The Mind in the Cave

The Mind in the Cave

How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.

Author: David Lewis-Williams

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500770306

Category: History

Page: 291

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The art created in the caves of western Europe in the Ice Age provokes awe and wonder. What do these symbols on the walls of Lascaux and Altamira, tell us about the nature of ancestral minds? How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.
Categories: History

Inside the Neolithic Mind

Inside the Neolithic Mind

Now in compactpaperback, a compellingexamination of how brainstructure and culturalcontext interacted inthe Neolithic period,10,000 years ago, toproduce unique patternsin belief systems.

Author: David Lewis-Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500294410

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 320

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Now in compact paperback, a compelling examination of how brain structure and cultural context interacted in the Neolithic period, 10,000 years ago, to produce unique patterns in belief systems.
Categories: Civilization, Ancient

The Poems of Browning Volume One

The Poems of Browning  Volume One

Or we will go together, like twin gods Of the infernal world, with scented lamp
Over the dead—to call and to awake— Over the unshaped images which lie 970
Within my mind's cave—only leaving all That tells of the past doubts. So when ...

Author: John Woolford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317873167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 840

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The Poems of Browning is the first collected edition to be based on the earliest printed texts, and to present these texts in order of their composition.Together, volumes I and II provide an authoritative and accessible tribute to this great poet. Volume I, 1826-1840 traces Browning's career up to the writing of Sordello. It includes his only surviving juvenilia: The Dance of Death and The First-Borm of Egypt; Pauline, his first anonymous publication, and Paracelsus, the poem which made his literary reputation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Deciphering Ancient Minds

Deciphering Ancient Minds

Goes to the heart of contemporary arguments about the "primitive" and the "modern" minds, and draws new social, anthropological, and ethnographic conclusions about the nature of ancient societies.

Author: J. David Lewis-Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500051690

Category: Art

Page: 224

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How did prehistoric peoples those living before written records think? Were their modes of thought fundamentally different from ours today? Researchers over the years have certainly believed so. Along with the Aborigines of Australia, the indigenous San people of southern Africa among the last hunter-gatherer societies on Earth became iconic representatives of all our distant ancestors, and were viewed either as irrational fantasists or childlike, highly spiritual conservationists. Since the 1960s, a new wave of research among the San and their world-famous rock art has overturned these misconceived ideas. Here, the great authority David Lewis-Williams and his colleague Sam Challis reveal how analysis of the rock paintings and engravings can be made to yield vital insights into San beliefs and ways of thought. The picture that emerges is very different from past analysis: this art is not a naïve narrative of daily life but rather is imbued with power and religious depth. As this elegantly written, enlightening book so ably demonstrates, the prehistoric mind was in fact as complex and sophisticated as that of contemporary humans.
Categories: Art

Alone in the World

Alone in the World

The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art. New York: Thames
and Hudson. Lewontin, Richard. 1974. The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary
Change. New York: Columbia University Press. Lieberman, Philip. 1999. Review
of ...

Author: Van Huyssteen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802832466

Category: Religion

Page: 347

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In Alone in the World? J. Wentzel van Huyssteen develops further his earlier proposal for interdisciplinary dialogue set out in The Shaping of Rationality, and applies this methodology to the uncharted waters between theological anthropology and paleoanthropology. First delivered as the 2004 Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh van Huyssteen here argues that scientific notions of human uniqueness may actually help us to ground theological notions of human distinctiveness in flesh-and-blood, real-life, embodied experiences and protect theological reflection from abstractions when trying to rethink the image of God. Van Huyssteen focuses on the interdisciplinary problem of human origins and human distinctiveness and finds a unique access point to the origin of the remarkable human mind in the spectacular prehistoric cave paintings of Western Europe. Fifteen of the most important paintings are reproduced in this book, and van Huyssteen explores the theological relevance and deeper religious meaning of a number of them. Connecting two widely separated fields through careful interdisciplinary reflection, Alone in the World? will encourage sustained investigation into the question of human uniqueness.
Categories: Religion

Enduring Questions in Gerontology

Enduring Questions in Gerontology

Katz, S. (1996). Disciplining old age: The formation of gerontological knowledge.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. Lewis-Williams, D. (2001). The mind
in the cave: Consciousness and the origins of art. New York: Thames & Hudson.

