Poet, author, mystic

What – and where – is ‘the crystal sea’? And is it worth visiting?

Many ancient mystical texts describe visits to heavenly halls, where the floors or pavements are shining like crystal. The Victorian hymn which inspired the title of my novel, Across the Crystal Sea, tells us the songs of the ‘sinless’ will sweep across an ocean made of crystal. What can this ‘crystal’ experience be describing? The […]

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The Crystal Sea

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Sunday 29 October, 2017

Across the Crystal Sea

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This is the first in a series of blogs sharing the stories and research behind the story in my forthcoming book Across the Crystal Sea – my first published fiction. In the 1970’s I was a regular attender at St.Mary Magdalene church in Oxford. The services there are ‘High Anglican’ – rather like Roman Catholic […]

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  • How to live your unique destiny as monarch in all four Kingdoms Friday 13 April, 2018
    Here are some very simple steps that can transform your life. You can ‘upgrade’ from being a servant to being in charge! Meditation at least twice a day for twenty minutes. Meditation opens your connection to Divine Source, the infinite resource of spiritual energy – FIRE Define your Mission and set out your goals for […]
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  • Bringing it all back home to the kingdom of Earth Wednesday 11 April, 2018
    The Earth element is the most dense, seemingly solid element. We tend to feel the three-dimensional world is fixed and settled but, like the other elements, Earth is living, growing and malleable. Everything is energy, some things vibrate more slowly than others and seem immoveable, but an advanced yogi can walk through a wall and […]
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  • Comforting and sharing in the kingdom of Water Monday 9 April, 2018
    The kingdom of Water can soothe and nurture us, but it can also take our breath away and dampen our Fire. The human body is mostly made of water, which is an essential life-giving element, alongside the air we require for breathing. We are nourished by water and, when we step into a healing pool, […]
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