Wyrd terms

Here is my ever-growing collection of wyrd terms collected online, in books and in conversations. Getting familiar with these concepts and integrating these words in my vocabulary is part of my commitment to re-enchantment.

Downs

Rolling hills

Genius loci

Protective spirit of a place

Grim

Old anglo-saxon word for devil

Hauntology

Refers to the return or persistence of elements from the past, as in the manner of a ghost, introduced by Jacques Derrida.

Kenopsia

The eeriness of places left behind.

Lych

Old term for corpse

Numinous

A place rich with the presence of spirit.

To be innumined (hans poutianen) Becoming aware of the numinous nature of the landscape around us and the corresponding numinous qualities inside of us. This is where art meets magic.

Psychogeography

Last modified on 2020-11-26, published on 2020-10-19