February 2021: Finished sending out the advance copies of Divine Fire to those who have helped the book to happen.
1st January 2021: Happy New Year to everyone!
Looking back now, December 2020 was quite a month.
The postman brought a very special parcel. Now OMP had posted a parcel of advance copies of Divine Fire, but it wasn’t that, that was yet to arrive. It was this huge crystal skull. Huge and very beautiful. You will see why I got it in a minute.
1st December 2020: I find Divine Fire is now available on Amazon in ebook form, and the glossy paperback will be out in March 2021. That was today’s good news, and then I found another 5 star review had been posted in the US for Holy Ice, containing the astonishing request for a book about working with crystal skulls and crystals. Well it astonished me – but it is a logical next step – a very big thank you goes to “Altai” for that. A new book to write would explain why I’ve been guided to collect crystal skulls recently – so I’m all set to research COSMIC CRYSTALS and how to work with them in 2021. But let’s go back and look at what happened in the autumn….
I have often felt there is a crystal skull trapped inside this beautiful quartz, but alas! I have no way to liberate it. However, this crystal does have a consciousness that I have been able to contact, and that points to it making an awesome skull. The liveliest of my carved skulls at the moment is Ara-po, a cheeky little sandstone skull from http://www.crystalskulls.com. Sandstone is not an obvious choice for a skull, but ever since childhood I have felt a strange affinity for it. Ara-po arrived in October.
While I was scrolling through the website’s offerings, he jumped out at me. There were other sandstone skulls, but he was the one I had to have. He is not for scrying, but more for communicating with the elemental levels of life. It was the afternoon of Halloween when he arrived, and he’s already been in the sea, soaked up the light of a blue moon and made it clear he wants to visit ancient stone circles. Looking ahead to 2021, I’m anticipating some adventures with this skull, and hoping to learn something at the circles.
It all began as I was drifting off to sleep one night in October, wondering when my newly purchased skull would arrive – when he butted into my thoughts. I could picture him quite clearly. He announced his name, told me he was going to be a further week in the post, and stipulated that as soon as he arrived he wanted to go down to the beach where I live. He wanted to meet the local grey sandstone rocks there that form the rock pools, and then he had something to tell the sea (!). Later, I learned that when I saw him on the screen there was an instant energy connection between us, and he’d sensed the sea in my aura – the vision of the sea imprinted there by Sha Na Ra during my sitting with Sha in 1998.
Well, I believe there is a consciousness that flows through the skulls, linking both ancient and modern, and that there is a network of subtle energy around the planet that they resonate with. So perhaps he did….
On Halloween he’d gone into the sea at sunset, and a few gentle waves had lapped around him – and then I’d had a heart-stopping moment because suddenly the tide turned and aggressively flooded in. I nearly lost him! Goodness alone knows what he’d said to the sea.
Three weeks later on 20th November 2020, Tracy Queen, who has the beautiful shop The Crystal Tree, held a live event on Facebook selling gorgeous crystal carvings. It is always uplifting to see crystals, but there was a quartz skull the same size as Ara-po that I fell for. While sorting out the postal address afterwards, Tracy said it was a bossy little skull, because it wanted to be posted straight away. That’s when I knew it would be the perfect partner for my bossy little Ara-po. They will be visiting the stone circles of Britain together. I’m hoping Ara-po will talk to the stones and that the quartz will amplify his efforts.
The large skull above, the one that joined me at the start of December, also came from The Crystal Tree. It took me several days to tease out her name. I had been hoping for something short and snappy, but she wasn’t having any of that. Eventually I was informed her name is Moon-over-the-waters-of-life, and I was given a hand movement (a mudra) to go with the name. Then she asked for a cushion; she put a picture of it in my mind, and I searched the internet to find it. A Tibetan singing bowl cushion matched the description perfectly, red and with the exact gold trim she’d requested. You can see her sitting on it in the photo!
Not all skulls are this lively, and even lively ones have dormant periods. Crystals experience time differently than we do. A human life is so short to a crystal, “like the shadow of a cloud passing,” is how the large quartz that’s with me in the photo above put it. Crystals can be nearly as old as Earth. They have a dreaming consciousness bound within their crystal walls which we can tap into during meditation, but when carved into skulls their energies wake up and radiate outwards. It’s all in the shape. That’s the magic of the crystal skulls. And it holds true for both ancient and modern carvings.
