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Front cover for The Light Within a Human Heart: a blue background with white glowing geometric graphics and white title text

9781786786166
288 pp
HB 216 x 135 mm
Mono
£16.99 / $24.95
Christian mysticism
World rights available excl. Scandinavia

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The Light Within a Human Heart

The Book of Asaph

Lars Muhl

This practical guide from Denmark’s leading spiritual teacher will show you how to access your full power and potential. Follow Lars Muhl on an inner and outer journey to the cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, using a metaphorical text – the Book of Asaph – as a symbol for spiritual enlightenment. This book will enable you to connect with your magnificent inner light – the secret ingredient of Creation – and with the inner world of endless magic that waits only for you to open the door. Lars Muhl considers this book perhaps his greatest spiritual legacy. If you accept its message, you will find a heaven on earth, whatever difficulties you face in your life. When you move, breathe and live in your inner light, you will have returned home.

Lars Muhl is a Danish mystic, musician and the international bestselling author of The O Manuscript and The Law of Light. Like Paulo Coelho, he was for many years a successful singer/songwriter who studied esoteric knowledge. Then in 1996, he was struck down by an unexplained illness. Lars was put in touch with a seer who, via the telephone, brought him back to life. That was the start of his spiritual journey and a new existance.

Front cover for This Monk Wears Heels: a photograph of Kodo Nishimura against a black background, split down the middle so that he wears full makeup and high fashion on the left and no makeup and monks robes on the right, with white and rainbow text

9781786786173
224 pp
HB 185 x 130 mm
Two colour
£14.99 / $21.95
Self-help & personal development
Rights unavailable

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This Monk Wears Heels

Be Who You Are

Kodo Nishimura

Kodo Nishimura rose to fame following his appearance in Queer Eye: We’re in Japan. Now this celebrity make-up artist and ordained Buddhist monk shares his unique guide to positivity and self-acceptance, enabling readers to learn from his own path to resilience and his inclusive take on Buddhist teachings.

The wide smile that entranced Kodo’s Netflix viewers hid a painful past. Born into a family of priests, as a child all Kodo wanted to do was wear pretty dresses and become a princess. He endured a lonely adolescence as he grew up an outsider in a society that celebrates uniformity. His work as a leading make-up artist finally brought him to embrace his own uniqueness. The book is full of practical tips and insights into Kodo’s approach to life, and offers encouragement to all those who dare to be different.

Kodo Nishimura was born in Tokyo and graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York. As a make-up artist, he participated in Miss Universe and NY Fashion Week. A trained Buddhist monk, his lectures have attracted wide coverage on CNN and the BBC. Find him on Instagram: @kodomakeup

Front cover for Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: a blue background with yellow and white text and icons including origami, a lightbulb, and a brain

978178678627
260 cards, 24pp booklet
Kit & Deck 126 x 87 mm
Full-colour cards
£16.99 / $19.95
Self-help & personal development
World rights available

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

60 Challenge Cards to Build a Strong Resilient Mindset

Ben Aldridge

This ground-breaking deck pushes you out of your comfort zone with 60 challenges to develop your mental and physical strength and resilience! By forcing you to face up to negative emotions such as embarrassment, fear and boredom, the challenges make you grow as a person – and have a lot of fun in the process. There are six categories of challenges: Skill, Concentration, Discomfort, Creative, Physical and Courage. Learn to say the alphabet backward ... go on a half-day silent retreat ... cover your face and hands in honey and don’t touch anything for an hour. Or maybe you’d like to create the world’s weirdest sandwich. Or set your personal best doing push-ups ... and then break it ... and then break it again! This deck will appeal to all those who love Ben’s first book, How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, as well as a wider audience of motivational card users and personal development enthusiasts.

Ben Aldridge is a writer, musician and teacher with a massive passion for philosophy, adventure and learning new things. He is the author of the bestselling How to be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable. Find out more at: @dothingsthatchallengeyou

A selection of brightly coloured cards: Yellow, Skill, "Failure is a natural part of the learning process. So don't be afraid to embrace it when it shows up!" Orange, Physical, "Your body is incredible! Look after it." Green, Courage, "Pay attention to the things that scare you... they can teach you a lot." Pink, Concentration, "Your mind reflects where you put your attention ... So be careful what you pay attention to."
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Move More at your desk cover - with photos of woman excercising at her desk

9781786786074
216 pp
PB 200 x 145 mm
Two colour
£14.99 / $20.95
Work-related health
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Move More at Your Desk

Reduce Back Pain and Increase Energy at Work

Kerrie-Anne Bradley

Most of us sit still for the majority of the day at our desks, not to mention hours binge watching Netflix. Back ache, migraines, RSI and even digestion issues can be aggravated by sitting still for too long. Move More At Your Desk shows you how to improve your sitting posture, strengthen, stretch and improve flexibility, to counter the issues caused by too little movement.

Divided into 5 sections and Illustrated throughout, you can choose exercises for: Neck and shoulders * Moving your spine * Legs and hips * Hands and wrists * Each section provides exercises, tips and tricks targeting areas that are affected by stiffness and pain. Build new habits, and within four weeks aches and pains will be gone, you will feel more energized, positive and alive at work.

Kerrie-Anne Bradley is the founder of Pilates At Your Desk, educating people on how to alleviate aches and pains caused by being stationary. Kerrie-Anne leads corporate workshops to optimize employees’ wellbeing through movement, and shares simple movement habits to help us move more every day.

Front cover for The Book of Bushido: a blue background with black and white title text and golden kanji title

9781786786050
496 pp
PB 234 x 153 mm
Mono
£30/$40
Military history
World rights available

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The Book of Bushido

The Complete Guide to Real Samurai Chivalry

Antony Cummins

This is the book on bushido, the much-cited but widely misrepresented samurai code of honour. Drawing on authentic historical texts, it is a detailed and accurate exploration of medieval life in Japan and the samurai, a must-have for anyone with a love of martial arts or Japanese history. It offers a long-overdue update to the attractive but inaccurate portrait of the samurai painted in Bushido: The Soul of Japan, which has been a bestseller ever since its publication in 1905. Antony replaces the image of the perfect eastern warrior with the much more interesting reality of hardened, bloodstained military leaders with human failings and a complex set of ideas about the world, who engage in ritual, magic and ceremony, who lead their followers in war and peace and who, above all, are fighting a battle between addiction to power and morality. This is the story of bushido – the way of the samurai.

Antony Cummins is the author of the The Book of Ninja and many other books on Eastern martial culture. He is the leader of a project to resurrect the 17th-century samurai school Natori-Ryu, and has been recognized by peers as a leading expert in the military arts of medieval Japan. Find out more at: www.natori.co.uk