Today is St David’s Day, the patron of Wales.
What model of mind do we use to interpret the bleed-through of symbolism and high strangeness into our current flashpoint of global civili..
The clustering of towns and hamlets around the hill is quite striking. One is rarely visible from the next, tucked away in quiet valleys t..
There are pieces of this located all across the site, but based on an interview I participated in this last weekend (more on that later), ..
These early mornings in London look like someone has shot the whole place up with a diamond cannon. Leaving the house before the sun is up..
We saw The Hobbit last week and in terms of a super-brief review it is significantly better than you fear but inevitably not as good as yo..
Here are two questions for you that I cannot satisfactorily answer.
- Is the world getting better or worse since this time last year?
With apologies to Mr Worf.
Both botanicas I visited in Little Havana the other week had staff that either only spoke Spanish or at leas..
Do you know what a skeuomorph is?
It is a new object that retains functionally redundant design features. The general idea is to make n..
Today is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, a Catholic festival marking the day -decided two millennia after events that never happened-..
Wheat was one of the worst performing commodities over the first half of 2014.
This is hugely surprising as much of North America is in..
Sparked by a recent discussion with Jake about the Necronomicon-ish nature of the rise of St Cyprian this year among the English-spea..
None of you need to be told the significance of St John’s Day or St John’s Eve. The Masonic/Templar connections, the curious status of Sai..
Chris Knowles and I have been having some sustained discussions regarding the aforementioned UFO Tarot.
It has probably the worst case ..
From The Gospel of Mary:
Peter said to him, “Since you have explained everything to use, tell us also, what is the sin of the world?”..
“But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.”
- Ursula K LeGuin
The hill with the dragons in it terrifie..
Two of the best books I have read in the last twelve months have been about the Devil.
Most recently, it was Peter Levend..
All I ask is that my results should ..
We have inherited an historic tendency to stack aspects of western esotericism in some kind of cosmic food pyramid.
More often than..
It’s probably cheating to say the tarot would be one of my desert island books.
But, if you choose a deck with an inbuilt mythology..
Having an airport is just the start of it.
When Maggie frik..
Paul Laffoley shifts in his seat.
The Palace at Westminster and the London Eye are visible behind him.
“My primary concern is how yo..
It is a silly thing.
Invented as an idle doodle, drawn at a kitchen table. Used to explain an obscure element of the fictional worl..
In my baby wizard days, I was particularly enamored of Crowley’s presentation of The Trance Of Sorrow.
To experience ‘sorrow’ is an..
There are atypical phenomena which we have a fondness for describing as “being int..
When I say that the Welsh, in contrast to the Scots, seem ..
Like so many eastern concepts that have migrated to the west, the notion of twilight language has undergone some small semantic drift.
Indeed, many of the Renaissance magicia..
The most recent trip to Hamburg at the beginning of the month coincided with some serious gales across Europe.
I was flying Lufthansa w..
It takes one hour and forty seven minutes to walk from my new office to my house.
I know this because I have made the journey a num..
Did it work? Yes or no.
We didn’t have a fireplace because Australia needs no extra assistance periodically bursti..