Tag Archives: Ritual Workshop 2019

Bill and Ben?

“Stand still…” I placed the newly-found basis of a godly crown upon his head. “I am not wearing a plant pot on my head!” To be fair, I should probably have waited until there was nobody else in this section … Continue reading

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Getting there…

January…and the clocking is ticking down to spring. Work that has been going on all year now changes gear. It began in earnest last year, with a research trip to the British Museum to see the art and artefacts of … 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: 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: creation… Stuart France

* ‘In Mesopotamian mythology a Mother Goddess, with the assistance of a God of Wisdom created men out of clay, mixed with the blood of a slain God. The Primeval male and female human beings were not allotted a life-span. … 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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Religious Syncretism: a proper priest… Stuart France

* … “What are you talking about?” “A question of questions, young Wendolina, the answer to which may serve as a stunning proof of our original assertion.” “Your original assertion, which was posed as a question anyway. And I’m older … Continue reading

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Religious Syncretism: iconotropy… Stuart France

* … “Is he meant to be a giant?” “In the story he is two-thirds divine, one third-man.” “Which doesn’t actually answer my question.” “I don’t know, is he meant to be a giant?” “Ah, I see… Well, if that … Continue reading

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Hunting the ‘Tree Demon’…

* …”Where Hu-Wa-Wa comes and goes becomes a track and all those ways are well trodden. As Hu-Wa-Wa passes through the forest the birds begin to sing… Wood-Pigeon moans. Turtle-Dove coos in answer. As Hu-Wa-Wa passes through the forest the … Continue reading

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Lord of the Deep – Workshop April 2019

The Silent Eye’s Spring workshop for 2019 * The glories above were unamed. The word for that world beneath, unuttered. Source and time, unfettered, merged… From the mingling waves-of-water came mud and slime. Enshar and Kishar, twin halves of the … Continue reading

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