Books, Philosophy, Stuart France

Spirit of Place…


This notion, in the vague

form in which it as come down to us,

is probably more easily accessible,

or, as some might have it, ‘fluffier’.


Still, few would deny that

places can have atmospheres,

but what one actually puts that

atmosphere down to is these days

largely a matter for personal delectation,

and hence, hardly likely to cause too much in the way of disruption.


In the past much more store was set by such things,

and these vague notions assumed

a more ‘concrete’ form

and were correspondingly

given greater weight.


But to what end?



The Keys to Heaven

Stuart France

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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!



7 thoughts on “Spirit of Place…”

  1. Excellent thoughts, Stuart! And thank you Steve for reblogging. I am always so happy to have this ongoing education in matters of spirit and issues of the universe and perhaps beyond. This is a wonderful opportunity to re-examine how we perceive things that come in contact with our minds and spirits. We are so lucky to have the three of you, Stuart, Steve and Sue. I have been reviewing how many different things and how it has affected the quality of my life and my spirit over the years I have studied and remembered The Silent Eye Mystery School, and it has been a wonderful change for me. My mind has become open to considering everything and anything that might be a possibility and I have traded the negative for doors and windows that show an opening to the light.

    Although I am doing caregiving for my significant other, Richard, and acting as all of us caregivers do, advocating for our loved ones, the energy that keeps me active and managing to do whatever I need to do, I always take time to meditate and to do what I can to continue to feed my spirit and to grow that which needs always to receive the energy and questioning/re-examining of everything I see and hear and read and feel. Thank all of you others who read and contribute to these posts too. I have come to feel close in so many ways to all of you for who you are or who I perceive you to be. You have all enriched my life more than I can say. Life just keeps getting better each and every day, regardless of what is going on all around me. I wish you all the joys and beauties of this amazing world around us for every single day.

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