Tag Archives: Celtic Christianity

Full Circle: Fragments of home

Penrith is a lovely old market town with narrow alleys and some wonderful old buildings. Sadly, we would not have time to do the place justice over the weekend, but at least we had a glimpse as we walked to … Continue reading

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Chief Prince of Pen Rhionydd…

* D: Before Merlin was a soothsayer he was a miraculous child who solved the mystery of Vortigern’s Tower. W: What mystery was that? D: Every time the tower was raised by Vortigern the hill on which it was built … Continue reading

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North-easterly VII: A final grace

“…Manifest thy light for my regeneration, and let the breadth, height, fullness and crown of the solar radiance appear, and may the within shine forth!” Abbe de Villars, ‘The Comte de Gabalis’ “We’ve just got to the top of the … Continue reading

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…Everlasting to Everlasting… Stuart France

* Euhemerism: an ideology that humanises the gods…? * Euhemerus of Messene was a widely travelled man. He wrote a travel book in which he described his visit to an island called Panchaia in the Indian Ocean. In the island’s … Continue reading

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The Stone and the Pilgrim (6) final part ~ Steve Tanham

“It is what it is…” I remember the evening Morgana said that to me, many years ago. We were in Glastonbury, doing the first of our year of bi-monthly talks. The truth of it is profound. The sentiment behind the … Continue reading

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Heart and Stone… Stuart France

* Long after the tourists, On their metal way, Have come and gone, From Castle Keep… * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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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 Stone and the Pilgrim (2) ~ Steve Tanham

Rested, the group of pilgrims gathers beneath the vast presence of Bamburgh Castle. The castle was restored to its present glory by the 19th century munitions entrepreneur and inventor William Armstrong. Lord Armstrong bought it from the Crewe trustees in … Continue reading

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