If you want to eradicate evil from the face of the Earth, then you are like the person who wants to ban fire because forest fires kill wildlife.
What you are calling “evil” – because it is never absolute and always relative – is an integral part of the Creation and necessary for the Earth to survive and thrive. What you are calling “evil” is also inside you, and it needs to be faced and dealt with, just as a forest fire does when it is raging out of control. Continue reading
I’ve been having a most interesting and enlightening time, lately, since my discovery of certain natural laws and how they resonate throughout the mind-body-spirit continuum. So I’d like to share some of that information with you here because, for me, it’s been something of a game changer in my spiritual practice, and you might like to try it in your own meditations. Continue reading
The picture above is of the famed Lady and the Unicorn tapestry, which was woven from silk and wool in Flanders around the 16th century, and is now housed in the Cluny Museum in Paris. As you can see, it has been reconstructed in parts, because it was destroyed during the French Revolution.
What it shows is the transfer of Sovereignty – in the form of a casket of the crown jewels – from the spirit of Sovereignty (the larger woman) to the queen or hierodule (sacred prostitute), in order for her pass it on to the new ruler of the land.
As I explain in my book, Reclaiming Sovereignty, at the time when absolute monarchs reigned on Earth, the spirit of Sovereignty was passed to the young king when he spent the night of his coronation with a hierodule, who would initiate him sexually into the Higher Mysteries.
In this way, his higher brain centres, or ‘crown’, would be ignited, giving him greater wisdom and thus the ability to rule over his people with wisdom. The crown, therefore, worn on his head, was just a symbol to indicate what had taken place in his inner consciousness under the skilled attentions of the trained priestess on the night of his coronation. Continue reading
I’m entitling this article A Mystery Solved to make a play on words over the meaning of the word ‘mystery’. This part of the 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, which illustrates the Battle of Hastings of 1066, features the woman Aelfgyva who has long been a mystery to many scholars, by which I mean in the sense of an unsolveable conundrum; but the other meaning for ‘mystery’ refers to the Mystery Teachings which, when followed, are the sacred path to Sovereignty. Continue reading
If you dig deep enough, underneath all the plastic hype, bling and glitz, Yuletide is actually a real and very potent time of year for Earth magic, as the fiery arrow of Sagittarius flies towards the Bull of fertility, and the Horned One of Capricorn springs into action at the Birth of the Radiant Child on the Winter Solstice.
In this article, I explain how you can join in the magic too, wherever you are, by turning yourself into a living and breathing advent calendar! Continue reading
I keep seeing these internet messages from light beings or ETs about how we should think and act … but disturbingly, this message doesn’t seem to vary from the one we’ve been given for thousands of years by the major world religions. You know the ones, the ‘love one another’, ‘turn the other cheek’ meme, etc etc… Continue reading
How the universe communicates with itself is through pictures – symbols and metaphors. As shamans, we find that symbols and metaphors are the main way in which the spirits, including the Nature spirits, talk to us; and we also use symbols and metaphors to talk to them. A picture speaks a thousand words, as they say, and it speaks them through vibrational resonance, frequency and harmonic. This is also true of symbols used on heraldic devices – like royal coats of arms – which are often, in fact, powerful and protective talismans.
A talisman is a magical design of symbols that is charged with the force it is intended to represent. In other words, sacred geometrical designs are used to represent the universal forces that are in harmony with what their owners wish to attract. The more in harmony it is with those universal principles, found in Nature, the easier it is to attract the force.
This means that for any enterprise or relationship to flourish, we need to use and abide by sacred geometrical symbols which represent that force in Nature. We will need to talk to the universe, or Nature spirits, in a language that they understand.
And at the heart of this language is the Vesica Piscis.
Everything that has ever been, or that will ever be, has flowered, flourished and fruited out of this initial seed of life, which is represented in sacred geometry by the Vesica Piscis.
The Vesica Piscis has been described as the womb from which all of the Creation is born, from the realms of spirit into the realms of materiality. It is transcendent in nature because its shape spirals out into infinity in ever-increasing circles, and it also spirals in, into infinity, in ever-decreasing circles.
To quote Nicholas Mann in Energy Secrets of Glastonbury Tor.
