About Arcanum

One online dictionary defines Arcanum as...

"Arcanum (pluralized as “arcana”) came from Latin arcanus, meaning “secret,” and entered English as the Dark Ages gave way to the Renaissance. It was often used in reference to the mysteries of the physical and spiritual worlds ...."

Arcanum sets out to visit locations around the North Yorkshire region which may have been connected with those mysteries in the past. Any related text or images from further afield will also find a welcome along the away.

"Superstition, indeed, is fled, but has left a vacant place in the minds of men .... which leaves, perhaps, to this enlightened generation little real cause of triumph."
Thomas Whitaker  (1823)