Dear Singers and Lovers of Seeds!
Each issue, we showcase a couple of shops or healing centres that stock Kindred Spirit and offer a wonderful opportunity to indulge in some spiritual retail therapy or healing/pampering.
Jasmine Rose, PURE MAGICK
43A Saint Peter’s Street, Canterbury
Kent CT1 2BG; Tel: 01227 780000
How did you get into this business?
I was given the opportunity two years ago to buy the shop from the previous owners and, after a lot a cosmic ordering and setting my intention, I finally took over the lease in August 2014. I have always been involved in the world of Mind, Body and Spirit. My mother is clairvoyant and I was introduced to the tarot as a teenager. It was a natural step for me to run a shop like this having been in customer service for years. The universe and its synchronicities confirmed that it was meant for me and here I am today!
What are the best and worst aspects of running your
It’s hard work on your own 6-7 days a week, but I meet so many amazing people doing so many amazing things that I can’t really
complain. I’m very grateful. I love being able to help people find
what they need , whether it be a love spell or protection crystals.
What are your best-selling items?
A fab collection of tumblestones and rare larger pieces of crystal and also a great selection of books all sell well. Jim Winter, our resident International Face reader/ Palmist and Tarot reader draws people to the shop like a moth to a f lame. He has been in the business for 26 years and has a fabulous reputation.
What do you do to switch off from work at the end of
I don’t . I dream of it and live it completely!
By Denise Pia
Psychosynthesis counselling is a transpersonal therapy with a connection between psychology and spirituality. It is a sensitive, powerful, depth therapy that takes a holistic approach, recognising the roles of mind, body, feelings and spirituality. Denise Pia is a Psychosynthesis counsellor who runs her private practice from Harley Street, Highgate and Hertfordshire. She works by tuning into her clients in an intuitive way, helping them to gain insight and awareness into their issues. She says, ‘As well as hearing what my clients are saying and watching how they react, I also feel and connect with an intuitive sense of their energy. I feel the emotions that they feel by paying particular attention to my own emotions and feelings in my body.’
Like many other counselling approaches this type of counselling is still a talking therapy. It can help anyone who is considering counselling and wants help or support with any of life’s difficulties, such as anxiety , depression, stress, relationship or work problems and childhood trauma. Denise says, ‘Sometimes a client may just have a general feeling of unhappiness or unease, or need extra support in times of difficulty. It is a deep and experiential therapy and sometimes when it is appropriate, I may use some creative methods, such as drawing, visualisation and meditation to help the client gain a greater level of awareness.’
Psychosynthesis counselling looks forward, as well as back into your life experiences helping to understand the meaning of present patterns and situations that are no longer serving you. She says, ‘In many ways counselling is like a journey where you discover more about yourself, enabling you to have a clearer understanding of your inspiration, creativity, values, meaning and purpose.’
One of the main differences between this type of counselling and others is that it can also help you to explore your spirituality and spiritual growth. As well as being a counsellor Denise is also a psychic medium offering sittings at The College of Psychic Studies. She says, ‘When I give a reading I combine my psychic ability and mediumship with my counselling skills to work as a psychic counsellor. My readings are very much like condensed counselling. I work with loved ones that have passed, to offer spiritual guidance and support on all life issues and difficulties. I am able to tell the sitter where these difficulties originated, which is often in childhood. I give information on how these repeated patterns may be stopping them from living a happy and fulfilled life and I offer guidance on how to move forward with better understanding.’
Denise would never use her psychic abilities with a client that has come purely for counselling. In the counselling room she works together with the client to offer support, guidance and empathy. The main difference between having a reading with her, or having counselling is that during a reading she will do the talking to tell you what is going on in your life giving you information about repeated patterns and where they originated, whereas in counselling the client does the talking to enable them to find their own answers. She says, ‘Counselling is an ongoing process that can be short-term to address specific issues, or medium- to long-term to work in more depth, but a psychic reading is a one off. Both are a way to offer help and support and to bring greater awareness into someone’s life, so that they can move forward with greater choice and purpose.’
Denise Pia – Psychosynthesis Counselling at her private practise in Harley Street, London ,W1, Highgate, North London, N6 and St Albans, Hertfordshire. www.vitacounsellinglondon.co.uk
firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. 07980408181
Psycic Medium Readings: E- mail email@example.com to book in Hertfordshire www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk book online, College of Psychic Studies; tel. 07980408181
Ingredients: For the halloumi: 450g halloumi cheese (I went for ‘lighter’ halloumi), cut into thick slices; Juice of one lemon; 1tbsp fresh lemon thyme, stems removed; 2 cloves garlic, crushed; Black pepper to taste. For the salad: 1 carrot, sliced into ribbons (a veg peeler is best for this job); 100g mixed shoots (lentil, pea and bean shoots are used here, but any combination like this would work); 75g mixed baby leaves (again any combination works – here it is; chard, lambs lettuce, green lettuce, red lettuce, frisée, spinach); 8 vine tomatoes, halved Balsamic glaze/dressing of your choice
Fresh lemon juice and lemon thyme combine to create aromatic halloumi, baked for a perfect crisp and served on a fresh salad of shoots and baby leaves rounded off with a balsamic glaze. Serve with
spicy sweet potato wedges.
