No. 8, Encounter in the Forest (August 2008)

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Table of contents

01.   Dante, Inferno (1308-21)

02.   Doré, L’Enfer, Cantos I (1860)

03.   Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

04.   Directions

05.   Solar Meditation

06.   Map of Loughton Camp

07.   Lunar Meditation

08.   Beech coppard, Loughton Forest

09.   Celestial Meditation

10.   Lightning-struck beech tree, Loughton Camp

11.   Communion

12.   Principles of Community

The terminology of ‘encounter’ seeks to characterise not only the open and collective nature of these events, but also the passage of the individual apprentice, both physical and psychological, out of the world of isolated being in which he lives from day to day, and into the collective experience of a sacred world – which would appear, as it were, over the horizon of our desires, in the very act of their enactment.

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