Tag Archives: Glastonbury

Bedwyr’s Song #writephoto

Reposting an old one as it fits fairly well with this weeks writephoto prompt: 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 … 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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Following a trail

I was roused from sleep at four a.m., dragged wide awake with a phrase ringing in my ears that sent me in search of coffee, computer and a small dog who thinks either that I have lost the plot or … Continue reading

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Raising the Maypole

It hardly seems possible that it is already a month ago that we were waiting in a place between the worlds for the rites of Beltane to reach their culmination. Glastonbury…the fabled Avalon… is a place where the veil between … Continue reading

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Beautiful people

I took far too many photographs in Glastonbury…and so far the tale of that weekend has not reached its culmination with the raising of the Maypole! But there were so many fabulous costumes, so many beautiful people, that it seems … Continue reading

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Art in the Courtyard

One of the joys of any visit to Glastonbury is, for me, the artwork. It is everywhere in the town, from public art to glorious graffiti. Almost every shop sells handcrafted work in every imaginable medium, from paintings and sculpture … Continue reading

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