Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | July 22, 2008

A Single Gesture of the Infinite

This blogkeeper is going on a busman’s holiday to the OBOD summer camp, so no more posts for a couple of weeks. The idea of a busman’s holiday reminds me of a question somebody asked one of our group when we were on a Druid retreat on the Isle of Iona: “Why do you choose an island with virtually no trees for a Druid retreat?” Quick as a flash the Druid replied “Because we’re on holiday!”

Immersed in trees and tree-lore all year round, what could be more soothing than a barren island that holds the secrets of the world in its stone?

Immersed for a lot of the time in a computer screen, I’m going to enjoy a few weeks away close to the earth.

In the meanwhile here’s a quote from fellow Druid John Michael Greer. ‘A single gesture of the infinite’ – what a wonderful idea!

‘Ultimately as the traditional lore of magic teaches, everything is part of a single gesture of the infinite. It’s from this fact that natural magic takes its power.’
John Michael Greer


Responses

  1. I know what you mean about stones – I’ve just spent a week or so on Lewis, Harris and Taransay – and although it was notably weird without the trees – the place just vibrates and is so raw, clean yet unsanitised and so wonderful that I didn’t even want to come home to my beeches here.
    See you at camp I hope – have a good break. Nat /|\

  2. Enjoy the holiday!

  3. Have a great time at camp, Philip. I did last year.

  4. Have a wonderful time on holiday!


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