Watkins Title Featured in The Edge Magazine’s Spring Picks

The editors of The Edge have assembled a juicy collection of the best new Body Mind Spirit books of the season. There’s something for everyone here: diet and nutrition, mindful running, shamanism, psychedelics, New Thought, yoga, non-dualism, and body work. We’re delighted that they have selected Christine Bailey’s Brain Boost Diet. Another book that stands…

The Shadow that Seeks the Sun: An Excerpt

We’re super-excited to be publishing this delicious memoir from Ray Brooks. Like all great memoirs, it reads like a novel, but it’s 100% true! “I am God. Give me one hundred rupees!” An ash-smeared sadhu stood in front of me, his brass pot thrust under my nose. “You must be kidding, baba.”* “Yes, sir,” he…

Boost your Immunity with Turquoise

Gem therapists, Simon and Sue Lily, offer 45 crystal healing remedies in their beautifully illustrated book, The Practical Guide to Crystal Healing. ($15.95, 978-1-78678-096-6) With cold and flu season upon us, here’s a quick lesson on enhancing immunity with Turquoise. For correct nutritional and immune function, we rely on the body’s ability to distinguish between…

A Tarot for Spiritual Seekers

David Fontana (1934-2010) was a British psychologist inspired by the work of the great intellectual pioneer Carl Jung. His tarot deck has appeared in various editions from Watkins, most recently packaged as The Wisdom Seeker’s Tarot. Fontana’s purpose in creating the deck was to play-up the personal development dimension of the system and play-down the…

The Warrior of Love

Guest post from James Cowan Shems of Tabriz was a spiritual iconoclast. He willfully broke down forms. He delighted in confrontation, in the use of shock tactics. In the process, he released powerful forces of love within the breast of Rumi whose sensibilities were over-turned. He became a new man who used the reality if…