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Stone Ten

A place to come home to. Somewhere to curl up warm and sleep while outside winter reigns. A place where treasure is gathered and appreciated. Tracks lead here, none come out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Ten

I have come home. Here at the edge of a calm sea, apples ripe in the tree, the gulls wheeling overhead and a fire burning inside. Home. The place where my heart belongs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Ten

The castle looks quite close – I could virtually touch it. Surely it can’t be much further to go? But then I notice the path winding down into the valley and up the steep hill and I feel disheartened. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Ten

She is imprisoned inside that castle. She is held within its strong walls, beyond a closed gate, behind a palisade, out in a deep lake, at the end of a narrow, slippery bridge. I need her to be free so I can truly live. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Nine

In the clearing by the sacred symbol stone I stand. Just being here awakens all my senses. I feel the joy of being alive on my skin, and I can smell it in the resinous air. I can see its vibrancy and taste it in everything around me. Everything is alive and so am I. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Nine

Here under the trees I have created a home. Here is where the hearth fire burns. Here is where nourishment is found. I offer them freely to al who seek a home. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Nine

Standing by the shore, at the edge of a cliff. Feeling the power of the rock rising up through me. I stand tall and strong. I will weather the storm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Nine

I have come to the place of truth. This place could easily kill me, like it did the men whose heads top the palisade. So here I am, so close to it, within touching distance of my test. The horror is total, and it seems that there is no turning back. I feel paralysed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Eight

This project needs to be finished. It is time someone did some serious work on this. The sun is just rising, so there is time to do it today. It is no use postponing this any longer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Eight

It is not my time. I thought I had achieved something wonderful, but now it lies spilt. Clumsy, I knocked over the chalice with the precious liquid. And now I have to start again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Eight

So fast! I ride on the current of my enthusiasm. It is exhilarating but beyond my control. Many ideas come. I am flowing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Eight

Stuck here. Stuck on this very small tussock, alone, damp and cold. There is no way out. There is no way back. I am lost and without hope and so, so afraid. Will I die here? Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Seven

Boundaries are like dry stone walls. Sometimes part of them falls down and needs re-building. We need to maintain them, because they are what keeps us safe from intrusion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Seven

I have come to this castle and I can see the glamour. Is this a castle disguised as a fairy mound, or a fairy mound disguised as a castle? Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Seven

The fortress is ancient and fallen to ruin. Still, I feel something important is hidden here. But the spear blocks the gateway. It stands sentinel, guarding a deep secret. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Seven

I am in the water. I am being swept along in a strong current. I am drowning. I am sinking. I am too disorientated to swim. Will this be the end of me? Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Six

A fire roars at the centre of a stone circle. The stones receive heat and light from the fire, but also reflect it back to the centre and to each other. Overhead, the stars of the Great Bear shine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Six

Water gushes from an ancient burial mound. It is caught in a wide basin and overflows, forming a stream into the world, flowing to the place where I am standing. The blessing of the Ancestors flows to us freely. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Six

The Sun rises. In the valley, mist lingers. A path climbs up a man-made mound, and at its top another sun rises: a flag is raised in celebration of my victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Six

It has been tough going through the undergrowth. But here is a stream and a boat. All I have to do is loosen it from its moorings and let the current take me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Five

The rain is beating down on this bleak stony landscape. Life is hanging on, but everything seems hopeless and designed to make us feel despair. There is nothing left. We are stripped naked before the elements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Five

We set out with high hopes and a lot of enthusiasm. But now the wind has been taken out of our sails. We’re not getting anywhere. It has become impossible to move. All we can do is wait until the wind blows again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Five

Sunrise on the chosen day. The spears stand ready to be crossed in battle. I have to fight my corner. Accepting the fight is the only honourable thing to do. Will my honour defeat my fear at this moment of choice? Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Five

The battle was hard and bloody. I fought as bravely as I could. But we have been defeated. We have lost our home and our land is burnt. All we have now is ashes. And I can’t help thinking I could have fought more bravely… Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Four

All this treasure just lying there. All this riches being hoarded in a mound. It should be used and enjoyed. There should be a feast and games. Here, the treasure is lonely. Read the rest of this entry »

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