It is amazing to discover that this life changing establishment, the Jewels of Wisdom, prominently located at Manly's The Corso, has been in business for almost 21 years. The owner, Clinton has always had a passion for books, beauty and music.
This passion has created a simple and friendly book shop that caters to the needs of locals and visitors alike; from the basic self help books to life changing material from Eckhart Tolle, an author who apparently is one of their best sellers. Jewels of Wisdom is very much a front-line store, reaching out to people new to esoteric enquiry as much as those already immersed in it. It is open until late every day of the year - up until to 8pm most nights.
Jewels of Wisdom is a rather simple, cosy and rather classic book shop that also sells a diverse range of beautiful gemstone jewellery, and many people have referred to their greeting cards as "the best cards in Sydney" hands down. Jewels of Wisdom is also a great sanctuary to buy some relaxing music and healing crystals. If you would like something else that aids your healing, then psychic readings are also available with resident psychics Carol Ann, Deb and Rebekah.
One of Jewels of Wisdom's best selling self help books
A contained establishment, Clinton sees his store as distinctly different from your run-of-the-mill "hippy crystal shop." He shuns kitch dangly things and every item for sale in the store has been scrutinised for quality and purpose. His passion for books, beauty and music is prominent. Regardless as to whether or not you perceive yourself as being quite spiritual or not, there is something for everyone here.
Think the Mind, Body and Spirit Festival. You have just hopped off the green and yellow ferry, and as you are heading towards Manly Beach, it is easy to become inspired to stop by the Jewels of Wisdom that is run by someone who actually lives in Byron Bay, and hence flies to Sydney to enjoy the best of both worlds.Someone who amazingly has run this successful business while managing six children and being a production manager for the Byron Ballet Company - a not for profit organisation. All of this while his wife is a ballet dancer and choreographer. This explains his expansion plans for the Jewels of Wisdom to help people unleash their creativity through also selling a range of books on art and dance, another one of Clinton's passions. Clinton is also passionate about helping people tap into their own intuition, and having owned a health food store previously is a real bonus.
Some of the beautiful products sold at the Jewels of Wisdom
The Jewels of Wisdom book department is divided up into numerous categories, including a Buddhist section, and another section of the shop where a diverse range of classical fiction and world literature books are available to purchase. Think titles such as Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, and other remarkable works of literature. For the Jewels of Wisdom at Manly, books are definitely back in vogue, and so are the people who you can go to for spiritual guidance in the form of psychic readings seven days a week in a more private, enclosed area upstairs.
One of Jewels of Wisdon's popular world literature books
Deb is a psychic medium, and has conducted readings at the Jewels of Wisdom for quite a long time, and has been engaged in this work for 16 years in order to help people heal themselves - just by knowing their name and date of birth. Tarot is available upon request, and she is also a certified astrologer. Deb has extensively travelled overseas, and is able to tap into her psychic abilities while giving you a reading at the Jewels of Wisdom by connecting with loved ones who have moved on so to speak, and she also assists you in healing any energetic imbalances. Deb believes that you are still the master of your own destiny. If you are deciding, say to go on that speed dating event you read about on WeekendNotes, then why not see Deb and go for this assistance. Deb also assists with business queries, and helps people connect to source and spirit. Deb is available for readings at the Jewels of Wisdom every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Deb also conducts private readings.
Rebekah also conducts psychic readings at the Jewels of Wisdom to help people unleash their gifts and talents. She is regarded as helping someone open up their pandora's box so to speak. It could be yours, and then all of the other leisure and lifestyle experiences you read about on WeekendNotes won't be as enjoyable until your treasure trove of joy is opened up. Rebekah is also a doula, hypnotherapist, energetic and shamanic healer; she is rather intuitive and can help you move your life in the direction it should be heading. Her knowledge of business flow is great for business owners who want to know how their business is going. They will come out knowing exactly what they will need to do in order to grow their business, so hence these Sydneysiders will have more time to enjoy the leisure and lifestyle experiences they have stumbled across on WeekendNotes.
Rebekah is available on Tuesday's at the Jewels of Wisdom, and also conducts private readings.
Carol Ann is also a gifted psychic reader who is great at also connecting with loved ones from a previous life, and found that she has always had that gift to tune into people and their feelings to help them achieve breakthroughs. Carol Ann is also a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is also an energetic healer - yes an amazing energetic healer. She helps people to raise their consciousness, and hence live a higher quality of life. Carol Ann also conducts private readings, and her craniosacral healing sessions in tandem with breathwork and past life regressions, where blocked energy begins to circulate is just awesome and way better than a great massage. Our bodies need to be in optimum health to enjoy activities such as kayaking and other leisure activities covered on WeekendNotes, and after just one craniosacral session, I really felt like I had a new lease on life.
Carol Ann's craniosacral work works on your immune system in order to keep you healthy, and is also great for anyone who has back problems and nervous system issues, and is also a beautiful treatment to alleviate stress. It was difficult to get off the bed at the end of the 30-minute treatment, and I was a bit cold at first. The pea soup at the end with some Santa Vittoria was just delicious.
I highly recommend you check out the greatness that is Jewels of Wisdom in Manly, and therefore connect with some wonderful people to help you enjoy your leisure time more than ever, and this fascinating shop makes way for the perfect excuse to enjoy a fairly relaxing ferry ride to Manly from Circular Quay.
One of the great greeting cards for sale at the Jewels of Wisdom, and thank you Jewels of Wisdom