Chaotic Nodes & Catalysts (forces of decline & order)

By |2024-04-30T11:24:29+01:00April 30th, 2024|Essays|

‘What is old and outlived is not willing to give way, and tries to prolong its anachronistic  existence by various illegitimate means. Thus destructive forces arise within civilization and culture; forces of decline and disintegration.’ G.A. Bondarev   It comes as no surprise to learn that there are forces and players that wish to place [...]

The Raising of Conscious Energy

By |2024-04-20T11:16:56+01:00April 20th, 2024|Essays|

To all intents and purposes, it would seem that humanity, life on this planet, and the planet itself, have a timeline in which to accomplish evolutionary goals in alignment with larger cosmic cycles. According to various investigations into earth cataclysms, there are regular intervals where great upheaval is experienced upon the earth, often accompanied by [...]

The Unreal Machine (7) – The Threshold

By |2024-04-09T14:41:11+01:00April 9th, 2024|Essays|

Humanity stands at the threshold between two paths. There is a considerable risk of falling prey to the mechanical impulse and being incorporated into a dense, technologized world of control, surveillance, and restricted freedoms. This would paradoxically become a sub-natural world of super-technology and ‘intelligent’ machines. Yet it would be a realm dominated by the [...]

The Unreal Machine (6) – The Unveiling of Spirit-Consciousness

By |2024-04-09T14:40:03+01:00April 9th, 2024|Essays|

‘Humanity urgently needs to become aware that a spiritual world is working down into every detail of existence in the physical world.’ Rudolf Steiner   As the last few essays in this series have indicated, there is the growing presence of entropic, or counter-evolutionary, forces within humanity. And these forces have been gaining dominance in [...]

The Unreal Machine (5) – The Eighth Sphere

By |2024-04-09T14:38:31+01:00April 9th, 2024|Essays|

Now here’s an interesting little story that erupted in the occult world in the final years of the nineteenth century. In 1893, a series of lectures were given to a group of individuals who were known as the Berean Society. These lectures were given by C.G. Harrison, a deeply learned initiate, as well as a [...]

The Unreal Machine (4) – Recognition of the Counterforces

By |2024-04-09T14:36:47+01:00April 9th, 2024|Essays|

‘Humanity had to go to sleep spiritually so that spirituality could reappear in a new form.’ Rudolf Steiner   It is increasingly difficult in these times to speak of truthful matters, especially in relation to spirit-consciousness, for people are increasingly subjected to false beliefs and thinking patterns. This is itself a sign of social conditioning [...]

The Unreal Machine (3) – Bright Light, Deep Shadows

By |2024-04-09T14:35:10+01:00April 9th, 2024|Essays|

Where there is bright light, there are deep shadows. Old Saying   It should be recognized that this current state of ‘inverted reality’ is a phase, and as such it has to be worked through. We cannot avoid the fact that we first have to learn how to live amongst these entropic forces before we [...]

The Unreal Machine (2): Evolution Interrupted

By |2024-04-09T14:31:00+01:00April 9th, 2024|Essays|

“Do not fear those who can kill the body but not soul. Rather be afraid of him who can destroy both soul and body in the life after death.” Gospel of Matthew 10-28   I have described the machinic impulse as a force that is accelerating the automation of the human being and of life [...]

The Unreal Machine (1): Deadly Enchantment

By |2024-04-09T14:10:00+01:00April 9th, 2024|Essays|

One of the most world-changing technological discoveries of our recent era has been that of electricity. The word electricity first entered the English language in a 1650 translation of a treatise on the healing properties of magnets by Jan Baptist van Helmont, a Flemish physician and Rosicrucian who worked on the borderline between natural magic [...]

The Metaphysical Vision of James Cowan

By |2024-04-09T09:32:47+01:00April 9th, 2024|Essays|

James Cowan (9 April 1942 – 6 October 2018)     The following essay was written to commemorate the life and work of my friend, the visionary writer James Cowan. It was first published in the ‘New Dawn’ magazine in its March-April 2023 edition. I share here publicly to celebrate the 82nd birthday of a [...]

In Thy Body Do I Dwell (The Physical Construct as Host)

By |2024-01-11T09:53:56+01:00January 11th, 2024|Essays|

The body is coming back into sight as a site for experimentation and as a target for a type of quasi-transcendence. Within the inverted world of the lesser reality, the physical body has always been recognized as the vehicle through which life is experienced. In other words, it is our avatar whilst in this [...]

The Hope for a Humanized Technology (A Manifesto?)

By |2023-12-01T10:08:35+01:00December 1st, 2023|Essays|

‘But for those of us who have thrown off the myth of the machine, the next move is ours: for the gates of the technocratic prison will open automatically, despite their rusty ancient hinges, as soon as we choose to walk out.’ Lewis Mumford     The arrival of a mechanized society has long been [...]

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