Nothing much has really happened over the Easter up ‘till now and so there’s precious little to relate.
As mentioned, Gareth had to go to a meeting on Friday and so he made it tomorrow instead. I forget to mention that before that in the week, he gave a Talk in London to a group under the umbrella of the Pagan Federation on the Qabbala. He told me it was quite successful, especially because there are many people who just don’t really know what this ancient Hebrew magical system is really all about.
One reason is because – mainly due to secrecy to protect from abuse – much of it is explained in symbolism and it takes many years of dedicated study to realise what this really relates to. Perhaps typically, many books have been written about it attempting to explain the symbolism but, perhaps equally typically, many conclusions are merely fanciful interpretations on the part of the authors concerned.
I have always refused (at least in public) to discuss this ancient system for this very reason. By its very complexity it is too vulnerable to human misinterpretation; and I am only too aware how dangerous this can be sometimes!
The closest I ever got to answering any questions on the Qabbala was at a talk I gave in South Devon a few years ago to some esoteric students. All I would say to define it was that it was a ‘map of consciousness’ and left it at that. It would have been impossible to have gone any further anyway, because to understand many levels in consciousness it is necessary to quite literally go beyond the mental realm. And as most people are trapped in this, it is certainly not an easy thing to demonstrate or explain.
I can say this much though: there is nothing ‘heathen’ or malign about this secret esoteric tradition. It does not deny the existence of God or ‘God Head’ but merely presents a potential ‘escape though’ the very human doctrines and ties that would otherwise keep you from It. Which they do. Anyway, enough on that. Or I’ll only be accused of being ’anti religious’ at Easter!
Other developments, and my friend K has been arranging another film interview on my behalf. Guess what its about?! Yes, you’ve guessed it! Vampires!!
I often wonder why it is that people keep associating myself with these, when I have already made it quite clear that I do not even believe in them! But I suppose they all ’fit into’ the occult in a way which probably explain it.
On this same subject, I also had a phone call from a book publisher in Switzerland who would like to interview Patsy and myself. I spoke to him about a year ago and he phoned me because of his emails last year had not been passed on. Anyway, that matters not. We are in contact again now.
Well, I think I’ll conclude this ‘Easter Blog’. It is a little cold, and snow was actually falling quite heavily not long ago.
Oh! One quick thing more. That pesky Cat has got onto ‘ghosts cats’ now in the replies. Which might amuse a few people!
For the moment though,