Tim Burness music on YouTube

Burnessence 1983

Burnessence 1983


We are about to upload some more tracks from my albums down the years. The following are already up on YouTube:- Touch Together and the experimental Wood Being Sawn (And Other Interesting Noises) are short instrumentals from my first album in 1983.

Poppadom Rock is an old live band favourite from the 1984 Burnessence album, I Am You Are Me. It features some nice violin and E-bow guitar.

I Am You Are Me 1984

I Am You Are Me 1984

I Don’t Know What’s Good For Me is a solo song featuring acoustic guitar and voice, released in 1997.

Unstoppable Waves Of Joy is a more upbeat progrock track from Finding New Ways To Love, released in 2004. There’s much more to go up on YouTube from this album.



Astrology For Dummies by Rae Orion

Good introduction to astrology 
If you have heard or suspected that there is a great deal more to astrology than the newspaper columns, this book is a good place to begin finding out more. Rae Orion explains the basics and complexities of the birth chart (a proper horoscope is based on the exact time, date and place of birth) in a clear, straightforward manner. In “The Cosmic Cookbook” section, Orion takes the reader through the basics of birth chart interpretation. Sun signs, Moon signs, the positions of all the planets in the various signs and houses e.g. Mars in Aquarius, Uranus in the sixth house and so on. Real life examples are scattered throughout the book. Other sections cover basic compatibility, both Sun sign combinations and more complex relationship astrology. The revised second edition has an entertaining section on using astrology in everyday life and various other bits and pieces. A great overall introduction to real astrology.

Cosmic Loom by Denis Elwell


Astonishingly creative and intelligent astrology

The quality of astrology in Cosmic Loom is quite extraordinary by any standards, one reviewer having understandably described it as “The most important astrology book in 100 years”.

Most astrology books written over the last 50 years or so, including many classics which I and many others rate very highly, interpret astrology primarily as the map of an individual’s psychology. While this approach is not dismissed by Elwell, his perspective is much broader, and simultaneously more simple and more complicated. Astrology as a whole benefits hugely from the kind of vision and intelligence that are eloquently expressed here.

At the beginning of the book Elwell suggests that “we have mistaken the nature of our reality”. This is a theme that runs throughout Cosmic Loom. An astrology chart is not only an accurate map of the psychology of an individual human being, it is much, much more. Rather, it is more a set of instructions, revealing what the cosmos is up to at a precise moment in time. We are treated to fascinating chart interpretations of the birth of the United States, the publication of Darwin’s “Origin Of Species”, and all manner of events from the most contemporary and mundane, to important moments in history.

DennisElwellElwell expands the cosmic science and language of astrology in its own terms. His imaginative but also absolutely literal interpretation of the chart opens up a whole new reality. Internal and external events in our lives are linked as Elwell plugs directly into a universe where everything is connected to everything else, where the observer is inseparable from what he or she is observing, where everything has a part to play in the great plan of life.

I came across the first hardback edition of Cosmic Loom sometime around 1990 and I am not surprised that it has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Even experienced astrologers can be taken by surprise with this book – expect the unexpected!

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