiritual world and personal development.

First Look: Angels of Light Oracle

First Look: Angels of Light Oracle

The Angels of Light is a divinatory oracle designed to connect you to the depth of your wisdom and guidance. It incorporates the help of the spiritual realm through the love and blessing of the angels working on your behalf. The 52 angels included in the deck are symbolic of the higher spiritual forces that guide and support you, and they can help you understand how these forces are working in your life. Part of your connection to the Divine, they assist you in everyday undertakings, as well as helping you to face the major challenges in your life. They can carry you through the instability of change, keeping you on course, stable and strong, and aware of the next right move.

The purpose of angels is to bring humanity closer to the Divine through guidance, support and love. They help us manage our lives with a strong spiritual anchor and a positive, life-affirming spirit. The psychic patterns unfolding in our lives show up in the oracle card readings; there are no ‘bad’ cards, or ‘negative’ angels. Remember: every experience we have helps us to grow, develop confidence, and trust in the Divine. Angels infuse our spirit with strength and courage to face the traumas, losses and separations we experience in life. They show us the good in every situation and encourage us to harvest out all negativity. They want us to become strong, loving and compassionate – people who can forgive and bring kindness to others.

The angels offer us blessings to see us well. They help us flourish and thrive. They do not punish, shame or criticize us – they strive for us to develop self-worth, empowerment and self-acceptance, so we can allow more goodness to come to us. They teach us we are meant to have good things happen, and that we have a right to do well and be happy. They support us in claiming our good.

Living life without a spiritual anchor or moral compass is like a ship caught in the throes of a storm, left to the fate of the elements; it is helpless to forge its way under its own sail. Angels guide us through these choppy waters, helping us make wise choices for our good. Our lives work better when we align our spirit with that of the Divine; direct messengers from the heavenly realm, the angels work with us, as we mature to forge that indelible connection.

Angels: Here to Help

There are a plethora of angels in this card oracle, each of whom represents a force for goodness. They are eager to touch your spirit, awaken your soul and guide you forward in the direction of a good life. Harbingers of love and messengers of healing, angels show us that we don’t have to face life’s challenges alone, bringing us divine goodness on all occasions and helping us to meet our responsibilities with enthusiasm. Whether seeking financial help, relationship sup- port, parental guidance or advice on health issues, we need only to know we are worthy of the help we seek, and to ask for it. We can call upon the angels to stand by us as we move through life.

When we acknowledge the spiritual realm and its profound ability to influence our lives, we create a strong connection to these spiritual allies who help us kindle our own inner light. They guide us to become extraordinary beings, able to do our best and help heal the world around us. If we allow their higher vibration of goodness into our hearts, they will offer us the power of healing, the necessity of forgiveness, and the triumph of unconditional love.

To receive their spiritual gifts, and benefit from their grace, does not require a methodology or strict adherence to a religious principle. Angels don’t take sides; their understanding is that everyone has their own lessons to learn, and the power of the Divine is there to help. They love us irrespective of what we have done or who we think we are. They love us when we are immature, egotistical or depressed. They work to get through to our higher consciousness every way they can. When we fail to petition the spiritual realm for help, we become burdened with the gravity that negativity creates, with its downward spiral. Our work is to harvest out this negativity – to release anger, fear, doubt and self-loathing, and stop resisting the angels’ offer of goodness. The more we love ourselves, and respect and honour our choices for good, the easier it is for them to align their spirit with ours. 

Blessings,

Ambika Wauters
Tucson, Arizona, December 2016

Invocational Prayer

Beloved angels who guard my spirit and guide me forward, please protect me while I open myself to receive your guidance and love. In thanks for your love and light. Amen.

Unboxing & Flip Through 
In this calming video, we open up the Angels of Light Oracle, look through the book and flip through the 52 beautifully decorated oracle cards 

First Look at the book, exploring 
The Angel of Security, The Angel of Alchemy 
and The Angel of Shyness

The Angel of Security

Affirmation

I am secure and protected by Divine love.

 

Commentary

We are secure in the arms of love. When we allow our light to shine, all we need and desire begins to manifest and comes to us. When we open our heart to love, we create an invisible protection that gives us security. Security is not an amount of money, or protective walls; it is knowing we are divinely provided for in endless ways that ensure our well-being, health and happiness.

