Re-enchanting the Isle of Dragons
Sue Wallace and Peter Knight at North Hill Village Hall
In troubled times, it is always refreshing when someone turns up with a totally different perspective. More than anything, this talk reminded us that for all the social, political and environmental turmoil in our midst, there are ageless levels of being that were here long before we arrived – and will still be here long after we have all departed this mortal coil.
Peter Knight and Sue Wallace have embarked on a journey, described in this presentation and illustrated in the book of the talk, which is taking them to the naturally sacred sites of Britain. Albion may be the oldest known name for what we would now describe as mainland UK, but it is clear that people have lived and died here long before the dawn of the written age – and indeed, long before the tribes who fashioned tools and weapons from iron or bronze.
The Wiltshire-based duo actively seek out those places that were special to the ancient peoples – holy rocks and revered ‘natural’ geological formations. They have sounded out reverberating caves, edged behind waterfalls in spate and climbed isolated pinnacles that even centuries of quarrymen have left well alone.