Lapis Blue: A New Studio Recording

It’s been quite a while since I sent out any newsletters and I apologise if you have been wondering why they had stopped so suddenly. The answer is that I simply had to turn my attention to other areas of activity last year. The intention now is to send out blog...

Stilling the Waves of the Mind

As usual I am also going to offer something you can do right now to deepen. We often have a tendency to ignore simple practices feeling that to be of real value something needs to have complexity. Yet most mystics are personifications of simplicity offering simple and...

Where is Your Key?

It’s after midnight yet still very hot. There’s no moon and it’s really quite dark. There’s a light in the centre of the street but even so it’s hard to see any of the buildings clearly. Except for this one streetlight still burning there’s no light. A man is walking...

The Shock of Serious News – To Focus Make Friends with Your Breath

It was three o’clock on a Monday afternoon and I receive a call from Cinda, my wife. She says she doesn’t feel at all well and has made her way to a local doctor’s surgery. Now she is waiting for an ambulance. She puts the doctor on the phone, “Your wife is fine,...

It’s 21 years since I was a librarian

This week sees the 21st anniversary since of giving up my career as a librarian to concentrate my life fully on leading dances and sufi events. Although to many at the time it seemed rather foolish to leave a well-paid, well-established managerial position I had known...