Month: August 2018

Space Time…

From Stuart.

A Thousand Miles of History XXXIII: The chapel in the grove …

The Old Man and the Tower

There was and is a tower, a tall, dark tower. One day, a fugitive – ragged but not lost – came to this tower. The tower stood beside a wild sea, which constantly washed its face with spray. Day after day the sea would send clouds of cold spray high into the air, where some of the droplets splashed onto the thick, crystal windows … Read More The Old Man and the Tower

In your own words…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
There is a long tradition in esoteric circles of keeping a journal. It is a tradition to which Companions of the Silent Eye adhere, making a record of the thoughts, questions and realisations that arise from their own meditations and the work of the correspondence course.  There are many reasons for doing this, from the simple discipline of…

Miss Cranston’s Tea Room

Glasgow is a wonderful city. I’m biased, as my seven Scottish cousins were born there. I love Scotland. Edinburgh is beautiful, and we visit it often; but Glasgow has that combination of grit and grace that speaks of its historic struggles, and the triumph of the artistic spirit over the industrial landscape. One of Glasgow’s most famous sons is the architect and artist Charles … Read More Miss Cranston’s Tea Room

A Thousand Miles of History XXX: The one with the hole…

From Sue.

Inspector Sunday

Sunday decided to investigate the house; it felt partly familiar, but altered… Curiously, he did not feel threatened. Besides, his only hope of getting back lay in locating the redhead. Turning into the hallway, he came on the giant teeth, which, although fixed to the wall, seems to bar his passage… ©Stephen Tanham

Ego and Essence…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* “Individuality, however we may hug its chains, is a partial and definite modality of being: ‘I’ is defined by what is ‘not-I’, and thus imprisoned.” – A.K. Coomaraswamy. * In philosophy there is a famous dictum relating to thesis, antithesis and synthesis. To synthesise and to decipher symbolism requires contemplation. Contemplation involves the mind in a simultaneous three-fold…

Archaeology, migraine and the barometric fish…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
After celebrating the recovery of Super Trooper, the little fish who swam, it was with a heavy heart that I saw him once again floating upside down in the pond and looking decidedly dead. The pale belly finally showed no sign of the ulcers we had been battling for months… and no sign of life either.…

Principles of Fire (4): Essence and Reunion

Continued from Part Two of this topic In previous posts, we have seen that how we view and interact with the world is conditioned by how our egoic self has developed; from oneness with Mother in the womb, through birth as an independent entity, to the reactive adult whose life mirrors that of a suit of armour, grown, protectively, over the real and eternally-new … Read More Principles of Fire (4): Essence and Reunion

A Thousand Miles of History XXVI: Rite of Way

From Sue.

The Call

The artefact that calls, beyond its place Is known in other ways As though another race ➰ Its builders, bold and true To ancient lines Invisible Within our times ➰ Write upon the unfelt Eye of a duration Beyond Our concentration ➰ Responding eye is small In mute obeying Call To unknown destination. ➰ ©Stephen Tanham

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