SINCE THE ENLIGHTENMENT the world has slowly solidified beneath the growing weight of scientific knowledge. With the triumph of reason, the resulting process of de-mystification has seen the invisible and numinous treated with an increasing degree of scepticism. And yet for many the world continues to offer enticing encounters with its thin places: those spaces of mystery and awe where reality seems to be only an insubstantial veil through which a tantalising promise of otherness is glimpsed.

For Louise McClary the creeks that extend their liquid fingers from the main channel of the Helford ...


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