I’ve been hearing this song in my head for days. The F1RST man I truly fell for was an Eagles fanatic. He was also a liar, a thief, a chancer and an unfaithful soon to be married bastard. A fact that I found out when his bride to be turned up and announced herself as […]Desperado — Uncontrolled Historian
Whither the British Monarchy?
I asked for clarity on the future of the British monarchy. There has been much speculation about this in recent times. I drew 3 cards for the immediate situation, covert situation and outcome.
I wanted to encapsulate it in 3 short phrases, 1 for each card according to my ‘intuition’:
Divine transformation; initiation; new ‘divine’ marriage between the people and ‘the king’.
I have looked at this before and each time, instead of feeling that the monarchy will end completely, I get that it will be truly transformed. The devine feminine energy here seems very strong, hinting of a very different type of institution, perhaps not an institution in any normal sense. The sense of the devine is strong in all 3 of these cards.
Of course, I may be wrong. Maybe this will be a reinstatement of the spiritual relationship between the people and the monarch, I don’t know. I am thinking of a kind of priest king or queen. But watch this space, I think developments are imminent, certainly by spring if not much sooner.
Copyright Francis 2021
On This Day 1936 — Edward VIII Talks to the Nation and the World
On this day in 1936 the instrument of the abdication of King Edward VIII was endorsed by the Westminster parliament in London.
Later on the same day, Edward spoke to the nation and the world via radio, his faltering voice revealing the deep sadness he felt, that could not fulfill his kingly duties and at the same time marry the woman that he loved, the American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
Never formally crowned King, his younger brother, George VI would be coronated the following year. Edward, known as ‘David’ to intimates, would spend the rest of his life in exile with his wife, taking the title ‘Duke of Windsor’. He died in 1972 in Paris.
Copyright Francis 2020
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Looking for Love in Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany (Reblog)
Marriage, whether motivated by romantic idealism or social necessity was a key concern for the people of rural Brittany. A number of unusual customs and superstitions once surrounded marriage and the quest for love.Looking for Love in Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany