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The Giant and the Sun – Accident or Design (A Thousand Miles of History)

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… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Hermitage ‘Yellow represents the Circle of the Spirit’… * 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 … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the light… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Sydling-St-Nicholas ‘Orange represents Expansion through Wisdom’… * The current Church of the St Nicholas, at Sydling St Nicholas, dates largely to the fifteenth century, with the tall tower being the oldest part of the building. However, it stands on … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the dragon… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Nether-Cerne ‘White represents the Crescent of the Soul’… * The little church of All Saints at Nether Cerne is in the most beautiful and peaceful location imaginable. On our first visit, we drove down the tiny country lane that … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the swallows… (A Thousand Miles of History)

Piddletrenthide ‘Red represents Matter over Spirit’… * We had assigned our second church, All Saints in the village of Piddletrenthide, to Mars, but nothing less warlike could you imagine than the tranquil stream and thatched cottages that surround one of … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the alien… (A Thousand Miles of History)

Buckland-Newton ‘Green represents Spirit over Matter’ * We had decided to visit six churches with our companions. That is a lot of churches to visit in one afternoon… and we were conscious that they are not everyone’s cup of tea. … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The pattern in the landscape (A Thousand Miles of History)

Leaving the church, we gathered in the little garden beside it which, so the church’s Keeper of the Keys would later tell us, had been sold to them for the princely sum of £1, with the sole proviso that the … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Ikonography (A Thousand Miles of History)

We walked back into Cerne Abbas for our final visit of the morning. The plan was that we would give a bit of a tour of the church, pointing out some of the more intriguing iconography and historical features before … Continue reading

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Selby Abbey – Interwoven threads

We walked down the Norman nave, passing Abbot Hugh’s pillar, identical to those at Durham cathedral where we had been the day before. Was it only the previous day? Similar too to the great carved columns of Dunfermline a few … Continue reading

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Facing Fear With The Silent Eye, Part 4 – Life and Death ~ Helen Jones

Helen Jones continues the tale of her weekend with The Silent Eye in Derbyshire… I recently attended a workshop with The Silent Eye about Facing Our Fears, an extraordinary weekend spent among the hills and grey stone villages of the … Continue reading

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