Libation – Jan Malique

Reblogged from Strange Goings On in the Shed:


Image: Rhyton in shape of bull’s head,  Jan Malique

From reading my posts you may have inferred that I’ve a habit of wandering down paths strange and dreamlike. This will never change, the call of ancestral voices and ancient stories drive me ever onwards towards distant horizons. Such things have been the motivating forces behind human exploration. Exploration of territories on the inner and outer reaches of consciousness.

My last post was a hymn offered up to the Great Mother, rather, one aspect of Her. The land has a strong pull on my spirit, surprising one might say of a former city dweller. One could speculate that this special relationship is encoded in our DNA; a remembrance of beginnings all but forgotten.


Earth Mother (1882), Edward Burne-Jones, Wikiart

Beginnings containing worship of primordial deities who stare back at us with wry knowing. Formless powers personified as elemental forces, Fire, Air, Water, Earth and something yet more mysterious, one that overshadows the others. What has been named as Spirit or Quintessence by Alchemists, a Fifth element.

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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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