To Anima mundi

All narrative is a lie. The truth can only be heard in the pauses between words. In stillness. When we recognise our own breath.

Welcome to Poets, Mavericks & Prophets, a manufacturer of philosophical mischief, psychological acrobatics, alchemical art projects & esoteric master plans. PMaPs regular offerings are soulful nuggets, ephemeral impressions picked up in moments when the self & the Anima mundi aligned –  gathered as micro blog posts, scribbled & shared throughout the years as I went about the business of being a human. A psychological diary and a spirit to-do list, in one.

If you fancy surfing poetry, digging into phantasmagorical stories, exploring alchemical psychology, choosing your film food wisely, enchanting your time with magical imagery, buying a piece of storytelling jewellery at the story shop, or jingling a podcast on the mystical & the mundane while you’re on the road, it’s all here, in the Menu, uploaded or streamed somewhere – give it a look and a whirl. For anyone searching for a creative boost, online, or in situ, PMaPs is launching storytelling workshops, coming soon to a reality near you.

With hope that you find what you are looking for, on this site – and in life. Sweet travels.

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Turf Wars

It might be your beat, but it’s not your street.

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The Green Queen

Meet her where sunlight wakes the mud kingdom below,
She of emerald crown and amused arched brow;
Her little finger teasing each Cupid’s bow,
Sweet breath urging all life to flow.

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Key To Success

Do what you know best, not what someone else knows best.

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Flourish

Those who feel they are able to grow only if they stop the growth in others, most probably had creation denied them as children, and thus are unable to fully understand its workings.

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Clarity

We break the chains when we become loyal to our soul.

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Lola & The Poets Podcast On Spotify

Lola & The Poets podcast is a virtual alchemical workshop exploring personal and collective magical journeys, the ways the mystical & the mundane are intertwined. Psychology, culture, art, alchemy. Solo shows & interviews. Out every odd Thursday. Hosted by Milana Vujkov.

Shows are available for download at Poets, Mavericks & Prophets. Please go to our Podcast page, sample, click links & mingle – choose your hearts desire.

You can also find us now at Lola & The Poets on Spotify

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In The Shadows, Part 2 – Solo Show

In Episode 5 Lola & The Poets is back with the second solo show on the concept of the shadow, number two of the three shows I plan on this topic. This one is on the shadow-patterning of communications, the chiaroscuro of social media, and the idea of the doppelgänger, our shadow twin. The episode arrives, as is always the case with alchemical brews, just on time, while the entire world is transferred online. Give it a spin.

SHOW NOTES: Film, the Alchemical Medium | Archetypal Enchantment And The Twin Of David LynchRune SoupRudolf Steiner on The Double

CREDITS: © Samovar Party by Shane Ivers | See more info on episode & credits.

AUTHOR: © Milana Vujkov

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Priceless

What is the value of awe?

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Literary Hygiene

To read is to allow a world to inhabit our mind, in silence.

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Hidden In Plain Sight

Notes On Alchemical Psychology* is a series of texts dedicated to personal creative therapeutic work, merging the old ways & the new.
★ In Hidden In Plain Sight I talk about the lore of the traditional handcrafted Russian Doll, of stories nested within stories, astrological rising signs, and all things hidden in plain sight. . {read more}

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Luminosity

What an incredible triumph it is – to be who we are, and survive.

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Hamsa

If we do not let it in, it cannot harm us.

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Hermetica

There is knowledge we can only earn, never acquire.

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36

That’s when Marilyn died,
and my mother was born
of her mother.
A long line of women
dressed in black,
shutters on their eyes…
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The Heart Paradox

Whatever makes us happy doesn’t have to be real, but it needs to be true.

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Drained

Arguing with arrogance is the ultimate way to squander time.

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Lucky To Be

Remembering a deep, yet unrequited love is akin to recalling a war we fought and almost died in. Agony, or anecdote. Nothing in between.

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Iago, Revealed

The strange thing about secret enemies is that they were never truly secret.

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Pulpit

Just remember, if someone’s ridiculous, it does not mean they are not dangerous.

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God’s Analyst

The man who solved the world. A short story.
★ Trevor wanted to save the world. This was his passion. It took a fair amount of his time and energy, but he didn’t mind. It was a lonely task, mostly done anonymously, in difficult circumstances, nevertheless, Trevor was unwavering in his commitment… {read more}

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Emotional Archaeology

Notes On Alchemical Psychology* is a series of texts dedicated to personal creative therapeutic work, merging the old ways & the new.
Emotional Archeology is the seventh note, in which I talk about approaching our photo archives as oracle guides in uncovering lost fragments of our emotional histories. {read more}

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Tick-Tock

The time to do what you love is now.

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Shadowboxer

Fighting monsters of one’s own making is the only battle there is.

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Unboxing

Leave everything that made you small behind.

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The Switch

Demons are not interested in your soul, they’re after your time.

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