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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Long Earth Series by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

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There are five books in this series, I’d been putting off reading them for no particular reason. Many people have recommended them to me, but some people found them a challenge to read. I...

Re-visiting Alice Bailey’s 10 Point Plan

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by Patrick Chouinard I’m delighted to share this article by theosophical teacher and thinker, and dear friend Patrick Chouinard in which he addresses the broader issues underlying the so-called Ten-Point Plan circulating among conspiracy theorists...

London Mystery No. 77

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Published in June 1968 this book is nicely aged. There are a few issues with the corners but the stories are still as new as they were back in 1968. Not that I remember...

Murder in my Name – Jennifer Jones

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This book is the final book in the series by Jones. I’ve been reading them as they come out, it makes a change from reading a series in whatever order I happen to find...

A Treatise on Cosmic Fire: A Theory of Everything

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Back in the early noughties, I undertook doctoral studies in the School of Social Ecology at Western Sydney University and produced the world’s first PhD thesis on the teachings of theosophist Alice A. Bailey....

Facebook, the Australian Government and Me

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“Thank you for reaching out. In response to Australian government legislation, Facebook restricts the posting of news links and all posts from news Pages in Australia. Globally, the posting and sharing of news links...

Alice Bailey and the Plan

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by Isobel Blackthorn In my previous articles https://isobelblackthorn.com/alice-bailey-articles/ I’ve explored some of the roots of the Alice Bailey conspiracy theory and attempted to show how the theory is unjustified by providing a taste of the...

Dorothy L. Sayers

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I’ve read so much over the last few months and blogged so little I have a huge pile of books to write about. Four of those books are by the same author so it...

Reading Challenges 2021

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I had such fun with my Reading Challenge in 2020 I’ve decided to embark on three challenges this year. Yes, three. It’s not going to be as challenging as it sounds as there’s a...

More Conspiracy Thinking About Alice Bailey: The United Nations

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by Isobel Blackthorn For conspiracy thinkers in the 1950s and 60s, the United Nations exemplified not internationalism as Alice Bailey pictured the organisation, but totalitarianism. As if Hitler, Stalin, Franco and Mussolini were not bad...