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Sex and gender in archaeology and folklore special issue

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Mercian Mysteries archive

This Web site also contains many articles originally published in Mercian Mysteries

What is normal?
An introduction to altered states of consciousness by Bob Trubshaw.

Spectrum of consciousness
Further thoughts on altered states of consciousness by Anthony Weir.

Flying to the cloud
The Rig Veda describes soma as the 'Pillar of the Sky'. Alby Stone evaluates the links between soma, Fly Agaric mushrooms and the axis mundi.

Tune in and turn Earth on
Some mind-expanding ideas by Bob Trubshaw.

Dowsing - the good, the bad and the muddled
A controversial approach by Bob Trubshaw.

Dream incubation
From Classical healing temples to altered states of consciousness. Wide-ranging suggestions by Bob Trubshaw.

Black stones - the omphalos of the goddess
Bob Trubshaw's wide-ranging look at sacred stones.

Goddess of the black stone
Alby Stone continues the black stone quest with a look at the ka'bah at Mecca and reveals clear evidence of pre-Islamic goddess worship.

Where are our myth makers?
A patchwork of ideas by Bob Trubshaw.

Landscapes and mindscapes
Bob Trubshaw asks 'When we look at the world, what do we see?'

Illusion of landscape
Further thoughts on the nature of landscape by Bob Trubshaw.

Otherworldly straightness
Why might straightness have seemed Otherworldly in the Neolithic? Speculations by Bob Trubshaw.

Monuments as ideas
An overview of Landscapes, monuments and society by John C. Barrett, Richard Bradley and Martin Green and Altering the Earth by Richard Bradley.

What did prehistoric people think?
An introduction to Colin Renfrew's The Ancient Mind.

Potency and sin
Anthony Weir's survey of phallic stones in Ireland.

Iceman : shaman?
Alby Stone examines the evidence for the neolithic body found in the Oetztal Alps being a shaman.

British turf labyrinths
A update on the eight surviving ancient turf 'mazes' by Marilyn Clark.

Straight talking
Alby Stone's summary of the way in which 'straightness' and 'kingship' merge in such words as 'ruler'.

Church orientation
Bob Trubshaw's thoughts on why churches are not quite east-west.

Anglo-Saxon church alignments
A summary of Warwick Rodwell's studies of Wells, Winchester and Glastonbury.

Confluences
Penny Drayton's survey of sacred sites where two rivers meet.

Danelaw gods
Penny Drayton's survey of place-name evidence.

Black places
Penny Drayton surveys debates on 'black' in place-names

Toot hills
Penny Drayton's survey of a topic dear to the heart of Alfred Watkins.

Santiago de Compostela
An overview of this medieval pilgrimage destination by Bob Trubshaw.

Loch Finlaggan
Archaeologists confirm John Michell's research.

Mountain to temple
An overview of high places as sacred centres by Bob Trubshaw

Royal roads and the Milky Way
Penny Drayton's exploration of 'Roman' roads as cosmological mythology.

The Nine Sisters and the Axis Mundi
New ideas on the axis mundi in northern epic tales by Alby Stone.

The cosmic mill
Alby Stone's study of the water mill as axis mundi in Finnish lore.

Dragons of the Marches
Jeremy Harte's survey of dragon lore from the Welsh borders

The power of lonely places
Jeremy Harte looks at Crockern Tor, Dartmoor, and the use of other 'lonely places' as medieval meeting places.

Gilgamesh
Is the world's oldest story based on a much older astronomical mythology?

The metaphors and rituals of place and time
or: Why Christopher Robin wouldn't walk on the cracks
An introduction to liminality by Bob Trubshaw.

The Nine Sisters and the Axis Mundi
New ideas on the axis mundi in northern epic tales by Alby Stone.

The cosmic mill
Alby Stone's study of the water mill as axis mundi in Finnish lore.

Hellhounds, werewolves and the Germanic underworld
Alby Stone finds unexpected links from northern mythology to ergot poisoning.

Black dogs folklore
A study of spectal hounds by Bob Trubshaw.

Black dogs: guardians of the corpseways
A wide-ranging study by Bob Trubshaw of black dogs as psychopomps.

Oxhide myths
An intriguing topic surveyed by Penny Drayton.

Celtic fallacy
Argument and counter-argument from Bob Trubshaw, Alby Stone and Nigel Pennick.

Boudica's last battle
A series of six articles by various authors.

Penda the pagan
Alby Stone's biography of a notable Mercian regicide.

Six Hills, Leicestershire
Bob Trubshaw explores some interesting place-names and other evidence and suggests this crossroads may have been an Anglo-Saxon moot site.

Anglo-Saxon church alignments
A summary of Warwick Rodwell's studies of Wells, Winchester and Glastonbury.

St Kenelm's Well, Romsley
Mike Smith and David Taylor describe the legends of St Kenelm, with an update by David Ashworth.

Old stones of Nottinghamshire
Curious stones near to Nottingham investigated by Frank E. Earp

EM in MK
Earth mysteries in Milton Keynes by Bob Trubshaw.

Black Annis
Vividly written Leicester folk lore

Landmark and sacred trees of Leicestershire and Rutland
Penny Drayton gets to the root of some Leicestershire lore.

Oxford
Part of Bob Trubshaw's research into the contenders for the sacred centre of England

Avebury - subtle obstructions to sacred spaces
A summary of Julian Thomas' suggestions.

Royston Cave
Nigel Pennick's detailed account of a unique man-made 'cave'
Royston Cave and related caverns - an update.

Dunstable
Frank Earp's suggestions of pagan survivals

Goddess or Queen?
A curious carving outside Braunston church in Rutland has aroused much speculation.
Bob Trubshaw asks 'Is she really a goddess?'

St Ann's Well, Nottingham
R.W. Morrell attempts to unravel confusion.

St Chad's Well, Lichfield
R.W. Morrell takes exception to a modern restoration.

St Hugh's Well, Lincoln
Deception revealed by R.W. Morrell.

St Ann's Well, Buxton
A history of this famous well from R.W. Morrell.

St Kenelm's Well, Romsley
Mike Smith and David Taylor describe the legends of St Kenelm.

Prehistory - the literary dimension
Alison Skinner surveys fiction with a prehistoric setting.


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