West Kennet Long Barrow: Landscape, Shamans and the Cosmos Paperback – 1 Mar 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
All in all then - brilliant. I am going back down there in August and buying another copy. One for my rucksack and one for 'best' - it's that good. You could visit WKLB every day in a week's trip with this book and still have something to discover. When you read this, you feel as if you are actually WITH the author - and that is what sets it apart. Even the text font is easy on the eye. Many authors of promising but ultimately dry historical texts could do to buy this and learn from it. It's like reading an advanced school project in a way - only this one would be first class at every level.
I dont know what i was expecting from the book if im honest. I do not like reading "dry" academic tomes with no soul but neither do i like reading new age, gushing indiscrimant texts such as this. I still feel the best way to approach sacred areas such as WKLB is with a clear, discriminatory mind and an open heart and let whatever the Land has to offer speak to you.
I feel the book is a missed opportunity in some respects but i cannot fault the authors enthusiasm.
One final point; crop formations appear near to prehistoric sites because the folk who make the formations put them there and they do in fact enhance the beauty and sacredness of the Land but just like The Barrow itself, they are human creations.