A Bibliomantic Tale IX…

The Silent Eye



Our encounter with Dyffryn Ardudwy on the previous day had whetted our prehistoric appetite.

The challenge now was to find a suitable site on our journey back en-route to Llandudno.

There was no shortage of possible contenders although many of them involved steep climbs and the hot June weather was becoming a reckoning factor.



The sensible thing would have been to keep driving.

The flow of air at high speed was proving an effective enough coolant.

But legend reached us of a disturbed and reconstructed cairn not far from Betws-y-Coed.


Capel Garmon Burial-Chamber


No 8 (Light)

God is nearer to us than our own soul and God is the means whereby our Substance and our Sensuality are kept together so as never to be apart.’

– Julian of Norwich



No 9 (Dark)

‘I saw that God never began to love us… We…

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Version 4

We see as if we were above

Though loosely rooted on the soil

And layered logic takes away

The glory of the pearl-light stream

Rising, rich in shining joy

From darker line of summer’s trees

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