Archive for October, 2013

Mother Nature’s Rhyme

The evening darkens Light dying to the night Eye of Horus horizon Sol dies to be reborn Rising on the horizon In the new pinkish dawn An eternal cycle Of life and death Rising and Falling Patterns seared in time And the certainty of Mother Nature’s cyclic rhyme If you enjoy my poetry, then please check out my poetry books on Amazon; Astral Messages (2013) Poems for the Little Room (2011) Weird Tales (2007) likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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The Mystical Hexagram Book

Our book The Mystical Hexagram just became available of Kindle and so I thought it might be worth discussing this book in a little more detail. I began working on the Mystical Hexagram immediately after Inner Journeys was published. It all boiled down to three chapters of material and no matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to extend the material beyond those three chapters. However, I think those three chapters are the most important chapters I ever wrote in my life. The book looks at a symbol – The Hexagram. It uses the Hexagram to analyse several different systems – the Elements, Kabbalah, Tarot, Numerology and Alchemy – finding that this symbol unites the systems and reinforces certain meanings and relationships. I will be honest and say that I

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I Must Just be Getting Old

I recall being a teenager. There was nothing better than a good discussion around a really meaty and controversial topic. On into my twenties, I still had the energy to try to change the world. These days, I look at the world and I fear that it is being discussed and managed by people younger than I. The initiative for change has started to slip from my generation’s grasp as younger and more energetic people try to make sense of the world and figure out where it should go. I ought to be excited by this prospect – but I’m not. With age comes, well I won’t call it wisdom but shall we use the word experience perhaps. Youth is rash and quick to judgement. I know that now. I

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It’s People That Have to Change Not Systems

Apparently and according to Mr. Brand in the New Statesman, it was Billy Connolly who said ‘Don’t vote it encourages them’ and that ‘anyone who wants to be a politician should be banned from being one’. Funny, I thought it was me that said those things and I have been saying those things since my early 20’s. I guess Billy Connolly and I would get along. Of course, I am being facetious. Anything I say is irrelevant as I don’t have an audience like Messrs. Connolly and Brand. But say it I must anyway for the sake of my own sanity. So I will. Something stinks around here. It’s the system. It doesn’t matter if the system is a parliamentary democracy, a representative democracy or a centrally planned economy. The

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Astral Messages – Reviews

Gordon Strong and Sue Vincent both kindly reviewed my new book of poems – Astral Messages. Here they are… Astral Messages The Poems and Thoughts of a Troubled Mind Dr. G. Michael Vasey Here’s an interesting idea, to juxtapose prose reflections with poems. Of the latter, `A Dream’ and `Life’s Tapestry’ are gems of composition. The poems get my vote straight away because most of them rhyme, thus they have an inherent melody and rhythm. That is not to say blank verse cannot have these qualities, T.S. Eliot – for one – did pretty well on this score. It is a rare talent, however, and the experiment often misfires. What is very endearing is the honesty of the writer. In a gesture of great affection he dedicates the book to

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New Book Review up on Strange Book Reviews

My new book review site at Strange Book Reviews is gradually growing in terms of the books that I have managed to read and review. If you pop over there, you will find three categories; 1. Book reviews – where I have actually reviewed the book 2. Informational listings – Just the book cover and blurb from amazon – most of these I would like to read if I ever get the time. 3. Being reviewed – These books are on my reading list and I expect to review them in the next several weeks. Do pop over from time-to-time and take a look… Meanwhile, my latest review was for the Initiate by Sue Vincent and Stuart France…. Here it is in full. Firstly, this is a deeply unique book

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Come On Americans!

OK. This is gonna be a self-serving article. Apologies and all of that. However, I am wondering why The Last Observer isn’t selling as well in the US as elsewhere….. Having lived most of my adult life in the USA I am a tad disappointed and dismayed by this. Come on you Americans….. where are you? Step up and take a look at The Last Observer. Here is what one American reviewer says…. “To the seekers of hidden knowledge everywhere, the way is long and hard. Don’t cut corners!” from the book The foreword, by Anthony Peake, begins with the statement that for centuries there has been a secret, occult tradition that developed in a parallel fashion with science. Identical in form in the beginning, their approach to reality included

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The Spring

As I walked this weekend through the valley that lays behind us, it was suggested that we take a slightly different path by my partner. We passed more deeply into the forest before coming upon a spring. It was such a surprise to find it there and, in the past, it must have held some significance as it had been enveloped in brickwork at some point in the past. I made a mental note of its location and will return in the coming days to spend some time there. For now, here are some photos of this beautiful shrine to the Undines… likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Finding Middle Ground

These days I see increasing polarization of views. As I have said many times before, you only have to go to any news or political site and check out the comments and discussions – it isn’t discussion, it’s angry, opinionated people dissing each other. I even wrote an article that I am sure raised some eyebrows and maybe lost me a few ‘friends’ called New Age Socialists – I realized afterwards it should probably have been called New Age Fascists but never mind. The fact is that people seem to hold and even gravitate to more and more extreme views and more and more despise others for holding the opposite viewpoint. STOP ALREADY! Over the last 10-years or so I have been taught to reconcile the opposites. I have delved

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A Phase

I commented somewhere recently – I am in a Goddess phase – and I really am. She is on my mind – I even had to write a poem about it. Today, I went down to the forest and, choosing a part of the path deep in the forest where a small stream passes, I called on Her. I lit and placed a small candle and left an offering. She was all around and everywhere. I have periodically dreamed of Her. She is the beautiful woman of my dreams. She is also the deep and strange fears that I harbor deep inside. More importantly, she is the inner me – my anima. She is every woman I meet. She is the temptress, the sexy vixen, the aloof and haughty woman,

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