The Mind in the Cave Consciousness and the Origins of Art. David Lewis-Williams.

The Mind in the Cave Consciousness and the Origins of Art

London: Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Fine (bit of foxing to the edges of the text block). Fine dust jacket. Hardcover. 299 pages, with bibliography and index. Illustrated with black and white and color photos, drawings. A fascinating study of what the beautiful art created deep inside the caves of Western Europe tells us about the nature of the ancestral mind. The author argues that the Cro -Magons, as compared to the Neanderthals, possessed a higher-order consciousness and more advanced neurological make up that enabled them to to experience shamanistic trances and vivid mental imagery and "fix' or paint these images on cave walls. Fine / fine. Item #E24300
ISBN: 9780500051177

Price: $19.50

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