Mark Townsend


Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

Falling, failing, breaking, bruising, cracking, loosing. Don’t we hate those words. How much we try to avoid them. Whether it’s a primary school classroom where getting things wrong feels like being naughty, or a would be business tycoon TV show where failure is a swear word, we constantly pick up the message that we must

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Jesus Through Pagan Eyes

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

It was an adventure that brought me to a place I could not have foreseen when I first began it. It’s now almost Spring of 2013 and I first started testing the ground for my book Jesus Through Pagan Eyes in the Spring of 2009. Back then I was working on another book (which has

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An Interview with a ‘Dudeist’ Priest & Magic Man

Mar 30th, 2013 | By

One of the most positive aspects of my more recent spiritual travels has been the discovery of a movie; initially a “failed” movie which went on to become a cult film. I’m referring to The Big Lebowski from those trend setting movie-makers The Coen Brothers. Starring one of my very favourite actors, Jeff Bridges, the

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The Wizard Within

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

Be still! Listen! Can you hear him? Stop for a moment… close your eyes… be here NOW! Are you aware? There is a forest… an ancient wood… a scary sacred place in you. It can seem like an overgrown jungle of thoughts – densely compacted trees and bushes smothered in twisted vines and creepers. These

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A Progressive Priest and the Earth Mother!

Jan 25th, 2013 | By

It was a  collision of opposites, a coming together of Christian and Druidic imagery, a meeting of male and female symbolism within a rich and meaningful rite of passage. The phallic sword’s sharp end dug into my shoulder blade and jagged stones pierced my knees. The discomfort was intense and my heart pounded as I

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