Mountains of the Mind: a History of a Fascination
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To the orthodox seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century imagination, natural scenery was appreciated largely for the extent to which it spoke of agricultural fecundity. The effect of this strange Matterhorn upon the imagination is indeed so great,' Ruskin could claim proudly of his favourite mountain in 1862, 'that even the gravest philosophers cannot resist it. True, prophets such as Moses heard the word of God high on mountain tops, but these places were to be visited only as an aide-memoire of the scale and awfulness of God's creation.
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For anyone feeling a need to escape into nature with our team of experienced coaches, counsellors and mountain leaders. The high ground, which is common land and designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies between the Stiperstones range to the west and the Stretton Hills and Wenlock Edge to the east. Here I am, I thought, standing on a more or less vertical wall of slushy snow, edging crabwise across its face, with frostnip in three fingers and only one axe.In the bright moonlight, I sat on one of the wide stone window-ledges and started to read The Fight for Everest. which describes the faithless part of the Church (the harlot) trusting to the power of the world (the beast).
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The sky was clear, and the tilted snowfields on the upper slopes of the mountains flashed the moonlight down into the valley like signalling mirrors. The childish imagination has more trust in the transparency of a story than the adult imagination: a readier faith that things happened the way they are said to have done.
None of the tribes in the area ever considered the mountains to be sacred, and while the Apache tribe does have a thunder deity in their religious beliefs, they don't claim he lives in the Superstitions. And the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, where I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The Longmynd ( Welsh: Cefn Hirfynydd) is a heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire Hills in Shropshire, England.
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The Longmynd is approximately 7 miles (11km) long by 3 miles (5km) wide, and is broadly characterised by steep valleys on its eastern flanks, and a long slope to the western side rising in a steep escarpment.Also, there's no documentation showing he ever filed a claim for a mine in the Superstitions or any paperwork showing where he allegedly sold mass amounts of gold.