Flight of the Seer III…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
* …Anyway, a quiet revolution has been under way over the last five years. We have been gradually expanding the boundaries of the temple ritual and nudging it outside and into the sacred site. Conversely, we have also been expanding the boundaries of the sacred site and nudging it…

Egg of the Id…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* A story should be taken to heart And incubated Brooded upon Mulled over Savoured. * The subject of a good story is always you. Every one of you. Not you as you are. You as you could be. And, perhaps, really ought to be. * Good stories are a…

The Lore-Spinner’s Saga

Originally posted on Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!:
Since early childhood, I have been a spinner of lore, working, oft-times, in tandem with my opposite, my all-but-twin, Sun to my Moon, Weaver of that which I spun from moonshine and memory, tale and tradition. But it is a lonely existence in many respects. The spinning…

Flight of the Seer II…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
* …With this year’s April Workshop, we returned to source. Five years ago, The Song of the Troubadour birthed our school and opened the gateway to three levels of Enneagram study. This year we opened another gateway, which led into deeper levels of understanding, with a Song of the…

The Jewel in the Claw – Spring 2018

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
Intrigue ⦿ Magic ⦿ Religion ⦿ Science Four faces of a Elizabethan jewel that will become Britain… and one deadly enemy – hidden deep in the inner workings of an age. 1586, and our story begins… The reign of Elizabeth I, the ‘Virgin Queen’ of the house of Tudor. A time when England…

The Giant’s Tale

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Throughout the books written with Stuart France many stories are woven. This is another of those tales that is woven through the Doomsday series… and one of those upon which we drew for the Feathered Seer workshop. It is a retelling of a folk tale, related to…

The Drum’s Song

Originally posted on Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!:
The drum called, its stick an instant friend in my hand, unexpected tingle of familiarity up my right arm. I knew the figure crouched at my left, bright streams of Sun colour a solar-fall down the cloak of pure gold. I recognised the tall shadow of the…

Storm front #Haiku

Layered gold through sky Caught in swirling black of dusk Displays creation’s laws ©Stephen Tanham

State of Nations…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* If a nation Fails to stand In right relation To its stories… * Then it also Fails to stand In right relation To its life. – Count Jack Black

Alternate Realities

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
We have a pretty good idea what reality is, don’t we? It’s something that relates to what we already know. It follows the same behaviour, roughly, each time it happens. It has a familiar ring to it. If I were to get into my neighbour’s new car, and it…

The Feathered Seer- On the road

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
And so it begins. Today, after a final flurry of activity, I will head north after work with the car loaded with everything but the kitchen sink, for The Feathered Seer. Hopefully the car will behave and I’ll get there… though at least there is not as…

Field of Sheaves V…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* ‘No… They burned the keepers…the practitioners…they were too old to flee with the rest.’ ‘The lore perished?’ ‘There was a young one…also a keeper’ ‘This is before the Romans right?’ ‘Oh way… way… way before…’ ‘How did they generate so much heat?’ ‘Wood-lore…and oils… tree resins.’ ‘They burned their…