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Meditate with the Masters


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                          Newsletter of the Adyar Bookshop                             March 2007

                                  Paul Wilson - meditator

                                                              Meditate with
                                                               the Masters
 Store Address
 Sydney City
 230 Clarence St Sydney 2000                                 Join Paul Wilson, Sarah Edelman and Sandy
 Ph: 02 9267 8509
                                                             MacGregor on Sunday mornings in autumn
 Fax 02 9267 4719                                            in the Meditation with the Masters series.
 Open 7 Days
                                                             Whether you’re a highly experienced

                                                             meditator or a beginner, you’ll learn how

                                                             to gain more control of your mind and

                                                             attain equanimity amid the abrasive

                                                             hubbub of urban life.

                                                             See page 2 for details.

                     Meditation with the Masters
                      Sunday 25 March - 9am to 12 noon
                      An Introduction to the Quiet
                      After 40 years of personal practice, 30 years of involvement with several teachers, and 10 years of
                      research with long-term meditators, Paul Wilson has narrowed down all of the different medita-
                      tive approaches to a couple of understandings and four simple steps. If you have never meditated
                      before, these steps are easily learned and can be used immediately. If you are an experienced
                      meditator, they are a unique opportunity to simplify what you are presently doing or supplement
                      a particular approach. Also discover how this practice can fit into your spiritual life. International
                      businessman and author of titles that have sold millions worldwide (including The Calm Technique,
                      Calm at Work and The Little Book of Calm), Paul Wilson has recently written The Quiet.
                      Tickets are $50 each. Booking by Friday 23 March is essential.
       Paul Wilson

                      Sunday 22 April - 9am to 12noon
                      Meditation for Healing Anxiety
                      Learn about the nature of anxiety and how it manifests mentally,
                      physically and emotionally. Discover how meditation is now be-
                      ing used in the psychological treatment of anxiety disorders and
                      depression. Learn techniques for releasing anxiety, including
                      breathing techniques, deep relaxation and mindfulness medita-
                      tion. Dr Sarah Edelman is a psychologist, university lecturer and
                      the author of the bestselling book Change Your Thinking. She has
                      also produced a range of meditation CDs including Letting Go,
                      Letting Go of Anxiety, Moments of Stillness and Sleep Soundly.
  Dr Sarah Edelman    Tickets are $50 each. Booking by Friday 20 April is essential.

                      Sunday 27 May - 9am to 12noon
                      Active Meditation - the ‘Why’ and the ‘How To’
                      Have you heard you must ‘drop the mind’ or ‘think only nothing’ when meditating? Don’t believe
                      it - try this way. To tap into your inner strength and use the power of all your mind you must first
                      learn how to meditate. This enables you to relax in less than 30 seconds. Then you can use it for
                      everything from anxiety and anger to depression and cancer. Trainer and author of Switch On To
                      Your Inner Strength, Sandy MacGregor, turned a potentially devastating tragedy into personal
                      power using these active meditation techniques when dealing with the murder of his three daugh-
                      ters. His story was told on 60 Minutes and Australian Story.
                      Tickets are $50 each. Booking by Friday 25 May is essential.
  Sandy MacGregor

