The Grail Mysteries at the Winter Solstice

Listen to me reading an extract from my book, The Grail Mysteries, in which Merlin and the Company of the Grail are in a race against time and all the evil forces arrayed against them, to bury the Thirteen Treasures of Britain on the Winter Solstice. We join the action just after they have installed…

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The Glastonbury Chronicles

The Glastonbury Chronicles are based on authentic fairy tales and are written with love for adults who are still children at heart.

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What to read during the lockdown – The Grail Mysteries

I was going to say that if you’re looking for some great escapism, then the final book to tell you about in this series would be ideal. But then I realised that The Grail Mysteries is no escape all at all. It is a bridge into the Other Worlds that are just as real as…

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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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Who was Merlin really? And what does he have to do with Sovereignty?

Who was Merlin really? It’s a question I often get asked. Well, we have to go back to the 12th century, when a school of scribes was appointed by the Norman conquest to win the hearts and minds of the unruly Celts, and they reinvented Merlin from an already-existing native, mythological shaman called Myrddin Wylt.

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The Grail Mysteries, Lesson 4: Enchanted Healing at the Gates of Dawn

In the last article, Lesson 3, Forging our own faery sword of truth, we discussed the metaphorical meaning of the Three of Swords, and I used an example from the Fey Tarot in which a male faery is rising from the sea with the dawn breaking just behind him. Dawn is a major character in…

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The Grail Mysteries, Lesson 3: Forging our own faery sword of truth

Sometimes people use old myths about faeries, dwarves and wizards to build a cosy, walled cognitive space – in the same way that as children we used to construct camps from blankets and bedspreads in which to hide from the realities of the adult world. However, the ancient myths were not meant for that purpose, and…

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The Grail Mysteries, Lesson 2: The Sword of Truth and the Lady of the Lake

If you have followed my guidance in Lesson 1, you will hopefully have begun the process of diving down deep into the frozen lake of your emotions and using the heat of concentration – through visualisation or shamanic journeying – in the alchemic crucible of your own inner space to release them and bring them…

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The Grail Mysteries: Lesson 1 – Healing the Wounded Queens with Fragarach, the Sword of Truth

This article forms the beginning of a shamanic quest for my readers to help them understand and work with the imagery contained within my books that are based on Celtic magic. So if you’ve just stumbled into this Mystery Teachings class, you may want to go to the Introduction first, and then follow the links…

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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 vital importance of the Vesica Piscis to the Grail mysteries, sacred sex rites and Sovereignty

My book, The Grail Mysteries, features the Vesica Piscis in a faery tale for adults about shamanic sex rites and Sovereignty achieved through the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon. So I thought it might be useful to delve down deeper into this symbol to show its metaphorical meaning. The universe communicates with itself…

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