ancient sites, Art, sacred sites, TOLL, travel


County Meath, Friday, 29th July 2022…



The conception merely glimpsed

in the lowlands of Carrowmore

is here, finally, made manifest.



And what a conception!




It is wrapped about

with something of the awe

which Watkins must have felt

when the lightning flash

of the Old Straight Track

was graced to him.




It is all here…


From peak to peak

the land laughs

its call and response.



And what a response,

from the hand of Man?



It matches anything we have been

taught to regard as a world wonder.



It is a wonder

of wonders!



Big-Boss Stud was a crafty fellow.

He held sway over the whole of Albion.

His magic saw to the weather,

and his magic saw to the harvest.

His magic was good.

He lived in Mercia and had

the measure of all the fair-mounds

and game-plains in the country…




Stuart France & Sue Vincent

Unwittingly drawn into the mysterious and magical landscape of The Initiate, Don and Wen pondered the visual language of symbols, stumbling across revelations and realisations that would alter their perception of the age-old stories they thought they knew… tales that entwine across the tapestry of time.

A hilltop steeped in tragedy, a child whose eyes see too much… a Word-Weaver’s birth into darkness… strange forms shimmering on the edge of vision. They learned to walk the Living Land, listening to the whispers of Earth memory and the ghosts of the most ancient past. And from those tales, another line of communication opens as they explore the folklore, legends and traditional tales handed down, from heart to heart, over the millennia.

As the two friends travel between the sacred sites of Albion, they discover stories that tell how the leys were made, the true origins of the hill-forts and the reason why Father Fish had breakfast in Slug Town.

Striding across this landscape of myth are the giants. From Cerne Abbas to the top of the Beanstalk, from Camelot to the Castle of Maidens, how and why is their presence stamped on the Living Lore of the land by their seven-league boots?

Join Don and Wen as the adventure continues, un-ravelling its mysteries and the magical relationship between Albion and its people.

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