Sunday, 2 September 2018

Your Healer Video by Heather Kropf

A new meditation video created by US musician, Heather Kropf titled 'Your Healer'. Written by Wendy Stokes and presented by Heather Knopf:

Friday, 24 August 2018

Fount of All Knowledge Meditation

This free YouTube is a healing meditation titled 'The Found of All Knowledge'. Make yourself comfortable, avoid interruption for 15 minutes, and relax! Written by Wendy Stokes and spoken by Erica Longdon.  

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Dreams and Dreaming!

"An uninterpreted dream is like an unopened letter"

Dreams and Dreaming Part 2: When we arrive at 60 years of age, we will have been asleep for 20 years and awake for only 40! Everyone dreams many times each night, but few remember their dreams. Dreaming is vital to our mental health and we cannot do without our dreams even for a few days. If you see someone’s eyes are moving under their closed eyelids whilst asleep, they are almost certainly dreaming.

Fascinating Examples:

The champion golfer, Jack Nicklaus had a dream where he swung the golf club in a new way. He tried it and won many tournaments. There was a mathematical genius in India, Svinivasa Ramanujan, who often saw handwriting on a screen that demonstrated new mathematical solutions and once he dreamed that a Hindu Goddess appeared to him and showed him a new formula.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Native American People

Early History
The native people of America were first called “Red Indians” by Christopher Columbus, when, upon arriving in North America, he thought he was in the East Indies on his way to India! There would have been 1,000 native languages in use at this time. Studies have suggested that people traveled during the ice age, perhaps as long as 30,000 years ago, from Mongolia, over the Bering Straits land bridge into Alaska, and down through the Americas. Shamanic culture that survive in Mongolia are thought to be similar to the native American shamanic practices. There is also some evidence that sailors left Europe in small canoes, surviving the frozen ice floes of the Atlantic Ocean to arrive on the Eastern sea board of the Americas. These early people hunted, fished, grew crops and flourished as very diverse and distinct indigenous people that include Alaskans, New Mexicans, Hawaiians, and tribal people of both North and South America. They developed stone weapons, the bow and arrow, war clubs and spears. It is known that 7,000 years ago food supplies would have included squashes, pumpkins, watermelon and maize and by 800AD beans and corn were on the menu.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Watkins Bookstore

During the Victorian era, the intelligentsia, rich and fashionable of London were fascinated by mysticism and spirituality. In this era of excitement, one of the leading lights of the day, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, encouraged her friend, John Watkins to open the first ever specialist esoteric bookshop. It bears the ‘Watkins’ name to this day.

Watkins is situated in the dignified elegance of Cecil Court, off Charing Cross Road. The shop’s logo depicts Thoth, Egyptian God of Wisdom in the act of writing with pen and paper. The store stocks the UK’s widest selection of esoteric information in 60,000 book titles, cards, CD’s, DVDs, talismans, artefacts and other interesting items. In its early years, customers included W B Yeats, Aleister Crowley, G R S Mead, Carl Jung, Aldous Huxley, Dion Fortune and the Society of the Inner Light, MacGregor Mathers and members of The Golden Dawn. 

Monday, 20 August 2018

Durrell Wildlife Charity

The Durrell Conservation Trust is an international charity that protects endangered species from extinction. It is an international charity founded by the naturalist and writer, Gerald Durrell OBE. His entire life was inspired by spending several years as a child on the island of Corfu. Gerald died in 1995 and the Trust is overseen by his wife, Dr Lee Durrell who has continued his outstanding work. Dr Lee Durrell was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on Friday 10th June 2011.

The Durrell Wildlife Park, previously known as Jersey Zoo, is a modern day stationary Noah’s Ark where rare species can be bred and studied and returned to the wild where possible. There is a training programme with courses available and education projects are run by highly skilled specialists in species conservation. The Park is open to visitors who wish to see some of the most endangered species in the world. Summer is a favourite time to visit as the breeding programme often reveals newly born rare species, such as the yellow mongoose triplets born this year and the male Black Lion Tamarind that was born by caesarean section, hand reared and syringe fed at the zoo. 

