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Codes, Codices and Codas ~ Stuart France

‘Ego and Essence’ * To synthesise and to decipher symbolism requires contemplation. Contemplation involves the mind in a simultaneous three-fold operation; Review, Analysis and Enquiry… When performed with honest intent the essence inevitably reveals itself. * Continue reading at The … Continue reading

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Bedwyr’s Song

Bedwyr’s Song On the dark road to midnight The bard takes his rest With a song in his dream And his heart on the Quest. The hollow hills beckon, The call of the Fae… The Light in his heart burns … Continue reading

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When winter ends…

In the northern hemisphere, it is Beltane, or Cétshamhain, the first of summer, going by the old calendar. It is a time of hope, fertility and of looking forward to a time of plenty; a concept we need to embrace … Continue reading

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Glastonbury and the last Abbot of Glastonbury ~ Roberta Eaton

About Glastonbury Glastonbury was initially inhabited by stone age farmers. In 1892 the iron-age village near Glastonbury, now known as Glastonbury Lake Village, was discovered by a young medical student called Arthur Bulleid. The village was first constructed in approximately … Continue reading

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Pipe Dream… Stuart France

* Maggot always gets his man… Wherever they go. However far they flee. However cunningly they hide… * Maggot enters the Ol’ George: legendary menagerie of care-worn dreamers. This evening’s vibrantly clad gathering part to allow him to the bar. … Continue reading

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Ego and Essence… Stuart France

* “Individuality, however we may hug its chains, is a partial and definite modality of being: ‘I’ is defined by what is ‘not-I’, and thus imprisoned.” – A.K. Coomaraswamy. * In philosophy there is a famous dictum relating to thesis, … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Robbie Cheadle ~A nursery rhyme with an interesting history

Are you familiar with this nursery rhyme? Now he sings of Jackey Horner Sitting in the Chimney-Corner Eating of a Christmas pye, Putting in his thumb, Oh fie! Putting in, Oh fie, his Thumb, Pulling out, Oh strange! A Plum. … Continue reading

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Drawing a dark veil…

“Tell Augustine that he should be no means destroy the temples of the gods but rather the idols within those temples. Let him, after he has purified them with holy water, place altars and relics of the saints in them. … Continue reading

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Beltane…

The ancient festival of Beltane has always been special to me. As I child, I was caught by its magic when my grandfather first read me the story of ‘Borrobil‘, where two children walk between the Beltane fires and are … Continue reading

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The Ghost Ship – Steve Tanham

The Ghost Ship —- They come from land and some by wave To travel brave and not unnerved Across a globe described by one Who sees in numbers straight and curved —- That one, disgraced, must face a queen Must … Continue reading

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