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The Lazuli Portals will be at Saltash and Harewood House Mind-Body-Spirit Fairs

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post about two Mind Body Spirit fairs that Ron and I will have stalls at this month and next. 🙂

The first is at Saltash, Cornwall, this Saturday:


And the second is back at Harewood House, Plympton on Saturday 3 December:


If you’re in the area and are interested in crystals, spirituality, lifeforce energy/Reiki, and/or our novels (which combine all of these!) then why not pop in and come and say hello? 🙂

We personally sign all books that we sell at the fairs, and we may be able to parcel your books in one of our special wax-sealed bags, too. 🙂

Even if you’re not local, we’d really appreciate you sharing this post, if you’re happy to, just in case you have friends or family who are! Thank you!!

With lovelight blessings,

Joanna and Ron | The Lazuli Portals




Joanna and Ron at the Crocadon Sawmill Mind-Body-Spirit Fair

What happens when a duo of metaphysical and visionary fiction authors has a stall at a busy two-day mind-body-spirit fair in Cornwall…?

A gathering place where tables almost groan under the weight of their crystals, where people are talking about and working with Reiki and vibrational- and sound-healing … and where a lovely lady wearing fairy wings is creating huge soap bubbles out in the sun for the kids (their parents also seemed to be having a lot of fun, it has to be said!)

Joanna on Day One

Joanna waiting for Opening on Day One

Well, what happens is that those two authors have a lot of fun, and meet many people interested in spirituality, synchronicity, The Celestine Prophecy, crystals, and their Lazuli Portals novels…. the sort of place where our books feel right at home! (Yay!)

We're ready!

Day Two: we’re ready!

The Crocadon Sawmill MBS Fair was organised by Elaine Drake of AromAware, and we were lucky enough to be offered a wide table in one of the three large barns. This worked out well for us, as we made some lovely new friends, met lots of potential readers, and were entertained by a little girl who seemingly had a limitless supply of giggles and joy. 🙂

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Birds on tour 🙂

Although we had some rain showers, they didn’t seem to deter the visitors. As well as the varied selection of stalls (jewellery and crafts as well as crystals, suncatchers, holistic therapies, and visionary art) we were also able to enjoy the healing sounds of steel tongue drum music (mesmerising), didgeridoo (soothing), and acoustic guitar. There were birds of prey, too – the owls on Day Two were precious! There was also a programme of talks and workshops, so there was a lot going on!

Ian David and his mystical art

Ian David and his mystical art

Linda Perry and her vibrational essences

Linda Perry and her vibrational essences

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Cornish Crystal Cavern – which crystals d’you fancy?!

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Woodland Fairy Tale

A fair few copies of The Cordello Quest, Mosaic of Light, and our short story ‘duobook’ The House of the Stormwind/Crystal, Fire and Water also now have new homes. (Such a lovely feeling when someone says, “I’ll take one of each!”) We hope they will be greatly enjoyed, and treasured for years to come. We certainly had a good time talking with our new readers! 🙂

Once again my little opalite tumblestone captured people’s interest, as did our colourful banners and the piles of the books themselves. 🙂

Ron 'modelling' our banners on Day Two!

Ron ‘modelling’ our banners on Day Two!

I could have spent a great deal of money at this fair at Crocadon: on bigger crystals (I restricted myself to a few tumblestones, two of which are being written about in Lazuli Portals novel #3); on more of Ian David’s visionary and mystical art (yes, I bought another print, and several notelets!) I could have been tempted with one of the steel tongue drums, too!

Cornish Crystal Cavern

Cornish Crystal Cavern

Our next ‘author appearance’ will be at the Summer MBS fair at the Elm Community Centre in Plymouth on 13 August – please see our previous announcement for further details.

If you’ve been to mind-body-spirit fairs before, did you have a favourite stall or activity? 🙂

Joanna and Ron | The Lazuli Portals

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Website and Facebook Pages for some of the stallholders

Cornish Crystal Cavern
Web: www.cornishcrystalcavern.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cornishcrystalcavern

Natural Magick Holistic Health and Wellbeing (Linda Perry) Web: www.naturalmagick.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/naturalmagick

Woodland Fairy Tale
Web: www.woodlandfairytale.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/woodlandfairytale

Ian David 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011208467423


Come and see us at these Mind Body Spirit Fairs in May, June, and August

Following the success (and sheer enjoyment) of selling our paperbacks at the Woolwell Mind-Body-Spirit Fair back in March, we have booked retail stalls at three more MBS fairs over the next few months! Yippee!!!

If you’re local to the Devon and Cornwall area, we’d love you to come along, and to stop for a chat with us!

If these events go well – and once we have our individual calendars ‘sorted’ for later in the year – we may book stalls at some of the fairs taking place during the autumn months, too!

First we’ll be at Lostwithiel Community Centre on Sunday 29 May (11am – 4pm). 

Address: Lostwithiel Community Centre, Pleyber Christ Way, Lostwithiel, PL22 0HA

There will be Reiki, card readings, local crafts, jewellery, himalayan salt products, workshops, and demonstrations. Oh, and The Lazuli Portals, of course! 😉



Entry is by donation (for the building maintenance fund) and there is no fee for parking.

