Tag Archives: Consciousness Studies

A date for the diary ~ Scotland with the Silent Eye, September 2020

On the trail of the Picts (plus optional Orkney extension) North of Inverness, Scotland 11th – 13th September, 2020 The Picts were a mysterious race who settled in the north-east of Scotland and flourished between the 3rd and 8th centuries … Continue reading

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That still, small voice…

As we each begin the conscious journey of the seeker we may become aware of a sense of presence; a realisation that seems to spring from a place deeper than thought. We may have spent a lifetime in study, engaging … Continue reading

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‘Aye’ of the Unicorn: Enneagram… Stuart France

* As the weekened progressed we were to work our way around ‘the limbs’ of an elemental pentagram. * Two sites from the region were given over to each element. * In the first we would consider the element in … Continue reading

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The Quest for Immortality: Anomalies… Stuart France

* Given that much of the Epic of Gilgamesh has found its way into the Hebrew Book of Genesis in a somewhat garbled form… Why, we may wonder, is the flood story re-told almost word for word? * We say … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh descending (9)- final part ~ Steve Tanham

And now you will want an ending… Like day gives way to night, though there is no single point where we could all agree that it was either… Like the moment of sleep or awakening, though one drifts into the … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: Taking root

One of the questions people don’t like to ask is whether or not our ritual drama weekends serve any useful purpose. It is all very well coming along to share the fun… and they are always fun… or enjoying a … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh descending (8) ~ Steve Tanham

The portal through which all the others have passed – except ghostly Enkidu and forlorn Gilgamesh – shimmers and fades. My brother – his twin – fades… And he and I… and then only I am left alone in the … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: Outrunning the sun

“Can’t stop,” said I, dashing through the corridor. “I’ve got to paint celery…” “Can you help me with my skin?” “Sure. I’ll just grab the pins…” There were a number of puzzled looks, as if to say, ‘she’s finally lost … Continue reading

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The Quest for Immortality: Snakes… Stuart France

* In the Ancient World snakes were renowned for wisdom. For most westerners they are now associated with both temptation and sin… * As with much else in the Epic of Gilgamesh, we are treated to a brief, tantalising glimpse … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep: “Why is there such grief..?”

Preparing the temple for the final ritual drama of the weekend is always bittersweet. It is the last stage of a journey that has been years in the making. This story, the tale of Gilgamesh, is older than any other … Continue reading

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