Sunday, December 4th 2022

Author iconFourth Gospel First
Wm Jas Tychonievich

In John 7:14-15, we are told that "about the midst of the feast [of Tabernacles] Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, 'How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?'" From the reaction, it is clear that Jesus' teaching involved reading from the scriptures, and I have argued ...

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Wednesday, November 23rd 2022

Author iconSecret Fire
John Fitzgerald


‘All has been forgiven and all has been exchanged,’ is C.S. Lewis’s take on Taliessin at Lancelot’s Mass, the concluding poem in Williams’s Arthuriad. ‘The dead knights,’ he writes, ‘are all invisibly present and adore. Here, out of time, the ...

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Sunday, November 20th 2022

Monday, November 14th 2022

Author iconThe Magician's Table: A Tarot blog
Wm Jas Tychonievich

In my October 2020 post "Can the deck itself be prophetic?" I investigated "standing prophecies" in the Rider-Waite deck -- that is, readings that do not depend on which cards you happen to draw from a shuffled deck but rather are implicit in the deck itself. Richard Arrowsmith had noticed how the 19th trump, The Sun, ...

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Wednesday, November 2nd 2022

Author iconOwen Barfield blog
Bruce Charlton

Owen Barfield's master work is probably Saving the Appearances (1957). It is beautifully written, but not an easy read - not easy to understand in its implications.

Yet if it can be grasped in its properly Christian implications, and if this understanding can be brought into everyday living; StA can be an instantly ...

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Thursday, October 20th 2022

Author iconThe Notion Club Papers - an Inklings blog
Bruce Charlton

The recent Amazon Prime series Rings of Power is advertised as an adaptation of Tolkien; but that is not true.

RoP has nothing to do with Tolkien's world, except a few jumbled names and scraps. Therefore I have not reviewed it on this blog.

I have, however, reviewed Rings of Power on my 'general' blog; because - ...

Monday, October 17th 2022

Author iconBrief Outlines
Amadeus Bodenstein

As a modern person, you expect the government to take responsibility for your economic situation, no matter how irresponsible you have been either as an employer or as a consumer - just as, and in the same way - that you expect the government to take responsibility for your health and well-being, regardless of ...

Friday, September 2nd 2022

Thursday, June 16th 2022

Author iconNo Longer Reading
Kevin McCall

On a post by Wm Briggs, about artificial intelligence, a commenter with the monniker "ItsAllBullshit" writes: "AI is a smoke screen for what they really want to do, control who works where. If you are familiar with the way that algorithms work, you will understand that AI today is simply an inefficient ...

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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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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 ...