Category Archives: Ancestors

The day the stags roared ~ KIrsty Mill

Reblogged from Pondering the Past… a beautiful visit to the Isle of Mull… It was a day when the stags roared. We walked along routes used in ages past. Along tarmacked roads, past machair and grey-blue sea. Then inland. Green … Continue reading

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Finding Don and Wen ~ Stuart France and Sue Vincent

Dear Don, Whoo hoo! Finding Don & Wen is now live! I really enjoyed getting this one put together. Who would have thought it would work out quite so well? Can you believe how much stuff we were already working … Continue reading

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Wish you were here… Stuart France

* In Olden Times, Holidays were originally just that… Holy Days. The whole community would lay aside their work day duties and together engage in deeply or intrinsically symbolic activities which related to the situation that they all found themselves … Continue reading

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‘Ben’s Out!’… Excerpt from Lands of Exile: Kith ‘n’ Kin

* Winged blade. Everywhere. Nowhere. Now here. “Now slowly, gently, return to the Circle, carrying the vision of Light within. Return to your body… meld with it once more… Allow yourself to feel your chest, rising and falling as you … Continue reading

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Wayland: The White Horse… Stuart France

* But according to some, Wayland has far more onerous responsibilities than shoeing the horses of passing way farers… * A group of local lads were enjoying a drink one evening at the White Horse Inn, Woolstone, when an unknown … Continue reading

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Temple of Living Land…

* … “So, why haven’t you written a book?” “Never been given a story.” * I remember the exchange well and the precise location. We were in the back room of the Queen Anne Public House, and it was the … Continue reading

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Wayland: The Blessed Isles… Stuart France

* The tone of the tale once Britain is reached, becomes very different… * Alighting on Berkshire’s High Downs, Wayland came upon an ancient chambered tomb, and made it his home. Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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Beyond the bounds…

* It is not beyond the bounds of possibility, that a technologically advanced people could live more simply than their technology insists… * But outside the realms of science fiction writing it is highly unlikely. * The Ancients present us … Continue reading

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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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Solstice of the Moon: Halfway to Paradise…

The misty morning had turned into the most glorious autumn day as we left Glen Lyon and headed towards Loch Tay. We wanted to try and get a shot of the crannog that has been built on the lake at … Continue reading

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