I'm very sad to report the death of world-renowned author and mystic John Michell, who was suffering from terminal cancer.
John, a huge inspiration to me, and I'm sure to many other Grailers, has been described as something of a national treasure. As the author of The View Over Atlantis, and many more books on traditional science, John was arguably the founder of the modern "earth mysteries" movement.
I last met him at the George and Pilgrim in Glastonbury, during the 2008 Megalithomania conference, when he listened patiently, spliff in hand, as I updated him on my research.
I remember him as an intelligent and kind-hearted gentleman.
The latest issue of Fortean Times (on sale Thursday 30 April) features a major tribute to him and his work.
Here he is in 1993 speaking on 'Fort's Cosmology':