The Truth Sings in Circles

Front cover

The company which originally published my first book went out of business a couple of years ago and it has taken all this time to get the new owner of the publishing rights to reply to my letters.  So, with this omen, it feels like as good a time as any to do a bit of blatant self-promotion!

THE TRUTH SINGS IN CIRCLES – The Trail of the Black Madonna is still available from Amazon folks!

What is it about?

This is the blurb from the back cover below – written, mostly, by the original editor. Would I change it if I was writing it again now?Probably, but not much. My understandings have deepened over the years of course but the essential message is the same and, personally, I am even more convinced that all those carvings of the Black Madonna really are speaking to us of the ancient Mysteries of the Goddess!

“Once we understand that the truth cannot be fathomed by the rational mind alone, we are ready to follow an intuitive ‘circular path of knowledge’, discovered by the author in this instructive and thought-provoking book.

We are invited to contemplate the meaning of the ancient statues of the Black Madonna, still found in a number of European churches. We continue to sense their mystery but what exactly do they represent and is it possible to decipher their message? In her search, the author traces the history of the Black Madonna to the Mysteries of Isis, the Dark Goddess, and the eternal cycles of death and rebirth that are part of every spiritual tradition.

Then, in an impressive reworking of the myth of Perceval’s quest for the Holy Grail, the stages of the Underworld Initiation are rediscovered, together with the meaning of the Grail and the ways that the spiritual powers of the four Elements (air, water, fire, earth) shape the continuity of human experience.

The energies of the four Elements provide the mechanism of spiritual alchemy in the circular fusion of masculine and feminine powers, which are fundamental to all creative manifestation. When the qualities of the four Elements are related to Jungian psychotherapy, these archetypal powers can be used to merge the mundane with the sacred in every situation of learning, change and rebirth – the secret message of the Black Madonna.” 

Welcome to my Avalon Grail Code blog

Today it feels like it’s time to begin this process of sharing what I have discovered about the Sacred Landscape Temple of Glastonbury in the south west of Britain.

There are many aspects and layers to these Mysteries, many layers of Glastonbury’s convoluted History and Avalon’s ancient Legends blending with the Here and Now in ways which are purposefully designed to baffle the logical mind. The Divine intention is to provoke an opening or bypassing of the rational mind so that the Timeless may be glimpsed.

This opening stimulates the experience of personal knowing, the direct perception or Gnosis that there really is a ‘something else’ to Life. This inner knowing, if honoured and pursued, magically stimulates the Quest, the inner processes of questioning blending with the outer processes of searching for more clues. And this is the ‘magic’, the dynamic between inner and outer which leads to further personal experiences of the mysterious Essence of Being that we still call the Holy Grail.

Over 20 years or so I read lots of books in my efforts to understand what was making Glastonbury such an extra-ordinary place. I can see now that this was a preparation for the event which was to break open the veil which was blocking my direct knowing of the Other-world, the realms of spiritual consciousness and Being which are primarily energetic rather than physical.

In my reading of Glastonbury’s Myths and Legends, I had created a framework for understanding what I was being shown. After my ‘opening’, I began to write poetry and paint because these were the easiest ways of communicating what I was seeing and feeling. It felt as though I was suddenly able to tune into the Bardic Realms of Avalon’s ancient Druids and could access their wisdom.

It was as though all those Druid Teachings were recorded as an underground hum in the Landscape and I had discovered how to hear them. I also began to remember my Past Life experiences of living in Avalon/Glastonbury at various times before. Another series of  layers revealed the real history of the First Church which was once sited on the land which is now the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey.

Then I began to make a series of Collages which were my avenue to a greater understanding of the timeless Mysteries of Mary Magdalene and The Goddess Isis. Slowly, slowly, I began to comprehend what I was being shown and now it time to share it…..

Looking inside Glastonbury’s 15th Century Magdalene Chapel.