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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,…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Crystal Mindfulness

Crystal expert Judy Hall shows how you can still your mind, calm your thoughts and focus your awareness with the help of crystals  This article first appeared in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, issue 48. Mindfulness. You probably think you’ve heard it all by now. Mindfulness…
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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…
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Samhain – Letting Go

{image via DeviantArt} by Danu Forest The Celtic festival of Samhain, otherwise known as Halloween (October 31st) can be one of the most beautiful times of the year, as the leaves turn and the first frosts dust the garden in silver. In the Somerset levels…
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Locker Rooms, Donald Trump, and the need for a new American Man

Do we even need to talk about Trump as an unfit, degenerate, clown of a presidential candidate? Only if we’re interested in what’s happened to the herd of the American populous in the past few decades. God help us if he’s elected. I shudder to…
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Campaigning for Compassion: 8 Essential Tips We Need Now

This post first appeared on Positively Present website. Two new books -- Compassion and Forgiveness -- from my Effortless Inspiration series debut tomorrow, and their release couldn't come at a better time. Whether you're into politics or not, you've probably witnessed the craziness surrounding the American presidential election…