The Laws of Dharma: 8. Knowledge (vidya)

The meaning of the value of knowledge could be misconstrued if we don’t understand how the word vidya was meant when the Vedic rishis composed these Laws of Dharma. Vidya comes from the same Sanskrit root from which the Greeks took the word ‘vision’. It is about a vision of the cosmos that is holistic…

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Mary Poppins and the Mysteries of Time and Space

I’ve been experiencing for a while that the key to spiritual evolution is found in the original Mary Poppins song “Step in Time”. Mary Poppins is not just a children’s story; it was written by a student of Gurdjieff and of Yeats, and who spent years living with native American tribes in order to learn…

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What to read during the lockdown – Stories in the Stars

We may be feeling stuck in our isolation, in our separation from each other, with each Groundhog Day seeming exactly the same. We’ve mowed the lawn, pruned back the buddleia, tidied up the clematis …so now, what next? What we’re experiencing may seem like stasis. However, it’s more like a fission reaction blur of possibilities,…

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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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The seed of our spiritual transformation that is hidden in plain sight

I used to think that if everyone was a shaman, and journeyed into the Other Worlds to get guidance from the entities we call “spirits”, it would solve all the problems of the world. However, over time, I came to realise that 1) it was an extremely naïve and idealistic viewpoint which would lead to…

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How to reincarnate into your own life

There are two realities. I live in the one in which the whole planet is impregnated with spirits, and I see their faces and forms everywhere; in the clouds, in the mountains, in the seas. Scientists call this way of seeing pareidolia. It is, apparently, a sub-category of apophenia which they say is a tendency…

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Why knowing how to spell Pinocchio is vital to understanding the Mystery teachings

Our prime minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, caused some media outrage the other day when he said in a television interview that most of the British public wouldn’t know how to spell Pinocchio. I don’t think, however, it was a form of arrogant, out-of-touch elitism, as was claimed, because I also didn’t know how to spell…

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Ancient Myths are Not Records of History – they are much more valuable than that

I am currently coming up against a widespread misunderstanding that the purpose of myths was to record the ancient history of man. So I thought it would be a good idea to explain my views about the real meaning and thus value of myths, which are not about political history – although they are often…

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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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How to Heal Narcissistic Personality Disorder – the Wounded Healer

When she was just a young girl, my mother was the first to get to her dead father who had died of a heart attack in the outside loo, and had fallen against the door. Mum was the only one small enough to be able to crawl under the door and then, with her little…

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Stories in the Stars – listen here to me reading an extract from my book

You can get Stories in the Stars at Amazon UK here: … and from Amazon US here:         Read great reviews     Annie Dieu-Le-Veut is a shaman and story archaeologist who digs up the originals of these epic tales that were drawn in the glittering night skies of the last Ice…

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