Friday, 29 August 2014

what plants talk about

'When we think about plants, we don't often associate a term like "behavior" with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!'
"Do mother trees nurture their young?"

Thursday, 28 August 2014

beauty of your life

"Stay faithful to the beauty of what you are, and when in doubt, overcome by loss and despair, wrecked on the seeming futility of love dismissed or refused, go to the most beautiful part of yourself and do whatever expresses the final beauty of your life. For you are mortal, not divine, and the final moment of your beauty could be any moment now."

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

the sophianic vision story of the mysteries

There are some things, about humanity, the natural world, the cosmos, that can only be known in a state of cognitive ecstasy.    The question is how do we get into that state?  It's one thing to acknowledge the Earth as a living being, another to interact with her mind.  Connected to her, the source of our material lives, we have no cause for fear, without that connection we are prone to all manner of fears.  The Sophianic vision story of Sophia is a true account of this planet and us humans, when we bring our love to the story our lives become bigger than us and magic begins to happen.


the Gnostic movement

Sunday, 17 August 2014

mint chocolate elixir

mint flower

I have been making mint chocolate elixirs by adding some mint flowers from the garden - chocolate mint or peppermint to this recipe:

Herbal tea of your choice, ideally a spicy tea such as yogi tea.  Herbs such as cat’s claw and pau d’arco also go well in this recipe. Also chaga, rooicosch chai
Pour over 10g creamed coconut

Let the tea cool to drinkable temperature

Stir in or blend with:
1 teaspoon raw (cold-pressed) honey
1 tsp raw cacao powder

and some or all of the following:
2 tsps maca 
sprinklings of vanilla powder,
 reishi or cordyceps powder ,
cayenne or chill
mucuna (kapikachu )
nutmeg, ground
star anise, ground
he shou wu

Or you could use a chocolate elixir mix as a base and blend in the mint flowers.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

holy well sacred spring

This is St Decumen's well in Watchet, a modest trickle it turned out, we were more excited by the golden gages ripening on the trees in the beautiful accompanying garden, tucked away in the Somerset countryside.

white genocide and archontic infection with john lash

In this ground breaking talk John Lash describes the methods of Gnostic investigation, telestic shamanism and instruction by the light, the organic light which is the naked body of the earth goddess, Sophia herself.  In a lucid and clear state of cognitive trance or ecstatic state of knowing we can know things in a way that is not possible by any other method.  Gnosis is knowledge gained in this manner.  Gnosticism is not so much a set of beliefs but a method of knowing.

The archontic infection of humans is not merely an ideological one but also a neurological one, masked by dopamine. The agents of the archons are driven by envy, s desire to senselessly destroy what they cannot have. The current attempt to reduce the white minority population is connected to their role in the immune system of the human species, in fighting off this archontic infection.

The knowing of the story of the Earth and the human species are crucial to us a this time.  This is the most suppressed knowledge on the planet.  There has been a discontinuity in the folk memory but it is coming back.  There are signs that the phylogenetic memory is being reawakened and restored.

Friday, 8 August 2014

traditional brewing

I was brought up on the euphoric effects of traditional elderflower beer and elderberry wine, brewed by my Welsh father.  When, as a teenager, I began to drink out in pubs and clubs I was shocked by how different the impact was on me and also by the ensuing hangovers. Traditional alcoholic beverages have far more than the one dimensional effect of modern commercial alcoholic drinks.   Although these brews were very much part of my growing up I had stopped thinking about my  experiences with them until recently, when we began our  project with jun, the traditional herbal honey brew.  My youthful experiences, which I never really began to explain to anyone, are now making sense.

In 'Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers' Stephen Harrod Buhner explains how fermenting many herbs actually makes them psychotropic i.e. effecting the mind or mood. Of course, in our current cerebrally (left hemisphere) dominated state psychotropic herbs can help stimulate the right hemisphere of the brain and connect us to our creative, intuitive, spiritually connected state. Thus the word 'spirits' for alcoholic drinks which traditionally were a psychoactive experience.

Recently I have been asking my Dad for more details about his experiences growing up in South Wales more than eighty years ago.  He recalls how it was his father's job each morning to go out and collect water running off the hillsides at a convenient place where it ran over  a rock to supply the day's water needs for the family.  They had no electricity and used oil lamps.  The wireless was a recent introduction.  He explained how he learnt to brew these elder beers and wines from his parents who were following the example of many generations before, going back hundreds of years.  Living in remote areas, purchasing alcoholic drinks would have been out of the question.  He recalled with a glint in his eye the effects of these brews.

Elder is one of the plants traditionally used in Britain for brewing. Earlier in the summer we gathered elderflowers in the lanes and by the river Brue where we live in rural Somerset. The brew we made was so delicious we just knew it had to become our sixth variety of jun and on reading about the use of heather in traditional ancient and sacred British brews we decided to combine the two for a delicious new flower beverage also with Mayan Lily, Blue Lily, Sacred Lotus, wild fennel, guayusa, yerba mate, sage and lapsang souchong and made the most delicious brew, Wild Floral Working with the spirits of the plants reminds us about the real meaning of the word 'spirit' in connection to alcoholic drinks. I have very much felt the spirits of the ancestors around whilst we have been doing this, in particular that of my father, now an elderly man and in a dreamy state.

from ego to endowment

from Quest for the Zodiac by John Lash

"It is one thing to have an endowment, and another to claim it....we must know what we are receiving and we must receive it consciously, gratefully...

Viewed in the stellar dimension human fate is a shared adventure.  From the entire species we each inherit gifts that have been prepared long in advance by unknown ancestors.  We receive this legacy as self-initiating instruments of a higher continuity, rather than self-seeking egos."

Thursday, 7 August 2014

the house where i was born

I have memories of the late spring evening I was born in this lovely village of Willoughby on the Wolds, Leicestershire, then in Nottinghamshire.  Nearby is the site of the Roman town Vernemetum, where there was an ancient Celtic grove which was, so the story goes, burnt down by the Romans, the soil there remaining black to this day.

Gary on the M1

Later, after visiting the village with my brother, mother and daughter I  crossed the M1 motorway with my brother Gary and walked in the woods near Strelley where we both walked with my mother when she used to live nearby.  It was a very special day.

woods near Strelley

After this journey to my homeland  I had  a past life clearing with the lovely Andrea Foulkes.  I was really feeling the need, not from the visit but just because the time had come.  Personally i don't really believe that we as individuals are the same person in all these lives, more that we are in some way carrying a memory or connection to these other lives, some kind of shared experience.  Andrea reported that there were countless life memories in me of  being beaten tortured and killed as a woman and in abject poverty.  This did not surprise me.  She also saw the key emotional moments of this life with incredible accuracy.  It felt good to clear although the release went on for a few days.  I was catharting pure terror.  I was using emotional freedom technique (tapping) regularly through the day to help me through the process.  Now something feels very different, a blockage has been removed, like I am able to work closer to my true potential.
woods near Strelley

Monday, 4 August 2014

field of healing hemp

Littlehempston, Devon, magic and healing space, hemp is a beautiful plant.

We made some jun with it, it was amazing.

Friday, 1 August 2014

ventnor botanical garden

Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight, is Britain’s southernmost public garden. 

under a fig tree
" It lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous 'Undercliff.' This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. Indeed, it holds the warmth from its southerly aspect so well that, combined with the moderating influence of the sea, frost is rarely known. When frost does occur it is usually of short duration and not great severity.
With an average rainfall of 28 inches its climate is more akin to the Mediterranean. This enables a wide variety of plants considered too tender for much of mainland Britain to be grown.