Give thanks for divine security and share your light with others. Giving to others keeps you stable in your divine connection.
It helps you expand your limits and teaches you
about true security.

Meaning

We call on the Angel of Security to help define our boundaries, and to teach us how we can thrive and prosper using our talents and gifts to support us doing what we love. Spiritual consciousness shows us how we can support the foundations of the world by giving to those who have less security than we do. Security is a state of inner knowing that is not about material wealth. It comes from our innermost awareness that all is well that we are loved and protected by the Divine in all situations, at all times. We are truly blessed by divine goodness, and that is our security.

Prayer

Beloved Angel of Security, thank you for offering me a safe haven from the storms of life. I give thanks for the security that gives me the opportunity to express my talents and
gifts to the world.

The Angel of Alchemy

Affirmation

As I think more positive thoughts, I make better choices for my life. I support others in doing the same.

Commentary

Alchemy turns the negative and difficult situations in your life into the gold of wisdom and the diamond of truth. It opens the mind to realize higher truths that honour the spirit and love the self, embracing all its limitations and accepting the lessons of challenges. Alchemy is rethinking your attitudes about life, choosing to see the cup half full instead of half empty.

When you start the alchemical process of transforming yourself, you are carried across the abyss of failure onto a new shore where you can express your being and thrive. Alchemy is the manifestation of the power of positive thoughts into the goodness of your life. You take charge of your life when you redefine every situation you’ve experienced with gratitude.

Meaning

We call on the Angel of Alchemy to assist us in the healing process of redefining ourselves. We release self-loathing and replace it with self- love. We forgive any ill will we have absorbed from others, and we release and bless anyone who ever hurt us. This is how we kindle light and transform ourselves into mature, wise and loving beings who make the world better for everyone. Only through positive actions and loving spirits does healing alchemy happen.

Prayer

Beloved Angel of Alchemy, help me transform all negativity into the power of love and the affirmation of divine grace, so I may do good in the world.

Angel of Sweet Shyness

Affirmation

I protect my inner light by honouring my sweet shyness. I shield my talents and gifts till I am strong enough to share them with the world.

Commentary

Shyness envelops our spirit when we are young, until we develop a strong personal identity that is confident and affirms our worth. What is pure, innocent and gentle easily becomes veiled by the taint of sophistication and egotism. As we mature, our talents and gifts, and spirit, emerge, at which point it feels safe to express ourselves in the world. Our sweetness comes to the surface, as we release fear and feel secure in expressing ourselves. Shyness protects our goodness and sweetness until we are ready to blossom.

Meaning

The Angel of Sweet Shyness helps us find safe places where our soul can rest in comfort, and our gifts can develop under wise guidance. It leads us to the schools, training and teachers who help hone our skills; it provides us with loving friends who walk with us into the world. This angel’s obligation is to protect our pure light and abiding sweetness. It is our timidity that protects our gentle spirit, so full of wonder, eager to love and be loved, and open to divine goodness. It helps maintain our spiritual integrity, knowing our innocence and purity are safe.

Prayer

Beloved Angel of Sweet Shyness, protect my tender and sweet nature from ignorance and exploitation. Teach me to turn away from anything that endangers my pure spirit. Help me stay radiant and strong, as I develop the confidence to be in the world as a positive beacon for good. 

Angels strive to expand our lives. They guide and heal us, moving us forward, highlighting what needs doing and keeping us on course.

This beautifully illustrated oracle features 52 inspirational angel cards to lift the spirit, quicken your thoughts and identify your hopes. Each card resonates with the qualities of the angel it represents, establishing a powerful connection to the Divine, and offering access to inner wisdom and guidance that will support you in all your endeavours.

The book includes detailed interpretations for each angel, along with accompanying prayers and affirmations, while a selection of card layouts helps you gain clarity and direction in your readings, as well as guiding your actions throughout the year. Find the strength and focus to meet your challenges, by allowing the love and grace of angels into your life.

