Stuart France and Sue Vincent were directors of the Silent Eye, a modern mystery School.
The Silent Eye hosted a number of events each year. All events were open to non-members and Companions of the School and they were a great way to meet us, explore the teachings we share and spend time with fellow travellers.
The weekends were informal, no previous knowledge or experience was required. We asked only that you brought your own presence and thoughts to the moment.
Please note, occasionally the locations visited during a Walk and Talk or Living Land weekend differed from those advertised, subject to weather or unforseen circumstances.
New Events 2021
In light of the governmental policy on social distancing, our workshops are under constant review.
We will look at events for 2021 individually, depending on how the situation unfolds and keep you posted.
Please check back here for updates.
Hidden Avebury: Seeking the Unseen
11th – 13th June, 2021
Almost everyone knows of Avebury, the great stone circle within which a village was built. A World Heritage site and one of the most incredible sacred complexes of prehistory, it is justly famous for its beauty and mystery. The site attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year but while most simply walk in awe amongst the majestic standing stones of the Circle and Avenue, there is far more to discover for those who will walk the paths less travelled.
Join us in June, 2020, as we explore some of the hidden corners of this amazing landscape, ranging beyond the boundaries of the Circle to seek a deeper understanding of what our ancestors hoped to touch by building this earthly temple to the stars.
Based in the landscape around Avebury and beyond, this weekend will entail some relatively easy walking. There will be time during the weekend to explore Avebury and its stones.
The weekend runs from Friday afternoon to early Sunday afternoon, and costs £75 per person. Meals and accommodation are not included in the price and should be booked separately by all attendees. Meals are often taken together at a local pub or café. For those arriving by public transport, we are able to offer a limited number of places in shared vehicles; please let us know if this would be required.
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The Quest for a Quest: The Initiate’s Story
10-12 September 2021
There are mysteries just beyond the doorstep, sacred places and hidden stories in every landscape. From the five thousand year old track that once crossed the country to the enigma of the secret orders that have hidden their true purposes behind sanctity or debauchery, the landscape of rural Buckinghamshire abounds in unsolved riddles.
Join us as we ask why a medieval church was built upon the site of a prehistoric settlement… Why Sir Francis Dashwood and the Hellfire Club met beneath a sacred hill… and how the landscape beyond your threshold can open the door to adventure.
The weekend will be based around Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and runs from Friday afternoon to early Sunday afternoon, and costs £75 per person. There will be a moderate amount of walking across field paths. Meals and accommodation are not included in the price and should be booked separately by all attendees. Meals are often taken together at a local pub or café. For those arriving by public transport, we are able to offer a limited number of places in shared vehicles; please let us know if this would be required.
Contact us at Rivingtide@gmail.com for more details.