Sunday, April 21st 2024

Author iconThe Notion Club Papers - an Inklings blog
Bruce Charlton

Oronzo Cilli has found a description of a lecture JRR Tolkien gave at the Roman Catholic boarding school of Stonyhurst, in Lancashire (where his son John had been a member of staff); on the evening of 31st March 1946 - the day before leaving after a week's working holiday.

The description was made in a register by ...

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Tuesday, April 16th 2024

Friday, April 5th 2024

Author iconTaking the Book of Mormon seriously
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Nephi and his brothers have twice failed to obtain the plates of brass from Laban. The first time, Laman alone goes to Laban and simply asks for the plates; Laban refuses, calls him a robber, and threatens to kill him. The second time, the four brothers goes together, bringing gold and silver to offer in payment. ...

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Sunday, March 10th 2024

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

William Arkle distinguished a way above and out-from the traditional dilemma of obedience versus disobedience to God; by considering the question from the larger perspective of God's creative intention with respect to Men (discussed in the post following this).

In an letter to Jon Flint* (that I have slightly edited ...

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Tuesday, December 19th 2023

Wednesday, August 23rd 2023

Author iconOwen Barfield blog
Bruce Charlton

It seems impossible (for many reasons) for us to make ourselves feel good, or even better, most of the time - certainly not all of the time. Indeed, to focus on our feelings seems like the wrong approach altogether. And indeed it is! (although our feelings are nonetheless always relevant).

Higher consciousness (i.e. ...

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Wednesday, June 21st 2023

Author iconBrief Outlines
Amadeus Bodenstein

It is the convention of map reading to place North at the top of the page. But everyone knows that this has no bearing on anything beyond convention. For example, if we ascend in a hot air balloon and look down at the fields and roads bellow, then "up" is not where north is: "Up" means ascending higher into the sky. ...

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Thursday, April 13th 2023

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

On the night of August 27, 1986, Whitley Strieber had an experience in which he heard nine very loud knocks in three groups of three. He recounts the story in his 1988 book Transformation:I returned to the house, took a shower, and then went downstairs to do some reading. Dr. [John] Gliedman had given me his essay ...

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Sunday, April 2nd 2023

Author iconFourth Gospel First
Wm Jas Tychonievich


James Tissot, La flagellation de dos (1886-1894)

This is from the Passion narrative in John 18:38-19:6.

[38] Pilate . . . went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, "I find in him no fault at all. [39] But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye ...

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Thursday, December 29th 2022

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

In my reading for 2022, I drew these two cards for the birdemic: the Four of Swords for the beginning of the year, and the Sun for the end.


My interpretation was as follows:

The Four of Swords often indicates rest and recuperation, corresponding to the widespread sense at the beginning of the ...

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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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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 ...