• British Mythology

    Into The Wilds

    by  • August 16, 2018 • British Mythology, Magic, Mysteries, Mythology, Places • 2 Comments

    The Dionysian Mysteries were a ritual of ancient Greece and Rome which sometimes used intoxicants and other trance-inducing techniques (like dance and music) to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual to return to a natural state. We all need to return to that natural state from time to time – if not,...

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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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    Winter Stories

    by  • December 18, 2015 • British Mythology, In the Grip of Rome, Mysteries, Mythology, Symbols and Archetypes • 0 Comments

    Winter is a time for imagination.  For reflection.  For stories.  We bolt the door and huddle around the fire, listening to the voices whispering in the chimney.  Ghosts, of the past year, of the family members we’ve lost, of ancient ancestors.  Ghosts as metaphor, ghosts as memory, ghosts as the very essence of all...

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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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