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19 June 2013 a post by Steve Hollinghurst. 0 comments.

Solstices, saints and severed heads

In a previous article the placement of St John’s day at the summer solstice and Jesus birth at the winter solstice was contrasted, see article. Another saint’s day placed at the summer solstice is that of St Alban who is celebrated on 22nd June. More ...

21 December 2012 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

The Sun Shine On You and the Light Shine From You

A story from the edge of the Roman and Celtic world shortly after the time of Christ's Nativity – and a little ritual to bring Divine blessing for the new year, new born following the solstice. More ...

21 June 2012 a post by Bruce Stanley. 5 comments.

You must increase, I must decrease

It is mid-summer, St John’s eve, the longest day of the year. Imagine that you’re looking at one of the rarest things in the other-than-human world ... More ...

31 October 2011 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

Thin Places, Scarred Times

Here's a meditation for Samhain, the Celtic name for Halloween, which takes the reader on a journey through the darkness and back into the light. More ...

31 July 2011 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

The Way to the Mill

The 1st of August is Lammas, or Loaf-Mass. This short meditative piece, written by Tony Bellows, reflects on the importance of corn and wheat from ancient times to the very present day, and also on how the plight of Africa calls for our aid. The friar, incidentally, is quoting verbatim from the Carmina Gaedelica, the book of ancient prayers from the Hebrides. More ...

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