Category Archives: Another stream

A multitude of the heavenly host…

It’s a funny old day. Shortest of the year in Northern climes, and sacred in these parts through most of humankind’s religious history; marking, as it does, the beginning of a return to light after the long fall into darkness. … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon (Part 3)

Day Two (Continued) Following a rather delicious soup stop, we headed off for some light refreshment in the form of Symbol Stones. These mysterious artefacts of the Picts, with their admixture of Christian and Pagan symbolism, remain largely unexplained due … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon (Part 2)

Day Two Mettle tested and hardly dried, we head off to Midmar; a site rather polluted and dulled by the intrusion of “modern” death rites. The energies here are “slacker”. More turgid. I couldn’t handle the swirling vortices and back … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon (Part 1)

Day One The forecast wasn’t all that bad but, heading South, the signs didn’t bode well. The showers seemed to be clumping together, somewhat; and by the time everyone had gathered at the initial meeting place, the gaps between clumps … Continue reading

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Alchemic interlude

Stumbled on this looking for something yet unfound. (If any of you spotted me placing a small, “Basildon Blue” envelope full of photographs into an unusual nook, please let me know!) Anyway. It’s something. It’s nothing. It struck me as … Continue reading

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Eddies in time

While cleaning out my mother’s house, I came across a small wooden box, which held a hotch-potch of things belonging to her father; a broken pipe, a specialist knife of unknown purpose, cufflinks, a variety of dried-out fountain pens. With … Continue reading

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I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!

Well. It’s impossible not to, really, once you’ve been accidentally dive-bombed by one. First, a little background information. I was born blind in one eye. This has made me incredibly sensitive to any risk of damage to the good one. … Continue reading

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The four elements

Some places are timeless. Untouched by the ravages of modernity, they remain outside the normal order of things. Entering these spaces opens something primal within us; something we recognise, yet find impossible to adequately describe. Whether ancestral memory, a touchstone … Continue reading

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