Spirit of Place

 

Personifying place


In the same way that we can use ch’i as a generic label for ‘any energy’, we can combine all the characteristics and attributes of any space into a single imaginary entity, personified as ‘spirit of place’ – and allow that ‘spirit’ to show us, in imagination, information about the place which we would otherwise have missed.

The eye of the storm


In the midst of the maelstrom of ideas and energies, there is always a point of stillness and silence within each space; and this ‘omphalos’, or wyrd-point – the ‘calm in the centre of the storm’ – is also the point where it is easiest to converse with ‘spirit of place’.