This a presentation I gave to a group of international Bachelor’s students in sustainability, including responses to their great questions. It assumes no previous knowledge of Integral Theory and goes into some detail about Spiral Dynamics.
This is a talk I gave on Brian Bates’ work on the Wyrd – a West European Tradition of Subtle Interconnectedness.
In the so-called “Dark Ages” Western Europe was home to the Anglo-Saxons and Norse. These cultures had great respect for the interconnected web of life that they referred to as “wyrd”. Over the last decades the Western world has imported Eastern concepts such as ch’i which have helped us to rediscover the sacred/hidden dimensions of reality. However, few people know that we had our own native concepts, language and practices for the subtle world. Brian Bates, in his book The Way of Wyrd, brought it to our attention, creating a novel based on an ancient manuscript in the British Library that tells the story of a missionary scribe being sent to discover the ways of the “pagans.”
This talk explores the world of wyrd and how it relates to eastern traditions as well as recent scientific discoveries. It is part of the Merry Musings series with Ubiquity University. If you would like to join the module with the background materials and online discussion group, you can sign up here. For the whole Merry Musings series, see here for more info.
Here’s 20 mins I extracted from a recent discussion where I explore what it means to see oneself as the Earth.
Download the PDF here.
A Journey to Re-discover the Energetic Navel of the Netherlands
As I walked out of the Henge shop in Avebury in the summer of 2007 I had a strong sense that the book I had just bought was going to open many doors. It was a fairly old book, containing what sometimes looked like photocopied articles from a variety of authors, pulled together under the book title “Anti-Gravity and the World Grid”. The “world grid” was the bit that grabbed me, as somewhere I was on a quest to learn more about the Earth’s energy body and how to relate to it.
One of the articles in that book had stood out for me as I browsed through. Written by Richard Leviton, it sketched out a picture of the planet covered in different energetic features, in a way that for some reason resonated strongly. It was both the significant implications of his experience as well as the lightness with which he held it that attracted me. And it provided me with a way in to a world that I felt strongly drawn to.
Once back home in the Netherlands, I knew that something had shifted in me and that I needed to give it attention. So in a moment of reckless freedom I tracked down Richard’s number and called him. Continue reading
I have pulled together a number of different Google Earth layers that I have discovered online, around the broad subject of Earth energies. This is one folder with many sub-folders. Details of each layer can be found within each sub-folder. You need to open it with Google Earth. If anyone is aware of anything else out there, please let me know and I will update this file.This all in the spirit of us coming to see Earth in all her luminous glory…
I have now made this a link to a file in dropbox so I can keep updating it. If anyone has any problems accessing it, just let me know! I’ll make a note of updates in the comments.
A collection of the major and minor chakras of the Virgo Albion, across the UK and France.
Based on the work of Richard Leviton (ref The Emerald Modem, 2004 – pg 230). Click Virgo Albion.kmz to download. If anyone is interested in helping to build Google Earth layers of the geomantic landscape, then please get in touch!