The Invisible Landscape

Author: Terence Mckenna
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062506351
Release Date: 1994-04-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A thoroughly revised edition of the much-sought-after early work by Terence and Dennis McKenna that looks at shamanism, altered states of consciousness, and the organic unity of the King Wen sequence of the I Ching.

A Psychonaut s Guide to the Invisible Landscape

Author: Dan Carpenter
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 1594770905
Release Date: 2006-02-14
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Into territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist. What emerges is an objective landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between self and not-self dissolve.

Mapping the Invisible Landscape

Author: Kent C. Ryden
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587292084
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Literary Criticism

Any landscape has an unseen component: a subjective component of experience, memory, and narrative which people familiar with the place understand to be an integral part of its geography but which outsiders may not suspect the existence of—unless they listen and read carefully. This invisible landscape is make visible though stories, and these stories are the focus of this engrossing book.Traveling across the invisible landscape in which we imaginatively dwell, Kent Ryden—himself a most careful listener and reader—asks the following questions. What categories of meaning do we read into our surroundings? What forms of expression serve as the most reliable maps to understanding those meanings? Our sense of any place, he argues, consists of a deeply ingrained experiential knowledge of its physical makeup; an awareness of its communal and personal history; a sense of our identity as being inextricably bound up with its events and ways of life; and an emotional reaction, positive or negative, to its meanings and memories.Ryden demonstrates that both folk and literary narratives about place bear a striking thematic and stylistic resemblance. Accordingly, Mapping the Invisible Landscape examines both kinds of narratives. For his oral materials, Ryden provides an in-depth analysis of narratives collected in the Coeur d'Alene mining district in the Idaho panhandle; for his consideration of written works, he explores the “essay of place,” the personal essay which takes as its subject a particular place and a writer's relationship to that place.Drawing on methods and materials from geography, folklore, and literature, Mapping the Invisible Landscape offers a broadly interdisciplinary analysis of the way we situate ourselves imaginatively in the landscape, the way we inscribe its surface with stories. Written in an extremely engaging style, this book will lead its readers to an awareness of the vital role that a sense of place plays in the formation of local cultures, to an understanding of the many-layered ways in which place interacts with individual lives, and to renewed appreciation of the places in their own lives and landscapes.

Wahre Halluzinationen

Author: Terence McKenna
Publisher: Nachtschatten Verlag
ISBN: 9783037885277
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Im Jahre 1971 macht sich eine Gruppe junger amerikanischer Anthropologen und Botaniker auf ins Amazonasgebiet, um die Wirkung von halluzinogenen Pflanzen auf das Weltbild der eingeborenen Schamanen zu erforschen. Die Einnahme dort wachsender Psilocybin-Pilze versetzt zwei von ihnen, Terence McKenna und seinen Bruder Dennis, selbst in den Zustand, den sie an visionssuchenden Schamanen untersuchen wollten. Dieses Erlebnis überzeugte McKenna, dass die Welt der ekstatischen Trance des Schamanen, die visionäre Welt des Psilocybins und die Welt, in der man Ausserirdische antrifft, verschiedene Aspekte ein und derselben paradoxen Realität sind. In den Jahren danach festigte sich seine Ansicht, dass man Psilocybin dazu benutzen kann, das Verhältnis von Geist und dem Unbekannten zu erforschen. Als Forscher einer neuen Generation erkundete er die nicht rationalen Teile der Psyche und entwickelte mit Hilfe seiner rationalen wissenschaftlichen Ausbildung eine "Quantenpsychologie". Sein Buch liest sich so spannend wie ein Bericht über die Erkundung eines fremden Kontinents.

The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe

Author: Lisbeth Bredholt Christensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317544531
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Social Science

"The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe" surveys the major religious currents of Europe before Christianity - the first continental religion with hegemonic ambition - wiped out most local religions. The evidence - whether archaeological or written - is notoriously difficult to interpret, and the variety of religions documented by the sources and the range of languages used are bewildering. The "Handbook" brings together leading authorities on pre-Christian religious history to provide a state-of-the-art survey. The first section of the book covers the Prehistoric period, from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age. The second section covers the period since writing systems began. Ranging across the Mediterranean and Northern, Celtic and Slavic Europe, the essays assess the archaeological and textual evidence. Dispersed archaeological remains and biased outside sources constitute our main sources of information, so the complex task of interpreting these traces is explained for each case. The "Handbook" also aims to highlight the plurality of religion in ancient Europe: the many ways in which it is expressed, notably in discourse, action, organization, and material culture; how it is produced and maintained by different people with different interests; how communities always connect with or disassociate from adjunct communities and how their beliefs and rituals are shaped by these relationships. The "Handbook" will be invaluable to anyone interested in ancient History and also to scholars and students of Religion, Anthropology, Archaeology, and Classical Studies.

