Tag Archives: Ancient Sacred Sites

Why not?

One of the joys of working with the Silent Eye is the people you get to meet. Not all of them are part of the School; most follow their own Paths, which, though they may run in the same general … Continue reading

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Our Song of Truth…

* We circle the Long Stone, feet planted gently but firmly on the earth… Arms and hands hang loosely by our sides… We close our eyes… We breathe deeply… We perform our breathing exercise… And then again breathe deeply, listening … Continue reading

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Full Circle: Long Meg

Our final site of the day was to be one of the most astonishing circles we have visited. It is not the biggest, nor are the stones themselves the largest, but it has a ‘feel’ unlike any other. Castlerigg. That … Continue reading

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Being Beyond Seeing…

* One of the ‘hardy perennials’ on many of our workshops is the thorny problem of intent. Thorny because much of what we now see may not have been originally intended by the erstwhile perpetrator or perpetrators, yet some of … Continue reading

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Feeling Beyond Form…

* We certainly hadn’t intended to talk about Arthur, let alone Merlin when we pencilled in Penrith as the starting point for our weekend workshop. But the land has a way of communicating it’s own ‘sweet terror’ and when we … Continue reading

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Chief Prince of Pen Rhionydd…

* D: Before Merlin was a soothsayer he was a miraculous child who solved the mystery of Vortigern’s Tower. W: What mystery was that? D: Every time the tower was raised by Vortigern the hill on which it was built … Continue reading

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Full Circle: Finding the way home?

In spite of the rainbow that had greeted our arrival in Cumbria, the skies looked none too promising as we gathered beneath the shelter of the park gate in Penrith. The chill winds of December had brought showers, but at … Continue reading

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Some of them… Stuart France

* I had half expected the town to be deserted. That is Memory again. It acts like some indifferent film director moving extras around, concerned only with their ebb and flow. Over time the ‘peripherals’ fade leaving only the ‘principals’ … Continue reading

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The Twelve Apostles and Burley Moor ~ Mark Sunderland

Reblogged from Mark Sunderland Photography ~ Mark visits a place close to my heart. Please click through to see the rest of his gorgeous pictures of one of my favourite stone circles: I thought it was a bit ironic as … Continue reading

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Wayland: The White Horse… Stuart France

* But according to some, Wayland has far more onerous responsibilities than shoeing the horses of passing way farers… * A group of local lads were enjoying a drink one evening at the White Horse Inn, Woolstone, when an unknown … Continue reading

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