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Arwenfreebird
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This is a thread I've seen on another forum, and it's quite fun. Not only do you get to see what other people are reading, but you get some great ideas for new books to read! 🙂

I'm currently reading: Reflexology: A way to better health by Nicola M. Hall.

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Serenwen
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I'm reading Shadow of a Dark Queen, Raymond E. Feist. Part of the Riftwar series.

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hemelgirl
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I have just started reading Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer - I like his books

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Elodie
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I'm reading 'The other side of you' by Sally Vickers, which is brilliant.

Cx

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Bannick
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I usually have my head in reference type books, rarely read fiction. However, I have just finished reading "Alice Cooper, Golf Monster" which would appeal to anyone into rock music or golfing.

I have just started (although I'm halfway through already as it's only a short book) "Walking Ollie" by Stephen Foster which, so far, is a fantastic book which should appeal to most dog lovers, especially those who have taken on a problematic rescue dog!

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"Understanding the Planetary Myths" by Lisa Tenzin-Dolma. She is an experienced astrologer, nurse, aromatherapist, writer etc & created the (sadly out of print) Glastonbury Tarot - which I'd LOVE to get, if, miraculously, anyone's selling!

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Bannick
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"Understanding the Planetary Myths" by Lisa Tenzin-Dolma. She is an experienced astrologer, nurse, aromatherapist, writer etc & created the (sadly out of print) Glastonbury Tarot - which I'd LOVE to get, if, miraculously, anyone's selling!

I used to own one of the biggest tarot card stockists in the country (when I owned it, we held up to 250 different decks in stock, with hundreds more available). Unfortunately, the Glastonbury Tarot is now deemed "rare" and in good condition can fetch around £150.00, with some sellers trying it on at up to £300!

I still have several contacts and am often offered rare books and tarot decks (I'm also a collector but mainly of rare occult books rather than tarot decks), if anyone offers me a Glastonbury Tarot for a reasonable price then I'll let you know.

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Next to you by Gloria Hunniford. started it last night, read a few pages then had tears coming down my face have put it down for while!but want to read it it is so interesting about the late Caron keatings life with cancer etc, sad too.

Amethystfairy

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I usually read reference books, very rarely can I get to grips with a novel...but Jodi Picoult has done that for me!. Just finished vanishing acts...

As for Glastonbury Tarot. Keep your eye on E*Bay. Still expensive but they do come up from time to time. I was watching a bid last year and a few were battling around £70.00 and someone one was offering exc. condition for buy it now at £69.00 - £75.00 cannot remember exactly so I sneaked under the radar and whipped off with that one;)

I know its been mentioned before but this is useful

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Whispers
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I'm reading: Watership Down by Richard Adams.

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seashells
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Gardens of delight by Erica James. It was recommended to me by my boss and it's an easy read. Normally I'll read anything and everything I can get my hands on 🙂

Are there any bookcrossers here that want to swap links?

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Celtia
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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

Very atmospheric and a bit creepy! :speechless-smiley-0

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jdholistic
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Just started reading The Awakener by Sandy Stevenson

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happygirl
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I'm reading "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert - which was recommended by Sunanda. I'm reading this downstairs - when there's nothing on TV.

Upstairs (before going to bed) I'm reading "Chosen by a horse" by Susan Richards which will appeal to any horse/animal lover.

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I'm getting my head around 'The Song of the Greys' by Nigel Kerner. It's supposed to be a factual book and the tagline goes "The dark side of alien visitation" 😮

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2012: The Year Of The Mayan Prophecy - by Daniel Pinchbeck

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jdholistic
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Hi Swordfish, I've got that book too! I couldnt decide which one to read first, the Awakener or the 2012: The year of the mayan prophecy. What are your thoughts on this book so far?

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Swordfish
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Hi jdholistic,

I'm about a quarter of the way through and only really thought that one chapter has resonated within me, but it it different and interesting, and I will finish it.

Onto "Intimate Death" next by Marie De Hennezel.

