The Modern Antiquarian

A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain : Including a Gazetteer to Over 300 Prehistoric Sites

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Author: Julian Cope

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780722535998

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

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Looks at megalithic sites and monuments in Great Britain

Shamans/neo-Shamans

Contested Ecstasies, Alternative Archaeologies, and Contemporary Pagans

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Author: Robert J. Wallis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415302029

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

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In popular culture, such diverse characters as occultist Aleister Crowley, Doors musician Jim Morrison, and performance artist Joseph Beuys have been called shamans. In anthropology, on the other hand, shamanism has associations with sorcery, witchcraft and healing, and archaeologists have suggested the meaning of prehistoric cave art lies with shamans and altered consciousness. Robert J. Wallis explores the interface between 'new' and prehistoric shamans. The book draws on interviews with a variety of practitioners, particularly contemporary pagans in Britain and north America. Wallis looks at historical and archaeological sources to explore contemporary pagan engagements with prehistoric sacred sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury, and discusses the controversial use by neo-Shamans of indigenous (particularly native American) shamanism.

The Megalithic European

The 21st Century Traveller in Prehistoric Europe

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Author: Julian Cope

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007138024

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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Julian Cope's long-awaited follow up to The Modern Antiquarian, his bestselling and critically acclaimed guide to ancient Britain. The Megalithic European takes us on a breathtaking journey around prehistoric Europe's first temples.

Blake 2.0

William Blake in Twentieth-Century Art, Music and Culture

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Author: Steve Clark,T. Connolly,Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230366686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Blake said of his works, 'Tho' I call them Mine I know they are not Mine'. So who owns Blake? Blake has always been more than words on a page. This volume takes Blake 2.0 as an interactive concept, examining digital dissemination of his works and reinvention by artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers across a variety of twentieth-century media.

Stumbling Down the Shamanic Path

Mystic Adventures and Misadventures

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Author: Michèle Burdet

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440152071

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 556

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Stumbling Down the Shamanic Path relates how a spiritual skeptic became a questioner, a meditator who avoided gurus, an explorer of earth energies, and then met the teacher who discerned the shaman sleeping in the spirit of a middle-aged alpinist. That was only the beginning, for pursuit of this new tack offered a new set of hurdles. After years of bumpy roads, Michle Burdet is today a practitioner of ancient shamanic arts such as soul retrieval and is teaching apprentices to carry on the torch of what she likes to call prehistoric psychotherapy.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857125958

Category: Music

Page: 1600

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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Cultural Turns/geographical Turns

Perspectives on Cultural Geography

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Author: Ian Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Introduces undergraduates to the key debates regarding space and culture and the key theoretical arguments which guide cultural geographical work. This book addresses the impact, significance, and characteristics of the 'cultural turn' in contemporary geography. It focuses on the development of the cultural geography subdiscipline and on what has made it a peculiar and unique realm of study. It demonstrates the importance of culture in the development of debates in other subdisciplines within geography and beyond. In line with these previous themes, the significance of space in the production of cultural values and expressions is also developed. Along with its timely examination of the health of the cultural geographical subdiscipline, this book is to be valued for its analysis of the impact of cultural theory on studies elsewhere in geography and of ideas of space and spatiality elsewhere in the social sciences.

Antiquity

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews."

One Three One

A Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel

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Author: Julian Cope

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571270433

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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"Welcome to Sardinia: my hell, my home, my prison, my meditation these past sixteen years. What a place to die. But that's precisely why I was back." When drugged-up Time Traveller and '80s musical burnout Rock Section and his fellow English hooligans get kidnapped during Italia '90, there are ruinous implications. But now Rock has returned to Sardinia one final time to settle some scores and uncover the truth. He believes only Dutch cult leader Judge Barry Hertzog, still incarcerated on the island for the crime, can provide the answers. But through prescription drugs, the persistence of his driver Anna and a quest for the hidden ancient doorways strewn around Sardinia's only highway, the 131, Rock will discover that a greater truth awaits him. Judgement, consequences, hoodwinking on a grand scale, Gnosticism versus agnosticism...131 is a Gnostic whodunit that pursues readers' memories of all previous fiction into a peat bog and impales them with seven-foot-long pikes.

Antiquity

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Author: Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 6013

Includes section "Reviews."

A Brief History of Stonehenge

A Complete History and Archaeology of the World's Most Enigmatic Stone Circle

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Author: Aubrey Burl

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 368

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Britain’s leading expert on stone circles brings new insights to this accessible exploration if the greatest stone circle of them all.

Stonehenge

The Biography of a Landscape

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Author: Timothy Darvill

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 319

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Looking at Stonehenge, this book considers not only its wider setting, but also its status in time, from 10,000 BC right down to the modern day.

