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Keys to Heaven: Gluttony… Stuart France

* The Norse God, Odin, hangs over all. His attendant wolves symbolise our lower self, and both their names can be translated, ‘greed’, which leads us to glut… * For most people the plan is simple: to experience all they … Continue reading

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Keys of Heaven (2) – A pocket left empty for magic ~ Steve Tanham

It’s a winter’s tale, so best told in warm snippets… With a weekend workshop carefully envisaged, there’s always a moment where that mental and emotional picture becomes ‘invested’ with life. These old English words contain a wealth of linguistic depth … Continue reading

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Keys of Heaven (1): Cod and Lobster ~ Steve Tanham

Above: approaching Staithes’ wonderful Cod and Lobster pub Bright against the icy darkness, the Christmas lights of the Cod and Lobster pub greet the quiet sound of only two sets of winter boots, where, until a few hours ago, there … Continue reading

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Fire From Heaven

There was supposed to be a meteor shower. The moon would not be bright enough to drown the display of cascading stars with its light and the skies over the village are but gently lit. The light pollution here is … Continue reading

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Here and Now

The problem with living in a downstairs flat is that there is no upstairs. This may sound obvious, but when you have lived in a house almost all your life, with an upstairs, you tend to forget. Many times I … Continue reading

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What if you were wrong?

I was thinking about a discussion I had enjoyed with a friend, about how our upbringing colours our worlds more than we realise. Both cultural and personal influences shape the images that imprint themselves upon the mind of the child … Continue reading

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Cycles of Light (1) ~ Steve Tanham

Have you ever considered how strange our week is? By this, I mean we get to the end of its seven days and fall off into an infinity of named celestial objects like Gemmda5, Godiano554, Artuix Sunburst and on, and … Continue reading

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A pattern in the night

I couldn’t sleep. I’d gone to bed sleepy, read until I could read no more, then snuggled down expecting the inner lights to go out within minutes. An hour later I was still waiting… and wide awake. It might have … Continue reading

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Divide and be Conquered ~ Steve Tanham

It’s a funny thing, division – its principles apply to many aspects of our lives. We can cut something up, but its original ‘wholeness’ persists in ways we may never have considered. Wholeness as a concept is worth some thought. … Continue reading

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What dreams may come?

The stories we heard as children remain with us as we grow. We know them well and, at need, can dredge from memory all the salient points to retell them to a new generation of children. The characters are familiar … Continue reading

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