Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


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A concern by one member that neighbors may react negatively to a festival program at the gardens. Festivals would be private, but celebrations would be merely expressions of joy. Only a lunatic could find fault. Druids were wiped out by religious fanatics. Greek myths were formulated during the Golden Age. They did not believe in myth, they lived it. Alexander the Great destroyed much of the authentic culture so that thinking about myth began to take the place of authentic living within myth. Humanity needs a huge restoration. Poetry could begin to bring this about. (12:00)



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