Category Archives: The Silent Eye

Gorgeous Georgius… Stuart France

St George ‘cradling’ or ‘choking’ a baby dragon? (Nuremberg Chronicle 1493) * … Like Michael, the St George we know today is something of a construct. * Historically, George appears to have been a third century greek conscript in the … Continue reading

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The Entered Dragon (2) : dancing with shadows ~ Steve Tanham

This time the dream is different. I know the dragon is there, but can’t see it. But I can see the heavy spear on the ground in front of me… I bend to pick it up. Something moves behind me, … Continue reading

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The fabric of being

We all know them, that handful of people who cling to a reactionary refusal to own a mobile phone… or turn it on when they do… or bother to check it. Or they don’t really like computers or social media. … Continue reading

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The Entered Dragon ~ Steve Tanham

Like waking within a dream – or, at least, the point where the lucidity begins… I turn my head in the small theatre, expecting others to be smiling, if not laughing. But no-one is, because no one else is here… … Continue reading

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Work in progress

“Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle. Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone. Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not … Continue reading

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Healing

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” That has to be one of the most popular quotes from the work of the thirteenth-century Persian poet, Rumi. You see it all over the internet these days and yet, … Continue reading

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Considering Heaven and Earth… ~ Stuart France

* First a formless mass of light, then the firmament of stars, then sun and moon, then sea and land, then reptiles, and birds, then beasts, and man, and then, contemplation… * If the ‘candlestick vision’ which opens the Book … Continue reading

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The mysterious Picts… and beyond ~ Steve Tanham

Three questions are asked about the mysterious Picts of the Easter Ross coast of north-east Scotland: Where did they come from? What was the meaning of their wonderful art – miraculously preserved in stone for us to explore, today; and … Continue reading

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Tobias and the Angel: A dog called Toby…. Stuart France

Domingos Sequeira – Tobias heals the blindness of his father * … “On a recognised Pilgrimage route?” “Why not?” “Well, that would explain the presence of the two other Archangels in the paintings even though there is no mention of … Continue reading

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Normality

“Normality is a paved road: it is comfortable to walk on, but no flowers grow on it.” Vincent Van Gogh There are certain things we learn in order to live as part of a society that has, at least, the … Continue reading

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