Dear Wen: Thunder-Stone…

Dear Wen …sol-invictus

Sol invictus… the Mithraea certainly constitute mystery temples or should that be templa mysteriorum? My Latin is not up to much…

Can you imagine being presented with the Leon Cephalus from last time in the heightened atmosphere of a ritual drama or initiation? The psychological impact of that…

Mithraeum, Rome. Image source: Matricien

Mithraeum, Rome. Image source: Matricien

And that is what has to be remembered, like a recent reviewer said it is not about reading… it is about experiencing… experience leads to knowledge… is there anyone who seriously doubts that… why construct a world… why write a ritual drama… why…?

I almost missed the ‘valk-knots’ beneath the horses legs. The horse and the white horse in particular was possibly once venerated because it bore people to the Otherworld… which is also possibly what this set of symbols is depicting… (Even today there is still some mystery attached to a ‘grey’ horse.)

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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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