I have recently been browsing through favourite books, moving lightly from one to another, picking out key phrases and finding curious synchronicities between them and with my own preoccupations.

Such a stream of connections started with Barry Lopez’s classic Arctic Dreams, where he considers how a spiritual landscape may exist within the physical one: “Occasionally one sees something fleeting in the land, a moment when line, color, and movement intensify and something sacred is revealed, leading one to believe that there is another realm of reality corresponding to the physical one but different.”

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