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Wuhan 武 漢, Then and Now: Some Observations

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020 in east west issues, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

Wuhan 武 漢, Then and Now: Some Observations

    2020: Wu of Han, the 140s BC, China, Rome – Then and Now (April 2020) The following thoughts are offered simply as a stimulus for your own thinking about the present COVID-19 crisis. Please bear with me through some numbers in the first part until we get to the main point, which has to do with WUHAN and China in our time. If we think of an astrological Age e.g. the Age of Pisces, known in Anthroposophy as the 5th Post-Atlantean Epoch or the Age of the Consciousness Soul (1413-3573), which lasts 2160 years, then we recognise it...

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Brexit as a Spiritual Question (3) A Personal View

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in east west issues, most recent, nwo, threefold Society | 0 comments

Brexit as a Spiritual Question (3) A Personal View

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 92 July-Sept. 2019 Chester, a city in the northwest of England on the border with Wales and some 17 miles from Liverpool, was the largest base of the Roman army in Britannia during the Roman occupation. The name Chester comes from the Latin castrum, which means fortified military base, camp or fortress. The city, which the Romans called Deva Victrix, was founded by the Roman Army in 79 AD, 46 years after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. That was also the year of the...

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Echoes of the 9th Century in Our Time

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in east west issues, miscellaneous, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

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 eight, most children are sunny, smiling, exuberant, joyful beings – little angels, for the most part. Around the ninth birthday, however, a tinge of...

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Britain and Japan: “Wolf Hall” and “The War of Flowers”

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in east west issues | 0 comments

Britain and Japan: “Wolf Hall” and “The War of Flowers”

                                                  This article was first published in The Present Age magazine Vol.1  No.2 May 2015 Britain and Japan, the two major island states at the opposite ends of the great Eurasian continent, have played crucial roles in the accelerated modernisation of both West and East. They have both made many varied contributions to modern cultural life, but it can also be said that they have been the major conduits of materialism in Europe and Asia. The...

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Back to Buccaneering and the Jolly Roger?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in east west issues, miscellaneous | 0 comments

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 also feel a responsibility to that. I know that I have responsibilities to the rest of the human race and to the planet’s environment through my...

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William Shakespear – Saudi Arabian Pilgrim

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in east west issues, First World War | 0 comments

William Shakespear – Saudi Arabian Pilgrim

This article was first published in New View magazine No.75 April-June 2015 Canterbury -  the capital of the English shire of Kent, the shire closest to the European Continent. It was an ancient Celtic and then Roman settlement, where St Augustine arrived from Rome in 597 to convert the Anglo-saxons, beginning with King Aethelbert of Kent, whose Christian wife Bertha was a Frank (another Germanic people). Against the odds perhaps, Augustine succeeded and so Canterbury became not only the part of England most associated with Rome and the Roman...

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日本の危機?好機?福島(福運の島)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in east west issues, 日本語 | 0 comments

日本の危機?好機?福島(福運の島)

来年で還暦を迎えると、私の日本で過ごした時間は人生の6分の1になる。日本は私にとって非常に身近な存在であり、その国土、社会、文化を思うと感謝の念をおぼえずにはいられない。

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Rhodes, Russia and the “Islamic State”

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in east west issues, First World War, nwo | 0 comments

Rhodes, Russia and the “Islamic State”

This article first appeared in New View  magazine Issue 73 Oct. – Dec. 2014 How do I go about making sense of what is happening in world events? When a scientist observes the natural world, he does so having first studied and familiarised himself with a number of fundamentals in his chosen field, and he seeks to understand the phenomena in the light of those fundamentals. If one is interested in history and current events from a spiritual scientific perspective, it is helpful to familiarise oneself with the fundamentals of understanding...

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Syriana? Part 2

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in east west issues, most recent | 0 comments

Syriana? Part 2

This article was first published in New View magazine #70 Jan. – Mar. 2014 The first part of this article (in New View #69 Oct-Dec2013) outlined some of the economic and geopolitical aspects to the current war in Syria. Since it was written and published, there have been major developments in the region. Following a vote rejecting military action against Syria by the UK Parliament on 29 August, US President Barack Obama  called off what had seemed in late August to be an imminent western attack on Syria after unproven Anglo-American...

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Richard III’s Bones & England’s Future: Lion-Hart-Boar

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in east west issues | 0 comments

Richard III’s Bones & England’s Future: Lion-Hart-Boar

  This article was first published in New View magazine 2013 Well before it began, it was thought by many that 2012 would be an ‘apocalyptic’ year; those fascinated by the prognostications surrounding the Mayan Calendar expected anything from the destruction of the world to cosmic ascension on a galactic wave of bliss. Others drew attention to the near exact overlap between the cycle shift in the Mayan Calendar (3114 BC – 2012 AD) and that of the Lesser Kali Yuga (Age of Darkness) in the ancient calendrical Hindu system (3102...

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