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Review: Spirit Chaser by Alex Langstone

There are a surprising number of strands in Alex Langstone’s new book “Spirit Chaser”, intertwined and running like luminous DNA through the pages of the book.

At the most immediate level this is a “psychic questing” story in the classic mould. We follow Alex on a series of journeys (both physical and psychic) around the British Isles and watch as the threads of synchronicity, symbolism and psychic experience weave a fascinating picture about some of the early Celtic Christian saints. Through traditional (though painstaking) research Alex is able to corroborate much of the information that is psychically transmitted.  Even what is not immediately backed up adds entirely believable detail to the skeleton story.

As well as this, however, he mixes in an imagined historical biography of Saint Bega – the focus of the book – and traces how she and her Celtic colleagues may have left a legacy for us in the present day.

Still more, he breaks off his own narrative and hands over to “guest” authors such as Yuri Leitch and Gary Biltcliffe whose own impressive research is shown to dovetail seamlessly with Alex’s. This is a great example of an inclusive, co-operative attitude that breaks down the possessiveness that often stifles genuine sharing of information and which can only strengthen the questing community.

Lastly the book is a meditation on the spiritual nature of the British Isles. As an Irishman living in England with three half-English, half-Irish children, I found this aspect of the book both surprising and touching in a way that I hadn’t expected. I was powerfully reminded that in those days the sea was easier to cross than the land and the communities dotted around the Irish Sea were far more connected than you would imagine.  The ancient perspective probably inverted todays default view and envisaged the Irish Sea as the container and focal point rather than the land around it.

In all of these areas Alex writes honestly and engagingly. In fact, at times he is probably too modest and does not accompany some of the more astonishing events with the fanfare that they deserve. He traces his own spiritual development as the quest unfolds and clearly illustrates how questing can provide a framework for this kind of inner exploration.

In summary, this is a great addition to the questing canon and Alex is to be congratulated on a truly inspired and inspiring work.

*** Newsflash:  Amazon are currently offer a discounted rate on Spirit Chaser with free delivery. More here:

Trickster and Psychic Questing Presentation

Here is my powerpoint presentation form the recent Questing Conference weekender at Avebury. Download here.

It was a great couple of days and there were some great (unrehearsed) correlations between the presentations with Trickster making several appearances. There was so much more I wanted to say but as it was I ran over by 7 minutes.

Although it’s in the Bibliography, I must to highlight the Doctor Quantum link. These are short YouTube videos geared to show the basics of Quantum Theory to children. I’m not proud and I freely admit that I found these extremely useful to illustrate the theories in way that my resistant brain could comprehend.

Lastly, if you have downloaded the presentation and are interested in some very major future developments, please sign up to the special Mailing List here:Subscribe to Special Event Mailing List You can find a little more information about the purpose of the list here: Special Mailing List Info

I hope you enjoy it!


Special Mailing List

After what has been described as the best Psychic Questing Weekender yet, I am planning something new and very big. However, in order to make it work I need, as a first step, to get as many of your email addresses as possible.

These will not, ever, be passed on to anyone else. In fact I will even be keeping these separate from the normal newsletter mailing list.

You can unsubscribe at any time. A permanent unsubscribe link is on the website and you will get reminders of this with any emails that get sent.

I know that many attendees at the Questing Weekender swapped details. Please pass this link to everyone you think may be interested so that they can subscribe.

You will not get many emails. Don’t worry if things go quiet; the plan is to unleash something new around Christmas-time but this cannot happen unless we get everyone with an interest in Questing signed up first.

Please click here to join: Subscribe to Special Event Mailing List

I hope you will join me and help create a stronger, more connected Questing community.

Many thanks, Simon Nugent

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Psychic Questing Weekender – Facebook Event

For those of you who use the Social Networking site Facebook, I’ve created an event for this year’s Psychic Questing Weekender.  It could be a good way of getting all those attending (who are on Facebook) in touch pre-conference and help with logistics (sharing lifts, etc.) or just suss out who else will be coming.  Here’s the link, hope it’s useful: 

For Members of the Old Site

Welcome to the revamped!

As a registered user of the previous site there is some important login information that you need to know so please keep reading. 

I’m gald that you have come back to see the new site and I hope you like what you see. My aim has been to provide an easy transition for existing users from the old web site so that you can pretty much pick up from where you left off.  Much of the structure and content (and even the styling) should be familiar to you. However, apart form looking a whole lot prettier, the new system which sits behind the scenes and powers the site is very much more powerful and allows the rapid expansion of content and functionality in the future.

Some of the modules which were present in the old site haven’t yet been migrated (and some never will be!)  The most important of these is the Questing Library and this is first on my list once the site itself goes live.  After that I will probably revisit the Gallery idea and see if we can bring that alive some more.  I will also be making some important announcements regarding the running of the website and very quickly expect to introduce new features and even a competition.

Now for the bad news…as security and protection of our members details are a high priority here at, your password on the old site was encrypted before being stored.  I never got to see what it was.  The new system is the same except that it uses an even more secure encryption mechanism.  What this means, though, is that I have not been able to take your old password across into the new system.

What has happened, therefore, is that you new password is the email address that you used to register with the site.  If you remember what that is, that’s great. But if you don’t remember simply use the “Forgot Your Password” link in the Member Login box to the left of the screen.  This will allow you to choose a new password.

If you experience any problems please use the “Contact Us” option to email me.

I apologise for this lack of continuity but hope you will agree that it is worth it for the benefits the new site brings.

Looking forward to a renewed burst of Activity on the site.

- Simon

Psychic Questing FAQ

The Psychic Questing FAQ brings together some pages about what we believe is the essence of Psychic Questing along with a couple of the most frequently asked questions.

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