ALL OVER THE WORLD, the monuments of ancient civilizations—the dolmens and menhirs of Europe, the Iingams of India, the burial mounds and pyramids of the Americas and Egypt—have settled themselves into the earth, occupying their place in it with such a feeling of permanence that they seem to share its life, not only through the legends and cultural auras that have come to surround them, but in the deeper sense that they in some way seem to touch the land’s aliveness as living things, beings whose pulse and breath are manifest in the rise and fall of the seasons and in the passing cinema of the