When healing is rejected

This is a short sad story. Whilst M and I had been away from the house so much over the summer, and with the hot humid weather we had been having, our hen house had become infested by red mites. Now, these little folks are deadly to hens. They infest their feathers and suck their blood, leaving them anaemic and weakened. When we discovered the tiny little things all inside the hen’s nest box we took action to try to get rid of them – cleaning the hen house inside and out seven times over a period of two weeks, and assailing the mites with every solution we could read up about. We thought we had control back. Then, one evening, M came into the house distressed. One of the hens was acting oddly. She wasn’t moving much, and was flapping her wings...

Sunset

Sunset

Dear readers. It is with the heaviest heart that I write this message. My soul friend, my spiritual brother, my ‘sidekick’ Kal has tragically passed on. We were walking up Dinas Bran, a hill he loved, and which he had suggested we visit that evening. We were preparing to watch the meteor storm on Wednesday evening. He was in high spirits as usual, talking of his future plans, his unfinished quests, his blossoming video course. As the path up the hill began to get steep Kal said he was just going to stop for a rest, and that I should go on. Keen to set up my camera in time for the display I did so. Little did I know then that this would be the last time I saw him alive. His non-appearance at the top sparked my concern after a few minutes, and I packed...

Druidism and the Thule Society

The Thule Society, an organisation founded by German occultist Rudolf von Sebottendorff is usually linked to the National Socialist Workers Party of the Nazi era. However, before it was adopted by the ruling elite of the Nazi Party Sebottendorff’s organisation was originally full of practising druids. These initiates were keen on using what they termed The Rule of Nature – a philosophy which insisted that only processes which mimicked natural forms and conditions could be utilised to form the structure of society and its culture. The motto of the society – “Der Weg ist in Dir – ‘The Way is present in You‘” is akin to some of the sayings and central notions of many of the pagan movements who espouse positions of...

Summary of the Year 2013 – P3 – Loose Threads

Like a greased eel this post nearly slipped out of my grasp. It’s March 2014 and before the Spring Equinox launches me off into an orbit of seemingly never-ending work I thought it would be a good point to mention the “almost rans” of the last year – those aspects of my work which seemed random, inexplicable, and without any obvious annual resolution. Of course, in this game, some spirals are larger than it’s possible to perceive and things come around on a very long trajectory, like a kind of Planet X. I’m sure you will find these loose threads fascinating, but they also act as markers for events and information that might become important in the following years too. I document them here as a reminder of what might be built...

Emotional content of blogs

Appropriating the phrase that Bruce Lee made famous I am seeking within the small confines of this post to express an idea that is a little reflexive. That is – I want to write about the limitation to the power of the creative media to express the full impact and experience of magickal processes. I was made aware, when writing recently about the futility of convincing sceptics – that one of the main reasons why I no longer try to speak to sceptics about magick is that I have rarely got enough time to be able to tell the fullness of the experience in a language that comes close to expressing the content, especially the emotional content of the moment. I am aware that great literature of capable of creating within us a powerful and even life-changing...

Landmark moment – 100,000 views

Thanks to everyone who reads this blog. On 30th January 2011 we passed the 100,000 views mark. We’re stunned. Both Kal and I will be working hard to keep up the regularity and the standards we have set ourselves. We hope you continue to enjoy our unique content. Hail and well met, hedge drudes and dowsing dudes. Gwas & Kal.