Friday, 31 January 2014

Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus 2nd edition now available







A new edition of my Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus is now available.

It is slightly revised and has a great new cover design.


From the back cover: ALEISTER CROWLEY AND THE AEON OF HORUS Is another historical and cultural esoteric extravaganza from Paul Weston. An Aeon of Horus primer: from the Nazis to the atom bomb, LSD, and UFOlogy. Beyond the legend of infamy: Aleister Crowley the occult superstar, yogi, mountaineer, junkie, sexual adventurer, and mystical poet, the supreme prophet of the modern world? Also Featuring: Jack Parsons, L Ron Hubbard, Marjorie Cameron, JFC Fuller, Hitler, Jacques Vallee, Charles Manson, Timothy Leary, Guido von List, Meade Layne, Robert Anton Wilson, Phillip K Dick, Gerald Gardner, Rudolf Hess, HP Lovecraft, Rudolf Steiner, George Hunt Williamson, Anton Szandor LaVey, Wilhelm Reich, Gurdjieff, the Beatles, Robert Graves, George Van Tassell, Kenneth Grant, Alex Sanders, William Dudley Pelley, CG Jung, Kenneth Anger, Aldous Huxley, John Keel. Dealing with diverse and extraordinary subjects: Babalon Working, Sirius Mystery, Stele of Revealing, psychedelic sixties, Church of Satan, Process Church of the Final Judgement, rebirth of Witchcraft, Manson murders, Thule, orgone energy, Abraxas, Mothman, Illuminati, Men in Black, Gnostic revival, Nazi Occultism, Montauk, Loch Ness monster, Necronomicon, the psychology, magick, and mysticism of Thelema, the crossing of the Abyss, secret cipher, Extra-Terrestrial Gnosis.
 
Only the new edition is being sold from the book website now. Click on the icon of the old cover on the right and you can buy the new edition. Global delivery.
 

 


Friday, 29 November 2013

The Nightmare of History




For many reasons I have resumed writing my book centred on the Magical Battle of Britain and Dion Fortune. It looks into the background of both world wars, seeing the roots of 1940 in the first decade of the century.

I shall be publishing some teaser extracts over the coming months before hopefully delivering the finished result next year.



On February 28th 1900, barely into the New Year and century, there were serious discussions in France concerning a possible invasion of Britain. The two nations were the main players in the so-called ‘Scramble for Africa’ and they had recently almost come to blows in 1898 in the Sudan. France wanted Britain to accept her takeover of Morocco. Britain wanted her sphere of influence in Egypt and the Sudan left alone. Britain was involved in the deeply unpopular Boer War and was being heavily criticised by Germany on behalf of some of her citizens caught up in it. France tried to cultivate Germany against Britain. A conflict spanning the globe was envisaged. Maybe an expedition to Egypt a century or so after Napoleon? Burma could be attacked from French Indo China. Maybe the Russians could be persuaded to attack India? Britain’s biggest issue in Foreign Policy was the ‘Great Game’ with Russia that was played out on the borders of India and in China. Clearly, international relations were somewhat mutable considering that, within a decade, Britain and France would be locked into an alliance with Russia that led them into the catastrophic war against Germany. This all helps to intensify the sense of the horror of 1914 and underline Gurdjieff’s estimation of the human race as sleepwalkers.
 
 
 
  


Monday, 24 June 2013

Midsummer Glastonbury Sun





Here is a Glastonbury version of the Thoth tarot Sun card. It has been painted by Yuri Leitch to my design, substituting Glastonbury Tor for the hill in the original and the signs of the alleged landscape zodiac for the usual depictions.

The image is intended to form the core of the cover for a new version of the classic seventies anthology, Glastonbury: Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, featuring an extensive introduction from me dealing with Earth Mysteries Ufology.

It should hopefully surface by the end of 2013.






This projected cover is an echo and upgrade from the original version.







It has been a great pleasure to initiate and fulfill the dynamic of the creation of this image with Yuri and the writing of my intro between Beltaine and the Solstice.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Dion Fortune and the Magical Battle of Britain Glastonbury lecture






I am giving a presentation for the Wessex Research Group on the 1940 Glastonbury visualisations and their relevance to the present day, including details of my own experiences. Material is taken from my ongoing writing project Dion Fortune and the Aeon of Michael.

Tuesday May 14th.  7:30pm.  £5.00

Venue:  Avalon Constitutional Club, 50 High St, Glastonbury.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Circle of Perpetual Choirs Free Glastonbury lecture





Saturday March 2nd. Tor Sports and Leisure Centre, Street Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9EF

15:00 -16:00

Part of a weekend Glastonbury Mystic & Earth Spirit Fayre event that includes other free presentations.


According to Welsh Triads, Glastonbury was one of a group of sites where sacred chant was once continually intoned. Earth Mysteries visionary John Michell intuited a geometric relationship between the locations and went on to discuss a circle of perpetual choirs centred round White Leaved Oak in the Malvern Hills. I will discuss this idea in the full knowledge that it is historically very dubious but nonetheless possesses great power to move and inspire.
The material in this presentation will be included in my next book, Aquarian Phoenix. The above illustration by Yuri Leitch is just one example of the fine artwork that it will feature. 


Friday, 11 January 2013

Signs and Secrets of the Glastonbury Zodiac





It is my great pleasure to announce an imminent new book from Avalonian Aeon Publications.

Signs & Secrets of the Glastonbury Zodiac is an anthology featuring work from myself, Glastonbury artist Yuri Leitch (responsible for my book covers), and a number of other talented, inspired people, mainly local to the area. Bonuses include a piece by noted maverick researcher Hank Harrison, and a previously unpublished piece by the woman that started it all, Katharine Maltwood (made possible by researcher Anthony Thorley).

This post is just a teaser. Plenty more details to follow, along with the book itself, probably no later than March.

After a hermetically sealed 2012, with very little activity on my websites, expect plenty in 2013. My own Aquarian Phoenix is well on the way.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Aquarian Phoenix



I am currently engaged in writing Aquarian Phoenix, the follow-up companion volume to Avalonian Aeon. It is part of my creative process to create the covers for my books before they are finished in order to get a feeling that they are already essentially complete in hyperspace and I just have to download them into 3D manifestation. It is a profound luxury to be able to engage the services of Glastonbury-based artist Yuri Leitch to execute my designs.

The book will include a dizzying wide spectrum of esoteric subject matter including the background behind the writing of a number of books by historical mysteries researcher Andrew Collins. His ground-breaking work on the fallen angels emerged from visionary experiences including material concerning the Nephilim in Britain (and I don’t mean the band), Millenial
fever, crop circles, the Giza plateau and the search for the Hall of Records, Quetzalcoatl and the Harmonic Convergence, X Files conspiracism and UFOlogy, Shambhala, Atlantis, Glastonbury and its alleged terrestrial zodiac, the Circle of Perpetual Choirs, the theme of the artist as magician, and a whole bunch more of contentious topics are placed in a meta-perspective through comparative research and the stories of my personal experiences.

The writing process is an intense one. This is why my blog posts here have been few in number so far. Expect to see manifestation this summer. Following that a lot more will be going on here.

In the meantime, I do have some more radio interviews lined up that I will publicise here as they happen.