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Getting to know the Goddess Course 4:2

Goddess-Pages online course: The Goddess of the Sea

I have always been attracted to the sea. I think the large skies, the blue of the sea horizon meeting the blue of the sky, there is a sense of the eternal, of an everlasting and awesome beauty that is unconquerable by mankind. We can never change that picture.

Aphrodite is not a Goddess I relate to, perhaps her manipulative personality is one I fear. In my childhood 'the Star of the Sea', was Mary, Mother of Jesus, though why she is called this, I wonder. We had a hymn, that I remember well. Maybe Mary Magdelene should have this title instead.

I did once make a Goddess doll but I buried it in a ceremon but I seem to collect dolls, people give them to me as gifts. Some are very special. I believe some can talk! :-)

We are very lucky that so many ancient artefacts have survived many tens of thousands of years. These earliest of objects made by human hands are statues of the Goddess. It is thought that She was the earliest of deities, and a peaceful, caring society developed under a strong matriarchal society. I would hope that we could look forward to a time when women are once again respected, given power and that men are supportive of this role for women in our world. Maybe the New Age will provide the opening for this to happen. By looking into the past, we can see where patriarchy has made mistakes, in war, materialism which destroys the planet and enslaves other species, does not properly care for children, gives women a second class status. We can address the problems of the future, and I think the Godesss, in all her guises, can help us to do that.

Goddess Equalia by Jocelyn Chaplin
Who is the Goddess today? I think she is an inspiration to women, that they no longer need not try to relate on their most inner levels to a male deity. She is a inner vision of power, intelligence and knowledge. She is the female deity that encompasses all other female deities, many of which have quite male energies as well as female energies. Within her are all the sub personalities. These show us all we can be. My dear friend Jocelyn Chapman, Healer, Priestess, Teacher and Artist, has written a book about Equalia, Goddess of Equality and rhythms of life, whether they be the rhythms of our body or the rhythms of our planet or the universe in which we live.

I am thanking Geraldine Charles for this wonderful course and the insights and stimulation it provides, in books and articles, poetry, pictures, lots of myths, and Geraldine's vast wealth of experience in this field. I would like to recommend this Goddess Pages Course to anyone who would like to get to know the Goddess more and incorporate her in your life. 

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Spiritual Healing

If someone wishes to receive spiritual healing, the healer must, by law, suggest that, if they had not done so already, get a qualified doctor’s opinion to provide a diagnosis and treatment. The words ‘hallowed’, ‘holistic’, ‘whole’ and ‘health’ are all connected to the word ‘healing’. Spiritual healing delivers loving energy in order to help to restore equilibrium the body, emotions, mind and spirit. Healers give good quality attention, recognition, acknowledgement, compassion, support, consideration, kindness, patience and understanding. These qualities are the secrets of the healing arts. Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual complaints, trivial, hereditary and terminal disorders are some of the conditions treated by spiritual healers. Whatever the cause, healing spirits know every heart-ache and discomfort and are ready to deliver Soothing directly to the place of greatest need. 

Friday, 17 August 2018

Who was King Arthur?

The magical story of King Arthur has intrigued me for a life time but is this just a fairytale or are there nuggets of truth to be gleaned within history and archaeology?

I loved to visit Glastonbury Abbey, the first (or second) most important religious establishment in this country for a thousand years. Said to have been founded by Joseph of Arimathea around the date of 62 AD when he came here following the brutal death upon the cross of his nephew, Jesus the Nazarene. A great religious building was built and this is where Arthur and his Queen are said to have been laid upon their deaths until Henry VIII's Reformation in 1539 when the magnificent Abbey was destroyed.

Thursday, 16 August 2018


I have long been intrigued with story of Atlantis, a tale handed down to us in writing by the legendary Philosopher, Plato himself. Perhaps it was a very ancient oral tradition in his time. Plato tells us of a great maritime trading post, an island with great wealth. However, the people became too conceited and were punished by the gods with a catastrophe.

Recent investigations on the island of Santorini, (in antiquity called Thera), just 70 miles from Crete, is the most likely place for this story. About 1,600 BC, a huge volcanic eruption destroyed this strategic island, causing a massive dust cloud and tsunami. It could be compared to ten times the destructive power of Vesuvius, or over a hundred times that of Mt St Helens.