9th November 2020: First photo of me with Holy Ice.
I’m looking happy because it has been a long road to get to this point. It was way back in 2007 when the first Atlantean regressions were done. If I’d joined Facebook before I’d finished the books they may never have been written – hours just evaporate when I’m on Facebook! But the upside is that it’s enabled me to make friends with other crystal skull people in the UK, Australia, Mexico and the US.
You can clearly see the 17 crystal skulls bracelet I’m wearing, but the book is hiding the necklace I made from 13 quartz crystal skull beads strung with river pearls, (see it on page 9). The ring and choker are Larimar, the blue Atlantis stone. I have been fascinated by Atlantis since I was a child, and that is where the first chapters take you.
November 2020: There is a deep and thoughtful review of Holy Ice on Goodreads now, and a total of five reviews on Amazon. All give the book 5 stars. A big thank you to everyone who has posted them.
October 2020: Divine Fire has appeared on Ozark Mountain Publishing’s website, and they are taking advance orders for the paperback edition. That’s a good sign. Could be coming soon.
7th September 2020: Bless the skull guardian who posted a 5 star review for Spiritual Gold on Amazon.co.uk. I really appreciate the time and trouble that goes into writing reviews, they are life blood for a book – and besides it always cheers me to hear from people. On the 18th September the same lovely lady posted a 5 star review for Holy Ice. I’m hoping it will inspire others.
End of August 2020: I was delighted to find that Amazon.com had received the very first review for Holy Ice (5 stars!) – a very big thank you to WhiteWolf who posted that in the US.
Start of August 2020: The first copies of Holy Ice have been sold in the US.
End of July: Someone emailed to ask how I came by the title. The full story is in the book, but basically the term “Holy Ice” is inspired by an ancient legend. The legend has it that long ago when the gods looked down on Earth they saw terrible wars and fighting. They weremoved to shed tears of compassion for mankind. The tears fell to Earth and froze, forming quartz crystals – and this is the “holy ice” from which the ancient crystal skulls were formed. The skulls are here to help heal humankind, and the book is about the skulls, as seen through the lens of past life memories.
There was an earlier book by Frank Dorland that also used the same title, but sadly it has been out of print for a long time now. A great pity, because you just can’t have too many books about the skulls – the world needs more!!!
June 2020: Holy Ice is first listed on Amazon.com, for pre-orders. It will be sent out in August. (Not available in the UK until the end of September.)
June 2020: My ten advance copies of Holy Ice arrive, and are promptly sent out as gifts to thank those who have helped. This includes Bill Homann and Michele Nocerino who kindly gave me photos of their ancient crystal skulls, and Grace and MD at http://www.crystalskulls.com who helped me get in touch with them, (and also kindly mentioned my book in their website’s newsletter later that summer).
May 2020: I have just been sent a preview of book 3’s cover.
April 2020: Holy Ice is a step nearer. I have been sent the final proof to check over. Not long now!
March 2020: Due to the Coronavirus lockdown the very last Phoenix Probe conference was cancelled. I had been looking forward to selling my books there and meeting people, but although that’s not possible I want to say a big thank you to Sam Wright for holding the conferences over the years. Sam has seen me demonstrate past life therapy, and attended talks I have given elsewhere. The first must have been 25 years ago at the Mind, Body, Spirit exhibition at GMex, when I lived in Manchester.
This is a photo taken just before my talk at the autumn conference. I am looking happy – I love past lives and inner world work, and it was a wonderful opportunity for me to share the research I have done for my books.
28th September 2019: Selling my books at the Phoenix Probe autumn conference. I met some lovely people. My talk on the Sunday was very well received and it was a great weekend.
September 3rd: Just got a preview of the book cover for Holy Ice. Fabulous!
July 9th: Tonight I sent the editor the last changes for Holy Ice. I am so looking forward to seeing the proof copy when the book designer puts the illustrations in.
July 3rd: Did a podcast for Paranormal Gumbo in the US today. You can see it on YouTube, it’s Episode 6, and they put it out as Part 1 and Part 2.
