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|Description ||Ethereal and numinous.|
|Thanks for this lovely pic, Runemage, and for introducing me to the word numinous! I hadn't heard that before, but its meaning is true for most ancient monuments, isn't it (especially on Orkney and Lewis!)?|
|Thanks for your kind words Angie, I think I first came across the word "numinous" in Philip Heselton's "Secret Places of the Goddess" many years ago and it's been a firm favourite ever since, particularly when applied to the ancient places. I've not been to Lewis (yet, hopefully next year for the Lunar Standstill) but Orkney definitely has a gentle magic all of its own. This was taken there last July, if you look to the far right of this photo, the Watchstone is there, a bit hard to see for all the fenceposts and the building but I found that to be one of the most numinous spots I've visited so far.|
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