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The Orphic Circle

‘You scattered the dark mist … and brought pure light’ – The Orphic Hymns [trans. from the Ancient Greek by A.N. Athanassakis] Initiatory traditions run deep in my family.  At least eight generations have chosen to undertake the arcane rites of … Continue reading

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Life-saving Ancient Heroes

Boys must learn to become men. The shot of testosterone that triggers the chaos of adolescence, with all the wonder of beards and bulges, is not enough.  Boys need heroes. The fact is we humans learn by imitation, an instinct so strong that we will … Continue reading

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