Lists of rules for writers abound, ranging from profound wisdom to statements of the obvious. I’ve gathered together some of my favourites here, plus a few inspiring quotes. When I start to doubt myself or just need a confidence boost, I turn to advice like this to get me moving again. I hope it helps… Continue reading 40 Rules for Writers
A selection of recommended Philosophy books 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. There are longer reviews attached via links, and more to come… David Edwards – Free to be Human Subtitled Intellectual Self-Defence in an Age of… Continue reading Philosophy Bookshelf
Astrology is an ancient symbolic system of psychology that works through the principles of hermetic philosophy: as above, so below. It isn’t about fortune telling or prediction, and doesn’t make things happen. The relationship between the movement of the planets and our experience is not causal but synchronistic. Used properly, astrology is another way of making meaning;… Continue reading What is Astrology?
A selection of recommended books about Consciousness for anyone on the path to awakening and self-knowledge. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly helpful or interesting over the years. There are longer reviews attached via links, and more to come… Dr Eben Alexander – Proof of Heaven This is an astonishing account of… Continue reading Consciousness Bookshelf
If you want to be creative you will have to create the right environment to allow your imagination freedom to roam. Imagination is the essence of creativity. When we create we inspire and enchant ourselves, and hopefully others. Dreaming means opening to experience; expanding your sense of self to include possibilities you may never have… Continue reading Being Creative in a Mad World: Dreaming
This image is a sliver of a well-known wood engraving by an unknown artist. I’ve used it as a banner for my website in the past, so thought I would look into its history and find out more about who created it. The image is often attributed to Camille Flammarion because it first appeared in his… Continue reading The Flammarion Engraving: Escaping the Crystal Sphere
Sometimes it seems everybody wants to be a writer. Mention to your friends that you’re writing a book and you’ll be greeted by a chorus of: oh, I wish I could do that, if only I had the time, I’ve got loads of great ideas. Either that or they want to know if you’re writing… Continue reading Characteristics of a Writer
Dateline 1991: The second year at college studying music and I’ve discovered something shocking. I have no idea who I am. I look inside and all I see is other people. What happened to me? Where did I go? You know that feeling when you walk into a room and can’t remember why you’re there. My… Continue reading First Contact