Cart

Uncategorized

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Realm of the Ancestors

When looking to the ancestors, we are turning to the oldest parts of ourselves, calling to those memories, images, stories, people and practices that define who and what we are. We are a product of our past, genetically, psychically and relationally. A wise teacher once…

The Secret to Being Present in a Conversation

The fact that we’re 'not talking' doesn’t mean we’re listening. When someone’s speaking, we can be preoccupied with our to-do list, mull on better ways to spend our time, or compose our weekly shopping list. While we may be physically present, we’re mentally in another…

Reaping and Sowing at the Autumn Equinox

by Danu Forest Autumn is here. The first of the leaves are turning, and the hedgerows swell with berries. In Somerset, my tiny village in the midst of the Avalon marshes is filled with the scent of wood smoke and apples ripening gently into cider.…