The Laws of Dharma: 6. Control of the senses (indraiya-nigrah)

My Indian guru used to have a very good allegory pertaining to today’s law. He would describe the typical Western mind as a runaway horse-driven chariot. The chariot driver had let go of the reins. So the ‘horses’ of the five senses – touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing – were literally being given free…

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Magic is just a superior, higher technology

I once wrote a very long essay about how humans couldn’t possibly have come from apes, as Darwin suspected but never proved, and that our ancestors were never ignorant, club-carrying caveman that said “Ug” a lot. Even now, the synonym used for knuckle-dragging thugs is “Neanderthal”. I think it’s bloody insulting to the Neanderthals. In…

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The magic of metamorphosis

I tend to avoid listening to those who insist that people should “wake up” – because it’s actually none of their business whether someone “wakes up” or not. I would also never engage with anyone who uses the term “sheeple” or “muggles” because it betrays a stage of ignorance they are going through in their…

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The number of the soul

I’m using the word ‘soul’ in the context of meaning ‘who we really are’. When we are ‘who we really are’, we are perfectly aligned and in harmony with our pilgrim path through this life below, and with the stars above from whence we came.   However, we need to open the doors of our…

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The Honey Moon of the Gods

In my last article, I wrote about the traditional customs that we usually celebrate here in Avalon to mark the duel over the hand of the May Queen. I explained that it is an ancient story or myth that is “written in the stars” to reflect a wisdom teaching about how the alchemical Marriage of…

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Foreword to Stories in the Stars by Tally Pendragon

AT THIS PRESENT MOMENT IN TIME, it’s all too easy for those of us who recognise that we are all inter-connected members of the same human race to become overshadowed by the wanton destruction that we witness around us daily. We’ve lost the ability of our ancestors to keep our eyes simultaneously on the ground…

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