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Ray's Blog: July 2018

Sages And Soul Friends

 This week I received two messages I share with you.

Sages

'I am exploring the understanding  of ‘a company of sages’ which you mentioned to me in our early days in Cape Town, talking to several friends about its meaning, and the role sages play in society – wisdom figures I suppose,...

Posted at 14:38pm on 27th July 2018

Elders In Towns

I contribute to Berwick Advertiser's Thought for the Week column. Here is my latest article: <p>

I received a card from a very old friend which said  ‘I suffer from the Methuselah tendency’.  I decided to  investigate this tendency. I learned from the Book of Genesis that Methuselah had...

Posted at 09:02am on 20th July 2018

Anglesey New Monastic Retreats

I am at Llandonna, Ynys Mon (Anglesey), North Wales. Ynys Mon is the traditional bread basket of Wales. Can it now offer the bread of life to a spiritually depleted land? <p>

My host, James Percival,  took me by boat around Ynys Seiriol. The English call this nature reserve, with its...

Posted at 09:18am on 13th July 2018

Tides And Seasons

Never before, over twenty five years on Holy Island, can I recall such warm sun  every day of a week's retreat. I had rather short notice to shape and sharpen material for this retreat on Tides and Seasons.<p>

Retreatants came from Canada, England, Scotland, South Africa, USA and Wales.  We...

Posted at 18:33pm on 6th July 2018
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