Category Archives: symbolism

A Magical Tradition… Stuart France

* The Roman Catholic Church’s criteria for ‘conferring sainthood’ rests upon intercession. * Intercession can be described as, ‘the predilection of disincarnate entities to effect the incarnate world in a positive way’. * If enough people report a successful outcome … Continue reading

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Tobias and the Angel… Stuart France

(Francesco Botticini) * The story of Tobias is told in the Book of Tobit in the Old Testament. The book of Tobit is part of the Catholic Old Testament but is considered apocryphal by Protestants and does not form part … Continue reading

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Codes, Codices and Codas ~ Stuart France

‘Ego and Essence’ * To synthesise and to decipher symbolism requires contemplation. Contemplation involves the mind in a simultaneous three-fold operation; Review, Analysis and Enquiry… When performed with honest intent the essence inevitably reveals itself. * Continue reading at The … Continue reading

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The heartbeat of eternity

Peering at the faded remains of a dark ‘instant’ photo from the seventies, I felt both close to and distant from the young woman silhouetted against the fence. Her future is my memory. She was still a schoolgirl, yet to … 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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Spreading wings

The hill was a verdant emerald rising into a sapphire sky that sparkled with motes of light… so high and clear. My companion walked behind, following at a far more sedate pace as I ran headlong to the summit, an … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Ikonography (A Thousand Miles of History)

We walked back into Cerne Abbas for our final visit of the morning. The plan was that we would give a bit of a tour of the church, pointing out some of the more intriguing iconography and historical features before … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history II – The Templar Head

Continuing the journey through the landscape two years ago… 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 … Continue reading

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A thousand miles of history…

Two years ago, The Silent Eye held a workshop in Dorset… and Stuart and I embarked upon a thousand mile trek through the ancient and sacred landscape, taking in natural beauty, prehistoric sites, wonderful old churches and exploring some of … Continue reading

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A matter of choice…

I never did like doing as I was told. I might, through necessity, for example, obey the authoritarian order of an autocratic boss, but orders would never inspire me to give of my best. I would do just enough to … Continue reading

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