by Tim Brennan — The Great Antler Ley

5 — The Shamen of Doggerland ~ Tools

pendant design
from ‘Star Carr Sequence - Pendant’, Tim Brennan, 2021

Once the tool is used and ceases to function it is discarded and a new one is made. In some cultures the new one doesn’t have to look the same as the last one. Western academics don’t really know because these are terms that change from group to group – all we know is that there are general similarities.

So who is to say that the antler head-dresses of Star Carr aren’t discarded power tools – used to do something or many things very special that are beyond the realms of our rational world view (don’t mean our listeners tonight)

Who is to say that the phenomena of Bempton, Grindale, Barmston, etc etc aren’t the residue or the persistence of Mesolithic Shamen visiting our time from their time, across time.

The Shamen, a shapeshifter, a trickster.

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