Category Archives: mystery

A Thousand Miles of History XXVI: Rite of Way

Our next stop was right on the coast. On a day when you could see where your next step would take you, and had we been blessed with more time, we might have parked at Land’s End and walked the … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XVII: The Green Chapel…

Beneath the flower-strewn lawns of Carn Euny is a mysterious passage known as a fougou, which comes from the old Cornish word for ‘cave’. There are many theories about why they were built, but no definitive evidence. According to the … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XVI: The house of the raven…

We could have chosen to visit Chysauster, that being the biggest and best preserved of the ancient settlements in the area, but that very fact means it is more likely to be full of people and it was the lives … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history II – The Templar Head

Continuing the journey through the landscape two years ago… Heading towards the location of our weekend workshop, we had found a route south that avoided the inevitable delays around Stonehenge. Traffic passing the great circle is always slow, although it … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history…

Two years ago, The Silent Eye held a workshop in Dorset… and Stuart and I embarked upon a thousand mile trek through the ancient and sacred landscape, taking in natural beauty, prehistoric sites, wonderful old churches and exploring some of … Continue reading

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A Land of Living Light

Every morning, the first thing I do is open my bedroom curtains to take a glance at the day. I rise early, usually before dawn at this time of year. When clouds obscure the horizon, all I can see is … Continue reading

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Fooling ourselves…

As soon as you start to mention the whole mind over matter thing, scepticism immediately cuts in like an automatic safety mechanism to keep you on the right side of reality and sanity. Vague visions of objects floating across a … Continue reading

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Perspectives in stone

It is not every day that you get a graphic demonstration of one of the mysteries of the ancient world, especially not in your own garden. Or, in this case, your son’s. But that was exactly what we got when … Continue reading

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Reflections

‘Know thyself’… Pausanius tells us it was inscribed in the court before the temple of Apollo at Delphi. We are given to understand it is associated too with the Inner Temples in ancient Egypt. It is one of the first … Continue reading

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The mystery in ‘my back yard…’

Stuart Templeton at Ratmobile Adventures recently wrote about an impromptu stop and a battle by a bridge. It reminded me of a battle that took place locally… For some reason or another, I’ve been thinking about the church at Hardwick … Continue reading

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