Earth Rites: Fertility Practices in Pre-industrial Britain (Paladin Books)

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The wealth of ancient relics around us, the evidence of country customs and the folklore passed on through the generations all go to show how our forefathers passionately believed there were powerful energy forces emanating from the earth and that we are all intrinsically linked to those forces. Over the past centuries with the birth of 'Logic' and 'Reason', such beliefs have become increasingly marginalised and, nowadays, are seen as almost preposterous. However, early man's respect for and preoccupation with the land is perhaps a lesson to us all in an age where short-term gain and productivity is exalted at the expense of the environment. In this fully illustrated book, authors Janet and Colin Bord reveal how our ancestors learnt to channel the earth's energies to the good of the entire planet - and call for an urgent return to a time of harmony between man and earth.

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Janet Bord was born and grew up in Leicestershire; Colin Bord lived in London until 1978. Before turning freelance in 1970, Janet was an editor with a children's book publisher, whilst Colin worked for many years as a freelance photographer.

The two met in 1970 and wrote their first book, Mysterious Britain, in 1972. Since then they have written a further eighteen books together, and have travelled widely throughout Britain taking photographs of prehistoric sites, antiquities and places of folklore interest. In 1978 they moved to Wales and began to build up an archive of illustrations relating to mysteries and strange phenomena. The Fortean Picture Library now supplies pictures to publishers worldwide.

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