Tag Archives: the mysteries

Of Ceremony and Symbol…

* First Man had many wives among the Animal People. The sacred beast, bird or reptile was treated with reverence and as totem was carried to ensure guardianship of the spirits. Continue reading at France and Vincent

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Almost…

Last minute preparations are underway. I’m looking at the pile of props, costumes and workbooks and wondering how I’ll squeeze everything and a wheelchair into the car, even though we have done this so many times before and in much … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Wood-Stone…

* …He leads her away almost carrying her. They disappear into the blackness beyond the ring of flames. They choke on the oily smoke, blind with tears. * Within the flames A voice sings, farewell, to the stars… * The … Continue reading

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The Shreiking Womb: Binding…

* …Deirdru didn’t pine long for soon after that Neesh was out alone on the ramparts of Emain.   Deirdru slipped outside and passed him by. “Why, that’s a fine heifer going past,” said Neesh.   “The heifers grow well … Continue reading

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Field of Sheaves: Found!…

* …But anyway, back to the wood-stone. The authorities are agreed on its antiquity. It is either Bronze age or Iron age if that can be termed an agreement which in ‘sense-speak’ translates as very old or really old, and, … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Extrusions…

Dear Wen… Well, I regard that as a tad unfair seeing as though my slug trails aren’t actually slug trails at all. I quite like slugs anyway… admittedly it is not ideal to have herds of them wandering about the … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Extrusions…

Dear Don, I am, of course, blaming your ‘extrusions’ for the silvery exudations that now make an argent tracery across my threshold. Slug Town? Yeah… they all seem to be coming in to see me the past couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Erratics…

Dear Wen… Yes, an eminently enjoyable weekend, it was good to rediscover an old friend. The sleepy energy of Beeley Warren Circle is a balm to the soul as the numerous Bees we encountered should attest. The silly thing is … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Erratics…

Dear Don, The weekend was excellent… the meeting went very well, we got a lot of good work done (for which I shall have to type up our notes at some point) and we found the stone circle! Which bodes … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Canopic Jars…

Dear Wen… Yes, that is odd, and a complete reversal of what one would expect… Anthropomorphism is supposed to follow zoomorphism not the other way around… So…lungs…east…liver…south… stomach…west… intestines…north… Heart …the all encompassing central and peripheral…quintessence. The brain as a … Continue reading

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