Category Archives: Don and Wen

Found Mounds: the Call of Albion…

* ‘…Maybe it is because it is our third visit or maybe it is because there are three of us, or maybe we had to work out the St Andrew thing before we were allowed to ascend, who knows? Whatever … Continue reading

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Temple of Living Light

* The third book should have been straight-forward. “If the first two are, ‘…Land’ and ‘…Lore’, respectively, then, Giants Dance should be ‘…Light’. * “I can’t even remember what’s in it.” “Doom and gloom, mostly, I think.” * We need … Continue reading

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China my China…

* ‘In its essentials, Indian alchemy is the same as Western, and Chinese alchemy, although set in a completely different spiritual climate, can throw light on both…’ – Titus Burckhardt … We took up the collapsed form in our arms … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked by Stones

As the tides would not allow us to cross to Holy Island before eleven, three of us were on the road early to visit a stone circle. It had been a late decision… very late, in fact, but as Gary … Continue reading

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Encryption…

* Now they had unleashed the hounds the outcome of the chase was inevitable. One shard of memory alone held hope… Slipping into the museum without paying could only encourage capture… The dark arches spoke of deep secrets too arcane … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sidetracked by Saints

Few churches named after a saint have a historical claim to have been built by their namesake, but St Aidan’s church in Bamburgh is one of the few who have that right. The original church here was founded by St … Continue reading

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Old Stones…

* Built by the sea But not of the sea These enclosing walls… * It is a ‘Celtic’ thing The Spirit tied-to-tide And it is still understood By today’s Old Bones… Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Little Acorns…

* … A paper flyer blowing in the wind clings to my ankle. I stoop and peel it from my trouser leg, unfurl it and read… ‘…LITTLE ACORNS…’ A Puppet-Play Figured in Three Acts FEATURING THE REDOUBTABLE MR PUNCH THE … Continue reading

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Template of Time…

* First thing on waking We reach for the ‘alarm’ To check the time And cannot recall The last time that did not happen. * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Another Green World?…

* The infant souls crouched in the tunnel. Water trickled and dripped… echoing… Raven’s claws scratched and scuttled, drowning the echoes; he paused and tilted his head: his moon-eyes flashed. Continue reading at France & Vincent

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