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The land of the ‘stone father’

At the heart of an ancient landscape is the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas. The village grew up around a Benedictine Abbey founded there over a thousand years ago and it is still a place where folklore, myth and legend … Continue reading

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Kingship II… Stuart France

*  … “We are talking ‘Divine Kingship’ here, are we not?” asks Wen. “Possibly… Possibly, not. It is not exactly clear is it? One thing is apparent though.” “Oh yes?” “At this juncture in time the institution was already ancient.” … Continue reading

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Scribes II… Stuart France

* … “When in doubt,” smiles Wen, producing a battered copy of Longmans from the murky depths of her shoulder bag, and, rather too conspicuously, for my liking, clearing her throat… Sure enough, this unwarranted live event has now started … Continue reading

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Creation II… Stuart France

* … “We find the information on this board to be, ever so slightly, uncomfortable.” “It’s slave mentality.” “And it’s metallic mind.”  “’The blood of the slain God’ is, perhaps, most perplexing.” “It might be more than that if the … Continue reading

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Deluge! II… Stuart France

* … Wen and I are still in the British Museum mulling over one of the information boards… “We don’t normally hold with ‘establishment views’ but this one’s not bad.” “There seems to be a conflation of ‘Sages’ with ‘Gods’.” … Continue reading

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Kingship … Stuart France

* Kingship was the only form of government in Ancient Mesopotamia. It was ordained by the Gods for the guidance and prosperity of people and cities, to maintain order and to protect the wealth in society. Among the kingly duties … Continue reading

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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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