Facebook, the Australian Government and Me

“Thank you for reaching out. In response to Australian government legislation, Facebook restricts the posting of news links and all posts from news Pages in Australia. Globally, the posting and sharing of news links from Australian publications is restricted. We are working on restoring any pages that have been restricted in error.” That was theContinue reading “Facebook, the Australian Government and Me”

Alice Bailey and the Plan

by Isobel Blackthorn In my previous articles https://isobelblackthorn.com/alice-bailey-articles/ I’ve explored some of the roots of the Alice Bailey conspiracy theory and attempted to show how the theory is unjustified by providing a taste of the meaning and intention behind the theosophist’s thinking. Here I focus on a term that triggers alarm in the conspiracy mind,Continue reading “Alice Bailey and the Plan”

More Conspiracy Thinking About Alice Bailey: The United Nations

by Isobel Blackthorn For conspiracy thinkers in the 1950s and 60s, the United Nations exemplified not internationalism as Alice Bailey pictured the organisation, but totalitarianism. As if Hitler, Stalin, Franco and Mussolini were not bad enough, Chairman Mao Zedong implemented his own communist version of group consciousness, the individual forced to serve the ideals ofContinue reading “More Conspiracy Thinking About Alice Bailey: The United Nations”

New World Order and Alice Bailey: What’s the Evidence?

by Isobel Blackthorn Mother of the New Age movement Alice Bailey has been the bête noire of conspiracy thinkers for decades, helped along by Christian writer Constance Cumbey. See https://isobelblackthorn.com/2021/01/18/alice-bailey-and-the-new-world-order/ The tap root that anchors this conspiracy theory is the notion of a new world order, a phrase much used in the Bailey teachings. WhatContinue reading “New World Order and Alice Bailey: What’s the Evidence?”

ALICE BAILEY AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER

by Isobel Blackthorn From Goodwill to Conspiracy Theory Alice Bailey devoted thirty years to the fulfilment of her mission to be the conduit for the latest outpouring of the Ageless Wisdom and establish a number of organizations that would help carry that mission of goodwill forward. Back in the 1920s to the late 1940s sheContinue reading “ALICE BAILEY AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER”

The Unlikely Occultist receives a Five Star Readers’ Favorite Badge!

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers’ Favorite Shortly after her loving Aunt Hilary’s funeral, Heather faced a challenge at her job. At the State Library in Victoria, Australia, she was assigned the task of assessing a one-hundred box collection donated by the late Professor Foyle. She was a professor of religious studies, with a strong interest inContinue reading “The Unlikely Occultist receives a Five Star Readers’ Favorite Badge!”

The Transformative Process of Writing Fiction

Benefits for Readers When reading, the suspension of ordinary awareness through engagement in a story world has enormous benefits of itself. Empathy, theory of mind and critical thinking are all enhanced. Reading relaxes you, de-stresses, takes you out of yourself and improves vocabulary and memory. Then there is the enrichment that comes with engagement. OtherContinue reading “The Transformative Process of Writing Fiction”

Book Review: The Plot Against Heaven by Mark Kirkbride

About The plot against heaven Death doesn’t stand a chance against love. Hell-bent on confronting God after the death of wife Kate, Paul gate-crashes Heaven. With immigration problems and a wall, Heaven turns out to be nowhere near as welcoming as expected. Both Heaven and Hell are modern and militarized, and the cold war thatContinue reading “Book Review: The Plot Against Heaven by Mark Kirkbride”

Book Review: Cancer Daily Life by Carola Schmidt

About Cancer Daily Life Cancer Daily Life is a bittersweet collection of single and double-frame strips that only readers who are highly involved with the C world could relate to. It’s sometimes cute and sweet, sometimes acid, sometimes trivial, sometimes funny, just like daily life. It’s ideal: *For adolescents and adults age 12 to 100Continue reading “Book Review: Cancer Daily Life by Carola Schmidt”

Book Review: The Patchwork Prince Book 1 Stumbling Stoned by A. van Wyck

I’m delighted to review Stumbling Stoned (The Patchwork Prince Book 1) for Blackthorn Book Tours! About The Patchwork Prince – Stumbling Stoned State-sponsored drugs in the megaton range. More rice pudding than I could shake a spork at. And a little padded terrarium of my very own. If you’d told me yesterday that, come morning,Continue reading “Book Review: The Patchwork Prince Book 1 Stumbling Stoned by A. van Wyck”

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