A radically new way of looking at Shakespeare's plays.
Understanding the spiritual/mystical meaning of The Tempest will open your eyes to a profound spiritual teaching feared and forbidden by the Church for 2,000 years.
His key characters can be seen as the core archetypes of our inner kingdom. The plays combine to tell the story of the evolution of our soul from creation, betrayal, deposing, liberation, and ascension to its rightful place at the centre of our consciousness.
Applying the spiritual principles in your life becomes a practical way to know who you really are, why you're here, and how to fulfil your ultimate destiny.
If you have ever wondered who you really are and why you’re here, then we have something very much in common. Ever since childhood, I have been a misfit – an outsider who always sees things differently and could join dots that weren’t there. Now my quirky Jewish-Hindu-Christian bloodlines lend me a perspective on scripture and Shakespeare that reveals a profound, universal spiritual teaching encrypted in his plays. This forbidden teaching connects Hindus, Jews, Christians, and Moslems as equal members of the brother-sister-hood of humanity.
I’ve enjoyed a maverick’s career creating new ways to facilitate growth, awareness, and leadership. 20 years ago I dreamt up the idea of ‘Horse-Assisted Transformation’ and have pioneered a field of personal and leadership development that continues to canter across the globe.
I am married with five horses, a cat and a dozen chickens. We live just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
My previous book is: Why Talk to a Guru? When You can Whisper to a Horse.
There is nothing new in the universe. New things are being discovered, but, like Tutankhamun's tomb, they've always been there under the surface.
It's the same with Shakespeare (and the Bible). The story on the surface is simply the allegory (or parable) that is the vehicle and signpost leading to the deeper meaning - inside ourselves.
You can entertain yourself with Shakespeare's stories. Or you can illuminate yourself with his hidden treasure.
The latter diminishes the former not one jot. You can have both. All it takes is letting go of an assumption that is probably limiting you here - and in all areas of your life.
Shakespeare makes literally thousands of, what appear to be, kosher biblical references and allusions. But they’re not. Even today the mediaeval interpretations of the ancient scriptures are as fiercely defended by cries of ‘sin!’, ‘heresy!’, and ‘blasphemy!’ as they are dismissed by cries of ‘nonsense!’, ‘unscientific!’ and ‘superstitious!’. No wonder new insight into our nature and purpose here is kept under ground. But if we dig beneath the surface of Shakespeare’s sacred writings, and assume the soul’s viewing point, we can see how with invisible ink, he is truly offering us a way out of the dilemmas and the agony of being a spiritual being trapped in a mortal form with no viable exit strategy.