Dancing at the Edge of Death:
The Origins of the Labyrinth in the Paleolithic

Jodi Lorimer, Author of Dancing at the Edge of Death
Original Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Due to technical error, Jodi Lorimer's presentation is not available for download. A video synopsis of her work and book is available here.

Curious about cave art, labyrinths, and shamanism, and possible links between these phenomena? Journey into the caves of Ice Age Europe and see them as the ancients did in this stunning visual presentation, which will be narrated in person by author Jodi Lorimer. The popular modern labyrinth movement uses the symbol as a moving meditation. Yet the Greeks envisioned the Minotaur at the center. How can both monster and god exist at the center of the labyrinth? The author bases her book firmly in archaeology and anthropology. Dancing at the Edge of Death traces the origins of the archetypal labyrinth experience back in time to the earliest modern humans to settle Europe; the shaman/artists of the Paleolithic caves. In natural, consciousness-altering labyrinthine caverns ancient shamans conversed with spirits, fixed their images on cave walls, and perfected the shamanic journey to the Other World.

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