Does nature book end winter with colour? Who else is noticing the amount of yellow that's come out recently. I am seeing it all around me and it feels glorious to have this autumn colour preceding the dark days. It set me thinking though. I have always associated yellow with spring more than anything. Seeing… Continue reading Landscape Words
A dark time pilgrimage. We always have a choice on the esoteric work we undertake for the land. Sometimes though the offer is a little forceful, especially when things seem to have been contrived to bring you to a certain place, at a certain time and it would seem churlish to refuse given that fact.… Continue reading Pilgrimage words
From pillow to pavement pilgrimage. When I wake early and know that any further sleep will elude me, I allow myself to drift off in to London and seek out a pilgrimage to wander through my mind. In that point between sleep and fully awaken, I can get a strong sense of the journeys taken… Continue reading Gatekeeper Trust Magazine
The Wilderness, Croydon Shirley Summary. The Wilderness survives as a four acre, albeit overgrown, private garden on Shirley Church Road, Croydon. Between 1904–1923 the garden was experimental and influential, created by the Rev. William Wilks, an amateur and gifted horticulturist and Secretary of the Royal Horticultural Society. The garden is highly significant as an interpretation… Continue reading London Parks and Gardens Trust
Francis Bacon’s desire to live by truth and by truth alone led to his betrayal. Bacon was a devoted advocate for the seeking of truth no matter the consequences and in all its forms. Not just the seeking of truth but the living of truth. To live by a philosophy that to truly understand the… Continue reading Francis Bacon Society
I am here to serve the land. Though I always ask for confirmation through meditations, therapeutic sessions and courses, the answer remains constant: I incarnated on this earth to serve the land and this act of service has manifested through my work as a Landscape Architect and as a pilgrim. I am continually learning that… Continue reading Imelda Almqvist. Shaman.
Pilgrimage as collaboration. As we pilgrimage we take part in what is one of the purest forms of collaboration. My aim with this article is to explore through my own and others experiences how embodying collaboration can really enhance the act of pilgrimage. To lay good foundations I want to start with a definition, which… Continue reading Gatekeeper Trust Magazine