• Wellness Way Africa route portal

Immerse yourself in, chat to, browse around or join the…

Odyssey Community

Competitions & Giveaways!

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Free E-Books

Click on any or all of the images below to read these three e-books.

Once you open them, you can click the download symbol on the top right-hand side.

Thought Leaders

Steve Hurt

Steve Hurt

Spiritual Ecologist, passionate about African botanicals & the Earth

“It is now more important than ever to remember the Earth in our prayers and to hold the light of the soul of the world in our hearts.”

 

Click here to see my articles!

 

Or visit my website:

www.thedanceoflight.co.za/

 

 

Kiki Theo

Kiki Theo

Wealth Expansion Business Coach, Author and Course Facilitator

“Wealth creation is a journey. We are both the creators and the travellers of all our journeys. We are the light that illuminates our path. We are the goal we aspire to attain. We are the wealth we try to acquire“ From ‘Wealth Journey’ by Kiki Theo

 

Click here to see my articles!

 

Or visit my website:

www.kikitheowealthworks.com

Colleen-Joy

Colleen-Joy

Author, spiritual teacher known for the ‘Wisdom Well Way’

“Even in times of stress and suffering, it’s possible to access your soul’s wisdom and guide others to do the same. We call this ‘Building Wisdom Wells”

 

Click here to see my articles!

 

Or visit my website:

www.wisdomwellway.com

Dr Arien van der Merwe

Dr Arien van der Merwe

Medical doctor, author & holistic health counsellor

“Joy and deep Love are the fibre of our being, our courage and strength even in the midst of despair, negativity and unhealthy thoughts. Be still a moment right in the vortex of turmoil and fear… Allow and then release all resistance. Choose to bring the eternal Light into every one of your 50 trillion LED bio photonic cells, allowing the effervescent, dancing vibrations to connect with SoulSelf. Feel the eternal entanglement within the Source Field, the core of our being, the crystalline heart of us.”

From her book Dread Disease to Deep Devotion

Click here to see my articles! 

Click here to see my articles! (Option 2 – articles co-written with Anri Van Rooyen)

Or visit my website: www.DrArien.co.za

Heike Sym

Heike Sym

Psychic Medium, Numerologist & Metaphysical Profiler

“In every moment of every day, YOU get to choose your reality. Love yourself enough, to always choose YOU!”

 

Click here to see my articles!

 

Or visit my website:

www.heikesym.com

Geoff Dalglish

Geoff Dalglish

Odyssey's 'Pilgrim at Large'

“Take time to be still, listen for those inner whispers of knowing, and then act in complete faith and trust”

 

 

Click here to see my articles!

 

Or contact me on:

[email protected]

 

Anne-Marie Clulow

Anne-Marie Clulow

Intimacy Coach

“Integrating a practical, curious and kind approach to sexuality helps heal a deep wound in humanity”

 

Click here to see my articles!

 

Or visit my website:

https://www.intimacycoachinternational.com/

 

Debra Stevens-Robins

Debra Stevens-Robins

Odyssey‘s custodian & editor

“When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough to make room for it in your life”

 

Click here to see my articles!

Jill Iggulden-Stevens

Jill Iggulden-Stevens

Odyssey‘s Founding Editor

“Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it serves me well – nothing ventured, nothing gained. Nevertheless, following one’s dreams certainly has its ups and downs, be it during ‘nine’ lives or several. On the Up Side, experience is a wise teacher and, when tuning in to our lessons, we can share with each other, bringing comfort and joy – while still around.”

 

Click here to see my articles!

We invite you to ‘Live kindly, gently and consciously with Odyssey Magazine

Our Vision is to publish content to nourish, uplift, inspire and inform exploring all aspects of engaged consciousness, the joy of living authentically, integrative approaches of complementary healing, spirituality, metaphysics, the intuitive arts and our integral connection with nature, planetary wellbeing and the mysteries beyond.

Passion

Doing what we love in the place we choose to be.

Authenticity

Delivering from the heart; the magazine we would want to read.

Collaboration

Collaborating to produce exceptional content;

Community

Connecting with YOU is the best thing about our business

 

Our multi-platform approach creates a phenomenal advertising platform for our advertisers. Print, digital and online format as well as the Odyssey App for iOS and Android gives advertisers local and global coverage. Odyssey publishes quarterly.

Odyssey Magazine, formed in 1977, is and always has been, targeted at the conscious individual who is pursuing, or would like to embark on, a holistic, green and healthful lifestyle to enhance both their personal wellbeing and that of our planet. Our commitment to the holistic way and green living is neither fad nor fashion; it is an unwavering commitment over four decades.

