Category Archives: Don and Wen

Cow…

*** Protected and serene, the stream of life flows from her breast, Within her sheltered warmth her starry children safely rest. Her lowly form oft overlooked, conceals the Mother’s crown In heaven’s vault the arc of stars her diadem and … Continue reading

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Wolf…

  *** Run wild, run free and know the touch of wind upon your back Yet freedom’s totem knows it has a home within the pack. Part of a greater life, yet still at ease alone, he stands And casts … Continue reading

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Hare…

  *** Most subtle of the shifting forms and yet most constant too Whose moonlit transformation cannot change the heart that’s true. He hearkens to each season’s turn and reads the twilight air And listens to the inner song that … Continue reading

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Stag…

*** A silent power vigilant beneath the forest bough, No thought of past or future holds thine eye… only the Now. Part of an endless cycle of the life and death of earth Within the kernel of each death the … Continue reading

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New Light on an Old Monument…

Yorkshire, Ilkley Moor, September 14th 2022… *** *** A mixture of administrative mishap and impromptu decision making found us once again in the beer garden of the Cow & Calf Hotel on the lip of Ilkley Moor to mark what … Continue reading

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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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