by Nick Inman
France is one of the most visited countries in the world and one of the least known. This book takes you beyond the superficial coverage of conventional guidebooks history, architecture etc. in search of the deeper truths.
Guide To Mystical France takes you deep under the psychic skin of France into the invisible dimensions that our materialistic world does its best to ignore. To describe, say, a painted prehistoric cave as a sacred space used for ritual is to beg more questions than it answers. It is impossible to fully appreciate the cathedral of Notre-Dame, Mont St Michel or the alignments of Carnac if you do not understand the reasons these structures were built and the way they have been used over the centuries.
Covered here are a multitude of fascinating themes: the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Black Virgins, prehistoric cave paintings, labyrinths, ley-lines, symbolism and sacred geometry, the tarot and more. The backdrops for the drama includes such legendary places as Chartres, Rennes-le-Chateau, churches carved out of the rock and mountain sanctuaries. The cast list, meanwhile, includes Templars, Cathars, mystics, Gurdjieff, King Arthur, Nostradamus and alchemists such as the enigmatic Fulcanelli (who is rumoured to be immortal).
The book, also, has a travel guide section at the end to provide region by region suggestions of where to go to discover Mystical France by yourself.
Read the extract: Seeking the Soul of Paris