Apocalypse

Notes on Apocalypse – the End of Illusion

Last time we looked at what Traditional metaphysics has to say about the cycle of time and what brings it to an end. In this post, we’ll go deeper into eschatology and the meaning of apocalypse, relying again on notes from the excellent The System of Antichrist: Truth and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – the End of Illusion

Apocalypse · Book Reviews

Notes on Apocalypse – the System of Antichrist

In the last couple of posts we’ve been exploring the psychological impact of our current predicament. Now – if you haven’t guessed from the title – it’s time to go deeper with a plunge into some serious metaphysics. Buckle up! For these notes, I’m relying on Charles Upton’s epic critique of modern spirituality The System… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – the System of Antichrist

Apocalypse · Psychology

Notes on Apocalypse – Mad to be Normal

As the corona calamity rolls on, many are struggling to cope with the measures introduced to ‘deal with the virus’ – the isolation, social distancing, and masks, as well as the loss of cultural and social activities. Worse than that, we’re being conditioned to see other people as contagious, and to inform on our neighbours… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – Mad to be Normal

Apocalypse · Psychology

Notes on Apocalypse – Fear of Freedom

In the last six months we’ve seen an alarming desire for tyranny spread through many so-called liberal democracies based on freedom. At the same time, we’re being conditioned to believe that freedom is selfish and that thinking for yourself is dangerous. Margaret Thatcher once said: “When people are free to choose, they choose freedom.” Maybe… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – Fear of Freedom

Apocalypse · Book Reviews

Notes on Apocalypse – Myths of the System

A few years ago, I was collecting information on what I was calling the Myths of Civilisation with the intention of writing a series of posts. They never materialised because I came across 33 Myths of the System by Darren Allen and realised he’d done the work for me! The book deconstructs the system we… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – Myths of the System

Apocalypse · Awakening

Notes on Apocalypse – WTF is going on?!

It looks like we’re in the Apocalypse, spinning happily (or not) in the eye of a storm we’ve brought on ourselves. Apocalypse comes from a word meaning to uncover or reveal, and is also linked to the idea of lifting a veil. But what is being uncovered? What is being revealed? We’re living through the… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – WTF is going on?!

Astro Journal

Current Transits – this too shall pass…

We’ve almost made it to the end of the year and we’re not out of the woods yet. I hope you’re all hanging in there and not getting sucked into the maelstrom of madness that’s tearing through cities and psyches around the world. The beauty of astrology is that it reminds you that everything goes… Continue reading Current Transits – this too shall pass…

Film & TV

The Effortless Action of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

A perfect example of the Mars archetype on film can be found in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon directed by Ang Lee. It’s an action adventure movie set in a mythical version of ancient China based on a novel in the wu xia tradition about virtuous warriors with supernatural abilities. The spectacular fights play like dances… Continue reading The Effortless Action of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Mars

Mars represents your will and survival instincts and how you direct your life force to achieve goals. It shows how you assert yourself and express your desires, initiating action to get what you want. Depending on placement and aspects, there’s no messing about with Mars – he’s direct and courageous, urging you to go forth… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Mars

Film & TV

Inception and the Dream of Awakening

Inception is a perfect example of the Neptune archetype on film, not just because of its themes, but also due to its reality dissolving effect on the viewer. It’s a heist movie about dreams – ambitious and visually stunning, especially on the big screen, although not particularly dreamlike. For that you need David Lynch, not… Continue reading Inception and the Dream of Awakening

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Neptune

Neptune represents your need for transcendence and the desire to escape limitations through surrender to a timeless vision or ideal. It’s associated with the creative expression of imagination, dreams and fantasy, as well as religious devotion and mystical union that dissolves the boundaries of the self. Neptune takes about 165 years to orbit the entire… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Neptune