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druid, mathematician, blogger, gardener...

Worshipping Space

A friend asked me the other day what I worshipped in nature – was it trees, rivers, mountains for example? I’m not quite sure about ‘worship’, but thinking for a while, I went for space – that unthinkably huge collection … Continue reading

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Shaper of Forms

It looks like bodies have been half-formed from the molten rock in this amazing photo of a lava skylight. It reminds me of the thoughts I had about the Cailleach (the old goddess) at Sligo in Ireland: “a shaper of forms, … Continue reading

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Healing Dreams

I recently had major surgery, and during the early days of recovery I experienced a lot of dreaming which I think was to do with the healing process. I want to briefly describe two of these dreams. The first dream … Continue reading

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The Octave and the Tree of Life

This post is part of a series about the octave as a way of understanding the world. The previous post was about Gurdjieff’s Law of Seven. The central image of the modern Kabbalah is the Tree of Life – an image … Continue reading

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Bears Ancestors in the Pyrenees

Originally posted on Sareoso:
“Lehenagoko eüskaldünek gizona hartzetik jiten zela sinhesten zizien. Basques used to believe that humans descended from bears.”  This interesting quotation sets the scene for a study of bear lore in the Basque areas of the Spanish and…

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Why do children believe in magic while adults don’t?

Originally posted on Lyn's blog:
Wayland does magic with the boys Yesterday Wayland and I did our Mabinogion workshop again, at a rural primary school near Hay in Wales.  We tell the children we have been sent by the…

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Gurdjieff’s Law of Seven

This posts is part of a series about the octave as a way of understanding the world. The previous post was about The Pythagorean Octave. The philosopher and spiritual teacher G I Gurdjieff came across the law of seven in his … Continue reading

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