Dear Don: ‘Dead Enkidu?’…

Dear Don,

I am not sure I would apply the term ‘Covenanter’ to Donaldson’s doubting Thomas, not with its political ramifications, but his ‘unbelief’ does mirror the apparent choice of our ‘advanced’ society to shunt magic, miracles and a recognition of the hidden life around us into the realm of ‘fairytales’.

Not that fairytales should be dismissed either… at least not the old ones, which, like the myths and legends, such as that of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, show just how much the ancients knew of psychology, millennia before the label for that study was coined.

“If I can label it, it is mine…” The hand that grasps, again. Even when the understanding has been around for thousands of years.

Part of that conversation the other day was about the relationship between quantum entanglement and consciousness… which sounded suspiciously like the theory behind magic to me.  In which case, you have to wonder exactly what, was behind our little swimming shrew and the sheep playing ‘statues’ at Nine Stones Close.

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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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12 Responses to Dear Don: ‘Dead Enkidu?’…

  1. There’s a lot of myth and mystery in gods, legends and fairy tales. You live Scotland a land with more fairy tale creatures and legends than most anywhere on the planet. I bet you feel those legends with every fibre of your being went out among the sheep and standing stones. Here’s the secret – they are all real so long as we believe.


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