Skip to main content
Palgrave Macmillan

Art, Ritual, and Trance Inquiry

Arational Learning in an Irrational World

  • Book
  • © 2020

Overview

  • Draws on the trance-based learning within education that is being championed by Indigenous-based educator Four Arrows
  • Each chapter ends with a trance and/or an arts-based example as entry point to the content
  • Includes a brief historical overview of the place of altered states of consciousness in cultures drawing from the work of anthropologists, educators, physicists, and theorists (Bourguignon, Goodman, Gowan, Mindell, Schechner)

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this book

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or eBook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

About this book

This book provides insights into the practice of trance-based inquiry through arts-based research, serving as a beacon to guide the way to thresholds of ancient, yet novel, transmissions. Embedded in lived experience and theory, this book introduces the reader to the liminal space of place and trance-based inquiry processes entwined with creative artworkings. The interweaving of art, ritual, and trance-based inquiry opens sacred spaces for learning and unlearning that bring spirit into form. Each chapter presents examples from women artists and culminates with experiential practices drawn from the author’s decades of creative peregrinations to assist artists, teachers, and researchers in transmitting a conscious way of practicing and creating with trance.


        

Similar content being viewed by others

Keywords

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA

    Barbara A. Bickel

About the author

Barbara A. Bickel is Emeritus Associate Professor of Art Education at Southern Illinois University, USA, and Co-Director of Studio M*: Collaborative Research Creation Lab Intersecting Arts, Culture, and Healing based in Calgary, Canada.


      

Bibliographic Information

Publish with us