What is the magic of Crete?
There is a deep magic at work here in Crete. Something that seeps out of the ground, infuses the air and penetrates your soul.
This wonderful quote by revered Cretan author Nikos Kazantzakis says it all:
“Crete’s mystery is extremely deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force branching warmly and beneficently through his veins, senses his soul begin to grow.”
I’ve become very curious about this magic. What is it? Where does it come from? What does it feel like? How does it work?
Even the scientists here perceive it: in the book ‘Crete: A Continent In An Island’ from the National History Museum of Crete, the author describes in the foreword that despite their best efforts, they cannot truly understand the ‘magic of the island’.
I’ve begun to do my own research into the topic (and will be diving in deeper and deeper), starting with asking the local community via the ‘Conscious Crete’ Facebook group. Here are some extracts of what I’ve collected so far:
“You find each beauty of Earth on one island”
“The purity and deep beauty of its population”
“A microcosm of all the paradoxical wonders of the universe”
"You are constantly reminded of the 4 elements, and your place in the oneness of Life”
“It’s healing energy”
I’m excited to dive in more and share with you this incredible, magical land.
In the meanwhile, if you want to add your voice, let me know in the comments how you perceive the magic of Crete!