Life on Earth

Every single major religion is a Death Cult at heart. Every single one promises a much better life somewhere else while, at the same time, those who run the popes and the priests make life as difficult for us as possible, just to ram the point home. But it’s a trick … it’s a trial.…

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The esoteric meaning of the maypole

The maypole is often called a fertility symbol, and that’s why it’s a popular custom to dance around it at Beltane, the festival most associated with sex and fertility. But we may not know what the maypole’s dance with the red-and-white ribbons actually symbolises. It is a depiction in dance about how the alchemical marriage…

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The Honeymoon 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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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 Barrieā€™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 usually fills the streets of Glastonbury at Beltane on May Day. When we are in better times, folk come pouring into the Summerlands from far and wide to join the throngs following the red and white dragons as they are drummed through the…

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