Tom Graves - Needles of Stone Revisited - 2008 MP4
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NEEDLES OF STONE REVISITED
A lot can happen in thirty years, even when much remains the same. Coinciding with the launch of a new 30th anniversary edition of his influential 'ideas-book' Needles of Stone, Tom asserts that we need to learn from our past - including our past mistakes - if we are to make sense of the future for the field. As geomancers of the present-day megalithic world, we need to find an appropriate balance between art and archaeology, between science and intuition, deskwork and fieldwork, theory and practice. To go forward, he argues, we need to go back to first-principles: what exactly is the relationship between people and place? - a relationship in which both people and place have their own choices.
Although best-known for his books on earth-mysteries, such as The Diviner's Handbook and Needles of Stone, Tom Graves has had what can only be described as a 'career' - an eclectic ramble across several continents and through a bewildering range of disciplines and industries, from medicine and media to aeronautical engineering and social services, and almost everything in between. In his public persona he specialises in analysis of structures and systems in large organisations, whilst in private he writes screenplays about anarchist theory and practice, to take them all apart again! Currently in his mid-50s, and always engaging and entertaining, Tom presents a challenging yet enlivening alternative view for every field in which he works. www.tomgraves.eu