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Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile

Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile

by John Hanson Mitchell
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“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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611684889
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)

About the Author

JOHN HANSON MITCHELL, winner of the 1994 John Burroughs Essay Award, is the author of numerous books. Ceremonial Time is the first in a series of titles in the Scratch Flat Chronicles. His newest book is An Eden of Sorts: A Natural History of My Feral Garden.

Table of Contents

Scratch Flat • Cast of Characters • Map of Scratch Flat • Preface to the 2013 Edition • Ceremonial Time • The Kingdom of Ice • After the Deluge • Night on Forge Pond • Archaic Interlude Eating Scratch Flat • A Woodland Nation • The White Witch • Time Travelers • The People’s Place • Tearing Down Time • Fire and Ice • The Autumn of Time • Nompenekit’s New World

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