This is not a guidebook to the stone monuments of the Channel Islands, nor is it a study of their archaeology. It is not even a book about contemporary paganism or Wicca on the Channel Islands.It started out by trying to answer two simple but very puzzling questions: why were the ancient monuments built and why are they known locally as Pouquelayes - a Norman-French word that means Puck stones, or fairy stones. What possible link could there be between these solid and permanent lumps of rock and the elusive fantasy world of fairies, pixies and mischevous sprites?The answers to these questions have proved fascinating and have linked into the legacy and traditions of fairy tales, legends, early religions and ancient earth rituals. Much of this wonderful heritage has been forgotten in recent centuries. But as we show, it only requires a little imagination and respect for the landscape and ancient tradition to bring the monsters, fairies and ghosts of our legendary past to life, and allow us to relive the magical originals of all art and religion.
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