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Little gems – All Saints, Burton Dassett III

The paintings of the north transept with their beheaded saint and crowned figures  would have been enough and well worth the visit. On this wall alone there are layers of decative themes, from figures to foliage, curlicues and stars. There … Continue reading

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The tomb and the missing skull

If the only way I can get out and play at the moment is to revisit old haunts, then so be it. Four years ago, I stumbled across a church with some wonderful stories and a fantastic tomb… In the … 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… Stuart France

* 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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The Osiriad~Myths of Ancient Egypt re-released…

It felt as if I had been taken by the scruff of the neck, sat down in front of the computer and instructed to write. The Osiriad was one of the strangest experiences I have ever had with words. I … Continue reading

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The Big-Bold-Blue of Beyond…

* … When Brother-Warrior entered the chamber of the princess, because of his Cloak-of-Darkness, she thought she was enjoying converse and congress with a spirit. So too, did all her hand-maids but before departing he took off his cloak and … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon (Part 2) ~ Running Elk

Reblogged from Stepping Stones: Day Two Mettle tested and hardly dried, we head off to Midmar; a site rather polluted and dulled by the intrusion of “modern” death rites. The energies here are “slacker”. More turgid. I couldn’t handle the … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Where Paths Converge…

It had been a wonderful day, in spite of the long drive, with the delight of the sparrows on Holy Island and the magnificent stone circle at Duddo as its highlights. By the time we reached the outskirts of Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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Circles Beyond Time ~ Worlds Without Borders

We left Arbor Low and headed back to the village of Monyash and the pub for lunch. Once again, we seemed to have seen and done far more than should be possible in such a short time, slipping across the … Continue reading

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Circles Beyond Time ~ The Serpent Stones

We followed the earthen avenue from Gib Hill to the banks of Arbor Low. You do not really get a clear impression of where you are here; the roads climb steadily as they cross the undulating landscape and, by the … Continue reading

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