Category Archives: symbolism

Seeds of reality

Every year, the garden catalogue drops through my letterbox and I start to daydream. I mentally design flowerbeds when my body is too busy to be doing any of the other things my mind ought to be doing, adding in … Continue reading

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Pancakes, sophistry and sacrifice

It is Shrove Tuesday and in England that means pancakes. Not, you will understand, those heart-warming American delights, nor the elegance of French crepes, but ‘proper’ pancakes. For my sons, following in the tradition of the family that has spanned … Continue reading

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Step by step…

The path winds around the embankment of an ancient hillfort… a fairy fort, they are sometimes called, gateways to the Otherworld of myth and legend. There is silence save for the rustle of leaves, the ever present birdsong and the … Continue reading

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To conjure a name…

* The KJV is renowned for being one of the few works of art ever to have been produced by committee… * Its completion took seven years, during which time the bulk of the work went on in three principle … Continue reading

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Practicum…

* This being the case, it might well be worthwhile experimenting with some of these letters. * In the first instance we can visualise the letters Heh and Yod shortly before retiring to bed. * Continue reading at France and … Continue reading

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The Letter-Man: Coincidence…

* The English letter ‘Eye’ seems an almost exact equivalent of the old style Hebraic Yod. Its close relative ‘Jay’, in Hebrew, has been subsumed in the same form. * English capital ‘Eye’, the higher self, links heaven and earth. … Continue reading

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Time travelling: Ancient sanctity

We entered through the porch door, surprised to find ourselves in a kind of antechamber. From the outside, there is no suggestion that you will be anywhere other than in the main body of the church and I had forgotten … Continue reading

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Doors of Conception… Stuart France

“Excuse me…” I woke up and looked at the walking stick  insistently tapping my boot, then up at the black face in the sun, and shaded my eyes… “…Do you want to be human?” The voice was young, but also … Continue reading

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Threshold… Stuart France

* We live with hidden presences. The village street, its air heavy under the hot sun, its surface baked hard beneath our feet, is lined with dwellings. Vessels of the, as yet, unknown… Before we enter any one of these … Continue reading

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A visit to Tissington

The day was bitterly cold. Icy winds and heavy skies meant that it was definitely not the weather for tramping the moors on search of ancient stones. Instead, we had a run out to Tissington, knowing that one of the … Continue reading

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