 His Holiness The Dalai Lama                                                                          The Essential Dalai Lama
                                                                                                      HH The Dalai Lama
                                                                                                      A huge international success, the
His Holiness The Dalai Lama will be visiting Australia in June.
                                                                                                      Dalai Lama’s books have sold mil-
Learn more about this inspiring spiritual leader from Adyar’s                                         lions of copies worldwide. Now,
                                                                                                      for the first time, this inspirational
huge range of books on Buddhism and The Dalai Lama.                                                   new book brings together the Dalai
                                                                                                      Lama’s writings about all aspects of
Visit for details about the tour.                                                life from work to meditation, in his
                                                                                                      highly appealing and unique voice
                                                                                                      that applies the principles of ancient
                                                                                                      Buddhist thought to contemporary
                                                                                                      issues. For all fans of the Dalai
How to See Yourself As You Really Are                                                                 Lama’s writings, and for anyone yet
His Holiness The Dalai Lama                                                                           to be introduced to his thinking, this
Like the two wings of a bird, love and insight work together to bring                                 is the perfect collection. Pb 258pp $25.00
about enlightenment, says a fundamental Buddhist teaching. Ac-
cording to the Dalai Lama, we each possess the ability to achieve                                     The Story of Tibet
happiness and a meaningful life, but the key to realizing this goal                                   Conversations with the Dalai Lama
is self-knowledge. In this book you will learn how to recognize and                                   Thomas Laird
dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more                                    Over the course of three years,
realistic - and loving - perspective. A charming guide for spiritual                                  journalist Thomas Laird spent more
seekers of all faiths.                                                                                than sixty hours with the Dalai Lama
Hc 288pp $39.95                                                                                       in candid, intimate interviews that
                                                                                                      covered His Holiness’s beliefs about
                                                                                                      history, science, reincarnation, and
                                                                                                      Buddhism. Topics explored include
How to See Yourself As You Really Are                                                                 Tibet’s relations with the Mongols;
His Holiness The Dalai Lama                                                                           the Golden Age under the Great
Let the Dalai Lama teach you how to shatter false assumptions and                                     Fifth Dalai Lama; the four decades of
ideas about the world through step-by-step exercises in this 5 CD                                     modern independence in the early
set. But getting past one’s misconceptions is only a prelude to right                                 half of the twentieth century; and
action, and the final section describes how to harness the power of                                   the Dalai Lama’s meetings with Mao-
meditative concentration to the service of love so that true altruistic                               Tse Tung, just before His Holiness fled into exile in 1959.
enlightenment is attained. Enlivened by anecdotes from the Dalai                                      Pb 336pp $35.00
Lama’s own life experiences, this is an empowering guide to achiev-
ing insight for spiritual seekers of all faiths.
5 CDs $39.95

Living Wisdom With His Holiness The Dalai Lama Kit
Immerse Yourself in the Radiant Wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama & Don Farber
Immerse yourself in the grace of the Dalai Lama and receive the transformative power of his teach-
ings in your own home. This inspiring kit includes a DVD of 25 years of photography of His Holiness
set to sacred Tibetan music, a book outlining the qualities we must cultivate in order to reach
enlightenment, a CD of time-honored chants by monks, nuns and the Dalai Lama, 36 photographs
of His Holiness and a mini-easel to display your daily contemplation on your desk or home altar.
Kit - DVD, CD, Book, Photos & Mini-Easel $54.95

 Buddhist Teachings                                                                                   Infinite Life
                                                                                                      Seven Virtues for Living Well
                                                                                                      Robert Thurman
Buddhist Meditation for Beginners                                                                     Robert Thurman, the first West-
Four Classic Teachings from the Author who Introduced a Genera-                                       erner to become a Tibetan Buddhist
tion of Americans to Insight Meditation                                                               monk, asks us consider the possibil-
Jack Kornfield                                                                                        ity that our lives have enormous
Known for bringing insight meditation to the West and for his                                         impact. He says that if we have an
many best-selling books, Jack Kornfield offers this set of four                                       infinite future and past, then every
courses in a 6 CD set. The lessons show how it is possible to                                         action in our lives has infinite and
overcome challenging mental states such as fear, confusion, and                                       eternal consequences. He intro-
anger; how to cultivate a profound inner calm through insight                                         duces seven Buddhist virtues for
meditation; and how step-by-step 10-minute meditations on the                                         cultivating the positive in our lives,
Four Noble Truths will take you to the heart of Buddhist teach-                                       and turns Buddhist teachings into a
ings on opening to the truth, forgiveness and fearlessness.                                           fascinating new way of thinking and
6 CD set $69.95                                                                                       living that could do more to save
                                                                                                      the world than any political act.
                                                                                                      Pb 276pp $37.95

