Additional Resources on the Themes of Crisis, Suffering and Transformation

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Here are some recommendations from my own experience of reading, absorbing and applying the lessons in the reading list supplied. They are from the very best practitioners and experts in each subject, and every author has deeply lived and felt experience in their particular fields of excellence.

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The Freedom of Forgiveness

Larry McCauley

Forgiveness, done right, represents a powerful liberation from our unwanted thoughts and feelings. This short and simple book opens up new ways of living and finds potential in difficult situations for growth and inner peace.

All it takes is to look at our experience from a different, but simple perspective. A perspective where we can draw our own conclusions rather than rely upon unexamined beliefs which keep us trapped in circles of unhappy thought and feeling. Forgiveness is freedom.


Transforming Difficulties

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

Kamal Ravikant

In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEO’s on the secret of life and how I’d figured it out the previous summer. It’s something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it.

The truth is to love yourself with the same intensity you would use to pull yourself up if you were hanging off a cliff with your fingers. As if your life depended upon it. Once you get going, it’s not hard to do. It just takes commitment and I’ll share how I did it.

What if This is Heaven?

Anita Moorjani

If life is about the journey and not the destination, could it be that this is heaven—this physical life we are living here on Earth? What we experience in our daily lives often feels like anything but heaven. But what if we understood how powerful we are—that we are powerful enough to mold both our internal and our external reality?

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Pema Chodron

How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.


Feeling is The Secret

Neville Goddard

Feeling is The Secret shows readers how they can quickly attain their goals simply by refining their imagination. Your thoughts shape your life, create your reality, and ultimately limit or expand your true potential. The book describes how our thoughts and feelings affect who we become and what we achieve. When we have the power to change them, we gain the power to change our circumstances, our health, and our life’s purpose. There is a treasure in it, a clearly defined road to the realization of your dreams.

It's The Thought That Counts

David R. Hamilton

When pharmaceutical scientist David R. Hamilton, Ph.D., observed the results of tests on new drugs, he noticed that patients receiving control placebo pills reported the same level of improvement as those receiving the actual drug. Seeing this result repeat itself time and time again, he became fascinated by the mind-body connection and started to research the work of scientists, mystics, and healers working in this field.


Rhonda Byrne

By following the journeys of twelve of the most successful people on the planet today, you’ll learn how to use your inner powers to overcome obstacles and to make impossible dreams come true. You’ll be inspired to find your own calling and start taking the steps toward making the life of your dreams an everyday reality.

Co-Creation at its Best: A Conversation Between Master Teachers

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Esther Hicks

In this awe-inspiring book based on a live event in Anaheim, California, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer sits down with Esther Hicks and the wise Collective Consciousness known as Abraham. Wayne asks all the questions he has accumulated from his more than 40 years of teaching others about self-reliance and self-discovery, and Abraham delivers the answers we all need to hear.

The Becoming Magic Series

Genevieve Davis

“Becoming Magic is book one of a complete course in becoming creator of your own exceptional life. In this book, I outline the exact steps that enabled me to move my own life from one of poverty and drudgery, to one of previously unimaginable wealth, purpose, abundance and joy.” 

Ask and it is Given

Esther and Jerry Hicks

Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

As you read, you’ll come to understand how your relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time/space reality – and you’ll discover powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life.

The Secret of Imagining

Neville Goddard

“Tonight’s subject is “The Secret of Imagining.” In almost every particular (situation) is the world about us different from what we think it. Why, then, should we be so incredulous? Life calls on us to believe not less, but more. The Secret of Imagining is the greatest of all problems, to the solution of which every one should aspire, for supreme power, supreme wisdom, supreme delight lie in the solution of this mystery.”

The Secret

Rhonda Byrne

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill

Unlike most versions of Napoleon Hill’s famous book, this edition restores his masterpiece to its original form and intent. It includes essential material on how to thrive in challenging economic times that was taken out of later versions but is incredibly relevant today. This is the only edition of Think and Grow Rich! that is fully annotated and indexed, providing key details about Dr. Hill’s life and times, his lifelong research, and the leaders of business and industry he studied to glean the invaluable principles of success you’ll discover here.


Stuart Wilde

Stuart makes the point that creating miracles in our lives is no more complicated than understanding the metaphysics of the Universal Law, which states that within human beings there lies an immense power . . . and this power is impartial and unemotional.

