Month: September 2017

Solstice of the Moon: The Field of Prayer

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
Easter Aquhorthies. Image: Paul Allison CCA2.0 There were many merry meetings in Inverurie, bringing a golden glow to the afternoon that belied the grisaille of rain and wet stone. We were greeted outside our meeting place with fierce hugs from a lady we love dearly and who has been much missed over the past couple of years. Inside,…

Women in the Mist (4)

(Continued from Part three on Sun in Gemini) The spiritual, stripped of the trappings of religion, is a search for the real. We may protest that we already live lives that are real. It is one of the hardest and yet most profound jobs of a magical or mystical school, such as the Silent Eye, to show, as gently as possible, that this is … Read More Women in the Mist (4)

The right-side of zero…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
* It is not until one sees a stone-circle in a kirk-yard… * * That one realises the difference in outlook… * * Between the ancient and the modern… * * The one, is open to the heavens… * * Whilst the other, is closed to the elements. * * ?

Solstice of the Moon: The High Way of the Fairies

A Circle of Hands by Alethea Kehas

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
Reblogged from Not Tomatoes: I have been thinking about harmony and unity. About how, over the course of hundreds, if not thousands of years, we have moved away from the circle to form the line. I have been thinking about the quest of the individual striving for purpose by trying to get at the head of the line,…

Women in the Mist (3)

  (Continued from Part two on Sun in Gemini) “There’s nothing else in Midmar, so just look for the church.” Allan’s words, given some time prior, echoed in our heads. We were lost… and he was nowhere to be seen. Its a cat problem, in the sense of herding them, as Allan said (and I agreed), during the weekend… It’s also a problem of … Read More Women in the Mist (3)

Bridge of thoughts

Who knows what bridge of thoughts May curl, combine, delight or tease To bring the lands below In savage joy Together ©Stephen Tanham

Where be dragons..?

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
What links sacred sites, ancient and modern? Are the clues all around us? Do the keys to heaven lie hidden in the earth or are there keys to earth hidden in the heavens? Where earth and time and heavens meet Look to the dragons’ soaring might To seek the circle’s treasure trove And solve the riddles of the…

Seasons turn

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Eight o’clock in September and it is dark. It is really quite strange when that transition from summer to autumn makes itself felt so pointedly. It begins with an almost unseen change in the quality of the green leaves as they edge towards turning, then it is almost as if there is a change overnight and…

Women in the Mist (2)

  (Continued from Part One on Sun in Gemini) The rain has abated… for now. After the morning of the second day, we return to East Aquorthies to have more revealed to us by our guide, Allan. The morning had contained a visit to another stone circle which had drained and saddened us all. The details will be written up in the next post … Read More Women in the Mist (2)

Women in the Mist (1)

It was wet in the stone circle; so wet that Allan, our guide to the ancient monuments of this wonderful part of North-East Scotland, remarked that his belly-button was actually ‘filling up with water’. The comment has been immortalised in Silent Eye history, and songs about it will will be sung around soggy campfires in the years to come, one suspects… It is, of … Read More Women in the Mist (1)

A Girl Named Truth by Alethea Kehas

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Reblogged from Not Tomatoes: It’s not easy for me to self-promote my first published book, which I have held close for so long. Yesterday, a friend on Facebook asked me how long it took me to write my memoir, and I told her a partial truth. That I started A Girl Named Truth ten years ago, nearly…

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