From down to earth tales of life in the entertainment business
and stealing toilet chains from the Coronation street set, to meetings with the ghosts of famous singers,
conversations with disembodied entities and astounding interactions with crop circles and ancient sites,
Paul's life story will resonate on many different levels in the hearts of those who join him for this
"STEPPING TO THE DRUMMER, once started, is difficult to put down until the final page is reached….….
.as well as being a personal account of his life from childhood to the present, it reveals the indomitable
character, boundless enthusiasm and many-faceted personality that has made him so greatly loved………
dowsing, the chakra system, earth energies, crop patterns and channelling are all part of this story………
the conversion between Paul's entity, Joeb, and the Centre for Crop Circle Studies president, Michael Green.
This describes the rituals at a henge-site and confirms the intuitive sense (shared by many) of the
wholly benevolent nature of the rituals involved…….."
PEGGY BUNT(an excerpt from her review) writing for THE JOURNAL OF CROP CIRCLES.
"For those who love the scallywag humour and deep insight of poet Paul Bura, and gather his books,
this is a delightful addition. As Uri Geller (who wrote the foreword to 'Stepping To The Drummer')
says: ''This fascinating book comes from a man who really has a tale to tell.''
Paul's autobiography is full of psychic and spiritual events, and always his sense of humour comes
shining through. From seances to crop circles, medicine wheels to unseen inspirers, sacred site guardians
to Courier lines (particular earth energy lines) - his life is full of out of the ordinary happenings.
He shares the many rich and incredible experiences of his voyage through a life first marred by polio,
then lifted by his development of his poetic and psychic gifts. Shot through with humour, passion,
and a great understanding of what makes people truly human in an imperfect world. Drummer is a
substantial compendium of recollections and anecdotes which entertain, sadden and lift the
spirits all at once……… of crop circles he has this to say:
''For some years, I had felt that certain crop circles were formed where ancient places of power once were,
and that those same stone circles/complexes were built on already existing patterns of sacred geometry:
patterns that could only have been found by dowsing or clairvoyance. These patterns created,
by shape along, a type of energy used for the maintenance of the Earth and Man and Woman kind,
cradling them in a cosmic balance so rare and fine that we can only guess at the harmony that existed
Paul's description of the Wolstonbury Hill crop circle experiment (in Sussex) makes
FAYE BAILEY, Editor of THE QUARTERLY.
''The author is well known and much loved in spiritual circles for his warm, humorous, larger-than-life personality and real insight to dimensions and beings beyond the obvious material world. He is a poet and writer and has a fabulous once-heard-never-forgotten speaking voice that enabled him to have a successful early career in TV and Radio. He has had a long association with the science of thought press and considers himself privileged to have been a personal friend of the Christian mystic, Derek Neville.
In his autobiography, Paul shares with us - and sadly some low times - of his remarkable life. His adventures started early. At age six he found on Herne Bay beach an unexploded wartime bomb and thoughtfully took it home to show his m,other! And from thereon things get ever more exciting….The best part of the book I think is the story of his expedition to Australia to research Aborigine Dreamtime. As if this is not enough, as Paul matured, he developed his inborn psychic gifts and the latter part of the book tells of his experiences with dowsing and channelling, particularly relating to Crop Circle investigations.
Many of the stories are quite astonishing. In the introduction to the book, Uri Geller writes, ''Stepping to the Drummer, even by my standards, is an highly intriguing read. At times you think he's making it all up. He isn't. Trust me. I'm a psychic.''
This book will startle you, perhaps stretch your credibility in places, it will certainly make you think and perhaps reassess what you think you know about spiritual matters. Read it with an open mind and in good faith and you will appreciate that the author is writing from a position of honesty, integrity and a joyous love of life in all its forms. And do consider buying it as a gift for your more broad-minded friends - it is guaranteed to provoke discussion.''
KATE TRENT, for NEW VISION
(formerly the Science of Thought Review)
At last, Paul Bura has written his autobiography, detailing his extraordinary life. This book is so interesting and uplifting, that I read it all through in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down! It has pace, a style that it is easy to read, and is full of humour and profound wisdom.
He tells his life-story, as if he were talking to you on a one-to-one basis. He's taken his life apart, and put it back together again, sharing his important milestones which have taken place in his life in 7 year cycles. From his first mystical experience, before he contracted polio at the age of 7. He takes you through all the upheavals of his illness, to an operation to correct his twisted spine at the age of 14. Then he describes his early career as a writer/performer, including performing in his first play at 21.
The story continues, and details his later experiences as a poet, performer, psychic, medium and healer. This book takes you through his life, step by step, as he shares some amazing insights which will make you laugh, cry, and evoke every other emotion in between! He has laid his soul bare, and invites you to join him in his experiences, which will leave you feeling as though you personally know this extraordinary man.
Paul Bura writes with complete honesty, in a way that will touch your heart and soul. This is an intriguing book, which will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. Full of photographs showing Paul's exploites throughout his life. His story is a joy to read and will fill you with hope, and inspiration. An amazing book from an amazing man!
Jan Pendragon, Editor of ONE VISION
“I started Stepping to the Drummer and literally could not put it down.
I was drawn to it like iron filings to a magnet.
I found power, strength, beauty, stillness, compassion, pain and love, so much love.”
W.B. CONGDON. Orpington, Kent.
"The book is superb. My sister and myself just couldn't put it down….unbelievable, incredible and very special."
ANNIE MAHONE, Gillingham, Kent.
"Paul Bura has done a great thing about writing this book about his life. His boyhood exploits have kept me chuckling away. Fascinating book. And his spiritual, mystical experiences? Fascinating is not quite the word."
ISABEL BRADLEY. Wiltshire.
"Uri Geller's Foreword. So perceptive and understanding of the wonderful forces behind Paul's extraordinary life. A wonderfully deep book. All the more understood by those who have met him."
HAZEL LOUCHER, Surrey.
"An incredible read. I just could not put it down."
"Mind blowing. Sad and joyful, in one go. Full of hope for the future, his AND ours!"
TRICIA BIRDSOM, Leicester.
"What a read. I just do not believe it, yet I must. His experiences with crop circles are mind-boggling."
"Love, laughter, sadness and a sense of the incredible. All of it is there.
STEPPING TO THE DRUMMER is a step nearer to the self."
E.R. ROLLINGS, West Sussex.
“I have now completed Stepping To The Drummer and what a good read it is! Many thanks! Humour is clearly a shared joy and I love the idea of being rendered helpless by the men in your ward after light’s out. As to more serious matters, I am overjoyed and amazed at the way you and I, coming from separate directions, arrive at virtually the same conclusions. You have communed with people in high places: The Guardians, and have dowsed and compared notes with other dowsers. The Earth Changes are pinpointed from 1987 onwards and you refer to the connection to human consciousness regardless of creed. I have intuited 1986 as a watershed year in change-of-consciousness…this from the happenings and the politics of the day. A Remarkable correlation! You and your colleagues have worked out in your particular way the energies connection with crop circle formation as well as the UFO link. Our group has intuited and put questions to a Master in spirit to set down the same firm conclusions. Wonderful! Clearly this is all a part of the same grand scheme. Going on from there: Joeb has told you that further significant changes will happen in 2012- 2014 (your page 147). I refer to the Mayan prophecies that mention the years 2011 and 2013. How close can you expect to get???"
GEORGE MOSS, Author of A SMUDGE IN TIME (Gemma Books)