Gary Cook shares his intriguing journeys into the islands of New Zealand, exploring the land, its sacred places and its hidden past. This is not a hard-edged history. But it does cut deep, for it walks the margins where the truth so often abides
Open to all that might unfold, he writes… “My journey into our past has taken me into the land in ways that have suprised me. I have touched the stones, listened to the waters and in turn been touched by them. I have traced the outline of ancient carved symbols with the tips of my fingers, and been moved. I have been taken beyond the story to the spirit that is of this land, of its past, and its many people of yesteryear, and now…”
Thus do the ancestors speak and thus are they honoured when we stand still and listen.
This is not a hard-edged history. But it does cut deep, for it walks the margins where the truth so often abides.