Barry Cottrell

Barry Cottrell

M.A. (Oxon)

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March 2011 - March 2014
Aberystwyth University, Wales
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Three years completed of a five-year (unfinished) PhD research program into the origins of engraving.
Education
September 1971 - June 1974
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Experimental Psychology & Philosophy

Publications

Publications (6)
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The purpose of this essay is to go beyond recorded history into an exploration of mind in deep time—of human consciousness spanning a million years or more. It is a journey, both anterior and interior, into the primal mind of our early human ancestors. Early people displayed at times a remarkably “modern” aesthetic sense, and I think they also poss...
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This paper describes my experiences exploring consciousness as an artist-engraver, in particular the sense of reawakening the participatory primal mind, which came about through the act of engraving. This 'original participation' is viewed as a fundamental characteristic of our early Acheuelan ancestors and evidence is presented to show that they p...
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The aim of this article is to critique the contemporary scientific reduction of mind to brain and to explore the imaginal realm of consciousness. Through the author׳s own practice as an engraver, and through the researches and discoveries of free-thinking scientists, philosophers and artists, this realm of the "One Mind" is revealed to be timeless...
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The author celebrates the human body as an animal body, revealing it to be a potential shamanic ally or power animal