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Watkins Mind Body Spirit

A quarterly magazine published by London's oldest esoteric bookshop. We cover a full range of subjects from contemporary spirituality to self development and mysticism to perennial wisdom.

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Watkins Publishing reflects the development of spiritual thinking and new science over the past 120 years. We remain at the cutting edge, committed to publishing books that change lives.

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  • Watkins Mind Body Spirit - Subscription

    Watkins Mind Body Spirit is a quarterly magazine published by Watkins Books in London. For delivery in the UK, choose "free shipping" at the checkout (there's a one-off postage fee for the rest of the world).

    *NEW* UK readers can visit DIRECT DEBIT subscriptions page to pay with DIrect Debit, so that your subscription will renew at the same great rate each year

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  • Watkins Mind Body Spirit, Spring 2017 (issue 49)

    Watkins' Mind Body Spirit dates back to 1893, when John Watkins published his first volume of the Book-Notes, which included book reviews, occult news and excerpts from recommended books. Published quarterly by Watkins Books in London, the magazine, like the famous bookshop, aims to cover all esoteric ideas and spiritual paths from A to Z. Every issue presents the most anticipated book releases and articles by the world-renowned MBS authors. Learn More

  • Star Magic: The Wisdom of the Constellations for Pagans and Wiccans

    Take a fresh look at the constellations and learn how to tap into their energy for divination, ritual, magic, astral travel, and psychic work. Go beyond moon magic and astrology to rediscover the power within the constellations of the entire night sky. Exploring the stars throughout the course of the Wheel of the Year, Star Magic shows you how to identify the changing constellations with instructions and illustrations. Along with describing the fundamentals of energy work and techniques for engaging with star energy, Sandra Kynes helps you discover the myths and magic of more than fifty constellations and asterisms with this new approach to Pagan and Wiccan ritual and magic. Learn More

  • The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

    Published in its entirety, Frida Kahlo's amazing illustrated journal documents the last ten years of her turbulent life. These passionate, often surprising, intimate records, kept under lock and key for some 40 years in Mexico, reveal many new dimensions in the complex personal life of this remarkable Mexican artist. The 170-page journal contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams--many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera--along with 70 mesmerizing watercolor illustrations. The text entries, written in Frida's round, full script in brightly colored inks, make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read. Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than 35 operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of 18. This intimate portal into her life is sure to fascinate fans of the artist, art historians, and women's culturalists alike. Learn More

  • Mysterium Artorius: Arthurian Grail Glastonbury Studies

    Mysterium Artorius is a historical and cultural esoteric extravaganza introducing and evoking Arthur and the Grail through the magic of the landscape and the sensibilities of artists and mystics from the ancient to the modern world. Featuring places physical and fabled: Glastonbury, Tintagel, Hyperborea, Shambhala, Wewelsburg, Cadbury Castle, Gothic cathedrals, Hall of Chivalry, Grail mountains, Camelot Castle Hotel, Tor labyrinth, Glastonbury Zodiac, New Jerusalem. Mythic figures: Fulcanelli, Prester John, Melkin, Morgan La Fey, Melchizedek, the Wandering Jew, the Wild Hunt, the Lord of the World. The wonders of the twelfth century: Knights Templar, Troubadours, Sufism, Hermetica, Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Abbot Suger, Henry of Blois, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux, Joachim of Fiore. Twentieth century visionaries: Dion Fortune, John Cowper Powys, Katharine Maltwood, Frederick Bligh Bond, Geoffrey Ashe, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rudyard Kipling, Flavia Anderson, PD Ouspensky, Jessie Weston, Hank Harrison, Walter Johannes Stein, Edward Elgar, Arnold Bax, Rene Guenon, Rudolf Steiner, Frederick Thomas Glasscock. And, of course: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Chretien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Perlesvaus, Joseph of Arimathea, Arthur’s grave. Contains no bloodline considerations and no theories in favour of any specific Grail artefacts. Learn More

  • The Way of a Pilgrim: And the Pilgrim Continues his Way (SPCK Classics)

    In The Way of a Pilgrim, an unknown pilgrim describes his wanderings through mid-nineteenth century Russia and Siberia, from one holy place to another, in search of the way of prayer. R. M. French's superb translation conveys the charm of the original text, as well as brilliantly communicating the spiritual truths of the gospel. In the much-loved sequel, The Pilgrim Continues His Way, the narrator shares more of his story, as desire burns within him to discover deeper experiences of prayer, and to draw closer to the heart of God. Learn More

