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With a Cast and Crew of Thousands, the Talkies Come to:

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) The general release of this film was yesterday, so I took the missus to the movies for her birthday (which is actually today). We haven’t been out to see a film in almost two-and-a-half … Continue reading

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The House had Its Own Spirit of Adventure

Up (2009) This children’s film showed up on TV last weekend. If memory serves me, the one we saw in the cinema was in 3D. I had totally forgotten how emotive it was, especially when retelling Carl and Ellie’s story. … Continue reading

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When a Memory Turns into a Nightmare

Requiem (2018) We started watching this eerie series last night on Netflix. Ordinarily, I stay away from ‘gothic thrillers’ but this one has an interesting vibe to it: the classical music in the soundtrack. . In a way, I can … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know When Your Child is Aquarius

Astrology and Childhood (1999) I’m going to do something a bit cheeky here: I’m going to quote the whole chapter from the book. Your Aquarian baby may have given [you] trouble before he was born, but now he has arrived … Continue reading

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Meet the Author of “The New Astrology”:

Suzanne White (in her own words) There are no birth details for this lady. She is probably too smart for that to be revealed. She was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and then moved permanently to France in … Continue reading

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What Happens When We Combine Two Astrologies?

The New Astrology (1987) “East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.” (from ‘The Ballad of East and West’ by Rudyard Kipling) It’s a truism that has stood the test of time. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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How to Turn Personal Tragedy into a Universal Triumph

Spiritual Astrology: Your personal path to self-fulfillment (1988) Here’s another of Kate’s go-to books. I suspect her version was the 1985 edition. Mine is later. I’ve discussed Inconjuncts before (as I’m sure you’ve noticed) but now I want you to … Continue reading

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How Not to Get Away with Murder

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (2021) This was probably the worst documentary series in three parts to watch on the night of a full moon. I can’t sleep, and different scenarios keep running through my head. I’m writing this … Continue reading

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Irony: “Are You Ghosting Your Boyfriend?”

The In Between (2022) This film is “Ghost” for teenagers. On a whim, we watched it on Netflix last night. I’m glad we did. The survival of consciousness after death is a fact, but is only really provable to someone … Continue reading

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The Mystical Marriage

The Nature of the Mystery is Love This is one post that would be better served if I just get out of the way and quote from Jesus and the Lost Goddess: It is easy with a book such as … Continue reading

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