Watkins Picks for September
We have a huge variety of books handpicked by our staff just for you this September. From learning to control your experiences and reality, the exploration of the psyche of “the outsider”, practical instructions for those starting their biodynamic gardens, a ‘do it yourself’ guide to fermentation, and finally, learning all about subtle energies and how they affect your everyday life.
The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching The Life You Know (Jane Roberts): Jane Roberts brings practical advise to show readers that they possess the hidden powers to change their lives for the better. By learning how to control their experiences they can then create a new, fulfilling reality for themselves.
Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Soul (Ram Dass): For over five decades, Ram Dass has ventured across the globe, into the depths of consciousness, and along the path of service to others. With Polishing the Mirror he pulls together his most essential practise-based guidance for living in the present. You will find buckets of wisdom, humour, teachings and stories, as well as spiritual practises. For those both familiar and new to Ram Dass’ teachings, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer’s complete guide for polishing the mirror of the soul, discovering who we are and why we are here, and reflecting fully the light of our true nature.
Life Force: Sensed Energy in Breathwork, Psychedelia and Chaos Magic (David Lee): This book explores the subtle energy that surrounds us in the universe. Life Force explains techniques which enable you to explore and celebrate feelings that are undeniably from these subtle energies. It allows you to find the best way for you to experience, cultivating and manipulating these subtle energies. It is about learning new languages, the languages of breath and energy-sensing.
The Library At Night (Alberto Manguel): Inspired by creating his personal library in his 15th Century home in France, Manguel took up the subject of the library. He wrote “Libraries have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I’ve been seduced by their labyrinthine logic”. This book explores the captivating meditation on the meaning of libraries. From Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world, from China and Rome to Google, he conducts a unique library tour that extends from his childhood bookshelves to the ‘complete’ libraries of the Internet.
The Outsider (Colin Wilson): A instant hit from 1956, The Outsider explores the psyche of the Outsider, through the works of of various artists, including Kafka, Camus, Hemingway, Hesse, Lawrence, Van Gogh, Shaw, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky and what their effect on society was, and how society ultimately effected them.
A Biodynamic Manual: Pracitcal Instructions for Farmers and Gardeners (Pierre Masson): If you want to broaden your gardening techniques, then this book is perfect for you. From detailed, illustrated manuals about biodynamic farming, this book will help you choose the best seeds, find out which natural products are most effective, managing the health of your plants and so much more. It is an invaluable guide for all biodynamic growers.
The Art of Fermentation: An In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World (Sandor Ellix Katz): The most comprehensive DIY guide to fermentation ever published. Sandor Ellix boils down the processes into readable chunks for the everyday fermentor, all the while not excluding those who are experienced in the practise. Most of all this is primarily a compendium of practical information how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more.
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