I am happy to tell you our company of “Lights” is growing and Zeb and I extend a warm welcome to those now joining us and hope you will enjoy the monthly videos.
I offer an apology for the late arrival of the May videos. I hope Beltaine was a joyous meeting for all of you. I arrived home on May Day and, still jet–lagged, walked into a family situation that required all my attention. However, we hope to have the videos up and running within the next ten days; sooner if we can do it.
As always, being in the U.S. was a joy, full of laughter, questions and answers, new people to meet and new friends to make. Many of you made long journeys to get to the workshops and, for this compliment, I thank you with all my heart. I am hoping to make it back in September to Seattle, Dallas (a private visit), and Mexico.
You will no doubt have heard by now that, in June, I will step down from the Directorship of the SOL and hand over the baton to Dr Steven Crtichley. I will still be a part of the school thought and I will be around to give workshops and lectures, to write books and, of course, to give more attention to Solar-Light.
I was asked if the lectures were available on CD as some people listen to audio books while driving or on long flights and I thought having CDs of the lectures, as well as videos, would be a good idea. If this would be helpful, I am more than willing to record them. So please let us know.
The June videos will bring to a close the first session of Solar-Light and the second session begins in July, so I will be looking ahead to the third session, January/June 2019. I have already been asked for a video on Atlantis and one on The Four Holy Creatures as well as those I already have, but looking through the bulging files, I have also found papers on Gypsy Traditions, Fairy Lore, Early Egyptian Teachings, Sacred Circles in Britain and Europe, the Serpent Fire, Working with Crystals, the Magic of Trees and the Power of the Trickster…among many others.
I need to know what would appeal to you so I can dust them off ,add whatever I have learned since then and prepare them for filming.
These videos are for YOU and, as far as possible, we want to give you that which will be interesting, useful, practical in your Inner Work, and also add to your knowledge. For instance:
Would you like a whole session, 6 months/12 videos on, say, Egyptian Lore/magic/myth/methods of training? Would that be too much of one thing? Would you prefer the present idea of “Lucky Dip”? The choice is yours.
A viable alternative would be to make such a set and offer it as a separate item. Along with this idea, would be the first of the “outside” videos on Jersey’s Neolithic circles. We hope to begin these in 2019.
The whole idea of Solar-Light is to make available not just video lectures, but to show those of you who are , for any reason, unable to travel, some of the magical sites I have known all my life, and perhaps even to extend these to Britain, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Believe me, there is a place in Scotland called Kilmartin where there are so many dolmens, menhirs, barrow graves and ancient sites that it is hard to find an open space without one! I can show you and tell you about all these things from your armchair. Again, the choice is yours.
Let me indulge my old theatrical training and end with part of the speech of CHORUS from Henry V:
“For ’tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings,
Carry them here and there; jumping o’er times,
Turning the accomplishment of many years
Into an hour-glass: for the which supply,
Admit me Chorus to this history;
Who prologue-like your humble patience pray,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.”