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Anzac Day Poppies

“War turns us to stone — in remembrance we shine and rise to new days…”

Once i read that the modern rise of mass interest in the occult was due to the terrible losses sustained in the World Wars; everyone wanted to know about the afterlife, everyone mourned, everyone wanted a seance.

Has anyone read The Ghost Road? It’s sensational.

“Ghosts everywhere. Even the living were only ghosts in the making. You learned to ration your commitment to them. This moment in this tent already had the quality of remembered experience. Or perhaps he was simply getting old. But then, after all, in trench time he was old. A generation lasted six months, less than that on the Somme, barely twelve weeks.”



Remembrance Poppy

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18 thoughts on “Remembrance

  1. The dawn service and ANZAC day are such a complex emotional experience it unites us all in our losses more than any victory ever could

      • Thanks love! My Dad shed a few tears of guilt and sorrow this ANZAC….. His first not marching and no matter what you say he cannot shake this feeling he is 82 for crying out loud! He used to hold the dawn service in FN NSW town and I’ll tell THAT was emotional! His brother was killed on the Kokoda track and he saw duty in Korea and Vietnam. I consider myself a pacifist but always know which part of Korea I’d rather be living in now. When my twin worked in S Korea she made friends with a couple of men my fathers generation Ish and they are eternally grateful to him and everyone who fought for them

  2. I look around me at all these wonderful young men in my world and can’t imagine losing so many of them to warfare. I am sure it was the same back then. indeed mystic lest we forget. xx

  3. I was thinking of this generation and the generation of WWII with the post from the other day about retirement. It would have made sense to the men who returned after war, to go to work, and then retire having earnt their rest. War seems to take 10 years off a lifetime doesn’t it, so then you retire ten years earlier? Makes sense for that Generation (to me)..Or any Generation of war. War, Work, Reflect.

  4. Got a bit teary watching, of all things, Nanny McPhee!
    The yellow telegram so many women received regarding their husband and father of their children must have been a fearful sight.

    Blessings to all those needing integration into Light, honour to those who fought for their ideals and here’s to honouring the divine masculine in all of us.

    • That was a seriously weepie, that movie.
      The eyes start to burn, then water, then a tear drips down onto the lips and you find yourself emitting a releasing sigh for Nannies and licking the salt.

  5. “War is organised murder and nothing else”. – Harry Patch, last surviving soldier of World War 1.

  6. I think about that too – what would happen if all the wonderful men in my life just….went overseas and were murdered. My brother, my friends, my partner – what if they all just disappeared.

    I don’t know if I would have the will to live. And yet, war can always happen.

  7. A few years back I had the pleasure of arranging for Returned Service Men to speak at a centre I volunteered at. One of the beloved guys (who has since passed away in his early 20’s) first question to these men was “So have you killed anyone?” The men providing this talk loved his honesty and answered his question and that made everyone laugh. It is because of this that I am reminded that brave soldiers walk amongst us each day. Lest we forget.

  8. What was the story of some rare occult books stolen and given to Hitler.
    That occult symbolism was laid on thick and heavy during WW11.
    The story of a group of magical practitioners on the white cliffs of dover deterring invasions.
    My father came out from Italy via Sicily on a ship during WW11, ’round ’43. The old black & white photos showed the refugees as very well dressed. As i had only 3 visits with him before he died at 36, only had second hand stories. and many un un-answered questions about it.

    A poster i saw during the Viet war said ‘old soldiers never die-young ones do’. The Elders never wanted to talk about it, the new breed will as part part of therapy to heal.
    You said ‘to those who are about to die-i salut you’, Churchill?
    Deadly conflicts over who owns what, when nothing belongs to anyone anyway, is becoming tedious and the mis-direction trillions of dollars truly criminal.
    Peace & Love.

  9. The Ghost Road is possibly the best trilogy I’ve ever read about war. It was relevant then and it’s relevant now and it will stay with you for a very long time.

  10. “Once i read that the modern rise of mass interest in the occult was due to the terrible losses sustained in the World Wars; everyone wanted to know about the afterlife, everyone mourned, everyone wanted a seance.”

    I heard that too – a fascinating idea. The book looks interesting.

    Did you ever see the movie Photographing Fairies? Great film, and it touches on this.