Tuesday, May 10th 2022

Author iconOwen Barfield blog
Bruce Charlton

I am currently re-reading various Owen Barfield works, including What Coleridge Thought (1971); which had a massive impact when I last read it in 2016. This reading led eventually to my still current metaphysical system (based on the eternal existence of Beings).

Both in 2016 and now, I gave the fullest and most ...

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Wednesday, April 27th 2022

Secret Fire

Friday, April 22nd 2022

Thursday, April 14th 2022

Author iconThe Notion Club Papers - an Inklings blog
Bruce Charlton

Colin Duriez. JRR Tolkien: the making of a legend. 2012. pp 248. ISBN-10: 9780745955148; ISBN-13: 978-0745955148

Because I have been reading Tolkien for so many decades, and therefore have felt the greatest impact from rather specialized and scholarly books such as Tom Shippey's The Road to Middle Earth, Verlyn ...

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Sunday, March 27th 2022

Author iconThe Magician's Table: Tarot and synchromysticism
Wm Jas Tychonievich


In my last post, I mentioned that Sirius and Procyon -- possibly represented by the two dogs or jackals on the Moon card -- form a triangle with a third very bright star, Betelgeuse.

Betelgeuse is red, and the moon is also mostly red in many Tarot de Marseille decks. Could the "moon" actually be ...

Monday, February 14th 2022

Author iconNo Longer Reading
Kevin McCall

In a response to this post by Francis Berger, the commenter Tom uses an analogy which I found quite thought-provoking. He writes:

"What if Shakespeare had invented the English language? No one would have understood anything he wrote, that's what. It could be explained in the contex of another language, ...

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Sunday, February 13th 2022

Author iconBrief Outlines
Amadeus Bodenstein

Materialists will maintain that we can derive morality from scientific facts and reason.

In response to this claim, one need only ask them one simple question - what is their scientific reason to go on living? If they are true to their beliefs about human motives, they will explain how the motive to go on living is ...

Saturday, January 1st 2022

Author iconWinking Back from the Dark: A blog about Whitley Strieber
Wm Jas Tychonievich

The Key (originally self-published in 2001; I quote from that edition) is Whitley Strieber's account of his conversation with a mysterious man he met in Toronto on June 6, 1998. Near the beginning of their conversation (p. 13), the man -- given by Strieber the rather grandiose title Master of the Key -- says that the ...

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Saturday, September 18th 2021

Author iconFourth Gospel First
Wm Jas Tychonievich

I just listened to this story in 2 Kings (4:38, 42-44).And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; . . .

And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof.And [Elisha] said, "Give ...

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Wednesday, September 1st 2021

Author iconWilliam Arkle - Theologian, Mystic, Philosopher, Painter
Bruce Charlton

Reincarnation seems to imply (if not to entail) the eternal primacy of spirit life (unembodied, 'pure' spirit) above incarnation (embodiment).

That is; with reincarnation Men are primarily - first and last - spirit forms; and the history of a Man's being begins with being-a-spirit and ends with being-a-spirit. ...

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Monday, April 20th 2020

Author icon Albion Awakening
William Wildblood

John Fitzgerald and I have compiled a book from our posts on the Albion Awakening blog and Bruce Charlton has written an introduction for it.


The paperback version can be found here.


for the UK market

and here for the American market.

https://www.amazon.co ...

Sunday, September 8th 2019

Brief Outlines