Having authored dozens of books on folk magic, paganism and folk lore, Nigel Pennick remains one of the best and most informed writers on these subjects today. This book guides us through the British pre-industrial landscape, and reveals the customs and philosophy of how our ancestors oriented in it. This was a world which was still enchanted and inhabited by spirits of the land and the farm, and mankind was not yet seen as “outside” or “above” nature, but as partaker in it. Before the rise of urban modernity, humans envisioned the world as a souled macro-cosmos and themselves as reflections of this whole, and structured their lives in accordance with the movement of its cycles. This book gives us a glimpse both of what we have lost, but also what we can regain by recognising the sacrality of nature.
176pp, 153 x 227 mm, Paperback, 2020, RRP £14.99