Category Archives: Spirituality

Eyes to see

“By virtue of Creation, and still more the Incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin I remember one hot, summer’s day as a child, laying in the long, tickly grass … Continue reading

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Alchemy

Summer’s fruits ripen What autumn mists must wither Crimson wears mourning Veils itself in frozen tears Caught in the grip of winter Rosebuds brave the snow Winter death holds summer’s birth Silent gestation Working unseen alchemy Transmutation of the sun … Continue reading

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Temporarily immortal

Morning lights the east with liquid flame as the earth and I shrink into ourselves, frozen and pensive. Even so, with such beauty as this you almost wish you could live forever so the memory of it would never fade. … Continue reading

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A silent voice

It seems a very long time ago now, before the launch of the Silent Eye, that I wrote “Coming Through”, about the way we are sometimes guided by unseen hands. It was an attempt to describe what drives the work … Continue reading

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Creation Myth by Andrew Joyce

Reblogged from Andrew Joyce: Every culture has a creation myth. Ours is that the world was created in six days and the first humans were Adam and Eve. The Apache Indians have Changing Woman who was impregnated by the sun … Continue reading

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Lenses

“Religion is a matter of diet. You must choose what suits your spiritual digestion, I suppose.” Naomi Jacob, ‘Four Generations’. Growing up, I loved the stories that Naomi Jacob wrote about the Gollantz family. I am not Jewish, though some … Continue reading

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Seeing the unexpected

“How did that happen?” “Dunno. Time does stuff like that.” “Behind your back?” “Yep.” “That’s a bugger.” “… and you don’t even notice…” A friend paid me the compliment the other day of asking if I had reached fifty yet. … Continue reading

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