Tobias and the Angel: A dog called Toby…. Stuart France

Domingos Sequeira – Tobias heals the blindness of his father


… “On a recognised Pilgrimage route?”

“Why not?”

“Well, that would explain the presence of the two other Archangels in the paintings even though there is no mention of them in the story.”

“It would.”

“So where does Tobit travel to?”

“It’s just given as a ‘far distant land’ in the version we have but it, maybe, can’t be too far distant if Tobit is related to the family he stays with, which he is.”

“And this artistic tradition surfaced how long after the ‘dissolution’ of the Templars?”

“Enjoyed, ‘dissolution’. Oh, about a hundred years or so.”

“Hmmm. I’m beginning to see what you mean. Gabriel’s ‘lily’ is orthodox. Raphael’s ‘vial’ presumably holds eye ‘salve’ for Tobit, the fish by this stage is purely symbolic, but what of Michael’s golden apple?”

“I was hoping you might be able to throw some light on that?”

“Light from the Garden of the Hesperides, perhaps?”

“Which is guarded by a dragon.”

“A hundred headed dragon.”

“And they call this tradition Neo-Platonic?”

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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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