14 Jun Episode 09 // History, Myth and Magic with Paul Weston
My guest for this episode is the unique historian, Paul Weston, whose keen interest in myth, mystical experience and history has blossomed into a prolific writing career as an independent scholar.
For the past few years, it seems like every time I check back in on Paul, he’s written a new book. In fact, he has published 10 books on a vast array of esoteric subjects, including William Blake, Arthurian legend and Aleister Crowley.
In this interview, we talk about his latest book, History and Myth: Boris Johnson. Henry VIII. Extinction Rebellion, Plague, & the Return of the Middle Ages.
In this book, he examines the cultural evolution that has followed Saturn/Pluto conjunctions in Capricorn, a phenomenon that occurred in 2020, in 1518 and in 1284.
By examining history through this mythic and metaphysical lens, Paul identifies threads of familiar themes in the 13th, 16th, and 21st Centuries, which seem to become revolutionary moments, characterized by an End Times fervor and uprisings against the ruling class.
What I loved about this book is that it uses a cyclical lens of time, both astrological and mythological, to examine the chaotic conditions of the 21st century.
I’ll end this introduction with a quote from the book where Paul says,
“I feel that in making use of unconventional ways of looking at
history, particularly the idea of cycles, and in seeing the presence
of powerful mythology in modern secular movements, we might be
able to gain insights on the mysteries of the likes of Boris Johnson
and Brexit and also the remarkable Extinction Rebellion movement.
These are tumultuous times.”
If you would like to learn more about his work as an author, lecturer and Glastonbury tour guide, you can visit his website at http://www.paulwestonglastonbury.com.
And if you would like to read his latest book, History and Myth, you can find it on Amazon Kindle now.
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