11 09, 2017

Re-enchanting the World

By | September 11th, 2017|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

When we look up into the night sky and see the sparkle of stars, we are awed and enchanted. There is grace, there is wonder, and there is the excitement of the unknown. Everything comes alive with possibility. There is an enchanted world out there, and it beckons to us through a communal mystery. And [...]

18 07, 2017

An Alchemical Wedding ~ the Sacred Marriage of the Masculine and Feminine

By | July 18th, 2017|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

O Awaken not the Beauty until the time comes Inscription in Chartres Cathedral   Let’s be honest on the matter – as a dominant species on this planet we haven’t been very nice of late to the feminine. And by the word ‘feminine’ I don’t just mean the woman – or even the body of [...]

11 07, 2017

Magic Never Died – The Sacred is Still Alive

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

God is alive, magic is afoot God is alive, magic is afoot God is afoot, magic is alive Alive is afoot, magic never died Leonard Cohen The sense of the sacred does not require any image of the gods. There will be no more gothic cathedrals built to exalt humankind to the heavens; no more [...]

10 06, 2017

Are We Living Haunted Lives?

By | June 10th, 2017|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

Over the course of history the world has been appearing and disappearing to us. We have attempted to map the world, to frame and understand it, as it slips out of one hypothesis or grand narrative into another. The world as we know it has gone from being flat to round; from being the center [...]

22 12, 2016

A NEW MAP

By | December 22nd, 2016|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

‘It is the tragedy of our time that the average individual learns too late that the materialistic concept of life has failed utterly in every department of living.’  Manly P. Hall   We have entered times of incredible change, readjustment, and upheaval. There are many contrary forces pushing through our diverse societies and straining to [...]

23 11, 2016

The Integral Self

By | November 23rd, 2016|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

  ‘I am not of the East, nor of the West/Not of the land, not of the sea/Neither of this world, nor of the next/My place is placeless, my trace traceless.’ Rumi   What the opening quote by Rumi hints at is that our true dwelling place does not exist in any physical location but [...]

21 10, 2016

The Visionary Path

By | October 21st, 2016|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

I do not have to justify my quest for spirituality in physical terms. If you ask me to do so, it means that you understand nothing of spirituality. Henryk Skolimowski     The way of nurturing and sustaining an ‘interior life’ (the subject of a previous essay) has been present throughout human culture and society [...]

21 09, 2016

The Interior Life

By | September 21st, 2016|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

‘We are dreaming a symbolic world, only briefly waking to what is real’ Arthur Deikman, M.D. ‘He not busy being born, is busy dying’ Bob Dylan   Something is not quite right...you feel it…you may have experienced this feeling, this nagging, for a long time. So you most probably just try to ignore it and [...]

19 07, 2016

Seeking Our Mythologies – Where Did All the Gods Go?

By | July 19th, 2016|Essays|0 Comments

And so, in mythological terms, what is to happen now? All of our old gods are dead, and the new have not yet been born Joseph Campbell Stories emphasize the operations of divine immanence in the world Jonathan Black   In the beginning…there were many myths of creation. Many of the great spiritual traditions told [...]

19 07, 2016

Neon Tribes – Ecstatic Highs, Techno-Trance & Digital Gnostics

By | July 19th, 2016|Essays|0 Comments

Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness Woody Allen   It often feels like many people today are coming around from chloroform, as if waking up from some drugged sleep wherein post-modernity was invented as an in-joke and then left lying around like a left-over alien jigsaw puzzle. Our new cultures are re-forming after their post-modernity heyday [...]