  • Giza Death Star Destroyed: The Ancient War for Future Science

    Recapitulates the function of the 10,000-year-old Giza military complex and recounts the final destruction of this gigantic machine - a machine that was destroyed by a great explosion within. Learn More

  • Giza Death Star Deployed: The Physics and Engineering of the Great Pyramid

    Physicist Joseph Farrellis amazing sequel to 'The Giza Death Star' which takes us from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the asteroid belt and the so-called Pyramids of Mars. Farrell expands on his thesis that the Great Pyramid was a chemical maser, designed as a weapon and eventually deployed with disastrous results to the solar system. The Great Pyramid as a weapon! Evidence of the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Ancient Times! The Astonishing Technology used in the Giza Death Star! Evidence of a similar Death Star-Pyramid built on Mars! The mystery of the Asteroid Belt solved! Topics in this amazing book include: Exploding Planets: The Movie, the Mirro, and the Model; Dating the Catastrophe and the Compound; A Brief History of the Exoteric and Esoteric Investigations of the Great Pyramid; No Machines, Please!; The Stargate Conspiracy; The Scalar Weapons; Message or Machine?; A Tesla Analysis of the Putative Physics and Engineering of the Giza Death Star; Cohering the Zero Point, Vacuum Energy, Flux: Synopsis of Scalar Physics and Paleophysics; Configuring the Scalar Pulse Wave; Inferred Applications in the Great Pyramid; Quantum Numerology, Feedback Loops and Tetrahedral Physics. Learn More

  • Giza Death Star: The Paleophysics of the Great Pyramid and the Military Complex at Giza

    This is physicist Joseph Farrellis' amazing book on the secrets of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Among the topics discussed in detail in this fantastic book are: An Archaeology of Mass Destruction, Thoth and Theories; The Machine Hypothesis; Pythagoras, Plato, Planck, and the Pyramid; The Weapon Hypothesis; Encoded Harmonics of the Planck Units in the Great Pyramid; The Grand Gallery and its Crystals: Gravito-acoustic Resonators; The Other Two Large Pyramds, the 'Causeways', and the 'Temples'. Also: A Phase Conjugate Howitzer Evidence of the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Ancient Times; High Frequency Direct Current 'Impulse' Technology; How the Giza Death Star worked. This book takes off where Christopher Dunn's 'The Giza Power Plant' left off. It is a rollicking ride into the world of fantastic science and an even more fantastic past that is just beginning to be imagined! Learn More

  • King Billy and the Royal Road

    Billy lives like a prince with his mum, eating all the feasts and treats a boy could want. He doesn’t know much about people and places because she never lets him out. 

    One day, he wakes up peckish and sneaks off for a snack. But what begins as a trip to town becomes a search for a new friend and the start of a magical journey…

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  • Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft

    As dusk fell on a misty evening in 1521, Martin Luther - hiding from his enemies at Wartburg Castle - found himself seemingly tormented by demons hurling walnuts at his bedroom window. In a fit of rage, the great reformer threw at the Devil the inkwell from which he was preparing his colossal translation of the Bible. A belief - like Luther's - in the supernatural, and in black magic, has been central to European cultural life for 3000 years. From the Salem witch trials to the macabre novels of Dennis Wheatley; from the sadistic persecution of eccentric village women to the seductive sorceresses of TV's 'Charmed'; and from Derek Jarman's punk film 'Jubilee' to Ken Russell's 'The Devils', John Callow brings the twilight world of the witch, mage and necromancer to vivid and fascinating life. He takes us into a shadowy landscape where, in an age before modern drugs, the onset of sudden illness was readily explained by malevolent spellcasting. And where dark, winding country lanes could terrify by night, as the hoot of an owl or shriek of a fox became the desolate cries of unseen spirits. Witchcraft has profoundly shaped the western imagination, and endures in the forms of modern-day Wicca and paganism. 'Embracing the Darkness' is an enthralling account of this fascinating aspect of the western cultural experience. Learn More

  • Advaita: The Comic Book

    Our hero (is he Ivan himself, or is he "Everyman?") searches for the "Truth with a capital T" across Asia and at home in his native Spain. He goes through stages that you may recognize in yourself or others-often amusing with hindsight, but not always so at the time. To tell you any more would be to spoil your fun-suffice it to say that you may find yourself reading it quite quickly and then going back to re-read more carefully the parts that touched you. Iván Sende has travelled widely in the East. He has wrestled with the concept of no-self and other conundrums of the spiritual search. The "seemingly banal" events that happened in India were (with hindsight) a turning point, but his journey while at home in Spain is as enthralling as anything that happened on his travels in "exotic" countries. Ivan is an artist and illustrator and lives in Spain. Learn More

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