 Self Help                                                                                         The Little Money Bible
                                                                                                   Stuart Wilde
The Way of the Champion                                                                            Best-selling author Stuart Wilde has packed The Little Money
Lessons from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and Other Tao Wisdom for Sports & Life                       Bible with his insights into the psychology of money, plus the
Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang
                                                                                                   deeper metaphysical forces that
Many successful people have effectively used the strategies for win-                               determine prosperity. He says,
ning found in Sun Tzu’s Art of War. The authors, using lessons from                                ‘Moneymaking is not a serious
The Art of War and other Taoist texts, teach readers to develop the                                business; it’s a game. At first it
capacities and qualities that make a champion, such as courage,                                    may seem that it’s a game that
strength, determination, tenacity, self-awareness, integrity, and the                              you play with forces outside
ability to take risks and learn from failure. The emphasis on self-                                yourself…But as you proceed,
awareness and tactical positioning means that practitioners win                                    you discover that it’s actually
through inner growth - giving them a universal competitive edge.                                   a game you play with yourself!’
Pb 206pp $24.95
                                                                                                   This is a highly enjoyable listen-
                                                                                                   ing experience that will help you plot your path to financial
Interpersonal Edge                                                                                 freedom. CD set $24.95
Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, about Anything
Daneen Skube, Ph.D.                                                                                The Secrets of Life
This practical and humorous work by Daneen Skube - columnist and                                   Stuart Wilde
sought-after executive coach - provides simple tools you can use today                             The thoughts in this book form the
to turn the lemons of life into big opportunities. Readers of Daneen’s                             basis of Stuart Wilde’s philosophy
wildly popular column have been clamouring for a decade for a book of                              on how to develop a more liber-
this kind. Whether you’re dealing with a backstabbing co-worker, trying                            ated mind-set and thus, a more
to get a promotion, or wanting to rekindle a romance, you’ll do it all                             carefree and enjoyable life. The
better with an interpersonal edge.                                                                 ideas are from his best-selling
Pb 192pp $31.95                                                                                    books as well as his unpublished
                                                                                                   writings. You can just open the
                                                                                                   book anywhere and start read-
                                                                                                   ing - somehow synchronicity will
Quantum Success                                                                                    always lead you to exactly what
The Astounding Science of Wealth and Happiness                                                     you need to know. So if you want
Sandra Anne Taylor
                                                                                                   your spiritual concepts ‘short and
What would you do if you could really achieve all that you desire?
                                                                                                   sweet’, then this book will suit you
This revealing look at the science of success will show you how to do
                                                                                                   perfectly. Pb 160pp $14.95
just that! This formula for abundant living is based on the principles of
quantum physics, and you can tap in to these powerful forces to realise
your dreams. Sandra Anne Taylor will show you how to understand the                                The Law of Attraction
science of attraction and manifestation so that you can take a quantum                             The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
                                                                                                   Esther and Jerry Hicks
leap into a life of unparalleled abundance. Pb 256pp $26.95
                                                                                                   Learn how all things - wanted and
                                                                                                   unwanted - are brought to you by
                                                                                                   the Law of Attraction. Although
The Grief Club                                                                                     alluded to by some of history’s
The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change
                                                                                                   greatest teachers, it has never
Melody Beattie                                                                                     before been explained in such clear
After Melody Beattie’s young son died, she found herself welcomed into                             and practical terms as in this book.
a new ‘club’- a circle of people who had lived through the tragic loss of a                        Learn about the omnipresent laws
child. Years earlier she took part in a Twelve Step group, which she now                           that govern the universe, how to
credits with saving her life. Through these and other experiences, Beat-                           make them work to your advantage,
tie discovered a secret for getting through life’s losses: by being present                        and why you’re experiencing every-
with and for others who’ve been there. An uplifting story about healing                            thing that’s happening in your life.
your own wounds by helping others. Pb 350pp $30.00                                                 This book will help you to joyously
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Spook                                                                 Opening to the Other Side
Science Tackles the Afterlife                                         How to Become a Psychic or Medium
Mary Roach                                                            Craig Hamilton-Parker
Let the relentlessly curious Mary Roach take you on a fascinating     Millions watched the author’s televised séance to contact
and at times hilarious journey of                                     Princess Diana, and now you can follow his introduction to
enquiry into whether there is a soul                                  cultivating your own psychic abilities. Learn about telepathy,
that survives our physical death.                                     clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis as well as
Travelling to India, England and                                      clairsentience and clairaudience. Explore the worlds of aura
other points in between, Roach con-                                   exercises, chakras, alpha and delta waves, guides and trance
sults scientists, mystics, and odd-                                   communication. Color-coded sidebars offer short ‘Do it Now’
balls in her quest for reliable knowl-                                psychic experiments, ‘Hot Tip’ pointers about how to improve
edge. She also provides fascinating                                   clairvoyance, and ‘Famous Casebook’ stories offer proof of
historical asides, such as the tale of                                the afterlife. Pb 144pp $24.95
the respected surgeon who weighed
consumptives at death to see if the
escaping soul could be measured in
ounces. Pb 320pp $24.00                                               Remembering the Future
                                                                      The Path to Recovering Intuition
                                                                      Colette Baron-Reid
