Showing posts from September, 2018

Swan Song

Swan Song This blog is dedicated to the passing of a dear friend of ours, Paul Knight. My heart is with his wife Annette and his family today and in the days to come. While thinking of how I might salute him, I came across this painting where Keith depicted the Valkyrie and the ancient Norns welcoming the heroes home. How surprised was I to see how much it looked like Keith and Paul. Alright, Keith is laughing at me once more! I meant due to the dark-haired bearded dude and the light-haired friend with him. But joking aside, they were dear friends on a joint spiritual path and there is no way that I can imagine that they are not now together. Keith would have been honoured to meet Paul and they would be having the best of times while he is showing him all about the new tasks ahead! THe First Wave So what is Ascension? Why did Keith paint about it? What does it mean to each of us? These blogs are "The Gospel According To Keith", as you know, so I can tell you what

...and Other Mythical Beasts (Dragons) - part lll

Eclipse Dragons are an established theme throughout our mythology.  Chinese mythology sees dragons as benevolent and they are an important part of their New Year celebrations.  Both Celtic and Chinese traditions say that during an eclipse the dragon swallows the sun. 'The Eclipse' was painted in honour of the total eclipse in August 1999 that was going to be visible in Cornwall. We planned to be on the Lizard for this auspicious event. Rain was forecast and the BBC thought Falmouth would be a better option so all events at the Lizard were cancelled and the scientists and cameras scuttled over there. We went with our teenagers to the house of a dear friend who lives in Angarrack by Hayle. Although the weather wasn't clear,  the drizzle didn't keep us from the barbecue! (As Keith would say, "We're British, dammit!") The moment of the eclipse arrived and the day dimmed. Birds were silent. Time stopped. I remember my independent teenagers drawing close