 

Our History

Odyssey Magazine is in its 47th year. Once a journal for like-minded souls, it has matured into the primary and only conscious living magazine in Southern Africa today with print, digital and mobile enabled versions as well as the Odyssey App. for iOS and Android

Jill Iggulden Stevens, who established Odyssey Magazine in 1977, handed over the baton to daughter-in-law Debra (Stevens) Robins, Editor, on 23.11.2018 in Cape Town, following the purchase of Odyssey Magazine from Chris and Silke Erasmus who had nurtured this beautiful publication for 18 years.

The inspiration for Odyssey Magazine came to Jill in February 1977 while she was putting together the Maryland Reader, a 16-page booklet for learners who had just learnt to read through the Lubach ‘Each-One-Teach-One’ literacy training programme. Jill had so enjoyed this project, in which she was able to inspire other teachers to write articles to motivate the newly literate readers, that Jill pondered the prospects of bringing out a magazine. On July 7 that year, her dream of having a conscious living magazine was realised:

“I thought how wonderful it would be… a magazine with articles on religious philosophy, a new approach to education, alternative technology, parapsychology, holistic healing and the inter-relationship between thought and manifestation,” remembered Jill. She went on to say: “It seems like yesterday that Gerald Moskovitz and I emerged from the premises of Associated Press carrying our first few copies of Odyssey Magazine, literally hot off the press. The bulk of the 5 000 print copies ordered would be delivered to CNA’s warehouse manager at Buitengacht Street and the rest would be distributed by Mossie, on foot, to his established distribution network.”

Seven years later, a healthy and well-established publication was handed over to a new team – Rose de la Hunt and Jean Mitchell; Rose with a 10-year tenure as a counselling director at Lifeline, decided to take the leap of faith.

Rose’s 17 years as editor of Odyssey coincided with a period of enormous growth and change in the world of spiritual ideas and experience. Rose described it as “truly a time of the ‘rebirth’ of the sacred” and during her tenure Odyssey was the only magazine of its kind in South Africa. In 2001 the magazine was taken over by Chris and Silke Erasmus following a deterioration in Rose’s health.

Before her passing to spirit, Rose wrote:

“For me those 17 years were incredibly rich and fulfilling, though I worked extremely long hours, the deadlines were relentless and things were not always easy. I really loved my work. And I felt blessed by the opportunities it brought me to meet many great and beautiful souls, visiting luminaries and ‘forerunners’ of a new kind of spirituality.”

In 2004, Namaste Magazine merged with Odyssey Magazine and they teamed up to become one. Namaste’s aim was to empower individuals to take full responsibility for their own lives – on every level – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual – a vision that is still infused in Odyssey magazine today. Following the incorporation of Namaste into Odyssey Magazine and the opening of a Johannesburg office, Odyssey grew rapidly between 2005 and 2007. In 2007, rather than publish monthly, a collective decision was made to retain Odyssey as a bi-monthly publication. In late 2008, Simply Green was launched and Odyssey reached its all-time circulation high of over 18 000, with a print readership roughly 10 times that number.

Silke Erasmus shared her experiences with us, stating:

“the global downturn of 2008-09 hit Odyssey magazine and its sibling as severely as any other print publication, but both ultimately rode out the storm. Emerging stronger. With fewer competitors and Simply Green having won an eco-journalism award in 2010, Odyssey and its sister magazine were actively at the forefront of making the move to digital media consumption. In early 2013, both launched full time into digital. Whilst difficult and challenging, as well as requiring a whole range of new skills, the move proved to be almost immediately and dramatically successful in terms of producing highly readable and free digital publications. Issue 5 of December 2013 achieved a remarkable reach of over 366 000 reads and impressions within 30 days of going live and ultimately achieved in excess of 450 000.”

Odyssey has maintained its place steadfastly with many long-time loyal readers. As it moves into its fourth set of caring hands, the publication, now one of South Africa’s longest-standing magazines, continues its legacy of consciousness-raising content aimed at the self-empowerment of all.

 

Odyssey editor Debra Robins with founder Jill Iggulden.

Debra Robins of Mindful Media Publishing (Pty) Ltd. is the fourth custodian of this well-read and much-loved magazine that has not only survived, but thrived, over four decades.

Looking to advertise?

  • Our multiplatform approach ensures coverage across print, digital and online formats
  • The Odyssey App for iOS and Android gives advertisers local and global coverage
  • Odyssey is also circulated to health and wellness spas, airport lounges and more
  • Adverts are placed on the Odyssey Smartphone-enabled Magazine immediately
  • Your advert gets a splash on Odyssey Magazine’s social media platforms

Days of Visibility

Readership of 5+ Minutes

Editions Published

Average Quarterly Reach