Category Archives: Sacred sites

St Albans – “Count the stars…”

The fourth post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One , Two and Three can be found by clicking the highlighted links. We had finally made it into the Crossing at the centre … Continue reading

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St Albans – ‘Not built by hands…’

The third post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One and Two can be found by clicking the highlighted links. “Look,” said my companion, pointing at two small figures in a pair … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: The Two Bulls…

* …One day Sweet-Mouthed-Maeve went to the well of Uran Garad for water. She was carrying a small bronze cup in her hand which she dipped into the well. The maggot, Gobble, swam into Maeve’s cup, and every colour there … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: Edge and Point…

* Now every fifth year in the land of Erinn games, between the provinces of Meath and Connacht, were held. One year, a contestant known as Mac Duff brought with him to those games, his two fine sons. Both mighty … Continue reading

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Sea Mist…

* …Even allowing for the earliness of the hour, there were far fewer students than he expected. By long habit his steps found a familiar corridor and the worn stone rang underfoot. It would not harm to hazard it. How … Continue reading

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Ancient stories

One of the things that have struck home over the past few years, wandering around the churches of Britain, is just how much we learn and understand from stories and images. The record held in these ancient places goes back … Continue reading

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Avebury – songs in the stones

With the June workshop at the site not too far distant, I spent the evening pondering archaeo-acoustics and how the old ones might have used sound at Avebury… and whether, in its current state, you would be able to test … Continue reading

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Laying a trail…

I pulled the camper-van into the parking spot and woke my companion. While he set about making coffee in the snazzy little kitchen, I rummaged in the storage compartment for the tool kit and another sign. We had done well … Continue reading

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Lands of Exile: Beck ‘n’ Call ~ A new book from France and Vincent!

PC 963 Kraas saw the figure first and instinctively backed away from it, principally because it was there and unexpected but also because it was tall and hooded, and its face could not be seen. Bark Jaw-Dark was busy watching … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Helmsley

On our way north for the latest Silent Eye weekend, we could not resist calling in at the Yorkshire town of Helmsley and paying a flying visit to the church. It seemed appropriate, as it is with our first visit … Continue reading

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