Tag Archives: Celtic Christianity

Blinded by the Light…

* … So, we return to the quest. And turn shining eyes to the south. Not that we ever left it, yet the churches had definitely ‘fallen off-line’… Until Skipton. Until one particular stained-glass window in Skipton. It is tempting … 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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Whitby Weekend: St Hilda’s Well

I dropped my companions at the next stop, the tiny, hidden hamlet of Part Mulgrave. They were to walk along the clifftops for a couple of miles… a walk I would have loved under normal circumstances… but once again, I … 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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Divide and be Conquered ~ Steve Tanham

It’s a funny thing, division – its principles apply to many aspects of our lives. We can cut something up, but its original ‘wholeness’ persists in ways we may never have considered. Wholeness as a concept is worth some thought. … Continue reading

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The Moment that Teaches ~ Steve Tanham

Most people who venture into the mystical encounter it before too long – that momentary sense of the world dropping away and an intense silence taking centre stage. In that silence is a new perspective which does not belong to … Continue reading

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The Landscape that Teaches ~ Steve Tanham

When we were creating the Silent Eye’s mentored correspondence course, we envisaged a three-year journey through a mental, emotional and spiritual landscape which would evolve as the Companion’s learning and depth of ‘being’ increased. This landscape was to be internal … Continue reading

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The 13th Moon of St Cedd ~ Steve Tanham

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