Publication date: 8th November 2018
ISBN: 978-1-85906-170-1
Price: £22.99

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Ambika Wauters is a professional psychotherapist and counsellor who has been teaching and healing for more than 20 years, and also a respected artist, having trained at the Royal College of Art in London. She is the author of over twenty titles on angels, chakras and homeopathy, and her books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.
Visit her website at: ambikawauters.com

First Look: White Eagle Medicine Wheel

First Look: White Eagle Medicine Wheel

Wa-Na-Nee-Che is calling you! He is your teacher.
I am his scribe, and your guide on this journey. My name is Eliana “Bear Grandmother Calls Her,” the medicine name given to me by Brooke Medicine Eagle, a Métis spiritual teacher from Montana in the United States. Bear is my Power Animal. My lineage is Celtic; much has been lost from this tradition, yet it has many similarities with the Native American way.

I owe a debt of gratitude to the indigenous people of North America. They have a great deal to teach us, since they have kept their connection with Mother Earth and all her creatures, and with the Creator, Great Spirit. If this planet, our home, is to survive, we need to listen to their message: all life is sacred.

Wa-Na-Nee-Che, which in Lakota means “he who is needed by the people,” brings us this message in a way that all of us can understand, to make it part of our lives. You may have read stories of how people have made some connection with unusual “medicine” teachers. Most of those stories are allegorical, and the teachers are only archetypes: they do not exist outside the book.

But this is different: Wa-Na-Nee-Che is very much alive! The son of an Ojibwa mother and a Lakota Sioux father, with a dash of Celt, he descends from a long line of medicine men and shamans, and is one of only thirty-nine Native American teachers who hold the original wisdom. He is available to those who want to study with him, both in his country and in the UK.

Wa-Na-Nee-Che teaches a way of life: how to live in harmony with the inner self and those around you, and with all the other children of Mother Earth—the trees, animals, rocks, clouds, and all forms of creation.

For all those who are unable to come to him, Wa-Na-Nee-Che has designed White Eagle Medicine Wheel and its pack of cards as a unique way of going to them and to share his teaching. He will lead you, through the book, on a step-by-step journey of awakening at all levels. Many practical exercises are included, so that pupils can bring about a real change to their life.

Consider it as his gift to you. It carries his energy, his knowledge, and the wisdom which comes from the original teachings, beyond tribal traditions. Follow me, now. I will be your guide.

Come to Turtle Island, our name for the continent of North America, land of an ancient people who once walked on their beloved Mother Earth in their millions. Wa-Na-Nee-Che carries the ancient heritage of his people. He is beckoning you to
come and sit by him.

For a few moments, nothing is said. But you sense he is
taking in everything about you. Feeling his warmth and acceptance, you go to join him.

So here, I will leave you, in the good hands of your teacher.

Eliana Harvey
Bear Grandmother Calls Her
Sherborne, Dorset

Sacred teachings to guide your intuition and help you solve problems in your day-to-day life

This unique introduction to Native American sacred teachings offers a powerful resource for problem-solving on all fronts, whether at home, at work or in relationships. With Wa-Na-Nee-Che as your guide, you will discover how to communicate with the animals and other sacred archetypes, as they become your teachers and reveal their medicine ways to steer you in everyday life. 

First Look at the book, exploring Eagle, Grandfather Provider and Medicine Wheel

The Apprentice Level

“At the first or apprentice level, your teachers are the Animals. There are twenty-eight, and one of them may become your special helper: we call such helpers Power Animals.

“Most questions at this level will be concerned with discovering how to bring balance and harmony into your life. The Animals will help you with daily challenges of life—setbacks, difficulties in work or in relationships. Remember, however, that they work with
your intuition and inner knowing.

“There will come a point when you feel you have made progress in ordering
your life the way you want it.

Eagle

Vision • Fearlessness • Expansion

 

The beaded belt buckle shows Eagle woven into a ceremonial design symbolizing the mystical spirit of all the creatures that follow. In the background are materials from which Eagle has made its nest—usually on a high vantage point: here the sunlight sparkles on fresh snow. Eagle has dropped one of its secondary feathers; the primary feathers are whiter, with speckles and dark tips. However, all Eagle feathers are considered sacred and are used in ceremonies, in the form of fans or as part of clothing.

 

In the Native American tradition, Eagle is the most sacred of birds: it is the one that flies the highest, in order to reach Grandfather Sun, Great Spirit. Eagle feathers also hold potency, and are given in honor of acts of courage.

They are sacred tools used for blessings, prayers, and cleansing the aura. However, some Eagles are now declining species and are protected: except for certain tribal people, therefore, it is illegal to own Eagle feathers.

