Category Archives: Spirituality

Whitby Weekend: Inside the church at Lythe…

Stuart and I had been to Lythe before, some years ago, early in our travels, sent to the little church by a friend. The church is dedicated to St Oswald, a figure we have come upon again and again in … Continue reading

Posted in Churches, Photography, Spirituality, symbolism, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Whitby weekend: First stop, Lythe

Several years ago, Stuart and I braved the bitter, biting winds of January to visit the Church of St Oswald at Lythe. There were, a friend had told us, stones…carved stones that we would want to see…and that trip had … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality, symbolism, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Whitby weekend: Making soul cakes?

There is more to a Silent Eye workshop than a simple wander in the landscape, but although the shape of the weekend may be carefully crafted, much of what happens next comes from the intent of those who attend. Working … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality, symbolism, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let go… G. Michael Vasey

Gary continues to share his experiences on the recent weekend workshop in North Yorkshire: The last time I visited Whitby Abbey I was a boy. I recall little of it. Just that I was bored. Of course, I have been … Continue reading

Posted in reblog, Spirituality, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in earth, mystery, nature, Photography, soul, Spirituality, symbolism, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , | 61 Comments

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

Posted in mystery, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pieces of Nietzsche by Stuart France

Reblogged from France and Vincent: * NEW EUROPEANS   The desire for Truth. That ‘temptress to risk’. The veracity which all ‘lovers of wisdom’ revere. * What questions this desire calls forth! What weird and wicked queries! * Such an … Continue reading

Posted in Books, philosophy, psychology, Spirituality, Stuart France | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Spirit of ‘What-Not’… Stuart France

* We can, perhaps, now understand, a little of where this diagram is coming from. It may be that this figure is supposed to represent a tetrahedron, yet because of its overt Patriarchy it is tempting to see a hidden … Continue reading

Posted in psychology, Spirituality, Stuart France, symbolism, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The last I can write of Gilgamesh. ~ Willow Willers

Willow’s final thoughts on the April workshop: willowdot21 Back in June I wrote ”As I am nearing the end of my account of my feelings and experiences at The Silent Eye Spring Workshop I find I want to linger with … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Accelerated evolution

Spiritual growth is a journey unique to each one of us and taken whether we will or no. It is a natural evolution against which we may fight, actively resisting change or more usually with apathy and inertia. Or we … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Spirituality, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments