Stonehenge for Visitors and Armchair Travelers

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So much of magick is about synchronicities. Here's a sweet one: James O. Davies book A Year at Stonehenge is set to come out on November 1 and Stonehenge itself is getting a new visitor center on December 18. That gives you a month and a half of staring at beautiful pictures and fantasizing about your visit before you can see the real thing with the full museum experience. The book's publisher sent me a review copy, and when I sat down to look through the pages at last this week, I looked up … [Read more...]

5 ways to know you’re in Britain at Yule

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This week, I'm focusing on a national and very human sense of place -- Britain at Yule. Whether we celebrate Christmas, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Isaac Newton's Birthday or Consumermas, there are some non-negotiable cultural constants here. 1. Christmas stock has already been out in the shops for at least two months One of the most distressing things about not making a big deal of Hallowe'en, and not having Thanksgiving, is that shops - especially big corporations - feel free to … [Read more...]


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