Spirit Roads                                                          Internationally-renowned intuitive counsellor Colette-Baron
An Exploration of Otherworldly Routes                                 Reid shares the deeply moving and amazing story of her journey
Paul Devereux                                                         to accepting her extraordinary gift of intuition and foresight.
What is a ghost path? What is its sinister association with           Over the past 17 years, Colette has amassed an international
death? Explore the realm of spirit                                    client base that spans 29 countries, while offering astonish-
roads, found throughout Europe but                                    ing personal insights that many consider miraculous. She now
which are all but lost to the mod-                                    openly and generously shares that journey in Remembering the
ern psyche. In the UK, they appear                                    Future, which will not only leave you filled with hope and em-
mainly as corpse ways - routes that                                   powerment, but will guide you in rediscovering your magical gift
were used to convey the dead to                                       of intuition.
burial in medieval times. But they                                    Pb 256pp $24.95
also have a secret history of other
attributes. Some are supposedly
haunted; others have been associ-                                     Stories from the Other Side
ated with seership. A fascinating                                     Gordon Smith
glimpse into an almost forgotten                                      In his most intimate book to date, Gordon Smith shares his
aspect of the landscape.                                              experiences of growing up in Glasgow and his extraordinary life
April release - secure your copy now!                                 as a messenger for the spirit world. Travel with Gordon around
Pb 224pp $27.95                                                       the world as he connects the bereaved with the Other Side.
                                                                      Learn more about his work with celebrities and his experience
                                                                      of hauntings and ghosts. See the world as he sees it and under-
                                                                      stand more of his joy and pain as he has opened himself up to
                                                                      his amazing gift.
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  Health and Wellbeing                                                                  Chakra Mantras
                                                                                        Liberate Your Spiritual Genius Through Chanting
Walking Your Blues Away                                                                 Thomas Ashley-Farrand
                                                                                        Our exploration and understanding of our energy systems is one
How to Heal the Mind and Create Emotional Well-Being
Thom Hartmann                                                                           of the essential ingredients in living a
Most of us heal relatively rapidly from an injury or illness. Yet our                   balanced and harmonious life. There
minds and hearts often suffer for years with debilitating symptoms of                   is a wealth of information in Chakra
distress. But the key to healing them can be just a short walk away.                    Mantras and you are guided with an
Walking consciously, while holding a distressing thought in mind,                       easy style, illuminating stories and
can rapidly dissolve the rigidity of a traumatic memory or negative                     useful rituals. You are also shown
mind state, dispersing its unpleasant associations in as little as a half               how to correctly pronounce and
hour’s time. An incredibly simple but effective healing technique for                   use the mantras. This is not a one-
even chronic conditions. Pb 102pp $25.95                                                off read - you can access different
                                                                                        sections at different times, learning
                                                                                        and reaffirming as you go. A valuable
                                                                                        reference. Linda
Walking                                                                                 Pb 276pp $32.95
The Ultimate Exercise for Optimum Health
Andrew Weil M.D. & Mark Fenton
Dr. Andrew Weil joins Mark Fenton, the nation’s foremost expert on                      Arthritis
walking, for an invigorating 2-CD program that gives listeners all the                  Reverse underlying causes of arthritis with clinically proven alter-
tools needed to begin a daily walking practice. On Part One, Weil and                   native therapies
Fenton explain the proven ways in which walking helps you look and                      Ellen Kamhi Ph. D. & Eugene Zampieron, N.D.
feel younger, reduce stress, improve immune function and achieve                        In this indispensable reference guide,
your ideal weight. On Part Two, listeners get walking with a fully                      natural healing authorities Kamhi
programmable workout that features cadence cues and motivating                          and Zampieron present noninvasive,
tips for each phase. 2 CD set $38.95                                                    natural approaches for diagnosing,
                                                                                        treating and preventing arthritis
                                                                                        without the risk of pharmaceutical
Everything You Need to Know to Feel                                                     side effects. The book also includes
                                                                                        information on supplement therapy,
Go(o)d                                                                                  massage, reflexology, organ detoxi-
Candace Pert                                                                            fication regimes and immune system
Dr Candace Pert has discovered that, ultimately, all people really want                 boosters. There is also a fascinating
to know is how to feel good. Here she shares the answers she’s found,                   section on the link between leaky gut
both in the biomedical laboratory of mainstream science and in the                      syndrome and arthritis. A must for
laboratory of her own life. Her journey documents how mind, body,                       anyone seeking relief from this debilitating condition.
and spirit cannot be separated and shows that we’re hard-wired for                      Pb 387pp $34.95
bliss. Feeling good and feeling God, she says, are the same. A fascinat-
ing and practical guide to the body-mind connection.
Pb 287pp $26.95                                                                         Reiki Jin Kei Do
                                                                                        Steve Gooch
                                                                                        Many people are familiar with Reiki,
The Biology of Belief                                                                   one of the world’s fastest grow-
Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles                              ing therapeutic modalities. But not
Bruce Lipton                                                                            so many people are aware of the
Dr Bruce Lipton has been acclaimed as one of the most accessible                        spiritual depth and Buddhist roots
and knowledgeable voices of epigenetics, the revolutionary field that                   of this healing art. Reiki Jin Kei Do
shows how the energy of consciousness is as important in shaping                        strips away the modern clutter of
life as DNA and chemistry. In these three hours of CDs, Dr Lipton                       techniques and explores the spiritual
shows how environment - including our thoughts and emotions                             core of the system as a powerful
- controls the character of every cell, why the oft-dismissed placebo                   tool for enlightenment and personal
effect is really the most powerful healing tool we have - and much                      spiritual growth. Reiki Jin Kei Do
more. 3 CD set (180 minutes) $44.95                                                     is set to reshape the way we think
                                                                                        about Reiki. Pb 260pp $38.95

