Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned (Yeats, The Second Coming) The relationship between our thoughts and the centre of our consciousness, … Continue reading Usurper


Even Awful Dreams Are Good Dreams

‘The dream should be treated as a fact, about which one should make no previous assumptions except that it somehow makes sense’ Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols (Picador, 1978) Picture the biggest pie you’ve ever seen. Now double it. Double it again. Keep doubling it until the crimping of the pastry crust is the … Continue reading Even Awful Dreams Are Good Dreams

(Probably) All In The Mind

I have a lot of problems with my throat, chest, and stomach. Mysterious shooting pains; long-lived scratchinesses and nauseas; difficulty swallowing. Occasionally, one or more of these symptoms will cause me enough distress to go to a GP. They’ll look me over, examine my medical records, nod sagely, and invariably say something which amounts to: … Continue reading (Probably) All In The Mind