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Founded over 120 years ago, Watkins Books is the oldest esoteric bookshop in the UK. Our store is on Cecil Court in Central London and every week we host an array of top speakers in the fields of spirituality, consciousness, new thought, esoterica and wellness. All our talks are free!

Upcoming events (5+)

Tori Hartman presents the Chakra Wisdom Tarot

Watkins Bookshop

Come and hear bestselling author and intuitive Tori Hartman discuss her new deck, The Chakra Wisdom Tarot. Hear her talk about its connection to the chakras, the unique journey of the Fool throughout the cards in her tarot deck and how it links to her internationally bestselling Chakra Wisdom Oracle deck. This talk will show how you can use the core messages of Tori's original Oracle deck, intention setting, personal growth, trusting your intuition, with her new tarot, and how this will help you unlock the power of your chakras.

You Were Not Born To Suffer with Blake Bauer

Watkins Books

Blake Bauer's internationally bestselling You Were Not Born To Suffer explains why depression, addiction, physical illness, unfulfilling work and relationship problems can be caused by years of hiding your true emotions, denying your life purpose and living in fear. Join Blake at the Watkins' bookshop for this talk, Q&A and book-signing and learn how to slow down and cultivate peace and self-acceptance, freeing yourself from the destructive thoughts, habits and situations that are stopping you from being happy and well.

The Truth Inside: Messages from My Daughter in the Afterlife with Ali Norell

Join Ali Norell to celebrate the launch of her book, The Truth Inside (O Books) on 6th June 2019 from 6:30PM. In July 2014 Ali's youngest daughter, Romy, died suddenly aged four months. Ali's lifelong belief in spiritualism was challenged in the hardest way possible, but through encounters with spiritual mediums and with several experiences that she found difficult to explain away, she found her way back to hope and positivity. The Truth Inside asserts that our link with our loved ones is never severed, even by death. Above all, it is a tribute from a devoted mother to her daughter and a gift to anyone who grieves; offering a warm hug, wordless understanding and compassion alongside the comforting knowledge that our loved ones are not lost. Ali will talk about the inspiration for this book as a memorial to her daughter's life and how writing it lead her back from a dark place of grief to a positive and meaningful life, before a short Q&A and book signing.

Tibetan Yoga by Ian Baker

Watkins Bookshop

Tibetan yoga is the hidden treasure at the heart of the Tibetan Tantric Buddhist tradition: a spiritual and physical practice in pursuit of an expanded experience of the human body and its energetic and cognitive potential. In addition to meditations, visualizations and practices for the breath and body, these include elements rather less familiar to yoga initiates in the West including sexual yoga; dream yoga or lucid dreaming; and yoga practices enhanced by psychoactive plant substances. The book includes wonderful photography and works of Himalayan art that have never been published before, as well as details of rarely seen, previously secret advanced Tibetan yogic practice. Ian Baker is a well known author and explorer, with books including The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple and Heart of the World. He was joint curator of the celebrated exhibition Tibet's Secret Temple at the Wellcome Collection, London. He leads travel seminars in Tibet and Bhutan and was named by the National Geographic Society as one of the seven `Explorers for the Millennium' for his groundbreaking field research in Tibet's Tsangpo Gorges.

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