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Joan Grant Speaking from the Heart (2007) is published in hardback by Overlook Duckworth at $32.95 in USA, $41.00 in Canada and £15.99 in the UK

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Winged Pharaoh and Scarlet Feather are currently published in paperback by Overlook Duckworth at $14.95 in USA, $18.50 in Canada and £9.99 in the UK

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InWinged Pharaoh, Joan Grant tells the story of Sekeeta, the Pharaoh’s daughter. The ancient Egyptians reserved the title of Winged Pharaoh for ruler priests who possessed extrasensory powers. When Sekeeta demonstrates psychic abilities, she is sent to the temple and trained to heal others and recall past lives. Upon the death of her father and her initiation as Priestess of Anubis, she becomes a Winged Pharaoh, a coruler with her brother—she is both priestess and pharaoh—and leads her country with vision and enlightenment. Arguably the most famous of Joan Grant’s Far Memory series, this book brings the grandeur, beauty, and mystery of ancient Egypt to life.

As a child, Joan Grant became aware of her uncanny “far memory,” the ability to recall past lifetimes. Her seven historical novels stand out for their vividness and rich detail. For Joan, these books were not works of the imagination but personal recollections of her previous lives.

'A book of fine idealism, deep compassion, and a spiritual quality pure and bright as flame.'
– New York Times

'Joan Grant’s writing is simple, sensually detailed, and always evocative of time and place.'
– The Guardian

'The book is, as it were, clairvoyant, so clear, so living are the pictures conjured: it reads like an unclouded dream, like something written out of the body and brought back.'
– The Observer

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The second of Joan Grant’s Far Memory novels, Life as Carola gives a fascinating glimpse into life in Italy just before the height of the Renaissance.

As a child growing up in Edwardian England, Joan Grant became aware of an astonishing ability to remember previous lifetimes. As an author, she professed her seven novels to be based on her personal recollections of other incarnations, male and female.

Carola was the illegitimate daughter of an Italian nobleman, the Lord of the Griffin, in sixteenth-century Italy. Cast out at an early age, she joined a band of strolling players. In her short lifetime, Carola gathers harsh experiences of poverty, violence, and bigotry, softened by the friendships she makes on the road: with Petruchio, both jester and sage; with Bernard, the gentle strongman, and Lucia, the harlot who loves him; and with healer Sofia, whose fate warns Carola to keep quiet about her dreams of the Shining One who guides and comforts her.

'Here is an unusual book that shines with fire and that is packed with incident. It is vivid, dramatic, and skillfully put together.'
– New York Times

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The third of Joan Grant’s Far Memory novels, Eyes of Horus is set in Egypt at the close of the dark XIth dynasty and is a profound commentary on the power of fear and the unlimited ability of light to shatter it.

Eyes of Horus is the story, told in the first person, of Ra-ab, heir to the Nomarch of the Oryx, one of eighteen provinces in Egypt. He comes to learn that the Oryx is different from the rest of Egypt, in that it is still in touch with the light. The rest of Egypt is plagued by fear and ruled by corruption. The pharaoh is an ineffectual ruler. The priests have replaced the worship of Ptah with the worship of Set. Only the Oryx has cast off these shackles—and it is from the Oryx that a silent brotherhood arises of the eyes of Horus—the Watchers of the Horizon—to work and wait for the dawn of a new age in Egypt.

“Send Fear into Exile” is the Watchers’ password, and when the time is ripe, Ra-ab leads the Oryx and its followers to victory—and a new Egypt.</p><p>Joan Grant wrote several Far Memory novels, based on what she believes are memories from her previous lifetimes in ancient civilizations.

'This book is warm with the sunshine of Egypt, delicate with the beauty of its homes and palaces, its surpassing art…There are also stories of graft, of insolent luxury…but through all runs the spirit of chivalry and heroism and faith.'
– Times Literary Supplement

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The fourth of Joan Grant’s Far Memory novels, Lord of the Horizon, the sequel to Eyes of Horus is set in Egypt at the close of the dark XIth dynasty and is a profound commentary on the power of fear and the unlimited ability of light to shatter it.

Lord of the Horizon is the story, told in the first person, of Ra-ab Hotep, heir to the Nomarch of the Oryx. Ra-ab is twenty-one as the story begins. The dawn for which Ra-ab and the Watchers of the Horizon fought in Eyes of Horus has come, but to “Send Fear into Exile,” as the Watchers’ password promised, proves difficult.

The new pharaoh, Amenemhet, marries the daughter of the pharaoh he deposed, thereby enabling her mother, a Babylonian by birth, to retain influence. Like a spider, she spins a web of intrigue and manipulation that threatens to plunge Egypt back into darkness. Her prize is Amenemhet’s son Senusert, who will one day be pharaoh himself.

Finally, the pharaoh realizes what has occurred and calls on his friend Ra-ab Hotep, hero of the revolution, to take Senusert to his home in the Oryx and help him grow up properly, so he will be ready to fulfill his duties as pharaoh. But the Babylonian is not yet defeated. She continues to challenge Amenemhet’s rule and authority, leading inexorably to the final showdown.

Joan Grant wrote several Far Memory novels, based on what she believes are memories from her previous lifetimes in ancient civilizations.

'Ra-ab, the Warrior, heir of the Peace of God…speaks with a voice that those who today are seeking illumination may welcome as the voice of a friend.'
– Times Literary Supplement

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Follow the life of Piyanah, daughter of a clairvoyant Indian mother, in Scarlet Feather

Piyanah demanded new freedom and an end to her tribe’s sexual segregation and brutality. Trained and educated with the young braves, she develops strength and courage, and soon she will succeed the tribal chief―that is if she can at last overcome a series of ordeals which prove her worthy of the Scarlet Feather.

This book in the author’s Far Memory series brings to life the intriguing experiences of an extraordinary an early Native American.

As a child, Joan Grant astonishingly became aware of her uncanny far memory, the ability to recall past incarnations who had lived in long-ago times and far-flung places. Her seven historical novels stand out for their vividness and rich detail. For Joan, these books were not works of the imagination but personal recollections of her previous lives.

'Joan Grant’s writing is simple, sensually detailed, and always evocative of time and place.'
– The Guardian

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Lucina of Greece was orphaned at a young age and brought up by foster parents. Now aged 13 she is sent to be educated by her philosopher guardian in the place he calls Elysium. There she finds herself the only female in a masculine world: while she proves herself an intellectual equal she cannot accept the rigidity of the scientific scepticism that disallows her intuition, psychic talents and capacity for love.

Lucina flees to Rome to become a priestess and the founder of a mystic cult in that yet young and primitive city. She finds love in the arms of a Roman senator, but her philosophical upbringing comes back to haunt her and sets her on a path to return, in a way, to Elysium …

'It is a constantly interesting and impressive book.'
– Times Literary Supplement

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The seventh of Joan Grant’s Far Memory novels, So Moses Was Born, is set in Egypt, in the time just before the birth of Moses. The story is a familiar one: found in the bulrushes, Moses’s upbringing in the court of Egypt gave him the influence and power to set the Israelites free. Joan Grant enlarges the picture by depicting the events that led up to the discovery of the baby Moses, convincingly portraying the man she believed was his father, Ramoses II, through the words of his reclusive half-brother Nebunefer. Called back from his chosen exile in the idyllic land of the Living Waters, Nebunefer is asked by the Pharoah to predict which of the children born to the royal concubines will be worthy to succeed him, but as we know there will be another destiny for the baby Moses, child of a Hebrew mother and a royal father.

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Far Memory on Blackstone Audio

“During the last twenty years, seven books of mine have been published as historical novels which to me are biographies of previous lives I have known. Far Memory is the autobiography of my first thirty years in the twentieth century. From early childhood, I was sometimes aware beyond the usual range of the five senses. I tried to ignore the implications of this awareness, but it was too insistent; so in an attempt to understand what was happening I laboriously trained the faculty of far memory. This book describes how I did so and what happened to me as the result.”—Joan Grant

'So fluent [and] dramatic…is she that her story may captivate even nonbelievers in extrasensory powers.'
– Publishers Weekly

'A unique record of a life lived on many planes…an absorbing book.'
– Kirkus Reviews

'Far Memory, Joan Grant’s autobiography, tells how Winged Pharaoh came to be written. It is a most touching, most amusing, most astonishing real life story.'
– London Daily Express

Books in Translation
Winged Pharaoh is currently published in the Czech Republic by Metafora as Okridleny faraon by Joan Grantova.

Winged Pharaoh and other titles have been translated into 15 languages. More recent publications include German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish and Icelandic.

Previous editions
Beginning in the 1980s, Ariel Press published nearly all of Joan Grant's books in paperback and kept them in print for upwards of 20 years. It may still be possible to buy remaindered new copies of these.

Copies of the original hardback editions published by Arthur Barker, Methuen and Robert Hale in the UK and Harper in the US can still be found for example via Amazon or Abe Books, as can paperback copies.

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Unauthorised editions
Please note that Joan Grant books printed as 'library editions' by Ayer and Co are published without the permission of Joan Grant's estate and despite requests that they desist. Also Joan Grant never published under the name of Joan M Grant or Joan Marshall Grant.

Related reading
Now and Then - Reincarnation, Psychiatry and Daily Life (2007) by Denys Kelsey is published in the UK by Trencavel Press.

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