Halloumi needs no introduction (I already did that here) but I will
say once again what a dream lemon and halloumi are together. I took
a bit of a risk for this dish combining fresh lemon juice with lemon
thyme but it was a gamble that paid off. This dish is pure spring/
summer food and definitely going to become a regular of mine.
To really allow the flavours in the marinade to permeate and
be caught by every slice, spreading the halloumi over the bottom
of a wide dish works well. Don’t be afraid to get your hands a bit
messy; rub the lemon thyme onto the cheese and in with the juice
and garlic to release the flavour.
I served this with sweet potato chips according to this recipe
with a sprinkling of smoked paprika and cayenne pepper added
before baking to give them a kick. The balsamic glaze, I must
confess, was lovingly shop-bought (from M&S). Whilst I’m sure it
would be possible to make something similar, it’s very handy to
have a bottle to pull from the back of the fridge now and then and
put the effort elsewhere.
1 Mix the lemon juice, lemon thyme, garlic and black pepper
together, ensuring the thyme leaves are well-bruised to release
the flavour. Pour this over the halloumi and marinate for twenty to
2 Preheat an oven to 200°C /180°C fan / gas mark 6.
3 Spread the marinated halloumi over a baking tray, leaving the
excess marinade in the original dish. Place in the oven and bake
for fifteen minutes – turning halfway and covering with 2/3 of the
4 In the meantime, mix the salad ingredients together.
5 When the halloumi is crisp and golden brown, remove from
the oven and cover with the remaining liquid from the marinade.
6 Place atop the salad and drizzle with the balsamic glaze.
Garnish with a sprig of lemon thyme and serve with the seasoned
sweet potato chips or your chosen side.
BROCCOLI PESTO & MUSHROOM TOPPED PIE
Ingredients: 1 large broccoli crown; 6 oz mushrooms sliced; 1 white onion chopped; 2 cloves of garlic crushed; 1/3 cup of cashews (soaked for 1 – 4 hours); 3 tblspns olive oil; squirt of lemon juice; ground black pepper; 1 tblspn Engevita flakes or vegetarian Parmesan; 1 teaspn garlic granules; 1 sheet of Jus–Rol puff pastry (which is vegan friendly); 2 oz grated Cheddar cheese (or vegan cheese)
As the mum to a family of vegetarians and vegans, I am always
trying out new ideas for wholesome, tasty meals that everyone will
enjoy. This recipe is really delicious and is a new way to use superhealthy broccoli. It features a very versatile broccoli pesto in an open topped pie. I love open topped pies as they use only half the pastry, making them much lower in calories. They are so quick and easy to make plus they look really impressive.
1 Firstly, lightly boil or steam a large crown of broccoli florets until
2 As they are cooking fry the onion until golden brown, add mushrooms and garlic and cook down until all the excess moisture
3 When the broccoli is drained, put into a food processor and blitz together with cashew nuts.
4 Add oil, lemon juice and seasoning to taste.
5 When it’s blitzed to a pesto consistency, spread onto the sheet of
pastry, leaving an inch all around the edge.
6 Top with the garlic mushroom mixture.
7 Fold over the edges of the pastry and glaze with egg or milk. Top
with grated cheese. You can sprinkle on some mixed herbs or ground
pepper, or even mixed seeds to finish.
8 Put into the oven at gas mark 6, 200°C for approximately 20-25
minutes until golden brown.
9 Once cooked, slice and serve with fresh vegetables for a really
healthy, wholesome family dinner.
Note: The broccoli pesto can also be used as a topping for
bruschetta, a sauce to toss pasta in, added to mayonnaise, added
to soups or spread on bread or crackers. It adds a nutritional
boost to mashed potato or omelettes and it can be used instead
of tomato sauce as a pizza topping. It’s a great way to get an extra
portion of vegetables into the kids.
This ancient system of Yoga proposes that karmic patterns are stored in the Chakras, the energy centres of the subtle human body which the practice of Yoga can help to set free and awaken to their full potential.
In this retreat, you will learn to work with the Chakras through deep Asana work coupled with Nada yoga (the art of sound) and learn techniques that lead to states of deep meditation (Dhyana).
In this pursuit you will learn to work with the subtle yet powerful energy of the Moon.
In particular, you will learn how you can work with the lunar energies to promote health and healing at all levels of your being…
Boonath, the teacher, is of Indian origin and comes from a long lineage of yogis and yoginis. He started practicing yoga at the age of 5 and since then has spent his life traveling through India and learning the ways of the mystical Fakirs and Babas. His knowedge of and approach to yoga is quite unique and a real rarety in the West.
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