Philosophy, Psychology, Stuart France



The notion of an unseen self

is not a natural one.


It is not derived from solely sensory data,

nor, indeed, from its lack…


With our minds we make the world,

in a particular way.


That is, the seen world is relative to our senses.


The world is as we see it, and it is self-derived.


Yet, we ourselves comprise

‘a certain ratio’ between the seen

and unseen worlds.



The Keys to Heaven

Stuart France

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Psychologist, Maurice Nicoll studied under Fourth Way exponents G.I Gurdjieff and  P.D. Ouspensky, and presented his own philosophy in a series of works published during the Mid Twentieth Century.

In his seminal work, Living Time… he makes no bones about insisting that the psychological states and concepts that he is expounding, and their utilisation, are ancient and stretch back through Christianity, Judaism, the Greek Philosophers and on into the mysterious climes of Pre-Dynastic Egypt…

In re-presenting these ideas as a series of poetic explorations, author and essayist, Stuart France uncovers a series of links with the Mediaeval Traditions of the Northmen, and the Matter of Britain!

What is the original story of our week? How does the moon harrow hell? Prepare to be enthralled, entertained, educated, and enlightened, as new light is shed on the enigmatic figures of Wotan, Merlin, and King Arthur.

They do not write books like this anymore, if indeed they ever did!



4 thoughts on “Notions…”

  1. Excellent and seems true to me. It tends to make me unsure that anything I perceive is correct, and that is ok, because likely it is not. It is pretty much based on what I have put together as my knowledge over the years, but if I erred somewhere along the way, that is in there with the stuff that might be right. So I guess it is something I need to question more often. Thank you for the great article. It is very appreciated.

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