Samhainn, now Halloween, is when the ancient Celts believed the veils between this world and the Otherworld were at their thinnest; a time for reflecting on mortality. It is an appropriate time of year for Faclan to explore Belief.
Has knowledge and science brought a new enlightenment? Or has the ‘Light of the World’ been eclipsed by the new secularism? Is belief like plasma suspended between the magnetic poles of reason and emotion, science and theology, expectation and hope; an aurora, luminous but fleeting? Or is it a pure diamond formed by the tectonic forces of human experience. Are we temporary or are we eternal?
We can, at least, ask the question.
- AM BIOBULL: The Gaelic Bible
- AND ON THIS ROCK…: Donald S. Murray
- CHILDREN’S WRITERS
- DR WHO: DARK HORIZONS
- FESTIVAL CLUB: DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL
- ISLAND LIGHTHOUSES & The Mystery of the Flannan Isles
- JENNY COLGAN: COCKTAILS & SWEETS
- MORTAL REMAINS: Steve Dilworth
- NA SALM: Morag Macleod
- NOSFERATU: A Symphony of Horror F W Murneau 1922 (Germany)
- PETER URPETH
- PROVIDENCE: Archibald Ferguson 1976 (Scotland)
- THE DAWKINS LETTERS Rev. David Robertson
- THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS: Philip Davies
- THE GOD DELUSION: Richard Dawkins
- THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW: Pier Paolo Pasolini 1964 (Italy)
- THE SCHOOL OF THE DAMNED John Farnam
- THE SEVENTH SEAL
- UNAPOLOGETIC: Francis Spufford
- VAMPYR: Carl Theodor Dreyer 1932 (French/German)