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?!

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

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

Film & TV

The Matrix and the Simulation of Truth

I’ve been meaning to write something about this movie for ages so exploring the mythology of Uranus gave me the perfect excuse. The Matrix is a science fiction cyberpunk dystopia that was written and directed by the Wachowskis way back in 1999. Despite being over 20 years old, it may be more relevant now than… Continue reading The Matrix and the Simulation of Truth

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Uranus

Uranus represents your need for freedom and change and the desire for independence from tradition and the status quo. It’s associated with sudden awakenings and insights that revolutionise your perspective and turn your life upside down, pushing you towards individuation and liberation. Uranus is the next planet out from Saturn and its orbit takes 84… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Uranus

Mysticism · Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Introduction

The Mystic Warrior Practice is a comprehensive plan to transform every area of my life. If you read my last rambling post, you’ll know I reacted badly to a shadow eruption that almost derailed my spiritual practice. Thankfully, I was able see through the ruse and I’m now in the process of sorting myself out… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Introduction

Dharma Diary

Getting Serious about Spiritual Practice

Well, the year is almost over and the Saturn Pluto conjunction is only just warming up. I hope it’s not giving you too much of a hard time, dear reader, and that you’re doing the necessary work – especially because next year, things could get serious. We’re all going to have to bring our best… Continue reading Getting Serious about Spiritual Practice

Astro Journal · Dharma Diary

Chiron Return in Aries: a personal reflection on healing a broken heart

If you were born between 1968 and 1977 you probably have Chiron in Aries so over the next few years you’ll be experiencing your Chiron Return. Chiron entered Aries in 2018 and will stay there until 2027, giving us middle-aged folks a good hard look at our wounds. My Chiron Return hits next year but… Continue reading Chiron Return in Aries: a personal reflection on healing a broken heart

Astro Journal

The Chiron Return and the Meaning of Being You

Last time we looked at the pattern of transits in the Chiron Cycle and how that relates to the process of awakening. The cycle completes with the Chiron Return when the planet returns to the place it was when you were born. Your experience of this will depend on whether you’ve been working consciously with… Continue reading The Chiron Return and the Meaning of Being You

Astro Journal

The Chiron Cycle and the Process of Awakening

In this series we’re exploring how Chiron initiates you onto the path of individuation through a process of wounding and healing that unfolds in stages. This process can be mapped using the Chiron Cycle of transits to itself as it moves around your horoscope. These transits trigger the experiences you need in order to become… Continue reading The Chiron Cycle and the Process of Awakening