Native people have always found profound teaching in the creatures that surround them, and medicine people can communicate with the spirits of the creatures who help them in many ways. Because of its strength and ability to soar, plus its acute vision, Eagle is connected with the Creator, Great Spirit. Eagle medicine lifts us into the realm of spirit, brings us illumination, insight, and clear vision concerning our life and the path ahead—visible from those heights.

Eagle vision can see the truth of our own heart, and can also see into the hearts of others. Eagle helps us to look clearly at our own shadow and brings insight, guiding us to make changes, or find healing.

The great strength and fearlessness of Eagle brings courage to face life’s challenges. Eagle rides the winds, reminding us that we, too, can spread our wings and find freedom. We can ride above narrow, restricting situations as soon as we find the courage to deal with them.

Eagle also brings freedom from any inhibiting ideas we may have about who we truly are. If we have only identified with our “little self,” we need to deal with it with humor and compassion. But Eagle reminds us that our “larger self” is a being connected with light and all things.

 

Eagle’s Message

Eagle tells you to call upon Eagle spirit to lift you into the
sunlit realms, and gives you the opportunity to awaken your
inner and outer visions. It is offering you gifts of
courage and freedom.

Now is the time to take flight and use the gifts that Eagle has brought you. Eagle also emphasizes male activity: this
tells you that it is time to take action.

If Eagle happens to come to you reversed, you may have been too involved in material concerns or have allowed negative thoughts to predominate. It is time to reconnect with
spirit and relax. Take courage and fly.

Lift your vision to Eagle’s high vantage point. From here, you can see more clearly both the pitfalls and the opportunities that lie ahead, and as you look into the past with objectivity, you will be able to learn from your previous mistakes.

The Student Level

“For this level, I have chosen the elders, seven Grandfathers and seven Grandmothers from different tribes and areas of Turtle Island, to be your next teachers. They may be called on for their abilities and personal qualities, and will take you forward in a particular way, bringing gifts that are authentic, sacred ceremonial objects made from the simple
things of Mother Earth.

“The questions at this level will be concerned with deepening your
understanding and spiritual growth.

Grandfather Provider

TRIBE: Ute
GIFT: Sweetgrass

 

Sweetgrass, a long grass, grows in hidden places, where there is sufficient moisture. It is becoming quite rare now, owing to the increased use of the remaining lands for ranching, farming, or spreading cities. Sweetgrass is traditionally braided, symbolizing the weaving together of all that is good, gentle, and pure in life. When it burns, it gives off a wonderfully sweet-smelling smoke.
It retains its aroma for up to a year, and is used for many
blessing ceremonies.

 

A soft rustling in a thicket nearby alerts you. Suddenly, a mounted hunter dashes out in pursuit of a deer, and the arrow soon finds its mark. The hunter kneels to pray, thanking the deer’s spirit for offering its life so that his people may live. This is Grandfather Provider, a Ute hunter from western Colorado.

“Come to my camp; we will share food. Our training starts in childhood: we must learn to be aware of every sound, every smell, every tiny movement in the surroundings; to feel things long before we see them, to sit for hours if necessary. We learn to respect all life—we learn of our responsibilities.

“But the greatest teachers are the animals themselves. We watch them, we watch their tracks, what they hunt and eat. Our knowledge of healing herbs and roots was the gift we received from the animals.

“Whenever we need to provide for our tribe or family, we prepare first by seeking advice from our Power Animals, or perform a ceremony to call upon the energy of the animals, explaining our intentions—which must be for good reasons. After the hunt, we give thanks to the animal for giving up its life energy for us. In fact, the animals will tell you which of their family is willing to sacrifice its life for humankind.

 

Grandfather Provider’s Message

“The teaching I have for you is, to have gratitude and respect for all life and all that is given to you. Take nothing for granted; in all areas of life, take only what you need, and nothing more. Providers must ensure that every- one is fed before eating themselves. What kind of provider are you for those in your care? The provider must determine the need—spiritual, mental, emotional, or physical. Nurture, love, happiness, and security—such are the needs of everyone. How do you care for yourself? Do you eat wholesome food, take enough exercise and rest, give yourself quiet time to reflect, meditate, and nurture your inner being?

