Apocalypse · Psychology

Exploring Faust in the 21st Century

Last time we looked at Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus and the destruction that ripped through Europe in the 1940s. Europe was rebuilt over the following decades and the American empire rose to dominate the world. But the destruction and nihilism that Mann described in his novel didn’t go away. The spiritual sickness is still with… Continue reading Exploring Faust in the 21st Century

Mythology · Psychology

Exploring Faust: Thomas Mann and the End of the West

We’ve been exploring the development of Faust and how the myth has changed over the centuries. Last time we covered Goethe’s version, the favourite because it paints our obsession with progress as a good thing. The world has changed a lot since it was written and we can now see where that obsession has brought… Continue reading Exploring Faust: Thomas Mann and the End of the West

Astro Journal

The Uranus Neptune Cycle and the Revolution of Culture and Religion

Last time we explored the Neptune Pluto cycle and how civilisations are transformed. In this post we’ll delve into the Uranus Neptune cycle which lasts about 172 years. The current cycle began in 1993 and we’re now approaching the sextile which runs from 2025 – 2027. It enters a wide orb from 2022 and then… Continue reading The Uranus Neptune Cycle and the Revolution of Culture and Religion

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

Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Collective Context

Last time we looked at the personal dimension of the wider context of your life. But since no one is an island, you also need to explore how you fit in to the rest of society and the world-at-large. Collective Context covers the myths and concepts that shape your life whether you’re aware of them… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Collective Context

Apocalypse

Brexit Identity Crisis: or How to Be British

To be British is to be confused about who you are, or at least conflicted. But maybe that’s just me. I grew up listening to my Irish father bemoan the British, who were, as far as he was concerned, a bunch of troglodytes. I suspect he was only partially joking. As an immigrant, he grew… Continue reading Brexit Identity Crisis: or How to Be British