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Lord of the Deep: Death of the self…?

* ‘…When Anu heard this, he called for the Bull of Heaven, And handed its nose rope to the Princess Ishtar. Ishtar led the Bull of Heaven down to earth. * When the Bull of Heaven snorts on the earth, … Continue reading

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Why not?

One of the joys of working with the Silent Eye is the people you get to meet. Not all of them are part of the School; most follow their own Paths, which, though they may run in the same general … Continue reading

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The Anunnaki…

* The Anunnaki… Cometh! * * …They drinketh the dew of Heaven. * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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Contexts: kingship…

* Kingship was the only form of government in Ancient Mesopotamia. It was ordained by the Gods for the guidance and prosperity of people and cities, to maintain order and to protect the wealth in society. Among the kingly duties … Continue reading

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Contexts: scribes… Stuart France

* With the advent of cuneiform, the Oral Tradition continued to develop alongside ‘written literature’, but the primary purpose of recording stories in writing was not necessarily to supply individual readers with a coherent or connected account of ‘historical’ events. … Continue reading

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Contexts: The flood… Stuart France

* ‘Various stories relating a catastrophic flood are told by classical authors. These flood stories may derive from a single Mesopotamian original used in travellers tales for over two thousand years along the great Caravan Routes of Western Asia. In … Continue reading

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Why Myth? IV… Stuart France

* ‘Gilgamesh is among the greatest things that can ever happen to a person.’ – Rainer Maria Rilke. Those of you with an eagle eye will have realised that next year’s Silent Eye, Spring Workshop has a mythological theme. It … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Lines of communication IV…

* …’All colour had faded from the sky and although the big board by the gate creaked slightly in the night wind, there was no passer-by to read the sharp, hard letters that cut straight as black knives across its … Continue reading

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Jewels in the Claw (III) – Steve Tanham

Continued from Part Two The man with the packing case pauses as he passes the place that was the East, the place from which the Queen began her direction of proceedings in this, her favourite palace of Nonsuch, in 1590’s … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Lines of communication III…

* … Bugs… The small rabbit came closer to his companion, lolloping on long hind legs. “Let’s go a bit further, Hazel,’ he said. “You know, there’s something strange about the warren this evening, although I can’t tell exactly what … Continue reading

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