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The Horns of the Dancers ~ Abbots Bromley ~ from the archives…

Given a lousy headache and dodgy vision from the over-inflated flesh, I was glad to come across this old post. With the fallout from COVID keeping churches closed to visitors, and preventing many of our most ancient and mysterious traditions … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 10: 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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Discovering Albion – day 9: The Church on the Cliff

The Church of St Mary the Virgin sits high on its cliff above the town. It was founded around 1110 AD, during the time of Abbot William de Percy and the exterior reflects the twelfth century architecture in golden sandstone. … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 7: Brechin

Just when you thought we must surely be moving into the next day’s adventure now… we went for lunch. It seemed a reasonable thing to do at quarter to twelve. I, at least, was in serious need of the grounding … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep: Hidden Histories

There was a point at which we realised that we had got it wrong. That the chapter entitled ‘The Triumph of Horsenden’ should really have been’The Triumph of Bledlow’… but not only did it not have quite the same ring … Continue reading

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No-one home…

I should have woken, on my birthday, to a view of a Scottish loch and autumnal hillsides… perhaps even a glimpse of late-blooming heather…and a humungous Scottish breakfast. Instead, I woke to the knowledge that I could not eat all … 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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Lingering ~Andrea Stephenson

Reblogged from Andrea Sephenson at Harvesting Hecate: Autumn winds sweep in for a few days, making leaves dance and whipping up dervishes from cut grass. But the winds can’t sweep away the summer sun. It is still warm, dry and … Continue reading

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Bad Trip ~ Fandango #writephoto

“We were on vacation in Ireland and decided to take a spontaneous drive to the countryside one day,” Cal said. “So we found this delightful old church that seemed like a great place to stop,” Ed added. “We decided to each … Continue reading

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Seeking the sacred

All my life I have visited sacred sites when I could, and I have been lucky enough to visit many. Whether ancient church, temple, stone circle or legendary landscape, there is something about these sites that touches a place deep … Continue reading

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