Books, Philosophy, Stuart France

Spirit of Place…


This notion, in the vague

form in which it as come down to us,

is probably more easily accessible,

or, as some might have it, ‘fluffier’.


Still, few would deny that

places can have atmospheres,

but what one actually puts that

atmosphere down to is these days

largely a matter for personal delectation,

and hence, hardly likely to cause too much in the way of disruption.


In the past much more store was set by such things,

and these vague notions assumed

a more ‘concrete’ form

and were correspondingly

given greater weight.


But to what end?



The Keys to Heaven

Stuart France

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Psychologist, Maurice Nicoll studied under Fourth Way exponents G.I Gurdjieff and  P.D. Ouspensky, and presented his own philosophy in a series of works published during the Mid Twentieth Century.

In his seminal work, Living Time… he makes no bones about insisting that the psychological states and concepts that he is expounding, and their utilisation, are ancient and stretch back through Christianity, Judaism, the Greek Philosophers and on into the mysterious climes of Pre-Dynastic Egypt…

In re-presenting these ideas as a series of poetic explorations, author and essayist, Stuart France uncovers a series of links with the Mediaeval Traditions of the Northmen, and the Matter of Britain!

What is the original story of our week? How does the moon harrow hell? Prepare to be enthralled, entertained, educated, and enlightened, as new light is shed on the enigmatic figures of Wotan, Merlin, and King Arthur.

They do not write books like this anymore if indeed they ever did!