Author: Debra J. Sheets, RN, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826164161

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 354

Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and speculate what may lie ahead. The resulting collection of essays offers a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age. Key contributors to this volume include: George L. Maddox Christine L. Fry Steven Austad Kenneth Brummel-Smith Manfred Diehl Martha Holstein W. Andrew Achenbaum James E. Birren As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you will find insights into the ways in which each disciplinary focus grapples with societal transitions, identifies emerging issues, and lays out strategies and salient perspectives for what should come next.
Categories: Medical

Reconstructing Project Management

Reconstructing Project Management

... tools and techniques were to emerge that professionals today would recognise
as constituting the discipline of project management. References and Endnotes 6
1 Oxford English Dictionary. 2 Lewis-Williams, D. (2002), The mind in the cave, ...

Author: Peter W. G. Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118536919

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 213

This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how you define the subject’; that much of our present thinking about project management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring, conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in reality it can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The book draws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore this thesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following an Introduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modern project management – how the discipline has come to be what it is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – and the limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents an enlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into its principal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements to address the challenges facing society, and the implications for the discipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises the sweep of the discipline’s development and summarises the principal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, and portfolio) management as it has developed and has been practiced over the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to 40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world. It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested in projects and their management.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Cave of Machpelah

The Cave of Machpelah

Tis thus the well - taught scribe seeks to impart His early lessons to the infant
heart , Contracts his mind within the narrow bound In which the object of his ...
The pattern of this tent to Moses given , Conceived 80 THE CAVE OF MACHPEL
AH .

Author: James Challen

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018652033

Category: American poetry

Page: 220

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Categories: American poetry

Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping

Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping

Propaganda readily refers to the 'spirit of the cave' in reference to this golden age
from which Xi seems to have emerged. The cave-houses of the yellow earth are
the equivalent of log cabins to American presidents. Xi, on his pilgrimages there ...

Author: François Bougon

Publisher: Hurst & Company

ISBN: 9781849049849

Category: History

Page: 224

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Xi Jinping wants to become the world's most powerful leader. To succeed, he must balance Mao's Little Red Book with the Analects of Confucius, and more. For Xi, the task ahead of China is to preserve the guiding ideology of Marxism, while challenging mistaken credos like neoliberalism, constitutional democracy, and 'universal values'. China must have total faith in its own brand of socialism, blended meaningfully with Chinese tradition. And this system must revolve around one man--around Xi and 'Xi-ism'. François Bougon's compelling biography exposes the historical, philosophical, political and personal narratives that Xi has skilfully woven together to create a superpower in his own image. Is Xi's China a land of 'new market totalitarianism'? Will this be the price of the Chinese dream?
Categories: History

The Eclectic Magazine

The Eclectic Magazine

Your touch of the oculist's lancet , but assured - consciousness exists in a cave , ”
say the ly there . It is the man in the cave . The metaphysicians— " you are
subject to , yon body is the cave of the mind . are the creatures of , time , and
space ...

Author: John Holmes Agnew

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:74713492

Category: Periodicals

Page:

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Categories: Periodicals

Religious Gratitude being seven practical Discourses To which is added The Cave of Machpela or a religious improvement of Genesis xxiii 9

Religious Gratitude  being seven practical Discourses     To which is added  The Cave of Machpela  or a religious improvement of Genesis xxiii  9

Grace is the offspring of heaven , it awakes the sleepy coul ; and breathes a
heavenly vigour on its new created face , and makes it shine as a gem enchased
in gold , inflaming the mind to virtuous and { piritual actions . Is chy mind with all
its ...

