Seeking one’s roots can offer up wondrous surprises. Ron Strange travels villages throughout the Luberon region of France looking for and attempting to understand the indigenous and esoteric spiritual traditions of his early European ancestors. We’ll follow him across the Tuscanian landscape with an eye for the comingling of the historical with the contemporary.
Ron’s interest in the origins of religious activity in archaic art and ritual has led him along a circuitous path from the Outer Hebrides to the Lions Gate at Mycenae in Greece; from the American Southwest to Baja California; from the solstice sites and standing stones of North America to Ireland and the Orkney Islands, and to the Paleolithic caves of Southern France. “My interests are primarily historical, mythological and psychological,” says Strange. “I am on the track of indigenous pagan and early Christian traditions, their artifacts and legends, and the influence they hold for contemporary Europeans and foreign travelers.”
From the French countryside gem of a sacred spring close by an ancient Romanesque church adorned with pagan sculptures, not listed in the guidebooks, to the crowning jewel of three days in Florence, Strange takes us on a trip through the ages,