The Year of the Black Swan – Brexit and Trump

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 82, Jan. – Mar. 2017 The study of biography is an important and growing area of research in anthroposophy, related as it is to Rudolf Steiner’s work on the study of karma and reincarnation. As such, biographical work has a socially hygienic function, as it helps to promote the understanding of time (and timing) in one’s life...
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Echoes of the 9th Century in Our Time

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 81 Autumn 2016 “Matthew was an angel as a young child – sensitive, well-behaved, affectionate, often joyful, and often dreaming away on another plane. After turning nine, however, he soon changed into quite a different person.  He was sometimes rude and critical, and often moody if not downright wretched…. Prior to age seven or...
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2016: Britain’s Year of Decision

This article was first published in New View magazine ‘No. 79 Apr – June 2016 2016 looks to be a momentous year in British history, when the nation makes its choice in the referendum on 23rd June on whether to remain in the European Union  or leave it. This could affect Britain’s direction for decades, if not centuries. In the world of science Professor Stephen Hawking (74), who...
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Historical Conscience – From Uriel to Michael

This article was first published in New View Magazine Issue 77 Autumn 2015 The light from the widths of the world Lives on within me powerfully, Becoming light of soul And shining into spirit depths, To bring forth all the fruits Which in course of time shall ripen The Self of Man from the Self of the World                             - Rudolf Steiner, The Calendar...
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Back to Buccaneering and the Jolly Roger?

This article was first published in New  View magazine 3rd Quarter Summer 2015   I am myself. I “identify” with myself and am responsible to and for myself and my actions and for the care of my body. I am also a member of the human race, the extended human family or community, and identify as such. I am aware of the body of the world, which supports my earthly existence, and I...
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1914, Scottish Independence & the Future of Britain

Thoughts on 1914 in relation to Scottish Independence and the Future of Britain This article first appeared in New View magazine Issue 72 July-Sept 2014 2014, a year rich in historical resonance: D-Day in Normandy 1944, seventy years ago; a hundred years on from the birth of Dylan Thomas in 1914; the deaths of Franz Ferdinand and his dear wife Sophie in Sarajevo that same year; the defeat of King...
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