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Are you a book review Blogger? Request a copy of any of 5 books & I’ll send you a FREE PDF review copy

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Are you a book review Blogger?

If so, you could get a FREE PDF review copy of any, some or all my books to read and review on your blog. Here is a summary of each of my five books:

Here are all of my books:

Ways The Human Body Can Go Wrong – overs every system of the body, what can go wrong when the body malfunctions or fails, symptoms (including why these happen) and cures/treatments available.

My Royal Navy Friend – My dear friend Roy decided to follow in his family’s footsteps and enlist in the Royal Navy. I wanted to maintain our friendship, to continue to support Roy, to make him laugh and to entertain him. So I came up with the idea of sending him a weekly email on random topics.

The Alcohol Therapy Workbook – This workbook has been designed for anyone that is struggling with alcohol or has struggled with alcohol in the past. It is written in a Motivational Interviewing style, one of the key therapies used to support people with alcohol issues. It has been designed using a trauma-informed approach and is strength–based.

SpellCast – Folk Magic for the 21st Century (co-authored with Luna Hare) – SpellCast is a comprehensive compendium of spells, oils, charms and talismans. It is purely a book about magic, folk magic for the 21st century. The spells are ones that are tried and tested, with some that will stand the test of time.

Mental Health Wisdom – Developing Understanding & Empathy – This book contains everything that you need to know about mental health and mental illness.

For a free review copy please email me here.

Write soon,

Antony

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Let’s Talk Crystal Grids

By Amazon, Paganism, ThinkingNo Comments

Let’s talk crystal grids. Recently, they have become all the range. But they’re an old, if not an ancient concept. Judy Hall (2009) was writing about these before they were widely popular, in her book The Crystal Bible Volume 2.

A Crystal Grid.

Gridding is the art of placing stones to create an energetic net to protect and energise the space.

The Crystal Bible Volume 2 by Judy Hall (2009).

I love Judy Hall. But she was thinking specifically about a physical space. Crystals can also be arranged in a pattern to amplify intention. One of the most common ways to do this is geometrically and that’s exactly what a crystal grid allows.

My crystal grid (above) has at its centre Aqua Aura Quartz associated with abundance. Surrounding it is a cirtrine point (in this case associated with money), two pieces of adventurine (also money), a carnelian (success), an amethyst (associated with the spiritual plane) and a quartz (good for any purpose). The intention of this crystal grid is to bring in sales of my latest book Ways The Human Body Can Go Wrong. I’ve also asked some of my ancestors for help with this.

To learn more about the Magical Properties of Crystals see my page. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Best Wishes,

Antony

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I HATE How Commercial WordPress Is Becoming & Bye, Bye, Jetpack

By Technology, The Web, ThinkingNo Comments

I HATE how commercial WordPress is becoming! What went wrong? It started out as a community-based blogging platform. Now everything is about business and money and it stinks!

A good example of this is Jetpack. Jetpack is a plugin that recorded statical data about visitors and views. It used to be free and did these lovely annual reports.

Now the services provided by Jetpack, including their Stats has in the latest update become a paid model. Not just a paid model, but a subscription service – like money is no object. Sure it’s fine if you have a business and are making money.

But for a small author and blogger like me, let’s be clear: This website costs me more than it has ever earned me. But I keep it running, at a personal cost to me for my enjoyment. It’s a leisure activity.

So today, it was Bye, Bye Jetpack. I’ve removed and deleted the plugin. I encourage other bloggers to do the same. Let’s not give in to their financial demands and instead opt with our fingers and delete plugins and themes demanding money with their Dashboard banners.

It’s not just Jetpack. EVERY theme and plugin now expects you to pay, usually a subscription service, for regular updates.

Honestly if there were an alternative community-based platform, similar to WordPress’ past, that focused on development to improve user experience, rather than making developers rich, I’d switch. But there isn’t right now, meaning that at least for now I’m stuck with WordPress.

Blog – Yes blog, writing for pleasure, not to make money, soon,

Antony

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