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Portraits…

* Photographing stones… * * Is not like photographing people. * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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Some of them… Stuart France

* I had half expected the town to be deserted. That is Memory again. It acts like some indifferent film director moving extras around, concerned only with their ebb and flow. Over time the ‘peripherals’ fade leaving only the ‘principals’ … Continue reading

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Shadow Play…

* ‘Shadowing’ is our term for the phenomenon whereby a standing stone, or group of stones, recreates a distant landscape feature and thereby renders it immediately apparent or tangible. Most other megalithic writers on the subject have also, independently, recognised … Continue reading

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Wish you were here…

* In Olden Times, Holidays were originally just that… Holy Days. The whole community would lay aside their work day duties and together engage in deeply or intrinsically symbolic activities which related to the situation that they all found themselves … Continue reading

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Why Myth? ~ Stuart France

* ‘…history became legend, legend became myth…’ What a pleasant conceit, to suppose that this process produces myth. Whilst undoubtedly true for many legends the process can also work the other way. Many legends for example have produced history. Pre-eminently … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – In search of King Arthur

We wandered the summit of Cadbury Castle, each of us alone with our thoughts before gathering once again at the centre to speak of archaeology, history and legends. Now, legends are all very well, but many a place has adopted … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The ramparts of Camelot

We had only a short way to walk to our second site of the day. We were only going to climb a hill, which sounds simple enough, but there can be few places where fact, fiction, folklore and otherworldly dreams … Continue reading

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Rings of Earth and Sky – Steve Tanham

To find that time and circumstance Had placed us in an isle of fertile space Where others led us to a place A ring wherein the sky and earth would quarter meet There is no sense of wonder deeper Than … Continue reading

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The right-side of zero II… Stuart France

* There may well be other contrasts we could make… * * Like that between dressed and cut stone… * * The living and the dead… * Source: Stuart France at The Silent Eye

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Women In The Mist (4) – Steve Tanham

(Continued from Part three on Sun in Gemini) The spiritual, stripped of the trappings of religion, is a search for the real. We may protest that we already live lives that are real. It is one of the hardest and … Continue reading

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