Mastering this kind of seeing, one eventually develops a state of mind which the Pacific Northwest tribes called skalatitude. Roughly translated, this means that when one is in harmony and right relationship with the places where one lives, there is magic and beauty everywhere. In the English language there is no similar term, which suggests our loss of awareness of the sense of place in our lives.

James Swan, Dialogues with the Living Earth by James Swan, editor, Roberta Swan, editor