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The Secret Testament of Julian   The Secret Testament of Julian
Simon Parke

Julian of Norwich was the first woman in the world to write a book in English, and yet had largely disappeared from view until her rediscovery during the… more
Another Bloody Retreat: Abbot Peter's desert years   Another Bloody Retreat: Abbot Peter's desert years
Simon parke

‘What was it like in the desert, abbot?’ asks Rosemary. And, in a way, this book is his answer. more
The Psychic and the Spiritual: What is the Difference?   The Psychic and the Spiritual: What is the Difference?
John White

An ancient insight about higher human development states very simply: psychic development is not the same as spiritual growth. In the course of one’s spiritual… more
A Dog's View of Love, Life, and Death   A Dog's View of Love, Life, and Death
J. R. Archer

In "A Dog's View of Love, Life, and Death," Human beings, thinking they know the answers to many of life’s big questions, continue to make the same mistakes… more
The Severed Breast   The Severed Breast
Stafford Betty

The queen of the great Chola Empire has taken the tall, light-skinned saint from the mysterious West for her guru and, as if predestined by some primordial… more
The Imprisoned Splendor   The Imprisoned Splendor
Stafford Betty

A nationally celebrated but self-absorbed philosophy professor finds himself very much alive following a fatal plane crash in an afterlife world he was… more
The Death of Ivan Ilyich   The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Leo Tolstoy

The Death of Ivan Ilyich is Tolstoy's attack on the smug satisfaction of a middle and upper-class population, who in his mind live artificial meaningless… more
Resurrection   Resurrection
Leo Tolstoy

Published in 1900, Resurrection is Tolstoy’s final large-scale novel. It’s a morally-driven tale of personal redemption, featuring fewer characters… more
Work While Ye Have the Light   Work While Ye Have the Light
Leo Tolstoy

‘Work while ye have the light,’ is Tolstoys fictional Christian tale, set in the 1st century AD. more
Spiritual World   Spiritual World
Kahlil Gibran

This edition of Kahlil Gibran's works includes The Prophet, The Forerunner, The Madman and Sand and Foam. more
23 Tales   23 Tales
Leo Tolstoy

In this book, we see Tolstoy’s love of the short story, whether for children or adults; and witness the secret of simplicity and transparency of style,… more
The Forerunner   The Forerunner
Kahlil Gibran

The Forerunner is a collection of parables and aphorisms, which in true Eastern style draws on a world of kings, hermits, saints, slaves, deserts, animals… more
Jesus the Son of Man   Jesus the Son of Man
Kahlil Gibran

For Kahlil Gibran, re-telling the story of Jesus had been the ambition of a lifetime. He wanted tell the story as no one had told it before. With Jesus… more
The Madman   The Madman
Kahlil Gibran

One of Kahlil Gibran's first books in English, The Madman is a collection of parables and aphorisms, which in true Eastern style draws on a world of kings,… more
Sand and Foam   Sand and Foam
Kahlil Gibran

Sand and Foam is a collection of parables and aphorisms, which in true Eastern style draws on a world of kings, hermits, saints, slaves, deserts, animals… more
The Prophet   The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet, which was to become enduringly popular, is a prose piece which is partly auto-biographical. Gibran said that ‘the whole prophet is saying… more
 
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“Children and the Light” by Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick – ALF Rose had this experience many years ago when he was ill with pneumonia as a young child of four or five. Suddenly I was out of my body and floating near the top of the window in my bedroom. I could see myself in bed and my mother kneeling at the side of the bed. She was crying and looked very distressed. I gazed at this scene for a little while and remember that I didn't feel any emotion at all and was completely indifferent to what I saw. Without any warning at all I was travelling very swiftly through a dense forest. Read here
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