       You’ve seen The Secret, now make it work for you!
       A very powerful force is at work in your life. It’s called the Law of Attraction
       Right now, it is attracting people, jobs, situations and relationships in your life whether good
       or bad, whether wanted or unwanted.

                        Michael Losier is the Canadian bestselling author of the book “Law of Attraction”.
                        He can teach you how to use the Law of Attraction in all areas of your life so you
                        can have more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

                            Michael Losier’s Downunder Tour 10th-30th April 2007.                            Available from Adyar or buy it online:
                                   See for tour dates                

  Health and Wellbeing                                                           Yoga
The Big Book of Reiki Symbols                                                  Ashtanga Yoga
The Spiritual Tradition of Symbols and Mantras of the Usui System              Practice and Philosophy
of Natural Healing                                                             Gregor Maehle
Mark Hosak & Walter Lübeck                                                     Perth-based Gregor Maehle provides here the most thorough ex-
There are many books now available on Reiki, but this one is                   ploration of Ashtanga Yoga currently available. He explains the
unique. It provides a detailed ex-                                             fundamental techniques of breath, bandhas and drishti and makes
planation of the traditional Reiki                                             a comprehensive study of each posture of the Primary Series, com-
symbols and mantras, their spiritual                                           plemented by clear and informative anatomical illustrations, photos
traditions, their calligraphically                                             and descriptions. He also shows how minor adjustments can make a
correct spelling, and their meanings                                           big difference and how growth in one posture will benefit the execu-
and functions. The book serves as                                              tion of other postures. A valuable resource for all yoga teachers and
a standard guide on Reiki based on                                             practitioners. Pb 305pp $59.95
years of research and is supported
by experiences with thousands of                                               Teaching Yoga
students and individual sessions,
                                                                               Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship
offering the reader - whether a Reiki                                          Donna Farhi
Master or practitioner - a clear and                                           Drawing on decades of experience training yoga teachers, Donna
well-organized presentation of reiki                                           Farhi offers the first book to set professional standards for teaching
symbology. Pb 671pp $59.95                                                     yoga. A variety of topics are explored, including how to create healthy
                                                                               boundaries; the student-teacher relationship; how to create physical
The Power of Crystals                                                          and emotional safety for the student; what is a reasonable class size;
Edmund Harold                                                                  and how to conduct the business of teaching while upholding the
This is a fascinating study of the                                             integrity of yoga. A bonus CD features the author speaking about yoga
healing abilities of crystals. Not                                             ethics at a 2002 conference.
only does it cover topics such as                                              Pb 177pp $29.95
chakra balancing and cleansing
crystals but also provides useful
information on treating animals and                                            Yoga for Ideal Weight and Shape
plants. Anyone wanting to explore                                              Noa Belling
the world of crystals more deeply                                              Yoga for Ideal Weight and Shape will help you to achieve and maintain
will find intriguing theories about                                            the body shape that is best for you. For both beginners and advanced
the possibilities of using crystals for                                        practitioners, this book will show you how to harness the powerful
personal improvement. The author                                               weight-loss potential of yoga. Learn about your body type and the
has more than thirty years experi-                                             importance of the psychology of weight loss - could your mind be
ence as both a healer and teacher.                                             blocking you from losing kilos? Included are instructions, sessions for
Blye Pb 235pp $29.95                                                           slimming and bodytoning, and yoga flows in an illustrated format.
                                                                               Pb 152pp $24.95

