The person whose early work ruined changed my life probably more than any other.
It was personally gratifying to ask..
But in fact, the first episode was, in reality, the second..
Why? well they have to live somewhere. A city living in its own afterlife. Why not?
The streets of..
However, like large, slow-moving planets in a natal chart, some..
It can be..
It is the first one back in my hometown in seven years, arriving by way of the..
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why?
For much of..
The religious, mystical dimension to this study leads in many directions.
Suffice it to say that swirling about the..
This is all a bit late.
In a rare example of forward planning, I had..
Why the goat?
Why not the scapesquid? Why not the Sparrow of The Sabbat?
It may have something to do with the goat’s inherent..
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?”
Perhaps this is what happened to the elves when mankind discovered magic? They moved deeper into the Otherworld.
JJ Abrams ruining Star..
Eschewing explanations based in particular worldviews, in favour of an emphasis on personal..
“But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.”
- Ursula K LeGuin
The hill with the dragons in it terrified me as..
First, a couple of childhood anecdotes.
When I was very young, my maternal grandparents lived just up the street from us. They were in..
Two of the best books I have read in the last twelve months have been about the Devil.
Most recently, it was Peter Levenda’s The..
Can digital publishing be talismanic?
We are sitting at the pub table where Tolkien and the rest of the Inklings used to sit, drink and..
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 not,..
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 of..
The information panel beside the gate annoys me.
Apparently, this large and enigmatic ritual complex “may have been solar in nature”..
Too many things were cooked not to eke this out into a second post. Call it leftovers.
The Romans did not think of vegetables as a side..
Because he is sometimes not an idiot, my little brother has rented an apartment in the Trastevere in Rome.
This was my suggestion and he..
The portrait of Thomas McIntyre looks down on the revellers dancing in the inner hall.
An engraving on the frame says the painting is a..
Or possibly putting the ‘summer’ in Summerisle?
I don’t know. Scottish weather is notoriously changeable.
Anyway, I’m heading offworld..
From the breakfast table of the hotel, I look across Charlotte Street to the Fitzroy Tavern, where Crowley and a congerie of other high..