Tag Archives: Stuart France

Songs of a bard….

I love the old stories, the legends and lays of ancient times when the world, from our vantage point, seemed both a more innocent and more magical place, where the impossible walked hand in hand with the improbable and where … Continue reading

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Callanish Calling…

* Dear Wen, I have booked an additional day off work – The Wednesday… However, we possibly need a bit more of a plan than, ‘If we have it we can fill it’, for me to book any more time … Continue reading

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‘A Forest’…

* …The drink has stirred up my emotions and memories of the trip flick through my mind in no particular order but return, time and again, to Cardwell… * Its waterfall and rock-pool. The water, black as death. The surrounding … Continue reading

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In conversation with G. Michael Vasey #podcast

Author G. Michael Vasey invited me over to be his guest on his podcast, to talk about how we can connect with the living energies of the land and the events that led to Stuart France and I writing The … Continue reading

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Spreading wings

The hill was a verdant emerald rising into a sapphire sky that sparkled with motes of light… so high and clear. My companion walked behind, following at a far more sedate pace as I ran headlong to the summit, an … Continue reading

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Slivers of Søren: Testaments to Truth ~ Stuart France

THE HAND THAT GUIDES… …Can pick up a thing, a train of thought, say, or better… a circumstance, a way of life… after years of apparent neglect, and immediately, unerringly, hit-the-beat… * Had that song ever stopped, even, or did … Continue reading

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Spirit y’all? – Stuart France

This week, I will be sharing again a little about the people behind the Silent Eye… this is Stuart’s journey… * ‘Our own journey is entirely imaginary: that is its strength.’ – Louis Ferdinand Celine. I grew up in a … Continue reading

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Lizard Men…

* QUEEN OF THE NIGHT… It is night and I cannot sleep. Jed cannot sleep either. I can hear him turning in his bed but I do not speak. Steve is asleep. It must be about three in the morning. … Continue reading

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A song of Gwythyr…

“A question, O Yoke-all-Craft, which art will you practise tonight?” So Gwythyr-the-Bright took out the harp of Tertiu-the-Melodious from his craneskin bag, and sang this lay: “In the name of wisdom: I will practise metre’s nurture, fear’s erasure, and honour’s … Continue reading

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Fragments of history

Over the past month or so, we have been revisiting places in my local area in preparation for the April workshop we will be running here. There are so many wonderful sites that we would love to include, but time … Continue reading

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