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Priest of the Sun III – (A Thousand Miles of History)

Maiden Castle – Dorchester * … “Whither goest thou, Priest of the Sun?” “I go hence to the High Place for the soul is in need.” “What is that need?” “The need is Light.” “And what will you give for … Continue reading

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Priest of the Sun II (A Thousand Miles of History)

Giant Hill, Cerne-Abbas * …We stop, looking out across the processional way… as the torchlight approaches. The sky is clear, and the Hunter’s Moon illuminates the white outline of the giant. From the Trendle comes the sound of drum beats… … Continue reading

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Priest of the Sun… (A Thousand Miles of History)

Cadbury Castle * ‘…Reality is now shimmering in the heat as the air sparkles and I remember that King Arthur sleeps beneath the hill of Camelot like a child in a giant’s womb… ready to wake in the hour of … Continue reading

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Mimir’s Bubbling Head…

* We seem to have finally lost the Hawks. The day feels somehow empty. But for Wen the day is still young and she is keen to introduce me to another chalk figure. This one is much later than the … Continue reading

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Found Mounds: Silbury’s Little Brother… Stuart France

* ‘…One of the stops we did manage to make on the way to our second ‘official sojourn’ in Glastonbury was, Merlin’s Mound. Now, Merlin’s Mound you might have thought would be a well-known tourist attraction boasting hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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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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Keys of Heaven (4) – through the bones of the whale ~ Steve Tanham

The pale winter sun lies – to our symbolic view – just beyond the East Cliff horizon. Its lowness and lateness in the cold sky speaks of the approach of the winter solstice, a time of maximum darkness and minimum … Continue reading

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Keys of Heaven (3): the synchronicity of kindness ~ Steve Tanham

There’s a certain ‘presence’ about kindness. Like the spiritual – or, more likely, as a part of it – the act of unexpected kindness drops into our lives like a messenger from the ‘Gods’. So it was with our visit … Continue reading

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Keys of Heaven (1): Cod and Lobster ~ Steve Tanham

Above: approaching Staithes’ wonderful Cod and Lobster pub Bright against the icy darkness, the Christmas lights of the Cod and Lobster pub greet the quiet sound of only two sets of winter boots, where, until a few hours ago, there … Continue reading

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A Prospect of Whitby (3) Touching the Sun ~ Steve Tanham

There’s something ‘monumental’ about planning to be high on the vast moorlands of the North Yorkshire National Park at the end of the first week in December. Yet that is exactly what we’ll be doing on the Sunday morning of … Continue reading

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