Thankfully!

I had hoped to journey to the Orkneys last year to see the Ring of Brodgar, the Bronze Age standing stones not far from Stromness, but it was not to be. I wanted to get a better sense of this ritual site and experience at first-hand how it feels and imagine how it might have felt … Continue reading Thankfully!

Hope springs eternal

The Eleusinian Mysteries centred around initiation into an ancient agrarian cult founded on an early myth about the origins of agriculture and why the seed lays dormant underground through the winter months.   The myth describes how Hades opened up a chasm in the earth through which he abducted Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, goddess … Continue reading Hope springs eternal