Category Archives: Ancient sites

Signatures III… Stuart France

* … Just then there is a flurry of wings, and squawks and screeches overhead and we turn our attention skyward in time to see an enormous buzzard chasing off two ravens from the precincts of Uffington Castle. “Oh, Don … Continue reading

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Signatures II… Stuart France

* … The hollow of Dragon Hill affords a stunning vista of the Manger and the Giant’s Stairs. From this vantage the sheer scale of the site starts to impinge upon my consciousness. I concur with Wen that the laity … Continue reading

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Signatures… Stuart France

* Back in the low slung car I stare into the gloom. A quiet has descended with the mist. It is the silence that preludes any portentous event. The car lurches and veers suddenly and we bounce up a dirt … Continue reading

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A Day’s walk?… Stuart France

* …”The why, is always the same.” “In order to connect, or to make whole?” “And in order to then participate in that wholeness.” “Which is connection.” “They call Glastonbury England’s ‘holiest erthe’.” Continue reading Stuart France

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The sacredness of pigs… Stuart France

* … “Vesica’s ‘inscribed’ on the landscape.”  “It is fraught with difficulties…” “…For the rational mind, I agree.” “How do you forge a compass big enough, for one thing, and how would you then use it, for another…” “Maybe you … Continue reading

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Something fishy in Preseli… Stuart France

‘Pentre-Ifan’ * ‘I know we’re not in England but it doesn’t even feel like we’re in Britain!” We were in Nevern churchyard in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on one of the Silent Eye’s Workshops… And a familiar feeling was creeping over us… … Continue reading

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Something fishy in Glastonbury… Stuart France

* ‘It doesn’t feel like we’re in England. It feels like we’re in France or something.’ No idea why France in particular except, perhaps, that my memories of that country shimmer with light and heat, and the sun was beating … Continue reading

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Eggses!… Stuart France

* The egg… of Conception. The egg… of Birth. The egg… of Life. The egg… of Death. * Reblogged from Stuart France

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Stride by Stride… Stuart France

* “‘Never look back…’ runs the adage. But it is sometimes good to revisit. I mean, we missed some pretty heavy clues  which may have saved us some time, last time we were in Dorset. St James with his pilgrim’s … Continue reading

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Only to build with… Stuart France

* “It doesn’t work quite so well with stone.” “So it woud seem, but it might have once before we became so ‘stone-blind’.” Continue reading at Stuart France

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