Tag Archives: Belief and Faith

The King of Castle Hill…

* …There once was a king who lived in a castle on a hill. He was lord and master of all he surveyed. One daughter he had sired but his wife had died in giving the child life. His daughter … Continue reading

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Wish you were here…

* In Olden Times, Holidays were originally just that… Holy Days. The whole community would lay aside their work day duties and together engage in deeply or intrinsically symbolic activities which related to the situation that they all found themselves … Continue reading

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Religious Syncretism: a proper priest… Stuart France

* … “What are you talking about?” “A question of questions, young Wendolina, the answer to which may serve as a stunning proof of our original assertion.” “Your original assertion, which was posed as a question anyway. And I’m older … Continue reading

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Religious Syncretism: iconotropy… Stuart France

* … “Is he meant to be a giant?” “In the story he is two-thirds divine, one third-man.” “Which doesn’t actually answer my question.” “I don’t know, is he meant to be a giant?” “Ah, I see… Well, if that … Continue reading

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Spindle-Stone Heugh… Stuart France

* And so to Bamburgh castle, the king a new wife did bring. But his queen took an instant dislike to her husband’s daughter, Margaret, And transformed her into a Laidly Worm which coiled itself about a Great Stone, And … Continue reading

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The little fish who swam

There has been a sick fish in my son’s pond for months now. At one point, there were two of them, floating belly up, side by side, and sporting ugly ulcers. They were so ill that we had even been … 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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Wayland: The Blessed Isles… Stuart France

* The tone of the tale once Britain is reached, becomes very different… * Alighting on Berkshire’s High Downs, Wayland came upon an ancient chambered tomb, and made it his home. Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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Wayland: Silver-Smith of Souls… Stuart France

* There are a number of intriguing aspects to this legend. The earliest written sources appear late and are decidedly piecemeal. Wayland is the son of a God, Giant, or King of the Otherworld. He is schooled in metallurgy by … Continue reading

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Principles of Fire (2) belief-faith-knowing ~ Steve Tanham

Continued from Part 1. Before me on the table is an electrical device. It needs a new battery and to do that I have to remove the cover. The small screw holding it is of the type that requires a … Continue reading

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