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The Heart of Albion

The Heart of Albion
Written by Stuart France & Sue Vincent

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“If I am consciously following a woman who is about to engage a Llama in conversation, which I certainly appear to be, it does not impinge too negatively upon my thought processes.”

What does Jack and the Beanstalk have to do with a spiritual quest? What, for that matter, is the nature of the relationship between Salome and the Jester? Why is Wen conversing with a llama in the Yorkshire Dales? And what links the beautiful and sacred landscape that is the Heart of Albion with Breakfast in Slug Town? These, and many other questions, must be considered as Don and Wen continue the journey begun in The Initiate exploring the shadowy roots of the ancient myths and legends of these Blessed Isles, steering a perilous path through the murky waters of religious symbolism and iconography.

“Breakfast in Slug Town?”

Join them on their continuing quest for knowledge and understanding as they explore the landscape of England and people it with strange creatures and even stranger theories, using sacred intent and guided imagination to penetrate into the mysteries unfolding before them.

Illustrated in full colour throughout.

In Hearts of Albion, we rejoin Don and Wen as they crisscross Albion visiting churches, hill forts and quite a few pubs all the while interspersed with other more ancient stories of Albion that resonate emphatically with our heroes journey and banter. The banter is at times also hysterically funny such as Wen’s encounter and conversation with a Llama (Yes, you read that right! – a Llama that gives directions).

We learn many things along the way, some of which are important, some are irreverent and many are startling revelations about much that we would take for granted in speaking the English language or visiting the English countryside. The book manages to portray and create a magical and mystical view of the everyday while showing how things can be seen differently if one would only actually look. It is all delivered with a sense of humor that at times is deliciously wicked.

Another enjoyable read and one that has many layers of meaning to decipher yet provides many keys for those who may be seeking to do the deciphering.

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