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Adrian G R Scott

Adrian G R Scott

poetry photography guiding

poet photographer guide

The Gateway to Glen Mount
The Rivelin Valley at Twilight

New

Podcast Mini-Series

 

On the cusp of two realms

 

Synchronicity

 

the interleaving of our inner and outer worlds.

 

Episode Two – Arriving in Magic

 

This is the second of four episodes for autumn

Focussing on the power of synchronicity

‘A meaningful coincidence of two or more events where something other than the probability of chance is involved’

Carl Jung 

I will be using my three published collections and my soon to be published collection about Sheffield as themes for each podcast. The first will be the Call of the Unwritten and will feature poems from that work

Each episode will be in conversation with Carl Jung, Thomas Merton – the hermit and prophet, the Desert Mother and Fathers and the great American poet of the natural world Mary Oliver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These words from the Tempest by William Shakespeare feature in Episode Two

“This rough magic
I here abjure, and, when I have required
Some heavenly music, which even now I do,
To work mine end upon their senses that
This airy charm is for, I’ll break my staff,
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
And deeper than did ever plummet sound
I’ll drown my book.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A saying of the Desert Fathers used in this episode

Amma Syncletica said : ‘In the beginning there is struggle and a lot of work for those who come near to God. But after there is indescribable joy. It is just like building a fire: at first it is smokey and your eyes water, but later you get the desired result. Thus we ought to light the divine fire in ourselves with tears and effort.’

‘Whether an hour long conversation or fifteen minutes on one special poem, Adrian always takes your brain to a softer place.’

A Review of the Anxious Poets Podcast

a poet’s faith – thoughts from the rivelin valley