Stone phallus from the Hohle Fels Cave (28 kyr old, Credit: J. Liptak).  

Stone phallus from the Hohle Fels Cave (28 kyr old, Credit: J. Liptak).  

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... connection. But it seems that this relationship was noted during the Paleolithic and no doubt it is associated with the appearance of phallus figurines. A good example is the sculpted and polished phallus (20 cm long, 3 cm wide stone object), dated to be about 28 kyr old, found in the Hohle Fels Cave in the Swabian Jura (actual Germany, see Fig. ...
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... some paintings or drawings created by "bad" artists? Figure 5 shows some drawings from the Grotte des Trois-Frères. Figure 5. ...
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... some paintings or drawings created by "bad" artists? Figure 5 shows some drawings from the Grotte des Trois-Frères. Figure 5. These drawings seem to be a representation of the use of bolas (Grotte des Trois-Frères, France, 13 kyr). ...

Citations

... Given the geographical origin of the distant ancestors of the Greeks it is plausible to think that they practiced shamanism. What we do not know is whether the form of these practices evolved in, for example, the Pythia (the background does not evolve) [32][33][34] . This is an interesting topic deserving to be explored. ...
... The Upper Paleolithic and the Holocene Juan S. Gómez-Jeria www.wjrr.org only to genetic differences, not all members of the group underwent these internal changes [6] . This suggestion comes from the simple fact that, if all members were affected in the same way, the shamans would never have become a separate group. ...
... There were no such things as beauty, functionality, unpredictable events, etc. The probable date of the before/after point in Eurasia should be placed around 40-50 kyr ago as I suggested earlier [6] . Paraphrasing Hesiod, we may say that this is the moment when our Golden Age begins. ...
... A question that remains to be answered is when this capacity of recall and this projection to build possible futures (outcomes) appeared on such a scale. My opinion, based only on the appearance of the known material production, is that this process appeared at least in the Eurasian Upper Paleolithic [6] . The changes that the brain seemed to undergo 50-40,000 years ago in Eurasia are not in contradiction with the abovementioned statement because it was a transition of only a certain number of individuals. ...
... In the Abstract of their paper they say that "mystical experiences, or subjectively believed encounters with a supernatural world, are widely reported across cultures and throughout human history". The expression "subjectively believed" serves only for a deeper study of the expression "supernatural world" (see my speculations about shamans [7] ). The authors" investigation of the mystical experience among participants in the Vietnam Head Injury Study falls within the "blame the brain" category. ...