even historians are starting to get it…

‘Those who trust the spirit of place must take account of these geological gradations and alterations. There is no reason to doubt that human consciousness is changed by the experience of living above clay, rather than chalk, even though the nature of that change is not understood.’

‘The earliest inhabitants of the Thames valley believed that there was an intrinsic power in stone, and the builders of the great monuments of Britain were concerned to use precisely the right kind of stone for their enterprise.’

‘The ancient tribes were perhaps more attuned to the natural world, and sensed what the 21st century inhabitants…ignore or reject.’ p.33 ‘Thames-the Biography” Peter Ackroyd, Anchor Books 2007

I would remove the qualifiers like perhaps. DRC another great book by Mr. Ackroyd is ‘London Under’ Nan&Talese 2011


About drcarlsonalbion

Musician in band earth. Folklore/History/Occult enthusiast, especially about British Isles.
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