A Glastonbury Romance.

jenks

thread death
The Golden Bough
The White Goddess
Colin Wilson’s The Occult
And a horoscope book by Jane Goidman(? I think)

Four books on every hippie’s bookcase in the mid 80s.
 

Mr. Tea

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The Golden Bough
The White Goddess
Colin Wilson’s The Occult
And a horoscope book by Jane Goidman(? I think)

Four books on every hippie’s bookcase in the mid 80s.
You forgot Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance!
 

Mr. Tea

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Castenada (sp?)
Chariots of the Gods.
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

I can smell the patchouli oil.
Haha, jinx!

My parents had a load of von Daeniken's books, oddly enough.
 

luka

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it reminds me of some of that brilliant English childrens literature that drew on myth and folklore. and that the BBC used to create 'hauntology'. it's closer to those books than any boring adult thing.
 

luka

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"There were so many conflicting accounts of what now happened, that a compilation of them all, and a comparison of them with one another, would leave upon the mind a feeling that certain great human events do not occur in a direct, clear-cut, absolute manner; but include a wavering margin of actuality which changes in accordance with the human medium through which it passes"

A Glastonbury Romance. pg 892.
 

Mr. Tea

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it reminds me of some of that brilliant English childrens literature that drew on myth and folklore. and that the BBC used to create 'hauntology'. it's closer to those books than any boring adult thing.
AKA the entire schtick of every Ghost Box artist.

Actually, from a brief reading of the synopsis, it sounds quite close in tone to Arthur Machen, whom I like a lot.
 

luka

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And crossover with David Jones, your favourite modernist poet. Grail myths, 'The Matter of Britain'
 

luka

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The children's authors, Cowper Powys, Machen, Jones, all drawing from the same box of coloured silks, the same well of inspiration.
 

Mr. Tea

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And crossover with David Jones, your favourite modernist poet. Grail myths, 'The Matter of Britain'
Ten years I've been with Anna and I still haven't read any bloody Jones! Maybe I should fix that after I've finished Gravity's Rainbow (which I'm enjoying a lot, after a slow start).
 

luka

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I talk a little bit about it in Vegetable Empire.

"Ham heritage. The grim fields. The haunted stones. The mists with a foul attitude. Witches on a maypole."
 

IdleRich

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I was thinking that doesn't sound anything like Zen and the etc but I think I misunderstood cos of the sequencing of the comments.
 

luka

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The use of (-ham) in a place name is a clear piece of evidence to suggest Anglo-Saxon involvement in its evolution. When you find (-ham) in a place name, it tells us that the settlement was once a village.
 
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