We’re looking for a new shield and Coat of Arms to represent Glastonbury – the old one having now outworn its purpose. Its focus on the Christian Church no longer reflects the beliefs of more than half the people of the town who, it turns out, practice more than 70 different faiths between them.
You may have heard of the series Breaking Bad – the main plotline of which follows the trajectory to hell in a handcart that gets unleashed when a college chemistry teacher decides to get rich by making crystal meth. Fans of the series may object to me reducing it down thus, and they would be quite right, because it is about so much besides. But mainly, it’s about human nature… and it’s about what happens when one person sets a trajectory for their life, and then the inevitable ramifications of how this plays out. Once you throw the dice, all bets are off. Read more
As we’re just about to go into 2014, I wanted to give everyone a gift… and I thought, what better, at this time, than a Wheel of the Year or, as some call it, a Medicine Wheel? Through this Wheel of Year, we can be more easily in tune with the spirits of Nature, no matter where we are. Read more
There’s a story in the Bible about the Hebrew patriarch Joshua winning an important battle – because, as it says, God made the sun stand still for a whole 24-hour day. It’s known as Joshua’s Long Day. Catastrophe theorists – you know, those guys who’re always putting out You Tubes about this or that comet about to hit us, and it never does? – insist that Joshua’s Long Day was real and that it happened, literally, as described here in the Book of Joshua…. and that it could happen again. Read more
The flood of information and disinformation around the events of September 11th 2001 has caused such a pea-souper of a brain fog that it’s been impossible for the ordinary person to come to any definitive view about the cause or the identity of the perpetrators of the heinous events of that day with any great certainty. Read more
A couple of people have asked about my new avatar, so I’m going to try to explain. As I’ve said so often before, the spirits develop meta-languages individually with the shaman. In other words, what the spirits mean by a certain metaphor when talking to me could be completely different for someone else. So how do my spirits communicate with me?
I remember when my shamanic practitioner training group first sat down to what turned out to be a three day session on how to generate and manage shamanic power. Simon, our teacher announced that this is what we were going to be doing, and some of us were quite shocked, including yours truly who instantly put up her hand: “But I haven’t come here to get power,” I complained. “I’m not interested in having power. I’m just interested in helping people.” And Simon just replied,” And how are you going to help people without the power to do so?”. Read more
You won’t hear this on the State run media, unless you count the Huffington Post as such, but David Cameron’s much vaunted initiative to institute automatic opt-in controls for child porn is actually really about suppressing freedom of speech and censorship of esoteric thought, such as is found on Ishtar’s Gate. Read more
This time last year, I wrote about Chris Street’s work in exposing the huge animal giant earthworks that surround London, the Lion and the Unicorn. I concentrated on the solar Lion because the land which he stands guardian over was where the Olympics were about to take place, and the river named after him runs into the Olympic Park. (For more on that, see The Enchantment of the Olympics).
Now that Bilderberg is well upon us, I want to concentrate on the Unicorn, because this is the other side of the enchantment; the yin to the yang. As we now go into the three days of the dark moon, it appears that the influence of the moon goddess is being petitioned and employed to protect the site of the Bilderberg conference. Read more
One day, deep and way back in the mists of time, there was a small settlement on that coastal part of the Mediterranean that we call Africa, and in that settlement lived some gentle and wise cattle farmers who spent their days tending their cows.
One of the cattle farmers, however, had a more, shall we say, entrepreneurial spirit, and so he eventually came to the realisation that he wanted to have a wider market for his milk than just a handful of his fellow villagers, and so after long experimentation with milk, honey and vanilla pods, he managed to invent the most delicious ice cream. As you can imagine, his vanilla ice cream was extremely popular in such a hot, dry, arid settlement, and he made lots of money. Read more
We’re all quite familiar now with the healing power of herbs, flowers and plants in various different therapies. But what we’re only now just beginning to learn about is the healing power of the song of the flower. There is a growing body of evidence that our earliest ancestors, who had a stronger connection to Nature, were aware of the different songs of the flowers, and used them in sound healing. Read more