Nobody’s Lapdog: John Lydon, the ex Pistol

Johnny Rotten was born Jan 31st 1956, was known by this name when he was in the Sex Pistols but the more you know about him the less that name seems to apply. He rubbished the name Rotten as soon as he quit the Sex Pistols as he said that McClaren was stealing his soulContinue reading “Nobody’s Lapdog: John Lydon, the ex Pistol”

The Age of Individualism: Lord Byron’s travels across Europe

  The name Byron represents one who stands out from the crowd- the lone hero battling his personal demons.  It is a familiar name and even has its own adjective ‘Byronic’. It is hard to see the famous portrait, and not feel his charisma ooze out of the canvas. If he had a Twitter accountContinue reading “The Age of Individualism: Lord Byron’s travels across Europe”

The Cosmic Wrestling Match: Uranus and Saturn

With the chaos in the world right now, it can feel like we are the frogs being boiled slowly in the cauldron.  So I want to pick just one theme and zero in on that. Uranus (in Taurus) and Saturn (in Aquarius) have been prominent in 2021 and don’t we know it? The messy battleContinue reading “The Cosmic Wrestling Match: Uranus and Saturn”

When is a Muse not a Muse?

This is another meditation on a theme which is presented as a visual essay in video form as well as this written version here.   I conceived it as a visual essay as it communicates mainly through imagery.  There are some rough edges on the video as I’m still learning these skills so if it seemsContinue reading “When is a Muse not a Muse?”

The Quest for Life Force and Pure Being: Wilhelm Reich and Ram Das

  In my previous gallery of the first and foremost I had to leave out a few original talents who also demanded attention as Aries does not like to be second- winning the race is what inspires them. They also wanted inclusion on the front line: Tracy Chapman (March 30th) wrote about a Fast CarContinue reading “The Quest for Life Force and Pure Being: Wilhelm Reich and Ram Das”

Aquarius, the Internet and the Empires that Mark and Jack Built

Is the Internet Aquarian? Continuing the exploration of all things Aquarian, Aquarius and the Internet have long been linked. The internet opened a world of niche interest groups across the globe, of humanitarian movements but also crackpot fringe groups and nerds, and so the technological innovation became the ultimate connector. But it has both liberatedContinue reading “Aquarius, the Internet and the Empires that Mark and Jack Built”

The Clash of the Old and the New: January 2021

The Roman god of the beginning of the year was Janus. This is how we got the word January. He is quite a complex god, associated with Quirinus, who became Saint Quirinus, who keeps away plagues, and Romulus, one of the founding figures of Rome.  So he had multiple origins and meanings and intricate connectionsContinue reading “The Clash of the Old and the New: January 2021”