The Secret of The Secret

Yesterday, I told the Universe to send me a coat. I didn’t include a long wordy spec with my request. I just sent out a picture of it. As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words and that might be why I find, in all these types of shamanic communications, that metaphors in the…

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Fire in the Head – the shaman’s halo

There’s a lot of nonsense talked about whether someone in the West can call themselves a shaman, because ‘shaman’ is a Siberian word and we’re not Siberians. The truth is, we are shamans. We do the same job as the Siberian shamans of old. We experience the same mystical heat in our heads as all…

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Opening the Third Eye

I received guidance last Easter to offer darkness training which helps to open the third eye, to create optimal conditions for better visioning. I began in June and it was a great success. However, I then had to stop because I needed to recover from a hospital operation … but this is just to say…

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The last shaman of Britain

I am taking this title from the best and most scholarly work ever written on the Celtic bard Taliesin, by John Matthews. It was my inspiration when deciding to bring Taliesin back to life as a singing-and-breathing character in my own stories that make up The Glastonbury Chronicles. It is evident, from the substance of…

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King for a Year and a Day

There is a consensus among ancient history researchers that the “king for a year and a day” was actually a practice of the Irish, Welsh and Scots during pre-Christian times. However, historians in the main do not have the right lenses to interpret ancient myths, and are blind to metaphor. So they end up weaving…

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Talking to trees

On the day I moved to Glastonbury, I was walking up Chilkwell Street towards the Tor and, to my left, I could see, out of the corner of my eye, two evergreen trees that were completely and totally head-over-heels in love with each other. It stopped me dead in my tracks. I was rooted to…

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The Laws of Dharma: 5. Sanctity (shauch)

My shamanic training first began on a Greek island in 1995, when I was initiated into huna kane: Polynesian shamanism. It continued at my guru’s south Indian ashram, three years later, with shamans from Mexico who had been trained by the same nagual that had taught “Carlos Castenada”. Finally, back home, I followed an intensive…

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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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Why race matters to the shaman

I carry the memories and stories of my ancestors in the blood of my race – in my DNA. These are unique to the Celts and Anglo-Saxons, who are white Caucasians, and they form the basis of my spiritual consciousness and my cosmological understanding. I love my race and wish to help preserve it against…

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Nature spirits, bee shamans and ‘shrooms

You will be already familiar with nature spirits from illustrations of tiny fairies and pixies sitting on toadstools and mushrooms. You may not have realised, though, that there is a hidden message in these works of art. It is a metaphor for our true Elders, the Underlords and the Overlords of the green mantle of…

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Where do we go when all the stories fail?

Where do we go when all the stories fail? All the stories are failing. Fewer and fewer want to go and sit in big, draughty buildings with high ceilings – no matter how beautifully fan-vaulted – to hear them anymore. The picture below shows the purpose-made wooden pews of the 12th century church of St…

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