Μystical Britain and Ireland

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Title: Mystical Britain and Ireland

Writer: Richard Jones (photography by John Mason)

Publishing House: New Holland Australia

Date of Publication: August 10th 2006 (first published 2003)

Rating: 5 stars

‘’Those who pace its lanes and squares may yet hear the echoes of their footsteps on the sounding stones and read upon its gates…’’Who enters here leaves noise behind.’’

Charles Dickens

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για dartmoor

                                   Dartmoor moorland

(image source:https://www.holidaycottages.co.uk/holidays/dartmoor)

Britain and Ireland invite you on a journey where one can experience the energy concentrated over centuries of History, created from clashes of cultures and religions. The result is a haunting world where the pagan past and Christianity have formed a fascinating if stormy marriage where legends and myths communicate sanctity and immortality. Richard Jones guides us to a journey in Britain and Ireland where Celtic monuments and Christian churches stand as eternal witnesses of civilization and spirituality through the beautiful, atmospheric photographs by John Mason.

Σχετική εικόνα

                                                        Glastonbury Abbey

(image source: https://www.abandonedspaces.com/public/glastonbury-abbey-the-ruined-monastery-shrouded-in-mystery-and-legend.html)

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για Cerne Abbas Giant

                                                 Cerne Abbas Giant

 

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για canterbury cathedral

                                        Canterbury Cathedral

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για Kings Stone in Kingston Upon Thames

                                        Coronation Stone, Kingston upon Thames

Wander in Dartmoor and the haunting moors and allow yourselves to experience the incomparable sacred energy of Glastonbury, one of the most sacred and mystical sites of our planet. Seen the sun rise in legendary Stonehedge and marvel at the mysterious Cerne Abbas Giant. See the beautiful carvings at Kilpeck Church and discover the secrets of the Temple of Mithras in London. Pay a visit to Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral and dance with a very special partner in Chanctonbury Ring. Do not overlook the Kings Stone in Kingston Upon Thames or the impressive Green Man at Norwich Cathedral. Trace the steps of Celts, Romans, and Vikings in the Midlands, visit the Celtic Mother Goddess in All Saints’ Church and let yourselves be moved by the great love of Edward I for Queen Eleanor when you stand in front of the Eleanor Cross. The Hill of Tara, the seat of the Irish High Kings, is waiting for you and the haunting Whitby Abbey will rise in the moonlight, a silent presence over the centuries. In Scotland, the sacred isle of Mona hides its secrets well inside the mists.

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για Green Man in Norwich Cathedral

                                             Green Man at Norwich Cathedral

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για The Hill of Tara

                                                            Hill of Tara

(image source: http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/hill-tara-features-12-historic-sites-ireland-visit-2018)

These are only a few of the sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland that you will visit while reading this book, the closest we can get to a mystical experience through the pages.

Σχετική εικόνα

                                                          Whitby Abbey

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για stonehedge

                                                                    Stonehedge

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve been to Glastonbury and Stonehenge a few times, also to many places in Scotland. The Isle of Skye is pure magic 🙂 I love Great Britain.

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    1. I have visited Stonehedge and Glastonbury and the energy is utterly shuttering. I have yet to visit the Isle of Skye but I adore Edinburgh with all my heart. I’ve travelled extensively but nowhere have I felt this unique ”vibe” of Great Britain and Ireland.

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      1. I spent six months in Edinburgh as a student, I love it so much. I feel the same about the British Isles 🙂

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      2. I’ve always wanted to travel to the Hebrides….🙂Some day…

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      3. I’m very keen to see the Outer Hebrides, but I can’t travel at the moment. There are some wonderful Instagram accounts though.

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      4. Travelling via Instagram is the next best thing. The Hebrides seem quite a distant dream for now…Berlin and Prague are waiting…

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  2. Two of my most favorite places to visit. Loved this review and its accompanying pictures.

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