Category Archives: The Silent Eye

Keys to Heaven: Sobriety… Stuart France

* With our third term, ‘sobriety’, we start to rise… By accepting the control we attempted to impose on the world in our ‘planning’ and singularly failed to exert upon ourself in ‘gluttony’. * Roads of excess can lead to … Continue reading

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Whitby Weekend: Inside the church at Lythe…

Stuart and I had been to Lythe before, some years ago, early in our travels, sent to the little church by a friend. The church is dedicated to St Oswald, a figure we have come upon again and again in … Continue reading

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Whitby weekend: First stop, Lythe

Several years ago, Stuart and I braved the bitter, biting winds of January to visit the Church of St Oswald at Lythe. There were, a friend had told us, stones…carved stones that we would want to see…and that trip had … Continue reading

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Keys to Heaven: Gluttony… Stuart France

* The Norse God, Odin, hangs over all. His attendant wolves symbolise our lower self, and both their names can be translated, ‘greed’, which leads us to glut… * For most people the plan is simple: to experience all they … Continue reading

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Whitby weekend: Making soul cakes?

There is more to a Silent Eye workshop than a simple wander in the landscape, but although the shape of the weekend may be carefully crafted, much of what happens next comes from the intent of those who attend. Working … Continue reading

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Let go… G. Michael Vasey

Gary continues to share his experiences on the recent weekend workshop in North Yorkshire: The last time I visited Whitby Abbey I was a boy. I recall little of it. Just that I was bored. Of course, I have been … Continue reading

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Keys of Heaven (2) – A pocket left empty for magic ~ Steve Tanham

It’s a winter’s tale, so best told in warm snippets… With a weekend workshop carefully envisaged, there’s always a moment where that mental and emotional picture becomes ‘invested’ with life. These old English words contain a wealth of linguistic depth … Continue reading

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Like a Heartbeat ~ G. Michael Vasey

Gary shares a moment from the recent workshop: This weekend, I attended the Silent Eye Keys of Heaven weekend workshop in the Whitby area of Yorkshire. Of this much more later….. However, the penultimate stop of the weekend was the … Continue reading

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Keys to Heaven: Planning… Stuart France

* Baldrick, famously, hatches cunning plans which always back-fire. * Dick Dastardly, equally famously, hatches devious plans which always back-fire, and he usually has to be saved from destruction by his pet dog, Muttley. * So, what is it that … Continue reading

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Fire From Heaven

There was supposed to be a meteor shower. The moon would not be bright enough to drown the display of cascading stars with its light and the skies over the village are but gently lit. The light pollution here is … Continue reading

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