February 27, 2017

The powerful transformative principles of Buddhism, for life, work, happiness, fulfilment and success “Do not pursue the past; Do not idly hold out hopes for the future. The past is already discarded And the future has not yet arrived. Thoroughly discern the nature of the present, in the midst of reality. Simply set your heart

August 9, 2016

Astral Sex – Zen Teabags, an illustrated New Age spoofapedia comes out in Europe in March and in US in June, so here to celebrate are a few of my favourite bits. It’s a tongue-in-cheek dictionary of all things new-agey – designed to amuse, whether you love it or whether you hate it.  Comments welcome……

July 14, 2014

Top signs of a modern gentleman today, as required of the modern woman*: 1) Carries you home from a night out if your feet are hurting 2) Calls you in the morning to make sure you got up in time 3) Tells you if your skirt is tucked into your knickers

December 21, 2013

DEPRESSED MAN DIAGNOSED AS “BRITISH” George Farthing, an expatriate British man living in America, was recently diagnosed as clinically depressed, tanked up on anti-depressants and scheduled for controversial Electro Shock (convulsive) Therapy when doctors realised he wasn’t depressed at all – only British.

October 31, 2013

dealing with fear, part 1 “A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me; I’m afraid of widths” –  stand-up comedian Stephen Wright Perhaps the single most commonly admired attribute of stand-up comedians is their  demonstration of courage and management of fear – preparedness to stand alone in front of an unknown, potentially hostile,

October 28, 2013

“I once had a leather jacket that got ruined in the rain. Why does moisture ruin leather? Aren’t cows outside a lot of the time? When it’s raining, do cows go up to the farmhouse, calling out ‘Let us in! We’re all wearing leather! Open the door! We’re going to ruin the whole outfit here!'”–

October 9, 2013

The key to a long-lasting relationship A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years.They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other, except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or...

September 4, 2013

Ode to Seamus Heaney I note with sadness the passing of the great poet and great human being, Seamus Heaney. I wrote an affectionately humorous poetic tribute to his work, and he was kind enough to write the appreciation of it which is printed below the poem….

February 18, 2013

Zen Teabags Holistic inc is proud to launch a whole new range of aromatherapy products – for your canine companion. Woof-Woof-Yum-Yum is the exciting new range of essential oils, specially formulated to please the dog in your life. Remember  though – these are to please the dog, not you!

September 21, 2012

“Once in a lifetime comes a book that will totally transform your life, help you find your true direction, and reveal to you the very mysteries of existence itself… This is not that book. However, it is the funnietst, most brilliant tongue-in-cheek guide to New Age jargon yet published” – Om Yoga magazine

June 25, 2012

“Gerry Thompson is a stand-up comedian and the author of several New Age humor books, including the bestselling parody of human relationships Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars. In these times when religious faith often hardens into dogmatism and New Thought essays celebrate the paths to prosperity, it is refreshing to have a