21 March 1997, Night of the vernal equinox. Maiden Castle (Mai Dun). Max Lesser and Lola Bessington.
becomes night and they lie listening to the speaking of the earth and
the wind in the grasses of Mai Dun. [...] The almost full moon rises and
looks down the banks and ditches of the hill-fort, the labial configurations
at either end meant to baffle invaders or possibly honour the white goddess.
Despite the paling of the sky the stars are clearly visible, brighter
than in London. Burning and flickering, they send their light from before
the age of dinosaurs, the Babylonian exile, the fall of Rome, the sack
and listen to the seven stars, to Max and Lola, to Hale-Bopp and see the
raven fly out and looping the loop once. But
don't forget, this is a serious ritual...
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