Category Archives: consciousness

Rooted in earth

For the past few years I have been immersed in the folklore and history, traditions and myths of my land in a way I had never expected. This is not the country of governments and politics, nor the land of … Continue reading

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Forget-me-not

As I pulled the book from the shelf and opened it, a flower fell from between its pages. Its colour gone, its petals so fragile they cracked and crumbled as I caught the little thing. Still there was enough left … Continue reading

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Bittersweet

The misty dawn blushed a soft, rosy pink, probably embarrassed by the number of clichés it was inviting. It had begun with a delicate glow, suffusing the rising mist with gold as I shivered on the doorstep, then painted the … Continue reading

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Seeking Spirit

“You could find something spiritual in doing the dishes,” said my friend, as if this was unusual. “He’s right. And although I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it,” said Stuart, “ you could probably find spirituality in going to the toilet.” Half … Continue reading

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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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