Archive for March, 2013

The Measurement Problem

As a small boy, I recall quite often thinking and imagining that in reality, I was sat on a chair in a small room looking at a TV screen and controlling myself through a set of knobs and levers in front to me. In this dreamlike imagining, there were rows upon rows of these small rooms or booths each with an occupant managing their virtual life. Remember, I was thinking and dreaming this in the mid 1960’s before color TVs, computers, virtual reality and The Matrix movie. I mentioned this also in Inner Journeys: Explorations of the Soul. Additionally, at that age, I had not widely read any books and quite honestly, other than Watch with Mother, I hadn’t seen much TV either (in black and white on a box-like

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Thoughts and Prayers Wanted

Many of you will know that Sue Vincent, my co-author on the Mystical Hexagram as well as a good friend, has been suffering from a severe digestive tract problem for some time, and has been living in considerable pain, while she waits for an exploratory operation. Yesterday, while traveling back from a walking weekend in the North of England, she had to stop the car just off the M6 motorway in Cheshire and call for an ambulance. She is now in Crewe hospital and was being assessed for emergency surgery last night (Tuesday 27 March). Please keep Sue in your thoughts and prayers and send her some healing light. Many Thanks. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Prague and Magic

One might think the Czech Republic would be teeming with occultists, mystics, and magicians. After all, at one point in history it was the center of the Universe for alchemy and magic and even John Dee spent time here along with Edward Kelley. The Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II, was extremely interested in the occult and gathered many alchemists and occultists in Prague in the 16th Century. Apparently, however, Dee and Kelley didn’t impress the Emperor and instead found favor with a Bohemian Count instead. Rudolf patronized natural philosophers including the astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. He was also the earliest recorded owner of the mysterious Voynich manuscript. Rudolf even performed his own alchemical experiments in a private laboratory. According to Wikipedia, when Rudolf was a prince, Nostradamus prepared

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My Heart

This is my heart It is yours Symbol of my love Also yours Please don’t break it Or ever lose it Just let it beat Next to yours From Poems for the Little Room 2012, Lulu likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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And The Truth Will Set You Free

So we are told. Who better to obtain said truth from than a young child? This weekend we took Deni to the fair. I was joking with her that the two skeletons that were gyrating in front of the ghost train were her ‘friends’. The response? “Daddy, they obviously your friends as they are your age.” Hmmmmmm. As if that were not enough I am planning a US holiday this summer. I told Deni that she would see some really poor fat people there. Her response? “Oh so that’s why you are so fat …because you lived in America.” Yes, the truth will set you free…….. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Fast Food for the Soul

The world is full of hype isn’t it? All around the internet you will find articles such as ’15 ways to be happy’, ’10 ways to lose weight’ or, ‘3 reasons to quit smoking’. Why do all these hyped articles involve numbers? What is it about listing a small number of things that appeals to readers? I’ll tell you. Time and efficiency. Why would I read an essay if I can get 12 short statements? ‘The seven habits of effective people’ – another example. Everything must be boiled down to the bare bones and presented quickly. It’s fast food for the soul! The problem is surely that being eternal, why would the soul want fast food? In fact, its the body and maybe the ego that wants instant gratification. The

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Playing Dad

Being a dad has its moments. To me, it always has felt like a dad needs to be able to maintain a mental list of immediate and future ‘to-dos’. “Dad, can you do this?” is asked even as you are still trying to do what was asked of you not 1 minute ago…. “In a minute” is my standard response, so much so, that when I ask my daughter to do something that is exactly what she tells me! Being a dad also seems to always involve building things. Quite honestly, I have never been good at building things and so I often find myself dreading Christmas when, invariably, there are legos, toys and goodness knows what to build…. all while being asked “Is it ready yet?”. It’s moments like

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A Dream

I dreamed a dream that everything was me There was no you because you were me I was a circulating void of energy Carrying a stream of visuals Everything was one And that one was me I felt sadness and joy Sad that you don’t know That you are really me that the you-me fights me Mistreats and abuses me But joy that me is eternal And will not end I am a stream of energy I am a sound I am All there is I am a crowd I am me and me is you likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring….

You have to hand it to life sometimes for piling it on. Sometimes it seems as if fate decides you have had too easy a time of it recently so it will now go ahead and shower you with shit. I’m sure everyone reading this can instantly relate to what I am saying as it appears to be a common feature of human life. One minute, you are sailing along thinking things really aren’t that bad and then…pow! Everything happens and all at once. I have often heard people tell me in this context that ‘God only gives you as much as you can bear”. That may be true but it doesn’t make it any easier! In fact, I happen to believe that we do this to ourselves. We are

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That Little Face

That little face Impish, childish grace That growing sense of self The words you use The toys you chose To play with Your little hand in mine Those sweet kisses at bedtime The smell of your hair How you ask for me at night And how you hug me tight How you steal my iPad You playing with your dog Sleeping like a log This is true love This is ‘give my life’ for you Can’t be without you love likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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