New Year’s Eve With(out) Arthur Guirdham

by Floria Thames

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  …a writer and artist… only occasionally, otherwise too busy with merciless day jobs.

 

 

 

 

Note from Ellis: Floria sent me this article before Christmas. Unfortunately being without internet till now, I’ve not been able to publish it. Enjoy…it’s great!

 

It was the end of 2008 and my daughter got on the phone. “Who will you spend your New Year’s Eve with?” she asked. “With Arthur Guirdham” I replied. As it happened, I had just purchased another book by Dr. Guirdham and I was planning to delight in it through the bank holidays. Little did I know that my cagey, ‘unassuming’ joke was to prove downright prophetic in no time. I opened the TV program and what do I see? Not one hour too soon, not one minute too late, a Channel 4 documentary about MY Secret Hero (himself a secret to just about the whole world, until now) was scheduled at 9 pm sharp, on 31st December 2008. Could I be dreaming? The “disclosure” is finally taking place? The wall of silence is coming down? Reason to celebrate?

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me and sidhe wolf

Because I wanted to…

A poem from my 2004 numerology book, ‘Living in the matrix’; inspired by Neil Hague’s beautiful painting ‘Cathar Portal’, the front cover illustration.

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