Our last outing as the Shamanic Street Preachers this summer was at the fantastic Shambala Festival 2012, which turned out to be a colourful and imaginative weekend – it was such a friendly festival, everyone was smiling and the atmosphere and general ambiance was really happy… The beautiful grounds at Kelmarsh Country Estate, a huge … Continue reading
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Shamanic Street Preachers meet the Green Man
Last weekend Guerrilla Archaeology braved the rain and mud (oh the mud) to bring our tent to the Green Man Festival, set in the gorgeous Glanusk Park in the shadow of Crug Hwyel Iron Age hillfort. This was our second visit to the festival, and this time we brought the shamanic theme that had been … Continue reading
Shamans out on the airwaves.
Listen to this interview with Dr Henry Droselda – our shaman recorded at Secret Garden Party. Henry describes his five years living in Papua New Guinea, discusses the role that animals play in Shamanism, and his encounter with a grouse that later ended up on his Shaman Tree. There is a later interview with Dr David Luke … Continue reading
Ain’t no stoppin us now – we’re on the move!
Our brakes failed on our way to SGP setting the tone for a non-stop weekend of shamanism. With our lovely yurt as a base, we invited one and all to come and talk about past, present and future shamans. We conversed with around 1000 people, inviting them to channel their inner shaman via drumming … Continue reading
Find us by the Black Cat….
We hope you have been enjoying Ffion’s writings on Shamans through time. Now come and meet us at the Secret Garden Party this weekend. You can hear Henry Droselda, a shaman, in conversation with Ffion at 4pm on Friday and Sunday and 6pm on Saturday. Come and experience shamanic transformations through disguise, identity your childhood ‘tribe’, create art, … Continue reading
Guerrilla Archaeology does Day of Archaeology
My Day of Archaeology post will feature one project in particular: my involvement in a new creative engagement project which sees a group of like-minded Cardiff based archaeologists, artists and scientists bring the past alive at festivals! This is quite a new thing for archaeologists in Wales, and perhaps the UK, and I believe there’s … Continue reading
Bronze Age shamanism?
This week, I’ll be moving forward into the Bronze Age, which dates to around 4000 years ago in Britain. Specifically, I’ll be exploring the possible shaman’s grave at Upton Lovell round barrow in Wiltshire. Here, there is evidence for a very elaborate burial, with several objects suggesting that it was perhaps a grave of a … Continue reading
I’ve been studying the Neolithic period now for more than 8 years, and I really do think that we can observe shamanic attributes in their way of life, from monument building to daily life. In this post I will explore the Neolithic site of Knowth in Ireland. The aim is to show you how shamanism can … Continue reading
Star Carr is a seasonal Mesolithic site situated in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire, England. Early Mesolithic activities dating back about 10,700 years can be found here. The site was originally excavated during the early 50s, with excavations led by Manchester and York Universities continuing to today. In this post I will explore the evidence found … Continue reading
Goat’s Hole cave, Paviland, on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, is the name of the now famous burial of the ‘Red Lady’, who actually turned out to be a man! It is one of the best-known prehistoric burials in Britain – discovered back in 1823. Goat’s Hole Cave, the final resting place of the … Continue reading