News round up:
December 2012 – saw the release of ‘The Wilderness Diary’. November & December 2013 – saw the release of ‘In Consideration Of Cats’ and ‘Popcorn, Parasites, Precious & Pearls’. June 2014 – saw the release of ‘The Chameleon’s Last Dance’. ‘An Alchemist’s Wedding’ (the element of air) is a wedding speech reflecting on the wonder of joy and the predicament of love and is available now from Amazon as a paperback, and as an e-book from Kindle and iTunes (June 2015). This will be followed by a fairy story which will bring the element of earth to those of water (‘In Consideration Of Cats’) and fire (‘The Chameleon’s Last Dance’). I hope, one day, to bring all the stories together in the original compendium and order I imagined. Until then, happy reading. N.B.: I am also currently working on a second edition of ‘The Wilderness Diary’ as well as completing the fairy story. More news soon.
A novitiate Alchemist gives a wedding speech reflecting on the wonder of joy and the predicament of love…
Beyond conception and perception, this speech ultimately becomes a blending of Gloria Gaynor (I Am What I Am) meets God (I Am That I Am) and she was almost right in that she was what she was (whatever that ‘what’ might have been!).
Two things cannot alter, since Time was, not today.
The flowing of water, and Love’s strange, sweet way.
Join the revellers in a bawdy ‘world of men’, set between Christmas and New Year, as a somnambulist chameleon, a dancing bear and ten lords-a-leaping prance into a bag of glees and good tidings at the retro-Hustler’s Ball.
Surreally swirling through music, memories of childhood, places, teenage years, TV characters, and friends, past and present, can the chameleon trance-dance through fire and attain the state of ‘Mok’sha’?
” A dance trip into the Time Tunnel, lost in a music and TV fantasy world. It starts off light, goes deep and becomes cosmic. Funny, Moving, Enlightening.” Mr Light-Bear
“Everybody wants to be a cat!” ‘In Consideration of Cats’ is an essay and meditation on an aspect of joy and the wonderment of cats. A collection of notes, observations, insights and poems reflecting on the behaviour, nature and antics of cats and the healing that the world of our feline friends can bring us.
“‘In Consideration Of Cats’ succeeds in bringing to life the feline spirit of being; serving up a cacophony of charming and thought-provoking images. Paulo Coelho meets T S Elliot.” V. Carmichael
“…a truly fascinating look into the everyday lives of our feline friends…” T. Osborn
The Wilderness Diary charts the struggle and conflict arising out of Personal Sorrow and Present World Crises. For 40 days and 40 nights, a Magical Adept goes AWOL from life and from the Raven Agency at The Tower, London. Painfully lost after the death of his father, he is haunted by Ravens and wanders into City Madness.
“Epic, spellbinding and healing.” Marysia
“A fine work of Art. This stream of consciousness novel takes the reader on a Journey to the dark night of the soul and beyond…” Jack O Roe
A metaphysical comedy of the vices! Explore elements of spiritual philosophy during the journey of a Soul’s perilous plunge.
Look at the impurities and insecurities behind the Pearl, the Parasites, and the Pleasure of Man’s consuming habits.
Go over the rainbow with the juicy-fruit gaming community, meet God, get dropped off in a bar down Mexico way before stumbling out into the darkness of a cave to explore the final mystery.