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The Spell of Morpheus by Julia Sutherland

Brand: RSVP Publishing

Product Code: 9780958218238

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The Spell of Morpheus – a story of women and drugs in one New Zealand town – was adapted by author Julia Sutherland 
from her psychology thesis while she was a PhD student at Otago University.

She describes the novel as “a journey in and out of a fairytale”, and she based the book around the extended interviews that she made with 10 women from the Methadone Clinic.

The subtext of the novel is concerned with the incongruities of current drug legislation, and the morality and hypocrisy of what’s legal and what’s not.
Based on author Julia Sutherlandís PhD thesis about the drug scene,especially as it affects mothers and their parenting, and interviews with women recruited from the Methadone Clinic, the book aims to explore and make sense of the drug culture as a mythical world.
-Otago Daily Times

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Vineyard Virgins by Kim Goldwater

Brand: RSVP Publishing

Product Code: 9780473231477

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When Kim and Jeanette Goldwater planted their first tiny vineyard on a couple of hillside acres on the magical island of Waiheke, just 15 miles east of Auckland City, all the leading experts warned them that grapes would not grow in that inclement salt-laden environment.

The Goldwaters, both 4th generation New Zealanders, had no experience of winemaking, but doggedly persisted with their island experiment and eventually proved the sceptics wrong by winning numerous international awards for their wines.

This success encouraged them to expand their enterprise,  
first into Marlborough and then into the Hawkes Bay,  to eventually become one of New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious winegrowers.
In this story, Kim Goldwater relates just how this couple of ingenuous Kiwi battlers succeeded in creating a 
world-renowned winegrowing enterprise on that remote little antipodean island. 

He captures the passion, optimism and determination in overcoming the numerous obstacles thrown in their path by the vagaries of the weather, the experts and the bureaucracy.

Not only did they succeed in their endeavour, but flourished – against all odds – the reality of their enterprise far exceeding their dream. Vineyard Virgins chronicles their fascinating and inspiring journey.
- Bob Campbell, MW

"An extraordinary journey involving great risk, extreme hard work and dogged tenacity.  A must read for anyone who has ever felt a twinge of envy for the lifestyle of a winemaker..."

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Vision of Maui by Joyce Paraone Hemana

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Product Code: 9780958218276

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Matakite-o-Maui is in fact a very ancient system of divination for prophesy used by the Maori seers and prophets. It is created around Maui-tikitiki-a-Te Ranga, otherwise known as Maui, a demi-god, a hero by his many feats, and also an ancient ancestor to Maori.

Accounts of Maui’s life are portrayed in the form of twelve myths which describe the deeds and useful devices he created to benefit mankind, and these are portrayed in the divination rite using beautifully illustrated Tarot cards.

“In having spent a great part of my life undertaking prophesy readings for others using mainly the conventional tarot cards, I was naturally very excited to discover a traditional Maori form of divination, and even more keen to revive it into a usable form for application into today’s world,” writes Joyce Paraone Hemana.

"Hemana revives the ancient form of divination for modern times to use for seeking direction, guidance and prophesy. You can either choose the traditional method of sea shells, or use the set of 12 pictorial cards, representing the myths of Maui (which come with the book), beautifully illustrated by Jane Rushton."
— Rainbow News

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Yoga of Heart by Mark Whitwell

Brand: RSVP Publishing

Product Code: 9780958218214

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Hatha Yoga is tantric practice. While Vedantic Brahmans – the caretakers and contemporary proponents of Yoga –borrowed tantric practices to develop their religious aspirations to transcend this world, they denied the essential purpose of Yoga to link the mind to the wonder of our own condition.

Tantric traditions also confused Yoga with religion in their attempt to conquer nature or to go ‘beyond’. Meanwhile, the idea of ‘tantric sex’ has become popular without its context and catalyst – an actual yoga practice designed for each person.

Mark Whitwell puts a spotlight on these issues to restore and efficient and complete Yoga for everybody.

"Written with rare eloquence, detail, wisdom and humour, Yoga of Heart is a profound and irresistible invitation to infuse our yoga practice with passion, joy and heart."

— Micheline Berry, Founder Zen Dancing, Yoga teacher Sacred Movement Yoga

"Clearly articulated with passion, compassion, extensive knowledge and warm humour, Mark Whitwell compels students and practitioners at any level to experience the joy of Yoga as empowering, life-affirming and liberating."

— Susan Swan, Director Positive Yoga and Hamsa Yoga.

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