“On the screen of inner sight a single glowing point of light that seems farther than the farthest star, yet closer than the sun. Between her and the light nothing but the streaks of passage… a stream of movement, as of a million suns caught racing comets in the blackness of space. A wormhole… dragons… serpents aflame with brilliance… a tunnel through which she is rushing faster than the light itself, falling backwards, away from the light…” Doomsday: The Aetheling Thing, France and Vincent.
An ancient landscape, shrouded in mystery… strewn with stones and the last of the summer heather…scattered with sites of ancient sanctity.
Stone circles… an enigmatic fortress rising from the bracken like a ship to carry mind and imagination back beyond the veiling mists.
Time becomes fluid, marked in shadows cast by standing stones. Stories carved in millstone grit by ancient hands come to life beneath the racing clouds… and all around is beauty.
Join us in September as the seasons turn once more to walk forgotten pathways across the moors to circles lost in the bracken. Learn of the dreams of a mysterious Seer, a lifetime echoed in stone and whispered through time as we explore the sacred landscape of Derbyshire. In the solitude of the moors, the voices of the past seem to reach through the land and touch your heart, finding there a continuous thread of light that winds through the ages as each soul asks its own questions, the same questions that have been asked for millennia.
Based around the Fox House, Hathersage, we will spend the weekend exploring some of the neolithic and sacred sites of the area, culminating in a trip to Arbor Low, the ‘Stonehenge of the north’. Each attendee will be asked to bring a short reading or to share a story that seems appropriate to the moment and we will talk as we walk, finding inspiration in the land and in our companions.
These events are not large, just a small and intimate group and a warm, informal atmosphere.
For those thinking of attending the Silent Eye’s Annual Workshop, The Feathered Seer, at Great Hucklow in April 2017, Circles Beyond Time will be of particular relevance as the story that will unfold during The Feathered Seer will be set in this particular part of the ancient landscape.
When: Weekend of 9th to 11th September 2016.
Where: Based at the Fox House inn near Hathersage, Derbyshire, England.
Who: An informal weekend with the Silent Eye, open to all who wish to attend.
Cost: £50 per person, accommodation and meals are not included and should be booked separately.
Why: Explore an ancient and sacred landscape and how it is still relevant to each of us today.
How: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.