August Review 2014

Special edition of the Cygnus Review (Issue 8 2014). A Tribute: In loving memory of Ann Napier, founder of Cygnus Books (1954 – 2014)

Editorial

Dear Friends, May I start with thanks? Thank you, thank you, thank you! So many of you have written to us this last month expressing your love, loss and support of my mother Ann Napier who passed away in July. To read your letters brought tears to my eyes, not...

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Happiness Is Your Nature

Creating happiness is not like following a cookery recipe. And when people say things like, ‘Be positive’, this is just placing another expectation or pressure on you. But in fact, happiness is already there. And what you can get better at is realising that it is there – at nurturing...

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The Initiation (February 2002)

Whatever the months to come may bring, we intend to make the following thought our daily meditation: However things may appear on the surface, what we are facing is not an outer process, but an inner one. It is an initiatory test or a ‘growing pain’, through which we will...

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The Healing Power of Crisis

Dear Reader, For us, creating this Review is really an act of  listening. As we search through hundreds of  books looking for just the right ones to offer  you, we try to listen to the Voice behind them  all. What does it want to say to you this  month? What...

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What is Truth? (July 2006)

Dear Friends, If we were to pinpoint one quote which has influenced our thinking more than any other, it would probably be the following words, attributed to Jesus, from The Gospel of the Holy Twelve.* The One Truth has many sides, and one sees one side only, another see another,...

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