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Coleridge

English People are Uptight – An Introduction to my Blog

Published by Philip Carr-Gomm

English people are uptight. There’s no getting away from this. The hardest thing for us to do is loosen up, express ourselves directly, and have fun. We still think we have to run an empire…the collective psyche lags behind real events by centuries. If you’ve had this upbringing and you’re interested in spirituality then you’re likely to have a double dose of this characteristic. And if you lead a spiritual group and write serious books then forget loosening up… This was the quandary I found myself in until I discovered the arcane art of blogging. Just as the spiritual path can be characterised as the ongoing attempt to both remember yourself and forget yourself, so blogging can be seen as a challenge to both be more personal, more open, more sharing of the riches of a life and at the same time to take yourself less seriously, to let go of the concern about what other people might think about you, and to reveal rather than conceal your curiosity and…

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The Magic of Lewes
Published by Philip Carr-Gomm

‘THE ANGELS KEEP THEIR ANCIENT PLACES’ – A GLIMPSE INTO THE MAGIC OF LEWES Many people feel drawn to Lewes in East Sussex, sensing that it is in some ways…

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Entering Faerie
Published by Philip Carr-Gomm

Preface to Entering Faerie by Vivianne Manouge Here is a deceptively brief book – an autobiography – an account of a spiritual odyssey – that has an enticing directness. It…

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The Druids are Coming
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Every Thursday for the last 30 years members of the Aetherius Society have gathered in a small room in a shop in Fulham Road, to charge up their radionic prayer…

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