At 15:00 on November 29, 2007, I experienced the “Martinique earthquake”, while on holiday in Barbados. It was a magnitude 7.4 earthquake with its epicentre in Fort-de-France, Martinique – hence its name.
Just under two months later, having returned to England, on Wednesday 27 February I experienced the Lincolnshire earthquake, while in the neighbouring county Norfolk, where I live currently.
That earthquake occurred at 00:56:47.8s GMT. Wikipedia informs us that according to the British Geological Survey, that quake registered a reading of 5.2 on the Richter scale with the epicentre 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Market Rasen and 15 miles (24 km) south-west of Grimsby.
As I told Barbadian historian Karl Watson recently, I have a special interest in seismology as a “semantic”, spiritual phenomenon. That interest, dating back several years before those “twin quakes” was intensified by the coincidence of experiencing them so closely, chronologically, though they occurred thousands of miles apart spatially.
That’s the background to this website and a book I’m working on, also called “Core Beliefs”.
Through these two projects I’m exploring parallels between material and spiritual foundations and peaks – like Mount Everest and Sepp Blatter’s FIFA presidency.
I’m psychically scaling the mountains and charting the valleys of human convictions and values: mapping the contours of our core beliefs, as manifested in the rise and decline of various personalities.
I’m operating on the premise that the earth is as susceptible to disease and disconnection as the human body.
According to this matrix or theory, earthquakes and other physical phenomena are the equivalent of psychosomatic illnesses.