Genius Loci: the spiritual embodiment of a specific place, or structure. A Genius Loci is not a ghost.

They’re regarded as a likely source of assistance to authors, scientists and artists.

In Roman times, every hearth had an animating spirit that ruled the home. These are the Genii Loci of

Urban Planning and Architecture. There are other Genii Loci who are younger, wilder, found in the backs

of buildings, parking lots, struggling town centers, abandoned orchards, waste places, under cliffs, in old

foundations, in acequias and on the moon.