• Mysteries

    Into The Wilds

    by  • August 16, 2018 • British Mythology, Magic, Mysteries, Mythology, Places • 0 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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    #TwinPeaks – What Does It All Mean?

    by  • September 5, 2017 • Mysteries • 0 Comments

    “We’re like the dreamer who dreams and lives inside the dream. But who is the dreamer?” we are asked in David Lynch and Mark Frost’s TV masterpiece, Twin Peaks The Return. And waking from that mesmerizing, baffling, inspiring, terrifying, amusing, irritating dream of a series, we understand that is the key question. For the...

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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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    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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    Stonehenge Origins Uncovered

    by  • December 20, 2011 • Mysteries, Places, science, Standing Stones • 3 Comments

    Experts have identified the precise location in Wales of some of the megaliths used in the construction of Stonehenge. It’s a pretty major achievement to discover the location of the millennia-old quarry down to a few metres, but this also throws up some new mysteries. The rhyolitic rocks differ from all others in South...

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