The most powerful guru on the planet?

If you were to ask me who I think is the most powerful guru on the planet right now, my answer might surprise you. It’s Wim Hof, aka the Iceman. I think that if everyone listened to him, the whole medical industrial complex would collapse, and the grifts of all the false Indian guru-jis, who…

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The sex alchemy symbolised by the dove and the serpent

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a highly potent moon rites festival for womb shamans that goes back for thousands of years. In Italy, it is called Nemoralia after the sacred Lake Nemi in whose holy waters the high priestesses of Diana would bathe in the moonlight, and the Vestal Virgins would carry their holy flames…

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Twin souls and dream lovers

When I began writing about the archaeological evidence for shamanic sex rites on my forum, Ishtar’s Gate, in the early 2000s, I was one of the first to air the subject. But by the time I’d compiled those posts into The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, the notion of sacred love-making was starting to go…

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“The greatest stitch-up since the Bayeux Tapestry”

For once I think Boris Johnson may be on the right track. He said yesterday that his removal was the greatest stitch-up since the Bayeux Tapestry. I wonder if that was just a flippant remark, or whether he’s aware that the power structure in this country was originally stitched up in the frames of the…

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Removing a family curse

I remember early in my shamanic training feeling horrified when our teacher told us that we’d gain great wisdom from working with our ancestors. “What that bunch of drunks?” I thought to myself, “I’ve never seen them sober, especially that lot from Liverpool. You’re saying that I should go to them for spiritual advice?” The…

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The Redemption of the Father

The avenging of the father in the outer world is the complete obverse to what really needs to be achieved by the shamanic Mysteries initiate, which is the redemption of the father in the inner worlds. It is the avenging of the father that leads to war on Earth; it is the redemption of the…

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Why we study the Mysteries

“Sir Francis Bacon was apparently a [Knight’s] Templar using a Template to create an axis and Templum that defined the Temporal fabric.” I’m indebted to the author Cort Lindahl for the above pearl of wisdom in his book The Geographic Mysteries of Sir Francis Bacon, which I highly recommend. In a nutshell, he describes why…

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The Wounded Healer

“Annie, if I become a shaman, will I be able to help people, to heal them?” I get asked this a lot … and I always reply: “Well, yes and no. And at first, no.” The first requirement from you as a trainee shaman is encapsulated by the rubric: “Physician heal thyself.” Shamans blaze a…

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Backstage at the Theatre of Dreams

I was saying to a friend the other day about how living in Glastonbury is just like living backstage in the Theatre of Dreams. I’ve been here for 11 years now … more than long enough to notice that most visitors are secretly hoping to catch the will-o-wisp, the ignis fatuus or Fool’s Fire that…

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