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Callanish Calling…

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Dear Wen,

I have booked an additional day off work – The Wednesday…

However, we possibly need a bit more of a plan than,

‘If we have it we can fill it’,

for me to book any more time off!

Love, Don x

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“What did you have in mind?”

“Well, I thought we might want to take a look at one of the Scortish Isles?”

“We’ll be quite close to Skye?”

“What’s on Skye?”

“Not a great deal, archaeologically speaking, but Callanish is not far from Skye.”

“Callanish!”

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Callanish.

Tantalus.

Stone-Circle ‘Gold’!

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Callanish.

The name alone is capable of conjuring a mystical reverie.

Ah, Callanish…

Soskin completed his personal Odyssey into pre-history there.

It was there that Cope stood in the Moon.

Ah, Callanish…

Are you real, or a phantom, as delusional as Macbeth’s dagger,

which floats before the eyes?

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“Could we get there?”

“The…

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Sun-Day…

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On one side a giant kisses the sky,

On the other a fore-finger, its hand buried in clay.

Yet should you ask, ‘why?’

There is no one left to say…

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Can a sliver of blue heaven

Between hard rock face,

Answer the riddle

Set by time and place?

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Could Sentinels of Stone point out the way?

Is there really such a difference betwixt night and day?

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First it was a tickle,

Then it was a stroke…

As the pale sun’s disk

Caressed by bark

Slid down to earth

And then began to talk…

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‘You enter this portal to

avoid traversing the dark.’

 

 

 

 

Involution…

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“You forgot involution,” says Wen with the sort of grin which means things are going to get worse before they get better.

“Did I?”

“From your list of concepts which may help people fathom the shadowing.”

“Ah, so I did, but then ‘involution’ is a rather vague term.”

“What, and ‘correspondence’ isn’t?”

“Well, no, at any rate not in the context of that which shadows and that which is shadowed…”

“But you were also thinking magical correspondence weren’t you?”

“I may have been… Whereas involution, on the other hand, quite possibly needs a subject you might think?”

“Involution of structure and form.”

“And structure is?”

“Structure is stone because stones are the bones of the earth.”

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“And form is?”

“Form is hills, particularly hollow hills.”

“How to make the hills hollow,” I murmur, more to myself than to anyone else, “but the stones are no longer structure when they are in the circle, they act more like form.”

“Well, they’re both, especially if after a certain period of time you then again cover them with earth to make a mound, which we know happened at a number of sites.”

“But not here.”

“Except, that the sanctuary may have once been a mound.”

“Oh yes, I can see that…”

“And mounds are always portals.”

“Why are mounds always portals?”

“Because the human belly becomes a mound in order to act as a portal for the body.”

“Hmmmm…”

I sit down on a stone, somewhat dazed.

In fact, I sit down on what we are now calling the ‘Throne Stone’ and immediately slide off the wet surface and land with a bump on the sodden earth.

Which is an effective enough way of being re-grounded.

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