The Nightingales’: June Zoom cyber-room…


The Egoic Nature

In this hour of self-severity and  unbridled selfishness, we will, through a series of questions, explore this seemingly all-powerful ‘image of ourselves’ and the part it does, could, and should, play in our lives. 

  • A monster that takes over your carefully-cultivated persona? (Frankenstein) 
  • A lustful beast engineering it’s own desires? (Dr Jekyll and Hyde) 
  • A dutiful, caring angel that ministers, selflessly, to the needy? (Jane Eyre?)

What about Dorian Gray?

What is the key to that story?

Is the masculine ego the same as the feminine?

Jung’s soul and spirit.

Stages and key questions for us to discuss and explore:

An egoic nature… We all have one, but what is it?

Where did it come from and how did it develop?

Is the ego necessary and Why?

Why do we appear to struggle with our egos?

Is there an ultimate destiny for the ego?


… And as the sky darkens, so the enormity of the day begins to sink in.

“There is one thing bothering me…”

“Which is, my dear?”

“The spirit stones at Wayland’s would be covered with earth.”

“I know.”

“So no one could see them.”

“I know, but it isn’t so very different from decorating the inside of a tomb with intricate and resplendent illuminations and hieroglyphs.”

“Like the Egyptians.”

“Like the Egyptians… and others. Some of the best art their cultures ever produced would be seen by none.”

“And what about the Hill Figure?”

“What about the Hill Figure, dear?”

“It’s only properly visible in its entirety from the air.”

“I know.”

“So, no one could see that, either.”

Wen sighs. “We have to entertain the very real possibility that these people were not, oh how should I put it? They were not… as body-bound as we are.”

“And the stones in the earth…”

“… Is exactly the same thing.”

“Jeez… That’s a seriously crazy thought… which is possibly why I like it so much.”


“The transition then, from what we call life to what we call death, would not… for them… have been quite such a wrench. It would have been much more like… a change of perspective, perhaps.”

“It would have been like waking from a  dream.”

“… Like waking from a dream of the body?” …

Excerpt from The Initiate.



Book One of the Triad of Albion

Stuart France & Sue Vincent

The Initiate is the story of a journey beyond the realms of our accustomed normality.

It is a true story told in a fictional manner. In just such a way did the Bards of old hide in the legends and deeds of folk heroes, those deeper truths for those ‘with eyes to see and ears to hear’.

Don and Wen, two founding members of a new Esoteric School, meet to explore an ancient sacred site, as a prelude to the School’s opening event. The new School is to be based upon a nine-fold system and operate under the aegis of the Horus Hawk.

The trip does not unfold as planned.

Instead, Don and Wen, guided by the birds, find themselves embarking upon a journey that will lead them through a maze of spiritual symbolism, to magical mysteries and the shadowy figure of the Ninth Knight.

As the veils thin and waver, time shifts and the present is peopled with shadowy figures of the past, weaving their tales through a quest for understanding and opening wide the doors of perception…

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