The study of dreaming, death and shared consciousness are now popular topics for debate. This series of essays by experts, edited by a noted anthropologist, discusses the enhancing subject of how our minds link together, now as in the past, through our experience of dreams, contact with the dead and dying, and listening to or creating music.
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‘This is a marvellous book, in more than one sense. Building on earlier work by her and others on storytelling, communication, and community, this edited volume by Ruth Finnegan follows the ordinary experiences of everyday life to venture into questions beyond the ordinary, in the domain of the mystical and the enchanted, as an inquiry about imagination and the human mind.’
Professor Amy Shuman, The Ohio State University
Ruth Finnegan, FBA, Emeritus Professor at the Open University, has an extensive academic publishing record, and is the prize-winning author of the novel Black inked pearl and its fairytale prequel, Pearl of the Seas.