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Priest of the Sun III – (A Thousand Miles of History)

Maiden Castle – Dorchester * … “Whither goest thou, Priest of the Sun?” “I go hence to the High Place for the soul is in need.” “What is that need?” “The need is Light.” “And what will you give for … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The Great Hill II – (A Thousand Miles of History)

(Continued from Part I) Halfway across the length of Maiden Castle, the terrain changes. It is a slight demarcation… little more than a step ‘up’ at one end… yet the change is palpable. While the western entrance leads onto a … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The Great Hill (A Thousand Miles of History)

Our final site of the official weekend workshop was Maiden Castle, an enormous prehistoric structure just outside the Roman town of Dorchester. We gathered in the car park beneath the hillfort and began the climb to its gates. The name, … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Accident or Design (A Thousand Miles of History)

Although the hexagram was the main ‘pattern in the landscape’ that we had come to investigate… with a little help from the Giant on the hillside… there was another pattern that had been intriguing our companions… that of the crop … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one in the garden… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Hermitage ‘Yellow represents the Circle of the Spirit’… * On our research visit to Dorset, we had really had to look for the Church of St Mary the Virgin at Hermitage. We had driven up and down the lanes … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the magician… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Batcombe ‘Grey represents Spirit mediating between Soul and Body’… * Our penultimate church was in Batcombe… these days a small and straggling hamlet, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. There has been a church on the site of St … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the light… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Sydling-St-Nicholas ‘Orange represents Expansion through Wisdom’… * The current Church of the St Nicholas, at Sydling St Nicholas, dates largely to the fifteenth century, with the tall tower being the oldest part of the building. However, it stands on … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the dragon… (A Thousand Miles of History)

* Nether-Cerne ‘White represents the Crescent of the Soul’… * The little church of All Saints at Nether Cerne is in the most beautiful and peaceful location imaginable. On our first visit, we drove down the tiny country lane that … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the swallows… (A Thousand Miles of History)

Piddletrenthide ‘Red represents Matter over Spirit’… * We had assigned our second church, All Saints in the village of Piddletrenthide, to Mars, but nothing less warlike could you imagine than the tranquil stream and thatched cottages that surround one of … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the alien… (A Thousand Miles of History)

Buckland-Newton ‘Green represents Spirit over Matter’ * We had decided to visit six churches with our companions. That is a lot of churches to visit in one afternoon… and we were conscious that they are not everyone’s cup of tea. … Continue reading

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