Boris, and an Inconvenient Truth

 

Some years ago I was invited to attend a talk by a senior member of the Anglican Church. He was a good and engaging speaker, but shocking in his dissection of the beliefs and practices of Catholicism, Islam, Buddhism and other world religions in an attempt to prove that the only valid church in the world was “ours”, and how flawed were the others. Even more shocking, to me, was the complacent approval with which his address was received by his audience, largely fellow-believers.

Read more

Mercury Retrograde Playing the Lion

 

It is no coincidence that the retrograde Mercury which began last week is governed esoterically by Leo, the sign of individuality, of power, and of truth, at a time when our world is in confusion as to whether it wishes to be governed by the Fish or the Water Bearer, illusion or reality, ego or inclusiveness.

Read more

Hubris and Ego

 

A word often used for hubris is ego. Ego, the attribute of focus on and often delight in the self, can be a sign of insecurity as well as of confidence, while hubris, however, is always about self-importance and pride. Either way, hubris and ego are an undesirable focus on the self to the exclusion of the well-being of others: it is the doctrine of the I not the We.

Read more

Messages from Gaia

Gaia is speaking to us all the time: her messages are important, a gift to us from God, but how often do we listen to what she has to say? Week by week, day by day her voice grows louder, more insistent in order to get our attention. Do we notice?

Read more

A Full Moon for Humanity

Another Full Moon – but so special, since the cycle of divine closeness is at its strongest now as the third and last of the great annual spiritual festivals approaches – the Festival of Humanity, the Christ Festival, which takes place, this year, on 29thst May.

Read more

Wesak, and Buddha’s Return

As you read my words, we are close to the time when the full moon is in Taurus; the time that is known as Wesak; the time when we are enabled to be at our closest to spirit, to God, to the source of all that is.

Read more

A Winter Spring Equinox

 

Tomorrow is a special day as the planet celebrates her total balance in light with the advent of the Vernal Equinox, a day welcomed by many in the northern hemisphere as the harbinger of warmth, sunshine and rebirth. This year, unusually, the icy fingers of winter grip my world and that of many others still, reminding us to take nothing for granted particularly where nature is concerned. Surprise is the keyword in these unpredictable times.

Read more

A Simple World, without Desire

 

Because my life is, comparatively, uncomplicated, the complexities of the world beyond can seem extraordinary.

Read more

The Cosmic Dance of Time

 

Time in its purist form is an aspect of life, of you, that is determined by you and derives from you.

Read more

The Sacred Symbolism in Life and Death

When a being is hovering between life and death, the opportunities for healing and growth are enormous, and, as importantly, new channels of communication emerge, sacredly and symbolically.

Read more