Tag Archives: Ancient Sumer

The Quest for Immortality: Anomalies… Stuart France

* Given that much of the Epic of Gilgamesh has found its way into the Hebrew Book of Genesis in a somewhat garbled form… Why, we may wonder, is the flood story re-told almost word for word? * We say … Continue reading

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The Quest for Immortality: Snakes… Stuart France

* In the Ancient World snakes were renowned for wisdom. For most westerners they are now associated with both temptation and sin… * As with much else in the Epic of Gilgamesh, we are treated to a brief, tantalising glimpse … Continue reading

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The Quest for Immortality: Masks…Stuart France

* It has to be owned… The Temple Space has never looked finer. Mind you, we say that every year! * But even Coyote, a late, somewhat incongruous addition to proceedings looks well: ‘How will people know what not to … Continue reading

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The Quest for Immortality: Gods… Stuart France

* The workshops serve as a Celtic Cauldron of Plenty… Everyone gets what they most need. How is this possible? How is it possible that three years on from first tentatively considering the Epic of Gilgamesh as a potential subject … Continue reading

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The Quest for Immortality: Dreams… Stuart France

* When the people of Uruk rebel against the tyranny of Gilgamesh, they petition the Gods… * Hearing their plea the Goddess, Aruru, fashions the twin of Gilgamesh from the clay of her heart and sets him loose in the … Continue reading

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The Quest for Immortality: Giants… Stuart France

* It was during one of our meetings… Traditionally, the first three gatherings of the new year are given over to a read through of the first three ritual dramas of the April Workshop. Unlike some of our stories Lord … Continue reading

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