Month: February 2019

The rotating blade of meaning (7)

Now we have finished with our incursion into maths, and I know that will be welcome… Why have we been talking about such non-spiritual things as acceleration, velocity (speed) and distance? The answer is that these aspects of motion are at the heart of how we learn about the world, and how we interact with it. In learning, we forget how we learned and … Read More The rotating blade of meaning (7)

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – M.J. Mallon, Sue Vincent and Stuart France, Bette A. Stevens and Charles E. Yallowitz.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the first of the author promotions this week, and the first author with a recent review is  M.J. Mallon whose book The Curse of Time: Book One – Bloodstone, is a YA fantasy and science fiction adventure. About The Curse of Time On Amelina Scott’s thirteenth birthday, her father disappears under mysterious circumstances. Saddened by this…

A poem by Anne Copeland…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Posted as a comment on The Silent Eye… from Anne Copeland: I am the one who ponders The road in life And what it means to me And to all of us. Why am I here And what is my purpose? Have I done the right things? Am I one of the players In the Great…

Shine…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
Have you ever thought how fragmented we are most of the time? Bits of our attention are given or called here and there, certain of our skills and talents required but seldom more than that. If I am asked to hang a picture, for example, it has no relevance that I can bake a fabulous chocolate cake or…

Long Meg

  Lady of the northern light Your stone too old to reach Offset with spirals on your flanks With children circled round your banks Give us the grace to see you teach And under stars approach your sight ➰ © Stephen Tanham Stephen Tanham is a director of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people find a personal path to … Read More Long Meg

#FurryFives – Silent Eyes

  What’s all this Silent Eye stuff, then? – It’s not ‘eyes’, it’s ‘eye’ But look, I have two of them! – So do I but, that’s not the point ‘So do I‘! now who’s confused… ©Stephen Tanham #FurryFives – Just five lines that capture the essence of your moment with that beloved pet. If you want to join in, publish one and send … Read More #FurryFives – Silent Eyes

Voices from the past

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
There was a jaw-dropping moment when it finally hit home… We knew the story… we had discussed it long before Stuart had started working with it. The ‘hero’ was a historical king who lived around five thousand years ago. About a thousand years later, tales of his doings, combining events both real and symbolic, were collected and written…

The rotating blade of meaning (6)

  (Above: the original Bell 30 which established commercial helicopter technology, and was invented and developed by Arthur M. Young. Picture Wikipedia, public domain) In our last post, we looked at those most frightening objects: numbers which are squared and cubed. This exercise in cruelty was an attempt to remove the fear of these things in order to put them in a very special … Read More The rotating blade of meaning (6)

Getting there…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
January…and the clock is ticking down to spring. Work that has been going on all year  now changes gear. It began in earnest last year, with a research trip to the British Museum to see the art and artefacts of an ancient civilisation that was at least the equal of Egypt, but which is less well known today……

Bill and Ben?

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
“Stand still…” I placed the newly-found basis of a godly crown upon his head. “I am not wearing a plant pot on my head!” To be fair, I should probably have waited until there was nobody else in this section of the garden centre, but we were on a mission. And I needed the right sized plant pot.…

Azure Black Tango

It’s a slow, slow tango An explosion of deepest bright A passion written in held-back movement A surrender to the night That follows… ➰ As, soft within the darkness The folds of black reverse And singing not heard in daylight Is loosed upon the universe In perfect union. ➰ © Stephen Tanham Stephen Tanham is a director of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness, a … Read More Azure Black Tango

#FurryFives – Sausages…

  Maybe she’s got my sausage, this time? – She’s busy. Give her chance, you’ll get it… But she’s been past more times than usual! – Shows  how busy she is You’ve finished yours… ©Stephen Tanham #FurryFives – Just five lines that capture the essence of your moment with that beloved pet. If you want to join in, publish one and send me the … Read More #FurryFives – Sausages…

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