Feast your eyes and minds on these literary delights and get some ideas for bookish gifts for your loved ones this season
My Forever Heart by Melanie Veares
Melanie Veares is a Reiki master and spiritual healer. This is her debut novel but she has more ideas for a collection of books. She says “I was told several years ago by my spirit guide that I would write a book but they would never elaborate on the content. However during lockdown the seeds of an idea came into my head and then I couldn’t get the words down quick enough. Some of the book is channelled and some of the book is my imagination. My hope for this book is that it will open people’s minds up to different possibilities.”
My Forever Heart by Melanie Veares is a beautiful spiritual fiction book that takes you on an emotional ride as you follow the journey of Grace Sullivan (86) as she dies and is reborn into heaven. With help from her beloved son and an ascended master she traces her many different lives to eventually merge back with her soul.
Signposts to Source by Laura Morrice
“I spent roughly six years in a relationship that I knew wasn’t right for me – six years! I never expected it to go on that long, and looking back, I know that I was ignoring the signals my mind and body were giving me. I was refusing to follow my inner guidance. Ultimately, this relationship cost me not only a huge amount of time but also myself. I lost myself completely. My self-confidence, self-respect, and personal power were stripped away until there was nothing left, and this wasn’t the first time this had happened in my life.”
With over 20 years’ experience in energy healing, I specialise in reconnecting others with their Source energy, for a life of empowerment and purpose. I help those who are ready to take responsibility, to understand their unique energy alignment by replacing negative blockages with positive belief systems.
Natural Magic For The Modern Goddess by Lisa Melbourne
A former member of the RAF, Lisa is now a clinical aroma-reflexologist, spiritual coach and author. She runs the Natural Me Sisterhood, a safe online space for women to gather and learn, share and grow and deepen into their spirituality.
Combining her personal experience with research and practice, Lisa Melbourne will help you find your soul’s true purpose. Her words of wisdom beautifully transpire into practical spells that will aid you with committing to yourself and manifesting your dreams.
Welcome to you, beautiful Goddess. This book is written from a place of deep acknowledgement and celebration for the feminine in all of us…
Modern life for the everyday woman can be both demanding and exhausting. Now more than ever, women are expected to do it all and they have shown that so far, they are doing a pretty good job of it. However, the one task that women tend to forget, is the most important task of all – self-care. Natural Magic For The Modern Goddess will take you on a journey of self-exploration, self-care and wellbeing.
Focusing on the magic of the mind, body and spirit, the book invites you to practise rituals and other natural methods that will allow you to reflect, acknowledge and make the change you need to find the inner Goddess in you.
The Healing Power of Pleasure: Seven Medicines for Rediscovering the Innate Joy of Being by Julia Paulette Hollenbery
The author, Julia Paulette Hollenbery, is a bodyworker, therapist and mystic, sharing her love of the life of the body, real sensual relationship, and the mystery. This winter, gift yourself more pleasure!
Guiding you from boring everyday reality into an abundance of pleasure and delight, The Healing Power of Pleasure: Seven Medicines for Rediscovering the Innate Joy of Being is a gorgeous gem of a book, reminding you of the rich possibilities of an authentic and passionate life. It will lead you through personal and cultural barriers and into the self-confident sensuality of a deeper, happier and more conscious life. You will be taken through a step-by-step healing and transformational journey, of seven practical and paradigm-shifting spiritual ‘medicines’ – slowing down, embodying, deepening, relating, pleasure, power and potency. This is a delightfully thought-provoking read, full of inspiration, poetry and somatic practices, passionately weaving science with a wealth of spiritual wisdom.
Available now for pre-order and out from 25th November, £14.95, amazon.co.uk
The GLOW Ritual by Jai Koo-Ven
Jai Koo-Ven is an author, international crystal wellness expert and owner of her own Crystal Clinic, Crystal Boutique and Self-Care Stationery range. Her much anticipated debut book The GLOW Ritual is a simple 31-day self-care guide for the busy modern woman. It is your own holistic guide to living a beautiful Glowing Life Of Wellness.
The GLOW Ritual provides you with daily and easy self-care solutions to fit into your busy lifestyle. From spiritual souls, creative entrepreneurs, to the busy mum or housewife – let this book be your guide to living a Glowing Life Of Wellness each day, through:
Gratitude and Getting Creative
Organise Your Life
Available on pre-order as a limited edition gift set with crystals and stationery for £35, jaikooven.co.uk
Black Girl in Love (with Herself) by Trey Anthony
Born in Hackney, Trey Anthony is an inspirational speaker, visionary coach, writer, actor and producer, best known for her award-winning play and television series Da Kink in My Hair.
After a lifetime of never truly relating to personal development experts and spiritual coaches because of the colour of her skin, Trey Anthony has written the book she needed to read as a Black, gay woman trying to navigate a world filled with unique challenges that often acts like she doesn’t exist.
In Black Girl in Love (with Herself), Trey breaks down the lessons and tools that she used to find optimum healing, in all aspects of her life, starting with herself. She includes how to set clear and healthy boundaries – even with the people who raised you, figure out who is a real friend, confront micro-aggressions at work without missing a beat, forget who Black women are ‘supposed’ to be and fall in love with yourself to reflect on your journey of the past and your ambitions for the future.
The Divine Feminist by Ceryn Rowntree
Our world is out of balance; so far out of balance we’ve almost forgotten there was ever an alternative.
The Divine Feminist is the second book by practising witch, soul-led therapist and magical medium, Ceryn Rowntree.
The Divine Feminist invites the reader to dig a little a deeper into the stark inequalities that have dogged society for a millennia, and how that plays out in each of us and in our world more broadly.
Most of us know the age-old story of oppression of the Goddess in favour of a patriarchal force, and the ways that same story has played out over the centuries and generations to impact upon all those who identify as women. But what if we were to step back from that story and look at the ways it plays out more broadly too and how we – and our planet – are suffering as a result.
Many of us will have started to recognise that oppression and abuse appears in the very structures and institutions built to protect us – that favour people who look a certain way, lead certain lives and were born into specific cultures and lifestyles. This book is an invitation to reconnect with those aspects within ourselves and the world; to tune back into each of them, to reclaim the power and the beauty that they offer, so we can begin to heal the wounds that centuries of imbalance have instilled upon us all.
Available now for pre-order and on shelves from 18th November, £12.82, amazon.co.uk
The Gift of Gratitude: A Guided Journal for Counting Your Blessings by Louise Hay
Learn how to enjoy life’s gifts with this journal packed with Louise Hay’s affirmations and motivational exercises on self-love, joy and living in gratitude.
‘Life is very simple: What we give out, we get back. The Universe always gives us what we believe we deserve. No matter what the problem seems to be, there is really only one solution, and that is loving the self. Love is the miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. Gratitude is key to all of this.’ Louise Hay
Louise Hay lived gratitude every minute of every day, which is the motivation for this journal. She had a true ‘attitude of gratitude’ as she liked to call it, but she would be the first to say that she was not unique – we all have the capacity to enjoy Life’s gifts.
This journal collects many of Louise’s writings on grateful living along with time-honoured exercises, such as how to craft your own affirmations, do mirror work, effectively visualize, forgive and release, heal dis-ease, recognize the inner child and express appreciation every day. As you learn to count your many blessings, may you see that your life itself is a blessing.
Available now for pre-order and out 28th December, £11.99, amazon.co.uk