Monday, 1 September 2014

apples in avalon and autumn delights

hawthorn on Somerset Levels

hawthorn berries in the sunset
The beauty of the autumnal colours was so striking in the light of the setting sun with the crescent of the moon now quite high in the sky.  I have found a way to join up all my favourite walks in the village into one continuous forty five minute circuit, an ideal evening walk. A friend and I agreed that our desire to travel was now largely motivated by the desire to experience Her, the Earth goddess Sophia, in all her beautiful manifestation, more than what would have been the motivation years ago, which was about experiencing different cultures.

apples in Avalon
Our raw and fermented foods workshop is here in this village of Meare this coming Sunday.

Friday, 29 August 2014

what plants talk about

'When we think about plants, we don't often associate a term like "behavior" with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!'
"Do mother trees nurture their young?"

Thursday, 28 August 2014

beauty of your life

"Stay faithful to the beauty of what you are, and when in doubt, overcome by loss and despair, wrecked on the seeming futility of love dismissed or refused, go to the most beautiful part of yourself and do whatever expresses the final beauty of your life. For you are mortal, not divine, and the final moment of your beauty could be any moment now."

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

the sophianic vision story of the mysteries

There are some things that can only be known in a state of cognitive ecstasy.    The question is how do we get into that state?  It's one thing to acknowledge the Earth as a living being, another to interact with her mind.  Connected to her, the source of our material lives, we have no cause for fear, without that connection we are prone to all manner of fears.


the Gnostic movement

Sunday, 17 August 2014

mint chocolate elixir

mint flower

I have been making mint chocolate elixirs by adding some mint flowers from the garden - chocolate mint or peppermint to this recipe:

Herbal tea of your choice, ideally a spicy tea such as yogi tea.  Herbs such as cat’s claw and pau d’arco also go well in this recipe. Also chaga, rooicosch chai
Pour over 10g creamed coconut

Let the tea cool to drinkable temperature

Stir in or blend with:
1 teaspoon raw (cold-pressed) honey
1 tsp raw cacao powder

and some or all of the following:
2 tsps maca 
sprinklings of vanilla powder,
 reishi or cordyceps powder ,
cayenne or chill
mucuna (kapikachu )
nutmeg, ground
star anise, ground
he shou wu

Or you could use a chocolate elixir mix as a base and blend in the mint flowers.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

white genocide and archontic infection with john lash

In this ground breaking talk John Lash describes the methods of Gnostic investigation, telestic shamanism and instruction by the light, the organic light which is the naked body of the earth goddess, Sophia herself.  In a lucid and clear state of cognitive trance or ecstatic state of knowing we can know things in a way that is not possible by any other method.  Gnosis is knowledge gained in this manner.  Gnosticism is not so much a set of beliefs but a method of knowing.

The archontic infection of humans is not merely an ideological one but also a neurological one, masked by dopamine. The agents of the archons are driven by envy, s desire to senselessly destroy what they cannot have. The current attempt to reduce the white minority population is connected to their role in the immune system of the human species, in fighting off this archontic infection.

The knowing of the story of the Earth and the human species are crucial to us a this time.  This is the most suppressed knowledge on the planet.  There has been a discontinuity in the folk memory but it is coming back.  There are signs that the phylogenetic memory is being reawakened and restored.

Friday, 8 August 2014

traditional brewing

I was brought up on the euphoric effects of traditional elderflower beer and elderberry wine, brewed by my Welsh father.  When, as a teenager, I began to drink out in pubs and clubs I was shocked by how different the impact was on me and also by the ensuing hangovers. Traditional alcoholic beverages have far more than the one dimensional effect of modern commercial alcoholic drinks.   Although these brews were very much part of my growing up I had stopped thinking about my  experiences with them until recently, when we began our  project with jun, the traditional herbal honey brew.  My youthful experiences, which I never really began to explain to anyone, are now making sense.

In 'Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers' Stephen Harrod Buhner explains how fermenting many herbs actually makes them psychotropic i.e. effecting the mind or mood. Of course, in our current cerebrally (left hemisphere) dominated state psychotropic herbs can help stimulate the right hemisphere of the brain and connect us to our creative, intuitive, spiritually connected state. Thus the word 'spirits' for alcoholic drinks which traditionally were a psychoactive experience.

Recently I have been asking my Dad for more details about his experiences growing up in South Wales more than eighty years ago.  He recalls how it was his father's job each morning to go out and collect water running off the hillsides at a convenient place where it ran over  a rock to supply the day's water needs for the family.  They had no electricity and used oil lamps.  The wireless was a recent introduction.  He explained how he learnt to brew these elder beers and wines from his parents who were following the example of many generations before, going back hundreds of years.  Living in remote areas, purchasing alcoholic drinks would have been out of the question.  He recalled with a glint in his eye the effects of these brews.

Elder is one of the plants traditionally used in Britain for brewing. Earlier in the summer we gathered elderflowers in the lanes and by the river Brue where we live in rural Somerset. The brew we made was so delicious we just knew it had to become our sixth variety of jun and on reading about the use of heather in traditional ancient and sacred British brews we decided to combine the two for a delicious new flower beverage also with Mayan Lily, Blue Lily, Sacred Lotus, wild fennel, guayusa, yerba mate, sage and lapsang souchong and made the most delicious brew, Wild Floral Working with the spirits of the plants reminds us about the real meaning of the word 'spirit' in connection to alcoholic drinks. I have very much felt the spirits of the ancestors around whilst we have been doing this, in particular that of my father, now an elderly man and in a dreamy state.