And because that law is indestructible and therefore infinite, we know that the power used by miracle-makers in the past is still available today. Yet, in our modern society, we are brought up to believe only in those things we can logically understand. We are not taught that the Universal Law has limitless potential or that this power is at our disposal and can be used to work miracles in our lives.


You Can Heal Your Life

Louise L hay

Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences

Death and Dying

The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences

Dr. Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh

Near-death experiences (NDEs) are often transformative, not only on an individual level, but on a collective level too. This book contains a selection of inspiring stories from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences that have changed the course and direction of their lives and opened each and every one of them to the power of divine love.

Recent years have seen a dramatic change of attitude towards NDEs. Unfortunately, the ongoing debates about NDEs have detracted greatly from the very important transformational effects that NDEs have and how empowering they can be for the whole of mankind. The NDE instils knowledge in those who experience it that we are all interconnected and part of one great whole.

Dying To Be Me

Anita Moorjani

In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks—without a trace of cancer in her body!

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away?

Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

The Medium in Manolos

Lauren Robertson

Lauren Robertson is a medium with a difference.Since training as a psychic medium at the age of 14, Lauren has helped tens of thousands of people to connect with their loved ones in Spirit, and is known for her highly accurate readings and her ability to provide super-specific details from those who have crossed over.But it’s Lauren’s fresh, unique approach to mediumship that makes her stand out from the crowd. The Medium in Manolos tells the story of how this young woman overcame her own fears, self-doubt and self-consciousness to go from grieving granddaughter to confident and empowered medium and coach.

Lessons From The Light

Kenneth Ring

While providing many accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds, Lessons from the Light is much more than just an inspiring collection of NDEs. In Lessons near-death expert Kenneth Ring extracts the pure gold of the NDE and with a beautiful balance of sound research and human insight reveals the practical wisdom held within these experiences.

As Stanley Krippner states, “In this remarkable book, Ring presents evidence that merely learning about the near-death experience has similar positive effects to those reported by people who actually have had near-death experiences. Kenneth Ring is one of the few authors whose gifts include the capacity to transform their readers’ lives.”


Nothing is Impossible


When his late granddad showed him magic for the first time, Steven Frayne knew there was more to life than hiding from bullies. He had a destiny. A calling. In that moment Dynamo was born: the most exciting magician of the 21st century.

Since then, Dynamo has shocked, thrilled and amazed men, women and children, from all walks of life, all over the world. With his mind-blowing illusions, he has catalysed a whole new era of magic.

The Monk who Sold his Ferrari

Robin Sharma

An internationally bestselling fable about a spiritual journey, littered with powerful life lessons that teach us how to abandon consumerism in order to embrace destiny, live life to the full and discover joy.

It tells the story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life: following a heart attack, he decides to sell all his beloved possesions and trek to India. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he meets Himalayan gurus who offer powerful, wise and practical lessons.

Dying To Be Me

Anita Moorjani

In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks—without a trace of cancer in her body!

Corporate Bitch to Shaman

 Evelyn Brodie

Corporate Bitch to Shaman is a popular science/medicine book that covers a number of topics, philosophy, non-locality, quantum entanglement, biology and consciousness. It will appeal to readers interested in taking more control of their own mental, physical and emotional health, including expanding their range of conscious awareness.

Reiki - Hawayo Takata's Story

Helen J. Haberly

For forty-five years Hawayo Takata carried in her hands—literally—the energy of one of the world’s great healing arts which she called Reiki. She shared this knowledge with hundreds of students and treated thousands of sufferers during her long career as teacher and practitioner of Reiki Healing.

Energy Work

E Squared

Pam Grout

E-Squared could best be described as a lab manual with simple experiments that prove reality is malleable, consciousness trumps matter, and you shape your life with your mind. Yes, you read that right. It says prove.

The nine experiments, each of which can be conducted with absolutely no money and very little time expenditure, demonstrate that spiritual principles are as dependable as gravity, as consistent as Newton’s laws of motion.

Living Reiki: Takata’s Teachings

Fran Brown

Review to be sourced

Principles of Reiki

Kajsa Krishni Boräng

This concise introduction covers the history and spiritual principles of Reiki, how it is taught and practiced and what to expect from a Reiki treatment. The author explains how Reiki can be used in healing in everyday life and how to find a Reiki teacher. Interesting and informative case vignettes are included throughout. Written in an engaging style, this book is ideal for anyone considering Reiki treatment, or simply interested in finding out more about this healing system. Students and practitioners of Reiki will also find it to be a useful reference, and a perfect introduction to recommend to clients.

