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Re: Glastonbury resident antiquarians and festival,.
Aug 01, 2013, 08:38
Astralcat wrote:
What about the spirit of a place ? Its natural poetry ? Its inner voice and memory ? These are vitally important. You cannot reduce everything to solely quantifiable facts. The universe includes our dreams, yearnings, visions, loves and sorrows. Places can retain these within the psychic atmosphere.


It’s possibly statements such as 'Places can retain these within the psychic atmosphere.' that are problematic for some of us Mr A.

Most of us here will acknowledge that we ‘feel’ different things at different places but most of us stay within that description (one of feeling for a place) without stating it as inarguable fact. In the wider world there are people, groups and whole nations who claim such-and-such a thing is so (or not so) and we know what that can lead to...

As has already been said, the simple insertion of the words ‘I believe’ as in, “I believe places can...) not only frees up the idea from inarguable fact to an interesting possibility, it also allows others to engage with the idea in a more positive way.
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