We commenced our survey of St Michael and St George,
many months ago now, by querying the notion that,
according to a number of well-known esotericists, in 1879
a great victory of light over darkness had been achieved.
One of these eminent esotericists even went as far as to suggest
that the age of the ‘Kali Yuga’ had ended in this year.
Notwithstanding the inadvisability of mixing
eastern and western esoteric traditions in this way,
not to mention, cosmic and historical time frames,
subsequent historical events tend to contradict this assertion,
and perhaps even suggest the complete opposite.
Visions, dreams, and icons are always, and for all time,
open to interpretation, and re-interpretation,
or at least, in a free democracy, they always should be.
Toeing a particular party line may seem expedient
at one time or another
but is usually antithetical to any notions of ultimate truth.
So, what do we do when we are accosted by a vision
of St Michael in the form of a stained glass window
in Skipton Church?
We head off to Cornwall, of course…
The genesis and development of this theme is covered
in a series of nine of our books which commences with, The Initiate…