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Light, Love, Logos, Life – How to speak about God

An MP3 version of this talk as at Dante’s Divine Comedy, on you podcast feed. John Vervaeke, Paul VanderKlay and Paul Anleitner asked what “God” means, with John challenging the Pauls to talk about God via Light, Love, Logos and

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Prisoner of Fortune, or Boethius on the inconstant

The new Idler magazine is out. Here’s my January 2022 thought… New Years are much associated with luck. It’s why midnight is marked by rituals, from the explosive, such as igniting fireworks, to the convivial, in exchanges of good wishes.

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The Darkness That Is Light. Thoughts from an exhibition

An MP3 version of this talk is at my podcast feed, Dante’s Divine Comedy. The Dante exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, for the 700th anniversary year of 2021, brought together some of the Divine Comedy’s greatest illustrators, living and dead,

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Release of the audiobook of Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey!

Audible have released the audiobook of Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey. I hope you enjoy the first chapter, Inferno 1. For more information go to Audible. The sample chapter can also be heard by finding my

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Jesus. A difficult child – a Christmas thought

“Was Jesus gentle?” William Blake asks in his poem, The Everlasting Gospel. “Was Jesus chaste?” he adds. The prophet of south London is turning his ire against the image of the Christ Child that dominates at Christmas. No crying he

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Dante’s Inferno, Part 2, dangers in spiritual seeking, with Rupert Sheldrake

An MP3 of the conversation is on my podcast feed, Dante’s Divine Comedy. This episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues is the second part of a conversation between Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon on the Inferno of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Deeper

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Living In Awareness – a conversation with Rupert Spira & Mark Vernon

An MP3 version of this conversation is on my podcast feed, Talks and Thoughts. Rupert Spira and I met for a second conversation, beginning with one of William Blake’s great exclamations of nondual awareness: “Awake! awake O sleeper of the

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Christmas according to William Blake – a warning

An MP3 of the talk can be found at my podcast feed, Talks and Thoughts. An article on Blake’s view of the Christ Child, viewed through his infernal method, can be found here. Here I discuss how William Blake used

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Dante on living in riven times. A thought

Our times are marked by divides that will remain, possibly deepen. Has the Divine Comedy anything meaningful to offer a riven state? An MP3 version of the thought can be found via your podcast feed at my channel, Talks and

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Angelology with Lorna Byrne. A conversation and inquiry with thoughts from Dante and Blake

An MP3 version of the conversation is on my podcast stream, Dante’s Divine Comedy. Dante and Otherworld Journeys was an online conference organised with the Scientific and Medical Network. This is the conversation, with extra thoughts, that I had with

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