As the weekened progressed
we were to work our way around ‘the limbs’
of an elemental pentagram.
Two sites from the region
were given over to each element.
In the first we would consider the element in question
with the help of a conducive environment and our core text.
In the second we would construct and walk our pentagrams,
again in a conducive environment,
whilst examining notions of our magical self
in relation to the element and its inner psychology.
Mid Saturday and Sunday mornings
we considered and worked with the element of earth.
Our character Macbeth is given reason
to believe that he has the potential to become king,
but his treacherous manner of achieving this desire leads to all sorts
of trouble both for him and his soon to be acquired kingdom,
and when he finally gains access to the crown he discovers
that to be king is not all it is cracked up to be!
Like a castle sinking into the earth
his kingdom, his sanity,
and ultimately his life slips from his ignoble grasp.
It could have been so different,
had he only sought integration
instead of dominion.