Tranquil Garden CD
Margaret Munoz                                                                 Yogini
In our busy lives we rarely take the time to become deeply                     Women Visionaries of the Yoga World
relaxed. Relaxation strengthens the                                            Janice Gates
immune system, increases creativity,                                           Yogini is the first book to trace the rise of women teachers in modern
brings clarity of mind and helps us                                            yoga and offers insight and wisdom for women interested in integrat-
connect with our own inner wisdom.                                             ing yoga practice into their daily life. Filled with personal stories of
This beautiful CD - brought to you by                                          intention and intuition, and illustrated with photos of notable female
the author of The Power of Tapping                                             practitioners, Yogini is a spirited guide for the modern female adept,
- provides guided imagery and music                                            providing a fresh perspective on the yogic path. Includes contributions
designed to help you enter a state                                             from well-known women yoga teachers such as Donna Farhi and Shiva
of mind in which you become deeply                                             Rea plus others.
relaxed, enabling your body to restore and renew itself.                       Pb 160pp $39.95
CD $24.95

                                             A UTOBIOGRAPHY OF A Y OGI
                                                             Paramahans a               Yo g a n a n d a
                                                                                                                                                   account reads like an
                                                                                                                                                  adventure story while
                                            “Has changed the lives of millions.”                                                        answering vital questions about
                                                                                                     — YOGA MAGAZINE                    religion, God, yoga, higher
                                                      “This book is a must-read for the budding yogi, the spiritual veteran             consciousness, and the purpose
                                                                                                                                        of our existence.
                                                      looking for deeper understanding, and everyone in between.”
                                                                                                                                              604 pages, 53 photos
                                                                                                     — YOGI TIMES
                                                                                                                                              ISBN 978-0-87612-079-8
         Also available in quality paperback, hardcover, and audio editions.                                                     

                                                                     Poppy’s Tarot for the Workplace
Special Events                                                       Poppy
                                                                     Will I get that promotion? Should I take
                                    at Adyar                         that job offer? What will be my new career?
                                                                     Will I be retrenched? Poppy is a Sydney-
Mandalas:                                                            based author and writer who has developed
The Creative Principle, The Centre, The Now
Vivienne Cole                                                        a unique do-it-yourself system of fortune
                                                                     telling and is renowned for her accurate
                                                                     work with tarot card readings. Join her and
                                                                     see what your future holds. Poppy is giving
                                                                     readings with her new cards, Poppy’s Tarot
                                                                     in the Workplace.
                                                                     Sat 24 March - 11am to 2pm Free!

