Sovereignty and the Dark Goddess

Sovereignty and the Dark Goddess

Over the last week, the world hasn’t stopped talking about the Queen, the new king, the dynamics of the royal family. I even noticed a video today of Charles having a spoilt hissy fit about a leaking ink pen – is that something anyone really needs to witness? Whatever...
My Mother Was Sacrificed Before I Was Born

My Mother Was Sacrificed Before I Was Born

“The woman I needed to call my mother was sacrificed before I was born.” Adrienne Rich A story began a hundred years before I was born. It wove its narrative through the lives of my great-great-grandmother, my great-grandmother, my grandmother and my mother. I was...
Exposing the Inner Tyrant

Exposing the Inner Tyrant

I have become aware over the last few days of the terrible incident where Gabby Petio, the young blogger from Vanlife, was found dead. I watched the hour-long police video some days before of her and her boyfriend being stopped because of dangerous driving. The result...
The Shadow Side of Psychedelic Therapy

The Shadow Side of Psychedelic Therapy

A specter is haunting society, and that specter is psychedelic therapy. More precisely, it is the unconscious attitudes around psychedelics, which include a messianic projection of healing, salvation, success and profit onto psychedelic molecules, or Plant Spirit...
Negative Capability – Carve My Cup Deeply

Negative Capability – Carve My Cup Deeply

by Florian Birkmayer, MD “In order for the branches of the tree of life to grow into heaven, the roots have to grow into hell.” –C. G. Jung in the “Red Book” Some years ago, I came across the term “Negative Capability” in an article by Philip Pullman (who wrote the...