Category Archives: symbolism

A Thousand Miles of History XXXIX: The balance of power…

The church in St Cleer may be dedicated to St Clarus, the missionary saint who fled to France to escape the importunate advances of an amorous noblewoman, but at first glance, that seemed to be one of the few nods … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXVIII: Toeing the line

One of our main aims in taking the Cornwall trip, quite apart from the sheer beauty of the place and the fact that it is strewn with more ancient and sacred places than you could visit in a lifetime, had … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXVI: The Templars and the lawless church…

Our hotel the previous night had been just off the main highway across Bodmin Moor… a perfectly good modern road that would take us where we wanted to be by a fast and direct route. We were never going to … Continue reading

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Following the feeling…

Have you ever done something completely illogical, just because it ‘felt right’? Chances are that you have, and that it turned out that listening to that inner, elusive prompt was the best decision you could have made. In bypassing the … Continue reading

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Archaeology, migraine and the barometric fish…

After celebrating the recovery of Super Trooper, the little fish who swam, it was with a heavy heart that I saw him once again floating upside down in the pond and looking decidedly dead. The pale belly finally showed no … Continue reading

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Riding the rollercoaster

The day did not start well, either for me or the little fish I had to remove from the tank. It was no surprise that it was dead this morning… it had been looking a little off-colour the night before, … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History X: Mist and mystery

It took us about an hour to drive the twenty-odd miles from Brentor to the Cornish village of Minions on Bodmin moor. There were two sites that we wanted to visit, both of them on the Michael Line, the ley … Continue reading

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Priest of the Sun III…

Maiden Castle – Dorchester * … “Whither goest thou, Priest of the Sun?” “I go hence to the High Place for the soul is in need.” “What is that need?” “The need is Light.” “And what will you give for … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history II – The Templar Head

Heading towards the location of our weekend workshop, we had found a route south that avoided the inevitable delays around Stonehenge. Traffic passing the great circle is always slow, although it does give you a chance to see the stones, … Continue reading

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Winter with the Silent Eye…

Full Circle? – Finding the way home… Penrith, Cumbria Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December, 2018 Home. It is an evocative word. The images it conjures are different for each of us, yet few other words touch heart and mind … Continue reading

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