Category Archives: Paganism

Are IT professionals guilty of magical thinking?

In my coming travelogue (too long in the pipeline) I discuss two ways of looking at and dealing with the world, that I describe as rational and irrational approaches. The irrational approach is often described as magical thinking. Wikipedia defines

Are IT professionals guilty of magical thinking?

In my coming travelogue (too long in the pipeline) I discuss two ways of looking at and dealing with the world, that I describe as rational and irrational approaches. The irrational approach is often described as magical thinking. Wikipedia defines

The fall of the Berlin Wall and how not to write about it

They are saying that as of today, 06 February 2018, the Berlin wall has been down one day longer than it stood, or something like that because I’m not checking the figures. I grew up with the Berlin Wall, having

The fall of the Berlin Wall and how not to write about it

They are saying that as of today, 06 February 2018, the Berlin wall has been down one day longer than it stood, or something like that because I’m not checking the figures. I grew up with the Berlin Wall, having

Memories of Steve Wilson

Back in the early nineties, when I was too shy to speak up for myself, I had a go at producing a magazine that we called The Philosopher’s Stone. Having been to one or two Talking Stick events at the

Memories of Steve Wilson

Back in the early nineties, when I was too shy to speak up for myself, I had a go at producing a magazine that we called The Philosopher’s Stone. Having been to one or two Talking Stick events at the

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

May Morning – the spirit of spring with a canoe in your trousers

I’ve been up all night, or at least I feel as though I have, my body clock’s all out of kilter but it’s May Morning, the sun’s shining and the year has begun. I swear I saw some cow parsley

May Morning – the spirit of spring with a canoe in your trousers

I’ve been up all night, or at least I feel as though I have, my body clock’s all out of kilter but it’s May Morning, the sun’s shining and the year has begun. I swear I saw some cow parsley

Every man and every woman…

Aleister Crowley, the infamous Victorian occultist and all round bad boy, once beloved of the Beatles, believed that everybody had potential to develop to their ultimate fulfillment. Later, in the Sixties as The Beatles were putting Uncle Aleister on the

Every man and every woman…

Aleister Crowley, the infamous Victorian occultist and all round bad boy, once beloved of the Beatles, believed that everybody had potential to develop to their ultimate fulfillment. Later, in the Sixties as The Beatles were putting Uncle Aleister on the

Reality, atomic science and the Pope

This is something I wrote when I was recently asked to contribute to the Huffington Post Weird News, but apparently it was too weird for them; then again it’s not really news. It’s just a bit of nonsense really. According

Reality, atomic science and the Pope

This is something I wrote when I was recently asked to contribute to the Huffington Post Weird News, but apparently it was too weird for them; then again it’s not really news. It’s just a bit of nonsense really. According