“The Vesica Piscis provides a simple way of arriving at the basic patterns and measures of sacred geometry, especially the fundamental ratio of the Golden Section….. These are the ratios, proportions and harmonies found in Nature, in the form of plants, animals, crystals and the human body. They are also present in music and mathematics, and so form the underlying structures of creation.
“The Vesica Piscis is a powerful symbol of the creation and growth of forms in the natural world… It is possible to imagine the progression created by the Vesica Piscis endlessly unfolding the inner dimensions of the Otherworld as it endlessly unfolds in the external world. The symbol is the expression of the ideal proportions of the archetypal inner world passing into visible manifestation, and the tangible proportions of the outer world returning into the world of the external.”
Where the two circles of the Vesica Piscis intersect is known as the mandorla (the almond shape in the centre) and it represents the womb where the Seed of Life is birthed into the duality and then eventually evolves into the trinity – it is the seed bed of all trigonometry.
We see the Vesica Piscis in Nature all around us. We can see it in the human body (the microcosm) and also in outer space (the macrocosm). As above, so below.
Hubble “Hourglass” Nebula
We can trace the Vesica Piscis back for at least five thousand years in temple building designs…. but before going into some of those, I’d like to make what may be a controversial suggestion. Could it be that those all wide-hipped “Venus” figurines – some of which go back about 25,000 years – are also based on the Vesica Piscis with the mandorlas mirroring their wombs?
You may find that a little far fetched – and I admit the realisation only came to me after studying the Vesica Piscis for several weeks to the point where I was seeing them everywhere! But please take a look at a few of these pictures anyway, and then I’ll get back to the more authoritative and authenticated stuff.
Venus of Dolne Vestonice
Venus of Laussel
We’re pretty sure that our ancestors during the Megalithic period built their sacred sites with the Vesica Piscis as the seed. Prehistoric quadrangles, derived from the Vesica Piscis, were discovered by Professor Alexander Thom as bases for the ground-plans of many European stone circles such as Avebury, Stonehenge and Carnac.
We also believe that the Vesica Piscis was at the heart of pyramid building. The exterior angle of the Great Pyramid of Giza can be reproduced with the Vesica Piscis, and there are many other indications that the pyramids were built on sacred geometrical lines, as we can see in this diagram, where the Golden Mean of phi is represented in the dimensions of the pyramid.
The alchemists of old referred to this fundamental universal principle as the Sacred Marriage, where the male solar force, represented by one circle, fertilised the female lunar force, represented by the other circle. Between them, they give birth to the Child of the Conjunction, or the Child of the Philosopher – otherwise known as the Philosopher’s Stone or Holy Grael.
Most medieval churches in Europe used the Vesica Piscis as the heart seed of their sacred architecture, and the mandorla or Holy Grael also frames much of Islamic art and the Tarot.
Mandorla is the Italian word for almond. The almond is an ancient symbol for the closing up of valuable contents in a hard, almost impenetrable shell. It is a mysterious image of concentration upon the light that shines from within. During medieval times, the almond was interpreted as a symbol of the embryo enclosed in the uterus.
The Vesica Pisces was used to design Glastonbury Abbey in the 12th century. The archaeologist and archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond must have realised this when excavating the Abbey, and it could be why he designed the new lid of the Chalice Well with a stylised Vesica Piscis after the First World War.
We can also see it clearly in Wells Cathedral, with the mandorla above the arch leading up to the High Altar.
Many of the ecclesiastical paintings of Christ or the Madonna and Child are framed in a mandorla shape, and I don’t think this is a happy accident. Going back to at least King Alfred the Great, we can see that all the power regalia of the land – the geomancy, ceremonies, rituals, sacred art, architecture and heraldry – was guided by alchemists and seers who were aware of these natural geometrical principles.
They knew that to encase one’s vision in the mandorla of the seed of life is to create a talisman which sends out a very loud message indeed to the universe. It is a prayer or intention for abundance, fruitfulness and prosperity of your chosen object, which you depict therein.
In addition, any royal coats of arms or heraldic device that places an object inside the talismanic mandorla is asking the spirits for that object to be protected and to flourish.
Shamanic Earth Magic
When the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, the word on everyone’s lips was Sovereignty.
But what is Sovereignty?
There were some who tried to convince the British people that Sovereignty didn’t really exist, or that if it did, it was over-rated. A few self-styled experts claimed that Sovereignty could be extended or pooled; others insisted that Sovereignty was merely “the ability to get things done.”
