Albion, Books, Don and Wen

Temple of Living Land…


… “So, why haven’t you written a book?”

“Never been given a story.”


I remember the exchange well and the precise location.

We were in the back room of the Queen Anne Public House,

and it was the Friday night of our inaugural weekend workshop.


Unusually for these events, which build slowly, this one

had hit the heights early and was destined to continue climbing

throughout the weekend.


For those of you who think the decision to write a story is your own, think again.

Like the sculptor their block of stone, the proper writer their blank page!

Little did I know at the time that we had already been given a story,

or at least the beginnings of one and that it would run and run,

through the years and the corresponding volumes…

only, even when we realised there was a story to be told, it was not

altogether clear the precise nature of the tale that was demanding expression.


For a long time for example we thought the story was about colours,

and energies, and how these things interact with the land and its occupants.

That gave us a start and our subtitle, ‘An adventure in sacred chromatography’ reflected this.

We got the adventure bit right, it was certainly that but when we came to re-edit for the second edition,

the story that took shape beneath the scalpel surprised and delighted the writers.



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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