Category Archives: Dance


*** The wind was bitter… the first flakes of snow mingled with the rain as we crossed the ridge. It would be a long, cold night, in spite of the flame that burned on the western horizon as the sun … Continue reading

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The Horns of the Dancers ~ Abbots Bromley ~ from the archives…

Given a lousy headache and dodgy vision from the over-inflated flesh, I was glad to come across this old post. With the fallout from COVID keeping churches closed to visitors, and preventing many of our most ancient and mysterious traditions … Continue reading

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First to last..?

You can blame Hugh Roberts. He mentioned in a comment made several days ago, an old post, written in a moment of sheer elation. And he mentioned the video that had accompanied it. I had to go back and look. … Continue reading

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Have you danced today?

I came across the Nietzsche quote, remembering that I first read it years ago in his Zarathrusta, a book much in fashion in my youth. I was struck even then, armed with too few years and too little experience of … Continue reading

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Hunting the Moon II… Stuart France

* But the place was strangely deserted… * * In fact, it was positively ghost like… * * Which got us to thinking…   Source: Hunting the Moon II… | Stuart France

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Hunting the Moon… Stuart France

* We thought we would get there early… * * To soak up the atmosphere… * * And await the fall of night…   Source: Hunting the Moon… | Stuart France

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Fantastic! Mister Fox…

Bone-white winter gleams in the moonlight. Silent shadows hunt in the night…. The Hunter’s Moon sails above dark hills, caught in the empty fingers of the treetops. A mysterious company gathers, kindling the flames of the dance; arcane patterns of … Continue reading

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Passion and Pathos: Spirit of the Dance by Jan Malique

The dancers moved intuitively to the sound of their hearts as the music swelled and sobbed. It finally paused, waiting for the lovers to catch their breath. This was more than an interlude in a cafe that had seen glory and laughter … Continue reading

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Autumn morning

With a couple of hours to spare on a glorious late-autumn morning, a walk in the woods seemed like a good idea. Ashridge holds a lot of very special memories for me. Amongst other things, there was the magic of … Continue reading

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Crow and the Silver Fox…

A giant shadow mars the night… Crow weaves his darkness all around, Beneath the Hunter’s Moon he flies To terrorise the Dancing Ground. Dark wings weave spells of dark and cold, Yet far away from children’s cries The gloom is … Continue reading

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