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Rites of Passage: Seeing beyond fear

A weekend with the Silent Eye Derbyshire, UK Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September 2019 We are all afraid of something. There are the fears of the everyday world, from arachnophobia to a fear of the dark, and the deeper … Continue reading

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The Tyrant of Uruk…

*  “The Eternal City of Uruk… See how its ramparts gleam like copper in the sun… Climb the ancient staircases up stone more ancient than mind… Approach the Temple of Eanna… Sacred precinct of the Goddess Ishtar… Her priestesses stand … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Open minds

Crossing the land upon which the Abbey of Cerne Abbas had once stood, our party split into two groups. The more adventurous went to climb a hill. Having climbed it once before, on the hottest day in memory, and without … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The Silver Stream

“There is an alchemy of fire and water going on within and without.” Alethea Kehas It is early. The streets of the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas are quiet as we make our way through the hush of morning to … Continue reading

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Being here – Steve Tanham

We were lined up against a stone wall – a very old stone wall. Forty ‘mystical pilgrims’ stood in the intense humidity of the entrance chamber to the Great Pyramid, dressed in simple robes; robes that had been used earlier … Continue reading

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Consider the lily…

Riddles of the Night. 1st-3rd December 2017, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Sometimes it can be hard to see The difference twixt wood and tree Seek out the Lily and the Oak Without a flame there is no smoke… What links sacred sites, … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shaman (5) – Life and Death on Kukulcan by Steve Tanham

The count had reached one forty steps by the time the newfound realised what was happening. Below him, the rising air from the plateau smelled, newly, of summer grasses and deeply-perfumed flowers.  The sun, near vertical overhead, beat down with a … Continue reading

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All the Darkness by Steve Tanham #writephoto

Reblogged from Sun in Gemini: What the hell, he muttered. And it was the equinox, after all. He’d thought that he would give this one a miss; but then came the drive to his mother’s house and the usual time-slip … Continue reading

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Leaf and Flame – Laughter on the dance floor

Photo by Barbara Walsh The Sunday morning guided meditation took the Companions back to the place where they had begun to seek answers to their own riddles. To begin the day in silent communion with a sense of something vast … Continue reading

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