Category Archives: alchemy

Wayland: Silver-Smith of Souls… Stuart France

* There are a number of intriguing aspects to the legend of Wayland Smithy… The earliest written sources appear late and are decidedly piecemeal. * Wayland is the son of a God, Giant, or King of the Otherworld. He is … Continue reading

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Eldest

“Just how old are you?” Although youth has long died, “As young as the moment,” My body replied. “If I want to play out In the sun, or climb trees, Run laughing through dewdrops, …I’ll do as I please. I … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Romans…

Dear Wen… Yeah, yeah… Romans! I can’t get overly enthused, myself, despite the copious lectures I have had to endure… Celts versus Romans is, for me, a little like Spartans versus Athenians… No contest. And my time in Chester contemplating … Continue reading

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Finding the path…

“We should write a book…” Over the wineglasses, it seemed like a good idea. Not that anyone would believe the half of what we would have to recount. Far from exaggerating our adventures and jumping on the bandwagon of sensationalism, … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Jonah…

Dear Wen… The dichotomy is between devouring or eating and swallowing whole… The Moon cycle… being devoured or eaten symbolises ‘earthly time’… The Sun cycle… being swallowed whole symbolises ‘cosmic time’… There are some specific iconographies for this. I am … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Norman…

Dear Wen, ‘Even in a little church not five miles from where I am sitting there is a thirteenth century font with a panel on which is sculptured in low relief the diabolical boar trying to uproot the True Vine … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Norman…

Dear Don, Yes, The Legend seems to have caught fire somewhat… which is rather nice. It will be interesting to see what happens when the copies hit the dancing ground. I’ve been thinking about this whole Devouring Beast malarkey. We’re … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Saltire…

Morning Don, Well, as you know The Legend came to birth and is taking its first foray into the world. I am so pleased with the way it has turned out! My copy finally arrived this morning 🙂 The Saltire … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Four Beasts…

Ah, Little Grub, You have provided an excellent answer… I particularly like the intuition, working from memory, which so cleverly ties the revelation to the evangelic mission. It is, in my humble opinion, an even more eloquent statement than that … Continue reading

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Head of the Serpent…

* 2001 – ‘War on Terror’ 2020 – ‘War on Coronavirus’ * There is an old adage that if you chop off the tail of a snake, the head will turn around and bite you, but if you chop off … Continue reading

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