Julian Cope presents Head Heritage

September 1998CE

September 1998ce

Eh-up Websters,

Didn’t know I knew all the jargon did ya? Thought I'd been away too long finishing The Modern Antiquarian to understand modern culture, but you were wrong. I'm back in the saddle of my little pony and I’m ready to kick the shit out of the Patriarchy. The Modern Antiquarian has taken me eight years of research, and includes a gazetteer to 300 British sites. I believe that only beyond the monolithic boundaries of the Roman Empire and its subsequent imitators can we truly see the ancient places where we humans were once Stone Immaculate, as Jim Morrison termed it. Most of this book has been dedicated to sending readers to those very places. Britain is a magnificent island but not enough people know it. They have been hoodwinked by the Roman Empire and the dreadful fall-out which the Romans’ lack of any genuine Belief System has caused down the past two millennia. We drown in a torrent of anal-retentive intellectual homosexuality, whilst those who are genuinely gay still feel outside normality in many supposedly normal situations. This is not ironic – this is cruel and it must change. The Modern Antiquarian was written to uncover this shadowy side of our ancient past, and to rescue it from the naive and cloistered 19th century scholars who chose to damn their own ancestors as primitive idiots, and peddle the Romans’ own propaganda, especially the untenable myth that they were here to, in some strange way, sort us out. Read this book and see the Romans dwindle in your mythic mind – scour the book thoroughly and the land around you will rise up with inspiration. There has never before been any book like this because, until The Modern Antiquarian, megalithic Britain was an apparently unreachable cultural sub-basement, dominated at a local level by various fundamentalist archaeologists and New-age groups, but too close to their own favourite area to see the big picture. In order to thoroughly remedy this situation, I have visited approximately 450 sites, which have been further distilled into the gazetteer of over 300 sites. This allows people the length and breadth of Britain to visit these sacred centres and discover the validity of my suggestions set down in The Modern Antiquarian.

Love Onya,

JULIAN