Imbolc: the festival of rebirth

Imbolc, in case you aren't already aware, is the festival that marks the dawning of Spring. It is traditionally held on 2nd of February. It is a festival of hope, of the setting of new intentions, as the year properly gets underway. It has been uncharacteristically spring-like in my part of England. There have been… Continue reading Imbolc: the festival of rebirth

Conceptualising Gaia

Three siblings exist, made of stardust. The first sibling, known as Mars, is a cold character, barren and thin. The second, Venus, is bright, hotheaded and votile, emanating an oppressive presence that all would find too difficult to handle. Yet the third, Gaia, was of an equalable disposition, neither too hot, nor too cold. Image… Continue reading Conceptualising Gaia

Illusions and truths; Reflections on our media age

On the 4th of September 2020, protesters across the U.K. the U.S.A, and Australia blockaded the printing works of major news corporations, preventing the lorries from delivering the Sunday papers. The newspaper corporations that were blockaded are owned by just five individual people, all billionaires, principally the billionaire Rupert Murdoch. The court case which is… Continue reading Illusions and truths; Reflections on our media age

XR and Gandhi activism

What is 'Gandhi' activism? Gandhi, as many people will know, was a leading campaigner for the independence of India from British colonial rule in the 20th century. He was also a devout Hindu and strong champion of NVDA or peaceful civil disobedience, to such an extent that he once said; "Non-violence is the greatest force… Continue reading XR and Gandhi activism