Tak Paris (Chris Kasparis) graduated from Dr.Douglas Baker's Claregate College in the early 80's, achieving Bachelor of Metaphysics and Astrology. He is a professional Soul's Purpose Esoteric Astrologer, inspirational speaker and author. His recent lectures highlight Humanity's spiritual role as we head towards the 2012 Mayan Calendar time-change period. In the 90's he edited and published Chalice magazine and organised Insight New Age exhibitions in S.Wales UK. He wrote The Burning Ground in 2005, the first of his spiritual autobiographical novel trilogy. The final novel, Treachery of the Long-knives is in preparation. He combines his busy lecture programme and astrological practice with a demanding career with British Airways. He and his wife Anja live in Worthing, West Sussex, UK. He can be contacted by visiting his website www.burningground.org.uk
It is set in the early 80''s, in a sleepy, Hertfordshire village in England. D.B., a Master Teacher and his elite inner circle disciples run the community. An outer circle of probationary disciples completes the group dynamics.
Chris is thrust into a metaphysical cauldron of transformation by an act of fate, which is destined to change his life forever. His wife Elena, who is primarily inspired by Stellios, a young Don Juan character, introduces him to the esoteric teachings. He entices the naive couple into a roller coaster ride of turbulent and devastating experiences. Relationships falter and trust is betrayed. Deception, conspiracy and inter-group rivalry are rife in this spiritual melting pot. Boys are smelted into men as they battle demons and angels in their heads.
After a psycho-spiritual breakdown, Chris treads the hallowed path of spiritual return. In a series of reincarnation experiences he pieces together a tapestry of the group''s past lives. They had all shared lives in The English Civil War period! Royalists again plot against Parliamentarians, in a virtual re-enactment of the political power struggle of the 17th century.
Chris rises quickly through the ranks, until he is DB''s main advisor. His meteoric rise creates enemies in both circles. In the final climax, DB confirms a past life link to the historical King Arthur, the 6th century Romano-Celt war leader.
With his spiritual destiny revealed, he experiences The Burning Ground and prepares for his karmic duty, to retread the Quest for the Holy Grail.
John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for "soul friend," the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as:
Light is generous
The human heart is never completely born
Love as ancient recognition
The body is the angel of the soul
Solitude is luminous
Beauty likes neglected places
The passionate heart never ages
To benatural is to be holy
Silence is the sister of the divine
Death as an invitation to freedom
- The ancient history and inspiring beliefs of the ancient Druids
- Druidic wild wisdom and their tree-, animal- and herb-lore
- The mysteries of the Druids' seasonal celebrations
- The Druids' use of magic and how their spirituality relates to paths such as Wicca
This guide will show how the wild wisdom of the Druids can help us to connect with our spirituality, our innate creativity, the natural world and our sense of ancestry. The life-enhancing beliefs and practices of this spiritual path have much to offer our 21st-century world.