It seems to me that the situation we’re in regarding the threat to the survival of our race has all the hallmarks of an initiatory test as part of a rite of passage.
What do I mean by rite of passage?
The rite of passage was a practice – and often still is among those indigenous tribes that remain – going back thousands of years, in which the boys would be taken away, deep into the forest, by the Elders, and there they would be put through their paces by facing natural dangers head on. The adversaries were real – and sometimes, some of the children would fail to overcome them, and would be killed. But those that survived to make it back to the tribe, came back men. In other words, they could only survive by finding their own natural intelligence which is carried in the race memories of the Rivers of Blood, as it’s known in faery lore. (Read more in The Faery wisdom about race… and the rivers of blood). Continue reading
How grace You fair the Summerlands,
When the Wheel revolves to Your command.
With tumbling tendrils of Your blooming hair,
Your perfumed breath woven into June’s air,
And soft, downy roses of Your cheeks pink,
Under apples honeying for ambered drink,
The moss-sweet meadows bubbling with springs,
Young cranes soar overhead with Your wings.
I’ve recently decided to concentrate more on writing poetry than long essays, but not because I want to hide in some irrelevant and anachronostic past-time …..far from it. It’s because I‘ve been coming to realise that what’s known as the ‘power of the bard’ is one of the true swords of the shaman or those in touch with the spirits. Continue reading
There are times when I feel sorry for the dear Christians who, having been persuaded that their literature is literal history or prophecy, when it contains stories intended for metaphorical teachings about astronomical cycles, are continually in a paradoxical state of fearing for/hoping for the End of Days and the Second Coming. This bouncing around between the extremes of hope and fear, life or death, sets up a kind of stasis, and an inability to move or think creatively, which is the basis of all cognitive dissonance. Continue reading
You may have heard of the series Breaking Bad – the main plotline of which follows the trajectory to hell in a handcart that gets unleashed when a college chemistry teacher decides to get rich by making crystal meth. Fans of the series may object to me reducing it down thus, and they would be quite right, because it is about so much besides. But mainly, it’s about human nature… and it’s about what happens when one person sets a trajectory for their life, and then the inevitable ramifications of how this plays out. Once you throw the dice, all bets are off. Continue reading
As we’re just about to go into 2014, I wanted to give everyone a gift… and I thought, what better, at this time, than a Wheel of the Year or, as some call it, a Medicine Wheel? Through this Wheel of Year, we can be more easily in tune with the spirits of Nature, no matter where we are. Continue reading
I remember when my shaman training group first sat down to a three day session on how to generate and manage shamanic power: Simon, our shaman teacher, announced that we were going to learn all about how to get power and keep power, and some of us were quite shocked, including yours truly. So I instantly put up my hand and said: “But I haven’t come here to get power. I’m not interested in having power. I’m just interested in helping people.” And Simon just replied,” And how are you going to help people without the power to do so?”. Continue reading
We’re all quite familiar now with the healing power of herbs, flowers and plants in various different therapies. But what we’re only now just beginning to learn about is the healing power of the song of the flower. There is a growing body of evidence that our earliest ancestors, who had a stronger connection to Nature, were aware of the different songs of the flowers, and used them in sound healing. Continue reading
The huge 2012 industry came to a head a couple of years ago with countless books and films about the meaning of the Winter Solstice that year ~ December 21 2012 was the end of an important astronomical cycle to the Mayans. But all this media has been produced by non-Mayans (usually Americans and Brits) while few actually bothered to listen to the Mayans themselves or make an effort to understand their culture, of which the Mayan calendar is a key part… but only a part. In order to understand the Mayan calendar, we have to understand how the Mayans think, and few were bothering to ask them. Continue reading
There are many different forms of divination, to identify landmarks and cycles on the spiritual path in order to see what’s coming next and to identify changes in behaviour and actions which can help with the transition. I find that Tarot works very well for a number of reasons, although I can also understand why others may find it confusing. After all, why should a bunch of strange-looking archetypal figures thrown down seemingly at random be able to predict the future? Well, here’s how I think it works. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking deeply about the mind programming which created the mystique around the Californian Continue readingas part of psychedelic era of the Sixties which had the aim of creating the New Age movement (as it was named by the Scottish Rite of Freemasons) and to where it’s led us to now.
I’m delighted to be publishing part II of wódr ̥’s The White Swan, which heralds the bursting of the rigid watercourses, levees, dykes and dams erected over thousands of years to constrain our actual, original cognitive gifts, and the recognition of the return of the shamanic river of perpetual return to ex-stasis consciousness. Continue reading
“What we call here a Black Swan is an event with the following three attributes. First, it is an outlier, as it lies outside the realm of regular expectations, because nothing in the past can convincingly point to its possibility. Second, it carries an extreme impact. Third, in spite of its outlier status, human nature makes us concoct explanations for its occurrence after the fact, making it explainable and predictable. ” Nassim Nicholas Tale
We keep hearing on the internet about the possibility of invasions by extraterrestrials like the Anunnaki, so I thought I should give some clarification about who these Sumerian gods actually were. Then when the Psy Ops swings fully into gear, we’ll be better prepared, psychologically, to meet it. Continue reading
Part of the toolkit of the shaman healer is something called ‘shamanic counselling’. But it’s not to be confused with ordinary counselling in which the client tells their problems to a human counsellor. With shamanic counselling, the client tells their problems to their own spirit guides, and those guides answer them, personally. Continue reading
The only certainties in life are death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin. So you’d think that, given the 100 per cent inevitability of our demise, we’d make pretty damn sure that we knew a heck of a lot about it. But no. We have every kind of instruction, information, advice and guidance on how to live — but none on how to die. Continue reading
For more than 50 years, we’ve been labouring under the misapprehension that our genetic fate is predetermined and set in concrete. However, I started working with the power of intention to transform my DNA as soon as I understood, quite recently, that DNA was mutable ~ by environment and other factors. Continue reading
About eighteen months ago, I asked Spirit to show me the true nature of the Universe. What then unfolded, in vivid and fluid panorama, made sense, to me, of all the motifs concerning the serpent and the egg across the civilised world during Neolithic times. It also showed me from where Karl Fabergé and Hieronymous Bosch got their inspiration. Continue reading