                                                                     Time for Tea
                                                                     Lindel Barker-Revell
                                                                     Discover the pure joy of reading tea leaves, and learning
                                                                     which teacups, teapots and teas to use. Enjoy a cup of tea
From ancient solar discs and feathered shields to rose               or two with Lindel Barker-Revell, author of Time for Tea,
windows and labyrinths, mandalas are found in every                  and learn how to create the perfect afternoon tea to cel-
culture. Learn about their power and use in psychology               ebrate your new talents with those you love. This gentle
and healing.                                                         art has been practiced for centuries and once you have
Experience a mandala meditation, and bring a pen and                 grasped the essentials you will be pleasantly surprised by
paper (and coloured pencils and pens if you have them)               how much you can see.
to create your own mandalas. Vivienne Cole produces the              Sat 28 April - 3.00 to 4.30pm
Colour-in Mandala Wish Cards.                                        Tickets are $5, which includes afternoon tea.
                                                                     Booking by Thurs 26 April is essential.
Sat 10 March - 11am to 12.30pm            Free!

 Inspiration                                                                                        Dreams
If You Fall                                                                                        Dream Language
It’s a New Beginning                                                                               Self-Understanding Through Imagery and Color
Karen Darke                                                                                        Robert J. Hoss
Paralysed while rock-climbing, Karen Darke had to struggle to                                      This book provides a fast and easy method for dream interpreta-
regain the will to live. She was drawn into the world of faith                                     tion by linking colour and visual
healing and spirit surgeons in the Brazilian jungle, and in test-                                  imagery in dreams to the activity of
ing their improbable claims she explored her own inner world                                       the sleeping brain. Sixteen dream
while regaining her confidence. She then escaped the city and                                      experts provide psychological and
embarked on an increasingly daring series of adventures by                                         physical evidence that dreams cre-
hand-cycle, ski and kayak around the world. This is an inspiring                                   ate their own logic - operating not
and energizing story about overcoming adversity and living your                                    with words but with visual images
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     countries. It encourages freedom of thought and expression, and welcomes to                      ing Library.
     membership those who are in sympathy with its three Objects, which are
                                                                                                      Adyar Lending Library has a unique collection of over
     1 to form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinc-
                                                                                                      13,000 books, periodicals, audio and video tapes, many of an
     tion of race, creed, sex, caste or colour;
                                                                                                      esoteric and spiritual nature. Included are topics such as theoso-
     2 to encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science;
                                                                                                      phy, religion, mysticism, yoga and gnosticism. There is a large
     3 to investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in the human
                                                                                                      reference section. Non-members of the Society are welcome to
                                                                                                      join the Library.
     The word ‘theosophy’ comes from the Greek ‘theosophia’ meaning ‘divine
                                                                                                      For more information contact The Blavatsky Lodge Office
     wisdom’ There can be various responses to the question: “What is theosophy?’.
                                                                                                      and the Adyar Library on the 3rd floor, 484 Kent St, Sydney NSW
     For example, it can be seen as a world view that gives meaning to life; as a
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     spiritual philosophy; as a way of life; as a way of service that leads to peace
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    Theosophical Society                             Selected Lodge Events                                             Every Friday night in March 2007
    Tuesday 20 March 2007, 2.30pm - PUBLIC LECTURE - Free Admission!                                                    What Is Enlightenment in 2007? Friday Forum
    at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St Sydney.                                                           evenings at 7.00pm, presented by Isira (2.3.07),
    ‘Pilgrim Without Boundaries’ by Dr Ravi Ravindra                                                                   by Bernie Prior (9.3.07), by Ken Wilber Group
    Professor of International Development Studies & Adjunct Professor of Physics, Dalhousie University,               (16.3.07) & by Andrew Cohen Group (23.3.07) &
    Halifax, Canada. Author of several books available at Adyar Bookshop. Lecture presented by The                     combined presentation (30.3.07).
    Theosophical Society in Australia
                                                                                                                       See flyers at Adyar Bookshop for programmes &
    What is a Pilgrim Soul? It is a soul that says ‘not yet’, that has a certain restlessness, a willingness           special events at the Sydney Branch of The Theo-
    to put up with some discomfort, a hunger for the unknown, a sense of inquiry, no fixed positions, a                sophical Society: Blavatsky Lodge, 484 Kent St.
    reverence for the journey, a willingness to be surprised.                                                          Sydney, near Town Hall.
    Please Call Blavatsky Lodge on (02) 9267 6955

