Archive for July, 2014

The Big Adventure

I haven’t managed to take in a live Hull City game for several years unfortunately. The last game was an away game versus Leicester City that I decided on the spur of the moment to go to. At the time, my son Liam and I were visiting family in Hull and we were heading back down to London and the airport at Gatwick for Liam to fly home. We set off on the Saturday morning and in the back of my mind, I had a half a mind to jump off the M1 and go grab the game in Leicester. Of course, the M62 was a packed with traffic due to an accident and so by the time we got to the M1 I wasn’t at all sure that we

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Alchemy and the Hexagram

During the 4 or 5 years that I struggled with the content of the book The Mystical Hexagram, which was all received in meditation, I understood that this material was important. I also understood that the approach, using the symbol of the hexagram to cast light on a variety of other magical systems and techniques would appeal to just a small number of people. In the end, I took the use of the symbol only so far and stopped short of where I had intended to go with it – which was to look at what it meant also in alchemical terms. The reasons for this is that I am not expert enough in many areas to trust what was coming through sufficiently to commit it to paper and the

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An Excerpt from The Last Observer

The opening of Chapter 10 The breathing was rhythmic. With each breath, she was breathing in fire. All around her were flames, and she could feel the heat and smell the acrid smell of smoke. She inhaled and imagined that the fire was entering every pore of her body like a sponge. She could feel its heat and she imagined herself expanding, expanding and flickering. She was a flame as she consumed the fire. She was rising and floating like hot air and she had filled herself with the element of fire and felt its energies. She was burning her dross, transforming it into pure energy, cleansing herself in the fires. She then began to reverse the process, breathing out the fire through every pore in her body but feeling

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Holiday Characters

There is something about people watching on vacation isn’t there? I just managed about 10-days of it on Kos and I was once again astounded at the range of characters included under the heading human race. Since we were at an all inclusive resort, the place to begin is with trough behaviour. While I will admit to some over eating myself, it is inevitable I suspect, I saw some absolutely amazing behaviour when it came to food, drinks and places to eat or drink. It wasn’t so much the plates piled like Mount Everest but the jockeying for position in order to be first to get the just put out melon, ice cream or coffee. Elbowing, shoving and other obnoxious forms of behaviour were on full display. By the pool

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A Debt

You owe $5.56 Owe You owe Debt Owing Money Not a favor Buried in debt Owing you Owing me Silly me Indebted to you For what? A priceless thought Some brave and foolish action? No $5.56 That’s what. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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The Lord of the Elements

Last night I reached the milestone of 10,000 words written for my new novel – The Lord of the Elements. I guess then, I am about 1/4 done with the first draft but I do hope to make more progress on it this month and perhaps complete the book by end of September. It would be good to have it out and ready for christmas. The Lord of the Elements is the prequel to The Last Observer and features Edward primarily. It starts with Edward as a young student with a strong interest in mathematics and the occult and follows Edward as he discovers a long lost manuscript written by an initiate named Gallivar in the late 16th Century. In his attempt to decipher the book, Edward comes into contact

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The Question Song

Am I alone in thinking these things? My imagination stirred not shaken Is it just a feature of disintegration? Do I run and hide or simply wait On the inevitable. Is action now too little too late? And simply horrendously regrettable? How will I know right from wrong? How do I tell true poetry from a lyrical song? What happens when we die? Why are we even born? Why are people so brutally cruel? Why do little children suffer? Why do the words that I utter Fail to find a mark? Is anyone really listening? Does anyone really care? Is anyone out there? Or am I all there is Alone Forlorn And ultimately forgotten. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Review: Moon Whispers – G. Michael Vasey

A nice review by Dani….. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Paradise or Prison?

We had selected a place called Kipriotis Village on Kos mainly for its kid’s facilities. It turned out to be very large – too large in retrospect – with 1378 beds or when full, over 3000 people. It had 4 or 5 pools, 4 water slides, 4 or 5 bars, three restaurants, an outdoor theater and, outside of toilets in rooms, I counted just 14 toilets per sex. I would say it was short on toilets and I can only assume that management expected guests to pee in the pools – which I am sure they did given the stink of 14 toilets to serve over 3000 guests. After the first day in which we discovered row upon row of sun beds festooned with towels but no people, we too

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Love is all it Takes

Violence flares Bombs fall and rockets rain No one cares No one seems to give a damn Taking sides Pointing blame Both sides Are exactly the same! The only winner here Is the policy of hate Perpetrated by both sides Closed minds Innocents die Children cry No one gives a damn Love bleeds Hope dies Truth lies Evil stirs them on to war Stop this insanity No more Love is all it takes So simple a solution So hard to implement The resolution Is love. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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