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Daily Afternoon Ritual: Smile In the Mirror

Theresa Cheung, author of 21 Rituals to Change Your Life, invites you to try a simple ritual for 21 days and find out how small actions can change your life. You are never fully dressed without a smile is how the saying goes and morning…

Daily Morning Ritual: Rise and Shine

Has positive thinking ever truly worked for you? Theresa Cheung, author of 21 Rituals to Change Your Life, invites you to try a simple daily routine for 21 days and find out how small actions can change your life. Several recent studies from the University…

Magical Spring Cleansing

by Danu Forest Springtime is the perfect opportunity to clear your energy field and refresh your body and soul. Traditional spring tonics, such as birch sap and nettle tea have been used for centuries to give our bodies a quick boost clearing our livers and…

The Dawn Of the Year

by Danu Forest Scroll down to hear the audio file on Imbolc. January and February can often feel like a strange bleak time, the weather and long hours indoors can depress the spirits and make one feel like life is on hold until the spring,…

Tales from Rumi

The Persian poet Rumi, who wrote in the 13th Century, has become increasingly popular today. This is an extract from Tales from Rumi: Essential Selections from the Mathnawi, introduced by Alan Jacobs and translated by E. H. Whinfield. This selection comes from his monumental work,…

The Dalai Lama – Compassion as the Pillar of World Peace

Masters of Wisdom: His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a jewelled casket of spiritual wisdom and practice to promote world peace and global happiness, love and compassion. His spiritual advice is profound, practical and helpful, a true panacea for the sufferings of a troubled world.…

Gandhi’s Memorable Quotations

Edited by Alan Jacobs, this book is an inspiring collection of Gandhi’s writings covers topics such as non-violence, truth, prejudice, sex, vegetarianism, simplicity, religion, fasting, work, education – and Gandhi’s own exemplary life. Here you can read an extract from the book, an assortment of…

Honouring the Winter Sun

Winter is here, and with it the sun sinks to its lowest arc upon the horizon upon the winter solstice. This year the winter solstice falls on the 21st of December. Danu Forest invites us to honour the winter sun with a beautiful invocation and…

Machu Pichu: Offering a New Perspective

Machu Picchu’s Intihuatana (‘Hitching Post of the Sun’), is one of the few surviving examples of such stones, dedicated to the sun god Inti. The Inca believed that this stone held the spirits of the ancestors, which would leave if it was broken. Fortunately, the…

What is Hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis? by Tom Fortes Mayer is the third title in the What Is? series, a new series of fresh, accessible mind, body, spirit guides from Watkins Publishing. This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of hypnosis, revealing what the term really means, demystifying the…