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Grail Four

The cup lies overturned. All the precious liquid has drained out. It lies useless, like a pond of stagnant, bitter water. Feelings that never move turn sour and poisonous. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Four

It is a time of transition. We have come to a new phase in our life. It is good go acknowledge this initiation by celebrating it. But then comes the choice: do we remain in the place that is familiar to us, or do we take up the challenge of the unknown? Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Four

This is a place of stillness. It is a sacred place. Here, I come to listen, and to hear. Here, I receive the blessings of the Light. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Three

The giant on the Hill is the Ancestor who shaped this Land. He made the tools that cleared the forest from the valley and ploughed the first fields. He poured the power of his creativity out upon the Land. We are still fed because of his labour and that of his descendants. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Three

The table is set for a feast of gratitude. The bounty of the Earth is evident in the trees around. Eat of her bounty. Drink the cider of last year’s fruit. Count your blessings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Three

This is a good place to rest. Here in the hollow between the roots of this great tree. I let its roots guide me down into the Land, and its branches up to the sky. In this place, power and inspiration come to guide me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Three

The drop to the river below is breathtaking. It is so deep you can’t see the bottom without leaning over the edge a long way. It is precipitous. And the only way across is a crumbling bridge. The fear of the depths grips me. But it is only this fear that keeps me from my destined journey. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Two

From the top of the valley, two streams flow through the frozen land towards us. At the marker of the standing stone, they combine and mix their waters and flow on together. Two talents, two influences, two ideas, or two sets of resources need to be combined. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Two

Two doves drink out of the same bowl. Their intimacy is touching. It opens my heart and I hear the call of intimacy from the trees, the forest, the Land. It is the call of the Beloved, who longs for my love. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Two

The landscape is open and welcoming. I feel like soaring like a hawk high over that landscape, looking at it from up high, getting to know its secrets. And then I pounce and catch my prey. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Two

Holding on so tight. Holding it all in. Because if I let go, the viper will strike, battle will be joined, and I will get lost in the dark forest. So I hold the balance, keep the peace, stay silent. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stone Hallow

A place deep in the Earth, in the bosom of the Land. A place to face the darkness within. A place to go deep. A place where you survey what passes through you. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail Hallow

This is the Grail itself, object of every quest. It is like a cool drink of water on a parched tongue. It is like rain after a hot spell. It revives and brings its greening. Life itself returns. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear Hallow

Standing in the blaze, at the heart of the fire. Roaring flames all around and inside. All-consuming passion. This fire can crate and utterly destroy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword Hallow

A sword rises. Light reflects from its blade and sets off its keen edge. We are given a glimpse, a flash of truth, a lightbulb moment. This is a new idea, a new beginning. Read the rest of this entry »

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XXI The Flowering of Logres

Bliss. Everything is flowing smoothly. The world is greening. The creative juices are flowing, and everything has fallen into place. There is a feeling of unity. A feeling of expansion. All is one. We are at one with the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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0 The Seeker

A new adventure. A rainbow of possibilities opens up and we have the innocent curiosity and spirit of adventure to step onto it. We are willing to take a new road with only birdsong to guide us. Read the rest of this entry »

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XII The Wounded King

He has suffered everything for his Land. He has a deep connection with the life-force that lives within the Land. And as the waters dry, he suffers. He is attuned to the cycles of life and goes within when life fades. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grail King

He sits and waits for us. He helps us to give form to our feelings so we can face them. He supports us to overcome the things that limit us. Read the rest of this entry »

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III Guinevere

The Empress of the Sacred Land spins the golden thread that is our destiny. It is the path we must follow to our greatest abundance. She is the fullness and ripeness of all things. She makes us whole. Read the rest of this entry »

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IV Arthur

Arthur represents the source of each person’s inner authority. He is the motivator of our actions in the world and the call of our longing to live. He is the King of a woman’s heart and the father of her creative children. He is the Beloved of her soul.
Arthur is also the Champion and Lord of the Sacred Land. He speaks for her with the authority of a beloved and loving husband. He acts to defend her, so that she may thrive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spear King

He is passionately creative and he uses his art for the good of his people. He transforms things in his forge. He changes old things so they become useful again. Read the rest of this entry »

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XI Sovereignty

The Lady Sovereignty is the spirit of the Land. She rules over all that is sacred in Nature and its cycles, but also over all that is sacred in our lives. If we serve her in our own lives, healing will come to our relationships, our communities, our countries and our world. Read the rest of this entry »

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VIII Gawain

He revealed himself to me as the force that causes things to grow, the deep greenness in the growing grass. I can feel him rising in my body. He is the gentle and inexorable force of Life that greets my eyes in spring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sword King

He sits in a high place, taking a wide view of the Land. His judgment is as keen and sharp as his vision. His mind is precise and rational. He draws clear lines between right and wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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