A I Kaymen
There is much talk about Indigo, star or rainbow children, supposedly born with unique spiritual gifts and 'higher consciousness'... Well, meet a real one! Aura Child tells the astonishing story of a girl growing up in a normal London family, able to see the energy fields of all living things and to read others' thoughts, and even to slip through time and converse with the spirits who had lived in the neighbourhood... but unable to share this with anyone else. Everyone called her a freak. A beautifully written debut book, full of humour.
A I Kaymen was born and raised in north London. She has degrees in Political Science and in Diplomacy, has travelled extensively and has worked as a statistician and analyst. She is also an amateur athlete and an artist.
Catherine is a registered nurse with more than four decades' experience in the UK and the USA. Having learned a great deal about holistic nutrition and healthy food preparation, she then returned to her native Ireland and began a search for evidence of people who had survived their ‘incurable disease’ through adopting a better diet and lifestyle. She presents her case in straightforward language, arguing for a radically new approach to health.
Born in Essex, the eldest of four children, Chris left school at fifteen and worked in health services for many years until the demand for her healing gifts became so great that she opened her own practice. From the age of six she had been aware of angel voices and their presence became ever more vivid as she grew up.
These extraordinary experiences are fully described in Extraordinary Things Happen to Ordinary People, her first book. Chris has two adult children and now lives in Somerset, working as an independent funeral celebrant.
Grace Gabriella Puskas
Winner of the Local Legend Spiritual Writing Competition 2014
Although in her early twenties, Grace Puskas is a qualified Reiki Master, crystal healer and herbalist, in addition to being experienced in meditation, sound healing and shamanic healing. She has travelled widely, spending time in Buddhist centres and volunteering on conservation and organic farming projects in Thailand and Malaysia.
A selection of her poetry performances called How to Live in Bliss Through a Magical Journey of Language is available at www.source.tv, an online platform for spiritual teachers, healers and light workers to share knowledge.
Words to Ease Your Soul
The Spirit of the Hedgerow
WINNER OF THE LOCAL LEGEND SPIRITUAL WRITING COMPETITION
Jo has been practising as a medical herbalist since 1999 and is the founder of Botanica Medica Herbal Apothecary. It was through growing and collecting the herbs for her apothecaries that she developed a personal relationship with hedgerow plants and trees. This love of nature led her also to follow the Druidic path, honouring all lifeforms on Earth as well as the cycles of the year.
Jo grew up in South Africa where she first studied horticulture and worked with Xhosa men who taught her about indigenous plants and how they are used magically and medically. She now lives in Hampshire, England, and is the author of How to Cope Successfully with Candida (Wellhouse Publishing Ltd, 2003) and the self-published Recovering from Stress, Burn Out and Fatigue.
Jo’s websites are www.jodunbar.co.uk and www.botanicamedica.co.uk
This book was a FINALIST in the national Wishing Shelf Awards. See the Books page for readers' comments and watch Jo talk about her work at the world-famous Watkins Bookshop:
Joanne Gregory is an internationally acclaimed clairaudient medium with a world-wide celebrity contact list. Growing up in Sheffield, at first she ignored her evident psychic abilities, fearful of standing out from others. Even later, despite witnessing miracles daily, her life was difficult and she only seemed to attract people who were harmful to her. But then she began to learn the difference between the psychic and the spiritual, and her life turned round.
“My journey to date,” she says, “has been nothing short of amazing and I can’t keep it in any more. The wonderful, abundant, joyous, love-filled life that I now lead is available to everyone.”
Joanne lives in Derbyshire, England, with her partner, Mark.
Lynne Harkes has lived in many wonderful and colourful places, from Nigeria to South America, from the Sultanate of Oman to the jungle of Gabon in West Africa. It was a life of expanded personal horizons, and Lynne describes graphically both the warmth of the native peoples and the magnificence of the landscape and animal world. But equally, the intensity of such a nomadic existence magnifies one’s personal challenges, and Lynne found herself retreating into unhappiness. The beautifully written Spinach Soup for the Walls is the story of how she rediscovered her own spirituality. In the end, she says, "It was simple: we must learn to see the beauty of nature and of our own everyday world, to recognise the remarkable in the ordinary." Lynne now works as an artist in her native Edinburgh.
We Are One
Melanie grew up in what she calls “a spooky environment”, attuned from a very young age to the spiritual worlds and to the heartbeat of nature. “Mediumship is normal to me,” she says, “and not being that way is not.” She began to train her abilities while still in her teens, was serving in spiritualist churches at nineteen, and was already healing and teaching in her twenties. She is now acclaimed for her rare gifts of trance mediumship, demonstrating transfiguration and voice phenomena.
“I don’t care which spiritual path you follow, if at all,” she says. “I don’t care where you’ve been, who you are, how much or how little experience or knowledge you think you have. I don’t care who may have hurt you or how. There is always something more to be found within.”
Mollie Peace was a woman of her time, one of a generation that saw the most extraordinary changes. Born in poverty, she lived through the hardship of the early twentieth century, and experienced the tragedies of war. She witnessed the birth of the motor car, the atom bomb, the computer and the Internet. A loyal wife and mother, she raised a family and knew the joy of great-grandchildren. To have experienced all this was no ordinary life. But like so many other women of her time, she nurtured a private desire that was always denied her. She wanted to be a writer. That was her real identity and she was a talented poet. But there was no opportunity for her. Until now. One Pair of Shoes, a collection of poems and short stories, is both a tribute to her and an encouragement to everyone who believes in their own purpose and desires. Never give up. Your words will live on.
Lighting the Path
Peter Walker is a teacher, priest and poet. After graduating in French and Philosophy, he taught languages for many years. He has always written poetry, much influenced by both the natural world for the way it provides glimpses of the divine unity of all things, and by the ways in which human experiences are mediated by language.
trained for the priesthood and was ordained in the Church of England, presently
serving in north Wales. Nonetheless, he loves red wine and strong coffee, the
vibrancy of the inner city and the deserted shoreline at dawn, and the music of
Muddy Waters and Vaughan Williams.
He is married to
Susie, with whom he has a daughter, Louise.
Odd Days of Heaven
Sandra Bray has worked in industry and for the Royal Air Force and National Health Service. The loss of close family members then sparked an interest in complementary medicine, leading her to train in Reiki and other healing forms, whilst she also discovered a natural talent for the Tarot.
Sandra grew up in Cornwall, UK, and still lives there with her German Shepherd dog companion. She is inspired daily by the Cornish landscape and Celtic traditions.
Her website is www.sange888.com
The Narrow Doorway
Sandy has written and painted for as long as she can remember, and along the way has also been an actor and teacher. Seeing the spirit world has gone hand in hand with everything she has done.
She had three major ambitions in life. One was to have a piece of art work exhibited at the Royal Academy
and the second was to write a book. With The Narrow Doorway she has now achieved these two.
The third ambition is to be closer to a spiritual life.
Sarah's partner Tom Bailey was a determined and enthusiastic character, a rugby player and speedway rider with his feet on the ground. But Tom also had a mystical side. In their thirteen years together before his untimely death, their lives were consumed by researching the truth of Tom's vivid dreams and psychic visions, which suggested they had lived together before - and that Sarah had murdered Tom! Sarah's writing is detailed and thoughtful, setting out the facts so that readers may judge for themselves... Have we all lived before?
Sarah is now a holistic therapist and Reiki healer and has returned to live in Lichfield, the city of her birth.