How to Slay the Dragon of Misinformation

I’m so often helped through these strange and unprecedented times by the stories that were drawn in the eternal stars, which have come down to us in what we call ‘myths’. I was reminded of one of those today when Obama poked up his head to criticise Trump’s handling of the crisis. It is the…

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Sewing our shadows back on

In my article for Beltane, I explained the star story that underpins the play about Peter Pan. In it, I show the connection between Tinkerbell and Jupiter, who governs the metal tin, and the sign of Sagittarius. (This is all explained much more fully in Stories in the Summerlands). But in brief, J. M Barrie’s…

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Beltane, May Day and the story written in the stars that fall on the Summerlands

This year, we will miss the colour and gaiety and music that, in normal times, fills the streets of Glastonbury at Beltane on May Day. Now the streets are silent. But in better times, folk come pouring into the Summerlands from far and wide to join the throngs following the red and white dragons as…

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The Cosmic Serpent and the Coronavirus

The world crisis caused by the coronavirus has been forcing me to focus on the challenge of talking about politics while also practising shamanism, because I have to keep remembering to “zoom out” before “zooming in” again.   I’ve been receiving visions recently which are no longer allowing me to address the problems of our…

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Mary Poppins – the way out of the dark tunnels

I spent a good part of the summer of 2012 unravelling the symbols and metaphors of the magical ritual of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, but I didn’t give much attention to one particular bit because I didn’t understand it then. I think I do now …. or at least, it is the…

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Mary Poppins and the Mysteries of Time and Space

I’ve been experiencing for a while that the key to spiritual evolution is found in the original Mary Poppins song “Step in Time”. Mary Poppins is not just a children’s story; it was written by a student of Gurdjieff and of Yeats, and who spent years living with native American tribes in order to learn…

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How to get into the eye of the storm

The storm is now raging all around us. Yet at its centre, in its single eye, all is completely still, peaceful and serene. I’ve published a lot on Annie’s Apothecary about what nutritional steps you can take to strengthen your immune system from viral attack. But as we know, we are much more than just…

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Homeward bound

Everyone is going home. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are returning to their homelands, like great migrating flocks of homing pigeons. But what is the rationale behind this great Exodus? There doesn’t appear to be one. It’s not as if their homelands will be virus-free, and the lack of work will be…

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What to read during the lockdown – The Grail Mysteries

I was going to say that if you’re looking for some great escapism, then the final book to tell you about in this series would be ideal. But then I realised that The Grail Mysteries is no escape all at all. It is a bridge into the Other Worlds that are just as real as…

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What to read during the lockdown – The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar

I was one of the first people to write about Sovereignty as a ‘thing’. In fact, I think I was THE first. It was shown to me as a vision, amd then the historical evidence for it quickly manifested across my desk, to help me give it weight and ground it into this world. I…

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What to read during the lockdown – Stories in the Summerlands

Right now, the psychological warfare machine is ramped up massively, with both sides trading blows by twisting and retwisting old myths into false, mind programming narratives. How can you see through the fog of this information war? Well, you can make a good start by letting me teach you how to unweave and repurpose the…

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What to read during the lockdown – Stories in the Stars

We may be feeling stuck in our isolation, in our separation from each other, with each Groundhog Day seeming exactly the same. We’ve mowed the lawn, pruned back the buddleia, tidied up the clematis …so now, what next? What we’re experiencing may seem like stasis. However, it’s more like a fission reaction blur of possibilities,…

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What to read during the lockdown – The Bright World of the Gods

FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS, I will be telling you about one of my books and showing you where to get them on Amazon, from where they are still available for delivery, or you can have them sent instantly to your Kindle or e-reader. THE BRIGHT WORLD OF THE GODS A true faery story from…

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The coronavirus and the alchemical battle leading to metamorphosis

We may feel that we’re facing an unprecedented crisis in the world as a result of the coronarvirus. Every day, we receive new public health announcements that seem to be changing, at an inexorable pace, the features of the landscape of our world that we had previously assumed were immovable. However, there is no need…

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How to make self-isolation work to your advantage

If you’re self-isolating, I can think of no better time to begin training in the Mysteries because you will have far fewer worldly distractions. In the days of yore, our ancestors would lock themselves away in monasteries and ashrams in order to receive this kind of enlightenment. Now you don’t have to. And you can…

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More evidence of sacred shamanic sexual rites in Anglo Saxon Britain

I know many who read my book The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar were convinced, by the sheer volume of evidence presented, that sacred sex rites attended the coronation rituals of kings all over the world thousands of years ago. But some may have had their doubts about whether the same practice was going on…

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How St Thomas Aquinas could guide us through the information war into the Aquarian Age

It seems to me that we have a Lost Generation that is wandering around and latching on to any seemingly “just cause” as a sleepwalker would blindly grab the bannisters along the landing. This is not their fault. Man lives on stories, and if he is not given the right story upon which to map…

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The Ecstasy of the Heart

This is probably one of most powerfully metamorphic shamanic healing techniques that you will ever practise – and you don’t even have to be a shaman to do it. Anyone can do the Ecstasy of the Heart and benefit enormously from it – anyone who has a heart. And it will not only change how…

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The only way to world peace is through religious mysticism

If you’ve been wondering about my recent attempts to unravel Christian mysticism – and yes, I expect you have many better things to think about – but well, there are several very good reasons for decoding the Bible and one of those, not least, is because understanding the metaphorical meanings of the ancient Judaic myths…

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An Epiphany about Epiphany

The celebration of Epiphany on January 6th marks the arrival of the three kings from the Orient who followed the star to the stable of the baby Jesus, and they were bearing him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. However, it would probably pass by practically unnoticed were it not also the day when we…

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Grailkeepers and Time Bandits

I recently gave a talk about how, should we cast our eyes back into the deepest known history, it looks as though the intellectual and spiritual evolution of humanity has been ever under the two-edged sword of the blessings of the Grailkeepers and the curse of the Time Bandits. The Grailkeepers preserve the secret, esoteric,…

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The seed of our spiritual transformation that is hidden in plain sight

I used to think that if everyone was a shaman, and journeyed into the Other Worlds to get guidance from the entities we call “spirits”, it would solve all the problems of the world. However, over time, I came to realise that 1) it was an extremely naïve and idealistic viewpoint which would lead to…

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What is Great Art? And what does it have to do with spiritual progress?

The term “the Great Art” comes from medieval times and it refers to the art of alchemy, which has, at the heart of its raison d’etre, the many-stepped alchemical process that culminates in the Philosopher’s Stone. The science of alchemy found a way to use various forms of art – by which I mean stories,…

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