Archive for September, 2012

Sucked in and Spat out

There are times when life simply sucks you in. The moment at which that sucking in begins is tough to actually identify but there comes a moment when you understand that you are once again totally wrapped up in life. I mean of course the outer life that can become all consuming. For me, the recognition arrives numbingly in the form of a general but nondescript feeling of tiredness and lack of energy. Next is often some form of low grade illness that no matter what will not go away. At this point, one simply feels encased in imagined responsibilities, stresses and pressures and there can truly seem to be no escape. Until you realize and understand that the operative word is “IMAGINED.” At these moments, it pays to examine

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New Books and New Schools by SC Vincent

There are times in one’s life when events seem to take on a momentum that renders them unstoppable. Sometimes we can see what the catalyst may be, others we simply have to take the time on trust and see where it leads. There are times when life seems to go completely pear shaped and we appear to be losing all we have held dear… only to find that as we relinquish our grasp, reluctantly or willingly, on the life we thought we knew, the changes are wrought and new beginnings, new adventures come in. For me, personally, this year has been one of great and fast movement. We submitted the Mystical Hexagram to Datura some months ago, as one does. At that point my life was vaguely familiar. In the

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The Mystical Hexagram is NOW available

The Mystical Hexagram is available for purchase from Datura Press. Their website, http://www.daturapress.com/ is currently down for maintenance. In the meantime you can contact them directly via email: Debbie Chapnick at [email protected] The book is priced at $15 and postage is $4 US and $9 Europe. For more details on the new book, please visit the Mystical Hexagram website.

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Donations

For years this site has more or less covered its costs via the google and amazon ads but these days few people click the ads or buy anything off this site via Amazon. Not sure why. However, if you would like to help me keep this site up and running you could help in one of two or three ways; 1. Buy a book or two from Amazon using my book links in the sidebar. I get a little commission that way, 2. Buy a book directly from me – you can get autographed Inner Journeys and soon Mystical Hexagram directly from me – email me for details at Gary at asterothsdomain dot com 3. Donate a small amount via PayPal by clicking on the donate button in the sidebar.

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The Politics of Hate and the Free Thinker

The recent events in the Muslim world have disturbed me more than almost any other news story of late. I confess, I have less familiarity with the Koran than I do with the Bible but from what I have managed to glean, Islam is a religion that teaches love and tolerance and also has a strong mystical vein rich in meaning. These events got me thinking. I guess my first reaction was to simply decide and confirm my view that religions – any religion – are a bad idea. I mean, its easy to condemn these hate-filled, venomous Islamists based on their actions. But look at the history of christianity! In the persecution of the Cathars, as one city was sacked in south-west France, the noble Catholic leader of the

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Books For Sale

I have 15 brand shiney new copies of Inner Journeys ready to ship to anyone who wants them. Cost is 10GBP plus P&P. I will dedicate the book to the buyer which might help resale values….. Let me know if interested in buying a copy…. gary at garymvasey dot com.

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