3. The Ancestors

July 26, 2018

Recorded on location in Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y Leon in northern Spain: join us, Colin Williams and Ian Rowlands, as we look at how our ancestors approached death, life and spirit, through our exploration of ancient sites and the manner in which they are located in the landscape.

These sites provoked some lasting emotions and questions in us: our place in time and bones of the land; what is the import of posterity; our relationship with our far-distant ancestors; their relationship to the creatures they shared their world with; and their relationship to the rituals, spirits and places that were of such importance to them.

THEME MUSIC BY DAVID ROTHENBERG. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST http://www.davidrothenberg.net 

Some of the ideas and references we make in this podcast can be found here:

Asturias https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asturias

Cantabria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantabria 

Castilla y Leon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castile_and_León

Dolmen de Busnela https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolmen_de_Busnela 

Dolmen de Las Arnillas http://www.turismoburgos.org/es/destino/cultural/dolmen-de-las-arnillas 

The sacred hoop http://nativeamerican.proboards.com/thread/450/sacred-hoop-circle-life 

R S Thomas https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/r-s-thomas 

Hornos de la Peña http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/hornos-de-la-pena-2/ 

El Castillo http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/el-castillo-2/ 

Bullroarer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullroarer 

Graham Hancock https://grahamhancock.com 

The Divine Spark https://grahamhancock.com/divinespark/ 

The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mind_in_the_Cave 

Jean Clottes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Clottes 

What is Paleolithic Art? https://www.bradshawfoundation.com/books/what_is_paleolithic_art_jean_clottes.php

2. Ritual and Ceremony

July 19, 2018

The power and diversity of ritual and ceremony: join us, Colin Williams and Ian Rowlands, as we look at how the cycles of the natural, human and non-human world can be viewed and recognised through ritual. Why do humans create rituals? How do they relate to our experience of a world of ‘other’?  

THEME MUSIC BY DAVID ROTHENBERG. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST http://www.davidrothenberg.net 

Some of the ideas and references we make in this podcast can be found here:

Carpathian Mountains https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpathian_Mountains

Walbiri rain ceremony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSyp65n9AZk

Gamilaraay people https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamilaraay

Watership Down, Hampshire, UK https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watership_Down,_Hampshire

Falmouth Harmony Choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idN5ZBXDllk

Papua New Guinea spirit house http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/archived/creativeinstinct/sepik-spirit-art/4404386

Wagogo Marriage Ritual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1TcTzeF7A

Silurian Morrismen http://www.silurianmorris.org.uk

Oak Apple Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Apple_Day

Crying the Neck https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crying_the_Neck

Soul Caking https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_cake

On Silbury Hill, by Adam Thorpe https://www.littletoller.co.uk/shop/books/little-toller/on-silbury-hill/

Folk Song in England, A L Lloyd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._L._Lloyd

Navajo corn grinding songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR7Z4vGIHbs

Sky burial https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_burial

Dolmen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolmen