Luminous Trails

Yoga, Travel, Inspiration

Here are some of the many films and books that have inspired me, and my own book offerings at the bottom:



Salt of the Earth

1 Giant Leap

For All Mankind


Human Planet

Planet Earth I &II

Blue Planet I & II

An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Sequel


Food matters



The Shift

The Age of Stupid


Who Killed the Electric Car?

Solar Mamas

Pope Francis. A man of his word

Awake -film about Paramahansa Yogananda

To Walk Invisible- about the Bronte sisters



Out of Africa


The Big Blue

Erin Brockovich


Whale Rider

The Motorcycle Diaries


Dead Poet's Society

Good Will Hunting

It's a Wonderful Life

Midnight in Paris


Lawrence of Arabia

12 Angry Men

Memoirs of a Geisha

The Theory of Everything

Genius (a Nat Geo series about Einstein)

The Shawshank Redemption

Dark Horse



I can't imagine my life without books. I love far too many books to even know where to begin with recommendations but here are just a few offerings that might inspire you from other people, in no particular order, with my own offerings at the bottom:

Long Walk to Freedom- Nelson Mandela

Siddharta- Herman Hesse

There's a Spiritual Solution to every problem- Wayne Dyer

Nature/ Self reliance- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Business as Unusual- Anita Roddick

Love Letter to Earth- Thich Nhat Hanh

Einstein; His life and Universe- Walter Isaacson

Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know- Sir Ranaulph Fiennes

Sacred awakening of Light Warriors- Victoria Jimenez

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha- Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Conversations with God Books- Neale Donald Walsch

Tao The Ching- Lao Tzu

The Book of Joy- HH The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Reason For Hope - Jane Goodall

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying- Sogyal Rinpoche

The Way of The Peaceful Warrior- Dan Millman

Autobiography of a Yogi- Paramahansa Yogananda

Hermetica- Hermes Trismegistus

The Mists of Avalon- Marianne Zimmer Bradley

The Sophia Code- Kaia Ra

The Power- Rhonda Byrne

Buddha's Brain- Rick Hanson

Spontaneous Evolution- Bruce Lipton & Steve Bhaerman

The Wind is My Mother- Bear Heart

Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte

Don Quixote- Cervantes

This Changes Everything- Naomi Klein

Non Violent Communication- Marshall Rosenburg

The Isaiah Effect- Greg Braden

The Snow Leopard- Peter Matthissen

Elon Musk- Ashlee Vance

Becoming Supernatural- Dr Joe Dispenza

Climate, A New Story- Charles Eisenstein

Freedom in Exile- HH The Dalai Lama

All will be well- Michael Meegan

Leaves of Grass- Walt Whitman

Walden- Henry David Thoreau

Losing My Virginity-Richard Branson

Leonardo Da Vinci- Walter Isaacson

Mud, sweat and Tears- Bear Grylls

Freedom From Fear- Aun Sang Suu Kyi

How Yoga Works- Geshe Michael Roach & C McNally

Art of Attention- Elena Brower & Erica Jago

Everyday Grace- Marianne Williamson

Sapians / Home Deus- Yuval Noah Harari

The Power of Now- Eckhart Tolle

A Brief History of Time- Stephen Hawking

Gaia- James Lovelock

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success- Deepak Chopra

The Alchemist- Paulo Cohelo

Earth from the Air- Yann Arthus Bertrand

The Gaia Codex- Sarah Drew

Dying to be me- Anita Moorjani

Ashes and Snow- Gregory Colbert

The Three Pillars of Zen

Kyballion- Three Initiates

One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens

Man's Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl

The Man who Listens to Horses- Monty Roberts

The Hope/ The Direct Path- Andrew Harvey

Power versus Force- David Hawkins

Science and Spiritual Practices- Rupert Sheldrake

The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint Expert

The Heroine's Journey- Maureen Murdock

Mary Magdalene Revealed- Meggan Waterson 

Here are Jacqueline's books. Click on the title to open the link:

World of Wonder - A Coffee table book with photos, inspiring quotes and snippets from my travel journals. My ode to Mother Earth

Little Book of Wisdom - Wisdom from my encounters with many of the world's brightest lights (Dalai Lama, Mandela, Hawking...)

Little Book of Life Tools - 44 Practical tools to make the journey of life easier, more peaceful & magical at this crucial time on earth

(I intend to release the last one on Life Tools as an online course, which will compliment the book if anyone then wants to buy it.)