Saturday 29 December 2018

Farewell to Albion Awakening

Sometime between now and Epiphany I will finish and post my final piece for this blog. My initial reason for leaving Albion Awakening was that I wanted to focus on writing a book-length story. The more I reflected on it, however, the more I realised that the discipline of publishing a couple of pieces a month is good for my writing, so I'm going to start a new blog, though I may take a break from it if ideas emerge for a longer work.

Albion Awakening is a rare and precious vehicle for spiritual and cultural transformation. It has been an honour and a joy to be involved. I want to thank Bruce Charlton for conceiving the blog and inviting me to take part, and also to both Bruce and William Wildblood for their searching, penetrative, and deeply insightful posts. It is no exaggeration, I'm sure we'll all agree, to describe Bruce and William as contemporary prophets. They discern the signs of the times, shine a spotlight on our metaphysical assumptions, and reorientate us to our source and destination in God.

My vocation is different, however. My gift, I have come to see, is in tale-telling (in the vein of my recent Joseph of Arimathea story, for instance), and that is what I will be focusing on in my new blog, Deep Britain and Ireland, where you will find retellings of the myths and legends that remain so fresh and dynamic - and so important for our future, I feel - on both sides of the Irish Sea.

This, I believe, is the best contribution I can make to what all of us readers and writers of Albion Awakening are working and praying for - the rousing of Albion from sleep and the restoration of the holy realm of Logres in this land. That will be the theme of my final post for this blog and it will be the theme (even if not explicitly stated) of each and every post in my new blog. It is what I believe in, what I stand for, and what I fight for.

A blog is nothing without its readers, so a profound thank you to all of you who have taken the time and made the effort to read what I've written here. May God bless you all and may your road rise before you, now and always.


Ann K. said...

You have been a real treasure! Thank you and good luck.

Sutton Coldfield said...

God bless you, John. I have been enriched immeasurably by the stories you've told and the stories you've counseled me to read---things I never would have encountered otherwise, like Tremor of Intent and Free Fall and The Sleeping Lord.

Bruce Charlton said...

John - End of an era! Sad, but hopeful too. Let us know when content starts appearing on the new blog; so we can link to it.