Tag Archives: Ancestors

Whitby Weekend: The church at Lastingham

It was only a few miles to the final destination of the Silent Eye’s weekend in North Yorkshire. We were heading for St Mary’s church at Lastingham, the final resting place, or so it is believed, of St Cedd, who … Continue reading

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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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