“Take this purifying, protective sweetgrass. It is healing medicine, and it also provides nests for small creatures and food for animals. Its sweet fragrance fills the air, bringing you a time of gentleness—like sitting in a meadow, at peace with the whole of nature and the world.

“If sweetgrass comes reversed, it may be telling you that you are lacking in both gratitude and responsibility. Are you faltering in your duty to care for a parent or child, a husband or wife, a friend, employee, or student? Life is a precious gift. Too often, we ignore this gift by frittering away a lifetime on pointless activities. Life is short, but it can be sweet if we walk a path of beauty, harmony, and gratitude.”

The Elder Level

“The third and last level of attainment is the elder level. At this stage, we work with four archetypal symbols called Totems: Sweat Lodge, Drum, Medicine Wheel, and Totem Pole. Drum is universal, and speaks to us of the primal rhythms and vibrations that form solid matter. Sweat Lodge reminds us that the Great Mother, Mother Earth, births us all. Medicine Wheel is the circle of creation, the unity of all living things, and the promise of the evolution of the spirit. Totem Pole teaches us to stand tall in our truth, grounded in the Earth and in the honoring of all those who have gone before. At the elder level, you become more aware of these four creative sources of power.

“The questions at this level will be more focused on how you may help your brothers and sisters, and care for Mother Earth, in addition to taking full responsibility for your life. This enables an elder to make clear-sighted choices, instead of being at the mercy of events or other people’s reactions.

Medicine Wheel

Seeing • Understanding • Energy

 

A sacred enclosure of about 40 feet (12 m) in diameter is formed by twenty-four stones placed in a circle, within which traditional ceremonies and rituals take place. Some ancient wheels still remain on what is considered “holy” ground. New medicine wheels are being built, however. The one pictured here has four central stones which mark the central fire. The fire represents Great Spirit; the lines of light, warmth, and energy radiate outwards to the wheel and the people attending the ceremonies.

 

The Medicine Wheel card brings the gifts of seeing, and of understanding how you are faring on life’s journey, especially through knowledge and intellect. This medicine circle, or wheel, is life force energy—a blueprint for life’s experiences. We come into this world at a given point and travel in a circular way, returning to where we entered; then we go “home.”

Our life’s journey shows us many paths and lessons leading to the completion of a round. The wheel has many points of energy on its circumference. As you realize this, you will use it to discover your own unique pathway—your sacred direction. You are your own counselor and teacher, aided by the wisdom of both the animals and the elders.

Wa-Na-Nee-Che invites you to walk some way beyond his campfire. “This ancient wheel, such as you might find on the land, is huge, with many stones and spokes. Each tribe has its own version of the wheel. The wheel we are using for the card spread is a non-tribal ‘Rainbow’ wheel, suitable for all people. In the center is perfect balance, and connection with the Source of All, Great Spirit. All other forms of creation are on the rim of the wheel. We travel around the wheel to gain life experience, returning periodically to the center to integrate our lessons.
Be open to receive the understanding and gifts that are
coming to you.

Medicine Wheel’s Message

“This is a wonderful place to pray, meditate, drum, ask for healing, or enter the vision world. After this ceremony, go on to the Medicine Wheel Spread. The ceremonies I give you are within your wheel, which can be laid out inside or outside. You will be safe there.

“This card also clarifies the changes you will need to make to become a fully integrated being. While balancing mind with emotions, and matter with spirit, refer to the Medicine Wheel diagram and decide where you are unbalanced.
Learn this wheel, so that you are familiar with the
qualities of each direction.

“If the Medicine Wheel appears reversed, look for serious or long-term imbalances. For example, you may be overusing, or overrating, your critical or analytical faculties—the North. Or perhaps you are refusing to listen to your heart and feelings—the South. Maybe you have become too materialistic, or overburdened with the struggle for survival—the West. And you have forgotten that you are also spirit—the East. In any case, it is important to remember to always look across the wheel at the opposite direction, to find the qualities you need in order to restore balance.”

This unique introduction to Native American sacred teachings offers a powerful resource for problem-solving on all fronts, whether at home, at work or in relationships.

With Eliana Harvey and Wa-Na-Nee-Che as your guides, you will discover how to communicate with the animals and other sacred archetypes, as they become your teachers and reveal their medicine ways to steer you in your everyday life.

