On a Cloudy Day in the Burren: Thoughts on Place, Ritual, and Sacred Story

My comments – “Wise words, beautiful photographs of a wonderful land, and i love the Joseph Campbell quote. I am reblogging this and thank you. Blessings.”

A Vital Recognition

We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us, the labyrinth is fully known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path.

-Joseph Campbell

With windswept plains of grey limestone and colorful explosions of wildflowers, the Burren in co. Clare, Ireland is an exceptional place of rugged and powerful beauty. Several years ago, as I walked through this stark landscape for the first time, I was absolutely convinced that at any moment something tremendous would happen. It was July but the weather was not what one might expect. It was cold and windy. Bursts of rain appeared and were gone again just as quickly as they came. Tendrils of mist rose from the patchwork ground and the sky remained clad in shifting ribbons of grey, with only an occasional brightening to betray the sun’s location.

The Poulnabrone Dolmen…

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