Friday, 31 October 2014

The Peace Bagoda

These are some photographs of the Peace Bagoda, Temple and Medicine Wheel which are in Willen, Milton Keynes that I visited last Friday.
The Medicine Wheel, while inspired by Native American traditions, is meant as a universal symbol of peace and also draws heavily on local energy sites such as Stonehenge.
The Peace Pagoda was built by the the monks and nuns of the Nipponzan Myohoji as a symbol of world brotherhood. Above it, 1,000 cherry trees commemorate the victims of war, while prayers and messages of hope decorate the nearby One World Tree.
Alongside the Pagoda is the distinctive Buddhist Temple, where the public is welcome inside or to visit the grounds with their Japanese and Zen gardens.
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Alex Fox
 

Friday, 24 October 2014

St. Michael, hero of the sun

These are some photographs of a play that was performed on Tuesday 14th October called ‘St. Michael, hero of the sun’ at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes by residents and co-workers.
The story was about Luifried, a young knight who decided to dedicate himself to the service of St. Michael. Lufried embarkek on a journey by helping others and spread the good message that was sent by St. Michael.
Archaniel Michael is usually present on the pictures as a warrior holding a dragon at bay or sometimes holding a scales weighing a demon against the soul of human.
 Alex Fox

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Gormenghast

Gormenghast is a fantasy novel by British writer Mervyn Peake. It is the story of Titus Groan, 77th Earl of Groan and Lord of Gormenghast Castle, from age 7 to 17. As the story opens, Titus dreads the pre-ordained life of ritual that stretches before him. To Titus, Master of Ritual Barquentine and his apprentice Steerpike are the embodiment of all he wants to rebel against. An important sub-plot involves Titus at school, where he encounters the professors, especially Bellgrove, who becomes Headmaster of Gormenghast school.
The novel has been adapted for the theatre by Carabosse theatre and was performed at the Chrysalis theatre from the 10th to the 14th October.
Alex Fox

Friday, 10 October 2014

Shopping at Tesco

Here are some photos of me buying Weight Watchers meals at the Tesco in Kingston, Milton Keynes on Friday 3rd October. I've been on a diet and have lost lots of weight.
Alex Fox

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Crystal ball's

A crystal ball is a crystal or glass ball believed by some people to aid in the performance of clairvoyance. It is sometimes known as a shew stone (or show stone— "shew" is an archaic spelling of "show").
The art or process of "seeing" is known as "scrying", whereby images are claimed to be seen in crystals, or other media such as water, and are interpreted as meaningful information. The "information" gleaned then is used to make important decisions in one's life (i.e. love, marriage, finances, travel, business, etc.).
By contrast, some professed seers say that they do not actually see images in the crystal itself, but rather that the featureless interior of the stone facilitates them in clearing their mind of distractions so that future truths or events will become known to them.
When the technique of scrying is used with crystals, or any transparent body, it is known as crystallomancy or crystal gazing.

Clear crystal ball

Black obsidian crystal ball

Yellow quartz crystal ball
Alex Fox