Tag Archives: Ancestors

Longing for home ~ Running Elk

Reblogged from Shamanic Paths: It’s odd how it catches you, sometimes, off guard. The picture on the right is an image I’ve often tried to capture, usually without success, so when it popped up on a social media group I’m … Continue reading

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Living Lore Reblog: All Hallows Eve ~ Running Elk

Reblogged from Shamanic Paths: It’s almost upon us. That most Scottish of warding traditions, which, having crossed the Atlantic, has returned, a wee bit sullied, yet nonetheless popular. Marking the end of the summer and the beginning of winter, the … Continue reading

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Samhain

Old Ones linger, Prisoners in eternity’s embrace Remembering the breath of life. They come For healing or desire. Wild ghosts wake Naked in the hearts of men. A fever born of smoke Haunts a night Of magic.

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Rites of Passage: Last rites III

We walked on, the mood had changed with the meditation; all of us quietly aware that there was to be something more. The broad, well-trodden path continued to wind its way through the valley, but we took instead the narrow … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: Last rites II

We began our walk by once again drawing a sphere of Light around our party. As we walked along Cressbrook Dale, we were careful not to colour any impressions our companions might pick up about the place. We shared a … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: Last rites?

On the Sunday morning, the last day of our weekend workshop, we had arranged to meet close to the entrance of Cressbrook Dale, a deep, green cleft in the hills that has a strange and often dark history. Our destination … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: Brief encounter…

The Silent Eye weekends are not just about what is built into the schedule, they are also a chance to spend time with people we have come to know through the events and who have become friends. We are always … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: Going deeper…

We had only a field to cross before we reached or final planned destination of the day. Doll Tor is a secluded little circle, now set within a wooded grove, a little off the beaten track. Following the unofficial addition … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: Worlds apart

Our next stop was not only a site extraordinarily rich in archaeological remains, but also a local beauty spot with plenty of parking nearby and well-defined paths… always a difficult combination. We would always wish to have these places to … Continue reading

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Madding Merlin…

* * … After many years had passed under many kings, Merlin the Briton was held famous in the world… * Peredur, King of North Wales made war on Gwenddoleu of Scotland… * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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