Use the Animal, Grandfather/Grandmother and Totem cards for healing and to develop your intuitive abilities, as you progress through three levels of learning. Their age-old wisdom will help you to live in harmony with yourself, and with all living things around you.

Publication date: 18th October 2018
ISBN: 9781859062456
Price: £24.99

(Ps – You can use the ISBN to order from ANY bookshop!)

 

 

 

Eliana Harvey is a therapist and writer with a deep interest in Native American culture and tradition. She is the founder of Shamanka, a unique school of women’s shamanism, and has been involved in the spiritual path since 1960.
Visit her website at: shamanka.com

Wa-Na-Nee-Che descends from a long line of medicine men and shamans. He is one of the few remaining Native Americans willing to share the original wisdom of the old way of life, and offers sacred teachings appropriate to the western world in seminars and workshops.

First look at The Spirit of Nature Oracle

First look at The Spirit of Nature Oracle

Welcome to The Spirit of Nature Oracle.  When you look at the wonderful paintings that adorn these cards you may see faces looking back at you. They all belong to one of the oldest spirits of the natural world – the Green Man. Images of this extraordinary being are found as far away as Brazil, but most often in medieval Cathedrals across Europe – set there by the masons who built these vast stone forests. Wherever you go to encounter the natural world – to your garden, to a park, or to the deepest countryside, the Green Man is there, waiting to open a deeper awareness of nature and the world around us. 

John Matthews

The Green Man is Back! 

Re-released as The Spirit of Nature Oracle, this ever popular deck is inspired by the beauty and nature of the Celtic Ogam tree alphabet. This oracle will help you gain new and profound levels of awareness about yourself, your relationships and where you are headed. 

 

It is wise to listen to the voices of trees,’ wrote the second-century Roman author Tacitus, ‘for they tell us much that we might otherwise forget.’ Trees have been seen as the holders of memory, and the stewards of tradition, from the earliest times; they preserve age-old lore and wisdom within themselves and in artefacts made from them. Whether we imagine individual trees or the great dark forests of northern Europe, the lore and imagery of the woods have become both iconic and emblematic. Pieces of bark, even stones, inscribed with letters from the ancient Celtic alphabet known as Ogam have been used to arrive at divinatory readings for at least 1,600 years, while actual trees have been considered sacred by most cultures at one time or another for a much longer period.

 

 

First Look:

From the book

Oak

GREEN MAN WISDOM:

No one knows their fate

 

DIVINATORY MEANING

Fate is a door that can swing in both directions. We may endeavour to know what our own personal fate is going to be, but to do this can be a double-edged sword. Who has not wondered what the future holds in store, only to be brought up short with the thought that to know such things changes everything, effectively taking away our freedom of choice? True fate comes from recognizing each moment for what it contains, and acknowledging a fated or fateful chance that brings us closer to the path we are meant to be walking. Fate is not written in stone, however, for we have choices which open up before us every day. Neither does fate control which of the paths we take, for it merely guides us towards the realization of our potential. To understand this brings strength and an age-old wisdom that teaches us how to live in harmony with the circumstances that fate may have put in front of us. If you draw this card, think what it is that is truly motivating you.

OAK LORE

The oak has been called the first among trees – not surprisingly, since it is often the tallest and most imposing in any grove. In Britain it is frequently called the royal oak, while to the Druids (whose name means ‘Oak Wisdom’) it was the central tree of their mysteries, acknowledged in Ireland as the tree sacred to the Dagda, father god of Celtic tradition who, like the oak itself, never failed to give hospitality to all who asked for it. Appearances of the oak in myth and folklore are so numerous that it was clearly recognized as a sacred tree from the earliest times; indeed, it was held in the highest honour by the Norse people and the Greeks, for whom the oak represented Thor and Zeus respectively. The use of oak wood in shipbuilding – from Jason’s great ship Argo, which had a branch from the sacred oak of Dodona in its hull, to the floating castles built to defend Britain from the French armada – has added to its reputation for strength and endurance. ‘Hearts of oak are our ships, hearts of oak are our men,’
runs the old song.

