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By Fulvio Gosso

Examines the courting among rock paintings, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.

The Dream at the Rock takes an interdisciplinary method of contextualizing and historicizing the phenomenon of shamanism from the Neolithic Age until eventually the start of the Iron Age. Fulvio Gosso and Peter Webster argue that rock artwork and different historic fabrics supply a glimpse of the elemental position performed by means of nonordinary states of attention in our social and evolutionary prehistory. finally, the authors provide a complete exploration of shamanism, faith, and the origins of human attention, besides proof that hallucinogenic vegetation can have performed a key position during this process.

“This research establishes using psychoactive sacraments because the primordial event that encouraged the evolution of human cognizance and its experience of the divine. It additionally files the constructing background of this shamanic occasion via an exam of cave and rock paintings around the globe, not just in work and engravings, yet within the unusual phenomenon of cup-marks carved in stone within the Alpine sector, which could have performed a job within the ritual use of the psychoactive Amanita muscaria mushroom. it's the first ebook to check the complete variety of facts and to put important Europe additionally during this context.” — Carl A. P. Ruck, writer of Sacred Mushrooms of the Goddess: secrets and techniques of Eleusis

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