Category Archives: Sacred sites

Beyond the bounds: Contact…

* But what would the first meeting have looked like? * Like Cortez, or Cook, or Columbus… * The travellers, apparalled differently, brought gifts, and some of these were, later, still deemed worthy of record… * Their manners, and customs, … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion- Day 7 : High as the Sun…

The parking ticket was heading towards its last hour as we headed for the remains of St Rule’s church within the Abbey precinct. The little church was built in AD1130 and although only a shell now remains, its tower still … Continue reading

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Beyond the bounds: Cultures…

* … Notwithstanding the benefits of pure service, which are indeed immense. * The ‘designers’ may also have needed to accomplish something else. * There is no doubt that the sites utilise magical principles to interact with the wider landscape. … Continue reading

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Beyond the bounds: Symbiosis…

* Different races of people are like different species, that is, like any other animals. * If they willingly work together in harmony, it is because they both get what they need from doing so. * The ‘builders’ got, amongst … Continue reading

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Circles of Stone / Circles of Time

* Our first introduction to Avebury came in 1977 via Children’s Television. At the time we probably scarcely realised that the fictional village of Milbury conveniently situated within a pre-historic Megalithic Stone Circle for the cunning plot of, ‘Children of … Continue reading

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One of our Mounds: Green Lion…

‘Green-Lion’- on the tower of Ogbourne St. Andrew’s Church. * …Those of you who follow the adventures of Don and Wen in our series of books will be aware that one of their remits is to investigate the interface between … Continue reading

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One of our mounds…

* The plan was to base our inaugural public ‘solstice’ event at Avebury and thus it seemed natural to book a room at the Public House situated in the centre of the Stone Circle… Only, The Red Lion no longer … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep ~ Opening Doors

As we could not, due to COVID, gain access to visit Holy Trinity at Bledlow on our recent sortie, I will tell you about our previous visit… what we found… and what we missed… The door that has served Holy … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – Day 3: The Art of Faith

We were still in the cathedral, marvelling at both the tangible history and the artistry… far too much to show or to even take in. Everywhere you look, every surface from floor to ceiling bears the evidence of care and … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion- Day 3: Climbing the Tower

We decided to climb the tower of Chester Cathedral. The two hundred and sixteen steps to the top allow you through narrow passageways that have been closed to the public for a thousand years. We climbed the spiral staircase where … Continue reading

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