High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment, The


The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment is the must have book for females who are looking to connect to something other than their internet provider! Alice Grist jumps stilettos first into all things spiritual and conjures up an entertaining, witty and honest account of her search for Enlightenment. The High Heeled Guide brings an understanding of alternative spirituality to a new audience. It is spirituality for the sexy socialite, enlightenment for the lipgloss dependent and a crash course in serenity for the yummy mummy! Veering between the wildly faddish and fashionable to the freakier and less familiar, the High Heeled Guide sheds a pink and intelligent spotlight upon a diverse collection of spiritual options that well suit the modern Woman. An intriguing, informative and hilarious read for any Woman who knows deep in her worn down sole that there is more to life than cars, careers, kids and cocktails.
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  • Common sense without the woo-woo la-la Many books on the subject of spirituality come from a very ernest and reverent place & quite frankly are quite dull as a result. Alice had blasted through all this in one go and has written a new bible for the smart and sassy woman of the 21st century. Well-heeled men who don't know their Yin from their Yang will learn a lot too. If you suspect the world around you is changing from male-ego-fear-based to something else - but you don't know what to do about it - there are loads of gems, themes and memes to latch on to here for further investigation and study. Thanks for telling it like it is Alice ... & can't wait for the sequel. ~ Tom Evans, Author of Blocks
  • Alice Grist is a Tarot Reader and Reiki Practitioner, who has written a chick-lit style mind, body and spirit manual for the uninitiated woman. In order to attract the Cosmo reader, she writes in a chatty, sassy manner about everything from Buddhism and Shamanism to Reiki healing, crystals and Wiccan spells. It's a fascinating read packed with personal stories...Grist writes moving and in depth reflections on her own spiritual journey -from horrific shamanistic visions, to struggle in past lives, to genuine enlightenment. 4 stars. NHS Magazine Reviews ~ Lucy o'Brien, NHS Magazine - online NHS Mag
  • How can we resist this? Jane had lunch with Alice a few weeks ago and loved her and her book. An honest and funny personal account of a range of alternative and spiritual options for the feisty, modern woman. It is spirituality for the sassy socialite, enlightenment for the lip gloss dependent and a crash course in serenity for the yummy mummy! As Divas know there really is more to life than shoes, handbags, men, careers and biological clocks! We are confident you will love this one. ~ Jane Kenyon, Well Heeled Divas - Diva Dialogue
  • We here at Collective-Evolution feel the need to share this gift with you. This recent book by Alice is a great exploration and eye opener for the modern day woman. In a time where many distractions, stress and great confusion can lead to emotional turmoil, she brings you a sense of not being “alone” in the midst of your journey in this lifetime. We highly recommend this book to anyone, not just females, who are looking for some possible “relief” to this ride we call “life.” ~ , Collective Evolution.com
  • The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment, as I forsee, will be on the best sellers lists over here. Seriously. You know when you just know that a writer has the X Factor and is going to go places? She has it. In spades. She is thoroughly modern, a little bit rock chick, with tons of sass and oh so importantly, she has an excellent sense of humour - AND she is totally jiggy with all things other worldly! Alice takes the modern girl through all realms of spirituality from Buddhism to Kabbalah. She writes it in a genius, definitely enlightened way that makes it accessable and applicable to the every day girl. Very, very thought provoking."I LOVE IT I LOVE IT l ~ Sharni Montgomery, The Chronicles of Sharnia
  • Clearly aimed at a young generation, this is a well written beginner's guide to various components of New Age spirituality and is light hearted but not trivial. Alice Grist charts her own experiences, ups and downs, as she explores ways of adding a spiritual dimension to a modern young woman's life. She gives basic explanations of such topics as reincarnation, Buddhism, spirtualism, kabbalah, reiki, wicca and shamanism, plus more. Reading this book is like taking advice from a good friend who has done it themselves and is keen to help… (08/02/10) ~ Pilgrims Mind Body and Spirit Superstore
  • Alice, who I absolutely adore, covers subjects such as Reincarnation, Buddhism, Shamanism and Reiki in a fresh, comical, honest and entertaining way. Not only does it have a pretty cover, I read this book from cover to cover in a day and it’s literally filled to the brim with spiritual goodness – from Kabbalah to shamans, from psychics to crystals – and combines Alice’s own experiences too – LOVE it. ~ Lisa Clark, Pink World and Sassy Sorceress
  • I enjoyed this book more than I expected to, for I can’t remember the last time I teetered around on high heels but it was probably some time in the early 1970s – and yet I do relate in many ways to the seekers whom Alice describes – modern women who are just ridiculously busy and for whom “….any attempt at meditation has ended in a mental mediation between plans for supper … or fretting over the bills..”. Right from the introduction I was reassured that this wasn’t going to be a fluffy, lightweight read. The book is extremely readable. I recommend this guide to anyone who wants a good, sensible starting place. ~ Geraldine Charles, Goddess Pages ; http://www.goddess-pages.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=645&Itemid=1&ed=17
