Category Archives: Stuart France

When a house is no longer home… Stuart France

* “He has gone, and he will not be back,” said the house. * “Well, that’s the television set re-tuned, he’s even got Eye-Tee-Vee-Three again now, so he’ll be pleased about that.” * “He has gone, and he will not … Continue reading

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I Have Risen…

* ‘I have gathered myself together, Like the beautiful Hawk of Gold. * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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Dear Wen: Wednesbury…

Dear Wen I suppose ultimately ‘Odin’s Steed’ is the eight-spoked wheel of the year, which he rides like the wind and which could almost be yet another parallel with the ‘Christ-Spirit’ that blows where it listeth… Repton and Breedon would … Continue reading

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Body and Soul…

* On the sixth day the earth was delivered of Abadam, the very image of the Spirit conceived in the likeness of a lump of clay. * The Spirit breathed life into the clod and Abadam rose to his feet. … Continue reading

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Thomas Companella…

* A renaissance artist who achieved fame and fortune by articulating the religious doctrines of his mistress, a wealthy Florentine dedicated to the church. * At the height of his fame a schism betwixt the two developed with Companella proclaiming … 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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Songs of the Stone: Talon and Beak…

* …Now, one day the Leinster men were gathering together on their Game-Plain in order to take sport. “Those ravens are making a terrible cackle over there,” said one. “They have been cawing at each other like that for a … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stone: Bristle and Grunt…

  * Said Keiron-the-Holy to the Ogham Stone of Fergus… “A question, O Fergus Mc Roy, what was the cause of, ‘The Ulster Raid’. Some say it was the curse of two friends deprived of their friendship by the wiles … Continue reading

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Twinkle, Twinkle…

* …St Lawrence on the Hill finally yields to our belated scrutiny after two unsuccessful attempts at entry and proves something of an enigma. On the one hand it is an old church on an ancient site and the energies … Continue reading

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