WAS THE SAINTED HUGH OF LINCOLN CATHEDRAL REALLY SO ‘SAINTLY’?
If one could board the ‘way back machine’ with Mr. Peabody and Sherman from the endearing ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ show, it might be interesting to dial in coordinates for May 1186, Eynsham Abbey, Oxfordshire. Upon arrival, we might very well hear the town crier announcing, STUNNING RESUME CATAPULTS HUGH OF AVALON INTO BISHOP’S CHAIR AT LINCOLN […]
THE ZODIAC OF TIME: GLASTONBURY’S ENIGMATIC TOR –FROM PREHISTORIC ORIGINS TO LONDON’S OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THE 2012 OLYMPICS
About a year ago, I posted a blog about one of my most favorite places in England, Glastonbury Abbey, the site of Britain’s earliest devotion to Christianity. In that blog I mentioned Glastonbury’s famous Tor only in passing. The truth is that in reality, this ‘hill’ (for the translation of ‘tor’ is hill) deserves so […]
WHEN THE SUN MOVES INTO LEO, LIONS MAY NEED EDWARD BACH’S ELM AND VERVAIN REMEDIES FOR EVOLUTIONARY BALANCE
On July 22nd, the summer sun left the quiet, nurturing sign of Cancer, and roared into the fire sign of Leo. No doubt about it, nothing is quiet about this sign. Jupiter may be the king of planets, but Leo is royalty in the zodiac and like royalty, all things are about ‘expression’. Where Cancer […]
GLASTONBURY ABBEY’S GREAT FIRE OF 1184–WAS PETER D’MARCY AN ARSONIST?
The Great Fire of 1184, which all but destroyed Britain’s oldest site of Christianity, Glastonbury Abbey, is legendary. For 900 years, myth and speculation have flourished as to the cause of this catastrophic event. The majority speculation put forth by historians is that unusual winds on the morning of May 25, 1184 were responsible, causing […]
WAS ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE A DRAMA QUEEN LEO OR….
In “Flight Through Time”, my 12th century mystery series, Eleanor of Aquitaine is the queen of the hour. Historically a fascinating woman, scholars, historical fiction authors… not to mention Hollywood, can’t seem to get enough of her; nor can I. If someone were to ask, “if you could have dinner with anyone from history, who […]