Feeling Beyond Form…

Ullswater, Stuart France*

We certainly hadn’t intended to talk about Arthur, let alone Merlin when we pencilled in Penrith as the starting point for our weekend workshop.

But the land has a way of communicating it’s own ‘sweet terror’ and when we came across a Welsh Triad referencing Penrith or ‘Pen Rhionydd’ as one of the ‘Seats’ of the legendary British King the ‘cogs’ had inevitably started to turn…

Our June workshop in Dorset had thrown up some poignant ideas with regard to how the ‘ancients’ might be regarding their kinship with Mother Earth…

The constellation we now know as Orion, with its mid-summer rising over the Cerne Abbas hill figure may well have gone under a different name in former times and we still have Arthur’s Wain or ‘Waggon’ illuminating a course across the night sky, better known today as The Plough…

Since our research for the very first literary outing we penned together we had been aware of a plethora of local legends that predated our national Dragon Slayer, George, himself a late medieval replacement for Edmund, as Patron Saint of our Blessed Isles and all relating a similiar tale of sinuous earth energies ‘brought to book’.

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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 scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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2 Responses to Feeling Beyond Form…

  1. You know that George slew his lion in Lod which is where they have Israel’s airport? NOTHING happens in Lod except for planes coming and going, but that’s where George killed his dragon. Other than airplanes, it’s the ONLY thing that ever happened in Lod. It’s also the only recorded dragon-related event in Israel.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Don’t get us started on the whole St George thing again 😉 You’ve no idea how many claims and theories there are! And anyway, according to British legends, he slew it on Dragon Hill at Uffington… not that St George was ever actually in Britain, and the dragon was never a dragon, but why let facts get in the way of a good and hugely symbolic legend? 😉

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