Spindle

GREEN MAN WISDOM:

Destiny moves us to do great things

 

 

DIVINATORY MEANING

Our destiny is not fixed or unalterable, nor is it already woven into a picture. Like the spinning spider, whose long supporting threads create the web’s shape, we also need to discover the framework of our lives. When we have learned to find and follow the thread of our destiny, we can begin weaving around the supporting threads of our life story. To understand the nature of our destiny, we can observe our life’s work and experience, our aims, gifts and desires. Our greatest achievements have come about when the thread shaped itself without our thinking about it, when thought, mind and soul were one. The wisdom of the Green Man encourages us to follow our deepest desires, in order that our destiny can reveal itself in the outer world.

 

SPINDLE LORE

The spindle gets its name from its primary purpose – the making of spindles for use in weaving. This has given it a powerful association with the weaving of destiny, bringing into its sphere the deities connected with the sacred arts of spinning and weaving. The weavers of Norse mythology (the Norns) had close connections with the spindle, as did their Greek counterparts, the Fates, who spun, wove and cut off the thread of life. The symbolism was the same in each case: these goddesses wove the thread of each human life into a vast tapestry representing the whole of creation, and by cutting the threads of a living person they could instantly end that life. Stories tell how certain heroes found their way into the underground caverns where the destiny goddess dwelled and were able to change the direction of their fate by reweaving or unweaving part of the tapestry, yet the pattern was said to be so complex that only the goddesses could follow a single thread. Spindle also has an association with childbirth, probably recalling the destiny woven for every child before it is even born. The Fates themselves sometimes assisted at heroes’ births.

Apple

GREEN MAN WISDOM: 

Vision lights the way ahead

 

 

DIVINATORY MEANING

Vision sees beyond the surface of things. It allows the perceptions to grow wiser and the heart to see further than it otherwise might do. Every day we see a surface appearance of reality that can be both reassuring and misleading. Because it seems normal, it tells us that everything is exactly as it should be, but this can be no more than a swift observation that looks no deeper. Vision helps us to look further, to see past the surface of things and into the heart of reality, where truth is revealed. With this help, we are better able to find the answers to our questions, to see beyond the easy option to the more difficult (but more rewarding) truth that often hides itself from us. With the support of the Green Man himself, and the visionary perception revealed to us through the power of Apple, we are advised to go deeper into truth than we have ever done before, thereby revealing the true meaning of events that might otherwise have
seemed baffling or impenetrable.

APPLE LORE

Apples are associated with immortality and the paradise of the other- world. In Greek myth, the gardens of the Hesperides were said to contain a mighty golden apple tree, goddess Gia’s gift to her daughter Hera on her marriage to Zeus. The fruit of this tree could restore life to the dead and heal those in need of it. It was guarded by a serpent, and by nine goddesses who formed a protective ring about it and sang sweet songs. Hercules had to steal three apples from the tree as one of his twelve labours, though this caused such anger among the gods that they were later returned. In Celtic myth, the hero Lugh was dispatched to collect apples from a Tree of Light that grew in the otherworld. Biblical tradition turned many of the beliefs regarding the sacredness of the apple and its fruit upside down by making the apple tree in the Garden of Eden not only a source of wisdom but also a contributory factor in the Fall of Adam and Eve. Beneath this lies a fear of the visionary gifts of the fruit, which give people
too much knowledge.

The Green Man is an ancient and popular icon of the natural world – the very spirit of nature. Here, in this remarkable pack, his tree wisdom and the Celtic Ogam tree alphabet combine to bring you an oracle of immense power.

The beautifully illustrated deck of 25 cards depicts each of the trees that make up this ancient Celtic alphabet. The Green Man is present in every image – sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden – inviting you to enter his world. You will discover tree lore, myths and symbolism, and you will learn the innermost meaning of each card, and how this age-old knowledge can guide you in your life today.

Publication date: 27 September 2018
ISBN: 978-1-85906-275-3
Price: £24.99

(Ps – You can use the ISBN to order from ANY bookshop!)

 

John Matthews is a leading authority on Grail and Arthurian legends and Celtic literature, myths and traditions. The author of a number of successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs, he has also acted as advisor on several motion pictures, including Jerry Bruckheimer’s King Arthur. Visit: hallowquest.org.uk

Will Worthington has worked as an illustrator for the last thirty years. He has contributed his distinctive art to many titles, including The Wildwood Tarot, The Druid Plant Oracle and The DruidCraft Tarot.