trail of footprints

Pada means foot or part of a poem and implies a step or passage in the course of one's spiritual or holistic life. Padajna is to know these sacred footprints, and pada-viya is the trail left by the pada journey.

I would not think to touch the sky with two arms -Sappho, fragment 52

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London, Aug 2014

Wandering around London. Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abby, Parliament buildings, & the Thames.

4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England ↘

Andy Goldsworthy - Balanced ice column Helbeck Craggs, Cumbria 5 January, 1985.

(Source: pleoros, via north-sea-longing)

Stonehenge had huge 'stone religious sibling' just two miles away ↘

Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle ↘

The Vesica Pool at the Chalice Well gardens in Glastonbury, May 2013. It’s the final section the waters pass through before snaking through the lawn & emptying onto the street through a pipe.

“In the past it was known as the ‘Red Spring’ or ‘Blood Spring’ because of the red iron deposit the water leaves on everything it touches. Many legends are attributed to the waters … the waters are acknowledged as the essence of life & so a continuous spring like Chalice Well is seen as a direct expression of unbounded life force.”

Photos from that day:
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/57158794763/chalice-well-gardens-glastonbury-may-2013
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/57076826956/chalice-well-gardens-glastonbury-may
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/56972926076/chalice-well-gardens-glastonbury-may-2013
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/59124691759/around-victoria-june-2013-1-4-hanging-at

Climbing the Glastonbury Tor & the view from the top of the Somerset Levels, May 2013.
At the top of the Tor, the thing to watch is the way the light rolls over the ground.

"At the end of the last ice age Britain was still joined to what is now France by a land corridor across what is now the English Channel. As the glaciers melted from about 8000 BC the sea level rose rapidly & many coastal areas became inundated. The lowlands of Somerset were turned into an inland sea bordered by salt marshes reaching eastward past Glastonbury.

The only dry land now was the Mendip Hills & the Polden Hills further south. In between, isolated hills, such as Wedmore, Burtle & Meare, stood out of the water as islands. The most distinctive of these was Glastonbury Tor & its surrounding high ground. This was the isle of Avalon, a secret island surrounded by tidal waters & accessible only by boat or the hidden ancient trackways across marsh & mudflats.” — George Wingfield

Photos from that day:
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/56795590549/glastonbury-tor-may-2013-photos-by-me-please
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/56692357674/may-2013-photos-by-me-please-dont-remove
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/56606619174/glastonbury-tor-the-view-of-the-somerset-levels
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/56519111506/more-from-glastonbury-tor-may-2013-photos-by
http://pada-viya.tumblr.com/post/56427289568/glastonbury-after-hiking-through-moors-forests

toritextil:

#morningwalk #countryside #cows #england #oxfordshire

toritextil:

#morningwalk #countryside #cows #england #oxfordshire

(via thelittlehermitage)

leprincelointain:

Andrew McCallum (1821-1904), In Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire: Winter Evening after Rain - 1881

leprincelointain:

Andrew McCallum (1821-1904), In Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire: Winter Evening after Rain - 1881

(via north-sea-longing)

ahhr:

'Visiting witches please park your broomsticks here' Outside the Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle.

ahhr:

'Visiting witches please park your broomsticks here' Outside the Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle.

fuckyeahpaganism:

SEAHENGE, also known as Holme I, was a prehistoric monument located in the village of Holme-Next-to-the-Sea in the English county of Norfolk. Research into the age of the site tells archaeologists that it was constructed in the spring or summer of 2049 BCE. The original use of the site is still unknown, just like other great stone (and wood) monuments. A replica of Seahenge is on display at Lynn Museum in King’s Lynn.(x)

fuckyeahpaganism:

SEAHENGE, also known as Holme I, was a prehistoric monument located in the village of Holme-Next-to-the-Sea in the English county of Norfolk. Research into the age of the site tells archaeologists that it was constructed in the spring or summer of 2049 BCE. The original use of the site is still unknown, just like other great stone (and wood) monuments. A replica of Seahenge is on display at Lynn Museum in King’s Lynn.(x)

(via graveyarddirt)

Stunning Aerial Images of Hill Forts from Britain's Iron Age ↘

(Source: pagansquare, via charlottesarahscrivener)

View of the Glastonbury Tor from Chalice Well gardens. Sitting on a covered swing on a drizzly morning, listening to the birds. May 2013.

The soundtrack is a layering of the original sounds (wind & birds), the churchyard in Chagford where I’d been a few days before (church bells & birds), & a recording of people changing at the Glastonbury Abbey ruins.

Tor View from Chalice Well Gardens

View of the Tor from Chalice Well gardens. Sitting on a covered swing on a drizzly morning, listening to the birds. May 2013.

The soundtrack is a layering of the original sounds (wind & birds), the churchyard in Chagford where I’d been a few days before (church bells & birds), & a recording of people changing at the Glastonbury Abbey ruins.

oldkingcrow:

I’ve been kind of obsessed with early medieval British history lately.  I mean, you have the Romans building a wall and trading posts on the Scottish border, trying to keep the barbarians at bay.  But the Picts were probably this fairly sophisticated culture, with bright, garish clothes, and elaborate art and architecture, and then MacBeth and his people came in and killed them all.  

And then the Saxons are on the scene, and it’s all these Germanic tribes intermingling with the Celts, and there are these Viking Kings with fantastic names like Cnut the Great and Sven Forkbeard.  And every corner of the British Isles has it’s own dialect of Old English, and there’s all this tension between Polytheism and Christianity, and Grendel is out there eating Norsemen or something.

And then all these Normans show up and kick out all the Anglo-Saxon nobility, and for about three centuries, the common folk speak Old English, but the royalty speak French, and may not actually have a great grasp on English at all, and that’s why our legal system is full of words like “prosecutor”  and “nullification” and “jury” and we say “Attorney General” instead of “General Attorney.”

It’s like Game of Thrones with less CGI and gratuitous T&A.