Here is a guide to most of my writing, with links, (for the rest click on Blog Index here, or underneath Blog Intro in the main menu); this page is the simplest and best means of access. On a smartphone the articles may not be easy to find; they are available to the right of the list under the menu item Articles Index. On some tablets clicking on Articles Index in the main menu does not work if you merely touch on the screen; you may have to click on it with a keyboard attached. Even on a desktop, the whole dropdown menu may not be visible. In all cases, click on the links from this page.
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There are four sections on this page: Spirituality and Politics, Consciousness, Christianity, and Astrology.
There are also two articles not on this website but on Medium.com. The first is called The Paranormal as a Force for Positive Transformation. This is a transcript of a talk I gave a few years ago, which is rather long, but which brings together many of the ideas found in my articles here, should anyone be interested. The second is called 10 Books Which Changed My Life, the title being self-explanatory.
SPIRITUALITY AND POLITICS
There is an introductory section, containing four articles, where I outline the possible foundations of a spiritual society: 1) Metaphysics in a Spiritual Society, 2) The Spirit of Guidance, 3) Divination, and 4) Raynor C. Johnson: The Imprisoned Splendour
There is then an article entitled Headline Policies, which summarises what is to come. There is also a more detailed summary of Education policies. In that section there is a series on fairy tales, which I believe should be an essential ingredient in young children’s education: 1. The Importance of Fairy Tales, 2. Fairy Tales and Feminists, 3. The Story of Psyche, 4. The Story of Psyche – Interpretation, and 5. Concluding Remarks.
I then argue for politics of the centre, a balance of left and right, from a Taoist perspective (click here).
I then argue against Socialism as a way of changing the world, preferring a spiritual perspective (click here).
The next main article is entitled The Role of the Citizen in a Spiritual Society, which has an appendix Reflections on Eastern and Western Spirituality. There are three articles preparatory to this: The Superorganism, a Challenge to Materialist Science, Is the Earth a Superorganism?, and Humanity as Part of the Superorganism. There is also a blogpost following on from all of those: The Earth as a Superorganism – Further Thoughts.
The next article is intended to follow on from the last section, and is called A Vision for a Spiritual United Kingdom Outside the European Union. This has been prepared by a series of blogposts which argue for leaving the European Union (click here).
There is a series called Is the Self an Illusion? There is a brief introduction, with links to earlier blogposts on the same theme, and four articles:
The next series is The Hidden, Deeper Self. There is are six articles:
There is a series of articles called Why Christianity Must Change or Die. Why is this important on a website called Spirituality in Politics? In the United Kingdom our Establishment is closely linked with the Church of England; our Head of State is its governor. In the USA it is frequently reported that nobody could become President if they declared that they didn’t believe in God, which obviously means the Christian God. So both nations are steeped in Christianity. What if the whole thing were an illusion? Surely we would then want to build a society on stronger foundations. There is an Introduction. There will also be a series within a series called Significant Moments Within Church History; click here for the Introduction, and for the first in the series The Council of Nicaea. Following on from that, before the second significant moment, there will be a series considering the question Was Jesus Divine?
At the moment there is:
There then follows a summary with conclusions of the material so far.
See also the blogpost Christianity and the Perennial Philosophy.
The second significant moment is The Anathema Against Origen.
I have also written a book exploring the possibility that there might be something meaningful in Astrology, called Homage to Patric Walker. It is not published on this website, but you can currently find the early parts of it at medium.com. Click on each entry for links.
chapter 1: “Astrology is Bunk, Just Ask Any Scientist.” (some evidence that scientists are not necessarily the best judges)
chapter 3: “How did you do it? How did you know?” (this discusses sun-sign, newspaper astrology)
chapter 9: A Spiritual Perspective on Astrology (how Astrology might work)
What was originally an appendix, now published as: Reflections on the Birth Moment
While you are here, here a few great pictures.