“Queen Maeve and the Táin Stories” – truly amazing.

Have just finished “Queen Maeve and the Táin Stories” – truly amazing. It was incredibly easy to read, highly informative particularly for someone without knowledge of Irish history or mythology of any mentionable kind. Bit difficult at times to get

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Review: Queen Maeve & The Táin Stories

At the launch of her new book, Queen Maeve and the Táin Stories, in Dublin on 4th October, 2014, Archaeologist Frank Ryan gave an introduction to the book: ‘I want to thank Pauline for asking me to say a few words about

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2 Books Worth Reading

Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Maurice Bucke 1901 & Cosmic Consciousness Revisited by Robert M. May, 1991 Consciousness is a term that is used to describe the level (or levels) of mind, or cognition that is characterised by self-awareness. As humans

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Celebrating Halloween: Our Cultural Heritage

Why do we celebrate Pagan traditions? Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.  It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.

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Raising Our Consciousness

What do we mean by raising our consciousness? Consciousness is a term that is used to describe the level of mind, or cognition that is characterised by self awareness.  As humans we are not only aware of our environment, we

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What programmes do you live by?

A strange question you might think, but when we consider our behaviours and beliefs we realise that to a large extent they are based on our cultural beliefs, values and norms. We are the products of our culture, our society

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Unfolding Cosmic Paradigm

There are many ways of comprehending the world, through personal insight, mystical intuition, art and poetry as well as the belief systems of world religions. However, we in the Western world tend to see it through the lens of science. We rely on the

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Different Ways of Knowing

Extract from Beyond Reason: Evolving Consciousness   My interest in new ways of knowing was awakened while I was studying educational philosophy in the nineties. Throughout history, it has been recognised that the human mind is capable of two kinds

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Mayo News – Booklaunch

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Believing is Seeing

Many of us have grown up with the idea that Seeing is Believing, this was the mantra of the times. But is it true? I believe that we actually do the opposite, i.e. we see what we believe. Our beliefs

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