Creativity

Alan Moore on the magic of fiction and imagination

“I traffic in fiction. I do not traffic in lies.” Alan Moore reminds me of an Old English Sheepdog with a wry twinkle in his eye. You just know he’s got a juicy bone hidden somewhere. He’s best known for his comics, like Watchmen and V for Vendetta, and for the fact that he hates… Continue reading Alan Moore on the magic of fiction and imagination

Addled

Addled Chapter 6: False Pretences

The lights had been up since October but it was only with the Big Day looming, that the mania set in. Everybody was getting stressed. I’d already had three desperate calls from panicked clients freaking out over poultry or puddings or oversized trees. Town was heaving. I dribbled forward like a snail, squeezing between crazed… Continue reading Addled Chapter 6: False Pretences

Book Reviews · Spirituality

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

“The first time an Ashaninca man told me that he had learned the medicinal properties of plants by drinking a hallucinogenic brew, I thought he was joking. …But he was not smiling.” The Cosmic Serpent is a fascinating exploration of the links between DNA and molecular biology by anthropologist Jeremy Narby. While doing fieldwork in… Continue reading The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Spirituality · The Shining Ones

Gobekli Tepe: the temple rewriting history

The stone age temples dug into a hill near Sanliurfa in Turkey are causing a storm. It’s not often we find something that overturns everything we know, but Gobekli Tepe is a genuine mystery. Archaeology and history are being rewritten. Not that you’d know about it. The discoveries haven’t been suppressed, they’re just not being reported… Continue reading Gobekli Tepe: the temple rewriting history

Awakening · Mythology

The Origins of Christmas – Part 2: Shamanic Roots

After exploring the pagan roots of the midwinter festivals and the dying Sun God, we travel into the darkness of the far north. This is where we’ll find the origins of Christmas, its real meaning, and a hint at our true purpose on this earth. In the first part of this article we found that… Continue reading The Origins of Christmas – Part 2: Shamanic Roots

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

Consciousness Bookshelf

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