Welcome/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. Its mission is to spark insights, warm heart fiddles & dance with you through this valley of transformation, our Mother Earth.

PMaPs regular offering are soul nuggets, ephemeral impressions picked up in moments when the self & the anima mundi aligned –  gathered as micro blog posts below, 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 reading art manifestos & surfing poetry, digging into phantasmagorical stories, exploring myth, storytelling & psychology, choosing your film food wisely, or jingling a podcast on the magical real while you’re on the road, it’s all here, or linked somewhere, give it a look and a whirl. For anyone searching for a creative boost, in situ, PMaPs is launching alchemical 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.

Poets, Mavericks & Prophets presents:
  • Lola & The Poets Podcast – Designed as a virtual alchemical workshop for spiritual detectives, 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. Follow PMaPs for updates, or subscribe for the bell on YouTube.
  • Notes On Alchemical Psychologya series of texts dedicated to personal creative therapeutic work, merging the old ways & the new. A scribe’s pilgrimage through the spheres of elegant, respectable left brain academia, into the wild, ephemeral mysteries of the right hemisphere.
  • Lola On Film – deconstructs the spectacle, measures empty calories & offers nutritional insights on film, film culture & cinema’s place in society, as well as in our individual psychology. Reviews, articles, filmology. Go see what Lola says…
  • психолола*workshops – creative spaces for group/individual psychological work & joyful inspiration, fusing various art forms, tales from the vaults of our planetary heritage, and assorted alchemical symbolism, traditional & personal, through storytelling, artistic expression & play. Lectures, conversations & practical exercises. Planned for spring in Serbia, summer in the UK, autumn worldwide, and as individual consultations online. {more info coming soon}
  • Lola & The Poets Facebook – everyday fun with social media alchemy, PMaPs word material in conversation with visual works of art & artists we love. If you’re into enchanting virtual doodles  – it’s the place for you.

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Battle Of Babylon

I raged against your bloodless face Mocking my burning essence, I raged against the shallow grave Of your vain, slothful indifference, I raged against each breath you took Away from me by proxy – You are the nemesis I never thought I would know how to fight, As there is no power in you, Just […]

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Satellite

It travels the speed of your thoughts.

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Holy Woods

Our breath is our willingness to learn.

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Wired

If you accelerate, know what you are rushing towards.

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The Fish Lady

Woman selling fish encounters salvation. A short story. ★ The fish were terrified. Georgina’s round, placid face appeared to come out of nowhere, a full moon over their quivering last minutes on Earth. Their pain ended with her smile. She understood them. Abducted from their homes, taken into an alien world, without a hope of survival. […]

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Bella Ciao

Kindness is the new revolution.

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Living Memory

It breaks where there is a fault line. Never forget that fault line.

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Immunity

Trust your own compass, yet perceive its habitual distortions.

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Carbon Man

I am looking for somebody. Someone I’ve met, someone I knew, or have glimpsed through a window of a bus, a passerby, with blue opal eyes like ice on fire, and a kind, militant heart. And I see him in the multitudes, I see him in the few, I see him in you – my […]

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Fred Is Dead

Man wishes to be worm. A short story. ★ It was an achingly cold day in December when Fred decided to walk his dog in the park, stark naked. This was not a rash decision. Everything about Fred was calm, finessed, refined to absurdity. You could say that he was a slow person, but for […]

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Mandala

If your wheel has a flower in it, you’ve got it made.

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Niche & Chips

Silver blotches on my wireframe, ozone punctures, overcast lobes, a patchwork of entities craving attention, sucking on the spirals, nibbling the gray. Feckless youths know naught of these troubles, they appear to them like hay in the night sky – distant & distracting. But, I tell you, one day I will scan the imps from my […]

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Omens & Oracles

There are only a few fights in life which must be fought, the rest are all vanity.

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7.30 to Euston

To all those valiant souls who chose the Word as chalice to their sweet love for the Other. To them who, throughout Babylon, fight the shadows of indifferent silence. To the ones who believe in passing on boundless blessings of Our Maker. To the Wordsmiths of the Sun, trembling with courage, seeking to deafen the […]

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Electric Locusts

Woman on the verge of a fridge. A short story. ★ Wanda moved slowly towards the fridge in her claustrophobic little studio flat, stood in front of the stained white monolith for a moment or two, and then opened it wide, with majestic pathos. It was empty. She knew it would be, but intermittently checked […]

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Litmus

Pay attention how they treat you when you are weak, not when you are strong.

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Dr Jekyll

Once you see the demon’s face you will always recognise its mask.

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Mr Hyde

When people know they hold some power over you, then you see who they really are.

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Solar

It takes ten thousand years for a dragon to lay an egg. But then, it gives birth to a Universe.

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DNA

The difference between a spiral and a circle is movement.

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Janus, In Situ

The only thing I expect from a friend is to not be my enemy.

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Goldmine

Writing well has to do with what we are willing to give.

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Meme

Once a lie catches fire, who’s going to run in for the truth?

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Crocodile

Sometimes, better get out of the river for a while. No point battling a reptilian brain.

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Regulus Ascending

Don’t crawl out of the hole they dug you into. Fly out.

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