A particular place in the land…

A particular place in the land is never, for an oral culture, just a passive or inert setting for the human events that occur there. It is an active participant in those occurrences. Indeed, by virtue of its underlying and enveloping presence, the place may even be felt to be the source, the primary power that expresses itself through the various events that unfold there.

David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous, 1997.

From Quotes That Prompt Creative Action at powersofplace.com.