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THE BRUTAL “EXECUTION” OF GLASTONBURY ABBEY’S LAST ABBOT, RICHARD WHITING UNDER “CROMWELL”

October 12th, 2012 (4 Comments)

By the fall of 1539, Thomas Cromwell’s  methodical eradication of England’s  abbeys and monasteries  on behalf of King Henry VIII  had well been  underway for a few years.  Beginning with the smaller houses  in 1537, the campaign eventually  found it’s way to Glastonbury, one of the wealthiest abbeys in the country.  The zealous motivations behind this fierce onslaught were complex, no […]

BRITAIN’S OLDEST ALMSHOUSE-WINCHESTER’S ST. CROSS

October 4th, 2012 (No Comments)

Throughout Europe in the tenth century, almshouses, particularly in Great Britain emerged as centers which provided charitable housing based on Christian values for those struggling in dire poverty.  Although the religious aspect is less important today than it was in the Middle Ages, many have survived and among them is Britain’s oldest alms house, St. […]

TOMORROW’S FULL MOON CALLS FOR BACH’S FLOWER REMEDIES WALNUT & CRAB APPLE

September 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

While September goes out tomorrow with a full Moon in the fiery warrior Aries, opposing the Sun in harmony seeking Libra, we need to be aware that this isn’t just any full Moon.  This Moon presents us with a full agenda for making yet another course correction.  All full moons bring intense energy, a culmination […]

THE MAKING OF THE WINCHESTER BIBLE

September 24th, 2012 (2 Comments)

The latter part of England’s twelfth century saw the increasing emergence of bibles, painstakingly created in the wealthiest of religious houses and cathedrals, certainly keeping everyone busy in the Scriptorium.  Among those that have survived time not to mention the sixteenth century Reformation, there is none more spectacular in its production and preservation than the […]

THE MYSTICAL WORLD OF DR. JOHN DEE AND OTHER DELIGHTS TO BE FOUND IN LONDON’S BRITISH MUSEUM

September 17th, 2012 (No Comments)

On my recent trip to the UK, I purposely planned to spend unimpeded time in the medieval halls of London’s British Museum.  While I’ve visited the museum on previous trips, I’ve always been with other people preventing the opportunity to ‘wander’ to my heart’s content.  This time I did and was in ‘hog heaven’ as […]