Christmas in Avalon – time for real starfire magic!

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The Magical and Divine Sacrament of Marriage

The title of this article may seem anachronistic in an age in which we can just pop down to the registry office to tie the knot, or go to the other extreme and use it as an excuse to put on a lavishly extragavant event on some far flung sun-kissed beach that most of our…

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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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Arthur Pendragon’s Real Knights of the Round Table

We are all familiar with the tale of how a wounded King Arthur Pendragon was carried in a boat by Morgan Le Fae to the Land of the Dead in Avalon. But we may not realise that this is just a tiny fragment of a much longer and more ancient wisdom story about how our…

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An Esoteric Guide to the Four Holy Hills of Avalon

You will need to understand a little basic magic or alchemy to appreciate the elemental energies that govern a diamond-shaped area of Britain of more than 100 square miles known as Avalon. But don’t worry because it is easy. It’s just about how the four energetic elements – fire, water, earth and air – interact…

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Stories in the Summerlands: A pilgrimage into esoteric Avalon

It is said that when Britain is in the direst peril and needs him the most, King Arthur will arise from his grave and return. We know this because we used to hear rhymes about it while still in the cradle – bardic poems that hail from of an age that Time forgot, when our…

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Where Sovereignty really comes from

The kings of old would undergo Sovereignty rites similar to the horse sacrifice of the Celts on their coronation day. That evening, they would lie with a cuen, which is the Anglo Saxon source of our word “queen”. The cuen would be a shaman skilled in evoking and awakening the two energetic serpents which, during…

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The Grail Mysteries: the real, symbolic meaning of the Holy Grail

I was keen to use this picture of a real, beautifully-gilded chalice for the cover of The Grail Mysteries because just this one image captures the totality of the symbolic meaning of the Holy Grail.

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The Grail Mysteries: Healing the Wounded Queens with the Thirteen Treasures of Britain – Introduction

Classic Grail literature, scribed by the Normans around the 12th century, concentrates on the Wounded King archetype – one which is immensely valuable for deep inner healing at the shamanic level. But I go back much further into the Celtic roots of these stories and so I will be describing, in a series of articles…

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The Grail Mysteries and the Virgo Teachings

I sometimes feel like a story archaeologist. I have a mental image of myself, digging and digging and digging underneath all the rotting story mats of the wandering troubadors and tale-tellers of old. Some of those story mats are quite ragged by now; others have gone decidedly mouldy. However, the deeper I dig, the closer…

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A Call to the Grail Seekers

There was an article in the Financial Times recently with the take-away that we might as well give in and surrender to Islam because we don’t have any culture of our own in Europe worth preserving. It was written by one Gideon Rachman – for those who were around in the Sixties, the name of…

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The Celtic Shamans of the Glastonbury Temple of the Stars

When I first tried to read Katharine Maltwood’s A Guide to Glastonbury ‘s Temple of Stars, I ended up with a terrible headache. Even though I’d studied mythology and archaeology for decades, this 1920s identifier of the Somerset circular landscape temple seemed so ‘other’ to me, and her ideas far too dense, like an overpoweringly…

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The Real High History of the Holy Grael

In the days of old, far back into the mists of time, roaming storytellers would turn up at villages with rolled up mats which they would unfurl and spread under a huge and rambling tree, as if to announce their arrival. Long before cinema, television and even writing, let alone the printing press, news that…

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The Masons’ role in hiding the Holy Grael

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)…

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