Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9781611684889 Published August 2013
An e-book edition will be published.

Ceremonial Time

Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile

John Hanson Mitchell

Ceremonial Time

John Hanson Mitchell

Distributed for University Press of New England

256 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9781611684889 Published August 2013
E-book $16.99 ISBN: 9781611684933 Published August 2013
“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.”
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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