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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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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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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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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How to reincarnate into your own life

There are two realities. I live in the one in which the whole planet is impregnated with spirits, and I see their faces and forms everywhere; in the clouds, in the mountains, in the seas. Scientists call this way of seeing pareidolia. It is, apparently, a sub-category of apophenia which they say is a tendency…

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Christmas in Avalon – time for real starfire magic!

If you’re feeling a bit jaded about Christmas, you don’t have to dig too far underneath all the artificial bling and glitz to discover that it’s actually a very potent time of year for real starfire magic, as the flaming arrow of the Sagittarius Archer flies towards the Taurus bull of fertility, and the Horned One of Capricorn emerges with the newly-born Radiant Child on his back.

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This sort of Christmas reading could completely change your life!

This festive holiday season might be a good time to get started on the Mysteries. By ‘Mysteries’, I don’t mean a detective story that just spins you round and round in your thinking for no good reason. I mean the Mysteries with a capital “M”. Until recent decades, these Mystery Teachings were jealously guarded and…

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Shine on, you crazy diamond – unravelling the metaphors of Time

I’ve been realising recently that the design of the chequerboard floor of the Freemasonic lodge does not consist of black and white squares but black and white diamonds. You just have to skew it slightly to see this. It was confirmed to me yesterday when a dowser friend sent me a photo of the design…

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The Desecration of the Divine Feminine

If only the desecration of the Divine Feminine had happened just last week … or even a mere few generations ago; it would have been much more recoverable then. However, it’s going to be a long, slow process towards its reconstitution because its ruination is rooted in the ignorance of Dark Ages thinking about the…

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Why knowing how to spell Pinocchio is vital to understanding the Mystery teachings

Our prime minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, caused some media outrage the other day when he said in a television interview that most of the British public wouldn’t know how to spell Pinocchio. I don’t think, however, it was a form of arrogant, out-of-touch elitism, as was claimed, because I also didn’t know how to spell…

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The Original Mystic Messiah

I am prompted to write this after reading in today’s papers, with some alarm, that a new report from the Church of England is blaming Christians for the anti-semitism that led to the Holocaust. This is how the madness can take hold, once a false trajectory is set and woven into the consensual fabric of…

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We CAN be heroes – and for more than one day

Our loss of the wisdom possessed by our earliest ancestors is the reason why we can be ensnared so easily in misunderstandings about our past. When we believe, as we have been schooled to, that man today is the crowning achievement of a creation that has slowly evolved from knuckle-dragging cavemen, it is then a…

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A Shaman’s Guide to the Esoteric Mysteries of Avalon

I came to Avalon almost 50 years ago, along the secret Green Road of the Soul, the “Mystic Way that leads through the Hidden Door into a land known only to the eye of vision”, as the 20th century mystic, Dion Fortune, described it. I entered that portal through the first ever Glastonbury Festival of…

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The Destination of the Mythological Hero and the Perpetual Choirs

The sole and soul purpose of the journey of the mythological hero is for him to ultimately join the perpetual choirs that are continually and joyously singing the praises of this magnificent creation, the resonance from the song lines of which fertilises and sustains its overarching, magnitudinal majesty. At night, the Moon and the stars…

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The Mystery Teachings – first steps for beginners

If I was asked to describe exactly what the Mystery Teachings were about in just eight words, I would say: “The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon”. You might wonder why that is such a crucial topic to be understood on the road to wisdom and enlightenment. Well, it’s because the Marriage of the…

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