Category Archives: albion

Stepping stones

I was thinking about one of my favourite places today, and while for me it is the high moors, there are other things to see in Ilkley. As a child I used to love stepping off the train into the … Continue reading

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Summer holiday

*** Today is the first day of my long awaited holiday. Except I’m still here, at home, skulking in the shade and bandaged. I could wail and moan.. but honestly, is that going to do anyone any good? The sun … Continue reading

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Cow…

*** Protected and serene, the stream of life flows from her breast, Within her sheltered warmth her starry children safely rest. Her lowly form oft overlooked, conceals the Mother’s crown In heaven’s vault the arc of stars her diadem and … Continue reading

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Wolf…

  *** Run wild, run free and know the touch of wind upon your back Yet freedom’s totem knows it has a home within the pack. Part of a greater life, yet still at ease alone, he stands And casts … Continue reading

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Hare…

  *** Most subtle of the shifting forms and yet most constant too Whose moonlit transformation cannot change the heart that’s true. He hearkens to each season’s turn and reads the twilight air And listens to the inner song that … Continue reading

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Stag…

*** A silent power vigilant beneath the forest bough, No thought of past or future holds thine eye… only the Now. Part of an endless cycle of the life and death of earth Within the kernel of each death the … Continue reading

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New Light on an Old Monument…

Yorkshire, Ilkley Moor, September 14th 2022… *** *** A mixture of administrative mishap and impromptu decision making found us once again in the beer garden of the Cow & Calf Hotel on the lip of Ilkley Moor to mark what … Continue reading

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Web of Light…

The Hero’s journey, Sunday, 8th May, 2022… She carries their gifts… the dead ones, their souls in hers, more than memory. – Giants Dance * Take the pouch of seed-stones and hold them close to your heart centre… Close your … Continue reading

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The Daughters of Meg…

The Hero’s Journey – Saturday, 7th May, 2022… Long Meg and her shadow – The situation of Long Meg predates that of her Daughters because it is clear that her shadow path helped determine the construction points for their circle. … Continue reading

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The Ogmios Line…

The Heroes Journey – Friday, May 6th, 2022… Castlerigg Stone Circle * “…Will you forge the straight track for us, old friend?” Merlin asked the giant. Ogmios’ eyes gleamed in the starlight. – Swords of Destiny * The straight tracks, … Continue reading

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