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The Ancient Science of Geomancy: Man in Harmony with the Earth

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Title:The Ancient Science of Geomancy: Man in Harmony with the Earth
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.10)
Book ID:B009-2495
Publisher:Thames & Hudson, London, 1979
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Thames & Hudson, 1979, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

Geomancy, literally 'earth divination', is to do with the subtle relation between man and his natural surroundings. Today technology and the urbanization of the countryside have blunted our sensitivity to nature: the once universal concern with correct location, definition, siting, orientation and proportion, as matters of psychic or spiritual rather than aesthetic importance, has been devalued and dismissed. Now Nigel Pennick has traced the outlines of the old knowledge through the fascinating but garbled information contained in folklore, legend, superstition, myth, ethnography and esoteric doctrine. He shows how primitive man's instinctive and reverential feel for the country developed, with the beginning of. a settlement, into a need to 'fix' the free­flowing earth energy at certain points which became temples, shrines, churches. Vast earth images, alignments of sacred sites many miles long, enigmatic monuments oriented to precise moments of the year, buildings proportioned to reflect the sacred geometry of the universe - such were the achievements of the ancient geomancers from China to the Americas. Fully illustrated, this book brings together the different strands of this lost knowledge into a coherent and impressive whole. Nigel Pennick is the founder of the Institute of Geornantlc Research and author of a nurnber of books on geomantic and allied subjects. Size: Large Octavo. 180 pages. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Yellow titles spine & front . Bumping & light wear to some corners. illustrated by 128 b/w. drawings & photo's.. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Archaeology; Geomancy; Esoteric; Architecture. ISBN: 0500272158. ISBN/EAN: 9780500272152. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2495.
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