Clear Skies, Mesmerise.

Clear skies


pack of lies

that you should show

to spring in the winter glow

behold the lord is coming

for Jesus Christ has risen

and the days are long

longing for your smile

we feast and reconcile

our differences.

That might be borderline rapping although I am not sure. Hopefully you are not upset by this. I also took some wonderful photos yesterday and today. It is very sunny and somewhat warm although the air is cold, so not exactly shorts and t-shirts weather yet.

A beautiful cobble stone path within a park, leading to a bowling green. It felt like being on an adventure in Wonderland!

I thought this was a great shot showing the contrast between winter and spring. You can see the transition from light to dark, and from death to rebirth. The flowers are rising from the ground bringing new life to the world again. The earth is slowly becoming more lush with ivy green grass and trees that were bare are now sprouting leaves.

I really liked this picture because of the clear blue skies in the background, along with the beaming sunlight. The cherry blossoms signal the start of spring.

On a side note, I found a book in a charity shop – a travel guide – on Europe. It costs £2 which is a bargain! The online equivalent was something like £12. Brand new it would’ve cost £18.99!

Weary Wednesday!

Bottle of gloom

Half way there

Settle 'til noon

Crested smiles upon thy face

Let us lie

In our resting place

As we begin the transition into Spring once again I am reminded of the beauty of life. Glad to be alive, to have made it this far. Of course, it is a struggle. More for some of us. Rather than have high hopes of uncertain futures, taking each moment with a deep breath. Recalling happy memories, making time to forget past pains. It might snow in March but my life is always bright.

It has been snowing quite a lot today! It’s not snowed this winter except for now and a little back in December where I live. Today I treated myself to some chips and mushy peas and a slice of biscoff cake. Supporting the local businesses. Helping society function by spreading the money where it is needed.

The above picture might inspire a prompt in you.

Morning Visit to – St Thomas’s Church

Since the last few weeks has proved quite challenging for me in terms of my physical health and mental health, I decided to start revisiting church.

I am a believer and to me keeping my faith strong is important for my mental and physical wellbeing. The only issue is that I lacked church visitation, which I am not too happy about. Mostly because I don’t like to attend on my own. Today I made an effort to go out around 10am to visit the St Thomas’s Church which is within an hour of where I live and has been on my radar for a while. I have seen many old churches which are in much better condition, this was still in good condition but inside you can tell it doesn’t have the funding that others do. I spoke to a gentleman who confirmed the funding was poor. I understand time are hard, but it is surely the Church of England that should be taking it upon itself to provide adequate funding and repairs and not the general public who can only give what they can afford most of the time.

You will notice that this is huge, like most churches, and it has an upstairs which I was not expecting. I will be returning in the near future for sure to attend a Holy Communion service. I was granted permission to take photographs.

I was respectful to the altar and not to cross the wrong boundaries, but the public can enter the choir gallery area.

The first thing I saw when I stepped into the church.

The church is large but apparently has a small congregation of people who attend regularly. I hope that more people will attend services here. It is one of a number of Church of England churches throughout Greater Manchester. I have yet to visit St. Peters church and St. Georges churches. I do intend to visit them but finding them open is very difficult considering that they are only open on Sunday for a brief time. This was not always the case.

Funding has blatantly decreased, and the public seem less interested in church and religions than ever before. The advent of modern belief systems has drawn a substantial part of the populace away from traditions like Christianity toward new age enlightenment beliefs and such. This is of course not deterring from the fact that there are around 2.83 billion Christians in the world making it the largest religion still to this day based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. A whopping 1.9 billion are Islamic and 1.25 billion are Hindu. Around 1.1 billion are non-religious. I hope that puts things in perspective – you should never feel ashamed of your faith. There will be others, so don’t be afraid to connect with them. The writer of Hebrews encourages the gathering together of friends and family as a community for support, love and wellbeing.

I was a little apprehensive about visiting as I haven’t done so in a while. I hope any future visits will provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals. Thank you so much for reading and I hope the pictures are enjoyable too.

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I Found The Tree

Welcome to this poem. Firstly, I want to apologise for not posting in the last twelve or so days. I was unfortunately quite unwell in hospital from the 16th of September to the 27th when I was allowed to leave. Still recovering, albeit at home. I think this is a trying time for me but as always staying true to my faith and with a courageous heart facing the unknown.

Blinded by the light

my eyes they take the night

when my heart ceased to beat

I began to meet, myself

on the brink of the unknown

fizzing through dimensions

as the angels sing praise of God

I drop into the open water

and sparks streak across my vision

and life seems so pale and empty

yet full of life is beaming through the haze

made out of clay, finding the way

to the top, waiting for my destiny, to hop

hop into the love and the light

extremely peaceful seduction

that radiates from my mind.