June 1st: Through answering a reader’s question concerning the last chapter in Spiritual Gold I have just learned that Cygnus Review (for Spring 2019) has given my book a wonderful review! I was so thrilled to find this out. What an amazing year this is turning out to be. See it on https://cygnusreview.com (The reader’s question concerned the crystals placed in our bodies as we were turned into the “Guardians Through Time” for the Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx. The crystals had been programmed and were part of the energy work designed to bind our spiritual bodies to the place, they were to enhance the magic used by the priests to claim us for their purpose.)
May 2nd: I have just signed the contract for book 3, Divine Fire. Dreams really can come true.
The April/May 2019 issue of Nexus magazine has a wonderful review of Spiritual Gold.
March 23/24th 2019: Selling my books at the Phoenix Probe conference near Blackpool. I will be a speaker at the next one in September.
CRYSTAL SKULLS: Some of the lovely pictures that will be illustrating Holy Ice:
March 2019: I’ve nearly finished work on two extra chapters for book 2, concerning a life lived at the time of King Arthur. It was a heartbreaking life but brought a great deal of knowledge.
February 28th 2019: The March/April issue of Kindred Spirit magazine is out now, and it carries my article ACCESSING THE SECRETS OF TIME, all about the benefits and healing power of looking at our happy and fulfilled past lives. It includes a short meditation so you can see yourself in a happy past life.
January 22nd 2019: Today I signed the contract for Book 2. So I’m delighted to be able to tell you Holy Ice will be out in 2020.
January 11th 2019: My publishers, Ozark Mountain Publishing, arranged an interview for me with Kevin Moore on The Moore Show, which you can watch on YouTube now. What a lovely man. The interview is 55 minutes long and first aired on January 15th titled: Who are we? Why are we here? What is it all about? There were nearly 2,000 views in the first 2 days alone! It was very exciting watching the numbers climb, it was a joy replying to comments, and to those lovely people who emailed me through the contact page on this web site. I think this is going to be quite a year!
November 2018: Wrote an article for the March/April 2019 issue of Kindred Spirit magazine which is out on 28th February. The article is on the magic of our happy and fulfilled past lives, and includes a meditation to view one of your own.
Tuesday November 20th 2018: book talk in Whitley Bay library.
Reviews: there is a lovely in depth review of Spiritual Gold on Goodreads, 4 short ones on Amazon.co.uk. and 1 on Amazon.com. All give 5 stars.
I have been asked a question about page 14. There is no missing text – the gap at the bottom of the page is there purely because the illustration you can see on page 15 was too large to fit at the bottom of page 14.
25th October 2018: Deep Books, the official supplier for the UK, received their first consignment. Deep Books supplies UK bookshops. If you do not see my book on the shelves you can order it at the counter! At this point it has been exactly 11 years since I first started researching and writing the trilogy. At the time I had no idea it would take so long, or involve so much work, that there would be so many different drafts…. I can remember thinking, “Oh, about 18 months…..”
25th September 2018: Spiritual Gold was released in the UK on Amazon.co.uk
August 2018: Spiritual Gold was released in America and Canada, both the book and the ebook version.
Autumn 2007: the journey began… Veronica Fyland began working with me on the regression sessions, helping me uncover the material I would write up for the books. I love being regressed – and I have learned so much from accessing my far memories with her help. We began by exploring past lives that were holding the memories needed for Holy Ice. Later we researched for Divine Fire, and then we turned our attention to Spiritual Gold. Although this is the first book, I’d left this part of my work to the last because I knew roughly what was going to go here; I had already accessed some of the lives years earlier. The Spiritual Gold material is very beautiful, but Holy Ice and Divine Fire were more exciting to work on for me personally because I had no idea what I was going to discover.
Every regression session is always a step into the unknown.
I was about ten years old, if that, when I first realized I had a book to write. There was an actual moment while I was in a classroom at school that the realization dawned, but back then I had no idea what the book would be about. Years later, after studying art and becoming an art teacher, I became interested in healing. This led on to my training as a past life therapist during the 1980s. Interesting material about past lives began to pile up, but without direction or a theme there was no clear place to start, and no order as to to what might be included. But then – just as before – there came an actual moment when the title, structure and plan for the contents just fell into my mind. I regard both events as interventions from my higher self. The title I had been given, Spiritual Gold, Holy Ice, Divine Fire, was way more beautiful than anything I would have come up with. I wrote it as just one book, but the publishers returned my manuscript and told me it was much more than one book… and the rest is history: it is three books now!