Author: Charles OWEN (D.D.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021497071

Category:

Page: 304

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Categories:

Pictorial Guide to the Mammoth Cave Kentucky

Pictorial Guide to the Mammoth Cave  Kentucky

14 JENNY LIND ' S VISIT TO THE MAMMOTH CAVE . ... Possibly the only
disappointment which was induced in my mind , arose from the width and
breadth of the chamber not corresponding with the height , which had it done ,
the impression ...

Author: Horace Martin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: HARVARD:32044014269997

Category: Mammoth Cave (Ky.)

Page: 116

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Reverend Martin visited Mammoth Cave in 1851 and became quite fascinated with its history, beauty and grandeur. After finding that there was little information available to the public about the cave, he penned this guidebook and enlisted the help of some acquaintances to produce the illustrations. The guide provided information about the hotel, the owners/managers of the cave, the slave guides, the saltpetre works, cave formations and other objects of interest to be found on the tour routes.
Categories: Mammoth Cave (Ky.)

Conceiving God

Conceiving God

Describes how science developed within the cocoon of religion and then argues that the natural functioning of the human brain creates experiences that can lead to belief in a supernatural realm, beings and interventions, and subsequently, ...

Author: J. David Lewis-Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 050005164X

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 132

Describes how science developed within the cocoon of religion and then argues that the natural functioning of the human brain creates experiences that can lead to belief in a supernatural realm, beings and interventions, and subsequently, the formulation of religions. By the author of The Mind in the Cave.
Categories: Religion

The Cave of Adullam a Sermon on 1 Sam Xxii 1 2 Etc

The Cave of Adullam  a Sermon  on 1 Sam  Xxii  1  2   Etc

It is not so when we first set ourselves to learn any human art “ or science : the
terms , the principles , the propositions of it , are all at first strange and uncouth ,
and make no bright " impression upon the mind . They amaze , they puzzle , but ...

Author: John Samuel SIDEBOTHAM

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021873437

Category:

Page:

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The Horizons of the Mind

The Horizons of the Mind

Back in the cave , she covered herself . Soon all the females , even the youngest ,
covered themselves . They were hiding from the eye , the eye in my belly . So I ,
too , washed and covered myself , to be naked only when the fire was low and ...

Author: Ramón Fernández-Marina

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4412023

Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 535

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Categories: Psychoanalysis

From Loneliness to Love

From Loneliness to Love

conscious awareness is like shining a small flashlight into the opening of a cave.
Our attention is often weak and scattered, and so the light we bring to the cave of
our mind is weak and scattered. Our awareness doesn't penetrate very far into ...

Author: Phil Nuernberger

Publisher: Element Books, Limited

ISBN: 1862043566

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 578

How do you put an end to loneliness? Do you seek new and different friends? Do you run from relationship to relationship - to ensure that someone is there for you? This text offers a bold examination of loneliness and presents an escape that is available to everyone. Phil Neurenberger provides a plan for overcoming powerful feelings of isolation, sadness and anxiety. He shows how, by using the tools of prayer, meditation and contemplation, each of us has the opportunity of experiencing love, the ultimate antidote to loneliness.
Categories: Religion

Out of the Cave

Out of the Cave

In Out of the Cave, Mark Johnson and Don Tucker--a philosopher and a neuropsychologist--propose a radical rethinking of certain traditional views about human cognition and behavior.

Author: Mark L. Johnson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262367240

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Categories: Philosophy

Paideia The mind of Athens

Paideia  The mind of Athens

64 The mathematical ratio which illustrates these four stages leads from the sun -
metaphor , which forms the climax at the end of the sixth book , to the image of
the cave at the beginning of the seventh . Until now the process by which the ...

Author: Werner Wilhelm Jaeger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002684564

Category: Education, Greek

Page:

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Categories: Education, Greek