Albion, Art, Don and Wen, Film

Dear Wen: Shadow-play…

Dear Wen,

Wishing there were more of us is an admirable place to start. Imagine how many more people and how much more quickly they would have awoken had more of them ventured forth on our ‘Facing Fears’ weekend. The land has much to teach us. The Gods and real magic also has a certain ring to it and is probably the actual reason those seats were so named, but hey!

If the cap fits…

The Loki stone is a far more dynamic and fluid sculpture, more befitting the God’s nature, perhaps, and once bound he is also a candidate for ‘Shadow-dom’.

There is no reason to suspect that the film is anything other than what it purports to be in a traditional, nay almost classic sense, save for the cinematography… They seem to have sculpted freizes around the ‘Golden Globes’ don’t they. Wars of Independence have an awful lot going for them at the moment.File:JOSEPH PLATZ-VIENNA-Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram (14).jpg …The abundant use of the ‘Dutch Angle’ may be indicative of more than the lead character’s disorientation in an alien, war-torn environment. More even than the apparent mis-reading of his old friend’s motives for friendship… They could symbolise the light of reason, or simply the sun. They could even be ‘alchemical’. All of which is intriguing to say the very least. …If post-war Vienna represents the fractured modern psyche, then Holly is a man lost and in  search of his shadow… Yes, I noticed the Empiric claims of descent too! (Achh phut) …All this, in the film, is intricately bound up with the ‘feminine perspective’. Any ideas on the identity of the caryatids gathering around ‘Harry’s doorway’? They were much later additions, apparently, and utterly preposterous! Our cinematographer is careful never to shoot them ‘face on’ bless him, a true artist in every sense of the word… birds 2 007

Cats, and pigeons, and horses, Oh, and hot-air balloons.

Not forgetting sparrows, and postmen.

And anyone else who happens to walk past the door.

He really is a cantankerous old bugger isn’t he…

Love, Don x


Finding Don & Wen


Stuart France & Sue Vincent

Available via Amazon

and worldwide in paperback and for Kindle.

Two friends living hundreds of miles apart inadvertently begin to explore the magical and ancient landscape of Albion, delving into the symbolism hidden within mediaeval churches and piecing together the clues that appear to be left before them like a breadcrumb trail.

The correspondence within this book was written as their adventures began to unfold, recording and highlighting strange concepts and magical ideas.

Finding Don and Wen opens an inner door onto the workings of the journey of The Initiate, the first of nine books that tell the full story of what became a true quest, becoming a practical guide on how to listen to and interpret the voice of the living land and its history from a spiritual perspective.


Original front cover photograph by kind permission of our friend, Helen Glynn Jones,

author of The Ambeth Chronicles  at


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