Friday, 16 July 2010
MAGICAL MINDSCAPES: How landscape was invested with meaning in the Ancient World
I'm delighted to announce that our next speaker will be Paul Devereux, whome I'm sure many of you already know of. For anyone wanting more info on what Paul get up to then check out his website here.
Paul will give us a highly illustrated tour of the Ancient World, looking at several varieties of visual and other sensory sacred geographies, from Native American ground drawings to Chinese and Japanese gardens and much else besides, and suggest what environmental wisdom we can draw from them today. The presentation will be a celebration of Paul's major new book, "Sacred Geography", being published this year by Gaia Books.
Paul Devereux is a founding editor of the academic publication, Time & Mind – The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture (Berg), a research affiliate with the Royal College of Art, a Senior Research Fellow of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL), Princeton, and the Director of the Dragon Project Trust. He has written a great many articles for general publications and a string of peer-reviewed papers plus twenty-six books since 1979, many published internationally, dealing variously and primarily with the anthropologies of consciousness, archaeoacoustics and other aspects of ancient sites, landscapes and lifeways, as well as selected other topics. He lectures in Europe, the UK and North America.
This Moot is on Sunday the 1st of August - experience has taught me that some people get caught out by Moots on the 1st of the month, so make sure you write this one in to your diaries. Our last moot was a lovely and relaxed affair with a free form and open format. Paul's talk will see us return to rows of chairs etc to ensure everyone can get in and listen to this fabolous talk. Teas and Coffees will still be available.
See you at about 2.45pm at the National Trust's Learning Centre in Avebury (behind the Barn and next to the toilets).