A leading empowerment expert and spiritual development teacher from Cowbit publishes her first book in the UK tomorrow (Friday) and is staging a launch event in Spalding next month.
Whispers From The Earth, written by Taz Thornton (41) and published by Moon Books, is a unique collection of teaching stories for seekers trying to navigate their way through the modern world.
Taz has spent years learning about energy medicine and shamanism – reputedly the world’s oldest spiritual practice – working closely with ancestor spirits and earth energies to bring forward wonderful tales to inspire, challenge and support the reader.
To celebrate the launch of Whispers From The Earth, Taz will be at Bookmark in The Crescent, Spalding – her local independent bookshop – on Thursday, April 7, where there will be a talk, question and answer session and book signing from 7.15pm.
Early reviews of this unique book, which are already being read across parts of Europe and Australia, have been full of praise for Taz’s work with one comparing her writing style to that of Rudyard Kipling’s.
Reviewer Siobhan Johnson said: “This is a book for Rudyard Kipling fans for sure. … even though these are pagan flavoured, they are traditional British teaching stories that have wisdom and benefits that transcend religion.”
Whispers From The Earth, completed last year, features a variety of stories from Taz, along with some from her shamanic students, together with meditations and step-by-step guides to help readers source their own teaching tales.
Taz explains: “Throughout time, indigenous cultures have used storytelling as a way of spreading important teachings to the tribe.
“After spending years working with the spirits of the land, I’ve been blessed with the role of story weaver, writing Whispers From The Earth so that some of our spiritual ancestors’ wonderful teachings and stories can come forward once again, enabling us to share them with each other and with our communities.
She adds: “These stories, gifted by spirit, have a truly beautiful way of reaching out to the reader, providing valuable insights and teachings and my biggest hope is that this book will become your friend on the bookshelf, always there to provide encouragement, life lessons and love when it’s needed.
“A true go-to place that can be revisited again and again.”
Admission for Taz’s launch event at Bookmark, Spalding, is by ticket only.
Tickets are £3.50 and include wine or juice. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01775 769231 to book.
Whispers From The Earth by Taz Thornton is priced £6.99 or £4.79 in Kindle Edition and is published by Moon Books.