Essays

How Does Rebirthing Breathwork Work

The transformational effects of rebirthing breathwork can be profound, indeed, life changing; but there is no consensus as to how this outcome is achieved. This paper considers the main reasons advanced to account for the positive results of rebirthing and why they fall short. An alternative model based upon the intersection of the breath and the body’s energy body is advanced.

The Game of Saturn

Aries – Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism. , 2018
Review of ‘The Game of Saturn’ by Dr. Niketas Siniossoglou in Aries – Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism.

 

The Sola-Busca Tarocchi: An Encoded Saturnian Theme

The Sola-Busca tarocchi, a 15th century Ferrarese masterwork, dense imagery incorporates encoded themes that point to an underlying Saturnianism that constitutes the deck’s primary ideological affiliation.

The Game of Saturn

Renaissance Quarterly, 2018
Review of ‘The Game of Saturn’ by Dr. Joscelyn Godwin in Renaissance Quarterly . Volume LXXI No.2.

 

The Origins of Rebirthing Style Breathwork

A brief account of the origins of rebirthing style breathwork and some of the key issues raised by its practice.

Healing Interventions Involving Deceased Persons

Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology Winter 2013
Haunting – the connection of “deceased persons” with locations, objects or persons intimately relat-ed with their earthly incarnation – and in particular, with the manner of their death – are not simple, unitary  phenomena.

Lord of the Flies: The Phenomenology of a Possession

This paper describes the inner experiences of a person suffering from demonic possession and attempts to construct a framework to allow us frame the narrative.

Healing Interventions Involving Deceased Persons

This paper records cases of energy based healing that involved either assistance to or the intervention of deceased persons at a critical point in the healing process.

The Sola-Busca Tarocchi The Alchemical Symbolism of a Renaissance Masterwork

The Sola-Busca tarocchi is the oldest complete deck of gaming cards in existence. It is also one of the first to be produced using copperplate engraving, a fact that accounts for its high quality and fine detail. Dating from the late fifteenth century, it has the outward form of a tarocchi but there all resemblance to any other tarocchi, before or since, ends.
The deck’s imagery is utterly unique and needs to be interpreted on its own merits rather than by comparison with other historical tarocchi.

Ritual as Therapy: steps towards an ethnography of the invisible

The scientific and cultural worldview of modernity remains troubled by its neglected and disinherited children: those anomalous and uncanny experiences that violate the canons of positivism and reductive materialism.

But it is precisely the encounter with the anomaly that drives conceptual, theoretical and methodological innovation, those ‘paradigm shifts’ that constitute significant ­ and even, epochal ­ enlargements of our worldview.

The Healing Field Chapter One

Perceptual Diversity & Sustainability

Modernity an altered state of consciousness

Psi & the Limits of Knowledge

Lord of the Flies: The Phenomenology of a Possession

Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal Vol. 4 No. 3 (July 2013)

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