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Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile
by John Hanson Mitchell
University Press of New England, 2013
Paper: 978-1-61168-488-9 | eISBN: 978-1-61168-493-3
Library of Congress Classification F74.L77M57 2013

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
“Ceremonial time” occurs when past, present, and future can be perceived simultaneously. Experienced only rarely, usually during ritual dance, this escape from linear time is the vehicle for John Mitchell’s extraordinary writing. In this, his most magical book, he traces the life of a single square mile in New England, from the last ice age through years of human history, including bear shamans, colonists, witches, local farmers, and encroaching industrial “parks.”
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