Frau Merkel and the German progaganda machine are mainly confining their belated and reluctant response to the New Year attacks on women to what took place in Cologne. However, these flash mob gropings and rapes were carried out similarly in many other cities – Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and even in Helsinki, Finland – and thus must have been coordinated and orchestrated as a weapon of war. Read more
I’ve just been watching the BBC’s Newsnight, in which the presenter Ewan Davies was told by the German politican Marcus Pretzel that one thousand men “of North African descent” surrounded women at the New Year celebrations in Cologne and terrorised, groped and raped them. Yes, that’s one thousand men. Read more
If you dig deep enough, underneath all the plastic hype, bling and glitz, Yuletide is actually a real and very potent time of year for Earth magic, as the fiery arrow of Sagittarius flies towards the Bull of fertility, and the Horned One of Capricorn springs into action at the Birth of the Radiant Child on the Winter Solstice.
In this article, I explain how you can join in the magic too, wherever you are, by turning yourself into a living and breathing advent calendar! Read more
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You might be wondering why, when we are all under such close surveillance, that “terrorists” are still able to attack us. When all our emails are being read, our browsing history examined, our phone calls listened to, and even our movements on the streets picked up by cctv, how did the events of Friday 13th November in Paris ever happen? There is a clue in the date… but first of all, I should explain how we’ve been viewing the issue of surveillance from the wrong end of the telescope. Read more
Today is St Martin’s Day or Martin Mass. It would have been 1st November, before the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian one in 1582. Yes, that’s right, for those who’ve been paying attention ;-) … it would have been on Samhain, the day of the bone-fires.
Today is also Armistice Day – to commemorate the signing of the armistice agreement to mark the end of World War 1. What a coincidence… er, or maybe not. Read more
One upon a time, many aeons ago, a long way back and hidden by the mists of ages, there was a small settlement on that coastal part of the Mediterranean that we now call Africa, and in that settlement lived some gentle and wise cattle farmers who spent their days happily tending their cows. Read more
I keep seeing these internet messages from light beings or ETs about how we should think and act … but disturbingly, this message doesn’t seem to vary from the one we’ve been given for thousands of years by the major world religions. You know the ones, the ‘love one another’, ‘turn the other cheek’ meme, etc etc… Read more
As we all know, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will bring an influx of GM foods into our British supermarkets, and that’s not going to be the least of our problems. The TTIP treaty is being voted on today in Brussels, but if the American experience is anything to go by, our MEPs’ votes on TTIP will have already been bought off to the tune of hundreds of thousands of Euros. Last night, Jill Seymour MEP tweeted: “The president again just re-iterated that he will not allow questions in the parliament on TTIP! Disgraceful!” Read more
I’m reminded so often in these difficult days of crazy-makers running amuck on the world stage of the battle at the heart of the Bhagavad Gita. If you haven’t read it, I seriously recommend it …because this Indian Vedic classic still retains the understanding of the importance of breaking through the duality of war and peace which has been lost in Jesus’s turning-of-the-other-cheek type. This is what our enemy does – mixes up the spiritual and the material, the metaphorical with the literal, and it fools the non-initiates every time. Read more
Last night, I came back from our new Green Druid Mayor’s inaugural party quite late and went into the garden to find dozens of slugs and snails had been having quite a party of their own. Four young and tender purple sprouting broccolis had been massacred, and the rest were hanging on by a thread. All this despite my efforts of appeasement in recent weeks, by using copper wire to deliver a mild electric shock, and broken up egg shells. I quickly realised that it was time to act more decisively if my food for the winter was going to survive, and so I scooped all the little critters up into a plastic bag, sealed it tight and threw it in the dustbin.
I’ve always planted by the phases of the moon – in other words, sowing seeds for flowers and herbs when the moon is waxing, and seeds for root vegetables when the moon is on the wane. There’s nothing New Age about that planting method … any gardener worth his salt knows that this is mighty effective if you want a good crop, and I think even scientists know it. But I learned something new and magical last night, from a friend. Read more
By Ishtar Babilu Dingir
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 and sickeningly rich scented pot pourri from another time. However, now – several years later – I’m picking up her books again and reading them with ease and joy. It’s almost as if she’s talking to me personally at times – as if she’d written for an age when we would have more knowledge about our ancestors and thus be more able to pick up her quiet nudges and gentle allusions which are threaded throughout her writing like delicate and refined gold knotwork. Read more
In this short blog, I describe how I think the concept of sovereignty was hijacked from its original spiritual meaning via a common mythological theme which crops up all over the world – known as the Lord of the Animals. Read more
We’ve been having a somewhat scholarly discussion at the Lazy Gecko cafe about whether the effigies on the landscape zodiac do actually pre-date Christianity, and also whether the Celtic stories, which I think they depict, can be verified to be rooted in an older mythological oral tradition. It’s really got me thinking… Read more
Our meeting on the banks of the River Parrett at Burrowbridge this Saturday will signal the beginning of a Quest in which we’ll be working shamanically with the huge earthwork faery giants on the Ynys Witrin (Isle of Glass) landscape – known as the Glastonbury Temple of the Stars. (If you’d like to know more about that, click here).
This is a new graphic to show where each of the faery and animals characters is positioned in the Faery Ring. The outlines are not exactly those of the effigies, but they are in the right place, so you can see how it all fits together. The graphic after that shows the actual effigies with their correct shapes as they appear on the land, and then there’s also a key. Read more
If you’re coming to the Feeding of the Dog shamanic ceremony at Burrowbridge, Somerset, at 11.30 am on this Saturday, 4th April – and I hope you are! – I thought you might like a few more details about exactly where it is, its purpose and a little more about what to expect, and why. Read more
I find myself increasingly living in a world in which it’s difficult to reply to questions, because the common currency of communication is made up of ‘coins’ in which I no longer trade.
For instance, I was asked the other day, at a meeting of Greens, whether, given ‘the problem of global warming’, we should continue to rely on fossil fuels. Read more