Reiki - Hawayo Takata's Story

Helen J. Haberly

For forty-five years Hawayo Takata carried in her hands—literally—the energy of one of the world’s great healing arts which she called Reiki. She shared this knowledge with hundreds of students and treated thousands of sufferers during her long career as teacher and practitioner of Reiki Healing.

In the Light of a Distant Star

Wanja Twan

Review to be sourced


Inspired Living

Anita Moorjani

“In 2006, I fell into a coma as my 4-year struggle with cancer was coming to an end. While doctors rushed to attend to my frail body, I entered into a near-death experience (NDE) where I discovered one of life’s greatest truths: Heaven is not a destination; it’s a state of being. When I regained consciousness, my cancer miraculously healed and I was free of disease within weeks! Since then, I’ve heeded the call to share this powerful story — and divine lesson — with the world.”

Becoming Magic with Genevieve Davis

“Do you sometimes feel this world is determined to keep you down, with its constant messages of gloom and doom? Do you feel things conspire to keep you living a small, irrelevant life?

I have a different message for you…

I believe you are capable of greatness.

I believe within you, and every single person, is the seed of Magic. And I believe every one of us can use this inner Magic to create an exceptional life.”

Abraham - Hicks

This is the original source material for the current Law of Attraction wave that is sweeping the world, and is the 21st century inspiration for thousands of books, films, essays and lectures that are responsible for the current paradigm shift in consciousness.

Heal My Life

Our goal is to help you get unstuck and deactivate any negative programming, self-sabotage or blocks which are holding you back in your relationships, finances and well-being.

Jake Ducey

Jake Ducey is a two-time published author with Penguin/Random-House (The Purpose Principles and Profit From Happiness), a leading speaker for his generation having been featured in TEDx Youth, hired by mega organizations such as Nielsen and Accenture, and a leader who has already inspired countless thousands of young people to seek meaningful career success and to make a difference in the world.



Reiki with Medicine

Full Circle Fund Therapies is an award-winning integrated medicine charity. We are dedicated to supporting the quality of life of children and adults being treated at St George’s Hospital, London. To this end we work alongside health professionals in providing Reiki to their patients.

We rely totally on donations to support this service and receive no government or NHS funding.

The Reiki Association

The Reiki Association is a community of people initiated into Reiki, both in the UK, and as part of the worldwide Reiki family. For many, membership of TRA brings a valuable sense of being part of that wider Reiki community. As a not-for-profit organisation we support Reiki practitioners and those exploring a life with Reiki as a spiritual practice and healing art.
We also facilitate connection between people with Reiki so that they may share experiences, learn, support and find friendship with other Reiki people.

Reiki Practioners

Tripuri Dunne

Tripuri Dunne is a Reiki Master and an experienced teacher and practitioner of the Usui Shiki Ryoho (OGM) system of Reiki. She is also a registered practitioner of the Metamorphic Technique, Bach Flower Remedies, and is a Spiritual Companion.

Tripuri works from her treatment room in Frome, Somerset.

Mamta Nanda

Mamta Nanda has been practising Reiki healing since 2001. She is a Reiki Master practising and teaching Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho. Over the years Mamta has had the privilege of spending time with and learning from several Reiki Masters, some of whom were initiated by Mrs Hawayo Takata.

Having seen how beneficial Reiki healing is for herself, her family, and her two children, Mamta has been inspired to specialise in working with Pregnant Women, Mothers and Babies.

Melanie Glanville

Melanie Glanville is a Reiki Master and an experienced practitioner of the Metamorphic Technique and Ear Candling, practising in South West London. The remarkable benefits of holistic therapies are well recognised and growing in popularity, often helping to address the stress and strain of our busy lives. Melanie offers daytime and evening appointments throughout the week and at weekends.


Colette Baron-Reid

Colette Baron-Reid is an internationally acclaimed, Oracle expert, thought leader, and number one best selling author of “The Map”, other books, and products (including Oracle Cards and Meditation Apps). As a spiritual medium, she is also the star of the hit TV series, “Messages from Spirit” (Amazon Prime/YouTube), and she hosts the highly popular call-in radio show “Ask the Oracle” on

Psychic Joanne

“Since moving to our farm over a decade ago, I have concentrated on my written work and have been given the time, space, peace, solitude, energy and motivation to work on and write the books and articles I’ve been directed by spirit to write and publish.”


Willow Soul

For t-shirts, hoodies and more with a meaningful message, look no further. The creator of Willow Soul is a healer, spiritually guided to channel healing energies for the world.


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