How do you feel about forgiveness?

it lingers on my lips

like your quick whipped stilted humour

favouring the valley of sand

where water cannot expand

and each atom

shaking violently

into the rivers hidden

beneath our longing haze

where even angels, learn to play.

Goodnight, You Brave Soul.

Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, ‘I have fallen, but I will get up.’

Maya Angelou

Goodnight, you brave soul

heaven is sleeping

moving the goalposts for you to catch

painted sunrise

watch the beaming ether wings

angels dancing around a fire lake

look up in the midst of hope

rising seatides

uncertainty plagues deep in your mind

a lion with a bloodshot eye

universal kingdom for him to to deny.

It is relevant.

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The One

Better to live a life on the edge of death

living full of heart

than to live full of pain

full of self interest

simple method is in your hands

love to the end of time

and seek no forgiveness

where purity white strikes

the sky is full of stars

eyes reflecting who you are

are you enough?

does the earth shake to the core


Honesty and meaning

can you hear it too?

chanting of the invisible crowd

sonic power that is being found

dispersed dirty dish water

you are the fool

no, says he, go forth

look into the sun

realise what is being done

you are not on the run

you are hiding beneath a gun

making of your own creation

winds picking up speed

getting to church is all I need

crashing thunderstorm

flight fancy takes hold

has to get home

run, run

before you begin to become undone

untold and rich elegant speechless merchant

rich pastel gazing mental fashion

polo gimmick stick folly

have you yet to rest my wandering feet

perhaps all you need to do is sail the sea

I have come so far

yet the stars are bright

dawn has yet to render the night


standing at the final gate

is this a lifetime or is it fate

you can wait another moment...

... the voices are settling

instinct crowds are regretting

holding hands

shaking brands

hurting to live again

see me at the dawn of the piper

say to me, 'Oh, not shall you suffer more on in'

I hear that crack

thrust backwards



hello world, I can see

all from within

hearing the outside in

where did it begin



my foolish ways

now a distant memory.

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Mathew: 5:44
As you know I am a Joe Satriani fan, this is one of my favourites off the new album, it is magical.

Defend Against Vampire Attacks

Welcome to the blog of Psychedelic Wizard! You might remember my poem about Garlic, which you can find here:

I have felt the pull of evil of the last few months. But Good prevails. So too can you when they attack. They may appear human, but do not be deceived. Vampires can and will strike when at your best or at your worst, they don’t care for you. You are most vulnerable when you are asleep!

The above post talks about some protection but I will add my own as usual;

  1. Garlic – I cannot stress enough how important this is. You should only have a small amount to eat. But, you can put a big bulb next to your bed or just anywhere you feel is vulnerable in your home. Crush or cut to release the beneficial properties.
  2. Essential oils – It is well known that some oils like lavender will protect you. You can put a dab on your arms or wrists, or on the neck, and of course you can diffuse, put droplets on your pillow or use a lavender pillow. Rosemary is another strong oil for protection. Rose oil is great too. Last night I felt like I was vulnerable and at their hands because I didn’t have my diffuser next to me.
  3. Praying – You are temporarily invincible when you pray, or so it feels. Praying for protection would be a good start or having a priest come bless your home is another. Whatever you pray for, do it with conviction, vamps can smell falsehood!
  4. Dagger – A good old fashioned metal dagger which you can keep under your pillow whilst you sleep or just slip it in your jacket pocket. Only wield when in danger and use your wise judgment to know when that is.
  5. Crucifix – The one and only proven source to actually protect you. Have one in lead? Even better. Have one in solid gold? Great. Make sure you use it wisely and do not use it against every attacker, it is reserved for only those attacks which are fairly easy to ward off.
  6. Energy stones – I call them energy stones. They are great. I bought rose recently and also posted about cleansing the heart. Rose quartz would be a good bet, or perhaps a large pile of obsidian? Beware that the vamps can still use their bodies like us, so they may try to rip the stone from you. Don’t need to carry it with you, but should place it in a nice protected area so that it emits the required protection properties.
  7. Sunlight – Get that house or apartment aired out and filled with the glorious light of the sun. Make sure to expose your own body to the sunshine too. If you cannot stand the light you may already be succumbing to the bad ways.

I really, really, really, really, REALLY… hate vamps! They are the most annoying and useless things. But being the good person that I am, I will pray for them and shine love on them. Even if it burns them to ashes.

I will finish on the Lords Prayer:

Our father
who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name
thy kingdom cometh
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven
and give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
and forgive those who trespass against us
and lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil
for thine is the kingdom
forever and ever