Free Your Pen

Review: Free Your Pen – Eloquent & Profound!

A big thank you to Claudia Durr for the first review of Free Your Pen – so glad to hear you’re enjoying the book! Here’s the review:

★★★★★ Eloquent, Simply profound! July 26, 2017

All I can say is WOW! This is exactly what I needed! The simple yet profound advice the author has to offer resonates with the essence of my being. I haven’t finished the book yet and don’t think I ever will. If this were in paper back vs. Kindle I could picture the softly worn and creased pages 20 yrs from now.

Thankfully, the book is available in paperback! Get your copy here and remember to leave your own review…

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The Year of the Rooster – Wake Up!

Welcome to the Year of the Rooster and the Fire Bird! This is an excellent post by Lisa Erickson on the symbolism of the coming year and what we can expect. It’s already hotting up out there! Be prepared to walk the razor’s edge between extremes…

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A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing. – Muhammad Ali

The Year of the Rooster is almost upon us, or the Fire Bird in the Tibetan tradition. Within Chinese astrology, the Year of the Rooster begins January 28th, while this year the Tibetan New Year (Losar) begins February 27th. Not all astrologers in either tradition use the Rooster as this year’s symbolic animal – several look to other birds, including mythical ones such as the Chinese Feng Huang, the Tibetan and Indian Garuda, or the western Phoenix. I’ve drawn upon all of these symbols within my annual intuitive riff on this year’s energies. I hope you find it enjoyable and helpful.


Right now, somewhere on earth a rooster is crowing, announcing first light. Chickens are found on every continent but Antarctica…

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Happy Xmas – Holidays – etc.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my lovely readers!


I hope you have a joy-filled and peaceful holiday, whatever you’re doing for the season. I’ll be back in the new year, but in the meantime, if you’d like to know what your Christmas tree really means – and it might not be what you think! – read this: The Origins of Christmas – Part 2: Shamanic Roots

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Another review for Addled: a great read which fizzes along

If you’re looking for an inspiring novel about spiritual awakening and Zen, then look no further: Addled is the book for you. But don’t take my word for it! A fresh review has just landed on Amazon from Reuben:

“Addled is an absolutely great read, a story written with a great sense of pace and wit which just fizzes along. Zoe Popper, the main character, is a fascinating creation. Her adventures in the esoteric world of Zen and other forms of spirituality are so cleverly told. I find l have come to understand quite a lot about mindfulness without realizing that was happening!

Zoe is a tough-minded, down to earth young woman struggling to make sense of the emotional turmoil that threatens to overwhelm her. Following her as she sets out to find an explanation to her problems and perhaps a solution, her relationship with her musician boyfriend and the truth behind a mysterious guru – is he for real or a figment of her troubled imagination? – all make for an un-put-down-able story. Buy it now. You will be hugely entertained and you might even learn something really interesting about how the human mind works.”

Addled Cover ReviewsFind out more about Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic and get your copy today!…

If you enjoy the book, or even if you don’t, I’d love to hear from you. Happy reading 🙂


Addled Review: Exciting new author

Another great review for Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic: an exciting new author:

“Funny yet tragic, inspiring yet disturbing, reminiscent of Kate Atkinson yet a unique style, this book will stay with you long after finishing it.” – Penny P.

Thank you Penny. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the comparison to Kate Atkinson – made my day! I love her books and have always aspired to emulate her style of dark humour.

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Reviews for Addled

The reviews for Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic are starting to come in: two 5 star reviews so far!

The first review is from Emma in Sussex. She writes: “A very well crafted story, reaching great heights and depths. It draws you in from the outset, a real page turner. Wonderful. Highly recommended.”

While Linp writes: “It’s amazing, thought-provoking, fascinating, challenging. I could identity with some/many experiences on different levels – and I’ve never doubted my sanity.”

Thank you to both reviewers. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book.

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