One of the most wonderful things about the Silent Eye workshops is the coming together of like-minded people. That like-mindedness is not one of conformity. Within the group who attended this year we have the most diverse collection of people you could wish to meet, with histories and professions you would barely believe, from the reverend to the irreverent.
The like-mindedness does not come from a choice of spiritual path either. Within that group were Christian and Pagan, Shaman and Druid, Mystic and Magician.
But there is a point where our lives and hearts touch… at the apex of aspiration, where we seek to Know a common Light and bring that Light to Life in our own lives.
And that is what brings us together.
I could speak of those of us born in the late fifties and early sixties. I could wax lyrical about those who were at Aberystwyth University with me between 1976 and 1979. I could go on at slightly more ambivalent length about the girls who attended Milham Ford Grammar School between 1969 and 1976 – or, indeed, the many colleagues and children I met at Worle Community School between 1981 and 2012.
All of the above counted, in one way or another, as my generation.
But, to my mind, true generation goes beyond time and place – and is to do with the Soul Group, if you like, or at least those people with whom we have a deep and abiding bond which transcends year of birth, education or career.
Members of my generation in that sense can be seen in the image shown at the top of this…
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