North-easterly VII: A final grace

A beautiful post from Sue Vincent following on from previous ones about this magical part of the Northumberland coast. Today one of the spiritual hearts of Great Britain… Lindisfarne also known as Holy Island, with its 1400 years of history, remnants of which can still be explored. Having read Bernard Cornwell and latterly Terry Tyler, I have become familiar with the legends but Sue’s photographs add a layer of fascination. And this is intensified by the last couple of paragraphs and images that take us right back to the first men who worshipped on the island. #recommended

The Silent Eye

“…Manifest thy light for my regeneration, and let the breadth, height, fullness and crown
of the solar radiance appear, and may the light within shine forth!”

Abbe de Villars, ‘The Comte de Gabalis’

“We’ve just got to the top of the slope by the castle,” said the voice on the phone, in answer to my query. We had been a few minutes late arriving on Holy Island, and our companions had begun to stroll out towards the medieval castle that dominates the island landscape. Having failed to find them in any of the three cafés where we had looked, we had located them by phone and, putting on a bit of a spurt, finally caught up with them. From here we could look back at the beginning of our journey, over the water to Bamburgh Castle, just as the spiritual pilgrim looks back on his inner journey and sees with…

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