Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Which Way to Gheel? July 21, 2010
You know your are in an interesting space when the roadsigns are purely profound.
This Open Air Mental Institution gave us much amusement; the more we looked around, the more subtle, and extraordinary occurrences we observed. When Robert Eringer, Floater, Jimmy Harper and I traveled to Belgium we were already on a heightened state of awareness, in search of St. Dymphna's relics.
This road sign pointed us in the right direction... (UP!!)
We made our way to St Amand's Cathedral, (which was closed), However we were lucky to be granted entry into the cathedral by it's president, who, after learning I was an artist showed us his fine marble faux painting on the columns behind the alter. We thought this was the church that would have had Dymphna's bones, but we were off by a mile.
This church, was dedicated to the priest who'd fallen for her in Ireland and literally lost his head over it. (This story will follow).
We appreciated the education of the president, and asked him if he would take a picture of us in front of the alter. What came out in the photo would have a surreal influence on our travels to come. Our Odyssey just kept getting more odd by the minute.
In Spire ation
Gheel Belgium 2004
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