Land of the Exiles… Silent Eye Weekend Workshop 2014

Photography by Matt Baldwin-Ives

Photography by Matt Baldwin-Ives

After seven years in cryogenic deep-freeze a group of interstellar colonists, fleeing the destruction of the Earth, awaken to find that their ship has crash-landed on Idos, their planned new home. The  Commander, the sole member of the crew who volunteered to stay awake during the voyage, has disappeared, and the ship’s computer has gone rogue, imprisoning them in the one working deck left in the ruin of the Hawk.

Seemingly intent on playing God after studying the Commander’s electronic books of ancient religions, the computer determines to first explore what it is to be human. To survive, the colonists must assume mythical roles cast by the computer from the ancient past so that it can test their reactions. The future looks bleak for the survivors when there seems to be no way around the machine’s manipulations of their psyches.

But Idos has its own resources, and one of them, a natural intelligence in the planet that they come to know as the Mindstream, seeks them out while they are being played by the computer, making them aware that help is at hand if they can use their roles to outsmart the cyberintelligence pitted against them.

The mood changes, dramatically, as the colonists learn to interpret the Mindstream’s subtle interference, appearing to play along with the computer’s manipulations, but re-shaping their roles one step at a time to deepen their control of the situation.

In the final act, the mechanical computer comes face to face with the power of the evolved human soul, laid bare by the necessity of survival created by its very existence.

Photography by Matt Baldwin-Ives

Photography by Matt Baldwin-Ives

Join us for this ground-breaking consciousness intensive weekend in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales.

The pub next door

The pub next door

Each person will play a fully scripted role for the whole weekend. The event offers a mixture of lectures and ritual dramas in which each of us will play a single role for the duration. Creativity will be welcome and encouraged, and we will all explore the deeper meanings of being Human.

Fun will most certainly be a theme and there is a lovely pub next door when we get tired of being serious!

Touching the morning

Touching the morning

Weekend of 11-13 April, 2014, Great Hucklow in the beautiful Derbyshire Hills

The Silent Eye’s 2014 esoteric workshop

Duration and Costs

The weekend will run from Friday evening 11 April 2014, until the Sunday afternoon, 13 April.

The fully inclusive costs will be £200.00, full board, shared twin room, to £235.00 single en suite.

There is limited availability of both. Costs are per person.

The event will be open to a maximum of 40 people.

A booking form is available giving full details via our website by clicking here.

Reserve your place now! See the Silent Eye Home page

Follow the links in the Events panel.

The Nightingale Centre accommodates only 40 people, reserve your place early and be a guest at the most innovative esoteric workshop ever!

The Nightingale Centre

The Nightingale Centre

You can read the accounts of the first official Silent Eye weekend workshop here in my articles following the event and in the words of those who came to support the opening of the Silent Eye in the articles below.

The opening of the Eye – A first glimpse Sue Vincent

The opening of the Eye – the drama begins Sue Vincent

A Dancer’s Tale, by Alienora Taylor

A Kiss from the Sun, by Steve Tanham

Katie’s Story

A Conversation

Allan’s Story

Kevin’s Story

The Lamb, by Kevin Patrick

Jordis’ Story

The opening of the Eye – the artists’ eyes Sue Vincent

The opening of the Eye – a mother’s tears Sue Vincent

The opening of the Eye – a magical birth Sue Vincent

The opening of the Eye – Accelerated evolution Sue Vincent

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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