Inspirations

I often come across really inspirational material that I thought it would be great to share with those of you visiting my site.  The internet is really an incredible place and just like life, if you seek trauma, you will find it, if you seek inspiration, you will discover it. Hope you enjoy the links!

This is an extraordinary short animated film called the Little Black Dog. It’s message is profound. Please note the film is in two parts

Bringing in the May!

Awakening  Jack in the Green at Bluebell Hill, Near Rochester, Kent

The Padstow Hobby Horse is one of the oldest surviving traditions and here is some very rare early film from the 1930′s

Awakening the spring life force!

The illumination of the passage and chamber at the Winter solstice sunrise in Newgrange is world famous. Less well known is the Spring Equinox illumination at sunrise in Cairn T at Loughcrew.

The backstone of the chamber is illuminated by a beam of light at sunrise on the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes.

The sun light is shaped by the stones of the entrance and passage and descends the backstone while moving from left to the right illuminating the solar symbols.

An inspiration

I first came across Nick Vujicic in a short spiritual film called the Butterfly Circus which I forwarded to my sister who works in a school. One of the teachers showed it to the children who were incredibly moved by it and it seems to now be doing the rounds of other schools and so his powerful message of inspiration is spread.

Spring Equinox at Kukulcan

At this ancient site there is a pyramid dedicated to Kukulcán, the feathered serpent, also known as Quetzcoatl, and the pyramid  is a complex annual astronomical calendar. Its four sides each have 91 steps (the number of days between each of the four points of the year). On the spring equinox the sun creates a pattern of 7 scales of light on the terraces of the pyramid that connect to the head of the feathered serpent carved at its base. As the sun moves, the scales undulate and eventually disappear, giving the visual effect of the serpent ascending the 9 terraces of the pyramid . At the spring equinox, the serpent ascends the pyramid and at the autumn equinox the serpent appears to descend.