Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Secret Sun Radio Mystery Hour: Paul Weston and Sacred Landscapes

Well, with Mercury in Retrograde (and letting us all know it) I thought it would be a good time to go back in time and invite our old friend Paul Weston onto The Secret Sun Radio Mystery Hour.

Strap yourself in for a tour de force journey through a range of esoteric topics, with the idea of sacred landscapes as the starting point. From there Paul brings his encyclopedia of a brain to bear on topics as wide-ranging as Glastonbury, the Aztecs, the Maya, the Toltecs, Quetzalcoatl, leylines, the Cygnus Mystery, UFO abductions, David Icke, William Blake, Jeffrey Russell, Stonehenge, the Arthurian mythos, John Michell, crop circles, Phoenicians, Venice, Syria, the Druids, stone chambers, pre-Columbian colonies in America, the Sinclair family and Roslyn Chapel, the Giza necropolis, and much, much more.

Believe me, this is one that you're going to want to listen to a few times and take notes.

I'd also like to put out a call to musicians working in the ambient/trance/drone genres: I'd really like future installments of the Mystery Hour to have a musical backdrop (I included a bit of an old improvisation at the beginning to set the mood) so if you'd like to contribute music to the cause, please let me know. I'd prefer music without beats or vocals, so as to not compete with the discussion.


  1. Thanks for this... most enjoyable. Little emotional to say the least. Crowley's Spirit thanks you for this. He was in a "vortex" (lack of better word/term) with Rose Kelly, thanks to me... it's filled with a clear blue ocean, multiple Suns and dolphin spirits encase anyone was wondering, was just one little place I am capable of creating on 'the Other Side' was like. Takes about a second to create and it's the only thing I have ever cared to create on the other side (Laugh when you want, or pretend I am full of it) It may be an exclusive thing... time will only tell, there is to much work to be done here IMO.

    Anyways saw that that picture of Osiris by Judith Page made that guy's blog (that is the one thing I got sent when the 'Spirits' told me to be judge and Jury 'on the Other Side', now if i can only figure out how to care again...
    'Arthur and Osiris: a mood in a Glastonbury sunset'

    I was knew this was gonna tie into King Author and Merlin etc... I just knew it... Don't ask. Carry on... work to do, books to read etc...

    I hope I feel the need to share a few bits about the last book I read... some interesting connections to this IMO.

  2. PS Nicholas Roerich is a spirit i have been dealing with a lot as of recent... he contacts me via 73 (the Age he passed at) I saw the sad news about that comic book guy... I read his Silver Surfer story a few months ago.... anyways that story he did that supposedly 5th element ripped off, well the character looks pretty much just like me. It's just what happens when your me... I have accepted it... and I think it goes beyond it all... anyways it is the picture that i am using as my profile picture on Tumblr... having 2 sons to raise and a bad back, legs etc doesn't give me much time to do anything, much less people treating me like a 'Fool'.... anyways case your interested.... somedays i type and talk like a slob and don't care to remember names etc...

  3. Just starting to listen, but... ick... what an unworthy place to post the audio! I'd recommend Soundcloud or even YouTube. Sites like 4shared are irritating, spammy things, and are not reliable. The whole site is likely to just go offline at a moment's notice, as these sites frequently do.

  4. Well, I started with Podbean aka Fraudbean, so I'm working my way up the scale. I like the embedded player.

  5. Quark, I had a feeling you'd dig this talk. Definitely right up your street.

  6. Yeah, I feel your pain. I am personally on domain registrar #4, and have had a lot of fun at work searching for good hosting solutions.

    A whole lot of these companies are run by neckbeards living in basements, and are in danger of going offline because a guy with a pyramid of Jolt Cola cans next to his computer spills two month old greasy bong water on his server rack in a fit of nerd rage over dying in World of Warcraft.

  7. I am lucky enough to have quested with Paul in my teenage years and I can say that without being influenced by his knowledge and wisdom I doubt that my own books would have ever have manifested in such strange ways and areas. This is a brilliant interview duplicating more than anything I have heard before, being in conversation. Brilliant gear.

  8. When can we expect to find the Secret Sun Radio Mystery Hour on the iTunes store?

  9. Maybe when I have enough shows to justify it. I kind of like that nify lavalamp player. Of course anything beats Fraudbean, may they rot in hell.

