Episode 10 -Magic and Mysticism with Stephen Tanham
In the latest episode of the Magical World of G. Michael Vasey podcast, I talk with a founder of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness – Stephen Tanham. Steve is a mystical teacher, writer, poet and prolific photographer. He is a founding Director of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness, a not-for-profit, international distance-learning organisation that provides a mentored path to deep and practical spiritual consciousness. The Silent Eye programme works on the basis of a three year internal journey across an inner landscape mapped by a spiritual version of the enneagram. The Silent Eye’s mentored journey may be considered in three stages as: – Understanding our selves – the character; – Alignment of self with the spiritual; – Opening the faces of Spiritual Love. Steve’s spiritual path to theRead More »
Sowing Warmth – By Sue Vincent
This post by my very good friend, Sue Vincent, really had me thinking this morning and seems very apt for a Sunday post… If you enjoy it please pop over to her blog and catch a few more insightful thoughts from Sue and her friends… There was a road closure on the way to work, so, to avoid the build-up of traffic, I took to the back streets, wending my way through a residential area and passing the house in which we had first lived when we moved south. To let oncoming cars pass, I pulled to one side, almost outside our old home, and was able to see what had become of my garden. It had been a blank canvas when we had moved in, with nothing butRead More »
Who Am I?
Good question. Funny thing is that I have spent years trying to figure this out. I have met different parts of my psyche in meditation and for a while, I thought I knew who I was – warts and all – or probably better put as Mr. Angry and the others. But, you know, that isn’t who I am. Nope. It’s who I thought I was. Actually, I now know I haven’t got a clue who I am. When you live with someone – a wife or a partner – for 30 odd years, you become someone else. Then when suddenly, after all that time with a special someone in your life (or a special two someones over that 30 odd years), you find your self single. Then, you lookRead More »
I’m unsure how many people may have read the book The Mystical Hexagram by myself and Sue Vincent, but I am sure its less than 100. Even I will describe the book as a strange tome but packed with magical information. The book came about as a result of my utter obsession with this occult symbol. While I was finishing the Servants of the Light first degree course, I kept on seeing the symbol in meditation. The inner contact that I had developed kept leaving me with tantalizing scraps of wisdom about it too. I found myself doodling hexagrams and pondering the correspondences of it. I recall one weekend retreat led by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki in which I showed her this huge diagram of the symbol and everything I could possiblyRead More »
Thoughts on Higher Purpose
‘All is as it should be’ – Is it? Actually, it probably is. We tend to think of ourselves moving through time consciously making decisions that impact our future selves and the world around us. The more likely truth is that we are creatures of habit and subconscious desires and habits. We are unbalanced and our physical, emotional and mental bodies are unaligned or we are simply not in control. Free will? I have come to the conclusion that for the normal person, we probably have little or no free will. If time is a construct of the mind – and increasingly the evidence from all sides suggests that it is – then how can we have free will? More likely our entire life is already mapped and plotted and ratherRead More »
The Judge Within Me
I have a dilemma. It’s been one of those lifelong dilemmas if I am honest. Here it is. I am interested in people’s thoughts on this one. Inside of me is one character or persona who I will term The Judge. He sits in judgement (reminds me a bit of the Tarot image of The Emperor card to be honest) of me, life and everything. Often, He is quick to speak – “That’s wrong, that’s right, How dare he? What an ass” and so on. He is also the faculty that I use to decide what is right and wrong and what is truth or fiction. He has a purpose. A valid purpose and yet….. I have another aspect that tells me I should not judge and that I amRead More »
Prostrates – Who Wants Them?
As many men my age will know, prostrate pain is very annoying. It is a low grade pain or soreness that grates on the nerves over time. It causes depression apparently and I can see why. I have suffered from this since my mid 30’s and it is progressively getting worse. The first time was in Houston and I recall being very nervous visiting the doctor but a month of very strong antibiotics sorted it. These days, I take all kinds of herbal remedies and only visit the doctor if it gets to the point it is today – feels like someone gave me a good kicking! The problem with this little male gland is that its hard to know what is wrong with it. It is full of veryRead More »
Coming Soon – The Mystical Hexagram – 2nd Edition
I am very pleased to be able to say that there will be a 2nd Edition in the coming weeks of The Mystical Hexagram by Sue Vincent and myself. It will feature an all new cover, some additional content, some edits to the original content and will appear on the Asteroth’s Books publisher marque. The Mystical Hexagram is something of a ‘received’ text in part as much of the content came through meditation on the hexagram over a period of several years. It also features a set of exercises that are based on that received material to provide readers with a feel for the symbol themselves. The original edition of the book has received good reviews and feedback so we do hope the new edition will be equally well thoughRead More »
Around 95% of our brain activity is said to be the unconscious mind. That means I am only 5% conscious. If this is true, and I have no doubt that it is, what does it actually mean? The subconscious mind is like a tape recorder where I can set up a bunch of activities and then run it over and over again. It’s a sort of set of automated routines running in background that maintain bodily functions and habits. It is also often our adversary. Through my mind, I create my reality. But if 95% of my thoughts are subconscious and I am unaware of them or they are accidentally or purposely programmed responses like fear and flight, my reality will be chaotic and might even be a total nightmare.Read More »
My Haunted Life 3 Now Out!
Brno, Czech Republic, January 23rd. My Haunted Life 3, the final installment in the hit My Haunted Life trilogy of scary but true tales of the paranormal is released today on Kindle. Published by William Collins Publishing, London, My Haunted Life 3 is the final collection of creepy short stories in the popular series. My Haunted Life 3 includes short stories about ghosts, orbs, strange coincidences and graveyard terror and is released while My Haunted Life Too remains a top 20 Kindle book in the supernatural category on Amazon.co.uk. The original My Haunted Life also still features in the best selling supernatural list on Amazon. All three books in the series are exclusively available on all Amazon sites in Kindle format. About G. Michael Vasey G. Michael Vasey is aRead More »