Cheers

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jdholistic
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Well I only read the first few pages and personally I found it rather hard going for me. Some of the wording is quite hard to get your teeth round dont you think? Thats probably why I decided to read that other book instead, its definately easier on the eyes and it resonates better with me, though I will go back to it and try again aften I've finished the Awakener. Do you own any other books concerning the planetary shift?

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Just started reading

Change of heart by Jodi Picoult

It's her latest book and I can't help but think Stephen King might not be a little cheesed off that someone has taken some of his ideas and turned into their own work....anyone who as read The Green Mile (or seen the movie) will understand what I mean, after reading only a few chapters from Change of Heart.

Angel

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Swordfish
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Hi jdholistic,

Yes, "Pole Shift" by John White is it? He appears now to not believe in what he wrote about in this book. I think it came out in about 1980!

Cheers

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Arwenfreebird
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Am now reading a book called Gods and Myths of Ancient Egpyt by Robert A. Armour.

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Philosopher_1080
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Hi all,

I am currently reading Jiddu Krishnamurti's 'Beginnings of learning'. It’s basically just loads of mini discussions on loads of thoroughly thought provoking issues. I am also reading 'Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing the Science of Power' By Dr Yang Yang, the most useful book on Tai Chi I have come across, its supposedly one of the best.

Pete.:)

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Hi, I'm reading Knights of the Black and White by Jack Whyte. It is an OK read, based on the founding of the Knights Templar and with due homage to Holy Blood and Holy Grail et al. I found it topical last week as I was Chateau visiting in Loire. I came across a wonderful old Castle in Chinon where Henry II lived (and died) and deep in the dungeons there is graffiti on the wall of the last of the Templars when they were imprisoned awaiting execution.

Love

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Venetian
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I have more than one book on the go, to read according to mood and situation.

My contemplative book of the moment is "Thomas Printz' Private Bulletin, Book 1", a rare but in-print collection now in book form of spiritual messages from the 1950s. Also just getting back into Sogyal Rimpoche's "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" which I halted on last year half-way through.

I just today came across and began Ian Wilson's "Before The Flood" ('Dramatic new evidence that the Biblical Flood was a real-life event').

I usually have some fiction on the go. But this one is reckoned to be what journalism is really like in the midst of Third World wars (meaning wars in the Third World): "Dog Days" by Jeffrey Lee. It'll make me think twice whenever I see 'reports from the front line' again. Are they making it up from the hotel bar? Are the cameramen staging and managing shoots because they crave an award or recognition? What's the TV director and producer editing out to get a particular slant on their chosen theme?

V

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Serenwen
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I'm reading Shadow of a Dark Queen, Raymond E. Feist. Part of the Riftwar series.

Just a further bit of info about this book. I was surprised to see that reiki has been introduced into the story. The book is science fantasy and so far the reiki has been introduced as self-healing prior to the characters sleeping.

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glpoisson
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Feist

Serenwen,

If you read through Feist with an eye out for the spiritual you will find many gold mines of information. No real 'aha' bits but signs of a man who means to share some of the reality he has discovered in this world and weaves through his 'fantasy' world. Those who have come to that level will be pleasantly surprised. Those who are not aware will find only 'fantasy' concepts. He shares his understanding with the reader without beating them over the head with it and allows them to ignore it if it does not fit with their current viewpoint.

Further on in that series there will be several wonderful discourses on the nature of reality and energy. Also try 'Honoured Enemy' by Feist for a tale which has threads of 'elven' spirituality throughout. The Empire series is not so overtly spiritual but more the life journey of the main character through three books from blind to one with an awareness of self.

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I'm reading The Book Of Tibetan Medicine by Ralph Quinlan Forde. It's a beautiful book that explains the mysteries of Tibetan Medicine, full of colourful photos and tips to use yourself.

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I am reading Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education by Fred Fawbert. I am unsure what bad karma I have created to warrant having to read such a dry tome, but hope that noone else has to suffer it's fates.

When I think noone is looking, I read the Mind Gym, it keeps me sane.

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SeaWay
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Right now I am reading, "The Instruction" by Ainslie MacLeod.

This is book is very helpful for those who want to better identify themselves and to figure out why they are here and what they need to do in life.

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