Saturday, 16 May 2020

Rune Soup Book Launch

My latest book was undoubtedly kick-started by my previous appearance on Rune Soup in Dec 2019. Very satisfying to effectively launch it from there now. Talked with Gordon yesterday, the 15th, 6 months on from the anniv of the Tor death of Abbot Whiting, the time when Boris was in the area and my brain went into overdrive. It's a satisfying cycle. And with the arrival of the book, all kinds of further weirdness has occurred featuring Jung and Robert Anton Wilson. I talk about it all here.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

History and Myth now available

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169 pages. £12.99 

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(There's a good Look Inside sample there)

My new book is now available. The timing is very satisfying. It was 6 months ago this week that BoJo visited Wells on the exact anniversary of Glastonbury Abbey's Abbot Whiting’s trial there  and my brain went into a Henry VIII comparison.  The resulting brainstorm was seemingly finished twice before the eventual ending. I have 2 sections written during the lockdown and reflective of the Glastonbury depths stirred by this strange times. 

From the back cover:


The writings of historians reflect the trends of the times in which they were written. This in turn can make a difference to how a society understands itself and the events it experiences and the responses it makes to them.
Here is a Glastonbury-centred consideration of history from the perspectives of Arnold Toynbee and Titus Livius, of mystical experiences, cycles, portents, and of astrology.

The Oddity of British Prime Ministers.

The Great Conjunction Cycle 1284-1518-2020:
Capricorn Pan, Cronos Saturn, Pluto Hades.

Glastonbury Abbey.
Henry VIII, William Rufus, Edward I, Edward III, Richard III.
Richard Whiting, St Dunstan, Frederick Bligh Bond.

Joseph of Arimathea King Arthur, Virgin Mary, the Holy Grail.
Lord of Misrule, the Fisher King.

The Pursuit of the Millennium and Extinction Rebellion.
Book of Revelation template, Romance of the Golden Age,
 Age of the Holy Spirit.

Dissolution of the Monasteries, Pilgrimage of Grace, Peasant’s Revolt,
 Anabaptist Munster Rebellion, Gordon Riots, Brexit.

Glastonbury Plague Diary.
The Victoria Park Lughnasadh 2012 Olympic Caper:
 a Psychogeographical Feast.

Boris Johnson, Jan Bockelson, William Blake, James Joyce,
Joachim of Fiore, Frances Yates, Marsilio Ficino, Margaret Murray,
Albrecht Durer, Scipio Aemelianus, Marguerite Porete.

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