After studying for an art degree at Middlesex University, Sarah Bartlett went on to become a consultant astrologer, acquiring the Diploma in Psychological Astrology, an in-depth three-year professional training program that cross-fertilizes the fields of astrology, mythology, and humanistic and transpersonal psychology. She is the author of twenty nonfiction books, including the best-selling Mythology Bible and A Brief History of Angels and Demons.
The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols
From 17,000-year-old shamanic cave paintings at Lascaux, France, to the ancient Egyptian mysteries of Isis and the strange runic inscriptions of the Vikings, the desire to harness these unseen magical powers has inspired, baffled, and seduced people everywhere. The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols brings to light the secrets and intrigues that surround each mysterious object and the beliefs of the people who used them, and highlights how to decode their signs and symbols.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 242 x 182 mm | 256 Pages |
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have felt compelled to engage with, understand, and control the universe. From 17,000-year-old shamanic cave paintings at Lascaux, France, to the ancient Egyptian mysteries of Isis and the strange runic inscriptions of the Vikings, the desire to harness these unseen magical powers has inspired, baffled, and seduced people everywhere.
Organized thematically into four chapters—The Natural World, The Divine World, Signs and Systems, and The Mystic World—The Secrets of the Universe in 100 Symbols is a beautifully illustrated compendium of 100 diverse arcane objects, emblems, and icons that provide insight into and understanding of the mysteries of the universe. From the Aztec Calendar Stone and the Spear of Destiny to magic circles and Navaho sand paintings, each relic, representation, and code is presented and analyzed in detail to reveal the beliefs and practices of past civilizations. Astrologist Sarah Bartlett also explores what signs and symbols disclose about the deities worshipped by our ancestors, from creator gods and mother goddesses to Norse, Inca, and Hindu gods. Engaging and informative text brings to light the secrets and intrigues that surround each mysterious object and the beliefs of the people who used them, and highlights how to decode their signs and symbols.
Healthy and Heartwise, October 2015
“From the evil eye, swastikas and dragons to the Fibonacci fractals, the author decodes what each means, and their intriguing potential to help make sense of our own lives”
The West Australian, July 2015
“a rich anthropological smorgasbord. As much as it is informative”
Cosmopolitan, July 2015
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Wellbeing Review, June 2015
“A wonderful, engaging read for the curious”
Good Reading, May 2015
“a fascinating tour of how humans have expressed themselves”
Weekend Australian, May 2015
”Uniquely conceived and well-illustrated”
The Daily Telegraph, May 2015
“This beautifully illustrated book introduces the reader to many of the most commonly used symbols across different cultures”
Ladies in Racing, May 2015
“Clearly explains the language and meaning of all the symbols that have mattered to us over time”
Illuminating Wisdom brings art and wisdom together in a beautiful celebration of some of the world’s most inspiring philosophical, spiritual and literary quotes.
Approximately 80 quotes have been drawn from some of the great wisdom and literary traditions of both East and West, as well as from inspiring people throughout history noted for their practical wisdom. These quotes have been set to exquisite calligraphy by Deirdre Hassed, a leading professional calligrapher, in a range of styles — from the traditional to the contemporary, and making use of many and varied techniques such as gilding, collage, work on glass, letterpress and linoprinting.
Accompanying each artwork is text by Craig Hassed, an international expert in mindfulness, that provides background on the quote’s author, explores the wisdom tradition to which it belongs, and offers deep insight into the meaning of the quote. The result is a book that is both a work of art and a collection of wisdom that will educate and inspire.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback, Case with Jacket | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | 160 Pages |
Many baby boomers are seeking to stay in the workforce longer and are looking for satisfying, fulfilling jobs. This book is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job most likely to give job satisfaction and success. It sets out how older workers are often valued in the workplace because of their experience, skills, reliability and sense of responsibility before going on to show how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers.
Specimen résumés are included in the book and are available for download as templates from the linked website. Job seekers can almost guarantee getting a good job quickly if they follow the author’s recipe for success!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 352 Pages |
Sir Geoffrey Cox described Sidi Rezegh, fought during Operation Crusader in Libya over November and December 1941, as ‘the forgotten battle of the Desert War’. The objective of Crusader was to retake Cyrenaica, the eastern region of Libya, and ultimately drive the Italians and Germans out of North Africa. The campaign also involved British and South African troops, and did achieve the badly needed relief of Tobruk.
Despite the New Zealand Division’s major role, and the importance of this campaign in achieving British victory in North Africa, it has largely been neglected by historians, failing to receive as much attention as Crete, El Alamein or Cassino. Yet more New Zealand soldiers were killed or taken prisoner during Crusader than in any other campaign fought by ‘the Div’ during the war.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 240 Pages |
Forget the bungee jumps, skydives, jet boats and numerous other things Kiwis have invented to get visitors excited here, New Boots in New Zealand is a whole other adventure. Sick of being stuck in a London office where the furthest she had to walk was to the drink machine, author Gillian Orrell decided to escape city life to tackle New Zealand’s nine Great Walks.
New Boots in New Zealand is her humorous and highly enjoyable first-hand account of walking the nine Great Walks solo within a matter of months. In it you’ll discover much about New Zealand’s rugged and unforgiving landscapes whilst learning additional facts, anecdotes and insights into New Zealand’s culture, history and peoples.
Discover all nine Great Walks: Milford, Routeburn, Abel Tasman, Kepler, Heaphy, Whanganui River, Lake Waikaremoana, Tongariro and Rakiura.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8 ⅓ x 5 ⅓ Inches | Maps + Colour Photographs | 328 Pages |