Spirit of Place, the Genius Loci

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Aonghus Gordon’s fascinating keynote talk at the Biodynamic Association Conference 2019 in Stourbridge.

Aonghus Gordon is Founder and Executive Chair of the Ruskin Mill Trust.

In this address he talks about Spirit of Place, and the Genius Loci process which has been reinvented at Ruskin Mill.

In classical Roman religion, a genius loci was the protective spirit of a place. It was often depicted in religious iconography as a figure holding attributes such as a cornucopia, patera or snake. Many Roman altars found throughout the Western Roman Empire were dedicated to a particular genius loci.

Watch the whole talk here.