All of those pundits were wrong – although they were hardly to blame for their errors. Sovereignty actually starts off life as a spiritual transmission from the spirits of the land, but this is no longer taught to the general populace.
However, a few mystic types did know about Sovereignty, and so they weren’t at all surprised when its spirit rose up from the land on the Summer Solstice of 2016, and infused the hearts and minds of the ordinary people of Britain.
In this book, Reclaiming Sovereignty, you will learn all about the spiritual source of Sovereignty – and how to find it and reclaim it in your own life and on your own land.
The flood of information and disinformation around the events of September 11th 2001 has caused such a pea-souper of a brain fog that it’s been impossible for the ordinary person to come to any definitive view about the cause or the identity of the perpetrators of the heinous events of that day with any great certainty. Continue reading
This time last year, I wrote about Chris Street’s work in exposing the huge animal giant earthworks that surround London, the Lion and the Unicorn. I concentrated on the solar Lion because the land which he stands guardian over was where the Olympics were about to take place, and the river named after him runs into the Olympic Park. (For more on that, see The Enchantment of the Olympics).
Now that Bilderberg is well upon us, I want to concentrate on the Unicorn, because this is the other side of the enchantment; the yin to the yang. As we now go into the three days of the dark moon, it appears that the influence of the moon goddess is being petitioned and employed to protect the site of the Bilderberg conference. Continue reading
In the days of old, far back into the mists of time, roaming storytellers would turn up at villages with rolled up mats which they would unfurl and spread under a huge and rambling tree, as if to announce their arrival. Long before cinema, television and even writing, let alone the printing press, news that the storyteller had set up his mat would spread fast and wide, and a ripple of excitement would be on the breeze in anticipation of rivetting entertainment to come. Continue reading
Since its starring role in Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony, friends have been asking me about the magical significance of Glastonbury Tor. Well, I don’t profess to know everything about the Tor. I doubt there are many that do. But I do live here in Glastonbury and, as a shaman, when I walk these lands, they reveal to me some of their secrets. And so I can share with you what I know, and also the thoughts of those more expert than me.
Yesterday, I journeyed in the shamanic way up through the astral planes and into the higher dimensions. As I reached the lower, dark astral, they were waiting for me, as they often are these days, demanding my co-operation in a certain task. I just snorted a bit and told them to go forth and multiply, in so many words. But they continued, speaking of the great embarrassment that will be caused to a certain astrally-governed mafia group on Earth if I don’t comply. Continue reading
On a cold November’s day in 1539, Henry VIII’s soldiers dragged the last abbot of Glastonbury, Richard Whiting, up through the High Street on a horse-drawn hurdle and then up to the summit of the Tor, where he was hung on a gibbet with two monks hanging either side of him, like two thieves, in a pastiche of the scene at Calvary. Continue reading
The alchemy practised by Plato has recently become a subject of great interest since the Royal Wedding, when they rolled back the carpet in front of the high altar at Westminster Abbey to reveal the Cosmati pavement bearing the ancient Greek natural philosopher’s splendid alchemical vision of the creation of the universe. Continue reading
In the final instalment of Harry Potter, the Deathly Hallows Part 2, J K Rowling has finally steered her ship of fools into the shallows and on to the rocks. Cover your eyes now if you don’t want to know the ending — in which we see an adult Harry and the Weasley girl sending their son off to his first term at Hogwarts. Continue reading
My parents used to have this book: Eating People Is Wrong. I never read it, but nowadays I’m wondering if I should. People talk about vampiric magic, but you don’t have to be the victim of a red-in-tooth-‘n-claw Dracula to get your power sucked dry – and either it’s getting worse or maybe I’m just noticing it more, just like smokers suddenly stink when you’ve given up cigarettes. Continue reading
WE know that our earliest ancestors used the fixed star constellations to navigate by and have seen their star maps painted on cave walls. But we have yet to explore the metaphysical aspect of what the stars meant to them and how they used what is loosely called ‘stellar magic’. Continue reading
IN researching the idea that Plato’s Atlantis was an allegorical story designed to carry a sub-strata of Hermetic alchemical teachings, I had to sort out my misconceptions about the Great Art. So I followed Ariadne’s thread out of the labyrinth and went back to school with The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Alchemy by Dennis William Hauck. Continue reading