  10. REALLY enjoyed that interview. I've followed Paul's blog for awhile, and always been impressed by how lucid, intelligent, and knowledgeable his work is - and that interview was a powerhouse display of his considerable erudition and passion for the Mysteries.

    I've been meaning to recommend this here for ages, but anybody who digs that John Michell/Earth Mysteries aspect of British psychedelia should really check an amazing British kids tv show from the seventies called Children of the Stones. It was shot at Avebury and has this amazing plot involving ley lines, star alignments, May-pole dancing - like a very John Michell-flavored Wicker Man for kids, if you can imagine that. You can check out some of the first episode here:

  11. Hey Chris,
    Holy shit, that was a seriously epic, fascinating interview with Paul Weston. I think it’s safe to say that an awful lot of his views resonated with me. As a fan of the writings of William blake, and the idea of a redeemed Jerusalem, the whole idea of the artist as provocative magician really speaks to me.

    Mostly what I take away from this interview on first listen is simply confirmation of the incredible power of Psyche; the alchemy of how spirit becomes soul through lived experience, and how a kind of potent ambiguity is the rich artistic reward (and fuel) of such experience.

    I totally resonate with the idea of a sacred landscape that is capable of transferring archaic energies through the filtering mechanisms of people’s minds, and also changing those very same filtering mechanisms. I find the image of the vortex a useful tool to capture all the paradox and seeming-contradictions that the Mysteries imply; an altered state of consciousness that is figuratively (and possibly literally) uniting visible artefacts to non-visible depths and clouds of association that exist behind and powering those artefacts. The conjunction of Dark Goddess and Bright God, alien and familiar, implicate and explicate, and on and on in various potential permutations. Your interview with Paul certainly conjures a lot of stuff to riff with!

    Your output lately has been stellar, Chris. As ever, your work makes me muse on the nature of revelatory, transformative experiences. Each of us has a deeply intimate spiritual language that not even our closest loved ones are fully aware of, and I think landscape and art and dream and prophecy can all speak to and through these languages.

    Sometimes the mysteries of our personal and collective identities are revealed or alluded to through synchronicity, and sometimes our weird connections to certain kinds of art are responsible for bringing down the tongues of fire.

    But I really so think that there is a language for each of us – the endless interplay of soul-making, through landscape, art and visionary experience. An interesting resonance in my own personal language; my Mum originally wanted me to be called Paul, but my father insisted I have a Hindu name instead of a Christian one, and Raj was the only one she ‘felt was right’. I play around with this fact sometimes when I’m contemplating my own Damascus moments…so all the elegant discussion from Mr Weston is deeply enjoyable and fascinating.

    Thanks Chris, for another great interview that I’ll definitely be revisiting.


  12. Chris,

    If you'll permit me, I think William Blake's JERUSALEM is quite fitting here:

    "And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England's mountains green?
    And was the holy Lamb of God
    On England's pleasant pastures seen?

    And did the Countenance Divine
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here
    Among these dark Satanic Mills?

    Bring me my bow of burning gold!
    Bring me my arrows of desire!
    Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
    Bring me my chariot of fire!

    I will not cease from mental fight,
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
    Till we have built Jerusalem
    In England's green and pleasant land."

    Replace England with the world at large and it's a good summation of what The Secret Sun means to me personally.


  13. Talking about Glastonbury,if you cut and paste this link into your browser;

    and then scroll down to the You Tube at the bottom of the page,Caiseal takes you on a wonderful walk to the
    Glastonbury ruins at the top of the hill,with his music as the soundtrack.
    A truly magical clip to savor.
    And if you get the chance to read his book "A Blessing and a Curse" about growing up being diagnosed as Autistic,I'm sure you won't be sorry either.

  14. Fab,Fab,Fab! (usual lack of erudite words). Hi Prof and Prof-People, I haven't commented for some time and THANKS for the Paul Weston connection.....Wot a talker! He's great and wot an accent. One I'm familiar with BTW cause I live in London.

    Can I just ask you to consider this man as a Prof of America: John Trudell

    Please watch Trudell Documentary on Youtube.

    Appart from that, I think I'd better get in touch with Mr Weston about the Transit of Venus of the Sun and The Queen's Jubilee.

    Happy Days,


  15. P.S, Who said "the land and the people are one"? Was that Cree or Israeli?
    Just wonderin.

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  18. Hi Chris, I can't seem to find this video, can you post a link to where it is? Thanks...