The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

The small tidal island off the northeast coast of England, speaks of a history where truth and myth coalesce into the misty past.  Much like Atlantis, the Garden of Hesperides and Camelot, Lindisfarne is recognized as sacred, set apart from the mundanity of life. The monastery of Lindisfarne, known as the Lindisfarne Priory, was founded…

Saying Yes to the Adventure

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” Joseph Campbell The problem with the word “adventure” is definition.  No one can be certain of the exact description because it depends on the unique characteristics of an individual.  Most like the idea of an adventure,…

The Hero Journey

“Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have one before us, the labyrinth is fully known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay…

Finding the Ocean

“Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world’s great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean.”  Alison McGhee, All Rivers Flow To The Sea   I found my way to the ocean, just as Vikings did many centuries ago. …

Going on an Adventure

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone. I should think so – in these parts!  We are plain, quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things!  Make you late for dinner.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit There are many…

The Game is Afoot

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle   We never tire of Sherlock Holmes.  I paid a visit to 221 B Street when I was in London and found the…