Dear Wen: Cephalophores…

5 Pickering (18)Dear Wen,

Ah yes, the infamous Cephalophores… which I am assuming means ‘head-bearer’, odd how the job-lot of them are depicted carrying the head in the centre of the chest rather than under the arm, like the horseman… or, alternatively not odd at all, if it represents ‘thinking with the heart’.

The rape thing is all a bit unfortunate… but symbolically, perhaps, the ‘descent’ of the Divine could be regarded as a ‘rape’ of sorts… Is the conscious mind raped by the subconscious when dreaming?

I expect we are straying into ‘Dionysian’ or ‘Bacchic’ areas with that one.

5 Pickering (3)It does seem strange that these types of tales were adopted by the church, and in some cases actively encouraged… or was it more a case of the ‘voice of the people’…

I am definitely not getting into the water if it is one of ‘your’ wells.

I shall probably be transformed into something hideous, and black… and smelly… which dribbles…

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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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