I had an assumption that land was the main driver around all architecture, in built form and the designed landscape. That the place, the physical plain that I was working with, would be the first place that we would find inspiration and define how the design, for whatever was placed upon it, would develop. In… Continue reading Land Driven Architecture
It's an epiphany. I feel that my journey with therapy has been punctuated with moments of “Oh, I get it” and I have spent a lot of time working towards and waiting for those moments that seemed to give me the reason for keep coming back, a meaning and a purpose. As long as I… Continue reading Wellbeing words: Better?
Nature's truths played against themselves, by creating us as the plastic honeybee drawn to the amber nectar of the everlasting blooms. We are one with nature. We are part of nature and nature is part of us. When we sit in nature, we are nourished by its presence and we receive joy in its proximity.… Continue reading Creating Fake Flora.
To be in a place of service to all around you, is to be in a place of flow. It is the destination of so much of our work on our own growth and development, that looks to put aside our fears, our addictions and our negative patterns “to be”. That place of being, is… Continue reading “To be” of service or “not to be” of help.
Reading the rocks: Stonehenge, tools, time & memory While visiting the British Museum exhibition The World of Stonehenge, Jeremy Rye wonders about crafted stone and uses it to consider time, shared memory, and our relationship to matter. Looking at the marks on an axe head and landscape stone can help us think about how our ancestors considered their… Continue reading Recessed Space Article
"Dedication for growth, for release and expansion." One thing that most people all know about this time of year and therefore associate with the Festival of Imbolc, is that it signifies the start of spring. Without the need of a festival to mark the moment, we are all actively looking for signs that a period… Continue reading Festival words: Imbolc
'Tis the season to feel the depth in ourselves. Every moment of our year, nature and the landscape gifts us the potential and the choice of working with its rhythms and learning more about ourselves as our own being. These moments have often been written about and celebrated or feared. It is the latter that… Continue reading Festival words: Yule
Walking to reveal the “value” and “validation” belief systems that no longer serve me. Walking the land offers us the opportunity to reveal the truth. To pilgrimage the land and to walk with a clear intention and in a sacred manner is to hear our own self speaking. The journey in a group helps us… Continue reading Dragon words: Sacred Walk
This article was part of a talk given at the Samhain Festival for Triconsciousness. Image by Robert Erskine Johnstone This is the Samhain - the festival of peace and of remembrance. A favourite festival of many as the nights draw in and the atmosphere for a celebration marking the beginning of winter starts a season… Continue reading Festival words: Samhain
Much maligned for Samhain. Blackthorn in fruit The thinning of the veil? As the festival of Samhain approaches, I am being challenged to recognise that I need to change my thinking towards certain aspects of my conditioning or my assumptions of the way the world has been portrayed. I have been made very aware that… Continue reading Festival words