Category Archives: symbolism

A dog called Toby?… Stuart France

(Francesco Botticini) * Tobias was the only child of a blind, holy man, named Tobit, and his wife, Anna. Tobit sent his young son Tobias on an errand to a distant land to collect monies that were owed to him. … Continue reading

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Pieces of Eight … Stuart France

* Eight can be interpreted as a resonance of unitary division. Cell mitosis, whereby one cell divides and becomes two, is an eight stage process. * Source: Stuart France

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Nine less One… Stuart France

* The notion of a simultaneous end and beginning is an important one in nature. It is the principle that underlies periodicity in the cycles of life and their renewal. It is the primary principle of eight-ness. * Source: Stuart … Continue reading

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Old haunts…

“I thought we could maybe have a run out to St Nick’s…” “That’s odd, I’d been thinking it was about time we had a wander out there…” There was a time when that little patch of Buckinghamshire was our playground. … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Colours of faith

We were up early next morning and were cheerful about an email we’d had, telling us that the friends we had found over breakfast on our first morning in Scotland would be joining us for the December workshop in Derbyshire.  … Continue reading

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Bittersweet

The misty dawn blushed a soft, rosy pink, probably embarrassed by the number of clichés it was inviting. It had begun with a delicate glow, suffusing the rising mist with gold as I shivered on the doorstep, then painted the … Continue reading

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Sparks of light…

Bonfire night. In Britain, it is celebrated on November 5th every year to commemorate the death of Guy Fawkes. He was the conspirator charged with lighting the fuse on the thirty-six barrels of gunpowder secreted in a cellar beneath the … Continue reading

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