Manchester, a Reminder about Life and Death

The Manchester bombing, understandably, has given rise to worldwide praise for the defiant bravery of the people of a proud city and a resolute nation. Much has been said about peace and love, about unity and community, and now, while the grief and shock continues, attention is turning to the terrorist and future prevention in the usual pattern of such dreadful events. Some subjects go unsaid, though they are felt deeply.

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Mount Everest Saying No

The mysterious disappearance of the Hillary Step on Mount Everest is causing worldwide speculation, without good answer.

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Wesak, the Day of the Buddha

At exactly 2142 GMT on 10th May 2017, the moon will be full, and the Buddha will appear to bestow His blessing on the world. It will be Wesak.

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The Importance of Rhythm for Well-Being

 

The 7th Ray is about magic, about order, about ceremony and organisation, and about ritual – all descriptions that have different connotations depending on your viewpoint. Essentially, however, it is about rhythm.

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Easter, and the 7th Ray of Magic

In my last blog post, I wrote about how Easter concerns the resurrection of the soul. It is about endings and beginnings also – which is one reason why the full moon associated with Easter is of such significance.

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Easter, and the Resurrection of your Soul

The Easter spiritual festival is special, for Easter is not only about the resurrection of Jesus, but it is also about the resurrection of the soul – your soul.

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A March New Moon of Power

It is no coincidence that March’s new moon tomorrow comes just after the Westminster terror attack in the UK and the healthcare debacle in America, and just before the triggering of Brexit. This moon is all about the use and misuse of  power.

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The Equinox, and Gaia’s Gifts

 

Equinoxes and solstices divide our year into neat quartiles, reminding us regularly of the seasons, of nature and the cosmos, and of the constant rhythm of the planet. They remind us of our ancestors and our past, and even in our mind-based, money-centred culture they make us wonder at their mystery, for we know they signify more than a new season, or the length of a day.

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Air Pollution and Planetary Karma

 

It was startling to learn today from the World Health Organisation that air pollution now is one of the most pernicious threats to global public health, with only one person in 10 living in a pollution level considered to be safe.

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