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    Why We Need Camelot

    by  • July 6, 2017 • Book News, Books, British Mythology, Fantasy, In the Grip of Rome, Mysteries, Mythology, Symbols and Archetypes • 0 Comments

    Arthurian lore is stitched deeply into my new book, Pendragon, published in just a few short days.  This is a story-telling tradition that may well go back one thousand five hundred years.  Perhaps even longer, if – as some think – Arthur was not a real, historical figure but based on a mythic hero...

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    Gone Girl – A Few Thoughts

    by  • July 28, 2014 • Books, reviews • 0 Comments

    Gone Girl has been running high in the bestseller charts for a while now, and there’s a movie on the way from David Fincher, a man who knows a good thing when he sees it.  While I was taking a break down in Cornwall for a week, I nabbed a copy and enjoyed it...

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    Proof Of Heaven – Book Review

    by  • October 26, 2013 • Books, Mysteries, reviews, Symbols and Archetypes • 2 Comments

    Near Death Experiences (NDEs) are a fascinating topic. They affect people regardless of cultural background or religious belief, or lack of it, and they’ve been recorded from the earliest days of civilisation. For years science has suggested explanations for the tunnel, the white light, the dead relatives waiting to greet you, and all the...

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    The End Of Big – Book Review

    by  • October 3, 2013 • Books • 0 Comments

    This is an important book. We’re going through the fastest period of change in human history and one that’s accelerating – everything we’re used to is going to alter in some way, and if you want to survive with your job, finances, health and sanity intact, you have to be prepared for what’s coming....

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    Live Forever – Book Review

    by  • September 10, 2013 • Books, science • 0 Comments

    TRANSCEND by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman Want to live forever? This is the book for you. That may sound like a fatuous statement to accompany some woolly, magical thinking guide, but everything here is based on the latest scientific studies (all referenced, if you don’t want to take the authors at their word)....

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    The Wind In The Willows And The Voice Of Old Gods

    by  • August 23, 2013 • Books, British Mythology, Gods and Monsters, Symbols and Archetypes • 2 Comments

    Memories are strange.  When I look back on my childhood, I remember scenes from books as potently as the real, mundane things that happened to me, as if I lived them with the characters, walking a few steps behind.  The groves of Middle Earth.  The coal-dusted backstreets of Swadlincote.  I swear they were on...

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