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 pineal gland – gateway to heaven

This is a very ancient image of an angel… not the oldest I’ve come across, but pretty old. It’s a carved relief from the palace of an Assyrian King, Sargon. Assyria is now Iraq. The reliefs were probably carved around 700 BCE, so nearly three thousand years ago, then discovered by Victorian archeologists, who collected […]

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‘Where’ is Heaven? Is it worth seeking?

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Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Consciousness

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Jesus famously told his disciples ‘the Kingdom of Heaven is within you.’ This is mystical reply, based on an understanding of states of cosmic consciousness. When our mind expands beyond our small everyday self, we become aware that all the things we perceive are reflections of inner realities. Our outer world is a mirror image […]

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You are wearing a Crown

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Monday 7 August, 2017

Consciousness

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The democratization of enlightenment. The most exquisite crown is yours to wear...it is already radiating energy from your head. Believe it!

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Climbing Jacob’s ladder

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Monday 3 July, 2017

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The ladder to heaven needs a good foundation on which to rest.

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Mystery in the Rose

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Friday 16 June, 2017

Consciousness

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The mystical rose is a symbol of the unfolding blossom of love and joy in our heart.

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Your Brain is Not Your Mind!

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Thursday 20 April, 2017

Consciousness

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Your brain states can be measured by modern scientific methods and we can learn a great deal about brain patterns during meditation, but your brain is not creating your consciousness.

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No Human Being is an Island

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Wednesday 19 April, 2017

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A human being… experiences himself… as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness… Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature — Albert Einstein

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Getting the Glow!

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Monday 17 April, 2017

Consciousness

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Learn to let your inner sunshine bring joy and blessings into the world.

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  • What – and where – is ‘the crystal sea’? And is it worth visiting? Monday 27 November, 2017
    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 […]
    Theolyn
  • The pineal gland – gateway to heaven Sunday 26 November, 2017
    This is a very ancient image of an angel… not the oldest I’ve come across, but pretty old. It’s a carved relief from the palace of an Assyrian King, Sargon. Assyria is now Iraq. The reliefs were probably carved around 700 BCE, so nearly three thousand years ago, then discovered by Victorian archeologists, who collected […]
    Theolyn
  • The Crystal Sea Sunday 29 October, 2017
    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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