'Behold, it is by the cracks in the wall that light comes through, whereby men become aware of the light and therein perceive the wall and how it stands.'
The Lost Road - J.R.R. Tolkien
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Updated: November 2014
Back online after more than a year! It feels like it won't be long until I get a few new songs recorded, which I will hang in here first. It feels weird to be back online after so long. I think this website needs a good overhaul, some sections are now redundant. Maybe I will adopt a more blog-like approach in the future...
April 2013 - I've been streamlining my workshops on Applied Astro-Geomancy Integrated With Permaculture Design. The demand is growing and I'm presently in talks with several groups and organizations to facilitate some half a dozen workshops during the months of May and June. I will be posting the dates and venues shortly. Stay tuned and get in touch via email if you'd like to organize one in your area.
January 2013. Chris' strawbale house is finished now and I'm jumping into a new project: designing my own archtop guitar. To that effect, I'm currently engaged in an intense 'guitar acoustics crash-course' of sorts with fabulous acoustician and luthier Eltham Jones, who is kindly acting as the science consultant. And yes, I'll be using sacred geometry, ancient metrology and some unusual materials (quartz crystal) in its construction.
August 2012 - My talk at the Return of the Ring Conference was an emotive event which led to meeting various wonderful people and also reassured me of the need to publish my essay. This international conference organized by the Tolkien Society took place at Loughborough University from the 16th to the 20th August and it catered for both fans and the more academic stream of Tolkien scholarship. My talk was based on my essay on Tolkien's mysterious, unfinished time-travel novel:The Notion Club Papers. It appears in the programme as 'From Atlantis to 2012 and Back Again. Tolkien's Time-Travelling and the Notion Club Papers Mystery'. Click on the link to read the blurb.
June 2012 has seen the launch of my new blog in Spanish to help promote my forthcoming book Raices Celestes, in which I explore the ancient roots of the Camino de Santiago. Nearly finished with the artwork for the cover. I will post it here when ready.
My song Deep Skies Mermaid was released online on 9th March 2012 as part of No Red Seas, a compilation album raising funds and awareness for Sea Shepherd Marine Conservation Society who are actively campaigning to stop dolphin and whale mass slaughter. The compilation has raised $2,500 so far and received over 20,000 online listens. Please, help with a donation to this worthy cause if you can, or just by following the link, listening to the music, 'liking' it in Facebook and passing the word around.
My first Applied Astro-Geomancy and Permaculture Workshop was facilitated on 10th March 2012 at the Wilderness Centre in Mitcheldean (Forest of Dean). A total success and an inspiring time for all involved. Get in touch via email if you'd like to attend future workshops and go to the Workshops page for further details.
Both writing and research for the Game of the Goose book continue at a grinding pace. I've recently found a haven to work on it in a peaceful corner of the countryside near Swindon, thanks to my Druid friend Chris, whose work can be glimpsed at www.acorneducation.com
My re-interpretation of the ancient Game of the Goose board is now past its draft stage. You can have a look at the final stages of the pencil work here. What originally was intended as its accompanying booklet has gradually become such a serious piece of work, that it now seems it'll actually be the board game that will accompany the tome! Initiatic in purpose and embedded with timeless symbology, the Game of the Goose is connected with the pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain.
On the more earthy side of things, I continue working in projects related to land restoration, astro-geomantic landscaping, permaculture gardening and low-impact building. My latest design has been at Jasmine and Simon Dale's plot in the Lammas Eco-Village, where back in July I 'laid' a Golden Egg (based on the Golden Ratio/Phi) with its axis aligned to various geo-astronomical markers.
And right now, I'm helping to build yet another beautiful straw-bale house in an organic farm. The last one before I embark in my own project (hopefully!).
My latest Low Impact Building Workshop for the Freeconomy community in Bristol turned out into an opportunity to link up with Mark Boyle, founder of Freeconomy and author of The Moneyless Man. We've been getting together to cross-pollinate about High Positive Environmental Impact strategies. Mark is in his second year of living without money.
Finally, I found a way to produce somehow affordably a small run of my Vitruvian Woman design printed onto T-shirts and mugs. Check up the shop for details. The image has been receiving quite a lot of attention after being featured at the Goddess Conference in Glastonbury. In its latest version it integrates a pentacle within the composition to further emphasize its Venusian/Pythagorean essence. You can read more about her genesis, conceptual background and hermetic significance here
Lovewaves Rippling and Joyful Revelations
Xavier de la Huerga
The Vitruvian Woman is a Child of Imagination and Magic. A Retroactive Spell cast to shape the future
Lightcracks Award for "Best Article of the Blogosphere 2008": "Money and the Crisis of Civilization" by Charles Eisenstein. Powerful prose, authoritative and exhaustively researched but very approachable and within the grasp of most people. This superb critique of the monstruous, de-humanizing economic system we live in is laid out in plain terms and gracefully. Here's the proof that in no way can usury be part of our economy if we want the current biospheric realm to survive. Charles has even come up with a credible way out (There's a second part to this article in the same website not to be missed!). Check it out! Money and the Crisis of Civilization by Charles Eisenstein
Lightcracks DVD of the Year 2008: "MONEY AS DEBT" by Paul Grignon
"Ever wondered why the banks have so much money, while countries and
individuals have so much debt? What is money and where does it really come
from? Why does government borrow money at interest from a Central Bank
if it supposedly creates all the money?"
It has taken me years of research to understand what this homemade video
shows in a brilliant, clear and humorous way in just 47 minutes. This is an
invaluable educational tool for all: www.moneyasdebt.net
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