    Theosophical Bookshelf
                                                                                                               Esoteric Christianity
Red Cactus                                                                                                     Annie Besant
The Life of Anna Kingsford                                                                                     Every great religion has hidden
Alan Pert                                                                                                      or esoteric teachings. In this clas-
Who was the real Anna Kingsford (1846-1888)? This beautiful and                                                sic work Annie Besant proves that
talented former president of the British Theosophical Society owned                                            Christianity is no different. Citing
a newspaper in London and attained a medical degree in Paris. She                                              examples from scriptures, non-
will long be remembered for her promotion of vegetarianism and                                                 canonical gospels and writings of
animal welfare, and her courage in exposing hypocrisy in a repressive                                          Church Fathers, Besant shows that
age. But did she kill two Frenchmen with mind power? Was her mind                                              Jesus’ closest followers had a deeper
controlled by a black magician? The answers lie in this fascinating                                            knowledge of spiritual matters
biography.                                                                                                     than the average adherent. These
Pb 231pp $39.95                                                                                                secrets were passed down within
                                                                                                               the Church hierarchy throughout the
                                                                                                               ages. Besant advocated that these
An Abridgement of The Secret Doctrine                                                                          mystical truths - or ‘Lesser Mysteries’ - be revealed to the world
H.P. Blavatsky                                                                                                 to assist its spiritual evolution.
The Secret Doctrine is a comprehensive survey of the origin of the                                             Pb 245pp $33.95
cosmos and the prehistory of humanity. Written more than 100 years
ago by the founder of the Theosophical Society, it anticipates the
discoveries of modern cosmology and sees further back into prehistory                                            We Buy & Sell Your Pre-
than modern evolutionary biology. A brilliant synthesis of religion,
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                                           Adyar Breakfast Club
                                       This is a unique opportunity to hear exceptional speakers and
                                     authors. Start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast and an
                                                             inspirational talk at Adyar Bookshop.

                                     Wednesday 14 March, 7.30 to 8.45am
                                     The Singing Sanctuary
                                     Internationally acclaimed award-winning crime novelist, Gabrielle Lord,
                                     and singer, songwriter and teacher, Trisha Watts, have created an exquisite
                                     collection of prayers and meditations and an accompanying CD of beautiful
                                     chants. Sanctuary: Where Heaven Touches Earth is the result of facilitating
                                     a monthly meditation group based on the music of Taize and Iona. Enjoy
                                     beautiful singing from a live choir and hear the story of how reflection and
                                     singing has impacted on the authors’ lives.
   Lord                              Tickets are $20 each, which includes breakfast.
                  Trisha Watts       Booking by Monday 12 March is essential.

                                     Wednesday 18 April, 7.30 to 8.45am
                                     Sacred Love
                                     ‘Love is cumulative. It’s what you do moment by moment, day by day, week
                                     by week that matters,’ says Christopher Walker, author of Sacred Love. This
                                     down-to-earth Australian consults to people and organizations worldwide
                                     on improved relationships, health and lifestyle, and spends three months of
                                     every year in the Himalayas taking people on sacred journeys. We mistake
                                     possessing people with loving them, he says, and believe that being with
       Christopher Walker            someone while we are busy doing something else, like talking on a mobile, is
                                     romantic. Discover the simple ways to create a truly sacred love.
                                     Tickets are $20 each, which includes breakfast.
                                     Booking by Monday 16 April is essential.

                                     Wednesday 16 May, 7.30 to 8.45am
                                     The Wild Child Story
                                     Leanne Preston grew up in the bush, left school at 15 and married young.
                                     But when her marriage broke down she was faced with the daunting task of
                                     raising three children on her own. With no job and little money the turning
                                     point came in 1997 when she came up with a natural remedy for her daugh-
                                     ter’s nits, and as a result her company, Wild Child, was born. Today Wild
                                     Child natural products are manufactured and distributed all over the world.
                                     Hear Leanne Preston’s amazing story which she describes in her new book
                                     Leanne Preston and the Wild Child Story, and her most recent discovery
                                     which could even revolutionise the treatment of malaria in the third world.
                                     Tickets are $20 each, which includes breakfast.
            Leanne Preston           Booking by Monday 14 May is essential.

                The authors’ books will be available on the day and they will be happy to sign copies for you.

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