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Why Myth? II ~ Stuart France

* ‘…So, what is the significant act?’ ‘All the acts in the story are significant.’ ‘What is the story about?’ ‘It is about a Dust-Devil.’ ‘For the human body there are really only five significant acts: the first is breathing. … Continue reading

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Why Myth? ~ Stuart France

* ‘…history became legend, legend became myth…’ What a pleasant conceit, to suppose that this process produces myth. Whilst undoubtedly true for many legends the process can also work the other way. Many legends for example have produced history. Pre-eminently … Continue reading

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The Watcher’s dilemma ~ Running Elk

Reblogged from Shamanic Paths: I am Watcher. I’m in a high place, yet remain shadowed by brooding mountains that further darken a black sky. The gale flattens a campfire in front of me, casting all warmth to the western horizon. … Continue reading

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In the Similitude of a Dream III…

* … At this his relations were sore amazed; not for that they believed that what he said to them was true, but because they thought that some frenzy distemper had got into his head; therefore, it drawing towards night, … Continue reading

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In the Similitude of a Dream II…

* …In this plight, therefore, he went home and refrained himself as long as he could, that his wife and children should not perceive his distress; but he could not be silent long, because that his trouble increased. * Continue … Continue reading

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In the Similitude of a Dream…

* As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where there was a Den, And I laid me down in that place to sleep… * * And, as I slept, I dreamed a … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The Great Hill II

(Continued from Part I) Halfway across the length of Maiden Castle, the terrain changes. It is a slight demarcation… little more than a step ‘up’ at one end… yet the change is palpable. While the western entrance leads onto a … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The Great Hill

Our final site of the official weekend workshop was Maiden Castle, an enormous prehistoric structure just outside the Roman town of Dorchester. We gathered in the car park beneath the hillfort and began the climb to its gates. The name, … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Accident or Design

Although the hexagram was the main ‘pattern in the landscape’ that we had come to investigate… with a little help from the Giant on the hillside… there was another pattern that had been intriguing our companions… that of the crop … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one in the garden…

On our research visit to Dorset, we had really had to look for the Church of St Mary the Virgin at Hermitage. We had driven up and down the lanes for ages, before finally spotting a sign that led behind … Continue reading

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