A moonlit fire. Photo by Trevor Manternach
.…and off his head.
I’m still sorting out stuff as I try and move books around the around. Several are going into the attic, including John Simpson’s Strange Places, Questionable People. It’s the first volume of his autobiography, and it’s fascinating stuff. There’s a passage which suggests that there’s a big hole in observations of ancient sites. We’re simply not approaching them in the right way. At Eleusis the participants ate fermented grain and who knows what else. It must have had a huge effect on perception as the following passage of John Simpson’s experience in the Amazon shows.