Every so often the unseen forces behind our day to day life take an unexpected shift and we find ourselves in situations we could not have envisaged a short while ago. One such has swept my life clean since 2012 in order to begin a new phase of the spiritual work I have been quietly engaged in for decades.
In Derbyshire in April 2013 my co-director, Steve Tanham, and I officially launched a new, modern School of Consciousness, The Silent Eye. Alongside us was Stuart France, the third of our triad and together we brought the School into being.
The School seeks to provide a new approach to an ancient vision, a way of working that dovetails with everyday life in our busy world and builds a Temple of the Moment in the consciousness of the student. Steve wrote of the School:
“By studying ourselves in the World with a new form of honesty, of personal truth, we come to build a space within, a Chamber of Active Silence, wherein we realise that the World is not actually painted on our eyeballs, but that there exists a tiny gap of real Self, that we can cultivate with specific guidance; and whose trail leads within – eventually to the inner Master of our own consciousness, returning to a house made tidy.
This knowledge is not new – it would be the poorer if we had created it. It comes from Masters of the ancient past. But we can attempt to give it a new life and a new language for the digital age.
And we dare to do this, because it is needed.”
And this is what we have done.
So we work to build the school and provide a secure foundation for what we will share through the school’s correspondence course and our regular workshops and talks. We host a yearly residential weekend workshop, open to all, where ritual drama, laughter and the sharing of knowledge open a way for all of us who attend. Full details of our events and workshops can be found on this site, under ‘events’ and on the School’s website, or you can download the Silent Eye Brochure 2015 pdf by clicking the highlighted link.
Our residential workshops are well attended and people travel thousands of miles to be with us… not just School members, but Companions on this spiritual journey who come from many paths and schools.
Our own membership is wide and we have students on four continents, from many spiritual traditions.
It is not a light commitment to give one’s future to an undertaking such as this and we know that as we build what is needed we will have bound our futures to the new school. But when the inner world drives, one has two choices… to listen and accept the responsibility, or to walk away.
We have chosen to listen and take up the gauntlet thus thrown.
Wish us well.
Please visit our website for further details of the school and forthcoming events.
The School aims to be as accessible as possible in the modern world. We are committed to being as environmentally friendly as is practical and to operate on a strictly not-for-profit basis.