Saturday November 23, 2013 @ 6:15 PM-8:15 PM
in the Chicago Hilton, Astoria Room
Paul Devereux is the Founding co-editor of Time & Mind – Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture; Research affiliate at the Royal College of Art; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Senior Research Fellow, International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL) group, Princeton; an Honorary Member of the Scientific and Medical Network.
Devereux’s research interests began in the field of archaeology with a particular focus on understanding the mind of the prehistoric people who built and made use of the sacred sites he studied. This focus eventually led him to broaden his area of study to include anthropological themes, particularly the anthropology of consciousness. From 1976 to 1996, he edited and published The Ley Hunter journal which applied a skeptical focus on documenting and eventually deconstructing the modern-day leyline myth. However, his interest in sacred archaic landscapes developed from earlier work. In his current work he combines his archeological expertise regarding sacred sites, mythic landscapes, and prehistoric consciousness with his interest in investigating contemporary accounts of psi phenomenon, “Earth Mysteries”, and the use of psychoactive plants.