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Archaeologies of Consciousness: Essays in Experimental Prehistory 1 edition

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From the back cover: "Bringing together the highlights from a decade of independent reseaarch into ancient monuments, prehistoric rock art, mythology, and altered states of consciousness, this collection is an idiosyncratic trip into the archaic imagination. Grappling with personal gnosis, dense complexes of religious symbolism, and recent academic research into the significance of trance states in the very earliest human creations, the author constructs a labyrinth of lucid reflections that provoke, bewitch, and illuminate."

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Archaeologies of Consciousness
Essays in Experimental Prehistory

Published 2007 by Dreamflesh in London .
Written in English.

First Sentence

"I had my knife. My intent was clear, and the stone with its ancient glyphs lurked in the distance across the grassy, rugged moor."

Table of Contents

Foreword by Julian Cope
The Devil & the Goddess
The Goddess in Wharfedale
Aspects of Shamanism
Form & Meaning in Altered States & Rock Art
Aeons Past & Present
The Singing Neanderthals (review)
Shroom (review)
Appendix I: Further reading
Appendix II: The Ladder Motif

The Physical Object

Number of pages
20.6 x 14.8 x 0.8


  • Foreword
    Julian Cope
  • Author Photographer
    Kirsty Hall
  • Cover Art
    Andy Hemingway
  • Illustrator
    Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule
  • Photographer
  • Photographer
    Andy Hemingway
  • Photographer
    Howard J. Marsden
  • Photographer
    Brian Kerr

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