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The dark side of sun worship – Nazi Sun Worship

The dark side of sun worship – Nazi Sun Worship

On the evening of 22 June 1935 Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propaganda Minister, gave a speech at a summer solstice festival held to open the Thingstätte on Heidelberg’s Holy Mountain. The Thingstätte, (a word with no English translation), was an open air amphitheatre, with banks of stone seats arranged around a central stage with flanking towers, … Continue reading

Outreach at the Ashmolean Musuem

Always keen to learn and expand our experiences –  when invited to attend LiveFriday@Ashmolean with Wilderness the Guerilla Archaeologists arrived early to put in a few hours exploring the Pitt Rivers Museum (PRM) collection of Shamanic and magical objects. These trips add to our knowledge, provide training for our newest GAs and in this case … Continue reading

Dealing with the Dead @ Tinkinswood

Dealing with the Dead @ Tinkinswood

What is the relevance of a visit to a 6000-year-old burial monument to a festival ‘for the living about dying?  Personal reflections on the professional and emotional bond between human remains and archaeologists Tinkinswood is a long barrow with a chamber, giant capstone and earthen mound and was built around the thirty-seventh to thirty-sixth centuries … Continue reading

A new Chapter – Art Car Bootique

A new Chapter – Art Car Bootique

Packing our Shamanic selves we trotted off to most eccentric and coolest car-boot sale you have ever been to with over 50 pitches of art, fashion, performance, street food, vintage booters and curated projects. From travelling cafes to rock ‘n’ roll caravans from moustached gentlemen to bright red lobsters the Art Car Bootique was an … Continue reading

The Mind in the Cave

The Mind in the Cave

We kicked off our spring season at the Barbican and Wellcome Wonder Street Fair at the  British Festival of Neuroscience London (7th – 10th April) with ‘The Mind in the Cave’. This is a dynamic, hands on (but eyes off) activity – conceived by the artist Paul Evans – that allows participants of all ages to engage with the … Continue reading

Thanks for 2012

Thanks for 2012

Guerilla Archaeology would like to thank all those working on the Shamanic Street Preacher events in 2012.   Special mention firstly to those who helped to design the project, events and resources – Ffion Reynolds shamanic specialist and blog manager, Ian Dennis creator of the stag head dresses and the iTribe images and Edwina Williams-Jones … Continue reading

Shamanic Shoppers

Last week the team of Guerilla Archaeologists took shamanism to the shoppers! As part of the Made in Roath project we set up our activities and information in the Queens Arcade shopping centre in Cardiff much to the surprise of the passerby’s who experienced archaeology when they least expected it. Young shoppers enjoyed making antler … Continue reading

Making Antler Head-dresses

Making Antler Head-dresses

We decided to make some antler head-dresses like those based on the ones found at the site of Star Carr, an early Mesolithic site. We explore a general background to these in an earlier post about Mesolithic shamanism. In this post, we will explore in more detail these head dresses, fashioned from the skulls and attached … Continue reading

Wild thing – you make my heart sing

Wild thing – you make my heart sing

Guerilla Archaeology had a grand old time at Wilderness giving formal talks and informal classroom sessions.  Many people answered the call to the wild and explored their shamanic side, left hand prints and checked out the effect of geology and climate on their internal chemistry.  See all the images here on Flickr. We are busy re-packing our Shamanic … Continue reading