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I am glad to say 'The Mystery of the Trapped Light - Mystical Thoughts in the Dark Age of Scientism' is now available.
It is the second book in a growing series on the theme of Mysticism & Consciousness, which can be read independently.
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I have just written an article on A Mystic Vision of the Future for New Observations, featuring some of my paintings.
MYSTICISM & CONSCIOUSNESS
The Mystery of the Trapped Light
Mystical Thoughts in the Dark Age of Scientism
Throughout the ages, in text and in practices, secretly and openly, spiritual and mystical people focused on the central concept of the force of light. A recurrent idea is that spirit is light and trapped in the world of material or flesh and needs to be released in some way. Many mystics have created a path of illumination to allow our inherent genius of light be liberated to return to its ultimate source. The mystery is about who and what we are and how we might see our spiritual evolution. At the same time scientism seems to attack spiritual activity.
In the matrix the spirit lies
Destined to fight towards the light
To struggle in the harsh, hard brightness
To seek the subtle true light
This book is divided in two parts. The first part is an exploration that seeks to examine the approach within spirituality and mysticism to light in the context of scientific examination of light. The latter consists of lines, poetry or sutras. Poetic expression sets out the author's vision of a whole path of light reflecting perennial wisdom. Addressing mind and heart, the reader will find something that will help them reflect on their own beliefs or open an entirely new vista.
The Mystical Accord
Sutras to Suit Our Time, Lines for Spiritual Evolution
The core of this book is composed of the author’s lines or sutras that build an argument about mysticism. They are sutras in that they link together in a thread of meaning. Each line has 17 syllables, some are simple and some are cryptic. The book seeks to explore and develop the meaning of mysticism as it applies today. Throughout history and across all cultures individuals have insisted that the reality we perceive is limited and that we have the capacity to enjoy a higher spiritual path. Through appropriate concepts and practices we open up to a higher level of consciousness that enriches our life.
At a time of breakneck growth in technology, the ideas of spirit and consciousness are contested. There is a need and a great opportunity for spiritual evolution. The opportunity is there in what some call perennial philosophy and in certain streams of religion and spirituality.
The Mystical Accord is an attempt to set a framework that draws on many wells of wisdom. The introduction or Gateway seeks to explain what mysticism is and lays the foundation for what follows. An extensive glossary is included. The framework works as a whole and severally, drawing together in a unique way the essence of wisdom from around the world in the author’s special poetic vision. The argument suggests that there is something that might be called The Mystical Accord that exists and should be reflected on and used.
Blue Lies September
London. Ash is an independent woman on a journey of self-exploration in an age of growing censorship and activist reaction. An innovative adult entrepreneur business is part of a quest for consciousness, knowledge and intelligence in the mystery of ghostly London.
A sudden state of turmoil. A bizarre turn of events. Hazards lie in wait. A hunt. Her life is intertwined with others at a time of widespread uncertainty, coincidence, imagined conspiracy… or maybe not.
The extraordinary effects embroil many more besides. Her search for meaning quickly becomes a lot more serious. This strange September, in one of the most important cities of the world, is unlike any other.
A jarring of the present state of mind of the living and the dead, in a society on the edge. Prepare to have your world rocked.
Ireland I Don't Recognise Who She Is
A dystopian tale set in Zone 7 in the Time of AUM on what was once the Emerald Isle.
Society has been transformed radically on a global scale. A scientific regime is in charge and is re-defining reality. Cullen is a SURF who works in Kastel X. His precarious existence is altered unexpectedly. Awakening is a double-edged sword in the world he becomes more aware of. Doors open into consciousness and experience but new challenges, threats and dangers emerge.
A decision far away from his SURFSTATION will impact significantly on him and many others. Archetypes of the past dimly persist to impress in the future present.