Disk of the World Books, Articles, Art, and Website
Audio Greeting :)

Softly speak the angels of the deep.
Beyond forever, beyond time.
Wherever we are, you shall be.
So quietly go, and remember this peace. *

Claire Grace Watson, B.A., M.S.T.
Claire Grace Watson, B.A., M.S.T.

Hats off to my muses and their magic; Horus who sits on my shoulder, the Archangel Ariel who watches over me, and the Magi Chorus who sing to me. Their conversation and song guide me and inspire me and their close compansionship comforts me as I do this work that I love.

Claire Grace Watson, B.A., M.S.T.

Some definitions about my writing and art that I find useful:

Surrealism = Pure psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, either verbally, in writing, or by any other manner, the real functioning of thought. Dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason, outside of all aesthetic and moral preoccupation. (Wikipedia)

Mysticism = Seeing with the eyes closed, initiation. The pursuit of achieving communion, identity with, or conscious awareness of ultimate reality, the Other, divinity, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, intuition, or insight. (Wikipedia)

Spiritualism = Belief in communication with the spirits of discarnate humans. The spirits themselves are capable of growth and perfection, progressing through successively higher spheres or planes. The afterlife is therefore not a static place, but one in which spirits continue to evolve. The two beliefs: that contact with spirits is possible, and that spirits may lie on a higher plane, lead to a third belief, that spirits are capable of providing useful knowledge about moral and ethical issues, as well as about the nature of God and the afterlife. These spirit guides are relied upon for worldly and spiritual guidance. (Wikipedia)

Occultism = The study of occult or hidden wisdom, the search for the deeper truth that is always hidden in plain sight. Occultism can involve subjects such as magic, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, numerology and lucid dreaming. Also includes religious eclectism involving the interpretation of historical religions within the context of each other or within the context of mysticism. A broad definition of occultism is offered by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:

"Occultism has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD." (Wikipedia)

As a writer and researcher in these subject, I stretch the roots of occultism further back to the Mediterranean Bronze Age when occultism was new, when it was a way of being and thinking long before it became an "ism." The Phaistos Disk is my link to the time before written history when the "Western estoeric tradition" was lived and breathed by people who did so intuitively and without conscious intent.


  • Silver Star of the
    High Priestess of Isis

  • Silver Shield of the
    Shield Guides

  • Alchemical Star of David

  • Symbol of the Par
    Excellence of the Great Work

  • The Philosopher's Stone
    and Secret Name

  • Lemniscate of Materialization

  • Wacah chan xaman waxac na
    World tree house of the north
    Mayan High Invisibility
    Award Ceremony

  • Mayan Sky Symbol of
    Hurukan, Sky Walking Initiation

  • Rod of Hermes/Caduceus
    of the High Priestess of Tarot

  • The Wing, Initiation of Thoth

  • Member, Great White

  • Philosophus Grade in the
    Hermetic Order of
    the Golden Dawn

  • Claire-Aten, Disk of Ra, awarded by Ra (He/She/It turns you into a spinning, flying disk and you fly all around inside the Great Pyramid, Wheee!)

  • Secret Vortex-Portal Sign of the Shield Guides

  • Initiation Book of the High Priestesses of Isis

  • Rules of Congaylia Fire Ritual Giver

  • Ophanim Initiation and DNA Light Key Encoding

  • Hermetic Star of Alchemy

  • Gold Excalibur of the Hereditary Leader of Clan MacDougall

  • Manifestation of the Holy Grail during Portal Ritual

  • Divine Marriage with Lord Pacal

  • Merger with Divine Mother Matawil of the Mayas

  • Triangle of Divine Reason

  • The Emerald Table
    of Hermes Trismegistus

  • Master of Science for Teachers

  • Regalia, Spanish Royal Home

  • Master of Mystery of Theology, Mystery School Degree (awarded after taking an open book test in a cathedral, in the Dreamtime, the religious illustrations part of the test in the book you wouldn't believe; multiple choice, I had to interpret them and pick my answers by thumb printing the tab. Score = A Excellent)

With a Master's Degree for Teachers in English Education, I have read a ton of books. Here are just a few:


Aquiar, W., Maya Land, New York 1978

Barnstone, W. Gen Ed. - The Other Bible, San Francisco 1984
Berg, P., Kabbalah for the Layman, Jerusalem 1988
Burman, E., The Templars, Rochester Vermont, 1989

Campbell, J., Transformations of Myth Through Time, New York 1982
Collins Pub., The Lost Books of the Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden, New York 1926

Dimont, Max I. Jews, God and History, New York 1962
Doresse, J., The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics

Eakins, P. and J., Tarot of the Spirit, Maine 1992
Eban, A., My People: The Story of the Jews, New York 1968
Euclid, Elements, Vol. 1 1, Great Books of the Western World, Hutchins, R., ed., Chicago 1952
Evans, A.J., Cretan Pictographs and Prae-Phoenician Script, 1896
Evans, A.J., The Mycenaean Tree and Pillar Cult, 1901
Evans, A.J., Scripta Minoa, 1909 et seq.

Fulcanelli, Le Mystere des Cathedrales, Albuquerque 1984

Godwin, M., Angels: An Endangered Species, New York 1990

Harner, M., The Way of the Shaman, New York 1980
Heller, J., Report on the Shroud of Turin, Boston 1983

Ifrah, G., From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers, New York 1985

Ji, H.M.S., Philosophy of the Masters, Punjab 1973
Johnson, J., The Paths of the Masters, Punjab 1985
Jones, R., Physics as Metaphor, New York 1982
Jones, T., Ancient Civilizations, Chicago 1960

Knight, G. A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism, Maine 1976

LaFarge, O., A Pictorial History of the American Indians, New York 1956
Leonard, J.N., Ancient America, New York 1967
Lewis, B., Gen. Ed. Islam and the Arab World, New York 1976
Lindberg, D., The Beginnings of Western Science, Chicago 1992
Lloyd, S., The Archeology of Mesopotamia, London 1978

Matthews, J., The Grail, New York 1981
McKnight, G., A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism, York Beach, Maine 1991
Mead, G.R.S., Thrice-Greatest Hermes, 3 vols., London 1964

Parrot, A., Sumer, New York 1961
Plato, "Timaeus, Vol. 7. Great Books of the Western World, Hutchins, R., ed., Chicago 1952
Plotinus, "The Six Enneads," Vol.. 17, Great Books of the Western World, Hutchins, R., ed., Chicago 1952
Powell, J., The Tao of Symbols, New York 1982
Powell, N., Alchemy, The Ancient Science, London 1976

Read, J., Through Alchemy to Chemistry, London 1957
Regardie, I., The Golden Dawn, St. Paul 1989
Robinson, J.M., Gen. Ed. The Nag Hammadi Library, San Francisco 1988
Ryan, C., Basic Electricity, New York, 1986

Schelle, L. & Friedel, D., A Forest of Kings, New York 1990
Silverberg, R., Lost Worlds and Vanished Civilizations, Philadelphia 1962
Silverberg, R., The Mound Builders, Greenwich, CT 1970
Spinden, H., A Study of Maya Art, New York 1973

Tompkins, P., Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids, New York 1976

Von Hagen, V., Maya Explorer, Norman, OK 1947

*Claire Grace Watson with Prince of Angels Sandalphon


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