Apocalypse · Buddhism

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Here’s a timely reminder to not get caught up in the propaganda free-for-all that seems to have replaced online and broadcast news media. Truth is never an easy thing to discern, and even harder to act on sometimes. But there is a way. The Kalama Sutra – you’ll have seen it all over the internet… Continue reading Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Film & TV

Assassin’s Creed: a film confused by its Gnostic roots

Part of my occasional series on mystical and gnostic themes in Film & TV. The film adaptation of the Ubisoft game Assassin’s Creed had some intriguing possibilities in its mythology so I checked it out. There’s a lot of hoo-ha around the problem of video games making bad movies and many people were optimistic about this… Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: a film confused by its Gnostic roots

Astro Journal

Astrological Cycles and the Collective: 2017 – 2024

To get our heads around current events we need to understand how the collective mass of humanity changes over time. And that means plunging into the depths of the collective unconscious. The collective unconscious is the atmosphere in which we move. But like fish swimming in the ocean who don’t understand the nature of water,… Continue reading Astrological Cycles and the Collective: 2017 – 2024


2017: The Year of Writing Better Stories

I kept trying to write this post but didn’t know what to say. How do you follow a year like 2016? What a mess! This upheaval has been a long time coming – there’s nothing strange or unexpected about it. If you understand how reality works, it all makes perfect sense. (Honest!) People are freaking… Continue reading 2017: The Year of Writing Better Stories


Happy Xmas – Holidays – etc.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my lovely readers!


I hope you have a joy-filled and peaceful holiday, whatever you’re doing for the season. I’ll be back in the new year, but in the meantime, if you’d like to know what your Christmas tree really means – and it might not be what you think! – read this: The Origins of Christmas – Part 2: Shamanic Roots

Image: Mochimochiland


Chapter 7: Thumbprint of God

In this final extract from ‘Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic’ Zoe celebrates Christmas with her friends and receives an unexpected gift. But when her guard is down, the presence circling in the darkness makes its move…

Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic

Fragmented images flashed and swirled about me, none of them lasting long enough to decipher. It was the tail end of a convoluted dream that had confused me even while I was having it, and I wanted to wake up and get back to reliable, linear reality. At last, I struggled into consciousness and lay with my eyes squeezed shut. I wanted to be awake, but didn’t want to get up. The weather had been frigid lately, and I knew once I emerged from the duvet, bits of me would start to freeze. The acidic tang of coffee hit my nose and made me think I was lying on the sofa downstairs. Disoriented, I opened my eyes and saw an envelope with my name on it leaning against a steaming mug on the floor beside the futon. I frowned at it, utterly baffled, until I remembered it was Christmas Day.

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