Film & TV · Mythology

Wonder Woman: the Descent and Return of the Goddess

In the post on Aries Myths we met the Sumerian battle goddess Inanna: a fertility goddess and force of nature with roots that extend back into prehistory. She’s not a figure you would expect to pop up in a Hollywood movie, but then along came Wonder Woman. Unlike many superhero movies, it isn’t afflicted with… Continue reading Wonder Woman: the Descent and Return of the Goddess

Awakening · Mythology

The Origins of Christmas – Part 1: Pagan Roots

Christmas is a time to feast and make merry, to gather the family and exchange gifts, sing wonky carols, and get so drunk you forget your own name. You decorate an unfortunate tree that’s been dragged inside your centrally heated home, send greetings cards to people you spend the entire year avoiding, lie to your… Continue reading The Origins of Christmas – Part 1: Pagan Roots

Book Reviews · Spirituality

Religion Bookshelf

A selection of recommended books on Religion for anyone on the path to awakening and self-knowledge. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly interesting or inspiring over the years, plus links to online texts… Karen Armstrong – The Great Transformation This book is a fascinating exploration of the Axial Age which occurred between… Continue reading Religion Bookshelf