  • I found that some of the concepts were expressed in such a fresh, new voice that couldn’t fail to charm anyone gifted with an open mind. The dynamic writing style and the unique approach employed by the author make this book a delightful read for anyone willing to expand one’s knowledge and personal boundaries. For the spiritual beginner, it is a must-read guide necessary to learn more about, and differentiate, the different paths; for those already intimately connected with some of the paths, The High heeled Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a great reference book aimed at shedding light on some of the roads less traveled. A wonderful door opener for anyone ready to embark on their own journey toward enlightenment. ~ Sandra Carrington-Smith, Author, The Book of Obeah
  • The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment is indeed a most helpful, insightful & lightly pink frosted guide to the many & varied ways a girl may taste the fringes of the multi faceted path of the road to enlightenment! It is written in such a way as to encourage even the hard & fast materialist to at least test with their painted toes, the deep & fascinating world of Spirituality - which is a blessing in itself! ~ Cher Chevalier, Author of Secrets of a Modern Seer
  • It is simply wonderful, beautifully written, very witty and really relatable, its a book I just can’t put down and want all of my girlfriends to read! ~ Anna Rodgers, Miss Eco Glam
  • Intimate, wise and sassy! The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment leads us gently by the hand through an otherwise overwhelming array of spiritual and healing approaches. Alice Grist is humorous, frank and insightful. Through the lens of her own experience, Grist cuts to the heart of what it means to be a spiritual seeker in a modern world - unabashedly inviting every contemporary woman, whose soul sings for more, to do the same. A great contribution, delightful to read! ~ Llyn Roberts, author of The Good Remembering, Shamanic Reiki and Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness
  • The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment is a powerful and wonderfully entertaining journey into spirituality. I suspect that many readers will see it as the true path to 'women's liberation'! ~ John Perkins, NY Times Best Selling Author of The Secret History of the America Empire, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, Shapeshifting: Techniques for Global and Personal Transformation and others
  • Grist explains her work as a modern Woman s introduction to a world of spirituality and alternative thought. What it actually does is re-unite the modern, commercially afflicted female with the concepts, ideas, beliefs and practices of the Earth Mother within. Grist clearly explains that there is no need for ditching the comforts of home for a life of solitude in a damp cave far, far away in order to improve well-being and developing spiritual integrity. It can be as simple as a change of mind or heart, taking on one thing that resonates can lead to a myriad of improvements. This book goes a long way to bridge the gap between the 'land of confusion' and a place of infinite possibilities. ~ Kate Osborne, ex Editor, Kindred Spirit Magazine
  • The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment is a must have for every woman wishing to explore their spirituality but don't know where to begin their search - ladies, look no further. Alice informs in a humorous and concise manner which will certainly make you think about changing your life. Fantastic read - every handbag should carry a copy! ~ Deborah Chamberlain, Founder of Inspiration, School of Psychic and Spiritual Development
  • Grist's witty and frank take on all things spiritual provided me with the much-needed 'spiritual cuisine' my hectic work/life calendar required.Working in the ad inundated, all singing, all dancing world of style and lifestyle and running four businesses, the inner me was definitely crying out for a no-nonsense guide to reassessing my lifestyle and shifting my way of thinking.Grist's book is much more than that too, allowing you to dip in and out, develop as a person, and to do all of that easily and with enjoyment! ~ Bethanie Lunn, Entrepreneur and Style Writer
  • An enjoyable, light-hearted, first-hand account of spiritual experiences, from psychics and shamans, to crystals and Kabbalah. Alice gives us a fun, yet in-depth account of how she combines modern-day life with a spiritual path. ~ Katy Evans, Editor, Soul and Spirit Magazine
  • ‘The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment is a must-have for every modern gal who wants to learn how to ‘walk the path’ with style, balance and grace. Alice Grist will show you how... with shed-loads of humor and heart.’ ~ Karen Sawyer, Author Soul Companions and The Dangerous Man
  • Reading The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment is like embarking on a journey with a close friend you haven’t seen for years: a breathless, compelling ride catching up on all aspects of love, work and the meaning of life. With Alice, we journey through the various Wonderlands of New Age philosophies, and not only do we learn about our tour guide, but we are also gently persuaded to go further: to peer through the looking glass and examine our own beliefs and ideas on some of life’s big mysteries. ~ Frank CLifford, Palmist, Astrologer, London School of Astrology & Flare Publications
  • As a ballet flats kind of gal, I approached this book with more trepidation over the shoe wear than the spirituality. But regardless of your footwear inclinations, Alice puts us all at ease, talking us through the mysteries of the universe as though she was talking us through a particularly entertaining Saturday night. It's funny, fascinating and inspirational; to the point that I actually began to quote sections to my friends! I feel spiritually richer from the experience so I guess, on a deeper level, I am well heeled after all. Thanks Alice ~ Heather Abela, Award winning writer and director of TV and films
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