AUTHOR, STORYTELLER & METAPHYSICIAN
'Re-imagining the wisdom of the ages for now'
Wisdom cannot be learned. Wisdom is not in books. It is an acquisition given to you by the Holy Ones. It is acquired though much pain and many tears in previous incarnations as well as the present one. Mario Schoenmaker
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Hi, I’m Helen Martineau. As a teacher and author I am interested in exploring and mapping humanity's changing consciousness and the soul's quest to find the essence of self.
I believe we can reframe spirituality for today if we acknowledge the need to move towards an integral culture that has done away with divisions − masculine/feminine; art/science; this faith or that; us or nature. It’s a vision of a society that embraces individual uniqueness and universal webs of connection.
I understand the spiritual as the wellspring of our creativity and individuality. My work is informed by a stimulating career as a performer, community arts worker and humanities teacher. As well I have undertaken extensive research into metaphysical subjects. These include the world's archetypal myths, the feminine aspect of spirit, Western esoteric traditions and the deeper meaning of the Bible.
The three main buttons in the teachings section are Spirit of the Arts, Musings for the Journey and Body, Soul and Spirit. They focus on different ways that the wisdom of the ages can transform attitudes and enrich us on our lifelong journey towards wholeness − portals for us to engage in stimulating conversations.
My blogs are briefer investigations on a diverse range of subjects emerging from the spiritual world view at the heart of my own ongoing journey.
TEACHINGS AND METAPHYSICAL MUSINGS
When we open the doors to spiritual knowledge an awe-inspiring landscape spreads out before us. It’s vast, and there is so much to discover. Subscribe to receive regular posts, as I add to these three main paths into a land of wonders.
The first, Spirit of the Arts connects with my book Prodigal Daughters and explores related topics – it’s for all lovers of the creative Muse, as she continually, and often surprisingly, reveals herself.
The second is called Musings for the Journey with posts on spiritual markers, events and seasons. These are the way stations for pilgrims, who like the Fool in the Tarot, shrug off the world’s illusions and step out to seek the Holy Grail, the gold at the end of the rainbow, the pearl without price that is the true self.
The third area, Body, Soul and Spirit is about us personally, discovered for example in the shifting 7-year rhythms of the soul and the vital role role of the divine feminine in the initiatory dance of life. The inward focus on the process of spiritual transformation connects with my novel Marriages of the Magdalene. You can access further explorations of Mary and the inner Christ in my website Magdalene Christianity (via banner).
or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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