Head On/Repossessed

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Author: Julian Cope

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007197756

Category: Music

Page: 508

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Julian Cope's highly acclaimed autobiography and its long-awaited sequel in one extraordinary volume. Contents: * Julian Cope shot to fame with eighties band 'Teardrop Explodes' during the Punk era. Hailed as a visionary by those people who recognise his genius and a madman by those who find him perplexing, he has become a cult figure in the music world. * Head-On has previously only been available via 'Head Heritage' Julian's own company. Repossesed picks up in 1983 where Head On ends and continues up until 1989. Written in Cope's inimitable style it is set to provoke the same kind of media excitement. * When Julian Cope published 'Head On' in 1994 he received astounding reviews: Visceral, ballsy, bitchy, brutal, beautifully written. Book of the year. Made my heart burst. -- The Observer ...an enthralling saga of bitchiness, betrayal and unrepentent debauchery. -- The Sunday Times (Books of the Year) As a glimpse of the essentially pathetic but amusing whims and eccentricities that lie behind the screwed down hairdos of rock musicians, it's equally essential reading. And as a genital -warts-and -all diary of madmen, it is simply supreme entertainment. -- N.M.E Cope never portrays himself as anything less than a self-serving, childish, whinging half-assed failure. He's wrong, of course, but it makes for insanely funny reading. -- Select

Avebury

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Author: Joshua Pollard,Mark Gillings

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 168

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Avebury remains one of the most spectacular and enigmatic prehistoric monuments in Europe. Constructed in several stages during the course of the third millennium BC, the massive earthwork enclosure and stone settings have had a complex history; one which has included later episodes of avoidance, neglect and deliberate destruction, through to more recent antiquarian and archaeological "re-discovery", investigation and preservation. Incorporating evidence from recent research and guided by current themes within interpretative archaeology, this book provides an authoritative and comprehensive account of the site. Since its late Neolithic beginnings, Avebury has been the subject of a host of interpretations and understandings, each as valid for the community making it as any "original" imperative, and each of which has a crucial place in the developing life-history of the site - in effect making Avebury what it is today. This book explores these changing understandings and interpretations, charting the life of this unique monument from a small clearing in the forest to a designated World Heritage Site.

The re-enchantment of the West

alternative spiritualities, sacralization, popular culture, and occulture

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Author: Christopher Hugh Partridge

Publisher: Tamp;t Clark Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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Western society and culture are often described in sociological and theological texts as increasingly secular. This work (the first of two volumes) challenges this thesis and introduces the reader to the principal theories and debates surrounding the state of religion in the West (including secularization, sacralization, Easternization and the development of New Religious Movements). Book jacket.

The Story of Silbury Hill

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Author: Jim Leary,David Field

Publisher: Historic England Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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The Story of Silbury Hillsets out the archaeological story of Silbury: from an early recognition of its importance to antiquarian and archaeological investigations of the hill. For the first time, the results of the recent work are set out in detail, describing early activity on the site, the origins of the monument and the construction techniques used. Numerous new and vivid reconstruction drawings present a unique interpretation of this iconic prehistoric monument. The authors propose a new theory of the construction and thus a new way of interpreting Neolithic monuments.

Material Engagements

Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew

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Author: Neil Brodie

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: 9781902937267

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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The subject matter of archaeology is the engagement of human beings, now and in the past, with both the natural world and the material world they have created. All aspects of human activity are potentially relevant to archaeological research, and, conversely, the ways in which others, especially artists and anthropologists, have investigated the world are of interest to archaeologists. Archaeological artefacts and sites are also used by groups and nations to establish identity, and for financial gain, both through tourism and trade in antiquities. Colin Renfrew has actively engaged with art, with politics and with the antiquities trade, and has presented his ideas to broad audiences through accessible books and television programmes, as well as championing the cause of archaeology in many public roles. The papers in this volume, which have been written by colleagues and former students on the occasion of his retirement, relate to all of these subject areas, and together give some idea of the complexity of the issues raised by critical engagements with the material world, both past and present.

Stonehenge

Celebration and Subversion

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Author: Andy Worthington

Publisher: Heart of Albion

ISBN: N.A

Category: Counterculture

Page: 282

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Pagan Themes in Modern Children's Fiction

Green Man, Shamanism, Earth Mysteries

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Author: Peter Bramwell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230218390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Applying a range of critical approaches to works by authors including Susan Cooper, Catherine Fisher, Geraldine McCaughrean, Anthony Horowitz and Philip Pullman, this book looks at the formative and interrogative relationship between recent children's literature and fashionable but controversial aspects of modern Paganism.

Hunter-gatherers in history, archaeology and anthropology

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Author: Alan J. Barnard

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859738207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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This book provides a definitive overview of hunter-gatherer historiography, from the earliest anthropological writings through to the present day. What can early visions of the hunter-gatherer tell us about the societies that generated them? How do diverse national traditions, such as American, Russian and Japanese, manifest themselves in hunter-gatherer research? How does current thinking on the subject reflect trends within the social sciences? Answering these questions and many more, this book provides a much-needed assessment of the history of thought on one of science's most intriguing subjects.