How you can change the world in just one minute

Guest-blog by a very wise friend who shared this as an email.

Written by Publish Pac. 002This post is inspired by the recent events in the Middle East. We’re proposing that we all spend a minute’s silence at 9 pm every evening sending peace there.


Silent minute

In the 1980′s a great friend, who was then aged 65, used to say that the 2nd world war only turned after the introduction of the ‘silent minute’. This was observed by millions of people in the UK and then throughout the world, at nine o’clock every evening after the sound of Big Ben was played on the radio. At that time millions stopped and observed silence for this short time – there was no special creed or religion involved – only a strong desire for peace.

Secret weapon

The minute was started by a man called Wellesley Tudor Pole. The then King George IV, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt all supported it and it soon became a nightly ritual. A story goes that In 1945 a British intelligence officer was interrogating a high Nazi official. He asked him why he thought Germany lost the war. His reply was, ‘During the war, you had a secret weapon for which we could find no counter measure, which we did not understand, but it was very powerful. It was associated with the striking of the Big Ben each evening. I believe you called it the ‘Silent Minute’.

Bringing peace with peace

We’re sure we are not alone in now feeling impotent about the Syrian war and other conflicts in the Middle East and around the globe. Using weapons to fight weapons and aggression to fight aggression does not make sense to us. Using peace to bring peace does.

peace010We then thought about what our friend told us and how we too would like to commit to one minute of silence now. We know we can’t do very much alone, but we recognise the power of numbers.

All of us, many people together, can become a huge force for good. We’re sure that if enough people spent that one minute again we too could contribute to stopping war and bringing peace just like during the 2nd world war.

Our 9 pm silence

If you feel moved to spend this time please spend a minutes in silence at 9 pm each day. In any country it can still be 9 pm and even if it is a different time it will be a good marker. And if you miss it please do it at another time – any time spent for peace will be helpful. We don’t have the sound of Big Ben to remind us, so a reminder on our phones or computer could help.

We want to re-emphasise this is not for any religion, creed or belief but is for us all no matter what we believe. It is a call for us to all come together. Please spend one minute in thought, prayer, meditation or just silence focusing on peace in the Middle East.

Silent attention as a weapon

Together we can have a greater affect on war than any weapons – in fact it is a silent weapon!

In peace.

As peaceloving and practical people, at De Magische Bongerd we intend to join in this initiative, our interpretation will be to hold the One Minute Silence, starting september 1st,, working the energy through the turning of the autumn tide at the equinox,  until the new tide is well established at  Halloween, 31st october 2013.  

Do not feel that you are powerless, ever. Together we necessarily make a difference.  Science dictates it. There is nothing as powerful as dedicated, pointed attention.

Please let us know in the comments if you wish to join in. And do share this blog or text  with as many people as you can. 


4 extraordinary statements by scientists that will make your life magical

Guest blog by Dr. G. Michael Vasey

towerIvory tower
Scientists mostly live in their own little
world conversing with their peers in their ivory towers. Periodically, the contents of their world explode into ours as the media picks up on some published research that perhaps has some impact on the masses. I am a
trained scientist so I think I have every right to make these observations.

Scientists mostly fall into the materialist-reductionist camp quick to dispel or write off anything ‘new age’, mystical or magical. For these folk, consciousness is created by the brain somehow -
exactly how is unknown however. As science is moved forward by the publishing and peer review process, we tend to see a punctuated evolution of ideas that are published,
scrutinized and then replaced.

Consternation in the science camp
Of course, quantum physics has caused much consternation in the science camp
as what has been discovered at the quantum level is so crazy, so weird, that
its difficult to believe, and the implications are quite mind blowing. It has
led some quantum physicists and other scientists to make some quite
extraordinary statements;

1. “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for
the universe to know itself
.” Carl Sagan

2. “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings
the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system
of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a
conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter
Max Planck

3. I can’t accept quantum mechanics because “I like to think the moon is
there even if I am not looking at it.
Albert Einstein

4. “Observations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce
.” Pascual Jordan

Funny thing
But here is the funny thing. None of this is any way shape or form NEW.

Nope. Magicians and mystics have known this for millenia. They came to these
same conclusions via meditation and personal insight. Science and scientists must be shaken to the core to know (if they have looked at all) that what they think is new science and discover has in fact, been known since ancient Egyptian times, and probably millennia before that. In recent years, people like Paul Foster Case published material that wouldn’t look out of place in quantum physics, but to be truthful, he was simply echoing a much more ancient source of knowledge.


The fact is, that there is no real dichotomy between science and the occult.

Only in the mind
If a dichotomy exists, then it exists only in the minds of those
materialist-reductionists who cannot accept that they were not first, and
still grasp for the answers. Perhaps they should read some occult books in
search of some inspiration?

The Last Observer

9781782791829It was this picture of science and occult thought moving steadily closer and closer together that prompted me to write The Last Observer. The idea that magic and science agree in many respects I thought a compelling avenue for exploration in the form of a novel. The story examines reality and who creates it, it examines polarity and its role in creating reality and it looks from a different perspective at the battle lines between science and the occult…..

Curious? The Last Observer  13,95 euro.

It is a theme that fascinates me and I am most certainly not done with it yet.

2f53ec97a6ddf207df1d85b8557feca6Dr. G. Michael Vasey (Asteroth’s Apprentice) is a third generation psychic and Initiate/Supervisor of the Servants of the Light School of Occult Science. He now lives in Prague in the Czech Republic, but is British by birth.

He is the author of Inner Journeys: Explorations of the Soul published in December, 2005 by Thoth Publications, Weird Tales – Other World Poetry  by Booksurge Publishing, 2006 The Mystical Hexagram: The Seven Inner Stars of Power, by Datura Press and Poems for the Little Room (Lulu, 2012). His website is