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Monday, 27 September 2010

St MARY'S CHURCH - SIXPENNY HANDLEY - DORSET

St Mary's Church - Sixpenny Handley - Dorset

A view of the embattled square tower of St Mary's Church at Sixpenny Handley in Dorset.
The belfry contains three bells.

The church is of mainly Gothic architecture and has a sturdy porch built of stone with a brick interior.
Inside the main area of the church you will see a splendid wooden beamed roof and a font from the early 12th century with straight supports on each corner.

The name Sixpenny Handley comes from SEXPENCE (Hill of the Saxons) and HEAN-LEAH (High wood clearing).

Monday, 20 September 2010

THE FERRYMAN'S END - BODHISATTVA


 VICTORIA'S WAY sculpture and philosophy park - Wicklow, Ireland.
All the sculptures at Victoria's Way are modelled and carved in Mahabalipuram, Madras, India by the Master Sculptor T. Baskaran and then shipped to Ireland.
This is one of the 'Forest Sculptures'. Each one symbolises a stage- a crossroad or impasse on the journey to the full realisation of one's true self. The individual who responds naturally and spontaneously to the world completes the journey easily and finds fulfilment and joy. However, the cultured or over-regulated individual, the one who has lost the capacity to act spontaneously, encounters many obstacles and much distress.

''The Ferryman's craft lies dead in the water unable to move, he can no longer reach the 'other' shore and touch it. Unable to touch he cannot become real and fully energised. Unmoving he sinks and dies''.

The sculpture of the Ferryman's End is a metaphor for the individual who is losing touch with the REAL world, personal or general.

Credit: Words of Philosophical interpratation by VICTORIA'S WAY.