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AN ILLUSION OF MAYA (my first novel)
Jay and Maya had been lovers and soulmates for what seemed like forever. Their love had burned brightly for centuries, from the barren, windswept sand dunes of 15th Century Middle Eastern deserts to the bustling streets of modern day India, but their memories of those ancient lives were shrouded in the mists of time… only revealed fleetingly during their passionate lovemaking when they became one and a doorway opened to other incarnations.
Jay didn’t want to leave Maya, but he felt that he needed solitude to recover the memories and to find his own enlightenment, the only thing more important to him than her. He takes refuge in the strange and reclusive subculture of long session carp fishing on the beautiful green banks of English lakes where, in the dreaming body, he expands his consciousness and finds solutions to puzzles he didn’t even know existed…
Along the way he meets and telepathically connects with fascinating beings, human, animal and multi-dimensional, who all help to take him a little closer to his goal… the goal that was there all along if he could only be still and let it reveal itself.
Jay started to suspect that his own awakening was actually closely connected with Maya’s, but she had disappeared into the vastness of India, so how was he going to track her down? And what clues would he get from another beautiful, mysterious woman from their dim and distant pasts whose appearance throws his heart into a turmoil and sheds light on a shocking secret hidden for 500 years?
COMMENTS ABOUT AN ILLUSION OF MAYA:
“An Illusion of Maya is an extraordinary tale well written by somebody who appears to know what he’s talking about. The result is a very engaging read.” – Paddy Webb in Carp-Talk.
“I had no sleep until the book was finished. The storyline is brilliant – not often do I read a book and can’t wait until I get to the next page. This book is highly recommended and has joined my top ten favourite books.” – Stuart Gillham.
“Captivating and enthralling; I couldn’t put it down. It took me on many pathways and journeys. It’s really thought provoking and beautifully written.” – Tony Cliff on Amazon.
“A really entertaining read. If you’re looking for something a little different then this is the book for you. Written by a writer rather than an angler, it is an easy and eloquent read. It really builds to a good ending.” – Anon – Freebird website.
“This is a beautiful and mystical book. I was taken to places I did not expect. I laughed and I openly wept! Never has any book had such an emotional effect on me.” – Anon – Freebird website.
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Arthritis – The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (Healing The Pain Of Psoriatic And Rheumatoid Arthritis And How Autoimmunity Can Heal Your Body And Soul)
This covers Phil’s story of the onset of symptoms, the despair and pain that followed, the frustrations with the doctors’ ineffective chemical approaches, and finally finding success through diet, lifestyle and emotional balancing. There are many laughs, and a wealth of practical advice on subjects seldom touched such as ketosis, cold thermogenesis, light cycles and delving into the real causes – our myriad ways of not loving ourselves, which eventually manifests in disease as the body follows suit. It’s a tale of discovery, failures, successes, awakenings and ultimate surrender. It’s like no other story of recovery that you have ever read.
This is a book I wrote while I was running a gym back in the 90s. It was inspired by Dr. John Douillard’s work in the field of exercise and Ayurveda. I also included advice on weight training and diet, based on my experiences as a personal trainer and the abbreviated training routines made popular by Stuart McRobert in his Hardgainer magazine, which I used to write for. I have recently updated it considerably to include paleo theories, so important in my own healing and which correspond so well to Ayurvedic principles, and certain advice I wish I’d had that might have kept me from getting ill. With this book and our links page, you will have all you need to get healthy and conditioned and stay there easily.
Pure Activity is all about making the experience of the often boring and unpleasant tasks of exercise and correct eating far more smooth and fulfilling, and above all revealing the secrets of how YOU can develop your intuition to know what’s best for you in all areas of health, at any particular time. In the book you will learn how certain foods affect the body – not any old body, but YOUR body. Discover how the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda has categorised body types for many centuries, and when you identify your own body type, you will be able to understand exactly how each food affects your own unique physiology, giving you a system to keep your body in perfect health through all the changes of circumstance and seasons that life throws at us.
This is not a diet book, but a way to educate you to listen to your body and eat the best food for YOU at any given time – something no orthodox off-the-shelf diet plan could ever do. Some foods are good at some times, but not others, and this is the key – there is no ‘right and wrong’, but ‘balance and imbalance’, and this book will show you how to finally understand what is needed to have you enjoying the healthiest and most balanced body you could ever dream of.
On the exercise side, the aim is very similar – to give you a system, applicable to all sports and exercise, offering you the understanding and knowledge to create the exact routine that your body needs, all the while practising ancient techniques that turn the usual grind of exercise into a blissful, joyful and empowering experience. This will allow you to attain your best ever performance with minimal impact on the body’s systems, keeping you active for your whole life.
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