Category Archives: consciousness

A Harmony of Eight – Stuart France

* The point sits at the centre of the square, where its two diagonals intersect. * * From the same intersection, another square can be drawn at right angles to the first. Like this, we create eight equidistant points. * … Continue reading

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Circles Beyond Time: Seeking the Seer II…

* …You seek my eyes? Then see it all. Vision is the price of sight. You saw the flames, tasted the stench of burning flesh, the sickening lurch of hunger that smells meat in the fire, knowing it for your … Continue reading

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One Moment…

“One Moment in Annihilation’s Waste, One moment, of the Well of Life to taste–” Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam It was one of those thoughts that flash through the mind in a millisecond. The kind that leaves behind a flood of … Continue reading

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Riddles of the Night: Clues on cue

In December 2017, Stuart and I ran one of the Silent Eye’s regular workshops, this time in Derbyshire. As our workshops are currently on hold because of the pandemic, and as the story of the workshop was originally published in … Continue reading

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Close to home

I had occasion recently to talk with someone whose actions had once caused me a good deal of pain. I was asked, in the light of later maturity, if I could ever forgive them. I found that I could not. … Continue reading

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Losing the past

There was an article about the archaeological explorations taking place along the route of HS2, the planned high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham. It highlighted the amazing number of sites being excavated, spanning the human history of the last … Continue reading

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Seeds of reality

Every year, the garden catalogue drops through my letterbox and I start to daydream. I mentally design flowerbeds when my body is too busy to be doing any of the other things my mind ought to be doing, adding in … Continue reading

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Head to head…

“Guess what I’m reading next if I tell you the name of a drink,” said my son. He’d called while I was working and my mind was elsewhere as I finished typing the sentence. “Pan-galactic gargle blaster,” I replied. “Wha… … Continue reading

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On the road again…

How much can you really manage to do on a warm, sunny weekend? It is surprising how obliging time can be when it is limited. We do not rush, we are never hurried, but we do seem to manage to … Continue reading

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Tell me a story!

You don’t have to be a writer… you can be an editor, artist, musician, traveller or poet… just be you. That is always enough and means there are always stories to share. Why not share them here and reach new … Continue reading

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