You can find out more through this Facebook Event listing if you are interested.

** Unfortunately the organisers of the Lostwithiel event have now cancelled it. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. **

Next up is a two-day event being held on the weekend of 11 & 12 June at Crocadon Sawmill, St Mellion (near Callington, Cornwall). We’ll be there with our books on both the Saturday and the Sunday. For more details, please see this Facebook Event listing.

The last of the three is Saturday 13 August (11am – 6pm) at the Elm Community Centre in Plymouth.

Elm MBS August

If you can’t make it to any of these events but wish to purchase a signed paperback from us, then we’d be happy to post one to you – just contact us with your name, the titles of the books which interest you, and the country to which you wish the book(s) to be posted, and ask us for a price. It’s easiest that way, as postage and packing rates change frequently!


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We very much hope to see you at one of the events!
Joanna and Ron | The Lazuli Portals


Reiki, Crystals, and Synchronicities: Our first Mind-Body-Spirit (MBS) Fair!

Last Saturday, on St Piran’s Day, Ron and I attended our first MBS fair … as stallholders!

A new experience, and one we’ve learned a lot from!

It’s been quite a while since we’ve been able to organise any sort of ‘public appearance’ by The Lazuli Portals. And not having presented at any sort of combined event before, we weren’t really sure what to expect!

As it turned out, it was a very positive and rewarding experience.

We had our stall in one of the smaller, upstairs rooms of the building in which the fair was being held. This is me, waiting for opening, with no clue Ron had me in shot (argh!)

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and a couple of pics of the rest of the room, with jewellery and woodwork comfortable companions with artwork, crafts, and accessories. (Apologies for the poor image quality).

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Once people were through the doors, we were really too busy to take pictures!

I’d energetically cleared our space ahead of time, and all our flyers, handouts, bookmarks, crystal display, and books were freshly cleared and infused with lovelight or Reiki, so as to make our little corner as energetically pure, light, and inviting as possible. We knew that people who’d resonate with our energy and what we had on our stall would find us, without us having to be too ‘salesy’.

Clear Quartz image

It was wonderful to see and talk with people interested in Reiki, crystals, healing, angels, and the metaphysical, as it was so easy to communicate and discuss our ideas, our passion for our work and its topics and themes, and being interested in spirituality generally. There’s just an immediate connection between ‘you and them’ that I think transcends other ‘interests’. I think the novels and duobooks that we sold have found good homes, where they’ll be enjoyed and well cared for!

It was also affirming for us both, as authors of visionary fiction, to meet in real life people who get what we’re about, and understand the awakening process and its importance right now.

Several people said that the opalite caught their attention from the far side of the room, so they came over to see more. One lady took a liking to my lapis lazuli crystal chip bracelet and was disappointed it wasn’t for sale!

Ron’s Cornish kilt (how could he not wear it on Cornwall’s national day!) was an icebreaker now and then, too! (Sorry, I never thought to take a photo!)

One stallholder in our room had a lovely display of her jewellery, including a long necklace of pure emerald chips, fashioned with a copper clasp and findings.

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More info: Anne-Marie Cole,  WireWitchJunky (Facebook page)

Knowing we were ‘surrounded’ by people on a similar wavelength, it was inevitable that we’d take some time to browse the stalls in the main hall downstairs. It was packed! Some stallholders offered shiatsu or reiki, others oracle card readings or CDs. As for the crystal displays … I’m still not sure how I didn’t give into temptation – especially as I saw some gorgeous opalite and amethyst specimens. (As you can imagine, the energy in the building was great!)

There were a couple of things which were irresistible, though. I was wandering around the main hall and suddenly stopped in my tracks because I’d seen some art prints which literally left me speechless (apart from a rather unimaginative, “WOW!”)

The light coming from the artwork was incredible. I chatted with the artist, Ian David, about his process, and his artistic journey with photographic alchemy, and found myself unable to leave the fair without buying a few of his prints (they’re more arresting in real life; I can’t really do them justice here):



Stone circle on Bodmin Moor – how could I not bring it home with me!!!! It’s like I’m ‘seeing’ the start of The Cordello Quest! 😉



Ian’s leaflet says that he ‘’explores the uncharted worlds of ethereal, mystical and spiritual dimensions … my alchemy in action”.

No wonder his work resonated with me – in his art he finds the same magic and awe that I do while writing the Lazuli Portals novels. 😀

If you’re interested in Ian’s art, you can see (and buy) it on his etsy website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/IanDavidArt or visit his Facebook page.

So all in all, a really great day, with loads to celebrate, think about, and consolidate as we move forward. One of the things that really hit home with me is how essential it is that, for our paperback sales, we are present with the books so that we can connect with our potential readers. As authors writing in the metaphysical and visionary fiction genre, and as healers, we need to share our energy and our passion for both our work and for the greater context in which it rests.

Joanna and Ron | The Lazuli Portals

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