Everyone knows what a winter’s day
looks and feels like.
Even if they have never experienced one.
And not just any winter’s day either,
but the quintessential winter’s day!
The same probably holds true with quintessential days
for any of the other three seasons too,
even though they are so rare in this country.
Most days are, by comparison,
an unsatisfactory mix
of all the four seasons together.
So, how come we recognise them,
in their singularity,
and can relate to them so readily?
Seasonality is an unseen notion.
Whenever we colour our days in this way,
we utilise a painting box of the beyond.
NUANCES OF NICOLL
The Keys to Heaven
Psychologist, Maurice Nicoll studied under Fourth Way exponents G.I Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, and presented his own philosophy in a series of works published during the Mid Twentieth Century.
In his seminal work, Living Time… he makes no bones about insisting that the psychological states and concepts that he is expounding, and their utilisation, are ancient and stretch back through Christianity, Judaism, the Greek Philosophers, and on into the mysterious climes of Pre-Dynastic Egypt…
In re-presenting these ideas as a series of poetic explorations, author and essayist, Stuart France uncovers a series of links with the Mediaeval Traditions of the Northmen, and the Matter of Britain!
What is the original story of our week? How does the moon harrow hell? Prepare to be enthralled, entertained, educated, and enlightened, as new light is shed on the enigmatic figures of Wotan, Merlin, and King Arthur.
They do not write books like this anymore if indeed they ever did!