Die unsichtbaren Stimmen

Author: Carolina De Robertis
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104001463
Release Date: 2009-11-06
Genre: Fiction

Ein Epos wie die großen Ströme Südamerikas: verschlungen, mitreißend, magisch Als die frisch verheiratete Pajarita zum ersten Mal vom Land nach Montevideo kommt, scheint ihr die ganze Welt offenzustehen. Doch die rauen Verhältnisse der großen Stadt trüben ihr Glück schnell. Ihr Mann verschwindet eines Tages spurlos, und Pajarita ist es, die die vier Kinder alleine großziehen muss. Sie ist es auch, die die Familie zusammenhält, als ihre Tochter Eva ihrer großen Liebe über den Río de la Plata nach Buenos Aires folgt. Und sie ist es, die ihrer Tochter zur Seite steht, als die rebellische Enkelin Salomé, die gegen die herrschende Militärdiktatur kämpft, verhaftet und eingesperrt wird. Pajarita, Eva, Salomé – drei Frauen, wie sie unterschiedlicher nicht sein können. Und doch haben sie eines gemeinsam: den Hang zur Unabhängigkeit, den Willen, ein selbstbestimmtes Leben zu führen – gegen alle Widerstände.

The Mobile Story

Author: Jason Farman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136169557
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Genre: Social Science

What happens when stories meet mobile media? In this cutting-edge collection, contributors explore digital storytelling in ways that look beyond the desktop to consider how stories can be told through mobile, locative, and pervasive technologies. This book offers dynamic insights about the new nature of narrative in the age of mobile media, studying digital stories that are site-specific, context-aware, and involve the reader in fascinating ways. Addressing important topics for scholars, students, and designers alike, this collection investigates the crucial questions for this emerging area of storytelling and electronic literature. Topics covered include the histories of site-specific narratives, issues in design and practice, space and mapping, mobile games, narrative interfaces, and the interplay between memory, history, and community.

Unsichtbare Landschaften Invisible Landscapes

Author: Giacomo Bottà
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830980391
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Music

Popular music is as much about places as it is about sounds. Its production is forged in studios, rehearsal areas and bedrooms, places often mythologised in popular music history. Popular music is also recorded using studio techniques designed to recreate space, through reverb and other effects. Its collective consumption happens in concert halls, clubs and bars while its individual consumption takes place in streets, homes and at bus stops; all physical places. In addition, popular music often represents or sounds like certain urban or rural, real or imagined places of various scales. These places are often invisible, intangible and hidden behind the music, or recreated on record covers and music videos. This is a multilingual volume, written by a group of transnational scholars, with chapters in German and English. It comprises chapters about heterogeneous popular music practices, largely, but not exclusively, from Europe. Addressing the relation between popular music practices and political struggles, postcolonialities, dense and layered urban settings and a certain understanding of cultural heritage, this volume turns noise into sound, revealing the invisible landscapes of Europe.

Die Farbe der Erinnerung

Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104906676
Release Date: 2018-11-28
Genre: Fiction

Der erste Roman der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Jennifer Egan ist ein beklemmendes Buch über Trauer, Tod und Schuld. Nur ein paar Postkarten sind Phoebe von ihrer großen Schwester Faith geblieben, die 1970 in Italien ums Leben kam. Unfall? Mord? Selbstmord? Phoebe will die Wahrheit herausfinden und begibt sich von San Francisco aus auf eine Reise nach Europa: von Amsterdam über Paris und München bis ins italienische Corniglia in eine Zeit hinein, in der eine Generation, berauscht von Drogen und dem Ideal der freien Liebe, an eine bessere Zukunft glaubte und die Welt aus den Angeln heben wollte. »Wenn es Gerechtigkeit auf dieser Welt gäbe, so dürfte es niemandem erlaubt sein, ein Debüt von derartiger Schönheit und Vollendung zu schaffen.« The New York Times Book Review »›Die Farbe der Erinnerung‹ gleicht dem zart leuchtenden Grün eines Frühlingserwachens, hinter dem der Winter einer turbulenten, unbegriffenen Zeit liegt.« Ulrich Greiner, Die Zeit

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412974646
Release Date: 2011-10-20
Genre: Science

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Our Women are Free

Author: Wynne Maggi
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472067834
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

An exploration of the lives of women among the Kalasha, a tiny, vibrant community in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province

Darwin s Pharmacy

Author: Richard M. Doyle
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295803005
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Science

Are humans unwitting partners in evolution with psychedelic plants? Darwin�s Pharmacy shows they are by weaving the evolutionary theory of sexual selection and the study of rhetoric together with the science and literature of psychedelic drugs. Long suppressed as components of the human tool kit, psychedelic plants can be usefully modeled as �eloquence adjuncts� that intensify a crucial component of sexual selection in humans: discourse. Psychedelic plants seduce us to interact with them, building an ongoing interdependence: rhetoric as evolutionary mechanism. In doing so, they engage our awareness of the noosphere, or thinking stratum of the earth. The realization that the human organism is part of an interconnected ecosystem is an apprehension of immanence that could ultimately benefit the planet and its inhabitants. To explore the rhetoric of the psychedelic experience and its significance to evolution, Doyle takes his readers on an epic journey through the writings of William Burroughs and Kary Mullis, the work of ethnobotanists and anthropologists, and anonymous trip reports. The results offer surprising insights into evolutionary theory, the war on drugs, the internet, and the nature of human consciousness itself. Watch the book trailer: